Leading astronomers declared Thursday, August 24, 2006
that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the
solar system from nine planets to eight. The International Astronomical Union
stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930.
This decision should not affect astrology as we know it because Pluto is still
there, it's just not technically called a planet anymore.
Pluto is change, sudden upheaval, revolt, rebellion, but always acts in order
to make better conditions. It is complete transformation. It rules Urban Renewal
so this is a classic example of how it operates. It demolishes and then builds
Pluto rules death and at the same time rebirth - since its discovery the reincarnation
theory has once more spread throughout the world. This is death for a purpose
- to be reborn again, hopefully under new and better conditions if the soul has
earned the right.
Pluto rules psychics, the underground or that which is buried, rockets and
exploration of outer space. It is secretive in that it develops something undercover
and then, when the time is right or an aspect develops in your chart, brings it
out into the open and causes complete transformation or
Pluto rules Scorpio and therefore retains all
the qualities and characteristics of that sign and the 8th solar house. Now that
its influence is becoming stronger responsibilities will undergo a complete change
- for example, woman's lib. Shortly the divorce laws will change so that men are
no longer solely responsible for their children's support. Pluto brings pressure
to bear on whatever house it is in. Pressures build up to the exploding point.
Pluto can also cause high blood pressure when aspecting a planet in the sign of
Aquarius or mental break- down when aspecting Mercury (usually the conjunction)
or emotional break-downs when aspecting Venus in an adverse manner.