The parts of you that you subconsciously reject are projected onto another.
When the transiting Sun forms an opposition with your natal Pluto, you’re inclined to constantly project your shadow. You will feel like an illuminating light is shining into your inner depths to expose the instinctive and unconscious desires underlying your worldly aspirations. You may feel volatile, edgy or threatened. In extreme cases, an infantile rage may lurk under the surface of the emotional drama taking place now, where your own feeling of powerfulness seems undermined by external circumstances. Perhaps due to self destructive character traits such as stubbornness or spying, Sun opposite Pluto transit can indicate a climaxing crisis with a relationship, an event or your self esteem.
With tremendous force, the Sun-Pluto opposition unearths a childhood, family, or safety issue that makes you feel helpless or bruises your ego. Running away from what hurts is counterproductive because everything you need to rise from the ashes will be given to you. Although this transit is temporary, it can initiate you into a cathartic process where you will need to confront and then release the compulsions that have restrained your ability to achieve your goals. And in the process, you will benefit by being able to finally get in touch with your personal motivations.
Forces beyond your control may remove a source of comfort, or your power and purpose may be taken away. The seeds of what’s happening were sown a long time ago so, an ending or culmination is inevitable with this opposition in between the dark force of Pluto and the creative child of the warm Sun, in the end Pluto’s penetrating vision will cut through the Sun fluffy appearances and self defenses in order to extract the strength at its core.
Rather than resisting the unfolding transformation by collapsing into helplessness or raging against challenges to your ego, focus on empowering your self development and welcome the ending. The sooner one works with Pluto to acknowledge the shadow, the sooner one discovers new ways to express their purpose, and the sooner you can reveal your true self within the metamorphosis of the frightened child or domineering parent that emerged with an uncomfortable truth and an ugly head better left unseen. The Sun/Pluto opposition can be the moment when you face the darkness and then let go of the fear of loss and power struggles. This planetary transit can act as a catalyst for you to make creative changes in your life which you might have avoided in the past.
Quote“We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.” Carl Jung.
In close relationships, the Sun opposite Pluto asks you to be authentic and assertive. It will show you whether something can be fixed, evolved or ended. You will grab the courage to protect your boundaries and to clear out whoever is hindering your self growth.
Sun opposite Pluto natal creates a strong struggle to safely express your ego. Being such a determined, powerful, and private person, you may go to extreme lengths to be perceived as a flawless human being in total control of yourself and your surroundings. If you don’t reach your high standards or think that others see you as imperfect, self sabotage or a crisis can emerge from your dissatisfaction. What started as an internal battle ends up being fought through your interpersonal relationships. Your intimate relationships are dominated by jealousy and power plays because you tend to suspect that others are plotting against you or you may be the perpetrator of such negative behaviors. Arguments and resentments may cause your relationships to be strained, and unless you express yourself directly, emotional bonds risk to break down further.
For best results, the strong impulse to want to control your life through manipulative means, should be avoided during the meeting of this platonic influence on your path. Faced with obstacles, you can discover resources you never knew you had when you’re pushed into the position of using all of your life force to fight back. The Sun in dynamic aspect to Pluto suggests the willfulness to confront competition, and being pulled within to explore hidden aspects of yourself in order to dig up subconscious fears and desires in need of integration.
You will be drawn to form magnetic relationships with others who represent aspects of your purpose, and through shared intimacy or penetrating dialogue you will expose essential aspects of your inner desire. In the process of dealing with change happening out of your control, you will realize the necessity to release the aim to dominate others or your environment. Experiencing this transit could bruise your ego as a result of intense interactions with others where breakdowns are possible, yet the potential for positive breakthroughs and self empowerment also exist when you are open to change. The goal is to develop an updated version of yourself in order to live an evolving life that’s satisfying to your soul.
When Pluto is opposite the sun in the natal chart, this aspect induces tension between your authentic self and with the external appearances you have to keep in order to self actualize. You may experience a tumultuous life event that requires you to make a substantial change in your life. Your new awareness will show you the hidden power dynamics within superficial social manners which, in pursuit of your self development and ambitions, need to be learned. This is a time when your position in life feels threatened because people of authority could be troublesome until you stand up for yourself and resiliently persist in pursuing your purpose.
Beware of confrontations with people and criminal behaviors such as assault, abuse of power, injustice. Resist the strong pull to get involved in manipulation and dangerous schemes in order to maintain your position because you could be pondering on the idea of breaking the law or making deals with shady individuals. Some authority figures or a close relationship might initially make you feel disempowered, yet ultimately you will be compelled to bring your attention to essential aspects about yourself in need of integration.
When Sun and Pluto face each other, sweeping changes are set in motion and the interactions within your relationships become a source of possessiveness, domination and tension because if your self image or work productivity are dissatisfying, improvement could be necessary to overcome the dark side of this challenging transit. Remember that once one knows that change is the only constant thing in life, one flows along with everything rather than to force things to happen. One understands that coercing people creates an energetic block which only holds one back from reaching out to activities and people that genuinely deserve attention. So to smooth this transformative process, you can embrace moving forward unattached to past negative feelings and you can release all control freak tendencies.
Quote“Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun; surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.” Pavana
Slow endings, fresh strength, and soulful renewals
Under your skin, the Pluto theme of death and rebirth runs deep, and you could have an apprehensiveness of failure and of the insidiously developing alterations that are now inevitably unfolding to your life and to your old self, in front of your eyes. Realize that your desire to see the truth blesses you with talents for occult research, investigation, psychic ability and the uncovering of secrets. These qualities are tools for you to take your self development to higher levels above suspicion, conflict and aggressiveness, or self annihilation through unhealthy habits. Use your obsessive mind and x-ray vision through the truth of things towards a healthier development of your life and for the greater good rather than for self benefiting aims.
Best to let this transit run its course before making a decision that could lead to regret. Slow transformation is necessary to develop yourself or some creation that allows you to express your core identity. If events like theft, an appliance breakdown, or the destruction of possessions by natural disaster were to happen at this time, it is essential not to remain resistant to change. Such unfortunate reversals might occur only if change is stubbornly resisted or whenever one engages in violence or egotism toward oneself or others.
If you now feel overwhelmed by the difficulties, remember that in the aftermath of this evolutionary stage, you can become satisfied with your self expression and confidence in going after an influential position of authority or leadership where you can safely and productively wield your power to heal and empower others through your deep insights into the darkness of humankind.