If we are right about Pluto being exalted in Pisces, then the position of Pluto in the 12th house is going to be very important. This house, as the sign it rules, is the most psychically permeable. Neptune is placed at the meeting point between our solar system and an inferior solar system. It is from this inferior solar system that Pluto draws its primitive force. That is why it is known as a dark planet. Behind it lies Minerva, a planet not yet discovered.* Only the few who are light filled and ego-free will see her and recognize her power. Those completely caught in the personality will see Pluto as a malefic. Those who recognize this planet as a necessary purging process and are willing to go through the purging will see light on the other side of darkness.
Anyone with 12th house planets feels cribbed, cabined and confined by life on earth. It is difficult for him to submit to the rules of the road and to live by
*See footnote on p. 274 regarding Fluto » a "double planet,"
these rules. The enemy lies within. This is especially true if Pluto is in the 12th house. The 12th house rules the subconscious, Neptune rules the collective unconscious, and perhaps one day we will find that Pluto will rule the collective conscious Being. The highest side of Pluto in this house means the willingness to be a channel to help those who are limited and afflicted. The willingness to be nothing in order to serve humanity can bring the wisdom aspect of Minerva into operation. As long as the individual tries to live a personal life (in the sense that he chooses to enhance his own personality and his own power) he is confused and can lose his sense of identity. He bogs down in a swamp of self-pity and self-recrimination. Again the choice that is so intimately tied with the 12th house is serve or suffer. The choice is there. Only through service and the dissolving of the personal will, will freedom from the negative use of any energies in the 12th house come.
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