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Sun-Pluto Aspects

An individual with Sun conjunct, square, and opposite Pluto are intense, passionate and deeply devoted people. At the core, they’re profound, powerful and extremely complex to get to know. They may show extremism in their behavior revealing itself through their passions. Being so deeply attached to people it is hard for them to let go easily when they invest everything. They are not people to play games with and when entering into a relationship or committing to something, feel impassioned, emotional, and strong.

With both men and women, this aspect in the chart may bring power and control issues that are often played out through an entire lifetime, with strength tested to its limit. Sun-Pluto will battle with feelings of self-hatred, frequently caught in a vicious cycle of building up self-confidence and then having it knocked back down again. Sun-Pluto carries around a large bag of unconscious energy that is rooted in most of their behavior. It contains everything in the personality that has been left unresolved. There is also something within the individual that is especially tough and expects nothing less than super-human results that nobody could possibly achieve. In this situation, they need to learn to be less critical, ease up a little, and try not to over-obsess over perceived flaws.

Dark Depths of the Personality


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The dark side their personality can reach a different kind of depth, from the megalomaniac, self-destructive person and manic depressive, exhibiting compulsive and obsessive behavior and believing they must control the environment. Pluto is the extremist planet that brings out the best or worst in a person’s character, and so love, rage or hate is intensified. In many cases, this gives them a tendency to overreact to the slightest provocation. Many times, after the individual has been bulldozed – inwardly or outwardly, they rise up again, only this time around, more powerful and influential than before.

The Sun-Pluto type is prone to jealousy, obsession and being overly absorbed in a partner to the point of suffocation. It can sometimes create problems in a relationship. Sometimes they form close bonds with people who are trying to force them to change, the full transformational make-over. It is not uncommon to see women with this contact become involved with controlling, dominating and forceful men. It can be a frustrating pattern for family and friends to witness, but they often find it hard to resist such people. Moreover, the individual often has a deep attraction, and it brings up a complex set of emotions from the unconscious. It is also as if relationships with men have a spellbinding hold over the soul, and so there is difficulty in letting go.

Sun conjunct Pluto, Sun square Pluto, and Sun Opposite Pluto

Sun-Pluto individuals can be a strong beacon of light, empowering, and deeply effective.

At times, they appear to be quite fixed in their character, overly stubborn, aggressive and forceful.

They have a strong sense that fate and destiny are taking its course and instinctively know that some life altering event will occur changing everything.

Pluto understands the cycles of life and how things change. It always offers the potential for rebirth for this individual even after everything has been destroyed. Again, they have the regenerative ability and resources to come back stronger.

The person may at some point undergo a transformation in his or her behavior and lifestyle. In addition, they commonly state that they are not the same person as before, believing they used to be a little naive at times; whatever has happened has made them even more determined.

The Sun rules who we are. Pluto’signifies what is hidden, secretive and buried. Thus, they are difficult to get to really get to know intimately, because of trust issues and they don’t like forming superficial relationships.

Many Sun-Pluto’s take an interest in psychology, the occult, and mysteries of the universe attempting to understand the core of existence.

The person may be attracted towards regeneration projects and trying to change the world for the better. Healing and therapy work may be an interest and many of them have truly been at the bottom and climbed back out. On the way out, they always bring with them a deeper understanding and knowledge of life.

Plutonian Roots

In childhood, they may have grown up with a father:

1. The father may have sunken into a black depression
2. An addictive personality, with compulsive habits
3. Had psychological problems, completely losing control at times.
4. The child may have felt frightened, and exposure to such violence may not have been intentional.
5. Perhaps a male figure was a dominating, engaged in power struggles, and the individual felt controlled or manipulated.
6. Other scenarios could include incestuous undercurrents.
7. The father died or abandoned the family leaving them devastated.
8. The father could even be a great source of strength and be deeply admired.
9.A powerful bonding occurred between father and child which is hard to come between.
10. Sometimes Dad is cast as the villain in this life play and someone to blame for all their weaknesses and flaws. Blame sometimes fills in the gaps to make sense of life.

Sometimes there is a lot of healing that needs to take place in the relationship with a father and perhaps to forgive and let go. Most of the Sun-Pluto’s life is often littered with a family crisis, trauma, and upheaval, and all lead to significant endings and beginnings. All Sun-Pluto people are survivalists at heart and when at their best are are unstoppable. Life is rich, colorful and drama-filled and they wouldn’t want it any other way.

More information on Sun Conjunct, Square or Opposite Pluto in the natal chart. Those with Sun square Pluto read this article.