Pluto in Leo

Today we have a special guest blog post by Chicago-based Astrologer/Acupuncturist Dean Scarpinato. Today’s post carries a special message for those born between 1939 through 1957, when Pluto was in Leo; however, Dean includes many relevant details for all of us, as he explains the characteristics of Pluto itself.

Right now, Pluto’s in Capricorn, a placement that emphasizes rooting out any and all hidden deeds, secrets and abuses. One need only turn on the news, Facebook, glance at magazines on a grocery store rack, or live in one of the many areas with uprisings, to note that things are turning inside out and upside down. Actually, I would argue, at long last, that things are turning right side out and right side up! In any case, I loved Dean’s information-packed and thought-provoking Facebook Note so much that I asked if he would allow me to publish it on my blog. Many thanks, and I hope you find as much value in this as I do! Dean’s note begins here:

Pluto in Leo represents a generational trend. It is what we call an “outer planet” like Neptune and Uranus and it represents karmic tides washing over mankind and moving us ahead in our evolutionary path. These evolutionary changes are also played out within the individual as we grow or fail to grow along with the currents. We are different today than we were in 1945. And an individual with Pluto in Leo will experience and express this energy differently than one with Pluto in Cancer or Virgo.

Pluto is also known as the Dark Lord Hades. He is the brother of Jupiter and the ruler of the underworld. Perhaps he is best known for his dark dalliance with Persephone whom he kidnapped from a field of narcissus and whisked away on his invisible steed to his underworld dungeon.

Pluto represents the darker aspects of sex, the lust for power, and the darkest longings thereof. As sex is the doorway into this incarnation and death is the doorway out they represent two sides of the same coin, and Pluto represents each. Many times sex and death are interlinked in the darker fantasies of sadomasochism as well as those fantasies spun out of control into crimes. There is incredible power, attraction and fear in both subjects. Even the mention of sex brings a reaction of some sort when we read it.

It has the power to control, at least momentarily all of our human actions and thought forms. Many mystics and monks devote their whole life to breaking its grip, usually to find it forcing expression through some other more perverse form while madmen give in totally to its control becoming in many cases offenders or creeps. Those of a Taoist perspective recognize its power and force and seek to recirculate its jing through the Acupuncture Meridians that they may harness its strength and save their glands from constantly needing to replenish themselves.

That is the power of Pluto. It is all encompassing, obsessive and overwhelming. The dark magician, and the sexual magician crave this power like a drug while the unwitting addict is simply consumed.

Pluto is power achieved by ill-gotten means, the mafia chief, the politician, the Plutocrat. Pluto is the hypnotic spell of unreality cast over “reality” in Plato’s Cave or the Matrix. And Pluto goes to the deepest recesses of the bowels of the situation to bring all that is hidden into the light of day. Today in Capricorn it is exposing the sickness of autocratic society and the perverse evil that is the capitalist system. The system seems completely intent upon showing its hidden hand and while a large number of people resort to plugging their ears, closing their eyes, clicking their ruby slippers and repeating “This isn’t happening, this isn’t happening,” it is. And Pluto has about 15 years to shake the system to its physical and emotional limit before even considering the grand climax, the final surrender.

Pluto is the Matrix; Plato’s Cave. How much do we go along with an obvious illusion before we have the courage to stand up for what is real? And then how do we know that it is not just another more clever illusion? And if all the so-called “sane” people are truly trapped in what we now recognize to be illusion, what does that say of the “madman?” We all know that there is a fine line between genius and madness. Is it the same fine line that exists between eccentricity and insanity? Money and social position?

A megalomaniac schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur sends 18 year old children out to butcher innocent people in horrible ways to instill upon the earth his vision of reality. Is that not by definition evil? Well I guess that depends on whether you are Nixon or Manson. Now imagine that you are a god with infinitely more perspective and a little too slick to be wrapped in the American Flag by the likes of Right Wing Conservatives. You’ve seen empires come and go and you recognize the corruption inherent in each. Now tell me: Do you stand and salute the American Flag Oh Great God Zeus or do you revile these mortals? That is a question you can be expected to answer when you come to the gates of Hades.

