When transiting Saturn conjuncts Pluto, expect a transformation (Pluto) of responsibilities (Saturn) to occur. In many ways, this makes sense. This generation is rising, coming up the ranks into adulthood, ready to either usurp or coincide with the Pluto in Libra folks who are now running the show. When transiting Saturn conjuncts a generation’s Pluto while most of them are still in their twenties, this means that it’s a time of consolidation for these people. The changes they’ve been experiencing have been preparation, in one way or another, for the time when they take the reins of society. In short, as difficult as it might have been for these folks, this transit has been empowering them to take charge of their lives and destinies, in ways that are external (standing on your own two feet or coming into your own career-wise) and/or ways that are more internal (taking ownership of thoughts, behavior patterns, responses, etc.). With Saturn in Scorpio, the latter is often more likely.
But, what will the world be like when the Pluto in Scorpio people finally take over?
Now, I’m not one to believe that Pluto influences your individual personality. That is, unless Pluto happens to be in major aspect (conjunct, opposite, square, sextile, trine) to your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Rising or Midheaven. But, we’ll get to that later. Unless that’s the case, then your Pluto placement simply represents your generation and how you behave collectively with them. If you gathered several people from the same Pluto period and placed them in the same room together, a strong yet subliminal “atmosphere” gets established. It doesn’t mean that they’ll all act the same. But, there’s a strangely tangible connection between them all. Is it a wonder why we sometimes clash with those of a different generation? This age/time gap is represented by Pluto’s placement.
For those within Pluto in Scorpio, that collective thread is intense. People within this generation feel strongly connected and bonded to each other, in ways that can not only be passionate but obsessive. Think of the age that this generation has grown up in. Before their time, people only connected via the telephone or in person. Social media like Facebook and Twitter has changed that, becoming a truly obsessive, all-consuming addiction for the users in this generation, allowing them to connect at all times. It has also allowed this group to find out all sorts of personal information about someone else, without them even knowing. However, though the users on these sites might seem like they’re giving away a ton of information, they’re actually controlling it and only giving away what they decide to. Is this all Scorpio or what? Let’s not neglect the fact that snooping around on someone else’s Facebook is actually referred to as “stalking.” The Pluto in Scorpio generation was on the cutting edge of social media because of this, dating all the way back to Myspace, while the older folks merely followed in their lead.
This acute knowledge of all of their peers gives the Pluto in Scorpio crowd a very intimate way of interacting with each other that fits Scorpio’s x-ray vision. They’re used to knowing a lot about someone, sometimes before even meeting them. On the flip side, they’re also used to feeling very exposed. This generation was the first to have to adjust to the idea of “social media exposure” while entering the job market. Now, just the wrong share on Twitter or the wrong picture on Facebook can ruin a big chance for you professionally. Thus, a generational motivation of controlling what people know about you dominates. The private profile was invented for a reason.
In fact, one can argue that being the first generation of the mass-Internet age influences them on just about every level. It also extends to the highly sexualized attitudes of this clan. Pluto in Scorpio folks were the first to go through puberty and adolescence when Internet porn really exploded. They were then free to explore their sexuality without anyone knowing, unlike those previous generations who had to publicly purchase their videos and magazines. They are used to sex being immediately accessible, even when it involves no one else. Being so collectively obsessive, Pluto in Scorpio is naturally obsessed with sex on a level that might be unprecedented.
This is a generation that has been dramatically exposed to just about everything, in ways that took away a certain innocence even when they were still kids. While they were born and Pluto was actually in Scorpio, society started to come to terms with the fact that you can’t sweep things so neatly under the rug anymore. Hence, sex, violence, traumas, abuses, and secrets were all shoved in our faces on our televisions, in our films and newspapers. There was no more hiding. The result is that this is a generation that has a shock-proof attitude to the uglier sides of the world. After all, while they were growing up, the Columbine shootings happened, 9/11 happened, the Iraq War, more school shootings, the shady Bush years, etc. Nothing really surprises them. Not to say that they’re not horrified when national tragedies or scandals happen. It’s just that they have more of an acceptance that this is the way the world is, instead of showing a fearful resistance to it like the other generations.
Inevitably, this is the mindset that will influence how the Pluto in Scorpio generation claims their collective power, once they all start entering their thirties. This is a generation that has seen it all. But, it’s also one that collectively has an awareness of how things can and need to change. They’ve spent their formative years in a relentlessly changing society, where technological innovations, in particular, are never the same as they were a year ago or even several months ago. Expect this generation to enter into their work fields and virtually destroy anything that no longer serves a purpose. Scorpio, after all, is the destroyer. But, often, it’s positive destruction. It’s only our resistance to the destruction that brings us pain (which is something I’m sure the Saturn in Scorpio transit has fully taught this group). Thereby, many of them will help to serve as transformers in their respective fields, annihilating the old ways of doing things and showing the world the value of allowing these things to be reborn.
This will especially be the case for Plutonians of this generation who, like I said, have their Pluto in Scorpio in major aspect to any of their personal planets or the Ascendant or Midheaven. This makes Pluto an inherent part of your temperament. Plutonians usually evolve into symbols of their generation, especially when Pluto is conjunct one of the inner planets. All of the aforementioned themes are things that most Pluto in Scorpio people grapple with and display on a collective level. However, a Plutonian of this generation is going to feel all of these things on a very personal level, as well. You strongly express the inner workings of your generation, which is why you can have such an extraordinary influence over people your age. You bring all of the motivations and yearnings that they are connected to via the collective unconscious right to the surface, particularly since we are dealing with Pluto in Scorpio. This is why non-Plutonians can find themselves so helplessly and immediately drawn to Plutonian people their age. They bring the darkness deep within them out to the light.
All Pluto-types are going to be highly magnetic, intense, powerful people who cut right through the pretense and aim for the truth. But, that goes double for Pluto types of this generation. These individuals have a truly tremendous and formidable power that they are now, while they come into their own, trying to figure out what to do with. Pursuing power in ego-driven ways will only lead to their downfall. If they can channel that power into a cause, a principle, or an outlet that they deem worthy, without getting their ego involved, they will become truly unstoppable leaders, exercising an especially potent influence on those their age. They will spearhead outright revolutions, bringing old, oppressive structures tumbling down and ushering society into a totally new age.