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Pluto was in Virgo for everyone on Earth from October 1956 to October 1971 (and again in April through July 1972 as well), the first time since 1720. Since Pluto is considered to be exalted in Pisces, it is therefore thought to be in its "fall" in Virgo, meaning that Virgo is Pluto's weakest sign position. I feel that this assignation is rather experimental with Pluto, and that the sign attributes of dignity and exaltation are in general not that individually significant for the outer planets. Since Virgo is the last of the personal signs whose hallmark is self-adjustment, souls born during this 14-year period have been given many experiences to purge and purify egocentric self-importance, and to learn greater humility.

The Sixties saw a sea change in our relationship to health and well-being, with revolutionary emphases on natural foods, life styles, and holistic and naturopathic health practices; and a rededication to the Earth goddess and her teachings. Individuals with this placement tend to be radical when it comes to self-analysis, health care, food, and physical well being; and many find that serving and caring for themselves and others become their sources of inner growth and change. Being of service, and sacrificing personal desire to society and to the collective is accomplished by learning practical techniques or skills to better serve the larger whole. Many souls born into this period have an intense desire for purity and perfection, hallmarks of the sign Virgo.

Pluto takes 248 years to circle the Sun; that's how long its "year" is. Pluto therefore stays on average 21 years in a sign, although its orbit is so elliptical that it can reside from 12 years (Scorpio) to 32 years (Taurus) in one sign. Pluto's effect by sign position is therefore collective, global, or generational, rather than personal. Everyone in a particular generation has Pluto in the same sign, and it therefore affects and characterizes the psyches of entire generations. Each of the outer planets, however, including Pluto, is in a different house every two hours due to the earth’s daily rotation on its axis. Therefore Pluto's position by house (see "The Houses" section in You and the Universe) is very individual.

This Pluto in Virgo page and much of this 600-page website are excerpted from the personalized Fine Art  Book You and the Universe.

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