The first of many squares between Uranus and Pluto approaches (June 24th exact) -- are you feeling it yet? I sure am! Anything could happen, anything is possible....a time of extraordinary daring, surprise at what we're setting in motion, a high stakes factor.
It's epic and historical, as some of us find ourselves swept up in course-altering events of the time. There's a longer view, with Uranus and Pluto having danced together furiously in the sixties. In conjunction in earth sign Virgo, much sprouted and took root -- natural styles hit from out of the blue.
Richard Giles of Astrologycom writes, "My experience of the 1960s is one of profound and utterly transforming change in society in both stability and in the relative peace on the planet." A radical (Uranus) transformation (Pluto) of how we care for the body and natural world led to many entrepreneurial ventures that now are part of the establishment. And yet, says Giles, "By 1989 (the Uranus/Pluto semisquare) many of the sixties' principles were accepted by the mainstream, but the full effect of all the changes needed are yet to be tested after 2012."
This time, Uranus and Pluto clash and throw sparks in cardinal (initiating, impactful) signs Aries and Capricorn. We see signs of life and death fights for freedom in areas of health and food-agriculture, among other areas, that look to intensify in the months ahead. Those who seek control and profit off nature think nothing of patenting components of human breast milk, for example. With some entities looking to patent life and even human DNA, what's needing defense, as wild as it sounds, is natural life and life forms. Is it alarmist to say the future of life on the planet is at stake? I'm not so sure. I'll write more on this later.
We can look further back, with Uranus-Pluto, with the economic breakdown of the 1930s the last time they came into a square. To give you all the articles across the astro-blog-o-sphere, I'm curating a compilation for you, of Uranus-Pluto articles. There are many bright minds out there, who have insight on this time we get to experience. If you've read (or written) a good one, please post in comment below! Perhaps like the sixties and the Great Depression, we'll look back and be amazed that we lived through such a remarkable time. And note how much we were changed by it.
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