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(Transit) Mars opposite Pluto / Pluto opposite Mars

The Power Struggle Unveiled


7 days.

How often:

Once a year or two.

If the transit could speak:

"From tension springs great power and transformation. Embrace the challenge, for it is the crucible of your strength."

Personal development PDF for this transit:


Mars is the planet of action, energy, and desire, driving our ambitions and assertiveness. When Mars transits, it influences our drive, our approach to conflicts, and our sexual energy. These transits can bring periods of increased aggression or motivation, prompting us to initiate projects or defend our boundaries.

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Pluto is the planet of transformation, power, and rebirth. Its influence is subtle but profound, bringing to light the deeper, darker forces at work in our lives. Pluto’s transits often involve intense emotional experiences, power struggles, or confrontations with our shadows. These transits are transformative, forcing us to confront and change fundamental aspects of our lives and selves.

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type of aspect:

An opposition occurs when planets are about 180 degrees apart, directly across from each other on the zodiac wheel. This aspect can create a pull between opposing forces or interests, requiring a balance or integration of these energies. Oppositions often highlight areas where we need to understand and manage opposing viewpoints or conflicting needs. Planets in opposition are sometimes projected onto other people or there is a tension between people related to two planets (representing their inner qualities).


Mars opposite Pluto is one of the more intense aspects one can experience in transit astrology. This alignment often brings to the surface deep-seated issues related to power, control, and transformation. It is a time when suppressed emotions, especially anger or resentment, can no longer be contained. The fiery energy of Mars clashes with the transformative and sometimes destructive power of Pluto, creating a potential for conflict that demands attention and resolution.

This transit often marks a period of significant internal and external power struggles. The opposition creates a tug-of-war scenario, where you may find yourself at odds with others or within yourself over issues of control and dominance. It's a time when you might confront authority figures, or you may need to stand up against pressures that feel deeply manipulative or coercive.

On a personal level, Mars opposite Pluto can stir intense desires and ambitions, but these forces might also manifest as compulsive or obsessive behaviors. The challenge here lies in finding healthy outlets for these powerful energies and recognizing the need for change and letting go of old patterns that no longer serve you.

what to do

  • Seek constructive ways to express anger or discontent.

  • Engage in physical activities to manage and channel intense energies safely.

  • Reflect on your desires and motivations, ensuring they align with your higher self.

  • Use meditation or therapy to explore and understand deep-seated emotional triggers.

  • Pursue transformation with consciousness—be aware of the impacts of your actions on others and yourself.

what to avoid

  • Engaging in power struggles that lead to destructive outcomes.

  • Suppressing emotions which can later manifest as physical or psychological issues.

  • Manipulative or coercive behavior towards others.

  • Obsessing over control or revenge.

  • Ignoring the need for change, especially if current paths are harmful or limiting.

  • Compulsive behaviors

  • Obsessions with power and control

  • Paranoia or distrust in personal and professional relationships


  1. Self-awareness: Begin by acknowledging your feelings and impulses without judgment. Understanding your triggers and motivations is the first step in managing this intense energy.

  2. Controlled Expression: Find safe and controlled environments where you can express your intensity without harming yourself or others. This could be through sports, intense workouts, or creative endeavors that allow for an outpouring of passion and energy.

  3. Therapy: Engage in psychotherapy, particularly modalities that focus on shadow work or the integration of the self. Techniques like CBT can help in managing obsessive thoughts and behaviors.

  4. Meditation and Mindfulness: Regular practice can provide a calm harbor in the stormy seas of Mars-Pluto energy, helping you gain perspective and maintain inner peace.

  5. Transformation Rituals: Engage in personal rituals that symbolize letting go of old patterns and embracing new paths. This could be as simple as a symbolic cleansing bath or as complex as a retreat dedicated to personal transformation.



  • "I harness my inner strength to make positive changes in my life."

  • "I release the need for control and embrace the flow of transformation."

  • "I use my power wisely, to uplift myself and those around me."

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Type of work supporting personal development:

  • Physical: Engage in strengthening and hardening exercises to improve discipline, strength, endurance, and physical condition. Consider practices that challenge and build the body.

  • Willpower: Focus on balancing governance over your life with surrendering to natural instincts. This includes taking care of your body while allowing it to experience pleasure and relaxation.

  • Yang Energy: Work on balancing and strengthening male energy within, which is vital for asserting oneself in the world.

  • Therapeutic: Engage in various therapies such as Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychotherapy, holotropic breathing, and shadow work to release trauma and explore deeper psychological issues.

  • Transformational: Embrace activities that forge the warrior archetype, finding strength and rebirth akin to a phoenix rising from ashes.


  • Focus on the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras to enhance grounding, emotional balance, and personal power.

Solfeggio Frequencies:

  • Utilize sound healing with frequencies like 174Hz, 285Hz, 396Hz, 417Hz, and 528Hz to promote healing, liberation from fear and guilt, and facilitate transformation and miracles.

Meditation type for this time:

  • Dynamic Meditation: Engage in spontaneous movements and dance to release pent-up energy and rejuvenate the spirit.

  • Pranayama Meditation: Practice breath control techniques to release difficult emotions and improve oxygenation of the body.


  • Chant the mantras "RAM" (for solar plexus, power, and self-confidence) and "LAM" (for grounding and stability).

Yoga Postures:

  • Practice yoga poses like Anjaneyasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Apanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Dhanurasana, Paripurna Navasana, Kumbhakasana, Utkatasana, Vajrasana, Malasana, Dandasana, Tadasana, Setu Bandhasana, Virabhadrasana II, and Janus Sirsasana to strengthen the body and enhance mental focus.

Ayurveda for Mars:

  • Incorporate herbs like basil, garlic, mustard, camphor, gooseberry, ashwagandha, chaga, milk thistle, coffee, guarana, maca, matcha, ash, ephedra, and ginkgo to enhance the effects of Mars, promoting energy and vitality.

Ayurveda for Pluto:

  • Use sandalwood, milk thistle, gotu kola, and brahmi to deepen spiritual practices and support transformational work.

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