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The suggested interpretations are offered as a guide to aspect meanings.
For refined interpretation, consider the general condition of the planet, its dignities, sign, and house location.
Remember, generally:
conjunctions unite planetary influences and show a strong focus of energies
trines and sextiles bring planets together in an easy release of energy
squares suggest tension
oppositions show resistance and swings between extremes






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Aspect Meanings in Birth Charts

Aspects involving Pluto
by Michael McClain




       

Conjunctions



Pluto conjunctionsun
Pluto conjunct Sun

A conjunction of the Sun and Pluto shows you possess the traits of an extremist in some ways. Your likes and dislikes can be intense. Being moderate in your actions is always a problem. There is a power complex in play here, and you have to deal with a tendency to become dictatorial. You have a power ego you assert on some occasions, and not always with common sense. Even if it doesn't show elsewhere in the chart, you are highly assertive and competitive. Often your strong drive is directed at improving social conditions in your environment. You have a significant social consciousness, and you are very intolerant of unfair circumstances and injustices.
 


Pluto conjunctionmoon
Pluto conjunct Moon
The conjunction of the Moon and Pluto produces an intense romantic nature. You seek relationships with those who feel as deeply and as tenaciously as you do. You are a very possessive and demanding person, rarely impulsive or casual. It's hard to satisfy your emotional needs for the perfect relationship because you are so idealistic and demanding. These traits often extend to friendships, as well. Because of this your friends are few but extremely close. You are a hard person to live with because you require so much of those to whom you are near. You can be tyrannical and alienating, at times.
 


Pluto conjunctionmercury
Pluto conjunct Mercury
The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto shows that your mind is deep, penetrating, and somewhat inclined to extremes. You look for hidden meanings in what others say, and you evaluate everything subjectively. You see through people and sense their motives. Once you have made up your mind on a subject you rarely change your views, and you are very assertive in expressing them. So much so you can be overbearing at times. Nonetheless, you are a spokesperson for whatever cause you engender.
 


Pluto conjunctionvenus
Pluto conjunct Venus
The conjunction of Venus and Pluto shows a good deal of passion and emotional intensity in your affections. Any artistic abilities you may possess are given a strong dramatic overtone. Romantic love needs may result in a variety of partners and a series of emotional crises in your life. Your powers to attract are very magnetic and strong. You arouse deep responses in your romantic partners, and your commitment in emotional relationships is complete.
 


Pluto conjunctionmars
Pluto conjunct Mars
The conjunction of Mars and Pluto shows a very strong desire nature with the persistence and determination to get what you want. Your nature is to be more interested in the battle than in the fruits of the conquest. You handle extreme pressure very well, and in a crises situation you can be relied upon to manage affairs with skill and authority. In love, you are assertive and possessive. Physical needs and demands are notably strong. This is a highly emotional aspect. If not controlled, this aspect may cause you to be brutal or cruel.
 


Pluto conjunctionjupiter
Pluto conjunct Jupiter
A conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto confers the determination to achieve goals that will bring about improvements for both you and others. You have a very strong and penetrating insight, and a good deal of leadership ability. You are determined to enjoy life to its fullest. Dedicated to your ideals, you have a bit of the zealot in you.
 


Pluto conjunctionsaturn
Pluto conjunct Saturn
The conjunction of Saturn and Pluto shows amazing reserves of tenacity and self-discipline. Be careful that it doesn't result in too much self-denial and severity. The combination offers great strength of will and an inclination to dig hard and deep into your interests. Once your mind is committed, you are capable of incredible resolve. This gives you a talent for succesfully performing difficult work under tiring circumstances.
 


Pluto conjunctionuranus
Pluto conjunct Uranus
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Uranus fosters change and innovative breakthroughs. Pluto relates to political power. When these planets are in contact with each other, political structures will be shaken and disturbed in order to allow new methods of government regulatory principles to emerge.
 


