Time to Manifest Your Dream! Uranus/Pluto Square: April 21, 2014
Copyright 2014 by Barbara Hand Clow
Creative ferment is at an extremely high level! The chaos, joy, insanity, great potential, extreme tension, and heartfelt desire for change we felt
during the 1960s has come back during the Uranus/Pluto squares. Uranus was conjunct Pluto in Virgo during the 1960s, and now they have attained enough distance apart to square each other on and off during 2012-2015. The squares are bringing idealism, hope, and desire for radical change back on stage. Many people feel very ungrounded and lost, since great change alters reality even if you think we don’t need to change. We are in it together on the great black-and-white chessboard of life; some feel checkmated, others manage to continue to move.
I begin by looking at what goes on when Pluto transits Capricorn every 250 years, a time of fundamental structural changes in society. Going back a few cycles, the Protestant Reformation and the European invasion of the Americas occurred when Pluto was in Capricorn 1515-32 CE. During the next transit in 1762-77 CE, the steam engine was invented (industrialization), and America gained independence from England. History will probably conclude that we connected everybody in cyberspace from 2008 to 2023, the current transit of Pluto in Capricorn. The transit of Pluto into Capricorn is the background field while Uranus and Pluto work through seven consecutive squares.
The tension created by the fifth square of Uranus and Pluto is greater than the other six squares. Anybody noticing? If not, take a trip to the
Ukraine or have lunch in Damascus. Go sample the water in Fukushima or go find the wayward remains of Flight 370. Many other world events have happened since the first Uranus/Pluto square on June 24, 2012, that feels like a distant shore we departed a decade ago. We are plowing through great swells and choppy waves toward a new reality we can’t imagine. Our guts are stirred by the aimless search for airplane wreckage in the barren reaches of the South Indian Ocean, as this search reminds us that we too have lost parts of ourselves. How did you feel about during the desperate search for anyone alive after the mud engulfed Oso, Washington? Were you reminded of the desolate feelings during the Cold War when Russia marched into Crimea and claimed it as its own? As you can see by the two previous transits of Pluto in Capricorn, this much change is daunting. The question is: Are we getting anywhere or just going deeper into change and chaos?
This fifth great square between Uranus and Pluto commands us to make our dreams real. You may be hearing a lot about the difficulty of this
configuration in the sky, yet I love its creative potential! This is the big game changer! It sets in a field of optimal creative potential because the New Moon in Aries (March 30, 2014) set in quantum field forces that are orchestrating events in the solid world. Considering what has been going on since the Aries New Moon, you can expect things to happen that nobody ever thought would be possible—both positive and negative. The April 15 Lunar Eclipse even has Mercury in 14 Aries conjunct Uranus—awareness! Briefly, Mercury becomes the fifth planet in the grand square!
Grand squares are exceedingly stressful, which I consider below in detail. The purpose of the seven squares is to concretize the cultural ideals of the 1960s to break down the last five thousand years of the patriarchy. I begin with a recap of the first four Uranus/Pluto squares to assess our progress. Without manifesting our dreams, we will be lost like the floating plane parts or bodies in the mud—remember, reality mirrors our inner minds! [This is a short synopsis, and the full data on previous squares is posted on the “News” section of this website.]
During the first Uranus/Pluto square on June 24, 2012, the main issue was sustainability: Many could finally see that impending ecocide was a great danger on our planet. During the second square on September 19, 2012, many knew what each person chooses creates our world, since sustainability comes from what each person creates. During the third square May 20, 2013, many people contemplated the destruction of the ecosystem, which is causing mental collapse in those depressed by the fragility of our life systems that are clearly under human assault. Brave whistleblowers like Eric Snowdon put their lives on the line, and he is already vindicated! On March 25, 2014, US President Obama proposed NSA end the mass collection of phone data; we must have privacy and rights in cyberspace.
During the fourth square on November 1, 2013, and the heliocentric square on November 23, an amazing thing happened: People found they were swimming in a quantum world with everything speeding up; many wondered about survival in a techie world. Will we sustain 3D while going into 4D cyberspace? Where are you in the dimensions? Each of us will have to firm up our intentions to inhabit 3D or 4D, or both around April 20-23, since whatever you choose is going to manifest during this summer and fall. Will you keep shopping at the mall to get shot and/or use your credit card to get robbed? Cyber warfare targets the USA because it wasted tax dollars on NSA snooping instead of securing the web financially! The grand square makes a direct hit on the USA’s Saturn-square-Sun, a time of reckoning. The sixth square occurs December 15, 2014, when people will demand protection in cyberspace.
The Middle East, where the patriarchy was born, is the central vortex for this great evolutionary shift. The region has been whipped into a
firestorm by the war in Syria with refugees pouring out across its borders causing religious factionalism and stress. The mainstream media filters the truth about Israel, yet many in the world question the legitimacy of the Jewish State unless there is also a Palestinian State. Thus, a Third Intifada has commenced with economic boycotts on the Israelis to protest their provocative and illegal settlements in the West Bank. These conflicts are weakening patriarchal religions. One has to wonder whether organized religion will even exist in a hundred years? This grand square will force many to assess the value of religion in light of so many people killing each other over their beliefs. Warfare is the greatest source of environmental deterioration. Divide and conquer only enriches thieves and murderers, yet now the need for survival is trumping cynical elite profiteering. Tension in the Middle East and the Ukraine, Chinese economic issues, and the weakening British/American alliance force people to opt for survival.
