Cosmic Flash Bang aka Uranus/Pluto
The Moon dims under fiery skies as the planet of revolution (Uranus) asks you to dig deep and find ways to innovate within the establishment (Pluto).
It’s a weekend to look within. With the Moon entering her dark time, when she retreats from being seen to join the Sun, you too may follow suit. Time out of the spotlight and away from the world at large can help you reconnect with long buried truths.
One of 2012’s stand out alignments, that of the Uranus/Pluto square, began earlier this month and reaches maximum intensity this weekend. This energy pits the planet of rebellion, Uranus, (currently energising the independent sign of Aries) against the power planet, Pluto (currently energising sign of the establishment, Capricorn).
I discussed this alignment, including the signs, dates and birthdays it most affects, in my 2012 Astrology presentation. If you missed it and would like to catch up, order the MP3 and accompanying PPT here.
Neither of these energies are bad. Simply, they act together to reveal the spirit of our times. Astrology’s magic lies in its ability to draw on planetary cycles and symbolism to help describe the nature of any given time.
This time, the weekend ahead, combines the balsamic or waning Moon, with the cosmic ‘flash bang’ of Uranus/Pluto. With eclipses, Venus marking the Sun and Mars leaving the shadow of his retrograde earlier this year, the past few weeks have been edgy and in flux.
As the Moon steps off the celestial stage to rest, it’s time to allow your attention to turn inwards. How are you *really* handling the energy of this time? Are you aware of what’s bubbling away in mini rebellion within you?
The principles of astrology rely on this ‘as above, so below’ concept. The sky messengers, the planets, reveal the influences affecting the world at large, and your daily world.
As Uranus attempts to incite rebellion and bring innovation by dancing with Pluto, you can no longer ignore the call emerging from within that demands revolution. Change is assured and your choice may be as simple as consciously participating or allowing it to work on you.
Given the choice, I know I’d rather send my wishes for change into the ethers in an attempt to bend the ear of the world soul to my own desires for revolution. (And since Uranus is in Aries, it’s the acts of individuals that will lead the charge for change now!) Stepping back to remember your individual desires may be the best way to serve yourself this weekend.
The Solstice next week represents a seed point. There’s a New Moon right beforehand (the second consecutive New Moon in Gemini) and, at the same time, Mars moves beyond the bounds of shadow created by his recent retrograde. In many ways June 20 brings the chance to push beyond barriers and create truly new progress.
But first, step back.
How are you honouring the Balsamic/release/reflection energy of the Moon this weekend?