The science of the stars, as astrology has been named long ago, could reveal us valuable information regarding our lives, no other science could offer.
The status of astrology amongst other sciences has been an ongoing debate since past; back in the day, astrology was the same with astronomy. The data we obtain from astrology and astronomy were intertwined within one discipline.
In our day, astrology and astronomy are strictly divided. While astronomy falls under the category of exact sciences and everyone seem to be clear with what kind of information it coffers, astrology is categorized as a pseudo science and considered an alternative approach.
People commonly identify it with horoscope and often think of it as of some form of divination.
Such an opinion on astrology is far from truth. Astrology might not offer consistence and reliance as exact sciences could, but it has its principles, methods and great source of knowledge upon all the astrological calculations and foundations are being based on. Astrology, however, does not give fully precise answers.
Natal astrology is the basic ‘chapter’ of astrology as a whole. It studies diagrams astrologers create based on the planetary movement at precise moments in time; namely, an individual’s birth.
Natal charts could be delivered for whole countries, for example, even for animals, planets and anything else, according to some astrologers.
For example, one could set the date of the foundation of a country (or an institution and else) as its ‘birthday’ and create a natal chart. Most of people are, however, interested in the basic natal or birth chart, that is, one of a human being individual.
Now, what does such a chart reveal? What is exactly a natal chart and how could it be of use?
A natal chart, also called a birth chart or horoscope, represents a diagram with planets, stars and other heavenly bodies at the moment of a person’s birth.
In astrology, all heavenly bodies are called planets; the Sun and the Moon are luminaries, meaning luminous planets, but still labeled as planets. These charts are unique, just as each person and each destiny were unique.
Each person has their own original natal chart, based upon the unique configuration of the planets at the time they were born.
Natal charts, according to astrology, determine someone’s personality traits, temperament and character and also reveal much about that individual’s life path. There were no two same horoscopes, just as there were no two same persons.
The true value of a natal chart lies in the potentials it gives us an insight into. Natal chart could tell us about major events that have taken part in our lives and that are about to happen.
However, most of the information a natal chart offers are not predictions, but kind of guidelines. It is up to us to use them for our own good.
In older times, it was believed everything has already been set in the stars and that people could not do much to affect their own life path. Today, astrology is understood differently; we are not marionettes in the hands of the fate, but masters of our own destiny.
Our natal charts are, indeed, unchangeable. However, by knowing them, we could mold up our lives in our own unique way.
One of the crucial parts of each astrological analysis are astrological aspects. Astrological aspects decide dynamics of energies planets ‘emit’ in their specific configuration in your natal chart.
Planetary aspects make the complexity of your person, for a great part. In a natal chart, planets of the solar system are distributed over the diagram in a unique way.
The diagram is based upon the time and place of your birthday and it looks like a graphic depiction of a photograph of the sky at that precise moment. The base of the chart are astrological houses and zodiac signs.
Each planet takes up a specific position in your chart and correlates with other elements. Amongst themselves, planets form specific angles, that is, astrological aspects.
There are five major aspects or traditional ones and six minor aspects that are a product of modern astrology. Major aspects are what interests us here. They are the conjunction, the opposition, the square, the sextile and the trine.
Some of them are considered easy, others heavy. Conjunction is kind of an ambivalent aspect that could be either ‘good’ or ‘bad’, depending on the planets involved.
Conjunction Aspect in Astrology
Let us now focus on the aspect of conjunction, since we have the Moon conjunction Pluto to analyze. Conjunction is a 0-degree aspect, meaning the energies of the planets in conjunction are conjoined.
This aspect could be tricky, because the planets could be ‘confused, in a way that one cannot distinguish its energy from that of the other one. This is the reason why the conjunction could be ambivalent.
The planets in conjunction have a need to express their nature and so are prone to dramatization. Historically speaking, the conjunction has not been considered an aspect at all, at first.
The planets in an aspect were meant to ‘see’ one another, which is not the case with the conjunction. Moreover, the conjunction was considered any point of the planetary contact, be it a physical closeness or an aspect contact.
In older times, planets that form any aspect are, at the same time, in conjunction, because they are in contact. Today, however, the conjunction is considered a specific planetary aspect.
The conjunction represents the amplification, combining, integration and strengthening of the energies of the planets involved. This aspect creates a new energetic entity by encouraging the planets to react.
The conjunction aspect usually affects one strongly. The area of life affected by the planetary conjunct would usually present with very strong direction, very strong sense of the importance of that field of life.
This aspect offers the freedom of action; with the conjunction, one could freely choose how to use the energy of the conjuncts, since this aspect, in itself, does not involve the relation with the outer world.
Moon in Mythology and Astrology – Luminaries in Astrology
The gentle light of the Moon has always been associated with mystery and magic. The Moon does not have its own light, but reflects that of the Sun.
However, this luminary enlightens the paths beyond the invisible, the mysterious roads of our unconsciousness, guiding us through the realm of dreams and imagination. The Moon represents beauty, feminine principle, emotions, mystery and inspiration.
This lovely satellite of the earth has always been the subject of admiration and adoration. Ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and many other praised Moon for its mystical and enchanting powers.
One of the loveliest myths is that about Selene, the goddess of the Moon, the daughter of the titan Hyperion and his wife Theia.
According to the myth, she was so beautiful that all the stars would diminish their heads, as John Milton would put it, though regarding the light of the Sun, in his poem “Paradise Lost”, when Selene rises upon the sky.
