Survival Tips for the Pluto Transit

  • When you are feeling out of control, it is too easy to hide and to allow your life to become unmanageable. And, the only thing that you can control is yourself and your immediate environment. Pluto manifests through the physical so that being physically active and doing something is essential to regulating and releasing its energies. I find myself sitting up late at night working on correspondence and projects that my Neptune transit left in a disorganized pile.
  • In taking control, clean up your environment, throw out what you do not need and take care of tasks that you have long procrastinated over. If I lay in bed, I feel the over-stimulation of Pluto and I cannot sleep. Just going out does not solve the problem or release the energy. While walking to the Mall and shopping were easy and satisfying solutions under Neptune, Pluto only triggers meaningless and compulsive spending…another step in being out of control. Having meaningful discussions, mental activity and purposeful actions seem to work the best.
  • Pluto transits occur when one is about to make a great new leap forward, to leave the past behind and embrace a new beginning. This is what Pluto wants us to do— empower ourselves by letting go of the past and taking a transformative leap forward in our lives.
  • Physical Activity— Exercise is a great release for Plutonian energy, although the winter weather does not provide much of an opportunity for me to get out and walk. I joined a local gym and this always makes me feel better. With Pluto, there is a lot of intense energy and intense physical activity (very long walks) worked very well for me.
  • In this “out-of-control” mode, my work makes me feel out of control. Sagittarius likes hierarchies so I must organize my priorities and I cannot over-load myself. I can easily feel over-whelmed. I organize my calendar and make a list of ”What to do.” I must stick to the schedule so that I do not feel out of control. I have also discovered another key to working with Pluto— KEEP YOUR LIFE SIMPLE. Avoid all complications. Learn to say NO to everything that is not absolutely essential. Your psychological survival depends upon it!
  • I have observed that the transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto affect us through hormonal imbalances. For younger woman, there are 2 herbs that restore the hormones to a normal balance. If you are having menstrual problems, it is hormonal. I take Wild Yam and Chaste Tree, one capsule of each once or twice a day. For helpful Amino Acids, read THE DIET CURE by Julia Ross.
  • Anxiety, especially at night, can cause night binging and insomnia. Around 7 PM, I make a big cup of a “Extra Strength Sleepy Time” tea. There are supplements at any good vitamin store that can help with sleep, such as Melatonin.
  • The adrenals are severely stressed under the Pluto transit. I experienced acute lower back pain which is always adrenal exhaustion. My suggestion now is to take ADRENALCAPS by Solaray or Natural Sources Adrenal Caps which can be obtained at most health food stores. Take 2 capsules upon arising and 2 more at 11am. This prescription was recommended by a medical doctor. Do this in waves— 3 weeks on and 1 week off.
  • Having to deal with the surfacing long-repressed emotions, the fears and especially the anger, can be very difficult! Give yourself permission to feel angry!
  • Some Pluto transits can compromise our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to viruses and infections. A good protection is Wild Oregano and Olive Leaf (Nature’s Way is the strongest). These anti-viral and anti-bacterial need to be taken daily and they build up in the system.

NOTE: If you are taking other medications, please talk with your pharmacist about how these herbs and supplements interact with your medications.

  • Pluto can make you feel like the situation will last forever but it does not. You can easily lose your vision and hope for the future. It is essential to expand your consciousness in order to rise above the darkness. I found reading spiritual and consciousness expanding books and meditation to provide incredible relief! “The higher you go (in consciousness) the smaller things look below!”
  • EMPOWERMENT— this is the most important lesson that you will learn under the Pluto transit but it does not come immediately or easily. When Pluto made its retrograde square to my Sun, I realized that I had given my power away to a powerless person who could only criticize and find fault with everything that I did; I had given my power away to negative thinking, to absorbing the criticisms of others and to the tyranny of self-recrimination!

A friend gave me the “life saving” definition of empowerment— “Empowerment is recognizing what you need to do for yourself and doing it even when others say that you are being selfish. Your first priority is to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! When a situation is bad, your first responsibility is to get yourself OUT, to remove yourself from any negative, hostile or contentious situation, whether this is a job, a relationship or an environment. You empower yourself by protecting yourself! I finally felt empowered when I developed an attitude— that I would not put up with any crap from anyone… no ifs, ands or buts! The journey from feeling over-whelmed to “not taking crap” seemed like an eternity.

Astrologer, Mary Shea, in a lecture for the Baltimore NCGR, listed some POTHOLES that we may encounter while under the influence of a Pluto transit:

1) Power struggles, control issues, complications and the rubber-band booby traps. Often, people who are out of control are the most controlling and manipulative people that we encounter. The rubber band effect was my favorite: Two people spot a rubber band. They both want it and they crab it at the same time. The theory behind “possession is 9/10ths of the law” is that whoever holds on the longest will win.

With Pluto, they are holding a rubber band and whoever releases first, zaps the other! Whoever holds on the longest, gets zapped by Pluto…and the rubber band. The guideline here is to let go before you get zapped!! Let go before something complicates your life!

2) Escalation and getting caught blind-sided. I had a friend who was experiencing Pluto squaring her Ascendant. She started to play a game, a subconscious game, to learn how much power and control she had in a relationship. Once the game got started, she soon realized that she could not win the game. She was going to lose and she was going to lose the relationship. However, a Plutonian friend in Berlin assured me that, when a Plutonian person starts to play that game, they cannot let go, they cannot stop, even if it blows up in their face. KNOW when you are about to lose through persistent hard-headedness and LET GO!

3) Black or White polarized situations. Everything under Pluto seems black or white…but there are no black or white situations. Disengage your perspective, de-personalize the situation and work on the win-win compromise.

4) Reactionary responses, emotional overload, fear and anger and can all lead to the situation becoming stuck, frozen, mentally unbalanced and unconscious. Pluto applies pressure upon our astral body via the solar plexus and this forces long repressed emotional issues and feelings to the surface. The more unaware and disconnected we are from the feelings the more they take on a life of their own, blind-siding us and catching us unaware. Rage can explode uncontrollably, we can obsess or we can become emotionally paralyzed by what we are feeling. It is essential that we talk about it with someone and to honor the feelings that we do have. They are not facts; they are feelings.

A good example was a young woman who experienced Pluto opposing her 1st House Sun. Pluto is natally found in her 5th House of creative self-expression. Indeed, during the final phase of the Pluto transit, a pregnancy was her form of personal empowerment.

Pluto does not respect age. This woman is young, beautiful and extremely sweet and thoughtful. At the time that the transit started, she dropped out of my astrology classes because she felt that she just could not cope with the emotions that were surfacing in her life. She felt vulnerable, over-whelmed and she was extremely sensitive to criticism, by everyone. The opinion of others became too important. She felt that others could see right through her, that she could not say what she wanted and she felt great uncertainty in all of her communications and personal thoughts. Her fears became a block to the truth and these fears were over-whelming.

She saw a therapist for a few months, thinking that the therapist would solve her problems, give her the answers and figure her life out for her. Soon, she realized that she was the only one who would solve her problems, not the therapist.

Self-worth was non-existent. She felt incompetent and she could no longer do her job. She was not ready to deal with new people, make job changes, and anything new was too much to handle. She vowed not to allow her fears to dominate. She threw herself in the face of her fears and this was just too much. She searched inside for something strong but she could not find it.

The healing process began when she withdrew from life in order to regain her strength and RECONSTRUCT HERSELF INTERNALLY. Pushing too hard to face everything was the worse thing that she ever did. At this time, she became pregnant, becoming confined to the bed, and this experience allowed her to withdraw, giving her time to reconstruct her inner self. Her advice was to be gentle with yourself and slowly allow your strength to return — only then do you attempt to face your fears.

NOTE for 2008 & 2009-10: In 2008, Pluto was transiting late degrees of Sagittarius. Planets transiting the late degrees of a sign always indicates an ending cycle. It is a time in our lives wherein we must draw some life situation to a conclusion.
In 2009-10, Pluto will be in the early degrees of Capricorn. This always brings something new into our lives when Pluto aspects an early degree planet. With a conjunction, square or opposition, the stress does not mean that the situation is bad but it is the stress of doing something that we have never done before. It is a totally new cycle for us!

When Pluto makes a hard aspect to your natal planet, it is attempting to redefine how you use the sign energy in which that natal planet is placed:

In my own chart, Pluto is squaring my Jupiter-Neptune in the 2nd House of Finances in the early degrees of Libra. As this aspect approached, I began teaching a Medical Curriculum for the Online Astrology College. Indeed, with the square from Pluto, this has been very stressful but I knew that this is a great opportunity for me professionally to actually learn more about medical astrology through teaching it and organizing my years of research. I was also voted as Director for the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Working at the National level is something very new for me but something that I feel I can handle. It has always been easier for me to be the Big Fish in the Little Pond. Being in the Big Pond is very stressful. When Pluto is at early degrees of Capricorn, even if it is making a difficult transit, the opportunity will not be doomed to failure because of the nature of the aspect (Conjunction-Square-Opposition). It notes the stress that one feels in starting something totally new. In new degrees, that which is totally new is favored.

PLUTO to ARIES: In the early degrees, Pluto will eventually be aspecting Eris in Aries. This is a signature that the individual is bringing forth something totally new and something that may initially shock or disrupt the thinking of others. If expressed effectively, the new ideas and concepts will be assimilated and life will completely change. Pluto in Capricorn wants us to be organized, efficient and effective. It wants us to build a supportive foundation for our plans. Aries wants action without thought to consequences. When these two perspectives collide, the individual can feel overwhelmed and out of control with the changes that are occurring. When starting something new, a good foundation and structure must be established.

PLUTO to CANCER: Cancer is often very fearful of new changes, especially if these could impact security. Great caution must be exercised in making decisions and changes that would affect one’s material, emotional and financial security. Do not take on responsibilities that would overwhelm or dis-empower. Even if an enterprise could be successful, fear and worrying about the outcome can sabotage one’s efforts. If you establish a solid, ordered “Capricornian” structure, you will be successful. Since this is an opposition transit, the individual may be reacting to events totally beyond one’s control. Always prepare with some type of safety net for one’s self if you observe this aspect looming on the horizon. If you see this opposition coming up, make sure that your investments are secure and that you have the resources on hand that can protect you during a time of transition. In President Obama’s horoscope, Pluto is opposing his Venus at 1 degree of Cancer. He is struggling to appease the fears of a nation, a nation that has lived in fear, a nation that has been manipulated by fear, since 9/11. In the US chart, Pluto will be opposing our Cancer planets. It makes a cycle wherein the government must reorganize and restructure our political and corporate structures so that they will be supportive rather than disempowering.

PLUTO to LIBRA: Libra seeks to coordinate its efforts with others. It seeks balance and cooperation with others. It works with the Big Picture, Gestalts and coordinating the parts into a successful whole. I wrote about my experience with Pluto squaring my Libra planets. With the election to the National Board of an astrological organization, I must learn to work cooperatively with others. I am accustomed to being in charge and doing everything my way. I am also coordinating the research materials for teaching. This must be done in a very professional manner as these courses are for a diploma. Stress can come when we find ourselves having to coordinate a balancing act, getting all of the parts to work as an effective whole and to see the Big Picture, even when others do not.

PLUTO to CAPRICORN: Pluto will be crossing any planets in Capricorn. This marks a cycle for a total transformation and restructuring of the House area affected and ruled by Capricorn. When structures become outmoded, they must be changed. The Corporate World will be affected by this transit and, if CEO and government ways are not changed, there will be a global rebellion in 2012-14. In the 1980s, Neptune in Capricorn dissolved old corporate structures such as Bell Atlantic telephone services. Reagan, trusting too much the integrity of corporate management, thought somehow that the rich would not hold onto their money but allow it to “trickle down.” And, trickle it did. The gulf between the rich and the poor widened and it continues to do so. Blatant deregulation allows corporations to act without any limitation. Pluto in Capricorn must clean up the mess generated by Neptune in Capricorn. Pluto in Capricorn is now affecting the rich, people who have lost millions. Pluto in Capricorn is indiscriminate. Pluto is the great leveler.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    THE INCONJUNCT ASPECT: the situation with your aunt and how you handled it is an excellent example of how to handle an inconjunct. When you turn away from the problems presented by the inconjunct, nothing bad happens. However, if you had taken on a problem that was not directly yours, you would have felt overwhelmed, out of control, you would have been blamed for anything that did not go well and you would have made yourself ill as a result. You made a wise decision!

    Dawn, we have a lot of similiar placements in our charts. My Venus is at 29 Cancer and I have 2 Virgo on the ASC. We will be experiencing similar events with the Pluto transits. After all, it will trine your ASC this spring. If transiting your 4th House and Pluto is natally in your 12th, this will be a very empowering year for you – transforming your life through changes in your home or the place in which you work. In 2009, it will again trine the Asc and Jupiter! You willcome to terms with events from your past and feel more in control of your life.

    The Pluto inconjuncts can be distractions and “brush fires” that get in the way, distracting you from empowering yourself. The inconjunct to the Sun and Mercury have the same interpretation, generally, and you must not allow yourself to be distracted by responsibilities and out-of-control situations that are not truly yours.

    With Pluto 150 the late degree Sun, this marks an Ending Cycle in your life. Do not allow problems, problems not truly yours, tie you to the past and keep you from making important changes this year. Health can be affected when you are afraid to move forward into the New Cycle.

    Mercury at 0 Leo is your Beginning Planet, as well as Uranus. You will begin a new cycle, something new, a new idea or learning situation. The Pluto aspect will make you feel insecure and a bit overwhelmed so DO NOT encumber yourself with distractions and problems that are not truly your own. You will have enough on your plate.

    The inconjunct to Uranus is a minor influence but it often indicates that those in authority around you or the “system” in which you find yourself working is rigid and outmoded. These conservative types will NEVER change so just accept this and work around them.

    About the eclipses, I do not use an eclipse on the Part of Fortune. The Lunar Eclipse lines up on your ASC-DESC axis. This will trigger changes in your relationships with others. Taking on too much will cause Jupiter to stress the liver and blood sugar levels (watch fats and sugars this year). Virgoans can make themselves ill being too helpful and wearing themselves out. I am a Virgo Sun-Asc so I know how it is — I come alive when I feel useful.

    When used positively, you can engage in new studies, possibly associated with holistic health. Saturn crossing your ASC can be stressful as you adjust to a new cycle of living. Look to the natal House position of Saturn to see where the changes will originate. I always feel that I work very, very hard when Saturn is in the 1st quadrant but I gain a lot from all of this hard work.

    Towards the end of Saturn’s transit in your 12th House, you may have started something that will manifest fully when it is completely in the 1st House after June 2008. Erin Sullivan has an excellent book on these Saturn transits.

    I normally do not give personal readings on my website so this is a rare event but I feel that your question is one that will help others who are studying astrology and how you handled the Inconjunct from Pluto was exactly how it should be handled. Congratulations! ~ Lynn Koiner

  2. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BEGINNING PLUTO -- In looking at your chart, you have a Cardinal T-Square with Jupiter in Capricorn in the 3rd House. What is key to understanding the Pluto square Pluto (0 Libra) is that it is a BEGINNING aspect. Since Pluto is your Beginning Planet natally, you tend to feel overwhelmed and out of control when starting something new. You may seek assistance from a powerful person to help you. They may find this annoying. Feeling overwhelmed is something that you always do when starting something totally new, something that you have never done before. So, in 2008-09, you will embark upon a new Mental Project (3rd House) that will feel like a “mental crisis” (Cardinal in Cadent) for you only because it is totally new and you feel unskilled with the endeavor. Eventually, you will feel more in control and it will be fine…but not so in the beginning. I have Jupiter at 1 Libra in the 2nd House so Pluto will be squaring my BEGINNING Planet as well. I know that I will be doing something that I have never done before and Jupiter has a poor sense of moderation and timing. Indeed, I have no clue as to the practical organization of my classes for the Online Astrology College. They have put me in charge of the entire Track so that, in the end, students will have a diploma in Medical Astrology. Fortunately, the college has people to help me but, so typical of an aflicted natal Jupiter, I do not know how much is required. I usually have too much to teach or show up too early because I am unsure as to how long it will take to drive.
    Hope this helps. The new can take you to the Big Time so do not worry about it but be tolerant of your feelings.
    ~ Lynn Koiner

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    CANCER DISEASE -- This is obviously the worst of a Pluto transit but the disease of cancer is triggered by Pluto transits and it often occurs at the time of shifting energies — progressed ASC or Progressed planets or transiting outer planets changing signs.

    It is very difficult to visualize your chart with just a few planetary positions. I would not concern yourself with the 3rd hit from Pluto. Many times, once you have dealt with the first two transits and made your changes, the 3rd passes easily. I have many planets in Mutable signs. By the time an transiting outer planet reaches my late degree Mars in Gemini, nothing happens.

    With any Pluto transit, especially the difficult ones, the more you can empower yourself (by letting go of something that is disempowering your life) the easier the influence.

    Pluto does not only rule cancer but it rules viruses. Under my Pluto transit, I contracted the Epstein-Barr Virus on an airplane flight to New Mexico (EBV is like Mono, flu-like symptoms, but it lasts for a minimum of 120 days).

    As Pluto crosses your Sun in the 6th House in 2009, this is a time when you need to start some new work activity — it may be initially stressful but it can empower you in the long run.

  4. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BEGINNING PLUTO -- When a planet is at 0-5 degrees of a sign, it is considered a Beginning Planet. This means that you will be starting something new that can be very, very stressful, especially for someone like yourself with many squares to your Sun, indicative of stressful issues with authority figures. You work better alone and without interference.

    When you start something very new, it can stressful because you have not done this work before. By the time Pluto approaches your Moon, it will be trining your Virgo planets and sextiling your Pisces planets….changes will be much easier.

    I see in your earlier post that you are recovering from colon cancer. I do know that Pluto transits to Beginning Planets can affect the health. It is very difficult. When I think of my friends who developed cancer (all still living!) as a Progressed or Transiting planet was changing signs, the disease forced them to make important changes in their lives.

    If you are having a difficult time with the Pluto transit, I take a Transiting Pluto Essence from an astrologer in Edgewater Maryland — I was having severe depression with Pluto and I tried this essence. It takes several days to work and I do not have to take it every day but it makes me feel like “I can do it.” Nothing seems that hard — I can tell when I have not taken it for a week or more. The depression returns from feeling overwhelmed with all of the work I must do (I will be teaching an Online Curriculum in September).

    I am not financially connected with this website but it just works for me. The Transiting Uranus essence makes you feel free when you would normally feel trapped.
    I cannot guarantee that the essences work for everyone but they have helped me make an attitude shift. If ordering, you may not see the Transiting Essences so you must ask for them.

    Good luck with your endeavors. I do know that these health issues just take a big chunk out of your life BUT you seem to be doing remarkably well under the circumstances…Lynn

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:

    CHRONIC FATIGUE: You do not have any Pluto transit, major or inconjunct. Neptune is 45 degrees from your Mars, a semi-square, and this can cause someone to discourage you, to talk you out of changing. You must establish boundaries for your self and say NO.

    Uranus is making a favorable aspect to your Sun in the 4th House. This aspect encourages you to change the place in which you live and it favors work activities.

    Your chronic fatigue is a mental reaction to being around your family. In suppressing Will, your adrenal/thyroid will not work properly. If you have low body temperature, then it is the thyroid…but blood tests may not tell you this.

    I believe that you have severe food allergies because of the severe aspects to your Moon. At least, avoid the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers). If you can be tested, this would greatly help. If you have a gluten reaction, this can be determined by testing. These food allergies sap your energies as well.

  6. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ADRENAL THYROID: About the hypothyroidism, always check your body temperature (although it will vary during the day) to make sure it is around 98.6. The highest mine goes is 98.4 and this is just fine. If it is still low, you are not taking enough. Do not look at the blood tests!!! Only the Hormone Saliva Test is accurate, next to body temperature.

    Since the Adrenals always impact the thyroid, I take Solaray ADRENAL CAPS to support the adrenals so that they do not “pull” on the thyroid. Adrenal supplements must be taken in waves — 10 days on/5 days off. If you take them every day all the time, they stop working. Actually, any adrenal supplement will work.

    Poor Assimilation and Absorption:
    1. Take a good, all-inclusive digestive supplement with each meal to digest all food properly. I use Solaray Super Digestaway. It contains all of the digestive enzymes that digest all types of food – carbs, protein, fats etc. AVOID ANTI-ACIDS … people who take anti-acids are highly prone to Macular Degeneration of the Eyes due to malabsorption!
    If you cannot find such a digestive supplement, hydrochloric acid is the next best thing.
    If you can find Suzanne Somers, BREAKTHROUGH, this book has great information with the interview with Dr. Jonathan Wright.

    2. Make sure your vitamins are highly absorbable — they will cost more but you absorb more and take them with the digestive supplement.

    3. Allergy tests are expensive. The worst offender is the Nightshade family — potatoes, tomatoes, the pepper family and eggplant. These are the main ones. You can Google Nightshade for more.

