Developmental Transits

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19727"Age 7 (Saturn Square Saturn): Child learns to discern between right and wrong, fantasy and reality, and learns the basic rules and the consequences of breaking them. Development of depth perception needed to cross the road unaided. First testing of boundaries and the status quo."      Jane: I lived in San Rafael, CA (Marin county).  It was a happy place/time.
197914"Age 14 (Saturn Opposition Saturn): The dawning of a definitively separate sense of self. First stirrings of healthy opposition to authority (puberty) and the creation of personal rules."  Jane: I was so compliant. I was trying to make rules out of chaos around me.
198318graduated high school
198621Age 21 (Saturn Square Saturn): "Learning to deal with the world on its own terms and become accountable. Seeds of dissatisfaction birth new goals."  Senior in college.

198722graduated college
199025started dating Brian, went to PSU
199126got MSW in 92
199227The Saturn Return (ages 27 to 29)

Center for Community Mental Health, NE Portland, OR, 8/92-10/94.   – Lutheran Family Service, Beaverton, OR, 10/94-5/97.
199328Saturn Return is the point associated with rules, structures, and order. It “defines”. Every 28 to 29 years it will return to the same degree it was in when you were born. When it does, it acts as a pressure test for every aspect of your life. It is also the period of time when you are to begin “defining” yourself in your own terms and not those of your youth and early life, which were dominated by all the rules of those around you, beginning with your parent or parents, and extending to school, peers, and employers.
199732divorced Brian
Children’s Center, Vancouver, WA, 5/97-10/99.
200035Age 35 (waxing Square): "Second puberty. A less reactive, more lucid version of the boundary-testing Saturn square at Age 7. Do these new goals and roles set during my Saturn Return allow me to express the full spectrum of who I am?"  Jane: Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Inc. Hood River, OR (8/00-11/04).  Moved.
200136Pluto Square Pluto – the Time of Upheaval (36-39) When Pluto transits square to you natal Pluto, it’s a period of general regeneration. It’s an uprooting of the past and serves to eliminate all those things that are disagreeable. You have to look within to see how much you have managed to change and overcome. If it has not been done, it is now that you will have to face immense changes indicated by the sign which transiting Pluto squares (this is your natal Pluto sign) and by the house through which it transits.
200237Pluto is the point associated with transformation, elimination, and death/rebirth. It “upheaves”. Because it takes so long to cycle (roughly 245 years) the first square is the most significant in our lives because it represents a period of intense transformation as part of the “quickening” towards our authentic purpose, which is designed to emerge during the Uranus opposition around 42 to 44.

Neptune Square Neptune – the Fog of Life (38 to 42) Neptune square Neptune transit is a generational mid-life crisis transit that happens to everyone about age 42. It lasts about 9 to 12 months depending on Neptune retrograde. You will start to question your goals and how much you have lived up to your ideals, dreams, and expectations. You may want to make some changes but take care not to set unrealistic goals.
Right on the heels of Pluto’s “upheaving”, and sometimes overlapping, depending on your chart and the movement of the points after your birth, Neptune will also square itself. Neptune is the point associated with surrender, spirituality, and mystery. Like Pluto, its long cycle makes the first square the most important for us. I describe it as the Fog of Life because it can be a time of confusion, unclear direction, and dissolving leading to a spiritual awareness of your life purpose.
200439Second Return of the Lunar Nodes 
2008Uranus Opposes Uranus – the Wake-Up Call! (42-44) Uranus opposite Uranus transit, also called the Uranus opposition, is a major transition in your life that comes in your early forties. This mid-life crisis can feel like you have to catch up on things you forgot to do, or on goals, you have not achieved. A sense of urgency can lead to unexpected behavior and rapid changes in relationships or employment.

