Pluto: Death and Sex
Question: Death, sex, and Pluto, explain further what this means?
Once you delve into key words to do with death and sex, one inevitably meets with Pluto. In the sexual department, it is, at its core, intense and potent. The sexual union can be a deeply spiritual activity with the deepest feeling of human love and intimacy experienced.
Sex is penetration, intense pleasure, and release. All Plutonian, though we should also add pain in the middle. The French call the orgasm, la petite mort, or “the little death.” Although, this phrase has been so overused in astrology, but it’s always worth noting. Fear, guilt and shame are Plutonian keywords, commonly connected to sex and the body. It is an area which is taboo and everybody politely avoids this subject in more social situations. Sometimes sex is placed in two categories:
1. Elevating it to a spiritual sharing of energies.
2. Viewing it as nasty and degrading.
Pluto in astrology, contains a higher transformational energy and profound spirit, along with animalistic behavior. George Carlin on those 7 words you can’t say on television, explained the connection between sex and excrement and its forbidden nature. All this talk is taking us straight into the gutter of human nature. Pluto is where we descend into primal darkness, stripped of our safe notions, and we are called upon to submit to the unknown. Some believe the awareness of our mortality is associated with sex. Freudian psychology certainly felt there was a connection between sex and death.
Pluto symbolizes a process of death and renewal; it all really comes to moving from one form to another. Death is finality, the beginning of a new phase. It is believed that after death the human spirit, consciousness, and aura are released. The belief is that we survive after death. Nearly dying changes everything, a whole perspective, especially what an individual values. Long gone are superficial concerns, replaced with what really matters in life. With death, we are forced to let go of life as we have known it and must move to a new level. This balance of life and death is shown in a state of transition and transformation, exploring themes of rebirth and the afterlife.
Pluto has to do with magnitude and depth. The energy seems to incorporate the lowest form and highest spiritual essence. Pluto energy in the birth chart is is a tremendous force, it slowly accumulates like a thunder-cloud in the sky. When the psychic plane has reached a point of overloading it discharges in a storm. The tension is released.
Sex and death are like magic, for they are both transformative. Pluto can rule subconscious death wishes, or obsessing over one’s mortality. Death holds the greatest power over us and we have no control in this area, we are left feeling powerless.