For example, the exciting and dramatic events in Egypt are completely in line with the revolutionary energy of the Uranus Pluto square I have mentioned recently. Add to this Pluto in Capricorns' recent square to Saturn ... bringing a challenge to authority and death to the old order...and we are definitely living in interesting times. Shades of the 60's!!
Many pundits are predicting all sorts of upheaval and change over the next two years as we approach the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012. The current line up of powerful planets in our Western Astrology are also harbingers of great change and upheaval. Some say it will be the end of the world as we know it, others insist this is the dawning of a new age of light and love, while others predict Armageddon (or the second coming!!).
The current square of Uranus and Pluto...following two years of Saturn square Pluto (Opposite Uranus) sometimes forming a Cardinal Grand Cross...guarantees a profound level of disruption and transformation of our lives.
So, although psychologically based Astrology is more focused on the inner psyche, and the personal chart, there is no doubt that our environment has a deep impact on those psyches and on our daily experience of life. With our current access to whats happening around the world in a split second (a very Uranian concept) through various forms of electronic media, we are all now (consciously) linked to each other in a way that has never happened before. (I said consciously because I believe we are all more connected on a larger scale than we may be able to grasp with our logic or intellect and which can't necessarily be measured.).
Anyway, my point is, there's a lot going on these days on many levels and we can see it and hear about it and it can't help having an impact.
The Uranus Pluto square is about fighting for freedom, and breaking away from what oppresses us. And at the moment, with many planets currently in Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus ... there is something in the air. Having a strong Uranus (conjunct my Sun) a part of me is extremely excited about whats stirring. Ok it's also a bit scary....Pluto also can bring violence and death....it is not a tame planet. And both Pluto and Uranus can shock and disturb in unsettling ways (thats their purpose).
Still...things have to change ... (both inside and out) and these are definitely the planets to do the job.