Pluto-Ascendant aspects either show or hide the hidden depths in your soul. With these aspects, you may seem ultra-intense or stagnant.
However, Pluto aspects to the Ascendant also indicate that your outer mask (the Ascendant) will be transformed during this lifetime. You will change how you show yourself; this transformation can be painful but is always for your highest good.
Ultimately, Pluto-Ascendant aspects can be really intense and powerful.
Pluto Conjunct Ascendant
The Pluto conjunct Ascendant aspect creates a very powerful energy. Your magnetism is conscious if your conjunction is in the 1st house, while its unconscious in the 12th house.
Your outer mask has alluring qualities. People are drawn to you because you seem mysterious and powerful all at once.
Sometimes, Pluto conjunct Ascendant makes you almost mesmerizing. People may feel anxious and compelled around you for no clear reason.
You come off as wrong or irritate people, but the same people want to be around you for reasons they can’t explain.
Pluto conjunct Ascendant can make you want to control your image. You probably need a lot of privacy and might appear as though you’re secretive or clandestine.
However, this is usually because you have so many deep and complex thoughts that you can’t show to the world.
You may get intensely “into” a certain style or look for some time, then completely change it. You go through a lot of turbulent phases, but you’re never quite sure who you are. When you do something, you do it all the way.
Others notice this about you. Generally, you’re seen as very intense and even a bit forceful.
Sometimes, people with Pluto conjunct Ascendant are naturally intuitive, so they’re very good at figuring out lies. You may do well in an area of work where instincts are helpful.
You have control over other people with Pluto conjunct Ascendant. You can probably manipulate how others see you, though they can sense that they’re being controlled.
In fact, you may have some qualities of a Scorpio rising with Pluto conjunct Ascendant.
Sometimes, Pluto conjunct Ascendant can mean that you were born during a turbulent or transformational time. There may have even been a traumatic event surrounding your birth.
Alternatively, Pluto conjunct Ascendant has power over your body in some way. You may have felt powerless as a child, or you have a physical ailment or negative physical feature that kept you controlled.
This aspect can give you the physical features of the parental figure who you had the most issues with. Usually, you have some type of physical feature that you truly dislike.
You probably spend a lot of time trying to “fix” the negative things that you hate about yourself. However, you will never be truly satisfied by eradicating a part of yourself. Instead, the path is to accept both your outer and inner selves and integrate them.
Pluto conjunct Ascendant makes you very extreme. The word moderation isn’t in your vocabulary! You may have various obsessions or OCD.
Ultimately, you try to keep absolute control over your life, but this can make you lonely or cause you to alienate people. Pluto conjunct Ascendant is all about learning moderation.
You might feel like you have to learn how to control others, but this is a fallacy. Pluto conjunct Ascendant will eventually teach you that you will be OK even without control.
Pluto Trine Ascendant
With Pluto trine Ascendant, you have a certain charisma that is apparent to others. This attractiveness generally comes from your energy.
There’s something about you that attracts others towards you, even if there’s nothing physically different about your looks. You have a nature allure.
However, you aren’t necessarily intense or mysterious with Pluto trine Ascendant. You simply have an innate charm that manifests in the way of your Ascendant sign.
You’re probably outwardly passionate about the things you care about. You don’t try to hide your intensity, but it doesn’t seem scary or overwhelming to others.
When you’re talking to other people, you’re very direct. You don’t try to hide your point of views. Again, while these qualities may be difficult on someone else, people see you as charming.
You may have something specifically alluring about your eyes. This will manifest in the physical element of your Ascendant sign.
With Pluto trine Ascendant, you tend to have good instincts about other people. You can even get a sense of what they’re thinking or how their mind works.
Sometimes, you may know things that no one tells you, whether or not you admit this to yourself. You’re very sensitive to the intentions of others and have a natural “sixth sense” around other people.
You’re comfortable with your own sexuality or sex appeal. You might project a bit of a controlling vibe sexually, or alternatively you give off the energy that you want to be controlled. However, this doesn’t dominate your personality.
Pluto trine Ascendant means that you’re always transforming your image in small ways. It’s natural for you to switch up your look every so often. Physical or outward change doesn’t scare you at all.
This aspect means that you move quickly in new relationships. You tend to be sexually attracted to other people quite quickly, but you may struggle to balance your regular life with your new partner.
With Pluto trine Ascendant, you may not realize that you have the power to change your situation at any time. This trine can sometimes make you feel as though you’re always being controlled by others or fate itself. However, you need to find your own personal sense of control from within.
Alternatively, if you tend to need control, then you must learn that everything happens for a reason, even if you don’t like it. Be careful that you don’t unconsciously manipulate people with your charm to get what you want.
Don’t draw people in for personal gain. You can easily create bad karma because this aspect is so easy. You’ll want to avoid scamming people, even unintentionally.
This Pluto trine Ascendant aspect almost always manifests as either a need to control or be controlled. Your tendencies will depend on the signs of the planets and the rest of your chart.
Ultimately, you have the opportunity to change your path as you wish and to present your most authentic self in interactions with other people. Remember that these skills aren’t natural for everyone!
You will also need to learn balance in your life. Because Pluto can be kind of intense, you’re all in or all out. Balance is key to a happier and more authentic self.
In many ways, this Pluto trine Ascendant aspect is a true blessing. You’re charming, attractive, and energetically compelling.
Pluto Sextile Ascendant
If you have the Pluto sextile Ascendant aspect, you are naturally magnetic. You also have an innate level of comfort around other people.
Your relationships probably move quickly. You may find yourself getting infatuated right away, both intellectually and sexually.
This Pluto sextile Ascendant aspect is subtle, but you do have a discretely intense way of looking at the world. This aspect gives you the opportunity to develop these skills for good.
You can learn to increase your social perceptiveness, emotionally intelligence, and charm with others. Over time, you will be able to read people well with just a bit of effort.
With Pluto sextile Ascendant, you also have the power to transform the lives of the people around you. Your very presence is transformational.
You can learn how to stand out in a way that is both dynamic and compelling. With Pluto sextile Ascendant, you can project strength through your energy and appearance.
Ultimately, you can learn how to be very powerful and harness these qualities for good. You need to put in the work to develop these qualities instead of remaining passive. Over time, you will master the art of presenting your authentic self.
Pluto Opposition Ascendant
Pluto opposition Ascendant is also known as Pluto conjunct Descendant or Pluto setting.
You probably appear very controlled and closed-up with Pluto opposition Ascendant. Your Plutonic qualities are hidden.
Others might not be able to see any of your intensity. In fact, you can seem a bit stagnant.
However, you do attract alluring, Plutonic mates. You may find that your partners tend to be manipulate you, through feelings of fear and guilt, or dominate/control you.
In the worst case scenario, you could attract someone who have varying OCD tendencies or obsessions with you, such as a stalker.
With Pluto opposition Ascendant, it’s very important that you develop a strong sense of self-esteem. This is how you will avoid being controlled or manipulated by your partners. You will probably find your confidence through these difficult relationships.
In extreme cases, you may actually seek out abusive partners. You might find that people who live on the seedier side are attractive to you for some reason.
Alternatively with Pluto opposition Ascendant, you may be the one with controlling tendencies in relationships. This won’t be obvious to others when they first meet you; your need for control will show itself later, as the relationship progresses.
You might keep people at arm’s length because you don’t want to show them this darker, shadow side. You may attempt to set boundaries and control how close the other person gets.
Regardless, you probably get into relationships where one person has all the power. This could be you or your partner.
You tend to either be too controlled and careful, or you’re dependent on others to control you. Sometimes, you may even find that you swing back and forth as the circumstances in your life change.
Remember that with Pluto conjunct Ascendant, you will be transformed through relationships. You must enter into romantic partnerships in order to learn these difficult lessons; don’t avoid relationships as a way to escape your pain.
Ultimately, you can learn how to balance the power in a relationship. You can also form profound connections with your other half that transcends every day life. Don’t be afraid to open yourself up and learn from the people you get involved with.
Pluto Square Ascendant
With Pluto square Ascendant, you may seem cold, angsty, or aggressive. You appear a bit combative, yet you’re also withdrawn and hard to reach.
It’s difficult for other people to know what you’re feeling. Your body language and energy is hard to read.
This is because you don’t let down your walls until you absolutely know someone is trustworthy.
You can be outwardly competitive with Pluto square Ascendant. Sometimes this can negatively impact your relationships. You subconsciously fear that others are controlling you, so you fight back, but much of this fear is in your head.
With Pluto square Ascendant, you almost always have the fear that someone is trying to take away your freedom. You create power struggles with many of the people you met.
Feeling as though you’re on the precipice of losing control can create a lot of anxiety. After enough of this, your control issues because apparent in your outer personality with Pluto square Ascendant.
Unfortunately, this may make others think that you are trying to control them. You tend to create power struggles when you try to stick up for yourself.
You may have trouble finding the natural “flow” of conversation, especially in youth. You don’t even realize anything is wrong until you notice that others are judging you.
With Pluto square Ascendant, you can be very intense right away. If you don’t work through your issues that create the square, you can end up escalating in your intensity and control to become violent or vengeful.
This aspect makes something about your outer personality difficult. Look to the sign that Pluto square Ascendant is in to see how this manifests. You may be too sarcastic, egotistical, bitter, closed-up, controlling, etc.
At its best, Pluto square Ascendant means that you are intense in an interesting way. It will take some work to get to this place.
You may try to hide your Pluto, but this is actually what’s causing your problems. You can’t disguise your need for intensity or your Pluto will come out sideways.
Ultimately, Pluto square Ascendant will push you to transform your image. You try to appear as someone other than yourself. This square will force you to face who you are and show yourself to the world.
Learn to channel your intensity into your most authentic self. Drop the mask and align with who you are.
You can do this in a way that is softer yet still true, so you don’t scare people away. After you’re able to be you, then you can trust others without a fear of them controlling you because you will have stronger gut feelings.
Remember that even if others judge you, all you need to know is that you portrayed your truest, most authentic self.
Sun-Mercury aspects in synastry show how you talk to each other as a couple. These placements are very important thought they’re often overlooked.
In fact, these aspects also how how well you understand each other’s way of thinking. Many astrologers look to Venus or Mars synastry aspects, but I personally love Mercury aspects. They create great conversation and engaging mental sparring.
On the positive end, the Sun can shine its light on Mercury to illuminate their thoughts and words. However, the Sun person can also be too egotistical, while Mercury can be too cold and detached.
Sun Conjunct Mercury Synastry
With the Sun conjunct Mercury synastry aspect, you naturally share your opinions with each other. You probably never have a lack of words!
The conversation was stimulating from the second you met. It’s very easy for you to talk to each other; you actually encourage each other to discuss everything, from the big ideas to the small, daily occurrences.
This Sun conjunct Mercury synastry aspect means that the Mercury person’s mind reflects who the Sun person actually is. There is an intrinsic understanding here.
In fact, this relationship has a lot of intellectual potential. You probably enjoy doing new things with each other and love to learn from one another.
Mercury tends to be more practical while the Sun is more upbeat. The Sun gives Mercury intellectual energy and Mercury gives structure and constructive ideas.
Even though you may have slightly different strengths with the Sun conjunct Mercury synastry aspect, there is still a lot of understanding between you.
Mentally, this connection is easy and light. You’re both logical enough to deal with issues as they arise. Unless you have heavier aspects in your synastry chart, you’re able to deal with issues in a rational manner.
With Sun conjunct Mercury synastry, you may also have a similar sense of human and way of talking. You enjoy a similar conversational flow.
This doesn’t necessarily need to be a romantic relationship. However, the Sun conjunct Mercury synastry aspect makes for great communication in any partnership. You’re efficient when working together because you can easily get your point across.
This aspect means that conversation, or at least the sharing of intellectual ideas, is probably one of the main facets of your relationship.
The sign that the Sun conjunct Mercury synastry aspect sits in will influence how you communicate together. For example, you’ll understand that you both need to move on quickly if the conjunction is a fire sign, while you’ll get each other’s logic if it’s an air sign.
Sun Trine Mercury Synastry
You have a natural sense of intellectual understanding with the Sun trine Mercury synastry aspect. This isn’t something you have to learn in your partnership!
During everyday life, you may finish each other’s sentences or know exactly what the other person is thinking or feeling. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily agree with this thoughts; you simply understand what they’re thinking.
With the Sun trine Mercury synastry aspect, you enjoy speaking with each other. You have similar intellectual interests.
The Sun person tends to give energy and inspiration in conversations, while the Mercury person introduces new ideas.
This isn’t necessarily a romantic aspect, but it can be. However, it’s important that you work to keep the romance and mystery alive in a relationship.
Don’t assume that you know everything about your partner just because you have the Sun trine Mercury synastry aspect. There is always more about the deeper spiritual self to uncover; this exploration will greatly benefit your relationship and intimacy.
Sun Sextile Mercury Synastry
With the Sun sextile Mercury synastry aspect, you develop a natural flow of communication in your relationship. You might enjoy chit-chat and always have something interesting to talk about together.
You probably enjoy being around each other because you simply enjoy chatting. Although your communication might not have been off the charts stimulating in the beginning, you have the potential to develop a strong sense intellectual discourse as you progress.
The Sun sextile Mercury synastry aspect means that you have similar intellectual interests. You’re able to find common ground with a bit of effort.
You also have a chance to work on your relationship communication skills with the Sun sextile Mercury synastry aspect. You can choose to take this opportunity to better yourself and your mind, if you desire.
Sometimes, the Mercury person can feel like the Sun is too immature or showy. The Sun might think that Mercury is too aloof or that their thinking is black-or-white.
However, you have an opportunity to work through any communication issues that arise with the Sun sextile Mercury synastry aspect.
Sun Opposition Mercury Synastry
The Sun opposition Mercury synastry aspect means that you tend to have lively debates. You’re both very intellectual, but you’re also different and can have totally opposite opinions.
This opposition gives a lot of opposing viewpoints but can also allow you to have super interesting conversations if you stay open to each others thoughts.
Typically, your differences don’t cause serious problems with the Sun opposition Mercury synastry aspect.
Your differences may actually enhance your conversations. This is often a romantic aspect because it makes you attracted to each other’s minds and ideas.
With the Sun opposition Mercury synastry aspect, you probably have lively mental debates. Your conversations are never boring!
Sometimes, the Sun person can feel that the Mercury person is too cold or set in their ways, while the Mercury person may feel that the Sun person is too emotional or involved in abstract issues.
These differences don’t tend to cause large issues. If anything, there is an opportunity with the Sun opposition Mercury synastry aspect to learn from each other and grow intellectually through the relationship.
Sun Square Mercury Synastry
Sometimes, the Sun square Mercury synastry aspect can create some intellectual issues. You tend to have conflicting opinions about many things.
The Mercury person might feel that the Sun individual is too sensitive and defensive while the Sun person feels like the Mercury person is too critical of their ideas and thoughts.
Sometimes, the Sun person can also feel like the Mercury individual is too much of a “thinker.” They probably plan without taking enough action. The Mercury person feels that the Sun person doesn’t understand their motives and is too rash.
Unlike other hard aspects, the Sun square Mercury synastry aspect isn’t too difficult. If you’re both willing to be tolerant of each other’s viewpoints, then this relationship can blossom into a happy intellectual partnership.
Sometimes, the Sun square Mercury synastry aspect can even be a blessing. Through this relationship, you learn how to see things from other people’s point of views.
Be careful that you don’t criticize the thoughts of your partner. This can ultimately be a good relationship if you’re both willing to set aside your egos.
Sun-Midheaven aspects indicate how much of your true essence is shown through your public image and career. However, these aspects can also dictate what your ego needs to feel successful.
Sometimes, these aspects will show tendencies to either work with or rebel against authority figures. This will have a lot to do with your parents.
Your father is especially important with Sun-Ascendant aspects because the Sun can sometimes represent the male parental figure. These aspects will show why you want to be successful based on your relationship with your father.
With Sun-Ascendant aspects, your sense of self tends to be tied to your ability to find success. If you can’t display your personal power in the world, you may struggle to feel a strong sense of self-assurance.
Sun Conjunct Midheaven
The Sun conjunct Midheaven aspect can also be called Sun culminating. This placement makes you extremely goal-oriented.
You show your identity through your achievements, so your career and public image are incredibly important to you. Even as a child, success mattered quite a lot, regardless of whether or not others saw this in you.
It’s important that you have a good image among your friends. With Sun conjunct Midheaven, you care a lot about the impact that you make on other people.
You want to be noticed and recognized, but when this aspect is high vibrational, you also want to influence others for the better. It’s important that you create something lasting that helps humanity.
In some ways, you public image represents who you truly are inside. Others are able to see your essence.
When you fail with Sun conjunct Midheaven, you may fail extremely distressed. You self-esteem is tied up in your work, so you tend to lose all sense of self-confidence if things don’t go well.
You need to be careful to avoid egoism. It’s easy for people with Sun conjunct Midheaven to feel too good about themselves, but this arrogance will actually hinder you from achieving your goals.