Pluto conjunctionneptune
Pluto conjunct Neptune
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Neptune relates to mass consciousness. Pluto relates to political power, global organisations, focussed energy or 'underground' institutions. When these planets are in contact with each other there is often widespread onflict or focus upon political issues and collective ideals.
 


Sextiles



Pluto sextilesun
Pluto sextile Sun
The sextile of the Sun and Pluto shows an intense will and a deep self-awareness. You have will power that lets you to do about anything you set out to do. You are good at communicating with people, and you find it easy gain their confidence. You have extremely strong leadership qualities.
 


Pluto sextilemoon
Pluto sextile Moon
The sextile between the Moon and Pluto generates emotional understanding in your nature. You are deeply emotional, but controlled. You enjoy personal contact with others, yet you will not waste time with casual relationships. Occasionally, you may withdraw into yourself, and alienate others. You are an excellent manager because you can remove the nonessentials in your life. You have the innate ability to understand and respond to others.
 


Pluto sextilemercury
Pluto sextile Mercury
A sextile between Mercury and Pluto shows keen mental penetration and analytical intellect. You can grasp the most elusive and obscure subjects. Your comprehension is so deep that you derive more meaning from your experiences than others do. This is an excellent placement for anyone involved in scientific or investigative pursuits.
 


Pluto sextilevenus
Pluto sextile Venus
The sextile formed between Venus and Pluto gives strong feelings and perceptions. This aspect aids any artistic talents you may possess by producing dynamic and original creativity. The key to your success in relationships is your deep understanding of people and their motivations. You are easily attracted by physical appearances and a person's sex appeal. Yet just as quickly, you are turned off by any signs of superficiality.
 


Pluto sextilemars
Pluto sextile Mars
The sextile between Mars and Pluto produces will power and a forcefulness in your nature. You have the qualification to be a top investigator or researcher as you doggedly dig out the facts of whatever matter you are pursuing. You can stimulate action and get to the bottom of the most complex issue. You read people and understand their motives very well. You're able to present views in a very vivid and forceful way, without ignoring the ideas presented by others.
 


Pluto sextilejupiter
Pluto sextile Jupiter
The sextile formed between Jupiter and Pluto indicate your exuberance, enthusiasm, and ambition. Even with these characteristics, you encourage others to explore their potentials as much as you do yours. You have many organizational skills, and you are most productive in business, education, and politics. Your interests are extremely broad based.
 


Pluto sextilesaturn
Pluto sextile Saturn
Saturn sextile Pluto offers great strength of purpose and the ability to hold tightly to principles and beliefs. Those born with this aspect see beneath superficial surfaces and have a good grasp of the reality behind any situation. There is an aptitude for political intrigue and the deeper mysteries of life. Emotions are deeply felt but not easily expressed.
 


Pluto sextileuranus
Pluto sextile Uranus
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Uranus fosters change and innovative breakthroughs. Pluto relates to political power. When these planets are in contact with each other, political structures will be shaken and disturbed in order to allow new methods of government regulatory principles to emerge.
 


Pluto sextileneptune
Pluto sextile Neptune
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Neptune relates to mass consciousness. Pluto relates to political power, global organisations, focussed energy or 'underground' institutions. When these planets are in contact with each other there is often widespread onflict or focus upon political issues and collective ideals.
 


Squares



Pluto squaresun
Pluto square Sun
A square formed between the Sun and Pluto shows a tendency for willfulness to build up in your nature. As the pressures become greater, you are apt to explode. This may be a puzzlement to those around you because most of the time you are so self-restrained and in perfect control. Perhaps there is a frustrated ambition for power and authority. This is an aspect often associated with a "revolutionary spirit." There is an enigma in your personality, and you are defensive about forming close emotional ties. You have executive ability and the talent for managing ambitious enterprises. You must learn the art of compromise if you are striving to get far in life. This may not come easily for you unless it is shown elsewhere in the chart. With compromise and understanding of the egos of others, this is a power aspect.
 


