First, one must understand the power of Pluto and Mars. The analogy I use for my students to help explain the power of Pluto is a caterpillar creating a cocoon and emerging as a butterfly.   Total transformation using death and rebirth.    However, the energy of Pluto is not necessarily a beautiful butterfly, it is aligned with power, death and rebirth, obsessions, sex, intensity, rage, jealousy, and murder. The power is tremendously deep and hidden in the depths.  It is not meant to be seen.   This is the real enigma of the power of Pluto.   It stays underground and when the time comes for the power to the surface, it does in all its glory.    Pluto is all or nothing at all.  When the energy does surface, it is total, complete and a total annihilation follows.   This is where the death and rebirth enfold.   The positivity of Pluto is it always rebuilds what it destroys but in the style and fashion of what the, Therefore, it rules the underworld, underground, control, power, sexual energy, and abuse. Pluto is extremity and intensity.  Pluto is said to be Mars X 10 and is the higher octave of Mars.  So, with Mars and Pluto conjoined in aspect our capacity to commit violence and destruction is even greater than usual.

MARS is our anger, our physical strength, and our capacity of violence and aggression.  Mars is common in competitive sports, pushing oneself to the limit, rage, anger, need to win, physical passions and a strong drive.  Mars is challenging against nature achieving feats no one thought was possible.  The combination of Pluto-Mars provides great courage, daring, and a natural desire to be powerful.   The individual with Mars-Pluto has to overcome inner darkness and needs to hold those powerful feelings of anger back. This difficult side of this combination has been linked to sex abuse, violence, rage, suicide, rape, war, dictatorship and the God-given right for power and control.

PLEASE do not assume that everyone with Pluto-Mars will experience a difficult fate.  Be advised that I have also witnessed sweet and lovely people that don’t appear to have a competitive bone in their entire body.  I don’t think any Astrologer, no matter how brilliant or how talented they are could give a real reason or justification that would cause a person with Pluto-mars to exhibit such a powerful drive for expression.

Pluto-Mars aspects so carry with it an inexhaustible amount of strength and intense emotions.  Pluto-Mars can be seen in charts of bullies, predators, serial killers, terrorists and the victims themselves.   Also, countries such as the US, France, and England have Pluto-Mars placements in their Mundane Charts.      Obviously, these are some of the countries that have fought many wars and utilized power and control to achieve their own greatness.   You will see this in event charts during a time of war, the generals, leaders, the dictators that follow.

The Mars-Pluto in one’s chart can show a series of physical, emotional or verbal abuse in their childhood.   The person represses the abuse and as an adult, the repression turns into anger and destruction.

I will give examples of charts to show how the Pluto-Mars energy was expressed within a person’s life.  The nature of this pairing can mean ruthless conflicts, brutality, obsessions, power, sexual abuse, rape, and murder.   I know, it sounds unfathomable to think that these two planets in various distances of Ptolemaic geometry will produce certain behaviors.    Astrology is a vast array of ideas, countless centuries of study, research, and understanding to formulate the interpretations of the Universe.   This mathematical model of the universe formulated by the astronomer, astrologer, map maker, theologian, and mathematician PTOLEMY (Ptolemaic system) is widely used and has taken on the standard of how we look at the cycles and movements of the planets.  Therefore, the conjunction, square, trine and opposition., just to name a few.   

SATURN-PLUTO An individual with Saturn conjunct, square, or opposite Pluto will often find that some sort of intense frustration is often felt.   A part of life is blocked.  It might stem from fear, powerlessness, or being unable to move.   Some aspect of their life feels as if it has come to a dead-end.   The Saturn-Pluto person will have what could be termed as an inner “death cycle” and forced to start over again.   This aspect is associated with lessons of survival.   The individual must endure and persist under extremely difficult circumstances.   The combination is said to have its fair amount of drama, coldness, and ruthless authority.  The conflict between these two planets is Saturn wants to keep everything the same, and Pluto has a need for total transformation

VENUS-PLUTO creates an intense love nature. How you need to love and be loved manifests, in either a positive or negative way, depends greatly on others aspect and fixed stars in your chart.