Sun conjunct Midheaven gives you inherent leadership qualities. Your mind works a bit differently, so you tend to rebel against anyone in authority.
You may have a tendency towards entrepreneurship. With Sun conjunct Midheaven, you like to be in control of your own life, so you may want to be your own boss.
It’s great to be independent as long as you don’t become too arrogant. You must balance your need for independence with your relationships with others.
You tend to feel that you have an important destiny with Sun conjunct Midheaven. You must be careful not to rub this in other people’s faces. Remember that you aren’t super to others; you’re simply different.
Additionally, you need to do the hard work to actually achieve success. It won’t necessarily come naturally. Don’t let your ego outpace your cold hard work.
Sun conjunct Midheaven often indicates that your public image and career is related to your father or paternal figure. If you had an easy relationship with your father, then your career will reflect those good qualities.
However, a difficult relationship with your father will indicate that you’re seeking success either to prove yourself to him, or to rebel against his authority.
You may find that your career and public image are related to male figures in general. I find that many people with Sun conjunct Midheaven have a lot of connections and issues with men in the public world. It’s hard to separate your professional relationships and your personal, childhood hurts.
Ambition is everything to you. Regardless of the reasons, the Sun conjunct Midheaven aspect indicates that you have an innate need to be successful.
The sign that Sun conjunct Midheaven sits in will influence how you want to be successful and the qualities you want others to see. However, you will want some kind of success regardless of the sign. This is a core part of your personality.
You want to be recognized, know, and respected. In the world, you hope to be an inspiration to others.
Sun conjunct Midheaven can make it a bit difficult for you to figure out what you want to do because it feels so big and important. Some people with this aspect do well in politics, theater, acting, sports, or anything that revolves around the public eye.
When you start to feel desperate, this is a sign that it’s time to step back and reassess. Remember that the universe always has something planned for you.
If you start to feel like you have something to prove, try to delve into your emotional issues surrounding your father or male figures.
Ultimately, you can be very successful with Sun conjunct Midheaven if you’re willing to do the inner work and follow the signs of the universe. When you’re working on something that will bring you success, the energy will just flow and you’ll know you’re in the right field.
Sun Trine Midheaven
With Sun trine Midheaven, you have a strong sense of what you want to accomplish in life. You may feel as though you were born to be a leader.
This aspect gives you a natural drive to succeed. You typically want a good level of public visibility to feel truly successful.
You probably want a lot out of life with Sun trine Midheaven. However, you’re willing to work for what you desire.
This aspect gives you a lot of confidence and power. Whether or not you truly achieve success, you give off the appearance of it.
You have strong ideals with Sun trine Midheaven. Your values are very fixed; you won’t agree with anyone who thinks differently.
In work, you tend to choose paths that may be more difficult, so you experience a lot of highs and lows.
Sun trine Midheaven means that you want to be independent. However, because this desire is so nature, you can appear a bit aloof or egotistical. You don’t take the advice of others often and wish to be totally self-reliant, even if other people have something beneficial to offer.
Your father or paternal figure typically has an impact on your career. You learned lessons about what success means and why it’s important as a child. Now, you live by those values.
The Sun trine Midheaven aspect is very easy in some ways. It’s natural for you to work towards what you want; you don’t have to push yourself. However, you need to make sure that you develop your inner self, too.
Remember that there is more than just success. Depending on the rest of your chart, you may need to learn balance with Sun trine Midheaven.
When you feel that you’re not getting where you want to go, turn to your own inner strength.
Sun Sextile Midheaven
You have a natural sense of direction with Sun sextile Midheaven. Although you have to work a bit to figure out what you want in your career, everything feels like it’s within your reach.
Sun sextile Midheaven means that you can use the lessons learned from your father to guide you in your career. Sometimes, working through your issues with a paternal figure in childhood can also propel you forward.
With Sun sextile Midheaven, you also have the opportunity to work through issues with your father. These opportunities will be presented to you in the career atmosphere. While these events may feel painful, if you embrace the inner work, you can truly transform.
You have a lot of leadership potential. Over time, you will come to recognize that you really want to influence the world in some important way.
With Sun sextile Midheaven, you will definitely need to work hard to achieve success and your ideal public image. Remember to remain grounded as you push towards acclaim.
However, it’s important to remember that success isn’t everything. As you develop this Sun sextile Midheaven aspect, you can start to lose sight of inner work.
Ultimately, you can find a way to combine what you need for your spiritual growth and what you desire for your work or public image with Sun sextile Midheaven.
Learn to shine the light of the sun on others through your Midheaven instead of keeping it all for yourself.
Sun Opposition Midheaven
The Sun opposition Midheaven aspect makes you a bit reserved or self-contained in public. You probably keep yourself hidden to some extent and may even have a fear of being over-exposed to the world.
However, you also desire acclaim. This aspect can be a bit of a push-pull.
You may also have mixed feelings about those in authority. While you admire authority with Sun opposition Midheaven, you also don’t want to be controlled.
In your career, you may struggle to know exactly what you want. You desire power and acclaim yet you’re uncomfortable when you actually get these things.
With Sun opposition Midheaven, you never feel truly confident in who you are and what you can do. Even when you actually do the work, you tend to feel a bit like a fraud.
Put simply, this aspect means that your identity doesn’t match your ambition or desires in career. When you achieve what you want in public, you feel as though you aren’t being true to yourself. You just can’t win!
You may also feel that your ego always wants the thing that is detrimental to your career. It’s difficult to feed your ego and sense of self-confidence while finding success.
With Sun opposition Midheaven, your career impacts your self-confidence over time. This often causes people with this aspect to avoid their goals altogether, because success makes them feel bad on a personal level.
You may feel that you exist more naturally in the sphere of the family or home rather than in the world of work.
Sun opposition Midheaven can also mean that you have issues with your father or stronger parental figure. This aspect usually makes you avoid these emotional problems.
