In this article, you can learn about the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect. This aspect suggests intense power struggles in the relationship.
Even in an otherwise favorable synastry chart, this aspect can indicate a lot of tension. Mars square Pluto in synastry is one of the hardest aspects you can have. This aspect suggests a very raw, possibly even brutal relationship.
When you see the planets Mars and Pluto in contact in a synastry chart, you can expect a lot of intensity. While the soft aspects can make the relationship steamy and passionate (when talking about a romantic relationship), the hard aspects, such as the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect are potential red flags.
As Pluto is a generational planet (it moves very slowly through the Zodiac), the orb of this aspect should not be too wide in order to be emphasized in the chart. On the other hand, Pluto aspects in synastry are relatively easy to avoid by avoiding people of the same generation, born in the period when Pluto formed an aspect to where your planets are located.
Keep reading to learn more about Mars square Pluto synastry in astrology!
Mars Square Pluto Synastry
In a synastry chart, you compare the natal charts of two people. When you put the charts on top of each other, you can see how your planets interact with your partner’s.
Based on the synastry chart, you can see tendencies in how the relationship is likely to unfold. While astrology deals with probabilities and not facts that are bound to happen (nothing is set in stone in astrology), these probabilities are likely to happen unless we are talking about very self-aware and mature people.
So, what to expect with the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect, according to astrology?
These two planets are among the most feared in astrology. They are connected with each other on some level, as Pluto is considered the higher octave of Mars, the female aggression and sexuality.
Even though they have a bad reputation, Mars and Pluto are not evil on their own, per se, but they can manifest in dangerous and painful ways. When they are connected by such a frustrating aspect as the square, it is the best to be careful and think twice. Mars square Pluto synastry is a very explosive aspect.
Mars-Pluto aspects in synastry indicate a very physical and raw relationship. Often, there is a very strong sexual attraction between you. The sexual side of the relationship can be incredible, but sometimes even this is infused with power struggles.
Physical attraction can be one of the strongest motivations while people who have this aspect with each other wish to be in a relationship. The Mars person is attracted to depth and charisma of the Pluto person (they are even attracted to their psychological issues). The Pluto person, on the other hand, is attracted to the energy and the drive of the Mars person.
Unless there are other indicators in the chart, Mars square Pluto synastry suggests a short-term relationship. There is little common ground, but as always, you have to look to the entire chart. This aspect on its own indicates a fling rather than a committed relationship.
Mars-Pluto aspects lack soul connection. This usually leads to conflict and arguments all the time. Mars square Pluto in synastry indicates a dramatic connection that makes you feel drowned and suffocating. In the long run, you feel that the drama takes away your energy, and it makes no sense to continue the relationship.
Pluto is the planet of chaos. This aspect indicates that in this relationship, you are belligerent, and fights are frequent. There are arguments that don’t lead anywhere, you don’t find any solution to the problem. You unconsciously push each other’s buttons, what leads to conflict and tension.
The highest manifestation of the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect is healing and transformation. If both of you are evolved, you can help each other overcome the issues of the past, and transform the pain into wisdom.
Mars Square Pluto Synastry: Obsession and The Ugly Side
Mars square Pluto in synastry suggests a huge, huge tension in the relationship.
You unconsciously provoke each other, and if you live the unevolved manifestation of these planets, you can turn your lives into chaos. The actions of the Mars person can trigger the unconscious of the Pluto person. Even if the Mars person doesn’t mean it, their boldness provokes the shadow self of the Pluto person.
The Pluto person has a tendency to react to this with subtle manipulation, jealousy, frustration (unless they are very evolved and mature). Sooner or later, but explosions are guaranteed. How destructive they are is another question, and it depends on the chart as a whole.
These planets bring a lot of drama and power struggles. Your instinctive self comes to the surface, and so do all the issues buried in the subconscious (especially in the subconscious of the Pluto person. The Mars person is more aware of their motivations).
In astrology, Mars represents the violent tendencies you are aware of on a conscious level, while Pluto is the unconscious aggression, destructive things suppressed under the surface. Nevertheless, they do not disappear, you are just unaware of them. When these two parts of your personalities meet in this synastry aspect, things can become explosive quickly.
