Sun trine Pluto

We have two planets changing signs this week, and one aspect to play with.

The Aspect we have is Sun trine Pluto, which is all about the force being with you, and as it occurs in the middle of the week, it has enough clout to extend its influence throughout the week; it is aspect enough for one week.

What sort of things can you accomplish in a week with that aspect?  Creative endeavours can be imbued with psychological meaning. Dark areas of the psyche can have a light shine on them.  It is not a minor aspect, but neither is it a hugely prominent one.  So big enough to work with to gain something worthwhile, but not to be too much of a challenge.  It is worth deciding at the beginning of the week what you would be working for along those lines for the middle of the week, have something set up for the middle of the week, and spend the rest of the week refining and finalizing, and monitoring the aftermath.  It is a good aspect to master.


The word Power means different things to people, depending partly on the plane or level they are working on currently or their lifetime theme.  To some it means worldly or material power, to others it may be a career step up the ladder or a shift in spiritual power.  To others it may mean truth, authenticity or freedom.  This week is a good opportunity to define what you mean by power in order to work with it more clearly.  Many people are afraid of their own power, or afraid they have misused power in past lives, and do not want to incur negative karma.  Our power needs to be balanced with the power in the lives of others, but we do need to work with  our own power.  Though some are called to leadership, ultimately, the only true power is about handling our own energies.  For you, personally, this week’s experience may be about uncovering a new corner of your psyche.

Personal Power

The Sun represents personal power, and Pluto represents a deeper psychological power, and also the responsibility of balancing power with others.  The Sun trine Pluto is about using your personal power.  A good book to read this week would be “Personal Power Through Awareness” by Sanaya Roman.  Order it now for your kindle!

Here is a quotation:

“If in any way you fear people in a position of authority or power over you, send them love.  It will help stop any power struggles and attune you to a higher part of their being,  where miracles and love are available.”

If you possess this aspect in your natal chart

The chances are if you are reading this that you don’t have this aspect natally, as it only occurs twice a year.  But this week is your chance to adopt it and try it out, and sometimes when you do this you can keep the skills you learn.

If this is one of the aspects in your natal chart, I would in an analysis be saying something like this to you:

SUN trine Pluto – There is a good understanding of human psychology with this aspect.  Anything you do has to have authenticity and meaning, and you may deliberately test yourself at times for endurance.  There is great psychological strength and the ability to work through testing times.

A Traditional Interpretation

 Here is an interpretation from Margaret Hone’s  Modern Textbook of Astrology, published in 1951:

“Tendency to free the self from bounds or ties.  Easy elimination of the unwanted.”

Archetype: The Alchemist

Caroline Myss says of this Archetype, which very much describes Sun trine Pluto:

“In its highest manifestation seeks complete spiritual transformation…converting matter into some form of altered and enhanced expression.”

Famous  Examples

People who have this aspect natally:

Angelina Jolie

Angelina has never been afraid to pursue her own path, from building a tribe of children, to working with William Hague against sexual abuse towards women in war situations.  Her relationship with Brad Pitt was controversial at its outset, as he was married to Jennifer Aniston, but after many years together and being supported  by him, she married him about a week ago.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand was born the same day as Angelina, though with different birth times and Ascendants.  He too is not afraid to speak his mind, and to do his own thing, regardless of what the world thinks.

Jeffrey Wolf Green

Jeffrey Wolf Green was an Astrologer who founded a branch of Astrology called “Evolutionary Astrology” and wrote books about the in-depth planet Pluto.  So he absorbed the lessons of Pluto at a deep level, and shared them in his writings.  He obtained much of his information through a guru, via his dreams.  His legacy endures.

Judy Hall

Judy Hall is a new age writer on many subjects, including crystals.  But she was one of the pioneers of Karmic Astrology, and as such had a great influence on my work.  One of the abilities she has is to be able to read the Akashic Records, of a person’s past lives, which in-depth work  can cut straight to the root of current problems.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner has Sun trine Pluto within one degree.   She has Saturn on the South Node of past life karma, and her Sun also squares Mars.  Ike Turner’s Mars connected with her Mars and its square to her Sun directly (their Mars’ in square to each other) which brought out the worst karma between them, and violence towards her from Ike.  Her Baptist faith sustained her, and then was added to by a later addition of Buddhism.  She espouses a mixture of both faiths.  I happened to catch an interview with her the other day on the Oprah Winfrey show, where she revealed she had turned her life around completely, and was happily married as well.  She was asked about the philosophy that brought her there, and replied that she arrived at a point of desiring nothing.  This echoes the philosophy of St. John of the Cross: “In order to arrive at possessing everything, desire to possess nothing.”  This was facilitated by her Venus being exactly trine Saturn and exactly square Neptune, not the Sun-Pluto trine.  The qualities shown by the working out of Sun trine Pluto in her life are endurance and regeneration.

Quote from Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?”


On Tuesday (2nd Septemebr) Mercury enters Libra (not an aspect) and you should be prepared for the new academic term by the time Mercury leaves Virgo, and preparing to enter a time when you can share information and negotiate through communication.

Wednesday (3rd) is the day carrying the aspect of the week, and the potential for making a difference in your life and psyche (see above).  May the force be with you, but remember it is also with everyone else, so there will be a need for sensitivity to another’s path.  If you are being authentic, the Universe may automatically make and facilitate adjustments with others.

If you know the two  areas (House placements) occupied currently by the Sun and Pluto, you will find the trine benefits both, but the more enduring changes will be occurring in the House occupied by Pluto in Capricorn, as a result of long processes and psychological work.

On Friday (5th) Venus enters Virgo, leaving the limelight in Leo, and possibly relieved to be in the more sedate territory of Virgo, quietly at her desk writing her new novel and paying more attention to the detail of her artistry.  If you were able to make a genuine shift in your personal power mid-week, some of that energy can be incorporated into your new work initiatives.

The week in bullet points:

  • Tuesday – negotiation
  • Wednesday – personal power
  • Friday – connecting up the dots and painting by numbers