An individual with Pluto in the 7th house will find that partnerships are the catalysts or agents for personal transformation and change. It is the area of relationships which plunge them into deep emotional complexes, testing the depth of their unions, building and rebuilding contacts with others.
Pluto, the planet of optimum energy, in the house of marriage, involves an unmatched passion in a sexual and emotional association with a partner. Frequently, the individual will find that they are in a love-hate affair. It definitely doesn’t lack desire, and there is a powerful craving for romance. Those with Pluto in the 7th house need to distinguish between their great aches in love and their attraction to explosive drama.
Pluto here has Wuthering Heights themes; it has all the components of an obsessive, passionate, all consuming entanglement. This intense planet in the 7th house brings with it transforming changes, fixations, mistrust, fear, and they tend to attract a partner in a relationship struggling with overpowering feelings, such as jealousy, over protectiveness, and possessiveness. Pluto here will regularly feel a sense of suffocation in a bond, yet there is a coincident desire for a lover to possess them body and soul.
Empowering themselves in relationships is the key to understanding their evolutionary development. Many people with Pluto in this position are here to empower others; they make very good counselors, healers and instruments for change. Wherever Pluto is placed in the chart is where we are emotionally wounded, and so it is our dealings with others where we find eruptions, blow-ups, and upheavals. Any problems with a partner will tend to simmer and seethe under the surface. Since Pluto is the planet of extremes, these people are learning to relate in a balanced and cooperative way.
When Pluto is placed in the 7th house, relationships in the widest sense of the word are the challenge—and the growing place. Pluto makes itself felt in power struggles, in manipulative and dominant relationships, and in dependency and addictive interaction. All the intensity and symbiosis of Pluto can be felt here, or isolation and alienation, depending on the sign and aspects to Pluto. This is the compulsive urge toward relationship, towards symbiosis with another person. The lesson is that, unless one is whole first, no true relationship is possible. For 7th-house Pluto, transformation comes through a relationship that takes one deep inside oneself to meet the denizens of Pluto’s realm, or in a relationship that ends in a plunge into Hades icy grasp. This is the house of karmic relationships, and Pluto’s placement indicates a recurrence of old issues that must be faced and worked through. Manipulation is a common theme, as is that of conditional low, and of emotional control. So often the person with 7th-house Pluto is frightened to let go. Due to past experiences, there is a compulsive need to “pull the strings” in a relationship. The lesson is that of equal partnership. This house is a point where it is possible to become stuck on the karmic wheel, endlessly recreating the same old disasters. It takes courage to step off this wheel into the unknown, but Pluto can aid in this essential transformation. When Pluto works positively in this house, it transforms relationships into a place for soul growth. It signifies a true meeting and sharing of being, of unconditional intimacy. The Hades Moon: Pluto in Aspect to the Moon
The issue of who holds the power in the relationship is brought into sharp focus, and this may require a complete breakdown and rebuilding of the union. Pluto here can indicate power struggles with business partners or those involved in joint projects. The person can also form alliances with powerful people, and these individuals often have a tremendous impact on their future.
Relationships will never stay the same and they encounter people with enormous emotion, passion, and vulnerability. Often these people believe that they have met their soul mate and that he or she has known this person in former lives. According to past life astrology, a Pluto in 7th house individual has chosen to balance the control in a relationship during this lifetime by overcoming the same emotionally abusive relationships that controlled them in a previous life. The person may feel haunted by all past relationships and resentment, guilt and feelings of persecution at the hands of others needs to be healed.
The proclivity for destruction exists in the area of relating and Pluto stirs deep feelings in this house. The potential for treachery, betrayal, secrecy, abuse and severe trust issues in relationships may threaten the strength of any bond. The people they get involved with will often mirror back the shadowy parts of themselves that have not been allowed full consciousness.
Pluto here can have difficulty trusting a partner and feeling safe in a union, and these people are working on exposing all issues within the relationship and healing them. There can be divorce or the loss of a partner through death, and it can become the single obsession of their lives. Similarly, they may fear the loss of a partner and attempt to control and dominate a mate. There can be difficulty in letting go of a lover, and often destiny are so tightly bound, to lose them would feel like a death.
Some Pluto in 7th house people have helped a partner through a terminal condition, depression or mental illness and there is usually a fated feeling about relationships. The partner is sometimes emotionally troubled and involved in criminal and underground activities. Conversely, the partner may have a Plutonian vocation, and work in the police force, psychology, or healing practices.