House 10, being an angular house of the earth element, indicates our capacity for integration, structuring and realization in society and our effort for recognition.
It shows the moment and the quality of our social recognition, with the house opposite house 4, where the structure is individual and not social.
This is the sector in which we can analyze where and how we see ourselves as social beings, it is the gateway to a person’s status in society. It is the place that we design for society everything we can deliver.
It talks about everything we strive to become, our career choices, our first big job after we graduate, who we want to become in our family tree, personal obligations, plans and responsibilities.
It also governs fame, honor, notoriety and specific milestones in an individual’s life. House 10 (the house whose cusp is called the Middle of Heaven) is the strongest house on an astrological chart after house 1 (where the cusp is called the Ascendant).
Pluto in Astrology – Meaning
Pluto is the last planet in the Solar System – at least, as far as is known – and was discovered in the 1930s.
Not being a star visible to the naked eye, its vibrations cannot be captured and understood with only the five senses. Its influence goes beyond Cartesian perception.
This planet is associated with nuclear energy, which began to be experienced by man at the time when it was detected in the solar system.
From then on, this energy began to be explored as an alternative source of resources, and many plants powered by it were built.
However, man never really understood the power and the meaning of this energy, and this resulted in Chernobyl and the “great white elephant” represented by nuclear waste, having as its apex the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the 1940s and the terror that took place during the cold war at the expense of fear of nuclear war.
Finally, the conclusion remains that the energy of plutonian vibration is extremely powerful, but that man is not prepared to deal with this power. At least for a while.
The truth is that Pluto, in Roman mythology, represents Pluto, the rich man, whose wealth comes from the depths, springs from the ground. Lord of Hell, God of the Dead, Pluto rules everything that is hidden, as well as the hidden treasure, the precious stones and the metals and minerals extracted from the underground.
Thus, in order to understand Pluto’s true strength, it is necessary to venture into a plot worthy of Indiana Jones, in which obtaining the most precious of treasures requires excavation, conquest and, of course, fighting. And in which, when you think “well, I got there!”.
That is where the rats and snakes come, in short, the tests and trials, only overcome by the persistence of the great adventurers, because the digger definitely needs to prove that deserves the excavated relic…
If we take the 10th House as representing the mother, then Pluto in this position can show a dark, threatening and capable mother to destroy them. She can be considered a witch, or someone primitive, rude and manipulative.
They tend to feel an intense hatred in their mother and a frustration or contained sexuality emanating from her. They feel as if the mother is always there, watching them, even if she is not physically present.
Anyway, it is considered dangerous and unreliable. However, in reality, she may not be that type of person, but the child with Pluto in that house, in certain cases can experience it predominantly in this way. Or sometimes premature death or the loss of the mother is the root of future problems in life.
As already mentioned in the general analysis of the 10th House, our first experiences with the mother (our first wrapper) contribute to the way we will relate to the larger wrapper of society.
If the image associated with a negative Plutonic mother is projected onto the world, then these people will fear that the world is a dangerous place that will try to destroy them.
Some with this position tend to react to this by fleeing society and having as little contact with the world as possible.
Others will make up for the dread of being devoured with an obsessive need for power and control over others.
Trying to regain the lost sense of child omnipotence, they want to extend their territories of influence as much as possible over the world. If they are in charge, when they are the authority, then they feel safe.
His need for power can be so pressing that any means will justify the achievement of the ends, as in the case of President Nixon, with Pluto in the 10th House.
There, too, there is mistrust of whoever has authority over them, a desire to overthrow and destroy those in charge before it is too late.
For all these reasons, those who have Pluto in the 10th House feel the need to reevaluate and come to a deeper understanding of their hidden psychological motives of ambition, power and worldly success.
10th House – Meaning
The sun rises in the first house and reaches maximum height and brightness in the tenth house, at the top of the map, which represents the absolute and blinding power of the midday sun.
The tenth house change is commonly referred to as the “House of Social Status” and deals with the position we have reached in our social life, be it at work, career and in society as a whole. It deals with the status, the authority that a person conveys and the role that he assumes in society.
It also talks about the promotions we receive, the fame we achieve and the ventures and functions we participate as social beings. It is the way we see ourselves, the social role we assume and how society sees us (and how our efforts see the community as a whole).
Along with the seventh house, House 10 also speaks of appearances and the way others see us, but this time through the status or name we have built for ourselves: the lawyer, the dentist, the engineer, the architect, the technical, etc.
