Pluto was in Taurus from 1853 to 1883 and will again be there from 2094. As Pluto spends around thirteen to thirty years in a sign depending on the sign it’s passing through, it mostly denotes collective activities of a generation. As Pluto moved through Taurus, the Industrial Revolution began to change the face of the planet. The wealth of resources concealed far below the surface of the earth began to be appreciated when Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well in the United States in 1859. Applications of the discoveries of the physical sciences resulted in the construction of machines able to provide a richer, fuller existence for all. Throughout the world, standards of living improved. The major issues of the day were agrarian reform, the acquisition of colonies, and the commercial exploitation of nature's bounty. Since disruptive Pluto is in detriment in steady Taurus, the forces of materialism gained ascendancy at this time. Capitalism was steeply on the rise and the economy of the world became vastly more complex and subject to the rule of a coterie of plutocrats. Pluto in Taurus produced powerful industrialists, builders, and financiers. A quest for lasting values and permanency was reflected in the greater solidarity of buildings and in the increasing use of metals to strengthen and stabilize large structures. For individuals, Pluto in Taurus gives its natives determination and endurance. People with this Pluto position seek stability and are often obsessed with material advancement. They are adventurous about money and not afraid of taking risks. They like to diversify, and during their lifetime there may be several changes in their source of income. They tend to become obsessed with possessions and finances. Their strong points include unique fiscal talent, resourcefulness, and ability to win high return on your effort. Their weak points are squanderer, selfish, tendency to be unscrupulous.
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