Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Saturn-Pluto Part 2: Resources

In Saturn-Pluto Part 1 I discuss some of the themes and processes that Saturn-Pluto alignments represent and in Part 3, I discuss Saturn-Pluto alignments from the wider world view, in particular how the current cycle has been reflected in politics, economics and conflict.

Here in Part 2, I present some ideas for further reading and other resources that I hope will be informative and useful.

Firstly, here’s the link to Saturn-Pluto Part 1 and Part 3 if you haven’t read them already.

I have also written other recent blogs which touch on Saturn-Pluto themes and related planetary alignments:

November 09: Saturn-Uranus-Pluto Quote of the Week. A short piece on a couple of things I picked up from current media which reflect Saturn-Uranus-Pluto themes.

November 09: Taurus Full Moon. A brief overview of the current planetary alignments, as seen under the light of the last Full Moon.

October 09: Saturn in Libra. A look at Saturn’s move into the sign of Libra in the run-up to its first exact square with Pluto in Capricorn.

September 09: Saturn-Uranus-Pluto, The Financial Crisis and Me. The Saturn-Uranus-Pluto alignment explained, how it has been reflected in world economic conditions and a very personal story.

September 09: The Saturn-Uranus Oppositions. A piece concentrating on the current series of Saturn-Uranus oppositions, with which Pluto has now aligned to form a T-Square.

Other online resources which come highly recommended

Melanie Reinhart offers a number of downloadable MP3s on the current Saturn-Pluto themes, which are reasonably priced and worth every penny. The most recent MP3 is a recording of an amazing workshop held in London earlier this month.

Donna Cunningham has written a series of articles full of practical advice under the umbrella heading A Pluto Saturn Preparedness Kit, which you can download for free from her blog.

Bill Herbst has written reams on the current Saturn, Uranus and Pluto transits. His predictions for the current economic crisis date back to 2006!

http://www.astrodispatch.com/ is a collection of constantly updated astrology blogs and articles, so you can expect to see Saturn-Pluto themes discussed here from every perspective, by numerous writers.

I also recommend this very insightful, thoughtful piece (in two parts) from numerology writer Christine DeLorey, which really chimes with the current astrological energies: NOVEMBER 2009 = 11:11

Astrology Books and Publications

Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas
Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo
The Book of Pluto by Steven Forrest
Healing Pluto Problems by Donna Cunningham
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil by Liz Greene
Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View by Richard Tarnas
Mountain Astrologer Magazine

Non-astrology Books

On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
While this classic book deals with physical death, I think that the stages of grief it describes including denial, anger, depression and eventual acceptance and hope are also relevant to other kinds of loss such as the end of a relationship, the loss of a job etc.

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung)
The work of Carl Jung is a good complement to the study of modern psychological astrology and his writings on the Shadow Archetype may be of particular relevance here.


Some of you may feel the need to seek professional help during these times. Do not feel hesitant about asking for help if you feel you need it.

For counseling/psychotherapy, in the first instance, contact your local professional medical/health practitioner for advice or the relevant professional body for the type of help you need.

Some people find that alternative therapies also help them, as well as gentle exercise. A few things that have helped me are Reiki, EFT (emotional freedom technique), yoga, massage, meditation and aromatherapy. The best therapists tend to be those who come by recommendation, so ask around.

As always, it is your responsibility to check the credentials and qualifications of your chosen therapist/counselor/practitioner.

Astrological Consultations

If you are currently going through big changes, your life may be reflecting the current planetary energies. A personal astrological consultation can help you better understand these energies and can help you to see a positive way forward. If you are interested in a consultation, or want to know more about consultations, please call me or email me at mandi@mandilockley.com . My full contact details and more information about consultations can be found on my website at

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