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The Return of Neptune by John Singleton Copley (source: The Met)

I was born in 1966 when Uranus and Pluto were barely a degree apart in Virgo, sitting right across the sky from Chiron in Pisces. The exact coordinates of these planets in my chart are as follows: Pluto at 18° 24″ Virgo, Uranus at 19° 34″ Virgo, and Chiron at 18° 38″ Pisces.

Many of the kids of my generation share this configuration. For about six months, from late 1965 to early 1966, these outer planets remained close enough together to make this a significant generational aspect.

What’s interesting is that Neptune, which is currently in Pisces, is about to move onto the same axis in March. Its retrograde cycle later in the year means that it will be forming oppositions with Uranus and Pluto, and conjunctions with Chiron over and over again throughout 2020 and early 2021.

I’m very interested to see how this major transit is going to affect my generation. There are three distinct aspects formed in my own chart in March and April, and I’m going to investigate them in the order they occur: transiting Neptune opposite Pluto, transiting Neptune conjunct Chiron, and transiting Neptune opposite Uranus. Because of the slow-moving nature of these planets and their lengthy retrograde cycles, some of the people born in the months surrounding my own birthday will experience these aspects in a different order (including the subsequent retrograde passes of Neptune).

Anyway, this is a big job, so I’m going myself a few days to get through it. I usually don’t post long-winded lectures on astrology, but not a lot of people are talking about this because there are some major planetary aspects occurring right now that have captured the attention of the astrology community. Saturn’s conjunction with Pluto has been a big talking point in 2020. When Saturn returns to the same point in almost three decades from now, I hope that people born during this aspect will stop and consider how their shared Saturn/Pluto return is affecting their kind. Sometimes we forget that these aspects are the things that make us distinct from other generations.

I’ll start tomorrow. Stay tuned . . .

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