Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac, has the mighty Pluto as its ruling planet. As per the Roman mythology, 'Pluto' is the God of the underworld and wealth. The planet takes approximately 248 years to orbit the sun. It was reclassified as a 'dwarf planet' by astronomers in the year 2006 and is no longer considered as a planet in astronomy. In the realm of astrology, Pluto is known as 'The great Renewer'. It is associated with that part of an individual, which demolishes, with the purpose of renewing. It helps in bringing the hidden, but passionate, desires of a person to the surface.
The ruling planet of Pluto is usually associated with the term
'Transformation'. It bestows Scorpios with authority, individual
achievement and the need to collaborate and share with others. The
planet also has strong associations with power. At times, it is believed
that Pluto rules the eighth house, in collaboration with Mars. The
individuals dominated by it display qualities like charisma, mystical
charms, reliability, patience, inquisitiveness, suspicion, flexibility
and secrecy. On the negative side, they tend to be self destructive.
Scorpios also have a desire to control, especially in love. The ruling
planet of Pluto has influence over the generative system. It is mainly
associated with hemlock, ivy, leeks, onions, black poppy, reeds,
strong-tasting root vegetables, thorn apple, blackthorn and hawthorn.
The lucky colors of those born under the rule of this planet are black,
charcoal grey, maroon, blood red and dark red. The closest metal is
Plutonium and the closest stone is Topaz. For those born under the sun
sign of Scorpio, the lucky day of the week is Tuesday and the lucky
number is nine.