You need to find a way to integrate career and your inner self. This can often mean that you end up in a very different line of work than you anticipated.
Over time, you will start to figure out how you can be true to yourself and find success. This may mean that you’re not a public figure in the fame sense, but you will feel more self-assured and fulfilled when you stay true to your Sun sign.
You will also learn how to stop avoiding your childhood father issues and heal your emotional pain. Ultimately, the goal with Sun opposition Midheaven is to integrate both parts of yourself in a way that feels comfortable and natural.
Sun Square Midheaven
Sun square Midheaven means that you’re very ambitious and want to succeed. Hard work doesn’t scare you.
You have a strong desire to do well in your career and be different. However, you can become too aggressive, controlling, or manipulative in your pursuit of success.
These qualities won’t help you in the long run. In fact, the more ruthless you grow, the further away from your goals you feel.
You have a strong fear of failure, especially in the area of the signs that your Sun square Midheaven is in. To fall short of your goals would be detrimental to your self-esteem.
Often, this fear of failure is linked to your father figure with Sun square Midheaven. Alternatively, this can instead represent your stronger paternal figure, which can be either parent.
Sun square Midheaven usually means that you need to work through your distain for authority. You want to do things your own way, but this is often because your resentful or afraid based on past experiences.
You have a false sense of independence that is actually rooted in fear. If you don’t work through these issues, you will feel more and more emotional distress over time.
These problems can come from a variety of paternal issues. Perhaps your father put too much pressure on you to be successful for himself, or maybe you felt neglected or passed over.
Until you work through your issues surrounding your father, you will have trouble finding a career or public image that feels right. With Sun square Midheaven, you might try to force yourself into careers because you think it’s the best route, even if you don’t have an intuitive connection to the work.
You may also try to achieve success at any cost. Alternatively, you will feel lost and confused with Sun square Midheaven.
Regardless of how this placement manifests, it indicates that you have emotional wounds you need to heal. This is how you can learn to be true to yourself.
With Sun square Midheaven, you may encounter professional disagreements, bad PR, lawsuits, or other issues. Maybe you can’t hold a job or maybe you don’t feel recognized for your work, no matter what you do.
You might have trouble finding people who want to work with you. With Sun square Ascendant, others tend to distrust your motives, especially in the professional world. They sense that you’re out for yourself, and some of the time, you probably are.
You can definitely rise to the top if you try hard enough. However, your career won’t feel truly fulfilling until you deep with your learned behaviors from childhood.
Not only do you have personal emotional issues from your young life, but you also have bad habits that you learned from your parents.
For example, you may be extra-rebellious because your parents controlled you. Alternatively, your parents taught you to be malicious, backstabbing, or aggressive.
None of these qualities are who you truly are. These are just learned behaviors, yet they tend to make your public life very difficult.
It’s important that you look for role models who have the qualities you want to portray. Over time, you will start to create a sense of self that feels true on every level.
Learn to work with others instead of using them to get ahead or avoiding relationships. You will find this much easier if you heal your parental issues.
With Sun square Ascendant, you try to take shortcuts but find that they always set you back. You need to find out who you truly are in order to succeed in your career.
Dig into your childhood traits and unlearn those that no longer serve you so that you can move forward as an adult.
Sun square Ascendant is all about constant difficulties in the workplace and concerning your public image. Although this aspect can feel really hard at first, it’s actually a blessing in disguise.
Ultimately with Sun square Ascendant, you’re forced to deal with your emotional issues and transcend. Ultimately, you can be very successful in career that is perfect for your truest, inner self.
Pluto-Moon aspects in synastry indicate emotion transformation. Sometimes, there is an element of control that is confused with love.
These aspects create codependent, obsessive relationships. The Moon person may especially be dependent on the Pluto person, who tends to have more control in the relationship.
Sometimes, the Pluto person may feel that they lose themselves in taking care of the Moon individual.
Pluto Conjunct Moon Synastry
In synastry, the Pluto conjunct Moon aspect makes you both feel extremely drawn towards each other. The energy between you is strong as soon as you meet.
This Pluto conjunct Moon synastry relationship can feel fated or meant to be. It can be a life changing partnership, but it’s also a difficult relationship to break away from.
Over time, one or both of you may get manipulative or play power games. This is because you’re so emotionally connected that your feelings can be hard to handle.
With the Pluto conjunct Moon synastry aspect, it’s important that you learn how to handle your feelings and inject a bit of logic into your relationship.
This partnership can involve a lot of jealousy, control, manipulation, arguments, and passive-aggressive behaviors. The Pluto person can be especially obsessive and controlling towards the Moon person, while the Moon person might try to manipulate the Pluto person behind the scenes.
Don’t let your negative emotions take over your relationship. With the Pluto conjunct Moon aspect, it’s important that you learn to pull back and deal with your conflicts in a rational, calm way.
This relationship can be overly emotional, yet it can also be very intense and meaningful. Ultimately with the Pluto conjunct Moon aspect, you can learn to penetrate each other’s boundaries in a meaningful, logical way without being controlling or petty.
This relationship is ideally emotionally transformative. This aspect does dictate a karmic connection with a lot of potential for growth and change.
Pluto Trine Moon Synastry
The Pluto trine Moon synastry aspect creates a powerful bond that can feel karmic, whether or not this is actually true. It makes both people feel that they must stay in the relationship for some reason.
The Pluto person tends to be in control, but the Moon person is more emotionally attached. Because they are dependent on the Pluto individual, they will go along with things that may not be right for them.
However, the Pluto trine Moon synastry aspect means that both people will feel very attached to each other on some level.
There is an ease of communication among both people. You may intuit how each other is feeling or speak without words.
The Moon person can become almost addicted to the emotion ups and downs in the relationship. They may feel afraid of losing the relationship, so they will go along with the Pluto person’s wishes.
