So here we are hurtling towards the end of 2014 at the rate of knots. For both myself and many of you it has been quite a time! A year when at some level many of us felt our lives as we had known them had literally fallen apart. How did this happen? Well for those of you who have read my blog over the years will know, the extraordinary square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn has been exerting pressure on nations, organisations, social structures as well as ourselves to change. Everything indeed falls apart at this time but in the rubble and the ruin of what was our previous or former existence there are the nascent seeds for our new beginnings. All is not lost, just different. The effect of the Pluto and Uranus square has been rocking our world long before the 1st exact square took place in June 2012. It was in 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn that the credit crunch occurred creating a shockwave for all of us. By 2015, there will have been seven “exact” squares between Uranus and Pluto:
June 6-July 9, 2012: September 18-October 1, 2012: May 15-Jun 1,2013: Apex Point October 17-November 15, 2013: April 12-29, 2014: November 26-December 27, 2014. We have survived most of them. However, if you look back over that period of time, chances are you can now see how startlingly different life is for you. Indeed during 2012 -14, life for many people has been filled with sudden, often shocking change with unexpected events that literally feel like life pulled the rug from under you. You’ve had to face your own naivety about life, your shadow and existential concerns! The unexamined life has been picked over for sure. What it has forced each of us to do is examine our deepest values and motives. Before you go full steam ahead into 2015 with Uranus-in-Aries’ headlong focus and determination stop, breathe and think. How does this project, relationship,purpose, work… serve me? Why am I doing this? Relax, stay calm, don’t rush. Give yourself time to pause and then proceed. With the final stages of the Uranus and Pluto square we will be challenged to face the uncomfortable gulf between old and new in our lives but bear with it as something really important is emerging that will be the foundations and new shoots of your life ahead. Trust green shoots as things are inevitably happening beneath the surface, you simply have to allow a situation to percolate. Uranus brings shock, surprise, panic whilst Pluto takes us underground with threat, destruction, power, breakdown. I knew it would be massive both collectively and individually, indeed a complete overhaul of ‘the way things are’. Now is a definitive moment as the Uranus /Pluto square has been about surviving after the worst has happened and reimagining ourselves in the light of devastation and change. It is also about regeneration and what remains. We all need to have a more meaningful personal perspective on this collective process, something real to make sense of and to work with. Otherwise it simply feels like the Universe is just perverse and callous. Indeed we are all experiencing how hard it is to let old patterns die and the stress of trying to change our perspective to the new order of our life.The focus is increasingly from “Me” to “Us” wherever we look we know we cannot make personal changes or upheavals let alone collective ones alone. We need each other for community and support. If we can truly embrace that then I suspect that what is ahead for each of us in 2015 and beyond can be embraced, as we are all in this together.