It will be no surprise to anyone that we are in a time of major transition. On the 20th of May, during the third in our series of seven planetary alignments between Uranus and Pluto, a series of ‘hard’ aspects known as squares was playing out its hand. As seen from the Earth these two slow moving planets (Uranus and Pluto) are forming a 90-degree alignment, a one-quarter of a circle turn from each other as measured along the ecliptic.
We have spoken of this planetary series before (see link), and it is of little surprise to astrologers that, as we built into the exact alignment on the 20th, a series of tornadoes released their pent up fury on the plains states. Regular readers of the WEB have heard us say, over and over again, that it is as you build into the exact alignment the energy is strong and growing stronger. Building into the aspect is building into a crescendo. Across the central plains, tornadoes unleashed their fury on the 17th, the 18th, and 19th, with the grand-daddy on the 20th.
That’s what we mean when we say ‘building into’ the exact aspect.
Outer planets, those falling at the edges of what we consider to be our solar system, move very slowly. They signify larger shifts in the social consciousness. But it can also indicate a shift in the larger natural currents that are at work, and of the angst which exists between heaven and earth, earth and ocean, or heaven and ocean. The elemental forces are building, and they’re grappling with each other, as only the Titans can.
This was a surge in the swell. There will be four more.
The planet is going through changes, and it is making adjustments. On the other side of these dates the currents will settle down again. We are witnessing the birth of a new way of life, a new way of being. As Uranus squares Pluto, many different things will happen, at both ends of the spectrum. Information will come out about what has been going on behind the scenes financially and otherwise, the corporate tax structure will continue to reake the people with each wave, but we are learning under pressure what we need to know, of how to work together, staying linked, aware and informed. The social networking system and its ability to reach the people will begin to increasingly control the direction of our resources and our decisions about the future. The petitions and social activism, designed generally to help the populace, is where we are headed. The people are taking their own futures back, but these are the times that will birth these sentiments. There are labor pains yet to be experienced.
The times, they are indeed, a-changin’.