With the Moon conjunct, opposite, square, sextile, or trine Pluto, you are a deep well. The Moon is the planet of emotional responses and needs, so the intense power of Pluto connected to it means that you don’t have a faint heart. Instead, all of the emotional energy of your Moon sign is strengthened and amplified, resulting in a highly emotional nature, even if your Moon sign is in Air or Earth. Now, being so emotionally intense can allow you to live a deeply fulfilled life of boundless inner riches. But, it could also be the source of an almost endless cycle of inner turmoil. For you, Moon-Pluto, the task is learning to deal with the very power of your emotions, as well as their source.
Like the Sun-Pluto individual, childhood can be a time where you learn the very painful lesson that intensity is not always so welcome in our society, leading you to later on to go to obsessive lengths to keep that very strong emotional life under wraps. Having Moon-Pluto means that you probably learned this lesson in the home, where you felt like one or both of your parents just wasn’t equipped to deal with your really powerful needs and feelings. As a child, a sense of your reactions being “wrong” somehow might have been subconsciously planted in your brain, forcing you to stuff them down more and more as the years went on. Because you felt so strongly about everything, your bond with your nurturing figure was very deeply rooted. As powerful of a connection as this might have been, there might have also been a pattern of the nurturing parent using various forms of manipulation to keep you in line or ensure the exact emotional responses that they wanted from you.
The unconscious quality of the Moon can make this aspect a particular blind spot. Unlike Sun-Pluto, conscious awareness of your emotional intensity usually takes a lot of personal growth and introspection to develop. It just seems like there’s this really overwhelming force that governs your life, yet you don’t know where it’s coming from exactly. Moon-Pluto people can suffer from excruciating fears because of this, which is why you might become so controlling and obsessive-compulsive in your habits. There’s a constant anxiety about the rug being pulled from underneath you, in this lower octave. You can also become too accustomed to subtly manipulating others to your advantage or to foster a feeling of emotional safety, repeating the pattern that your nurturing figure set for you.
Becoming aware of and accepting just how emotionally intense you are will result in a total transformation. Moon-Pluto people often feel “crazy” or like “freaks” for feeling as strongly as they do, resulting them in expressing their emotions in a very calm, controlled way that gives no hint to what’s really going on inside. That is, until you eventually explode/implode. All of this intensity gets you very much in touch with the darker spectrum of human emotion. This doesn’t make you psychotic. Knowing what incredibly deep pain, anger, fear, joy, and sadness feels like is what eventually allows you to be the highly evolved person that you have the potential to be.
For Sun-Pluto, the source of Plutonian strength is the sense of self and the vitality. For Moon-Pluto, the source of Plutonian strength is the emotional life. That’s right. Your emotions are your strength. That’s something every Moon-Pluto person should carve in stone somewhere to remember. You have to be really strong and powerful to be able to withstand the really strong and powerful emotions that you do on a regular basis, internally. This is what allows you to withstand them externally, rarely even flinching when faced with an explosion or a meltdown from someone else. This is never “scary” to you. It’s just real. This ability to handle the most intense forms of emotional honesty is a real source of power for you and what can give you a transformative effect on those around you.
People are always very magnetically drawn to Plutonians, but for different reasons. With Moon-Pluto, you draw people to you, far and wide, because of your innate potential for profound compassion and deeply felt understanding. This is when you’re on the higher octave, but even lower octave Moon-Pluto people display this wonderfully refreshing ability to just “get it.” You exude this and become this very powerful nurturing figure who people can’t help but lean on in difficult times. You’re never going to be one to waver, when times get tough, and know how to ride all those up’s and down’s, while holding firmly on to someone else’s hand. There’s a tremendous healing potential with this placement, in the sense of you using that exceptional radar to pick up on someone’s baggage, their emotional issues, and what’s holding them back and teach them how to release it.
This only comes, however, when you can truly release the qualities of your Moon sign, without shame or fear. More than any other Plutonian, you must come to terms with your vulnerability, surrendering to the true emotional needs of your Moon sign, eliminating any childhood insecurities or complexes surrounding them. Be fluid and allow your emotional energy to totally flow, without interference. Don’t worry about if being “too emotional” makes you weak. Remember, your emotions are your strength. In fact, it’s Pluto’s intense connection to the primal Moon that gives you an incredible survival instinct that you don’t even fully understand, at times. You’re formidably resourceful. They might hurt you, betray you, take everything from you, but you will always survive, with the raw intensity and ferocity of a jungle animal. But, accept the fact that you can be wounded also (in fact, very deeply) and need the time to be able to heal from that.
