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I've encountered by e-mail and in-person people dealing with the Cardinal planet transits in their angular houses and I'm among this group. Now, angular houses include First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth houses and these houses represent the most important areas of our lives--partnerships, marriage, family, home, career, public life and our core identity. So when Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto (the outer planets) and the personal planets pass through both Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and fall into the angular houses, it's time to pay attention.
If your life has experienced shakeups in the areas I mentioned in the above paragraph, look for especially transiting Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter in your chart. Are these planets falling in your First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth houses? Pluto comes in like a wrecking ball, Uranus brings unexpected surprises but ones that get us unblocked so we can move forward with our lives, but usually in directions we would have never considered prior to the transit. While Jupiter, known as the planet of luck really expands what it touches. So having Jupiter in a T-Cross or Grand Cross or even a yod, does not feel fortunate. In fact, in those cases, Jupiter expands the tension and irritation felt by the person with those transits.
So yes, it's a lovely transit to have Jupiter sail through any of the angular houses, but not if Uranus is squaring it and Pluto is opposing it, as it has with recent transits. So don't beat yourself up if you haven't met a life partner with Jupiter in the Seventh because there's probably some dismantling going on in other areas of your life that clear the way for a partner to enter at a later time, ditto for employment with Jupiter in the Tenth.
In recent weeks, I have had Pluto and a myriad of personal planets transiting through my First House of identity (I have felt exhausted with inflamed itchy skin), Uranus is transiting in the early part of my Fourth House which represents home, but it can also represent home country or community so even though I have been looking for a new housing situation, I know that it will come to me in unexpected ways, like suddenly meeting someone. Uranus will stop squaring my Natal Sun on January 18 (yahoo!) and Pluto will stop opposing my Natal Mercury on January 23, at least for a while until it goes retrograde later this year. Jupiter transiting through my Seventh House has me reassessing partnerships and relationships of all kinds and what I'm willing to put up with as Pluto transforms my core identity in my First House. The Mars in Libra transit rounds off my career house and this also brings much needed healing around past employment and choosing what I want to do with my skills and my role with the public.
Granted if your Sun or any of your planets fall between 8 to 11 degrees in a Cardinal sign, these squares, conjunctions and oppositions feel like old news. You are reaching the end of these transits, except for 11 degrees which will experience the end of the transit in January 2015. When you get through these transits, know that you have done the work and you advance to the next level. You gain wisdom and expertise in handling relationship, partnership, home, public life and core identity issues. If you didn't know who you were or what you wanted to do with your life prior to the transits, you'll certainly have a clear direction by February 2015.
While Pluto and Uranus will continue their song and square dance through 2015, Jupiter transits into Leo this July. At that point we focus on healing our heart chakra and develop our creativity further while getting reacquainted with our inner child. But we'll get to that later. For now, know that the storms will blow over and calm will return. The Cardinals come bearing a message and that is of transformation and finding your true life path. The closer you are to that path, the easier the transits will feel to you. The further you are away from your life path, the more suffering you will endure. At some point, you need to surrender to a higher power and say, "show me the way back."
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