Posted on June 26, 2012 in Configurations
By Henry Seltzer for ASTROGRAPH Horoscopes
The First Quarter Moon that comes along in the evening of Tuesday, June 26th, is an important one. Coming as it does mid-way in the first half of the lunation cycle, leading up to the Full Moon, this moment of tension is always interesting. Now, however, the Sun – newly in Cancer – together with the Moon in square to it, make a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs with Uranus and Pluto just as the square between these two outer planets perfects. This day, rather than the recent date of their exact, Sunday the 24th, is therefore the strongest moment of the period surrounding this configuration's initial contact, presaging a dicey time of revolutionary change coming down, and intense adjustment to the recognition of the radical depth of that transformation.
Of course, this aspect between Uranus and Pluto is far from over, with six more exact hits over the next few years, and with an influence lasting right through to the end of the decade. We are in the soup, no two ways about it, and do well to remain as conscious as possible regarding the extended period of this transition, both individually and collectively. We likely will be hard-pressed to recognize either ourselves or our cultural matrix by the time that the 2020 mark is actually reached, so major is the societal transformation that the world and particularly America is entering into as we step through the doorway of this climactic year. As we cross this threshold we might remember to watch and weigh everything that happens with the utmost attention, reserving judgment as far as that is possible, and holding onto our faith in the essential benevolence of the cosmos to guide us through. The spiritual evolution that is here unfolding has a cutting back effect on whatever is not working in our society and in ourselves and – let's face it – there is much that needs to be pruned away.
Other factors in these current skies are also significant at this time. Venus is ending its retrograde through Gemini as early as the next morning, the 27th, and in aspect to Uranus and Pluto, further emphasizing the increase in consciousness surrounding this revolutionary and transformative confluence of cosmic factors, while the Sun and Moon also aspect Neptune in Pisces, while Jupiter remains square, representing on the other hand a softer and more intuitive feeling tone that is also a prominent astrological archetype in these powerful times we are living through. Relationships that we hold dear are vital to us now, and deserve careful examination. The Neptune factor means that we must understand that not everything that is happening right now will be immediately obvious, or even clear. There is the possibility of deception, currently rampant in the news headlines, as well as the potential for self-deception also, and then on the other hand there is the idealism and the hopeful vision that we must nonetheless fall back on if we are to keep our sanity during what will be in many ways a difficult transition.
All in all, this is a time of great potential difficulty. We must give up some cherished notions and perhaps possessions. But this period of trial has its uplifting side in the thought that it is all quite necessary, and even in some sense planned, when we can keep faith in the creative potential of our higher selves, and in the universe that surrounds us, to see us through.
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