Pluto Conjunct Ascendant Natal and Transit

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant TransitPluto conjunct Ascendant in the natal chart makes you a very deep and complex person. Power and control issues are a constant theme in your close relationships and can cause problems if you get too bossy. Even if you are not bossy then you could be dominated and you could not handle that. Extreme is another keyword for this aspect. Learning moderation in all areas of life is one of your souls important missions this life.

Obsessive compulsive disorder can control your life if you cannot relax and learn to let things ride. Obsessions with being in control or making every perfect are more negative side effect of this challenging aspect. The more intense your compulsions become the more trouble you will have in your relationships. Rejection or depression would be felt intensely and you could easily slip into destructive behavior and habits.

Crime, addiction, prostitution and violence are manifestations of the dark side of Pluto. Threats, intimidation, heroin, near death experiences and suicide attempts can result from total loss of control.

Too much control and friends will desert you. Not enough and you’re engulfed by dark forces. The answer is accepting and moderating you intense powers. You have great influence on other people and events in your life. Coercion and manipulation are easy ways to get what you want but you must avoid this temptation. Let your loved ones live their own lives and control their own destiny.

The best influence you can have on your loved ones is to succeed in life. No matter how bad things get or how hopeless you feel, your powers of regeneration and transformation are formidable. When you become too intense or lose control then some drama will bring things to a head. The self-analysis and transformation that follows will result in an evolutionary leap. You will transcend your obsession or destructive behavior and soul growth will occur. When this aspect is working optimally there is no limit to your progress and achievements.

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant Celebrities

Nevin Markwart 0°07′, Kurt Cobain 0°12′, Nigel Farage 0°43′, Tim Robbins 0°48′, Eddie Izzard 0°54′, Justin Bieber 0°57′, Sarah Jane Morris 0°58′, Peter Gabriel 1°03′, Jim Jarmusch 1°32′, Edward Gein 1°49′, Judy Garland 1°52′, William Cowper 1°52′, Steve Martin 2°06′, K.D. Lang 2°15′, Richard Branson 2°22′.

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant Transit

Transiting Pluto conjunct Ascendant represents a couple of years of intense soul-searching. Like other transits to the Ascendant, your close relationships are affected but the main focus is on you. Other aspects to your Ascendant plus and fixed star conjunctions make the results of this transit quite variable.

As your personally undergoes a transformation so may your relationships. As your soul evolves you may leave some people behind. A personal crisis may occur that forces you to face your demons. Any are of life that is out of control will be the focus of any dramas.

Depending on previous actions and behavior you may gain power and control and take a leaderships role. If you have abused your position in the past you may have and authority stripped from you.

Pluto Conjunct Ascendant Transit Celebrities

Richard Nixon had Pluto conjunct Ascendant transit between 1965-67. For him these were years of introspection. He had lost the 1960 presidential election to JFK, and after campaigning for colleagues in 1966 he took off for an extended holiday to South America and the Middle East in 1967. “Toward the end of 1967, Nixon was experiencing a crisis of indecision about whether to run for president the following year. He consulted with long-time friend the Reverend Billy Graham, who urged him to run. He later held a dinner at his home with friends and all except his wife supported a presidential bid”. He went on to win the 1968 presidential election.

Margaret Thatcher had Pluto conjunct Ascendant transit from 1989-90. The Iron Lady had already ruled Britain as prime minister for a decade and her combative personality ruthless disregard for the opinions of her colleagues was wearing thin inside her own party and with the electorate. In November 1990 her deputy resigned, and the next day she faced a challenge from Michael Heseltine. Thatcher narrowly won the first ballot, and stated she “intended to “fight on and fight to win” the second ballot, but consultation with her Cabinet persuaded her to withdraw. After seeing the Queen, calling other world leaders, and making one last Commons speech, she left Downing Street in tears. She regarded her ousting as a betrayal.”

Nicholas Cage (2006) who decided it was time get out of movies and try something different, stating “I feel I’ve made a lot of movies already and I want to start exploring other opportunities that I can apply myself to, whether it’s writing or other interests that I may develop”. He was back on the big screen in 2008.

Jamie Lee Curtis also had Pluto conjunct Ascendant transit in 2006 and told Access Hollywood that she had “closed the book on her acting career to focus on her family”. She returned to the big screen the next year.

Prince William experienced this transit in 2007 when it was announced he had split with girlfriend Kate Middleton, yet he was seen with her in public several times in 2007 after that announcement, including on a holiday to the Seychelles.

47 thoughts on “Pluto Conjunct Ascendant Natal and Transit

  1. I have to set my ground. I´ve worked a lot now. I don´t know what to do neither feel sure within. The only thing I can do now is to deep breathing my inner crustacean -ASC- in order to go out of my crust. It has always been so! I have simple and raw fear for others, I don´t really like the way they act. I hope I find my strength I do have many responsabilities.

    Thankyou Jamie!

    There are times when I read, and others when what is read incarnate on myself! Significant learning, I guess!

    Marina? Still up there?

  2. Hi Jamie, Not used to you and Marina on two different sites! But Googled Pluto conj. Sun and ended up here! Glad I did! So I have a progressed Sun in Capricorn and Pluto is at 11 degrees in my progressed 12th. It will conj my progressed Sun at 19 degrees. Not sure how long this transit will take or what it will mean for me. Natally though, I have Pluto on my MC. Could it mean blows to my ego in the work place? I have been experiencing this off and on now for weeks. Should I get out now?

    Congratulations too Jaime on your new website!! Will visit more often!

  3. Pluto is in exact opposition to my ascendant NOW and crossing over from the 6th to the 7th house while it’s at it. Almost died last few years but now I’m out of the woods and wondering wft now? 😉 Any chance for comment on that aspect? Especially since it’s right there with this Uranus square crunch?? Heeeelp? 😉

  4. I was guided to your site by friends of mine who suggested it to me. And I’m so glad they did! Your scopes are nothing short of prophetic as I read through what happened to us Leo rising persons last year. THank you so much!

    I do have one question for you regarding Pluto opposite Moon transits. Could you shed any light on what one can expect from this transit? Specifically natal Moon in Cancer, pluto in Capricorn. Also, there is a day when natal Pluto in Libra opposes transit moon at the same time as the other.

    Thank you.

  5. Jamie,

    I’m sure you don’t need help coming up with article ideas, but if I may make a request, I would love to read your take on Pluto square ascendant or Pluto conjunct nadir. It seems like most astrologers focus only on the ascendant and the midheaven, but transits to the bottom of your chart seem to be the most devastating.

    I have Pluto transiting my nadir now and Saturn will be there in about 3 or 4 years. I’m wondering if Pluto is demolishing everything and Saturn will come along to test what I have rebuilt or if Saturn will just destroy everything again and anything I do the next 3 or 4 years is basically pointless. I guess my strategy is to rebuild what I can and Saturn will take away whatever is not working at that point. Just so tired of hard times with no hope or end in sight.

    My natal Saturn is conjunct Pluto in Decan 3 Libra (1H) and they will conjunct in Capricorn (my 4H) to square that natal conjunction in a few years. I hope that will be the end of the hard times for me for a while, but it’s disheartening to think I’m only about halfway through 10 straight years of hard Pluto and Saturn transits! Of course they have to take turns hitting my Sun and Moon and Venus and Mercury and Mars, too. (Assholes!) Depression this bad lasting for so many years is just so awful. The curse of a balanced/spread out chart is you’ve always got a hard transit somewhere.

    • Sure Anthony, will be doing all of them. Concentrating first on transits to Moon then AC, Mercury etc.

  6. Hi Jamie – my asc is at 18 capricorn. I have had one hell of a ride while pluto has been endlessly trailing through my12th house. I can give everyone some examples of this transit here: Early on, while pluto was opposite my 6th house sun, my now-husband was embroiled in endless hostilities and legal battles with his ex over child custody and alimony. Immediately thereafter I had an almost complete health break-down which I am still recovering from, and which totally changed the way I feed my body, not to mention increased my awareness of the way environmental toxins have badly impacted my physical body too. The last years I have also been under constant seige by some higher-up colleagues determined to undermine me. Despite how well I work, I’m either loved or hated by authority figures – nothing in between! The ‘hidden enemies’ are now out in full force especially these days with my profile otherwise rising. I alone am vocal in standing up to them – being I suppose the only person really standing in the way of them negatively using and exploiting our association for their own purposes, not the common good. I have tried resigning just to end the crap and stress, but even that has, for various reasons, not worked out! I am still there for a short while yet… Now my parents have started to fall ill – my father with cancer, my mother with her heart. When it is exactly conjunct my asc early next year, pluto will start opposing my 7th house Mercury and square my 10th house mars. HELP! There seems to be no relief in sight nor end to the destruction! I have in this current period also pluto trine both my natal 9th house pluto and uranus and my 3rd house moon – can’t see much in the way of benefits from those pending transits at the moment – what do you think?! Will this ever end?!

