by Robert Wilkinson
Doing some research on the major squares and oppositions associated with the end of the Mayan calendar coming in about two thousand days, I thought I'd focus on how to prepare for what's coming. We have extraordinarily dynamic things happening, and haven't seen this particular configuration since 1875 when Saturn was in Aquarius opposition Uranus in Leo, both square Pluto in Taurus throwing the void into Scorpio. No wonder our Native Americans never had a chance. This is an entirely different energy set and release pattern.
Some of what follows will appeal more to astrologers than to those with no knowledge of the jargon. The T-square coming involves several time spans, and will impact the entire world in profound ways, probably involving the lines of supply, since Cancer is the void of the configuration. Pluto enters Capricorn in January 2008, and after dancing on the edge of Sagittarius for a few months, enters Capricorn for good November 2008 where it stays for many years.
What's bizarre about that time is that Saturn in Virgo is opposition Uranus in Pisces and biseptile Pluto, showing the Grand Irrationality will definitely put a hard edge of the events of election 2008. Expect America to be confronting a fork in the road of its collective destiny at that time. Be alert to what shows itself in March-April 2008, since Pluto will already be in Capricorn offering seeds of things to come.
Moving forward, Saturn continues to oppose Uranus from Virgo to Pisces through October 2009 and April and May of 2010, after which Uranus slips into Aries beginning its long term square to Pluto. At the same time, Jupiter in late Pisces opposes Saturn before entering Aries where it conjuncts Uranus between June 2010 and Janurary 2011, in Aries as well as late Pisces.
Of course the early Aries conjunctions all square Pluto in early Capricorn, showing some very volatile conditions requiring maximum balance, perspective, and self-mobilization to take care of basic needs. In late July and early August 2010, expect big times when Mars conjuncts Saturn both opposing Jupiter conjunct Uranus and all square Pluto in Capricorn. Should be a hot time in the old town tonight. Make sure your boats are seaworthy.
Saturn moves past the hot zone in 2011, though Jupiter still conjuncts Uranus in Pisces until it passes into the square to Pluto in February 2011. Uranus re-enters Aries for good March 2011, where it begins its square to Pluto. Maximum hot zones begin Summer 2011 when Uranus closely squares Pluto, finally becoming exact in a series of hard aspects lasting from the Summer of 2012 through early 2016. In June 2012 we have a Jupiter square Neptune in early Mutable with Uranus square Pluto at 9 Cardinal, culminating in a Grand Water Trine between Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in early Pisces.
As you can see, the oppositions and squares are very dynamic, affecting everyone with planets in late Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, as well as those with planets in early Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra. The waxing squares show what is emerging, the waning squares what is culminating, so however it relates to your chart, either move it out or bring it home.
Being the midpoint of the "Winter of the 21st Century," we will all pass the fail-safe point and begin the work of reconstruction for the world we will live in for the rest of the 21st Century. We have more power to participate in future creations on all levels than we suspect.
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© Copyright 2006 Robert Wilkinson