Pluto - "God of the underworld"
Astrology - keywords
Pluto's theme is transformation and power. Destructing old patterns and transform with self-empowerment. He's intense, powerful and represents everything "deep" - also death but in the meaning of rebirth while we're "alive", in other words a kind of self-discovery and empowerment.
As Pluto is of the deep, he's about the inner self - the inner power - the more aware and conscious we become about our own power, the more we transform and rise into new "worlds or realms" of existence.
Pluto is sometimes compared with "nuclear power" and that seems pretty matching as it can be used in various different ways and show various intentions by the application...
I persieve him as the "gate" to the galactic and universal outer worlds, which is reached through his realm - the inner world - to find all the wonderous, the fantastic and with it ourselves!! Once we discover our own beauty and treasure we walk freely together with him as guiding force within of self on the way to further explorations.
Pluto (Roman) - Hades in Greek - Both the ruler of the "underworld". He's the eldest of Cronus and Rhea's sons - the elder Brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He abducted Persephone (Demeter/Ceres daughter) as he wanted and did marry her. She stayed with him for a third or half of the year. As the ruler of the underworld he wasn't liked to be seen - neither the Humans nor the Gods, so he mostly stayed in his "kingdom". He was thought to be very rich as he ruled over all the hidden metals of the Earth.
Pluto was the first and the largest Kuiper belt object to be discovered (in 1930) and was declared to be the ninth planet from the Sun. Since in the 1990s and early 2000s, several objects of similar size in the Kuiper belt, including the dwarf planet Eris, were discovered, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006 reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet. Pluto is the ninth-largest and tenth-most-massive known object directly orbiting the Sun. It is the largest known trans-Neptunian object by volume but is less massive than Eris. Like other Kuiper belt objects, Pluto is primarily made of ice and rock and is relatively small.
Pluto periodically comes closer to the Sun than Neptune, but a stable orbital resonance with Neptune prevents them from colliding.
Pluto has five known moons: Charon (the largest, with a diameter just over half that of Pluto), Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra.
Pluto's orbital (1 Pluto year) takes about 248 Earth years.
A Pluto day (rotation) takes about 153 hours (comparably slow) and his axis of rotation is tilted by roughly 57 degrees.
Pluto's orbit is inclined relative to the ecliptic (over 17°) and moderately eccentric (elliptical).
You can visit Nasa's Pluto-page here.
This animation combines various observations of Pluto over the course of several decades. The first frame is a digital zoom-in on Pluto as it appeared upon its discovery. (image courtesy Lowell Observatory Archives). The other images show various views of Pluto as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope beginning in the 1990s and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015.
Posts including Pluto -
"Axis / orbit data"
Northnode: 25 Gemini 17
most North: 25 to 26 Virgo
Southnode: 25 Sagittarius 17
most South: 25 to 26 Pisces
Perihelion: 21 Libra 56
Aphelion: 21 Aries 56
The Uranus-Pluto last conjunction or current cycle started in January 1966 in sid. Leo near Uranus Aphelion. It's an important relationship the Two have as it was this relationship leading to the search of Pluto (as Planet X) because Pluto's orbit does "influence" Uranus' orbit beside most likely some "Trans Neptunian bodies"....
Also the relationship between Neptune and Pluto is very interesting - they're in a harmonious 3 to 2 cycle....
Another very important Pluto cycle is the one with Saturn - there's a whole page with loads of data about it on my website - link to that page.
Pluto was discovered on 18th of February 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory (Percival Lawell and after his death also his wife were "certain" about "Planet X" existence and never gave up the search.) Several photos taken from January 21st to 29th 1930 were the basis used for this discovery....
Pluto was discovered while transiting through Gemini - more precise the star Wasat which means "the middle". Interestingly he was discovered less than a degree away from his own Northnode. In the heliocentric chart he was squared by Uranus (last square) in Pisces near the star Linteum and a nice GT and almost Kite-Pyramid in the fire-signs was active - it included Neptune with Earth in Leo near Regulus, Saturn, Pholus, Juno in Sagittarius, Venus at solar conjunction in Aquarius and Pallas in Aries....
In geocentric view Pluto was squared by Pallas and Nessus and himself in a first square from Sedna and in a first trine by Mercury in Libra...
Planetary northnode means "ascending node" - it's the first quarter finished and starting the 2nd quarter of the cycle / orbit. The star Wasat does give some "middle person" energy or in the worlds of Pluto between the inner and outer world. Becoming conscious of the relationship - "twins" that are connected.... we may also have some "optimization" energy here - least effort for highest gain. - more about Gemini.
References and credits:
Nick Anthony Fiorenza - lunar planner.com (website no longer available)
Dane Rudhyar - many publications and books.... available through "Rudhyar Archival Project"... by Astrology University..... by Michael Meyer on Khaldea.com
all charts are created using the free software by Astrodienst.com - choose "extended chart selections".... sidereal Zodiac (Galactic Equator Fiorenza)
Ian Ridpath's Star Tales and constellation-guide.com
Greek mythology by Theoi.com