The SN Aries/1st house knows how to meet their desires, and has learned to satisfy their own needs. They are capable of new beginnings are born leaders and possess a powerful pioneering energy. Whether Aries has been a gentle lamb or a flaming dragon they usually like to win, enjoy their freedom and space to develop as an individual. However, this nodal axis is thought to have the most difficulty with a sense of being married because the person does not want a partnership infringing on their individuality. All relationships will be karmic and the soul will be drawn into many situations that help them develop further. As a person who knows their own mind they have developed a strong sense of self, but with the North Node in Libra or the 7th house they are incorporating other people’s needs.
The development of the “I” and ego is powerful, but now they are going to incorporate “we” more into their life. The person may be seeking love, thinking it all through and making a commitment in this lifetime. When the NN is in Libra/7th house they learn to relate with others. The person is self-aware but in order to ensure even development they are becoming more other centred, and relationship orientated. In the past the individual may have been headstrong, with a me-first attitude and so more balanced relationships are being developed along with learning more about compromise.
Now they can be combination of strength, passion and determination and bring that fire into relationships being aware of others and not letting the ego get over-involved realizing they don’t have to do everything alone. The ability to act on their own is well developed, but now they can helps others and also show them how to be individual and have a firm sense of purpose. The individual with North Node in Libra might like to take up art, music, acting, or other creative channels, or counselling may appeal and teaching others how to be independent, self-reliant and more able.
With the North Node in Libra or the 7th house the greatest growth and area of development happen in the individual’s relationships, through the public and marriage. The person is taking an education on people skills, social success, and study sheets will provide lessons on creating balance and harmony. The person is learning to share their life with others, to be more peace loving, and to be aware of all points of view they are ultimately striving for balance without the need for conflict. The ability to define “50-50” in all relationships will also earn them extra credit in this lifetime, and will eventuallymake them more successful, happier and satisfied.
Other valuable teachings involve learning to depend on others, cooperating and learning the art of give and take; the polarity teaches the person how to act in moderation. Towards this path they will begin to question right and wrong, “unfair” and “fair”, should they say “yes” or “no”, and what are the “pros” and “cons” of each action taken. It might mean being less demanding and they will probably become super-sensitive to the reactions of those around them and more mutual sharing will be happening. The person may also feel the pendulum swinging from one extreme to the other until balance is created between the sense of self and others.
The individual with this SN has been spiritual, dreamy, mystic, poetic, perceptive, and frequently had precognitive dreams. Having spent a lot of time in the unconscious soaking up knowledge, they now need to be more conscious. Pisces and 12th house people tend to drink too much of anything that connects them to the transcendent realm. An unquenchable thirst and need to delve into mysteries has taken some of their energy away from counterproductive activities and so they tend to spend too much time in procrastination.
Pisces is represented by the fish, not just one, and the symbolic fish are swimming in opposite directions, and so duality is a problem that sometimes creates emotional disorientation for the individual The person with the North Node in Virgo or the 6th house is learning to refine their knowledge. They love to be in the otherworldly dimension and the person easily fell into daydreaming, fantasizing, and escapism or the deadly avoidance into drugs or alcohol attributed to the misuse of Piscean energy. Thus making it hard to function in day-to-day life, and the soul’s growth, evolution and satisfaction will come through routine, service, daily work, dealing with knowledge and information becoming more detailed in their data. The person could be interested in writing, analysing, and editing, evaluating honing their technical skills. In fact, they are crafting something out of their talents and offering practical advice.
The individual may have got caught up in cycles of suffering, illusions, and self-undoing; sometimes taking the path of least resistance, so they have to fight the tendency of surrendering far too easily. The person may have been overly dependent on others, easily confused, disillusioned, and life may have got chaotic. The need to develop more discrimination is important; they tend to soak up everything in the environment along with every feeling of joy, sorrow, sadness, elation, and depressions. The individual may also have to realize that problems don’t disappear on their own, and closer attention is required as well cultivating a sound logic. For the North Node in Virgo or the 6th house keeping their life in order should be a top priority.
The South Node in Pisces/12th house is learning to balance their enormous empathy and tendency to be pulled into the sea of saviour-martyr situations, falling for every sob story and wanting to help everybody else by being more objective. They are learning to say “no”. The person is also learning to better define goals, pay attention to details, focus on health and diet, exercise, medicine and healing. In many ways this is a purifying life-time and above all a lesson in self-discipline, learning how to be more efficient, and orderly. The focus is now on self-improvement, and paying the bills on time (Virgo’s checks are usually well balanced).
