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Uranus squares Pluto, splintering the Middle East

(This is one of many articles on the major planetary cycle occurring now between Uranus and Pluto.  For more information about this phenomenon please review the short article in the sidebar and browse older articles on this site. ) The entry of Jupiter into Aries back in 2011 led to a string of rebellious acts around the world, not the least of which was the Arab Spring.  Jupiter represents confidence and our ability to make grand gestures, and Aries is the sign of individuality, assertiveness, adventure, and courage (Aries, remember, […]

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Jupiter in Gemini, June 2012 – June 2013

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Jupiter moved into Gemini on June 11th, and unlike some periods during which Jupiter retrogrades back into the previous sign at some point in its travels, it will remain in Gemini without interruption for about a year. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune – of faith and optimism and our ability to encapsulate the world in a theology that provides our life with meaning.  Jupiter represents the evolution of our philosophies and our shared vision of meaning that we call religion. Jupiter is often called the “Greater Benefic” (with […]

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Sunday inspiration: Working with the Hierophant to create our destiny

My friend Beth Owls Daughter writes that 2012 is the Year of the Hierophant according to the Tarot numerology system. The Hierophant in the Tarot is traditionally associated with the Pope as a symbol for religious structures and dogma. The word Hierophant comes from the ancient Greek that means ta hiera,“the holy,” and phainein, ”to show.”  In ancient Greece the hierophant was the priest who interpreted the sacred mysteries and served as the bridge between the spiritual experience and the individual worshiper, just as the Pope later took on that role.  The word Hierophant is […]

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The Protester

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Astrologers everywhere are nodding their head.  Uranus in Aries square Pluto – Time Magazine names “The Protester” the person of the year.  Uranus: rebellion and radical change, in Aries: initiation and action.  Squaring Pluto, power, endings and transformation; in Capricorn, the structures upon which we build our lives such as governments and corporations. It’s so obvious! Except to Time Magazine: No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a […]

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The astrology of Julian Assange: we have a birth date!

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Updated 12/2/10  with more chart details. As you may know, on Tuesday the Wikileaks website released hundreds of cablegrams from diplomats in a variety of countries around the world.  The feedback against Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has of course been profound.  In fact, Interpol has just issued a “wanted notice” for Assange for an investigation into his “sex crimes.”  This makes a date of birth available for Assange, something we have been craving since he burst onto the scene. Assange told Forbes that his next target is Big Business. […]

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Thoughts on the upcoming Uranus/Pluto square

The big “Cardinal Drama” of planetary configurations this summer included the beginning of the challenging square of Uranus to Pluto – a cycle that will build over the next few years and culminate in 2013.   Uranus and Pluto combine in explosive ways that challenge and overturn (Uranus) the existing power structures and destroy (Pluto) any way of life that is no longer working.  Uranus is the planet of modernism – Pluto is in Capricorn, the sign of conservative values and social mores.  Uranus tiptoed into Aries, the sign of […]

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The Uranus/Pluto Square: Responding Creatively to Crisis

Astrologer D.K. Brainard has a beautiful post about the oil spill in the Gulf, the extent of which is still unknown but appears to be spreading at alarming rates.  D.K. writes: In her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy, Marilyn Ferguson noted that a funny thing happened on the way to the revolution of the 1960s. Frustrated by the lack of real change resulting from marching in the streets, confronting the authorities and inciting young people to rebel against “the System,” many of the leaders of the 1960s counterculture eventually dropped out […]

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