    4. If you need a calming supplement, I take 5-HTP … but you need more than 50-100 mgs! Dr. Oz and a local bariatric doctor (weight issues) say that 200mgs to 900 mgs are acceptable. You are small so 900mgs would be too much. I take 200-300 mgs 2 to 3 times a day. It increases Serotonin, associated with the Water element, which is deficient in your chart.

    Start working with these suggestions and let me know how it goes.
    ~ Lynn Koiner

  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    I have a manual on Beginning and Ending Planets. This is my Beginning Neptune notes:

    BEGINNING NEPTUNE: These individuals often do not know how to incorporate creative imagination, psychic receptivity and even the influence of spirit guides into their life. Since they do not recognize such influences, they often begin new situations in a state of confusion. They need to learn to allow themselves to be guided by faith in a High Power when making such transitions.

    They may want change and the future to be well planned out but this is NOT their lesson! Their lesson is to learn to trust, to have faith and to truly believe that there is a Higher Power or the Higher Self in their lives who has their best interest at heart, who will guide and influence if the individual will only listen and follow the directing intuition. They need to learn to “float” and to allow things to happen without knowing how it will all turn out. If they learn to follow their Inner Guidance, it will all turn out well, although maybe not exactly as they planned.

    ✮ One student commented that, during a new transition in her life, she simply tunes out until everything falls into place.

    ✮ “When I feel that I am beginning a new cycle, I feel in a void, daydreaming and floating, sensing that something is going on but I do not know what.”

    In starting new cycles, the Beginning Neptune person seems confused. Others may not understand what is happening in their lives. Friends and family need to learn to exercise faith as well.

    So, you can see, that this state of confusion is a signal that you are embarking upon a great personal change and you will remain confused until the change is in place. I must tell you that this one will take a long time.

    You have many planets in the 7th House. With Saturn transiting there, others will not be available for you because of their own personal issues — it is not about you. You must try to focus upon YOU and not others.

  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BEGINNING MOON: This Moon is indicative of an individual who is learning in this lifetime how to harness the energy of Emotions or Instincts. One’s Instincts need to be seen as an ally, a support system, assisting the individual in making assessments and evaluations. I have observed that these people “lead with their emotions.” That is, they do not act or make any changes until they are emotionally ready, until the feel right about the new situation. In such an assessment process, these instincts/emotions are indeed an ally. Once harnessed, they ultimately allow the individual to respond intuitively with confidence. But, if they do not feel secure, they withdraw.

    I feel that there is much insecurity around the Beginning Moon individual, especially in their early years. They may not have felt protected in the early environment. This is what they did not receive from their parents; what they must teach and learn for themselves. Hence, they need to rely upon their own instincts and their need to “feel right” about what their instincts are telling them before they can move forward. With this type of insecurity, some individuals may experience a difficulty with or a slowness to make a commitment. They need to fully evaluate the other person or situation before they can give themselves permission to go ahead and move forward. This can evolve into spontaneous intuition!

    Another important lesson is that they are learning to feel secure from within so that they will eventually learn to feel comfortable anywhere. The Beginning Moon, you see, relies heavily upon external stimuli for information that would affect their feelings – Do I feel secure? Do I feel threatened? Do I feel trusting? In some cases, I have observed a need to check out how other people feel on a matter before they themselves make a commitment. Ultimately, the individual will need to establish an internal base for feeling secure.

    The Moon sign will give some clue as to the sensitivity issues. The Moon in Taurus needs material stability. One friend with this position stated that she is always very quiet in the beginning as Taurus has trouble adapting to chaos. She is more comfortable with work but not people. The Moon in Cancer needs the familiar or something with which they can emotionally identify when confronted with new situations. The Moon in Leo needs attention and respect. The Moon in Scorpio may be sensitive to the threat of attack or being out of control. A student with a Beginning Moon in Aquarius commented that she prefers the company of groups. Within a group, she can be inconspicuous until she gets a feel for the situation. If it does not feel right, she can leave without being noticed. Again, she is relying upon external stimuli rather than carrying the inner security with her. However, a man with his Beginning Moon in Aquarius stated that he never knows how he feels. He stays in an “aloof” mode until he feels secure…but he never feels secure. A woman with the Moon in Capricorn said, “I sit, I listen…and then I take over!”

    These people are learning to feel internal security, to trust their instincts, so that they can act with spontaneity and confidence.

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO in 4TH: Pluto will stay in your 4th House for many years. During this time, it will trigger many, many events.

    Pluto is at the end of my 4th House now. It entered my 4th around 1995. At this time, my aunt’s husband died. I had not been close to my dad’s family but this death triggered a very close relationship with my dad’s oldest sister. She had no children and she reached out to me. She became like a mother to me. She died in 2008 when Pluto squared my Jupiter (a co-ruler of my 8th).

    I have talked with others about Pluto entering the 4th. Often, there is a crisis or a death that seems to draw the family closer together. This is especially true if Pluto is natally in the 12th House.

    Pluto and other outer planets transiting the 4th bring major changes in the personal environment — this is the place in which you live, family relationships and the place in which you work. The 4th House rules our extended family so it rules the workplace. I noticed this rulership back in the 1970s.

    During its long transit through my 4th House, there have been many changes in my home (which is also where I work). When Pluto opposed my Moon, my mother passed away. There are been many changes in my local community of Silver Spring MD. Big changes have occurred with new development. This town looks totally different. There is a Borders and Whole Foods within walking distance. Sometimes these changes can be a good thing…sometimes not, especially if your neighborhood became over developed.

    Since the 4th House rules the workplace as well, there is can transformations here as well. When Pluto first crossed my 4th House, I made major renovations to my work area.
    In the 1970s, when Uranus entered my 4th House, I changed the energies in my home so that I began teaching in my home for the first time. You mentioned that you lost you job so that there will be an obvious change in this environment — and this could eventually be a very empowering change for you.

    The 4th House can bring changes such as much needed renovations – in your home or in your work place.

    Pluto is more active when it aspects other planets in your natal chart. Hard aspects are not always back. When my mother passed, it was emotionally difficult but it was also a positive event that allowed me to get closer to my dad. I also found it very empowering.

  10. Lynn Koiner Says:

    If Pluto is crossing Mercury and squaring Saturn, these 2 planets square each other natally. So, behind this anxiety is a “fear of being dumb or stupid.” Mercury-Saturn tries very hard to avoid criticism or appearing dumb or stupid. Actually, these people are very bright but there is that fear that plagues them.

    Pluto is coming from the 9th House and favoring a 3rd House Jupiter. So, there may be changes involving education, communications or some time of change in the environment. The favorable aspects portend a positive outcome but the squares indicate fear when starting out.

    Azela said that she felt alone and isolated and this is typical of Pluto and, since she will be starting something new, this compounds such feelings at the beginning. There are favorable aspects that portend support from groups and friendships but she must ask!

    Someone who is not tall, heavy set with dark hair and eyes has confidence that Azela lacks but this person can be very helpful and supportive. Just ask or reach out.

    I never give personal readings on the website but I felt that this answer can help other astrologers to learn how to make interpretations.

  11. Lynn Koiner Says:

    HEALTH: A difficult Pluto transit can overwhelm the body through stress and the immune system just cannot handle food intolerances and resist infections.

    Cardinal signs rule the adrenal/thyroid system. If your body temperature is low, you need a thyroid supplement (you can do muscle testing for this on your own). A gynocologist can provide a Hormone Saliva Test, the only true test for adrenal/thyroid (blood tests are a waste of money). If you choose to work on your own, Natural Sources has a very good raw thyroid supplement. It should be taken on an empty stomach. I also recommend the adrenal supplement but these should be taken in waves — a week on and a week off.
    I need to tell everyone that you should discuss this with a health practitioner.

    As we get older, leaky gut is more common. Dr. John Pagano has a fantastic book on this topic — basically, avoid the Nightshade family. He has cured psoriasis with the LG protocol.

    Food intolerances are shown by the Moon and difficult aspects. Your Moon has very difficult aspects. Yes, Ceres can affect food through defective nurturing in the early environment but the Moon’s aspects really tell me the whole story.

    I like going to my Ceres line in Astro-Carto-Graphy as I feel as home and very nurtured there. The Chiron line is often where we can find a good doctor.

    With Virgo in the chart, LG can be a problem and digestion is always a problem as we age. I suggest reading Suzanne Somers’ BREAKTHROUGH. I am now taking Sources Naturals digestive enzymes (a different company from Natural Sources) with everything I eat (1 pill only) and with my vitamins.

    I have a lot of information on my Common Cures I-II-III articles on this website. I will update III now.

    You also have a Mutable T-Square and this rules the respiratory system and the lympathic system. Elaine Hruska has a great book on this but google for lymphatic stimulation exercises.

  12. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KITE PATTERN – ...You have a Kite Pattern in your chart — a Grand Water Trine but Pluto opposes Venus in Pisces. Briefly, there are many “control issues” from your childhood, many of these issues actually started just before you were born. Being an Empath (and I will publish Empath information on this website but I need to get the author’s permission first), you are extremely sensitive and vulnerable. Emotional reactions can cause difficulty in your relationships. You feel that protection comes from control…but this cannot work for long.

    Mars in Cancer fears the unknown and, at 2 degrees, you are beginning something new that makes you afraid. It is not bad but it is new…and “how it will turn out” is scarey.

    The good news is that Pluto is well aspected in your chart to the sign of Capricorn. This can mark a cycle for renewed creativity, once you overcome the initial fears. I have Saturn in Cancer so I know how this feels.

    Yes, Cardinal signs rule the adrenal/thyroid and the stress that you feel can cause low back pain. I do not know what is available in Denmark but, in the US, 2 raw adrenal supplements can improve this within 30 minutes. Adrenal supplements must be taken in “waves” — 2 weeks taken and 2 weeks not taken.

  13. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO IN 12TH: While Pluto is transiting the 12th House, you become an observer of power, power plays and the mis-use of power all in others. It will be a “power-behind-the-scenes” transit. Then, when Pluto crosses the ASC, you become more empowered. If you are prepared for this and comfortable now with power, it will be a very empowering time for you.
    One friend finally had to courage to dump her cheating, deadbeat husband after this occurred. It may not happen immediately but it will grow. She just became very strong and drew the line. She was no longer influenced by his manipulations.
    Look to the natal House position of Pluto to see from where the changes will be coming.
    Sometimes, any planet crossing the ASC can affect the health due to the stress of the changes that are occurring…going from disempowered to empowered…but this is not always the case. Just be good to yourself when the crossing occurs. You will feel more comfortable with Pluto after it gets into the 1st House.
    Much depends upon your natal chart but this is just a quick and easy answer.

