Looking forward: The transformation of 2012
Looking back to understand the future.
No matter what you think about the controversy over the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, there is no question that this is a significant time in human history. As I write this, a wave of revolutionary fervor is spreading throughout North Africa and the Middle East, and in the United States frustrated workers are taking to the streets in protest against a political structure that favors banks and corporations and strips individuals of their economic rights.
It would be easy to think that perhaps the world really IS coming to an end if you weren’t following the astrological trends. These trends provide a context for these world events and offer clues to help us to make sense of them as well as the changes that are occurring in our own lives. The interrelationships of the planets as they circle the Sun help us to define periods of cyclic change that will encourage personal growth and global balance. Depending upon the nature of the individual planet, areas of life which are out of balance will be highlighted and will require that we make some sort of adjustment in order to achieve a harmonious state in our lives.
In order to understand the nature of the changes that are coming, we must travel back in time to the beginning of 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn. As the planet that governs destruction and regeneration as well as revelations about the dark side of human character, Pluto has a transformative effect on the issues of any sign that it travels through. Pluto’s journey through its own sign of Scorpio witnessed revelations of sexual abuse and the HIV epidemic (death through sex) which […]