Mars conjunct Pluto synastry aspects are very, very intense. Not everybody enjoys this aspect, but if you are the kind of person who does, it can be a unique experience to have this conjunction in your synastry chart.
In a romantic relationship, Mars conjunct Pluto suggests extreme passion. There is a strong sexual magnetism between you that is impossible to ignore. Mars is the planet of libido, and Pluto has this tendency to scale things up. Even in a friendship, you can feel sexual attraction towards each other if you have this conjunction.
Mars conjunct Pluto in synastry can also indicate power struggles and challenges, but if you are mature enough to overcome them, this aspect can trigger deep transformation. It can empower you to step into your raw, animal power. In this relationship, you feel that you are free to follow your instincts.
When Pluto is involved in synastry, old beliefs repressed into the unconscious can come to the surface. This aspect can make you become aware of them.
However, with Mars-Pluto contacts, it is the best not to lose your mind completely. While the easy aspects are not likely to cause trouble, don’t forget that these two planets are among the most dangerous ones in astrology. Hard aspects between them can indicate abuse or violence in some cases. It is important to analyze the entire chart to assess the probabilities.
Keep reading to learn more about the Mars conjunct Pluto synastry aspect in astrology!
Mars Conjunct Pluto Synastry
What to expect if you have this aspect in your synastry chart?
Mars conjunct Pluto is an interesting aspect: Pluto is considered the higher octave of Mars in astrology. These two planets have a lot of things in common, but they are both strong and self-willed, so conflicts are likely to occur between you. How this plays out depends on the rest of the chart. Mars and Pluto are very intense, and when they merge in conjunction, you can expect all sorts of things to happen.
The Mars conjunct Pluto synastry aspect can indicate burning down, destruction, and regeneration. The relationship is a very important influence in your life (for better or worse).
The Plutonian obsession is very well present. It is impossible not to think of the other person, especially for the Mars person to exclude the Pluto person of their mind. As always with Pluto aspects in synastry, it is the Pluto person who holds more power in the relationship. The other person is more vulnerable than the Pluto person.
Mars conjunct Pluto in synastry suggests that you enjoy being around each other, especially in the beginning. You can immediately feel drawn to each other when you meet.
This aspect indicates a strong physical attraction. This is a very raw connection, not the sweet, soft kind of attraction you can expect with Venus or the Moon in question. Mars conjunct Pluto is very physical.
Sex is an important part of this relationship. Mars is all about passion and libido, and Pluto brings them to the next level. Mars conjunct Pluto synastry suggests an extremely passionate relationship. This is a very hot aspect (maybe even too hot for some! The intensity can be overwhelming). Sex is an outlet for all the intensity these two planets in contact create.
Mars conjunct Pluto also suggests that you feel a lust for life when together. The Pluto person can function as a wake-up call in the life of the Mars person.
When used right, Pluto can be a regenerative force. This relationship can help you heal the old wounds and become stronger. Sometimes this relationship helps you enjoy life more, increases your energy levels, and makes you find excitement again.
Mars conjunct Pluto often empowers you, especially the Mars person in the relationship. This is not always an easy process, but you can come out of this relationship stronger than you were before. With this aspect, the Pluto person can help the Mars person cut ties with the past, and replace the old patterns with new thoughts that serve you better.
Unless there are some other indicators in the chart that say otherwise, Mars conjunct Pluto synastry often indicates a short-term relationship. It burns with a bright flame but it tends to burn out quickly. If there are no Moon contacts in synastry, this relationship can lack the emotional connection on a deeper level, necessary in the long run.
Mars Conjunct Pluto Synastry: The Dark Side
Mars and Pluto both count as malefics in astrology. They can become very dangerous in their lower manifestation. With the conjunction, this is not necessarily expressed. The square and the opposition are more likely to go wrong in synastry. However, it is important to be aware of these tendencies, and notice early on if things are going south in the relationship.
The negative side of this aspect is a tendency to fight, argue, scar.
You can trigger each other to react in violent ways. This can be an explosive aspect. You need only a sparkle to set it on fire.
The obsessive quality of Pluto often comes to the surface when Pluto is involved in the synastry chart. The Mars conjunct Pluto synastry aspect can bring obsession into the relationship, too. It is hard to let go.
Depending on the other components of the synastry chart, it can happen that control issues can arise and you are not able to part ways peacefully. This is a very intense relationship, and its end can provoke intense feelings, too. The worst manifestation of Mars-Pluto aspects in synastry can be a desire to take revenge, be jealous and possessive.
