THE 3 MAJOR PLANETARY FORCES OF CHANGE – And How to Recognize Them in Your Life

    by JoannaKate Grant

    1. Uranus, The Awakener

    One morning you wake up, and find that you are in bed with a major Uranus Transit. All of a sudden you get an overwhelming feeling that you need to bail out of your life, like now.

    What had seemed perfectly acceptable, as you plodded along, pretty much OK with what you were doing, now seems totally ludicrous.

    You look into the mirror and barely recognise yourself… where did you go? Who is that? Where is the life you wanted?

    You suddenly realise that you are being left behind.

    You need to break out, set yourself free, try something new, get a breath of fresh air, and GET AWAY from all this shit.

    Sudden and painful revelations start to cascade upon you as you grab your jacket and run out of the door.

    If you have been resisting change in any area of your life until now, Uranus is the chap to sort it all out.

    He will set the cat amongst the pigeons as it were and ensure that you take off like a rocket with the devil on your heels.

    In the beginning, it all seems good. You swagger about telling everyone about all the changes you’ve made, and how you are getting your life sorted.

    Many new plans are laid, few will come to fruition.

    You will probably buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes, find a new partner, and feel 10 years younger. You don’t read the small print. And then it all starts to catch up with you.

    Outside changes are very easy to make, but in the heat of the moment and the excitement of new relationships, we often forget to lay the foundations.

    Uranus loves demolishing things, he then likes to move on and leave you with a pile of rubble, a sore head and no building plans.

    Uranus is not an architect, he is the demolition squad.

    Part two of the Uranus Transit process, usually requires the help of Saturn, (son of Uranus, he has his mother Gaia’s common sense) to start to put some order back into your life.

    Uranus function is to help you do what you would never have done otherwise, make the necessary changes, to break out of what was restricting you and embrace the shock of the new.

    So if you see a Uranus Transit coming, get the heads up, know that change is coming, and try to go with the flow, it may well mean that you have less of a building project on your hands in the future!

    2. Neptune, The Visionary Dreamer

    Unlike the other two movers and shakers in the “Outer Planet Trio” Neptune, The Visionary Dreamer, has effects that are subtle, insidious and subterranean.

    He will creep up upon you silently, without fuss, and without any sort of a warning.

    Gradually step by careful step, he will inch his way into your life, weaving his spells and enchantments around you, until one day you realize that you have been ill for longer than you care to remember, you have no energy to speak of, and that it feels like you have lost your sense of who you are and what direction you are going in.

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    Neptune touching personal planets or angles, by transit in the horoscope, can often coincide with illnesses that seem impossible to diagnose, feelings of exhaustion, depression, a sense of confusion and a loss of life direction.

    Like the rest of the “Bad Boys”, Neptune’s function is to change our perception of who we are, to dissolve the structures that have supported us thus far, and to inspire us towards a new vision that is more inclusive and whole.

    Neptune puts us in touch with our dreams, our ideals and our romantic vision of who we would like to be…

    …and leads us to being susceptible to being hoodwinked, confused and deluded by encounters with people and situations that sound too good to be true.

    When Neptune comes to call, we can become prey to romantic infatuations, obsessions and hopeless causes.

    Our good nature can feel exploited, we feel like we have been led astray, our hearts and minds feel broken and wounded….

    And it may seem that there will never be an end to the pain that we are suffering.

    But eventually there is, and the endless river of tears that we have shed, has cleansed our perception, and one day, we wake up and we can see again, the whole world looks fresh and new, and we are ready to begin again.

    We may have lost, sacrificed, suffered and endured, but we have survived, and we have given birth to a new vision to sustain us anew.

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    3. Pluto, Lord of The Underworld

    Anyone who has experienced a strong Pluto transit to an angle of their horoscope or to one of their personal planets, will never forget the experience.

    Whether they know anything about astrology or not, this period of their life is unlikely to be forgotten.

    Slow moving and often torturous, Pluto exerts his vice-like grip, and slowly crushes all the ideas that you may have associated with that particular area of life, into dust.

    What you are often left with is nothing remotely like what you used to have, and you are challenged then to rebuild said area of life from scratch.

    What you will have been left with however, to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the willingness of your slow demise, is a brand new set of shiny tools with which to build.

    Forged from the fires of hell and purified by your own pain, these tools will never let you down again, they are the stuff of life, and their creation will be remembered.

    The degree to which this kind of major transit affects you, is very much dependent on your willingness to go along peacefully and to do what the good God tells you to do.

    Hanging on to the old ways of doing things, in the blind hope that this will all go away is unlikely to work for you, and most probably will make things hurt more; hubris has never been an advisable pastime.

    With a major Pluto transit, fatal attractions, power struggles, soul mates, death, sex and drugs are all on the agenda, anything that walks the fine line between life and death.

    So if this sounds like your life at the moment, and you are not a Scorpio (their lives are like this all the time!) then you just might be having a Pluto transit! May the gods be with you!



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    About the Author:

    JoannaKate Grant, is an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. Her long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs her practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. Her highly successful online Astrology Courses facilitate alchemical transformation through the crucible of life’s planetary cycles. You can read more about her here.


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