The outer planets and how they are transforming our collective consciousness
As you are well aware, we are living in hugely energetic times with many profound changes taking place. People are either feeling overwhelmed, and left out/behind, or are reeling with the endless expanding possibilities opening up in ways never dreamt of before. These times are certainly not for the faint-hearted, and if you believe that your Soul chose to incarnate at this time for the very purpose of this enormous evolutionary process, then you will be reading these words and nodding in recognition.
All the signs are of a species healing, as the revolutionary and evolutionary outer planetary configurations dominate our solar system, and shake up our consciousness.
This big shift in consciousness has been unfolding since the French revolution when the great awakener, Uranus was first seen in the late seventeenth century, its existence later confirmed by Sir William Herschel who observed the planet on March 13, 1781. Ever since then our awareness of its presence has shown us that our evolutionary drives as a species have often manifested as revolutions.
One of the most popular awakenings in recent times has been the big shift which started in the mid-sixties. Many of us remember, or have heard our parents talking about that extraordinary decade. There was ground shaking change in governments, as ideologies were put into practice (eg Cuba),women’s role in the work place, and in very obvious ways throughout popular culture. It was an enormously liberating time. I was a young teenager and remember the powerful momentum as we took to the streets to protest injustices and wars. We knew we were all part of a bigger movement and as Bob Dylan so eloquently said in his song ‘The times they are a’changin’, “Get out of the new world if you can’t lend a hand…”
The powerful Uranus and Pluto were in conjunction in Virgo. Uranus shaking and quaking our values; Pluto, ruler of collective memories and imprints deeply embedded in our DNA, together transforming the way we lived on the planet.
Then the seventies and eighties came, and it was almost like all the new awareness got swept under the carpet, as we grappled with the petrol crises and then the overblown materialism of the eighties.
By the late eighties and into the early nineties many of us recognized that deep species-level healing, was much needed, and with the assistance of Neptune and Uranus conjunctions of 1993, offering us the opportunity to heal core emotions and Soul memories, we did a lot of Soul searching and personal transformation, which has laid the groundwork for the current imperative of self-enquiry, and spirituality.
Neptune went into its home-sign Pisces in February this year, and we can assume that a big collective refining and healing process is happening for the next thirteen years or so.
Some of us already taste the mystical and magical lyrical reality of ourselves as One and inextricably part of the Cosmos. Yet we must take responsibility for our own versions of reality on this plane, so as to allow the deepening of compassion and unconditional love. (Neptune in Pisces).
Deepening the profound species-level healing is the conjunction of Chiron with Neptune, since 2007, which held us while we cleaned our wounds from generations and generations of battling each other. The wounding still goes on now, yet through the media (Neptune) we are all so conscious of it and working it into our own personal healing process.
And now in our ideally more interdependent state, we have the cumulative effects of the Uranus/Pluto conjunction from the sixties, as these two planets dance together again, only this time in a square, which is more dynamic and challenging than the cheek-to-cheek waltz they did in the sixties. The violence of the Arab Spring, the power of the Occupy movement, the relentless exposure of shameless greed is much more extreme than the flow of the sixties seemed.
We are having seven of these squares over the next three and half years. The last time we had a square between these two planets was the waning square in the thirties which saw the depression and devastating financial crises’, leading to WWll. This time with Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries, we have already seen the fall of many of our financial institutions, and we’re likely to see more. However, this is a waxingsquare which is usually harbinger for the new. We are breaking through to another level of consciousness in our evolution, a leap forward as I see it. The last time this happened was around five hundred years ago in the late Renaissance, which heralded an explosion of the arts and culture in general. This coupled with the Mayan calendar dates, which predict a huge shift in consciousness the end of a way of being in the world, and heralds massive change.
I think most of us will agree that the model which is passing, does not work, and needs to be purged for the true values of the Aquarian age to be lived. Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, the sign of brotherhood and humanity is heralding evolution and in fact its square ‘dance’ with Pluto, means that deeply buried truths are surfacing now, and the new age is on our doorstep.
Are you ready?
Candida van Rood, aka Candy vR, (or Candy Spender).