If you feel older than you are, or that your life has become boring, you may seek to spice up your life with some excitement or hang around younger people. For example, some men experiencing Uranus opposite Uranus transit suddenly leave their wives for younger women or buy red convertibles. Sometimes they clothe themselves in revealing spandex of bright colors and ride racing bicycles around town in packs, before congregating in highly visible cafes early in the morning.
As the final part of the Kundalini Rising work between 36 and 44 (Clow, Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini), the Uranus opposition is designed to “shock” us into awakening and embracing our authentic selves. This period of life can be, and is supposed to be, intensely disruptive, both internally and, if necessary, externally. While you may find yourself swimming in the Fog of Life with no shore in sight, the Uranus opposition is like a lightning strike that instantly burns away the fog so you can see clearly where you are and where you need to go!
Age 42: (Saturn Opposition Saturn). Midlife crisis. Individual reacts — maturely or immaturely — against the soul-inhibiting limitations which society has imposed upon his or her ego. Is my need to belong blinding me to my true values?

200943 Neptune Square Neptune - "Beautiful Dreamer Neptune square Neptune transit is a generational mid-life crisis transit that happens to everyone about age 42. It lasts about 9 to 12 months depending on Neptune retrograde. You will start to question your goals and how much you have lived up to your ideals, dreams, and expectations. You may want to make some changes but take care not to set unrealistic goals."

started dating Greg around his birthday in May
Private Practice - Turtle Dove Counseling, Hypnosis & DBT, Hood River, OR (9/09-3/18)
201044Left Center for living Sept. 2010
married Greg 6/12/10
201145Josh died 10/21/11
201549"Chiron Return – Healing Your Life Wound (49-51) Chiron return is when we start tapping into Uranus’ insights. What society expects from us is no longer enough. We want to break free from our limitations and explore completely new horizons. Uranus is our divine side. The Chiron return is when we finally become aware that there is more to life."
"Some may argue that the Uranus opposition is the mid-life time and often one of crisis, in that way that only Uranus can deliver a shakeup! I tend to favor the idea that the Chiron Return is the ideal mid-life moment, suggesting that with a better diet, exercise, and medical breakthroughs we will see more and more people living closer to 100 (instead of a max of somewhere in the 70s; in America, the current average is 78). When Chiron returns you should be ready to heal your spiritual wound; we all get one at birth based on the position of Chiron in our chart."
201650Age 50 (Waning Square): "Re-evaluation of individual priorities and life-directions producing further refinements to the soul’s individuation process. A period of concentrated, steady effort to serve in accordance with our ideals, or a backslide into the collective norm (think: Baby Boomer who “sold out”)."
201852Western Psychological & Counseling Services, now LifeStance, Gladstone, OR (3/18 to present)
202458Age 58-59 (Second Saturn Return): "Now-or-never actions in the real world that demonstrate the wisdom of the elder. The deepening commitment to one’s chosen life service or a pivot into an entirely new, more soulful life direction. The hallmark of the second Saturn Return is that if you deal maturely with the old pockets of unfinished business, you gain the gift that will last till the end — the gift of wisdom. You become an elder. As Elizabeth Spring put it,” Saturn rewards those that act and depresses those who procrastinate.”

"By the time we reach our second Saturn Return we should have started our authentic journey at around 30, experienced a chrysalis transformative period between 36 and 39, emerged confused in order to find faith in our path, been shocked out of confusion to fully awaken to the authentic self that should have begun developing at 30, healed our lifelong spiritual wound, all to become a wise man or woman ready to impart our knowledge and wisdom responsibly to the generations behind us. We are to assume more, not less responsibility, and act as guiding lights for improving civilization."
203266Age 66 (Waxing Square):The synthesizing and sharing of what aging has taught you. Confessing and breaking one’s prideful habits of consciousness while one is still relatively healthy and cognizant.

203973Age 73 (Opposition): “End-of-life crisis.” The humble acceptance of unrealized goals, unmastered wounds and the increasing embodiment of one’s spiritual faith. It’s never too late to leave a “legacy of presence.”

204680Age 80 (Waning Square): Coming to peace with God. Humble apologies and grateful goodbyes. Exuding a deep and steady presence of thanks for life’s infinite opportunities to awaken.

205690Age 89-90 (Third Saturn Return): The cultivated silvery repose of meditation and spiritually digested experience or the bleak gray of loneliness, loss and sorrow.

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