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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Outer Planets & Earth's Future (Generation by Generation)
Much of the focus of astrologers has been on Uranus transits to the Sun, Moon and Rising Sign in recent years. Neptune and Pluto transits received the same treatment. However, I have an intellectual itch to explore the outer planet transits to outer planets. These transits affect us on personal and generational levels and we read each chart individually since none of us have the exact combination of transits. For instance, someone with a stellium in Capricorn would experience the Pluto transit in Capricorn differently than someone with only one planet in that sign. Ditto for the Uranus in Aries and Neptune in Pisces transits.
My parents have their natal Pluto in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Neptune in Virgo, while others from this same generation could have Uranus in Taurus. The larger Pluto in Leo/Neptune in Libra generation (baby boomers) have three Uranus placements (Cancer, Leo and Virgo) depending on when they were born. My generation had Pluto and Uranus in Virgo (some had Uranus in Leo and some had Uranus in Libra) and Neptune in Scorpio. So let's look at these three generations first. Then we will look at the Pluto in Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius folks. I'm leaving out Pluto in Capricorn because these children are not developed yet and the oldest children of this generation are age 6.
Those of you with Pluto in Cancer and Uranus in Aries experience a Pluto-Pluto opposition, Uranus-Conjunct-Uranus and Neptune-opposite-Neptune with the current outer planet transits. Transiting Saturn in Scorpio forms an inconjunct with Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Cancer conjuncts the natal Pluto of these folks now in their 80s. They are and will experience a Uranus Return which brings empowerment and freedom. Even with the Pluto-Pluto and Neptune-Neptune opposition, these folks have come into their own power hopefully. As retirees they can make a difference in their communities by sharing their collective wisdom. Many of these folks have great grandchildren now, some are widowed and some are dealing with illness as they age. However, despite all of that, they still have much to contribute to society so let's not write them off. In any case, I find that this generation who lived through the Great Depression and World War II have more maturity and common sense than the generation that followed them. They might not get new age spirituality and might promote outdated traditions, but they are waking up spiritually and could use our support.
Dare I say it, it's time for this generation to grow up and face adulthood. We can't act like children forever and it's time to stop looking for their parents' generation for entitlements or shoving their values down other people's throats. That said, with all this fire in the transits, this generation could move past cynicism and reclaim their original dreams of bringing harmony and more creativity to the world. They did have it right to promote ideals such as cooperation, sharing resources, enjoying the natural world and growing organic food. The Uranus in Cancer folks who experience the opposition with Pluto in Capricorn could heal their clannish behavior and set about building new structures with younger generations. Some of those old ideas from the 1960s and early 1970s (beyond drug culture and free sex) could heal the planet now. I'm thinking of folk music revivals, permaculture, cooperative living, conservation, etc...The rainbow society is still a possibility.
Pluto/Uranus in Virgo-Neptune in Scorpio folks are experience trines from transiting Pluto in Capricorn to Pluto/Uranus in Virgo and a sextile to natal Neptune. Uranus in Aries forms inconjuncts with Uranus, Pluto and Neptune providing yod opportunities for the 1960s born. Those of you with Uranus in Leo (late 1950s) experience a trine with transiting Aries giving you a boost of inspiration and energy. You have an adventurous can-do attitude during this transit so if you know your path, go for it. Full steam ahead. Those with Uranus in Libra (1969 onward) experience a Uranus-Uranus opposition which is another term for midlife crisis. You now assess your life thus far and have the urge to break away from anything that doesn't serve your bottom line. With the children away at college or off starting their own lives, it's time to return to those old dreams.
The 1960s born provide solutions now to age old problems while bursts of wisdom appear suddenly out of thin air. New technology appears now too that promises renewable energy at affordable prices and clean air. Healing cynicism and transforming restless energy to problem solving skills challenge us now. Analytical thinking combines with intuitive insights as we get to work on solving societal and global problems. We too have wisdom to pass on, but we must crawl out of our caves and cooperate with other generations. That does require healing differences first.
Pluto in Scorpio, Neptune in Capricorn, Uranus in Sagittarius and Capricorn. This part gets tricky and I lose the thread not being able to keep up with the outer planet changes. This generation ranges from 1984 until 1996 and we find the Capricorn triple conjunction and stellium folks in this group when Neptune and Uranus transited in Capricorn. I'm actually keeping my eyes on this generation to see how it will handle the Pluto transit in Capricorn hitting all their stellium planets and Neptune in Pisces forming sextiles with those planets.. The Uranus in Sagittarius currently experience a Uranus trine Uranus in fire while the Uranus in Capricorn folks born at the later end of this generation feel that they carry a large burden on their backs and most likely suffer from depression or feeling like they're aging quickly. Neptune offers spiritual solutions as long as these folks don't turn to alcohol or recreational drugs for relaxation. Try yoga, meditation and other forms of exercise instead. Better yet, pack your bags and take a holiday.
The final group with Pluto in Sagittarius, Neptune in Aquarius and Uranus in Aquarius and Pisces experience a transiting Neptune square to Pluto and a conjunction to natal Uranus in Pisces. Transiting Uranus in Aries forms a fire trine with natal Pluto and a sextile to Uranus and Neptune in Aquarius. Transiting Pluto forms a sextile with natal Uranus in Pisces. I predict this group will grow into their Indigo nature. They must practice the same integrity they expect from others. With their idealism and visions they could usher in a time of new technology along with the Pluto in Virgo generation and alternative healing along with the Pluto in Scorpio generation.
The problem I have noticed with this generation (in their late teens and early 20s) is that they have addiction problems with either substances or technology. While some people from this group get involved with the community, study hard at a university to eventually solve the world's problems, other people from this group just want to get wasted and then brag about their exploits. Two student riots (Bellingham, Washington during October 2013 and Santa Barbara, California in April 2014) involved members of this generation along with members of the late Pluto in Scorpio generation. They appear as rebels without a good cause when the world could provide them with multiple causes as well as, humanitarians as mentors. Let's redirect these folks by transforming their hopelessness into an adventurous attitude. What do they have to lose anyway at this point?
Perhaps, we could put these young adults on planes and send them to developing nations to get their hands dirty and learn about other cultures. We certainly don't want to see them entering rehab centers in droves in the coming years or languishing in prison due to uncontrollable behavior. Sadly, children of the later generations endured mislabeling from doctors, put on uppers (Ritalin) and had to deal with rapid cultural and societal changes, not to mention threats of climate change, overpopulation, obesity and diseases related to toxic food.
However, having said that, these old souls learn from their experiences and with this higher learning, they can bring solutions to the proverbial table. Many people look to the younger generations to save the planet which I find unfair. After all, we're all in this earth experience together and each of us has our piece of the puzzle to contribute. We don't grow old and then cast out the world. As long as we're still using the earth's resources we have a responsibility to live sustainably and harmoniously. If us older and mature folks don't share our wisdom with youth then I guess we get what we paid for.
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