Regardless of your politics, the Eighties Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, was a potent example of Saturn trine Pluto. The so-called Iron Lady was a Libra, with Saturn Rising in Scorpio. When you have a Scorpio Ascendant, it means Pluto is your ruler. So Saturn trine Pluto made the whole deal exceptionally strong.
It was a Saturn Pluto conjunction in Libra, in the early Eighties that ushered in the Neo-Liberal era and of course, Thatcher was a key player. Her Saturn trine Pluto was that same energy. Saturn and Pluto in alignment force structural change. When they’re occurring, society is in transition. When you are born with Saturn trine Pluto, you desire worldly power and the means to impose your vision. If there is no such opportunity, you make it. And as the daughter of a greengrocer, she was not ‘to the manor born.’
Saturn Trine Pluto People Have An Almost Supernatural Work Ethic
It’s hard to believe now, but at the time Thatcher came to power, there was a prevailing belief that women were generally too weak, whimsical or hormonal for such positions. You can dislike her administration or philosophy, as I do, but she sure as hell did a lot to dispel the ‘weak women’ stereotype.
She was renowned for frightening drunken (male) M.P.s who were staggering back to their office at 2 a.m. to sleep off their alcoholic stupor. There would be Thatcher, perfectly poised and coiffured, gliding around working.
Saturn trine Pluto is one of the most robust work ethics that you can have. The ambition of Saturn supports the Plutonic drive to reform and regenerate. It can be an awkward personal position if less ambitious or anti-fragile people surround you. People could try to almost shame you for being ‘too intense’ or obsessive. As with any Saturn aspect, it becomes better with age. Saturn is, after all, the God of Time.
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