On this past Sunday morning, Uranus and Pluto squared each other, igniting the first in our series of seven alignments between now and 2015. We've examined the historical record and pinpointed some of the pages of history that have to deal with these themes in previous editions of the WEB. As each of these seven alignments become exact, they should flush with them specific issues in their wake.
Looking at the big picture, we are leaving behind the Age of Pisces and all the social and political patterning that has led the planet to where we are now. We are shifting into a new vibration, with a new social system of governance, interacting and of looking at life. This will be the personality and focus of the manner in which we do things. Because Uranus rules Aquarius, this is a time that people will be fighting for their freedom and independence and will stand up more strongly for social justice.
As most serious students of astrology know, planetary alignments work in sequence. Both Uranus and Pluto are planets that lie at the outer reaches of our solar system. Because the gravitational attraction exerted on them by the Sun is so small due to the great distances involved, these two move very slowly in their trajectory around the Sun. In the 60s, Uranus and Pluto conjuncted each other, starting this series of alignments on a new round. 2012 through 2015 will represent the next in this series of alignments while Uranus and Pluto square each other. In 2045, these two will oppose and yet another round of adjustments will begin.
Because Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, and because Pluto will be squaring Uranus in this series, we can look for New Age issues of freedom, equality and social justice to take a hammering as people stand up for what they believe. If we look to the previous cycle, we can see when this alignment was exact before and observe its combative nature. In the 1870s, the surge of industrial capitalism (part of what history has come to know as the time of the Robber Barons) hammered social agendas on many fronts and the farmer, black man, laborer and immigrant lost at almost every turn. During the early 1930s the Great Depression took its turn in the series and times were again tough for the common people.
If we look at the events in the news over the weekend, Egypt voted in its first Islamic president.
CAIRO "Egypt's military rulers on Sunday officially recognized Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential election, handing the Islamists both a symbolic triumph and a potent weapon in their struggle for power against the country's top generals."
This is Egypt's fifth president, but the first one that did not come from the military.
Patterns are changing.
Africa is slowly being stripped of its dictatorial leaders and seems to be leading to themes that deal with the Aquarian Age. The surreal fires in Colorado are also part of this pattern.
What is different between now and the cycles of the last two centuries is that even though Pluto is squaring Uranus, the Aquarian Age is in the process of unfolding, and like the tide, will not be swept back.
All of us have a front row seat to the changes.
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