Depth Astrology: A Handbook
by
Gargatholil

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   PLUTO and PART OF FORTUNE CONTACTS

Contacts between Pluto and the Part of Fortune can be very challenging.  However, depending the contact, they may be seen as laden with significant positive potential.  Generally, a Pluto-Part of Fortune contact will signify that your road to good fortune is fraught with crisis or even subject to destruction.  However, if the Plutonian function is channeled toward power and sexuality, then your fortune is likely to be tied in some ways to these forces.  At its most positive, you will find your good fortune through self-transformation, though such transformations are generally brought about by difficult crises.





















 

PLUTO


   CONJUNCT        SEXTILE          SQUARE

    TRINE             QUINCUNX        OPPOSED


 

    PART OF FORTUNE

   Go to Aspects of Part of Fortune



































Pluto conjunct Part of            Your Good Fortune is Closely Identified With Transformation

Fortune                                through Crisis

            Pluto conjunct the Part of Fortune suggests a relationship between your good fortune and the Plutonian functionís capacity to thoroughly transform you.  Generally, you will reap the greatest benefit when you are responsive to the transformative energy represented by Pluto.  Crises brought on by activation of the Plutonian function should, in the long run, be quite beneficial.  Since Neptune is also likely to be in favorable aspect to your Part of Fortune, these opportunities may often be spiritual in nature.  However, if the conjunction is stressed, or if you fail to actualize the transformative energies symbolized by Pluto, you may try to use the more negative qualities associated with Pluto to grasp what, on the surface, seems to be desirable. 

The Pluto-Part of Fortune conjunction also suggests that good fortune may bring on a period of crisis and transformation in your life.  However, such a crisis is likely to be self-induced and ultimately a growth experience.  If you are not responding to Pluto's higher vibrations, you may associate your good fortune with power or sexuality and be drawn to pursue these ends.  In a worldly sense, you may indeed experience some material benefit by manifesting Pluto's energy at this level, but there may be a spiritual cost.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Pluto conjunct the Part of Fortune when you realize that your good fortune lies with your capacity to engage in profound inner transformation. Perhaps, as with the Buddha, your search for your inner core is provoked by a realization of the shallowness and transience of mundane fortune.  Regardless, you experience the process of constant soul searching, purification and transformation as a fortunate one. 

Indeed, such inner transformation is the highest good fortune that you can experience and leads you to your own Radiant Origin.  You realize that at your own inner core is a Treasure beyond understanding and you seek to come ever closer to this Divine Energy.  As your inner good fortune is actualized more and more, you undertake still deeper levels of transformation in order to come closer to that great Attractive Force that you have found within yourself.  Finally, the transformation is complete and you become One with that Force Itself.

Insecurity

If Pluto is manifested for you merely as a drive for power and sexual experience, you will think that your good fortune has arrived when power and sexual experience are easily realized.  If you are deprived of power and sexual conquest or if you fail to achieve these goals, you will consider yourself to be unfortunate.  In order to advance your desires for success at the ego-level, you will not hesitate to seek power and sexual fulfillment through manipulation, expropriation and intimidation.  Fearing ever that your desires will not be satisfied, you can sink to the level of a brute beast in order to experience your own "good fortune."

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Pluto sextile Part of                Transformation through Crisis Brings You Opportunities for

   Fortune                                Good Fortune (and vice versa)

            For those responsive to it, Pluto sextile the Part of Fortune suggests that a link between your opportunities for good fortune and the capacity of the Plutonian function to thoroughly transform you.  Those crises brought on by the activation of the Plutonian function may open up unexpected opportunities for you.  Since Neptune is likely to favorably aspect the Part of Fortune, these opportunities may often be spiritual in nature. 

The sextile also suggests that experiencing good fortune may provide you with opportunities for you to engage in beneficial transformation.  If you actualize the energy symbolized by Pluto at the level of sex and power, the sextile suggests that, through your good fortune, you may have opportunities to enhance your power and sexual experiences, or that the accumulation of power or the exercise of sexual stratagems may provide you with opportunities to actualize your good fortune.

