Something about intensity, conflict & achievement.


Mention Pluto in astro circles and breaths start to be drawn in. Mention Pluto in opposition and the concerned looks begin.

I get that. If we’re talking key words, it could Pluto would look a little like this:

Birth, death, renewal, transformation, power, toxic, elimination, megalomania, grandiosity, truth, integrity, ambition, humility… do you want me to go on?

When we talk about the Sun we think of words like:

Ego, vitality, warmth, identity, self-expression.

When it comes to oppositions, we know that there is often a brief coming together, a pulling apart, someone may be doing something to you, a decision may need to be made.

Put all of this together and people start to run for cover.

There’s no denying that this transit- Sun opposite Pluto- can bring with it intensity and conflict- especially if you have planets or chart points at 12 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries…but that’s not to say that intensity and conflict isn’t needed. Besides, this one- Sun opposite Pluto- is a relatively short lived transit…and for that reason, very different in nature to the opposite, ie Pluto opposite Sun.

The textbooks will tell you that this is a time where you might attract these things- intensity, conflict, power struggles- so, if you do have planets at these points, take due care. It could be you inflicting these things on others- if this is the case, ask yourself honestly what you expect to achieve from that.

It’s not all bad and frightening. Sun/Pluto oppositions also can be times when a lot is achieved. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT.

When I say achieved, I mean of a future nature. We’re talking about sweeping change, and fundamental nature, and…well, you get the idea. But you won’t get there by manipulating the truth, bullshitting or blaming others. This is one of those own your consequences times…the rest is up to you. Feel free to blame whoever it is that is doing whatever it is to you, or feel free to take appropriate action and make the decisions that need to be made. Your call….but make the right one, and it could take you to the top of your world.