Ultimately with the Pluto trine Moon synastry aspect, the Moon person can end up feeling controlled by the Pluto person. However, there is an authentic bond here, so it’s a bit confusing.
The Pluto person can almost see into the soul of the Moon person. This is very hard for the Moon person to break away from.
Both people might experience power struggles and employ manipulation. They’re afraid of losing the emotional intensity that the relationship provides and feel bound in some way.
If the Moon person starts to lose interest, the Pluto person will feel afraid and may become manipulative or controlling. They might play games to keep the Moon person interested.
Even though this Pluto trine Moon synastry aspect should be easier because it’s a trine, I find that this aspect actually creates a lot of strife.
The natural part of the relationship is the emotional intensity, but this can easily turn obsessive. The couple needs to work hard on their emotional communication in order to create a sense of emotional intensity that’s both healthy and fulfilling.
Pluto Sextile Moon Synastry
With the Pluto sextile Moon synastry aspect, there is a really intense connection. You may feel as though you were destined to be together.
This aspect doesn’t necessarily indicate a karmic connection, but it will certainly feel that way! The relationship seems fated, but it’s purpose is actually to transform both individuals.
Sextiles create opportunity. The Pluto sextile Moon synastry aspect means that you have the opportunity to learn about emotional power and control in a relationship and to heal your own emotional wounds.
One or both people might manipulate or play games in this relationship. It’s passionate and intense, but can also be controlling or shadowy.
With the Pluto sextile Moon synastry aspect, the couple may express their passions through sex and intimacy, but there is also a jealous or manipulate aspect that bleeds into the relationship.
In this relationship, you can either work through your emotion issues or seize the opportunity to gain power over the other person. Ultimately, it is up to you and your partner.
Pluto Opposition Moon Synastry
With the Pluto opposition Moon synastry aspect, you might experience up and down emotions as a couple.
The Moon person can appear especially erratic; their emotions may fluctuate daily. However, the Pluto individual is more controlling, jealous, or possessive, and they know how to make the Moon person feel especially emotional.
This couple can easily get stuck in the Pluto opposition Moon synastry relationship. Their emotions run wild, but they don’t know how to separate.
The Pluto person may feel that they need to provide for the Moon person in some way. The Moon individual quickly begins depending on the Pluto person, but this can create a lot of pressure.
The Pluto individual may play games with the Moon person to try and control them, yet they simultaneously feel trapped. They are typically afraid that the Moon person will abandon them if they don’t a) provide emotional support and b) keep the Moon person under control.
Typically, this Pluto conjunct Moon synastry aspect is all about how the Pluto person tries to gain power while the Moon person gives away their power and expects their partner to care for them. Both have emotional issues that they should try to work through together.
Pluto Square Moon Synastry
With the Pluto square Moon synastry aspect, your relationship will be fated but it will also involve some power struggles.
You both bring emotional issues with you from childhood or past relationships that influence your partner. Because your feelings are so intense, you can react in ways that hurt the other person.
The Pluto square Moon synastry aspect indicates that you both need to learn to curb your reactions. You tend to act without thinking and lash out as a defense mechanism. Over time, this will damage your relationship, your partner, and yourself.
In the early parts of the relationship, the Pluto person may try to control the Moon person out of jealousy or possessiveness. However, over time the Moon person will probably learn how to emotionally control the Pluto person.
Couples with the Pluto square Moon synastry aspect sometimes need to seek therapy or counseling to resolve their emotion issues and deep fears. Otherwise, it may be helpful to look into books, podcasts, or individual therapy.
Most of your reactions stem from a fear of loss. To truly heal your emotional self and your relationship, you will need to get to the root of your fears.
Ultimately, this Pluto square Moon synastry aspect can be extremely transformative and life changing if both people are willing to do the work.
The square means that these issues will constantly be in your face, so you aren’t able to ignore these issues until they’re truly resolved.
Dreams are some of the most elusive, spiritual things in our everyday lives. It’s easy to pretend that our dreams are nothing when we wake up, yet they certainly feel real when we’re in the dreamscape.
Scientists, philosophers, and fiction authors alike have been obsessed with dreams for centuries. What do they mean? Why do we have them?
While no one really knows what dreams mean, we can have our own beliefs. My personal conclusion is that dreams are either produced by our unconscious mind, are a production created by someone else (such as a spirit guide, higher self, deity, demon, etc.) or are a sign that we’re astrally traveling in our sleep.
Sometimes, I feel that various types of dreams can be a combination of these different origins. Dreams can be vivid, fuzzy, metaphorical, symbolic, literal, scary, peaceful, and many more things.
Today I’ll be discussing the 13 main different types of dreams as well as the various types of nightmares that we face. Many of these types of dreams are categorized according to clinical psychologists, while other types on this list are more metaphysical in nature.
If you want to learn how to interpret your different types of dreams then scroll to the bottom for a list of techniques!
13. Current Or Recent Event Dreams:
The types of dreams that you most often have are current or recent event dreams. In these types of dreams, you simply relive events that have recently occurred in real life.
These types of dreams are very standard. Often, they are your mind’s way of working through the events.
Recent event dreams are created by your subconscious or unconscious mind. Sometimes, these dreams are a bit fuzzy; you might find that the details don’t exactly line up.
Other times, these types of dreams are vaguely symbolic. For example, you may have watched a movie about a war, then you have a dream about a violent environment.
Even if the details don’t line up perfectly, you will know that you had a recent event dream because you’ll feel the same emotions that you experienced in real life when the event actually happened.
These types of dreams may be a message that you need to work through some subconscious issues surrounding this event.
However, most often this dream is simply a result of an event that made an imprint on your mind. It may just mean that your subconscious mind needed to process the events further, so you did this work through dream.
You typically have no idea that you’re actually dreaming when you experience recent event dreams, unless you’re very good at lucid dreaming.
