Fires are burning in North Carolina, New Mexico and Arizona, floods are raging in North Dakota and the Phillipines. Earlier this spring record numbers of tornadoes ripped through areas of the country not known for them.
Earlier this spring we had a heavy preponderance of fire which is no longer the case, but we do have Uranus in Aries, which is extremely electrical, set off against the Sun and Pluto as I’ve been writing for the past week. Transformative events which kill off the status quo are to be expected now. Uranus is slowing down in preparation for its retrograde turn in July so its influence is more powerful than usual.
It’s interesting to me that two of the current disasters – the New Mexico wildfire and the flood in North Dakota – are threatening nuclear power plants just as Uranus is at its tightest square to Pluto this year. Pluto rules the kind of explosions and meltdowns that occur in power plants, and Uranus rules electricity and technology as well as radiation. I think it’s likely that we will have further challenges to nuclear plants over the next few years as Uranus and Pluto rages on.
A reader left me a voicemail today asking if I could write about the New Mexico fires and offer some meaning and comfort to the people affected, and unfortunately that is really outside the realm of astrological counseling. The only comfort that I can offer is that there is a powerful energy shift that is moving across the planet – a shift that requires the complete repatterning (Uranus in Aries) of much of our society and the structures upon which we rely (Pluto in Capricorn) and the creation of new ones. Sometimes the destruction of these structures occurs quite literally, and we must pick up the pieces and create something totally new in our lives.
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