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.
Pluto goes direct approximately twenty-four hours prior to its precise contact with Uranus, and that forward motion is sure to intensify the already intensified air. All week long as we approach Pluto’s “turnaround,” the weakest links are likely to fail. Anticipate breakdowns where breakthroughs can’t be made, as well as meltdowns when too much is just too much. Don’t be surprised if you can’t catch your breath; hearts – yours or others’ – are sure to strain from the stress.
Many of us are already suffering with soul fatigue, especially those of us trying to make ends meet or working overtime to help others to make it through to safer ground. But because this square is a symbol for cultural and collective revolution, and because it always signifies social unrest, many of us are also suffering from the despair that our global situation may not change as quickly as it needs to for future generations to flourish. This would not be the moment to give up hope. Revolution happens one heart at a time, and yours could be the heart that makes the difference.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Be bold, but also be patient as the effect of several surprising developments ripples across your personal pond. You will eventually find a way to integrate all the disparate pieces into a coherent picture.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Refuse to let petty differences turn into full-fledged disputes. Of course you’re entitled to your opinion, but don’t let entitlement ossify into a rigidity that refuses to consider other points of view.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Informative but also stimulating conversations with associates inspire a new approach into an old routine. Allow your imagination to take flight, and you just might surprise yourself with how open you are to transformation.
Cancer June 22-July 22
There are opportunities for strong strides toward your goals, especially if those aims include making a contribution to your community. Participate in what matters most to you, and you’ll experience a deep sense of satisfaction.
Leo July 23-August 22
Expect the unexpected and stay open to sudden opportunities to be appreciated for your accomplishments. YesŠthis does sound like a fortune cookie, but often a snappy slogan is the best way to tell the truth.
Virgo August 23-September 22
It’s a sorting process, and it requires concentration. Focus on what’s absolutely essential, and do your best not to be distracted by a multitude of details, many of which aren’t actually relevant or important.
Libra September 23-October 22
Be spontaneous, put pride aside, and simply speak from the heart. Even if your words fall on deaf ears, you will experience the strength and clarity of being true to yourself, and that will catalyze a deep and valuable inner process.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
While you tend to keep your cards close to the chest, you could be seduced into saying things you might later regret. Stay true to your temperament, and consider the potential consequences of casual chatter.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Try not to let disagreements with significant others, particularly business associates inhibit your creative momentum. Use the friction of negative interactions as motivation to find the solid ground of positive compromise.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Allow yourself to be adventurous, and consider beliefs you’ve never considered before – or may have simply dismissed without a second thought. I’m not suggesting conversion; I’m simply advising flexibility.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Surprising and stimulating conversations with significant others could spark a new attitude. Even if your first impulse is resistance, stay on the field, and give this new information a chance to shift your view.
Pisces February 19-March 20
You’re attempting to make sense of an enormous amount of information, some of which seems to be contradictory. Think “synthesis” and you’ll find a way to weave all the different strands of information into a coherent design.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail Ralfee@AquariumAge.com. Copyright © 2012 by Ralfee Finn