The Moon Pluto Conjunction And Emotional Intensity 7

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I’ve told this story before, but I know new people find the blog all the time so want to repeat it, why I named the blog what I named it: Moon Pluto Astrology: Astro Help for the Emotionally Intense.

When I had my first astrology reading with my teacher, he looked at my Moon Pluto conjunction in my 1st House and said: “Intense emotions.”

And the conversation that followed, well, it explained ME to me. For the first time. And yeah it made more sense than years of therapy.

I’d suffered from a lifetime of depression, anxiety too. And although not Borderline, I’d been helped a lot by techniques used for Borderline people. And “Emotional Intensity Disorder” was (back in the day) a “nicer” way to say Borderline.

Skills for emotional regulation.

I identified so much with this part of my chart, more than anything else. Planets in the 1st House will do that to us I think. Because they ARE us.

So even though the phrase is corny, I keep it up. It’s, in a sense, a tribute to who I used to be. I mean, I am still emotionally intense but now I’m more… awake. Someday I’ll tell the whole story!

Is there a part of your chart that you identify with more than anything else? 

You know that feeling though, right? When your life finally makes a bit more sense than it used to. And that… it wasn’t  YOUR FAULT that you were so sensitive or so intense. You were, in the words of Lady Gaga who has a Moon Pluto conjunction in Scorpio, Born This Way.

An important point though: it is always necessary to make your chart grow. To grow into your chart. To not stay in the infantile version of your aspects. Moon and Pluto together can manipulate with the emotions (according to the textbooks) but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Can you identify the low side and the high side of an aspect in your chart? 


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About aliza

Hello my name is Aliza and I help people. I'm a Tarot Reader and Astrologer, Teacher & Writer. Cancer Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Virgo Moon Pluto Hekate conjunction in the 1st House. If you aren't sure what all that means, I'll be happy to explain it to you! Or maybe you'd rather hear about your own chart :) I blog and do readings for a living. Poet and playwright, Iowa MFA, I got obsessed with astrology in my late 30s and the rest is history. For the moment.

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7 thoughts on “The Moon Pluto Conjunction And Emotional Intensity

  • Alex

    Strong identification: My first house Pluto, and my Jupiter in Scorpio. Though, I wonder if it’s because I’m actually all that Plutonian, or because that Plutonian energy drives me to focus on those parts. Or maybe it’s just some sort of strange astrological feedback loop (my Aquarius Mercury is squared my Jupiter, and my Sun is squared Uranus).

    Low versus high: The aforementioned Jupiter-Mercury square. At best, I like to think, it both tempers any inclination toward Scorpionic obsession, and gives greater scope to Scorpio’s love of investigation. At worst, it leads to alternating fixation and flightiness; a compulsive need for novelty that creates lots of false starts.

  • Sara

    Venus opposition Pluto. I always get obsessed with people and want complete power over them. My goal is to use this intensity for positive things, like creative expression or being empathetic to people in emotional pain.

    One thing I notice a lot is that because I feel things on such a raw, deep level, it is easier for me to forgive people’s indiscretions and flaws. We can all act out of fear. I try not to judge anymore.

    All I know is that lately I understand the meaning of ‘seeing red’. When I feel like my control or influence over someone is waning or their attentions are towards something or someone else I feel this wave of fear, anxiety, and pain wash over me and it feels like a deep, blood red hue would if it could have a physical sensation. In this case, passion gone dark. Almost like blood.

    Thanks for bringing up these issues. I think they are so important to study and reflect upon because they WILL make themselves be seen whether we want them to or not.

  • Tammy

    I have moon conjunct Pluto in first house in Scorpio and sometimes it feels like I can’t breathe. The amount of stress coming deep within is hard to ignore.