God with more names, both among the Greeks and the Romans. Yet it is best known as Pluto or Hades. The Romans most often called him the Orc. Because of this property, it bore the epithet Polynomial.
Although it had several names, Pluto’s “portfolio” was unique. In both nations, Pluto was considered the master of the underworld, and its personification.
Since he was the ruler of the kingdom of the dead, he was not considered a favorite god, so the Greeks feared him, and since death is inevitable, it was believed that sooner or later everyone would go to “Hades for the truth”.
Pluto – Meaning and Info
Depending on the life he led, eternal torment or bliss awaits man in the kingdom of Hades, which is similar to Christian beliefs.
Three judges decide which soul will go where: Eak, Minos and Radamant. These are the shadows of three men who were considered to have lived very righteous lives and to be adorned with the right moral qualities.
In addition to the three judges, Pluto is assisted in his divine affairs by the blind boatman Charon, who transports souls across the holy river Styx, then the brothers Hypnos and Thanatos (Dream and Death), and there is the inevitable Kerber.
Kerber is a terrible three-headed dog that lets everyone enter the underworld, but never leaves. There are few who passed by him and survived. One of them is Heracles, who discovered Kerber’s weakness for honey cakes and even managed to bring him to the surface.
The underground is generally considered a desolate, dark and gloomy place. The only things that work here are black tulips (Astodeli) and cypresses.
Because of the inevitability of dying, Hades was considered a relentless god, who decides how someone will die: peaceful and pleasing to God, or terrible and unworthy. However, it was also believed that Hades was merciful to righteous people.
Privately, Pluto was somewhat less active than his brothers. However, Pluto’s marriage took place very unusually.
Seeing the beautiful Kora on a meadow one day, Hades (Pluto) grabbed her without much thought and took her to his underground castle. What he didn’t know was that she was the child of Demeter and Zeus.
Demeter’s mother, the goddess of nature and agriculture, was very worried about her missing daughter. She spent her days looking for her and neglected her duties, so everything in nature began to die out. Zeus (Jupiter), seeing what was happening, ordered Hades (Pluto) to return the girl.
However, before she went back, Hades gave Cory a taste of a piece of pomegranate. In that way, she remained forever attached to the underworld and Hades, since pomegranate is his sacred plant.
The final agreement was that the girl would spend three thirds of the year with her mother, and one third in the underground.
That one third of the year is winter, when Demeter mourns for her daughter who is staying with Hades, and because of that, the whole nature is asleep. By marrying Pluto, Cora changed her name and became Persephone.
As far as extramarital activities were concerned, Hades was an almost exemplary husband. Only on one occasion were there indications that Hades had dishonorable intentions towards some nymph Mint, which Persephone solved quickly and efficiently, turning Mint into a strong-smelling plant. The plant has retained its nymph name to this day.
Hades and Persephone, despite the fact that they were not a particularly friendly couple, had several visits from living people, i.e. those who have no place in the underworld.
Famous heroes and great friends, Theseus and Pyrite, decided once, under the influence of the crisis of middle age, to marry, no less and no more than goddesses. Pyritos’ choice fell on Persephone. The two of them went underground.
Hades and Persephone, who, like all gods, were clairvoyant, knew of their intentions. Theseus and Pyrite, to their amazement, found a very cordial welcome with the divine couple.
They offered them to sit at a rich table and have lunch with them. The heroes accepted, intending to kidnap Persephone after lunch.
However, when they wanted to get up, they realized that they were stuck to the bench on which they were sitting.
The table has moved away with food just enough so they can’t reach it, so, hungry and unable to escape, they spent several decades in the underground (living in Hades, they can’t die). When Heracles passed there after a long time, he rescued Theseus, but Pyritus could not. He stayed to spend eternity glued to the bench.
Orpheus was a widely known musician. It was said that he could hypnotize with the sound of his lyre. When his dear Eurydice died, Orpheus was inconsolable.
He went underground to get her back. With his gig, he lulled Kerber to sleep and enchanted Pluto and Persephone, so they allowed him to take Eurydice’s dream back, provided that the dream goes to the surface behind him, and that he must not look back to see it.
Orpheus also endured almost to the end of the journey, but still turned for a short time, and his darling was lost forever.
Ascendant – Meaning and Info
The gift of intuition, which allows one to subtly understand the action of cosmic forces, is similar to Uranus and Neptune in the Ascendant, but is used more consciously and thoughtfully.
Will, penetrating force, the ability to draw strength from nature to restore the self. They often seem out of this world, as their attention is focused on higher things.
They want to change the circumstances of life and, having internal resources, influence the environment. Aggressive, but not in a Martian way, they use secret sensory means to achieve their goals.
When defeated – stubbornness, waywardness, but a high level of consciousness makes you be objective and do not act for their own benefit. The good aspects and strength of Saturn and Mercury are important, as they provide discipline and spiritual receptivity for the constructive use of forces.
