I made a decision to go ahead with a dental appointment on Monday even knowing it was the Cancer New Moon, Saturn had just turned direct and Mercury was retrograde. In part because I was curious to see how everything would play out and in part because it would be the only day my dentist would be in the office all month.
Saturn in Scorpio is transiting my twelfth house and stationed within two degrees of my natal Jupiter. Neptune in Pisces is trine my Jupiter and transiting Jupiter in Cancer is waxing trine to it. I was fairly confident the ultimate outcome would be favorable though with Saturn in the picture, getting there easily was not guaranteed. That turned out to be the case. When the dentist lifted the old crown out he didn’t like what was reveled, often the case with twelfth house issues. There was practically nothing left of the old tooth except decaying roots. When he suggested I consider having the remains pulled, I told him I had already thought about it and told him to go ahead. My Scorpio side is darn good at running worst case scenarios and this turned to have been a good move.
Jupiter in Cancer is currently transiting my eighth house and I had been prepared to withdraw money from savings to cover the cost of the crown replacement ($1,200~). Having the tooth pulled only cost $202, a substantial reduction and one I could pay out of pocket rather than drawing on savings. I see the tJupiter trine nJupiter helping there.
Any wishful thinking about this whole process can be blamed on Neptune in Pisces transiting my third house. Here again the trine to natal Jupiter and transiting Saturn kept the aforementioned wishful thinking to a minimum. Transiting retrograde Mercury is trine my natal Mars in Scorpio and combined with this procedure being a re-placement, probably kept Mercury retrograde from being a problem.
Other interesting transits that day were Venus in Leo conjoined my natal Pluto, the New Moon Cancer stellium square my Libra Moon and Mars in Gemini trine my Chiron in Libra. Venus-Pluto and Mars-Chiron transits I see as indicating a favorable recovery though not without some pain. The square to my Moon is all about the emotional angst surrounding this experience. It was NOT easy for the dentist to excavate those two decaying tooth roots. It took much longer than a typical tooth extraction and was far more uncomfortable.
Other than having lost a couple of days to pain medication induced mental fog, my recovery looks pretty typical so far. My dentist explained the extraction site would heal from the inside out, something that seems very Scorpio/Pluto to me. We’ll see . . .