Pluto is the final generational planet. It spends so long in a sign that it affects everyone born within an eleven-year period near the time of your birth. All by itself, it is not the most important feature of your chart, since such a huge number of people share this placement.
However, it does describe some general conditions that were activated during that period, and to a certain extent, you and those of your generation carry that energy forward with you as you mature and develop. Pluto is all about power, and the Pluto sign of anyone in power shows how they will wield this important responsibility. Pluto was in Scorpio from 1984 to 1995, during which time the new disease AIDS was named and spread around the world. Suddenly there was new power in the sex act, and the results could kill you. You and your peers grew up with the feeling that the world could be a deadly place. Your challenge is not to succumb to that fear but to overcome it through blending personal strength and caution. As this generation matures, you will be able to make the hard choices that need to be made for the good of the planet and its inhabitants.