Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Stars Are Shifting and So Are We

The following summaries of two major astrological trends affecting us societally and personally—which I like to keep in mind as I sense the energetic flows under the surface of our outer reality—was written by Gary Paul Glynn (gpg@bluemarble.net) in his weekly forecast. I have edited it for brevity.

Expect the Unexpected: One of the biggest players in the recent presidential election was revolutionary Uranus as it faced off with entrenched Saturn. The excitement and sense of relief that many people experienced can be traced to Uranus’ progressive tendencies. The most common expression of an amplified Uranus can be found in higher levels of volatility and unpredictability when it comes to change. Uranus represents breakthroughs and breakouts from the status quo as well as radical events that seemingly appear out of nowhere. Personally speaking, we need to be aware of the tendency for rebellious and eccentric behaviors as well as the impulse to surprise and shock those of a more staid, conservative disposition. Unusual weather patterns and geophysical extremes are possible along with some unusual twists and turns on the level of politics that mess with our expectations.

Pluto Returns to Capricorn: This week sees Pluto, the planetary symbol of cathartic change and evolutionary transformation reentering Capricorn, the sign most closely associated with institutions, corporations, administrations, traditions, and consensus reality. The focus shifts toward a profound transformation in the structures and foundations we’ve come to take for granted. Perhaps the most obvious death and rebirth scenario we’re likely to see over the course of the next 15 years lies in the global economic framework that came into being the last time Pluto transited Capricorn during the Revolutionary Era (1762-1779) that contained not only the American Revolution, but the Industrial Revolution as well. Now we see these revolutions come full circle as we prepare to move another notch up the spiral staircase of collective evolution. This isn’t to say that this is the end of capitalism, just that a newer, more inclusive model will come into being as we’re faced with dwindling resources and climate change impacting the planet’s very survival.