I've noticed that the astrologically apropo word plutocracy has come up quite a bit in this election year in the US. It's an awakening to the stagecraft of politics, behind which the same power brokers pull the strings. It's coming from a malaise and sense of betrayal, where fewer feel motivate to vote for the lesser of two evils, or as I heard recently and quite liked, the evil of two lessers. The total disillusionment -- the stripping of illusions -- is illustrated in a new documentary called Lifting the Veil.
There's a wising up to masks and false promises, and at the same time, an awakening of the individual. It's apocalyptic -- a word that means 'lifting the veil" -- as we see the man (or men) behind the curtain. The orchestrations of global corporate conspiracy intensify and fight for their own survival with Pluto in Capricorn. And that's what meets the drive with Uranus Aries, for the individual to have a right to live and know the limits of their own potential.
So meaningful with this timing, is that the individual is coming alive to fuller awareness of ...creative potential, and inherent value as a life force. This is the catalyzing atmosphere of the square between Uranus in Aries (astonishing genius of the Self) and Pluto in Capricorn (regenerating the planet).
I see this Full Moon in Aries, in its catalyzing engagement with the Uranus-Pluto square, as a urgent crossroads. If you've been passive, it's a time to get braver about creative risk-taking. And I'm talking to myself here, as much as anyone! Part of this is to stop focusing on lack and what's diseased, or give attention to false political theatre. There's a growing edge that's both reclaiming native traditions of the earth, and welcoming shockwaves of the new. In this time, the old(er) and wiser can learn from the young and vice versa.
Speaking of which, I came across a young winsome indigo called Teal Scott, who calls herself a spiritual catalyst. She talked in a recent interview about the creative power of the individual. That it's from the level of our thoughts that we signal to the universe, which then organizes itself around those currents.
It's a reminder that we're now in a time of creating the world we want to live and thrive in. It's also about cutting out the middle man in different areas of life, and going direct to the Source. The shocks of Uranus, the planet of higher mind, can be from recognizing we're part of the wider galaxy. Teal Scott embodies this awareness, as she says she's part of an energy group called the Adonai, here to teach oneness. She's also got a lot to say about personal power and letting emotions (including feelings of anger and revenge) guide to better choices.
This Aries Full Moon is sure to bring out raw emotions and energies, and many are calling for caution. But early birds can start now, to muse on what's most important, and what is on the verge of becoming real. It's a Full Moon (this Saturday, September 29th) for reviving confidence, and to be able to sense the momentous energies of change, and be alert to what's being set in motion.