Pluto in Libra
Pluto was last in Libra between 1971 and 1983. It was a time when the balance of power was fairly well established during the cold war through mutually assured destruction. It is interesting that some consider Pluto the "higher octave" of Mars because it seemed like a time of stalemate and military indecision. Pluto also is "alogos" according to Robert Schmidt, and may represent the quality of secrecy and hidden social agendas of this time. Terrorism became a tool for political manipulation and organized crime syndicates became more powerful. The watergate scandal exposed political corruption, and social and moral decay became an important issue. Women began taking a more powerful role in government in order to placate a public that had become angry and had lost faith in the legitimacy of public officials. This generation is keenly aware of the effect relationships have upon personal power. Few are likely to be naive and have rosy idealistic humanitarian values. This is nearly the opposite of what their parents had with Neptune in Libra. Those with inner planets closely aspecting Pluto here will have a talent for dealing with the underbelly of society and will know how to manipulate political power to their advantage. Since the sect of Pluto is indeterminate, I will not speculate upon differences based on this.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring