Evolution & Enlightenment
3rd Uranus-Pluto Square
May 20, 2013
The most powerful weapon on earth
is the human soul on fire.
| May 20, 2013
// Hi everyone,
here is another long newsletter for your consideration. I am traveling so please disregard typos; and, again, print out the newsletter if that helps you to digest it. This newsletter looks at the historic Uranus-Pluto Square that is occurring between 2012 and 2015, through the lens of the third occurrence: on May 20, 2013. The May 20, 2013 Uranus-Pluto Square
is very close to the closing of the Tri-eclipse portal which began on April 25, and closes on May 25. This timing only ramps up the power of the Uranus/Pluto Square and makes a statement about the quality of the eclipse portal. More on this in a forthcoming newsletter. Read on for more RE the May 20 Square.
I just wanted to mention that we have had QUADRUPLE Solar Flares (X-Class, the most powerful) in the wake of the Annular Eclipse on May 10th. So far, the last flare occurred on May 14, 2013 - this was the fourth X-Class solar flare in two days. They were all from the same solar region, sunspot 1748. This sunspot region has now turned the corner from the other side of the Sun (as it rotates) and is now facing Earth. (To read more of the technical info on these flares, go to the NASA website)
Much has been said about the intense evolutionary energies that sizzle in our etheric bodies (and the etheric body of the planet, of course) when the sun bursts forth like this. I do believe that the two are related. More on that another time. I just wanted to call your attention to this occurrence - it also dovetails with the SOLAR PLEXUS quality of the Uranus Square Pluto configuration that we explore in this newsletter.
The reason I mentioned the Solar Plexus chakra is because I am putting forth a theory that THE 7 HITS OF THE UR/PLU SQUARE ARE ALIGNED WITH THE 7 CHAKRAS. See below for more information.
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Blessings to all!
when I am a grown woman
I shall wear purple hair
may 14 annular ring of fire
In a forthcoming newsletter I will share some more thoughts on the Eclipse Portal that is coming to a close on May 25th. In the meantime, I wanted to share this video of the Pivot point of the portal - the Annular Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse on May 10, 2013 which was primarily seen over Australia.
This video is indescribable! And it captures the power of the Ring of Fire, including the Red Centre Ring of Fire energies that I described in my previous newsletters which can be found here: http://ow.ly/kQ2yS
and here: http://ow.ly/l9eha
|Ring of Fire - May 10 2013 - Annular Solar Eclipse, Pilbara, Western Australia|
Note: you will want to view this video in full-screen to get the full effect. Click through the video above, or go to this link to view it in full-screen: http://vimeo.com/66223828
The outer planets in our solar system are genearlly Trans-personal, i.e. they usually operate at the level of the collective, of mass consciousness. In our times, however, the outer planets have more influence on the consciousness of the individual at a personal level. This is because we are on a fast-track of evolution at a critical stage in the timeline of humanity and the planet. The vibrations of these energies at the edge of our solar system bring potential for awakening and transformation. And so, when two outer planets engage in a key alignment, it sets the tone for decades, and provides an opportunity for shamanic initiation into higher realities and deeper expressions of love.
Right now we are experiencing the SQUARE relationship between the outer planets Uranus and Pluto. A square occurs when planets make an exact 90-degree angle to each other. The square aspect of Uranus/Pluto occurs in a cycle of 40-50 years.
There will be 7 exact connections between Uranus and Pluto during the years 2012-2015. Two of the Uranus/Pluto squares have already occurred: on June 24, 2012 and September 19, 2012. The third event is now - May 20, 2013; and we will have another event this year on November 1, 2013. Future squares will occur on April 21, 2014, Dec 15, 2014 and March 16, 2015.
To begin to relate personally to Uranus Square Pluto - the signature planetary alignment of our times - consider the dates of all 7 squares, looking back to the past 'hits' and thinking ahead to the future events. They are points of crisis and change for all of us. We will also link them to the chakras in our discussion below. Keep in mind that during this unfolding cycle, "deeply felt undercurrents which formerly influenced events from beneath the surface are becoming major waves in the collective which are now made obvious to all." (Alex Miller, Daykeeper Astrology)
Most squares between planets occur over a period of about 18 months, but the Twenty-Teens Uranus/Pluto alignment spans four years, which pushes its effects very deeply into our consciousness and seizes our attention. This alignment is one of the most significant and most challenging planetary influences in a generation.