In addition to its most common association with career and social position, house 10 also deals with how we present ourselves in public: are we slow, dynamic, admired, professional, well-liked or non-grateful personas?
Whether for good or ill, the tenth worldly house is a highly visible place and this has the power to attract admiration or condemnation. Do you know that famous phrase: “speak well or speak ill, speak of me”? In a way, it applies to the motto of house 10.
If the fourth square refers to the base, roots, that is, “where are you from”, then the tenth shows “where are you going”.
The great move to nourish correctly in this sector of the map is knowing how to use the nuances of the psycho- logical foundations obtained in the experiences of our house 4, which is private, towards house 10, a public and independent profile.
The fourth house is like the comfortable sofa that awaits us at home, while house 10 is our chair at work. Or, our structure and root start at House 4 and the top of the tree is House 10, which begins to exhibit and provide its fruits through our action as social characters.
This sector can give us indications of how we can contribute in a better way to the activities we perform when in society and how we approach and face the professional environment.
Although no planet has total joy when positioned in this house, well-positioned stars or aspects can help with professional success or elevate social position, while stressed planets can deny the same.
As the last house on Earth, house 10 represents the summit of our individual Self, indicating how we show society the resources we recognize and learn to manage in house 2 and which we have perfected in house 6.
It thus indicates our projection and influence on society and social processes, “status”, career, ambition and vocation.
It also gives indications about our capacity for personal fulfillment, to structure and influence society (box 10) through laws and ethical principles (box 9).
Career, professional goals, ambition and motivation can be analyzed here and in a more practical context, as well as the quality of employers, bosses and their rules, in addition to any other organizations that have the capacity to govern us.
House 10 also defines what we represent to society, our image and social character, as we are seen by everyone, what actions make us known. Even in our current society, someone’s reputation is partly linked to the family.
In this sense, there is a strong relationship between this astrological house and the individual’s mother, as it is considered that she also has a certain responsibility for maintaining it.
In addition to dealing with our image in society, it deals with authority, honor, and prestige, of the organizations to which we affiliate, of the governors and of the entrepreneurs. It also deals with goals and aspirations, as well as people who may have power and influence over you.
That is why he usually indicates one of the parents, the one with the greatest influence. How we deal with the prestige and social status that we have acquired through our careers and social position is something dealt with by house 10.
It prompts questions such as: “What role will we choose and how will we best improve it?”, “How far do we want to go and how much do we want to achieve in life?”, “What will my vocation be?”, “How do we manage our status and how do they massage our ego? “,” Will we use our power to really help society or will we just be ambitious, obstinate and reckless?
“In a competitive and meritocratic society, depending on the position we have reached (or the momentum to achieve it), it can be very difficult to tire of the rewards gained. What is the limit, then?
Who dictates such a limit? All of these things can be analyzed within the scope of the tenth change house on the birth chart.
For interpretations beyond the natal chart, as in hourly astrology and change seeking answers to specific events, locations, governments or situations, House 10 basically means the monarch, the president or prime minister of a country, the government, the royalty and the people eminent and famous, as well as national reputation and commerce, credit and power and the rate of public employment.
Pluto in 10th House – Meaning and Symbolism
It is clear that the above description is a one-sided explanation of Pluto that is negatively projected. It is possible that the mother has a positive association with Pluto.
It could be seen as the great giver of life, and experienced as a source of comfort and exceptionally strong support in all contingencies of daily life.
Some people I know with this position have watched their mother successfully face a personal crisis or deep trauma, and have been more impressed by her ability to cope with adversity and to come out more renewed and regenerated.
The mother then became the positive prototype for future challenging experiences that they had to face.
In this way, as adults, with Pluto in the 10th House, they developed qualities of firmness, will and resistance towards others.
Pluto’s placement on a map is where we periodically drop, destroy, or alter existing circumstances in order to create new ones. It is where we can be reduced to nothing in order to rise again.
Not only did Nixon do it, but his team leader, H. R. Haldeman, was born with Pluto in the 10th House leading the 3rd. He was tried for conspiracy and spent a year and a half in prison; it was when he wrote the book The Ends of Power (“The ends of the power”).
Actress Elizabeth Taylor, whose life and career has many ups and downs, was also born with Pluto in that house.
In some cases, this Pluto may indicate the loss or abandonment of an established career and the need to enter a career of a completely different nature.
Occasionally, I run into people who have Pluto in the 10th house and who say they have no ambition.
After talking with them for a while, it becomes clear that they still see themselves as “small” compared to the big and powerful world (the mother) from outside.