The prevailing reality for many people these days is a sense that something major is about to happen which will change their lives forever. That is the message I am hearing from my clients. The reason for this feeling is that we are headed for the seventh and final Uranus Pluto square on March 17th, to be followed by a solar eclipse three days later in 29 degrees of Pisces. And we have a lunar eclipse on April 4th in 14 degrees of Libra, which will set off that last Uranus Pluto square. So relax, folks, you are not paranoid or imagining things. Major change and a new reality are inevitable.
This week started off with Saturn in Sagittarius squaring the Sun in Pisces on February 23rd and on that day I tweeted:
"Major reality check today as Saturn in Sagittarius squares the Sun in Pisces. We can’t escape so accept the challenge."
This played out in a very sobering way for me that day. I received a phone call from the sister of a friend who had moved to Florida several years ago informing me that my friend had just died. I hadn’t spoken with her over a year and at that time she mentioned that her breast cancer had returned. I sent her a Christmas card this past year telling her that I would love to chat with her to catch up when she had the time. Her sister told me that she had gone to see her in December and watched her health deteriorate rapidly. My friend did not want to reach out to anyone outside of her family and she died in hospice. I was touched by her sister’s compassion in reaching out to me to let me know of her passing. I was grateful to be considered someone close to her; my friend was only 68 and her breast cancer had metastasized to her bones and liver. I was saddened by the news and felt somewhat guilty that I had not reached out more to her during the last year of her life.
I was still reeling from this news when I went to retrieve my mail an hour later and received a card from another friend informing me that her sister’s endometrial cancer had returned and had been told by doctors that she had at most two years left to live. I have known her sister for almost 40 years and was close friends with her in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s until she moved to California. I had just gotten an email from her a week ago, and she had never mentioned that she had cancer. My friend said her sister didn’t want anyone to know she was sick, but she lived in New York and was trying to encourage her sister to seek out alternative forms of healing, and she was asking me I had any suggestions on how to get through to her. She was clearly frustrated that her sister was not being more proactive with her care options and tired of her hiding the truth about her health. We had a long talk and I think that it was probably the first time that we both honestly discussed the reality of her sister’s situation. I had been friends with both women for years, so I had always been wary of saying anything critical about one to the other. But the stark reality of one of them dying dissolved that pattern. I kept wondering what was the deal with having two sisters delivering such devastating news on the same day? Thank you, Saturn square the Sun! On a very personal level, this aspect was manifesting for me by giving me a reality check that my friends and I are getting older and that we will have health issues. We won't live forever, but we can make the most of our time here by living a meaningful life and being mindful.
Saturn in Sagittarius was on a roll. It has trined both Venus and Mars in Aries this week. Saturn trined Venus in Aries on February 24th and Mars in Aries on February 25th. On February 24th I tweeted:
“Venus in Aries trining Saturn in Sagittarius today bodes well for love, self-worth and finances. The universe supports efforts.”
When Mars in Aries trined Saturn in Sagittarius on February 25th, I tweeted:
“Mars in Aries trining Saturn in Sagittarius today provides lots of energy for accomplishing goals. Go for it!”
Saturn in Sagittarius trining both Mars and Venus in Aries can help us manifest our desires if we remember to be totally honest with ourselves so that we can create this new reality. Mars and Venus in Aries are infused with enthusiasm and impulsive energy while Saturn is all about the hard work and effort required to make things happen. Saturn always tests us and teaches us; in the sign of Sagittarius that lesson involves seeking the truth and being totally honest.
And now we move on to Pluto in Capricorn. On February 27th, Pluto in Capricorn inconjuncts retrograde Jupiter in Leo. This aspect is all about making adjustments. The major theme is dealing with insecurities which can cause us to come across as overly self-confident. We need to make adjustments in life to justify our knowledge. We are being challenged to use our talents to do something constructive to transform our world. Jupiter in Leo loves the attention and shining those talents, but Pluto in Capricorn needs to transform our structures. I have a feeling that this aspect will also have a profound impact on me because I have my natal Pluto in Leo, and my generation is renowned or infamous (depending on your point of view of the “ME” generation) for transforming the world through our creativity. I also have my natal Jupiter in 29 degrees of Cancer, which I have finally figured out tends to manifest more as a Jupiter in Leo than a Jupiter in Cancer. Talk about justifying my knowledge of astrology!
We are never exempt from Pluto’s influence, but we are nearing that last Pluto Uranus square on March 17th, so Pluto in Capricorn will not be denied. It’s time to clean up our attitudes. Or as fellow astrologer Dietrech Pessin aptly describes the inconjunct: “It’s life’s messy, clean it up aspect.” Pluto demands nothing less!
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