On May 20, Uranus in Aries is Direct and Pluto in Capricorn is Retrograde. Of the 7 Uranus-Pluto squares, Uranus is Direct four times and Pluto is Direct three times. Uranus is a very progressive, futuristic AQUARIAN energy, whereas Capricorn is associated with tradition, crystallized government and corporate institutions, ancestry and the past. Since, Aries is an intense rush into the new, the energy of Uranus in Aries is clearly Directing this process more so than Pluto in Capricorn. Or, to put it another way, THE FUTURE ALWAYS WINS.
The current Uranus-Pluto dynamic is the waxing square phase of a 125-year cycle that began in the 1960s, when Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in Virgo. The waxing square in this long planetary cycle is similar to the First Quarter Moon phase in its energy and manifestation. This means we are at a crisis point in integrating these energies. It is a PUSH toward fuller manifestation.
Uranus and Pluto were last in a square configuration (a waning square, similar to the Last Quarter Moon phase) in the early 1930's. That square was winding down a long Uranus/Pluto cycle that began in 1845-1856.
The current square marks the first crisis-phase of the cycle that began with the conjunctions of 1965-66 (with the full arc being 1960 - 1972). As you can see - like all outer planet transits - the interaction between Uranus and Pluto establishes am epochal, generational cycle. To provide a context for this: Uranus and Pluto will OPPOSE each other beginning in 2045 (some of you reading this MIGHT see that in your lifetime); and the next exact CONJUNCTION (like the one in the 60s) will occur in 2104.
born in the 1960s
Because this square refers back to the 1960s, those people born during the 60's are stepping up to the plate at this time. This is my generation, as I was born in 1964 with Uranus and Pluto at 13* and 16* Virgo respectively. So we are about 40 (if born around 1972) or 50 (if born in the early to mid 60s) now. This is our prime-time for sharing our unique talents with the world, stepping into our power, and striving to change the culture in ways that are healthy to life for all beings and creatures,
Some Virgo issues up for review now: "healthcare (the battle over Universal Healthcare abounds) and other well-being issues, including alternative forms of healing (the surge of Reiki, massage, yoga and etc), workforce and job challenges (it is safe to say that the old 9-5 work-day structure has its days numbered), nutrition (veganism), food production (can you say MONSANTO or as I like to call it, Mon-Satan-o), changes in the way structure our days, and the more esoteric mind-body-spirit connections." (Note: this list is excerpted from Elaine Kalantarian www.bluemoon.bz Everything in parentheses is from me)
In the spiritual sense, Virgo is the energy of the PRIESTESS, dedicated to the sacred work of caretaking the healthy patterns of the ecosystem and earth's natural rhythms. The priestess is humble; she lives simply. Her living space is an altar, she has an altar in nature, and her body is a TEMPLE. She purifies and perfects the form aspect of life. The primal goddess for Virgo is Spider Grandmother who weaves the web upon which all Life lives, and maintains a sound grid for humans, animals and nature to thrive. Virgo is also associated with MINDFULNESS - being present in the moment and finding the sacred in the most mundane, routine day-to-day activities and chores. Virgo is the Priestess of the Laundry Room. In Virgo, we chop wood and carry water both before and after enlightenment. We are not ascending into another realm here, we are anchoring Spirit into such 'boring' activities as: vacuuming the livingroom, grocery shopping, or making a pot of coffee (a universal daily ritual in the Western World that can literally become a sacred ceremony!).
And so, talkin' 'bout my generation, let's keep this in mind:
"We are the grandmothers and grandfathers of the future. The decisions and actions we take today will create the foundations for the future. Making wise decisions for our lives is a must now." wisdom-of-astrology.blogspot.com
Here are some keywords for when Uranus and Pluto interact, gratefully sourced (and excerpted) from Michelle at Astrofix (see link below). You may understand your experience more clearly by pondering these potentials.
