Pluto Square Sun Transit

Pluto Square Sun TransitPluto square Sun transit means you are in for a test of your character for a couple of years. The Sun represents your sense of self, your authority and power. The challenging square aspect from Pluto brings extreme forces in the form of other people and circumstances which mean you have to stand up and be counted.

This can be a time of crisis or breakdown as Pluto totally transforms your ego, identity and life direction. Pluto is basically throwing down a challenge so that you master your own personal power. Pluto can be ruthless in its effect so it can make you ruthless in achieving your goals. Power conflicts are common with this transit and these can be not only with authority figures like the law and bosses, but also in personal relationships.

The tests presented by Pluto can come through difficulties with authorities, and this can be seen now in 2011 with Pluto squaring Silvio Berlusconi’s Sun (6 Libra). He has been facing allegations over the last year of acting outside the law to do favors for young girls. These events have shown how Pluto can work at destroying the identity and personal power, the allegations are an attack on his character.

As the Sun rules the vitality, Pluto tests can also come in the form of health problems. Barbara Walter (Sun 2 Libra) had the Pluto Sun square in 2009-10 when she underwent heart surgery, and cut back on her workload announcing she would no longer hold Oscar interviews. Pluto was taking a toll on her health as well as transforming her goals. In November 2010, with Pluto just past the final square to her Sun, she said “I know when my time’s coming.” [wiki]. Michael Douglas (Sun 2 Libra) also had a health crisis during his Pluto Sun square in 2010 with throat cancer. He fought hard and survived.

Facing any challenges by not backing down can lead to great achievements, whether it be simply staying alive as with Michael Douglas, or total power and world domination. Pluto started squaring Adolf Hitler’s Sun in 1938 when he did face opposition but dealt with it ruthlessly, and fully asserted both his identity and personal goals. From 1938 he “was carrying out a foreign policy aiming at war.” [wiki]. By the time of the final transit in June 1940 France had surrendered. To avoid having to shoot yourself in the head a few years later, the lesson here is not to abuse the power of Pluto.

This is likely to be a busy even if stressful time, but looking back you will see that it helped you understand yourself and what you want in life. The re-birthing process can give you a healthier ego, stronger willpower and self-assertiveness which enables you to attain your goals with a new sense of vitality and enthusiasm.

Pluto Square Sun Transit Dates

Sign and Decan

Aries & Libra Decan 1
Aries & Libra Decan 2
Aries & Libra Decan 3


January 2008
January 2013
February 2018


November 2013
December 2018
January 2024


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221 thoughts on “Pluto Square Sun Transit

  1. I dont understand why aries people having such about time. I througth was only capricorn people.

    I am conjunct pluto transit alredy can feel the pain.

  2. This Pluto square has not only been affecting my sun at Libra 8, but also my Black Moon Lilith at Libra 7. Both Sun and Lilith are in the 4th house. I’ve been experiencing this transit in a very intense and personal way.

    My now-husband left his ex-wife three months after he and I met, in late 2010. He’d been planning to do so anyway–she’s a diagnosed Type I bipolar, non-med-compliant. There were many problems in that marriage from the start, and hubby had gotten to a point where he actually began fearing for his life. She decided to focus on me as the problem, rather than her own pathological behavior, as the cause of her failed marriage.

    The ex-wife “poisoned the well” for hubby and I in our living situation, too. The neighbors (both alcoholics, sad to say) bought into ex-wife’s sob story and decided it was their job to punish *me* for the breakup of hubby’s marriage. It got so bad we had to call the law on the neighbor one evening and I was very close to taking out a restraining order on them. We moved last July after the male neighbor did something that was a frank threat to my safety, and the safety of my teenage stepdaughter–but thankfully we’ve landed in a very good place to live that meets our needs perfectly.

    There was Pluto+4th house Sun/Lilith material thrown at me in my job situation, too. I got a new job in a small, family-owned management office in June 2011 after being unemployed for six months prior. Three of my new coworkers decided it was their job to “punish” me because my supervisor hired me, instead of their friend whom they wanted my boss to hire.

    I felt as if I was under siege, with unmerited nastiness being thrown at me from all directions *and there was nowhere I could go to escape it.* The true irony is that *none of these things were my fault.* I felt as if I was being forced to pay the piper in recompense for other peoples’ bad behavior, bad decisions, and/or screw-ups. At times, I felt the pressure and injustice of these situations was beyond my ability to endure.

    I quit the terrible job back in May. Hubby and I had been struggling hard to clean up the financial mess from his prior marriage (ex-wife spent a lot of money which she had no means to pay back–she can’t hold a job–so hubby was left holding the bag). We were able recently to rework our budget *very carefully* so that I don’t have to work at all unless I want to. I’ve got so many things I want to do instead of working for money, and I am *ecstatic* that this has now become possible for me, after 30 years in the workforce.

    Thankfully it appears the worst is over. These challenges to my personal power have been like nothing I’ve ever experienced before in life. With that said, I do feel that all that’s happened with this transit in particular have helped me to become a stronger person and more “sovereign,” so to speak, in my personal power.

  3. March 31 here…..this transit has definatly changed the course in my life. I have had very positive affirmations along with the negative. I have come across manipulative behaviors in every one around me. There are times that I feel like I am being manipulative to others as well….I ended a six year relationship at the end of 2012, got into a new one that was extremely wishy washy and sexually manipulative, lost my job where my brother was my boss i.e. transiting pluto is in my third house square my sixth house sun., I had to move out of my house and into a cheaper living situation in the summer of 2013. I got into another manipulative relationship for the last five months. Im done with that and have realized that I’m not being forthright with myself about what I want. There are days where I feel like I am paralyzed with sadness, and days where I can’t wait for the next adventure…i.e. uranus conjuncting sun. I think uranus has the ability to push us forward out of old habits and create new ones that can be uplifting. I am not looking forward to pluto retrograding back over my sun this summer, but I know that if I am true to what I have learned so far, which is to go with my instincts and create a healthier lifestyle that I will survive the final pass to my sun without too much agony…*)…Its been one fuked up ride though, I will admit that….ALOT of animals dying around me too….I saw my friends cat get hit by a car, my friends kittens disappeared one nite, my roomates cat was stolen, and I witnessed a friends dog die….I guess that would be sixth house sun too….Anyways thanks for the posts…Im glad to know that I am not the only one that feels like Im losing my mind!!! hah! Cheers to you all!!!

  4. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences with this most challenging of transits. I know these comments are very helpful to others who come here for help.

  5. I cry for anyone undergoing pluto square sun. It is a relentless ass kicking. Mine started in December of 2012 and will be (finally!) wrapping itself up this November, December (2014).

    I think knowing the dynamics of the square is helpful, and also the timing, so you realize (even if it feels tremendously far off) that there is an end to it.

    I can see how it has helped me…ie like working out, feeling like vomiting, as you push yourself to a new level…but truly what has expanded in my life, is compassion for others…especially if you are a libra born after October 3…I cry for you, truly…but look I’ve almost made it…you can too!

    And, I imagine, when we both get there, others will be less likely to push us around…and if they do push us around, they might be surprised with the velocity and skill in which we push back…:)

  6. I am a 3rd decan Aries with Sun Venus in the 3rd and Mercury in the second decan. I aalready experiencing my transiting Uranus start to conjunct Mercury and the effect of it I started to feel about 2 years ago, let me tell you with a very unexpected and mysterious encounter with a person. (What would explain that all of my 3 planets are in the 12 house?) I have to mention the effect of sweet Neptune which is opposing my Moon in the 6th in the past 2 years and in a couple of years it will Oppose my Uranus, PLuto and Mars which are conjunct again in the 6th! And this will happen just before the Pluto square with my Sun and the Uranus conjuntion to my Sun. Well, let me tell you I am not waiting for this to happen since it is 12 and 6th house influence, and my family has a lot of health issues (father, brother) Thanks God not my kids or me, and hopefully I will survive this next lets say 5 years! I plan to REALLY lay low, but with the 12 house Neptune , and Uranus and Pluto what can I really predict? I really do not want to sound like a quotation from the school book, but I really hope that the 12 house mysterious influence when I call for help for someone “OUT THere”, will listen and come to my help and Mercy! I will let you know, in a few years! I hope :)!

  7. Meditation is a good skill to have/learn when going through intense periods. It stops your mind from thinking in overdrive constantly, driving you crazy or making you scared. Learn to sit still and relax. Doing nothing is harder than what you think. Uranus, Pluto and Neptune transits are challenging, but also rewarding. Read/learn about what each planet represents in your life and become a witness to how the transits are playing out and how it makes you feel. Let them in, feel them completely and let them go. Don’t be fooled into acting out every thought or impulse. All things eventually pass. People and situations also. If without thinking you fall into old habits, shut your eyes and bring your attention back to your inner self again. Breathe slowly and relax.

    I had a peak experience recently where I had to completely submit to a higher power. Have faith that something bigger than you is running the show. You are part of the plan with your own part to play. It is humanly possible to get through these times. Get fit and healthy, stick to a routine and stay away from drugs and alcohol. Get to know and become your true self. That’s what these transits are inviting you to do. . .

  8. Angel is a beacon in the darkest hour . I really like your post Angel .. thank you .

  9. I’m having it right now for the fourth time. It will remain within an orb of half a degree for the next 3 months. Pressure at work is mounting and I’m having trouble dealing with it. I have no support network and that could become the biggest problem; I’m an only child from a single mother. My family consists of two people (my mother and her brother) who hate each other. Some of my lifetime friends are deserting me and I haven’t been in a relationship for many years for reasons I can’t go into. I’ve had Pluto square pluto, opposite saturn and conjunct midheaven during the last five years. I’ve had enough.

    In my natal chart,I have pluto square (precisely 0°) saturn (ruler 10th house). Yeah, these people really exist.

    This will not be easy.

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