Mars square Pluto synastry suggests that you evoke strong emotions in each other. This is a very passionate relationship. In the beginning, things don’t immediately go wrong. It takes time for the relationship to fully develop.
Another important keyword of Pluto is obsession: in astrology, this planet shows something you want really, really badly. Prominent Pluto aspects in synastry can indicate that the relationship is hard to get out of. You want to possess each other, especially the Pluto person the planet person.
Mars square Pluto synastry suggests that there are intense feelings of jealousy. You want to own your partner and control them. If you haven’t learned to live the higher octave of these planets (especially the Pluto person), rage and hatred can also occur with the hard aspects.
Every astrologer worth their salt knows that Mars and Pluto are the most violent planets in astrology. When these two form a hard aspect in synastry, there is a potential for the relationship to bring out the worst in each other. If there are other hard aspects, such as hard aspects to the Moon, Mars square Pluto synastry can indicate even violence.
As always with hard Pluto aspects, manipulation and mind games are likely to occur.
Power struggles are almost an inevitable part of Pluto aspects in synastry. It is especially the Pluto person who strives for dominance, as the nature of Pluto is controlling. It thrives on the idea of control. Usually there is a constant struggle for dominance in the relationship.
Mars square Pluto synastry can indicate that there is a lot of frustration, that can sometimes find an outlet in violence and abuse. Irrational anger can come to the surface, leading to clashes on many levels.
Depending on the chart as a whole, the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect can be very dangerous.
Pluto is one of the most feared planets in astrology, and this is not without reason. The dark side of Pluto includes manipulation, abuse, violence, trauma, power struggles, domination, rage, jealousy, obsession. These things can be very well present in the relationship with hard aspects to Pluto, especially to sensitive planets such as Venus or Mars.
With Pluto aspects to personal planets in synastry, it is the Pluto person who holds more power. Pluto is a very intense and powerful planet, and the planet person is much more vulnerable than the Pluto person (in this case, the planet person is the Mars person). It is helpful to be aware of your emotions in this relationship.
The position by sign of these planets add more detail to the interpretation of the Mars square Pluto synastry aspect. It is also important how they are aspected. If you as a couple are self-aware and have good intentions, the expression of this aspect is not as intense and dramatic as if the people haven’t worked through their issues yet.
Mars in Astrology
Mars is a fiery, direct, bold, explosive planet in astrology. It is the ruling planet of Aries, and it is the ruler of Scorpio in traditional astrology (modern astrology considers Pluto to be the ruler of this zodiac sign). Mars feels at home in the first house (and also in the eighth house, the house of Scorpio).
In astrology, Mars governs aggression, survival instincts, drive, energy, action, courage, fighting, metals, weapon. Mars has extremely masculine energy, it is the polar opposite of Venus. A prominent Mars in the natal chart suggests a person who has high energy levels, who is ambitious and daring, but they can have anger issues, and they can be pushy if this planet receives hard aspects from the rest of the chart.
Mars is a key planet when it comes to dating and physical attraction. Sexual compatibility is greatly determined by this planet in astrology, as Mars governs libido. Prominent Mars aspects in synastry can indicate that sex plays a very important role in the relationship, if this is a romantic relationship.
Want to learn more about what Mars stands for in astrology? Click here to learn more about the astrological meaning of this planet.
Pluto in Astrology
Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio (previously ruled by Mars), and it is in accidental dignity in the mysterious eighth house. It represents the higher octave of Mars.
Pluto is the last planet in astrology. Discovered only in 1930, it is a mysterious and dark planet, hidden far, far away from us. Pluto is associated with things hidden under the surface, secrets, investigation, research, X-ray vision. Pluto is also the planet of deep transformation. It destructs, destroys, transforms, recycles, heals. Pluto governs birth and death.
Obsession, manipulation, violence, control, domination are also keywords of Pluto in astrology. The negative side of this planet includes jealousy, rage, possessiveness. If you live the higher octave of Pluto, you can find your own power through it, burying your old traits that do not serve you anymore, and transforming yourself into a wiser, more evolved version.
If you want to learn more about Pluto, check out this article about what Pluto represents in astrology.
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