Pluto in Leo
Pluto in Leo: Heightened powers of leadership, especially if Pluto or Leo is prominent in the chart. Pluto was in Leo from 1939 to 1956 (and also January to August 1957), the first time since 1700. During this 17-year period there arose (perhaps for the first time in the general population) the consciousness of and the will to create and direct one’s own play or destiny. Individuals born during these years are learning how to actualize themselves, to find and identify the creative principle within them, to be self-expressive.
You feel that you have a special destiny to fulfill, and need to be recognized and treated as special and unique. In some this can appear to be a seemingly unfillable need for attention and love. Many individuals with this placement are sensitive and vulnerable when it comes to expressing themselves, and tend to utilize periods of intense creativity to go through changes and inner growth. This generation is generally marked by the intense will, dramatic self-expression, power and pride symbolized by Pluto in Leo.