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

219 thoughts on “Pluto Square Sun Transit

  1. 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…:)

  2. 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 :)!

  3. 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. . .

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

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