Alive and Well with Pluto: Transits of Power and Renewal, by
Bil Tierney. Llewellyn Publications, 293pp,
As usual Bil Tierney has taken a difficult subject and made it as much fun and as easy to understand as is humanly possible with as imposing a subject as Pluto, or as Bil calls the god, “Old Dark Face”.
This is the third in Bil’s trilogy of the outer planets. It is, or I found it to be, the most somber of the three….which is fitting considering what he has to work with.
Pluto is a complex and often fearsome energy. It has to do with generational issues and evolution over a long period of time. Its concerns are the history of individuals, of peoples, and of nations. Pluto is passionate, no holds barred, and Devil take the hindmost. It wipes out what is in order to bring new growth. Birth and death are familiar subjects to Pluto, god of the underworld. Pluto offers “ life altering potentials”. Wherever it is located in a chart is a place of great intensity and the potential for great growth and service.
As usual for Bil, he has entertaining titles for his chapters, starting with “Nowhere to Hide” for chapter one, where he describes the mythological origins of Pluto. “Gifts from the Rich One” for chapter two tells us of the riches to be gleaned from traversing the war zones of our life in the company of this god. It might be called “No Gain without Pain”. Pluto offers a wild ride with rich rewards for the person, nation, etc. willing to go along and suffer the pain and disappointment along the way.
Bil then takes us on a tour of our natal planets and houses with Pluto as well as looking at the transits of Pluto to these houses and planets.
In the end which is titled “Resurrection Time” Bil ends on a high note suggesting a rebirth into the light.
This is not a new book but it offers information that is very helpful and easy to remember because of the humorous way it is presented. I recommend it for all levels of astrological knowledge. There is something for everyone in this book.