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Dear Ralfee:

Astrology Horoscope: M.G.I'm 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?

Thank you and best wishes,


Dear M.G.:

Congratulations 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.

It's not 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 tremors.

Uranus transits 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.

Transiting 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.

It's also 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.

This good 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.

There's a 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.

Transiting 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.

But that's 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.

Pluto concentrates 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.

What's more, 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.

Fortunately, 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.



Ralfee Finn is the creator of The Aquarium Age, a weekly and monthly astrology column published nationwide and featured at Committed to compassion, knowledge and growth, Ralfee brings the gifts of clarity and common sense to the often confusing waters of metaphysics and new age philosophy.

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