Pluto squaremoon
Pluto square Moon
The square formed between the Moon and Pluto shows you have an intense emotional nature. There are some difficulties in relationships because of it. Emotional responsibility is a burden for you. You may forget the past, and break any ties that confine. You are a loner at heart, but an ardent nature can prompt relationships that don't impose to many limits. This aspect shows a lack of interest in material matters. You're likely to be put off by trivialities and petty details of any sort. You're concerned only with issues that you consider important or unique in some way.
 


Pluto squaremercury
Pluto square Mercury
The square aspect between Mercury and Pluto produces a clear mental view of the realities of any given situation. Your speech and thought patterns can sometimes be harsh, so much so that you may at times seem insensitive. It is truly difficult for people to know how you will react, so some may avoid getting close to you. This also shows a tendency toward secrecy, especially when you are around people you don't trust. You have a need to shape the ideas of others to conform with your views.
 


Pluto squarevenus
Pluto square Venus
A square forms between Venus and Pluto suggesting that your emotional life is subject to many problems. Many of these relate to sex. This aspect causes intense emotional and sexual involvements, and sometimes this can be with very debasing influences. In extreme cases, this aspect shows involvement with prostitution or other sex related crimes or rituals. Sexual passions are hard to control and properly direct, and romantic ties are in some way fated. It may be any benefit you receive is always accompanied with some negative side effect. What you want and seek is often not what you need, and obtaining the objective or object creates ill effects. Life is full of upheavals and upsets in domestic and professional affairs. There is a need to be more honest and less patronizing with people. Don't make promises unless you intend to keep them. This aspect must be controlled by the free will.
 


Pluto squaremars
Pluto square Mars
The square formed between Mars and Pluto produces a forceful nature. Often your actions can be described only as reckless. Yet you are cautious and secretive about your projects, especially as you mature and develop. When frustrated, you may become abusive and display much temper. This aspect suggests that your sexual drive is strong, and may not be well controlled at times. This is a very physical aspect needing control and channeling. When you can control actions, this aspect can be positive as it shows a penchant for eliminating, by force, the unacceptable and unnecessary in your life. You can develop a very focused concentration on progressive issues.
 


Pluto squarejupiter
Pluto square Jupiter
The square formed between Jupiter and Pluto suggests that you set yourself up as a law unto yourself and rarely agree with accepted codes. Dogmatic and exaggerating, you could be an adventurer or a gambler. Oddly enough, you see-saw between overconfidence and self-doubt. Learn to profit from your experiences and don't exploit others for your own benefit.
 


Pluto squaresaturn
Pluto square Saturn
Saturn square Pluto can indicate self-will and persistence to the point of ruthlessness. There is often exposure to some very difficult emotional experiences, and these may set up a defensive stance that makes the ability to forgive and forget hard to maintain. People with this aspect have the ability to perform difficult work and possess great commitment. Self-restraint can be almost obsessive at times and when motivated by a challenge, their drive and endurance is remarkable.
 


Pluto squareuranus
Pluto square Uranus
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Uranus fosters change and innovative breakthroughs. Pluto relates to political power. When these planets are in contact with each other, political structures will be shaken and disturbed in order to allow new methods of government regulatory principles to emerge.
 


Pluto squareneptune
Pluto square Neptune
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Neptune relates to mass consciousness. Pluto relates to political power, global organisations, focussed energy or 'underground' institutions. When these planets are in contact with each other there is often widespread onflict or focus upon political issues and collective ideals.
 


Trines



Pluto trinesun
Pluto trine Sun
The Sun in your chart is trine Pluto giving you a highly evolved power of concentration and will. You have a way of mobilizing your talents to reach your goals. You have many leadership abilities, but you may not be so interested in leadership. You focus instead on your personal agenda. You often display an attitude of righteous indignation toward those who bend the truth and take advantage of others. You are an extremely perceptive person. There is much investigative skill associated with this aspect, and your insight in human motivations can serve you well in fields of behavior sciences. You may not always agree with people, but you understand them very well.
 