Keep in mind that recent event dreams are very normal and are actually helpful to our physical and emotional health! In our dream world, we are able to process the events that happen in our life without overthinking things in the real world.
12. Symbolic Dreams:
When you have a symbolic dream, you’re experiencing events that aren’t real. Instead, your dream is a metaphor for something in your life.
I find that I often have symbolic dreams when the realistic scenario is too painful to re-live. These types of dreams are a way for me to work through the trauma without actually experiencing it again.
However, symbolic dreams can also reveal things about our subconscious minds. If you find yourself having symbolic dreams about seemingly random events, dig deeper in to the dream and figure out what metaphor the events represent.
For example, you could have a symbolic dream about friendship, family, career, spirituality, fertility, etc. Our dreams are often metaphors that hide within our subconscious. You only need to figure out what the symbolic dream is trying to tell you.
11. Cathartic, Problem Solving Dreams:
Cathartic dreams can take many forms. The one constant with these types of dreams is that they allow you to work out your emotions or solve a problem.
In some way, these are therapy dreams. They give you a safe, constructive space to work out your emotional issue. These are really great types of dreams because the actual construct can change to be what you need in order to figure out your deepest emotions.
Alternatively, these dreams can also help you solve a more logical or rational problem. You can figure out the solution for a work issue, for example, in the context of the dream.
Many people think of their most creative ideas in problem solving dreams. You’ll know that you had a cathartic/problem solving dream if you wake up knowing exactly how to proceed!
10. Prophetic Dreams:
In prophetic dreams, you either see the future before it happens or receive a telepathic message.
These types of dreams are often a warning, especially if you’re seeing the future. You sometimes glimpse future events so that you can alter or stop them.
However, prophetic dreams can also be introducing you to the idea of something that will happen. This is your mind’s way of preparing you for the inevitable.
Although you may not be able to change the future in this scenario, your subconscious will be a bit more ready for anything painful.
Sometimes prophetic dreams can be telepathic dreams. This means that you receive communication from someone else’s thoughts or glimpse events happening in another location.
With these types of dreams, you will usually get insight into events that are currently happening. You’ll know you had a prophetic dream if you can verify these dreams when you wake up.
Most prophetic dreams are messages from your spirit guides or deities, but they can also come from your higher self or unconscious mind.
9. Supernatural Visitation Dreams:
Unlike prophetic dreams, supernatural visitation dreams involve elements that aren’t quite natural on earth.
An example of a supernatural dream would be encountering the dimensions of Hell or another world. Perhaps you get a visit from an otherworldly deity or have a brush with entities, the Fae, dragons, etc.
You’ll know you had a supernatural visitation dream if it was entirely unique. These types of dreams truly can’t be made up in your own head!
It will be clear when you wake up that you encountered the presence of another being or entity.
These types of dreams can mean a variety of things; the being can have positive, negative, or neutral intentions towards you.
Sometimes, these supernatural dreams are a random encounter in the astral plane, while other times these dreams are more meaningful.
For example, many people have a supernatural visitation dream involving their ancestors. If you sense that a deceased relative has visited you and the dream feels like more than a memory, you have most likely been visited by the supernatural.
There are many different types of nightmares. You’ll know you had a nightmare if the main feelings surrounding your dream are negative. You might feel fear, guilt, shame, horror, etc.
Nightmares can be messages from the subconscious mind. They might show what you need to work out in real life, or they may illuminate the things you’re secretly afraid of. You might have more nightmares following an especially stressful event.
Alternatively, nightmares can be messages or warnings from your spirit guides, higher self, ancestors, deity guides, or other supernatural beings.
Lastly, certain types of nightmares can be a real life recreation or metaphor for past trauma. Even when you try to repress memories, they tend to bubble up during sleep, when you’re the most vulnerable.
Nightmares can even have multiple messages at once.
The most common types of nightmares in adults are:
- Dreams about being chased
- Dreams about death
- Dreams about feeling lost
- Dreams about feeling trapped
- Dreams about being attacked
- Dreams about snakes
- Dreams about teeth falling out
- Dreams about drowning
- Dreams about poor performance
- Dreams about natural disaster
Keep in mind that most types of nightmares will be personalized to you in some way. You will need to dig into the emotions and metaphors behind the visceral events of your dream to figure out why you had the nightmare in the first place.
7. Night Terrors:
Unlike nightmares, night terrors are different types of dreams that are more common in young children.
Night terrors are actually a sleep disorder. When you have a night terror or sleep terror, you will physically flail, scream, or even sleepwalk while you’re still asleep.
In the dream realm, night terrors are much more intense types of nightmares because your physical body gets more involved.
However, these types of nightmares can also reflect unresolved trauma, repressed fear, or warning signs from guides.
6. Lucid Dreams:
Some of the coolest, most different types of dreams are lucid dreams. This literally means that you “wake up” while you’re dreaming.
When you have a lucid dream, you manage to recognize that you’re in a dream and change your setting as much as you’d like.
Many people are able to do fantastical things in lucid dreams such as fly, read people’s thoughts, or influence outside events with their minds.
However, lucid dreams aren’t always good. They can be happy, interesting, intellectually simulating, boring, guilt-ridden, terrifying, and more.
The only constant with lucid dreams is that you know you’re dreaming and can influence the world.
Lucid dreaming can be especially helpful when you’re having a recurring dream and need to work out and issue.
Keep in mind that lucid dreaming is not the same as astral travel. I personally feel that lucid dreaming happens in a landscape that is all our own, while astral travel happens in other realms or dimensions, so we’re not able to influence events in the astral plane as easily.
Almost everyone can experience lucid dreaming. However, these types of dreams take a bit of practice to experience and master.
