An astrological emblem symbolizing the planet Pluto, after the Roman god of the underworld. Astrologically, Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, a relatively recent designation.

Hades (Pluto)


Judy February 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The P and L were selected for the astronomer Percival Lowell that found the planet Pluto.

In symbolism it is quite interesting that the bowl (one meaning of this symbol is FAITH) and the circle (GOD, LOVE, EVERLASTING) seems to me that it could be referring to the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD.

Another place where we see the Bowl is in the symbol for TAURUS – FAITH and the CIRCLE = GOD, LOVE, EVERLASTING

The other symbol P & L = The HOLY SPIRIT (P) &THE POWER OF GOD (L) again you can see another reference to the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.

In the New Testament the spiritual gifts were mentioned as being delivered byTHE HOLY SPIRIT

There are many different gifts, but all the same God

Fred Frederickson January 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

The official symbol for Pluto seems to be a monogram of the initials PL. Do you know what are the origins of this symbol being associated with Pluto?

Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

I think due to the late discovery of Pluto, it was assigned the letters without a lot of thought toward continuity with older planetary emblems, which were derived from long associations with alchemy and mythological figures. Some have tried substituting the cup/ball emblem seen here to suit the esoteric tradition of the other symbols.

The short answer is the PL emblem is suitable for astronomy related uses, while the cup/ball emblem is designed to have an interpretive meaning and would be used strictly for occult/alchemical/etc uses.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: