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Astrological transits, used as a forecasting tool, help us evaluate upcoming trends in a person’s life (although they don’t predict “exact events,” which is something not easy or even desirable to do in astrology). In Celine’s case, transiting Pluto is currently active. Pluto deals with our sense of deep renewal that comes after we have shed things we’ve long outgrown (or people from whose tight grip of power we need to be released). The transition implied is never taken lightly, as it often sets into motion major life alterations for us. It can seem like a fateful turning point, but one that can totally rejuvenate us.

Transiting Pluto has been stimulating Celine’s Aries Sun—the transit in question is called the trine—ever since the beginning of 1999, and continues until November 2000. Pluto says this time in Celine’s life has infused her with an inner strength unlike anything she has known before. She is ready to plumb her depths and bring out needs and feelings that have had to put on hold for years. She is to more learn what she’s all about in her depths, away from the spotlight.

Ironically, Celine is taking a hiatus while she’s at the very top of her game. Her career is, itself, showing no signs of slowing down; yet Celine has decided to put the brakes on the hectic pace of her worldly success, and now is turning her attention exclusively to people near and dear to her. In short, she needs to reclaim a private life. Her inner self seeks renewal. However, Pluto is now passing through the part of her chart—the Fifth House—known for helping us getting in touch with our inner child, and often doing so by having biological children. Celine is intuitively doing the right thing at this point in her life by taking time off to try her hand at motherhood for the first time, something that should prove restorative for her.

Her husband René has had a brush with cancer in during the past year, and needs her more than ever. Luckily for him, the Pluto-Sun transit also suggests Celine has a special healing power right now that can help Rene on the road to recovery—heck, she even had a big hit called “The Power of Love.” Now, she’ll get to demonstrate the power of love first hand, behind the scenes, in a very personal and transformational way! I wish her the best!

Transits: Any planet in our chart can receive a transit (a temporary trigger) from any planet currently in the sky, lasting for varying time periods of time. A transit from the Moon lasts about a few hours. A transit from Pluto, as Celine is having, can last more than two years, and is thus more intense and long lasting in impact. The slower moving the transiting planet, the deeper the issues we’ll need to address.

Pluto is a planet known for its no-nonsense outcomes. It ushers in major lifestyle changes that force us to draw on our hidden resources and rebuild parts of ourselves as a result. It can be a traumatic period, but it also can feel like we’re bursting with transformative power (which is more what Celine should be experiencing now).

A Trine is also an aspect that, when involved in a transit, allows us to open up creatively and willingly take in what planet is doing the triggering. If Pluto is that planet, we can be willing to descend to our private underground (our hidden psychological recesses) to unearth much treasure within that has previously been untapped. The trine helps to facilitate the flow of this experience, but we will need to be more conscious of this process and dynamically help it along.

In our Fifth House, creative self-extension is a must. We're to learn the art of play and the value of taking risks in matters of the heart. Dealings with children can teach us about inner joy, as we tap into an eternally youthful quality within. With Pluto here, Celine gets to transform into a kid again as she finds ways to have a grand time exploring what truly makes her happy.

Part 1: The Power of Celine by Bil Tierney


Bil Tierney has been in professional practice for over 28 years. He is the author of Dynamics of Aspect Analysis (CRCS Publications, read in five languages), Twelve Faces of Saturn, Alive and Well With Neptune, Alive and Well with Uranus and Alive and Well with Pluto (Llewellyn Publications). His upcoming book, All Around The Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs, will be released by Llewellyn in December 2001.

For more information about Bil Tierney, click here.

Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

  • Two Goats Rockin'   5/3/2014
  • Anne Robinson: What's Her Weakest Link?   5/1/2001
  • Survivor II Showdown   4/22/2001
  • Susan Helms: Woman in Outer Space   4/8/2001
  • Will and Grace: A Sitcom With a Twist   2/26/2001
  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: Earth Signs in Love   2/20/2001
  • Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: Sagittarians on Fire   2/15/2001
  • 'N Sync With Success   2/8/2001
  • Will Dr. Laura Conquer TV?   9/22/2000
  • Tina Turner's Farewell Song   8/26/2000
  • An Aries Wins Top Survivor Prize   8/24/2000
  • Bill Clinton Bares His Soul   8/11/2000
  • The Wizardry of J.K. Rowling   7/26/2000
  • Friends Strike It Rich!   7/14/2000
  • Russell Crowe: Aries on the Rise   6/3/2000
  • Steve Case: On Top of the World   2/16/2000
  • The Power of Celine   12/14/1999
  • Uranus in Aquarius Rocks Garth's World   11/27/1999
  • Garth Brooks: Super Aquarius   11/27/1999

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