by Robert Wilkinson
The outer Triad of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto lead us all through long wave transformations. They are invisible, so they symbolize all we do not sense, but lead us through circumstances that teach us what we can control, and what we cannot.
I last gave this to you over two years ago. These three planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, represent respectively the Transpersonal Individualizer, Transpersonal Unifier, and Transpersonal Transformer. They operate beyond the planetary dualities of the “Sacred Seven” visible planets.
The outer Triad symbolize vaster tides of evolution, whether creative ideas and movements, larger connections between nations, races, and life systems, or the changes that destroy old ideas and eras, making the way open for newer creative ideas and movements. They eternally create, preserve, and destroy, demonstrating the Three Divine Laws in our Solar System of Economy of Energy, Magnetic Attraction, and Synthesis.
They work so absolutely that it is impossible to ignore these larger forces of transformation in our lives. Because they move so slowly, they don't go away quickly. Because they work such long range effects, we are forced to take a different view of time, and what we can and cannot accomplish in any given moment given the larger circumstances.
They teach us the limitations of believing "we create our reality." If Saturn is the ego's "Ring Pass Not," these Transpersonal invisible forces are outside of that limiting, binding force. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto teach us that ego does not control anything outside its own limitations.
The outer Triad represent vast systems that were already in place before we were born. They symbolize those great Beings and movements that set powerful forces into motion across decades and centuries. Within these much larger absolute forces in play, most of us have to learn from a very early age how and when to adapt to our environments.
The challenge for we who would grow toward our higher purpose is to learn to shape our environment, to whatever degree we are able, by our choices in how we experience that circumstance, and how we respond to that circumstance. We can creatively shape our responses to people and the possibilities and difficulties of life. How we respond to life shapes our character and therefore our "destiny."
So we did not create the larger reality, but we do create our response to that reality as we encounter it. And yes, to some degree that co-creates a different future for ourselves. That's the true test of being human. To be able to perceive the larger patterns of transformation leading us to our special Destiny, our purpose, and consciously shape our responses accordingly. As we learn self-discipline of our creature, the Higher Self begins to see the Way clearly.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto symbolize the Invisible Triad of Spirit. These show us how to be economical in our use of energy, and the seeds of life that might provide us a fantastic bounty. They show us who and what we are attracted to, and why, as well as when the magnetism just isn't right between us and a person, idea, or situation. And they show us how to put it all together in a larger vision that allows us to remember we're forever free to explore the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. These things are what Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto bring us if we open our eyes to their invisible blessings.
In future Spiritual Astrology articles I'll explore what's up when the Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are direct or retrograde in motion, and what that means for us transformationally. We'll also check out some degree paths and patterns, aspects, and other relevant things about these invisible Spiritual forces that work upon us all.
Copyright © 2011, 2013 Robert Wilkinson