Every so often in the Cosmic Calendar, there appears to be a lull in the action — as though the universal forces that usually lambast the Earth with mega-doses of discordant alignments suddenly cease and desist, almost halting their arsenal of intensive sky cycles. Right now it is Pluto’s turn to short-circuit any major plans about to be set into motion as the Moon forms a seemingly supportive and benign, 60-degree link with subterranean Pluto (3:14AM) — simultaneously starting a void-of-course Moon experience in Pisces that lasts until 5:32AM on Saturday. There is no use in moping around while accomplishing little of value. Void Moon time-periods can be excellent for completing old enterprises that require a conclusion carrying a chord of harmony and joy. The monthly Moon-Chiron union (4:31AM) can become a rallying cry for trying out sensible holistic healing treatments that raise the bar of your nutritional needs. Unfurl your creative and imagination talents in artistic hobbies that carry your personal seal of approval as Ceres makes a highly constructive, 60-degree tie with Neptune (11:23AM). Dance away the moody blues this evening as the Moon in the last sign of the zodiac can give you happy feet. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
It’s rough out there. Life can sometimes overwhelm even the most buoyant, resilient soul among us. Even if you’re not going through a personal crisis, the very act of listening to the world news can suck anyone into a pit of sorrow that seems inescapable.
Everyone seems to be fighting, everything seems to be falling apart — and it’s maddening to grapple with some of the darker manifestations the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square leaves in its wake.
For those of you following the timeline behind this rare planetary alignment, there IS good news: it’s almost over. Since 2012 we’ve been experiencing exact hits between revolutionary Uranus in independent but sometimes reckless Aries, to Pluto, the planet of eradication, moving through ambitious, structured Capricorn. Thankfully, we are officially down to the wire now. There are only two more squares to go: December 15, 2014 at 13 degrees, and once more on March 16, 2015 at 15 degrees. After this, the Cardinal signs will begin to breathe again and the world will finally stop throwing a tantrum.
It won’t happen overnight, but it will get calmer. In fact, the astrological patterns we’ll experience between 2017 and 2020 will be peaceful compared to these last few years. Recovery and healing will happen. Believe it.
But that’s a few years away … what about now? What about the next year? What are we supposed to do WHILE the glass houses we all live in are being shattered beyond recognition?
A light in the darkness
We call on Jupiter. The planet of faith, philosophy, and blessings is now in creative, passionate, open-hearted Leo. And with Jupiter’s upcoming trines to Uranus in Aries, he will encourage us to take a risk … in ourselves!
On September 25, 2014, March 3, 2015 and June 22, 2015 we’ll enjoy these beautiful alignments between expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus. Sure, this combination of planets can increase the surprises in our lives. Since it’s a trine (an easy flowing aspect) however, it appears that those surprises will be ones that encourage and support our lives rather than add to any chaos.
In fact, with the trine in March 2015 close to the final Uranus-Pluto square, I can’t help but wonder if that time will be especially empowering — individually and collectively. April 4, 2015 also holds a Lunar Eclipse at 14 degrees of Libra which will likely punctuate the breakdown and chaos we’ve all been enduring on some level. And then guess what? Once the dust settles, we get to connect the dots that rise from the ashes. Even better? We get to connect them on our own terms; shaping brand-new lives that most of us can’t even imagine from where we sit today.
I don’t believe we need to fear that pocket of time ahead in the spring of 2015; I truly feel that it will symbolize a dedicated, fiery reliance in our capacity to take a bold personal risk and go in a new, promising direction.
Yes, I’m looking ahead — looking to the future. It’s my job. And with a natal Moon-Neptune in Sagittarius it inspires me … it keeps me going. I may not know much about a lot of things in this world, but the one thing I do know is this: I NEED something to believe in. Don’t we all?