Ruler of: Scorpio
Synodic Period: 367 days
Orbital Period: 248 yrs
Discovered: Feb 18, 1930
The planet Pluto symbolizes need to look beyond the simple surfaces of human behavior to discover true inner workings. Astronomers have reclassified the planet as a "dwarf" planet because of its small size. It has also been discovered that it has an orbital relationship with its largest moon, Charon; so it is considered by many to be a binary planetary system.
My keyword for the planet Pluto is "intensity" because of the intense nature it seems to engender in humans. It is also known as the planet of death, revolution and elimination. The glyph used in birth charts (see above) is the circle of consciuosness contained within the crescent of soul and above the cross of matter. The sign where the planet Pluto resides indicates the basic motivation behind the intense search for human motives, and the house where it resides shows us in what area of life this motivation will manifest.