The fact that you’re a deep well is something that people will be able to pick up on, Moon-Pluto, once you’ve reached self-acceptance. You won’t be afraid to show your soul to someone intimately, including the rawest, ugliest, dirtiest parts. If you have any sort of creative talent, you’re likely to go very far. The number of very talented famous actors with Moon-Pluto aspects is very high, as these are people who know how to dig painfully deep inside of themselves and express emotional truths that others wouldn’t dare to contemplate. This is yet another way that your emotional life can make you a very powerful being. You have an incredible access into all the corners of this inner world, even if you don’t share this with everyone else. After all, you know how much people can handle and when. Still, it’s an inner knowledge that never leaves you, aided by the uncanny intuition that you display. The Moon is intuitive and Pluto is scarily perceptive. Blend them together and, well, let’s just say you should always trust your intuition. Just rid yourself of excess paranoia and insecurity and it’ll rarely ever fail you.
People can be unnerved by you, as it seems like that instinctive radar of yours strips them bare and reveals all their secrets to you. Often times, people compulsively spill to you anyway, without you having to do much of anything. Yet, even when you're really intimate with someone, they still won't completely know you. Moon-Pluto is incredibly complex, so you’re always going to be something of a mystery. Still, learn the importance of real trust, as well as not stirring up emotional intensity just for the sake of it. Since the Moon rules intimacy, you can establish very strongly intimate bonds with those who you deem worthy. It’s a connection that can be wordless, but full of immense passion. Having this passion is of the utmost importance to you and, when you’re a high-octave Moon-Pluto, you’ll seek it in healthy ways. This not only means very deep honesty and making other people feel totally alive, but establishing mind-blowingly intense sexual connections with your partner.
Pluto’s about busting taboos and sexuality is, still, one of them to a certain degree in our society. Having a Moon-Pluto aspect means that deeply fulfilling sex is an undeniable need of yours, as the Moon represents our needs. It’s also a need for you to break through all of the negative attitudes surrounding the act of sex that might have been imparted to you – and, more or less, to us all – via your upbringing and/or society. Once you reprogram yourself to fully enjoy sex, it’s something that’s like breathing to you. You have a very instinctive understanding of sex and how to sexually connect to someone in an intimate setting. This is a really raw energy that attracts many, but you must use this magnetism to engage with others and guide them toward a much more sex-positive way of living.
Moon conjunct Pluto: With the conjunction, the principles of the Moon and Pluto are so innately fused that it’s an inherent part of life for you. The most fearlessly introspective of the Moon-Pluto group, you’re capable of confronting every hidden or not-so-pretty emotion, desire, memory, or complex that drives your behavior. It’s not even a conscious thing, though. You just automatically do it. While this means you probably live with a profound level of self-awareness that most wouldn’t even be able to handle without running away scared, remember that there can be such a thing as too much digging. Just settle for coming back up to the surface on a regular basis and simply gazing up at the clouds instead. It doesn’t make you “shallow”. It’ll just keep you balanced.
Moon square or opposite Pluto: The square and the opposition can make your Moon-Pluto energy harder to handle than the other aspects. Projection, in particular, can be an all-out addiction for you, causing you to label everyone else as having the problem or possibly the world as being unfeeling. It might take some effort for you to really stop and look inside of yourself for the true source of the issue. However, you’re often much more skilled at looking inside others and figuring out their damage and just how to heal it. When you can do this for yourself, then this effort at healing others becomes much more powerful and authentic, because you truly know what it feels like. It takes a lot of effort for you to truly change your inner self, but it’s a thorough transformation once you finally do.
Moon sextile or trine Pluto: The sextile and trine allow your Moon-Pluto energy to flow the easiest. Out of the group, you probably have the least trouble with trying to control others’ emotions or even your own. However, that’s not saying that you don’t know how to manipulate, because you certainly do. But, you only exercise this manipulation when you feel like there’s an absolute need to. Unlike the conjunction, square, or opposition, you can be hit hard by tragedy but you’re not too resentful or scarred about it. You simply chalk it up to the impermanence of life and keep moving resourcefully ahead. But, be careful that you’re not too ruthless in your desire to start a new chapter. It can be all too easy for you to leave the “old” behind, even when it’s another person.