Pluto is the outermost planet of the solar system. In the field of Astrology, Pluto symbolizes death, rebirth, sex, evolution, degeneration and regeneration, and symbolizes the breakdown of psychological blocks that prevent evolutionary growth. It represents the conscious self-knowledge and self-mastery.
Pluto rules the sign Scorpio in which it symbolizes mastery of the emotions through the use of the will, and it represents transcendence through consciousness of the self. Pluto represents what is buried deep inside of you and needs to be brought to the light.
Pluto rules the miners, geologists, subway workers, psychotherapists, healers, religious leaders and detectives. On the other side we have organized crime, spies, the socially disaffected, and terrorists.
The Demotion of Pluto
Officially, Pluto is no longer a planet. There are finally, officially, only eight planets in the solar system. The vote involved just 424 astronomers who remained for the last day of a meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague. Less than 5 percent of the world's astronomers voted. They decided that Pluto is a dwarf planet and it is recognized as the prototype of a new category of trans-Neptunian objects.
Pluto's transit in Capricorn
Pluto transited to Capricorn in December 2008. This Pluto in Capricorn will oppose any planets you have in Cancer. You will be forced to defend your home, possessions, country, or children. The more planets you have in Cancer, the greater will be the crisis in duration and times of manifestation. Unlike other planets, Pluto is not to be resisted lightly. Signs of a transit by Pluto are a rising tension. There will be tremors and minor cataclysms.. A sense of dread will gather around the globe.
Pluto transits to Aquarius in 2024 and stays there till 2044 for about 20 years.
Discovery of Pluto- Tombaugh
Lowell Observatory's search for a ninth planet was begun by founder Percival Lowell in 1905. While Dr. Lowell did not live to see the discovery of Pluto, the Observatory made the official announcement of the discovery on Percival Lowell's birth date, March 13, 1930.
Tombaugh discovered the ninth planet in the solar system on the afternoon of Feb. 18, 1930 while he meticulously examined a pair of photographic plates he had exposed in January at Lowell Observatory.
Pluto- now a Dwarf Planet
The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the official scientific body for astronomical nomenclature, defines a "dwarf planet" as a celestial body within the Solar System that satisfies the following:
1) is in orbit around the Sun
2) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces
3) has not cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit is not a satellite.