Revolution, Change, Upheavals, REBIRTHSubmitted by SophiaH on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 08:50
This is not your pappas revolution:
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We enter the astrological month of Gemini held in the energy of a Solar Eclipse and with Venus retrograde and preparing for a Venus Transit on June 5. These powerful events are cast upon the backdrop of what must be described as a formidable alignment between the Great Awakener, Uranus, and the Lord of Regeneration, Pluto.
Uranus and Pluto have been dancing in relationship with one another since last summer, when Uranus turned retrograde within a degree and a half of a square (a 90 degree relationship) to Pluto. These two stayed within two degrees of this square through mid September, 2011. They have come back into this relationship with one another again and will remain in close relationship to each other for the next three years.
Uranus is life force energy, undeniable and powerful. Uranus is the instinct toward life that overcomes a chick inside an egg when it begins to peck its way out of the confinement and protection of the shell. Uranus is present in the birth process of all beings as the contractions begin and the new-born being is expelled from the womb.
The energy of Uranus can be experienced as destructive. Uranus has long been associated with unpredictable events, such as earthquakes and sudden accidents. ( Uranus if the ultimate revolution creator S )
At these times, we humans must search for the gift in the disaster in order to access the new energy inherent in the archetype of Uranus. Whenever form has become rigid, Uranus appears, ready to break through whatever it is that is blocking the expression of new life.
Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, the god of Death and Rebirth.
Out of death new life is born - life which must inevitably feed death. This is the essential story of our planet, the gears which move us forward through the eternal spiral of transformation and change and Pluto is the archetypal representation of this primal truth.
A transit between these two is always powerful, and to have them in relationship with one another for such a long time - nearly four years - is notable to say the least.
These two giants of the astrological realm are now back in close alignment with one another and will come into the first of seven exact squares on June 24.
Because of the movement of the Earth and Moon in their respective orbits, Solar and Lunar Eclipses always come in pairs and - more rarely - in threes. Sometimes the Lunar Eclipse comes first.
This time, a Solar Eclipse led the way on May 20 followed by a partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4.
Eclipses represent transition with the time between the Solar and Lunar Eclipse being a sort of birth canal as we move from one phase to the next.
Our birth - or re-entry - is particularly emphasized as Neptune, the planet most associated with imagination, intuition and illumination. Netpune turns retrograde the same day as the partial Lunar Eclipse (June 4). The next day, Venus will experience a rare astronomical event called a Venus Transit.
Venus Transits occur in pairs, once every 243 years.
This one, on June 5, is the second in the pair, the first having occurred in 2004.
Venus Transits are similar to a Solar Eclipse in that Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun, thereby blocking a small portion of the Sun to our view. This Venus Transit, coming on the heels of the Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20 and the partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4, indicates that we are at a powerful crossroads on our journey.
A hint of the deeper meaning of this journey can be found by examining the present retrograde transit of Venus. Venus turned retrograde at the 24th degree of Gemini on May 15 and will turn direct on June 27. Mars turned retrograde at the 24th degree of Virgo in January, exactly 90 degrees apart from the point where Venus has begun her retrograde journey. Retrograde periods provide us with the opportunity to go inward and explore the deeper meaning represented by a particular archetype. The retrograde period of Mars (from January 23 through April 13) supported us in exploring the question of right action.
This retrograde period of Venus presents us with a crucial question, both for us individually as well as members of a collective - what is it that we most value and love?
Venus has long been astrologically associated with love of all types - erotic love, platonic love and friendship, the experiences of life we most value, and the healing power of feminine compassion.
Her Egyptian counterpart, Isis, is the Queen of Heaven and the Egyptian archetype of the Divine Mother.
We are entering another period of intense challenge on our planet - as described by the long lasting square between Uranus and Pluro - and this cosmic emphasis on Venus, the Divine Feminine, tells us where to focus our attention.
We must first ask ourselves this simple question - "what is it that I most love?" - and then open our hearts.
Once we feel connected to that which we love, we must open our hearts even more, and love even more.
Venus is strong and present in the energy of our planet at this time, reminding us that we are all held in the love of the Divine Feminine.
This is the revolution the Universe is scripting for us.
If we can let go of outdated beliefs in a god of dominant culture who is rooted in WAR and TRYANNY we become the midwives delivering the new Golden Age.
Pagans are tolerant by NATURE.