Moon Pluto Aspects in Astrology is called the most difficult aspect due to the intensity and potential destruction associated with it. But the experience depends on many factors especially on other aspects formed by Moon and Pluto that may ease or make it more difficult. In Greek mythology, Pluto rules the underworld and so any planet touched by it is pulled down to its deep caves. Hence all stuff ruled by moon whether it is emotions, security, safety, food, or mother gets heated up and transformed throughout life. So it may signify a person whose emotions can run deep and whose life path may take them through dark tunnels, and, yes, there is light at the end of it all, which is the gift of getting close to the soul. Born with an instinct to smell danger, these people discover through life’s journey that the only place safe is within.
Mother or caregiver tends to play a very strong role in the lives of Moon Pluto people. It often shows a very close bond between the mother and child, one that is unshakable and has undercurrents of strong loyalty and passion. The mother can be seen as overwhelming, overprotective or/and complicated, and in its worst, it could be the feeling of being trapped in a suffocating life or death dynamics, but this is rare. Sometimes a grandmother or a foster/adopted mother takes over the role of the birth mother. The thread that ties most Moon Pluto people is the loss of a loved one either through death or separation and this also happens to be a turning point in their life.
Maya Angelou, a popular American author and poet with a Moon Pluto square as called her mother “terrible and wonderful” in the book “Mom & Me & Mom”. She was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, became mute for five years, and was sent to live with her grandmother with whom she formed a strong attachment. When she was re-united with her mother in adolescence, she mentions the fear of getting close to her but at the same time being enamored by her. Over time, she learnt to love and forgive her mother. Given below is her chart showing the Moon in Libra square her Pluto in Cancer.
Moon Pluto Conjunctions
People with the Moon Pluto conjunctions can be extremely emotional but still find a way to control and internalize it. Some of the high intensity drama plays out within the family, where the bond is so strong and inseparable that anytime the Moon Pluto person tries to distance, they feel guilt and sadness. So the main caregiver ends up becoming this large force that influences many areas of their life. Unless they have other aspects like Moon Uranus or Moon Saturn, these people tend to stay close to home. Unlike other hard aspects or oppositions, with conjunction it may be difficult for the Moon Pluto person to understand the gravity of their emotions and to separate from it, leading sometimes to depression and/or mood disorders.
Wolfgang Mozart’s mother, Anna Maria Mozart was also an accomplished musician who had a close relationship with her son. She fell ill and died suddenly while traveling with her son to Paris and Mozart’s father blamed him for the death of his mother. Mozart is said to have suffered a lot of guilt and grief which was reflected in his compositions but the loss also propelled him to create more sophisticated music.
Moon Pluto Squares and Oppositions
With the square and oppositions, there is more awareness and hence more struggle to balance the energies of Moon and Pluto. There is a feeling that one’s emotional expression is being controlled by others or through growing up in a family environment where true emotions are not shared. There can be intense grief through separation or death of a caregiver which instills a fear of loss for the rest of their life. In the aftermath, the Moon Pluto person may have to survive in an environment that is void of emotional closeness. So the person learns to manage their emotions and how this is done depends on the Moon sign. If the Moon is in Gemini, then the person tries to rationalize their strong feeling ; if it is in Pisces, the person may find ways to escape it through different means. These tricks don’t succeed forever, and Pluto finds a way to create an emotional crisis, where the person has no choice but to look deep within. These are painful periods but usually create a breakthrough that helps the Moon Pluto person more stronger and connected with themselves. The more the Moon Pluto person tries to control, the more destructive this aspect can get, creating depression, mood or/and eating disorders. Psychotherapy is a great way to walk into Moon Pluto’s emotional underworld without being completely overwhelmed. The Moon Pluto hard aspects can also create a over protective tiger mother and adoption is also a strong theme here. Angelina Jolie (American actress) has Moon Pluto square and has adopted three kids from different countries.
Moon Pluto Trines and Sextiles
With Moon Pluto easy aspects, the scenario may be the same but the person has the ability to deal with it in a positive manner. They may enjoy a strong bond with at least one caregiver without much of the chaos and turmoil. One may be able to channel this emotionally charged energy into creative pursuits and to deal with controlling relationships in a skilled manner. They may have internal or external support systems that cushion the intensity of the Moon Pluto aspect and hence lessen the sabotage and destruction to self and others. They may even enjoy some emotional drama as it makes them more alive, and hence seek out such experiences.
In spite of the intensity, if the energy is channeled in the right manner,Moon Pluto aspects in Astrology birth charts, help a person to become stronger and a real survivor.
If you have any Moon Pluto aspect and have experienced emotional turmoil, a close or complicated relationship with a caregiver, a loss of a loved one, please share how this experience has helped you to become emotionally stronger.