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.
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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 as we're in the middle of Jupiter's trines to Uranus in Aries, he will encourage us to take a risk ... in ourselves!
On September 25, 2014, we enjoyed the first of these beautiful alignments between expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus. On March 3 and June 22, 2015, we'll experience two more. 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?