Posted by: Donna Cunningham | October 11, 2009


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The Obligatory Disclaimer: This information isn’t meant as a recommendation of any particular method or individual practitioner in a given case. Alternative methods are not intended to replace formal counseling or medical care when it’s needed. Plutonians, turn on your innate BS detector before selecting a practitioner or method. If it doesn’t feel right for you, try something or someone else!

peaceroselum-a2d FLOWER ESSENCES: Also known as flower remedies, these gentle, natural healing catalysts can support people in releasing longstanding emotional blocks and finding new ways to perceive and respond to life’s challenges—an excellent adjunct to other types of healing.

For a large collection of articles on the subject, visit Vibration Magazine, the free online educational blog I co-edit with Dr. Deborah Bier. The  blog is at:    For more information about using essences, download  the introductory chapter of my ebook, Flower Remedies: How Plants Can Heal Us here flower essence information-ch1  and order my book on Flower Essences  at

Note: The Bach Centre also has a free ebook to download at:

WANT PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF THAT THE ESSENCES WORK?  See   by Deborah Bier, PhD These photos of an experiment conducted by Deborah and her students were lost for several years. They show clearly the positive effect an essence mixture has on germinating and growing plants. These photos have never been published anywhere before!

HOMEOPATHY: High-potency homeopathic remedies act on so many interconnected levels of the mind, body, and emotions that, when correctly prescribed, they’re far more deep-acting than flower essences. Because of their potency, a mistaken prescription can create many difficulties. For that reason, I strongly advise against self-selection of  high-potency homeopathic remedies. For recommendation of a certified homeopath, visit The Council for Homeopathic Certification at or the National Center for Homeopathy at . 

THE RECONNECTION: Originated and taught by Dr. Eric Pearl, this form of energy healing serves to reconnect us with parts of our minds, bodies, and spirit that closed down due to trauma or loss. It initiates a long-unfolding process of reunion with those parts of ourselves and with family, peers, and the greater community, much-needed for Plutonians who are in a state of alienation and isolation. Begin by reading Dr. Pearl’s book, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself (2001, Hay House) For information on seminars in many major cities, call 1-888-ERICPEARL or visit Dr. Pearl’s website at Practitioners trained by Dr. Pearl are listed on the site.

HEALING FROM THE BODY LEVEL UP: A potent and fast-acting healing system developed by Dr. Judith A. Swack that integrates biomedical science, Neuro-linguistic Programming, psychology, applied kinesiology, energy psychology techniques, her own unique methods and spiritual practices. The healing begins by using kinesiology to dialogue with various parts of the mind, body, and spirit to discover root causes of deep and persistent problems. Then various healing tools are deployed to get at those roots. For information on seminars and practitioners, visit

PAST LIFE REGRESSION AND THERAPY: Some hard-to-heal painful and dysfunctional patterns in career and other important areas of life stem from traumatic past life experiences. When such influences are suspected, work with a certified past life therapist may be indicated. The IARRT – International Association for Regression Research & Therapies Inc. – is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the acceptance and use of professional regression sessions through education, association and research. For information on their conferences and a list of practitioners they have certified, visit

HEALING FROM NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES: One of the ways Plutonians become Plutonian is through undergoing a near-death experience, which has been shown to have profoundly life-altering effects that are not readily understood by loved ones. The website of The International Association for Near-Death Studies at has a large collection of informational articles, access to books on the subject, and local support groups.

Note: This is from a chapter on Plutonian career patterns and choices in my ebook The Outer Planets aOPIL v1-2014 sms Career Indicators, available at

More Posts about Pluto on this Blog: 

This article is featured in Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps! It’s a collection of articles about Pluto transits called   published by Skywriter on March 19 as part of the 2010 International Astrology Day Blogathon. The purpose of this web-based event is to create a permanent library of articles about how to deal with the stresses of the Cardinal T-Square of Pluto, Saturn and Uranus. The main page for the Blogathon collections is at The Cardinal T-Square of 2010: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto.

About the Author:  Donna Cunningham is an internationally-respected author of books, articles, and columns about astrology, flower essences and other metaphysical topics. Her insights reflect her dual background in astrology and psychotherapy. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and over 40 years of experience in working with people. Her ebooks can be found at Visit her blog at

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  1. I was just looking at your book this morning…as soon as I get some more monies, I am going to buy it. I love that you incorporate flower essences into your astrological approach- they are wonderful.