Pluto trinemoon
Pluto trine Moon
The favorable aspect formed between the Moon and Pluto strengthens your will to handle emotional problems in your life. This aspect provides you the talent to improve domestic and business matters by uncluttering your life. You're able to relinquish old emotional habits. You know your capabilities and you know your limits. You can neither be forced into doing what you don't wish to do, nor deterred from gaining your intended objectives. You are well respected because of your character and your ability to hold important issues in confidence when this is required of you. You have much energy which is well regulated and controlled.
 


Pluto trinemercury
Pluto trine Mercury
The trine formed between Mercury and Pluto shows the ability to get to the roots of an issue in a mental sense. Your concentration is intense. This allows you, if you so choose, to probe the depth of little known or unknown matter. This aspect is often in the charts of investigators, detectives, and those involved in research. You have an easy understanding of logic, and of cause and effect.
 


Pluto trinevenus
Pluto trine Venus
The trine formed between Venus and Pluto shows an intense romance nature. You are one of those people who very well may fall in love at first sight. You are a romantic, but in a positive and well directed way. You are not one to scatter or waste your affections. You are apt to possess extremely high moral and spiritual standards. Your basic integrity is solidly founded and unshakable.
 


Pluto trinemars
Pluto trine Mars
A trine between Mars and Pluto shows that the assertiveness in your nature is well aligned with your dedication to causes. You can be effective in solving problems in society because you have a deep understanding of those problems and their origins. Services are offered out of spiritual convictions. To you, romantic connections have deep meaning and interest. You display a caring nature that extends in several directions to transform those you contact, socially and emotionally.
 


Pluto trinejupiter
Pluto trine Jupiter
The trine between Jupiter and Pluto produces a powerful exuberance in your nature that allows you to inspire others to their potential, as you likewise are able to achieve your own. You have wonderful organizational skills that can be useful, especially in business, education, and public welfare.
 


Pluto trinesaturn
Pluto trine Saturn
Great resilience is offered by Saturn trine Pluto, and the ability to maintain a focussed effort with consistency and rigour. The mind is attracted to complex issues which resound with profundity and emotional depth. Those born with this aspect can often attract fervent opposition to their views, because those who like to 'just leave things as they are' are disturbed by the way they will uproot problems and seek to expose their basis. But the aspect also offers great strength of character and purpose, so they are not easily dissuaded from their path.
 


Pluto trineuranus
Pluto trine Uranus
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Uranus fosters change and innovative breakthroughs. Pluto relates to political power. When these planets are in contact with each other, political structures will be shaken and disturbed in order to allow new methods of government regulatory principles to emerge.
 


Pluto trineneptune
Pluto trine Neptune
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Neptune relates to mass consciousness. Pluto relates to political power, global organisations, focussed energy or 'underground' institutions. When these planets are in contact with each other there is often widespread onflict or focus upon political issues and collective ideals.
 


Oppositions



Pluto oppositionsun
Pluto opposition Sun
The opposition of the Sun and Pluto shows a defensive attitude when challenged by others. You have a compulsive power drive that creates an aura of forcefulness. There can be resentment and defiance in your temperament. You may experience difficulties getting along with others until you learn not to be so assertive and defensive when you feel the slightest sense of threat. You must handle situations better when others disagree with your position. This aspect is usually subject to undergo major changes at sometime in life when a psychological realignment occurs. When this happens you become more self-assured and tolerant of others.
 