X-ray insight. Making drastic changes when you don't know what else to do. "Something has to give." Events that bring you into shocking awareness of your ability to survive. Insight into the occult. The healing power of the occult. The healing power of astrology. Psychology and astrology join together. Radical, cutting edge therapies. Sudden, and consuming passion for the healing arts. Extreme eccentricity. Crazy paranoia. The hidden power of technology. The power of technology to transform lives. The power of revolution. Societal taboos are exposed and torn apart. Breaking sexual taboos. Breaking power taboos. Breaking death taboos. Breaking taboos about healing and catharsis. Breaking race taboos. Breaking gender taboos. Progressive ideas about healing and regeneration. Progressive ideas about sexuality and power in society. Finding original ways to renew your resources. Sudden awareness of how you've been wasting resources. Technology used for healing. Technology used to transform the world. Taboos about flight, space and what the universe holds. Technology paves the way to resources for hidden wealth. Technology allows us to explore the depths. Technology becomes one of the greatest resources. The end of the predictable. The end of knowing what's next. The end of thinking you've got it all figured out. Complete and unavoidable total reversals. Sudden insight into collective repressed desires. Direct healing experiences. Crackling transformations. Radical purging. Shock and awe. Breaking through control mechanisms. Deep internal revolution and awakening.
The 7 Uranus/Pluto Squares are related to the 7 Chakras, i.e. the energy vortices of the human body. The chakras range from the base of the spine (connection with Earth) and and the top of the head (connection with Spirit) An explanation of the 7 Chakras can be found here: http://buddhists.org/buddhist-symbols/chakras-explained/
ROOT CHAKRA: Jun 23 2012 08°Ar23' D 08°Cp23' R Uranus Direct, Pluto Retrograde
SACRAL CHAKRA: Sep 18 2012 06°Ar57' R 06°Cp57' D Uranus Retrograde, Pluto Direct
SOLAR PLEXUS: May 20 2013 11°Ar14' D 11°Cp14' R Uranus is Direct, Pluto Retrograde
HEART CHAKRA: Nov 01 2013 09°Ar25' R 09°Cp25' D Uranus Retro, Pluto Direct
THROAT CHAKRA: Apr 21 2014 13°Ar33' D 13°Cp33' R Uranus Direct, Pluto Retrograde
THIRD EYE: Dec 15 2014 12°Ar35' R 12°Cp35' D Uranus Retrograde, Pluto Direct
CROWN CHAKRA: Mar 17 2015 15°Ar18' D 15°Cp18' R Uranus Direct, Pluto Retrograde
|X-Class Solar Flare 5-13-13|
Right now, at the May 20, 2013 Square, we are experiencing a cleansing of the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA. The Solar Plexus is the seat of POWER and how we use our personality self/ego in the world. Right use of this energy is one of the challenges of this time. Wrong use of power creates bondage, greed and the decline of high civilization. The key is to move the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra up into the HEART CHAKRA and operate from there, utilizing the Solar Plexus for right use of personal power. This then leads to the illuminated use of the Third Eye. Here we will find a new vision for a new world.
Astrologer Alan Oken eloquently explains the process of raising our energy from the Solar Plexus into the Heart: "Recognize that there is a Higher Magnetism of Love that is tangible and palpable and as we draw up into It, It draws down into us. This is called our Spiritual Path and it is centered in the Heart (not the solar plexus which the personality tends to mask as the heart--NOT!) and focuses through the point between our eyebrows (and not in the lower mind)."
You will note that the November 1, 2013 Uranus/Pluto square represents the Heart Chakra. This will be is THE Pivotal Square that we work with during the entire span of 4 years. It just so *happens* to be placed next to a HYBRID Annular/Solar Eclipse (on November 3, 2013). This is quite a phenomenal synergy of energies! November will be a Time to Remember. More on this in the days to come.
