The lowest division of the Jupiterian sphere is under the dominion of Pluto, the regent of death. Pluto is the personification of the mass physical attitude of all things towards objective life. Pluto may be termed the principle of the mortal code, in accordance with which Nature lives and moves and has her being. Pluto may also be likened to an intangible atmosphere, permeated with definite terrestrial instincts. Unconsciously inhaling this atmosphere, men are enthused by it and accept it as the basis of living. Those creatures who are controlled by the Plutonic miasma contract a peculiar mental and spiritual malaria which destroys all transcendental instinct and spiritual initiative, leaving the individual a psychical invalid already two-thirds a victim of the Plutonic plague. As Plato so admirably says, "The body is the sepulcher of the soul," and whereas Neptune is symbolic of the astral or elemental soul (which is a mysterious emanation from elementary Nature) Pluto is the god of the underworld, the deity ruling the spheres of the mysterious circle of being and therefore represents the lowest degree of Jupiterian light which is physical matter. Hades, or the land of the dead, is simply an environment resulting from crystallization. Everything that exists in a crystallized state furnishes the environment of Hades for whatever life is evolving through it. Thus the lower universe is ruled over by three apparently heartless gods--birth, growth, and decay.
In man Jupiter has his abiding place in the human heart, while Neptune dwells in the brain, and Pluto in the generative system.
The nature of Pluto is similar to that of the Hindu god Shiva…Pluto usually begins by breaking down a structure, then creates a new one in its place. The entire cycle of death, destruction and renovation is accompanied by tremendous powers, for Pluto is not a mild or even very subtle planetary influence. It brings decay at one level or another…It also rules the death and regeneration of the self, as old aspects of your life pass away…Pluto does not represent death in the literal sense, instead it refers to a metaphorical death, something that ceases to be.
In psychological terms, Pluto is the “Shadow.” Symbolically speaking, it is nature's psychic surgeon or hygienist that arrives to cleanse the soul of its toxicity and repressed debris so that it may be chastened and virginal enough to perhaps receive the clear elixir of truth. That Plutonic Shadow, the emissary of the Holy Spirit, has already been manifesting in the world and it will continue to do so for a decade or more. Its presence is the harbinger of truth and above all - freedom. Therefore, only those imprisoners of human minds and souls haves something to fear from the coming "Age of Revealing." As the Scorpionic thirteenth card of the Tarot shows (Rider-Waite Deck) it is only the popes and kings, and their lieutenants, who will be leveled before Pluto's great steed. It is only the emotionally, morally, and spiritually toxic amongst us who have something to fear from the approach of Pluto's silver scythe. The rest can benefit from, and even enjoy, the healing that comes after the pestilence, the plague, and the offending virus has been eradicated. All we have to remember is that everything in our world is cleaned - our bodies, our cars, and our carpets. Only our emotions and psyche remain perpetually neglected and unhygienic. This is what the energy represented by Pluto comes in to confront and clear.
The dove is merely a metaphor for the deconstructive energy that is astrologically symbolized by the sign of Scorpio and its ruling planet Pluto.
The Age of Revealing (or of Apocalypse) is a time when the masks of the false are removed, and when man gets his chance to see who and what he is without filter or censor. Works such as this one, which delve into hidden origins, are symptomatic of this phase-shift into the time when men get the rare chance to find out what has been kept from them, and to have the answers concerning their true origins and destiny. Primarily, the presence of Plutonic (and also Uranian) energy hearkens in a
Spirit of Rebellion. This spirit comes to assist in the process of revelation. It also compels us to resist conformity. As a result of its presence the autocratic forces in the world, that contrive to maintain group-think and who benefit from mankind's unquestioning obedience, become even more tyrannous and aggressive. They manufacture more ingenious devices to ensure that people do not go AWOL. Pluto signals major revisions in the social order, and large scale maneuvers from the power-brokers within governments.
Astrologically, this need to see beneath the surface of things is “ruled” by the planet-archetype Pluto. The energy represented by this planet-archetype (that of deconstruction, ending, and revelation) will be increasing in intensity during the early part of the new millennium. This increase will be experienced as very uncomfortable by people who have lived their entire lives under “consensus trance” and who have not developed the mental equipment to objectively critique their lifestyles or environment.