This romantic tale from the Greek mythology reflects only a portion of the fascination ancient peoples had with this beautiful luminary.
In Roman tradition, it is associated with Luna, while in Greek, the Moon is also associated with Artemis, the goddess of hunt, animals and nature. In astrology, the Moon represents our subconscious mind, our emotions, dreams, intuition and our soul.
The Moon is like a secret guiding voice, the innermost part of ourselves.
Without the Moon, the sun’s conscious energy would not work well. The Sun and the Moon are the two sides of the same coin, in astrology.
The Moon represents the feminine principle, the motherly figure. It is associated with compassion, empathy, love, nurture, care. The Moon is our intimate world, our homes, our comfort and coziness.
The Moon also represents our homeland, our nation, heritage, safety and security. In good aspects, our emotional self is in good balance and vice versa.
Pluto in Mythology and Astrology – Planets in Astrology
Pluto was the god of the Underworld, in Roman mythology; his counterpart in Greek mythology was Hades.
This solemn, somber and silent deity was not the evil ruler of the realm of death, but also the god that was associated with justice, even with mercy. Pluto was a firm, steady god, who would rarely abandon his gloomy kingdom.
In astrology, Pluto represents transformation, rebirth, death, evolution and power. People who have a strong Pluto in their natal charts are those incredibly capable of regeneration; they are powerful in a very specific way.
We would remind you that the planet Pluto rules the mysterious, definitely powerful and regenerative sign of Scorpio.
Pluto represents a powerful energy that lies within us and that energy has a potential for amazing achievements, as well as for amazing destructions.
This planet is often associated with magical powers and it commonly sparks up the interest into the otherworldly, esoteric, mystical, unknown, and undiscovered.
The planet Pluto is also the higher octave of mars, the planet associated with aggression, war, bloodthirsty attitude, the ‘bloody planet’. This connection to Mars characteristics makes Pluto the planet associated with mages and dangerous people.
It also represents carnal desires, possessiveness, jealousy, but above all of these, regenerative powers.
Moon Conjunct Pluto – Hidden Well of Emotions
Moon conjunct Pluto definitely has much to do with the emotions. People with Moon conjunct Pluto in their natal charts are deeply emotional and sensitive people.
However, their intense emotionality is somewhat paradoxical, as they are often afraid of their own emotions. They do not like being seen as vulnerable, sensitive and weak.
People with Moon conjunct Pluto are prone to hiding their emotions, from themselves, before everything else.
They are, however, overwhelmed by such intense emotionality and it usually happens that their emotions rule their whole being. They seem to be in a constant conflict from within.
While on one side there is a strong desire to connect with someone, they are, at the same time, afraid of bonds.
Moon conjunct Pluto individuals have well developed and fine intuition. They see through people easily and would always ‘know’ what and how the others feel about them. This unique trait, this gift of Moon conjunct Pluto people could be both a blessing and a curse.
On one side, they could use it to help others, but the problem occurs when they do not apply the same thing on themselves.
Moon Conjunct Pluto – Projecting Negativity
They could help others realize what their inner struggles are and they could offer fantastic advices on how to resolve the conflict. However, they often fail to do the same.
The explanation to this odd situation could be that they, in fact, like to be that way. However, this trait could turn out as very negative.
The more insecure Moon conjunct one was about their own emotions and fears related, the gloomier is their view on others.
They could in read their own conflict into other’s lives and see things that were not there. They could drown themselves in negativity and actually expect of others to be ‘bad’, while there is not a single rational reason to think so. In this way, the negative energy flows all around.
The maternal figure would play an incredibly important role in a Moon conjunct Pluto’s person life. The bond to such a figure could be extremely strong and it could go from unconditional love and dependence to love-hate relation, to resentment.
Moon conjunct Pluto people are often in conflict with themselves regarding their feelings towards parents and family.
Moon Conjunct Pluto – Inner Emotional Drama
Moon conjunct Pluto individuals are obsessed with emotions, in a way. They feed on emotions; emotionality is the component of life that they could not imagine to change for calmer life.
These individuals are prone to an inner emotional drama. The most common is the problem mentioned, the relationship with family.
Somehow, Moon conjunct Pluto’s cannot decide what they feel about it.
The figure of the mother would be the most troublesome point in their life, out of different reasons. It could be related to the fear of loss, just as it could come out of some actual conflict one could have with a maternal figure.
In any case, it seems that this bond awakens certain type of crises within the heart of a Moon contact Pluto.
Moon conjunct Pluto ones could be very obsessive about people they were attached to. The fear of loss and abandonment usually paints all the relationships in these individual’s life.
Once you realize you have been trying to control not only your own emotions, but also of those around you, you may become aware of the core of your inner conflict.
It is not likely that this type of the inner conflict would be gone forever. As we have said, it is in nature of a Moon conjunct Pluto.
However, one could find a way to keep things on track, not to cross the line and surrender to obsessive compulsive urges that would be easily triggered. The gift for the introspection could be amazingly used.
People with Moon conjunct Pluto are commonly interested into psychology, although they trust their instincts and intuition better than any proven psychological patterns. They could also find amazing emotional channel in arts, especially in music.
This is a tricky aspect, one with double-sided potential and it should be used with caution. The very insight into it could direct you towards a balance in its manifestation.