As the last and most intense of the major planets, Pluto represents what the ancients called the Dark Mysteries: those inscrutable laws of the Universe that mental intelligence alone cannot fathom. On a personal level, Pluto brings us breakdowns and new beginnings, whether we seek them or not. It forces our attention below the surface of life, to expose and purge habits that have become toxic.
On a mundane level, Pluto governs death, sex, the powers-that-be, and the complete makeover of social systems. Symbolized by the god of the underworld who wore a helmet of invisibility, Pluto represents the invisible and irrevocable process of decay. Its lessons, by natal placement and transit, come in the form of extraordinary challenges which, when met with detachment, lead to the most profound kind of growth there is.
Pluto is often associated with life-or-death situations and the instinct to survive — as is Mars, of which Pluto is the higher octave. But where Mars is force, Pluto is power. When used with awareness, Pluto takes us through an initiation process that strips away all that is false and unnecessary, so that we may know our essential selves. In this webinar, we will consider the various layers of Pluto’s meaning, and explore its gifts of complete focus, self-scrutiny and the ability to let go.