Sun conjunct or quincunx Pluto is the black Sun shining. The Darth Vader of all Sun aspects, it is high contrast and stark lighting. The brighter the Sun the darker the shadow and that is just what we get here. This red-ice sexuality is quite a paradox. Sun conjunct Pluto exudes power, but doesn’t need to make a big song and dance about it, their mere physical presence is enough to ensure obedience and submission.

Sun conjunct or quincunx Pluto’s eyes bore right into your soul. These eyes can be dark and smouldering or light and piercing. Their sexual magnetism is off the Richter scale, but they have an invisible force field around them that says “Look, don’t touch”, hence people are often too afraid to approach them. Despite Sun/Pluto’s sex appeal they are not promiscuous, preferring instead very few, intense and all consuming love affairs. They usually prefer quality not quantity. Sun/Pluto is not about frills or fluff, their effect is like an over-exposed photo, where you are the photo. These folk strip you bare and get to your essence. There is no hiding from Sun conjunct or quincunx Plutos glare, it is relentless.

Sun quincunx Pluto by itself puts a quirky slant on Plutonian sexuality, but sometimes they can be downright kinky. The natives strength comes from playing the lovable freak card. But they can be quite obsessive in their need to be themselves at all costs. Sun quincunx Pluto may play the fool at times and act rebelliously purely because it makes them feel powerful.

Sun quincunx Pluto like to confuse people with their zaniness and this becomes a convenient mask for hiding their darker thoughts. They are a little like a spooky clown, think ‘Scary Monsters’ by David Bowie. Sometimes Sun quincunx Pluto can self sabotage themselves for fear of incurring the wrath of a jealous father. In the wider world this may mean a compulsion to be the utter best (in effect deposing the father), or going down a totally different career path or life style so as not to pose a threat to him.

Sun/Pluto ~ (In*)Conjunct Aspects

Sun Conjunct Pluto

Vivian E Robson has been quoted extensively throughout this website. The author of ‘The fixed Stars & Constellations’ was an obsessive librarian and a natural researcher. He had a passion for Ancient Astrology.  His bedside manner is pretty ruthless. No bones about his interpretations, they are shocking and glaringly to the point.

Sun conjunct quincunx PlutoIt’s no surprise that the supposedly tyrannical Nero has this placement, and at just 08′ too. He is known to have executed his mother and step-brother among others. Although painted black by many, some modern historians say he was no more terrible than your average Roman Emperor. Nero used his power to make Rome a cultural capital and it said he was popular with the common people, taking money from the temples to build theaters for all.

We see the darkest side of Pluto in multiple murderer Sarah Aldrete  She was introduced to witchcraft and black magic by cult leader Adolfo Constanzo and then became his second in command. Together they made blood sacrifices and boiled their victims body parts in a pot. Herb Ritts is a photographer famed for his stark black and white nudes that made his subjects look like Greek sculptures. His long list of advertising campaigns and celebrities includes Calvin Klein, Chanel and Madonna’s “Cherish” video. Alicia Silverstone’s “Clueless” image doesn’t scream Pluto, her dark side is hidden, even if she did play Bat Girl. However at aged 15 she did win the “Best Villain” MTV Movie award for the film “The Crush” where she played a vengeful teen out to ruin the life of an older man who had spurned her. Bill Haley knew a stripped-down life, he rose from living on one meal a day to being the first rock and roll star. He died of a brain tumour and spend his last days in a severely warped state of mind reportedly painting all the windows of his house black.

Sun Quincunx Pluto

Lady Gaga is a great example of the scary clown look. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Gaga was brought up a Catholic, a religion she still practices today. “Age 11, she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart…”I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.” ~ Wiki. Gaga was raped at the age of 19 and suffered post traumatic stress as a result. Her performances address the taboo often with bloodstained performance art. Gaga actively campaigns for LGBT rights.

Other natives include power hungry J Edgar Hoover and Sir Thomas More. Sexily eccentric David “Dr Who” Tennant (09?) and the quieter, mysterious Beatle George Harrison. Charismatic entertainers are James Dean, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr, and Jane Fonda.

Sun/Pluto Aspects

Sun conjunct/quincunx Pluto • Sun square/opposition Pluto • Sun sextile/trine Pluto

* The Inconjunct is another word for the quincunx. In traditional astrology, nether the conjunction or the quincunx are technically ‘aspects’ because the planets are too close in distance to ‘see’ the other. The conjunction functions as a blind spot, while the quincunx an adjustment. They share the ‘blindness’,so that is why I have grouped them together. Aspectare is Latin for ‘To observe’, or look at attentively.


  1. I am Scorpio-Sun conjunct Pluto in 8th house. Born Nov 2 (day of Antares Star, Heart of the Scorpio constellation in 1988, year of the dragon. Need I say more?

    • Wow! I thought mine was bad with a Scorpio Rising! What is your rising sign? I hope you got some air, fire or earth to counteract all that!

    • Now that’s intense. Scorpio IC here with Sun and Merc in 8th and Pluto conj ASC and that is enough for me ! sometimes the emotional intensity is too much for me and for other people but what I find with the 8thH placement is that we are VERY aware of what others are thinking, what they are hiding – even to themselves. It gets creepy at times. This house can be a good position for psychological counseling or astrology! or for forensic accounting.

    • I have:

      Sun conjunct moon and pluto in the 9th house

      (sun, moon, mercury, & pluto in scorpio… & pisces rising)

      Someone just told me if I practiced Kundalini yoga I would know the most that anyone has ever known, other than the creator. Woah.

    • I am a Virgo with Pluto conjunct my Sun and by the Koch chart, my Sun and Pluto fall in my 8th house conjoining my Uranus. I also have Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune in Scorpio in my 9th house and the big kicker is Aquarius rules my Ascendant and Uranus, my chart ruler is in my 8th house. I obsess over 8th house issues except other people’s money. Lol! I have studied the paranormal since I was old enough to read. I have VERY strong Plutonic energies with me. Scorpios have always fascinated me, too. Love the article.


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