Either way, relationships are a serious matter in your life.

If others factor in your chart point to low self-esteem or negative moods, then Venus conjunct Pluto can lead to lack of self-love and destructive relationships. You may become a victim or betrayal or abuse, going through much pain each time you are stung. And this can be a repeating cycle spiraling down into despair.

Jealousy, possessiveness, manipulation and even crime may result in disgrace and embarrassment. Negative manifestation can also result in self-abuse through drugs or other forms of self-harm. Poverty, sadomasochism or sexual abuse and rape would be extreme examples.

Even when in the depths of Pluto’s realm, you can always draw on a powerful ability to transcend pain and then transform your life. It may be that fate sees you visit the darkness for you regenerate like a butterfly from the cocoon.

With positive self-esteem and self-love come the positive manifestations of this conjunction. Self-confidence, popularity, wealth and healthy relationships are the results of a positive transformation, or the blessing of other helpful aspects and fixed stars. You will then enjoy the intensity of love and affection of partner and good friends.

MOON-PLUTO is called the most difficult aspect due to the intensity and potential destruction associated with it. But the experience depends on many factors especially on other aspects formed by Moon and Pluto that may ease or make it more difficult. Hence all stuff ruled by moon whether it is emotions, security, safety, food, or mother gets heated up and transformed throughout life. So, it may signify a person whose emotions can run deep and whose life path may take them through dark tunnels, and, yes, there is light at the end of it all, which is the gift of getting close to the soul. Born with an instinct to smell danger, these people discover through life’s journey that the only place safe is within.

Mother or caregiver tends to play a very strong role in the lives of Moon-Pluto people.  It often shows a very close bond between the mother and child, one that is unshakable and has undercurrents of strong loyalty and passion. The mother can be seen as overwhelming, overprotective or/and complicated, and in its worst, it could be the feeling of being trapped in a suffocating life or deat­­­h dynamics, but this is rare. Sometimes a grandmother or a foster/adopted mother takes over the role of the birth mother.  The thread that ties most Moon Pluto people is the loss of a loved one either through death or separation and this also happens to be a turning point in their life.


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Chart Sept 3, 1931, Chelsea, MA 11:56 a.m.

Albert DeSalvo killed 13 women by rape and choking in the early 1960’s     He was violently killed in jail in 1973.  His chart clearly exhibits the struggles this man experienced with a cardinal grand square.   His Pluto is squaring Mars, together in a Grand Cross with Saturn and Uranus.   Interesting to note, his Moon is in Taurus in the seventh house.  Besides a brutal rape and murder spree, he killed his victims by choking.


Feb. 5, 1960, 4:34 pm Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer who took the lives of 17 males between 1978 and 1991.   Over 13 years, he sought out men, lured them home and strangled them to death.  He would then engage in sex acts with the corpses, dismembering them, then disposing of them.   Often, he kept the skulls and became known as a Necrophilia, a murderer, and flesh eater.   He would often keep the skulls and genitals of his victims as souvenirs.    He killed 17 men, dismembered them, would bag and freeze them.  He was captured in 1991, sentenced to 16 life terms, and was violently killed in prison.

This Birth chart shows Mars, Saturn, and Venus (conjunct) in the 6th house.   Here is an example of Pluto-Moon.  His Moon at 00 Gemini is squaring Pluto at 5 Virgo (square)

I would like to bring to your attention that the transits to his Natal Chart of Feb 6, 1978, 4:57 Milwaukee WI, is when Transiting Pluto at 16 Libra is exactly squaring Natal Pluto Mars at 16 Capricorn.  This was when his first of many murders were committed.

On November 28, 1994, is when Transiting Uranus was conjunct his Natal Mars, he was brutally killed in prison.  It has been claimed that the prison guards allowed the murder to happen while ignoring what was going on.   Classic Prison Justice.



February 18, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah at 12:00 a.m.

