Conjunctions of Pluto
All aspects of Pluto bear a disturbing similarity to marriage vows: “for better or worse, until death do us part.” The conjunction is no different. With the slowly moving planets, conjunctions tend to affect mass movements, nations, cultures, and the planet. With the rapidly moving planets, Pluto intensifies the energy.
How does Pluto affect us directly?
Pluto's impact on us depends to a large degree on how consciously aware we are. In other words, the planetary energy tends to hit us in the area of our lives where we most need to change so that we can grow and evolve as spiritual beings. Pay attention to it, and you'll come out ahead!
One of the popular notions among astrologers is that Pluto aspects don't affect you personally unless Pluto is strong in your chart. This is not a hard and fast rule.
When Pluto moved into Sagittarius at the end of 1995, many people went through monumental changes in their lives. Health crisis. Financial crisis. Marriage crisis. Professional crisis. Divorce, bankruptcy, psychological or physical breakdown. Other people sailed through the transition with hardly a ripple in their lives.
Pluto Conjunct North Node. You think you've got it all figured out? Think again. Look deeper. Take nothing for granted. Scrutinize the hidden elements in your life. Seek to understand what isn't obvious, and you'll be way ahead of the game.
Pluto Conjunct South Node. You work alone to transform your life. You may be a part of mass events that wipe your security slate utterly clean, forcing you to start over again and again. And when you finally figure out the pattern, you break it and evolve.
Pluto Conjunct Ascendant. Each of us possesses the capacity for good and evil. The manifestation of one or the other depends entirely on our free will. That's what this aspect is about: free will. The development of clarity, the deliberate use of intuition to manipulate energy, and the image you project into the world define this conjunction. Many people simply can't do what it takes to master the challenges here. They give up too soon, but shouldn't.
Pluto Conjunct Midheaven. You reinvent yourself professionally and publicly, time and again, until you get the message. This powerful aspect leads to fame or notoriety, either/or. That's how Pluto works.
Pluto Conjunct IC. It's not easy, and it's not fun. But one way or another you learn to deal with change and transformation in your home life, or you will repeat this pattern over and over. And that's nothing to write home about.