The individual is learning to apply their talents and craft something out of their dreams and make a useful contribution in the name of service. The type is making himself/herself available on the earth plane; they have imagination, vision, and artistic breadth by the bucket load, but are now applying all of this in a practical fashion. Categorising, organising and compartmentalizing are the new mantras and the most important goal is sorting out their life. Things need to get well measured, and they should go for health checks when needed and notice when things need fixing, and not let the laundry and dishes pile up. The NN Virgo/6th house type is organizing the physical and mental closet. They need to solve life’s problems more efficiently, and perhaps narrowing their field of specialty.
With the South Node in Scorpio or the 8th house the person may have spent the past involved in many hidden or underground activities The SN here is often a placement for good intuition and psychic ability, and they are experts of the emotional unseen, and intangible. The individual might have been obsessed with the mysteries of life, death, mysticism, witchcraft, the occult, spiritual development, psychology and the ability to look at someone’s soul knowing all of their secrets.
Scorpio and the 8th house rule over the intense investigator taking nothing at face value. In fact, they love plumbing the depths of their own soul. When they find something fascinating they probe and penetrate to its deepest meaning. Transformation, and self-development, and anything involving the inner psyche is always deeply attractive. It has also always been difficult for this person to live a neutral existence, as they have seen a little too much of human nature. The Scorpio/8th house type may have been jealous, experiencing explosive passions, and leaving emotional scars.
The magnetic polarity of this opposition tugs on issues dealing with the smouldering cauldrons of intense emotional storms, the invisible world, and eternal round of life and death. The person can easily merge with others on a deep healing and changing level, and has the ability to share themselves totally with another.The North Node in Taurus needs to enter the tangible realm, and is learning to cultivate the true inner calm that Scorpio longs to possess. The individual may have dealt with terminations, endings, and deep losses throughout life, and perhaps they are continually thrown into crisis, emergency, and troubling waters.
The struggle of survival could be an ongoing theme having already been down to the depths many times. The emotions of the Scorpio/8th house type are very much like entering a Greek tragedy. The individual has confronted all of the taboo areas and has been able to master power, emotional control and penetrate different levels of consciousness. If one believes in past lives then the individual could have experienced trauma, drama and emotional pain. The person may have developed many compulsions being drawn into destructive patterns, and intensity has always been the key theme.
The North Node in Taurus or the 2nd House is pointing towards a life of simplicity something that is less complicated. The person may be involved in financial activities and they are learning to forge their own resources rather than rely on others’ possessions. The individual’s greatest growth, evolution and satisfaction will come through the earthly realm. For that reason, they are learning to more practical, and is focusing on their personal resources, security, skills, and abilities. The individual needs to surround themselves with beauty, peace and things of comfort. The life must involve understanding their personal value and worth, and the exhaustive emotional outlet is steadied with extremes of love and hate lessened.
The individual is getting in touch with their physical senses and building values and learning how to stabilize and moderate their intensity, and learning how to preserve inner security and to put down roots. The person is balancing the spiritual and material, intangible to the tangible, and the immaterial to the material values. The South Node in Scorpio or 8th House has been focusing all of their energy on spiritual pursuits and paying less attention to the physical world of the five senses. T
A Taurus-Scorpio polarity could be termed the transformation and manifestation axis, and by building something solid in the material world using the gifts of the Scorpio/8th house it will give them focus for the desired effect of their efforts. Learning how to use their resources and the proper management of money, and being less dependent of the wealth of others is another common theme. What is needed here is plenty of self-investment, more dependability and self-reliability. It may require re-establishing the sense of self-worth that may have been badly hurt.
If that steady grounded feeling is missing in their life these natives must focus energy on feeling the earth under their feet instead of constantly feeling that the rug will be pulled from underneath, so that massive loss, parents divorcing, betrayal and separation and all other external supports being ripped away won’t threaten the inner strength of the person. Often becoming still like the Taurean involves a process of catharsis and those with the North Node in Taurus or the 2nd house need to develop a solid root structure. The individual must plant their seed solidly into the earth to ensure both growth (Scorpio) and stability (Taurus).
Jean has the markers in her horoscope for popularity and it is usually linked to the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus when favourably aspected. According to C.E.O Carter, popularity chiefly depends on the Moon and Venus; the former referring to popularity with the masses and the latter to social success.
In the actresses’ chart the Sun (self) in Libra forms a wide aspect to Venus in Libra (social success and the ability to relate to others.) Furthermore the Sun trines Jupiter creating a sense of self-confidence, luck and optimism.
“In fact, there is often a feeling of being "chosen" with this aspect and they can have the Midas touch and turn everything to gold. With Sun combined with Jupiter it’s not hard to imagine why they feel they are favoured by the universe. Those with this Sun trine Jupiter have an optimistic view of life, and a desire to grow, and show an eagerness to experience the world as much as possible. The individual is usually cheerful and they enjoy beginning new ventures and expanding their activities. They receive promotions and opportunities are plentiful. Sun-Jupiter people often do well financially; they win prizes or suddenly make money from investments and speculations.
