These are Times that Try Our Souls

The ongoing square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn has served, in one regard, to reveal completely the rot at the core of this society. Hatred, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, fascism, fear of others who are different, and those who would derive profit and power from this, have been exposed. There is no sense denying this, or trying to negotiate with the neo-nazis who want nothing less than total control over the populace, advancing their agenda of greed and the rape and pillage of the Earth.

But Uranus offers a way out. Individual and group efforts are required, coming from a place of clear insight and motivation, to oppose these forces. We must speak out loudly and clearly at every opportunity, with clarity and insight, and act accordingly.

Pluto was discovered in 1930, and the unleashing of its symbolic forces led to Nazi Germany and the atomic bomb soon thereafter. Uranus was discovered in 1781, marking the French and American revolutions, which sought to overthrow the tyranny of dictators and attempted to establish a new world order.

The planets last conjoined in 1965-67, heralding a time when new paradigms were being forged, in opposition to the rigidity of society and domination of the wealthy class at the expense of workers. As the planets approached one another, the Civil Rights movement gained a strong foothold, and a sense of the birth of a civilization based upon equality, justice, and liberty for all seemed eminently possible.

But as usual, the forces of greed and control subsumed the attempts to change things.

The planets moved into square aspect about three years ago, symbolizing a crisis in conscious action to bring this Aquarian dream into reality. It will take time, for the flailings of the dying beast of the old ways of being are dangerous, as shown by the recent presidential election. Fear of change is rampant, and many people are being manipulated by the forces of darkness, regressing to prior stages of development permeated by religious superstitions.

The possibility exists for love, peace, and harmony to prevail. What is vital is for all of us to stand in our own truth and knowingness, guided by the light of spirit, which seeks to create equality and freedom for all.

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