Pluto in Leo

Fiery Leo is the sign most associated with ego, performance, and show-stopping (or showboating, if the ego goes unchecked).

This sign goes all in (especially in love and relationships), but it can be difficult to always manage an all-or-nothing approach. When Pluto's transformative vibe connects with this sign, it's most important to seek out balance from others as you progress. Because Leo thrives in creativity, the best way to find the enlightenment that Pluto loves is to seek out self-expression through the arts.

Pluto in Leo: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Fire & Fixed

Positive keywords for Pluto in Leo:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Honorable
  • Proud
  • Resilient
  • Vigorous

Negative keywords for Pluto in Leo:

  • Dismissive
  • Dogmatic
  • Dramatic
  • Overpowering
  • Testy

Pluto in Leo Personality

Pluto in Leo must feel large and in charge. The Lion meets Pluto to spawn a passionate and motivated individual with a burning desire to create—film, art, and even a new world. Is it any wonder that they gave us the very best of rock and pop music?

Despite the fixed nature of Leo, people with their Pluto sign can "take a lickin' and keep on tickin'." Sure, they may pitch a fit when things don't do their way—dramatics are characteristic of all Leo placements, after all—but they'll still get the job done. Those with this placement hate to be perceived as weak or otherwise incapable.

Positive Traits

The Pluto in Leo generation is a strong bunch, having lived through multiple wars during the planet's 17-year reign. In this way, they don't quite understand the word "can't." Not reaching the goals they set for themselves is a rarity for Pluto in Leo. Much like other Leo placements, they boast big characters and even bigger resolves.

Often, these dreams include showcasing their talents (and themselves) to the world, as Leo Pluto does nothing in small doses. Given this astrological era's overlap with the golden era of cinema, these individuals' theatrics are to be expected.

Negative Traits

Due to their preternatural drive, Pluto in Leo can be intolerant of weakness in others. Leo Pluto cannot see beyond their own experiences despite their creativity and innovations to comprehend how others may struggle to do what they've done. Their more domineering nature makes it difficult for others to speak their truth.

As is the case with all Leo placements, Pluto in Leo can make for an egoistic cohort. Their convictions are strong, so dealing with these individuals can be very much my-way-or-the-highway. Naturally, others may have very little patience for this overbearing behavior.


Pluto in Leo overlaps with the much-discussed Baby Boomer generation. So, much of what has been said of this group rings true for this astrological placement. They consider themselves the (former—this isn't exactly a young generation) kings of the jungle, and their approach to life generally reflects this innate sense of authority. Their presence is a powerful one. Roadblocks? Those are for lesser souls with lesser goals.

However, this unyielding energy is such that it can be difficult for them to "play" well with others. As a result, the following Pluto generations may find them a bit domineering or difficult. This isn't Leo Pluto's intention, of course. They simply have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to their will.