The Sun trine Jupiter aspect was probably not only beneficial for popularity; she was involved in university studies, studying to become a teacher (Jupiter) and majoring in literature. The aspect of popularity could also be seen by the Moon trine Venus aspect in her horoscope.
The character is often pleasing and socially popular and they do well in any career involving public relations, and they will generally receive a positive response from others.
One biographer recalled: "In all the research and planning that went into this book, no one ever had an unkind word to say of Miss Peters, and that is unusual."
While studying for a teaching degree, aged 19, she entered a pageant and won being awarded the grand prize of a screen test with Hollywood studios. This happened under the first Nodal Return. Jean secured a 7 year contract with the company. Jean Peters was also known for her stubborn nature; she refused to play glamorous characters, preferring to act out more down-to earth, unglamorous women and was not willing to play a role if it was “too sexy”. The studio got frustrated with her stubbornness and she received her first suspension.
“Despite her clashes with the studio, Peters was well liked by other contract players.
The chart reveals a Grand Square in the fixed signs denoting an unmovable, stubborn nature and the signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) often possess excellent follow through and determination. Examining this down-to-earth character she loved to play so much actually only revealed a singleton planet in earth. Mars is placed in Taurus in the 2nd house of the horoscope and is part of the grand-square pattern. Taurus is most stubborn about earthly, practical, and down to earth matters. Fixed signs can be persevering to the point of being unbending. Singleton planets often describe a split in the personality that creates quite a powerful and often unconscious reaction to the issues represented by the planet.
Just to take this one step further, singletons and missing functions constellate a variety of different psychological defence mechanisms, which is the ego's way of trying to keep control…This would mean that we both deny and over-compensate for what we lack at the same time. By Astrodienst
In another interview, Peters explained that playing down-to-earth and sometimes unwashed women have the most to offer in the way of drama: She said:
A clothes horse seldom has lines or situations that pierce the outer layer and get into the core of life. After all, a woman in the latest Paris creation might feel and think like a plain, simple soul but the clothes she wears would prevent her from revealing exactly what she feels and thinks. One look in the mirror and she must live up to what she sees there. The same is true on screen. If the character is chic and soignee and lines are either 'bright' or 'smart aleck' I do not think of myself as a person suited to reading such lines. Sophistication in an actress usually comes from many years of training. I came to the screen from the classroom and I'm learning as I go along. I like to play roles I understand. As I am a farm girl, born and raised near Canton, Ohio, I like the frank, honest approach. Innuendo, intrigue, the devious slant, are foreign to me and to the sort of character I best understand. I often think our glamorization of Hollywood stars – the perpetual photographing us in ermine and bouffant tulle, in French bathing suits or sleek satin – throws the public off. They don't recognize us as human beings subject to the same discomforts of climate and working conditions as they are. They expect to see that goddess leading couple of wolfhounds come striding onto the set. Because I like to get away from all that and down to the heart of things I choose such characters as Josefa, or Anne, or Louise, the girl in Lure of the Wilderness.
Jean also seemed to posses a lot of airy intelligence symbolized by those planets in Libra and Aquarius and need for fairness, equality and plenty of likability and could easily get along with others in her social circle.
The Nodes of the Moon are thought to suggest that there is some karmic imbalance in the individual’s life and for soul development they need to start moving towards the qualities, styles and modes of expression indicated by the sign and house position of the North Node. Liz Greene calls this the crystallizing relationship between the Sun and the Moon - reflecting that part of life where the inner blending of two principles is most likely to manifest.
Underdeveloped and Overdeveloped
We all have unique gifts that need expression and we are pulled towards situations in which our potential can be fulfilled. The South Node tends to react, and it here that we are vulnerable to overemphasizing the qualities, behaviour, talents and patterns depicted by its sign and house. The North Node is seeking an opposite, but complimentary action and is seen to signify spiritual power and integration. Naturally we can begin to the think of the lunar nodal axis as points in the personality that are overdeveloped (SN) and underdeveloped (NN).
The North Node can be thought of as a kind of future projection of the identity that we are developing and like an arrow points the way forward. The Nodes are opposite points in the chart and could both be described as magnetic themes in the horoscope, but the South Node seems to be holding the strongest pull. Perhaps it does more so psychologically because that is where we feel comfortable like a snugly fitting, old, familiar, woolly jumper, but the South Node is also our shadow personality, the blind instinctual and most unconscious part of the self.
