by Robert Wilkinson
Today we continue the theme introduced yesterday exploring what happens when Saturn conjuncts Pluto. This article covers everyone born between 1957 and 1995.
If you’re wondering what Saturn conjunct Pluto is all about and why it’s such a big deal, please check out yesterday’s article when you’re done here. Link is at the bottom of this post.
Today's article continues the theme of examining what millions can expect in current and future years as Saturn continues to crystallize forms of Pluto's power of Divine Transformation for all generations on Earth. When I first wrote this article, Saturn was also square transiting Pluto, giving us all a wild ride for many months between October 2009 and April 2010, and again June 2010 through October 2010.
During that time Uranus also entered Aries, setting a series of T-squares and Cardinal Crosses into motion, fracturing many things in our lives, helping us integrate, turn corners, and move in healthier life directions. I wrote extensively about those Cardinal squares and oppositions at the time, so please consult the archives for articles explaining what was cut loose, and the tensions we confronted. There’s also a link later in this article that points you in the right direction.
That period of Cardinal squares and oppositions set major forces in motion across the entire world that affect us to this day. Much has been and will continue to be radically transformed forever, including entire economic, governmental, scientific, and religious beliefs and systems. Please review yesterday's article to see what's in motion, since it can open inner doors of perception to show you ways to navigate these powerful times and tides already manifesting through radical events and breakdowns in our world.
As I mentioned in that article, Saturn has been and will be conjunct the Plutos of everyone on Earth from 2005 through 2014. This affects entire generations, and sets into motion major changes restructuring our lives at fundamental levels.
To remind you of the character of what's in motion, Saturn is the limiting force of Nature, the "Ring-Pass-Not" that shows us our responsibility to do our Dharma with ever-increasing maturity and willingness to do what we must, freed from fear and the need to enslave or be enslaved, to control or be controlled in authoritarian ways, whether in material, emotional, or mental forms.
Pluto is our "seed power" of transpersonal transformation that reveals elements of our "personal immortality." Pluto is the power of relentless purification, removing obsolete forms through events seemingly beyond individual control. Pluto is "Lord of the Underworld," and when we examine elements of our personal "hell" we can come through the purifying Fire that makes our existence pure gold from that point on.
Saturn teaches us lessons we cannot avoid, and shows us our higher responsibilities and duties freed from the chains of obsolete patterns and whatever "binding force" we've lived with, but cannot or should not tolerate any longer. As Saturn and Pluto together symbolize "shadow material" in primal areas of our consciousness, when they come together we confront our fears, limits, and needed boundaries. The dance of these two planets in our charts also bring the consequences and rewards of discipline, authorship, and wisdom.
The Pluto in Cancer generation, those born between September 1912 and June 1939 (with a few exceptions), already went through their major restructuring between 2003-2005, when Saturn transited Cancer. All people born in the first four decades of the 20th century had major changes and transformations between 2003-2005 (the 1900-1912 group had Saturn conjunct their Neptune in Cancer and Pluto opposing their Pluto in Gemini!)
Because the 1912-1939 group features Pluto in Cancer, it primarily affected their home, family life, their ability to secure their basic needs, and gave them a new feeling-structure to embrace the Divine Transformative energies of Shiva, aka Pluto. Most of them will not be around the next time Saturn is in Cancer beginning Summer 2032.
The "Baby Boom" generation, those born with Pluto in Leo and the first part of Virgo, constitute the vast majority of people alive today. (I actually group each sign of Pluto as its own "generation," but that's not what the demographers have decreed.) Saturn conjunct the Pluto of this generation brought forth confrontations of mortality, and also offered chances to mature and expertly utilize Divine power to transform their consciousness, their view, and the world. Some of these ended, while other things sprouted.
The Pluto in Leo generation was born between August 1938 and June 1958. As Leo is the sign of the Fixed Fire of the Heart, and Pluto is said to be "exalted" in that sign, that generation has the power of heart, love, creativity, and joy of natural self-expression.
When used wisely, that position expresses the power of Divine Transformation using purified heart energy creatively and precisely. All beings born between 1938 and 1951 had Saturn conjunct their Pluto between Summer 2005 and Autumn 2006, while those born between 1951 and 1958 went through it from July 2006 through September 2007. The next time Saturn enters Leo is September 2034.
The Pluto in Virgo generation was born between October 1956 and July 1972. As Virgo is the sign of Divine Discrimination and practical training for some kind of service, this group has the power to purify, transform, or sprout the seeds of the future through bringing forth pioneering new forms in the health and service fields. They are here to repair whatever needs it using their power to make practical adjustments to circumstances.