  14. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO SQ PLUTO: Pluto square Pluto, even in the early degrees, describes a cycle for letting go of all that we have outgrown and no longer need in our lives. People often start this cycle by throwing out stuff and things, cleaning out our closets, our inner space.

    Afflictions to Cardinals in Cadent Houses causes the individual to have a lot of “mental crises” — not a breakdown but thinking about and thinking about but not really taking any action. Cadent signs cause us to think but there is little inclination to act. It is important to organize a plan and then take action. Otherwise, these Crises in one’s thinking stress the adrenals and then the thyroid. In early degrees, they are trying to compel the individual to start something new.

  15. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO-CHIRON: It is difficult to give a generic interpretation of Pluto transiting over Chiron. It is important to look at everything that is going on in the chart but, generally speaking, Pluto (or any outer planet) aspecting Chiron marks a time when we need to follow our heart in making some decision. Others may not always understand the decision but Inner Guidance should be followed.
    One woman decided to sell her successful business so that she could spend a year with her daughter who had just graduated from college. She would never have this opportunity to travel with her daughter again.
    I made a decision to end some friendships. I was very confused but my intuition said, Let them go! I never regretted this.

  16. Lynn Koiner Says:

    I have a manual on Beginning and Ending Planets. This is an exerpt that may help.

    BEGINNING VENUS: When I think of the Beginning Venus, the phase, “Born yesterday,” comes to mind. If there is one common trait with Beginning Venus individuals it is that they are very naive in relationships. The lesson for this Venus is to learn the difference between Friend and Friendly. They are not the same! Just because someone acts friendly, it does not mean that they are your friend. They need to learn responsibility in relating, social skills and to acquire an accurate definition of love.

    There is an inclination toward inappropriate behavior in relating and a tendency to blunder into relationships with people with whom the individual has no real connection – yet they believe that there is a connection! In relationships, they need to learn to analyze what people are really saying to them. When they do not, which is generally the case, they do not know what is really going on, what the other person is really saying and then they interpret love when it does not exist. This is a very common pattern. They need to ask close friends or family members to help them make evaluations of any new relationship – is it true love or just someone acting nice to them.

  17. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLANETS CHANGING HOUSES: I do not completely agree with this as I have not really noticed this, especially that something will happen on the day of the crossing. You can look at previous crossings, to the day, to see what happened in your life.

    Yet, I will qualify this. For example, I find that Mars crossing some cusps can trigger on the day of the crossing but not always the outer planets. I remember an example with Mars crossing the Ascendant (physical attack) and the 6th cusp (flu).
    I cannot think of an example of an outer planet acting this way that can be predictable; however, I cannot say that it never happens.

    I definitely do not feel that this works with the 2nd House. In my years of experience, I find that the 2nd House influence actually starts about 6 degrees into the 1st House. The 2nd House is the only House that works this way. It is the only House cusp that is very blurry.

    An astrologer in Sweden, who studied with me years ago, observed with progressed planets that they improve in their effects when they leave the 1st House and enter the 2nd. That is to say, they become more beneficial.

    Yes, when a transiting outer planet changes Houses, it does mark a real shift in the issues of the planet and the House. But, I do not see the effects on an exact day. They are more triggered when the planet aspects a natal planet.

    Then, you have the issue of what House system should you use for this prediction.
    In Europe, the standard belief is that Koch cusps work better with transits but Pacidius works better with 2ndary progressiions.
    I have definitely observed that Placidius works better with 2ndary progressions. A German friend uses Placidius but inserts the Koch cusps and then observes transits.

  18. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO-MERCURY: When Pluto afflicts Mercury, there is a warning not to allow yourself to be pressured into making any major decisions as this will work against you. You may feel that you can not control over this matter and then just flow with the changes that are forced upon you.
    There is more to analyzing a chart and its transits but this is a general definition of Pluto-Mercury.

  19. Lynn Koiner Says:

    APPOLLONIA (9-2011): When planets transit the 7th House, the changes always come through your interaction with others. This is my interpretation of the 11th House which I give to my students…

    ELEVENTH HOUSE: This House shows our attitude towards friendships and group interaction. How we feel about feeling in a group. Our attitude can determine whether our friends help us or hold us back in life. It rules the “King’s Court.” It can provide perks and benefits that come through our social circle. It rules people who share our common vision. It indicates the 10th House parent’s attitude toward finances. Does this conflict with the attitude towards finances shown by the 2nd House? Did we have friends with people our own age or did we grow up in a world of adults, as with Saturn in the 11th House? Planets in the 11th House squaring Planets in the 2nd House denote one who cannot socialize for career gains.

    ESOTERIC: The 11th House rules heart-centered groups in service to humanity – New Group of World Servers who share the same vision for humanity.
    This House is associated the Heart Chakra or the opening of the Heart Chakra. The Fixed Stars Betelgeuze at 26 Gemini and Sirius at 13 Cancer are connected with this Chakra.

    MEDICAL: I have not observed this House to be associated with medical or health issues. If afflicted, loneliness and social isolation can contribute to depression that leads to illness.

  20. Lynn Koiner Says:

    EIGHTH HOUSE: This House rules all things beyond our control and our attitude towards these things. It is the most obsessive house – all planets here act obsessively. Bowing to the Sun helps direct the energy outward. Cultures, as in the orient, that practice bowing do not experience psychological obsessiveness. It rules the resources of others, mass resources, how the partner handles money, our attitude towards sharing. There are strong control issues indicated here. It is essential that these individual learn when to release to others. They cannot always control. They need to learn to just let it go. When these people change, when the transform themselves, they do it in an instant. This could be giving up smoking, losing weight or major lifestyles changes. Once they make up their minds, they do it completely and immediately.

    ESOTERIC: This is a Healing House – healing those who are totally out of control. But, healing can be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic and even technological. It has great power for transformation and rejuvenation. Neptune here rules a spiritual guide of someone we knew in our youth. With the 4th and 12th, it rules our connection with our Soul Group. When there are strong afflictions between the 4th and 12th Houses, this often indicates a violent death in the past life. This can be part of the trauma. It rules psychic dreams, out of body experiences, life after life studies, near death experiences (inconjunct to ruler) and a connection with spirit guides. It can help others make transitions.
    It is our attitude towards death – do we fear God? Saturn in the 8th is often afraid of God. But, studies in reincarnation and life after death are transformational for these individuals, liberating them from the fear. It is also a House of Inventions. Spiritually, it is associated with finding money for those in need. A lesson is found in learning acceptance through studies in reincarnation.
    NOTE: Liberating and change can come with the death. A friend with Virgo rising and the Moon in the 8th helped others cross over.

    MEDICAL: This is a powerful healing and medical House. These people have an ability to intensely investigate what seems like unsolvable problems, especially medical problems. This House is not necessarily associated with health issues but rather with healing abilities on the part of the 8th House person. Psychologically, there is a pattern of obsessiveness that can lead to health issues.

    PAMELA: Reading this article should help you with handling Pluto transits. All outer planet transits want us to change, to let go or transform some area of our life — 2nd House would be finances. Since this lasts for 3 years, it would be best to get you financial situation in order so that you are more in control.

    In the past, when I saw a strong Pluto transit, I anticipated what it might do and I made the changes so that Pluto would pass me by unharmed.
    It can favor assuming a new professional situation that is more empowering. The conjunction is not always bad.

  21. Lynn Koiner Says:

    YIANNIS: Greetings from the island of Cyprus.
    I am a student of astrology, at a rather mature age, and at present, to be particular, studying the transit of Pluto opposite native Pluto.
    I have read somewhere that this transit cannot occur in a human life span.

    I was born on the 2nd of August, 1947, Nicosia, Cyprus, at 9.15 am local time.

    Out of curiosity, I checked the American Ephemeris for the 21st Century, year 2031 and on the 18th of July, Pluto 12 degrees in Aquarius forms an opposition with native Pluto in Leo 12 degrees 51 seconds.
    Assuming that I am alive at the age of 84, then, it is possible to experience this Transit?!

    Could you please comment on the above and possibly offer your experienced advise?

    FROM LYNN: This is a very good question and one that needs updating. In older astrology books, Pluto was moving more slowly and, indeed, older folks may not experience this opposition. Pluto is moving more quickly now so people of our generation will experience this transit about 10 years earlier.

    My father was born in 1920 and he experienced his opposition very recently. An event occurred due to Pluto crossing his 4th House Venus in Capricorn – his level in my house was burglarized and we had horrible plumbing problems at the same time.

    However, due to the Pluto-Pluto opposition, he was able to totally release his control of many household and financial decisions.

    He always hated making renovation or “fixing up” decisions. He would avoid, even worse than procrastination. When this happened, I told him that I was taking over the decisions for securing the house and getting the repairs done (he agreed to paid for it all).

    Because he was so willing to trust me and completely let go, he is in a much happier position. It could be another person would fight and try to control and then end up in a worse position (stress affecting health so they have to let go of control).

    My dad completely trusts me. He knows that most of the good things that have happened to him are because of me. He is a world famous documentary movie star and he is able to sell in the farmers market with the city paying all of his expenses. So, it was just very easy for him to totally let go at this phase of his life.

    I knew immediately that this was the Pluto opposition — an aspect that always wants us to let go, get rid of and especially letting go of control, a type that makes us feel stuck and only dis-empowers.

    Film —

  22. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BINGE EATING (8-2012): A lot of people have written to me about a sudden surge of binge eating. Binging is usually eating everything is sight. Bad eating — eating a bag of chips — is not the same.
    For me, bad eating comes from being alone and isolated, being trapped in the house working, and dreading doing something — not something dreadful at all but just avoidance.
    You might try GABA under the tongue type 3 times a day for a calming effect. If you are experiencing strong Neptune transits, the Bach Flower Remedy helps (but NOT with Pluto).
    If you have a LOT or Too Little Water element in your chart, 5-HTP for Serotonin can help. You need to take about 400 mgs a day.
    And, you need to find a weight loss group (but not Over-Eaters Anonymous). I say this over and over – this is a disease of isolation and it is too hard to do this alone.
    You need to get all of the offending foods out of the house.
    I hope this helps a little….Lynn

  23. Lynn Koiner Says:

    TRANSIT ORB (9-2012): I know there are astrologers from the old school who feel that you allow 5 degrees before and after but then, with so many applying and separating transits, everything starts to overlap everything. It is easier to use the 2010-2011 exact transit at 4 Capricorn.

    Yes, there are events leading up to the culminating with exactness and a residue afterwards but I cannot get caught up in this. Since I have been giving readings professionally since June 1969, I prefer to use the years of exactness – a time when the client is really aware of what is happening.

