Saturday, March 14, 2015

Barbara Hand-Clow: the Uranus-Pluto square & the Future of Humanity

This is something different than I normally post or write--and Barbara Hand-Clow is the author. The timeliness and importance of this message is why I am sharing it here. We MUST take action and responsibility NOW for our choices and thoughts--or we will suffer far more greater consequences than people prefer--including those in denial who say "Not in MY lifetime!" (OH yes it is so--or we will all face the end of humanity and worse. This is part of the destructive patterns of human psychological behavior--or perhaps the beauty of our potential for making a difference, ESPECIALLY as Saturn is now retrograde and will return to the Transformational Life-and-death and Rebirth Energies of Scorpio this year.)

"We can change the world." We have heard these words from great leaders, musicians, poets, avatars, and others who see the beauty of the planet Herself (Gaia) and our presence. The future is ours NOW to decide. Please choose wisely. (Additional thanks and blessings to Susanna Ashworth at for providing me a copy of this article, changed from PDF to Word on my part for easier publication and sharing.)

 This Too Shall Pass
The Seventh Uranus/Pluto Square March 16, 2015

© 2015 Barbara Hand Clow
Graphics by Marianne Carroll

Finally we have come to the end of seven exact squares between Uranus and Pluto that have taken place twice a year since February 2012. The events that astrology predicted for this periodthe virulent return of the strident socio-political issues of the 1960s when Uranus and Pluto came together in the sky in Virgohave occurred: Racial tension, political chaos, environmental degradation, allopathic medical abuse, excessive militarism, police abuse, and American foreign interference have returned with a vengeance. Astrology shows we are making progress, yet we have a long way to go to resolution, since the meaning and outcome of these 1960s issues will not be known until Uranus and Pluto come together again in 2104!

According to astrology, these conflicts will attain their ultimate magnitude when Uranus opposes Pluto in 2046-48; some kind of resolution will come in 2073-04 when the final square occurs; and a new cycle of radical deep change will begin at the beginning of the twenty- second century. When Uranus and Pluto conjunct in Taurus in 2104, if we are still here on Earth, humankind will have chosen kinder and more Earth-friendly ways of life after this macabre dance on the edge of ecocide. If you wonder why you are so deeply upset right now, it is because the Earth herself is being strangled by human destruction. The popular media has drawn many comparisons between 2012-2015 and the revolutionary Sixties. For example, regarding racism and police fascism, the LA Times noted at the end of 2014 that "The U.S. is ending 2014 with a collective "I can't breathe,'" the last words spoken by Eric Garner, a black man brutally strangled by New York Police.

Since this Uranus/Pluto Square is the last of the seven, seeking clues for how to use its powers rather than be used by the squares does not seem to work. I've studied the chart four or five times, and I find little direction in it. Meanwhile, I feel called to do an overview of the progress we've made since 2012 based on the first six readings, since we have made tremendous progress. Yet, we don't feel like we're getting anywhere because we still have to experience the remainder of this Uranus/Pluto cycle through 2104. In other words, the primary issues that ignited in the Sixties will be plaguing our planet for a long time before we can resolve them. One might ask why this Uranus/Pluto cycle is so potent, since the cycle occurs around every 150 years? The answer is, this cycle is always very formative when it plays out at the end of a Great Age, in this case the Age of Pisces.

In my discussion of the first Uranus/Pluto Square, entitled Welcome to the Truth and still posted to this website, I noted the key issue for 2012-2015 is sustainability because the problems we face stem from environmental degradation, which includes overpopulating our beautiful home and creating wars as a result. So, now that Earth is too crowded, war will cease only when society recognizes that war causes the greatest waste, material destruction, and pain to all living things. In the first reading I said, "No matter how much anyone tries to hide from it, Earth's people must adopt sustainable living, or the slated renaissance [the Age of Aquarius] will abort. As this new emergent reality formulates pushed by the intense Uranus/Pluto squares, we struggle to co-create with it. Many people have been confused by the failure of the 1960s alternative-cultural revolution, yet now we can see that sustainability was birthed by the flower children. The seeming failure of the Sixties revolution occurred because it wasn't time yet. With Uranus attaining its first square to Pluto, sustainability will be the fruition of the Uranus/Pluto conjunctions of the 1960s." Ecological balance is now deeply desired by many serious individuals, although it is rarely discussed in mass media.

