Moon Opposite Pluto in Synastry

Synastry is the astrological analysis of two (or more) people’s energy signatures (natal charts), in order to assess their ease or difficulty in relating to each other. Regardless of the nature of the relationship, when two people relate to each other they mix their joint energies into a shared cauldron and make some type of stew out of it. Whether or not the stew is edible depends on a number of factors, not the least of which are the planets that “speak” the loudest through the interactions of these people.

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Fated Feeling

Have you ever met someone and been convinced that fate brought you together? It’s not an uncommon feeling—certainly not if the pairing is flavored with an opposition between one person’s Moon and the other person’s Pluto. Yet Carl Jung had this to say about fate: ”When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.” The man knew a thing or two about the inner workings of the human psyche. He knew a thing or two about astrology, too. He may as well have been describing the unconscious energy of the emotional body (as described by one’s natal Moon) and our deepest compulsions and drives (as described by natal Pluto). Put these two celestial bodies together in a synastry opposition and you’ve got a potent recipe for being unaware of your inner situation.

But not for long…This ‘fated’ relationship is one of such extreme (Pluto) emotional (Moon) confrontation (opposition) that the people who bear its synastry will be unable to remain in the dark forever. Like it or not, each will become more enlightened about hidden aspects of their selves. That’s the medicine or salvation of one person’s Moon in opposition to another person’s Pluto. But how badly do you want the medicine? Because it may be a bitter pill to swallow, and it may come with some unpleasant side effects.

Come Here, Go Away

At its core (a Plutonian word), when Moon and Pluto oppose each other in synastry, the tension from this aspect can interfere with the development of the relationship, owing to at least one person’s compulsion for control and demand for power. It is often the case that two people who have this signature in their synastry share a simultaneous attraction for and repulsion of each other that seems to constellate around whatever either or both of them deem taboo. It usually has a sexual component. Guilt gets tied in to the desire for (or fear of) these perceived taboos. In time, the relationship inevitably undergoes some kind of crisis (which is Pluto’s primary modus operandus).

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About Michelle Suzanne

Michelle Suzanne is a certified coach practitioner. She incorporates her gift for interpreting planetary messages to consult with clients, to teach, write, and to create and deliver workshops to individuals and groups. She brings twenty years of unique professional experience to people who need guidance to rise to their fullest potential. Everyone has a unique journey with a compelling story beneath it. Michelle's role is to help you re-discover yours, or to help you create a new one that resonates with who you are today.


  1. Thanks Michelle – very interesting article.
    Do many of the points you describe for this opposition also apply to other “tense” aspects – especially the square and the conjunction?

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