The Pull of the Past
The gravitational-like pull of the past is similar to the Moon containing a storehouse of memories, and represents the point in the chart that we are most likely to repeat. It could feel like there is this separate identity from our past with experiences they bring to our current situations. Often the South Node forces us the question whether or not we can change the habits of a lifetime, or in the case of some astrological theories habits that have been ingrained from a past life. So whenever we repeat these patterns we are almost diving back into the past. It is impossible to know if a past life is influencing our current behaviour, but it is generally conceded nowadays that the lunar rhythms were utilized before the solar rhythms as measures of time. The phases of the Moon are comparable to the seasons of the year and is equated with our memory base.
The Moon has often been noted for its appearance and disappearance, similar to the crab the symbol of Cancer, ruled by the Moon which leaves its shell and returns to it. In a sense the North and South Node represent looking forward and back and in between both of those states - is the present. We have to balance the signs and houses of the nodes for greater psychological wholeness.
The Union of Opposites
The North Node could be viewed as a kind of discovery for the psyche to try out new and profound experiences into a particular mode and way of being furthering progress; symbolic of the northerly course of our soul’s direction. However, there also needs to be a union of opposites between the pull of the past and our unfulfilled future. Alternatively many of our life events may not only be pushed by the South Node but also pulled by the North Node.
The past is viewed as a fixed state in time that is impossible to change, but present choices may influence the future in the same way past choices have influenced the present. Fate, will and destiny weave its way throughout the life of each individual, and at any time one can over-throw the other. To watch a human beings’ life unfold with deeper potentials waiting to be realized is to witness the soul being pulled in different directions.
Eternal Karmic Issues
Adam Gainsburg refers to the South Node as reference library of experience that we can draw on and sees the South Node and North Node as a developing one throughout our lifetime. We need to harness the positive things from the past (SN) without being conditioned by them and falling into ingrained behaviours that may prevent us from soul growth. The North Node will require greater effort (will) on our part in order to develop its qualities, abilities and skills. Like many of the water signs, houses and planets the South Node always speaks of repeating patterns, the past and evolution. The Nodes represent the eternal karmic issues that manifest within each particular life, but once we apply the energy of the North Node sign and house new pathways open for us.
Often when the Nodes by transit aspecting important planets and points in our horoscope indicate events arising that have a bearing on our development. The nodal axis pertains to relationships and through major transitory action people enter our lives in significant, fated and powerful ways as if acting like guideposts to our individual development and they are usually massively important for our soul growth. The nodal return occurs at ages: 18, 36, 54, 72, and 90, usually showing events that point towards the need to develop the North Node.
Hindu astrologers imagined the Nodes as a vast cosmic dragon; the mother of all serpents who shed her skin and renewed, falling back on the ancient image of life, death and rebirth. Ancient myths describe an eclipse as the Sun or Moon being swallowed by a dragon and so there are some terrifying interpretations associated with fate, but mostly we tend to think of the Nodes as a point of individual development.
Astrologer, Laurence Hillman, describes the nodes like this:
Imagine that life is a college and when you registered, you decided to get a PhD in math. That's the North Node. But you don't enrol in any math classes. Instead you keep taking classes in dance, poetry, music and art. That's the South Node. It's the astrologer's job to remind you where the math class is.
Aries was given as a sign prone to bad tempers and then also going to great lengths. Taurus was labelled not easily moved, but furious when aroused. Gemini was not bad tempered, but labelled waspish and malicious. Cancer not easily angered, though soon hurt, and timid. Leo often hot tempered, though affectionate. Virgo's temper is usually controlled, seldom violent and tending to shun conditions that are liable to upset the individual. Libra is seldom the first to quarrel and easily appeased. Scorpio hot tempered, especially when its affections are touched. Implacable and rarely forgets. Sagittarius- good tempered. Capricorn - the temper is generally cold, and the tongue controlled. Aquarius courteous. Pisces - good tempered.
C.E.O Carter also goes onto to say that the Cardinal signs are usually sharp, in mutable nagging and fixed tend to be violent. The writer continues to explain that fiery signs are usually the most explosive along with Mars afflicted by Uranus. Mars and Saturn is also an indication of a temper, and we should include the Mars-Pluto aspect in the astrological signature for a bad temper; along with Saturn, Pluto represents frustrated desires. Pluto was only recently discovered during Carter's time and the Mars-Pluto contact has proven to possess a vicious temper. Below are some examples of the planet Mars in action in its more negative form.
