Many people seem to be scratching their heads, at wits' end for explanation of the current chaos around the world. How to explain the uprisings of emotion and social turbulence in the Muslim world over a trashy film produced under false pretenses by a felon and his clueless cohorts? How to explain the firestorm of protest by millions of people in China over a purchase by the Japanese government of two tiny islands with no particular geographic or political significance?
As a public service, for those who seek a more cosmic explanation for the dramatic, on-going upheavals, I want to share the views of Ralfee Finn, astrologer-philosopher and Dharma-friend, who points to a series of seven squares between the planets Uranus and Pluto as one condition contributing to the problems. Mind you, the conflicts between nations and cultures are dormant and in some cases, inevitable, much like lava that lies beneath a mountain. The potential for eruption is ever-present, but as to when the underground fire of molten rock emerges and how much damage it does, those calculations seem to be governed by larger, inscrutable forces. Here is Ralfee's assessment of our planetary cycles; for the bigger picture, please consult her blog, The Aquarium Age.
(From The Aquarium Age blog:) "The planets array themselves in deceptively simple patterns this week, but unfortunately daily life doesn’t mirror that ease. A complex power grid lies just beneath this seeming astral simplicity, and skillfully navigating its surges requires confidence as well as consciousness. Many of us may be more than a little on edge. Be prepared for dramatic declarations or responses that at first glance seem disproportionate to the event, but upon deeper examination reveal dormant feelings in need of expression. Also expect some of what’s expressed to be startling and in certain situations disruptive. I don’t mean to paint such a gloomy picture, but as the waves of change continue to pound upon the shores of reality, long-standing rituals and routines are likely to be washed away. Remember: We are only at the beginning of a long, arduous, and (dare I say it one more time) intense process of revolution that is going to challenge even the most flexible of change agents to let go of what no longer serves so that something new and more effective can come into being."
"The Uranus/Pluto square continues to drive the intensity. On September 19, we will experience the second of seven exact squares that are part of a cycle that began in June 2012 and will end in March 2015. From a broad perspective, we’ve been in the thrall of this square since spring 2011, when Uranus and Pluto came within a degree of exact contact, and we began experiencing ever-increasing waves of political protest. From a technical perspective, exact astrological contact and the period following it delineate a concentration of energy, making it more possible to see the effect. Often the consequences of pernicious interactions are all too obvious; other times they are less evident. Both positions are valuable: The broad view encompasses process; the precise examination hints at or in some instances boldly demonstrates what is in dire need of transformation."
You're welcome! (and thanks, Ralfee.)