Pluto (♇) is the ruling planet of Scorpio to most modern Western astrologers. Pluto is called "the great renewer" and is considered to represent the part of a person that destroys in order to renew. A commonly used keyword for Pluto is "transformation." Many traditional and modern astrologers do not use Pluto as a ruling planet, but do use the planet for chart interpretation and predictive work. Pluto is also associated with extreme power and corruption. The discovery of Pluto in 1930 coincided with the rise of fascism in Europe. It is also associated with nuclear power, which had its genesis in the research of that decade.
- Wikipedia (2005). Planets in Astrology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology). Retrieved March 2, 2005