Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Return to the 'Summer of Love'? The Uranus-Pluto square

By Milky Way Maid

As I have mentioned in my last weekly column, I have been re-reading a couple of Barbara Hand Clow's books, Catastrophobia and The Mayan Code. The latter book has some interesting things to say about the years 2011 and 2012, in regards to her astrological interpretation of the upcoming Uranus-Pluto square.

As some of you may recall -- and yes, I am aware of the joke that if you were really part of the '60's then you won't remember it at all -- there was a Uranus-Pluto conjunction in the 1960's.

To quote Ms. Clow at length in her notes about the '60s: Uranus came together with Pluto (conjunct within less than five degrees) during 1964 through 1968, which initiated a time-release depthcharge of radical transformation in culture and individuals. Uranus rules change and transformation, and Pluto rules processing our deepest and darkest emotions. In modern times, Uranus and Pluto are always in key angular aspects when radical shifts in consciousness occur. When they come together, the greatest forces of change are set in motion. Since Pluto was only sighted in 1930, the 1960s saw the first-known conjunction of Uranus and Pluto. Before this we had not been conscious of the human potential for enlightenment of all people, only of an occasional guru or saint.

Going back to the 1960s in your mind, do you remember the Summer of Love in San Francisco, the Beatles
(etc). The media and the previous generation have done everything possible to make it look like all that crazy behavior just went away, but it has not. Knowing how expanded consciousness feels has caused this cultural seed to germinate within the planetary mind ever since the 1960s...
According to astrology
(she continues) whatever happened during the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the 1960s would manifest globally as soon as these two planets reached their first square (a 90-degree angle) to each other...
With Uranus and Pluto, when the first square comes, the creative explosion of the 1960s will release into the world. Guess what? (she asks) Uranus comes to its closest square in to Pluto during 2011, and then the exact squares are during 2012 on June 24 and September 19! Just coincidence? Well, the exact reading for the Uranus/Pluto squares in 2011 through 2012 is that “the enlightenment energy discovered by the Children of Love will manifest as a global force in 2011, and during 2012, no one who lives on the Earth will be able to resist melting into enlightenment.” You will live and breathe enlightenment. I can assure you that you will not be able to resist being swept into joy, creativity, and fusion with awesome cosmic forces; it will would be like resisting a tsunami.

She also says that “Saturn in Aquarius and Pisces from (1991 to 1996) was a practice run for Uranus in Aquarius (1996 to 2003) and in Pisces (2003 to 2011); and for Neptune in Aquarius (1998 to 2012)... Uranus rules radical transformation of self and cultures; Neptune rules enlightenment processes. Neptune dissolves our resistance to the spiritual forces in the universe and erodes egoic boundaries until we surrender to bliss. Actually, the most important planet to track from 1999 to 2012 is Neptune, since it rules all the processes of enlightenment. Neptune in Aquarius from 1998 to 2012 brings in the coming Aquarian age of human enlightenment.

[The above excerpt was from The Mayan Code, Barbara Hand Clow, 2007, Bear & Co., Appendix B, pp. 226-228.]

I have been seeing the peace-sign motif and daisy flower motif springing up the past couple years, usually worn by the younger generation (what are they now, Gen Y, or the Indigoes?). It is my heartfelt hope that the younger generation push aside the controlling mechanisms of the elite, and reject war as a solution to any problems.
And just as Eastern mysticism became a subject of intense interest and study in the 1960s, perhaps another MIDDLE-Eastern discipline will be brought home with the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan – perhaps Sufism? Perhaps the forgotten branch of Christianity called Manichaeism? Perhaps Islam itself? Perhaps the true roots of all of the three major religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) will send out another shoot, embracing all its branches in a truly ecumenical faith.
I do not think that drugs will be a major part of this Uranus-Pluto scene, although I do think that marijuana will eventually be legalized. I think that more of us may be sensitized to the subtle energies of these planets that perhaps drugs will not be necessary. In fact, it could be that the millions of Americans who are saddled with pharmaceutical prescriptions will be able to throw away their drugs, and latch onto natural healing and natural highs.

I can recall Time magazine in the 1980s or 1990s, wondering where the hippies went. Its answer was that they all put on suits and joined corporate life. The difference being that these former hippies started many companies whose intent was to create the better world they envisioned in the 1960s. Those who became lawyers, sued for protecting air and water quality, and for damages from chemical pollution. They remade the world by starting companies that produced products that were Earth-friendly, ecologically-sound, technologically advanced, and often socially egalitarian.

Many of these companies were later bought out by the large corporations, and the enlightened principles under which they were founded bit the dust. Now, I could see a new wave of startups (perhaps started by some of the long-term unemployed in these United States), founded once again on these enlightened principles.

And BTW, as a person who has been saddled with Neptune rising, and got tired of other budding astrologers looking at me askance when they saw my chart, I am finally glad to hear the truth about Neptune being clearly stated. I think my life has been about trying to get my head straight, without crutches like drugs or drink or whatever, and I have been plunging into reading about self-improvement and spiritual enlightenment topics since I was in my teens or earlier.

If the 1960s were “wild and crazy”, then Jesus Christ was a “wild and crazy” guy.

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