Why is it sometimes so difficult to go after what we want, to let go of the things we cling to for security and move courageously into new territory? How can we learn the art of living dangerously? Perhaps one of the reasons we find it so hard is because we are not coming from a strong foundation. The earthy dynamo of Sun trine Pluto, exact on 6 September, is here to teach us how to access our inner strength by grounding ourselves and taking care of our roots.
Although exact for just one day, some people will feel Sun trine Pluto for a good week or more. With the Sun in Virgo and Pluto well settled in Capricorn, these two powerful energies combine to bring us down to Earth. We can then project ourselves more powerfully into the world. It’s a bit like when you pull back the bow string in order to let the arrow fly free. In the Earth signs, Sun trine Pluto is an intense but steady transformative power that can be relied upon.
Sun trine Pluto is a short-lived transit but if used wisely it can be a powerful agent for creative manifestation. Creating a strong vision of what you wish to manifest in your life brings it more clearly into focus. Virgo is a great energy for strategic planning and Capricorn is all about working towards a goal so this is an excellent transit for launching a new project, or pushing forward with something that’s been stuck.
Sun trine Pluto helps us draw on resources we may have forgotten we have. It gives us perseverance and courage to push through the obstacles that have been holding us back, particularly those inner barriers – think Saturn in Scorpio! Just be careful of getting obsessed by your project and staying up all night only to bark at your kids all day because you’ve exhausted yourself!
Sun trine Pluto is a transit that is calling you to take up the reins of your own life. It brings to mind the tarot card of the Chariot: through will-power and determination we achieve victory. Your leadership and decision making-skills are likely to be strong during this time and you may find that you have more influence over others. Be careful however: ambition may push you to take advantage of this power and use it unwisely!
Meanwhile in another part of the cosmos…
Venus has been retrograde since 25 July and finally turns direct on 5 September. For seven days she remains stationary, giving us time to absorb the lessons we’ve learned during the retrograde period about relationships, personal worth and self-image. When she begins her forward motion you may find yourself taking action on realisations made during the retrograde period. This could fit in well with the Sun trine Pluto energy!
Also in the coming week Mars in Leo will move into trine aspect with Uranus in Aries, exact on 8 September. Likely you’ll feel a strong desire to assert your freedom and independence, as well as to express your individuality. In fact, this aspect will give you the courage to be exactly who you are, even if that means breaking a few rules. Unlike the earthy energy of Sun trine Pluto, this trine is in fire signs and can lend a real push to the strategic plans and visions you’ve developed through Sun trine Pluto.
How does Sun trine Pluto affect you?
Sun trine Pluto will affect you most strongly if you have planets or points between 10 and 13 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn). Look also to see through which House the Sun and Pluto are passing, as this will tell you in which areas of your life the transit will play out. For example in my chart the Sun is transiting the 3rd House of Communications and I’m finding myself particularly creative in this area right now!
How are you experiencing Sun trine Pluto?
How have you been experiencing the empowering Sun trine Pluto transit? Do you intend to manifest something new and exciting when this transit is exact on 6 September? Are your natal planets triggered by Sun trine Pluto? In which areas of your life are you learning the art of living dangerously? Please share so we can all learn from each other…
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.