In this post, we’ll delve into the meaning of the Sun square Pluto natal aspect. Pluto is considered to be one of the most difficult planets in astrology. This dwarf planet’s power is reciprocally proportional to its size: Pluto intensifies and magnifies whatever it touches.
Aspects between the Sun and Pluto in the birth chart are very powerful but so intense that it can be difficult to keep them under control. Especially with the challenging aspects. The square is a dynamic aspect that represents constant tension. It can manifest both positively and negatively. How you handle it depends a lot on your level of consciousness.
If you were born with Sun square Pluto in your natal chart, you are an ambitious, strong-willed person who can overcome many challenges. You don’t like compromise and you are a tough opponent. You are determined to get what you want and you are passionate about your goals to the level of obsession. Besides that, Sun square Pluto in the natal chart adds an enigmatic touch to your personality. You keep your cards close to your chest.
The negative aspects between the Sun and Pluto often indicate transformative events in your life (the house placements tell more about what life areas they are related to). Harsh life experiences at an early age that teach you to accept and submit to changes. While they are painful, your self-confidence comes from overcoming these obstacles. Over time, you become extremely resilient. You bounce back even after some pretty difficult experiences. Pluto helps you rebirth yourself.
If you embody the evolved side of this aspect, you are able to transcend yourself over and over and you can grow a lot as a person. However, there’s a lot of inner conflict and you can react to it by embodying the negative side of Pluto as well, displaying controlling, tyrannical behavior.
When interpreting Sun square Pluto natal, the context matters a lot. The sign and house placements of the planets add more nuance about how they operate, so do other aspects they form with the rest of the planets in the birth chart. If the aspect is almost exact or with a tight orb, its effect is more strongly felt.
Here’s what Sun square Pluto natal reveals about your personality.
Sun Square Pluto in the Natal Chart Meaning
If this aspect is very strong in your chart, others might mistake you for a Scorpio Sun. Here are the most important traits linked with the meaning of natal Sun square Pluto:
- hyperfocused on what interests you, you dedicate all your energy to achieving your goals
- can make sacrifices
- very ambitious
- resilience forged through difficult life experiences
- a realist
- you have many secrets
- you carve out your own lifestyle
- you dislike compromises
- can be difficult to get along with
- you can be a control freak
- an interest in self-development and in understanding your psyche
From Darkness To the Light
Sun square Pluto in the birth chart suggests a journey from darkness to light throughout your life.
If you were born under this challenging influence, your childhood was often colored with a stressful, even threatening energy.
Since the Sun is linked with the figure of the father in astrology, Sun square Pluto natal often indicates that you had a troubled relationship with him. You perceived him as a very strict, self-willed, controlling, even abusive and tyrannical person. This aspect suggests that you were not close emotionally, you may have been afraid of him and unable to confide in him. Showing weakness was not approved. He likely had an authoritarian parenting style. This aspect can also indicate the disappearance of the father figure from your life at some point.
As children, people with a Sun square Pluto natal aspect are often shy, quiet, and reserved. They prefer to observe the situation first. Others may sometimes see them as weird. It’s common to be lonely and lack self-confidence as a young person if you have this aspect.
It often happens that your self-confidence gets shattered. You learn to rebuild yourself already at a young age.
Sun-Pluto aspects suggest that you are extremely resilient. You are able to recreate yourself from the ground up if necessary, over and over again. You become stronger in the process. You are intrigued by why things happen the way they do and you try to draw consequences and apply what you learn in order to avoid making the same mistakes.
There is a conflict between your sense of self and self-expression and the desire to own your power.
Depending on the house placements and the rest of the chart, power struggles are probably a recurring theme in your life. With the square, this tends to be internal rather than encountering difficult people in your life (as tends to be the case with the opposition). You hate losing.
Sun square Pluto natal implies that privacy is very important to you. You are often secretive. At the same time, you are able to unveil the secrets of others. You see through people and you also like to test someone to see if they are worthy of your trust. You may be approachable on a surface level but you are slow to let someone close (this is very similar to an 8th house Sun in the birth chart).
You are very driven and when you really want something, it’s almost impossible to stop you. You are tenacious and tactical. You have tremendous amounts of energy with Sun square Pluto. So much that it can be difficult to channel it constructively. You don’t like it when the goals you work to achieve are not your own. You need to be true to yourself.
Someone with an unevolved Sun square Pluto natal aspect may exhibit dictatorial, abusive behavior when threatened. This aspect suggests a fear of vulnerability that may result in controlling behavior.
If you don’t integrate Sun square Pluto, you may find it difficult to let go, but this is one of the most important lessons of this aspect.
However, Sun square Pluto natal very often indicates a need for self-reflection. People with this aspect are often interested in psychology and self-development. They are more aware of the hidden parts of their personality than most people and they are more inclined to face the truth even when it’s ugly (which is the first step towards improvement). The Sun represents the conscious self and Pluto the unconscious—aspects between the two planets suggest that they are able to help each other. Even the difficult aspects have the potential for this, just with more friction.
Pluto’s transformative energy allows your self to get to the next level. While the hard aspects are more reluctant to self-transform than the harmonious aspect, they are still able to do that.
This aspect can also indicate an interest in the occult, mysteries, mythology, crimes, etc. Some may find your interests bizarre or too dark. You are very passionate about your interests, almost to the level of obsession.
Meaning of the Sun in Astrology
The Sun represents your self, individuality, your ego, how you express yourself. It is also linked with self-confidence, energy, vitality, creativity, joy, optimism. It is the core of your personality.
This luminary’s energy is very yang/masculine. The Sun is associated with your father, husband/you as a husband. In the body, the Sun rules the heart.
Planets in aspect to the Sun reveal more details about your personality and self-expression style than just the Sun sign, which most of popular astrology is based on. The house, sign, and aspects of your Sun in your birth chart should all be interpreted together. In the birth chart, the Sun tells where you want to be recognized and in where your personality can truly shine.
The Sun is the ruling planet of Leo.
A strong Sun in the birth chart is generally excellent because it suggests that you have a lot of energy to do the things you want.
Meaning of Pluto in Astrology
Pluto is the last planet in astrology. Since it is so far away from the Sun, its orbital period is very long: it takes 248 years for Pluto to make a full circle around the Sun.
In astrology, Pluto represents the higher octave of Mars. Named after the god of the underworld in Roman mythology, Pluto rules all things hidden.
This planet is the ruler of Scorpio in modern astrology. Pluto is linked with:
- intensity – it drastically scales things up
- power struggles
- secrets, mysteries
- the occult
- everything under the surface
Pluto is about evolving to the next level, however, often at a brutal price. It shatters what is not functional anymore to make space for the new. There is no use in resisting Pluto, its power is so great that your only choice is to submit. The negative side of Pluto is associated with power struggles, an obsession with control, abuse of power. It has an extremely destructive side, but on the positive, it’s connected with deep healing, rebirth, transformation.
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