MARS SQUARE PLUTO
This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. The tension of the square gives us motivation. Squares are dynamic aspects that give us the drive to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, and then becomes a door to understanding.
Mars is busy, hyper and action-oriented. Mars is assertive, aggressive and competitive, while Pluto rules transformation through destruction, only to end up in reconstruction. Pluto is powerful and behaves like plutonium, where it completely destroys only to rebuild anew. Pluto levels one thing to cause something else to rise up out of the ashes, just like the phoenix-rising arises from the ashes. Pluto destructs in order to reconstruct and there is where the transformation takes place.
This is an extremely powerful aspect with the potential to be volatile and downright dangerous. Keep in mind that Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, so when these two are matched up in a square (heavy challenge) then all hell breaks loose. This aspect is not only forceful, it is overly forceful. It's where one's energies are just too much, over-the-top and hard to handle. This can easily show up in the chart of a bully or someone who uses force in order to reach the goals.
This aspect can be channeled into doing Good. For instance, it could show up in the chart of a Navy Seal who has a 'do or die' mentality. There is enormous courage behind this aspect that propels one to move forward without doubt or fear. This aspect can also show up in the chart of a first responder such as a fireman, paramedic or police officer. One's motives should always be considered to keep the ego and intentions in check. Extreme sports or foolish games can also be the result of the aspect.
The temperament is extreme and volatile with a need to be control one's own emotions or the individual could attract violence. One must learn to back off and realize that others do not feel as intensely about the situation at hand. The individual with this aspect in their natal chart or who is affected by the transit of this aspect will lose their temper and may even throw things or punch something or someone if they become angry. It is no doubt a violent aspect. If this aspect is harshly aspected by other planets such as Saturn, then criminal behavior is likely along with jail time.
While there is certainly high willpower, that willpower lacks direction and proper channeling. This could lead to violent circumstances such as war, fights, arguments, riots, revolutions, rebellions and destructive tendencies. This is the classic aspect of the dictator that says, "Might makes right" or "My way or the highway."
If this square is aspected in a positive way, then the individual could achieve great heights especially where diplomacy and leadership are concerned.
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