Surviving and Thriving in the SUN/PLUTO Cycle: Overcoming Power Struggles and Empowering Yourself

Massive shifts are happening leading into Saturday’s Micro-moon. You are shedding a lot of backed-up toxicity. Embracing solitude is an essential aspect of love and relationships; be present with others without relying on them as a form of escape or some kind of external power supply for your infernal dramas.

The SUN/PLUTO cycle [commencing precisely on Wednesday, Jan 18 2023, 14:40 UTC] is an annual transformative cycle that brings about the desire for power and the will to transform and regenerate. 

This is the 15th and penultimate cycle to commence in patriarchal Capricorn, where duty to the father, to the family name, the crown, society, the fatherland, the state and corporation, the global syndicate has been the operative force of power keeping us down, ensnared or obligated to stay in toxic, relatively oppressive situations, while providing a means to overcome through making ultimate departures using every source available to emancipate ourselves from the stranglehold of tyranny and darkness.

Characterised by the experience of power struggles, and destructive and regenerative situations, significant aspects in the SUN/PLUTO cycle can manifest as charismatic energies in the self or one’s environment that compel us to transform ourselves, become that which we are not, for better or worse. This cycle speaks to one’s determination to survive at all costs and can be intense and challenging, as it requires facing and overcoming inner demons and dark and destructive patterns. Our goal during this cycle is to harness the powerful energy it brings to bring about positive change and growth while being mindful of the potential for destructive tendencies. Focusing our intention on being effective and channelling energy towards emancipation, self-empowerment, new growth, and regeneration is the essential theme of anything now ending and about to start afresh.

This conjunction, at 28°♑13′ can bring intense experiences requiring you to dig deeper than mere surface appearances for clues on how to navigate through necessary changes, requiring extraordinary effort to achieve powerful results. At its core, it signifies a power shift, an immense transfer of energies and wealth and will trigger fundamental changes and growth, as well as some degree of death and destruction. 

These are the day-to-day transactions of life, where we may feel called to fix something that has broken down or deal with a situation so chaotic that it requires extreme change before order can be restored. Commonly, we may also encounter someone trying to control us or a situation involving power, control, abuse and even abandonment or death. In rare cases, we may encounter someone who embodies Plutonian energy in society, which could lead to complex binds or psychologically harmful interactions. Thus, we must be extremely mindful of the contracts we enter under Pluto transits, as the dark side of Pluto refers to the personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, which, through the solar aspect, are often manifest in individuals who are unyieldingly willful, thoroughly manipulative, and lacking in empathy. Encountering someone with these traits, whether privately or in a social setting, can be problematic and potentially harmful, so it’s essential to be aware of the signs and take steps to protect yourself if necessary.

If you or somebody you know are encountering a SUN/PLUTO moment, I have prepared an open letter which may be helpful:

Dear friend,

I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to reach out to you and express my concern for your well-being. I know that you may be going through a tough time in your relationship, and just wanted you to know that I am here for you. Remember, you are not to blame for being taken advantage of or mistreated. You are not the cause of your partner’s or anyone else’s toxic and abusive behaviour. You deserve to be treated with respect and to have a happy and contented life. Your children deserve a happy and contented life as well.

If you’re trying to decide whether to stay or leave, I understand that it may seem difficult. You may be feeling disconnected, uncertain, frightened, and torn. Maybe you’re still hoping that your situation will improve, or you’re afraid of how your partner will react if he discovers that you’re trying to leave. I notice, too, that one moment you so badly want to get away, and the next, you desperately want to hang on to the relationship. Perhaps you blame yourself for the abuse or feel powerless and ashamed because you’ve stuck around despite everything. Don’t be sucked in by confusion, guilt, or self-blame. Your self-empowerment is the only thing that matters, and you will discover that as soon as you decide that things must change for the better.

There are many resources available for folks like you, support groups, shelters & refuges, and people you should talk to who are an authority on these things. Start by reaching out today.

As you face the decision to either end the abusive, oppressive relationship or try to save it, keep in mind that if you’re hoping your abusive, tyrannical partner will change, the abuse will probably keep happening. Abusers have some severe emotional and psychological problems. While change is not impossible, it isn’t quick or easy. And change can only happen once your abuser takes full responsibility for his behaviour, seeks professional treatment, and stops blaming you, his unhappy childhood, stress, work, his drinking, or his violent temper.

If you’re worried about what will happen if you leave, don’t let fear of the unknown keep you enslaved in a dangerous, oppressive, unhealthy situation. Remember, you are not alone, and there are people waiting to help. I am here for you, always.

Much love,


PLEASE NOTE: While the above is addressed to a man, it is not necessarily directed towards ‘a man’, it could equally be towards a woman, a parent, a child, a head of state/CEO, a religion, an addiction, or it could be toward the dark satanic force of mental enslavement that from time to time descends to possess all of humanity and drive it into a period of decay. Please do not take it personally, as it is an “open letter”.

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One comment

  1. May 15, 2014. Hugs and strength to all going through this.