Pluto is the planet of transformation in astrology. It's intense, passionate, and unrelenting energy, which can be a lot to deal with! So what does it mean when Pluto is influencing your personality? Let's dig in.
How a Strong Natal Pluto Influences Your Personality
If Pluto is strong in your natal chart, this can mean that you naturally display Pluto in your personality all of your life. Your natal Pluto can be strong if it's:
- conjunct your natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or 1st house ruler
- in the 1st house
- a singleton
- the lone slow planet in a stellium
This can make you a person who is naturally passionate, intense, and unrelenting. You don't back down, you don't give up, and you're a dominant person.
This can be a bit much at times though, and you likely have to learn how to channel this energy in a productive way, otherwise you end up a bit self-destructive. You also likely have to learn how to have fun, otherwise everything becomes too serious and intense to really deal with.
If you can manage that, you can be someone that others take seriously, look to in hard times, and you can be incredibly strong and powerful. You likely have to endure a lot in your life though, but you can learn so much that you become incredibly wise over time.
A major transformation is usually required of you at some point with a strong natal Pluto, and many smaller transformations can sprinkle throughout your life as well. But you can be someone who is naturally open to the change, and showing others how much transforming yourself is possible can be a part of your life mission.
How You Change With Transit Pluto
Transit Pluto refers to the Pluto that is currently moving through the Zodiac. Pluto has been in Capricorn for a while, and starts moving to Aquarius in 2023.
Transit Pluto directly relates to transformation. When transit Pluto is touring your natal 1st house of the self, your Sun or Moon sign, conjunct your natal Sun, Moon, or 1st house ruler, or conjunct your progressed Ascendant, these can all indicate you're going to experience a transformation in your personality.
You often end up becoming more Plutonian, so you become more passionate, intense, and unrelenting, Others may be more fearful of you because of that, but they can also take you more seriously and show you more respect.
You can be more dominating in dealings with others, and less likely to let anyone push you around. If being a doormat is your natural inclination, Pluto can demand that this change and you step into your own power.
That's another thing, you can be more empowered thanks to Pluto ruling power, and you can give this power to yourself, but may also find others inherently want to give you more power as well. You can seem serious and capable.
So, none of this is a bad thing! The only issue might be if you start to struggle with letting loose, and feel the need to take absolutely everything seriously and intensely. It's important to balance this out a little and keep control over it so you don't end up going too far.
All of this can be strong when transit Pluto is actually impacting the areas mentioned, but may start to lessen after transit Pluto has moved on. However, they usually do stick around for the long haul, so the change isn't one that automatically ends, and is instead one that is assimilated into your personality.
Who Gets Impacted by Pluto in Aquarius
With Pluto moving into a new sign, this means that new people will begin to get the major impact of Pluto.
For those of you who have a strong natal Pluto, it doesn't change too much for you, however you can be more sensitive to major changes with Pluto itself, so you may feel the shift from Capricorn to Aquarius in a subtle, subconscious way. You may feel the pull toward giving more attention to your dreams and the future, and can be even more attuned to change in your own life and in the world.
For everyone else, transit Pluto in Aquarius can have a strong influence on your personality if you have your natal Sun, Moon, 1st house ruler, or Ascendant in Aquarius. This means Pluto will conjunct (align with) them at some point, and you can get that major burst of Pluto energy into your personality.
Pluto is slow moving, so this can last for about 3 years. You may feel it the entire time Pluto is in Aquarius (which is over 20 years), but it'll have the greatest impact on your personality when it's actually conjunct.
If you're intermediate/advanced, also look to your progressed chart. If transit Pluto is going to conjunct your progressed Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Aquarius, this can also have a strong impact on your personality, and you can feel more passionate, intense, and empowered by Pluto.
One other little quirk is if you have your progressed Mercury or Venus in Aquarius, they can ride for longer than the 3 years with transit Pluto, and while they don't connect with your personality, since they'll ride with Pluto for an extended period (often at least 6 years), that can have influence in many areas (especially with Mercury since it rules the mind and communication).
If your progressed Mercury or Venus are located at 29 degrees Capricorn or 0 degrees Aquarius, you're REALLY going to feel this shift from Capricorn to Aquarius 2023 - 2024, and may end up being a part of the group of people who usher us into the new age.
Suggested Reading: Surviving Transit Pluto in the Natal Houses