MARS CONJUNCT PLUTO
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 Mars is busy, hyper and action-oriented. Mars is assertive, aggressive and competitive. Pluto is powerful and behaves like plutonium, where it completely destroys. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, which means it takes Mars energy to a whole other 'nth' degree and both are co-rulers of Scorpio. Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio, while Pluto is the modern day ruler of Scorpio. Mars also rules Aries, the warrior and the competitive on. Pluto, through shear force and explosion, will level whatever it touches so that it can rise up out of the ashes, just as the Phoenix-rising ascends from the ashes. Pluto destructs in order to reconstruct and that is where the transformation takes place.
Since both Mars and Pluto are the co-rulers of the Scorpio and the 8th house, then its important to understand just how much power this conjunction holds. This energy is very secretive and mysterious holding its cards very close to the vest. Scorpio energy says, "What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine, and by the way, you're mine too!"
Mars and Pluto as co-rulers of the 8th house rules other people's money including but not limited to tax and bill collectors, financial affairs of the dead, wills, inheritance, dowries, estates and monies of the marriage partner, joint finances, shared finances, financial organizations, financial relationships with foreign countries, financial backers, heirlooms, public income, insurance of all kinds, interest rates, investors, financial legacies, loans, financial liabilities, monetary gains through the partner or public, the national debt, a nation's earning power, the money and finances of nieces and nephews, accumulated wealth, personal property while in escrow, pensions, tips, treasurers, trust companies. It also rules bankruptcy.
The energy of Mars and Pluto feels that, "Your money, is MY money." Due to the nature of its bold and aggressive power, this conjunction indicates a great amount of money and power that is accumulated through secretive and mysterious means. It could also come through a windfall, like the lottery or a settled lawsuit. The marriage of competition (Mars) and power (Pluto) indicates that this conjunction is absolutely concerned with power and being the one in control. This aspect 'has to' be in control by being deeply embedded in whatever it attaches itself to.
This conjunction not only attaches its power to other people's money, but it attaches itself to people, which comes across as, "I'll own you!" This energy is jealous, insecure, cruel and often times violent. It is tough enough to contain the energy of Mars on its own, so you can imagine trying to contain Pluto on its own. Then when you combine these two energies in a conjunction, the energy is just downright volatile. Keep in mind that a conjunction intensifies the energy of the two planets involved, so they are feeding off each other. The Scorpio motto is, "I desire therefore I am" so you can imagine an individual with their hands rubbing together as they lick their chops. This energy is incredibly resourceful where it operates like a machine with no off switch.
This aspect is brave, courageous and carries tremendous willpower. In fact, it is so brave that it is death-defying nearly to a fault, which can lead to criminal behavior if it is not stopped. But how do you stop a runaway locomotive? This machine will rundown anyone or anything in its path.
Which brings me to the next set of energies that Mars and Pluto rule. Being that this energy is death-defying, this Scorpio energy also rules death, the dying, decayed and the rotten. It rules the swamps, the cesspools and things that crawl on the ground like snakes and scorpion's. This energy rules autopsies, coroners, possessions and property of the dead, death, life after death, debris, garbage, trash, excretions from the body, feces, morgues, mortality rates, pallbearers, suicides, undertakers and veneral diseases.
This energy is also engaged or intertwined in affairs of the heart that is surrounded by sex. This is because Scorpio (ruled by Mars and Pluto) is the ruler of sex, the genitalia and the rectum. This aspect can reveal itself as the sexual deviant or sex obsessed. "Hell hath no fury like Mars and Pluto conjunct scorned!"
This aspect has violence, sex, money, power, the dead and greed written all over it.
When Mars is conjunct to 'any' planet (much less Pluto) it is all action and works tirelessly to the bone, which 'can' result in high accomplishments producing an effective leader (if that leader can handle the power). When Mars as a conjunction (as is the case with Pluto here) it is rash and takes no consideration before acting, which can result in tragedy. Mars conjunct Pluto can be tragic to say the least and it would take a very special person to be able to handle its affects and its aftermath.
When Mars is conjunct to 'any' planet (much less Pluto) it has the power to regenerate and make itself over for better or worse.
This conjunction in astrological circles is known as 'the beast' but there are many celebrities who have this aspect where you do not see a beast, while in others it looks pretty darn obvious. It makes all the difference in the world between an individual who does not have afflictions (hard aspects) to this conjunction and the individual who has one or numerous afflictions to this conjunction. Hard aspects to Mars and Pluto (especially in the sign of Leo), which is determined and forceful in its own right, which in turn results in 'abuse of power' to the 'nth' degree. One well known person for having this aspect in her chart is Hillary Clinton.
Hillary has Mars and Pluto conjunct at the exact same degree in the sign of Leo and square her Scorpio planets, which is her own Sun Sign, and its not pretty. Side note - Bill Clinton is a Leo, she is a Scorpio. Squares are very hard aspects making this square the most detrimental you can find in a chart. Folks, the chart doesn't lie, only the mouth does.
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