Jupiter enlarges and expands everything and in aspect with Pluto it can cause big life transformations, extraordinary success, dreaming big, power play, the leader of the underworld, travel for transformation, big strategy, large financial projects, huge ambition, etc. So you get the point- it is success which either comes easy or with difficulty based on the kind of aspects you have in the chart. Most people with Jupiter Pluto aspects are ambitious and determined to make it big. If there is a group of people sitting in a meeting hearing the CEO talk, there is one person who is strategizing on how to become the next CEO or how to own his/her own company. This person probably has the Jupiter Pluto aspect. If you take a look at the list of millionaires and billionaires, many of them have this aspect. But success is not all about money and it is different for each person. Also, wealth includes real estate, gold, precious gems, owning businesses, knowledge, popularity, etc. Not everyone who has one of this aspect is going to become extremely rich, but they may at least find a reasonable amount of success unless there are other barriers in the chart that make it difficult to achieve their goals. I ran a program to look at the chart of different people that have the Jupiter Pluto aspect and the one that came up was a client of mine who I remember right away told me that she wants to be not just rich but “very rich with lots of money”. This is the drive I am talking about! The “ordinary” is not enough for them. Will this lady really make it big? She definitely has the potential but the whole chart has to be checked to see if she has the persistence to work through the barriers that life may throw at her. Without support from the rest of the chart, some people with this aspect may give up on their dreams too soon. Another person I know started off small but she is extremely good at financial planning and strategizing and is pretty well off now.
Jupiter Pluto Conjunction: Here the determination to be successful comes very natural and at a very early age. There is a sense of confidence and inner knowledge about the route that will lead them to power and success. With the conjunction, the desire does not need any external push; the person is self motivated and works toward the goals. Bill Gates (see chart below) has a tight conjunction between Pluto and Jupiter in Leo and he dropped out of Harward to pursue creating software for personal computers as he knew right away that this is his calling and route to success. When he was in college, he made a phone call to sell his software to a company that was making the first set of personal computers. When he got the deal, he worked day and night to complete the program in a month. This is commonly seen in people with this combination. Another person who was determined to make it big was Pablo Picasso. He was a voracious painter and completed more than 16000 cataloged paintings throughout his lifetime. He had Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Taurus and the midpoint was aspecting his natal Sun. Also, he had Venus Neptune midpoint (creativity) aspecting his natal midheaven. Bill Maher a very successful stand up comedian, television host author and an actor has this conjunction in Leo. After he graduated from school, he sold pot to make the money needed to enter into comedy. People with this conjunction are determined to do it one way or the other.
Jupiter Pluto Square and Opposition: Squares and Opposition are called hard aspects as they usually push the person to manifest. There is a pressure, external or internal involved in these aspects. Peter Gabriel is a successful song writer and lead musician for the popular band “Genesis” and he learnt to play piano from his mother at the age of nine, and formed his own band with other school friends when he was 17. In the beginning, his band had some problem with the audio system so Peter came up with a creative idea of showing up for his concerts in different costumes, which increased the popularity of the band and more than distracted from any problems in the concert. He had Jupiter Pluto opposition in Aquarius and Leo respectively and this combo makes aspects to Neptune which is the planet for music. Also, the Jupiter Pluto midpoint aspects his natal midheaven. People with Jupiter Pluto opposition tend to meet others who have big impacts on their success. Jane Fonda (see chart below) has this opposition and in the beginning studied art in Paris and upon returning to the states took an acting workshop from Lee Strasberg. He told her that she had great talent. This reassurance changed her whole life and then onwards she took her acting seriously. She said “I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life!”
With the square between Jupiter and Pluto, there is often a difficulty in early childhood or other barriers in life that needs to be overcome to make it big. Giovanni “Giorgio” Moroder was born the son of innkeepers in Ortisei, a small town in far Northern Italy. At 15, he bought a guitar and by 19 he was trying to earn a living as a musician. For some time he worked as a recording technician and then produced some music which did well but did not bring him the big success and popularity that he wanted. This is when he started to make his own electronic music and since his voice was not the best, he hired Donna Summers to sing for him. The music was hot and he became popular. By the time he made it big, he was forty-seven and he deserved every bit of it.
Jupiter Pluto Trines and Sextiles. Trines and Sextiles are easy aspect and the person tends to make it big without a lot of difficulty. Of course as with all easy aspects, sometimes the person may lack the motivation and end up being lazy in spite of the help from the Universe. Jerry Seinfeld (see chart below) has a sextile between Jupiter and Pluto. He started off as a stand up comedian and in 1988 he aired his own show “Seinfeld”, and this one show brought him enough money to make him one of the top ten richest actors in the world. His networth is around 500 million. In 1988 his solar arc ascendant was aspecting the Jupiter Pluto midpoint. If you look at his chart – his Jupiter Pluto sextile gets help from Neptune (TV/movie) and Mercury (communication) through additional sextiles.
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