Pluto is the adverb of the horoscope – it empowers whatever it touches, adding extreme range of depth and height in expression.
Saturn represents ambition, effort, and accomplishments that require time to achieve.
Natal Pluto Saturn Aspect: Empowering Ambition
In a natal chart, Pluto conjunct, square or opposition Saturn is sometimes associated with major accomplishments, even fame. Pluto empowers Saturnian structure, discipline and ambition to the extreme, making record-breaking feats possible.
Pluto conjunct, square or opposite Saturn: Building a Skyscraper
I’ve read that in order to build a skyscraper, you have to dig about 1/3 of the height of the building into the ground in order to establish the necessary foundation. That’s a great metaphor for the Plutonian process – to plumb depth in order to reach height. It also conveys the sense of heavy, massive structure that can be built through deeply committed effort.
Famous People with Pluto Saturn Aspect
Massive structure can be a metaphor of lasting wealth, ambition, fame or a strong body: Apple founder Steve Jobs’ horoscope has Pluto square Saturn, and so does rock star Eddie Van Helen’s natal chart.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s horoscope has Pluto conjunct Saturn in Leo, and so does film maestro Steven Spielberg’s natal chart. These are extremely motivated individuals that attained prominence through massive accomplishments of their ambitions – the living examples of Pluto-Saturn aspect potential.
If you have Pluto conjunct, square or opposite Saturn in your natal chart, you probably sense this potential for massive accomplishment within yourself. This energy needs a constructive outlet and a goal tough enough to challenge it.
Transit Pluto Conjunct, Square, Opposition Saturn: Threat of Loss, or a Period of Hard Work
Transit or solar arc Pluto conjunct, square or opposite natal Saturn is often associated with a threat of loss in any area of life. It could be a creative destruction in that it opens the way for a new beginning, but nevertheless it feels formidable.
Still, this transit carries potential for extreme empowerment of ambition. At the very least, this is a period that demands hard, hard work to achieve one’s goals.
If Pluto-Saturn transit results in an actual loss or a threat of loss, consider whether this period is forcing you to dig deeper to find your internal resources, so that you’ll gain enough power to accomplish your life goals later on.
Do you have natal Pluto conjunct, square or opposition Saturn? Are you going through a Pluto-Saturn transit? Do you identify with this sense of empowered goals, discipline and ambition? Feel free to share your thoughts and experience in the comment section.
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