Moon in sextile or trine to Pluto seems to have much more sinister undertones than one would expect from a soft aspect. This is still a Hades moon after all and Moon/Pluto aspects are never easy-going. The sensitive moon combined with the sometimes hellish transformation of outer-planet Pluto is difficult for an individual to carry on a personal level.
What the harmonious aspects can do however, is at least channel this intense, penetrating and occasionally ruthless energy into something creative. The artistic products are not going to be light hearted or bubble-gummy.
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Moon sextile or trine Pluto subjects will always have the tinge of the underworld about them and sometimes their work will make powerful political statements. The art will be profound and involve deep exploration of the shadow. Sometimes there will be a obsession with taboo sexual practices either as a proclivity or as something they need to expose as corrupt.
I also think this combination can be very successful in the advertising industry since it involves the creative use of sorcery. These natives have a natural ability with psychology, and use it to understand and negatively to manipulate base human instincts.
The creative force of the sextile and trine can utilise this knowledge in the marketing of products. Where the creative outlet is blocked we can get into trouble however. In some cases (See examples below), the subject needs to raise to a higher vibration through much soul searching to find Pluto’s buried gold.
The list of sextile examples include a disturbing amount of serial killers and sex criminals for a soft aspect. There are also the expected occultists. Some are a bit of both Ie; Crowley. One thing that Pluto inspires above all, is awe and power, the sizzling sextile and the mysterious nocturnal world of the moon make it all the more magical and spellbinding.
If this aspect involves affliction from a malefic then it will show a more obsessive edge, since the Moon rules habits and compulsions. It also carries the devouring mother archetype, which the trine in particular makes rather insatiable. Moon trine Pluto subjects can play their cards very close to their chest. They are survivors. Pluto trines can inflate the subject’s sense of power and here we can get the tyrant.
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Moon Pluto Soft Aspects
Moon Trine Pluto
Hugh Hefner (61’) is a good example of this type, using sex to lure in the punters and to make him rich. The creator of Playboy claimed to have slept with most of his “Playmates”, despite being married. Power and sex are a heady mix here naturally.
This aspect’s charisma is apparent in Jerry Hall (11’) and “Dr Who” David Tennant (92′) who aptly played Casanova. David also has the distinctive, penetrating Plutonic eyes. Generally the Moon trine Pluto’s power comes from it’s brooding, seething sex appeal and cunning.
Positively the optimistic trine can be put to great use in the field of human rights empowering others, for example Jimmy Carter (16’) was generally regarded as a better man than a president and Harvey Milk (26’) was a gay activist. Milk in true secretive Pluto fashion must’ve covered his sexuality fairly well.
As a youth he was never suspected as being gay. “He was generally regarded as a ‘man’s man’. Which in fact he was!” Lyle Menendez (23’) along with his brother murderedtheir Beverly Hills parents then went on a million dollar spending spree.
The best example of this aspect is that of Violette Szabo (15’), the British wartime spy who’s bravery won her the George Cross. In true Pluto spirit Szabo kept her mouth shut, despite being brutally tortured by the Gestapo. She was executed aged just 23.
More Moon Trine Pluto: Milla Jovovich, Stephen King, Hugh Grant, Daniel Day Lewis, Thomas Edison, Jeff Goldblum, Natassja Kinski, Nadia Comaneci, Damon Albarn, Lynda Carter, Madame De Pompadour, Shirley Bassey, Little Richard, Cliff Richard, Sandra Bernhard, J. M. Barrie, World War II, Lily Tomlin, Diana Dors, Isaac Hayes.
Moon Sextile Pluto
Aileen Wuornos (11’) has to be the most extreme example of this aspect, a female (Moon) serial killer (Pluto) claimed her victims attempted to rape her while she worked as a prostitute. Pluto here becomes her rapists, her revenge, the sex and death intwined.
Her childhood was traumatic, Aileen never knew her father since he was in jail for sex crimes at her birth. Aileen’s mother abandoned her to her grandparents when she was 4. At age 11, Aileen swapped sex for cigarettes and drugs at school, experienced incest with her brother and claimed her alcoholic grandfather raped her.
At 14 Aileen became pregnant, the result of a rape by her grandfathers friend. At 15 she was thrown out of her home and supported herself by prostitution. Eileen killed seven men between 1989 -1990 and was executed in 2002.