“Unexpected June Northern Lights in Grand Teton National Park” by Melissa Miller
With the recent potent cluster of Eclipses~the Sun eating the Earth, the Moon devouring the Sun~and the Venus transit polka-dotting the Sun~this continues to be an Earthly moment of confluence of many cosmic currents colliding~a crescendo~at the end of June 2012. Saturn~planet of focusing our talents toward what we want to give birth to~returns to direct momentum in relationship to Earth on June 25. Venus also pushes us further toward manifesting what lies at the core of our heart’s desires when she moves ahead of Earth again on June 27.
And now~drum roll/fine Jimmy Hendrix guitar solo~here comes the long anticipated~by astrologers at least~initiatory 90-degree square of Uranus~revolution~to Pluto~transformation~their first squaring off since their revolutionary conjunctions of the mid-late 1960’s. This heavenly geometry is like the monthly first-quarter Moon which catalyzes the need to take immediate action toward some emerging goal. This hard angle~like turning around a blind corner unsure of what will greet you~can manifest as a major crisis or it can encourage you to consciously push yourself to take the next steps in the direction you want to go. No lounging around. No loitering. No slackers. No spectators. There is an external pressure to change quickly/suddenly or explode with boredom.
This event can be like the unexpected breathtaking rainbow of Northern Lights entering your body/your life awakening awe in the magic and wonder of Life and delivering to you a new range of possibilities.
This is an explosive planetary pairing in every sense of the word.
Family holds us in PLACE.
Family HOLDS us in place.
There are both positive and challenging aspects to that fact.
Prepare for big shifts around any remaining attachments you have to your historical biography.You may experience surprising/sudden upheaval in where/how you have rooted yourself be that in a physical or metaphysical sense. The pressure to grow beyond the safety and/or neuroses of your core relationships is unavoidable now. And this can also affect our relationships outside of our immediate family because we probably all have a tendency to translate who we were in our family dynamic into how we function in the larger world. Even those of you who have spent decades healing these dysfunctional family issues may be shocked to feel like you are back at the beginning/stuck in an ancient painful rut. Not so~keep going~it is just another layer peeling away~as you spiral to the next level.
My parents took us to San Francisco the late 1960’s. They even dared venture into the Haight-Ashbury district. Mom was on fire with delight. Dad thought it was the end of the world. Such were the ingredients of my parental elixir~the thrill or fear of revolutionary change. We can choose to experience times of MAJOR paradigm shifts~this is that time~with a desire for experimentation or we can hunker in our bunkers thinking we can escape the chaos.
During a Pluto/Uranus event, at some level, ALL will we touched and awakened and shifted to Higher ground. That is my hope.
~Looking into our awakening brains~
painted scarf by Sue E. Cedarholm www.inspiredwilddesigns.com
As astrologers we are prone to try to interpret the potential effects of a stellar alignment. I guess that’s actually our job description. We draw from our conventional historical astrological understanding of planets and their cycles and from personal contemplations.
Personally I have very little desire to predict anything about this time. Silence/attuning/awaiting seem the better ways to live right now. The truer languages. I am pushing myself to write anything about this moment of crescendo at this time. But I feel the twinge of obligation to you~inquisitive readers~to offer some helpful information/insight. So onward with my ruminations.
Consider what is literally happening in our solar system in this celestial event~Uranus is pulling away from Pluto and taking the lead. Leading the charge. Forging ahead.What might it mean for Uranus to stride ahead of Pluto? Four major shifts come to my mind.
1~Uranus typically rules non-conformists/rebels/misfits/visionaries and is also linked to the populace~the common people~as defined in the dictionary. Pluto typically rules power/how we use or abuse our power/empowerment for all and is also associated with the plutocracy~definition: an elite or ruling class whose power is derived from their wealth. When these two planets were within one degree of their now exact square in the summer of 2011, we witnessed/participated in the birth of the 99%/1% movement dubbed Occupy Wall Street. The impulse behind this initial uprising will continue its metamorphosis reaching further into all aspects of society from 2012-2015.
2~On a similar note we might see increasing numbers of whistle-blowers inside institutions/business/families. Uranus pushes us to do what feels right in our hearts not what the powers that be~Pluto~are telling us to do. We can also have our own internal whistle-blower that finds a way to blow our personality cover in painful revealing ways concerning behaviors that no longer benefit the healthier evolutionary growth of our larger Soul/Spirit.
3~In an astrological chart Pluto is often associated with biological events/disasters/diseases/toxicity. Uranus is linked to neurological/electrical events such as increased nervousness/anxiety/kundalini awakenings. Pluto symbolizes evolutionary biological upgrades and Uranus rules evolutionary neurological upgrades.
