Uranus Squares Pluto: The R-evolution Continues…

On Monday, May 20th, Uranus squares (90 degree angle) retrograde Pluto at 11 degrees Aries/Capricorn at 3:21 pm MST.  This is the third of seven squares between these two outer planets that began in 2012 and will continue until 2015.

It’s uncommon for two planets to experience seven exact ‘hits’ in any given aspect (angular relationship) between them.  Multiple aspect hits occur due to apparent retrograde motion as an exact angle is reached again and again while the planets are moving back and forth over the same degrees of the zodiac.  This usually accounts for three exact hits between planets; seven exact hits are quite rare.

But given the level of change needed on our planet to heal and resolve our problems (socially, politically, financially and environmentally) it may well be that seven exact squares are required!  And even though these seven square aspects will take about two and a half years to occur (from June 24, 2012 to March 16, 2015) their influence has already been unfolding for the past five years and will continue to do so for several years beyond 2015.  We are literally in the midst of a decade of extraordinary global social change.

Uranus square Pluto is the THE current astrological signature reflecting the various prophecies about this changing time in human history.  It’s associated with humanity ‘waking-up’ and becoming aware of the crucial role each of us has in the co-creation of reality.  As more and more individuals awaken and realize the role consciousness plays in creating both individual and collective reality, the more the world around us will change.

Uranus and Pluto are heavyweights relative to the processes of transformation, particularly the transformation of human consciousness.  Pluto is directly associated with the evolutionary process and Uranus is associated with revolutionary processes.  As Pluto moves through the sign of Capricorn, which specifically rules the structural nature of human consciousness, human consciousness will surely evolve and as a result, the reality humanity experiences will also surely undergo great metamorphic change as well.

Uranus is associated with liberation and freedom and helps us to break free and to break through old crystallized patterns of beliefs and behaviors that have become so stagnant that they are preventing or undermining further evolutionary growth and development.

So Pluto = evolution and Uranus = revolution.  Together, these forces have been associated with the dramatic social and political changes on our planet since 2008 when Pluto first moved into Capricorn and even more so since 2010 when Uranus moved into Aries and the square aspect between these two planets began to form.

Capricorn rules the principle of contraction and sure enough, the global economy began to contract in 2008 as the United States housing market collapsed and threatened to take the economy with it.  Financial contraction continues and will likely do so for many more years since Pluto won’t leave Capricorn until 2023-2024.

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck off the east coast of Japan and caused the tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant occurred within hours of Uranus moving back into Aries on March 11, 2011 where it will stay for seven years.  Aries rules new beginnings and instinctive actions.  Uranus rules the unexpected.  So from an astrological perspective, natural events like earth changes and political events like the Arab Spring made complete sense to astrologers while most world governments were taken completely by surprise.  Uranus will remain in Aries until 2018-2019.  Perhaps it will take that long for real change to occur with such huge issues of our time like how we generate power and how people are governed.

The current Uranus/Pluto cycle, which will last for 127 years, began in 1965-1966.  These two planets came together in the middle degrees of Virgo then and ‘seeded’ revolutions in technology, politics, health care, the workplace, the environment and human rights.  Have you noticed that the same issues that were headlines then are headlines again now including women’s rights, voting rights and minority rights, not to mention universal health care and environmental concerns like climate change?

I have smiled many times over the past couple of years when I’ve heard people including political pundits remark that current events remind them of the 60’s.  They couldn’t be more right!

So here we are, at the threshold of yet another installment of the Uranus Pluto force for evolutionary and revolutionary change throughout the world.  As the headlines fill up with extraordinary news events day after day, and individuals face surprising events that threaten to upset their personal, financial or workplace security, the pace of evolutionary and revolutionary change will continue to accelerate.

Now that Uranus and Pluto are in their waxing first quarter square (90 degree angle), the $64,000 question is, “What new forms and structures are necessary for the ‘seed’ intentions begun in the 60’s to take root and manifest properly?”  The answer is a big one.  It will require no less than a complete shift in how societies organize themselves to meet the needs of ALL the people on our planet, not just a few.