Try to do a “reality check” the next time you’re in a dream. It can be helpful to do these in real life as well so you get into the habit. That way, your subconscious mind is more likely to remember your routine reality check, even when you’re in a dream.
A reality check is when you do a specific action to determine whether or not you’re awake. Some of the easiest reality checks are:
- Check in the mirror to see if your reflection is clear and accurate
- Push your hand into a solid object. Does it morph or move?
- Look at an object, look away, then look back. Did it move or shift?
- Check the time on the clock. If it’s constantly changing, then you’re in a dream
- Pinch your nose and see if you’re still able to breath
You can also figure out ways to jump into a lucid dream consciously. Sometimes, even setting the intention that you will lucid dream before bed will work.
Another method is the “Wake Back To Sleep” method. Set an alarm clock for 5 hours after you go to sleep. When the alarm goes off, you should stay up for 30 minutes before going back to sleep.
The theory is that you’re more likely to lucid dream when you fall back asleep the second time. It may not work immediately, so keep trying for a number of nights in a row.
5. Past Life Dreams:
Although many official sources don’t recognize past life dreams as legit types of dreams, I experience them quite a lot.
Of course, this only applies if you actually believe in past lives or the idea of reincarnation. Past life dreams are actually memories of other lives.
These types of dreams can be scary, happy, momentus, or insignificant. You’ll know you’re having a past life dream if you feel like yourself but also someone else.
Your circumstances will be totally different. For example, you may dream of living in a small village and fishing. However, this will feel normal to you in the context of the dream. It will be daily life as usual.
You may experience past life dreams because a memory is simply bleeding through. Other times, these types of dreams are an indicator that you need to process trauma or emotional issues from this life.
Although past life dreams are the most common types of dreams in this context, you can also have future life dreams.
I have only had one future life dream. I knew it was set in the future and had a whole different group of friends. I was myself, yet I was also someone else.
For all I know, the dream wasn’t even set on earth! This dream convinced me that time doesn’t work in the spirit world as it does here.
However, past life dreams are much more common.
4. Shared Dreams:
Although shared dreams aren’t common, they are one of the most well-documented types of dreams because they aren’t explained by science.
When you have a shared dream, you will experience the same dreamscape or events that someone else you know experiences. It can be shocking to compare notes and realize that you had the exact same dream at the same time!
There are many different theories about the purpose of shared dreams. I personally believe that shared dreams are actually types of dreams where two people meet in the astral plane and experience the same events.
3. Fantasy Dreams:
When you’re feeling especially low, you may have these types of dreams. Fantasy dreams, also known as comfort dreams, are dreamscapes that give you everything you want.
You’ll know you had a comfort dream if you encounter positive parts of your past or experience your fantasies.
For example, someone may have a dream about their old home and feel comfort from hanging out in their old room. Alternatively, they could dream about meeting their icon and having a constructive conversation, while is more of a fantasy dream.
The purpose of these types of dreams is to sooth the mind. Your subconscious mind knows that you need a bit of comfort or stability, so you experience dreams that give you exactly what you need.
Ultimately, these types of dreams are a method of self-soothing.
2. Recurring Dreams:
Some of the most distressing types of dreams are recurring dreams. These dreams can feel totally random or irrational, but recurring dreams are often a sign that you need to deal with something major.
Keep in mind that recurring dreams can be symbolic, metaphorical, supernatural, or prophetic.
You will know that a dream is especially important when it’s recurring. Make sure that you sit down and analyze the dream to figure out why you’re experiencing the same events over and over.
Lucid dreaming can also be a good way to take over your recurring dreams and change them into something positive.
1. False Awakenings:
These types of dreams can be ultra-freaky. False awakenings are dreams in which you believe that you woke up. However, you’re actually still asleep.
The purpose of false awakening dreams is to make you think you’re in real life so you can fully experience the events of the dream.
Reality checks, detailed in the lucid dreaming section, can be helpful for false awakening dreams. Practice reality checks in daily life if you find that you’re having a lot of false reality dreams and want to be more aware.
How To Interpret Your Dream:
I personally think it can be helpful to figure out what different types of dreams you’re experience before you try to interpret them.
After all, the type of dream will give you clues as to why you’re having this specific vision.
Once you know what types of nightmares or dreams you’re having, the next most important thing about your dream is to analyze how you felt.
Were the emotions positive or negative? Were you afraid, angry, joyous, revengeful, or calm?
Negative feelings usually indicate that a threat is present in your life. This can be a person, a situation, or your own thoughts. However, you can also feel afraid because you’re experiencing something powerful in your dream.
Feeling fear in a dream is quite common. Most of the time, fear is an indication that you need to dig deeper and face your trauma. However, fear can also be a warning sign that you need to be careful of someone or something in real life. I recommend doing some divination to figure out which type of message you’re getting.
Positive feelings usually mean that you’re turning over a new leaf or are about to achieve a goal.
You will need to put the dream into the context of your own life. Anything that feels familiar or reminds you of a past experience will be important.
I always recommend that you journal right after you wake up. If you’re still experiencing distress or confusion about a recent dream, sit down and write about it.
Do this in a stream-of-consciousness way. If something comes into your head, write it down. Feel free to draw, make maps or diagrams, write lists, or detail anything else that feels important.
Next, do some divination work to figure out exactly what your dream means. Even if you think you know, divination can be extra confirmation.
Some of my favorite methods of divination for dream interpretation are:
- Tarot card readings
- Using the pendulum (with charts or yes/no questions)
- Scrying (including crystal ball reading)
You can also do a meditation where you try to reenter your dream. Even if the meditation doesn’t exactly recreate your vision, this can still be really effective to delve into the feelings and message behind your dream.
Ultimately, you’ll know if you dream interpretation is correct because it will feel right in your gut. When you know, you know.
If you aren’t sure, this usually means that you haven’t totally figured out your dream yet. Keep pushing and you will certainly get there!