“What the bleep do we know?” ~ Michael Moore
This particular bend in time in 2016’s fractal astrology is going to be a direct experience that not only is the universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think. We are witnessing the exponential shift from Copernican to Quantum astronomy and astrology.
- The first conjunction of two Awakeners Uranus and Eris in Aries since 1927 opposite Haumea, archetype of shock and awe, marks the watershed and pivot point between the Uranus/Pluto Years and the 2020 event horizon.
- Inner planets Mercury and Mars, threshold planets Jupiter and Saturn and deep space planets Pluto, Quaoar, Haumea and Makemake are all moving backwards from the perspective of Earth. This is setting off a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual recalibration to the new 5D frequency.
- The Saturn Mars/ Jupiter Square. Mars is dancing with Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn, providing clues to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction of 2020. That conjunction is the beginning of a very significant cycle that will change the world. The last time it happened was between 1782 and 1786. That was the beginning of a new zeitgeist and this one will be even more profound.
- Saturn on the Great Attractor + Quaoar on the Galactic Centre + Makemake on the Super Galactic Center are directly connecting your personal birth mandala and evolution out through the solar system and across deep space into the Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud and the supermassive Black Holes spanning entire galaxies.
This is the turning point away from the 2011-15 Pluto/Uranus years of deconstruction and collapse towards an expanded consciousness of what globalization and unity consciousness really mean. Look at how the astrology is evolving.
After five years of personal, collective and global deconstruction between 2011-15, the square between Uranus and Pluto is now waning, and the opposition from Uranus to Haumea is creating a Cardinal T-square. This means that Uranus is now the pivotal archetype in the emerging frequency change as Saturn, Neptune and Chiron in mutable signs encounter the Nodes of Fate and the deep space point of the Great Attractor. Uranus, archetype of higher consciousness, acts as an Awakener, its lightning bolts sizzling with unpredictable, out-of-a-clear-blue-sky fission, fracture, rebellion, inventiveness, epiphanies and insights. In your own lives, this is Jung’s individuating force that catalyses the unique creative originality inherent within us.
The Uranus/Eris conjunction of 2016/17 is unprecedented for 99% of people alive today and its effects are as unpredictable as the two bodies involved—think Uranus on steroids with a dash of shock and awe. Once every 500 years or so, outer planet Uranus and dwarf planet Eris come together in Aries, the sign of the Self. Eris returned to the sign of Aries in 1927, breaking up the stranglehold of ruling elites via the Depression, the Wall Street Crash and the rise of fascism.
Discovered in 2005 and initially called the tenth planet, Eris acts a subversive or chaotic agent, a Resurrection Goddess, symbolizing people and circumstances that are so different that we resist considering them “one of us” and instead see them as the Discomforting Other. As Stranger, as Alien.
This messenger of transformation brings growth by disrupting old patterns of thinking, beliefs and expectations, shattering the unexamined and comforting codes of “this is how we do things around here”. Through being challenged over and over by our reactions to radically new concepts and being compelled by circumstances beyond our control to integrate these concepts into a re-designed inner map of the world, we evolve into a much more expansive field of unity consciousness.
Astrologically, Eris can be thought of as the Great Disrupter, but with a purpose, shaking up what is stagnant in consciousness, like the grain of sand in the oyster that transforms into an exquisite pearl. Chaos has the function of de-structuring what has become crystallized, allowing the creation of a new form. Discomfort dislodges emotional inertia compelling action. Examples of Uranus/Eris already happening are:
- The two “outsiders” breaking all the rules in the US presidential elections.
- Harriet Tubman and other pioneering women recognized on US currency for the first time.
- The LGBT movement.
- The disintegration of the EU in the face of the refugee crisis.
- The discovery of gravitational waves, Planet 9, and planned space travel to Alpha Centauri.
The Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries is culturally and personally sparking a process of identity unification and individuation in the midst of the chaos of alienation and narcissism which has been exacerbated to new levels by the Internet. Trolling, sexism and racism are a shadow response to having to allow the other their voice.
As May opens, inner planets Mercury and Mars, threshold planets Jupiter and Saturn and deep space planets Pluto, Quaoar, Haumea and Makemake are all moving backwards from the perspective of Earth. In your chart, instead of moving anti clockwise as usual, they turn clockwise in the same direction as the Nodes of Fate, so you are working the chart in two ways, two directions, from the personal to the transpersonal and vice versa.
Retrograde planetary downloads are travelling against collective norms of forward motion, action and progress–countering, adjusting, updating and metabolizing. The universe and its wisdom is filtering through us, at the same time the “I” as an independent entity is working towards universal truth. This may seem like chaos or conflict, but perhaps it isn’t at all. Perhaps there is a magic in it, a breathing inward and outward of spirit through the filter of Now.
Since we are simultaneously inside a massively expansive Uranus/Eris event pulling us forward at warp speed, we could be feeling lost in translation with no bearings, lacking purpose and meaning, as old pillars, philosophies and tenets crumble around us. This wide open space can seem terribly scary and vast. The cracks and holes may at first appear as being empty, chasms of lack within. This is not so. There is magic in broken things, for it is in being shattered to pieces that all the potential in the world is held—to be rebuilt into something unexpected. You have the ability to truly surprise yourself.
Mars retrograde in Sagittarius/Scorpio, April 17-June 29, generates extreme inner heat that turns you within to ask “what do I really desire?” as opposed to “what has me by the tail?” Anticipate an extended physical realignment when you will experience symptoms of physical clearing as your life energy—your libido—rebalances itself in the direction of health. It’s important to recognize this and allow it, to work with it rather than trying to eradicate the symptoms. See such disturbances of the “normal order” as evidence that something is waking up in your psyche.
The meta-issue is identifying where you habitually fall between the two poles of Mars retrograde—when thwarted or frustrated, do you either hype yourself up, or collapse into inertia? You will be making the god Mars work for you when you can deliberately shift from the extremes of weak will/inertia or strong will/adrenal rush to Skilful Will, dancing like an Akido master, responding and bending instead of resisting and blocking. In this way, instead of staying in the trance of inner fracturing, frustration and posturing, we dive into a personal search for truth and meaning as we finally pay attention to our soul’s many cries for freedom.
We live under the power of modern consciousness,
which means that we are obsessed with progress.
Wherever you are is not good enough.
We always want to achieve something, rather than experience something.
The opposite of this is spiritual consciousness.
By that I mean you find enchantment in every action you do,
rather in just the results of your action.
~ Satish Kumar
Synchronistically, your style of communicating and creative self-expression is being recalibrated along with your Mars libido and desire nature. The second of four Mercury retrogrades in 2016, the current one between April 29 and May 23 in Taurus is underlining the psychological need for a period of respite from the relentless 21st century defaults of action and distraction.
Given that retrograde Mercury operates as the Guide of Souls, able to move between the upper world and the underworld, and will station at 24 Taurus conjunct Sedna, Resurrection Goddess symbolizing the release of deep frozen trauma and regeneration of the psyche, the challenge is to start by changing the way you communicate with yourself.
Can you become your own sponsor by forgiving yourself for being so hard on yourself, accepting yourself just as you are right now? Rather than asking, “Am I succeeding? Am I doing well?” ask yourself, “Is this meaningful? Does this energize and expand me? Or is this draining and diminishing me?”
When deciding what to do next, always ask: “Does this thought, emotion, or behavior bring me closer to or take me further away from my center?” Somewhere within yourself, you know the answer to these questions. Progress and success are not about being perfect as we glide effortlessly up an undisturbed, clear-cut incline. They are about engaging in and wrestling with ever-more-worthwhile, evolutionary tasks that ultimately push us to the limits.
As you progressively change your belief systems from a Newtonian worldview to one based on the Quantum Field—moving from cause and effect to synchronicity—be kind to yourself. Be discerning, patient and tender towards your growing edge. When you live in a story believing in only cause and effect, you stay lost in this limited mindset. When you transition into a belief in the Quantum Field, then you begin your story within the vast fields of possibilities.
Until you are willing to be confused about what you already know, what you know will never grow bigger, better, or more useful. ~Milton Erikson