Natal combinations of Mars (personal will) and Pluto (raw power) make them a force with which to be reckoned. Individuals with this natal combination function (consciously or not) with such an intensity of purpose that they are able to (consciously or not) transisition their desire into reality.
Because Mars acts in conjunction with Pluto’s evolutionary drive for transformation, it’s little wonder these two are the co-rulers of Scorpio – and – as anyone with first- hand experience of Scorpio knows, these waters run deep.
It’s also little wonder that – throughout the centuries – a large number of well-known ceremonial magicians, witches, and occultists have Mars/Pluto aspects in their charts – for example:
Aleister Crowley (Golden Dawn) – Pluto (23 Taurus) TRINE Mars (22 Capricorn)
Israel Regardie (Golden Dawn) – Pluto (23 Gemini) TRINE Mars (21 Aquarius)
Carlos Castaneda (shaman) – Pluto (13 Cancer) TRINE Mars (28 Scorpio)
Starhawk (Wiccan) – Pluto (17 Leo) SEXTILE Mars (18 Gemini)
Zsuzsanna Budapest (Wiccan) – Pluto (22 Virgo) SQUARE Mars (16 Sagitarrius)
William Yeats (Golden Dawn/poet) – Pluto (13 Taurus) SQUARE Mars (12 Leo)
William Westoctt (Golden Dawn) – Pluto (24 Gemini) TRINE Mars (21 Aquarius)
Robert Fludd (occultist) – Pluto (26 Pisces) TRINE Mars (28 Scorpio)
Emanuel Swedenborg (alchemist) – Pluto (22 Cancer) SQUARE Mars (21 Aries)
William Blake (occultist/poet) – Pluto ( 20 Sagittarius) TRINE Mars ( 20 Leo)
So does that mean that if you’ve got Mars/Pluto aspects in your natal chart you will be an occultist?
Of course not.
But what it does mean is that – for better or worse – you have a tremendous power for bringing about purposeful change.