What was begun in the '60s now has to become a collective necessity in the 21st Century. The revolutionary energy of Uranus and the evolutionary energy of Pluto have come to a crossroads. We have to consciously participate in evolution this time around. We are the ones who have chosen to be here at this crucial time in our world’s history -- chosen to be here to make a choice that will determine the future of our world. Will we choose love or hate, domination or partnership, greed or cooperation, fear or vision?We have learned to see and know both the light and the darkness of our world, and now we all have to do something about it.
Today we went over the limit of CO2 in our atmosphere that scientists believe we can’t recover from. What is the world’s response? What are we all going to do now? We are one world, and we are all being ‘ruled’ by an unhealthy, out-of-balance paradigm of life. Patriarchy upholds values that no longer serve life: individualism rather than self-aware individuation, domination rather than partnership, masculine power over feminine love and connection. Isn’t it time to step away from that old story and find a story that fills our heart with courage and love and determination? Isn’t it time to become the heroes and heroines of our own lives?
Three is the number of process, and with this 3rd out of 7 squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, it is time to awaken and stretch our muscles. This square can be a game changer. The first 2 squares brought up the issues; now this 3rd square demands action. Both Pluto and Uranus have moved into the second decan (10 degrees each) of both Aries and Capricorn. The 2nd decan of Aries is overseen by Leo—the steady fire sign of individuation. The 2nd decan of Capricorn is overseen by Taurus—the secure sign of building and manifestation. The Cosmic Story offers us a chance to build our individual vision of life in the midst of cultural transformation.
The Sabian symbol for Uranus at 12* Aries is: A triangle-shaped flight of wild geese. This symbol urges us to believe in Cosmic Order. There is a bigger story going on than our old collective story, and when we can see the image of that new story clearly, we can live it.
The Sabian symbol for Pluto at 12* Capricorn is: An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life. This is a call to explore all aspects of life, especially our right-brain, feminine consciousness, which can show us the natural laws of life.
Together, these symbols challenge us to step outside and into our destiny—our life’s purpose. Explore and believe. Challenge and change. Imagine and manifest. (for an interesting talk on The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake which was removed from the TED site, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg) Uranus in Aries is the great Awakener. This energy fertilizes our consciousness like lightning fertilizes the fields in Springtime. I’ve been suggesting that we use this Uranus energy to find our archetypal ‘soul-identity’, rather than an unconscious Aries ‘ego-identity’. Uranus awakens consciousness, so we think outside-the-box, understand our emotions and transform them into conscious feelings, access the imaginal realms where creation begins and listen in the silence after the thunder for Spirit to speak to us.
Are you a leader, an inventor, a healer, a bard? Are you a mother, an artist, a teacher, a priestess? Uranus urges us to see ourselves in larger, collective roles—not the roles patriarchy offers us, but rather the necessary and archetypal roles that all humans must fill to create a healthy, compassionate society.
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Pluto’s energy in Capricorn is behind all the dirty little secrets that are coming to light about our government and it’s collusion with our banks and corporations. The American Supreme Court just ruled in favor of Monsanto holding our food system hostage with their GMO seeds. The US Congress won’t pass a gun control law despite the slaughter of innocents. The US government is spying on its own citizens in the name of security. Corporate profits are at an all-time high—and so is poverty. The old patriarchal center will not hold any longer—people all around the world have been educated and know that our freedom and our future is in jeopardy.
Uranus gives us the energy to rise up what is new and necessary for life in the places Pluto tears down that are decayed and rotten. One way we can help the process is to step out of our patriarchal mindset -- our 3D reality --and imagine and create our own vision of the future with our community. If we spend time every day imagining what kind of life we want to share with others here on Earth, we can bring that new vision into our collective reality. Of course, then we have to find ways to implement it. That means we have to engage in our communities and help solve problems. As we stand and face the darkness in our world, and name it for what is it, we have a chance of changing the probable outcome of our reckless consumer reality.
With Neptune in Pisces, we have a multitude of realities to choose from. Instead of continuing to be caught up in the patriarchal game of power and money, we can choose to live in a more fruitful reality, one that places love at its center. There are other ways to use our talents and help each other. There are other forms of exchange. This breakup of our culture is a necessary step toward our future. So don’t despair! Take action and join with like-minded people.
The proper use of the Creative Imagination is so important right now. We use imagination to keep our intentions for the future viable. An image is an energy conductor. So when you visualize how you want to the world be, see it and feel it, don’t just think it. We each have something to give to our world. See it, believe it and live it. That’s how change happens.
When you see evil in the world and you get upset, find that tiny spark of evil within you and bring it into the light. Each time we redeem the darkness within us, we bring more light to the world. It’s time for us to embrace the dark and see our own shadows. Once we accept these rejected parts of ourselves, we can find ways to use that energy for the good of life, rather than the repression of life. Be clear about what you want—know what you value. Then use your imagination coupled with your will to stand up for your values, not just in your personal life but also for our collective life.
The Sun goes into Gemini an hour before these two planets come into exact square. The Moon is in Libra. Both our lights are in air signs, so look at how you think, how you categorize, how you communicate and how you relate. Air symbolizes our mental knowing, so give your mind a spring cleaning so the cosmic laws of life structure our knowing.
Blessings in this time of cosmic transformation!
Stephanie Gailing combines her knack for astrological insights with her background as a nutrition/wellness consultant, guiding clients towards self-awareness, personal empowerment, and optimal well-being. She’s the author of Planetary... read more