you give me some indication of what I can work on best this year? Where
my best interests might lie? I was born September 9, 1947, at 10:20 pm
in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. I know that Pluto will cross my Seventh
House cusp soon and square my Venus. How can I best handle this?
in advance, S.C.
this December, and continuing for the next several years, you're under
the influence of seven significant Pluto transits. Yes, seven. That's
a lot of Pluto.
ahead offers profound opportunities for personal growth. Pluto transforms.
It opens a portal into the Great Mystery, and it takes us to the edge
of our personal power. Often, as part of this process, Pluto challenges
our psychological and spiritual foundations. Pluto asks big questions
and embraces big themes. During Pluto transits, we discover where we feel
powerful or powerless.
Pluto's influence is impossible. Negative reactions to Pluto transits
are apt to manifest as collapse or compulsive behavior aimed at simulating
control over what is uncontrollable. Handle a Pluto transit with humility,
and you'll learn to ride the tides of change, as you simultaneously build
the requisite muscle to handle life's uncertainties.
This is the
power of transformation. And it's no magic trick. When we surrender to
Pluto, we are born and reborn as many times as necessary in the course
of a single lifetime. This energetic flexibility creates true personal
power. No need to control or manipulate reality. Simply an active, not
passive, acceptance of what is.
Pluto transits are tough. But they can yield positive outcomes. Positive
Pluto transits are a gift. But you have to use them wisely to reap the
rewards. You're experiencing both, which means the next several years
are ripe with possibilities.
your transits bit-by-bit:
quite ready to enter your Seventh House. Indeed, it's still quite busy
in your Sixth House.
2000–October 2002, Pluto trines itself. This trine lends strength to your
inner explorations, creating a strong psychological foundation. It also
provides the stamina to safely delve into important, but previously unconscious,
patterns. Put simply, Pluto trine Pluto is a great way to begin your Plutonian
2001–October 2003, Pluto squares your Sun. This is the first big bump
on your Pluto path. Pluto square the Sun tests the limits of personal
power, often manifesting as a crisis of selfhood. It stimulates ambition
but also reveals where we feel ineffectual. Dealing with this dichotomy
isn't easy. Put a solid support system in place. Even if you've been in
therapy and feel you've worked through your family of origin dynamics,
Pluto is apt to reveal yet another piece of the puzzle.
revelations focus on father issues. Because your Sun is in the Fourth
House, old fears of safety and security are also likely to surface. Many
people experience depression during this transit. Rather than dissolve
into despair, get to work on the causal level. Don't hesitate to go back
into therapy. Just be sure to find a therapist who isn't afraid of the
2001–October 2003, Pluto trines your Saturn. We love this energy. It will
ground you. Renew your determination. Help you articulate and integrate
your process. And aid in building healthy structures. Stability in the
midst of so much transformation is a great blessing.
2001–October 2003, Pluto winds down its journey through your Sixth House,
where it has been since 1984. For the last seventeen years, Pluto has
been focused on issues of health, employment and service. As Pluto completes
this phase, it presents you with an existential pop quiz on what you've
learned about those areas. Don't be surprised if you find yourself revisiting
old habits, people and attitudes you thought were long gone. You're not
reverting. You're just checking in and making the necessary refinements.
moves into your Seventh House, it opposes your Ascendant from January
2002–September 2003. Oppositions create tension. You want the world to
see you as powerful. Unfortunately, intimates are likely to resist your
efforts to present a new persona. Remember, Pluto tests personal power.
(If you've denied your power through co-dependent behavior, this transit
blows the lid off that denial. You won't want to put the needs of others
before your own. If you've been unkind in your interactions with others,
you'll experience the consequences of your actions.) Pluto often creates
drama as it opposes the Ascendant. So be prepared for intense interactions.
plays set the stage for Pluto's journey through your Seventh House. From
September 2003–2012, Pluto will dig deep into relationship issues. Keep
in mind, our first relationship is with our self, and that primary relationship
informs how we relate to everyone. Anticipate attitude adjustments, big
and small, as you break new ground.
in a relationship, that relationship shifts. If it's unhealthy, it probably
won't survive Pluto's heat. If your relationship is healthy, it will get
healthier. In either case, couples counseling could prove fruitful.
partnerships will also undergo an overhaul. Be careful who you align with.
Under a Pluto transit, we often draw in people who externalize an aspect
of our unconscious. Alliances formed with ruthless people backfire. So
check your motivation and intention.
2002–November 2003, Pluto squares your Venus. Squares spark action and
ignite events. Venus is all about beauty, love and art. Your natal Venus
is in the Fifth House, conjunct your Sun, indicating a gift of creativity.
Pluto square Venus is an opportunity to express that talent. Indeed, creative
self-expression is the perfect place to channel all this Pluto intensity.
you'll experience a romantic renaissance. The Fifth House loves romance.
Venus loves love. And Pluto is no slouch in the erotic zone. Love affairs
are probable. Again, if you're in a relationship and your ardor has cooled,
this transit makes you hunger for passion. If you're not partnered, you
could meet someone. And that person will embody the intensity and power
transits overlap, making it hard to delineate how each and every
aspect will manifest. You're in what I lovingly refer to as the "Plutonian crock
pot of change." Allow this process. Let yourself "cook." It won't be easy.
But it will be exciting.