If either Pluto or the Part of Fortune has a difficult aspect from another planet, the sextile suggests that you have opportunities to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Searching for insight, practicing truthfulness and integrity, becoming empowered or projecting your magnetism and charisma may provide you with opportunities to relieve stress caused by bad luck or disappointment in life (when the difficult aspect is to the Part of Fortune).  Often, when the difficult aspect is to Pluto, recognizing and appreciating the good fortune that you have or striving for or adjusting your concept of good fortune can ease an oppressive or intense and stressful situation.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Pluto sextile the Part of Fortune when you realize that your good fortune lies with your capacity to engage in profound inner transformation.  The Pluto-Part of Fortune sextile suggests that you will be presented with opportunities in life to actualize such transformations.  You take it as your great good fortune that you are able to experience a process of constant soul searching, purification and transformation. This process leads you within to your Real fortune, which is your Origin to which you can return. You are ever grateful for this opportunity that has been provided to you to realize true good fortune.

Insecurity:

If you are inwardly insecure, you will ignore the transformative dimensions symbolized by Pluto and, instead, you will focus on its manifestations as power and sexual experience.  You will seek for and will be given opportunities to enjoy yourself through power and sexuality and to consider yourself fortunate.  In the course of pursuing your "good fortune", however, you may also seek opportunities to advance yourself through manipulation, expropriation and intimidation.  You will generally be successful in reaping the reward you desire, but you will pay a spiritual price.

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Pluto square Part of                            Your Good Fortune is Challenged by Transformation

   Fortune                                                through Crisis

            Pluto square the Part of Fortune is frequently experienced as a difficult aspect.  You often feel that whatever good fortune you may experience or may potentially experience is in danger of being destroyed.  The crises that erupt and threaten to overwhelm your experience of good fortune may be chronic, but they are generally periodic.  These periodic crises may be severe, however, so that you feel that whatever good fortune you had experienced heretofore has been stripped away.

Sometimes such crises are associated with death.  They can also be associated with mental or emotional breakdown.  Particularly after you have experienced such a severe happiness-threatening crisis, you may feel that there is a "sword of Damocles" hanging over you even when you are experiencing a state of good fortune.  You know that a destructive crisis is potentially around the corner and, therefore, you can never fully enjoy your good fortune. 

You may also be obsessed with the idea that power and/or sexuality are necessary for or equivalent to good fortune.  Having this idea in your mind, you may feel distressed at your lack of power or your lack of opportunity for sexual experience.  You also may feel that your experience of good fortune is severely challenged by crises that are beyond your control. 

In reality, what is being challenged is your perception of good fortune.  The crises and losses that you experience are your subconscious's means to wake you up to the fact that you need to transform your ideas about what constitutes good fortune.  Lacking such a transformation, you may become depressed or resentful at your lack of good fortune.

Meeting the Challenge and Transcendent Potential

While compartmentalization is one alternative to reduce the stress associated with Pluto square the Part of Fortune, transforming your concept of good fortune to the extent that you rise above the conflict associated with the Pluto square is the ultimate and permanent solution.  It may help you to think of those parts of your life in which you have been fortunate and to be grateful for those.  When crises erupt, you may try to deal with the crisis, but keep a positive attitude so that the crisis does not spill over to ruin your enjoyment of other parts of your life. 

However, if you respond to what your subconscious is trying to signal to you, you will realize that there must be something wrong with your concept of good fortune.  Upon introspective examination, you conclude that the suffering you have been experiencing is the result of your attachment to materialistic and ego-based ideas about what constitutes good fortune.  What you have been experiencing as loss, because you are attached to a particular state that you envision as enjoyable and fortunate, is actually an opportunity to grow beyond the level of consciousness that is attached to that particular state. 

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Pluto square the Part of Fortune when you realize that you no longer need that state to support your inner or spiritual development and that your attachment to materialistic good fortune is holding you back from further growth and development.  The crisis that you experience is a signal for you to let go of that particular attachment, or to that level of attachment.  Once this occurs, you see that the crisis you are experiencing is actually your good fortune, since it helps you to grow toward greater perfection and, thus, leads you closer to your Source.  To realize your own Origin and to develop love and attachment for It is the height of good fortune.  Once you perceive this, you welcome such crises into your life as cleansing and purifying agents.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, you will remain attached to what, from your ego's perspective, is "good fortune"--the enjoyment of material objects, particularly through power and sensuality.  Unfortunately, you are not allowed by the events of your life to obtain or enjoy such good fortune.  At best, you can do so only sporadically.  Therefore, you become intensely unhappy at your fate, to the point of becoming depressed. 