Highly developed types are indifferent to life and to themselves. The whole horoscope will tell you what the forces are for, many simply will not be able to take advantage of the opportunities provided. They are forced to update their appearance all the time, especially in the house where Scorpio stands.
Pluto in conjunction with ASC is good or bad, but it is a strong aspect that brings the exceptional ability to concentrate and the desire to dominate. If this aspect is not used properly, it can be difficult because you are not able to accept life easily. You spread out in everything you do, and then suffer the consequences of your employment.
You are very emotional, you dramatize everything, you often exaggerate the significance of the events that happen to you, because of this you become too sensitive, irritable and even stupid. If used properly, it will give you tremendous physical strength, the ability to anticipate and control almost everyone
In a life situation, your strong spirit of competition automatically predetermines a dominant role in most relationships with other people, so it attracts quite weak people, with strong personalities or you can confuse you.
Pluto Square Ascendant – Synastry, Transit, Composite
The tension of quadrature is initially felt by mild anxiety and poorly developed character traits, which are necessary for success in the areas affected by the aspect. But over the years, resentment, disappointment and anger at more successful rivals accumulate.
This later creates a volcanic eruption of passions at the most important and fateful moments. The bearers of the square of the mystical lord of darkness Pluto and the Ascendant, which determines professional self-determination, are especially sensitive to this process.
They are tyrants from birth, imposing their will on other people and ignoring their interests. A calm, quiet life is not their style, quarrels and conflicts give a feeling of stormy events, without which the carriers of the aspect cannot imagine happiness.
Often the native pursues the noble goals of restoring justice, but acts too bluntly and aggressively. Considering that he has learned the truth, he seeks to introduce the broad masses to it not by personal example, but by fire and sword.
This is especially noticeable when Pluto and Mars are positioned in the signs of Leo and Aries. A person does not know how to maintain a balance between his desires and the free will of others, but this is not selfishness, because he always follows a great mission, but sometimes it is only in his mind.
Most often, a negative influence is exerted on a native by parents who bring him up on a rigid schedule without sympathy for failures or problems. Having matured, he tries to compensate for the victim complex through aggressive suppression of dissidents, establishing himself in a new status of the strong.
Power and glory are two whales of confidence of the owners of the Pluto-Ascendant square, but having ascended to the top of Olympus, they can either calm down and rest on their laurels, or go crazy with permissiveness, becoming the cause of the war of several countries.
Therefore, it is very important to stand on the bright side and restrain your predatory instincts. Other dangerous manifestations of the aspect also require elaboration: dictatorial habits, denial of other people’s advice, persistent repetition of the same mistakes; roughness of communication, aversion to sentimentality and romance, cynicism, cruelty.
fanaticism in any sphere of interest to the native, vindictiveness; the desire to remake people, but satisfaction with the result never comes; misunderstanding of the impression produced on others to their detriment; inability to live in peace and joy, provocation of traumatic and painful events and emotions in oneself and loved ones.
Bankruptcy and failures in lawsuits, betrayal for the sake of gaining power and honor; an idea is more important than human happiness, and a career is preferable to a family.
In the appearance of the carriers of the aspect, there is the gloomy energy of Scorpio: a look from under the brow, a bewitching manner of looking and keeping silent, attracting attention to oneself. The impression is frightening.
The older the bearer of the aspect, the more these qualities manifest themselves, especially if there is an accompanying square from Saturn to Pluto, or the 7th house is involved.
If the 8th sector is included in the destructive effect of the square, then the native will have to use inhuman efforts to transform his attitude to love from darkness to light, perhaps through self-sacrifice, in order to resurrect for happiness like the Phoenix bird from the ashes of old beliefs.
Most often, partners with a strong Scorpio are attracted, who are able to resist the pressure of the squaring ward, but on the other hand, they easily fall into dependence on a passionate stormy relationship with an admixture of pain and despair. Often the native is an adherent of sadomasochism in the style of “50 shades of gray”, which also complicates the search for a partner.
Working out the Pluto – Ascendant square Harmonization of the square implies the awareness and recognition of the above problems.
It is necessary to work with a psychologist to replace the addiction to self-destruction and inflicting pain on others with the ability to rejoice, love, and recognize the right of people to a different worldview.
Negative habits come from denying one’s individuality and self-worth, hence the desire to suppress objections at any cost.
Extreme sports, especially rock climbing and digging (exploring caves and dungeons), archeology, and treasure hunting will help relieve stress.
A profession should be chosen with a dangerous and noble mission: surgery, police, criminology, military medicine, fire services.
Decorations-talismans will help to stay on the side of the world, which will protect against black magic and give strength for self-transformation.
These minerals cannot be worn permanently. It is preferable to wear them a few days before and a couple of days after an important fateful event or to protect against the evil eye.
The native is his own enemy, first of all in relationships. In 90% of cases, the square with the Ascendant also touches the Descendant, which means that men and women themselves destroy the happiness of family life with endless nagging, an indomitable desire to remake a partner for themselves, jealousy and control over the actions of another person.