A time of cleansing is at hand~sounds kind of biblical eh? Change your habits or you might literally die. Pluto says clean up your diet and eat a less toxic/more earth~animal friendly diet/consciously cleanse your system. Uranus says invite calming practices like meditation/qi gong/tai chi/yoga into your daily routine to assist your nervous system to be able to adjust more fluidly to these intensely demanding energies. We are literally being upgraded by the Universe, one and all. You will either freak out with the intensity or rapidly shift to healthier habits.
This also means the alternative modalities in health care will become more accepted by the traditional medical system. The use of light and sound technologies for healing will join the mainstream~they’ve been around for centuries.This will rapidly advance our abilities to activate the body’s natural ability to heal itself, given half a chance.Uranus~the invisible energy Fields of our bodies~takes the lead over the focus on our notion we are purely biological beings~Pluto.We can avoid physical disease by and large if we keep our energy Fields clear and flowing. Ancient wisdom brought forth to modern times. Come try a Jin Shin Jyutsu session with me!
4~ I saved the best for last. My personal favorite. Here comes an amplification of tectonic shifts and wilder weather. I can’t help it. I love all these things. I love the wildness of Earth and the mystery of the starry heavens. And I am intrigued by the interpenetration of the two. The same way this cosmic upgrade is happening to us as individual cells on the planet of Earth, so Earth too is getting the upgrade. This cosmic quickening creates sudden tugs and pulls on Earth’s outer skin as well as the inner workings of Earth. Prepare for humanity to be brought closer and closer together by natural events. And both Uranus and Pluto are associated with various forms of fire~lightning/explosions/nuclear reactions. Enough said.
It is true that the Uranus/Pluto first quarter squares of 2012-2013 will probably manifest in chaotic unpredictable destructive ways as that is how growth and change often begin. Even nature seems a bit stagnant at times and needs a good fire/flood to restore health to a languishing ecosystem.
What part do we have as a collective species and as individual citizens in making this a either a constructive de-construction or a very destructive event? I believe a great deal.
Perhaps you sense you have a lot less trepidation or fear of change than you did a few years ago when you were safely tucked away in your perceived net of security. Held in place. All that has changed now.We have navigated much difficulty and de-construction already especially in the past 3 years. Can it be we are collectively more than ready to leap headlong into unexplored creative territory recognizing adaptability and risk-taking are what are needed now? Do you want to break free of an old role/an already dead identity you long to slough off? Now is most assuredly the time.
Do you embrace the future with the thrill of exploring this emerging Field of consciousness or do you think it is the end of the world?
Family holds us in PLACE. Family HOLDS us in place.
These are times when Peace and Love are crescendo-ing as Earth is awash in waves of cosmic energy be it heightened sunspot releases/planetary influences/galactic newsfeeds.
This is my core conviction: I have come to believe that perhaps the majority of catalytic events associated with this Uranus/Pluto square dance might actually manifest in more internal personal ways rather than external dramatic events. The personal shifts are always the root events for the eventual social change movements. All are linked. Inner change leads to outer shifts. As I have said before:As Within So Without.
I paraphrase beloved friend Bev Mack who said it well the other day: “We are in a collective remembering. This deep release of our old stories is a collective release happening inside each person, every family. Don’t get caught up in taking it all so personally. Just do the work of compassionate forgiving and loving release. And move on.”
A Collective Remembering. As we release the old story we actually remember something much older~ deeper~wiser that resides at our core. Time to let go of the old and make way for the new. You may or may not end up with the same people defining your sense of family but everyone will be much happier, more fulfilled, living authentic lives. Such is the gift of Uranus taking the lead. Authentic relations. The emerging Field of Revolutionary Joy.
“Rose Joy painted scarf” by Sue E. Cedarholm www.inspiredwilddesigns.com
The Dreamtime is a key part of writing inspiration for me. In asking my dream guides for some clues as to how the Uranus/Pluto cycle might manifest I saw this upon awakening one morning: QuanYin~goddess of Compassion~appeared in front of me with a bright smiling face. She had a rainbow spanning her third eye~the internal eye of unified vision~like a ribbon. She playfully winked leaving me with a feeling that all is well. The third eye sees beyond black and white interpretations. It envisions a world where all colors are equal. And all colors combined into such beauty. The celestial earthly rainbow. Such a simple joyful reminder.
ALL IS WELL
As we further co-create this Revolutionary Field of Joy
Such is the gift of Uranus/Pluto ~ helping us turn a corner