OK what does this mean to you? When we say that Pluto is in Leo it means that the energies and characteristics of Pluto merge and transform (especially with Pluto which is by definition transformation) with the energies and characteristics of Leo. Pluto was in Leo from 1939 through 1957, the age of Plutonium where the atomic bomb lit the earth like the sun (Leo). Science could become the bringer of life for all the world, like the Sun. No more hunger, no more war. A world built on cooperation and mutual benefit. Or it could choose the path of plutocracy, concentrating the power and wealth and resources in the hands of a very few very insane white men, most if not all, Zionist Bankers.

We could do, as Pluto or Hades would like and lord the nuclear potential over all the people of earth, steal the resources, rape the women and plunge societies into starvation by cutting them off of their own land and water rights. We could use the dark power of the god of Hades (Hell) to allow people known to be members of Skull and Bones or the “Brotherhood of Death” most notably perhaps one George HW Bush whose Bonesman name is “Magog” to covertly run drugs and make trillions off of wars and rumors of war plunging the world, into hell, the kingdom of Lucifer and thus fulfilling the role of the Biblical Magog.

Or we could recognize that we are all one under the Sun and create a world in which we shared the resources and guarded each others dignity and encouraged each others creativity. We could. But nobody believes it and even if they do they’re too busy working for Mammon, shoveling coal into the furnaces of hell, praying for the time they can punch out, all the while producing huge profits for someone else while owing their soul to the company sto’. Wage slaves they’re called.

On a personal level every one of us has to decide which reality we want and live it. To the degree that we live up to our own expectations without arbitrary bullshit from outside sources we are happy. To the degree that we stifle our true desires and contort ourselves to conform to some external expectations we are miserable.

And so to a major degree this is the question your generation had to answer as you guys ushered in the ’60’s. Be-in’s and Love In’s and crash pads incense and power to the people. But all that “We should be together” hype broke down right quick into prima donna, diva star trips. And so the hippies are a farce even though the essence of what was prophesized is valid and needs to save the day here and now. But all those self indulgent rock stars bought into their own hype as Leo is wont to do, especially when Pluto is there to make the point.

So on a personal level is it all about you or can you be part of a new paradigm? Pluto in Leo will ask you this every day in every way in disguises that just leave you shaking your head wondering WTF? But it’s all about how much of your work and creativity is for your own self aggrandizement. It’s a slippery slope here because no one is saying you shouldn’t be proud or honored for your achievements. I certainly am not. Nor am I trying to tell you what to do with your money.

I am saying that the Sun can bring life and nurture and warmth and joy to all. Pluto in Leo as a generation believed in a better world where every person had their basic needs met and fear was wiped away. It is possible. If there is such a thing as heaven this is it. If one believes in Christ and utters the Lord’s Prayer “Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,” then one has a responsibility to try to create that or they have no business calling themselves Christians.

Well what is your vision of heaven? And how are you making it manifest on Earth? And how much of what you’re keeping for yourself involves rationalization and cop-out? And how are you prepared to change and move more into the direction of a true warrior of peace? This is enough to last an entire life time and it will. Pluto will see to it. And it is a test you will pass one day, one lifetime so from the logical cosmic perspective of the mystic, the time to really start (clearly you’ve been working on this for many lifetimes) but the time to start with all your conscious faculties is NOW.

“I can’t I’ve got deeds to do and promises to keep,” isn’t gonna cut it. You know it and so do I. Pluto is where you will ultimately answer to yourself. And it will never stop bugging you, even in your sleep. That’s his job. To take you through hell until you can’t take any more and you finally say “Show me another way!” That’s the day you get your wings. Learning to use them is quite a process.

(Thanks, Dean! Dean Scarpinato is an Acupuncturist/Astrologer who can best be contacted through Facebook.)

2 responses to this post.

  1. After the planet was discovered in 1930 an 11-year-old girl who lived in Oxford England by the name of Venetia Burney suggested that this new planet needed to be named after the Roman god of the underworld. For decades children have been taught in school that there are nine planets in our Solar System.

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  2. Posted by Barbara Blount on September 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This was the coolest description I ever read. Thank you for sharing it with us

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