I have pluto in the 1st and 12th house & conjunct my Asc and squares my moon and many more pluto aspects, and chart full of 8th house, & 2nd house. I’ll admit I’m not good with people, and they tend to hate me. Although, I hate being alone; yet I need it. without it I’ll go insane .. lol. .. However, I’m sure there are many with pluto in the first house that are not lonely. I think it depends on the full chart.
Pluto in your 1st house, indicates that you have a powerful need to in some way remould your character at certain points in your life. Pluto represents the force of change and transformation, with this planet in the house of the personal self you will periodically need to clear your life of certain structures that you feel are limiting your growth, such as a bad relationship or job. If you do not recognize or express the energy of Pluto within yourself, you may unconsciously act in ways that provoke someone else into doing the job for you, so the other person breaks up the relationship, or your boss gives you the sack. In these cases you will see this as a crisis, until you are able to admit that this was what you needed, and secretly desired.
You may have a deep distrust of life, early experiences may have made you feel that there are destructive forces in the world that are out to get you. Feeling that life can be ruthless, you may express a certain degree of ruthlessness in getting what you want. Fear of your own mortality arises from a sense of the inevitability of transformation and death. Death can occur in many forms, from the death of an old way of life, an old way of thinking, to actual physical death, but all are actually a prelude to a new birth or new beginning.
Your focus may be intimidating to others, but a loner in the worst sense of this word you can become only if you manipulate your magnetic powers and play with them. If you develop a concept of mutual power, become reasonable with issues of self control and control of others, and seek to share power, you’ll be far from a loner. Do you think Brittney Spears or Leo DiCaprio with Pluto in the first are loners? (Even if theirs is in Libra, they don’t even come close to the loner profile or?)
From Steven Forrest’s “The Book of Pluto”
The first house is a very sensitive area. A planet there is said to be strong in the birth chart. While we all have Pluto in our charts, it would be fair to single you out as a markedly “Plutonian” person, even from very early in life.
Now, a Plutonian person will tend to see the world through Pluto-colored glasses, and that means that you have always been good at seeing the sorts of realities that make people uncomfortable. We live in a world that’s full of threatening realities, some serious, some more trivial, but all taboo. I can imagine you as young child at a family reunion. You’ve overheard some hushed conversations at home, learned some things that no one intended you to know. “Uncle Jack,” I hear you exclaiming before the assembled relatives. “What’s a bimbo and why are you in love with one?”
Your taboo-sensitive Plutonian radar picked up a certain mishmash of tension and fascination in your parents' voices as they discussed Jack’s romantic proclivities. You were not out to hurt anybody. You had no idea that you had stepped into dangerous territory. But, with Pluto in the first house, your natural instinct for action lay in the direction of exploring emotionally charged realities.
from Llewellyn’s Horoscope maker for a first house Pluto:
“This position can give a lack of self-confidence to the point of self-abuse and neglect of appearance if Pluto is in detriment, debility or poorly aspected; or an unrealistically high opinion of the self and an overestimation of one’s ability if Pluto is in good aspect or dignified.
Periods of identity crisis and self-doubt according to the transiting aspects. The native is governed by subconscious drives that he or she cannot control-whether for good or bad depends on the aspects and sign position of Pluto. The drive for personal power is strong and often manifests in devious or underhanded ways.
This position bestows an aura of mystery due to the secretiveness of the native. The native thinks himself utterly unique and is often a loner, exile, or iconoclast; he has a sense of exclusiveness and isolation.
The native is subject to bodily violence, often self-inflicted or unwittingly brought about by himself. He has a tendency to get involved over his head and forms associations with persons of a tough, mean or low nature, to his own misfortune.
This native projects varying images of himself to different people because his personality is not stable and undergoes violent, drastic changes, according to the transiting aspects."
Pluto in 1st House – angular Tends to be a loner and hold innermost self aloof from those around. Penetrating gaze. Person power and will is indicated. Much more below the surface than is shown above. Very private person – holds secret Tunnel vision when concentrating will always finish things. Usually deep penetrating eyes. Intensity comes over even when being silent A marvelous sense of purpose is generally present, and must be expressed and fulfilled otherwise an inner seething and sense of dissatisfaction may be the result If Pluto is afflicted and could cause deep rooted psychological problems that can emerge as physical ailments. The nearer Pluto lies to the Ascending degree, the stronger its influence will be. The planet’s influence will darken the personality, adding an incisive and deep, emotionally intense quality.
A LOT depends on how pluto is aspected in the chart, so why not post your chart?