Daily transits are the relationships between where planets are now (“transiting”) and where the planets were when you were born (“natal”). This is sort of like a newspaper horoscope written for you alone. Daily transits are one of the simplest, yet most interesting and useful areas of astrology. I suggest that beginners start with following their daily transits instead of attempting to do natal chart interpretation.
Your birthtime doesn’t need to be accurate for your planet-to-planet transits. If you don’t know your birthtime, don’t use the planets in houses interpretations. I suggest looking through your last 2 years of Mars transits to find the dates of its four angles (conjunct and opposite Ascendent and Midheaven). Try to remember what happened the last time Mars crossed your Ascendant.
The duration of transits varies. Use these as a guideline:
Moon: 1-2 hours
Sun, Mercury, Venus: 1 day
Mars: 2-3 days
Jupiter: 1-2 weeks
Saturn: 3-4 weeks
Uranus, Neptune: months, a year
Pluto: 1-2 years
Transits of planets that are moving slowly or retrograde can last longer. The Moon’s transits are so short-lived that few people pay attention to these. Likewise, Mercury transits can last only a few hours. Don’t expect these transits to indicate major changes in your life. However, they can trigger events indicated by the outer planet transits. The outer planet transits are the most interesting, as these can influence an entire year.
Sun in 1st house: Recharging yourself, more concerned with personal matters than the world at large. You can project yourself with more energy this month. You first duty is to yourself at this time.
Sun in 3rd house: Increased attention to your immediate surroundings and the people you see every day. Increased activity, but without changes in the pattern of your life. Increased communications — but try to listen as much as you talk.
Sun in 4th house: Find out exactly where you are with respect to the world and get in touch with your own deepest levels. Psychological self-evaluation can help your personal growth.
Sun in 5th house: “the Sun is happiest in the fifth house.” Enjoyable, free-spirited, involvement with children. Relationships are lighter, like being on a stage. But try to know yourself rather than just being yourself.
Sun in 6th house: Focus on work, and on health. You may have to work for someone else.
Sun in 8th house: Subtler aspects of your psyche become important. Possible compulsive behavior, that you don’t understand. Undergo a significant psychological transformation, the death of some aspect of yourself. Possible encounter with someone causing a psychological self- inquiry. Worries about finances in common with someone.
Sun in 9th house: Try to broaden your horizons, through travel, study, new experiences, or meeting new people. Good for starting a new course of study or hobby. Possible involvement with the law.
Sun in 11th house: Friendship, relationships, working and cooperating with groups.
Sun in 12th house: Try to get in touch with your unconscious. Look for ways that your unconscious goals differ from your conscious goals. Look for patterns from childhood. Look back on the past year and how you’ve managed the art of living, acknowledging your faults, virtues, and your actions that may cause others to work against you.
Sun Conjunct Sun: Today is a day of new beginnings. The influences you feel today will affect you all year. Try casting a chart for the exact minute of this transit to see a forecast of the next year. This is a good day for starting a new venture, and to assert yourself in new ways. Think of how you can contribute to the world, not being smug or arrogant. (This transit may be a few days off from your birthday, if your were born around midsummer or midwinter.)
Sun Sextile Sun: Integrate your energies with people around you, work effectively with others. If two months before your birthday, think about what you have accomplished or failed at during this Sun cycle. If two months after your birthday, examine how far you’ve gotten towards your goals since your birthday, and plan to avoid conflicts in thirty days caused by things you are now ignoring.
Sun Square Sun: Challenge and crisis, testing the validity of what you’re doing. People may challenge you by working at cross-purposes. Three months before your birthday you should complete projects begun three months ago. Three months after your birthday your efforts on a new project will be tested. Your successes and failures at this time will manifest in three months.
Sun Trine Sun: “…balance and equilibrium in your life, when you can be yourself with few obstacles from people…” High energy levels, good for a vacation. Four months after your birthday, examine projects of the last few months and prepare them for a critical culmination in the near future, or cut losses on projects that haven’t worked out and prepare for a new start. Four months before your birthday, survey recent achievements and how to use them for your future.
Sun Opposite Sun: Culmination of affairs since your birthday. This climax may bring opposition from others. Be careful to avoid provoking your superiors. You may realize that your efforts have failed, but you can then launch a new effort based on what you’ve learned.
Sun Conjunct Moon: Emotions and personal life become important, good relations with women, feeling integrated and at one with emotions.
Problems only if you are afraid of your feelings. Use the opportunity as a personal “new moon” for new beginnings in your inner life. Don’t
try to get ahead now.
Sun Sextile Moon: Emotional equilibrium, relate to friends harmoniously, good relations with women.
Sun Square Moon: Tense but stimulating. Inner conflict between conscious personality and emotions and habits. Try to balance will and emotions and use the emotional and physical drive of this transit.
Sun Trine Moon: Inner peace and balance. Good for finding ways to compromise with others and relieve tensions. Sun approaching natal Moon, you are approaching a time of creative tension and pressure in which it will be difficult to evaluate the situation and make changes to smooth the situation, so prepare any areas of your life now that are approaching a climax. Sun leaving natal Moon, evaluate and inventory the recent events, whether breakdown or climax. Relationships that start during this transit will have important consequences in the future.
Sun Opposite Moon: Tension, high energy.
Sun Conjunct Mercury: Good for conversations, especially starting conversations or other communications. Good for getting paperwork done. Good day for starting a new business venture, making plans, or short trips.
Sun Sextile Mercury: Good for communications, travel.
Sun Square Mercury: Mentally active day, with ideas and communications coming quickly. Conflict with people, but they may not actually oppose your intentions, but only appear to, so listen carefully and reconcile conflicts.
Sun Trine Mercury: Good for studying and learning, clear thinking, business trips.
Sun Opposite Mercury: Powerful stimulus to the mind and communication. Listen to others’ ideas, don’t just talk about yourself. If you are receptive you will learn much. If you aren’t you’ll get into confrontations.
Sun Conjunct Venus: You will be charming and attractive, but don’t go impulse shopping!
Sun Sextile Venus: Feel good, affectionate to everyone, popular. Good for negotiating financial project already begun.
Sun Square Venus: Pleasant, actively seek out pleasure and beauty. Tends to be non-aggressive. Avoid excessive self-gratification, and avoid passivity.
Sun Trine Venus: Positive, feel good physically and emotionally. Better for recreation than work. Self-expression through creative activity, love and good times. If you choose to be alone, you will feel very lonely.
Sun Opposite Venus: Relationships important, see self in others.
Sun Conjunct Mars: Favorable for starting a new project, especially if you can work on it alone. High physical energy. If you work quietly at a desk you will be irritable, or will be disruptive. Be careful of accidents and infections.
Sun Sextile Mars: High energy, accomplishing work, self-confident. Ego energies are balanced, so you can assert yourself effectively.
Sun Square Mars: Serious ego conflicts, people and events will test the validity of your aims. High energy level, impatience, frustration, unpleasant surprises, conflicts with authorities. Try to avoid confrontations. Do something that requires hard work.
Sun Trine Mars: Work alone, for your own benefit. Physical activity isgood. Make new beginnings to adjust imbalances.
Sun Opposite Mars: Climaxes and critical culminations. Possible disruptions, and you may cause people to oppose you. Deal with your hostility and aggression without suppressing it, or you could be accident-prone.
Sun Conjunct Jupiter: Feel good, physically and psychologically, positive outlook, desire activity. Avoid being arrogant or domineering.
Sun Sextile Jupiter: Extremely positive for almost any activity. Almost everything should work out as planned. A good time to be with friends, or to reflect on life goals. Good relations with authorities.
Sun Square Jupiter: Energy, but don’t take on more than you can handle. Be disciplined and avoid excess. Try to see other people’s point of view. Generosity.
Sun Trine Jupiter: Positive transit, good feelings, peace and harmony, luck; work hard, don’t waste day; eager for new experiences.
Sun Opposite Jupiter: Cheerful and optimistic, avoid going overboard. Culminations in areas possibles.
Sun Conjunct Saturn: Turn attention to duties and responsibilities. Good for professional advancement, organizing and planning. Low energy,
hard to relate to people.
Sun Sextile Saturn: Good for getting things done, self-discipline, profession. Good for seeking advice from an older person.
Sun Square Saturn: Difficult transit, raises issues that are hard to handle; depression, barriers; problems with authorities; low physical and mental energy.
Sun Trine Saturn: Discipline, self-control, can channel energies towards an objective. Close relationship between who you are and what you do. Good for making plans, or attention to detail.
Sun Opposite Saturn: Conscious of limits imposed by circumstances and people. Unable to communicate, others hold you back. Express your needs clearly to those people.
Sun Conjunct Uranus: Surprises, or you may surprise others. Avoid accidents. Rebel against restrictions.
Sun Sextile Uranus: Interesting day, quick-witted, curious, act freely.
Sun Square Uranus: Disruptive, expect the unexpected, ego conflicts. Best to look for ways to break down everyday routine (or it will be broken for you). Accident-prone.
Sun Trine Uranus: Good for new activities and making discoveries about yourself. Energetic, good for studying new subjects.
Sun Opposite Uranus: Surprises in relationships and one-to-one encounters.
Sun Conjunct Neptune: May stimulate awareness, sensitivity, and intuition; but may be ego-denying and make it hard to cope with the world.
Sun Sextile Neptune: Sense energies in people and circumstances more keenly than usual. Lower ego demands, lower physical energy. Good for spiritual understanding, helping disadvantaged persons.
Sun Square Neptune: Low energy, take the day off. Feel discouraged or inadequate. Possible idealism, although goals may be unreachable.
Sun Trine Neptune: Inner idealism, desire for deeper, more spiritual understanding. Focus on getting a clear idea of where you are in life. Someone may request your help, but make sure the person is worthy of your self-sacrifice. A mystical experience is possible.
Sun Opposite Neptune: A day of confusion and uncertainty. Also awareness and sensitivity of others. Low ego levels. Avoid being a victim, or deception.
Sun Conjunct Pluto: Intense experiences, possible repairing something broken. Avoid high crime areas.
Sun Sextile Pluto: Able to make changes, try to help other people; realign self with groups goals; cleaning up.
Sun Square Pluto: Powerful pressures, from within and without, breakdown of machines or situations. Look for satisfaction in challenges: these areas you will be strong in the future.
Sun Trine Pluto: Intense and powerful experiences today that will help you learn about the inner workings of the world and your life. You can impact others considerably, but use this energy for upward, evolving purposes. If you are ruthless or selfish powerful forces will turn against you.
Sun Opposite Pluto: Intense encounters with persons and circumstances, power struggles. Machinery may break. Avoid high crime areas. Good for creative change in your life.
Sun Conjunct Ascendant: A second birthday, a burst of energy and enthusiasm, renewed confidence. You will project vigor and energy, and get a lot of work done, and take initiatives. A new start for the year.
Sun Sextile Ascendant: Social, seek recognition, show your strength, independence and leadership, but don’t “show off.”
Sun Square Ascendant: A great deal of energy for dealing with other people, but do not be willful or try to dominate. You may meet someone who is at cross-purposes to you. You can be an effective leader if your cause is right. Examine your intentions carefully today.
Sun Trine Ascendant: Good for enjoyable and gratifying things, for expanding daily routine, and being with other people. Your energies are strong and you make a good impression on other people.
Sun Opposite Ascendant: Concerned with encounters with others. You will learn about yourself through other people. Be conscious of ego conflicts, be open about differences. You will either work with people or against them. Good for working with a consultant.
Sun Conjunct Midheaven: “…put all your attention and energy into getting ahead and attaining your ambitions…strong-willed…but don’t be so willful that you alienate others…”
Sun Sextile Midheaven: Focus on getting ahead, feel strong and self- confident. Good relations with superiors. Good for making plans.
Sun Square Midheaven: Activity, exercising your will, determining where you’re going. Hard work in your profession. Try to be considerate of others. Think of enlightened self-interest, but also remembering the people around you.
Sun Trine Midheaven: Leadership, clear idea of where you’re going, confidence.
Sun Opposite Midheaven: Attend to domestic affairs, withdraw and think things over. Demoralizing ego defeats are likely, but only in areas not related to your inner needs.
THE MOON TRANSITS
Moon in 1st house: Sensitive to people’s feelings, but personal considerations come first.
Moon in 2nd house: Emotionally identify with possessions. A bad time to spend money.
Moon in 3rd house: Communications will be subjective, factually inaccurate, and have emotional depth.
Moon in 4th house: A good time for retiring to a private place. Habits may become obvious to you.
Moon in 5th house: Difficult to conceal feelings, good relations with women.
Moon in 6th house: Emotional considerations become secondary to responsibilities. Conflicting influences, possibly being hypercritical
or a martyr.
Moon in 12th house: Desire to withdraw, keep inner life secret.
Moon Conjunct Jupiter: Good feelings and generosity.
Moon Conjunct Saturn: Loneliness, pessimism, don’t take too seriously.
Moon Conjunct Neptune: Subtle but not weak. Empathy is increased, picking up on people’s feelings. Good for daydreaming. Communications may be unclear.
Moon Opposite Sun: High energy levels, but conflict between parts of your life.
Moon Opposite Moon: Powerful emotions, difficult to see others’ point of view.
Moon Opposite Mercury: Conflict between feelings and reason, or good for communications about your feelings.
Moon Opposite Venus: Pleasant, but don’t overeat. String emotional contacts with people.
Moon Opposite Mars: Emotionally excitable, easily irritated, difficulties with women.
Moon Opposite Jupiter: Feel good, stimulates drive for personal freedom, may resist others trying to restrict freedom. Possible questioning of goals.
Moon Opposite Uranus: Emotionally excitable, may jump to conclusions, may receive news that upsets you.
Mercury in 2nd house: More concerned about business, good for planning. Concerned about what you value, material, intellectual, or spiritual.
Mercury in 3rd house: “Mercury is in its own house here…its energies will be stronger than usual.” You will communicate more, meet new people, and travel more. Good for intellectual activities, but not for relaxing, as the tempo of events will be quickened. Avoid being continually distracted, or making decisions without thinking carefully. Gather information at this time rather than reach conclusions.
Mercury in 5th house: Good for expressing yourself, enjoying mental amusement, possibly prankish, inadvertant useful education.
Mercury in 6th house: Good for mental work, less ego involvement, but be careful not to criticize others. Possible health problems or nervousness.
Mercury in 8th house: Good for looking inward to find deep psychological truths. Conversations that have profound effects, for you or someone you talk to. Good for financial or property negotiations.
Mercury in 9th house: Good for studying and education, eager for knowledge and new experiences. Good for traveling, discussions of philosophical topics, tolerance of differing opinions.
Mercury in 12th house: In touch with hidden sides of your personality. Good for research by yourself. Communicate to eliminate doubt and uncertainty, for people will hold against you what you don’t say as well as what you say.
Mercury Conjunct Sun: Mind clear, alert and mentally sharp. Conscious of purpose of a project. A day of communications, mostly initiated by you. Be sure to listen too.
Mercury Sextile Sun: Busy, mentally stimulating.
Mercury Square Sun: Busy, mental activity and communications. Be careful not to speak from egoistic motives. Problems with authorities are possible. Avoid getting nervous or sloppy.
Mercury Trine Sun: Mind unusually clear, communicate well, business, organizing self, curiosity.
Mercury Opposite Sun: Increased communication, possible ego conflicts. You may have an urgent message to deliver, but others may oppose your views. “Don’t hesitate to discuss important issues with others now, but be prepared for energies running high in the discussion. What you bring into the open at this time could really help you in the future.”
Mercury Conjunct Moon: Best time to express your feelings, not so good for logic or objectivity. Good for listening.
Mercury Sextile Moon: In touch with your feelings, good for dealing with groups of people, listen to other peoples’ feelings.
Mercury Square Moon: In touch with feelings. Psychological problems from the past may recur.
Mercury Trine Moon: Enlivens you everyday world, making it faster and more interesting. You will be in touch with your feelings and show emotional sensitivity. You will be a good listener today. Improves communications with women.
Mercury Opposite Moon: May say something unintended; emotions in communications.
Mercury Conjunct Mercury: Favorable for mental activity and communication.
Mercury Sextile Mercury: Mind is clear, good for detailed communications, hurrying from appointment to appointment.
Mercury Square Mercury: Challenges to your basic beliefs. Increased communications. A critical day, handle your affairs carefully with perceptiveness, insight, and flexibility. Test out your ideas on other people. Avoid becoming scattered or frenzied, instead seek harmony.
Mercury Trine Mercury: Clear and precise thinking, good for making plans, favors business, good for communication, curiosity about the world.
Mercury Opposite Mercury: Stimulates ideas and communications. Try out your ideas on others today, but don’t try to defend your opinions. Avoid fast, sloppy thinking, rash statements, or nervous strain.
Mercury Conjunct Venus: Stimulates intellectual (not emotional) appreciation of beauty, and expression of affection. May let you see abstract patterns in your experiences. Good for business dealings.
Mercury Sextile Venus: light transit, good for leisure, getting in touch with feelings, or enjoying beauty, especially in short trips.
Mercury Square Venus: Tension in relationships. Try to compromise instead of feeling righteous. Avoid excessive self-indulgence.
Mercury Trine Venus: Agreeable, like everyone you meet. Good for meeting new people, or for smoothing over past differences. Appreciation of beauty and love.
Mercury Opposite Venus: You may not notice this transit. Pleasant, light interaction with others. Good for compromising, and for communicating affection. Possible self-indulgence, and poor for difficult mental work.
Mercury Conjunct Mars: Tremendous intellectual and mental energy, present ideas clearly. Egoistic, irritable, start fights. May meet such a person.
Mercury Sextile Mars: You are likely to be extremely busy, mostly working for you own ends. Don’t expect others to work as hard. You will be good at presentations. Your inner confidence should make you successful.
