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C. G. Jung, Collected Works 9, II, para. 126, 1959.

2. The location of outer planets in a house can strain the personal issues related to that house. To mitigate this challenge, extend the range of your activities beyond the personal realm. Read more about transpersonal living, as described by Dane Rudhyar, philosopher and the Father of Humanistic Astrology, in the 1929 article where he first coined the term:
On Personal and Impersonal
. Also read Dane Rudhyar’s, The Galactic Dimension of Astrology: The Sun Is Also A Star, Aurora Press, 1982.

3. Pluto conjoined the natal Midheaven from December 12, 2001 – November 30, 2003; Uranus, conjunct natal Ascendant from March 16, 2004 – January 11, 2006; natal Sun, from May 13, 2004 – February 25, 2006; natal Venus, from June 3, 2006 – March 8, 2008, using 2° orbs.

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Frustrated Pisces
From The Mountain Astrologer, August-September 2004 (2)

Q.  My question is about relationships. I know I am responsible for who I bring into my life, but I would really like to know if transiting Uranus will bring me the partner I am looking for. Should I expect this from Uranus (ruler of the unexpected)? Can I have a life of peace and solace with Pluto and Uranus in the 7th house of partnerships in my birth chart?
Frustrated Pisces

A.   With natal Uranus, Pluto, and the South Node in the 7th house of marriage, you have serious relationship issues to work through. In that light, I’m not sure that the “life of peace and solace” that you yearn for would suit you. That is not to say that you won’t find the right life partner — just be careful what you ask for, because you might get it and then have to live with it.

Your wish is filtered through your sweetly romantic Pisces Ascendant and 1st-house Sun and Venus. But your 8th-house Scorpio Moon, Jupiter, and Part of Fortune reveal that too much sweetness may quickly bore you. And your natal 7th-house Uranus, Pluto, and the South Node indicate that you tend to attract powerfully charismatic personalities who may be unreliable and quirky, at best, leaving you with a magnificently broken heart.

Muddled Guy's Birth Chart
Natal Chart - Frustrated Pisces
Source: Birth Certificate

Psychologist Carl Jung wrote, “The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.”1 Until you integrate your own power and become conscious of how you wish to wield it in the world, you will feel used by potential partners. Your challenge is, as Dane Rudhyar described, to transpersonalize2 the nature of your 7th house. This means manifesting the power of your 7th house through activity that goes beyond the personal level of relationship. (And 7th-house relationships include any formalized relationship sanctioned by society such as doctor–patient or astrologer–client.) Involvement in some type of transpersonal relationship allows you to both own and consciously express your capabilities, which promotes a more centered personal life.

This strategy also offers positive expression for your Pisces placements, so that your naturally spiritual, caring nature and healing potential can actualize in healthy ways, thus counteracting the tendency toward co-dependent, unhealthy liaisons. This helps to diffuse the seemingly inevitable repetition of relationship patterns.

On February 11, 2001, you entered the Last Quarter phase of the progressed lunation cycle, challenging you to live authentically and to let go of whatever doesn’t serve you, in order to prepare for the start of the new 30-year cycle beginning in 2007. A series of outer-planet transits currently under way, and continuing through early 2006, supports this very process. Transiting Pluto, which has just crossed your Midheaven, provides the appropriate environment for identifying your life purpose. Are you taking advantage of this unique planetary opportunity to take your place in the world in a more powerful and authentic way?3

The current Uranus transit activating your Ascendant/Descendent axis and conjoining your Sun, again demands that you step up to the plate, be your true self, and do your Work in the world. Meanwhile, your progressed Moon is moving toward the Ascendant (January 28, 2005) highlighting the need to let go of the old, change what’s not working in your life, and become truly comfortable in your own skin. As you learn to own your power in the world, ask yourself: “Where in my life am I claiming dominion?” The rewards are priceless.

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