Life or Death: Sun in Cancer opposite Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn

How Pluto Retrograde In Capricorn Will  Affect Your Zodiac

Whenever the Sun contacts Pluto we are called to work with issues of power. Power comes in many forms. Pluto is referred to as the higher octave of Mars: whereas the principle of Mars is to work with power for personality or ego concerns, Pluto raises the vibration of Mars and challenges us to use our power for the greater good. No wonder Pluto is called a trans-generational planet, for it works over a long period to re-shape the masses.

Cancer is a water sign and thus intuitive and emotional. Capricorn – on the opposite side of the wheel – is an earth sign and, as such, is pragmatic and ambitious. Capricorn is represented by the goat; whenever its energy comes to the fore we want to get to the top of the mountain or take on a challenge for the satisfaction of accomplishment.

Cancer Vs. Capricorn

Although Cancer and Capricorn are opposites, they have a similar vibration. Each is cardinal, and water and earth are compatible elements. However, if you add too much water to earth you get mud. Mud can be molded into something of practical value, but you can’t drink muddy water, right? So, in practical terms, these two signs need to find some type of compromise in order to alleviate the standoff that a planetary opposition can invoke.


Easier said than done if you consider the nature of the two planets involved in this opposition. The Sun is the archetype of Giver of Life; it sustains and enlightens us. Pluto, on the other hand, is the destroyer of life; it’s the guardian of the Underworld.



Whenever Pluto’s energy is activated, there is a type of Hell invoked. Something must break down or die altogether for another more sustainable way to be implemented. If you can see this at work in your world, as well as your culture, then you’re ready for a solution.


Whatever needs to be rooted out and brought into the light may feel uncomfortable, but a new space is opening up for something far more life-enhancing. As the Sun-Pluto opposition triggers the light and shadow sides of both Cancer and Capricorn, may you dance with the Cosmos and chose your highest path.

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