We’ve just finished the sixth of seven hard challenges between Uranus (the planet of revolution, anarchy, awakening to another way of thinking, and change) and the planet Pluto (the planet embodying those things that we refuse to see, to recognize, and, then, of course, the flip side, which is planet of choice and power). A lot of individuals are saying that we are near the finish line but my view is we are just beginning. The changes we’ve pondered for a very long time (at least two years) are now upon us. Once unwilling to shift consciousness, awarenesses or even the way we live, everyone is closer to this reality as the New Year begins and as we race to the last alignment in mid-March 2015.
The bottom line is that everyone — not just those others that we often judge or criticize — but everyone is in a state of flux of rapid evolution that seems faster than our human systems can process. Life is no longer slow. It is fast and requiring the release of the encumbrances to which we are too attached. The slow release of attachments is slow. As humans, we still need to process things in an order that makes sense to each individual. Whatever pace you choose, it works as you move to the next phase of your life. This alignment–in play for almost three years — is about shedding. Shedding is not only about the shedding of things, but also judgments, criticisms, and calloused views. We can shed things, ideas, acquaintances that we’ve outgrown or whose values are now different than our own, and we can shed ideals, careers, locations. The list is endless. This year is about finding the path that works for each of us — and taking that path without doubt or remorse.
The question is — what is it that is filling up the space and keeping you from your next step?
For those of you who don’t know this, we don’t have a calendar anymore, but we do have a little astrological ‘cheat sheet’ that I’ve put together for the last two years. It contains a colorful page — graphic and color coded — showing the planetary movements for 2015 as well as a mini 2015 forecast(in general) and also a mini forecast for each sign of the zodiac. If you know your rising sign (or ascendant), you can read that, too. It is available at our website for $6.95 and you can directly download it into your computer.
This last weekend was a Full Moon and a pretty intense one at that, because it pierced the veil of the previous writing’s comments. It was a Full Moon in middle degrees of Cancer opposite the Sun in Capricorn. That is what Full Moons are, when the earth is in the middle (meaning ‘we the people’ are in the middle) of the pull between the Sun and the Moon. This particular phase was stressed by Uranus and continues to stress us throughout the week, so it is important to mark (in your heads) the changes you need to make that are crystal clear as a result of this action (you will know it when you see it), but do not react in an angry, cruel or explosive way. That is not the way.
One might feel like doing that because Pluto was also stressing the position of the Full Moon. Pluto takes no prisoners and exhibits a pretty dark response to stressful conditions if one doesn’t back off for a bit to review. Being angry or vindictive is not the path to take. Remember, though Pluto is the planet of the ‘shadow’ or the parts of ourselves that we refuse to look at, it is vindicated and empowered in each of our charts when we look at what part we honestly play in the dance of our relationships. It is also the planet of choice and choice equals power and power equals choice. So what other choices face you at the beginning of 2015 supported by the light of and gift of awareness this Full Moon brought to you? Pluto can be very strategic if we just give it some time to think. After all, what he really asks is that you remain conscious.
And, honestly, really, truly how many people are really conscious? No need to answer — just think about it!