I’ve subscribed to Mountain Astrologer for years now, and even submitted an article to that publication in 2004, a meditation on the relationship between the birth and death charts of my husband, Jeffrey Joel, who died in 2003. Had Jeff been “famous,” might the editors have considered it? In case you are interested in this kind of contemplation, the article was subsequently included as a chapter in my 2007 book, This Vast Being: A Voyage through Grief and Exaltation.
In any case, I noticed in our exopermaculture stats section that Mountain Astrologer was referenced, and when I clicked on it, what follows here turned up. Lots of valuable references to astrologer blog talk on Uranus/Pluto, should you care to investigate further.
And to introduce the subject again, here’s an excerpt from yet another astrological site: planet waves:
“We know we’re not adept, as humans, at simply embracing change and facing consequences. This weekend’s astrology – and that of the coming three years, as Uranus and Pluto repeatedly square each other – promises nothing if not radical reorientation and consequences to face. Interestingly, the symbols for the degrees Uranus and Pluto occupy for their first square on Sunday provide some perspective. Uranus at 9 Aries is: A crystal gazer. The development of an inner realization of organic wholeness. Pluto at 9 Capricorn gives us: An angel carrying a harp. The revelation of the spiritual meaning and purpose at the core of any life situation.”
Uranus/Pluto Time Blogs
June 25, 2012
by Mary Plumb
I saw something yesterday that captured a crucial view of Uranus-Pluto — an amazing documentary, Katie Teague’s Money and Life. (It’s in what I believe is called post-production phase, not quite finished yet.) It’s beautifully written, and informative (lots of great interviews) and provocative in explaining the bigger picture of the financial story. It is also an inquiry into what money is and what it means to us.
Ann Krielkamp’s site has Barbara Hand Clow’s article on the first exact square.
This seems to be a very useful insight: “Many people are already noticing that they feel good when they are riding the new energy wave, yet they feel chaotic and terrible when they resist the changes and cling to the old ways. This evolutionary tidal wave is rolling anyone who can’t flow.”
You can download Ray Merriman’s comprehensive article, Consequences of the Debt Explosion, from his website. Looking back to 2008 he writes: “Today the zeitgeist has changed, which is also typical Uranus. We have been in the Twilight Zone for four years. We are getting adjusted to this new world, even though we still haven’t a clue as to when, where, and how it will end.”
Dipali Desai’s blog at Celestial Space follows up an earlier post on the big square. From the new entry, Second Part to the Many – Uranus Square Pluto:
“Remember, planets do not cause anything. They symbolize things happening (already) within Consciousness….. Do your best not to be fatalistic when you speak or think about astrological transits and planets. Think about it differently and you may just feel more empowered than before.”
Leah Whitehorse scans the news a bit before looking at the astrology in Uranus Square Pluto – Radical Revelations. She includes the Sabian symbols:
“The first of the squares on the 24th June 2012 will involve the Sabians:
A Crystal Gazer (Uranus 8ARI23)
An Angel Carrying A Harp (Pluto 8CAP23)
Both of these Sabians seem to encourage us en masse to turn to our spiritual side in order to deal with the changes and tension that are occurring.”
From New Moon Astrology: After a long and thoughtful discussion of the build-up to the first square, the author (named Anita) ends with this personal note: “I am ready to ride the wave in front of me, take the wheel instead of being taken for a ride — as well as help anyone else who may also be in the throes and wake of this pernicious energy pattern.”
Astrologer Divine Harmony writes: “A lot of clients and friends in my life are going through REALLY intense times. Some people have every aspect of life seemingly falling apart before their very eyes! I try to help my clients see that what is occurring is happening for a reason. And very often the things that are up for them right now are things they should have dealt with years ago. Only now are they being forced to do so after having had many opportunities to complete/deal with things previously. The point of this awareness is not to go into victimization or get stuck in a woe-is-me mindset. The point is to see clearly what the lesson is and then get on board with learning it, mastering it, and moving on.”
Blue Light Lady Genevieve Vierling writes on the Summer Solstice horoscope. “My eye goes right to that opposition of Pluto in Capricorn to both the Sun and Moon in Cancer. Pluto feels oppressive to the tenderness of a New Moon in Cancer trying to get a hold on security and safe places to nurture and be nurtured……This certainly looks to be a rough three-month period ahead.”
Virginia Bell Astrology posted a blog on June’s planets. “Our secret weapon, our hidden asset, lies in Chiron and Neptune, these two great gods of compassion and forgiveness, currently in healing Pisces. Uranus and Pluto can generate self-righteousness and impulsiveness. Chiron and Neptune remind us that we need a new paradigm for this time in history; brute force and fighting are not enough; we also need fairness.”
You can download a pdf on Uranus-Pluto from psychological astrologer Margaret Gray’s site. Her paper, “Prometheus Unbound Meets Hades Bound! A Cosmological Drama in 7 Acts,” has wonderful graphics and a rich understanding of the myths associated with the planets. (She is keen on Venus’ relationship to Inanna and Uranus’ connection to Prometheus.) The author has lots of practical suggestions and looks at the transits as they connect to one’s individual chart, i.e., the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
Onwards into the week, everyone. It’s good to know you’re out there.