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The dance of Uranus and Pluto is one of the most powerful planetary cycles in terms of creating cataclysmic and transformative change. The brilliant astrological historian Palden Jenkins wrote this about the Uranus/Pluto cycle:
Uranus and Pluto do not automatically signify forward change. They bend the bars and blow holes in the walls, leaving us to respond to the acute options presented. … [W]e humans tend to avoid exploiting many of our big opportunities when they’re offered. We drag our feet and resist change until our arms are twisted behind our backs and the pain excludes other alternatives. We’re very accustomed to this behaviour. The outcome is that change-potential accumulates until the dam bursts … Blessings and cruelties unite in their hammer action….
Because as humans we do tend to resist change, the powerful changes that result from this dance of Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (death and regeneration) often take years to make themselves known. We are seeing this play out on the global stage and sometimes it can be difficult to maintain our equilibrium which I wrote about here.
But as I always tell my clients – the planets are always doing something! It’s rather futile to moan about and wait for planetary cycles to be over – that will never happen. The only constant in life is change, as they say, and we must learn to see that hidden in every disaster is a nugget of possibility and magic!
It’s also important to remember that weaving through every challenging planetary cycle are harmonious cycles to provide aid and support and facilitate the process of transformation. Planetary energies are fated – they cannot be controlled. But how we manage them – where we place our focus and the choices that we make in our lives -these factors are the ones that truly make all the difference.