Without further ado, let’s look at the chart to see how we can utilize its formidable powers. The grand square, which is exceedingly close April
20-23, is aligned as follows: Uranus in 14 Aries opposes Mars retrograde in 14 Libra squared by Jupiter in 14 Cancer opposing Pluto retrograde in 14 Capricorn. Look at that! Uranus opposing Mars, Jupiter opposing Pluto, all four planets in Cardinal signs, and all four creating the four points of a square. With all planets in 14 degrees in the Cardinal signs, this square possesses astounding potential. The middle degrees of signs are the manifestation zones and cardinal signs initiate action. Also the grand square makes a direct hit on the USA 1776 Foundation Chart, where Saturn in 15 Libra squares the Sun in 13 Cancer. The 1776 Saturn-square-Sun sits right on Mars in 14 Libra square Jupiter in 14 Cancer in the current grand square. [Note: Some astrologers emphasize the closest point of the grand square on April 22; I use the chart for the exact square of Uranus/Pluto.]
The basic reading for the grand square is as follows: Uranus, the planet of change and transformation in Aries—its most aggressive mode—activates Mars, the planet of using force retrograde in Libra—its most profound mode of seeking balance and harmony. Uranus opposite Mars exactly squares Jupiter opposite Pluto. Jupiter, the planet of fortune and wellbeing in Cancer—its most nurturing mode—activates Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, releasing the demons in the underworld. Jupiter is the home of the gods and Pluto is the realm of the demonic, so Jupiter-opposite-Pluto in the grand square strips off the lies shrouding the gods—the current 1% elite. I’ve used “activate” to convey the Full Moon quality of these oppositions, but all four planets are totally locked into the exact 90-degree square that says Just do it! Manifest! Face the truth even if it makes you feel like you’re going to die someday!
This grand cross of manifestation activates the physics of dimensional progression by pulling us down into the vertical axis that governs our
ability to sustain life. Grand squares pull up forces out of flat planes. So as it places itself down into our solid dimension (3D), it encourages us to rise up into higher dimensions as much as possible—ascension. Our ability to rise is directly proportional to our ability to activate the
potential of each planet! So, I ask : Are you nurturing? (Jupiter in Cancer); do you know your soul in the underworld? (Pluto in Capricorn); how balanced are you in the midst of chaos? (Mars in Libra); and are you transforming everything in your life and in the world? (Uranus in Aries) This grand square realigns political control within major economic and geographical zones for human survival. Father God in his current destructive mode has to go! As you observe the dramas, the more violence or tension there is in a given country, the more it is clutching old destructive beliefs. It is time to clean out the attic before the rotting chemical rags and old wiring burn the house down!
The Sun is in 2 degrees of Taurus sextile Neptune in 7 Pisces, so spiritual awareness supports earthy and bucolic Taurus. Neptune in its home sign of Pisces has been continually drawing out the positive spiritual aspects of the Age of Pisces. For example, many people realize Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, who was a high priestess. Or, as I explore in my upcoming novel, The Ruby Crystal [the focus of my Open Minds February interview on Gaiam TV], the real truth about Vatican control of the world is now readily apparent. Neptune in Pisces 2011-26 is as profoundly influential as is Pluto in Capricorn 2008-23. Neptune in Pisces inspires us to choose spirituality, and this sextile to the Sun in Taurus grounds us while we shun patriarchal religion.
The Moon in 24 Capricorn offers emotional support for tackling these difficult changes. The Moon squares Mercury in 27 Aries, which may trigger violence, yet it encourages us to face old conflicts. The Moon widely sextiles Venus conjunct Chiron, which means the healing goddess supports us totally. Once enough people see that many ancient beliefs are suicidal and murderous, societies will release them. Recall the American 1950s slogan, “I’d rather be dead than red.” We can release deathly patterns with Venus in 17 Pisces closely conjunct Chiron in 16 Pisces to seek the goddess as healer. Also, Venus/Chiron sextiles Pluto quincunx Mars trine Jupiter; Venus/Chiron resonates with the potency of the grand square as if the healing goddess is playing a Stradivarius. The patriarchy stole her power by dividing East and West, but now the world needs her again.
Lastly, Saturn retrograde in 21 Scorpio sextiles the Moon in Capricorn and quincunxes Mercury, which forces us to process our feelings. Events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe will force people to choose survival when Earth changes and weather reflect human struggles. We are pushed to the wall by the irradiation of the earth, air, fire, and water by Fukushima and other leaking reactors. The sacredness of all life must be primary. Poisonous beliefs not only destroy nature, they also destroy our minds, the virtual end of our species.
This is not a pleasant reading of our current times, yet the creative potential is immense, so use it! We have arrived at the moment of the great test: Will we choose life or mindless death?