Pluto in Scorpio: The Power of Witches and Wizards

Vanessa Castro
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Are you a part of the Pluto in Scorpio generation? So am I, and it has been the most fascinating part of my astrological journey.

Here I share with you what I have learned about the most enigmatic generation alive.

Pluto was in Scorpio between 1983 and 1995 roughly.

This is the shortest time Pluto has spent in any sign of the Zodiac. Scorpio is Pluto’s home sign, the sign of deep psychological processes. It’s almost as if Pluto staying any longer in Scorpio was too much to handle for humanity. Soon you’ll understand what I mean.

Some famous people with Pluto in Scorpio are Scarlett Johanson, Prince Harry, Lana del Rey, Lady Gaga, Drake, Rihanna, Lionel Messi, Adele, SZA, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande.

Pluto in Astrology: The Shadow Worker

Pluto is a small but powerful planet that represents the unconscious. Pluto is the Underworld, the place where forgotten memories exist. It acts like a catalyst for transformation in the deepest layers of the psyche.

This is an intense, profound, and life-changing planet. Pluto hits the core with precision, calling for a death/rebirth kind of transformation.

Pluto is an alchemist: by bringing unconscious material up to the surface, he – sometimes quite rudely – invites us to gain self-awareness, which ultimately turns into self-empowerment.

There is no turning back with plutonian processes. Once we realize the actual motivations behind our behaviors, we can no longer act as if we didn’t know.

Scorpio: The Incisive Detective 


Scorpio is a passionate, deep, and instinctual sign. It is profoundly investigative, obsessively fixating on what smells weird until finding out the truth beneath the surface. Scorpio is aware of the dark side. It is sensitive and defends its vulnerable side. This sign tends to be loyal and protective of its own family.

Water sign Scorpio can get lost in emotional rabbit holes, becoming fixated in them, and potentially developing paranoia when not grounded.

This fixed water sign comes right after Libra, and before Sagittarius.

After dating someone and going through the lovely honeymoon phase (Libra), things get real as we know one another’s true faces (Scorpio).

Once the heavy part is done, we can laugh at ourselves, each other, and our struggles (Sagittarius).

Scorpio represents the necessity of honesty when relating to others in order to be truly powerful together. It also represents “dark nights of the soul” and the incredible growth that comes from them.

As the Alchemist of the Zodiac, Scorpio is the symbol of profound transformation. It represents the depth of Autumn, a moment when we are acutely aware of death. Our survival is in real danger with the coldest months coming up. 

All dead things can turn into rich soil… if broken down and digested. Processing emotions can be uncomfortable.

But Scorpio knows that the more we heal past trauma with relentless sincerity, the more powerful we will be.

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Pluto in Scorpio: The Intense Generation

In Scorpio, Pluto thrives! There is close contact with the darkest layers of the psyche in this generation.

Pluto in Scorpio will either dwell in the dark unconsciously by focusing on reasons to be resentful or take the higher road through inner alchemy so as to transform it all into power and vitality.

The Pluto in Scorpio generation carries a baggage of experiences with the ugly side of humanity.

We are well aware of how far people can go for power, survival, or mere obsession.

This generation can appear to be deep, solid, and intense. We can have an attraction to the dark, expressed through an interest in esoteric and psychological knowledge, intense relational dynamics, or a “dark” personal style. Have you noticed how many of us have tattoos?

Love is a Battlefield 

This generation loves the intensity and feels intensely.

Our keen awareness of the dark brings suspicion, possessiveness, obsession, jealousy, and power struggles to all relationships, most of the time unconsciously.

We can be passionate individuals, desiring to know one another’s secret desires and traumas, and seeking to merge into one another.

As a fixed water sign, Scorpio may be comfortable signing up for a lifelong commitment, as it can feel safe within the known.

Scorpio loves to protect and nourish their family.

The instinctual pulse of survival moves this generation to have an animal-like affinity with life/death cycles, granting a profound connection to childbearing in all its intensely transformative phases. 

Relationships among Pluto in Scorpio people have the potential to bring out their darkest side.

This is true for all generations, although for this one in particular, due to the soul memories carried from past existences being probably the scariest of all.

There is a potential to heal profoundly by seeing each other’s raw nakedness while choosing to stay there for one another.

Compatibility: Pluto in Scorpio and the Zodiac

The Pluto in Scorpio generation is mysterious, intense, and inquisitive, which can throw the adjacent generations off.

The Libra and Sagittarius generations are not as comfortable in the dark as the Scorpio generation is.

Emotionally, Scorpio can be highly compatible with other water signs (Cancer and Pisces), sharing a similar sensitivity and emotional intelligence. 

Fire sign Aries shares Mars as a planetary ruler with Scorpio, so both understand each other’s warrior-like approach to life.

With its opposite sign Taurus, Scorpio shares an interest in money and power. The other two fixed signs, Aquarius and Leo, appreciate loyalty and stability as much as Scorpio does.

Earth sign Capricorn can benefit from Scorpio’s detective-like mind for business, while Virgo also appreciates the Scorpionic in-depth view for identifying faults.

Perhaps the least compatible sign with Scorpio is Gemini, which has a much more shallow and changeable nature than Scorpio.

Overall, this generation needs to remember that people from other Pluto signs do not see things from the level of psychological depth that they do.

Pluto in Scorpio people could benefit from keeping what they perceive to themselves.

Some people are just not ready to hear certain truths, and their processes deserve to be respected.

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Pluto in Scorpio: Witches and Wizards

This generation may thrive by offering their keen instincts for detecting truths to serve humanity.

They will probably find fulfillment as psychologists, therapists, astrologers, intuitive readers, detectives, investors, investigators, and all kinds of magicians. Do you notice how many in our generation are into esoteric knowledge?

We might find it challenging to navigate the cold technological and science-oriented approach that the Aquarian age comes with.

This brings forth the opportunity to offer our profoundly intuitive gifts to the world to keep humanity in check and doing the real hard work: shadow work!

Pluto in Scorpio’s Alchemical Growth

We are naturally attuned to the depths, and therefore, capable of immense growth and transformation.

Pluto in Scorpio people are here to honor the death/rebirth process of the human soul, through holding space for the intensity it entails.

This is no child’s play, as it can be dangerous. Some people may choose to take advantage of the power that comes with knowing too well how human psychology works. Manipulation is way too easy for us.

If this is what you are choosing, the path ahead is lonely and full of perils. What you are nurturing is a future of endless suspicion.

If you manipulate others in order to get what you want, who says others won’t do the same to you? This is not far from practicing black magic, and there is no true growth or self-empowerment to be found there.

It is your choice. Scorpio is as dark as it gets, and it’s also as powerful as it gets. Will you embrace the journey of being your own soul’s alchemist?

Or will you use what you have learned to take advantage of others, ignoring your truest calling?

Being a True Alchemist

The journey of a Pluto in Scorpio involves being courageous enough to shed ego layers and allow ourselves to die and be reborn.

The world is in great need of the medicine this generation is here to share. Embrace your path and allow your soul to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of generational trauma and ego attachments. You are an Alchemist, honor your magic!

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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