My friend, astrologer Timothy Glenn, returns with a spirited update on the next Uranus Square Pluto — the fifth in a series of seven. Reading this article reminded me of his Heliocentric Square piece about the significance of November 23, 2013. Light bulb! I have been saying for months that I was never so glad to finish a month as I was to get through November 2013. I had completely forgotten about that as an astrological hinge point. No wonder I’ve felt like coasting downhill since that month ended.
Anyway, back to April 2014, which most Earth-centric astrologers have pegged as hugely significant. Indeed, we have loads of energies influencing us right now! I always enjoy how Tim describes planetary actions like a great big, crazy family and friends reunion. What will Uncle Jupiter do next?! Will Uranus and Jupiter gang up on Mars? Tim’s wonderful humor and wisdom put these wild energies into perspective. Enjoy the ride!
Uranus Square Pluto Part Five
A Grand Cross to Bear
The most powerful astrological influence of our time takes quite a bit of time, which contributes to its influence being so powerful. Even here in the heart of this transit (the seven exact squares of the planets of evolution and revolution) more than two and a half years elapse. The first exact square of Uranus to Pluto occurred on June 24, 2012. The seventh will put the cap on the process on March 16, 2015.
The earlier articles in this series harkened back to the imagery and energy of the Sixties, when Uranus and Pluto formed their conjunction. Whatever is birthed at the conjunction is called into action and put to the test at the square, and now is the time. The universe is throwing the gauntlet before humanity: “Remember all that wonderful idealism of the Sixties? Did you really mean all that? Show us.”
But we are not going back to the Sixties. In November of 2013 we crossed the midway mark with the fourth of the seven exact squares, in addition to the one and only Heliocentric Square. So now the Sixties nostalgia can fade into the background as we move forward into the mysterious future we are busily co-creating.
Friends Join the Party
At their Heliocentric square last November, Uranus and Pluto received amplification and blessing from the ever popular Jupiter, who opposed Pluto and squared Uranus in a T-square. We might regard the Heliocentric square as the most significant of all. It only happens once and is seen from the perspective of the Sun, and therefore sets the tone for the entire phenomenon at the level of the whole solar system. Earth is not playing solitaire any more than the rest of us are. We are playing a game of co-creation.
Not by coincidence, for the fifth exact square from our geocentric perspective, Jupiter will form an even tighter T-square with Uranus and Pluto. This will provide massive stimulation for us, but Mars retrograde in Libra will turn the T-square into a Cardinal Grand Cross. And then the Moon gets into the action by crossing over Pluto.
Even though the fifth exact Uranus/Pluto square happens on April 21st, the overall adventure of the Cardinal Grand Cross will span April 20th through 22nd with a total of ten exact aspects. The festivities will commence with Uncle Jupiter exactly squaring revolutionary Uranus. The Moon will then trigger the energies of the Grand Cross. It will conjunct Pluto, square Uranus, oppose Jupiter and square Mars within an hour and a half. Let the games begin.
Jupiter will proceed to oppose Pluto, setting the stage for the fifth exact square of Uranus to Pluto on the 21st. Mars will close the ceremonies on the 22nd by squaring Jupiter, opposing Uranus and finally squaring Pluto.
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…
If this fails to stimulate you, there is a chance you may be dead. Ask your doctor. The Cardinal Grand Cross first reaches culmination on Easter Sunday, so maybe you could get resurrected. Ask your minister.
None of the planets involved here are known for placidity. The intensity might have been lower if Pluto had formed a Grand Cross with Venus, Saturn and Neptune. But the universe is obviously telling us to buck up and do whatever we incarnated on Planet Earth to do.
Squares demand action. If we take appropriate action, squares will help us. On the other hand, if we refuse to take action, the planets involved will most likely kick our asses from one end of the solar system to the other. Perhaps in less intense times, people could get away with dumbing down, numbing out, and burying their heads a little deeper in the sand. But a foursquare demand from the likes of Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars at an extremely critical pass in our history will diminish the chances of successfully dodging the call to the Quest. Couch potatoes, beware.
What – me worry?
Although the doomers and gloomers point at Mars and fear the world bursting into flames, we have choice. We are playing a game of consciousness; a game of creating our own reality. Planetary influences aside, nothing overshadows the power of our creative power as Divine Beings.
