A person with Pluto in the 10th house has their compulsive nature focused on worldly ambitions, and expression of authority. They are likely to find themselves in positions of power and there is an insatiable drive towards success. The individual has a strong striving for impact and influence in society, and may be completely obsessed with their calling in life. They can become consumed by their career and their need for professional success is always intensified.
Pluto here has tremendous determination and great organisation skills. Some work in Plutonian areas like psychology, mining, healing, investigating, or business, but usually one deals with the issue of power, and sometimes the individual seeks to expose the establishment, and this placement can indicate a troubling relationship with authority figures. Those with Pluto in the 10th house may face humiliating experiences at the hands of those in power. Sometimes there is a distrust of those in authority. Pluto in the 10th house needs to periodically tear down structures and rebuild them. In some cases, this may mean leaving an established career, and embarking on a radically different one. They may be subject to career upheavals, public disgrace, have their reputation destroyed, or see the destruction of their career.
The individual may face forced redundancy, complete takeover, or witness a business collapsing. Sometimes they can no longer tolerate their career and don’t feel as if they are passionately engaged anymore. However, even in all of these cases, the person has the ability to regenerate their career and vocation, pick up the pieces and start all over again.
Negatively the shadowy side of Pluto may enter their career and the individual may be ruthless, manipulative, secretive and underhanded in business. However, for most people they are challenged to learn how to use the right amount of assertiveness to avoid power struggles when they reach the top. Pluto’s position in any of the houses shows the use and abuse of power; when Pluto is in the 10th house they are very sensitive to the issue of control.
Pluto in this position may have grown up with a dominant parent, and viewed them as oppressive or controlling. Whatever the case, the parent wields an enormous amount of power in the family. Similarly, they may view them as dark, possessive and threatening. In reality, the parent may not be this way at all, and they might have struggled successfully with some crisis or trauma, but the individual may feel sensitive and vulnerable in their presence. Sometimes it can mean the death of a parent or early emotional problems.
Pluto in the 10th house may be responsible for transforming society and tearing down old systems that have become outworn and outdated. The individual also lets nothing stand in the way of their ambition, and they want to remake and change the world in some significant way.