As far as working with the current SOLAR PLEXUS energies on May 20, 2013 (and for a month before and a month after), first consider the play on words with SOUL and SOLAR, i.e. the Soul-ar Plexus. In addition, we can use the color YELLOW and commune with the photonic emanations from the SUN (El Sol). ISN'T IT INTERESTING that we have had such intense quadruple solar flares (May 11-14, 2013) as we lead up to the Uranus/Pluto Square, and in the middle of a powerful Tri-eclipse portal? If we so desire, we can allow the Sun to burn clean the impurities of the Solar Plexus in all of us, revealing blinding light for guiding the way!
The correspondence of the 7 Uranus/Pluto squares and the 7 Chakras is a theory that I *received* in a Uranian-like experience recently. I offer it for your consideration to determine whether it resonates with you. As mentioned above, think back to the past two squares in 2012 and discern whether those energies were tuned into your Root and Sacral chakras by analyzing what was going on for you at the time. We can also examine what was going on in society to gain clues. Explore if you like, and let me know if this correspondence does resonate with you :)
<<With the continuing Uranus/Pluto square alignments "we are now in the early stages of a great new renaissance. We are breaking through to another evolutionary level, a process that always involves great struggle, much like a baby bird breaking its shell. Some day people will realize that our species experienced a great leap forward during 2012-2015. This period might be compared to the medieval Renaissance when our predecessors learned that art and beauty feed the human soul. Now, during these seven squares and new renaissance, we are discovering the power of the human heart.>> - Barbara Hand Clow
Pluto is the agent of evolution. Uranus is an agent of sudden enlightenment. Together they tear asunder our current reality, revealing a new form of life. Here are the players, described in this section and the next. First, a look at Pluto:
The first insight, Be Patient: this is "the dilemma of the planetary square: Don't expect things to change quickly. Pluto - which represents 'the powers that be', greed, money, and evildoers - is in the sign of Capricorn, which represents governments, corporations and what we have established in our world. This 'plutocracy' is holding on as much as it can as it all seems to be crumbling around them." - The Mountain Astrologer, posted on Facebook
|when a dandelion catches fire it turns into rainbow light|
The general thing I (and others) say about Pluto is that it is THE LORD OF DEATH. But what does this mean exactly, especially for our day-to-day lives (Virgo wants to know!) and our transformation potential?
The Pluto process is ORGANIC. It's a natural cycle - birth/life, change/growth, DEATH, the Resurrection, followed by new birth/life. And on and on and on. Energy cannot be destroyed; it simply changes form.
And so, the best way to handle Pluto in your life is to LET GO. You can't fight Mother Nature! If you fight the changes, this only intensifies your natural growing pains. Resistance is futile. These organic processes simply happen as our lives unfold.
Imagine if a snake fought the natural process of shedding its skin. It would be a neurotic snake to begin with:) but it also could perish in the process. The Pluto path has also been compared to the metamorphosis of the humble, creeping caterpillar, entering the muffled, dark cocoon and emerging as the splendid butterfly - soaring into bright colorful flight and dawning light! If you interfere with the cocoon phase (the uncomfortable, confusing stage) of butterfly creation - trying to RUSH the process (which we often want to do) - then the butterfly is half-formed and crippled. And it will not survive to see its glorious New Day.
Keep in mind that the bottom line with Pluto is Power. For you on a basic level this means owning your Power and boldly stepping into an authentic life. Whatever is passing away is simply a block to doing so.
And so the Pluto process is gentle like the leaves falling and feeding the soil in the autumn. And yet this process can be devastating. Loss hurts. Letting go is difficult. But these things are part of The Human Condition; when we incarnate on earth, we are all subject to perennial, unrelenting change. But we always rise to meet it, and we always evolve. Think back to the challenges of the past 20 years and how far we've come, both personally and collectively. It's just a matter of time. The fullness of time, and the simple unfolding of progression into the future, the inescapable future.
Uranus is so very different from Pluto, but not unlike Pluto in its effects. They just go about it in different ways. Uranus throws shocking instantaneous RADICAL change at us. It is a lightning bolt carrying downloads of high voltage *light and information* from the realms of Spirit - and from other dimensions, from the future, from parallel timelines, from the Multiverse, from the strings of String Theory, from the Higgs-Boson God Particle, and etc etc. With Aquarius the possibilities are literally endless.
