Early this morning (1:14 am MST) Uranus in Aries formed a waxing square (90 degree angle) to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This begins a series of seven upcoming square aspects between these two celestial giants that Astrologers have anticipated for years and expect to coincide with increasing revolutionary changes in societies, governments, economies and political parties worldwide.
Even though major global revolutionary changes have been manifesting for the past four years since Pluto first moved into Capricorn on January 25, 2008, and have intensified since Uranus moved into Aries on May 27, 2010, the changes yet to come will likely be even more dramatic than what has already occurred, including the ‘Arab Spring’ and the near collapse of global economic structures. Here in the U. S. social/political changes like support for marriage equality and a two year moratorium on deportation of illegal immigrant children who are here through no fault of their own are examples of this progressive social change energy currently unfolding.
The seven square aspects between Uranus and Pluto will occur on June 24th and September 18th, 2012, May 20th and November 1st, 2013, April 21st and December 14th, 2014 and March 16th, 2015. The squares will occur between 6 degrees and 15 degrees of Capricorn (Pluto) and Aries (Uranus) and will no doubt have significant impacts on a global planetary scale. Both individuals and countries with planets or house cusps between 6 and 15 degrees in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will be impacted more directly and intensely by these seven square aspects, including the United States which has its Sun at 13 degrees Cancer.
It’s unusual for outer planets to aspect one another seven times during a single transit event like a square aspect. Typically, it’s much more common for an outer planetary aspect to occur only once, or, when retrograde motion on the part of one or both planets is involved, three times. Seven times is highly unusual and rare and yet, given all the change we NEED in our world, it seems most appropriate that these celestial bodies would connect seven times over the coming three years coinciding with the tremendous social, political and economic changes necessary for the resolution of current global crises.
Pluto is associated with the Soul’s evolutionary journey and the process of evolution itself. Uranus is the planet of revolutionary change, progress and transformation. As human beings, we’re uniquely bestowed with the gift of free will choice. And one of the choices we are free to choose is the choice to resist change. But evolutionary change is a biological and spiritual imperative. We can only resist intended evolutionary changes for so long. Then, when the change can be resisted no longer, we co-create unexpected and surprising changes that are both impossible to prevent or to undo. The key to smooth evolutionary change is to cooperate with it and align our energies in support of it. Continuously resisting change because we are afraid to embrace the unknown is the causal factor for what almost always seems to be extremely cataclysmic change.
The best way to handle the tremendous change inherent in this time is to embrace it. Uranus always provides glimpses of necessary changes to come ahead of time through repetitive thoughts or ideas that just keep popping into your head. The more frequently the repeating thoughts occur, the closer the intended change is to unfolding. However, most people ignore these messages or promptings because the change they represent almost always seems way too radical and threatening to the status quo that we so often associate with security – the ‘devil we know’ – even when that status quo isn’t really working for us anymore or in fact has long-since stopped contributing to our health or well- being.
As the impetus for change knocks on your door, welcome it in even if you can only take a single baby step towards it at first. Welcoming and accepting the change willingly will actually significantly reduce the stress and discomfort potentially associated with it.
And know this: Uranus and Pluto are associated with NECESSARY change. The change they represent is necessary to ensure ongoing evolutionary growth beyond the limitations of the past that have become so crystallized that they are now preventing further progress and growth. These two planets represent an unfulfilled need for freedom and evolutionary change that most of us are too fearful or reluctant to consciously seek out. But who among us cannot relate to experiences of change, that after the initial shock or surprise or upset, admittedly brought about change that was actually good for us and was indeed long overdue? When Uranus and Pluto show up, it’s time to ‘bust out’ and ‘breakthrough’ old outworn habits, beliefs, ideas, careers and even relationships!
Understand also that evolutionary processes are NATURAL and that we will always co-create what we NEED to facilitate the evolutionary growth intentions we have both individually and collectively. Of course our Soul/Divine intelligence directs this evolutionary path and often doesn’t provide us with a clear and conscious ‘heads-up’ memo ahead of time! But it does ‘download’ those repetitive thoughts that alert us to coming necessary change. We can trust in this path completely, precisely because it is directed from the Soul level of consciousness. I’m reminded of a favorite Rumi saying I came across years ago…
Though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we really are. Rumi
That’s Soul stuff. Our collective Soul consciousness creates what we need to evolve as a human collective just as our individual Soul consciousness creates what we need to evolve as individuals. So keep this in mind as you face and embrace change within your own personal reality. Keep it in mind also as you watch dramatic and perhaps even scary headlines emerge over the coming weeks, months and years. And trust that what is unfolding does indeed reflect both our individual and collective choices as well as our individual and collective Soul intentions for evolutionary growth.
It’s time to wake up even if it requires a shake-up of existing realities, norms, traditions and social structures. It’s time to reclaim our individual and collective power to co-create what we need to evolve and move forward towards a better, more sustainable, loving and healthy future for us all!
Viva la revolution!
ps –during the month of July, I’m offering a special Uranus/Pluto discount of 20% to individuals who book a reading with me to learn about how this celestial pattern will affect you personally. A one hour reading, typically $100, will be only $80. Call or email me today to set up your personal appointment to find out how to maximize this tremendous opportunity for evolutionary growth!
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