Before Ridgway’s confession, authorities had attributed 49 murders to the Green River Killer, but Ridgway confessed to murdering at least 71 victims.

His murdering spree began in 1982.  He chose runaways and prostitutes close to the airport in Seattle.    He would take them home to rape and strangle them, then many of them were placed in the Green River which was in close proximity to where he lived.

This chart exhibits His Sun conjunct Mars, which opposes Saturn. Pluto is opposing Venus (a common aspect of Sexual control and rape) Uranus square his Sun and Mars.


November 24, 1946, Burlington, VT 10:35 p.m.

Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar, and necrophilia who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970’2   He eventually confessed to 30 homicides and the true victim count is unknown and could be much higher.

Here you have Pluto square Venus and Uranus is opposing Mars and the Moon.   His victims considered him handsome and charming.   He was intelligent and went to law school while discovering what his real career was.  He grew up to be a charming, articulate, and intelligent young man. However, by the time he was a teenager living in Washington, Bundy already exhibited signs of the sadistic serial killer he would become.

He was finally sentenced to death and died in the electric chair on January 24, 1989.



March 17, 1942   Chicago IL    0:20 a.m.

Here is another case of Pluto-Venus opposition.  His Mars is conjunct Uranus and Saturn which is squaring his Mercury.   His Neptune is opposing his Sun-Moon conjunction.   With this Sun oppose Neptune placement, he would often dress up as a clown to promote a flair for fantasy to attract young boys.

He sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men, wherein he then buried them under his home.    He was executed for his murders by the electric chair. 


December 19, 1878 12:20 a.m.

Georgia, Russia

Mars-Pluto Hard Aspects can exhibit a fear of being destroyed.  These individuals generate great courage, daring and ability to make powerful changes.  This individual also has to overcome the powerful feeling of anger back.

Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) did have a Pluto-Mars opposition in his chart and was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant society into an industrial and military superpower. However, he ruled by terror, and millions of his own citizens died during his brutal reign.  He created one of the worst famines ever known, and millions of his own people died under his reign.


September 14, 1186, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Here we appropriately have Pluto square MARS, VENUS, SUN, JUPITER, MOON, SATURN, AND MERCURY.

Mongolian world conqueror. A tribal chief at 13, he united the Mongolian tribes and established an empire in central Asia with a rigid military system, becoming one of the greatest rulers in history from 1211 to 1216.

During the 12th and 12th century, the Mongols were a nomadic people of the inner Asian continent who tended their flocks and raided their neighbors. They were surprisingly mobile with the sturdy shaggy ponies and struck without warning, covering long distances and striking with short, curved bows. In less than 50

Years of raids and became the world conquerors.


November 11, 1885 18:38 PM

San Marino, California

American military commander of forces in WW II who served under General Eisenhower as a commanding officer in Morocco. Patton was a tactician and practitioner of mobile tank warfare during WW II. Eventually, he made it to the rank of General.

A colorful and dramatic man, he had a movie made of his life.

He died of injuries suffered in a car accident on 12/21/1945, Heidelberg. He believed he had lived other lives, always as a warrior. Patton had been, he claimed, a Greek soldier, a Roman legionnaire, a Scottish Highlander, a trooper with Napoleon. Once, when visiting a Roman amphitheater, he felt so sure he had been there before that he swore, he could “smell the sweat of Caesar’s legions.”

Gen. Patton has a Pluto square Mars T-Square with Mercury.  Another aspect that would have brought strength to him was a Uranus square Saturn aspect.   He was known as one of the best and most respected General’s that the US ever had.


May 19, 1925

Kampong Thom Providence, Cambodia

The classic Pluto-Mars conjunction squares his moon.  What emotions wounds could he have been harboring?  Cambodian politician, a dictator responsible for the deaths of about two million Cambodians during his rule from 1976-79. He turned Cambodia’s lush countryside into a vast death camp before surrendering to defectors from his fast disintegrating Khmer Rouge movement on 6/18/1997. Rumored to be seriously ill, he has not been seen to the outside world since he and his followers fled the capital in 1979. A ragged handful of followers surrendered with him. His surrender may have been forced due to lack of food and medical supplies. He is believed to have been married in 1986 to a woman known as Sar, who surrendered with him.

