writing to you because for the last three to four months I've been going
through one of the worst periods of my life. I've been injured, sick,
had people I thought were friends turn on me, my relationship has been
strained, I've been really stressed out looking for a place to live, found
one at the last minute that was too expensive, then lost my job a few days later.
Right now I need some advice about finding work and money, and my psychic
and physical health. Also, I am finishing a book and want to find the
right agent to send it to (I had been planning to send it to a friend
of a friend, but this agent died unexpectedly a month ago). I was born
February 27, 1962, at 11:19 pm in Brooklyn, New York. Do you have any
advice for me?
and best wishes,
for recognizing the difficulties of the last few months for what they are—a
"period" in your life. When one painful event follows another,
or too many situations turn sticky simultaneously, it's very easy to slip
into a victim mentality and assume a negative attitude of doom and gloom.
Knowing a bad patch for what it is and not mistaking it for the entire
picture helps maintain a positive perspective. In the midst of transition,
an optimistic attitude keeps the door open to a positive outcome.
surprising that your life is in turmoil. You're currently in the midst
of several major transits. Both Uranus, the planet of change, and Pluto,
the planet of transformation, are having an impact on your birth chart.
When Uranus and Pluto throw their weight around, we experience their effect
as our own personal pole shift. Our world wobbles, the axis of daily life
tilts in a new direction and we often feel disoriented, which is why it's
essential to maintain a strong center in the midst of these life-changing
always upset the status quo, so it's no surprise you've been experiencing
surprises. Since last March, transiting Uranus has been conjunct your
natal Mars. The first pass of this transit was March 27–July 26, 2000.
The second pass was January 16– February 26, 2001. The final pass will
be September 23–December 6, 2001.
Uranus conjunct Mars is a potent transit. Both Uranus and Mars are planets
of energy and when they share the same space, situations easily turn volatile.
What's more, this transit promotes the need to move—and move quickly,
maybe too quickly. Haste takes over. There's no time to look before we
leap, which is why Uranus-Mars transits are notorious for accidents and
injury. I would avoid all extreme activities until this transit is over
at the end of the year.
not surprising that you lost your job. Your natal Mars rules your Sixth
House of health and employment. Transiting Uranus conjunct your Mars could
easily trigger a sudden change in your work status. But don't despair.
Uranus surprises aren't always bad. This Uranus-Mars transit is apt to
manifest as positive opportunity, particularly as it overlaps with a second,
highly beneficial Uranus transit—Uranus conjunct Jupiter.
news transit starts March 24–August 8, 2001. The second pass is January
14–February 19, 2002. And then occurs again October 11–November 27, 2002.
We love this transit. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, and when
it acts and reacts with Uranus, startling events can turn into positive
twists of fate. This transit is also likely to lessen your stress by providing
positive financial possibilities. I'm not suggesting you bet the bank
at the track, but buying a lottery ticket would seem reasonable.
lot to learn from the combined effect of transiting Uranus to your natal
Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are conjunct in your natal chart, and
this configuration indicates ambition and the necessary strength, stamina
and determination to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. The downside
of this dynamic energy is the tendency to take on too much, over-extend
or spend your energy recklessly. Use these Uranus transits to see how
you can better direct your energy at specific goals. Don't take on more
than you can handle.
Uranus conjunct your Jupiter could also bring you long-sought recognition.
You're seen for your communication gifts and talents. By all means, make
every effort to find an agent. Enter writing contests. Self-publish. Good
fortune is smiling on you and success under Uranus comes from unexpected
contacts and sources. So don't rule out any possibilities.
In May, transiting
Jupiter moves into your Eighth House of money, and that transit also bodes
well for a smoother financial ride.
not all. As Uranus is catalyzing upset, Pluto is also busy orchestrating
an emotional metamorphosis. Transiting Pluto just started an almost two
year conjunction to your Moon on January 19, 2001. This transit continues
until November 2002.
on issues of power and control. The Moon represents your emotional body.
When Pluto conjuncts the Moon, life goes a little nuts. You're apt to
feel hypersensitive during this transit and likely to become agitated
about issues of safety and security. Because the Moon directly affects
relationships, all of our partnerships, personal and professional, go
through a lot of changes.
the Moon represents the women in our life. It's the maternal principle,
and during this transit themes of mothering live on the surface of our
consciousness. This transit also affects all our female relationships,
and this may be one of the reasons you're experiencing betrayal with friends.
At the core,
this Pluto transit is about creating greater emotional authenticity. Don't
stuff your feelings. Find a safe and positive support group—therapy or
any other means of staying emotionally present. Pluto burns away what's
false, and unfortunately, until we get our bearings, the uncertain psychic
space between the old and the new can be quite uncomfortable.
your birth chart indicates you have the strength and character to not
only work through these difficult times, but to emerge victorious by being
true to yourself. Harness the power of these transits and you'll access
the true depth of your personal power.