Pluto Transits Endings and Beginnings

Under a Pluto transit, suppressed feelings, even those from the very distant past, may come to the surface due to circumstances that mirror and evoke them. For instance, if you've never allowed yourself to grieve over some loss, current events under a Pluto transit may bring that grief to the surface, as fresh as when it first occurred. Or you may relive some betrayal of trust or abuse of power, even from childhood, under the spur of a difficult interaction in the present. The textbook...

Using Pluto WellA Rebirth is Possible

In this chapter, we have considered Pluto in many forms, both constructive and destructive. We have examined a few ideas on how to change the level of expression from negative to positive. As we are progressively more able to let go rather than hold on during periods of change and transformation, our experience of Pluto will seem more and more positive. In many ways, this process is the death of our old egotistical selves. Evangelical Christians say, 'Ye must be born again. This injunction...

Using Plutos Energies for Healing

The holding in pattern has so much undesirable potential that it is no wonder Pluto and Scorpio have bad reputations, yet the essence of any planet can be used for either good or bad. We choose, consciously or unconsciously, how we will use it. The greater self-awareness we gain through astrology is accompanied by greater responsibility to make the best use of each planet and sign. Nowhere is this more true than with Pluto, a planet with tremendous potential for either destruction or...

Venus in Exaltation Detriment and Fall

I don't pay much attention to the traditional astrological categories of exaltation, detriment, and fall for the planets2, because these placements often seem to operate in ways contrary to those teachings. However, pondering these categories seems to clarify the nature of Venus and its proper role in our lives. Venus is in exaltation in Pisces, in fall in Virgo, and in detriment in Scorpio and Aries. 2 These terms represent a traditional method of evaluating the strength of planets in various...

Jupiter and the Liver

In medical astrology, Jupiter rules the liver, and there is much to be said of this relationship. Just as Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, the liver is the largest organ in the body. The liver has a great many functions it helps us digest and absorb our food by secreting bile it stores and distributes excess nourishment it filters out toxic material and it helps us form and break down blood. The planet Jupiter also performs vital functions in our lives, some of which are...