Pluto oppositionmoon
Pluto opposition Moon
The opposition between the Moon and Pluto suggests a very demonstrative show of affections and a strong sensitivity to any signs of rejection. Occasionally, this aspect denotes the loner. You try to control your family and friends, often displaying emotional vehemence in your relationships. This aspect may show an alternating from aggressiveness to austerity in love and romance. This aspect brings jealousy, impulsiveness and sensuality. Perhaps because of your relationship with your parents, you may feel rejected occasionally, and you may seek drastic solutions to your problems. You must learn to handle your attitude of intolerance in relationships.
 


Pluto oppositionmercury
Pluto opposition Mercury
The opposite positions of Mercury and Pluto shows mental tension. You may become the repository of confidential information and problems of a personal nature by persons with whom you associate. This is a difficult aspect because you have a tendency toward harsh and abrupt speech. When challenged, you become emotionally and intellectually arrogant, as if your credibility is being questioned. You are impatient with yourself and others, demanding that projects get done immediately.
 


Pluto oppositionvenus
Pluto opposition Venus
The opposition between Venus and Pluto predisposes you to becoming involved in highly emotional and sexual relationships. Problems in this vein are encountered because of your very passionate nature. You frequently attract the wrong kind of partners. Marriage problems occur because of your dictatorial attitude toward your mate, or vice versa. Attempts to remake the partner rather than compromising causes constant friction. In your business relationships you face extreme challenges and competition.
 


Pluto oppositionmars
Pluto opposition Mars
The opposition between Mars and Pluto shows a defiant attitude. Sometimes there is a lack of control over aggressive tendencies. You can alienate some people as you assert your rights, or what you believe to be your rights. You must evaluate the positive and negative aspects of any idea or plan. Always consider the values of compromise before taking any action. Both Mars and Pluto are associated with sexual drive since these two planets are the co-rulers of Scorpio. With this aspect in opposition your sexual drive will be strongly affected and in some conflict. You may be led to form extremely strong alliances, but it may as easily cause severe rifts in relationships. The drive may be to gain power over others. It is certain that you will encounter problems in your personal affairs.
 


Pluto oppositionjupiter
Pluto opposition Jupiter
The opposition of Jupiter and Pluto shows questioning of social ideology. You challenge dogma by asserting your own views, which may often be out of step with those of society. Autocratic attitudes and a lack of humility can cause a loss of popularity. This is a powerful placement for Jupiter, the planet associated with religious and philosophic issues. You may have much to offer in correcting social injustices.
 


Pluto oppositionsaturn
Pluto opposition Saturn
Saturn opposite Pluto often brings considerable challenges that require hard work and dedication. Those born with this aspect usually have great strength of reserves, but need to be wary of obsessiveness and self-restraint that borders on unneccesary self-sacrifice. On a personal level there is difficulty in expressing deep emotions, but they can have deep empathy for others. Often, there is an acute awareness of the pain and hardship that accompanies life and many people with this aspect are well suited to working hard for the benefit of those that have suffered genuine hurt.
 


Pluto oppositionuranus
Pluto opposition Uranus
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Uranus fosters change and innovative breakthroughs. Pluto relates to political power. When these planets are in contact with each other, political structures will be shaken and disturbed in order to allow new methods of government regulatory principles to emerge.
 


Pluto oppositionneptune
Pluto opposition Neptune
This is a 'generational' influence that is most noticeable in charts where it contacts the angles or Sun or Moon. Neptune relates to mass consciousness. Pluto relates to political power, global organisations, focussed energy or 'underground' institutions. When these planets are in contact with each other there is often widespread onflict or focus upon political issues and collective ideals.
 


Acknowledgements:
Robert Pelletier's Planets in Aspects, (Whitford Press, 1987) has inspired some of this work and is recommended for a deeper discussion of aspect meanings.

Notes on aspects between Saturn and the outer planets provided by D. Houlding.



Michael McClain has called astrology and numerology a hobby for more than 28 years. His work, all of which has been shared online, entertains thousands around the world every day. Michael lives with his wife Fran, in Savannah Lakes Village in South Carolina. Visit his site at Astrology-Numerology.com.

© Michael McClain

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