Rambling about Pluto in the 2nd House

Pluto the Destroyer

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.

In his book Horoscope Symbols, Robert Hand describes the second house 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

In Robert Hand’s words, Pluto renders

The complete breakdown of Saturnine reality

Pluto does this to build a new reality. How can the destroyer of form, be in the house of tangible things? How does this work and what does it mean? With Pluto in the 2nd house, should I be destroying forms? Should I be seeking to transcend an attachment to all things? Or, should I be exploring my attachment to things in a way that forms deeper bonds with them in physical reality?

Security

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.

Earning Power

In his book Planets in Play: How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology, Laurence Hillman says that Pluto in the second house 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.
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