Mercury Square Mars: Difficult, irritable, accident-prone, touchy and defensive. May meet such a person.
Mercury Trine Mars: Good for hard mental work, confident of beliefs.
Mercury Opposite Mars: Releases buried ego tensions. Use caution in your speech and behavior, try not to be combative, or be a victim. Avoid accidents by watching for rash or impulsive behavior.
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter: “extremely useful transit.” Capable of comprehending broad ideas. See other viewpoints as expanding your own views. Good for business, quickly see the most advantageous route. But pay attention to details, avoid being sloppy or self-conscious.
Mercury Sextile Jupiter: Make plans for your future. Your hopes and wishes are important today. Your mind is sharp and alert, and your are optimistic. Favorable for business, intellectual curiosity, travel.
Mercury Square Jupiter: Fortunate, optimistic, positive; but may be sloppy or arrogant. Plan carefully, be flexible, and avoid thinking you have all the answers.
Mercury Trine Jupiter: Good for making plans, organizing systems, and other mental efforts. You may lack discipline and take the easy way out. Good for business activity or signing a contract.
Mercury Opposite Jupiter: Optimism, good for negotiation and planning, if you try to be careful about the details and fine print. Don’t be too grand in your thinking, or arrogant. You should be able to make good judgements.
Mercury Conjunct Saturn: Proceed with caution, tend to not see forest for the trees, and see peoples’ negative characteristics. You may have to say good-bye to someone. Intellectual precision, critically sharp. Afraid to communicate, but what you don’t say could hurt someone.
Mercury Sextile Saturn: Conscious of flaws, good time to correct your environment. Will be a good teacher or one who is taught. Better for details than broad thinking. Loneliness is a danger.
Mercury Square Saturn: Good for heavy mental work, disciplined thinking; depression and gloom; poor communications, give negative impressions.
Mercury Trine Saturn: Serious thinking about practical matters. Working carefully and thoroughly. Good for organizing. Good for asking advice from an older person.
Mercury Opposite Saturn: Serious, practical thinking, possible depression. Be careful not to end a relationship. Good for disciplined mental work or advice from an older person.
Mercury Sextile Uranus: New discoveries, meet new people, excitement. Look for new ways to solve old problems.
Mercury Square Uranus: Mind will be stimulated, stay flexible, be careful to avoid accidents.
Mercury Trine Uranus: Stimulating, alive and awake. An excellent day to try to solve a problem if conventional methods have failed, as you may see a new solution. Good for studying new fields or ideas. Be open to as many new experiences as possible and the day will go well.
Mercury Opposite Uranus: Scattered, undisciplined, nervous, but stimulating, and you understand ideas faster. Be careful not to be blunt with people.
Mercury Conjunction Neptune: Think with subtlety, but others may not understand; be honest or say nothing.
Mercury Sextile Neptune: Stimulates imagination, sensitivity, and intuition. Read a fantasy novel or romance. Lack of clear thinking and attention to details.
Mercury Square Neptune: A day of confusion, misunderstood communications, and idealizing persons and situations. Don’t keep something secret to avoid a confrontation.
Mercury Trine Neptune: Daydreaming, good for spiritual subjects, sensitive to others’ moods.
Mercury Opposite Neptune: “…a day of mental confusion and unclearness…avoid making permanent commitments…Communications today will be especially difficult.”
Mercury Conjunct Pluto: Intense mental activity and communications. Good for research, getting to the bottom of questions. Good for influencing people. Opposition from others if you make them feel threatened. Don’t spend the day preoccupied with a problem.
Mercury Sextile Pluto: Love of mysteries, let others know solution.
Mercury Square Pluto: All day you will be preoccupied, so try to keep an open mind. Don’t force views on others. Frustration, compulsiveness. Turned inward can bring to light hidden forces.
Mercury Trine Pluto: Concern for deep issues, mysteries. Someone may have a great effect on your mind, or you may affect others’ minds. Avoid obsessiveness.
Mercury Opposite Pluto: good for getting to the bottom of any problem, seeing hidden or secret things. Intellectual conflict of wills, or someone may try to convince you of something you don’t believe, or you may do this to someone. Be careful not to get talked into something you don’t believe in. Avoid being obsessed by a single idea all day.
Mercury Conjunct Ascendant: Busy, good for communication and negotiation. Your mind is sharp. Not an extraordinary day, just routine, but smooth and fast paced.
Mercury Sextile Ascendant: Mentally alert, good for serious communications, getting paperwork done, short trips, business.
Mercury Square Ascendant: Mind moves quickly, but avoid chattering to yourself and not accomplishing anything. Others may be disagreeable, especially if you don’t listen to them, so slow down and listen. Avoid analyzing people.
Mercury Trine Ascendant: Good for communications, travel.
Mercury Opposite Ascendant: Mental stimulation and communication with others. Good for consulting with doctors, lawyers, etc. A younger person may be important to you today.
Mercury Conjunct Midheaven: Focus on work or duties. Good for planning your future, consulting with others, and making announcements. You may even be discussed in a newspaper or on the radio. Possible important communication about your professional life. Try to think before speaking, and reflect on how your plans connect to your ego.
Mercury Sextile Midheaven: Good for communicating, thinking. Better for planning than acting. Good for negotiating, maybe not for closing a deal. Good for clearing away paperwork.
Mercury Square Midheaven: Good for carrying out plans, communicating. Busy with job and career concerns. Try to heed other people’s ideas. Don’t overanalyze some insignificant matter.
Mercury Trine Midheaven: Good for mental work, career.
Mercury Opposite Midheaven: Make plans and set goals, not for your career but for your inner feelings and personal desires. Avoid being too subjective, and avoid negotiations, except regarding real estate.
Venus in 1st house: Warmth and relating to others. You will be attractive. Unaggressive, good for compromising. Good for a vacation.
Venus in 2nd house: May attract material possessions and money, but you also may spend extravagantly. Good for financial negotiations or investing.
Venus in 3rd house: Your surroundings become more pleasant and your social life picks up. You are more interested in pleasures than serious matters. You should notice that you are loved by the people around you, and see beauty in your surroundings.
Venus in 4th house: Peaceful, quiet hours around home, shy rather than self-assertive. Good relations with parents. May want to make your home more attractive. Be careful not to overeat.
Venus in 5th house: Fun, having a good time, low self-discipline, good relations with children, favorable for love relationships.
Venus in 6th house: You will have to subordinate your desire for amusement to the needs of the present. Difficulties in relationships will have to be confronted. Good for professional relations, and for your health. Relationships will be seen in reality, not fantasy.
Venus in 7th house: Good for all relationships, especially balanced relationships. Good for expressing affection, understanding a partner’s needs, and for resolving conflicts.
Venus in 8th house: Intensifies sex. Good for seeking a loan. Factorsthat you were not aware of in a relationship may come to the surface. Learn about how you relate to people.
Venus in 9th house: Expanding consciousness through love or beauty. Good for art, music, people, or places that are new and different.
Venus in 12th house: Selflessness in love, avoid playing a martyr.
Venus Conjunct Sun: You will be charming and attractive.
Venus Sextile Sun: Sociable, good for group activities, make good impression in interviews, good for personal advancement.
Venus Square Sun: Good for relationships, lack of self-discipline. Avoid overindulgence.
Venus Trine Sun: Pleasant and enjoyable, good for working with others, or for recreation and relationships.
Venus Opposite Sun: Good times, friendships, sexual attraction, creativity, overindulgence, laziness, lack of self-discipline.
Venus Conjunct Moon: Loving and affectionate, dreamy and romantic. Avoid overeating.
Venus Sextile Moon: Feeling nurturing and protective, not anger or resentment. Good for relations with women, your mother, and the public.
Venus Square Moon: Amorous, but also jealous and possessive. But also good for warm, protective love.
Venus Trine Moon: “Relationships work out far better than on other days…by indirectly increasing the strength of love within the relationship.” Good for dealing with groups of people, and recreation.
Venus Opposite Moon: Meaningful relations with women, good for taking care of people. Possible indiscriminate affection, or extreme emotion.
Venus Conjunct Mercury: Thoughts on light topics, difficult to take things seriously, sociable and friendly, expressing affection, or negotiating financial transactions.
Venus Sextile Mercury: Good for socializing. Your surroundings should be more pleasant, good for commercial transactions.
Venus Square Mercury: Good for mentally stimulating relationships, but lack mental discipline. More concerned for keeping peace than serious negotiation.
Venus Trine Mercury: Pleasant thoughts and communication. Good for telling someone you love him or her. You should be able to get people to work together. Negotiations will be smooth and work to your advantage.
Venus Opposite Mercury: Favorable for communications about love and relationships, although emotional matters not taken seriously. Be careful not to say things you might regret later!
Venus Conjunct Venus: Take initiatives in relationships. Reveal your feelings to someone. Enjoyment of beauty. You will make good impressions on people.
Venus Sextile Venus: Today you will feel contented and at ease, and project warmth and concern for others. Good for financial negotiations, and for enjoying beauty.
Venus Square Venus: Relationships may be tested, but you’ll tend to compromise rather than take a stand. Someone could take advantage of your good nature today. Low energies, self-indulgence.
Venus Trine Venus: Good for all relationships, but inactive. Lucky.
Venus Opposite Venus: Pleasant, self-indulgent, avoiding work. Poor for negotiating an advantage.
Venus Conjunct Mars: Interest, assertiveness regarding the opposite sex. You will be attractive and the life of the party. Your ego will besatisfied in relationships.
Venus Sextile Mars: Favors love relationships and new friends, creativity, financial opportunities.
Venus Square Mars: Arouses interest in the opposite sex, but also arouses discord. A relationship may be tested.
Venus Trine Mars: You can be assertive without offending anyone, direct without being abrasive, a balance between your needs as an individual and your relating to others. Gently arouses sex drive, and you can charm the opposite sex by being friendly and agreeable.
Venus Opposite Mars: “…stimulate sexual and creative energies…good for a sexual relationship if things are generally going well…On the other hand…if it is a nonsexual relationship with the opposite sex, there is likely to be conflict between you…If you have no ongoing sexual relationship, you can expect to be attracted sexually to almost anyone you encounter…”
Venus Conjunct Jupiter: “…the most agreeable transit of all…” Favorable for relationships, optimistic, financially lucky.
Venus Sextile Jupiter: Favorable for finance, love or legal issues, although this is a lighthearted transit. Good for rest and recreation.
Venus Square Jupiter: Little self-discipline. Don’t overeat or overspend. Avoid impulses, for your mind is capable of making good decisions today, but your emotions are strong too. Everyone enjoys being with you, unless you are arrogant.
Venus Trine Jupiter: “…one of the best transits, except that it has a rather short duration.” Pleasant social interaction, also laziness and self-indulgence. Benefits financial interests, a good day for making investments, or beginning a vacation.
Venus Opposite Jupiter: Excessive indulgence, but also pleasure and satisfaction. Don’t go shopping, or overeat.
Venus Conjunct Saturn: Restrained in expressing affection, may alienate someone, restrained from self-indulgence.
Venus Sextile Saturn: Fortunate for business, creativity that requires detail, friendships with older people or persons who will guide you. Shows you the positive side to responsibility in relationships.
Venus Square Saturn: Difficulty relating to others, feel cool and reserved, independent. Possible loneliness and depression. Don’t think your relationships are worse than they are.
Venus Trine Saturn: Satisfied with relationships, conservative in business, detached, sober.
Venus Opposite Saturn: Conflict between duty and enjoyment. Relationships force you to encounter aspects of yourself that you would prefer not to face.
Venus Conjunct Uranus: Unexpected events, a new romance or a disruption in a relationship, a financial gain or loss. Do something new and exciting.
Venus Sextile Uranus: Seek exciting breaks from everyday life, stimulating friends . You may attract new friends, because you seem attractive. Possible start of a relationship that will revolutionize your life, but you’ll have to give your friend great freedom.
Venus Square Uranus: Interesting but not profound transit. New experiences, impulsive. Seeks excitement through love relationships, but try not to start a fight. Tendency to flirt, but don’t make anything more out of an encounter.
Venus Trine Uranus: Bored with the daily routine, do something stimulating and different. You may meet unusual people today. Something unexpected and stimulating may happen.
Venus Opposite Uranus: Possible unexpected occurrences in a relationship, or just a desire for unusual recreation. Focus on meeting new people or new experiences.
Venus Conjunct Neptune: Lack of selfishness, or unrealistic expectations of a relationship. Daydreaming, creativity.
Venus Sextile Neptune: Creative and romantic imagination, daydreaming.
Venus Square Neptune: Romantic imagination, unrealistic. Try not to expect your partner to live up to an impossible ideal.
Venus Trine Neptune: Pleasant, but more for fantasy and daydreaming.
Venus Opposite Neptune: “…be careful of your relationships…unrealistic ideals…you might be deceived about a relationship…”
Venus Conjunct Pluto: Seek unusual and intense love experiences.
Venus Sextile Pluto: Deepens emotions, relationships become important. Good for understanding your emotions, reaching deeper truths about a relationship.
Venus Square Pluto: Intense emotional experiences in a relationship. The powerful love can bring you together, or it can make you aware of changes in the relationship. See the changes as growth, and do not try to hang onto the other person.
Venus Trine Pluto: Intensifies emotions and relationships, reveals inner workings of relationships.
Venus Opposite Pluto: Intensifying your love life, feelings out of the ordinary, possible indiscretions.
Venus Conjunct Ascendant: Favorable for relationships, expressing affection, contentment, possibly financially favorable, or meet a new friend or lover.
Venus Sextile Ascendant: Lighthearted, good for relaxing with friends. Good for meeting new people.
Venus Square Ascendant: Affectionate, good for relationships, possibly careless.
Venus Trine Ascendant: Good times, entertaining, having fun. Lucky, especially if you don’t give in to self-indulgence.
Venus Opposite Ascendant: Extremely favorable for relationships, or for making a good impression on someone.
Venus Sextile Midheaven: Think of relationships.
Venus Square Midheaven: Either expressive of love, or wrapped up in self and not relating successfully to others.
Venus Trine Midheaven: Creativity, affection, peacefulness. Try not to compromise too easily.
Venus Opposite Midheaven: Good for enjoying yourself at home. Contented, affectionate. May meet a new lover at home. Don’t overeat!
Mars in 5th house: You will demand to be yourself and to express yourself. Favorable for sports and athletics, but you won’t be too aggressive. Favorable for physical love. You won’t be able to do things you don’t want to do. Rarely, accidents happen to your children.
Mars in 6th house: Ego energies will be used for hard work and getting things done. Possible conflicts between working for someone else and working for yourself. Frustrated ego energies may cause illness or accidents. Be physically active and do not keep your frustrations bottled up.
Mars in 7th house: Tension, conflicts with persons close to you, open enemies. A good time for bringing out problems in a relationship. On the positive side, you will have a lot of energy to put into relationships. How you handle this is up to you. Possible legal conflicts.
Mars in 9th house: Creative intellectual work. Avoid identifying your ego with your ideas.
Mars in 10th house: Ambition to achieve. You will work hard if you are your own boss and identify with a project. Conflict with authorities, who may try to stop you. Try to align your interests with them, don’t threaten them. Don’t try to fight every challenge, and be aware of others’ interests.
Mars Conjunct Sun: Tremendous potential for accomplishment, but definite risks. Be careful, explosive consequences are possible. High ego energies, great confidence. Try not to be assertive with supervisors. Good physical energy.
Mars Sextile Sun: Physical vitality, vigor and self-confidence. Look for new opportunities to be personally effective. Favorable for business negotiations.
Mars Square Sun: Energetic, assert yourself well, and accomplish a great deal of work. But you will be continually tested to demonstrate the validity of your purpose. Make an effort to back down on issues and compromise. Successful stands on issues will bear fruit in six months, but if you create opposition you will experience failure in six months. (Castro triumphed over Batista; Allende was murdered.)
Mars Trine Sun: Energies run high, feel vigorous and willing to work. Self-confidence is strong, feel no need to struggle against others. Work is calm, effective, and competent. Best to work on projects you’ve started earlier. Good time to enjoy athletics. Favorable time to make decisions.
Mars Sextile Moon: You will seek activities involving both your mind and your feelings. Defensive of your beliefs, but more from passion and high-spiritedness, not from aggression or irritability. High energy for working on projects you feel close to.
Mars Square Moon: Moody irritability, irrational and compulsive behavior. Long-buried tensions may surface. Be careful of accidents and eye injuries.
Mars Trine Moon: Emotional intensity, unity of emotions and conscious intention, emotional involvement with the opposite sex.
Mars Opposite Moon: Difficulties with women, relationships.
Mars Conjunct Mercury: Ego in communications, touchy, irritable, make remarks that cause people to feel threatened. High mental energy, make positive, enthusiatic impressions on people, if you try not to antagonize them. Drive slowly.
Mars Sextile Mercury: Good for mental work, decisiveness, negotiating, cooperative planning. Energies high, good for talking to people.
Mars Square Mercury: Great capacity for mental effort, but you easily become angry and irritable. Be careful of accidents and injuries to your legs and hands.
Mars Conjunct Venus: Sexual energy is strong. Good for all creative, physically active work. Possible meeting a new lover.
Mars Sextile Venus: Arouses sexual drives, good for parties, and artistic or financial activities.
Mars Square Venus: Assertive of individuality in a relationship. Creative and artistic abilities stimulated.
Mars Trine Venus: Favorable for sexual relations and creative activity.
Mars Opposite Venus: Sex and combat, or irritability with platonic relationship.
Mars Conjunct Mars: High ego and physical energy. Avoid fights or feelings of resentment. If you don’t feel this, check if you’re repressing these feelings. Someone might be aggressive to you. Good for starting a new project. Expect resistance to the project in six months, and success or failure in one year.