Here is a thumbnail sketch of how the “Powers That Would Be” operate. They lie, distort and spin their propaganda to elicit fear, and more significantly, belief in that fear. Although these falsehoods pile up into the sky and send their stench into the heavens, this looks like nothing compared to the corporate propaganda machine’s chief weapon: the Almighty Omission. The humans who watch what they think is “the news”, especially in the Anglosphere, are blocked from pertinent facts and thus duped into feeding their own creative power into helping the global manipulators manifest wars and whatever else. Where thought goes, energy flows.
An awakened humanity will not be so duped. Ignorance and credulity are not recommended, but rather the ability to see the machinations of the so-called Dark Side and the possible manifestations, but not to get suckered into the mass hysteria they try to generate, and to channel our creative consciousness into more resonant outcomes.
Let It Be
The Uranus/Pluto square serves as a massive wake-up call, and the Cardinal Grand Cross of April 2014 cranks up the volume on the public address system.
To the degree that you are currently manifesting as a direct expression of The Infinite, how can you maintain your poise in the midst of global madness? Perhaps you could look at the old system and see it as a dragon in the throes of death. Understanding that within the context of this alleged “reality”, the dragon is most dangerous in the throes of death, perhaps you could exercise the faith that your Spirit can guide you to avoid the thrashing tail and the occasional spurts of flame. You can understand that the dragon of the old world is dying as you wend your way into the New Earth. You can bless the illusory dragon and let it be.
This principle can be widely applied. If you fight it, you feed it. And yet there may be times your Spirit will move you to take an action that looks political, since there are no rules. It may be as simple as looking a corrupt government straight in the eye and using some of their old advice: Just Say No. But for the most part, we can forgive it, let it go, and let it be.
The World Is As You Dream It
Everything in astrology can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Let’s play with a few perspectives on facets of the Cardinal Grand Cross.
Pluto rules the underworld and all things hidden. Capricorn involves everything to do with the public. So Pluto in Capricorn brings deep dark hidden secrets out into the public eye. This can help Uranus with his job of awakening the slumbering bumblers.
Even though the energies of Mars have often been manipulated into warfare, Mars is currently running retrograde, and thus more difficult to use for triggering conflagration. He is also in Libra, which further mitigates the martial tendencies.
Mars is also opposed by Uranus occupying the sign ruled by Mars, and who is telling Mars to direct his efforts into a mass awakening to freedom for the world. At the same time, Uncle Jupiter in Cancer is squaring Mars and saying, “Not on my watch, buddy.”
Uncle Jupiter in Cancer will not be outdone, so the love of the human family can stand firm in the face of the Plutocracy of the old Capricornian system.
The Cardinal Grand Cross does not need to represent planets opposing each other as in contending, arguing or fighting. Opposite signs complement each other. The four squares can also be seen as laying the foundation for the New Earth. All four planets can be co-creatively supporting each other. You decide.
Playing God = God Playing
The fifth exact square of Uranus to Pluto falls on April 21, 2014. 4 + 21 = 25. 2014 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7. 25 + 7 = 32. July 4, 1776 also adds up to 32, the number of liberation.
The 32 can look King George directly in the eye and say, “King George, we know you rule the British Empire, and that the British Empire is growing to encompass a quarter of the landmass of the globe. We know your navies rule the seven seas, and that the sun never sets on the British Empire. But – as far as we are concerned, you can take your empire and shove where the sun never shines at all.”
This compelling call to freedom can challenge our very concept of freedom itself. From the Proterrian channelings: “If you are stuck in one embodiment, you are not free. If you are stuck in one world, you are not free. If you are stuck in one dimension, you are not free. Thou art God. Now act like it!”
Anyone with at least one eye partially open will notice the effects of this fifth exact geocentric square of Uranus and Pluto, especially as the centerpiece of the Cardinal Grand Cross which is in turn sandwiched between two notable eclipses. The real awakening is to our own Divinity. You are an expression of the Infinitude. Nothing else exists. Otherwise, we would call it the Infinitude Plus Everything Else That Exists.
It sometimes helps to view this world as a virtual reality computer game. The Infinitude is playing the part of You, no matter who or what you think you are within the context of the game. You can awaken the Infinite within you and play the game accordingly.
Maybe at this stage of the scenario, God would hack into the mainframe of The Matrix and start reprogramming the game. And since we are all God, we could start our careers as Divine Hackers by making one particular adjustment to the nature of the game. Let’s make it love-based instead of fear-based. And if we have trouble transcending the old interpretations of conflicting energies in a Cardinal Grand Cross, we can remember the old adage, “Love conquers all.”