About the Author: Donna Cunningham is an internationally-respected author of books, articles, and columns about astrology, flower essences and other metaphysical topics. Her insights reflect her dual background in astrology and psychotherapy.
The material on theses pages are excerpted with permission from Donna Cunningham's eBook, titled
Aspects between the Outer Planets: The Outer Planets and Inner Life, v.3
On this page, Donna looks at two outer planet pairs, Saturn-Uranus and Saturn Pluto aspects
Part One - What the Saturn-Pluto generations Share... "For over 30 years, I’ve observed people born under various Saturn-Pluto aspects. Hundreds of them shared their stories when I was a social worker early in my astrological studies and later when I was an astrologer/therapist. " ... includes a Saturn-Pluto keywords chart
"After looking at the keywords, you may already sense that life hasn’t been easy for those who have a Pluto and Saturn aspect prominent in their charts. Many with the combination have led harder lives than the rest of us can begin to imagine. Those same painful circumstances have given many of these people the strength of diamonds and a matching tough-as-nails outlook. "
Part Three - Pluto represents power and Saturn denotes authority, so people with the combination prominent wrestle with how authority is used, both in their lives and in the world at large. In this section, you'll also find a table of historical events that took place during Saturn-Pluto hard aspects, the same dynamics now in play. Part One - Uranus-Saturn aspects in the birth chart - Grounded Eccentrics and Sane Weirdos. "What would make this aspect strong would be for Uranus and Saturn both to form major aspects (conjunction, square, trine, or opposition) to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, and Midheaven or to several planets, especially in a major configuration like a t-square, Grand Cross, Grand Trine, or multiple conjunction." Part Two - Understanding Individual Uranus-Saturn Aspects. "One quality I often observe in people with Uranus-Saturn aspects is the pairing of off-beat ideas and interests with sound ways of expressing and applying them—a combination that enhances a marginal individual’s ability to serve as a bridge between two distinct subcultures." Part Three - Understanding the square, trine and opposition; plus Saturn-Uranus in maturity. "In general, people with prominent Uranus squares can experience considerable shame about being different and may be driven to try to resolve these feelings by blaming society and being judgmental, even arrogant, toward others with less commitment to change."