With Sun square Pluto in natal aspect, the individual has a self-image that is hidden, controlled, unseen. A part of the personality is cloaked. Much of this is because there is something vulnerable to “protect” and threats to their autonomy in earlier childhood have led to an overprotective quality to the personality. The individual’s life can contain parts that remain untold, but this could be due to their intense need for privacy or for the reason that Pluto energy surrounds anything that is emotionally invasive. Pluto is the planet of the subconscious and when these two planets (Sun and Pluto) are at odds, the individual’s focus in life is pulled inwards, and there are immense amounts of outside pressure that will attempt to force them to change or do something against their will. It could come through degradation, threats, subtle manipulation, or forcing them into an identity that simply won’t fit. A Sun square Pluto individual withdraws while superficially playing along. Secretly holding onto something within that cannot be touched. Whatever the threatening force is outside, they ensure there will NEVER be full access. That’s the crux of the feeling, holding out to avoid feeling controlled.
Sun square Pluto individuals frequently have those “zero moments” when things hit rock bottom, when there is nothing left to lose. The individual can be terrified of loss, even the slightest whiff of danger in the air brings in all kinds of terrifying nightmares of their life spinning out of control. It’s like they have some deeper knowledge about the hidden elements of life that can strike at any time. Or, more accurately, something disturbing has already happened, so it’s no use telling them not to fear the worst. Pluto hanging over their life can constantly keep them on an emotional edge with an anxiety that something terrible will wipe everything out. They are also prone to self-destructive behavior where they seem to be destroying what they create and often there is an immense struggle within to release their inner light.
Sun square Pluto individuals are going to have a lot of personal transformations relating to their vitality, personality, personal being, and life in general. They possess the potential for the greatest transformation in this lifetime, but sometimes there is a severe blockage. Yet there is also another side of the individual that will never stop attempting to achieve their goals. Many have a passionate approach to the world but would still prefer a part of themselves to remain in the shadows. Part of the psychology of them wanting to succeed so badly is often to prove others wrong. The people who thought they would amount to nothing; those who refused to see their full potential, and who severely criticized them. Sun-Pluto natives suffer from the worse feelings of self-hatred out of all of the solar aspects. But at some point in the journey, this all changes, and often very dramatically. The evolved Plutonian sees into depths of a much longer history and then forgiveness seems to come from the evolved part of their being. This individual’s life is not to be lived in the shadows forever, pushed down, or degraded. For when they are positively growing, well, they’re heading for one hell of a transformation. All of the seeds and remnants of the SELF, what’s growing in the dark, bursts through into the sunshine and releases years of accumulated depressions, poisons, and resentments in the process. At this transition, it seems as if this individual is the one who shines brightest amongst all others.