Pluto in Scorpio
According to Dane Rudhyar, Pluto is at its fastest pace in this sign which he called its "seed phase". I find it interesting that Pluto spends the least amount of time in a sign that some consider to be its dignity. Combining this with what Schmidt said about Pluto being "alogos" and "inauthentic", it is as if Pluto is trying to avoid itself here (aversion). Pluto was in Scorpio between 1983 and 1995. This period sparked the beginning of the new age movement and great advances in medical technology and genetics. Homeopathic and other alternative medical practices were flourishing. Communism collapsed and was hailed as a victory for democracy, but led to greater uncertainty and insecurity because the enemy became "unknown" able to advance through terrorism. Concern developed over nuclear power, the Chernobyl disaster and "loose nukes". The symbolism speaks of generation and corruption and the power of life and death. Those with close aspects from the inner planets to Pluto in this sign may have important roles in national security or intelligence agencies. Some may become famous by personal association with national incidents. Since Pluto's sect nature is undetermined, I won't waste my time trying to delineate any differences based on this.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring