Mars/Pluto & Us Scorpio Types

It may be the Neptune fog I’ve been in lately but until Pat Paquette, The Pisces Chronicles, reminded me once again, it had slipped my mind how directly this Mars/Pluto opposition cycle was affecting me. I have a strong Scorpio Rising with Mars/Mercury in Scorpio conjunct it – the co-rulers of Scorpio are . . . tah dah, MARS & PLUTO!! Therefore it follows whenever we have Mars and Pluto aspecting each other; I’m going to feel it even if the degrees activated don’t match up to planets and Angles in my chart. But it took this last Mars Rx/Pluto opposition cycle to bring this home to me.

This past winter my frustration level has been on simmer about the whole time. Progress seems to have come in fits and starts or not at all. Lots of time just having to accept I’m going nowhere slooooowly. I’ve also been dealing with a variety of minor physical issues, probably stress related and surfacing around the time Mars was slowing to go Rx last Fall – tooth pain related to clenching my jaws, etc. Need less to say, as we approach the final Mars/Pluto opposition on March 7th, I am more than ready to put this phase behind me!

The Mercury Rx we are in the process of winding up has been interesting. For one thing, we had a 4 hour + power outage just before Mercury went Rx and another 4 hour + power outage this morning. We have maybe one or two 15-20 minute power outages a year . . . very stable as a rule. This Mercury Rx was in my 3rd House and these outages just underlined my communication problems. Seems fitting to have electrical outages and be knocked off the Internet when Mercury is in Aquarius, and Uranus is transiting my 4th House at the same time.

What I’m wondering is if other of you with lots of Scorpio or strong Pluto signatures in your charts have had similar experiences over the course of the winter. My guess is those of us with Scorpio Rising, Scorpio Sun or Moon would have felt the Mars Rx and Mars/Pluto opposition more keenly. My Aries SO with Mars in Scorpio has had a frustrating winter too. Here’s to better days ahead!! 😀

This is a photo from last Spring. It’s a good reminder of what to expect in the very near future . . . 😀

Advertisements

30 responses to “Mars/Pluto & Us Scorpio Types

  1. no, none of those power outages or anything…just TPTB telling us (authority) that we were going into a sterile environment where we will be removed from our work-nests at will and switched around in teams constantly as needed. that’s all. tomorrow is the day.

  2. March 7 — I’ll be at the dentist.And that opposition will be happening smack dab atop my natal Saturn in 11th (squaring my stellium in Libra), as you know.I think I know what’s gonna happen, and it will be good. I’m only seeing the hygienist, not the dentist. And I *really* click with her. So I’m looking forward to it. :-)Mars (bold, dashing, daring and fearless). Pluto (dive right into the bowels of the beast and come back up with pearls). Yep, that’s us. We met for the first and only time a few months ago, and we got on like a house on fire!I totally thrive on that kind of energy!I have “Saturn in 11th” issues. She is helping me bust them to smithereens! :-DMarch 7: MarsPluto? Bring it on!

  3. no, none of those power outages or anything…just TPTB telling us (authority) that we were going into a sterile environment where we will be removed from our work-nests at will and switched around in teams constantly as needed. that’s all. tomorrow is the day.Do I detect a touch of rebellion in the ranks?! I know that would not appeal to me at all . . . like to get my things arranged just so and leave them that way. 😀

  4. March 7: MarsPluto? Bring it on!….writing down famous last words . . . .I had a clean bill of health from my last dental checkup in January and my frikkin’ teeth still are bugging me! lol

  5. Yikes! Natal Mars & Pluto conjunct in Scorpio 10th house! Mars is transiting my 7th house and wow there have been quite a few blow ups between my S.O. who is going under a Saturn to Venus transit. Pluto is on top of my Neptune in the 1st house too. I just feel a constant struggle between wanting my relationship with my S.O. and secretly wanting to kick him in the ass here & there and wanting freedom to make all my dreams come true. It’s been stressful, hoping I make it out with everything I want. Lol.

  6. Hello Neith. Hi Jane, I’ve got Mars c. Pluto in my 4th house and Mars has been in my 1st house opposing Pluto & my natal Saturn. I’m sort of in Village Idiot mode at this point. Mars can’t hold his own against Saturn & Pluto. T. Saturn is conjunct my natal Mars-Pluto too. But both aspects are trining so I’m in denial.

  7. Not a natal scorp (Neptune in scorp) but having Pluto 4th house ingress issues and the March 7th Mars / Pluto is directly on top of my MC / IC …

  8. I just feel a constant struggle between wanting my relationship with my S.O. and secretly wanting to kick him in the ass here & there and wanting freedom to make all my dreams come true. It’s been stressful, hoping I make it out with everything I want. Lol.LOL! Don’t know whether to laugh or cry! Have you looked at the chart of the New Moon in Pisces on March 7th? You may have a better idea after that what you want . . . ::evil grin::

  9. Hello Neith. Hi Jane, I’ve got Mars c. Pluto in my 4th house and Mars has been in my 1st house opposing Pluto & my natal Saturn. I’m sort of in Village Idiot mode at this point. Mars can’t hold his own against Saturn & Pluto. ROFL!!! Hi Comet!! Love “in Village Idiot mode” and can completely relate – though for it’s T. Neptune sq natal Mercury for me. And you are so right about poor old Mars not being able to hold his own against Saturn/Pluto. heh, whenever I see Saturn or Pluto conjunct Mars in synastry, I have to say Mars is toast. However, Ceres may be the one to rein in Pluto!T. Saturn is conjunct my natal Mars-Pluto too. But both aspects are trining so I’m in denial.Denial is always a viable option. Right, Casey?! ::snort::

  10. Not a natal scorp (Neptune in scorp) but having Pluto 4th house ingress issues and the March 7th Mars / Pluto is directly on top of my MC / IC …Ha, Ha, Ha!!! Toast?! yes, toast . . . :-DThere will a collective sigh of relief after the Mars/Pluto op is past . . .

  11. I’ve got Pluto at 0 Libra on the midheaven, in a tsquare with Jupiter at 29 Sag & Venus at 27 Gemini, so all this pluto, jupiter, galactic core business, mars rx, my goodness, it’s alll over me! Several planets in Leo, so the brief moment of relief that came in September/October once Saturn got out of there was nice, but then it’s been just one slowdown after another–it’s sort of like being on novacaine & not being able to chew properly. I have been pushing & pushing & the things, they just will not get moving! It’s to the point of being ridiculous: these are very simple things to set up, but it’s just slooooooooooooooow. There’ve been huge, core-level restructurings (boundaries, business structure, letting go of guilt, limitations) so maybe the physical (and the financial, and any kind of commitment there) had to stand completely still during this time that pluto’s been activating my big tsquare. . .Xmas & early January brought HUGE cut-offs with people who were close to me & not so supportive—I just suddenly had it! Thanks Mars, Pluto! I felt a change after the eclipse on 2.20, but there is still some dragging, slow, resistance stuff I just can’t quite work my usual tricks on to dissipate. . .

  12. went to lunch today (it was an “organized” lunch so we could get to know the people in the cubicles around us) with these people. They are all so young and gung ho! and “We love to share knowledge. We love new things. We LOVE switching groups all the time. Look how many people we get to know. We’re SO HAPPY!”And then Shoaib and I came back to our little cubicle and whispered “These people are so pod-people! Pod-people!” We’re surrounded by pod-people!

  13. I’ve got Pluto at 0 Libra on the midheaven, in a tsquare with Jupiter at 29 Sag & Venus at 27 Gemini, so all this pluto, jupiter, galactic core business, mars rx, my goodness, it’s alll over me! Hi Elizabeth!If you don’t see movement soon, then maybe the Full Moon in Libra on March 21st will do the trick! Grand Cardinal Cross with Pluto still at 1 Capricorn. :-)Yes, when Saturn left Leo it was a nice change. Then Mars started slowing down to go Rx and it’s been a slog ever since.

  14. And then Shoaib and I came back to our little cubicle and whispered “These people are so pod-people! Pod-people!” We’re surrounded by pod-people!ROFLMAO!!! OMG, that sounds nasty! But then I never did much get “perky” . . . ::shudder::

  15. I’m feeling “future shock”…you know that overload of knowledge that keeps changing and you have to keep stuffing your brain with new programs and new techniques and it all changes completely every six months and then you’re outmoded and a dinosaur.I watched a show on Nova about four-winged dinosaurs…and that’s how I feel. I just like to work on a long, involved tasks that keep you busy all day and are more like a craft than a science. And these people are all masters and PhDs and REALLY overqualified for processing. And my greatest gift as a processor is that I know when something looks right and when it looks wrong and there doesn’t seem to be any need for judgment anymore. Plus they don’t do anything without an ungodly “margin” of profit so they bid the jobs we used to do too hight and we haven’t won any new work in months (MONTHS!!) and we’re not busy so we’ll be cannon fodder for the piddliest, most boring grunt jobs. And I can’t remember the last time I hated my jobs so much — oh, wait, that was 1988 which WAS THE WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE! Do I sound tired? Do I sound depressed? I am REALLY having a very hard time and this year just keeps getting worse and worse. I just depleted my savings yesterday because my car is aging and I had to put a new front axle on it and my knee’s been hurting a lot and I’m just feeling like a big BOO HOO WHINEY BABY!!!! And I haven’t gotten to the really heavy-hitting aspects which are coming up in 2009 and 2010. Thank you for letting me dump on you. I’ve been hiding all this from most of my family and friends. I am in despair.

  16. that overload of knowledge that keeps changing and you have to keep stuffing your brain with new programs and new techniques and it all changes completely every six monthsHey Casey! I hear you! That’s been (and continues to be) my entire career. Not fun, and very depressing indeed! Here’s a big hug for you, and I hope the car, knee and savings account are healthy again soon!

  17. Neith,I’m not sure what to make of the March 7th chart, what I mostly see is the Sun & Uranus roasting my little Pisces Moon, lol. A ton of transit activity in my 2nd house, which makes sense since it will be my first paycheck for my new job. I actually feel some of my anger receding and a lot of hope and desire for the future with my S.O. those dreams seem more real and more possible than they have in about 2 months. I feel like I’m starting to merge my personal aspirations with the aspirations of my relationship w/ my S.O. and it doesn’t feel as threatening as it did before.Any insight on your end?

  18. Ha, Ha, Ha!!! Toast?! yes, toast . . . :-DThere will a collective sigh of relief after the Mars/Pluto op is past . . .I like Toast… 🙂 (as long as I’m the one that’s eating it!)I’m hoping so! I feel as though I’m coming to the end of a long cycle of incompletion i.e. where there’s never a proper closure of issues, that we’re all going around in circles at times. Something has to give …

  19. Thank you for letting me dump on you. I’ve been hiding all this from most of my family and friends. I am in despair.That’s what us 12th House Jupiter types are for . . . supportive behind the scenes. {{{{Casey}}}}There are some parallels between 1988 & 2008 for you but only some. That time Uranus/Saturn just moved into Capricorn and our “friend” Pluto was sitting on your Descendant. This time Pluto is the one sextile your Venus/NN and approaching your Midheaven . . . much more slowly of course.This past week Mars in Gemini moved past squaring your Sun to inconjunct your Midheaven . . . both irritating aspects. Plus like me, you have enough Scorpio/Pluto the Mars/Pluto opp is being a source of frustration too. Fortunately the Mars/Pluto opp will be history in another week!OK, what I’m considering the heart of this is the Venus/North Node conjunction in your chart being triggered. The old Faith vs. Reason axis. Now I know I have to be slammed down & stomped into submission before I let go and move into the “empty” place Pluto is so fond of because whatever I’ve learned about detachment and stillness within has all been learned the hard way. However, you have lots of Pisces and going with the flow is all part of the NN in Pisces.Another stray thought . . . with your Venus/NN sextile your Midheaven, I’m wondering if another facet of creativity/aesthetics is a possible focus in career for you. Creating living environments for happy humans?! 🙂

  20. I’m not sure what to make of the March 7th chart, what I mostly see is the Sun & Uranus roasting my little Pisces Moon, lol.Of course, any natal aspects to your Moon will be triggered too. And you are in the midst of your Saturn sq Saturn cycle (2nd Pass) on the New Moon. Mars will have moved off your Descendant . . . Yay! Good to hear you are feeling like some of the pieces in your life are moving into place for you!! 😀

  21. I’m hoping so! I feel as though I’m coming to the end of a long cycle of incompletion i.e. where there’s never a proper closure of issues, that we’re all going around in circles at times. Something has to give …LOL! Yes, I too am getting that sense of internal exhaustion stemming from a long period of having my attempts to move forward thwarted . . . very subtlety!

  22. I’m wondering if another facet of creativity/aesthetics is a possible focus in career for you. Creating living environments for happy humans?!The problem with that being I have NO idea how to go about setting up that kind of business. And I have no money cushion at all. It all went bye-bye Tuesday.

  23. OH! and Astrodienst talks about a strong aspect of “belt tightening” through this November (march-nov. — right on the money).

  24. Here’s another interesting aspect from Astrodienst:Beginning of February 2008 until beginning of October 2008: During this time you will make many adjustments in your life, separating yourself from persons or circumstances that are doing you no good. You will change many standards of behavior and morality that you realize are inappropriate and generally realign your conception of duty and responsibility more in accordance with reality. In the process you may experience a considerable amount of tension, and for a time you may be confused, not quite knowing whether to go backward or forward, to expand or cut back.Probably you would be well advised to go off by yourself for a while, because other people’s advice will be of little value, unless you select your advisors with great care. 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. Unfortunately there is no way of telling in advance which areas of your life will be affected.Under this influence there is often a strong feeling of restlessness and uncertainty. You know clearly that something is wrong, but you are not sure what it is. The best way to deal with this is not to be in a hurry. Usually you will have all the time you need to make a decision based on careful observation of the facts, so don’t rush.In business and professional matters, this is a critical time, but not necessarily a bad one. It simply means that whatever you do now will have a more important effect than usual on the future. It is possible that you will change jobs during this time, because a new offer gives you more opportunities to get ahead than your old job. In that case, take it, because such changes are often beneficial with this influence. In general you should take any opportunity that comes along now to broaden your scope and release yourself from limitations that have held you back. The trick is to do this in a way that is not destructively disruptive.

  25. The problem with that being I have NO idea how to go about setting up that kind of business. And I have no money cushion at all. It all went bye-bye Tuesday.You’re right, new business is not the answer but working as an independent consultant for an existing business, i.e., high end paint store? Where all you need to bring is your considerable knowledge & innate sense of aesthetics . . . simple 1099 form stuff. Would it be possible to do something like this on the side initially? A little bright spot to offset your current work situation? Re the Jupiter/Saturn transit. The first pass is over & the second one will come late Aug/Sept. Betty Lundsted suggests if you take on extra work now, it will most likely be rewarded after the transit is over (Saturn delays rewards). She also says this transit involves fears & cautions stemming from our images of authority figures – and is an opportunity to release and move past them . . . yeah, easier said than done!! 😀

  26. LOL! Yes, I too am getting that sense of internal exhaustion stemming from a long period of having my attempts to move forward thwarted . . . very subtlety!*nods* in agreement – just also that the way forward is also wreathed in a Neptunian style fog too…

  27. My Einstein (that little Pisces, hee) quote for the day:Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.That should be my motto for the next year.

  28. *nods* in agreement – just also that the way forward is also wreathed in a Neptunian style fog too…Yes, same here – it feels like I’m on “pause” inside for now. No flow what’s so ever!! 🙂

  29. My Einstein (that little Pisces, hee) quote for the day:Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.That should be my motto for the next year.LOL!! “Stripes with plaid” indeed!! Einstein was so funny is his Pisces way! 😀

  30. Hey,I am an Aquarian born with Mars/Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Libra/3rd House and Moon/Jupiter/IC conjunction in Scorpio. All of these Planets are in my 3rd house… lol…What do you think about it? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.