    I am old so I have made a lot of observations and I rely upon these observations. But, you asked a good question.

  24. Lynn Koiner Says:

    12TH HOUSE (9-2012): The 12th House is rules introspection so it is often a time when we work covertly, in some field of research or investigation.
    The individual is never in direct power but an observer of power and the abuse of power in others so that, hopefully, when Pluto crosses your Ascendant and you empower yourself, you will use power wisely.
    The 12th House is a psychic House and dreams can be very prophetic.
    This House rules distant places and the individual can experience a transformation in places, distant from where people know you. This is usually how the 12th House works for me.
    I would suggest Rob Hand’s PLANETS IN TRANSIT for a more lengthy analysis of Pluto in 12th House.
    I have Pluto in my 12th House natally so it has always been helpful to me.
    Transformations occur internally and these internal changes can be highly empowering from where it really counts, inside of us.
    This is a House of making observations so this is why it is good for profilers, researchers, investigations and even writers.

  25. Lynn Koiner Says:

    OBSESSIVENESS (9-2012): The problem is with Mercury in the 8th House. This position causes the psychological pattern of OBESSSIVENESS – obsessing over anything not perfect or beyond your control.
    There is a lack of trust and faith until you learn to let go of this and truly trust in Spirit to take care of you.
    Pluto will not return to the degree and minute of your Mercury — only to 6:54 — so it is psychological and not actual. Uranus will leave after February 2013.
    Death does not come from these bad aspects — the signature of death is actually favorable aspect from Jupiter.

    You need to stop internalizing these negative thoughts. They are your undoing.

  26. Martha Says:

    PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I have just completed a 2.5 year transit of Pluto trining my Sun in Virgo. Even though it was a trine aspect with positive implications, it has had negative effects. It took away my job. Between that and the 2008 crisis and resulting recession, I have been out of work for over 2 years. + I used the first year to repaint my house, one room at a time, cleaning closets, reorganizing, taking things to recycling, the dump, selling things I no longer wanted or needed. + The 2nd year I spent continuing to look for work in my field of Accounting, with no success. +I spent that free time reading and improving some of my finance skills. I also spent time in reflection and meditation -- asking myself what would I do if I could not continue to work in Accounting. Shortly after the 3rd trine to my Sun, I happened upon an idea -- to go back to my first love -- working with children! I am now embarking on a new career in sitting and tutoring! So even with the trine, coming to my midheaven, Pluto has remained true to its word -- it takes away what you do not need anymore! The 2nd & 3rd survival tips have certainly been true for me!!

    NOTE FROM LYNN: This is an excellent description of Uranus and Pluto aspecting her natal Eris. I will be adding this post eventually to my Eris article on this website.
  27. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RACHEL (12-2013): First, I need to urge you to take Raw Adrenal Caps in waves — 2 weeks on and then abut 10 days off so that your body does not not using the raw gland.

    I posted this information on another article but here it is again for those who are being hit with Pluto and Uranus in the Cardinal signs…


    Ginseng is the most well-known adaptogen and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) is considered the most potent.

    According to Wallace, research has validated Asian Ginseng’s use for improving mental performance and your ability to withstand stress.
    This red ginseng also has antioxidant effects, anti-depressant effects, and can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
    There are a number of adaptogens referred to as ginsengs that aren’t technically ginsengs but have similar composition or effects.

    Holy Basil, also called Tulsi, is known in India as the “elixir of anti-aging”. Preliminary studies suggest that it can help you fight fatigue and stress, boost your immune system, and regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and hormone levels.

    Ashwaganda is often referred to as Indian ginseng. Often used in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwaganda regulates the immune system and eases anxiety. Ashwaganda has been used in eastern medicine for over 2,500 years and has immuno-modulating effects that boost your immune system and aid the body in lower cortisol levels.

    Astragalus root is used in Chinese medicine. It boosts immunity and buffers the effects of stress. It increases the amount of anti-stress compounds our bodies use to repair and prevent stress-related damage. It may also reduce the ability of stress hormones like cortisol to bind to receptors.

    Licorice root can increase energy and endurance, boost the immune system and protect the thymus from being damaged by cortisol but its use requires professional supervision because of how it may affect blood pressure.

    Rhodiola (rhodiola rosea), or golden root, is a potent adaptogen that has been the focus of much research. Rhodiola provides a buffer to stress-related mental and physical fatigue.
    According to Whiticomb, Rhodiola was used by Russian cosmonauts, athletes and military personnel and years of study have begun to uncover the very mechanisms by which it acts as an adaptogen.
    Rhodiola contains a phytochemical known as salisdroside. This component helps combat anxiety and aging.
    Rhodiola suppresses the production of cortisol and increases levels of stress-resistant proteins.
    Studies have found that it restores normal patterns of eating and sleeping after stress, combats mental and physical fatigue, protects against oxidative stress, heat stress, radiation and exposure to toxic chemicals.
    Rhodiola protects the heart and liver, increases use of oxygen, improves memory and may extend longevity. Also, new research proves it is also effective in weight loss.

    Cordycep Mushrooms, Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake mushrooms are funguses with antioxidant properties. They may not be adaptogens in the classic sense, but each has adaptogenic, antitumor, and immune-enhancing properties. Learn more about the benefits of mushrooms in “Disease Fighting Mushrooms.”

    Eating well, getting proper rest, staying active, writing down what you’re grateful for and maintaining social connection will all help protect you from chronic stress. Adding adaptogens to your routine can make you even more resilient to the damaging effects of high cortisol levels.

    Find a supplement that contains the most of these items. These can be taken for about 9 months and then you may be just fine. Only the Raw Adrenal supplement needs to be taken in waves.

    The bad news is that we ALWAYS live through these bad transits. It is the nice ones that take us out…such as favorable Jupiter transits.

  28. Lynn Koiner Says:


    The transiting Pluto is part of a series as it trine Uranus in 2013 and now its natal position in 2014.

    Since there are no aspects to the Personal Planets, this is simply a generational aspect – everyone born in 1964 will be experiencing this transit.

    Without aspects to personal planets, the 2013-14 period describes one in which there are major changes and transformations in the structures around you. This could include a company for which you work, authority figures in general or a family situation.
    To these, you will find positive transformations to which you simply go with the flow.

    On a personal level, I really like the possibilities offered by the favorable Pluto-Pluto transit, which occurs twice in a lifetime (earlier in life with the Sextile).

    Pluto-Pluto offers an opportunity to make major changes in your life, sometimes in a way that you never before thought possible because you suddenly have the courage and resourcefulness to take risks. Sometimes travel is a catalyst for changes.

  29. BREE Says:


    Now that Pluto is part of a grand square with Uranus, Jupiter and Mars, I’m seeing many people come out of the woodwork with Pluto problems. Pluto at this time is conjunct the natal Uranus/Neptune conjunction of children born in 1992 – 1993 era! They are all coming of age right now. Do you have any thoughts on this?

    I have a natal Sun-Merc/Moon opposition square Pluto, Mars and Neptune in the 8th house Capricorn and Pluto in the 6th house Scorpio. Pluto issues have pervaded my life. Pluto passed over my Saturn/DC conjunction in Sag and squared 4th house Virgo Venus at at time when my mother (Whose Sun/Jupiter conjuncts my Saturn and so was conjunct Pluto) married my Scorpio Sun stepfather. He tore our lives apart and left us with nothing because she did not leave him until it was far too late. She could not LET GO until he’d become so out of control that there was no other option. How long did the marriage last? 3 years. Pluto was no doubt in full force here. But we bounced back, eventually!

    Pluto is passing over my 8th house Mars now, in exact degree during the exact degrees of the grand cross of 2014. When Pluto first came within orb, a family member died and left me some of her personal belongings and heirlooms. They sit in a room untouched because I can’t handle it.

    As this conjunction is becoming exact, this is how I feel:
    -drained emotionally and physically
    -complete loss of sex drive
    -obsessive over astrology suddenly
    -lack of self control becoming more of a problem than usual
    -alone… not lonely, but alone
    -stuck at work, feeling blocked by the work situation
    -sleep problems, either too much or too little
    -loss of appetite.. sometimes I won’t eat at all in the day
    -irritable and angry but nothing that I can do about it
    -can’t understand where a lot of these feelings/energy problems are coming from

    It’s almost symptomatic of depression, but I know what depression is an this is not it. What I’ve learned from Pluto the most, is what you said in this article: You are the ONLY ONE that can control yourself, make you better and stronger. NO ONE ELSE. And trying to get others to do it for you or ignoring that will ONLY make it worse. These transits are about empowerment, where it’s because of another OR because of yourself, or even just your circumstances.

    In 4 or so years, Pluto is going to touch my Moon, activating that Sun-Merc/Moon opposition square natal Pluto. I don’t know what this will bring, and I am afraid I will admit, because when Neptune went over my Moon… boy, that was a disaster! I’m trying to learn as much as I can from this Mars transit because of what you said… that the more heavy hits you get the better it gets to deal with the next one. If I don’t grow from this transit now, my Moon transit is going to be harder, I know.

    Good luck to everyone going through this, especially the folks with personal planets on that Neptune/Uranus conjunction! And thank you again, Lynn, I really enjoy reading your articles and I will look into the adrenal gland suggestions you made (I have to be careful with what I put into my body, ruler of 8th in 6th and Neptune in 8th… I can have extreme reactions to drugs, even supplements… Melatonin caused night terrors!)

  30. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BREE (4-2014): This is a great post with your personal story and, what my Virgo likes best, is the list of what happened and how you feel (as opposed to long, rambling paragraphs)

    I have not looked at many charts for that 1988-1990 group that has the Capricorn alignment. The ones who have called — well, it is usually the mother who calls about them and their health issues.

    I have just posted an article on Health and the Cardinal Cross on this website. Many of the health issues are related to Adrenal Stress — which can cause anything from heart irregularities, chronic fatigue to osteoporosis!

    Yes, in my chart, my Sun and Moon are in early Mutables. After that hit, the next ones are easy or nothing happens by the time it hits Mars at 25 GEM 55.

  31. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BOUNDARY ISSUES (9-2014): OK, you have a lot of “takers” in your life. This is often due to the fact that you do not allow and expect to RECEIVE. When you do this, then the only people in your life will be people who do not know how to give.

    Not defining boundaries — for your self and others — is a major cause for many health issues.

    Start listening to Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie and the Entrance of the gods into Vallhalla. And, wear deep regal red a lot.

    Neptune puts its head in the sand rather than see reality. This you can choose to change in your life.

    With Neptunian people like yourself, others often do not feel as connected to you as you feel that you are. Neptune actually hovers in a relationhip or insulates self in relating.

