This weekend, as Uranus the Awakener, exactly squares Pluto the Transformer, we reach the first peak in what will be several years of intense restructuring of both ourselves and our environment. The last few days have been getting edgier and edgier, as the square becomes exact tomorrow.
As these two powerful planets butt heads again and again over the next couple of years, the ripples in the cosmic pond will be radiating out for a long time to come. The most intense effect of this first clash will remain strong all this coming week, so be advised.
I believe we will look back on this time with the same interest as we now do the sixties or other pivotal moments of social upheaval. This upheaval may be manifesting in your own life as well, as the urge to change and the resistance to that same urge create powerful tension within and without.
Both Uranus and Pluto bring sudden change; where and how will depend on their location in your chart. It could manifest as internal unrest or show up in sudden jarring events. This is a good time, if you don't already practice Mind-fullness, to become very centered in yourself and watch out for knee jerk reactions to people and events.
Elsa P over at ElsaElsa.com, feels that this is actually a very positive energy in that it will allow us to break out of old patterns that have held us back (Pluto in Capricorn) and help us find new solutions and ways of seeing (Uranus in Aries). The recent eclipses and focus on the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity have emphasized that this is a time to let go of our old petty ways of thinking and tap into the bigger picture.
Time for something completely different!!
There may be some strange behaviour going on as we all react unconsciously to this powerful energy field:
"Be aware that people may driven by their subconscious to act erratically, . If you see someone who appears unstable or to be spinning out, I’d give them space unless you’ve got the skills to help them out. This is self-centered transit in many ways, which means a person in crisis is not likely to be considerate of anyone but themselves." ElsaElsa.com
I had an experience of this last night and to be honest, I did not initially handle it very well. As I realized my reactivity to his reactivity was being amplified big time by the current astrological atmosphere, I backed down before serious damage was done. Whew!
'Let many things pass' is good advice right now.
I recently received an email from someone speaking about corrupt world authority systems and the misuse of resources. This is the key message of the current Occupy Movement as well as the many street uprisings all over the world that are challenging these old ways.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
Frederic Bastiat - 1850
The dictionary meaning of Plutocracy is "ruled by wealth." and in Astrology, Pluto equals wealth, power, control. And also, Transformation.
The current energy says we have the chance to change the world ... and yet to do so, I believe we must first change our inner world.
"As within so without."
What is our true wealth? Without some sort of consciousness of our true essence, we will always we ruled by fear, greed, and anger. The image at the top of this blog was inspired by a talk by Prem Rawat, at WOPG.org , where he said (to paraphrase):
'We are so rich, we do not even know it; it is raining gold yet we go about like beggars. He put out his cupped hands and said, 'consciousness' is what allows us to receive those inner riches.'
That is why the recent Venus transit in front of the Sun was such a powerful and timely messenger, reminding us that love is more powerful than fear, and we have everything we need inside of us.
"Everything you are looking for is inside of you"