Sun Square Pluto (Natal Planets)
When the natal Sun squares Pluto, it gives a native a powerful and intense drive ingrained in their way of being. This placement indicates growing pains that challenge a native to grow from past experiences. All of their activity’s needs and urges that stem from their ego will feel urgent. These desires are closely entwined with their need for power, dominance, or control that they may not be conscious of. They tend to over-work things or put 100% effort into every task. However, their actions may be fuelled by deep insecurities, obsessions, or fears of abandonment, isolation, and even death.
People with the Sun and Pluto conjunct feel things to a greater magnitude, which can cause them to take things too personally or come on too strong. They don’t hold back from expressing their true feelings. However, they have a shadow to their aura that alludes to them being selective and secretive about the information they share. These natives may come across as defensive if they feel remotely confronted and must learn to transform from their karmic past that harbors old feelings and holds onto old traumas and pains.
Those with their Sun conjunct Pluto have a great chance of being successful due to their dedicated nature that is unwavering in the face of obstacles. Their limitations may be self-inflicted if they allow their negative self-beliefs to over-take the assurance that they have over their abilities. Nevertheless, when successful, these natives must watch out for being too possessive or controlling with their work and projects. They must remember that the ability to work harmoniously alongside others is an important part of leadership. Being in a position of authority can awaken the darker aspects of their Plutonian nature if they do not work through their shadows.
Sun square Pluto natives have a karmic mission to believe in themselves more and fuel their fire rather than relying on others to keep them motivated. They must take the lead, initiate plans, and not fear walking alone if others do not wish to follow them. They must empower themselves to let go of their past and stop old experiences from determining their future. They must work through any doubts, fears, and distrust that hold them back from opening themselves up to others and exploring their deepest desires.
These natives must pay attention to when they tend to think or behave in extremes; an ‘all or nothing’ attitude should be seen as another manifestation of their need for control. Ascension will require these natives to learn not to exert all their energy at once and when to sacrifice their ego-based desires in favor of the bigger picture.
Sun Square Pluto (Transiting Planets)
When the Sun squares Pluto in transit, the shadows of our being are illuminated. The hidden areas of society or the inner-most parts of ourselves are forced into the spotlight. Secrets within your community will be unveiled, or you can witness the changing behavior of authority figures rooted in their fears and insecurities. This transit makes it likely that we will experience conflict as it illuminates power dynamics in our relationships. Feeling competitive, manipulative, or controlled by external forces and people are often a manifestation of this. Extreme behaviors to gain or break free of control can cause friction in your personal relationships.
The Sun squaring Pluto can boost the collective energy, making us all a little more ambitious and dedicated to our goals. This can cause you to become self-focused as you prioritize your needs and work over group tasks and ventures. The Plutonian nature of this square can trigger deep transformations and rebirths. You may find yourself breaking free of personal or collective shadows or find that the pressures of your past wounds get too much for you.
The transiting Sun and Pluto square can cause you to feel overwhelmed by your subconscious feelings. Your inner fears, insecurities, doubt, and psychological wounds can fuel out of character behavior. Similarly, you may not immediately recognize how your past traumas are contributing to your present-day attitudes. This transit can trigger the feeling of stepping into your power or losing it completely, depending on your ability to navigate your inner shadows. Learn to break down your problems to the root feeling.
With this recognition, you must also accept that other people are navigating their shadows also. Steer clear from labeling things or people as all good or all evil. Similarly, avoid extremes in other avenues, such as being wholly trusting or completely distrustful of others. Seek a healthy balance in all things, and observe when you throw yourself into new relationships, conversations, or projects without much thought.
The Sun squaring Pluto will be interpreted differently depending on which signs the Sun and Pluto occupy.
Sun Square Pluto Transits: April 18, 2022. October 19, 2022.