Gary Coleman, former different Strokes star, known for his terrible temper, punched a woman in the face, and is particularly noted for being involved in heated discussions. The star has Mars (ruler of Aries) opposite Uranus and Pluto in his horoscope. We might also examine the frustrated Saturn in Aries in his chart pointing to further frustration on the level of asserting one's will for his short fuse. Naomi Campbell, supermodel, known famously for losing her temper by throwing her cell phone like a true Gemini assaulting her assistant with her phone and making verbal threats. Mike Tyson, heavyweight boxing champion, and is probably the most frightening of the bunch has been convicted for rape and labelled a virtual pit bull. People have observed his lighting quick temper and the ferociousness of his nature. Again, we see in his horoscope that the planet Mars is square Uranus and Pluto proving to be an explosive combination.
The sign of Aries is hot, fiery and often extremely passionate. A temper is usually descriptive of someone that is easily excited. Another thing a temper gives is a headache and Aries rules over the head, face and blood and when we lose our temper many of us go red. The sign also bumps heads with others all too easily. One of Aries main tasks is learning to assert themselves successfully in the world. Aries represents the archetypal masculine force; it is strong willed, impatient and daring. Many of these types encourage others to also be more courageous.
Mars rules over the Greek version of the god Ares and he was seen as being too easily provoked and his archetypal qualities were associated with battle, aggression and destruction. Ares, known to the Romans as Mars, was the Greek god of war. In life, our Mars placement and aspect/s show where we have to go to war and fight for what we believe showing strength and courage. However, the god often represented the uncontrolled lust and the frenzy and rage of a bloody battle.
Ares represents hyper-masculinity; he was portrayed as a virile and actively masculine man, hirsute, with a shield and sword. He was a deity whom the Greeks honored only in the throes of battle when they needed him; otherwise, denigrated as a coarse and violent bully...(both Homeric and Hesiodic) presented Ares solely as the war-god. The god of war was sometimes regarded as the god of violent and unnatural death...The Greeks tended to appreciate only the shadow aspect of Ares because of his intensely violent and uncontrollable nature, a view that continues into our modern era. Violence, aggression and unrestrained passion are hardly highly praised virtues. Yet, they exist as part of the psyche, both on an individual and collective level. To deny, disregard or disavow these components has a negative affect...Archetypal elements of the psyche when denied, erupt in their full blown shadow form and cause considerable damage. Ares demands and deserves respect. He cannot be kept in a cage until needed for war anymore than any other archetype can be kept at bay until convenient for human purposes. By Laurence R Lyons Changing for Dinner
Mars is often compared to the club it over-the-head type in romance and drag it home and has acquired some truly endearing traits associated with it - rudeness, coarseness, and roughness. Many of these characteristics are true of the planet, but Mars is also the symbol showing us how to go out and get what we want. Maybe this is viewed as being selfish, but it is also the act of being an individual with a separate set of needs and desires. At the moment Uranus is transiting Aries and we have seen this kind of violence on a collective level. Often when we are beaten and abused by others it sometimes reveals a Mars that has been blocked from consciousnesses, so we need to learn how to express Mars in the healthiest way.
The person has to be aware of being disillusioned with the whole path to success, achievements and goals and the work involved to see them being realized. With Neptune there is always the search for something more, something that will make their life-goal feel more important. Sometimes a perpetual dissatisfaction with the career tends to haunt the person frequently.
Many people are familiar with the the romantic side of Neptune and with falling in love only to feel disillusionment later when that person isn't everything they dreamed, fantasized and romanticized about. The same notion works in the career and the Neptune in 10th house type dreams of the perfect path, goal in life and contribution to the world and what will ultimately bring fulfillment. However, early idealization begins to wane and not everything turns out how they imagined; there is also the confusion, indecisiveness and feeling of no clear direction.
The person may struggle with knowing what they want and understanding what path is really their calling or vocation. The individual may want to do something much more higher and meaningful than the average person in regards to their career, and finds it hard to be content with far less. The individual often finds it hard to commit drifting from one career to the next. The career always needs to be more dreamy, artistic and more uplifting than what actually exists. The person with Neptune here may benefit from some good, sound and honest career advice, to help beat the dissatisfaction of the current role, and they may also need to assess what is practical, achievable and workable in reality.
The individual could be flooded by the feeling of not having achieved enough and deep devotion to the ideal is another way at looking at Neptune in the house of career, some people with this placement devote themselves to volunteer work, working with charities, and community service. The need to find a cause that involves rescuing others in some capacity is often what drives their ambitions. It can also be the placement of ministers, doctors and nurses and those in any of the healing professions. The career may demand some kind of sacrifice and they often go beyond their reach and so the usual themes with this planet: victim, martyr and sacrifice come into play. The goals, path in life and ultimate calling will carry a heavy emotional charge, and the individual needs to believe in what they are doing above all else. Sometimes the individual enjoys the glamour, magic and mystical qualities of their role, although this can dangerously stir up delusions of grandeur.
