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Pluto in the Eighth House

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         The eighth house asks us to enlarge or sacrifice our ego boundaries in order to enter into relationship or union with another or others. To do so, some aspect of our personality or ego must die. Usually it is some thing, not some one, that dies, and with the passing away of that limiting aspect of our personality we experience a releasing freedom.

         Herein is the second aspect of this house: resurrection and rebirth. The eighth house rules personal evolution, growth, transformation and change, death, rebirth, sex, possessions of a relationship, legacies, inheritance, taxes, rituals, initiations and the occult, the astral body and reincarnation, and the severing of ties to that to which we are attached. A planet in the eighth indicates that a personal facet of your psyche is under pressure to work more cooperatively or jointly with others. Many planets here signify a person whose life can be characterized by change. Such individuals may find continuous states of affairs monotonous, and periodically bring about changes or crises to feel truly alive.

         The planet symbolizing power, personal mastery and evolution, sex and death is strongly placed in the house of like attributes. The eighth house is Pluto’s natural and strongest position, denoting an intense and powerful agent of growth and personal evolution at work in your life. You periodically come face to face with limits in your personal power, and seek to transcend your limitations by merging with forces larger than yourself such as sex, death, meditation, magic, rituals, money, occult bodies of knowledge, worship of a positive or negative deity, status, or taboo subjects, all denizens of the eighth house. There may also be compulsiveness in your relation to the symbol you have chosen for transcendence. There is, however, an intense conflict between the personal boundaries your ego establishes for security after each such metamorphosis, and the force inexorably drawing you, through progressive metamorphoses, to greater and greater merging with the Ultimate source of power.

         This continual confrontation with your limits stimulates intense internal and transpersonal knowledge and awareness. Because you have experienced so many metamorphoses and confrontations over so many lifetimes, you have become intimately aware of the human psyche and of your own motivations, and are a natural psychotherapist. Depending on your level of evolution, you therefore have the power to understand and to penetrate to the core of other individuals, as well as to see the blocks preventing their growth. Sensing your ability to help, others will give you power over them and thus experience you as magnetic. It is important that you do not abuse this trust by manipulating and controlling other people. But your motivation in relating to others will be determined by whether you have reacted negatively or positively to your own metamorphic process. If so disposed, you are capable of draining away other people’s money or resources in a totally undetectable manner. In evolved individuals, Pluto in the eighth indicates healing energy and occult or psychic ability.

         Max Baer, Marlon Brando, Barbara Bush, James Caan, Winston Churchill, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonardo da Vinci, James Dean, Charles de Gaulle, John Derek, Danny De Vito, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Carmen Electra, Ruth Gordon, Katherine Hepburn, Adolf Hitler, Dennis Hopper, Angelica Huston, Gary Kasparov, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, Michelangelo, Charles Mingus, Joe Namath, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elvis Presley, Mickey Rooney, Jonas Salk, Albert Schweitzer, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Margaret Thatcher, Harry S. Truman, Ted Turner, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Oprah Winfrey and Catherine Zeta-Jones all have/had Pluto in their eighth house.

         Astronomically speaking, the eighth house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky midway between the Midheaven and the western horizon (see above picture) occupied by planets in the two to four hours before they set.

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