ASTROLOGY TRANSFORMATION AND EVOLUTION
Uranus and Pluto Clear the Way
by Felissa Rose
Uranus Enters Aquarius
The planet Uranus is about to enter a new zodiac sign, moving
from Capricorn to Aquarius. Uranus went into Aquarius for a short
visit from April 1, 1995 to June 8, 1995, when it retrograded
back into Capricorn. It will be returning to Aquarius on January
12, 1996, remaining until December 30, 2003.
Uranus takes 84 years to travel around the sun, spending seven
years in each sign of the zodiac. It rules electricity and has
a lightning bolt effect on us, jarring our complacency and waking
us with unexpected speed. Insight, intuition and enlightenment
may come with Uranus, but rarely in a way we would expect. The
words of the Rolling Stones' song "You can't always get what
you want, but you might get what you need," is a good way
of describing how Uranus operates.
Since 1988 Uranus has been transiting Capricorn, the sign of crystallization
and structure. Coupled with Neptune's move also through this sign,
there has been a loss of faith in systems previously accepted
and believed in --- both in government and business, as well as
in those personal routines set up to make one feel falsely secure.
Uranus rules independence and individual freedom, and is the sign
of the freelance employment --- something not dear to the heart
of most Capricorns, but presently actualized in many of their
working lives. Capricorn rules habits, and the next few months
would be a good time to eliminate outgrown rituals and routines.
As Uranus completes its passage through Capricorn there will be
a continuation of the decentralization of various institutions
--- governmental, educational and business, as rebel Uranus resists
the authority figure Capricorn --- sort of a conservative power
to the people. Interest in this will lessen when Uranus goes into
Aquarius and people will be more apt to pretty much do what they
Uranus is the planetary ruler of Aquarius, which is the sign of
humanity. As an air sign, Aquarius is concerned with receiving
and dispensing information to individuals regardless of racial,
religious, sexual or cultural differences. Also ruling technology
--- computers, faxes, telephones, satellites, etc. --- Uranus'
entry into Aquarius will dramatically link individuals rapidly
and impersonally, as already demonstrated via the Internet and
"Information Superhighway". Since Uranus rules the sign
Aquarius, its stay there will be very exciting as it will operate
with great strength and clarity. This will be discussed in more
detail next time.
Pluto In Sagittarius
Pluto entered a new sign, Sagittarius, on November 10, 1995.
It stays there until January 25, 2008. Pluto rules the collective
consciousness of society. Pluto rules the underworld --- those
forces beneath the surface that seem to require that all flaws
and weaknesses be uncovered, mutated and transformed. This process
occurs in whatever zodiacal sign Pluto is transiting, and in the
case of Sagittarius applies to the areas of philosophy, religion,
higher education, sports, horse racing, gambling, transportation,
publishing and the legal system.
Major scrutiny will be on the legal system. This was evidenced
by the high public interest in many trials such as the O. J. Simpson
case. Abuses and misuses of the system are aptly demonstrated.
Winning as opposed to achieving justice has become the focus.
Stories of injustices brought on by an inept and corrupt legal
system will be commonplace and public disgust will grow until
badly needed reforms occur. The legal system will be very different
when Pluto moves out of Sagittarius.
Sports and transportation are two other areas to be overhauled.
Pluto brings all things to a basic and corelike awareness, eliminating
the superfluous. Sports as a big business will get a lot of attention
as scandal after scandal erupts, bringing demand for reforms.
Ultimately attention can be again on the sheer enjoyment of the
game. With regard to transportation, one area of focus will be
automobile pollution. Sagittarius rules exhalation in the body
which corresponds to a car's exhaust and emissions system.
Sagittarius' opposite sign Gemini rules inhalations, and together
they govern the breathing mechanism of the body. The lungs are
an important organ of the body's elimination, and asthma is an
illness where individuals have difficulty exhaling carbon dioxide
and other wastes from the body. During the transit of Pluto through
Sagittarius there will be more understanding of the psychological
and emotional causes of asthma as well as its physiology. Pluto
uproots deep and buried inner traumas which can play a part in
causing asthma. Diseases of the lungs will be of greater interest
during this period. Involvement with sexually transmitted diseases
so prevalent during Pluto's passage through Scorpio will be replaced
by Sagittarian epidemics which are airborne and spread by travelers.
Upheavals in the hierarchy and practices of religious organizations
will occur as certain revelations come to light --- especially
the folly of wars based upon religious and philosophical beliefs.
Higher education is in for a big change as many colleges and universities
either reorganize or close. Pluto is into streamlining, and education
will take on in many instances a more bare basics or specialized
curriculum --- such as an increased interest in the study of foreign
Together Pluto and Uranus will demand a great alteration in consciousness
and tolerance of other's beliefs so the earth can enter a state
of greater peace and harmony.
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