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Pluto in the Houses in Synastry

In synastry, Pluto represents power, control, obsession and manipulation. Heavy Pluto relationships are full of power struggles and control issues, but also deep transformation and desire. Intimacy and closeness are very important in relationships with a lot of Pluto connections.

In the houses, Pluto represents how and where these intense energies are concentrated. Usually, the Pluto tries to control or transform the area which is represented by the other person’s house. In this article, we look at how Pluto expresses itself in the houses in synastry.

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Pluto in the 1st house 

The Pluto person feels strong attracted to the 1st house person, and the 1st house person is flattered at the attention and desire the Pluto person expresses to them. The first house person feels more powerful because the Pluto person encourages them to embrace their strength.

At the same time, the way the 1st house person presents themselves to the world makes the Pluto person feel insecure. As a result, the Pluto person may want to control or change the 1st house person’s appearance or mannerisms in some way.

Here is an example: Pluto does not the way the 1st house person dresses, for Pluto feels jealous of the attention the 1st house person attracts. The 1st house person may feel the Pluto person is obsessive and overbearing and might not appreciate Pluto’s desire to change them. Pluto might resort to manipulative tactics in order to influence the 1st person, which may lead to arguments and conflict.

Pluto in the 2nd house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 2nd house indicates the Pluto person influences the 2nd house person’s realm of finances, security, and self-worth. Whether the influence is good depends on the rest of the synastry and natal charts.

On the positive side, the Pluto person could transform the 2nd house person’s financial situation for the better, by either providing financial assistance or helping the 2nd house person open new financial opportunities.

At the same time, the Pluto person might negatively influence the 2nd house person’s finances. Pluto is the planet of extremes. so it can be extremely good or extremely bad. The 2nd house person may find the Pluto person very overbearing, and may find their need to control and change their finances very annoying.

Pluto wants to know everything about the 2nd house person’s finances. Power struggles over who owns what and how they should save/invest might be a big source of contention in the relationship.

Pluto in the 3rd house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 3rd house indicates the Pluto person influences the 3rd house person’s realm of communication, short trips, siblings and neighbours, among other things. The Pluto person wants to get into the 3rd person’s mind, but may want to change the way the 3rd house person’s ideas and how they communicate, and may be quite overbearing or manipulative in their quest to do so.

There may also be some control issues or transformation the Pluto person brings regarding the 3rd house person’s relationship with their siblings or neighbours.

On the positive side, the two of them enjoy many deep and intense conversations. These two can learn a lot from each other, as long as they can respect each other’s opinions and not feel they always have to ‘win’ every debate. It is important for them to ‘agree to disagree’ from time to time!

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Pluto in the 4th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 4th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 4th house person’s realm of home, family, and the past, among other things.¬† The Pluto person may try to transform or control the 4th house person’s home life in some way, and wants to know everything about the 4th house persons’ family and past.

In regards to the home, perhaps the 4th house person moves far away to be with the Pluto person, for the Pluto person likely controls where the couple lives and how their home is run.

In regards to family, the Pluto person may somehow change the 4th house person’s relationship to their families and their pasts. If the 4th house person has a negative relationship with their family or their past, Pluto can help them transform it into a better relationship. Or, the Pluto person may negatively transform the house person’s relationship to their family. Look at how Pluto is aspected in their natal chart and in synastry for more clues!

Pluto in the 5th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 5th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 5th house person’s realm of creativity, children, romance, and play, among other things. In this case, the Pluto person may try to transform the 5th house attitudes towards 5th house themes. Perhaps the Pluto person changes the 5th house person’s views on having children, or helps the 5th house person harness their creative power.

Because the 5th house has to do with romantic love, this placement also indicates an intense love affair. Power struggles and control issues may come into play, especially if one or both people feel insecure in the relationship. It is important to give the other a lot of attention, for the feelings of jealousy and possessiveness will likely feature in this couple.

Pluto in the 6th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 6th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 6th house person’s realm of health, work, and routines. In this case, the Pluto person transforms these areas of the 6th house person’s life. The Pluto person might try to change or control the 6th house person’s health and diet routines, which may or may not be appreciated by the 6th house person.

If the 6th house person is very fixed and stubborn when it comes to these things, power struggles ensue. The same thing goes for the 6th house person’s routines and work; the Pluto person may be quite obsessive and overbearing when it comes to knowing every detail about the 6th house person’s day. This might cause a lot of friction between the couple, for Pluto always think they know better.

Pluto in the 7th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 7th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 7th house person’s realm of partnership and commitment. This is overall a good placement, for it shows a strong connection and desire to partner with each other.

Both partners may be quite obsessed with each other and their relationship, but power struggles and control issues may come into play, especially if the relationship is not equal in some way. They both might tend to overpower the other or gain control over the relationship, due to a strong fear of losing each other.

Manipulation and jealousy may feature strongly between these two. On the good side, the two of them make a powerful team and are deeply devoted to each other. It is important to treat your partner like a PARTNER, not an opponent.

Pluto in the 8th house

Pluto is so comfortable in Scorpio’s house of transformation, death, taxes, and, of course, sex and intimacy. The placement of Pluto in another person’s 8th house indicates a very intense and transformative relationship for both partners.

Sexually, this connection is extremely intense. Sex isn’t just sex in this case; it is an expression of deep intimacy and bonding. The Pluto person wants to know everything and everything about the 8th house person, and pries below the surface to uncover subconscious feelings that reside within the 8th house person’s pysche.

The 8th house person feels exposed when they are with the Pluto person; it is as if they cannot hide anything from the Pluto person. Obviously, this placement would be a powerful one if the Pluto person was a therapist or counselor.

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Pluto in the 9th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 9th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 9th house person’s realm of travel, philosophy and higher learning. This placement suggests the Pluto person may want to control or influence the 9th house person’s faith or belief system.

Perhaps the Pluto person will try to convert the 9th house person’s religion or worldview to their own. Travel and exploring other cultures together transforms them both, as they may experience life-changing events when they are abroad together.

The 9th house person may become quite obsessed with traveling with the Pluto person because of this. The Pluto person may also exert some kind of influence or control over the 9th house person’s higher studies.

Pluto in the 10th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 10th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 10th house person’s realm of career, reputation, and status. In this case, the Pluto person might try to control or transform the 10th house person’s career in some way.

The Pluto person can be very overbearing or nosy, which may annoy the 10th house person, especially if they have a clear career path in mind. This can also mean the Pluto person is literally the 10th house person’s boss or authority figure.

My father has his Pluto right on my Midheaven, and he is completely obsessed with my career and future. He tends to worry about it more than I do!

Pluto in the 11th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 11th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 11th house person’s realm of friendships, groups/clubs, and hopes & dreams. This placement indicates the Pluto person has a transformative effect on the 11th house person’s friendships.

Perhaps the Pluto person will encourage the 11th house person to change their group of friends, or find new friends. Pluto may introduce the 11th house person to the type of friends Pluto wants the house person to hang out with. The 11th house person’s friends has extreme feelings (good or bad) for the Pluto person.

Pluto in the 12th house

The placement of Pluto in another person’s 12th house indicates the Pluto person influences the 12th house person’s realm of spirituality, dreams, and isolation (among many other things). This placement indicates the Pluto person has a special insight into the 12th house person’s inner world.

Pluto is obsessed with knowing all of 12th house person’s secrets and dreams. The Pluto person may have a transformative effect on the 12th house person’s spiritual path, and the two of them bond deeply when they are alone. In the worst case scenario, the Pluto person might be very deceptive towards the 12th house person, and uses their deep knowledge of the 12th house person to manipulate them.

 

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