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I was having dinner with a friend last night, who mentioned that a take-away from my recent coverage was: there’s a storm coming, batten down the hatches. It’s true that there is a lot and I do mean a whole bunch of Aries in the sky now — one planet after the next is crossing the Aries Point, making a conjunction to Uranus and then a square to Pluto. We are all bound to feel that in some way.
This is a week when the generational astrology — Uranus square Pluto — comes out to the forefront of our experience. We actually get to see what this aspect is about. Expect the unexpected. Among many other aspects, the Sun makes a conjunction to Uranus, synchronous with the Libra Full Moon, then makes a square to Pluto. I’ll come back to that story in a moment.
First, to focus my message: it is not hunker down. My intended message is: our current astrology, involving the Uranus-Pluto square (approx. 2011-2017, with a wide margin on either side) is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the patterns of your life, to grow, to set yourself free and to take part in the upheavals of society, in a productive way. That is not easy for everyone. To some extent we are all attached to whatever stability we have. At the moment, that’s only going to get you so far. Under the current astrology, any situation that cannot flex is likely to snap.
Most people prefer, or think they prefer, rigid rules to negotiation. I’m not sure we actually like rules better, but at least they’re simpler.
This weekend, one of our blog participants, Alex De Witte, summed up the current astrology perhaps without intending to do so. He wrote (British-style English left in):
“Basically, everybody is attempting to organise their personal reality and perceptions attendant to it. You cannot control the other’s reality but can attempt to control their behaviour to fit your own protocols. There are either rigid rules or negotiation. Rules are easier ways of managing power struggles (for the one who gets to set the rules). Negotiation is messy and in principle, constantly fluid. Most people can’t manage that. A completely laissez faire [leave it be] approach is the only ‘out’ which preserves autonomy but the emotional self-regulation must be high level. Otherness can NEVER be managed through ANY protocol. Learning this is one of life’s biggies.. Even where it is about practicalities, keeping count or failing to keep count, offers little solace. There us no correct weighting above and beyond how you feel about the situation and whether or not those feelings are respected…and heeded.”
I would add that rules are often easier for those who are ‘compelled’ to follow them — because they don’t have to make decisions. Following rules, in theory, subtracts personal responsibility, the potential for failure, and allows a diversity of other psychological and emotional hedges against the uncertainty of life. But these are false friends; the astrology is calling on us to take the risk of growth, vulnerability and direct communication. The old games of shut up and stay stiff are not working, and as this astrology heats up — we are only at the beginning — cold, quiet and rigid are likely to become more painful. Moving with the music, shaking with the vibration, are the order of the day.
The main event this week is Wednesday’s Libra Full Moon. There are many sub-events; the chart has a lot of aspects. The energetic backbone is the Moon opposite the Sun. But Mars is also square Pluto — that’s a hot aspect. The Moon is currently in early Virgo. It enters Libra at 5:31 pm EDT on Tuesday, March 26. The Full Moon really consists of the Moon opposing Venus, Uranus, the Sun, and Mars — then making a square to Pluto. The exact Moon-Sun opposition is at 5:27 am EDT on Wednesday, March 27.
The Sun is in a very close conjunction to Venus; Mars is still in a perfect square to Pluto. This lunation has a lot of energy. You may have the feeling that something is building, like there is some tension gathering. This may actually be true — and it needs to be handled carefully and consciously. People may not understand why they’re acting the way that they are; I suggest you make room for that, including potentially irrational conduct of seemingly rational people. If that rationality is based on being wound too tight, take a step back. Expect a wide range of potential emotions, and some opportunities to connect on a depth that can truly be called human.
I suggest you let this Full Moon break any deadlocks that may be in your life, any standoffs, any state of tense detente that you think might not belong there. You don’t have to do much — let the planets do it, this time.