The 10th house is a very public house and so along with public adoration, worship, and eager followers the person must realize that with a planet in the 10th house comes a position that includes social influence and status and they also a channel for all things Neptunian and can be swept away by collective moods. The people 'out there' become the source for all love, acceptance, and feeling so rejection is often extremely painful for the individual. The person is also vulnerable and sensitive in this sphere and the eyes of the world are constantly overlooking, so the individual must always be honest and not cheat the public for it always comes back full force as with any outer planet.
Neptune in the 10th house is also prone to public scandals, and the public can feel disillusioned by the individual. Though the person could also be fairly or unfairly used as a public scapegoat. Another facet of this is that often the public overstep their boundaries in the person's life and there seems to be so many hungry souls to feed, and so the individual may have to draw out appropriate lines. The person tends to open themselves up wide. In fact, a life-long service to the public is often part and parcel of having Neptune here and this can sometimes put a lot of strain onto their personal lives.
With Neptune here there is a lot of sensitivity towards society at large and especially to those that have been dealt an unfair amount of suffering. The career life will definitely go through some kind of transformation and with the right direction they can be a true inspiration to the collective, inspiring others with the magic, illusion and imagination in whatever path in life they choose.
There is a quality of personal vibrancy about them that draws people into their life. Uranus signifies exciting and unexpected and various things happening. Opportunities frequently come through the people they meet - whether it's a new job, course of study, or new path in life, they are open to making room for new things. This is an excellent combination for subjects pertaining to science, education, technology and sci-fi. They excel in anything futuristic and forward thinking. Furthermore global consciousness and a liberal outlook on life is refreshing. They often identify with some non-conformist cause or movement, and the individual involves themselves with topics beyond most peoples understanding.
Sun trine Uranus people are able to receive intuitive insights into how things work, and enjoy developing new projects and working on exciting ideas for the future. Many of these thoughts come in the form of airwaves and they never lose sight of the universal picture. In most cases they like to stand back and view things from a broader perspective rather than responding emotionally. They are born with the ability to be objective; there is a mental approach to life and they have a real talent for reforming and reworking old ways of working.
Those with the Sun trine Uranus can envision all sorts of possibilities that could be released. The person often makes quite rapid changes easily and they want to be free of all limitations and inhibitions. They are comfortable living a life with no restrictions and like to be in positions of independence and latch easily onto new trends in the environment. They feel more alive when they seek out different paths of self-expression and trying things in the newest possible way. Uranus in aspect always accentuates our perception and ability to find more creative solutions to old problems and so these individuals seek new knowledge, overcoming old in order to bring innovation into the world. They are tolerant of many differences and make great rationalists, reformers, humanists and philosophers.
Sun trine Uranus people are aided by the ability to integrate new aspects into their life without fear, and they are original, inventive and sometimes eccentric, but not in an overly forceful and obvious way. A woman with this aspect may attract unusual and brilliant men. Furthermore, both sexes are able to draw out unique qualities in others and they are often found to be lively, companionable and cool people to be around.
Pluto is linked to toxic states, healing and regeneration, nuclear power, deadly viruses, and any means of mass destruction. All forms of power, shared resources, merging, sexuality, survival, finance, banking, death and decay are all ruled by Pluto. Sometimes it is death and then life; it is only when something dies that something new can be reborn, and for every ending there is a new beginning. Astrologer Jeff Green believes that Pluto through Scorpio “intensifies the times”. This intensity is needed as it forces the collective to face issues that must be confronted, eliminated or redefined in order for collective growth, evolution and survival to continue.
“Pluto in Scorpio lay ahead. One of the greatest struggles in the history of the planet faced humanity. Astrological knowledge---understood and used widely--- could have provided a blueprint for responsible action and public education. Ignored and misunderstood, Pluto in Scorpio promised terror, resource wars, class wars, mass deaths, climate catastrophe and possibly mass nuclear contamination from sexual plagues, weapons or other sources---the horrors of all time cultimating in a twelve year period.” By A.T Mann –The Future of Astrology
The most recent transit of Pluto through Scorpio occurred in 1983 to 1995. Pluto penetrates to the root of all things and describes our urge to destroy what we have outgrown. The myth of Persephone represents the descent into the underworld (Pluto) and new development and growth. A virgin goddess was playing in the field, when the earth opened up and Pluto appeared on his black chariot drawn by fire-breathing horses. The goddess is abducted, taken into the underworld and raped. Persephone’s mother, distraught by the loss of her daughter, sinks into deep depression, and forbids the crops to grow or the trees or bear fruit. For seven years the whole world is cold and barren, while humanity starves. Finally the gods intervene and Persephone is allowed to return to the upper world for six months.