We will achieve sustainability by assuming total responsibility for our actions. The second Uranus/Pluto Square showed we must choose to live in harmony with Earth. There is no way out of this truth, yet also many porcine people obscenely consume everything in sight. You will not hear criticism of this selfishness in the mass media, since it exists to champion consumerism, war, economic fascism, allopathic drugs, and mind control, yet there is a growing wave of disgust over consuming Earth. When the third square occurred May 20, 2013, the world was falling into extreme difficulty amidst constant war, drugging, climate change, economic shrinkage, and heart-breaking mental and physical sickness. Remember, when people are forced to change in deep ways, chaos comes first. The third square emphasized the incredible importance of human choice and will. The chart mapped out the universal truthclear intentions create good choices that can transform our world. When the fourth square came in November of that year, chaos expanded because more and more people were being thrown into the wild field of "quantum choice," a consciousness location that forces everybody to see how much we all affect each other as individual parts of the whole. We need holistic thinking to flow into oneness, end racism, environmental degradation, war, and physical and psychological abuse. Pushed by the Uranus/Pluto cycle since the 1960s, we are being prodded to act fairly in relation to others as we move into the Age of Aquarius during this Uranus/Pluto cycle.

As each one makes personal progress, the general chaos builds and builds, and amidst the craziness (Uranus in Aries) we are seeing the root causes of human breakdown, yet few have any idea how to resolve things. I believe nothing will be resolved without identifying the causes of the current chaos, and this is happening. For example, some major media commentators, such as Fareed Zakaria and some of his guests are finally saying George W. Bush destabilized the whole Middle East when he invaded Iraq in 2003 and removed Sunni leader Saddam Hussein from power. Subsequently, Iraqi prisoners who were tortured by CIA techniques connected in prison and created ISIS. [Intelligence Chairwoman Diane Feinsten in the CIA Torture Report, made public just before the sixth Uranus/Pluto Square in December 2014, traced this progression.] Then as soon as US troops pulled out of Iraq, ISIS seized US military weapons and hoards of black budget cash. James Mann noted "the war [Iraq] will go down as a strategic blunder of epic proportions, among the most serious in American history." (February 6, 2015, Los Angeles Times) Well, it has already.

In my reading for the very recent sixth square, I noted, "We are becoming conscious of the unconscious." As erupting dark forces such as ISIS got more power mostly because of the grievous errors of the arrogant game masters, many people could see they'd been manipulated into false divisions. When a person realizes they've been duped, everything seems relative, so now many individuals are switching sides, a great stress to fear-obsessed Western countries. Regardless, the big truth is out: Western interference in the internal affairs of the East has spawned the nasty backlash in Iraq and Syria that is spreading throughout the world; no one will be left untouched. When ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christian Egyptian men in Tripoli close to the February 18 New Moon in Aquarius, some news commentators noted that the assassination of Moammar Kadafi destabilized Libya and opened it to deeper radicalism. The dangerous results of American actions in the Middle East are clear now, and only a total turn-around in strategy will stop this murderous firestorm. People in the Middle East complain that Western powers are murdering many women and children in villages with drone attacks and aerial bombings. For them this is as hideous as the brutal murders by ISIS; this inhumane murder is spreading all over the world.

During the seventh and final Uranus/Pluto Square, the world is locked into an intense struggle between East and West that cannot escalate further without torching the Earth. As the unconscious becomes conscious, the tendency for people on both sides to support this insane escalation is diminishing in the face of the greater instinctsurvival. When faced with the destruction of all we hold dear, more people see that the belief systems of the major religions are strangling our world. The seven Uranus/Pluto squares have exposed the dark forces (Pluto in Capricorn), and the people (Uranus in Aries) are demanding change and transformation in a new way. We are in the midst of a death crisis that is igniting the human will to survive. Surveillance, adoration of snipers, drone attacks, beheadings, and kidnappings kill ad nauseum; humankind must consciously refuse the death path now and adore life. In such a crisis as this, openness is favored over control, kindness comes forth against killing, and cruelty shrivels when exposed to compassion. Let's look at the astrology.

Uranus and Pluto have never been more than one degree apart between the sixth and seventh squaresDecember 15, 2014 to March 16, 2015. In effect, we've been in a constant square getting pummeled each time a planet or the Moon aspects the Grand Square, once a week when the Moon is in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn. Amidst this continual tension, the chart for the exact square does no tell us as much as the previous ones did. However, New and Full Moons since December telescoped the great square casting beams of light into our unconscious complexes when world events clearly revealed the meaning of the lunar phases. For example, during the Leo Full Moon on Feb 3, 2015, ISIS burned a Jordanian pilot alive in an iron cage, a disgusting display of human barbarity that further destabilized the tense Sunni/ Shia balance in Jordan. Right after the Full Moon, Jordan retaliated by hanging two ISIS prisoners, one of them a woman, a cruelty that Islam attempts to avoid. During the Aquarius New Moon on February 18, ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christian men right on the Planetary Midline in Tripoli. [See my 2011 release, Awakening the Planetary Mind, for the significance of the Midline]. ISIS warned they would move up north (on the Midline) to Rome, an ominous threat against the Vatican. Clearly ISIS is using astrology to influence the collective mind, and they may have ideas for how to harvest the natural structural powers of Earth by moving the spilling of blood up the Midline. After all, Hitler already showed the world how to do it. So, have Western powers learned anything from their interventions in cultures they do not understand? The West must undertake a thorough appraisal of what it has spawned in the Middle Eastan insanely cruel enemy that is successfully fighting back.

