On Sunday December 14th and Monday December 15th, the 6th square between Uranus at 12*35' Aries and Pluto at 12*35' Capricorn occurs. Some of the possible outcomes of this series of squares are the break-down of corrupt social policies so we can create new, more viable structures. On a personal level, it's time to connect to your real desires and get your true needs met.
To recap: This series of 7 squares between Uranus, the planet of revolution and awakening and Pluto, the planet of death, rebirth and evolution began in 2012 and continues through March 2015. All 7 squares take place in the cardinal signs of Capricorn, our collective social structures, and Aries, our personal identity and vision. Our cultural institutions are dying (Pluto) and we have to wake up to our personal mission in life (Uranus). Cardinal signs indicate crucial situations that can't be put off. They require immediate attention, since cardinal signs signal the change of seasons. The wheel of life will keep turning, no matter what! If we fail to take responsible action, there will be consequences.
These planets first came together to begin a new cycle of evolution and revolution in the mid-60s in Virgo (the sign of personal integrity), beginning the revolution that is continuing today regarding the environment, women's rights, civil rights, holistic health, healthy foods, workers' rights and spiritual awareness. During the 60s, these energies gave rise to new ideas and beliefs which went against the grain of the culture. During the past 50 years, our society has integrated some parts of these revolutionary energies, but not all. Now these new beliefs and values need to be rooted more securely in our collective mindset. Our economic and social structures no longer serve the people and it's time to re-set our course, away from manipulation and domination and into real freedom and individual responsibility.
A square is a 90* angle which brings about a change in direction, a re-orientation of consciousness. A square's energy lets you know that you've come to a crossroads and now you must choose which path to take. A square calls for decisive action which often entails struggle and assertive action, often causing lots of inner tension and friction but also opening up our awareness to new possibilities. The energies of these two specific planets can be explosive, but also enlivening. Pluto is deep, powerful life-energy. Uranus is out-of-the-blue electrical discharge, the spark of life. Together they are brewing new life. We are challenged to act on these new possibilities. If we repress them, those life-giving energies will turn poisonous and implode.
This square between Pluto and Uranus is very polarizing. We are seeing many examples of that polarization between Pluto (the old) and Uranus (the new): between billionaires and workers (Walmart workers are striking, demanding a living wage and full-time hours), between Conservative oil/coal proponents and environmentalists against the Keystone pipeline, between the protests against campus rape and young men's patriarchal attitude toward rape. The Michael Brown judgment and harsh ID voting laws bring up unresolved civil rights issues. The Supreme Court's decision to aware 'personhood' to corporations got ridiculous when they allowed a corporation to have 'religious' beliefs. As the polarization gets wider, we are seeing all the cracks in our democracy.
The 6th square between these two change agents will bring yet another layer of meaning and depth to these encounters. The number six is aligned with the form of the hexagon/ hexagram as well as the 6-pointed star, shapes symbolizing the perfect union of the feminine and masculine, as well as the energy of integration of body, soul and spirit.
The number six stands for Truth, union and lovers, harmony and balance, equality, perfection, integration and real communication. To understand the harmony and union of a 6, think of beehives, which are hexagon-shaped and serves their communal life-style so well.
The energy of six is ideal for joining opposites together to form a unified and much more powerful entity--in fact, generating a whole new energy. Since six-energy promotes harmony and balance, we might naturally discover solutions to issues if we engage with others in a calm and diplomatic manner. Perhaps after this square, both sides of the philosophical spectrum will learn to work together to serve life. Let's envision that!
On a spiritual level, six energy deals with enlightenment, showing us where we need to come into spiritual and mental balance. Like the 6-pointed star made up of two triangles, one pointing up and the other pointing down, six energy can bring about the integration of feminine and masculine consciousness, the union of the right and the left brain so we can engage in holistic thinking and processing.
This 6th square between Pluto and Uranus will bring up issues of balance and cooperation, especially because both Mercury and Venus are involved. Venus will conjunct Pluto and square Uranus exactly on December 20th, while Mercury does the same on December 24th. Since Venus is the energy of harmony, love, beauty, and unification and Mercury promotes better communication, perhaps we can expect some actual change to happen both within and without.
There's lots of celestial activity just before this 6th square. Not counting the Moon's connection to Saturn, Venus, Neptune, the Sun and Mercury, in the days before this 6th meeting, Mercury in Sagittarius trines Jupiter retrograde in Leo, asking us how our creativity gives meaning to our lives.
The last quarter Moon (Virgo/Sag) urges us to deal with practical matters so that our high ideals can flourish. Take care of the details so you can use the energy of the Sagittarius Sun trine Jupiter retrograde in Leo to fill you with optimism and a grand sense of adventure. There's more to see and know.
With loyal Venus in Capricorn sextiling dreamy Neptune in Pisces, we can align ourselves with our highest ideals and aspirations. Our intuition and insight can spark creative self-expression and deeper social awareness.
The Moon during this 6th square has just entered Libra, the sign of balance, justice and social action. Contained and filtered through this Libra Moon, the Uranus/Pluto square's energy can begin to be constructive rather than destructive. The anger at the system--both patriarchy and our governments--can be channeled into constructive action, if we step up and become responsible for making those necessary changes.