Pluto in Scorpio is the archetype through which we come face to face with who we are and who we cannot be. Each of us is unique and experiences life in our own way. These souls desire to evolve beyond limitations by transforming relationships. They constantly experience a cycle of power and powerlessness. While they experience limitations, they are also not compromising self. They are aware of universal forces beyond the limits of their individuality. They merge completely in relationships and absorb themselves into whatever they formed a relationship to. The nature of what symbolizes power to them depends on what they formed a relationship to but potentially includes sex, death, taboo subjects, money, status, or occult knowledge. They constantly experience an emotional death and rebirth cycle that correlates with reincarnation and the desire to separate and then merge back together. These souls have been dealing with inner conflict for many lifetimes. They will give power to others rather than use power to control them. These souls demand a direct experience in life and often say “prove it to me.” They have a deep need to transform any stagnation they are experiencing. These souls are deeply sexual and can use sex to emotionally manipulate, often attracting those they have been involved with in past lives. Attractions can become compulsive to them. They have experienced deep betrayal, abandonment, or violation of emotions and trust. These souls need to try not to emotionally withdraw in life. They are learning about commitment. These individuals have been overly enmeshed with the body and resources of others. There may be an unconscious expectation to receive from others rather them to provide. However, some may experience a block around receiving from others.
Common characteristics of those with Pluto in the 8th: Intensity on all levels, deep power, fixed or stubborn, doesn’t like being superficial, strong like or dislike response in others, magnetic, secretive.
Famous people with Pluto in the 8th: Hitler, Christine Aguilera, Elvis Presley, Leonardo DaVinci, Marlon Brando, Princess Diana