Scorpio, power, death, rebirth, transformation, mystery, sex, reproduction, obsession, volcano, powerlessness, manipulation, psychology, collective unconscious, metamorphosis, Shadow, superhuman force, higher octave of Mars, psychoanalysis, compulsion, violence, abuse, jealousy, revenge, Underworld, survival, explosion, fearless, hidden power, taboo, subversive, subtle, envy, suspicion, paranoia, repression, darkness, mask, regeneration, relentless, empowerment, Win or Die, Evolve or Die, Till Death Do Us Part, intensity, courage, charisma, Never Let Me Go, letting go, rage, necessary crisis, need for crisis, Crisis, never giving up, seduction, engulfing, possession, eating, consuming, enforced change, facing my Shadow, destruction, life cycle, transmutation, Phoenix, Inanna’s Descent, the power of love.
Philip Graves beautifully describes this glyph, in a synthesis of its classical descriptions: "The glyph for Pluto is, according to Moore and Douglas's model, a cross of the Soul, atop which sits a horizontal bowl-like Crescent of Matter, within which nestles a Circle of Spirit without direct contact, seen by Moore and Douglas as the 'seed of the Sun or Spirit', cradled by the 'chalice of the Moon', a 'husk of the past'. Thus, Pluto's function as an agent of regeneration from the death of the old, and transition between states of existence, is symbolized. Pluto is closely linked to the urge for reproduction to perpetuate life beyond death, and thus to the drive for sex, which operates unconsciously through its influence, and in so doing confuses sex with death in the psyche.
Schulman interprets the glyph for Pluto as the Circle of Spirit 'soaring free' above the crescent of Soul that lies atop the cross of Matter, indicating a journey into the unknown being required before the deepest self-understanding can be achieved. The disconnection of Spirit from the Soul and Matter leaves the individual prone to suffering base energies. The challenge faced is to 'transcend oneself', in rising from lower ways of life to connect to and embody the purity of Spirit and Light that encapsulates goodness. In leaving behind what is of no further value to one's own growth, one is channeling the Plutonian energies in the most constructive way possible on a personal level. "