SUN CONJUNCTS URANUS, SQUARES PLUTO: REVISITING THE LESSONS OF 2012-2015
Blessings to All! The Sun, representing the Light of Awareness and our Conscious point of Focus meets Uranus, The Great Revealer/Awakener in the Cardinal Fire Sign, Aries. This occurs at 16 Aries’ 27 at 10:07 pm GMT + 8.
In other words, we’re at the brink of receiving a Jolt of Awakening, a Lighting Strike of Surprise that can result in transformed perceptions of The Self and ‘I AM’ Consciousness.This conjunction is squared Pluto (The Great Transformer-through-Crisis, The Lord of the Underworld, Shadow-Working at 15 Capricorn). Quite literally, this alignment is going to be making you revisit the lessons of the 7 Exact Uranus-Pluto Squares (2012-2015) in a very conscious way.
The Sun squared Pluto exactly at 15 Aries-Capricorn ’30 at 11:10 pm yesterday (5th April 2015, GMT + 8). I’d say we’d have been feeling the buildup to this alignment even earlier- and that it’ll linger for a few more days, as well.
As we’ve been doing so much work with Uranus-Pluto as of late, I feel as though – for some – this isn’t going to feel like a bolt out of the blue, so much as a much needed spark to rev up things and get the engine going. For others, particuarly those who have been avoiding the Consciousness-Expanding-Transforming process that Uranus has been involved in with Pluto, particularly since 2012 – it might manifest as a heavy-handed spanner thrown in the works. It’s hard to predict which way the ‘surprise!’ element of Uranus goes: or how the ‘burn it till it turns to ash, let it rise again stronger’ Phoenix-dynamic of Pluto will manifest: Is it the lightning stike in the ocean that gives rise to life? Or is the lightning strike that hits a tree and causes a forest fire?
From the spiritual perspective, either option might be seen as equally rewarding, if only to make way for the new in the latter case – but from the human experience, such events can range from being beautiful surprises to devastating ones. Pluto’s influence in this alignment can bring about crises, challenges, sometimes bring a person face-to-face with some kind of death to find the lesson in the Shadow. But what is often forgotten about Pluto is that it is the Alchemical Chamber of Spirit:
“That which is burnt in its fires, rises again; That which seeks refuge in its Shadow, regenerates”
As a collective, we now know what Uranus and Pluto teach us. So let’s speak of The Sun itself, the key trigger or catalyst of this alignment:
The Sun is associated with Leo (5th House), and so that is linked to (as I see it) with the tender, joyous aspects of the Sacral Chakra – that includes sensuality, sexuality, children, romance, joie de vivre (the joy of life), honoring the yoni (womb, vagina) /linga (phallus) and so on. In the same way the Moon is associated with the Mother, the Sun is associated with the Father.
You may find such great awakenings, revelations, or transformations in the way you see yourself arising through your connections with people or energies in this part of your life. The Sun is also associated with powerful Lion-Goddesses such as Goddess Durga, Goddess Sekhmet, and so on 🙂 Ritual practitioners and spiritualists honoring such deities may also want to take note of what’s going on.
Sun/Uranus square Pluto & Memoria (16 Capricorn ’19): Memoria highlights the role of memories in triggering or catalyzing our transformation process. I’ve been seeing this in myself quite strongly as of late. Things from decades ago which I’d forgotten, rising to the surface now to bring me the information I need to heal. Sometimes the process of re-membering can be beautiful and make you feel strong, and other times it can open up old vulnerabilities that need to be addressed (empowering in a different way).
Sun/Uranus opposite Zeus (16 Libra ’42): Zeus is a Uranian Planet, which according to Arlene Kramer represents “Controlled, directed energy…. Zeus is like a loaded gun that is aimed. Even the glyph looks like a rocket. It signifies well planned efforts.” (http://arlenekramer.net/uranian_eightplanets.asp) In Libra, I feel as though this relates to powerful breakthroughs and releases of energy in the aspects of our lives that deal with partnerships (interpersonal, transpersonal, intrapersonal – with others, with the Divine, within ourselves). It’s also a great time to focus upon the ways in which collaborate efforts can support your individual work of awakening, and vice versa. But bear in mind that the intense power of Zeus is very much like a compressed spring then bouncing back with full force. Certain dynamics that arise now, whilst powerful, might actually require the breakdown of certain things before new breakthroughs can be made.
Sun/Uranus trine Sila-Nunam (15 Leo ’59): Sila-Nunam represents the energy of calm acceptance, in which two different vibrations are harmoniously merged and woven into a perfect symphony. It represents a coming together of elements that create something beautiful that exceeds the sum of its parts. http://markandrewholmes.com/sila_nunam.html In Leo, I interpret Sila-Nunam to focus itself upon things such as healing the Inner Child, childhood abuse/trauma, the Sacral Chakra, revitalizing one’s Creative Spirit and desire to express the Song of the Self in the World. This trine provides powerful energies that ask us to meet the shadow within and dance in its fires as part of our inner alchemical process.
Sun/Uranus sextile Siva (16 Aquarius 56): Asteroid Siva represents the energies of The God Siva – the power of both destruction and creation, raw masculinity as the sum of both destructive potential and easygoing acceptance and willful surrender. I view this as a powerful alignment that supports our collective awakening of the Compassionate Masculine Archetype as we re-member and rejoice in the energies of the Fiery, Assertive Feminine.
Remember that Eris, the Dark Goddess is nearby at 22 Aries ’39. Also – Psyche (15 Aries ’23) still conjuncts Sun/Uranus – Her role is to help us re-claim the meaning and form of ‘The Heroine’s Journey’ in both Light and Dark.
Those with bodies near 12-20 Virgo will experience this as a Profound Yod! A Yod is a Finger of Fate/Karma/God/Goddess/Destiny that will bring a person to a pivotal decision point, or crossroads of choice. What they choose strongly influences their next cycle of learning in that particular aspect of their spiritual journey.
(My day makes more sense now – I had a wonderful deepening in my own relationship with my Mother, my first Dark Goddess in a physical form 😀 I have a Virgo Moon )
Pluto sextile Deucalion (15 Scorpio ’17): This sextile reminds us of the power of choice as we navigate through deep waters of Spirit. At some level, we get to choose the way we process deep, transformative emotional events, memories and experiences.Those with placements at 11-19 Gemini will experience this as a powerful Yod alters the way we perceive, articulate and express ourselves as we learn through profoundly deep, intense experiences. It can also, for some, indicate a culmination point of some kind in one’s relationship with their sibling.
To know more about how each alignment will manifest itself for you – You can draw up a free natal chart at www.astro.com and find your house placement. Google can help you with the rest, try searching for: what does the (x, y, z, 1, 2, 3, etc.) house in astrology mean? Other factors in the natal chart can also influence your experience of this energy, as with just about everything else that happens in the skies.
For the overview of the past week’s astrology, tune into the most recent episode of ‘ Astrology with Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD’ at www.wgtrdemand.com/astrology-priestess-bb.html . Next week’s episode will air at 9 am Thursday, Central US Time. Stay tuned for the live link.
Blessings to All,
Image ‘Swans That Dance At Sunset’, Text & Linked Material © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015. All rights reserved.