This aspect can be violent in some cases. If there are other indicators in the chart, for example, hard aspects to Venus from malefics, Mars-Pluto aspects can contribute to the abusiveness. In this case, it might be better to think twice if you want to get involved.
Mars-Pluto aspects in synastry can trigger intense desires related to control, power, sex, violence, aggression.
There is a large scale how things can play out, from abuse to deep regeneration.
To learn more about how Mars conjunct Pluto synastry is likely to play out in your case, you have to look to the entire chart.
The sign and house where the conjunction takes place are just as important in astrology. Knowing one aspect is not enough: it’s like knowing only one ingredient of a recipe-you can get an idea about what the meal will be like, but you don’t know exactly what kind of a meal you are preparing.
How the Mars conjunct Pluto synastry aspect manifests is influenced by the sign of the conjunction to a great extent. For example, Mars conjunct Pluto in Scorpio becomes very powerful, as this sign is the sign of rulership to both planets. You can expect even more intensity and depth.
Mars Pluto Synastry Aspects
Besides the conjunction, Mars and Pluto can form a variety of other aspects, too, such as the sextile, trine, square, opposition. Some of them are easier, some of them are more challenging, some of them are potential red flags in a relationship.
The conjunction is the most powerful aspect: here, the energies of the planets blend completely. However, other aspects are important, too. The tighter the orb, the more important influence the aspect in question becomes.
Mars Sextile Pluto Synastry
The sextile is a harmonious aspect. The Mars sextile Pluto synastry aspect suggests an easy flow of energy: passion and intimacy works well in the relationship. You are magnetcally attracted to each other.
Mars sextile Pluto in synastry helps you eradicate painful memories and it supports regeneration. Power struggles are less likely to happen with the sextile and trine.
Mars Trine Pluto Synastry
Mars trine Pluto in synastry is a harmonious aspect, and it should bring more good than bad. It suggests an easy flow of energy between the Mars person’s drive and passion and the Pluto person’s need for control and power. You can help each other reach your goals and strengthen your drive. Deep transformation can happen when you are under the influence of each other. Mars trine Pluto indicates a hot and steamy relationship.
Mars Square Pluto Synastry
(A very difficult aspect, a separate article will be coming soon.)
Mars Opposite Pluto Synastry
Mars square Pluto synastry aspects can be very challenging. There is a constant friction and irritation between you. This aspect suggests constant power struggles in the relationship. You tend to push each other’s buttons. Violence can also happen with this aspect in synastry. This is a potential red flag, it might be better to avoid relationships with this aspect.
Mars in Astrology
As a planet visible to the naked eye, Mars is one of the planets known to humans since the earliest days. It got its name after the god of war in Roman mythology. As such, it is primarily associated with war and aggression in astrology.
Mars operates on the level of instincts: it is responsible for the fight or flight response, survival instincts, libido. This planet helps you go after what you want and get it.
Mars acts from muscle, not from brain. It uses brute force to solve problems. There are situations when this is good and necessary, and there are situations when it is a recipe for disaster. This is when the polar opposite of Mars, Venus, the planet of harmony and grace comes in.
In astrology, Mars is the ruling planet of Aries, and it is in accidental dignity in the first house. Before the discovery of Pluto, Mars was the ruler of Scorpio, too. In traditional astrology Scorpio is still ruled by Mars.
You can learn more about what Mars represents in astrology here.
Pluto in Astrology
Pluto is the last planet in astrology. It was discovered only in 1930, and it was assigned as the ruling planet of Scorpio.
Pluto is the last planet from the Sun: it is mysterious and covered with darkness. The realm of Pluto is not for the lighthearted: this planet is connected with death, rebirth, birth, traumatic experiences, going through to hell to be reborn in a more evolved state. Pluto is the planet of alchemy and deep transformation, hidden under the surface. Its mysterious processes are not visible, but they are essential.
On a more positive note, Pluto is also the planet of regeneration and healing. The highest manifestation of Pluto is deep healing. You are reborn as a stronger, wiser version of yourself. Plutonic experiences are rare but life-altering. It is in accidental dignity in the eighth house of crisis.
In astrology, Pluto is associated with intensity, X-ray vision, research, investigation, going under the surface, obsession, passion. It can manifest in brutal and violent ways.
When talking about Pluto in the natal chart, it is important to note that Pluto is a generational planet. Because of its long orbital period, it spends decades in each zodiac sign. This makes its position by houses more important on a personal level, as large groups of people share the same Pluto sign.
If you want to understand Pluto in astrology better, check out this article about the astrological meaning of Pluto!
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