Friday, 26 June 2009

The Sun/Pluto aspects - Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

No, I'm not going to blame the tragic deaths of Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on Pluto. This aspect may have had something to do with it, but I'll focus on the meaning of the Sun/Pluto aspects, irrespective of whether the people who have them, manage to live long lives or not. Pluto may be highly regarded in modern astrological circles, but we need to go beyond fancy words like deep passion and transformation if we want to be honest with ourselves and with Pluto.
Because Pluto has a lot to do with fear, I think. Modern textbooks stress survival when it comes to Pluto, but survival is guaranteed only by living constantly in fear. When you have the Lights strongly aspecting Pluto or Pluto is angular in your chart, you have not yet left the jungle. You live in a state of constant alertness, waiting for the next predator. But humans, as a species, have consciously decided to abandon the jungle, which may have had its' negative consequences insofar as we lost our respect for instinctual life, but still, it was our choice and we made it. Which leads me to believe that Sun/Pluto aspects are much more difficult than Moon/Pluto ones. We may think that the Moon is sensitive and, of course, by it's exaltation in Taurus, is directly opposed to Scorpio and plutonian qualities, yet, as it represents the irrational mind is closer to Pluto than we think. In fact, it's because the Moon understands and values Pluto that it strives for a Taurus-like existence. It wants to protect itself against the part of life Pluto represents. But the Sun has nothing in common with Pluto. It doesn't understand it. The Sun is the rational mind and it's because of the Sun that we made the conscious choice to abandon the jungle. We don't believe any more in the survival of the fittest, but in the survival of all. So, when you have a Moon/Pluto aspect, jungle mentality comes natural to you, which, naturally, is extremely wearisome, but you don't question it. It's just who you are. On the other hand, with Sun/Pluto aspects, you are not genetically predisposed to jungle life, but life seems to constantly throw predators at you and you feel like someone who was born in the "civilized" parts of the world, but by a mysterious twist of fate, you are forced to live in the jungle.
So, it's quite understandable that Michael Jackson was obsessed and paranoid, surrounding himself with little kids, aiming at capturing an innocence that, alas, was not meant for him. And I'm sure Farah Fawcett's Aquarius Sun in the 8th house oposing Pluto had a hard time trying desperately to live in an idealised Aquarian world, but plutonian reality constantly undermined her efforts.
I'm not a psychologist and I don't have any easy solutions for dealing successfully with these aspects. However, I think that one major step towards a solution would be to accept the inevitable. I'm not talking about surrender. It's one thing fighting against the inevitable trying to change your reality and another riding along with it but at the same time fighting for a place in it.


  1. I agree. I have both aspects in my chart and the energies make me feel as if I am constantly struggling physically and emotionally against a very powerful life force that is trying to destroy me at every turn.

  2. It's hard, isn't it? Of course, that's what makes you a survivor, but at the same time you are not allowed to relax not even for a second.

  3. Excellent article!
    I understand exactly what you mean,having an out-of-sign Sun-Pluto opposition myself. Although I don't live in fear ( the aspect is 7 degrees apart), I do find that people with Moon-Pluto hard aspects ,often play the role of 'predator' to me!

  4. I have sun conjunct pluto and moon trine pluto + scorpio rising. Anonymous hit it on the head. Exactly the way I feel. You have to fight back though. Kill your enemies before they kill you.

  5. I have Taurus sun in the 9th with retrograde Pluto in 29 Virgo in the 1st and Pisces moon in the 7th.

    Now I understand why I feel as if everyday is a life and death struggle. Sadly I was taught not to fight back as a young child although that was not my first instinct.

    Can anyone help figure out how I can recapture that aggressive instinct for survival?