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Pluto and Saturn are exactly square each other this week. Again. An exact aspect often brings major issues into sharp focus for people whose charts are affected. Below are links and descriptions for 5 articles that will help you meet the challenges of this transit. Many new readers have signed up for subscriptions in the past month, so you missed them when they were first published.
First, does this transit affect you? If you have planets in the first 5 degrees of the cardinal signs—Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, you’ll be strongly affected by this square over the course of the next year or two. If you have planets in early degrees of Taurus or Virgo, you‘ll be challenged too, but can capitalize on some of the strengths Pluto represents. Similarly, people with planets in early Gemini or Aquarius will have to step up their game, but Saturn represents opportunities to make solid gains on some long-term goals.
5 Articles to Help You Use this Aspect Better
The Pluto-Saturn Square—Two Examples of How It Works: Even advanced astrology students find it hard to sort this transit out, for it affects one or more natal planets, two or more signs, and two or more houses of the chart. This piece takes two chart examples and shows how the transit works, step by step.
Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #5: Key Players in your Drama: Transiting planets usually don’t act on you directly—they generally present themselves in the form of other people whose actions push us to grow and to change our approach in key areas of life. Here you learn who those players are likely to be so that you can anticipate what’s likely to change in your relationships to them.
Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #3: How to Use these Energies Well: Every planet has gifts to offer if we use them right, and Pluto and Saturn are no exception. Consider this an instruction manual on how to shift from unproductive to helpful ways to use this duo—it includes LISTS of things to do!
Using the Pluto-Saturn Square–from Clutter to Closure: Tackling closets and other clutter magnets has surprising benefits. Not only does it make life easier, it serves as a potent life review, where you ponder the phases of your life that are finished and activities that no longer serve you. Getting rid of clutter simplifies your life and also energizes you to pursue new projects and interests.
How the Pluto-Saturn Square may Affect People born with that Aspect: Were you born with an aspect between Pluto and Saturn in your astrology chart? Or do you know someone who was? The times when planets that connected with each other in your birth chart form a new connection in the sky are times when the issues they represent show up for you in sharp relief. However, you also find opportunities to work with their energies in a new way and to change patterns that may have held you back. For Pluto-Saturn people, this exact square is just such an interval.
There’s More Where These Came From!
The Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit is an ongoing project for Skywriter during 2009-2010, because that’s how long this aspect lasts. I’m committed to helping my readers find ways to use this aspect to overcome the challenges we face, collectively and individually during this tough, turbulent time. I’ve already written a couple dozen pieces and regularly will create more in this ongoing series, so if these post were helpful, sign up for a subscription.
And Skywriter’s readers are responding—the #1 post of all times on this blog is the introduction to this series, Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit #1—Houses & Areas of Life Affected and Pluto-Saturn Preparedness 2: Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios is close behind. Over half of the top 15 articles on the list of favorites are about Pluto or Saturn or both. For links to all the articles in this series, see the category A Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit.
Here are some recent additions:
- Pluto and Bullying: How to Recognize and Deal with It
- Astrological Clues to Resilience—the Houses as Havens after Trauma
- Fun and Easy Ways to Use the Pluto-Saturn Square
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