SUN CONJUNCT PLUTO
The Sun conjuncts Pluto once a year and this year (2017) the Sun in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at 17 degrees 09 minutes on Saturday, January 7, 2017. See the chart wheel for this aspect here!
The Sun will continue to conjunct Pluto in the sign of Capricorn every single year in the month of January until January 20, 2024.
A conjunction or conjunct symbol is an aspect that emphasizes and brings together the energies of the planets involved. Conjunctions focus and intensify the energy much like a laser beam on an exact point in your chart. These planets have their own uniqueness and when tag-teamed their energy is intensified even more.
It is important to understand that the Sun rules the identity, ego, individuality, power and pride. 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 incredibly powerful combination between planets where you can literally hold the world in the palm of your hands. The Sun is huge, powerful and we depend on it for our survival. Pluto could not be further away from the Sun in our Solar System, but yet it is. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 which really isn't that long ago, which makes me wonder how entire books can be written on the subject of Pluto. Pluto hasn't even transited through all of the signs, in our lifetime, so how much can we really know? Well what we do know is that Plutonium was named after Pluto to keep in alignment and tradition of naming elements after newly discovered planets. Uranium, which was named after Uranus, and Neptunium, which was named after Neptune. So if you can remember the power of Plutonium, then that will help you remember the power of Pluto.
The Sun conjunct Pluto indicates an intense, obsessive and explosive energy that holds great deal of personal power. The word explosive can be taken as Good and bad extremes. Celebrities with the Sun conjunct Pluto are -- Michael Jackson, Charlie Sheen, John Mayer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Katy Perry, Merv Griffin and Arnold Schwartzenegger, with Merv Griffin and Katy Perry having the tightest conjunctions of them all. Merv Griffin was an incredibly powerful man in media and Katy Perry has just as much a powerful influence, but channeled in a different way. All of these individuals will continue to impact us for years to come.
It is very easy for this aspect to rid itself of the unwanted, as in a purge. If you do not want something, you will purge, detox and eliminate it without blinking an eye. Pluto is the planet of purge, detox and elimination. This also means that you may be intolerant of others who are less powerful and will begin purging people from your life. Transformation is the key factor with this placement. You can see by the celebrities I named that they are masters of transforming and regenerating themselves. Talk about the Phoenix-Rising (Pluto).
The Sun being identity and Pluto being able to penetrate multi-dimensions gives it a Universal appeal. In the thousands of charts that I have written throughout the years, I have seen this aspect occur more in women, than in men. I can't tell you why that is, I can just tell you that is my experience in seeing the aspect firsthand.
This aspect is so powerful that it has a Divine Will or Divine connection to it. As an astrologer I do expect a lot out of the individual with this aspect, which is probably why Madonna has become nothing but a disappoint to me (as an astrologer) because she is a Leo with a conjunction from Pluto. I do expect a lot out of Leo's as they are the leaders by example.
The Sun conjunct Pluto seeks to recreate, regenerate and reform taking you to higher planes of existence wherein you can also take others with you. So you see, this aspect carries a tremendous amount of influence, which reminds me of my favorite quote by Clint Eastwood, "It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives." The problem with this aspect is when you make the aspect about yourself, rather than what you can do with the energy to empower others. Keep in mind that the Sun naturally rules Leo, which is the 'leader and lead by example' Sun Sign. So it doesn't matter what sign the Sun conjunct Pluto lands in, since the Sun is involved, it carries the weight, influence, leadership and ability to empower others as the Sun Sign Leo does.
This aspect does carry a 'power complex' where you can get others to do what you want according to your will, which is known as a dictator. This energy needs to be channeled appropriately wherein everyone can benefit, not just you holding this energy and manipulating others to do your will. When this aspect transits your natal chart or Solar Return, look to the area of the chart to see where you can empower, repower, recreate, regenerate, reform and transform this area of your life and others.
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