Pluto in Libra: Artistic Generation Deepening Growth in Relationships

Vanessa Castro
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If you have Pluto in Libra in your chart, and you want to know what this means for you, I’ll sum it up in one word: relationships. Let’s explore together the symbols of astrology so you can better understand what I mean!

Pluto was in Libra between 1971 and 1984 roughly. This mysterious, deep-space planet speaks to common experiences within a generation.

Some famous people with Pluto in Libra are: Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Shakira, Eminem, and Prince William.

Pluto in Astrology: The Shadow-Worker

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Pluto represents the underworld. In Greek mythology, it is known as Hades, which is also the name for the realm of the dead. Pluto lives deep underground, where decomposing bodies turn to soil. We wouldn’t go there just for fun. 

Plutonian processes can be frightening because they are about finding deeper truths beyond the surface level of things.

Pluto shows the subconscious material we carry from a long journey of many existences. It’s like our soul’s compost bin.

We can associate it with past lives or inherited karma. It represents deeply rooted behaviors. Pluto points to where and how in our lives are we being profoundly transformed.

As one of the rulers of Scorpio, this is an intense, passionate, and life-altering planet. This powerful psychological giant treads slowly underneath the surface, aiming to transform us by bringing unconscious material out to light.

libra the peace seeker

Libra: The Peace Seeker 

Socially skilled, aesthetically gifted, and justice-oriented Libra is the second air sign of the Zodiac.

For this Venus-ruled sign, relationships are both an asset and a pleasure. Libra seeks harmony in everything, exhaling good manners, excellent taste, and charm all around.

Libra has the ability to agree with many different perspectives. When out of balance, this trait is what can bring Libra to a point of confusion and indecisiveness.

Libra is the 7th sign of the Zodiac, and represents the beginning of the second half of the cycle.

This is the moment of the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, a time when we become aware of the cold months ahead.

That “winter is coming” awareness is key to understanding Libra as the first sign that truly sees value in creating mutually beneficial associations.

Libra says “If we have allies, we have greater chances to survive :)”.

Pluto in Libra: The Mediator Generation

Having Pluto in Libra means your soul’s roots go deeply into cultivating relationships as a way to survive.

There can be a desire to understand relational patterns on a deep level.

In order to do that, a part of you -the Pluto part of you- seeks experiences that enlighten you in this regard, many times by attracting relationships that are not balanced.

Pluto in Libra people have a profound lesson to learn about what balance really is, and why disharmonious relational dynamics continue to be perpetuated.

Pluto in Libra folks can be highly focused on building alliances, finding the “one”, friendships, and learning in general about the art of relating.

They can also be highly skilled strategists when it comes to getting what they want through others.

Being an air sign, Libra lives in the realm of the mind and can be very intelligent, especially with people.

Libra is known for being nice to others, which can stem from genuine kindness, or from a strategic plan to attain a desired result (most likely, a mix of both).

Pluto in Libra: The Romantic Generation

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Pluto in Libra is all about the dynamics of love and relationships. You might think “well, this is an important topic for everyone…” and I’d say yes, you’re right.

It is Libra the one that speaks to this crucial part of the human experience.

Pluto in Libra people would commit to the love of their life forever. Many of them actually try to do this.

But since relationships is the area where they are learning the hardest lessons, they might also have to leave relationships behind, while trying out various family and parenting structures.

The transformation that comes with this placement invites this generation to discover what is out of balance, so they can have better and more meaningful relationships, which is what they truly desire.

This will come to fruition once they know themselves more intimately, and start honoring their needs before other people’s.

Compatibility: Interactions of Pluto in Libra with Other Signs

Pluto in Libra is in general quite happy to interact with anyone. This is the socialité sign of the zodiac, so they will usually try their best to make everyone feel comfortable.

They might have a more natural affinity with air and fire signs and less of a dynamic with water signs. 

Fire signs Sagittarius and Leo will mingle well with Libra’s social energy and may have a blast together.

Libra can be the enabler that makes these fire signs feel great about themselves. Aries is the opposite sign of Libra.

Aries can help Libra come out of their indecisiveness by just being who they are, and thus giving Libra permission to do the same.

Gemini and Libra share a love for conversation, though Gemini might not care as much as Libra does for manners and etiquette.

Aquarius won’t care either.

All 3 air signs share bright and fast mental capacities.

Aquarius and Gemini will enjoy having a Libra to share their latest intel and bounce ideas off of them, while Libra will be non-judgemental and offer a contrary perspective for them to reflect on.

Among earth signs, Libra may have less affinity with Virgo.

Libra compensates Virgo’s strictly analytical and efficiency-based ways with an appreciation for building connections and an eye for aesthetics that Virgo doesn’t necessarily care about.

Earth sign Taurus is also ruled by Venus and can share the love for beautiful art, whereas Capricorn can appreciate Libra’s people skills in order to create and nurture alliances and teams for achieving goals.

Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio may find Libra to be too superficial. This is not necessarily the case, but it is how it looks for them.

Libra might actually be uncomfortable with intense emotionality as this can get the energy in the room off balance.

It is important for Libra to be open to emotions as they are the key to nurturing deeper relationships.

Perhaps the most important thing for Pluto in Libra to keep good relations is to find their truth, and stick to it.

Especially when around fire signs, Libra needs to set strong boundaries so that they are not taken advantage of.

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Pluto in Libra and Career Paths

Pluto in Libra people might prefer career paths that make use of their people skills, and/or their natural artistic taste.

Libra seeks harmony and is aware of this being a mathematical calculation, so they can excel in the arts by intuitively getting what harmony is, plus intellectually understanding how it operates.

Libra is the archetype of relationships between people, political parties, countries, organizations, colors, sounds, shapes, and spaces.

Pluto in Libra people might therefore excel as mediators, relationship counselors, designers, stylists, decorators, chefs, musicians, songwriters, politicians, diplomats, interviewers, team-builders, and human resources managers.

They may have a hard time choosing a path to follow, as Libra is not happy with leaving perfectly valid choices aside.

This comes with the opportunity to try things out and feel into what is more closely aligned with their true passions.

Personal Growth as a Pluto in Libra

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Being a Pluto in Libra shows that your path is largely about discovering what your paradigms are around relationships, and where do these beliefs come from.

The more you shed light on the reasons behind the imbalances that continue to come up in your relationships, the closer you will be to having truly fulfilling partnerships in your life.

Pluto in Libra people can benefit from honoring the symbol of the Scales. This instrument of fair exchange has two plates.

One of them is for you. In order to no longer attract abusive, dominant, or codependent partners, you must know what you need, and then honor those needs by setting firmly strong boundaries around your kind heart.

Having the courage to step fully into yourself will fuel you with vitality. Not all relationships are meant to last a lifetime.

Allow yourself to be self-full, and you’ll gradually set yourself free from toxic ways of relating. Your path will take you to learn to say “no” in the most empowering of ways.


The Pluto in Libra generation is here to alchemize the relationship patterns we share as a collective, by changing the narrative around the agreements we make and expanding them into a more equitable way of associating.

You are bringing in the gift of greater balance to the collective, by transforming through a death-rebirth process everything you thought you knew about relationships. Your inner work is impacting humanity as a whole!

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Vanessa learned about astrology at an early age. Growing up she also explored music in different ways. When the time came to pick a career after school, she decided to dive deep into her natal chart in search for a guiding light. Ever since for the past 18 years Vanessa has been studying astrology. Unsure of what professional path to follow, she went to 3 different careers and universities between 2005 and 2018. Choosing a career path felt like a tremendous challenge, until she thought of dedicating to being a professional astrologer.Learn more about her