  2. Yes, flower essences are a great adjunct to astrology sessions, in that it gives the client something to work with to help sort out some of the issues you address. Donna

  3. Thank You Donna Cunningham !!!

    I really like all Your Blogs !!!

    All have Great Insights !!!!

    Something i have tried once that also helps is St John’s Worth very good vitamins to start moving and i think similar to anti depressive farmacology But Natural Really Work !!!!

    And i have seen Gems also help Lapizlazuli is good for Saturn Returns !!!!

    Best Wishes !!!!

    • Thank you, Jorge, I believe in natural remedies also and use many herbs for myself. Donna

  4. You mentioned past life with Neptune in the career house can you do an article also about Pluto in the career houses. Please let me I’m very interested in healing myself.

    • Hello, Adrienne, There’s not enough material for a separate article, but past life Pluto remnants have to do with the abuse of wealth and power….usually many examples of this theme…the person having taken roles at both extremes in different lives. Traumatic betrayals, breaches of trust, falls from power, all those kinds of Plutonian issues. The relevant past lives reverberate to situations in the current life. If you wish to recall the stories of those lives, you will do it.

      What is important to remember is just to learn what you need to learn from the healing work, and not to be consumed by guilt (in the situations where you misused power) or desire for revenge (if power was used against you). Instead view them as powerful lessons to be learned, so that you don’t get caught up in repetitions in this life.

      PS. I’m adding a section about Pluto to this article. Thanks for asking the question.

  5. Pluto in First house .. mars in 8th ,

    I have looked so hard for last few years for remedies, all my plunge into astro is one part of it.. Meditation does not arrive to me.. the state of MINDLESSNESS or rather shutting off mind does not come. I have given it up..

    I have tried Mind over Matter and living in NOW for full,, cant apply, do not comply to thought.

    I DO NOT believe in past lives, so that is out of question.

    with Satrun in 10th and Moon (leo) in 12th .. yes, Mother issues .. no wonder, mother was a scorp.. who sacrifised her life to raise me.. sense of dutiful owing my life to her, made me the exact person she wanted to have (on surface), while a second existence of more rebellious person..

    my life changed with her Death,, all hell broke lose around that period.. I wont go there.. it was most painful, think dante’s inferno .. marriage, career, children, friends, siblings .. alll.. one by one ripped off, and not silently.. they went with Betrayal, humiliation and shame.. no one left ..

    from a shining star in every field, down to ashes in every field..
    at that time, saturn conjunct my pluto and square my natal square

    I still am living my Pluto sq Pluto Period.. will go on for one year..

    what worked, is facing the fears.. all that I secretly feared.. came out in the face and it was Not private- it was all out for every one to see, adding to humiliation .. could it be the Saturn in 10th effect?? … maybe

    Plutonian People probably need to Face and Live their most excruciating fears. and to come out.. let it go.. and be thankful ..

    I bow to love now, grateful for Love (received) when No one, would ever even smile at me.. I was loved by those who I never thought would do that. not many.. just two .. a scorpio man and a scorpio woman .. chuckles.

    I am happy,, I feel more ALive than I ever did .. I am more loved than I ever was.. but I am more Skeptic now than I ever was 😦
    .. I dont know how to trust people .. even with a sag sun believing in humanity earnestly, I dont..

    I dont know how it will come.. I am giving back the guilt or shame carried, or what i think I owed or kept inside .. apologized to those who really have deserved it.. said Bye to people who brought constant emotional strain, keeping it simple & basic for now.. I would like to say that the method is ”’LOVE”’, feeling it.. and expressing it.. I do free clinic and it helps .. and when I am Loved (;) ), it definitely heals.. both ways ..

    a plutonian keeps so much inside, EXPRESSING it will help??? what do you think donna??

    • Finding places to express it helps, for sure. But Pluto often continues to hold onto the resentments and grievances such that talking alone doesn’t release them completely. That’s where the alternative therapies like the ones in that article come in. I’d especially recommend the Pluto-related flower essences like Willow, Holly, Pine, and Crab Apple, taken over time. Use the search engine for Vibration Magazine ( to find articles about those essences. And also, if you haven’t read my book, Healing Pluto Problems, I think it would give you lots of insight. Best wishes, Donna Cunningham.

  6. Thank you Donna,

    actually what brought me to search for your blog is the excerpt I read of your book ‘healing pluto problems’, on google-books.. I already decided to get it, esp if there is an online edition available, which is what I do when buying books.

    will try the essence therapy, and report say at end of pluto square pluto period. 🙂

    very best wishes and warm regards,

    • I don’t think HPP is available as an ebook, at least a legitimate one. Donna

  7. then HPP in real (paper) form will do. 🙂
    I will get it as my new year gift, I am already convinced that is written with much insight & comprehension.