The events that happened during Pluto’s transit through Scorpio focus on the themes that have been referred to. A famine devastated Ethiopia between 1983 and 1995, and the drought had destroyed the entire harvest. Thousands died of starvation. Trust issues between governments to distribute food properly delayed the grain arriving in the country. Eventually, aid agencies were forced to buy European grain on the open market. In an attempt to shame Western governments into action, Oxfam donated its largest donation, and widespread television coverage of people dying of starvation in Ethiopia was prompting an exceptional outpouring of private donations. In three days, the British public alone donated 5 million, and within two months, the Western public had donated a total of 100 million. In music, the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know its Christmas?, as well as two Live Aid concerts raised millions more.
On April 23 in 1984, U.S and French Scientists identify the virus known as A.I.D.S. Scorpio’s major influence is human sexuality and detoxification through disease. It was no longer safe to have unprotected sex, and both sex and death were merged together like never before. It was much safer to stay committed to one partner, and this embodied the importance that Scorpio placed on fixity in relationships and powerful sense of survival.
On December 3, 1984, a leak in UNION Cabide’s pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India, caused toxic gas (Pluto) to escape, killing and disabling thousands of people. It is one of the worst industrial accidents in history. The toxic gas spread out across the city, burning eyes, lungs, and other organs on contact. Around 3,000 people died in the days immediately following the disaster. Tens of thousands more were permanently disabled, and it is estimated that 20,000 people have since died as a direct result of the leak.
On October 19, 1987, the world’s financial markets suffered a sudden drop in value. The loss was around £300 billion. In the U.S.A. the chairman of New York Stock Exchange said, “This is the nearest thing to a financial meltdown I’ve ever come across,’ while President Reagan announced he was confident that the U.S economy would survive. The crash came after a couple of years of fast growth in a ‘bull’ market - one characterised by hostile take overs and relentless company mergers. Although it was the most drastic drop in the market’s history, ‘Black Monday’, as it was called, did not lead to depression, and it was not long before interest rates began to fall and investors began to buy again.
The person can speak and understand images more comprehensively than others, silence speaks louder to them than a room full of voices. Time may be spent in deep study, writing, and reflecting and they are happiest researching or spending time in libraries. Those with this placement have creative powers of the mind to tap into the collective. They draw from the collective all forms of art, symbols and music communicating knowledge in the deepest of ways. It is as if they have reached down into the bottom of the ocean and pooled their knowledge from below. The Neptunian and Pisces house is one of dissolution so the person is afraid on some level of being taken over by these waves of thoughts, and losing their mind to something much larger.
It is often a good placement for helping others to communicate, get their point across, or simply to listen. The person understands about being overwhelmed by an emotional force so large that it engulfs the ability to speak what they are feeling and these people can aid others across the choppy waters towards a clearer understanding. The person works beautifully when involved with dream-work, psychology and understanding the unconscious.
Sometimes they suffer from too much information drifting into the mind and must learn to shut out the thoughts of others, to know what it is that they think. They need to guard against intruding thoughts from others in order to clear their own mind. The person with Mercury in the 12th house may feel that others misrepresent what they are saying, and confuse matters. The individual may be prone to mental anxiety and worrying too much, and trying to unconsciously control the chaos by being super organised. However, sooner or later everything may feel as if it has all fallen apart again. Sometimes Mercury in the 12th house shows up physically in the individual and they could have a learning disability, hearing problem, or speech problem preventing them from being truly understood. This may leave them feeling disconnected from reality, people and places, and feeling so out of the loop they may feel highly vulnerable about their mental capacity.
The person may also feel their thoughts are too dis-organised, overwhelming and there is too much information making it difficult to gain clarity. They are so attuned to the inner experience, and hiding their thoughts that it may be hard for others to understand. Maybe there is a large tendency towards fantasizing, imagining, and drifting off a lot of the time. They just need to sift through a lot of the past and understand it to be as present as they can be. Mercury in the 12th house reflects a great talent in writing, speaking in regards to the intellect. However, there is always a struggle and the person may have to first untangle the feelings of why they feel so inferior mentally, and how their upbringing may have some part to play in the condition of their thinking.
Perhaps they were bullied for speaking or for not talking, told to be quiet all the time. Perhaps every time they expressed themselves verbally they were quickly made to feel their ideas had no value. They may have learned not to talk about personal matters and feared saying anything at all. Much of this anxiety can be channeled through communicating their deeper insights in some way, and realizing that these perceived weaknesses may actually be hiding their greatest strengths.
Mercury trine Pluto stimulates the individuals mind to look below the surface of life to find their answers. They are usually extremely accurate psychologists and zoom in on other people's sensitive spots. One of their favourite subjects is examining how other people tick and they enjoy searching for hidden facts about an individual, and they subconsciously know what to say to have a positive, emotional affect on others.
