Thursday, October 12, 2006

Moral Values to Extremes - Ready to Die for Our Convictions - (Oct 12 - Dec 26) - Saturn Trine Pluto

By Janet Moon

Pluto is the planet of extremes and powerful transformations, and Saturn is the planet of organization, discipline, ambition, and hard work. The last time this aspect occurred was 1996 - 1997. During that time Bill Clinton won his second term as president, the unibomber was arrested and convicted, O.J. was found liable in his civil suit, and the Heaven's Gate cult committed mass suicide. It looks as though people were standing by their convictions rather strongly at that time, even some chose to die for them.

When these two planets work together it can deepen concentration and increase our ambitions. Self-confidence will increase, and hopefully our principles will too. Saturn and Pluto are slow outer planets, so aspects between them will affect us more on a community level rather than on a personal. We may see corporate or even governmental changes during this time.

When the trine occurred back in 1996, they were both in fire signs, Pluto in Sagittarius, and Saturn in Aries. Pluto is still in Sagittarius, but Saturn has moved all the way to Leo. They are both in fire signs again, but Leo is a fixed sign and Sagittarius is mutable. We don't have any cardinal signs to initiate change, so we may find that this time will not be as dynamic as 10 years ago. We may decide this time to hold fast to what we know, and use this energy to strengthen our beliefs. But, we still have to be on guard for fanaticism. Its really not worth dying for.

When this aspect begins on October 12, Mars, the Sun, and Venus, will be centered between Saturn and Pluto and they will help to bring this influence to a more personal level. But, at the same time, Jupiter will be at a square to Saturn creating mood swings and indecision. We may be ready to make some changes around the house or office. It will definitely be a good time for getting organized. But, we could also find that our luck is gone, or we may encounter some tremendous loss. Because Pluto is at a positive aspect, it will probably bring us to a better place in the long run. You can read my article about Jupiter Square Saturn at:
http://www.sparrowmoon.com/astroevents/2006/09/pre-halloween-depression-dr-jekyl-mr.html

After October 25, Saturn and Pluto will move to a more subconscious level and will go back to affecting us more as a society. But then, from about the middle to the end of November, the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Mercury will all move to challenge Saturn. We may find our relationships, conversations, finances, energy, all restricted during this time. Saturn will turn retrograde on December 5, and after that all should wind down rather quickly and free us up to celebrate the holidays. But, Saturn will be back in July 2007 to do it again, and I will most definitely have more to say then.

Saturn will be from 23 to 25 degrees Leo, and Pluto will be moving from 24 to 27 degrees Sagittarius. Check your natal chart. If you have any planets between 21 and 29 degrees in Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Taurus, this aspect may be more difficult for you. Which natal planet in your chart being affected will determine what aspect of your life it will upset. Also, check your houses to see what areas will be affected.

Janet (Sparrow) Moon is a professional psychic and astrologer. You can visit her web site at www.sparrowmoon.com/ for more articles about upcoming events in astrology, and to read her daily astrology general tendencies forecast.

Article Source: Janet Moon