    You need to put your cards on the table with these people and tell them how you feel — without being angry or upset.
    Tell them you feel hurt when they are not there for you or ask about how you are doing. But gettin gupset only drives people away.

    Ask for what you want in relationships – “Can you help me?” If they make excuses, then they are not your friends.

  32. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY & PSYCHOLOGY (9-2014): I used to teach Esoteric Psychology (AABailey and Theosophy) and Sound and Color Therapy — back in the 1980s and early 1990s.

    The music is RAY I power music and the color red — a deep regal red — is a power Ray I color. They stimulate personal empowerment. I have seen this work amazingly, esp after only 6 weeks.

    When you cannot always wear red, you can buy expensive deep red under wear — you will know you have it on even if others do not and you will be affected.

    Also, cultivate the Scorpio Death Voice — always deepen your voice and speak slowly and deliberately — think of Snape in the Harry Potter films. When you raise your voice, you always come across like a child and very insecure — then people take advantage of you.


  33. Rachel Says:

    Hi Lynn, I’ve been reading this page with great interest. I have cancer sun at 12 degrees, conj. Jupiter and both square natal Pluto in libra at 13, so Pluto square Uranus is currently making a grand cross. (B 04/07/78, 3.30pm Adelaide Aus). I have been very frustrated at work, with power struggles, subtle undermining and taking too much on. But reading up on these influences is teaching me to consider how I have brought this on in my behaviour. I’m trying to learn to relax, be kind to myself and others and not try to take on every problem myself. If possible I’d love some advice on dealing with these energies with music and colour therapies. Thank you for a great article :-)

  34. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RACHEL (11-2014): This is an excellent comment on how you are handling Uranus-Pluto. If you are experiencing minor health issues, I have an article on this website on Medical Astrology and the Uranus-Pluto (or something like that). If you cannot find it, let me know.

    And, I need to add that these transits are not always bad. It can indicate something good but starting the new can be overwhelming. I started teaching online — so overwhelming as I need to buy a laptop and learn to use new technology.
    However, I knew that this would be the best for me in the long run.

    I hired someone to help with the technological. I asked for help and I did not take on too much.

    A client, after her health was affected by this transit, learned to let go and turn it over to God. When she did this, all sorts of little miracles happened for her — not easy since she is a very controlling person who has learned to let go of this habit.

    With music, when you just need to calm down, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony is very helpful.

    If you need to move forward and be organized, Baroque music by Mozart and Vivaldi are excellent.

    If you need to be powerful (maybe not now), Wagner’s RIDE OF THE VALKYRIE and THE ENTRANCE OF THE GOD’S INTO VALHALLA are great.

  35. Lynn Koiner Says:

    HEALTH (11-2014): You cannot predict your own death from your own chart. It shows up in the charts of those closest to you yet it still does not show WHO in their charts.

    Early degrees are from 0-5 degrees – these are new situations or relationships that present themselves. Bad aspects are not always bad but something new that is stressful to start, even though it will ultimately be successful.

    Hair falling out is due to a lack of female hormones (find a doctor who prescribes bio-identical hormones from a compounding pharmacy) and low thyroid/adrenals. This requires a good doctor. Low normal is too low, as many good doctors are discovering. A hormone saliva test is helpful for a diagnosis but insurance does not pay for this (about $150). A good gynecologist who prescribes bio-identicals is often best, next an endocrinologist.

    Favorable Jupiter transits can be very disappointing when nothing happens.

    My own blood tests showed that I am iron deficient, potassium deficient plus other nutrients — this is because I am going through a bad Neptune transit. My adrenals are low too but I can get raw adrenal on the internet or Vitamin Shoppe. However, you cannot take raw adrenal everyday forever — it MUST be in waves…a month on and 2 weeks off.

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO CONJ ASC (1-2015): In 2011, Pluto was making a nice trine to its natal position and it continued to make a trine to Venus in 2012. It is not until 2013 through 2015 that Pluto is causing problems as both Uranus and Pluto hit your Moon-Mercury in the 6th House.

    The good news is that, when Pluto crosses the Ascendant, you will no longer feel powerless and you have the opportunity to take control of your life.

    I had a friend who tolerated her husband’s cheating until Pluto crossed her Asc and she told his girlfriend that she could keep him.

    Read my article on the Cardinal Cross and Medical Astrology. The afflictions to your 6th House can increase Cortisol, which causes headaches. I found that Seriphos, 1 pill taken before bed, cured these headaches for me. An endocrinologist can help determine the Cortisol levels.

    Tinnitus can be caused by several factors — lymph congestion in the area of the ears. Lymph drainage can help or using castor oil packs around the neck — but lymph drainage is best. One man found relief by putting castor oil (warm) in his ears every day.

    B12 or CoQ10 deficiencies can cause this as well.

  37. Georgia Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for the useful and interesting information on your web-site. I really need your advise how can I handle a three difficult transits coming my way: tr Pluto opposite Saturn, tr Neptune opposite Sun and tr Saturn square Sun. I do not have stable job (more than 2 years) and there is no chances to find any, no romantic relationship (more than 5 years) and … those upcoming hard transits ??? I was born August 30, 1974 at 5:30 am in Sofia Bulgaria and will greatly appreciate your advise how can better prepare myself for them. Thank you so much!

  38. Lynn Koiner Says:

    GEORGIA (2-2015): It is amazing that, while I was born in the earlier Saturn in Cancer transit (1945), our charts are very similar!! I have 2 Virgo 23 ASC and you have 1 Virgo 53 and we both have the Sun at 6 Virgo (both born on August 30).

    NEPTUNE TRANSIT: Around February 18, Neptune will no longer be opposing our Sun (so we will miss Saturn-Neptune afflicting our Sun).
    Neptune is transiting our 7th House cusp so that the changes that occur are due to situations connected with others.

    I did not experienced any deception that I know. I am very aware that I have lost a lot of people in my life (Neptune rules our 8th cusp) – not necessarily through death but moving away because they cannot afford to live in my area. I feel very lonely and isolated.
    Do read my Neptune transit article…even though you only have a couple of weeks of Neptune left.

    URANUS TRANSIT: First, in 2015, T Uranus in the 8th House is squaring Saturn in the 11th House. An aspect from the 8th to the 11th House often indicates a passing in the family circle — but this could be a distant cousin! One cannot tell WHO.

    My Saturn is at 20 degrees Cancer so this has not occurred for me. I cannot share what I have observed.

    PLUTO TRANSIT: This occurs in 2016, not this year. When a planet is afflicted, it indicates that there is something about that planet and sign that you need to change.

    People with Saturn in the 11th House often grew up in a world of adults rather than people one’s own age. I am an only child with no brothers or sisters. So, I had adult friends more than children my own age. This often makes us feel that we do not fit in – unless we assume some responsibility in groups so that people have to come to us. I always assume a position in any group and this makes me feel connected.

    When I am the president or the newsletter editor, people have to come to me. I do not have to make an effort to be with others. I am the Vice President of the Slovenian Union of America (Maryland chapter) and I am not even Slovenian — but the Slovenian Ambassador even called and invited himself to my home (actually, my garden as he loves gardening).

    It may be that, when Pluto squares my Saturn, I will resign as president of the NCGR Annapolis. For me, this will not occur until 2018-19 (so the Board of the group will be glad that I stay so long). I am always a great President because, at Board meetings, I serve Champagne and Shrimp. And, I give acknowledgement to the hard work of my Board members.

    So, there may be some responsibility or commitment that you need to release.

    SATURN TRANSIT: THis is an easy one — when offered a commitment or responsibility when Saturn is at 6 degrees, JUST SAY NO!

    You need to look at the good aspects— in 2015, Uranus trine Venus, Pluto sextile Jupiter — the progressed Mars is even movint towards a sextile to Venus.

  39. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PETER (3-2015); Generally, Pluto transits place pressure upon our Solar Plexus whereby it pushes what is long buried to the surface. Pluto can be intense and it wants you to transform some aspect of your life and let go of what holds you back.

    The 2nd House rules Chi in the body and it has a connection with the function of lymph in the body. Chi blocks could affect other chakras. Body movements such as Tai Chi, yoga and aerobics (or a rebounder) stimulate both.

  40. Ann Says:

    Hi Lyn
    I am just beginning a 3 year natal sun (cancer 3h) opposite transiting Pluto (capricorn 9h), just as I am entering a 3 year higher education program, and living away from partner. I was feeling an ‘all or nothing’ energy in my wishes as and goals and severe feeling of frustration and I checked to see what my current transits were. Since I caught this early I really want to learn to manage this energy and use it for self improvement and not waste on power struggles and I found your post immensely helpful. This transit is obviously encouraging me to fine tune my communication skills as well as education and higher philosophies. But Pluto is in my natal 5th house (no pregnancy please!) and ruler of 7th house (scorpio). Does this mean I will have to face relationship troubles too? As oppositions are mostly things beyond your control, what can I expect, and how significant are the other houses?

  41. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANN (3-2015): This opposition is occurring in Cadent Houses so much of the transformation required is mental, in your thinking and interests. If relationships change, it is only because you have changed.

    An outer planet hard aspect wants you to change something about the nature of your Sun in Cancer. Cancer can be clannish so there is a need to broaden your horizons. It can be so many things that you need to integrate it with the entire chart. A stand-alone interpretation of an aspect is difficult. Pluto may want you to transform so limiting thinking (and we all have these).

    When we change, others do not always like this in us.

  42. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SHADOW PERIOD (3-2015): The shadow period is a modern concept and I do not use it. Yes, sometimes I find myself asking, Is Mercury Still retrograde?, when thing continue to get messed up. I never start something important before a planet turns retrograde. I am not concerned after it turns direct.

    If you cannot do anything during the retrograde and the pre-retrograde and post-retrograde shadow period, then you will have almost no time when it is safe to do anything,

    Younger astrologers may disagree with me but I just do not do this.

  43. Hannah Says:

    Hello Lyn,
    Thank you for writing an article that’s so helpful to us having transiting Pluto in our 12th house. It is currently in my 12th house and conjuncts my Mars – 3 Orb away from my AC. Pluto has just finished its square to my Mercury and Sun, and I’m looking forward to the trine. I took your advice and gradually discarded unnecessary things from my life- from my manipulative ex boyfriend to my reasonably well-paid but unhappy job, and I’m thinking about relocation, too (Uranus squaring my Cap Mars and AC give me the urge, I think). I totally agree that the process is mentally exhausting and painful, but learning Astrology helps me become more visionary.
    Nevertheless, I’m still stuck at two points:

    1. Career direction. I’ve never changed my job before (I’m turning 29), and Pluto in my 10th house suggests a total switch of career, and I have no idea whatsoever what I path should take. I do have in mind what I love to do, but neither my education background nor my working experience has anything to do with it. Is there any transit that helps shed some light on career choice? Also, I do have issues with authority figures in the sense that I did not know how to draw the line and let them take advantage of me. I wonder if I should be my own boss.

