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These planets represent the transformative processes of collective change in our world. As archetypes they reflect and express aspects of the deep evolutionary motivations that drive human life, and our expansion into greater consciousness.
In 2012 they entered into a strong, stressful aspect, the waxing 90° square. Because of retrograde motion, this aspect repeats seven times in the succeeding two+ years. On March 17, 2015, the final square aspect takes place between Uranus, now in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn. These squares stimulate energy surges, revolutionary showdowns and “wild card events” that demand attention on the world stage, and within our own psyches. During the period of these seven squares, we are being challenged by problems of immense complexity and urgency, revealing ever-deepening survival issues and affronts to our collective conscience.
With an infusion of enthusiasm for truth and justice, Jupiter encourages our ethical reconciliation with nature and one another. Mars arrives in Aries to conjunct Uranus just days before the final square, sparking radical communal actions. With quick wit, we could turn unexpected events into opportunities for living up to our potentials, and becoming the “wild cards” of change that we wish to see in the world. When we each risk offering our greater gifts, we help to revision and reshape the planet in which we all have a stake.
Pluto plays out our deepest agendas and desires, and transforms us mysteriously from the underground. In our soul searching, Pluto reveals that within the nagging existential crisis of these times, true wisdom abides-—offering us the medicine for releasing what cannot be resolved. With conscious diligence to re-center and re-ground to the Earth, we can use personal and group ritual processes to let go of content from the past, drop attachments, shed old wounds, and purge excesses. What if, with the sheer embrace of Spirit, we could inspire a prison break of the heart? We could free ourselves from patterns of withholding love, and open ourselves to respect and compassion in an expanding circle of interdependent empowerment.
When revolutionary Uranus pushes us beyond our boundaries, our struggling dynamic equilibrium gets jolted with sudden releases of potency. This energy stimulates a generalized restlessness that we can use to free up novel approaches and creative exchanges. Through Uranian vision we get glimpses of the big mind system—thinking that can hone ever more complex communications and interconnections within creation. When we focus Uranus’ medicine into revitalizing collaborations for the common good, we become inspired catalysts for wholeness, and form a kinship base of divine proportions.
Both Uranus and Pluto illuminate our struggles with the pull of darkness that capitalizes on pervasive fearfulness, and attune our energetic relationships with the cosmic Heart/Mind/Spirit.
In this defining age of awareness,
we are the awakeners,
the mutual enchanters
of our consensus reality.
of the jewel in space we call
we carry a new world
in our hearts.
If consciousness is above all else
then at our best,
are we collective joy?
Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2014
Celestial Events and Planetary Transits Allow for Extraordinary Learning Opportunities
We humans feel the cosmological forces in our lives as they transit—testing our resiliency and asking us to sharpen our wits, making us do the work personally and collectively.