    • My AC is the same as yours Maria so we can compare notes as we go. I don’t believe you can put down your experiences to Pluto being in the 12th house. This is way too general and there must be specific transits or eclipse cycles to pin things on.

      • Hi again Jamie – here to compare notes as we discussed above. I’ve quit a job I have had for 21 years and for the first time in my adult life I am at home and not working (turning 50 this year) and I am learning (slowly) to do less and rest more. Health is still up and down but with more ups. Pluto (currently in trine with Pluto) is natally in my 9th house but don’t really see much of that reflected in the current transit – international travel has been in ferocious amounts the last 20 years but it looks like I’ll still get a fair amount in (only its holiday not business orientated now). When Pluto hits 21 degrees it will exactly square my 10th house Mars, exactly oppose my 7th house Mercury, exactly trine my 9th house Uranus and exactly sextile my 11th house Neptune… Not sure what to make about that!

        • Greetings Jamie and Maria, I too have Cap 18. It is a strong Degree one of the Sabian Symbols for this degree is: “Battered by a raging sea, a piece of rock emerges from the tempest. On it’s platform a half-naked man is standing, with two feet on each leg, and as if rooted in the rock.” Wow what a powerful symbol for an ascendant. Also “the tempest” is rather apropos for this transit. The second symbol is “A five year old girl proudly does her mother’s shopping.” From The Zodiac Image Handbook by Helene and Willem Koppejan. A 3 book set one for each modality.

          Anyway a Pluto transit is one of the most intimidating prospects as the manifestations can be highly unusual and powerful. An analogy that has always helped me it to look at powerful transits like driving in the snow. If you go into a slide then steer into the direction of the slide. Don’t fight it, be flexible, resilient. Resilient is a wonderful Pluto word or quality. Let Go, Clean out, Go on a Fast, Start Yoga Class . . .so many ways to express Plutonic Energy in your life . . . Steer into it, get the ball rolling, maybe get some positive dominos falling.

          • Hi Robert. Thanks for your reply, it was very interesting. The second symbol description I knew of – and it always resonated with me. Whether at home or at work, I have always had little choice but to operate at some level above and beyond… Perhaps my ascendant squaring a 10th house mars and a fourth house Saturn explains that.

            However the first symbol description you gave seems particularly relevant these last years too. And mostly when I am meditating. It’s exactly where I feel I stand when meditating – in a raging sea being battered about on the rocks, attacked by the elements, and dealing with all that that brings to the experience. Most people it seems find peace and tranquillity in meditation, but me not. Despite that, something within me demands I keep plodding along with the practise; praying, hoping, sometimes begging for the storm to subside, and for the healing (hiding in the wings) to unfold.

            I recognise the need to work with, not against, Plutonic energy. And with Saturn also transiting the 12th, its even more important to let go and let be at this time. But letting go doesn’t have to mean not wanting and not aiming for the highest possible transcendence, when the time is right. Changed forever (Chiron at 29 degrees Pisces).

  7. Dear Jamie could you write an article how to survive when Pluto squares a stellium? When pluto will hit my Ascendant 5 Aquarius it will be in opposition to natal Mars in Leo and square natal Uranus in Scorpio. And later after promising trine to natal Sun it will square my taurus stellium wishing the range of 11-29 degrees. Loss, revolution, change, transformation….OMG. 😱

    • Hi Alice that is a fair enough request. I do intend writing about the stellium aspect pattern so I will include how to handle transit to like. PLuto square and Saturn square are the hardest of transit so I will use them as examples.

