When Pluto left Sagittarius at the end of 2008 and moved into Capricorn, it carried plenty of baggage along. During that upbeat Sagittarian era of speculation and easy credit, we were led to believe all things were possible, so we expanded far past what was wise.
The era of Pluto in Capricorn is a time of facing reality, getting grounded, paying the bills, and being accountable for our actions. It hasn’t been fun! If you have planets in the early degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn), you’ve been feeling Pluto’s effects for a while, and no doubt you’ve faced plenty of personal challenges.
How this Article Collection Can Help: The articles below are designed to help you understand a variety of Plutonian difficulties from an astrological point of view and to find resources to sort them out. The authors are experienced astrologers, many with additional training in fields related to your problem. The links on the articles will take you to the author’s own blog, so feel free to explore what else they have to offer, but do come back to this page on Sky Writer for more insights into Pluto and links to some of the special events this weekend.
Part 1–A Panorama of Pluto Problems
Sleepless in America—What’s Pluto Got to Do with It? Ivory Phoenix takes a humorous look at why Pluto is associated with insomnia, how sleep disturbances have become an epidemic since Pluto entered Capricorn, and what can help you sleep better.
The “We” Regeneration: The Pluto-in-Libra Group Faces the Pluto-in-Capricorn Challenge: The Pluto in Libra generation, born 1971-84, is entering its midlife cycle. T.C. Gardstein, a member of that generation, writes ably about its special qualities and concerns and the challenges it faces under the square from transiting Pluto.
Pluto and Bullying: How to Recognize and Deal with It: A recent rash of front page stories have made us aware of bullying’s potentially deadly aftermath. Donna Cunningham explains the astrological signatures and links to resources for understanding and dealing with this problem.
Fertility Issues and Pluto in Capricorn: British astrologer, Nicky Smuts enjoys a successful practice in helping couples choose the best windows for conception. How fears related to the issues brought up by Pluto in Capricorn can inhibit fertility.
Erectile Dysfunction: what Astrology, Yoga, and the Chakras teach Us: Maggie Yanor gives a metaphysical and astrological view of E.D and why “miracle” pills only compound the problem.
Astrology and Credit Card Debt | Victoria Bazeley ThirdAge Today: Professional astrologer Victoria Bazeley discusses the 8th house and patterns of debt related to it, natally and by transit.
Part 2—Psychological Perspectives on Pluto Transits
How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score! If Pluto is strong in your birth chart, then Pluto transits are major transitions in your way of using Pluto’s energy. This test will help you determine whether you’re a Plutonian type or not and how you’re likely to approach Pluto transits. You can also participate in a contest for the highest score on tests for Pluto, Saturn, and Uranus, with a chance to win a prize. See: T-Square Championship—Total Scores for Pluto, Uranus, and Saturn!
What to Tell Astrology Clients about Pluto in Capricorn : Practical advice for practicing astrologers by John Marchesella on how to put this transit in perspective for clients. To look forward, he encourages us to look at how past Pluto eras worked out over the long range.
Dealing with Pluto on the Angles: If transiting Pluto forms an aspect to your Ascendant/Descendant or Midheaven/IC axis, your life is about to change profoundly. Lawrence Grecco helps you understand what this life passage represents and how to cope with it.
The Depths Of Change: A Cup Of Courage In Times Of Tough Transits: Written during a difficult passage in her own life, seasoned astrologer Joyce Mason shares the experience and wisdom she’s gained in how to get through the times that try our souls.
Part 3: Healing Tools and Approaches for Plutonian Passages
Healing Pluto’s Wounds: Jungian Astrologer and therapist Elizabeth Spring outlines a series of specific steps to ease healing from a major loss during a difficult Pluto transit. Her compassionate counsel can help you consult the healer within and learn what will help you the most.
Healing Tools For Plutonians: Transforming The Self And Others: A variety of healing modalities help Plutonian people or people under Pluto transits, such as flower essences, energy work, and past life therapy; links to places where you can learn more about these methods.
Pluto and Opal–The Gemstone of Transformation: Astrologer and gemologist, Shakti Navran shows how opals support transformation. Depending on the color, they help in letting go of past traumas, recover from sexual abuse, bolster personal power, and regenerate vitality.
Pluto in Capricorn: Healing Ancestral Patterns: Astrologer and shamanic healer Patricia L. Walsh finds that many enduring personal problems arise when we’re enmeshed with relatives who have passed on. By helping these spirits resolve unfinished business and cross over, we can be relieved of persistent patterns that get in the way of emotional freedom and inner peace.
Multimedia Events Celebrating Astrology
Voices from Astrology’s Past—Sound Bytes at the Astrologers’ Memorial: This vast collection of pages about astrology’s great contributors ably maintained by Liz Houle contains tributes and photos of colleagues we’ve loved and lost. Take a walk down memory lane, starting at this page of sound bytes from archived tapes.
Astrology Day Blogathon 2010: A Cosmic Art Gallery: Visionary artist and astrology blogger, Jude Cowell presents a series of luminous images of heavenly phenomena. Take time out to rest your mind and feast your eyes on her exquisite slide shows and special galleries.
Forum for Readers’ Experiences and Comments: Jan Tud (astrogrrl) of Astro Creeps and Tarot Freaks will be hosting a forum for readers’ comments about their experiences with these transits and about the articles. You can register and then join the astrology forum discussions.
More article collections and features of the Blogathon: The Cardinal T-Square of 2010: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto.
Online starting Saturday, March 20, 2010: Look after Saturn and Saturn will Look after You. Transiting Saturn’s oppositions to Uranus were accompanied by sudden change and shocks to upset the status quo, resulting in economic crisis. As ripples reached our personal lives, our ability to remain flexible in the face of disruptive change in being tested by Saturn in Libra’s square to Pluto in Capricorn and the upcoming entry of Uranus into Aries. Coordinated by Mandi Lockley, the 12 articles in the Saturn collection will help you work with a variety of Saturnian issues. Experienced astrologers invite you to view Saturn not as a planet to be feared, but as a necessary, helpful teacher whose lessons can help you through life’s challenges. Others provide useful resources, down to earth advice, and inspirational coping and healing tools.
Online starting Saturday, March 20, 2010: Passing the Tests and Trials of Saturn to Build Better Relationships. As the planet of obstacles and inadequacy moves through Libra, all types of partnerships are challenged. Is there an equitable give-and-take in your marriage? Are you having trouble manifesting a satisfying relationship? The articles featured on Sasstrology will do more than offer insight into the meaning of this transit. The experienced astrologers featured here will help you to create solid partnerships that can survive the ups and downs that occur when two souls attempt to create one union.
Online starting Sunday, March 21, 2010: Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future ~ Unpredictable Uranus is ending his sojourn in Pisces and will soon enter irascible Aries. Following a period of reluctantly dealing with the real world, Uranus steps up to proclaim personal freedom. This is not the freedom bell that Uranus usually rings for everyone, but the unabashed self-proclamation of “My Rights, Every Day!” Coordinated by C.J. Wright, the 17 articles and additional media presentations in the Uranus collection are as erratic as Uranus himself. You will discover some of the disruptive changes Uranus loves to spring on us and receive suggestions on how to work with rather than against yourself as you evolve and grow.
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