I found this to be a REALLY interesting depiction of the current astrology…American football fans have recently been dealing with the proposed relocation of several teams due the National Football League’s (NFL’s) concern that the stadium facilities for said teams were inadequate/outdated. While plans were submitted for renovation á la Pluto in Capricorn, despite this it ultimately looks as if the St. Louis Rams (hello, Aries!) and the San Diego Chargers – known affectionately as “The Bolts” for their electric, lightning-bolt insignia (hello, Uranus!) are going to relocate to Los Angeles, California.
Why is this astrologically significant? Because when news of this first hit during mid January 2016, Pluto in Capricorn & Uranus in Aries were squaring each other pretty hardcore. One better? Black Moon Lilith in companionship-oriented Libra was added to this mix as well, traveling opposite Uranus in Aries (that would be the Rams and the Chargers) and squaring those Pluto in Capricorn renovation plans, so it is rather fitting that these two teams would find themselves “together in exile” from their cities over degraded, sub-par stadium standards (Pluto in Capricorn) since BML symbolizes the (voluntary or involuntary) “Outcast”.
It’s funny, weird, and cool to see the astrology in play so plainly regarding such an ordinary thing; as if these sports teams were somehow literal “avatars” for the astrological energies in play, LOL!
David Bowie has just passed over to The Other Side, folks – a sad day for all of Rock n Roll indeed! Bowie was a 17 degree Capricorn Sun and thus strongly affected by the current curtain call of the Pluto/Uranus square; very literally manifesting as his shocking (Uranus) death (Pluto). I would wager, though, with Pluto making its excruciating slow march toward his Sun that he had probably seen that freight train coming on the horizon a looooong time ago, even though it seemed sudden to all of us here on the outside. Pluto transits are like that, though…they are very private and interior. But we can even see the Plutonic themes very strongly in the title of his swan song work, “Lazarus”; the Uranian edge coming in as he sings about being “free”.
May he find true liberation in death…his work will always and forever remain immortal, which I think is about the highest honor any Capricorn could ever hope to achieve. ❤
We’re now just days away from the final exact hit of the generationally-defining Pluto/Uranus square! It’s been a long road, and much has changed within the context of our individual and collective lives since this square began in 2012. I’m of the philosophy that every significant life moment requires a soundtrack and the following two songs I find to be particularly emblematic of this energy as a whole – have a listen:
The lyrics that are particularly resonant:
“….This is it; the apocalypse. Whoa.. I’m waking up. I feel it in my bones; enough to make my systems blow. Welcome to the new age, to the new age, welcome to the new age, to the new age.”
“I raise my flag, don my clothes; it’s a revolution I suppose. We’ll paint it red to fit right in. Whoa..”
Radioactive was released in April 2012, just prior to the very first Pluto-Uranus square in June. This not a coincidence – there’s a reason this song took hold in the collective consciousness like it did! Music has the ability to touch the collective because it has an almost mediumistic ability to channel/resonate with the higher, invisible energies of the cosmos. If you want to know what’s going on with the planets, simply take a look at the big musical hits of a given era and they’ll accurately describe the zeitgeist.
It may interest you to know that in astrology, Pluto has dominion over nuclear power and Uranus = revolutions. For further ha-ha’s, note that both Plutonium and Uranium are radioactive elements.
This brings us to our next song –
“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small, and the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all. Up here in the cold thin air I finally can breathe; I know I left a life behind but I’m too relieved to grieve. It’s time to see what I can do; to test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me – I’m free!”
Anyone who has any sort of contact with children has certainly heard this song many times over by now! It’s a hit from the Disney movie “Frozen”, released in late 2013 just a few days prior to the exact heliocentric square of these two planets on November 23rd, so once again we can see how this song had a very direct connection to this energy.
I’ve spoken many times over – particularly in my monthly newsletter – about how one of the primary functions of this square is to break down situations where we’ve been manipulated by things like fear, a sense of inadequacy, and/or scarcity consciousness into remaining in “status quo” situations that have grown stagnant and that have prevented us from breaking new ground essential to our evolutionary growth so that we can finally break free from them. Elsa’s song seems particularly illustrative of this, and it’s is another great example of why a song found a foothold in the collective consciousness like it did.
Before we go, though, let me share with you one of my personal favorites – as much as I love the original, I’ve always had a soft spot for the piano and this one has a slightly more Neptune-in-Pisces approved feel to it courtesy of all the water:
Wow, so the last two weeks have been INTENSE, am I right?! It’s been a pretty chaotic astro-scene with Mars re-triggering the Uranus-Pluto square for the THIRD time since the beginning of the year, and I’m about ready for all the madness to stop, aren’t you? I have been observing many sudden upsets all around during this period, from clients to friends & family, so count yourself blessed if the last couple of weeks have been relatively smooth sailing for you & yours!
Whenever we get a planet traversing one of the 4 Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) this lights up the status-quo busting dynamic duo Uranus & Pluto. Things are shifting, and these shifts are pretty seismic – I see them as metaphorical for evolution or extinction. While this does push us to bring our “A” game to the table, sometimes there is also value in knowing when to lay low, because while YOU may be bringing your best to bear, it most certainly does not mean everyone ELSE is! People respond differently to pressure; some rise to the occasion, others snap & lash out. But …Read more…