Arjuna gives us his take on the influence the Uranus Pluto Square will have on everybody.
There was a lunar eclipse on 4 June when the Uranus-Pluto square tightened from 2 to 1 degree orb. The following day, Venus conjoined with the Sun in Gemini making a rare and portentous transit across the Sun’s surface, visible to Earth telescopes. It will not do it again until the 22nd century in the year 2117.
The conjunction of the Sun and Venus is a day to renew one’s harmonic connection to the music of life as invisibly pulsating from the music of Venusian-Solar sphere. The Sun is the ruler of the personal ego. Venus is ruler of relationships and love, music and arts. The two together conjoined most rarely and exactly on 5 June and granted us a window on that day to enhance aesthetic self-expression and beauty.
And now we move on into the rest of what is going to be a very intense month where social harmony crashes into anti-social resistance in some dicey and challenging aspects in the intellectual sign of the Gemini Sun.
In ‘Predictions for 2012’ I explained that the Uranus-Pluto Square is a year defining aspect. The forces of revolution, compassion and urge for change (Uranus) are coloured by its long transit through the fire sign of Aries (ruler of either new beginnings, new enterprise, exploration; or, headstrong rushes into conflict, encounter and war). Pluto transiting a sign gives astrological definition to generational ages. It entered Capricorn in 2008 and had not been seen in skies passing through it for 231 years. Capricorn rules ambition, governance, karma and economy as well as the status quo, plutocracies and aristocratic hierarchies oppressing the middle class and masses.
Pluto in Capricorn revolutionized economic life giving birth to the modern middle classes in Europe and America over two centuries ago. During its transit through Capricorn there began a power struggle between the middle classes and European aristocracies (primarily in the British American colonies). Today, the American and European middle classes are entering their mid-life crisis politically and economically, requiring a redefinition and direction. Pluto in Capricorn has once again given birth to new middle classes, though this time, it is a global phenomenon especially spreading through East and South Asia.
A square of planets reveals the source of a growth point in our lives both in individual charts and the charts of nations, peoples. As a Sannyasin, I celebrate squares as opportunities to see that which is egoistic and programmed in me meet the friction of truth. Pluto in Capricorn (influencing systemic regeneration or degeneration of status quo society, politics and economy) has, since mid-May already entered a growing pain point with Uranus in Aries (revolution or heady chaos). This square will continue through to November and at first in the summer be defined as the status quo suppressing protest and a people’s desire to change and reform economy and politics. It is also a time when mass movements must face their own systemic flaws. The current “Occupy” movement must face hard growth facts that it is a leaderless, political mob and unless it changes this summer, it will be suppressed by the powers that be (Capricorn). Prepare for a summer of upheaval and confusion.
The lunar eclipse will probably have more to do with earthquakes in relationships in the parliaments and capitals of Europe than in quakes, though I do not rule out June through July’s exact 8 degree Uranus-Pluto square making for some of 2012’s worst volcanic and seismic upheavals. Watch also for August through September around the time of 3 July (Full Moon) and 19 July (New Moon); 2 August (Full) and 17 August (New) plus a rare double, or ‘blue’, August Full Moon (31 August). Then look out for September’s New Moon on 15 September and a bitter harvest Full Moon for 29 September.
My e-Almanac of prophecies for the year 2012 is the most astrologically based of any published so far because there are so many pertinent and history changing aspects, especially starting now and up to and through 21 December 2012 when people might think they should don their best Maya ascension robes like Millerites.
Arjuna (John Hogue) has published 19 books in 19 languages and counting and is sought-after for radio and TV talks shows. He is currently working on two more for publication this summer – Nostradamus: The War with Iran – Islamic Prophecies of the Apocalypse; Nostradamus 2012: The End of End Time. Arjuna presently lives in the Pacific Northwest on Whidbey Island, USA and welcomes e-mails from fellow travellers. www.hogueprophecy.com
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