Death, destruction, powerlessness and obsessive crises fall particularly hard on you and keep you from enjoying life.  In your feelings of resentment and frustration, you are likely to become angry and/or to seek to obtain your good fortune through foul and ruthless means.  You may feel that in order to insure your good fortune you must be "in control" of every part of your life.  This includes control over others and you are apt to manipulate and intimidate your way into getting what you want--obtaining your good fortune.  Frequently, this includes sexual manipulation and control.  Ultimately, however, no matter how "fortunate" you have been, death, destruction and powerlessness are waiting for you in the end and at the time of your death, you will deprived of your "good fortune" also.

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Pluto trine Part of                   Transformation through Crisis is in Harmony with Your

   Fortune                                Good Fortune

            Pluto trine the Part of Fortune suggests that your attunement to transformation can result in good fortune for you.  You may see it as fortunate when you find that your circumstances are undergoing transformation, even through crisis.  Also, there may be synchronistic coincidences between such crises (even death) and your experience of good fortune.  Since Neptune is likely to favorably aspect the Part of Fortune, your experience of good fortune may often be spiritual in nature.  However, if you actualize the energy symbolized by Pluto at the level of sex and power, the trine suggests that you are likely to experience good fortune through these media and at that level. 

Intuition, gut feelings and keen insights may also become vehicles for you to obtain and experience good fortune.  Crises may transform your perception of the world and may shine the light of truth on your perceptions of good fortune. Thus, you are apt to have a positive attitude, particularly in the face of adversity, loss through destruction or death.  Your ability to see the silver lining in otherwise traumatic events may even extend to you being able to see that such circumstances actually are for your benefit.

If either Pluto or the Part of Fortune has a difficult aspect from another planet, the trine suggests a way for you to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Searching for insight, practicing truthfulness and integrity, becoming empowered or projecting your magnetism and charisma can ease any stress caused by bad luck or disappointment in life (when the difficult aspect is to the Part of Fortune).    Often, when the difficult aspect is to Pluto, recognizing and appreciating the good fortune that you have or striving for or adjusting your concept of good fortune can return you to a healthy state and balance out an oppressive or intense and stressful situation.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Pluto trine the Part of Fortune when you realize that your good fortune lies with your affinity for profound inner transformation.  You take it as your great good fortune that you are attuned to a process of constant soul searching, purification and transformation.  This process leads you within to your Real fortune, which is your Origin and to which you return.  You are ever grateful for this, you real good fortune.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, you will ignore the transformative dimensions symbolized by Pluto and, instead, you will be attuned to its manifestations in the form of power and sexual experience.  You see it as natural to enjoy yourself through sex and power and you consider yourself fortunate when you are the beneficiary of power or sexual attention.  In pursuing and enjoying your "good fortune", however, you are not above advancing yourself through manipulation, expropriation and intimidation.  You will generally be successful in reaping your desired reward, but at a spiritual cost.

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Pluto quincunx Part                Your Good Fortune Exists in a Critical Relationship With

of Fortune                            Transformation through Crisis

The Pluto-Part of Fortune quincunx suggests that you lack the natural ability to integrate things at an essential level with your awareness or experience of good fortune. This may manifest in you not being able to handle crisis or to let go of attachments in order to obtain or enjoy your good fortune.  You may also have difficulty accepting power and sexuality as manifestations of good fortune or, in certain cases, as being precursors of good fortune.  Nor are you likely to naturally conceive that your good fortune is to be found within yourself or by seeking those qualities or levels of consciousness that are essential and at the source of things. 

This is not to say that you may not possess insight, value integrity or undergo transformative crisis.  Nor is it to say that you may not have a strong drive for power or sexual energy.  Furthermore, you may enjoy and experience a sense of well-being and good fortune, particularly in that area of life indicated by the Part of Fortune's house placement. However, these two functions or areas of the psyche do not easily interact, so that you are not likely to conceive that those Plutonian experiences or traits that occur in your life are compatible with your enjoyment of good fortune. 

Often it is the case that in your early years you were given the message that power and sexuality, or a search for truth and that which is real, do not result in good fortune. Consequently, you may have been conditioned to expect that your good fortune lies in what is superficial and "safe."  You, therefore, are likely to shy away from anything that seems dangerous and from circumstance or ideas that could destroy your preconceptions about the world and your enjoyment of its "good fortune."  Whatever conditioning you have received, you respect those taboos so that you can continue your "good fortune." 