As noted yesterday, from September 2007 through October 2009 and again April through July 2010, Saturn touched this generation with Pluto in Virgo. The choices, decisions, purpose and wisdom that generation distilled out of their experience of mid-2007 through mid-2010 set important patterns into motion that will directly affect what this generation will go through 26-28 years from now.
Saturn transited the Pluto of those born between 1956 and late 1963 between September 2007 and August 2008. This Pluto in early Virgo sub-generation will still be alive the next time Saturn goes through Virgo beginning October 2036, which will again completely transform all of them at the core of their Being.
Those born between Summer 1963 and Summer 1972 have Pluto in middle and late Virgo. They had the experience of Saturn's transit across their Pluto rom September 2008 to October 2009, with a "last blast" of lessons from April through July 2010. Saturn will next be in Virgo from November 2037 through September 2039.
The Pluto in Libra generation were born between October 1971 and October 1983, with a few more in the Summer of 1984. This group is just now finishing their experience, now that Saturn is moving through the end of Libra on its way to entering Scorpio in October 2012.
Those born between Autumn 1971 and Autumn 1978 have Pluto in early Libra, and experienced Saturn on the Pluto between October 2009 and March 2010, picking back up again July 2010 and occupying that zone through September 2011. This group will again experience Saturn conjunct their Plutos around 2039-2040.
Those born between Autumn 1977 and Summer 1984 have Pluto in the second half of Libra. Saturn has been transiting their Pluto since late 2010, lasting until October 2012. This group will again experience Saturn conjunct their Plutos around 2040-2042. Saturn is said to be "exalted" in Libra, offering us all possibilities to mature and become more responsible through authoring various forms of "Right Relationship."
When Saturn transits the Divine Transformer and purifier in Libra, major life lessons are structured involving principles and ideals of justice, fairness, balance, perspective, and law. We’ve seen important legal transformations during these years, and the world’s sense of justice and fairness has been awakened through the dichotomy of the 1% believing it has the right to dictate to the 99%.
If you have a Pluto in Libra, please take a new look at The Coming Cardinal Squares and Crosses of Saturn in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013. That article offered insights into the major transformational forces at work during recent years challenging everyone to "right action."
Along with those major squares, oppositions, and crosses, between 2009 and 2015 Uranus and Pluto will be challenging those born between 1971-1978 in some fairly drastic ways, since they make a very volatile T-square to that sub-generation’s Pluto. The challenge for those born in the 70s is to find appropriate forms of Cancer self-expression and it'll make navigating this period easier. The focus is on needs, ensuring supply, finding a protective “shell” (whether a home or personality), taking a closer look at habits and things they take for granted, as well as what they should and should not care about, or be reactive to.
Those born between November 1983 and September 1990 have Pluto in the first half of Scorpio, and will experience the first Saturn transit of their Pluto between October 2012 and November 2013. Pluto in Scorpio is a position of deep wisdom and the power of absolute regeneration by casting out all that is impure or which cannot be taken into the unknown future. While capable of great darkness, it is also the depth-purification required of all who would know absolute transcendence.
What happens to this group between late 2012 and late 2013 will be critical in setting the seeds of their wisdom process into motion so they can be more effective in participating in the evolutionary process of their world. This will bear fruit between November 2041 and September 2043.
As you can see, these generational time spans move forward based in the group we're focusing on, so those born after 1990 will be going through major changes and transformations in their world in 2013, 2014, and 2015 as prelude to their next evolutionary choices to contend with between 2043-2045. I'll focus on the Pluto in Sagittarius generation down the road.
So to sum up, we have been and continue to be in the heart of a span of several years that are crucial to our individual and collective transformation. We have the power to structure how the seed-power of our Divine Self sprouts in the world, utilizing the Divine Power of Economy of Energy to purify our life functions.
If you're in a group that's already experienced Saturn on your Pluto, seeds have already been set into long-term motion. The transits of Jupiter across the Pluto in Cancer, Leo, and Virgo generations in 2013, 2014, and 2015 will bring blessings and adventures related to what was learned when Saturn crossed through those signs.
If you’re in a group that is experiencing Saturn on your Pluto now or in the near future, use Saturn's best qualities to be a world-changer in your unique way and place. Saturn transits over any of our planets show us how to utilize patience, diligence, a sense of responsibility, and maturity to achieve the dominion that is our Divine birthright. Whatever this "Ring-Pass-Not" touches is bound in and across time as part of our "Great Work."
Though Saturn lessons can be difficult, and Pluto lessons can be fearsome, when we make Saturn AND Pluto our friends, we'll never be afraid of anything ever again. These two show us the way beyond fear and unrighteous limitations. Aum Namah Shivaya!
(This article incorporates information originally published in Jan 2007. As noted in yesterday’s article, when I first posted these articles there were some very interesting comments, so if you're interested, please go into the archives and check it out.)
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