Mercury Trine Pluto individuals also have some kind of memorizing ability with what they say to convince others of their truth. Sometimes there are psychic abilities connected with this aspect, but maybe this is because these people have a liking for solving puzzles and mysteries; they make fantastic mental detectives. They are keenly aware of the power of words and there is often a fascination with language, making them incisive writers, and researchers that have the knack for penning something with a more dramatic tone.
The mind moves towards the very essence of the matter, and they usually prefer more in-depth conversation to neighbourhood gossiping. Being so powerful on the mental plane, they only have to speak with a few words to get their point across. However, they may also love writing in great depth using their incisive and instinctive knowledge about their chosen subject. Usually what they say, they usually mean and Mercury-Pluto aspects are great bull-crap detectors and it would be very hard to pull the wool over their eyes.
Mercury-Pluto individuals also have profound insight into the nature of reality and interest in the affairs ruled by Pluto like unsolved mysteries, death, the occult, transformation, and healing. This aspect also has a good head for business matters and they may involve themselves with money management, investments, and joint resources. Mercury-Pluto people enjoy slicing through superficiality to the real truth underneath, and always seem to know what's really going on. This is mainly due to their extremely acute perception of reality, and the gift of pursuing a train a thought with great mental concentration, without letting up.
Those with Mercury trine Pluto have a sense of humour that is sharp and cutting and maybe even a little sarcastic, and they analyse situations in depth. When really interested in something the mind is focused, strong and committed, and there is considerable power of mental concentration, that rarely gives much away about what they are actually thinking. Deep down they instinctively understand how knowledge can be used against people, and the higher native with this contact also knows how knowledge can be used to help heal others rather than hurt and destroy. Whatever the case they are always seeking greater depths of understanding in whatever area interests them.
Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions and astrologers believe that these natives either swim upstream towards a meaningful life or are pulled downwards into the undercurrent, and into a wasted and sorry existence. I believe Pisces is filled with plenty of inner confusion and they feel pulled in a multitude of directions, but it comes with the territory of being a Pisces.
Pisces do move in ways which are difficult for others to fathom, and nothing is ever simple or clear. This is something I would personally resonate with, and I have often wished I was born under an earth sign or “rational” one at least, so that my life could be more straightforward. I struggle terribly in the material world, and I have often wished I wasn’t so “Neptuninan”. It’s a label I stick on myself, but one which other astrologers would also pin onto me. I am not altogether happy being a “Neptunian” in such a Saturnian world. However, with the transit of Neptune into Pisces it might make some of us Pisceans feel more at home.
It is also said that Pisces has a gift and has access to the unconscious, dreams, and fantasies. Many Pisceans keep these things to themselves, we are also known to be frightingly introverted and withdrawn creatures, and we can happily slip away into our imagination and never return. The main consensus of astrologers seems to agree that Pisces needs to give from the heart, but I disagree with astrologers who believe Pisces should put less energy into their own personal concerns. Often this very behaviour leads them into sacrificing their own happiness which leads to “suffering”, unhappiness, and misery.
Astrologer, Liz Greene, in her book - The Outer Planets and their Cycles, talks about the signs which the outer planets rule, because they are not easy to understand when only considering them from the old traditional rulerships. The author believes that Scorpio (Pluto), Aquarius (Uranus) and Pisces (Neptune) need to be involved with the collective in some way, and because of their connection to the outer planets they are bound to issues larger than the personal. She also believes the average kind of life doesn’t take into account these broader needs.
At any rate, I feel there is a necessity in Scorpio, Aquarius Pisces to find someplace in reality that extends beyond the purely personal sphere. Otherwise I think these signs can become terribly negative. They have the worst reputations of all the zodiac. The classic charge against Pisces is that of drugs and alcohol, and as far as I have seen, this is perfectly true. A great many Pisceans drown in that water, not because the sign is innately alcoholic, but because they are thirsting for something beyond a wholly material perception of reality.
The opening of the door might come through a strong religious aspiration, or a creative outlet such as music or poetry or acting, or an experience of the unity of life that comes through service of some kind. But if the door is never opened, the only way to the spirit is through spirits, if you will excuse the horrible pun. Even if Pisces wants to go and study computers or become a civil servant, he must have some place in his life for the myths and the music and the poetry and the imagination.
There are a good many pathetic Pisceans wandering about trying desperately to become good accountants or stock brokers or insurance agents wondering why they feels hopeless and depressed and lethargic while their Taurean and Capricornian compatriots really enjoy their jobs. By Liz Greene, The Outer Planets & Their Cycles
As a Pisces I think Greene is right and we have to find something in our lives which gives life to our imagination, dreams, and feeling nature.