And as of December 21, 2012, this shift is underway.  In spite of the obfuscation by the western press and so-called ‘experts,’ of many of the world’s ancient culture’s prophecies regarding a ‘shift of the ages’ for our time, the most notable of which were the Mayans, these prophecies were NOT wrong.  They were instead misunderstood at best, and deliberately misrepresented at worst.

The ‘shift of the ages’ that occurred had to do with a repositioning of our solar system relative to the center of our Milky Way galaxy.  The shift that occurred is part of a 26,000 year cycle that changes the quality of cosmic energy that regulates the evolution of creation.  The change in energy was from masculine (electrical) energy to feminine (magnetic) energy.

These two energy types spur different evolutionary growth paths for humanity.  For the last 13,000 years as masculine energy has regulated evolution, growth has proceeded towards development of individual consciousness and the understanding of physical reality (matter).  For the next 13,000 years, evolutionary growth will be regulated by feminine energy and will proceed through development of collective consciousness and the understanding of non-physical realities (spirituality).  In short, we are now shifting towards a matriarchal social organizational paradigm and shifting away from a patriarchal social organizational paradigm.

For millennia, the matriarchal model has been misunderstood and maligned as a social paradigm organized around women being in charge and dominating men.  This understanding could not be more wrong.  Instead, matriarchy focuses on the rights, needs and well-being of ALL members of society, not just those who are ‘in charge.’  In a matriarchal society, everyone does better when, well, EVERYONE does better.  Individual needs are weighed and balanced with the needs of the whole or the collective.

Consider the following summary of attributes that characterize these two opposite social paradigms:

MATRIARCHY – Giving, sharing, inclusion, group interest

PATRIARCHY – Hierarchy, dominance, exclusion, self-interest

To tell the difference between these two types of consciousness paradigms you need only to listen to the words people use.  If their language is inclusive and seeks to consider the needs and well-being of everyone, they are coming from a matriarchal paradigm.  If their language is exclusive and seeks to consider only the needs and well-being of a few, they’re coming from a patriarchal paradigm.

Now apply these differences in consciousness/thinking/organizing/governing on a global level to current issues like extreme income disparity, health care, immigration reform, voting rights and marriage equality.  Or simply consider basic human needs like clean air and water, healthy food, secure housing and equal access to a good education.  It’s really not hard to figure out which paradigm people are coming from.

Considering all the crises we currently face in our world, it’s also not hard to conclude that the patriarchal paradigm that has been the norm for thousands of years has reached its natural limits and is no longer working — financially, environmentally, politically or socially.  It’s time to embrace a collective consciousness and approach towards evolution.  The human collective changes one individual at a time and this explains why so many people are now experiencing great changes in their own personal lives.  What changes are underway for you?

So what can you do to successfully navigate these extraordinary times of change and not just survive but thrive?  The challenge in experiencing these influences is to NOT RESIST THE CHANGES!  Human beings seek security and security comes from what’s familiar — even when what’s familiar may have long since ceased being healthy or making you happy.  So it’s human nature to resist change.  But know that both Pluto and Uranus bring NECESSARY change.  Evolutionary change is not only a biological but also a spiritual imperative!  Sadly, resistance to necessary evolutionary change simply sets up a much more cataclysmic event later on that will FORCE the necessary change because it’s been resisted for far too long.

So whatever is happening in your world, especially if it shows up completely unexpectedly, DON’T RESIST IT or fight against it.  Instead, let it unfold and watch where it takes you.  Chances are great that it will eventually deliver you to a much healthier, happier place once the dust settles.  Try to embrace the change as willingly as you can.  Take baby steps towards the change until you can take bigger steps.  And finally, TRUST THE PROCESS!  After all, it’s your Soul that’s directing your life path and it will only take you where you’ve always intended to go in order to evolve and grow in this lifetime — a lifetime happening during one of the most dramatic and exciting shifts in the human experience that’s occurred in 13,000 years!

May you move forward through your life’s evolutionary and revolutionary changes with grace and ease…

Blessings, Donna

© Copyright 2013.  Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.  All rights reserved.

URANUS SQUARE PLUTO: Revolution and Renewal

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!

Blessings, Donna

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!

© Copyright 2012.   Donna Lee Steele and Threshold Consulting.   All Rights reserved.