I’m never satisfied with what I do. I always think I can do it a lot better.

Michael Jackson – Pluto in the 5th House

Are you obsessed with efficiency? Do you feel that you somatize your emotions through the body? Do you pay too much attention to imperfections? These are some of the characteristics of Pluto in the 6th House.

Understanding Pluto

“I am Pluto, the planet of deep transformation and hidden power. In the 6th House, my influence is focused on work, health, and daily routine. I challenge you to thoroughly explore your work and health patterns and to confront the shadows in your daily routine. My presence here may indicate significant transformations in your work life and your approach to well-being. Through me, you will learn to use self-transformation to enhance your health and efficiency at work. I also urge you to confront your fears related to responsibility and self-criticism. Ultimately, you will find that power resides in self-assertion and in creating a meaningful daily life.”

Pluto is the planet of transformation. Wherever we find it in the birth chart, it begins a mutation process that aims to clean from within what we need to let go of. And so, our potential can flourish. It’s like cleaning out a basement that hasn’t been opened for decades…or centuries. No one likes to open that door and walk down… however, once we do, we not only remove the clutter and grime, but we also discover treasures we never knew we had. When we go down to that basement we are faced with a past that has been forgotten within the subconscious.

The presence of Pluto in an astrological house indicates that, in that area of life, we will see the contents of the basement of our soul. Wherever Pluto is, we will go through experiences that will bring to light behaviors that arise from ancestral memories stored within our DNA and soul memories. In our incarnation, they can arise as fears, repressions, negative attitudes, and/or the feeling that we are controlled by circumstances that do not allow us to develop personal power in the area of life where Pluto is located.

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Pluto is the door to a very different past, where life circumstances have been tougher, and rougher. At the same time, accessing these memories connects us with the resilience of our ancestors and the Soul. And consequently, with great personal power.

When Pluto is in the 6th House

The 6th House is the house that represents the practical world. Here we see how we refine our skills and abilities in such a way that they can be useful to others. Here we ask ourselves… “what am I good for”, and “what is my function”. Then we begin our improvement, something that requires routine, perseverance, and adaptation. By analogy, in this house, we see the way we care for our bodies, how we organize our daily lives, and how we improve our reality. Consequently, the 6th House encompasses daily chores, health, work, relationships with bosses and subordinates and with those who provide services, as well as the services we offer to others.

When Pluto is in this house, it indicates that we have come to transform our approach when it comes to service, caring for our body, the way we polish our skills, and how we approach work.

We may feel that we do not possess sufficient qualities to serve society. We feel trapped in situations that confirm this suspicion. We are forced to look for jobs where we perform tasks that we do not like.

This Pluto position makes us face these types of situations over and over again until we finally manage to listen to ourselves and dedicate ourselves to developing the skills that really interest us.

Pluto always points to something that is difficult … there is a good reason why it is considered the planet that indicates our evolutionary path! In order to transmute what Pluto brings to the surface, we need to face the fear of letting the past go.

The feeling of being a slave to circumstances can come from external pressures. In any case, any pressure from the outside can only influence us if what it awakens already exists within us.

Pluto shows us the behaviors that we have inherited from our ancestors and that have been transmitted through DNA. Then, they manifest as “instinctive” behaviors that act from our unconscious. With Pluto in the 6th House, we may be moved to develop capacities that we know are useful to society but that, however, does not make us happy.

In our unconscious, there can be ancestral and even soul memories of slavery. In this incarnation, strong power dynamics can occur in work environments. These will continue to occur until we can feel what our true motivations are regarding the “service” we give to others.

Pluto in this position also asks us to pay more attention to the way we take care of our bodies. It can arouse compulsive behaviors that indicate repressed emotional problems. For example, if we do not want to go to work because we are not satisfied with what we do, we can create a disease that forces us to stay in bed. It is important to treat ourselves holistically as Plutonian problems often arise from unconscious desires that we are not listening to.

It is important to observe the astrological house where Scorpio is since the activities, situations, or individuals related to that area of life have a lot to do with our attitude towards health and/or with work dynamics.

Seeking perfection is not the same as achieving efficiency. When we have Pluto in the 6th house, we have great potential to improve work methods and create efficient routines that improve our quality of life and that of others. Our dedication and concentration can turn stones into diamonds. We have a great capacity to understand why things do not work as they should and to reorganize them in more efficient ways.

And especially, Pluto in the 6th House asks us to polish our own qualities, those that we would really like to develop. It is possible that we do not clearly know what they are, and that is why Pluto will bring experiences – often in the form of crises – to help us find them.

When Pluto is in the 6th House by transit, its power is similar to that of the natal position, however, it shows us personal habits that we must also abandon in order to continue with the transmutation of what the natal astrological house where it is located represents.

Ask to yourself:

  • What is it that does not allow me to polish my innate abilities?
  • Why do I feel compelled or obligated to work on things I don’t want?
  • What are the fears that lead me to control my body obsessively?

As I have said before, Pluto brings to the surface the ancestral memories of our DNA: slavery, servitude, and all kinds of situations where we have been in inferior conditions in a forced way in pursuit of our survival. Most of us have ancestors who have been in this situation no matter what culture we come from. We are talking about 100, 500, or 10,000 years ago… and our DNA stores these memories. Delving into these matters can give us the liberation we seek and a new perspective on what it’s like to be skilled at something we are good at and use it to improve our standard of living and the standard of living of others.

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