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Now that Pluto is not a planet anymore, what does that do to ASTROLOGY? Is it now all out of whack?

For instance, Virgo is ruled by Mercury and Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto. This combination is very heated, thanks to Pluto’s influence. Does that mean now that my love life with my wife is going down the tubes? Please help!


  • Pluto IS still a planet to many astronomers, too. Only four percent of the IAU voted on the controversial demotion, and most are not planetary scientists. Their decision was immediately opposed in a formal petition by hundreds of professional astronomers. The planetary status of Pluto is still very much an ongoing debate in the astronomical world as well.

  • In astrology the term planet means something different than a planet in the astronomical sense. For example, astrology also counts the Sun and Moon as planets, in Hindu astrology even Rahu and Ketu, the lunar nodes.

    In astrology a planet is used as a symbol; its properties as a physical object are not very relevant. Astronomy comes in where the position of the planet on the sky and in the chart has to be calculated precisely.

    But only few astrologers will want to drop Pluto. The astrological effects it causes are considered too important, at least by most of us. It is conceivable that some astrologers will begin to include also other dwarf planets in their chart reading, i.e UB313, Ceres and others. We do not know much about the astrological meaning of these bodies yet, nothing at all really about UB313.

    There is no reason for astrologers and users of astrology to be concerned. But there is reason to be excited and to focus on new astrological research.

  • Are you kidding .. with all those other mini planets to blame for all the misdiagnoses. They are just getting started my friend… you’re a Taurus … right?

  • Changing the meaning of a word does nothing to actual reality. Peoeple can call Mars a galaxy if they’d like, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is what it is.

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