The Virgo Full Moon on March 5, 2015 will set up a formative energy field for the exact Uranus/Pluto Square to come March 16, and the Pisces Solar Eclipse on March 20 four days after the great square hints at an entirely new and compelling ball game. First, let's we look at the Virgo Full Moon to examine the field that will surround the exact square. Stephanie Austin, in her analysis of the March 5 Virgo Full Moon in the February/March 2015 Mountain Astrologer, says this Full Moon sheds light on the great challenge "to integrate matter and spirit, head and heart, judgment and compassion." She notes that even though science has proven that "everything in the Universe is made up of energy and that everything is interconnected," . . . yet "most of our political, social, and economic institutions are still based on materialism" rather than the quantum and multidimensional reality supported by science. [In my analysis for the fourth Uranus/Pluto Square, I said it threw us into "quantum choice," the ability to experience interconnectivity.] In my personal realm the synchronicities have been astonishing while the world throbs with a collective horror of war and mayhem. When snipers are praised, many feel deep unease. When world religions push for the apocalypse, many see the consequences of this madnesskilling in the name of God.

On March 5, Venus in 16 Aries activates the transformative powers of Uranus in 15 Aries, and Mars in 11 Aries approaching Uranus in 15 Aries is in a close square to Pluto in 15 Capricorn. The Arian powers of Venus and Mars are pushed to the max by being in the Uranus/Pluto Square, so the desire to end war is played out at home in each Mars/Venus relationship. Given the potency of the 15 Virgo Full Moon opposite the 15 Pisces Sun (the middle degrees are always the most intense), this aggressive dance between Mars and Venus in Aries setting off the square will tend to enhance our ability to utilize quantum consciousness and activate our innate ability to see both sides of a question. We must cease being tricked into fighting the "enemy" by the elite arms manufacturers, the only winners in this global game. This level of seeing is a necessity now because elite science is destroying Earth. During the Full Moon, the Sun in 15 Pisces is conjunct Chiron in 17 Pisces, which means each person will be inspired to heal the deep divisions plaguing the modern world.

The seventh Uranus/Pluto square occurs March 16, 2015. Uranus in 15 Aries square Pluto in 15 Capricorn while Jupiter in 13 Leo trines Uranus in Aries, which give us courage and unusual creativity to make big leaps in awareness. Mercury and Neptune conjunct in early Pisces will spark many deep insights about the Age of Pisces, the last two thousand years of developing compassion and cosmic insight, however also an age of profound duality. With Mercury, Neptune, Chiron and the Sun in Pisces, we are called to consciously let go of the negative patterns of this passing Great Age. The symbol for Pisces is two fishes swimming in opposite directions because duality inspires deep feelings, yet these deep feelings also have caused mankind to go to war in the name of God. The current explosion of hideous torture and abuse signals the end of this arrogant experiment that threatens life itself. Lastly, the Moon in Aquarius suggests this final Uranus/Pluto square will remind us of the long-awaited dawning of the Age of Aquarius. The musical "Hair" called the masses to wait for the coming Age of Aquarius during the 1960s, and now we can see the time is coming to adopt the Aquarian ideals of peace and oneness.

On March 20, the Pisces Solar Eclipse occurs just four days after the exact Uranus/Pluto Square. This will unleash the ability to integrate the radical changes brought by the seven great squares and make personal choices for serious change. The Spring Equinox 13 hours after the eclipse will celebrate this great turning. The New Moon is in 29 Pisces, the degree that opened the Age of Pisces two thousand years ago (precession causes the Great Ages to move in reverse). That is, when the Age of Aries completed itself around 200 BCE, the Sun precessed from 0 Aries back into 29 Pisces, the same degree as this eclipse. This Pisces Solar Eclipse signals something will happen that will eventually end perpetual Piscean duality because the dark and the light, the yin and the yang, god or no god, have been sufficiently explored. The time has come for the high ideals of Aquariusunity and equalityto be reinstated by the human species. Anything else is counterrevolutionary. Uranus and Pluto will be close in square for a few more years, and we still have to complete the Virgo Uranus/Pluto cycle1960 through 2104to abandon Piscean duality, but the tide is already turning. The Waterbearer, Aquarius, is already soothing humans who are taking a stand to live in Unity and Oneness and reaching out to those in pain at the end of the Age of Pisces. 

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