Uranian change is not natural, not from the perspective of earth. But it is Uranus that ensures we don't get lost forever in the endless cycle of birth and death so ingrained in our earth experience - stuck on the wheel as it were. Pluto's changes take time. Uranus knows nothing of time. You will change in a flash! It is breakdown and/or breakthrough. You need this - you want this, although you may not know it. Uranus says: You'll thank me later!
HOW STRANGE IS THIS PLANET ANYWAY? Did you know that Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side.? "Uranus orbits the Sun in its own unique manner, rolls around the Sun like a barrel - rather than a top, like the earth. And its moons, instead of orbiting the planet from left to right, go over the top of it and then under (!). If we could see them, they would resemble the lights on a ferris wheel." (Elaine Kalantarian)
Uranus' planetary stats are simply an expression of its archetypal energy. Things get weird with Uranus. Uranus is associated with Aquarius, and so the Uranus/Pluto square with Uranus in Aries (BAM! New Beginnings!) ushers in the Aquarian Age. We are changing in radical ways to meet it. It's a tug of war, but in the final analysis, progressive change is inevitable. It might take longer if we resist and dig our heels in (as a collective) but the train will arrive at the station
On a personal level, watch for DOWNLOADS of information from Spirit. Watch for sudden AH-HA! moments of brilliant insight. Keep a notepad with you at all times, because these lightning-strikes can be fleeting. You will channel Spirit when you least expect it, and your channeling will be genius! And - this is really helpful considering that Pluto is involved - you will receive extremely valuable insight and solutions for dealing with losses and the shift of power that Pluto brings during this square.
Curiously, did you know that Saturn isn't the only planet in our solar system that has rings? Uranus has 11 (eleven) rings. Eleven is the number of the MASTER. 11:11 is a significant MEMO from the Universe to alert us that we are waking up to new levels of consciousness. And so, Uranus is related to the 11:11. Watch for this number sighting and when you see it, notice what you are thinking or what's going on around you - information is coming in for you in that moment.
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And finally, I would like to end this newsletter with this wild and wonderful quote from Alan Oken regarding Uranus:
"In esoteric astrology, Uranus is the "hierarchical ruler" of Aries. (Note from Carol: the hierarchical level is the level that the Masters are working on. We are working on the esoteric level, and the masses on the traditional level)... On the hierarchical level, Uranus in Aries indicates that Uranus is seeking to inseminate a "pod of new seeds" into the collective consciousness. These seeds are in keeping with the traditional meanings of this planet and its sign Aquarius (and thus the Aquarian Age): humanitarianism, right human relationships, and the unification of all people within the consciousness of One Earth-One Humanity." Alan Oken http://www.alanoken.com/newsletter/Aug11_C.htm
And to add to the Uranian power of this particular moment in time, Oken continues:
"Uranus (did not just change signs when it went into Aries in 2010). Its entry into Aries began a new cycle of its own manifestation; one that will last for the duration of its orbit of 84 years. The social changes to be seeded during the 7 years of Uranus' stay in the Ram (2010-2017) will have major implications for the development of humanity for the next 84 years. When we also consider that Uranus rules the current Age, we will come to understand that these implications are for those "Uranian seeds" to impregnate an Age that lasts some 2,160 years!" - Alan Oken http://www.alanoken.com/newsletter/Aug11_C.htm
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Please note that if the Uranus/Pluto square is hitting your chart directly (I can help you to determine if it is, just contact me) I want to encourage you to see this as a rare opportunity for your evolution. This square is a celestial-wind-at-your-back that ramps up your possibilities for activating a full, authentic and joyful life. A person may wait several incarnations in order to have a personalized initiation by the Great Masters Uranus and Pluto. If you are having a *hit* to your chart, you are on schedule for a meeting with them! These messengers from the edge of our solar system pour cosmic consciousness into our minds and hearts and bring profound opportunities for evolution and enlightenment.