Saturn/Pluto Double Whammy

In the Spring of 1968 almost to the summer of 1969, Saturn and Pluto formed an inconjunct to each other, a 150 degree angle which signifies an irritating oil-and-water kind of configuration where both planets rub against each other, like an itch that can’t be scratched. It’s also called a quincunx.

Saturn was in Aries, the sign of it’s detriment, because Aries can be brash and bold and Saturn really prefers to do things in an orderly, controlled way. Pluto was in Virgo, more at home than Saturn was, because Virgo sextiles Pluto’s natural sign, Scorpio and it is natural to Pluto to think things through, deeply. So Pluto had the upper hand in that dance.

Right now, there’s an interesting thing happening to that quincunx. Transit Pluto in Capricorn squares that 1968-1969 Saturn in Aries. Transit Saturn in Sadge squares that Pluto in Virgo. This is quite a lot to handle! I’ve attached a chart, for a visual. I took out all the other planets because they can tend to clutter and distract from these 2 powerhouse transits.

When Saturn and Pluto combine, it’s a little like dynamite and cement meeting. There are going to be chunks of shrapnel flying! This can be an internal combustion, or if someone is power-hungry, it can be a coup.

I have a family member who was born during this time. The day after Thanksgiving, she stepped outside with 3 of her dogs following. One got tangled up in her legs and she came crashing down, breaking her tibia *and* fibula. She is someone who is incredibly active, and this accident brought her to a screeching halt. She is starting to weight-bear, finally but it completely derailed her. The frustration has been immense, to say the least. She has had to ask for help where she has never asked before. She’s had to endure pain she’s never even imagined.

Saturn in Aries is being cock-blocked by Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in Virgo is being held, nose to grindstone, by Saturn in Sadge.

Were you born during this time? Are you feeling the dynamite more than the cement?

Consult with Diane.

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