Sunday, March 01, 2009
In May 2010, Uranus will enter Aries. Uranus will then begin a long, slow square to Pluto.
This Uranus/Pluto energy will dominate the upcoming Uranus transit of Aries. It will usher in a new revolution in consciousness.
In all, Uranus will be in Aries for about 7 years. The Uranus/Pluto square will be in effect throughout.
However, the Uranus/Pluto square will be exact 7 times between mid-2012 and spring 2015. The Uranus/Pluto vibration will be especially strong during this three-year period.
A Uranus/Pluto conjunction was largely responsible for the social and political upheavals of the 1960s.
The effects of the upcoming Uranus/Pluto square will be similar. But these changes will be even more profound and lasting. Also, luckily, Jupiter's involvement should lessen any accompanying social upheaval.
It is important to note that the Uranus/Pluto energy will affect the spirituality of everyone on the planet, not just the spirituality of those who belong to particular organized religious groups. As a result, individual moral and ethical standards will rise around the world.
This, in turn, will create widespread demands for reform. It will also likely create widespread conflicts with established powers as it did in the 1960s.
All this change will also put a lot of pressure on people’s minds. This pressure will almost certainly cause psychological difficulties and behavioral issues for many.
However, as noted, benevolent Jupiter, is strongly placed in Pisces. It will be close to Uranus at the time of the ingress. It will join Uranus in Aries shortly after the ingress. This Jupiter influence will help moderate the more difficult potentials of this transit.
Effects in the United States
The composite chart for the Uranus Aries ingress and the United States is especially dramatic. It aims powerful explosive forces squarely at the foundations of US psychological and spiritual life. It does so in a way that is bound to affect US political and economic life, also.
In essence, this Uranus transit will dramatically change the worldview of the average American, rendering it distinctly more progressive, and in a very short space of time. We will also likely see the re-emergence of radical political thinking in the US.
As in most other matters, events in the US will reflect, and be reflected by events in the rest of the world.
Astrological Details of the US Chart
A Pluto/Moon conjunction is angular in the chart. Capricorn, a volatile cardinal sign, is on the ascendant, but it primarily occupies the 12th house. The 12th house, the ascendant and the 1st house all affect the human personality, strongly and directly.
Pluto and the Moon are conjunct on the 12th house side of the Capricorn ascendant, but close to the ascendant. The Moon virtually governs the personality. The ascendant powerfully affects the personality, also.
The 12th house also strongly affects the personality. That is where the personality stores its skeletons, its unfinished business, unmet karmic challenges and its deepest and most troubling secrets.
In brief, this Uranus transit is bound to have a rapid, transformative effect on the US national character.
From Personality to Power Structures in the US
Pluto and Capricorn both govern social power and responsibility. Hence, this transit will almost certainly transform power relations throughout US society.
Uranus in Aries, another volatile, cardinal sign, is angular, also. It is close to the cusp of the 4th house. The 4th house is closely related to personality and character.
Uranus, as a planet, has an especially strong effect on personality and character development, particularly as it relates to the strength of personality and character.
Fortunately, benevolent, protective Jupiter will also be involved in this powerful square. This will moderate the more violent, disruptive potentials.
A Revealing Midpoint Relationship
In this composite chart, Neptune contacts the Uranus/Pluto midpoint. This is definitely the most potent of all the midpoint contacts in the chart. It is exact to within a quarter of a degree, i.e. very exact, and among the two or three most exact midpoint relations in the chart.
This midpoint contact also involves all three potent outer planets. The same outer planets dominate the chart. Hence, we should regard this midpoint contact as having especially reliable predictive value.
This potent midpoint contact involves the signs of Pisces and Sagittarius. These are strongly spiritual and philosophical signs. It also involves the 2nd and 11th houses. These govern personal finance and idealism, respectively. Hence, this midpoint contact will also have tangible, financial effects.
Simply put, the meaning of this midpoint aspect is that disruptive and transformative powers of Uranus and Pluto will be mediated through artistic, idealistic, spiritual Neptune.
This will bring about a flowering of culture that will fill in the vacuum left by the demolition of the old US worldview.
It is also likely to have profoundly unsettling psychological effects at the individual and group level as individuals and groups are opened to high level spiritual energies.
So, beginning in about 2012, we will see a revolutionary transformation of the US national character. This in turn will transform political and economic power relations within US society.
This transformation will be supported by the flowering of revolutionary and transformative art, culture, philosophy and spiritual teachings.
This will happen in a way reminiscent of similar transformations in the 1960s, but it will be more profound and more complete. It is also likely to cause the kinds of psychological difficulties and unconventional behavior that usually accompany rapid shifts in consciousness.