When I freed myself from the comfort of religion, it was not a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of myself.

Brad Pitt – Pluto in the 9th House

Have you ever wondered why you are reluctant to believe in something? Or why do you have a hard time exploring different belief systems? This is what happens when Pluto is in the 9th House.

Understanding Pluto

Where Pluto is located, we will experience a process of transformation as involuntary as the one that occurs to the caterpillar during its transmutation into a butterfly. Pluto’s position in the birth chart indicates the personal evolutionary path that we all go through. Although many times we are not aware of it, this process has been activated since the first day of our birth. Many times the energy of Pluto can be found in the control we exercise over certain aspects of our behavior. It is not that Pluto means control… Rather it is our fear of allowing Plutonian energy to flow that triggers the desire to control it.

Pluto simply awakens ancestral and even soul memories from remote pasts that are stored in our physical and cosmic DNA. These memories condition the present life and need to be released in order to recover other hidden treasures that we have inherited from our ancestors.

In order to flow together with Pluto, we need to dare to feel the impulses of the unconscious and give them consciousness. This is not easy because it is not something that we are taught in school. In fact, many of the drives that come from our instinctive self become compulsions because, for cultural and other reasons, we try to keep them hidden, even from ourselves.

The secret with Pluto is not to act on what awakens, but to feel it, to observe it. Pluto brings to the surface energies that have been stored for generations and are now ready to be transformed. However, they remain “unknown” to us, and in many cases, they terrify us. Therefore, in general, we repress them for a long time until they break through, generating some kind of crisis.

Pluto is a very slow planet. It takes 248 years to go around the zodiac and stays in each sign between 12 and 31 years. Although the transformation process is individual, the way we go through it is shared by a large number of people. Basically, we are not alone when facing the force of the subconscious. The individuals of the same Plutonian generation develop something in common, which allows the evolutionary process to be lived together while each one has the experience from their unique perspective.

The astrological house where Pluto is located shows us the particular area of existence where we experience transformation. The sign shows us how we approach it.

The difference between the natal position and the transit of Pluto through the houses is that the natal position indicates the area of life where our evolution will focus, while the transit of Pluto activates temporary processes that assist our evolutionary path.


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Pluto in the 9th House Natal or Transiting

Once we go through the metamorphosis of the 8th House, we arrive at the 9th House, where we look for the meaning of our own existence. In the 9th House, we expand our horizons. We move away from the familiar and enter the unknown. Traditionally the 9th House refers to long journeys. And in itself, when we live experiences outside of everyday life, we begin a journey that makes us change the way we see the world. For this reason, the 9th House represents the way in which we are forming our philosophy of life, our personal beliefs born of experimentation beyond what we learned in school, and our encounter with the exotic – at least from our point of view.

When Pluto is in the 9th House, the transformation process occurs in our belief system. A powerful interest in the search for Truth is awakened in us. The Plutonian process brings to light moral principles that need to be revisited in an exploratory way. Will Pluto in the 9th House be able to do this? Or will we be afraid that our way of thinking will be controlled by the beliefs of others?

“We are not old men. We are not worried about petty morals.” Keith Richards – Pluto in the 9th House

The presence of Pluto in the 9th House indicates that our survival instinct is awakened when we find ourselves unable to explore a philosophy of life different from the one established within our environment. If we feel “possessed” by these beliefs, we will avoid any kind of exploration of them. To deal with this pressure, we scrapped them entirely. We can even come to the conclusion that nothing makes sense.

Perhaps that is precisely the key moment for Pluto in the 9th House. Abandoning ourselves to absolute disbelief can, paradoxically, connect us with an inner truth that we haven’t been able to hear until now.

In the 9th House, Pluto creates existential crises. This is the position of the traveler who discovers the secrets of life through experiences in distant lands. Pluto’s secret in this position is to allow transformation to occur without resisting the possibility of discovering that the Truth has many facets and that we may never find it. Perhaps we can discover that the limits that have imprisoned us before came from our own consciousness, from ancestral and even cosmic memories. That we are a species in constant evolution and that through the exploration of new territories we see that finally, everything has a meaning.

Possibly one of the greatest gifts of this position is understanding that the mystery of Life will remain a mystery. Daring to ask ourselves “why” opens the doors to new dimensions of our own evolutionary path, although not necessarily of others. Letting die that part of us that seeks the absolute Truth allows us to travel towards circular paths, which intertwine and overlap, and within that tangled complexity, we find a coherence that leaves us stunned.

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