Saturday, May 26, 2007
Get Ready for a Storm - 500 Words about June 2007
Get Ready for a Storm
500 Words about June 2007
For the Guys and Gals on the Street
It would be best to use the supportive aspects of June to prepare for what is coming during the rest of the summer. A new state of affairs is rapidly emerging and during the remaining summer months we will begin to have to meet the demands of this new time.
Two eclipses, one in August, one in September, are among the astrological events leading up to and surrounding Pluto's final conjunction with the Galactic Center, in October. The changes being driven by the Pluto/GC conjunction will reach a critical point at the time of these eclipses.
There are numerous overlapping grand squares in the August eclipse chart involving several major planets. Grand squares always indicate very difficult choices. Further complicating the picture, Saturn will enter Virgo on September 3rd, becoming directly involved in the September new moon eclipse and significantly increasing the stakes.
Retrograde Chiron at the nadir is one of several additional indicators that suggest a particularly powerful eclipse. Most will choose an option they have been considering for some time. But even if we implement a familiar, well-thought-out plan, we will find ourselves on unfamiliar and uncertain ground. Also, the choice we make will be the beginning of a long process of change, rather than a culmination.
On the upside, several factors will soften the effects of these changeful influences. Pluto and Uranus will be retrograde. The squares are in mutable signs and in succedent houses. Also, aspects for the rest of 2007 are *somewhat* supportive. And, as I said, the changes will tend to be gradual. As changeful and challenging as they are, these charts are really about as gentle as a such charts could be and still accomplish what they must.
In the US and the World, a Perfect Political Storm
A sense of crisis and confrontation will likely develop in the US. What I think we will see is the beginning of lengthy, complex and highly instructive investigations leading eventually to wide-ranging structural changes in the US. Pisces and Virgo, the mutable signs in which the eclipses will take place, are more angular than not in the US chart.
This indicates that the events of August and September will not simply be dramatic, they will send shock waves through the entire American system. The ongoing investigation into hiring and firing practices at the Department of Justice and the growing confrontation over funding for the Iraq war will likely mushroom by summer's end.
Retrograding Pallas, governing higher wisdom, is angular in the composite chart for the US and the August eclipse indicating that the US public will learn some difficult and costly lessons.
A Cosmic Perspective
Recently discovered asteroids and other not-quite-planets are thought to govern the evolution of higher, spiritual faculties. Many of these bodies will be with Pluto in Sagittarius during the eclipses, suggesting that the higher values and refined sensibilities needed to insure successful global cooperation will start to emerge. The outcome will be a realization of the dangers of allowing zealous people of narrow vision, limited sensibility and questionable ethics to hold the reins of power.