When A Transit Happened And Nothing Happened ASTROLOGY

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I was waiting. I was waiting for love. I was waiting for money. VENUS RULES LOVE AND MONEY. I’m not gonna hide from you, hide behind some wall of I DO NOT WANT. Because I DO want. I want love. I want money. Just like you. Doesn’t mean I’m totally empty but I WANT.

And I’ve been under this transit for all of late degree Saturn in Sagittarius: Saturn TRINE my Venus. Where Prince Charming? Where blank check?

WELL, there is much to consider and I’m gonna list just a few:

-the houses of the transit which are the AREAS OF LIFE to be affected
-other transits going on simultaneously which may hinder or help
-what the fuck is going on in your damn life! Transits happen to YOU, a soul in body
-the transit itself of course: which planets???? what is their NATURE????

I’ll use my own self as an example. Maybe you will relate! 

Transiting Saturn in my Fourth House (HOME) trine natal Venus in my Twelfth.

Can it get any more esoteric than this? Seriously? I mean, besides HOME. Fourth House is your home. That’s pretty practical but surely you can see that a 12th/4th trine is PROTECTION of the HOME. Spiritual protection thanks to your 12th House Spirit Guides.

And yet the 12th is also a money house. Did you know this? Despite my expenses TRUE STORY being MORE EXPENSIVE in Florida than when I was in NYC (!!!), all has remained stable. Money (Venus) has been stable (Saturn). DO I WANT MORE? YES. GIVE ME MORE. BUT. Here I am. Living life on my own terms (as a friend said to me).

Saturn will always TRY to create stability. This is Saturn’s nature to put ORDER IN YOUR LIFE. And yet this can be a problem of course. Because some situations need to be blown up but Saturn will tow the line, stick to the rules, be a good girl. Saturn is not a freak accident. Saturn is not pennies from heaven. Saturn is = work for it and get it IN PROPORTION. Saturn puts a frame around your life.

STABILITY IS NOT EXCITING. Or is it? Saturn is not Uranus. Saturn is not Pluto. Saturn is slow and not shocking. Saturn in a trine I would argue is still a lesson but not as sharp and not as hard. It will build you up. Easier to gain confidence than a Saturn square which seeks to make the lesson ache.

Strength training takes time. Steady increments. Go slow. Something about instant gratification culture. Consider that you may not feel or understand a long transit until after it’s DONE and you are NEW and one day you wake up with new skills fully manifested and you make decisions from that place. Consider that.

Some transits appear subtle or without fanfare, but make no mistake: something happened. OPEN YOUR EYES

But, MoonPluto, I’m looking! I HAVE been looking! And nothing, nothing. 
Look again, my friend. Look again.

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Sad Planets In The 12th House

This blog post is not about anyone in particular but lately I’ve had contact with clients with busy 12th Houses and the question I’m pondering is: does ANY planet become sad when in the 12th? To some degree, yes. The 12th House is a prison. But as I am fond of saying, the 12th also rules “escape.”

I am thinking of Mars there, Chiron there, Pluto there. These are all different, yes, but my main point today is to remind you that the 12th House is what is HIDDEN. The 12th House has secrets. Venus there? Secret love. The Sun there? You may hide who you truly are. Chiron? You keep your pain to yourself. Pluto? How self-destructive (or manipulative) are you? Mars there is rattling the bars, growling, but the thing is this: you don’t even notice it half the time because the 12th can be pushed So Far Down. It’s invisible energy until you FINALLY realize you are making yourself sick.

And, again, this post is not referring to anyone in particular but I swear this month I have seen 12th House after 12th House in client-charts and I want to quote Moses here LET MY PEOPLE (planets) GO.

How? How to redeem 12th House planets? Good question! The first thing to do is… admit that you have a 12th House. That there is stuff about YOU (or your life) that you don’t see or don’t want to see. Start there.

From my 12th House to yours :)

Love, MP


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One Or Two Thoughts On The 12th House (And Pluto And The South Node)

I’m writing about the Houses again but I’m going out of order. I meant to write more about the First and the Second but now the Twelfth is on my mind.


We talk a lot about the Nodes and the 12th House (and various other topics!) on the message board I run.

A number of us have 12th House placements, some of us have the North Node there. Some struggle to make “sense” of it. Some wonder if they ever will.

Is it about “going spiritual” ? as an old friend used to threaten me with. I had met him on line. We would have dinner at this Moroccan place. He used to try to kiss me. He told me one day he would disappear, “go spiritual.” And then one day he did. Never heard from him again. I wonder what *he* had in his 12th House.

I feel like I know the 12th pretty well. A lot of it is from the love life perspective with my Venus there but ALSO my South Node. It’s my hometown. Where I come from. The House of the Holy.

I’ll mention one other 12th House quality for the moment: compassion. 12th House people often need to learn better boundaries, when to stop giving, when to stop caring, like a faucet that never turns off, because their compassion, their impulse to sacrifice is… well… if you sacrifice yourself you have nothing left (to give) — and that’s actually part of the problem or tendency. 12th House people LIKE how that feels! They like how dissolving into nothingness (higher consciousness) feels.

I feel like my Moon Pluto conjunction keeps on keeping on, keeps on generating energy and light, even when I get depleted, even though the light may be smaller on the social networking, it’s still bright in private. We associate Pluto with the masses, with replication, with regeneration. It does not stop.


So hmm that’s the point I want to make here, that I hadn’t set out to make… that 12th House people (or other compassionate intuitive people) should pay close attention to their Pluto. Because that Pluto is the source. Where they should look for their regenerative power. That Pluto feeds the rest of the chart.

Does this make sense to you? 


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When Do You Leave? Remembering Saturn In Virgo

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hard to kill

Do you leave situations before they get really bad? Or do you wait until bad becomes unbearable. In both instances, you know it can’t last, but one person waits, kinda hoping. The other type? They run.

I remember reading once that Pisces types (Pisces North Node, too much 12th House, for example) tend to stick around too long. I know that I have. You get dirt on your face from situations wiping their feet on ya.

Related tangent: was on the phone the other day with my sister and worried about these strange small winged flying things around the apartment. Fruit flies? Gnats? And she said, Yes, you have the problem with pestilence!

Too many times in my life, I’ve gotten bugged which usually signaled, I swear, that it was time to leave that place, actually PAST THE TIME to leave.

One of these transits was Saturn (harsh) in Virgo on my Moon (home) and Pluto (disgusting) with transiting Uranus (sudden) in Pisces opposing. More than the big squeeze – it was the big And We Shall Destroy You. I had to leave and had to leave fast. Lost almost everything. And then came the rebuild. Such things are possible.

It makes me think of the Magician card in the Tarot. The skill to create something out of nothing. As above so below. We mirror God when we create. And when we survive.

So how do you leave? And can you connect it to your natal?

Although I have a Cancer Stellium, it’s in my 11th House. I can definitely GO (i.e. Uranus knows how to flee). But I cling until forced out. My goal? To not wait that long.

And you?

Note to self: Moon square Saturn: remembering hard times past