  8. What are the impacts of Pluto square Saturn transit? Can u sum it up in short? I am really scared of this transit due for me in the end of this year…

  9. My ex husband has pluto opposite ascendant, as a sensitive I always sensed that undercurrent, what he pretended and have others to believe him to be an upstanding citizen, would have me believe any negativity I sensed he was being secretive about, which I was honest about & did my best to encourage diplomatic discussions with him, (I have a libra asc and 12th house libra moon, fairness a priority to me, showing the willingness to be vulnerable because I love him, only served to prompt an increase in his mind games and emotional abuse, always suggesting it was all in my head, so I invested several years of my life working through my own psychological glitches while he became more and more invested in believing his own lies, yet of course it is not easy to prove, nor would I choose to even though since our relationship ended and he could no longer get in to my mind directly, he redirected it, subtly, where and when possible through our children, so I have devoted the 16 years since then, doing what ai am able to encourage them to heal the psychological glitches this caused the affect of in them while he painted me as the manipulative bitch he believes all females to be, due to his own abuse experienced as a child, which he now hides behind like a medal he uses to excuse his ill intentions to a few who have realised he is not the upstanding man he had them believe him to be, one by one as the.currents of change keep revealing so. I bare him no malice, at heart the man I love is a truth seeker (Sagg sun and Merc) thus the potential to become a “noble knight” however at this point he remains lost in the dark woods, hiding behind the secrecy of Pluto opp Asc, yet although I do not and will not trust him to be/do anything other than what his choices indicate and the darkness I still sense in him, there is always hope that he may wake up and seek help to find his way out and lay unfinished business to rest with our children, rather than continuing to blame them, for the affect our relationship ending and how we together handled that and the aftermath, sadly when I do rarely see him, I see the King on a chess board, that thinks he has me in check, but I havent been playing the game, he’s been playing with himself, one more move to check mate and he will fibd he has “check mated” himself, with the web of deceit he has woven, so I truly hope, he doesn’t. I share all this to aid contrast to the conjunction, because with Pluto and Neptune, it is often easier to see what isnt true/real, by seeing what is and how that is a contradiction of terms or hypocricy?

    • PS I had the pluto conjunct ascendant around 1982, my 21st year, I didnt realise I had gone into a dark tunnel for a while, oblivious to not good choices I was making initially, until everything started feeling “creepy” some people places things being a sensitive, had me feel like my skin was crawling and so, the journey through the dark night of the soul began, repulsive at times, crushing at times, yet the ability to discern between light/dark in myself and others, by working with and through it like any Pluto transit, and feel safe again in ones heart and choices, is priceless, even tho I have made a few subsequent trips to hell and back to return souveniers I dont need or want, lol!, it becomes easier to maintain the healing of balance more and more as you go, I have found.

  10. do you consider the higher range of Pluto, that of Minerva? For a spiritual seeker with 22 Cap Asc. I am going through an unexpected and thrilling inner life expansion. Organically went from 30 min to 2.5 hour of meditation. It feels odd and not necessarily earned but I am surrendering to it.

  11. (Im not very good at speaking amd writing in English, I apologize for any fault I may make. Thanks.)Pluto is in exact conjuntion to my ascendent capricorn right now and opossit to my sun in cancer. I have been feeling the changes and energy that pluto brings, I have struggled with anorexia and depression, I lost mi way for a time, a have lost friends who had been with me all of my life, mi mom get really sick, also did my father, mi grandparents also get really sick, I lost a lot of opportunities becouse of my self steem, I started a trip where I had to face really dark things and find the way to overcome that. The last 2-3 years had been the worst years of my life, but also they have been the most significant and revealing of all. I change completely and grow up, these years make me stronger and, in a certain way, more wise.
    I have Neptune(1°70 ), Uranus(11°30) and Moon(7°) conjunct in aquarius in the first house, they all do a trine or a sextile to pluto, in sagittarius in the 11 house, and to jupiter, in piscis in the 3 house, also neptune, uranus and moon make a square with saturn in the 4 house and with Kiron in scorpio in the 10 house, finally Neptune, Uranus, and moon are opposed to mercury in leo in the 7 house. Also, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are retrograde and Chiron is stationary.Im worried because pluto is going to be transiting my first house when it is conjunct to uranus, neptune and moon, also will form trines or sextiles to pluto and to jupiter, and tense aspects to saturn, mercury and Kiron. I don’t know, but all that energy interacting at the same time scares me a little. I would love if you can help me understand that transit.

  12. Joseph Stalin has Pluto 25 Taurus conjunct his rectified 25 Taurus ascendant.

    I rectified also the USSR 30 December 1922, Trotsky, and Lenin horoscopes.

  13. My son has been experiencing the darker side of Pluto, not in his personal life, but in his creativity. He has written several short stories in magazines and is now having his first novel published. However, his stories are about the dark side of life, you know, ghouls, serial killers. and aliens and ship disasters. I don’t like to see his talent wasted on this ugly side of life but hey at least he has put a creative touch to the negative side of Pluto in Capricorn.

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