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 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 subconscious and when these two planets (Sun and Pluto) are at odds, the individual’s focus in life is pulled into dark places, and there are immense amounts of outside pressure that will try and 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. In the end, a lot of Pluto contacts have this exact psychology:
“You have my body, but you’ll never have my soul.”
Sun square Pluto individuals frequently have “zero moments” when things hit rock bottom, when there is nothing left to lose and when a fixation may crop up in their lives. Sun-Pluto can be terrified of loss, even the slightest whiff of danger in the air brings in all kinds of terrifying fears and 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 prone to self-destructive behavior. There can be those moments where they seem to be destroying what they create and there can be an immense struggle 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.
Sun-Pluto in aspect possesses the potential for the greatest transformation in this lifetime, but sometimes there is a severe blockage in the personality. Yet there is another side of the person 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 to prove others wrong. The people who thought they would amount to nothing; they refused to see their full potential.
Sun-Pluto natives suffer from the worse feelings of self-hatred out of all of the solar aspects. But at some point of the journey, this changes. The evolved Plutonians see into depths of a much longer history and forgiveness comes from the evolved part of their being. This is not a life to be lived in the shadows forever, pushed down, or degraded. For the individual, when positively growing, is heading for one hell of a transformation. All of the seeds and remnants of the SELF, they are growing in the dark. To be honest, there will be times when nothing seems to grow, but when it eventually does, the personality bursts through into the sunshine and it releases years of accumulated depressions, poisons, and resentments.