Pluto Mars Aspects: Empowered Action

pluto mars aspectsMars represents action and application of energy. The placement of natal Mars in your horoscope suggests how you need to act and apply your energy in order to fulfill your purpose in life.

Pluto represents empowerment to the nth degree. Pluto in conjunction, square or opposition with Mars will give massive oomph to your energy application.


Natal Pluto conjunction, square or opposition to Mars: An Overachiever

Whether it’s increasing sales or losing excess weight, most people have no problem identifying the actions they need to take in order to accomplish their goals. However, many people fall short of achieving their desired outcome, simply because they don’t take enough of that necessary action (example: in sales, instead of calling 10 prospects a day, they may stop at 5.)

If you have natal Pluto conjunct, square or opposite Mars, you most likely do not have this problem. In fact, you’re more likely to take too much action than not enough! Pluto Mars aspects tend to suggest an overachiever that always does more than what’s expected.

Take a look at the following list of overachievers who have natal Pluto Mars aspects:

  • Oprah Winfrey has Pluto square Mars in Scorpio. Pluto empowers the scope of purposeful, transformative energy application of her Mars in Scorpio.
  • Muhammad Ali has Pluto square Mars in 9th house, with Mars ruling the 9th house of religion. Pluto empowered not only his fighting prowess, but of his religious conviction, which was strong enough to cause him to convert to Islam and adopt a Muslim name.
  • General Norman Schwarzkopf had Pluto conjunct Mars in the 12th house of government institution, opposing his Moon in the 6th house of (military) service.
  • Mahatma Gandhi has natal Pluto opposite Mars in Scorpio. The opposition aspect implies “full awareness” of the potential consequence of violence (Mars). Pluto empowered the deep transformative drive of his Mars in Scorpio, reflecting his decision to eschew violence while taking necessary actions to accomplish his massive aim.


Transit or Solar Arc Pluto Conjunct, Square or Opposite Mars: Empowered Action

When transit or solar arc Pluto makes a hard aspect to your natal Mars, the universe will provide you with more firepower to accomplish your goals. It could be a dramatic increase of motivation followed by some event, or a change of circumstance that forces you to act differently than before.  As a result, your style of action and energy application may change dramatically.

As with the natal Pluto Mars aspect, this transit carries a potential for overkill through excessive action. Although overdoing to the point of harm or injury needs to be avoided, most likely you will go through this transit at a time when you need to be taking more action in order to reach important goals in life.

Your natal Mars’ placement has much to do regarding how this transit will play out. Example: Mars in Gemini may respond to this transit with increased communication, or a different kind of communication (e.g. writing a book, teaching a new course, or studying new subjects in depth.)

By taking massive action toward the goals you cherish, you’ll have made the best use of this time period.


Do you have a natal Pluto Mars aspect? Or have you been experiencing transit Pluto conjunct, square or opposite Mars? How did it affect the way you act and apply your energy? Feel free to share your thoughts and experience in the comment section.



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