You may find power plays with others…an opposition is a you/me issue, so you draw someone to yourself to learn the balance between the 2 energies- both are warrior planets and can bring about anger, war, outbursts etc but on the more positive side there is an amazing force behind everything you do- use that power wisely or it will be turned against you, attracting power plays and control issues!
Mars opposition Pluto The opposition aspect tends to reflect an inner conflict in you, that of a clash between your personal desires and a possible contributing positive role in society, as represented by the opposiion between the personal Mars desires and the more socially orientated Pluto.
You probably require a greater understanding of the nature of personal power, the right application of it to benefit the group rather than to satisfy purely personal aims and desires, especially as you may have the tendency to take advantage of a group’s power and influence to further your own ambitions.
Your nature will express a forceful will, which can be experienced by others as aggressiveness, making them avoid too close a contact with you; in fact, you often appear to be quite unaware of your effect on people; and a greater sensitivity to the rights and reality of others is a quality that you could do well to help develop. This would help minimise any negative effect you may have on others, especially those in close relationship to you, whom you often attempt to dominate. Control in an intimate context is attractive to you; and you are likely to have an intense and powerful sexual nature, which at times can lead towards an affinity with forms of potentially violent passion and sexual undertones. You tend to link sex with power as an exaltation of personal force; and this can stimulate certain problems, although some potential partners can find the sheer physicality extremely exciting and provocative. This, plus the psychological manipulation that you attempt, can lead to stormy relations; and you are probably wiser to moderate and discipline your release of energy through a controlled awareness of its impact on others. You may observe that your flow of sexual energy can be erratic and irregular, where your passions are either ‘hot’ or very ‘cold’, and you are basically unable to regulate them according to demand or switch them on.
In your home life, you may find problems arising in the spheres of financial management, and power struggles, and on the emotional levels of relationships. You probably find that your emotions are driven by the force of passion and sexual energy, and that you have a lack of real understanding of their nature, as they tend to be swept along on the tide. Perhaps this is why you often demonstrate little awareness of the emotions of others in everyday life, as yours are often held in a state of suspended repression, like waters blocked from following their natural route by a dam wall. If the emotional level was released carefully and consistently in a healthy way, the blocked Pluto energy operating on that level could be freed, and many of your problems would begin to dissolve, leading to personal transformation. This would then adjust the level of force and suppressed violence in you, so that you would deal with your power more positively. This would lead to a clearer perception of self and others, allowing partners more personal freedom through mutual agreement and compromise, rather than your previous imposition of will. Taking such a course could develop also towards greater social involvement, using your energy in positive and creative channels, realising that if you can change from living mainly to satisfy purely personal desires at the expense of others, then there is the potential for a self-centred violent society to change from exploitation to co-operation and mutual benefit.
A senator kicks an angry protestor out of a town meeting. LA burns– an “angry fire” devouring dry brush with a vengeance. A model’s mutilated body is found in a dumpster. An anti-texting PSA, depicting a graphic head-on collision, goes viral. Around the world it travels: with its blood, screaming, and death. Good news: an abducted girl is found–after being held captive for eighteen years by a sex offender and likely serial killer. These are a few of the late August news stories, as the Mars/Pluto opposition, exact on August 26/27, is in orb.
Mars represents force; Pluto is power. When these two meet, there’s heat. Wills collide. And shadow stuff–violence, destruction, anger, obsession, sexual depravity–erupts into the headlines. But for most of the planet, Mars/Pluto is much less dramatic. A wife gives her husband the silent treatment. Two mothers get into a spat and forbid their children from playing together. A customer yells at an underpaid clerk. An irritated taxi driver narrowly avoids an accident. These don’t make the news. Nor do the countless positive and invigorating results of Mars and Pluto’s meeting. But take heart. Passion was renewed in various corners of the world. Babies were conceived. Someone stared down a bully and stood up for herself. Someone else woke up with renewed vigor and committed to a difficult project. How has your Mars been doing this past week? Get acquainted. Be aware that Mars goes retrograde in December. So face yourself now, find the better warrior of your nature, and get moving.
Like all oppositions, the 2 planets can get caught in a “tug of war” where they fight for dominance. Each planet is pulling in its own direction, pulling for the things it symbolizes and stands for. When they work well together, they complement and balance each other out, each contributing benefits that the other lacks. The choice is not easy and the choice is not clear cut, and while they do make us uncomfortable, this discomfort can be a positive motivating force, if you choose to view it that way. There is the need to learn the lesson of compromise and balance between the 2 planets. They signal interpersonal problems which you must work out, not by yourself, but through interaction with others. As for the aspect, there’s a tendency to use more power than necessary to accomplish goals. One can be too heavy-handed when a lighter touch is called for. Often there is brusqueness and ill temper in dealings with others. As all Mars / Pluto aspect, the sexual energy is very strong and constantly seeks release. Sexual energy is of course creative energy which, when properly channeled, can be the vehicle for great evolutionary growth. The person is capable of tremendous development and are illed with creative potential achieved through the constant transmutation of the lower nature into the higher. The aspect corresponds to “To win at any cost”.
Killer Instincts: Mars and Pluto in Aspect
People with Mars-Pluto aspects have a reputation for being ruthless and desiring to control others. Outsiders would be surprised to learn just how much self-control Mars-Pluto can have. It takes self-control to cope with the powerful impulses that Mars-Pluto creates. Mars-Pluto people, who aren’t punching walls, throwing things, yelling, stewing in their juices or running someone off the road, know a thing or two about how to handle the beast within. They’ve mastered (at least somewhat) their instinctual nature. Their instincts no longer control them, they control their instincts.