Here's a crazy-beautiful essay (by Gayle Brandeis, published at The Rumpus) that describes the writer becoming a new mother while her mother commits suicide. Dark subject matter but it's written so well; a swirl of pain and uplifting moments.
There's a Pluto/Uranus square (exact on June 26th) right now and I think this essay is a fantastic introduction. Death (Pluto) of a parent (Capricorn) intersects with new (Uranus) life (Aries). Primal, painful stuff.
Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries will form an exact square 7 times over the next 3 years. Will they hurt? Depends on where they hit your chart. Check the houses with Capricorn and Aries. Those are the areas of your life where old and new will collide. This will not be an easy transit. A literal death will not necessarily happen but a metaphorical death (say goodbye to an outdated relationship/lifestyle/habit/job) is in the works. And some wonderful things can emerge. Because if there's one thing you can count on with Uranus, it's the unexpected. Changes will come at you out of left-field, but so might new life.
I'll blog about each square as it approaches (including the June 26th one). But for now, here's the dates and degrees where the squares will be exact (these degrees will impact the Cardinal signs):
- June 24th, 2012: 8 degrees
- September 19 2012: 6 degrees
- May 20 2013: 11 degrees
- November 1 2013: 9 degrees
- April 21 2014: 13 degrees
- December 15 2014: 12 degrees
- March 16 2015: 15 degrees