Moon conjunct Pluto: The Black Sheep
Children born with the Moon-Pluto placement, also called Hades Moon, may find themselves deprived of sympathy and understanding from an early age by their very own family members. These sensitive children often struggle with underlying tensions that arise in domestic situations. For this reason family life may turn out to be the bane of their existence, and they end up inadvertently painted as the black sheep. Acceptance, loving kindness and freedom could feel so far out of reach that they remain hopelessly stuck in cycles of love and hate, loyalty and repulsion. As years go by they become more aware and more mindful of their own thoughts and emotional reactions.
Their depth and psychological insight into the negative undercurrents in their immediate environment can act as a catalyst for power struggles. Control issues are at the forefront of the Moon-Pluto mind and a child with this placement may experience the mother as overbearing or feel that she exerts such dominance and will over the child that there is almost no room, if any, left to breathe. Natives with the Moon-Pluto placement need their privacy like oxygen and constant invasion of their personal space can make them feel very suffocated. Moreover, dismissing and neglecting the feelings of a Moon-Pluto child, and lack of proper communication, will create even more unexpressed resentment, which later in life may manifest as psychosomatic illnesses or asthma. As painful feelings of sadness and anger stay locked inside, the throat chakra of the Moon-Pluto can become afflicted with repressed energy. This is especially hard for individuals with an adversely aspected Moon-Pluto or Moon in Scorpio conjunct Pluto in the 1st House.
Adulthood usually brings Moon-Pluto people more freedom to assert themselves and take back control over their own lives. Often the most meaningful experiences are with other like-minded Plutonians who are able to understand their passion and intensity. However, in some cases, childhood wounds may still stay with them throughout most of their lives and get triggered by power plays. Ironically, the more they identify with the role of the family scapegoat, the more difficult it becomes to heal. Attachment to victimization of oneself could inflict more unresolved karmic wounds. The lesson of the Moon-Pluto is to ultimately let go of inner fear and loss of control, and more importantly, to completely remove oneself from toxic people and unhealthy situations.
From a Buddhist perspective, realization of the true nature of reality can bring the Moon-Pluto native closer toward inner joy and fulfillment. These natives will then become quite powerful personas who hold the potential of healing the suffering of the world with their incredible compassion. The gift of this placement lies in non-discrimination as the Moon-Pluto can see and feel the light and the dark in each living being, and understand where they’re coming from.
*Please keep in mind that astrology is not absolute and not every Moon-Pluto child will have to deal with this. The Moon-Pluto placement does not automatically mean doom. One would have to interpret the chart as a whole to get a more accurate picture of an individual’s life and experiences.