Remnants of his genocidal rule are found in the mounds of skulls still being unearthed all over Cambodia. The 1984 film “The Killing Fields” spread the story of the terror inflicted during his Maoist-inspired regime’s frenzied bit to create an agrarian utopia.

Pol Pot died near Along Vent, Cambodia on 04/15/1998

Venus-Pluto doesn’t mean abuse. But abuse is often related to Venus-Pluto, the combination of intense desire and the price that you have to pay for getting what you want.


June 1990, Atlanta, GA

This child has a prominent Pluto oppose Mars in her birth chart.   Jon Benét Patricia Ramsey was an American child beauty queen who was killed in her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. A lengthy handwritten ransom note was found in the house, and Jon Benét’s father John found her body in the basement of their house about eight hours after she was reported missing.



Is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker.  She served as the First lady of the US 1993-2001, US Senator from New York 2001 to 2009, 67th Sec. of State 2009 to 2013 and the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016, wherein she lost to Donald Trump.

There has been much controversy with Hillary Clinton, her husband Bill, and the Clinton Foundation

She has a chart that promotes a need for power at any cost.  Saturn, Pluto and Mars are CONJUNCT squaring her SUN in Scorpio the 12th.   With the placement of the Sun in the 12th  house, one may find it difficult to see the real Hillary.    She has a Uranus square Moon which will give her an emotionally explosive side. 

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Pluto square natal Mars in Mundane Astrology

This article investigates the effects of transiting Pluto squaring natal Mars in mundane charts, from a historical perspective. Based on this experience, I will present at the end of this article some possible flow of events in the case of Palestine, Ukraine, and Estonia, as for the next years these countries will be affected by a Pluto square natal Mars influence.

In natal astrology, this transit’s influence us: “This is an especially potent transit, and, in some circumstances, it can be quite harmful if mishandled. Positively, you will probably have more energy and ambition than usual now. You have the capability to achieve a great deal through single-minded effort and determination. Quite possibly, you may push yourself to the limit or to the point of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion now. Less positively, there can be power struggles with others involving issues of dominance and subservience. Arguments can be emotionally intense now. In extreme circumstances, there can be exposed to physical danger or cruelty; thus, it is advisable to avoid contact with destructive people and to stay out of tough neighborhoods.”

Pluto square Mars * Events

USA – Pluto square natal Mars in 1967-1968
Events: Vietnam war with huge casualties, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968, and Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968.
USA: July 4, 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia, PA

North Vietnam – Pluto square natal Mars during 1968-1970
Events: major clashes between the North Vietnamese and Vietcong troops on one side and South Vietnamese and U.S. troops on April 4, 1968, and Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968.

In the previous two examples, U.S. Mars is in opposition with North Vietnam’s Mars, and during the Vietnam War transiting Pluto was in the square with this axis, with both Mars, activating this terrible conflict.

Germany – Pluto square natal Mars during late 1917 and 1918 Event WW I – the

Event: World War I –  the second half, Germany losing ground on all battlefields.

Romania – Pluto square natal Mars in 1916-1917
Event: in August 1916 Romania attacked the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but after initial successes, in December the same year, the German army occupied two-thirds of the Romanian territory, forcing the authorities to fled in Moldavia, representing the most critical period of the Romanian state’s existence. When the transit’s influence passed, Romania stroke back, recovering its territory.  Romania: February 5, 1859, 2:41:15 pm LMT, Bucharest, Romania

In the previous two examples, Germany’s Mars is in opposition with Romania’s Mars, and during the World War, I transiting Pluto was in the square with this axis, with both Mars, activating the conflict.

