Have you heard the term plutonian relationship?
If you looked it up, probably. It’s used to describe a relationship that is chaotic, overwhelming, and intense. There is no way not to recognize it instinctively when you become involved with a plutonian relationship in astrology. It can be a incredible or terrible, a healing or a destructing experience, but it won’t leave you unchanged. The energy of Pluto is not easy to handle in astrology (and in life).
Plutonian relationships make you feel a way you have never felt before, especially if you are the Pluto person. They involve psychological issues ad power struggles, and they force you to face your shadow side.
If you have been wondering what are the indicators of a plutonian relationship in the natal chart, how to approach one, and what is a plutonian relationship at all, keep reading!
What Is a Plutonian Relationship?
A plutonian relationship is mysterious and hard to grasp for the rational mind. It’s a deep, intense encounter. There is a strange instinctive connection between you, you feel that you have known each other for ages.
Plutonic relationships come into your life to teach you and help you evolve. However, they are not always easy. Quite the opposite. They make you feel insecure and force you to face your inner daemons.
The negative manifestation of a plutonian relationship in astrology is violent and controlling, often sprinkled with power struggles. It can be straightforward dangerous, and you should protect yourself. You often feel insecure in a plutonian relationship.
The positive manifestation of a plutonian relationship can be healing and transforming on a deep level, however, this happens through pain, and it is usually not a pleasant experience. Pluto adds intensity to everything it touches, and plutonian love is no exception.
These relationships are usually extremely passionate on the physical level, there is a magnetic attraction between you. Having sex for the first time is a turning point in the relationship, and it usually happens very quickly.
Plutonian relationships often involve extreme emotional states. You feel irrational ans cannot explain why you feel the way you do.
These relationships usually start out by the Pluto person becoming obsessed about the other person, represented by a personal planet in the synastry chart (you’ll see this in the next heading). Obsessive-possessive thoughts often indicate a plutonian relationship. You feel a very deep need to connect with the other person, no matter what.
Pluto is the planet of digging deep, transformations, letting go of behavior that doesn’t serve you anymore. It represents endings and new beginnings, and the process of change. In the perfect plutonian relationship, you would be able to level up as a person, however, in real life, the situation is much more complicated.
Often, the lower octave of Pluto is displayed: manipulation, revenge, jealousy. Often, the relationship is marked by power struggles. Sometimes plutonian relationships include abuse and being obsessed with control. In these relationships, it’s the Pluto person who dominates.
When facing a challenge through plutonian relationships in astrology, your best bet is to recognize the qualities of your partner that you don’t like in yourself. Pluto tends to leave no stone unturned. It tackles subconscious fears and frustrations. There are usually fears of abandonment and vulnerability. The more willingly you face your dark side, the sooner you will be set free.
Plutonian Relationship in Synastry
In the synastry chart, Pluto in aspect with personal planets suggests that you are in a plutonian relationship. Aspects between personal planets and Pluto or Saturn are never easy to deal with in a relationship.
When one person’s Pluto aspects the other person’s Sun, Moon, Venus, you have a plutonic relationship. Conjunctions and oppositions are the most powerful here, and squares suggest a lot of frustration.
In the natal chart, Pluto seeks power. Through synastry, you can see which part of their partner Pluto seeks to control.
Here’s a list of synastry aspects that suggest a plutonian relationship:
- Pluto-Ascendant aspects
- Pluto-Midheaven aspects
- Pluto-Sun aspects
- Pluto-Moon aspects
- Pluto-Mercury aspects
- Pluto-Venus aspects: the most painful and intense plutonic relationship type
- Pluto-North Node aspects : indicates a karmic relationship
When talking about a plutonian relationship, it’s important to check the condition of Pluto in the natal charts. If your Pluto is strong and prominent, you perceive these passionate and intense encounters differently than if your Pluto is weak.
What Makes a Person Plutonian?
How to know if someone is a plutonian? Or how to know if you are one?
There is a very strong influence of Pluto in their natal chart.
Here’s how you can find out if Pluto is prominent in someone’s horoscope. First, get your hands on your natal chart, what can be drawn in a second on a lot of websites, like astro.com. If you have it, keep reading to learn how to recognize a plutonian based on their natal chart!
Obviously, you are looking to the planet Pluto here. However, the sign Scorpio and the eighth house are important, too!
You are dealing with a Plutonian, if:
- They have a prominent Pluto in the natal chart. This means that Pluto has many aspects, it touches important personal points like the ascendant or the Midheaven. If Pluto aspects your Sun or Moon, that suggests a lot of plutonian energy in the birth chart. The conjunction is the most powerful here, if Pluto is conjunct your Sun, you even feel like a Scorpio sometimes, no matter what is your actual Sun sign. But any aspect between Pluto and the Sun or the Moon counts.
- Scorpio stellium: If you are not sure what a stellium is, it’s when there are four planets very close to each other in the birth chart. If you see several planets in Scorpio, it means that there is plenty of Pluto’s energy in the horoscope. Scorpio is the sign Pluto rules, and they have a very similar energy in astrology.
- Several planets in the eighth house: the eighth house is traditionally associated with Scorpio and Pluto. It’s the house of mysteries, sex, death, rebirth, transformation, the occult, and secrets all belong here. As a water house, the eighth house is not easy to understand and it’s hidden. This is also the house of other people’s money and joint resources. If a person has planets in the eighth house, the life areas associated with it will be important in this lifetime. A full eighth house always gives you an air of Pluto.
The more of these criteria can be found in a natal chart, the more of a plutonian the person is. However, to check all these features, you have to know the exact birth time.
Pluto in Astrology: Everything or Nothing at All
Pluto is one of the most infamous planets in astrology. The ruling planet of Scorpio, Pluto represents intensity, desire, obsession. It got its name after the god of the underworld in Roman mythology. In the chart wheel, Pluto is associated with the eighth house of sex, death, and intense transformation.
Pluto is the alchemist of the natal chart, transforming things that are not functional anymore into something new that will support your further growth. However, Pluto tends to shake up your life when doing this. It teaches you to let go. The more you resist, the more painful the experience.
Discovered only in 1930, Pluto is the farthest planet from the Sun. Regardless of its astronomical classification, Pluto counts as a planet in astrology, even though traditional astrology doesn’t use it.
This planet is slow-mover, spending several years in each zodiac sign. Because of this, the placement of Pluto by houses is more important on a personal level than its placement by sign.
Pluto is incredibly determined, remember, Scorpio is a fixed sign in astrology. The notorious plutonian obsession is related to this, too: you will get what you want, no matter if you hurt someone or die in the process. You are not afraid of the highest heights and the deepest depths, there is nothing that could stop you.
If you want to learn more about the meaning of Pluto in astrology, click here to read more about this planet.