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The title of this post sounds like a scientific paper. I couldn't think of a better way to explain the observation I have about multiple planets aspecting a house in a chart.
TL;DR: 1) When an outer planet is aspecting an area of your chart, it does not matter if you don’t have planets in that area where the outer planet makes an aspect. You will still see the themes of that planet in the areas of your life where the outer planet is aspecting. 2) If two or more outer planets are aspecting the same house, but aren’t aspecting the same degrees, they will all affect the areas of your life that are associated with the house. They may conflict and it might be weird; they may balance each other out; they might work together.
For this post, I want to share observations I’ve had with outer planet transits. I started studying astrology to better understand timing, and there were often things that I noticed during transits that I have never seen or heard any other astrologer ever mention.
If you are a newbie astrologer, this might not make sense. It wasn’t an easy post to write and I’m not entirely comfortable sharing this because it’s confusing.
That’s OK – keep reading. If you are committed to learning about astrology, it’s best to be exposed and allow it to click into place when you are ready.
Remember, this is ALL based on my observations. You may disagree. It’s just another point of view.
I have observed that when an outer planet, by which I am referring to Neptune, Uranus and Pluto, in aspect to any degree of a sign, it is affecting the WHOLE sign. If it's touching any degree of a house, it's affecting the whole house or sign.
Here’s an example: Uranus moved into Taurus in 2018 and began sextiling my 4th house cusp in Cancer. Uranus does not leave Taurus until 2026.
In 2018, Pluto was in Capricorn and traveled between 18-20 degrees of Cap. It was also square Aries, opposite Cancer and square Libra.
I did not have any planets at those exact degrees of Aries, Cancer or Libra.
As a newbie astrologer, I thought that meant it wouldn’t influence my experience. I was wrong about that.
In 2020, I had an exact Saturn opposite Sun in Cancer and square to natal Uranus in Libra. In 2021 I had an exact Pluto opposite Sun and square to Uranus in Libra.
Pluto transits are heavy, intense, deep and dark. Uranus is shock, disruption, electricity, futuristic, novelty, new, and unpredictability. Saturn is rigidity, structure, stability, boundaries, the way it's always been done, tradition and so on.
These planets are very different energies. Uranus likes to disrupt. We all have some experience with Pluto square Uranus that happened seven exact times while Uranus was in Aries.
So here’s the theory: Uranus’s sextile aspect disrupted Pluto and prevented it from destroying things entirely. Although the sextile in 2021 would have been around 6 degrees of Cancer, that didn’t matter. Uranus at 6 degrees was still enough to hold back Pluto’s destruction at 25 degrees of Cancer.
An orb is the distance between points, or the distance between astrological degrees in a sign. Some astrologers have standard orbs they use in their own practices, but I’ve never heard of anyone using such a wide orb, except for perhaps Jupiter.
The orb between 25 degrees of Cancer (where the Pluto opposition was happening) and 6 degrees (where the Uranus sextile was happening) was 19 degrees.
I suppose you could say that I had to move because Uranus was exactly aspecting my 4th house cusp, which often happens under this transit. I had to put my stuff in storage and leave Phoenix right before the pandemic kicked off.
I was super close to being homeless, but that Uranus sextile aspect re-routed me to the Midwest by disrupting Pluto’s opposition and its attempts to totally destroy whatever shred of foundation I still had left.
I see Uranus as an ally right now. I have Sun square Uranus natally and so does Desert Edge Legal. I am no stranger to unusual or erratic things happening and I learned a long time ago that I would get through it.
The cool thing about Uranus, after having been through my Uranus opposite Uranus midlife transit, is that when Uranus leaves, it takes the disruption with it and things go back to normal (whatever that is post-pandemic....)
The Uranus sextile to Cancer from Taurus will last until 2026, years after Pluto leaves Capricorn. Although they have not been aspecting any of my planets or points in Cancer at the same time, I don’t think that matters.
It means that Pluto is out of time. It takes Pluto almost 20 years to move through a sign, and so a year isn't enough time for Pluto to do a whole lot of destroying.
Yesterday I said that I think Pluto is out of time to tear anything else down while it remains in Capricorn.
I said that because Uranus is sextiling Cancer, Jupiter is trining Cancer, and Neptune is also trining Cancer. These other planets are making positive angles (trines/sextiles are easy flowing energy) and they are preventing Pluto from destroying anything else, regardless of the degrees they are touching at any given moment.
This is especially important because of Pluto’s opposition to the United States of America’s natal chart.
The US is having its Pluto return, and I said that Pluto doesn’t have time to tear anything else apart, including the United States. Uranus disrupted whatever Pluto had planned to kill off; Jupiter is showering benevolence upon the United States, and Neptune is bringing inspiration. The United States will no doubt go through transformation, and it will be a challenge (we’re already seeing it) but Jupiter and Neptune are providing a way forward and a positive way through the transition.
In other words…it could be worse. We might not like what is happening but at least the US isn’t going to be ripped apart. We will make it through our Pluto return.
Is it magic? Maybe! I am always in awe of how these positive transits just happen to be going on at the same time as the challenging ones.
This is one of the things I love about astrology. Somehow, we have help when we need it most and it’s like a gift, a fairy godmother or just divine grace.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I may return and refine this in the future, when I have a better way of explaining this theory I have.
Until tomorrow….thanks for reading!