Islam – Pluto square natal Mars in 2003-2004
Event Iraq ar – US and allies attacked and occupied Iraq, facing fierce resistance from the local populationIslam: July 15, 622, 10:19:14 pm LMT, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Egypt – Pluto square natal Mars in 1973
Event: Egyptian and Syrian, backed by other Arab allies attacked Israel on Yom Kippur day, which turned out difficult for the attackersEgypt: June 18, 1953, 11:30 pm GMT, Cairo, Egypt

Israel – Pluto square natal Mars on November 4, 1995
Event: Israeli Prime Minister Yitschak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli opponent of peace processIsrael: May 14, 1948, 4:37 pm EET, Tel Aviv, Israel

Sweden – Pluto square natal Mars on September 18, 1961
Event: the death of Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat, United Nations general secretary, in a plane crash while on a peace mission to Congo, possibly murder.Sweden Constitution: December 7, 1865, 3:20 pm LMT, Stockholm, Sweden

China – Pluto square natal Mars in June 1989
Event: Tien-an-Men Square Massacre – hundreds of protesters were killed, many other wounded and arrested following massive street demonstrationsChina: October 1, 1949, 3:01:36 pm CCT, Beijing, China

United Kingdom – Pluto square natal Mars in late 1945 – 1947
Event: postwar period, breakdown of the previous world superpower status, India gained its independence from the UK in August 1947.    UK: January 1, 1801, 12:01 am GMT, London, England

Japan – Pluto square natal Mars in 1908-1910
Event: the rise of the nationalist pride in Japan, the annexation of Korea  Japan – Meiji Constitution: February 11, 1889, 12 pm LMT, Tokyo, Japan

Northern Ireland – Pluto square natal Mars in 1994
Event: just as the effect of Pluto-Mars square faded away for a while in August-September 1994, the Irish Republican Army announced ceasefireNorthern Ireland: December 7, 1922, 3:28 pm GMT, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Palestine – Pluto square natal Mars in the spring of 2008 and then throughout the year 2009
Prediction: during the aspect’s influence the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict will rise to a whole new level, afterward, the war will come to an end and a peaceful solution will be found.Palestine Independence Proclamation: November 15, 1988, 1:40 am EET, Jerusalem, Israel

Ukraine – Pluto square natal Mars during December 2005 – December 2006 
Prediction: as Pluto, ruler of the 10th house, transits the 12th house and squares natal Mars this is likely to refer to a critical,

the violent situation that will involve the entire country, large masses of people, due to political reasons.         Ukraine: August 24, 1991, 5:31 pm BGT, Kiev, Ukraine











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DECEMBER 21, 2018 marks the winter celebration wherein the Sun is 00 CAPRICORN and marks the Cardinal point to spring forth the season of Winter.  

It is the oldest winter celebration and the best place to observe this is at the Celtic erected Stonehedge where the druids lined up the exact position of the sunset on the Winter Solstice.  

Many of the rituals, stories, and beliefs associated with Christmas–The Dinner Feasts, gift giving and decorative wreaths are rooted in pagan Winter Solstice rituals.     It is the shortest day of the year.  The good news is every day forward the days become a little longer until our 00 Cancer Cardinal Sun.  

This is a time also where the Sun is said to disappear or stand still over the Tropic of Capricorn which is 23.5 degrees south of the equator.    That Sun missing 3-day concept was used again in the Christian Holiday of Easter when it was taught that Christ arose after his death after a 3-day disappearance.   Also, Pope Julius 1 replaced the Roman midwinter festival called “Saturnalia” with a Christian Holiday of Christmas on December 25th.  

Because the Sun is at the lowest arc it will cast the longest shadows at NOON On the Day of the Solstice.   Try it while ice skating, skiing, or just walking on a crisp day.   

The Old Farmers Almanac (which happens to be an excellent reference for Astrology) states that since tracking heavenly events the Winter Solstice WITH the Full Moon has only happened 10 times since 1793, and will not happen again until 2094.  This year the full Moon in Cancer will occur on December 22, 2018.  This is also called the COLD MOON which is a name given the monthly Moons by the American Indians.   

