Pluto transiting through Capricorn has been back and forth squaring your friend's Chiron/Venus/Mercury conjunction in Aries. Venus conjunct ChiIron show that relationships are a painful issue for this person. Your friend struggles with . Natal Uranus in late Virgo is actually opposite her sensitive Chiron/Venus conjunction. IN the 12th house, these feelings are not understood,and they are hidden. This was set off more while Pluto was retrograde, and then while it was direct at zero Capricorn again. But I believe that Saturn entering Libra opposite that Chiron (and Venus) is what caused your freind to back off. If you watch the planets, there will be more of this back and forth as Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo next year, and then goes back direct into Libra in the summer. However, in the meantime Pluto squares the conjunction including Mercury more fully, bringing all kinds of feelings and quesitons out. It won't be easy. And in May, Uranus moves over this Venus and Chiron conjunction, bringing unexpected reactions and expressions in the area of relationship.Jupiter follows in June, and this person may begin to experience some kind of healing around this entire relationship issue, and an opening of unconscious feelings and desires.
Uranus and Jutpier will both return to this position in 2011, but I believe that each time they do, they will open this person's heart more, whereas Saturn has tried to shut it down and be "proper". I could be wrong, and I wouldn't bet my current relationship on it if I were you. But just sit back and watch for now. I don't have time to look at your husband's chart at the moment, but his chart may reflect some of the same activity in a different way. I believe the hard aspects were to his Mercury in Aries, but more soft aspects such as trines and sextiles to his AC and DC, so although he may be mentally moved out of his complacency, and although Saturn and Pluto (And later Uranus) may be hard on his psyche, the relationship shift may be accepted by the time it happens.
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