I was just reading "You were born for this" by Chani Nicholas, a beginners astrology guide. Sometimes you see something again and again and you would normally brush it away but instead it hits you. She writes "Pluto may desire to control emotions, so much so that it is difficult to feel safe enough to be vulnerable, relaxed, and open with others." This is nothing groundbreaking, this is common astrological knowledge but something "clicked" when I read it. I do not have Moon-Pluto aspect but they are in opposite signs in my natal chart, together with my lunar nodes and other factors. And this theme of people triggering certain emotional states within me is so familiar. It's not ideological control or manipulation, no one demands I believe them, it's more subtle, deeper and therefore much more powerful and treacherous. Let's say you grow up in an environment where people tell stories that make you feel certain way, mostly to manage your behavior so you are more compliant with what they want from you. When you are in fear, chances are, you are less likely to oppose them and will follow whatever they suggest. Normally exuberant child is more easily "contained" when scared of boogeyman. When someone is interested in the same person you are, they might want to trigger feelings of distrust, so you are less likely to go after who you want and be their competition. Bottom line is, people are trying to trigger within another emotional states that benefit them. If they are successful at that, they do not need to control what you think, the feeling state they triggered will take care of that and you will lean towards stories and information sources that reinforce it. The whole advertisement industry is about triggering emotional states of inadequacy so people buy products they rarely or never use, mostly ineffective crap, so that they can feel good about themselves again or feel like they belong. Now the whole Saturn-Pluto conjunction in the sign of corporations, media tycoons and governments. That is one big ass fear trigger. Pluto - never underestimate power of emotions.
I was profoundly abused as a child. It trigger fight / flight / rebellion.
I do agree that advertising and media has done a number on everyone, far beyond their wildest imagination. I wish people would look into this because if you can see it, you can flee it.
Pluto is a great manipulator. A classic example in advertising is what they did with cigarettes back in the 50's and 60's. Everyone smoked back then. It was considered so cool and sophisticated, but they left out the fact it was addictive and could kill you. All so the tobacco companies could make a ton of money and have a guaranteed customer base.
Based on this climate, which I agree is present and being made more transparent each day, why do you think so many people trust taking you know what?
Then I see something like this... it's what I mean about people running across information.
"...MSM is not your friend. None of them. Not now, not ever. And Fox is quite literally the most mainstream of all the media even if they like to pretend they aren't.
Additionally, Charles Payne is an actor. At the end of the day, he'll do what Rupert Murdoch wants. I don't think many people here would argue that Rupert Murdoch is a good person. I won't get into the finer details of it to avoid breaking rule 5...
Everyone knows something. If you're calling "everyone" crazy, you may need a mirror.
Moon-Pluto-MC conj in Scorpio. My mother was instrumental in my career, but also became something of a stage-mom. She inspired me to become a lecturer and was more than simply supportive. However, she was meddlesome in my relationships (Moon square Venus and Mars in Leo) until she realized that her interference not only caused the breakup of my relationships, but made her lose the man I was involved with, whom she had considered as an ideal husband for me. She has never recovered from this, but it was the salvation for me.
This means that it took me too long to learn to place boundaries. In fact, I think that the best way to channel Moon-Pluto is to accept the hidden power it possesses for good or bad. A positive Moon-Pluto opposition manifestation would be to see and help others discover their inner strengths; a Moon-Pluto square would manifest as an incredible inner power and ability to keep calm in the face of adversity. I decided to see my Moon-Pluto as my internal radar: it has never failed me.