  8. hi,

    I have searched for it here in my country and no luck. Have asked a friend to go check in london, and the book seller told him that the book was published in 80’s, and so he has ordered it through amazon (which again does not operate in my country).

    the friend said that as soon as he will get it, will send to me..

    till then my pluto problems prolong .. 🙂

    now i have really freaky issue, like red spots appearing on the wall of my room and only yesterday.. there were blood splashes on the walk way to my room, i woke up and asked my neighbor to come and see it, for I dont want to think that i am losing IT.

    he saw and he tried to wash the chocolate brown big spots with water, which turned into red as it got dissolved,, huge big one, covering almost all the tiny walk way.

    … being a plutonian is perhaps what should not be blamed.

    I am thinking i should rent into some other house, this house is the inheritance of my mother, so it is special to me, but it is freaking me out now.
    … I have sun in 4th, and read somewhere that most of major periods of sun-in-4th people commence with a house-change??

    is that it?

    if it sounds crazy, I apologize.. sometimes I find it hard to believe how ‘Opera’ like my life is.. over dramatic– lol, fun to watch- horror to live 🙂


    • SS, If you’re talking about Healing Pluto Problems, there’s no need to send to England for it. It’s available in the US from the publisher, now called RedWheel/
      Weiser. 1-800-423-7087. Yes, it was published in the 1980s, but it’s still in print. Donna

  9. Dear Donna,
    After searching all year for an answer to a Saturn conjunct Powerful Pluto in Leo in the 10th House Severe Karma problem, I have finally discovered my ANSWER! This whole past year has been my long, dark night of the SOUL! Yesterday, on Internet, I found some really good clues through YouTube videos of people’s testimonials that I could identify with. Then, last night, watching a two hour show of Masterpiece Theater also gave me some really good clues. This morning, I confronted my Saturine, Plutonic teacher for more clues. It was what she did not say that became my clues.

    Finally, it is such a relief to get the answer that I have been searching for all of my life!….for 66 years! I don’t think that I ever really felt worthy of my four planets in my tenth house… Sun sitting right at the very top of my chart (born at 12:30 P.M.), Mercury nearby conjunct my stern teacher’s Pluto in Cancer. She was given the Power to control my mind with her very strong Pluto. She is extremely Saturine because Saturn is conjunct her Sun in the fourth house. My sensitive Pisces Moon is conjunct her fourth house cusp. I have always had the ability to feel her feelings even when she thinks that she is hiding them completely.

    But, now, I finally understand the ROLE that she has played in my life. Saturn conjunct Pluto in the tenth is an awful lot of POWER for anyone to deal with. Through my very long….lifelong association with my Spiritual Teacher, I have finally realized how the Power of both Saturn and Pluto conjunct can be terribly misused. My lesson in life was to really, really learn how to handle such POWER correctly before I was given this Power by the only higher Power who has complete Power over me, God.

    • Hi, Elisabeth, I am well familiar with the Pluto-Saturn conjunction in Leo, as I began observing it within the first year of my astrological studies, circa 1968. The reason was that my younger sister has it, Pluto-Saturn-Sun closely conjunct in the 6th house but on the angle, and had cancer in her early 20s and has had serious health issues all her life. At that time, I was working in a prenatal clinic with young unwed mothers, and many of them had the conjunction as well. None of them seemed to be having an easy time of life–all were struggling. So, yes, I believe it to be a very difficult combination when highlighted in the chart. Donna Cunningham

      • I knew you would understand, Donna. I know that there were many of us born during that time span…..early baby boomers. I know of one particular person whose birthday is close to mine, just a few days after mine, whose life has been very hellish. His family of origin was extremely dysfunctional and although, my life has not been a bed of roses, I cannot even imagine the amount of pain this particular person went through. In spite of the challenges in my life, I do feel very blessed in many, many ways. This other person made it through the rough phase of his life by his sheer will to survive and also by being helped by loving family members. Family means everything to a Cancer Native. He overcame his problems and made a terrific comeback in life. I can also see the light at the end of my tunnel. I am just not quite there at the present. I am still healing in my transition phase of my journey but I can clearly see the best coming!

      • I know you can grow from this, Elisabeth. I always say about this Pluto-Saturn group that they have the strength of diamonds. Donna

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