I’m not surprised with by desperation. There are many challenges in her life right now.
She almost needs to completely reinvent herself (Neptune transiting Neptune Saturn opp Pluto transiting Sun) and it will not become any easier until the end of 2013, after Saturn ends the square to her Venus and Pluto finally moves away from the Sun. I believe she needs to think long-term and seriously consider some spiritual reinforcement of her life through mediation and possibly also joining some spiritual organization, possibly not affiliated with any institutionalized religion (or as extension of her work).
Her strongest point is her Sun, demanding that she stays socially proactive (Sun 11th house) combined with her wits and ability to convey the knowledge (Jupiter Mercury conjunction). I would recommend that she fully dedicates herself in working with children who need some form of help.
T Pluto will make its first hit in January 2013 conjunct sun, retrograde hit middle July (THE most important)hit and will have maybe 3more hits into 2014 before it finally finishes its transit to sun.
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learn how to read an ephemeris, the glyphs are the shorthand for signs/planets
T Neptune gets to Ascendant in April 2013. Next year I feel will be THE most challenging for transits.
I would say she has a ‘splash’ chart shape where she ‘could’ spread herself too thinly, have too many fingers in too many pies.
T Pluto conj sun has many meanings, anything from death of friends (11th) or partner, or simpy inner transformations and reinventing oneself to better express herself.
mars should be interpreted as if in 2nd and pluto in 8th as they are within the 5' orb rule, espec moreso in Equal house system (mine)
with Neptune conjunct MC this could have made it hard to define work,career matters, but with jupiter and mercury in detriment in 10th could suggest many vocations, communciations, all 9th house matters, teaching, lecturing, astrology, travel industry, legal matters…