From Boston to San Francisco we have focused on the transiting Uranus Pluto square, an aspect that doesn't come around the block very often. In fact, since this country was born on July 4th, 1776, we have only seen this series of alignments three times. The word that seems to be most associated with this combination is panic; the Panic of 1819, the Panic of 1873 and the Panic or Crash of 1929. These labels mark the beginning of periods of economic depression, in cadence with the alignments under reveiw. Due to retrograde motion, the series first aligned five times in 1820-1821, three times in 1876-1877, and five times between 1932-1934.
Uranus squaring Pluto covers a wide range of issues. Uranus is the ruler of the in-coming Age, the Age of Aquarius. Pluto rules great riches, death and destruction. In a square, New Age sensibilities are taking it on the chin. Freedom of speech, civil liberites, equality before the law- each of these themes are being manipulated from behind the scenes (Pluto). This has been true for the entire series, but as we grow closer to the end of Mayan calendar and the beginning of the New Age the feverish pace of events has started to pick up.
The first of the series of seven alignments between Uranus and Pluto was earlier this summer, on June 24th, while the last will be on March 16, 2015. This three year period is celestially designed to iron out a few of the kinks in the system, causing us to work our way into the new vibration and leave the old behind.
So what happened under the first alignment? Well, it should be obvious to most everyone who doesn't have their head completely stuck in the sand that the weather is one of the main contributors to the shift from one epoch to the next. Late June and early July was the time of the extreme heat wave that engulfed the nation from California to Georgia and Florida. These conditions brought a new term into the common vocabulary, a derecho. A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. It brought down trees and took out power from thousands of people throughout the mid-west and mid-Atlantic states at the end of June.
But, perhaps the most dramatic turn of events was reported in the New York Times, dated on the 24th of June, the day of the exact square. The title caption, in part, stated, "Islamist Makes History."
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. . ."
"Tens of thousands of Brotherhood supporters and their allies against military rule gathered in Tahrir Square for the sixth day of a sit-in, demanding that the military roll back its power grab. Around 3:30 p.m., hushed crowds gathered around portable radios to hear the election commissioner's rambling introduction of the official result.
"Then they leapt to their feet: Mr. Morsi had won 51.7 percent of the runoff votes."
The sit-in and peaceful protests are a part of the high side of Aquarius, ruled by Uranus.
"After 84 years as a secret society struggling in the prisons and shadows of monarchs and dictators, the Brotherhood is now closer than ever to its stated goal of building an Islamist democracy in Egypt. "In my dreams, I wanted this to happen, but it is unbelievable," said Hudaida Hassan, a 20-year-old from Menoufiya who was rejoicing in the square."
During the same period in a story recorded the day before, Bahrain was turning their anger towards the United States.
"For months, the protests have aimed at the ruling monarchy, but recently they have focused on a new target. To their familiar slogans, demanding freedoms, praising God and cursing the ruling family, the young protesters added a new demand, written on a placard in English, so the Americans might see: "U.S.A. Stop arming the killers.""
Not an unreasonable request really, if we're truly looking for peace in the world.
Revolution is in the air. The people are agitating for change. Need we mention Syria?
In the days leading into the square, the economy was taking hits as Moody's cut the credit ratings of 15 banks, including Bank of America and Citigroup, and Spanish officials were exposed for not warning the country of the dire straits they were in economically.
"As Spain edged closer to a real estate and banking crisis that led to its recent bank bailout, Spanish financial leaders in influential positions mostly played down concerns that something might go terribly wrong."
"The optimism of Spanish central bankers who went on to top jobs at the International Monetary Fund echoes the attitudes of officials in the United States who misjudged the force of a housing collapse several years ago that crippled banks and the economy. And it underscores the complications that can arise when government officials take watchdog roles at international agencies that pass judgment on the policies they once directed."
Those were but a few stories from the end of June and the changes (Uranus) that were being brought to the economic sector (Pluto) as we learned what really was happening behind the scenes.
This week, a potentially more powerful alignment will occur as Uranus squares Pluto for a second time, this time within 24 hours of a Pluto pivot. Late Sunday evening (EDT) the Moon will set off the alignment, while early Thursday evening, Mercury throws his hat into the ring, opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto, triggering the alignment like a strong wind through a tree that is already ripe with apples. As part of this rising tide of sentiment, our Libyian ambassador has already been swept up in the struggle of this second pass while protestors in Egypt were mirroring these same sentiments.
The people (Uranus) are beginning to have their voices heard, while media information (Uranus) continues to fan the flames of discontent (Pluto).
The word is getting out.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to watch this week and learn from the many ways that Uranus squaring Pluto can manifest, from the personal to the political. Naturally, the media focuses on the larger events, but look to your own life and see what is happening there. Certainly, if you have planets at seven degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) you will have your own story to tell. This is a transiting aspect. It is what is occuring in the sky, and therefore impacts everybody on the planet in different ways. One of the high sides of this combination is that we can learn from it (Uranus), and that secrets (Pluto) that have been buried in the closet are now being brought to electronic light. While Pluto is still in the early degrees of Capricorn, the corporate hierarchy will continue to hold the upper hand, but as we move through this series, the themes of the Aquarian Age will eventually trump Pluto, and that which is not good for the people, the planet, and for our children's children will simply fade away like autumn's leaves.
The old way of doing things is beginning to crystalize. We are in the second chapter of a seven chapter book.
Eventually it will crack, as it already has in the Arab spring. Revolution can be destructive, or revolution can be peaceful, as recent examples in the twentieth century have shown us.
Now don't get me wrong. I am not advocating revolution.
I'm predicting it.
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