Pluto is the planet that can push us to extremes. Therefore, the house placement of Pluto in your birth chart shows where you have the potential to go to those extremes. In doing so, you might go right over the edge. Like with the other two outer planets, Uranus and Neptune, and even, to a great extent, with the semi-outer planets, Jupiter and Saturn, the house placement becomes more personally felt than the sign (unless there are conjunctions from that planet to the personal planets in the chart). This is especially the case with Pluto, which spends about a decade transiting each sign. While the sign itself affects your generation and how you all will go about finding your power and tapping into your inner resources, the house placement indicates the individual way you do this.
As a result, we can become obsessive and intense in our Pluto house. We all have the potential to become obsessed over someone or something. It’s to a degree that can overpower us and bring out a passion, force, or darkness that we might not have known was there. So, the house in your birth chart where Pluto resides is also the place where plenty of pain and destruction can take place. But, in the midst of this destruction, there is the opportunity to be reborn, rising from the ashes of the past. While it is important for us to exercise more balance in our Pluto house so we don’t have to go through such a dramatic and painful cycle, it is probably a rite of passage for everyone to be “destroyed” in this area of life at least once. In doing so, you come out on the other side and develop an understanding of how to not go off of the deep end again.
Pluto in the 1st House
Obsessive behavior. You have a noticeably intense attitude and it influences virtually everything that you do in life. Your remarkable air of power may make you seem indestructible but this is because no one is as much of a threat to you than you are. When you get totally consumed in toxic, controlling, obsessive, or manipulative behaviors, you will end up metaphorically killing yourself. The good thing is how awesomely you can transform yourself, playing the role of a true survivor.
Pluto in the 2nd House
Obsessive values. Whatever you like, you like it wholeheartedly. Such extreme pleasures can make you incredibly self-indulgent. But, this can lead you to develop a deeply compulsive attitude toward money and material things that causes these possessions to be ripped away from you. Eventually, your self-esteem will become broken down to the point of forcing you to love yourself via an inner power and depth. Your psychological resources will then strengthen your material resources.
Pluto in the 3rd House
Obsessive communication. Your thought processes can be an endless loop that you find difficult to shut off. Your mindset can be paranoid or suspicious, making you very curious about what people are hiding from you. This can poison the line of communication between you and others, due to a sense of mistrust. But, you also have the power to use your insightfulness in order to communicate better with others. You’re a deep thinker and your words and ideas can profoundly impact people.
Pluto in the 4th House
Obsessive foundation. At the end of the day, you are a complicated, deep, powerful, and mysterious person. You feel most at home with yourself by being able to be truly introspective and profound, within the realm of your private life. But, you may also be far too preoccupied with keeping your personal life personal. This can prevent you from letting people in, even loved ones, destroying your support system. It’s important to disengage from battles for power or control in private.
Pluto in the 5th House
Obsessive self-awareness. When expressing yourself from the heart, you are passionate, intense, and enriching toward others. This also gives you powerful creative talents and an ability to go all-in regarding romance. But, you may see yourself as so empowered that you express yourself as a control freak. You may also feel like such a passionate person that you make the act of giving love all-consuming, which can cause you to suffocate, drain, or exhaust people in matters of the heart.
Pluto in the 6th House
Obsessive productivity. You are capable of remaining efficient and industrious when you obsessively channel all of your energy into your tasks. Therefore, you can get a tremendous amount done, developing a truly powerful work ethic. But, you might also absolutely work yourself into the ground. You can become too focused on controlling everything that happens in your daily life, creating intense stress that destroys your health. So, work hard while also knowing how to turn it on and off.
Pluto in the 7th House
Obsessive companionship. You expect for your close relationships to be intense and wholehearted. As a result, you are really drawn to powerful, passionate, mysterious people, in romance and friendship. But, you are also a powerful, passionate, mysterious romantic partner and friend. If turbulent, traumatic, or controlling, such relationships can virtually ruin either person’s life. But, you can also cultivate positively life-changing relationships that are truly enriching and empowering.
Pluto in the 8th House
Obsessive intimacy. When sharing the hidden or darker parts of yourself, you can go to extremes and suck the other person and/or yourself down a terrifying rabbit hole. You might experience a lot of ongoing emotional, psychological pain that secretly wreaks havoc on your soul. But, this is only so you can empower yourself by working through these emotional issues. Facing and conquering your demons allows you to be emotionally and sexually intimate with another in a rich, moving way.
Pluto in the 9th House
Obsessive morals. Your sense of right and wrong can be extreme, which can make you a real fanatic. You are easily guided down a destructive path or create a lot of destruction along the way, due to this feeling of being in control by doing the right thing. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions! This powerful sense of morality can be used in order to transform others’ lives, inspiring them with an intense passion that makes them (and you) feel like anything is possible.
Pluto in the 10th House
Obsessive goals. You can be consumed with ambition, wanting to do something important with your life and be somebody powerful in society. Yet, going to extremes to achieve your life goals and/or assume a status of power will lead to disaster and on a very public scale. You should, instead, be obsessed with your actual passion itself, not the result, transforming it a true calling. This public display of depth and power will give you the reputation for being formidable and mysterious.
Pluto in the 11th House
Obsessive ideals. You can be a downright radical because you have such an extreme desire to bring about change on a wide scale. You may be so obsessed with your particular cause or with being a misunderstood outsider that you can destroy anything or anyone that goes against your ideals, making you a social danger or threat. Eventually, you will use this sense of rebellion in an empowering way, allowing you to wield a transformative impact on your peers and associates.
Pluto in the 12th House
Obsessive spirituality. When living unconsciously, you may delude yourself into feeling powerless in ways that only cause you to obsessively seek power, on an unconscious level, creating a ton of negative karma. The only way out of this cycle is developing a forgiving, loving connection to your inner sense of power, seeing it as part of your humanity to selflessly give to others. But, you also must recharge your own batteries by tapping into your depths through art, spirituality, and solitude.