Pluto is in a Bad Position in the 2nd House
The 2nd house is the natural home of Taurus and it represents actual tangible possessions-the things we own and take with us. Robert Hand describes it as,
The place where we view the things we own as an extension of ourselves, we let our ego attach itself to these possessions and we let them define us.
Some astrologers equate the 2nd house with values in addition to valuables, but Hand disagrees. The 2nd house is about personal finances, the possessions we can touch and carry with us, and the security that these things bring.
Pluto is the Destroyer
The complete breakdown of Saturnine reality
How does a person with Pluto (or Scorpio) in the 2nd house achieve a sense of security if there is an urge to destroy that security? Pluto demands that false safety be given up so that profound inner safety can emerge in its place. Accepting that security is an illusion helps you get in touch with innate talents and resources – inner resources rather than outer resources – gaining a sense of safety from within.
Laurence Hillman says that, in this position,
Pluto represents the power of money, that money is the teacher that shows you what your values are
What I buy shows what I value. If I say that I value the American worker then go to WalMart to buy Made in China shoes, then my money is not where my mouth is. My valuables contradict my values. The purchases I make are proof of my values. If I look around my house, my values are everywhere to see.
Money gives the ability to do what I want to do in life
Because of the freedom that money gives, March and McEvers call the 2nd house the,
House of personal liberty.