Mars Sextile Mars: Energetic, vigorous, good health, athletic, self- confidence, good impression on others.
Mars Square Mars: Avoid rash and impulsive actions, as you will offend others. Ego is strong, but will assert it inappropriately. You may meet someone acting in this way. Good for getting work done. How you handle this transit shows your sense of selfworth and personal effectiveness. Be careful to avoid accidents.
Mars Trine Mars: Vigorous self-assertion, high energy, initiative, effectiveness.
Mars Opposite Mars: Custer had this at Little Big Horn, with his transiting Mars in the 7th house: he met his open enemy, who was his
Mars Conjunct Jupiter: Good for physical activity, your energy level is high. Don’t be foolishly overconfident, to avoid accidents.
Mars Sextile Jupiter: Positive, especially for business or new projects. Favorable for dealing with authorities. High energy level, good for sports, and personal growth through widened experiences.
Mars Square Jupiter: Success and energy, but proceed with caution and intelligent planning and don’t be reckless or expect luck.
Mars Trine Jupiter: Energies high, lucky, activity.
Mars Conjunct Saturn: Difficult, frustrating, irritating. Don’t do anything risky. May meet such a person. Be careful not to cut yourself. Good for hard mental discipline.
Mars Sextile Saturn: Good for careful planning, attention to detail. Sustained efforts instead of high energy. Try not to defer anger or gratification too long.
Mars Square Saturn: Move slowly and cautiously; don’t be careless, but don’t take negative reinforcements seriously. Sally Ride went into space — she had the courage to overcome personal limitations.
Mars Trine Saturn: Patience and willingness to plug away at difficult and exacting work.
Mars Sextile Uranus: Restless and impatient, you’ll want to try new experiences or change your daily routines. Impulsive, changeable thinking, but also able to break out of a rut. You may seek new, exciting friendships.
Mars Square Uranus: Restless, impulsive, desire to be free of restraints. Develop ongoing change rather than sudden change.
Mars Trine Uranus: New activities and new encounters, generating both excitement and personal growth. Break free of personal inhibitions, take risks, do extraordinary things, but you won’t act impulsively or blindly.
Mars Opposite Uranus: Strike out rashly against people who have held you back or angered you in the past, or act impulsively to escape duties. You may meet such a person. Or you can liberate yourself from unnecessary restrictions. Your life could change direction, especially if you have prepared yourself for such a move. Expect considerable resistance from others. Don’t suppress this energy or you may need surgery or have an accident.
Mars Conjunction Neptune: Strange feelings, don’t take feelings of inferiority seriously; take physical care of self; good for selflessly helping others, not for serving self.
Mars Sextile Neptune: Sensitive to friends and neighbors. Insights that may alter goals. Low physical energy.
Mars Square Neptune: Feelings of doubt, discouragement and inadequacy. Unpleasantly confronted by the consequences of past actions you hoped would go away. If you are convinced your life is on the wrong course, avoid the tendency to cave in. Evaluate your life on your own terms, not someone else’s. Avoid taking a devious course of action in the face of adversity. Low physical energies. Focus on conserving your energies and confronting your own fears.
Mars Trine Neptune: Good for helping others, or for spiritual searches.Possible low-energy, unassertive, but able to get along with relativelylittle.
Mars Sextile Pluto: Try to achieve important goals, while changing plans; good for group work; achievements will be permanent.
Mars Square Pluto: Creatively transforming the world around you, or it can be a time of fierce power struggles and disagreements…energy level high…[but tend to] arouse great opposition from people you confront…avoid dangerous places and violent people.
Mars Trine Pluto: Good time to change yourself and the world around you. But do not work solely for your own benefit.
Mars Opposite Pluto: You will meet considerable resistance, the culmination of a successful effort, or opposition so fierce that you give up. Severe power struggles, you or your opponent will have no regard for ethics. If you try to control others, they may oppose you. High energy levels. Avoid high crime areas.
Mars Conjunct Midheaven: Strong ego drives. Good for work, if you have freedom, and get credit for your work. Hard to work for someone now.
Good for athletics or physical work.
Mars Square Midheaven: Aggressive, assertive, impulsive. Make an extra effort to get along with others.
Mars Trine Midheaven: Self-assured and confident, initiative, physical energy.
Mars Opposite Midheaven: Efforts to get ahead in business meet opposition. If you are self-assertive, events will not turn out as you plan. Avoid anger, egoism, accidents.
Mars Conjunct Ascendant: Martin Luther King had this when he was arrested for leading a sit-in demonstration, and courageously refused to post bond, thereby refusing that he’d committed a crime, and so he was thrown in jail. Ernest Hemingway had this when he blew his brains into his orange juice. “…you have to show others that you are someone to be reckoned with…you may have to defend yourself against an attack… you also have a chance to show the world what you can do. You may have the opportunity to direct others in some kind of joint project…” Pay attention to their feelings and win them over to your aims, rather than trying to dominate them and creating anger.
Mars Sextile Ascendant: Good for being a team leader, although impatient with people who are non-energetic. Your energy level is high. You can assert how you feel to others, and the energy is mellow so you won’t cause a fight. Good for physical activity, not for sitting around.
Mars Square Ascendant: Stormy period in relationships. Difficult to compromise, may meet such a person. Try to work alone. Make your positions clear but don’t try to resolve conflicts yet. You can get a great deal of work done, but avoid dangerous work. Express this energy consciously to avoid illness.
Mars Trine Ascendant: Self-confidence without being aggressive. High physical energy, act decisively. Use this energy or you will be irritated.
Mars Opposite Ascendant: “The most conflict-prone of transits!” Open enemies and conflicts, opposition from anyone, egos run high. Avoid dangerous sports and sharp tools.
Jupiter in 3rd house: Your immediate surroundings and everyday world will bring experiences to expand your perceptions and horizons. Your old thought patterns and attitudes will be broadened and expanded. You may receive advancd training in your field. You will communicate more, and more easily, and may travel more. Your plans for the future will be more expansive — but don’t go overboard.
Jupiter in 12th house: Good for learning about yourself. Less ego demands, more empathy. You may find a spiritual teacher, or play this role for someone else.
Jupiter Conjunct or Opposite Sun: Look for an opportunity and seize it. Albert Einstein emigrated to America. Ted Turner saw the opportunity of SATCOM and started CNN.
Jupiter Opposite Mercury: Big plans, culmination of ideas. Your plans may become reality, or you may see they are pipedreams. Avoid the grandiose or impractical. A good time for signing contracts, but look carefully at the details. Good for foresight, if you avoid sloppy thinking. Have a lawyer check your plans. Be tolerant and generous, not arrogant or self-righteous. Events will move fast, so you should plan this period in advance.
Jupiter Opposite Mars: Courage, ambitious, physical energy, don’t be reckless or overestimate your abilities.
Jupiter Conjunct Saturn: John DeLorean had this during his cocaine bust. His overconfidence (Jupiter) collided with reality (Saturn).
Jupiter Square Saturn: “…you will make many adjustments in your life, separating yourself from persons and circumstances that are doing you no good…The challenge here is to increase and go forward in some areas but to cut back in others. You will not be able to keep everything going, no matter how much you want to…You know clearly that something is wrong, but you are not sure what it is…[don’t be in a hurry]…you will have all the time you need to make a decision…In business and professional matters…be patient while you find the right solution to any problem.” If a new job offers you more oppurtunities, take it.
Jupiter Trine Saturn: Good for working patiently and slowly building something. You are able to work towards long-term goals.
Jupiter Conjunct Uranus: Surprises and sudden opportunities, striving for freedom, possible avoidance of responsibilities. May see a radical solution to a problem, and you will have the confidence to try it.
Jupiter Sextile Neptune: Idealistic about goals, helping others, gain insight from someone or something taken for granted. Be careful not to gamble.
Jupiter Conjunction Pluto: Drive to achieve, look for an opportunity and seize it. Possible drive to gain power, with possible conflict with authorities. Focus on opportunities for self-betterment, not for money or power.
Jupiter Opposite Ascendant: “…you seek to grow in various ways through your closest contacts with other people. You try to create relationships…for mutual growth. Often at this time a person will come into your life who offers to help out in some way…This is also an excellent time to seek out counseling, especially a lawyer…your marriage should work out better than usual now…[unless] your marriage is not working out well…it can make your desire for freedom so strong that you break off…”
Jupiter Sextile Midheaven: Confidence, opportunities for advancement, leadership. Good for education or learning from your inner self.
Saturn in the 1st house: “…a new beginning of internal growth…not a good idea to start any new, long-range projects that will take years to complete…turn your attention inward. You have just completed a fourteen-year period in which your attention was focused primarily on interactions with others…now is the time to turn inward and restructure yourself wherever necessary…”
Saturn in the 2nd house: “…you have to learn what is really important to you, what you really value…you may feel financially insecure…So you work very hard to keep everything going as you want to. But try to avoid letting fear and financial insecurity run your life now, for this takes attention away from the task of restructuring your value-system on the inner-psychological level.”
Saturn in the 3rd house: “…you will confront at this time…the actual structuring of your mind and how it operates on a day-to-day level…your everyday mental patterns, attitudes, habits, styles of speaking and ways of listening to others…As Saturn completes this transit, you…will move away from concern with inner truths…to…how your inner world relates to the outside world.”
Saturn in 4th house: “…an extremely important transit…anything you have been ‘putting up with’ but not really handling will have to be dealt with… Elements that used to be important in your life often come back into prominence now, especially if they were never resolved in the past…you may have to take on a parental responsibility for someone now…or you may seek out someone who will play a parental role for you…make sure this situation will ultimately lead to independence… You are ready to emerge from comparative dormancy, at least in terms of outward success, and begin to move upward… But you most start modestly. The fourth house acts as the foundation of your horoscope, and you must pay attention to securing and building up this foundation. Inner problems that you do not clear up now will be the source of most of the problems along your personal road during the next fourteen years.”
Saturn in the 5th house: “You may first become aware of certain aspects of yourself through an intense emotional encounter with another person. Even if it is an unpleasant encounter, it can be a positive growth experience…[Avoid withdrawing from encounters with others for fear of these confrontations]…Do not take…risks at this time, for they are not likely to work out. Anything you produce during this time will be the result of hard work.”
Saturn in the 6th house: “…a critical time in your development. When Saturn leaves this house…your efforts to attain your goals and ambitions will begin to bear definite fruit if you have handled this house properly…The transit of Saturn through the sixth house can be compared to preparing for a debut. You have to put everything in order so that you will make the maximum impact. Consequently this is a time of very heavy responsibility and hard work…[Do not scatter or waste energies, you must] devote yourself more efficiently to whatever must be done…if you try to compensate with an extra burst of energy, your health may suffer.”
Saturn in the 7th house: “Saturn has once again come over the horizon of your natal chart. This means that your attention is again focused primarily away from your inner world, out into the social world…”
Saturn in the 8th house: “…brings into focus finances and possessions that you hold with others…You must learn to live with [other people’s] values and to incorporate them constructively into your life without destroying your own individuality…”
Saturn in the 9th house: “…you are approaching a life peak, when all your ambitions and efforts should bear their greatest fruit…You understand the rules of the games you are playing in, and you are concentrating on how to play more skillfully…”
Saturn in the 10th house: “…the harvest…opportunity to shine and star as an individual…you will gain many responsibilities…But this can also be a time of disaster. Negative energies that you have unleashed in the past may have negative consequences now. President Nixon resigned from office during this transit…you may become so focused on external affairs…that you overlook what is happening in your personal life…”
Saturn in the 11th house: “…your principal task is to integrate your individual self with some kind of group expression…others require that you join them and be less of a star of your own…the house of your hopes and wishes, your ideals and objectives in life…Saturn in your eleventh house should bring about the results you have been trying to attain, if you have prepared well. If not, your expectations will be disappointed.”
Saturn in the 12th house: “…you should be finishing up anything that was not done completely during the last several years. This is not a good time for starting new projects, for the energy isn’t there… circumstances will compel you [to finish projects]…This is the end of a cycle, not yet the beginning of a new one…”
Saturn Sextile Sun: If you work hard there will be opportunities for achievement. Take control of this moment. Focusing on strengthening areas to withstand adversity later. Goals you set either 9-10 or 4-5 years ago may be achievable now. Recognition from authorities may come now, and you have the patience to work hard and persevere.
Saturn Square Sun: Custer had this at Little Big Horn.
Saturn Conjunct Moon: Lonely and depressed, but good for introspection and self-criticism. “The strict justice of Saturn does not blend well with the need to be human, as signified by the Moon…You may weigh yourself in the balance and find that you are wanting.” Use this transit to find out what you are, and see your conclusions as constructive. “If you have recently broken off a relationship, it may be best to leave it that way. Do not make a real effort to put it back together until this time is over.”
Saturn Square Moon: Depressed, lonely, difficulties with relationships and women. You must readjustment your life to rebalance ego and individuality with connections and relationships: break off a relationship, de-emphasize work, etc. Custer had this at Little Big Horn.
Saturn Sextile Mercury: Discipline and concentration, get work done. Good for details, but not for seeing a bigger picture. Good for restructuring organizations, not good for taking risks. Stable but narrow-minded, possibly in a rut. Sharp critically.
Saturn Square Venus: Tension in relationships, difficulties relating to people, loneliness, low creativity.
Saturn Conjunct Mars: Enormous frustration, like beating head against wall, but also a time to accomplish hard work.
Saturn Trine Jupiter: A time of balance and order in your life, success through organization and hard work. Older people may give you opportunities for insight into your life.
Saturn Conjunct Saturn: “This is one of the most important times of your life. A major cycle of experience is closing, and great changes are about to take place…Have you been living as you feel you should or as you think others want you to? If you have been doing to latter, Saturn will have a greater impact…In the year before this transit, many aspects of your life have begun to change. Relationships have changed or ended, and you may have changed your residence or your job…you have been dominated by an urgent feeling that if you don’t do everything you have always wanted to do…you will never get another chance…you are pruning your life of everything that is not relevant…”
Saturn Sextile Saturn: “…equilibrium and balance in your life, because now you have a pretty good idea of how to handle your own world…moving forward to achieve goals…”
Saturn Square Saturn: “This transit is a critical period in which several aspects of your life and experience will be tested, especially those that began to be important about seven years ago…a sort of identity crisis in which you begin to question what you are doing…”
Saturn Trine Saturn: “…you…reach a stable understanding of who you are, and you can take control of your world and prepare to achieve your goals in life. This is…a time of preparation; you will not necessarily reach your goals now. But the base you lay down now will be very important.”
Saturn Opposite Saturn: “Your reaction to this transit depends a great deal upon how you have handled your life during the past several years. Fourteen years ago, when Saturn last conjoined your natal Saturn, you made a series of new beginnings…Seven years ago, those new beginnings encountered their first period of trial…If you did not clear away the structures and patterns in your life that were working badly then, this transit will be difficult…However, everything that you have handled well will reach a culmination and prove more fruitful than ever before…”
Saturn Conjunct Uranus: Custer had this at Little Big Horn.
Saturn Trine Uranus: “…stability and creative balance between the old and the new in your life.”
Saturn Square Neptune: “…a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Your objectives are unclear…incapable of coping with…everyday life.” Keep your life simple. “You are questioning almost every aspect of your life, particularly goals and ambitions, [and] your ability to obtain them…” Reality (Saturn) doesn’t seem capable of meeting your ideals (Neptune). Delay making decisions affected by your pessimism.
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant: “One of the most significant transits of your life…your responsibilities will increase, and you will try to eliminate everything in your life that is not necessary to fulfilling them. Therefore your life will become simpler and more complex at the same time. Your are finishing up…tasks…and going into a five- to eight-year period of relatively quiet preparation for a new beginning…” Charles Manson had this when his followers murdered Sharon Tate — the reality he had created got out of hand.
Saturn Sextile Ascendant: Stabilize communications with others, create a set of goals and expectations for the next few years. Take this transit seriously because the pattern you set now will be hard to alter. Learn other people’s view of you as a human being, but don’t take their words at face value and deny your own beliefs. If you don’t handle this transit well, you will have considerable difficulties in two years. Keep in mind the difference between habit, which is mindless, and discipline, which is self-imposed to achieve your goals.
Saturn Square Ascendant: Severe testing in your relationships with others. Evaluate which relationships are worth keeping and which aren’t. If you do not do this consciously, people who have been with you a long time will leave against your wishes. There is often a tendancy to build a wall between you and others without even realizing. You may feel you have no support from others. Perhaps you have been paying more attention to getting ahead than to giving and receiving love. Or perhaps fear of your own inadequacies or fear that you are unlovable made you withdraw from others. In this case, the people you associate with are opposed to your direction in life and walls will form between you and them, forcing you to begin a new life without them. Develop a clear idea of where you are going and enjoy a new sense of freedom instead of trying to maintain inappropriare relationships.
Saturn Trine Ascendant: “…you will establish yourself with respect to the rest of the world…Your whole objective in this period is to reach a point where your affairs are running smoothly…you are very concerned with gaining experience, particularly in your profession.”
Saturn Opposite Ascendant: Strains and tensions in relationships or partnerships surface now and must be dealt with immeadiately. Work hard on these and try to solve the problems. There may also be people who oppose your interests in various matters…this Saturn transit means that at this time you are making a significant breakthrough in your life. For several years now you have been working quietly to get ahead…particularly in your professional life. Now the work you have been doing is beginning to bear fruit…In fact, one of the reasons you are having conflict with enemies is that now you are really beginning to get somewhere in life, which is likely to be threatening to others.
Saturn Conjunct Midheaven: “This is the time when all your past preparations for the future will have their most important consequences…an important life pinnacle…About fourteen years ago, you began a new cycle of personal development…you laid the framework for what will happen now…But if you have taken shortcuts anywhere or broken the rules of the game…you will have trouble in those areas of your life…The areas of your life that you have prepared carefully will become tremendously productive now. Your opportunities are at a peak for achievement and for additional responsibility and power in your work and in your personal life…”
Saturn Sextile Midheaven: “…you will work to establish yourself more solidly…professional advancement…cautious action. You are just getting the feel of managing your life, and do not want to upset anything now…”
Saturn Square Midheaven: “Challenging time in your life. You will have to make choices about what areas of your life to emphasize…Often there is an ‘alienation crisis’ with this transit…The issue here is the balance between personal relationships and advancement in life.”
Saturn Trine Midheaven: “…self-confidence and assurance. You are able to see where you are going now and to obtain help in getting there…you try to rely primarily on yourself…”
Saturn Opposite Midheaven: “Extremely important period: just finished a period of preperation like treading water, getting nowhere; begin now gradual climb to most significant time in your life, in fourteen years. Make changes in personal life if necessary, do not ignore for professional life.” I experienced this as a few months of crises preceding what seemed like a low point of my life, followed by steady, gradual improvement.
Uranus in 3rd house: Destablizes your everyday encounters, things that you count on fall through but unexpected things fall into your lap at the last minute. Your old ways of thinking will change, and you may develop new interests, especially in the sciences, astrology, or the occult. If you are afraid of change, everything that happens will be upsetting. But if you can be flexible, you will see that none of this is terrible, it is only new and somewhat unexpected. (7 years)
Uranus in the 4th house: Change in your innermost self, and your home. “The deepest, most internal and personal aspects of your life are no longer reliable and unchanging.” You must become even more flexible and open to new ideas. Old ties with the past will be broken, problems and tensions that you haven’t been dealing with will surface. “…your whole experience of the world will be different after this transit.”
Uranus Conjunct Sun: In 1965, Jimmy Carter gave a passionate speech to allow African-Americans into his church — standing up against conventional society.
Uranus Opposite Sun: Cesar Chavez faced an assassination attempt from commercial grape growers. Sally Ride became the first female American astronaut. Both involved standing up against conventional society.
Uranus Square Sun: “…unexpected events will test your ability to withstand change and to stay on the path you have chosen…If you are doing what you should in terms of your life and experience, these disruptive events will only be a test that you will withstand successfully. But if you find the energies of this transit destructive beyond your control, you should consider what changes must be made either to minimize these effects or turn them into positive ones. Health problems usually arise from a…suppression of the Uranian energies that are operating in your life now…[possible] accident-proneness…”
Uranus Conjunct Neptune: “…one of the strangest of all transits. You will be exposed to new kinds of ideas, radically different from any you have encountered before; strange new influences, very subtle in effect but quite powerful…This transit can be quite dangerous if you are not aware of its negative side…” Be very careful with any drugs you take in this period, even prescribed drugs, as they may give you tremendousinsight, but you are likely to become dependent. [I would add be especially careful of addiction if your astrocartography says youare living near your Pluto descending line.] “…you will be interested in mystical and occult approaches to reality, but you are inclined tobe indiscriminate…Consequently you need to be very careful. Illnesses that cause you to fall asleep or be fatigues and drowsy are characteristic of this transit…If you are psychologically healthy, you will experience the most positive effects of this transit.”
Uranus Sextile Neptune: Stimulates interest in spiritual ideals and occult concerns. Look for new explanations of the universe, possibly inconsistent with what you have been taught. Opens mind to new levels of consciousness. Associate with others who have similar views. Ideals, aims and objectives will change; old ones won’t have meaning anymore.
Uranus Square Ascendant: “…disruptive effect on relationships. [The foundations upon which your life is built will be challenged.]…do things and go places you never would have thought of in the past…the people who enter your life at this time may be quite different from anyone you have known before. Some of these relationships may be quite brief…”
Uranus Opposite Ascendant: In Las Vegas in 1967, Richard Pryor changed his performance from restrained to his natural style — and was immediately fired for obscenity.
Uranus Opposite Midheaven: “…many changes within yourself…reflected in…your home…and in your most intimate personal relationships… disruptive events in this area of your life and energies that require you to drop everything else to deal with…Something that has been hidden away for years and years struggles to break free. But if you suppress it, the energy transfers to your environment and causes disruptions. You may have to deal with aspects of yourself you never even knew existed in order to come to a new understanding of yourself…you may encounter opposition from others in your profession…”
Neptune in the 3rd house: Difficulties in communications and dealings with your everyday world. Be as clear as possible. Good for creativity, but your imagination may interfere with your ability to see the truth. Keep your mind flexible and you will gain insights. You may quickly understand ideas that your rational mind can’t comprehend. But inflexible thinking, or distrust of psychic input will cause upsets, confusion, self-doubt and uncertainty.
Neptune Conjunct Sun: Thor Heyerdahl sailed Kon-Tiki across the Pacific– inspiration became part of his self-identity.
Neptune Square Sun: Confusion and uncertainty about direction of your life. Circumstances force questioning of previous goals. Temporality paralyzed, low energy. Disappointments in work. But setbacks will be only in areas that are not a true reflection of yourself. Insecurity about self, your self needs nourishment and growth. Avoid risk or changing jobs. Remain active and do not withdraw from people.
Neptune Trine Sun: Miles Davis began his career — inspiration (Neptune) enhanced (trine) his self-image (Sun).
Neptune Sextile Moon: Increased emotional sensitivity, intuitively aware of other people’s feelings, romanticized relationships, increased psychic and mystical phenomena.
Neptune Conjunct Mercury: John DeLorean was being tape-recorded by federal agents — self-deception coupled with communication.
Neptune Trine Venus: A dreamy romance may occur, but it will only be real if you work to make it real. Creative abilities will be created.
Neptune Square Jupiter: “Your grasp of what you can and can’t do isbeing tested now, and it is important that you accept the actual limitations on your life. If you can, this transit will expand your life by helping you perceive the tremendous possibilities that are inherent in your situation…” You may have fantasies you being powerful or that you can not lose. Foolish overconfidence will lead to defeat. Avoid wild risks. You may become involved in a religious movement that makes you lose all touch with reality.
Neptune Conjunct Ascendant: Peggy Fleming won a gold medal in figure skating at the 1968 Olympics — inspiration transited her outward appearance.
Neptune Opposite Midheaven: “…kick your props out from under you…very difficult to continue in your present direction…may suddenly feel weak and ineffectual…But this transit can have another effect. You may no longer feel like advancing in your social roles, because you feel they have become meaningless and empty…Sometime in life we go ahead too fast and lose track of our original purposes. This is an excellent time to sit back and look at whether this has happened to you…Let them go…and it will ultimately be good…find the strength of what you have inside.”
Pluto in the 1st house: Destroying and rebuilding your sense of self and who you are.
Pluto in the 2nd house: Destroying and rebuilding your personal finances and material possessions. A metamorphosis of your values. You may learn that your inner values are all that matters, not material possessions.
Pluto in the 3rd house: Elements of your everyday life — neighbors, close relatives, daily business — become fraught with significance. Situations that you’ve been contending with for years reach a crisis point. Do not take anything for granted at this time, and expect acute self-questioning for several years.
Pluto in the 4th house: Destroying and rebuilding your internal and personal psyche, your home, and your family. This might mean dealing with problems from childhood, changes in your relationship with your parents or the nature of family relationships, or changing or remodeling your residence.
Pluto in the 5th house: “…periods of tensions between you and your children…love affairs are likely to be heavy, emotionally involved and intense…During this time you will be attracted to activities that are very powerful and involving, that may even carry a risk of life, because you want to experience everything you do intensely…”
Pluto in the 6th house: Destroying and rebuilding your health and your career.
Pluto in the 8th house: “During this transit the issues of major transformation — …death, rebirth, and regeneration — will become more significant than ever before…there may be deaths of people around you that…radically change your life circumstances…or force a confrontation within you about the nature and meaning of your life..This is not a good time to go into debt, because indebtedness will put you very much under someone else’s control.”
Pluto in the 9th house: Destruction and rebuilding of your fundamental values through encounters with the unfamiliar and exotic, and through long journeys and higher education.
Pluto in the 10th house: “…a most important time of your life, for you will strive to achieve more now than you have ever before…if you are secure and knowing about yourself, you will have the opportunity for great success, as long as you…avoid wreaking havoc or even bending the standards of ethics…Play the game fairly…If you do not know your goals, you will probably…spend several years apparently quite lost…the important idea is not to get discouraged…Take all the time you need to find the right course. If you hurry you will only get into the wrong place, and your life will be much less than it could have been, if you had taken the time to find yourself.”
Pluto in the 11th house: “…the kinds of people you have as friends will change…Your ideals will change, which will be reflected in a changein the people whom you associate with and the groups or movements you identify with…One friendship in particular may change your life at this time…However, avoid associating with individuals just because they are powerful and persuasive…[Do not let your friends] guide your life into paths you shouldn’t take.”
Pluto in the 12th house: “…clears away old and hidden psychic garbage…brings up aspects of yourself that are deeply buried in your psyche and forces you to confront them…”
Pluto Conjunct Sun: A time of great change in your life, you will work hard to accomplish your ambitions. But you will be successful at eliminating the old and outworn with a new, higher order. You will only be successful for enlightened, non-egoistic purposes. Selfish motives will bring the power against you and others will stop you. Bruce Springsteen signed his first recording contract; Jimmy Carter was nominated for president — both were attuned to collective feelings.
Pluto Sextile Sun: Subtle, creative changes in your life. You can act more effectively than at almost any other time. Good relations with authorities.
Pluto Square Sun: Adolf Hitler had all during World War Two — a sense of futility (Pluto) infuriated his ego. In Gandhi’s chart, his idea swept through India, and British soldiers massacred non-violent protesters at Amritsar, causing a global scandal — futility rubbed his sense of self.
Pluto Trine Sun: A strong sense of having survived challenges and having reached a level where you can be effective. Others see you as powerful and effective. Positive but nor disruptive changes.
Pluto Opposite Sun: “…an extremely difficult period for relationships…you are likely to get involved in power struggles.” You may try to force others against their will, or others may try to do this to you. Possible conflict with an authority. Great energy to accomoplish things, high ambition and you can succeed if you do not arouse opposition. But if you do, the conflict may result in totaldefeat.
Pluto Conjunct Moon: Extremely powerful emotional change in your life. Breakdown and reconstruction of your innermost personal self. Possible compulsive behavior. Consider psychotherapy to handle what comes up at this time. Emotionally-based relationships may end. Intense encounters with women. Possible changes in your residence, or digestive troubles. Keep yourself flexible, these changes are preparing you for your next stage of development.
Pluto Sextile Moon: You will experience your emotions as profound, real and intense, but not difficult. Because of this you can learn about aspects of your personality that are normally hidden even from yourself.
Pluto Sextile Mercury: “…a good time for deep intellectual probing of ideas and beliefs…your menatl powers are sharp…”
Pluto Trine Mercury: You will gain intellectual insight, especially into hidden and secret things. You can also communicate and teach these subjects effectively.
Pluto Opposite Mercury: “…communications with others may become quite difficult, if the reason for communicating is to coerce opinions and thinking rather than to inform…if you are threatened by someone else’s coercion, you will be obliged to stand up for your beliefs and fight for them…” You are capable of hard mental work during this transit, but avoid obsession.
Pluto Sextile Venus: Deepens existing relationships and makes them more profound. It may also bring an important new relationship that will have an important impact on your life. If you have creative or artistic ability, this transit will deepen it. Your sense of pleasure and enjoyment is also heightened. Do not degenerate into pointless sensualism, instead, use love and creativity in your growth as a human being.
Pluto Opposite Venus: Any relationship that begins now will have a powerful effect on your life, but you may be obsessively attracted to someone that you consciously know is bad for you, which you should avoid. In an existing sexual relationship, at best the intensity of feeling and fulfillment may deepen. But you may also use love to manipulate the other person, become possessive, or use subversion instead of open confrontation.
Pluto Sextile Mars: An opportunity to work and accomplishing on a grand scale. You are able to influence others and your energy level is high. Favors making changes in your environment.
Pluto Square Mars: “Pluto-Mars energies can be completely egistic… stimulate your ambitions and make you want to get ahead at any cost.” You can work incredibly hard, but may physically exhaust yourself. You may also work toward personal ends without regard for other people, and miss good advice from people who would help you, and create enemies of others. People around you may be on a power trip. If you are in a fight situation, you will win if you persuade others to join you, and lose if you go it alone. Your allies can protect you from sneaky tactics and opponents who won’t come out into the open.
Pluto Trine Mars: Professional drive, energy, rebuilding.
Pluto Opposite Mars: Powerful, difficult, intense, but not impossible transit. Your own or someone else’s ego will run rampant. If you deny your drive for success, otherwise others’ actions may irritate you. If you let the energy out without restraint, others will oppose you. But if you use this energy to accomplish work and make changes around you, incorporating others in your work to create a group effort, and not having an ego, you will succeed and others will look to you as a leader. Avoid underhanded tactics or underworld types.
Pluto Conjunct Jupiter: Either great success in almost any endeavor, or people in power will strongly oppose your efforts, depending on what you are trying to accomplish and how.
Pluto Sextile Jupiter: “At this time you may have several chances to get ahead…favors business and professional interests…your ideals are higher than usual…you want to reform and make changes in the world…this is an excellent time for any dealings with the law or with authorities.”
Pluto Square Jupiter: Great potential for achievement, but you must heed certain dangers. Do not overreach yourself, and do not become arrogant or overconfident.
Pluto Opposite Jupiter: “This transit will make you drive yourself and others around you to attain success.” Possible arrogance. Strive to improve yourself before you improve anyone else. Avoid unlawful activities or manipulating people.
Pluto Conjunct Saturn: “…great changes after considerable difficulty…” Adolf Hitler had this at the end of World War Two — a reality check.
Pluto Sextile Saturn: You will be able to plug away at tasks with tremendous discipline.
Pluto Square Saturn: Severe challenges to your life. Structures you’ve set up for predictability and order may become repressive. “…if it is safe, we tend to keep it regardless of whether we are happy with it…You may feel very pressured to do something that you don’t want to do…you may find that certain resources — financial, material…are no longer available.” Don’t expand your business, but don’t try to make things solid and safe. Instead, honestly and openly examine all aspects of your life and voluntarily give up whatever you don’t really need.
Pluto Trine Saturn: Gradual but profound changes in your life that will last a long time. Great patience and attention to detail, self- discipline. Able to get along with little material goods. You may receive power from persons in authority.
Pluto Opposition Saturn: You will experience changing circumstances and situations that may force you to surrender many things — material goods, relationships, principles — that you previously held on to…Feelings are often suppressed under this transit…Even if your situation becomes very difficult, you should still keep your heart open to others, or you will bear the scars of this period for the rest of your life as a loss of humanity…You may feel that you have to work very hard and nothing comes of it, but your life is changing, and the only reason you aren’t getting anywhere now is that there isn’t anywhere for you to go in that direction.
Pluto Sextile Uranus: “…profound but creative change in your life…” beyond the superficial aspects of life, good for revolutionizing society or studying technologies that are revolutionizing society, and good for psychological work.
Pluto Square Uranus: A period of change and upheaval in the world around you, although your personal life may be stable. Expect to become a part of a revolution, although the revolution may be on a grand scale or just effect one individual.
Pluto Trine Uranus: Creative and radical transformation, although with clear plans, not wildly. The changes you make will be lasting and thorough. You may be able to accomplish something quite extraordinary.
Pluto Opposite Uranus: In Abraham Lincoln’s chart, the Civil War began and he freed the slaves — he was attuned to collective feelings (Pluto) about freedom (Uranus).
Pluto Conjunct Neptune: A period of very deep inward transformation that will be reflected in changed ideals and goals.
Pluto Sextile Pluto: “…the changes that take place in your life will be part of a creative evolution…you are moving toward your goals…” Cesar Chavez’s and Mohandas Gandhi’s ideas became widespread.
Pluto Square Pluto: “…regeneration, which may not be entirely pleasant…” Geraldine Ferraro was nominated for vice-president — Pluto symbolizing events beyond her control.
Pluto Square Midheaven: “…be careful not to let your actions stir up resistance from others…you may be obsesssed by acheiving certain objectives…you may experience this kind of energy from others…tensions in your marital and family life will surface at this time…”
Pluto Trine Midheaven: Gradual changes, great psychological insight, possible authority to direct people.
Pluto Opposite Midheaven: “…a time of great change in your personal and family life and a time of great inner psychological change…you may encounter certain psychological effects from your past…There may be great changes in your family, such as divorce, death, a major change of residence…this is a time to build a new order in your personal life…people often attempt to resist such change, with unpleasant results…”
Pluto Conjunct Ascendant: “…your relationships…will be greatly transformed. Your personality will undergo a period of change that will bring to light some very important but often unacknowledged elements of your psyche…This may be a period of extreme crisis in your life…it may be desirable for you to undergo psychotherapy…to get more in touch with yourself… “The process may start with compulsive actions that are hard to understand…you may only encounter them when others respond to you…you may feel that you are being victimized by some outside force, although the force is within you… “Often a tremendous power drive will surface during this transit…You are not content to be subject to an outside power… “The best tactic with all of these Plutonian effects is to recognize them and try to understand…They are there for a reason…they have a positive purpose in your life, if you allow them to be expressed.”
Pluto Sextile Ascendant: “…positive change and opportunity in your life.”
Pluto Square Ascendant: “…very intense encounters with others, which may completely transform the important relationships in your life. The problem is that this transit is not always gentle in its effects…”
Pluto Trine Ascendant: “This is a time of creative change in your relationships.” Increased personal power. You will seek intensity of experiences. Relationships should be more constructive than difficult.