    2. Family & Love pattern: The relationship crisis with my ex helped me see the dark side of me better (my Venus conjunct Pluto in Scorpio conjunct his Sun), but what’s more important is I realized why I got trapped in manipulative relationships – since my natal Pluto opposes my IC, and it all comes from my mother’s obsession with power (she’s a Gemini with Pluto squaring both her Sun and Sun’s ruler aka Mercury).

  44. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PETER (4-2015): The 12th House (I have planets there too) feels depleted because it internalizes so much energy. The Moon-Mars-Saturn conjunction shows a pattern of abuse. You need to address your repressions and free your energies.

    Mars-Saturn in Capricorn will build up gall stones. Of course, this is not the end of the world healthwise but the low grade inflammations saps your energy.

    Pluto crossing the Sun will not give you energy unless you make a life style change.

  45. Lynn Koiner Says:

    HANNAH (4-2025): This post is too long but your English is great.

    Getting rid of a manipulative boyfriend is great.
    Pluto coming from your 10th House does indicate a career change, although my cautious side would have found a new job before quitting. But, if unbearable, it was best to quit.

    Pluto in the 10th likes to work independently where you can be in control but it does not tell me what job you are qualified for doing.

    To learn to stand up to people, wear deep, regal red and everyday listen to Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyrie and/or The Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla. This will help you to change energetically.

    Anger issues for Mars in Capricorn produce gall stones, as I mentioned for Peter above. No cheese or chocolate until the transits pass.

    Pluto in the 10th does not oppose the IC. It is simply in the 10th House conjunct the MC.

    First, you need to be at least 200 miles or 500 kms from your manipulative family or you will drawn into these patterns of manipulation. You cannot make peace with her. Get away!

    You need to use “manipulation” or “control” in a positive way — any type of research, investigative, counseling or healing work might be helpful. There are other choices but you need to USE these powers rather than be a victim of them.

  46. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO SQ SATURN IN LIBRA (4-2015): First, it is impossible to give an accurate description of a stand-alone transit. Houses and from where Pluto is coming in your natal chart should always be considered. Your Saturn could be in Aries or Libra – these are interpreted very differently.

    With Saturn in Libra, you are warned against getting into fixing and mediating for others when crises flare up.

    Generally, you need to empower yourself when crises occur. Your sense of responsibility is an issue and something needs to change. You may feel alone and isolated because compromise and cooperation are difficult to achieve.

    Look at the House and Sign placement of your Saturn and from where in your chart Pluto is coming in order to determine HOW this aspect will affect you.

    If you are feeling physical effects, read my article on Medical Issues and the Cardinal Transits under Medical.

  47. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO CONJ NEPTUNE (5-2015): Pluto simply crossing Neptune is a generational aspect and it does not necessarily impact each individual in some significant way.

    It is merely a life-cycle aspect that explodes old, useless, meaningless myths from our young that we still cling to. Especially with Saturn going into a new sign, it is time to let go of the past, old habits and patterns, and move into a new vision.

    Everyone experiences this when Pluto crosses Neptune. As I look back in time when this occurred in my chart, it was a transformational time in my life – I started on a path of extroversion. It impacted my astrology career as well.

    Some people who are very Neptunian are stuck in the negative Victim Role and Pluto can help kick them out of this pattern. I had a friend who experienced this and it exploded her attitude toward relationships.

    So it affects everyone in a different way and it is part of a “growing up” aspect that all born at that time experience in some way. Another example is a woman who got her law degree and ended up running the xerox machine for a big law firm. She had a big wake up about her career.

  48. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PLUTO IN 4TH (8-2015): Pluto transits a House for a heck of a lot longer than 3 years – it takes 3 years to completely transit one planet – an entire House is years….as much as 24 years.

    Fatigue can be due to other aspects, not Pluto just transiting your 4th House. Because this transit can last 2 decades, it brings major transformations in your personal environment.

    The city in which I live went through massive revitalization…and caused my property taxes to increase from $4,800 to $20,000.

    It will only trigger personal events when it aspects personal planets. You need to look at your chart again because something is not right about what you say.

  49. Lynn Koiner Says:

    TAYRA (9-2015): It is impossible to give an complete interpretation without knowing your entire chart, I can say that Pluto’s transit through your 7th House brings changes that come through the actions of others.

    I have Neptune transiting my 7th and there have been health issues and losses of friends because of death or the move away because it is too expensive to live near DC.

    The 5th House rules – among many things – the system of Chakras. Pluto crossing your Moon may force you to open the Heart Chakra and this is transformative.

    This happened to me in 2002 when my mother sudden passed away. I changed – I no longer had patience for shallow, role playing, Jupitarian people. People who are no REAL have no place in my life. I am more in touch with my feelings.

    Because I have Moon-Uranus in Gemini, I watch emotional films, usually about the Holocaust, so I will cry. Yet, I have a Jewish friend with the Moon in Aquarius who watches Christmas films so that he will cry and get in touch with HIS emotions. Crying is a good thing – otherwise, I would have horrible allergies (which I no longer have).

  50. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MELISSA (1-2016): Pluto natally near your 4th indicates a lot of control issues from your childhood. You can read Betty Lunsted’s (ASTROLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE PERSONALITY) description of Venus-Pluto in the natal chart – a parent who sometimes “went off” like a seismograph. You may sometimes overreact yourself or you can experience this in others.

    Aspect in Cadent Houses manifest on a mental level first. You may experience jealousy in the workplace. It is essential that you do not over-react. Just keep it at the mental level because reacting negatively will take you down a path that you will regret. Do not take on a task that will be overwhelming to do.

    It is not always health. There could be subtle health issues due to stress. I have an article on the Cardinal Cross and Medical Astrology on this website. It gives this information and remedies.

    Read Comment #38 by Rachel. It may apply. There have been some excellent comments on this article so I leave them up.

  51. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LISA (1-2016): Pluto will be triggering your Cardinal T-Square until it leaves the planet in the latest degree – I am presuming from what you say that this will be Mars in 2017 (I am terrible at visualizing).

    For Health Issues, I have 2 articles that can help you physically — The Cardinal Cross and Health and Adrenaline Dominance. If you cannot find them, let me know.

    However, life situation advice is impossible without a detailed look at your chart and I cannot do this with 2500-4000 hits each day. Mars-Uranus in Cancer on the 4th does indicate a very crazy childhood environment and you need to live fr from your family.

    The 4th House can be the place in which you live and the place in which you work. A lot of changes will go on, probably in the workplace, that are stressful but I do not know what to tell you to do about this since I do not really know what is exactly going on.


    BARBARA: First, I never use aspects to the Part of Fortune. These never do anything. I have seen people become very disappointed when an astrologer told them that with Jupiter crossing their POF wonderful things will happen. Good things will happen but only because of the other favorable transits. There is a POF Ancient style and Modern style. I do have an article on Parts on this website. I like the Modern style better.

    Pluto will take many years to transit through your 4th House. This happened to me and, over the 20 years, my town has gone through major renovations, as well as my home and property. Relationships with family members have changed – starting out by becoming very close to an aunt after her husband died, the purchase a-joining lots and developing a small farm in the city, the passing of my mother, new neighbors, connecting with my ancestry (including towns in Europe), adding bees and an herb garden to our gardens…just to name a few things that happened. Silver Spring transformed into a fantastic town – and property taxes went from $4,000 to $20,000! With Saturn now transiting my 4th, I am having our local congrressman pass a bill to give me farm status and reduce taxes by 50%.

    Pluto aspecting the Nodes (good or bad aspects) only emphasizes the energy of the aspecting planet — Pluto empowers you in some way. This is always good. The trine to the Sun in the 8th will empower through professional advancement of the husband (if this applies), gains through real estate or inheritances. These are not aspects of death so I should have said UNEARNED INCOME (8th House).

  52. Lynn Koiner Says:


    “Getting rid of” is typically Pluto. In the 12th, you observe how others use their power, sometimes feeling disempowered. When it crosses your ASC (and it does not happen right away), you take the steps to empower yourself.

    A Neptunian friend was in a marriage with a skeezer-loser man. She supported him while he had a girlfriend on the side. When Pluto crossed her ASC, she got a divorce (he did not let his meal ticket go easily), sold the house which was luckily in her name only and moved to the beach. She finally empowered herself.

    Pluto was in her 8th House so she was disempowered by their joint finances but became finally empowered when it crossed her ASC. BUT, this all did not happen immediately. It just got started and it took a couple of years to get on her feet completely. Remember, Pluto will be in your 1st House for years. It will shift to finances about 5-6 degrees before the 2nd House cusp.

    Also, unless your birth time has been rectified, you cannot be exact about the crossing. Actually, when it used to rectify all charts in the 1960s, I found that most people were born a couple minutes earlier – it is AFTER you are born that the doctor looks at the clock. I was born 5 minutes earlier.

  53. Lynn Koiner Says:


    There is no money in astrology for forget this as a career. I have been doing this a long time so I am well known and, with my website and Skype, I have clients from around the world. Unfortunately, I do not want to work so much anymore so I do not give as many readings and spend a lot of time teaching. I love teaching medical astrology. Learning a language, if you are good at this, is a practical choice. There are also job opportunities teaching English in foreign countries. You do not need to know that language. At first, you do not get the prime locations but, in time, you do. One woman left a bad marriage and taught English in the Czech Republic. At first, she was in a rural area but then moved to Prague and began giving private tutoring to airline pilots. Another friend did this in China and now he has a school for teaching English, with a contract with Walmart. But, make a practical choice that will pay bills. Ultimately, you will find the right choice and feel empowered…L

  54. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DEPRESSION (3-2016): FIRST, you do not need to find a relationship now. You need to find YOUR SELF! I have an article on the Dysfunctional Saturn – read this for the psychological patterns. LOTS of people have this. Your Saturn is at 2 degrees and Retrograde – no one taught you about responsibility. Learn to say NO!

    - Wear deep regal red for empowerment
    - Listen to Wagner’s greatest hits, specifically Ride of the Valkyrie and Entrance of the Gods in Vallhalla – this is empowerment music.
    - Learn to say NO and get over the guilt
    - With Pluto, responsibility is a control issues – fear of abandonment if not responsible. Get over this too.

    Lastly, with Mars-Saturn in Taurus-Scorpio. This indicates thyroid issues – and low normal is NOT normal.
    See a good Endocrinologist and take the hormones saliva tests

    If you are taking adrenal glandular, take this in waves – 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off.