Please refer to my Post:  AMERICAN INDIAN MOONS

There is countless and timeless holidays, rituals, beliefs, cultures that stem and grow from the information given us by the Heavens and the Constellations.  

On that note  HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE.   The beauty of the seasons is so evident and the seasons change, the planets and universe move to the music of the universal geometry. 


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On November 7 at 8:01am PST, the new moon will be in Scorpio.

When we talk about new moons, we usually emphasize the “lighter” side: starting fresh, setting positive intentions, manifesting something new and positive,  But at the new moon in Scorpio, we need to talk about the darkness.

Yes, death and rebirth go hand-in-hand at any new moon—but while some signs are uncomfortable facing this reality, the November 2018 new moon in Scorpio looks it straight in the eye.


With intense focus and hidden observance,  Scorpio sees it all. But with this fixed water sign, what we see is often just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a whole lot more going on beneath the surface: subtle energies, subconscious motives, and suppressed emotions.

Scorpio plays its cards with power, determination,  passions, passions, and charisma and Quietly and completely bringing forth “death and rebirth” to create our intentions.  at the November 2018 new moon 15 degrees of  Scorpio, we’re likely to do the same. We know what we desire, and we’re determined to get it. But we’re wary of discussing our intentions with anyone else—that might take away their power.

And power is a big deal to Scorpio. What else would you expect from a sign ruled by both Mars and Pluto? Mars, the ancient ruler, represents the personal or “lower” will. Modern ruler Pluto represents the “higher” will—whether that’s destiny, evolution, or our belief in a Higher Power.

The secret to mastering Scorpio’s energy—and rising above negative expressions like manipulation and possessiveness—is putting the lower will in the service of the higher.

Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible and this brings great vulnerability. You need a deep emotional relationship, even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things  It should prove to be a deep and introspective day for you


The New Moon in November is at 15 DEGREES OF SCORPIO.    The 15 degrees of Scorpio is the significant factor here.    This may of be of some interest. The 4 fixed planets that made up the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ” are the FIXED SIGNS OF LEO – REGULUS, FIXED SIGN OF TAURUS – ALDEBARAN – FIXED SIGN OF SCORPIO – ANTARES, AND FIXED SIGN OF AQUARIUS – FOMALHAUT.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov. Depicted from left to right are Death, Famine, War, and Conquest. (EARTH FIRE WATER AIR)


15degrees of Scorpio represents ANTARES, which is The traditional ruler of Scorpio There is a recurrent theme of fear of nature from this. Antares has been feared due to destructiveness, and its headstrong and destructive nature, and has carried a fearsome reputation. KEYWORDS FOR ANTARES: Intense, Dramatic, Militant, Passionate (sound like Mars?)

The new moon will be making grand cross transits to the other planets that relate to the Fixed Horsemen.


Vernal Equinox is when the journey of the Sun is exactly halfway through its annual journey through the zodiac.   It is Opposite to the start of the astrological year at 00 Aries in April, which begins the Spring; a quarter distance away from 00 Cancer, the kickoff of the Summer, and a quarter 90 degrees away from the 00 Capricorn, which is the start of Winter.

The Journey of the Zodiac is our time and experiences attached to the transformation of life, death, history and the future.     It continues to move in its magnificent rotations to keep the universe in ultimate perfection.

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The first Full Moon after Sept. 22’s Equinox is also known as the HARVEST MOON  At this time of year in the northern hemisphere, as the Moon rises, it creates several nights of increased brightness, which was always helpful as farmers brought in the annual harvest.   This is the month when the leaves are falling and the game is fattened. Now is the time for hunting and laying in a store of provisions for the long winter ahead. October’s Moon is also known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Moon.

This moon alerts the animal and plant kingdom to prepare for the long winter ahead.  Time to prepare food to last the coming months, to clear the land to plant again in the spring, and the birds to migrate, hibernation, and collections of food and wood to provide nutrition and warmth for the next months leading up to the 00 Capricorn wherein the cold days of winter will be upon us.