Plutonic Love Lessons from “Every Breath You Take”
Are Plutonic people obsessive and stalkerish? (You bet). And this song is a great anthem.
On a lonely, bitter night punctuated by a fresh break-up, “Every Breath You Take” was written by a man with Scorpio’s ruler Pluto on his Ascendant.
Yep, the introspective and obsessive Sting, a Libra Sun, has Pluto rising! His first house Pluto is also conjunct Scorpio’s second ruler, Mars. (Sting is an honorary stinger, so to speak).
Perhaps that’s why he used his personal experience to perfectly craft a gripping classic about obsessive love, heartbreak and stalking – oh, let’s just say the song is about Scorping.
The character in the song is what I call a scoper (and don’t you think the difference between the words “scoping” and “scorping” is quite negligible?). Scoping — the ability to watch, investigate, probe and basically X-ray another person’s life is a Scorpio specialty.
According to a 1983 interview given by Sting and chronicled on his website Sting.com, the songwriter said of the title:
“I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour,” – Sting.
That is brilliant. This song is so honest and intense I’m not surprised it spilled out of him as if through a muse. He wrote it after his first wife walked out on him. It’s worth noting that Sting’s 4th house (the house of family) is ruled by Scorpio. Surely, the loss of his family unit unleashed not only his Pluto but his 4th house Scorpio need to protect and cleave to his family.
Sting claims to have initially been unaware of the stalkerish essence of the 1983 song, saying:
“ I didn’t realize at the time how sinister it is,” – Sting.
The beauty of the song is in its contradiction. On one hand it is soft, beautiful and rhythmically seductive and hypnotic… on the surface it’s precious and even infectitious. The gist of the lyrics, however, is the antithesis of the song’s melodic beauty. It is about a man who lost his woman and is so jealous, possessive, and bitter that he’s going to stalk her and obsessively watch her with other lovers and chronicle her every transgression.
These transgressions include:
- breaking vows,
- faking smiles,
- playing games.
Yep, Scorpios care about every single one of those insincere things and once STUNG will take note to assess just how evil and disingenuous you really are! (I kid, I kid. [not really])
While the character in the song sounds cold, he had moments of fragility when he expressed his need for the woman and bemoans his broken heart. For Plutonic people, being cold and being hurt go together.
Scorpio & Plutonic Lessons from this Song:
- Breakups end badly and often must be sealed with some act of retribution, whether obvious or discreet.
- We might be cold on the surface after a breakup but it’s only because we are deeply hurt inside.
3. We are clingy in love and don’t let go easily. We love hard and forever.
4. Yep, we stalk you after the break up for at least the first couple of weeks until we find a new target for our obsession.
5. For Plutonic characters, “to love” is “to possess” … as in “Oh, Can’t you See, you Belong to Me.” Even when you’re gone, you still do….
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