  55. NALI Says:

    I have Saturn in Cancer near the end of house I. I’ ve always had weith problems (moon in tauro) and that’s the way I “live” my saturn in house I. Now Pluto is opposite my saturn and I feel like doing a great effort to change my image. Saturn is ruler of the house vii.
    What do you think of my interpretation? Indeed I’m trying to convince myself of that in order not to suffer others things…

  56. Lynn Koiner Says:

    NALI (5-2016): First, any planet 6 degrees into the 1st House from the 2nd is considered by me to be a 2nd House planet. I have observed this over the past 45 years of practicing astrology, using progressions to determine this.

    So, Pluto opposing Saturn will affect finances. Be very careful of where your finances are tied to another, such as a husband or partner. Do not allow finances to become complicated (not paying bills, taxes or lending/spending).

  57. Keiko Says:

    Thank you for posting about Pluto transits! My mother is currently on the tail end of Pluto transiting her 12th house (it’s 2 degrees conjunct her AC, so things are really coming to a head these days). She is mutable dominant and a Capricorn rising, so she is normally very subdued and allowed people to walk all over her (especially my dad) and ever since Pluto went into her 12th, she has become more assertive and aggressive (all these power-themes!), though still not to the point that (in my opinion) she needs to be for her own well being. I’m wondering if by next year, when it will cross her AC, if it will finally cause some change with her marriage to my dad since they have had a terrible relationship for as long as I can remember, but REFUSE to get a divorce or separate. sigh. (and her natal Pluto is in 7th!!! so, we’ll see…)

    The section about it being hormonal-related is spot on. My mom’s Pluto went into her 12th house in 2004, and that was exactly 5 years after she had breast cancer, and thus, her doctor took her off her cancer medication, which in turn caused her to have a severe hormonal imbalance (coupled with being in a menopausal age) and that’s when she started acting “different”.

    While I’m hoping that this transit will help her with her relationship issues, I’m also hoping that she will be more evened out by the end, because—despite being more assertive and looking out for herself, she has also become way more oppressive and pushy and obnoxious, too. haha Trying to force me to do things that I don’t want to do, talking to me forever without regard for my own priorities, etc. I’m hoping that she’ll be better once Pluto goes into her first house; natally I tend to like first house plutos more than 12th (though perhaps that has no bearing on transit planets)

    I myself could also relate to a lot of the things listed, as I’ve got Pluto transiting my 9th house (natal pluto 6th) and it coincided exactly when I had a major flip out about work, as I have been a workaholic my whole life, and it finally reached a point where i could no longer take it (mentally but also PHYSICALLY), and I have been recovering/trying to figure things out/pick up the pieces ever since.

    Anyway, thanks again for your great articles! I also enjoyed your notes about retrograde planets! :) (I’ve got Mars R through Pluto R!)

  58. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KEIKO (6-2016): PLUTO LEAVING THE 12TH & CROSSING THE ASC — Many times (but not always) when women are having a lot of female problems they are often in a dysfunctional relationship. These problems can just get worse until they end the bad relationship.

    I have seen many times that, when Pluto leave the 12th, the individual makes a choice to empower self. I have already discussed this above …

    PLUTO IN 12TH: While Pluto is transiting the 12th House, you become an observer of power, power plays and the mis-use of power all in others. It will be a “power-behind-the-scenes” transit. In some cases, like your mother, the individual can be victimized or, actually, allow themselves to be victimized.

    Then, when Pluto crosses the ASC, you become more empowered. If you are prepared for this and comfortable now with power, it will be a very empowering time for you.

    One friend finally had to courage to dump her cheating, deadbeat husband after this occurred. It may not happen immediately but it will grow. She just became very strong and drew the line. She was no longer influenced by his manipulations. Fortunately, the house was in her name so, when she sold it, she left the area. Look to the natal House position of Pluto to see from where the changes will be coming. Sometimes, any planet crossing the ASC can affect the health due to the stress of the changes that are occurring…going from disempowered to empowered…but this is not always the case. Just be good to yourself when the crossing occurs. You will feel more comfortable with Pluto after it gets into the 1st House. Also, read January 25 2016 to Maya.
  59. Keiko Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for the response! Transit Pluto is going to cross her AC/leave her 12th mid-2017, and that actually coincides with some events that could make or break their marriage, so I am curious to see how it all plays out. (though not looking forward to the subsequent drama, BUT will be glad that it is overall for the best)

    I did see your comment to Maya, sorry I forgot to mention that it was also in response to reading that comment. It was a good read! Thank you for posting again, though!

    I was also wondering what your thoughts on Pluto transiting 9th were.

    As mentioned, I’ve got Pluto transiting my 9th house (which is ruled by my Capricorn Saturn in 6th, which is also where my natal pluto is) and it coincided exactly when I had a major breakdown with work, as I have been a workaholic my whole life (my 6th has natal Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto, ALL retrograde [as mentioned, I really enjoyed your article on Retro planets!]), and it finally reached a point where i could no longer take it (mentally but also PHYSICALLY), and I have been recovering/trying to figure things out/pick up the pieces ever since.

    Anyway, so I have been “rethinking my entire life”, both on a practical and emotional level, which I’m assuming is attributed to my transit Pluto in 9th (and also maybe Uranus transiting my 12th house also, currently).

    Thank you for you time and insights!! :)

  60. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KEIKO (6-2016): PLUTO IN 4TH & 9TH:
    Good girl for reading all of the posts! I culled them out but there is a lot of read.

    Pluto transiting a House takes many years so it indicates along transformation of the area of our life. When Pluto transits my 4th, my town was totally transformed and redeveloped — which causes my property taxes to go from $4800 to $20,000! I even experienced renovations in my home. Due to a death in my family, I became very close to my aunt (her husband died) and she was very generous to me…and I grew to love her dearly. My mother also died and this allowed me to grow closer to my dad.

    So, Pluto transiting the 9th will transform your life and world view but often through stress or conflict — but it always have a good outcome if you change for the better.

    The political situation in our country can change one philosophically. Education and learning something new can change you. Travel can transform your life as well. All of these can change us spiritually, philosophically and politically.

  61. ferajade Says:

    Transiting Pluto is about to reverse over my natal Mercury (chart ruler) in the 5th. Natal Pluto is in late Virgo in 1st. Natal Mercury basically unaspected (is 45 degrees from Neptune). Having a poorly 6H Sun, health issues are always a concern. I have natal Saturn in Taurus in 8th (trine asc, op jupiter and moon, wide square sun/venus). I can’t recall much happening in my external life in January (kids etc), physically I was dealing with neck/shoulder strains, low BP and the appearance of uterine fibroids. Any advice or ideas on what to watch out for?

  62. Lynn Koiner Says:

    FERAJADE (7-2016): I am not sure what exactly your question is but, since this is an article on Pluto, I will try to answer your question about Pluto crossing the natal Mercury in the 5th House (and this only works if you are using Placidius cusps).

    This can be an excellent aspect for mental creativity, especially if it is writing intense material, cultivating computer games, problem solving or working with the psychology of the personality — or the Caroline Myss work, using Chakras.

    Pluto needs a mental obsession — even studying astrology seriously will do. Mental telepathy can be enhanced.

    Learning and teaching that requires intense investigation are favored.

    For fibroids, Pregnenolone (from the health food store) will help these. It got rid of my breast fibers and cyst. A friend’s doctor told her to take this because she developed cysts. It took 3 months to get rid of her peanut sized cyst.

    I did not believe that this would work for me but it did. I asked my compounding pharmacist why it works. He looked up this supplement in a huge black book and it is recommended for fibroids and cysts. Google this and ask your health practitioner, since I am not a doctor.

  63. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KERI (11-2016): I am way behind in my responses but the Cardinal emphasis triggers something called Adrenaline Dominance. Calming the adrenals and cortisol is essential. The best are Enerphos taken at night on an empty stomach, Holy Basil and Lemon Balm – these are what I use.

    If you immune system runs down, Pluto crossing Venus can affect health but you can work on this now. I like raw adrenal supplements (raw gland, not vitamins and amino acids as in many supplements) but this must be taken in waves (2 weeks on and 1 week off). I also take Raw Thymus gland when I travel to support my immune system. You can call a nurse-nutritionist at Life Extension for free.

    CAROLE: Any transit to Chiron describes new situations in which you have to make your own rules, not doing things the way you have done in the past. It is a time to let go and follow your heart.

    PETER: I do not gage a transit aspect by strength. I cannot tell you which is more powerful because each aspect produces an emotional reaction and an event. So, I am not the one to ask this question.

  64. MJ Says:

    Hi Lynn. Does transitting Pluto SQUARE the ascendant have the same empowering effect as the conjunction? Will the individual choose to empower herself some way? How might it differ when squaring from near the IC rather than the MC? Thank you.

  65. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MJ (9-2017): Some angles are more powerful than others. The Ascendant is the most powerful and then the MC but conjunctions are the MOST powerful. The square is much less powerful.

    When Pluto squared my ASC years ago, my uncle-by-marriage died and I then developed a very close relationship with my dad’s sister.

    There could be changes in the local environment — neighbors move in or away; local development that raise taxes — and its long transit through the 4th will definitely bring major changes in your community.

    There could be stress with family members as well but I would focus more on the other outer planet transits.

    Pluto sq ASC from MC can bring stress through dealings with a boss or authority.

    Pluto crossing your 7th Cusp brings changes through other people — they initiate the action. You must react to THEIR circumstances.

  66. jess Says:

    Hi, Lynn. Thank you so much for providing all of this amazing information. I started taking esoteric astrology classes about seven months ago, and am learning about Pluto transits – it turns out mine had been in the 12th house for a while! Your page has so much information about what to do and I will go through them more in detail. Throughout this transit, I have taken up interest in spirituality (not in a religious sense), became unemployed, moved to a place in the middle of nowhere (isolation)… it sounds like I am following those steps of the transition… But reading about this and finding out what may be happening to people actually got me scared and confused about how much of this life is our own will vs. what is already written in the sky for us… Thoughts for this newbee on how to navigate being informed/prepared about astrology/effects and living her life with her own free will?

  67. Lynn Koiner Says:

    If you study reincarnation, you will know that we control our destiny, even from the other side. We organized a plan in Spirit but it is our choices in the physical that determine our destiny.

    I believe in Free Will

    Sometimes very bad things happen that are so bad — losing a job, financial problems — a bad relationship, legal crises. I have not experienced these so I cannot give advice. A good astrologer can tell you how to navigate through transits. It is best to avoid the effects of a bad transit BEFORE it hits.


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