Monday, June 25, 2012

The Struggle of what is to be, first Uranus Pluto Square

          That cause of strife and struggle is what makes us as the marine say"improvise, adapt, and overcome," its what helps us grow as individuals.  Both Uranus and Pluto are in cardinal signs, cardinal signs are the initiators, full of energy to start movement.  Uranus is the planet of lighting fast change, higher electronics, innovated technology, and rebellion.  Its nature in the sign of Aries is even more demonstrative and quick as those are the traits of Aries.  Pluto, planet of transformations, underworld, explosions, and the scope of power is in a sign of structure and reputation.  We have seen both the foundations of governments, corporations, finances, and laws change under Pluto in Capricorn and we are still just in the beginning stages of this process. Uranus is fighting against the establishment, Pluto, a similar sentiment happened in the 1960's, although in that case they were conjunct, together.  A lot of the turmoil that surrounded the new music, art, lifestyles, civil rights laws, and fighting for equality of women gay people was Uranus and Pluto setting up a new paradigm.  We are now reviewing that reality today.  A lot of good progressive changes came from it, but as with cultural revolution, not all change is good and there always will be opportunists.  The backlash of the 60's start a Neo Conservationist movement which was able to successfully gain control of government regulations, intact policies of censorship, and loosening up financial restrictions put in place by Roosevelt, including the weakening of the Glassman Steagall Act, bane of banks investing in Wall Street.  This is part of what are the stakes are now, the first challenge to the Uranus Pluto conjunction of the 1960's. There is much reform to do, especially in the financial habits of corporations, since they are so tied to governmental polices in just about every country.  You can include the euro crisis happening right now in Europe with Greece in the center is an example of major changes brought on by Uranus Pluto.  Greece is a Capricorn country with a Libra Moon and several other planets in late Aries.  By the end of the Uranus Pluto squares Greece and much of Europe will have undergone dramatic changes.  This will most certainly be true for the fate of the euro.

         So that was my primer for Uranus Pluto square for you, now how does this generational aspect affect you?  There is a good chance you already know, with even having to look at your natal chart.  This aspect is not a sudden change, it has been something you have seen on the horizon for a couple of months or even a year or so, it has been a long time coming.  The point is you have been giving an option to either continue to fight against it, stalling, kicking, screaming and whining or go with it, make those hard choices early or at least make a plan to enact and save yourself the anguish.  In the end, it doesn't matter, because it is a battle you cannot win in keeping the status quo.  Squares cause delays and tension in your life, this one in particular appears like an immovable object going up against an unstoppable force.  Later this week on Friday the Sun will be opposite Pluto and Square Uranus, completing a T-Square in the sky.  This will create a power crux which you will need to negotiate, it will also help clue you into what the Uranus Pluto Square has in store for you.

         If you an Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn you will be feeling this Uranus Pluto square strongly, especially if you were born earlier in the month of your sign. The square will also affect your peers who were born after you, as it passes through Aries and Pluto. We will experience this square 6 more times. The final square will happen in 2015 and a lot will change between now and then.

       Also Saturn goes direct today, so that should help you get some plans moving.  He was retrograde since early February, so if you had some plans you had trouble moving forward, now it will be a bit easier to enact as he starts to pick up speed again in the coming weeks.

Until Next time!  Enjoy this time of year and when things get tough, find Summer activities to ease your mind.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Venus Occultation + Lunar Eclipse

         Rocking times above and below the sky huh?  First off lets talk about Venus transiting the Sun, or the astronomical term, Venus Occultation.  Venus at around 6:00 pm EST on Tuesday passed over the Sun.  This event usually happens every 100 years and happens twice in that time frame, 2004 was the first pair of the this century's Venus Occultation.  So, what are some of the meaning of this fantastical phenomenon?  Well for starters  when Venus has journey across the Sun's path in front of the Earth it usually in a time period of new technology and war.  Venus represents earthly treasures, virility, commerce, the feminine, and our values.  All of which people can praise, hoard or even fight about.  Hence during the last few times during the Venus Occultation happened there were some wars going.