You have had to learn--if you have learned--through the experience of personal crisis and hard lessons, to work through and transcend crises and difficult circumstances in order to find your good fortune.  The end result may be that you have a greater ability than most people to enjoy good fortune under any circumstances, transcend your experiences of "bad luck" and see in them not only their ultimate good, but also opportunities for transformation and deepening self-awareness.  You may realize that real good fortune is to recognize your capacity to become liberated from your attachments and realize Truth and Meaning within yourself. 

The crises and lessons that you experience are often meant to either purify or transform what has outlived its usefulness and become detrimental to your further development, on the one hand, and your insight into your good fortune, on the other hand.  Such crises may be caused by you having to face some trauma or loss and having to reconcile this with your concept of good fortune.  You may have to realize that good fortune is not as simple and sanguine as you had formerly thought.  A crisis may also occur when you are forced to confront your inappropriate use of power or sexuality and the effect this has had or will have on your fortune.  Or, you may have to transcend your own ego by voluntarily letting go of some negative attachment, thus opening yourself up to a positive growth experience. 

Generally, there will be a sense of urgency or a time element in your need to recognize the necessity to rectify a behavior or attitude relating to power or sexuality, to recognize and accept some subconscious message or to look within for necessary insight and guidance before you can realize your good fortune.  Frequently, this takes an act of courage to accomplish--the courage sacrifice the blind and ego-bound self in the midst of intense pressure.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Pluto quincunx the Part of Fortune when you realize that the key to resolving the crisis that faces you is to transform not only yourself, but more specifically your negative or ego-bound concept of good fortune.  In actuality, the transformation of your concept of what constitutes good fortune must occur simultaneously with the transformation of your concept of self.  For, in order to understand that real good fortune lies in your ability to delve deep within yourself in search of Truth, you must first realize that you are, in essence, a spiritual being whose origin lies in Truth and Absolute Love. 

Once you achieve this realization, the way is open, for you now see clearly what is of real value and benefit in this life, whereas before your concept of good fortune was warped by your attachment to power, possession and sexuality.  You now know and feel that your real good fortune is to merge into that Source of All Love and Being which is none other that your own Origin.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, you will ignore the cosmic lessons symbolized by the quincunx, preferring to cling to your own attachments to power and sexuality and to continue to experience what you conceive to be "good fortune." You see no need to transform yourself, to give up obsessive and destructive habits or to look penetratingly within to discover the treasure that lies there.  You have no doubts that what you have been conditioned to pursue as good and fortunate is indeed so and that any means to attain your fortune are justified.  You fail to perceive that there are consequences that must be suffered if you are ruthless, insensitive, power hungry or sexually abusive. You therefore fails to see where your real good fortune lies and fails to grasp the moment in which the self can be transformed, thus allowing you to obtain that good fortune which is Real.  Being unwilling to change, you are doomed to repeat the pattern of crisis over and over and to continue to fail to realize your own good fortune.

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Pluto opposed Part of             Transformation through Crisis and Your Good Fortune are at

   Fortune                                Polar Extremes

            Pluto opposed the Part of Fortune can be a difficult and traumatic aspect, but also one signifying opportunities for personal growth and maturity.  With Pluto opposing your Part of Fortune, you will generally perceive that those experiences and qualities associated with Pluto--power, sexuality, uncompromising truth, death, destruction, crisis and transformation--are inimical to your good fortune.  You cannot reconcile the two apparent opposites.  Your conflict may be inner or external and can take a variety of forms. 

Inwardly, you may be strongly attracted to Plutonian experiences, whether these be power and sexuality, a fascination with death or with the occult, dangerous situations, the emotional or psychological exploration of your subconscious, the battle for personal integrity or a longing for deep transformation and union with your Source.  Although you are pulled in this direction, you feel that if you allow yourself to succumb to this pull, you will have to sacrifice your enjoyment and good fortune.  You may even believe that, if you indulge in the Plutonian side of your nature, something bad will happen.  Sometimes, this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

You may resist, then succumb, then, subconsciously, seek to punish yourself for falling into temptation.  If you successfully resist the pull of your subconscious, dark side, animal nature, etc., the tension and regret caused by your inner conflict is likely to create emotional and psychological unhappiness for you.  Thus, while you may preserve what others may see as your good fortune, you cannot enjoy it. 

Externally, the Pluto-Part of Fortune opposition may manifest when people or situations that represent the Plutonian archetype block the way to your good fortune.  You may be confronted by someone more powerful who prevents your good fortune.  There may be some taboo that stands in the way of your achieving or enjoying good fortune.  You may be unable to escape some truth that ruins your enjoyment of good fortune.  Death may cause you to grieve excessively, causing you to consider yourself ill-fortuned. 

