by Robert Wilkinson
Due to Pluto's transpersonal transforming influence in our charts, everyone on Earth has been going through big changes in the past 4 years, or will be going through major changes in the next decade. Why? Look no farther than Saturn's transit of these times, as it has conjuncted, is conjuncting, or will conjunct the Pluto of every generation on Earth in the near past and near future.
Pluto, "Lord of the Underworld," shows us our relationship to life and death processes, and gives the power to reverse decay, as well as eliminate corrosive elements that would rot a thing from within. As Saturn transits Pluto, more and more who are alive will have to deal with structuring or restructuring their relationship to the "underworld" of existence, and purify themselves at the very core of their being.
This is an evolutionary challenge unlike any known in hundreds of years, since Saturn's transit of the Pluto of these people, as well as those with Pluto in Libra and Scorpio, will restructure everyone on Earth in a very short period of time. Soon all beings on our planet will know Saturn's hand on the deepest part of their beings, which hopefully will bring needed maturity and a sense of responsibility where these have been lacking before now.
When Pluto was in Apehelion, or farthest distance and therefore its slowest speed in its orbital path around the Sun, it took almost a century to transit Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, this period lasting from 1822 through 1914. Everyone on Earth born then had Pluto in one of these three signs, and so for about 7 years out of every 30, people were influenced by Saturn on their Pluto. Thus 19th century beings experienced Saturn on their Pluto as many as three times in their lives. Now it will take about 11 years out of every 30 to touch everyone on Earth, across a wider spread of zodiac energies.
The Pluto in Cancer generation, those born between September 1912 and June 1939, went through it Summer 1973-Summer 1976, and then Summer 2003-Summer 2005. These periods were times of major restructuring for the War Generation. Pluto in Leo people, those born between August 1938 and June 1958, went through it between Autumn 1975 and Summer 1978, and have been going through it since Summer 2005. For those with Pluto in Leo who live to an advanced age, it will happen again beginning August 2034 when Saturn again enters Leo.
Saturn will again conjunct the Pluto in Virgo generation, those born between October 1956 and July 1972, between September 2007 and Summer 2010, and again between October 2036 and November 2039. Thus what this generation will go through 30 years down the road bears a direct relationship to the choices, decisions, purpose and wisdom the Pluto in Virgo generation will distill out of their experience beginning September 2007. We'll go into the Pluto in Libra and Scorpio generations tomorrow.
Saturn conjunct Pluto is said to be a difficult aspect, but I believe that's only true if you have not learned how to deal with inner "shadow" material, since these two planets symbolize the darker energies in all of us, individually and collectively. Saturn shows us whether we do or do not enslave others, or have the tendency to be enslaved by a thing, person, or idea. As Pluto is the "Lord of the Underworld," it is easily seen how it could represent major shadow material.
We are told that Saturn brings "lack" to whatever it touches, as well as "binding force." Saturn narrows while Pluto concentrates. Saturn gives form and focus, while Pluto purifies. Saturn structures or restructures whatever it touches, and when it comes to visit Pluto, expect that your life will be restructured and purified from top to bottom.
It brings a definite conclusion to whatever seed patterns cannot grow in your future, while incorporating structures in the life that will yield growth over the long term. This combination brings about radical change, often with explosive force beyond individual control, overwhelming whatever rules and crystalized structures have existed before then.
Tomorrow we'll discuss what each generation on Earth has gone through, is going through, or will experience in the next several years.