         For instance in 1631 to 1639 Europe was torn apart by the 30 years war where countries resources were depleted and the people suffering.  As far as technology Galileo wrote his famous treatise that the Earth was not the center of the Universe contrary to popular religious beliefs, especially the Catholic Church.  Even though during this time period the Catholic Church remain strong, new generations of scientists were coming up with revolutionary thought that shook the church's authority.  The next pair was 1761 and 1769. Britain was bringing in a lot of money at this time, but also spending a lot to keep control over all of its colonies around the world. So at its height in power, the American Revolution started at this time and was revolting over many issues, the main one being "no taxation without representation,"again money was the theme here. Also an interesting sidenote there were two notable female monarch, Catherine the Great of Russia and a female monarch in Japan. The next recent pair was 1874 and 1882 had both wars and technology.  The Reconstruction Years of the Civil War where the United States was trying to pick up the pieces was highlight, after all that was torn up over a war of values moral and money.  For owning slaves was a way of life for many white landowners in the South, these owner now had to readjust their own value system or at least how they ran their businesses. Native Americans were busy fighting to keep their remaining lands, for their land was their way of life, as in a part of their spiritual tradition and means for living.  The Theosophical Society and the Christian Science movement started. For new technology there was the light bulb, telephone and recording equipment, all which revolutionized people's home and work life.  These technologies later became the hot commodities which definitely brought about in later year consumer's interest, to keep up with the Jonses, 

         So hopefully this caught you up today with Venus! As for wars, we have had plenty, the Arab Spring, and financial war with the subprime mortgage crisis in the US from 2008 onward + Wall Street continued financial unruliness, Greece's financial collapse and Europe's floundering euro values.  So for now I would say many advances in technology as in light optics, high speed wireless connections, and even the creation of the Hardon Particle Accelerator.  A lot of these new technological devices are in place to connect us to each other and the vast internet on the go, yet most of these services and devices are not cheap.  Yet more and more for many jobs in modern day cities require you to start to have them in order to keep up with your co-workers.  Hopefully we will catch up, for I don't think humans have caught up to these devices yet, hence the cellphone texting related deaths.  Strange enough women's reproductive rights have been in issue lately.  We have and several Venus retrogrades where this has happened in between this time period including the current Venus retrograde in Gemini.  Re-visiting the rights women have fought to keep? Perhaps this can be a reminder to all of the right people of all races, genders, and classes have fought to keep.  I definitely feel we should not be taking away rights from anyone at this time period, for I feel it is not a good use of this Venus transiting the Sun.  We instead should be re-invisioning the world rights of all human beings.  Perhaps why this has become an issue could be associated with the Pluto in Capricorn period we are in, destroying of old outdated structures and financial and governmental laws.  Hopefully this Venus transit will highlight the need to do this and alert us to dealing it head on  with rather than letting Uranus square Pluto do its work and have us blindly reacting to the turmoil we helped to create.  I would say over all the Venus Occultation is a highlight to show where our  values are as a collective and how the physical manifestations have we created to keep us connected to our beliefs. ie ipads, high speed internet etc.  Communication, constant brain activity, and information absorbing seem to be the current Venus trend at the moment.

         So Quick blub about the Lunar Eclipse.  Well this one was not easy, especially with all those squares from Mars and Venus was Square(square create delays and thus up tension) Mars that day.  I felt when looking at it as a whole, relationships were the key thing that were affected.  Especially with the issues Venus retrograde brought up, it definitely brought things to a head in people's relationships.  My feeling is sometimes you have to get down to the nitty gritty to make something work, but with these strong energies in the sky, that may be enough to blow up people's bonds.  So honestly if you can wait till the New Moon on the 19th of June, I would wait.  Revisiting one's past relations with love and money is a deep seated emotional process, so try to keep from adding too much to the plate.  Anywho, you will get through this, transits and Lunar Eclipses for as much havoc as they could create, get us more in touch with what really is important to us.

Final Note, I did check out the Venus Transit in person at an event the Amateur Astronomers set up.  Even with my plastic solar glasses they handed out I did see the magic of Venus transiting the Sun.  Although she was very much a Gemini about it, lol kept hiding behind cloud coverage every few minutes, lol it kept me on my toes.  Venus in Gemini will keep all of us on our toes and hopefully aware enough to see the humor in anything that happens to us in life.

Keep watching the Skies, until next time!