Whatever is standing in the way of your good fortune, whether it is outer or inner in nature, you seem constantly confronted by it and cannot escape its consequences.  You are likely to consider those consequences to be painful and unwelcome.  Rather than deal with the Plutonian obstacle, you may seek to escape the pain, conflict and tension by erecting some defense mechanism. 

If you are to overcome your unhappiness, you must learn to accept, balance and transform both your concept of good fortune and your Plutonian nature.  Particularly, you must recognize that good fortune does not come unalloyed and that you must accept your share of hardship and suffering. Death, crisis and suffering do not mean that you have no good fortune to experience, and some good fortune can be found even in the most painful experiences.

Transcendent Potential

You can realize the transcendent potential of Pluto opposed the Part of Fortune when you learn that the key to resolving your conflict is to realize that there is no conflict.  Though seeming opposites at one level, seen from the perspective of a higher consciousness the two are one.  You must discovered that your good fortune does not lie where you think it lies, but in the very thing that was apparently blocking your good fortune.  Thus, you let go of your old outmoded concepts of what constitutes good fortune and you look within yourself to find the truth. 

"Everyone has rubies and diamonds in your bundle," says Bikha, and you now must learned how to untie the knot.  Looking within, you find out that whether you have power or not, whether or not you are oppressed by the world, you have within you that Real Power that rules universes.  Once you gain access to that Power, you consume yourself in it and you are totally transformed.  You abandon mere sexuality and you learn the Dance of Love.  You immerse yourself in unalloyed Truth and you merge back into your own Origin.  This is the very height of good fortune.  Even death becomes your dear friend.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, you will assuage your pain and stress through some psychological defense mechanism, generally confrontation, suppression or projection.  In a confrontational mode, you identify what/whom is blocking your good fortune as your enemy and you determine to overcome and defeat that enemy.  You wrap yourself in the armor of righteousness and you battle the world to earn your fortune.  If you suffer defeats and injuries, this stiffens your resolve.  You are in danger, however, of becoming what you fight.  If you become ruthless and power hungry in your fight to win your good fortune, you will lose your integrity and lose what real good fortune may have been yours, trading it for what is false. 

If you use suppression as a defense mechanism, it is most likely that you will  suppress the Plutonian/subconscious element in your psyche.  You will enjoy your good fortune by remaining blind to the realities of death, dysfunction and power relationships.  These subjects, as well as the whole area of sexuality, become taboo in defense of your naive enjoyment of what you see as good fortune--a pleasant, uneventful and superficial existence.  When your subconscious thrusts these experiences on you through crisis, you will deny that the crisis exists for as long as possible, dismiss it if you can or, if you must unavoidably face reality, breakdown into total collapse, irrationality, despair or grieving. 

If is rarer for you to identify with your Plutonian nature and deny your good fortune.  If you do this, you will appear misanthropic, obsessed with death and your dark side, hostile and negative.  You see no good in the world and you dwell in a warped world of paranoia, depression and/or obsession with evil. 

If you employ projection as a defense mechanism, you will be attracted to a partner or an institution that exemplifies that part of yourself which you have suppressed.  Again, most people will project their Plutonian dark side onto another.  That person then carries the burden of your own suppressed drives for power and sexuality.  Your partner may be someone who is magnetic and charismatic.  He/she is someone through whom you can vicariously play out your fantasies. 

You may also project onto your partner your own suppressed anxieties, fears, obsessions and/or ruthlessness. You may even demonize your partner, but you remain attached to him/her. Your partner becomes someone that you can blame for your own lack of good fortune, or someone you can pity so that you can feel fortunate by way of comparison. 

If you are dominated and obsessed by your own subconscious drives and feel that you lack good fortune, you may be attracted to someone who appears to be fortunate, vicariously enjoying your partner's good fortune while continuing to see yourself as a victim and feeling sorry for yourself in comparison with your partner.  If you project your Plutonian side onto an institution, you are likely to feel dominated and oppressed by that institution (government, corporation or military/police) and to feel that the institution is the cause of all your ill fortune.  Whatever the defense mechanism, you are clinging to old, negative and outmoded concepts and attachments and not facing those realities that could destroy your ego-based concept of good fortune or force you to give up your attachments.
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