The 7th Drumbeat: Uranus Square Pluto

March 15, 2015

Enjoy this video by my dear friend and colleague, Arielle Guttman.


Metamorphosis 2014: Some Key Celestial Portents

December 26, 2013

According to Chinese astrology, 2014 is a year of the Wood Horse, a year characterized by high energy and dazzling spirit.

By Chinese reckoning the year of the Horse is a cycle that gets underway not with the Capricorn New Moon on January 1, but rather with the Aquarius New Moon on January 31.

celestsideAs a symbol, Horse portends a wild ride of swift personal and planetary metamorphoses. Under Horse’s hard charging influence there is said to be scarce middle ground. Thus, we may well see extremes in all realms of human endeavor – from finance to romance — and also climate conditions that exceed known boundaries.

Decisive action, not procrastination, is the recommended course. In a Horse year, events move swiftly, with some people galloping toward their goals, and others galloping into fences or off a cliff. Seek meditative insight, sages advise, evaluate carefully, then take swift and focused action.

Western astrologers derive a similar characterization for the year from their system of studying the stars and planets. Through that traditional lens, the major portent is the ongoing transit of the planet Uranus in the sign of Aries in square (90 degrees) to the planet Pluto now transiting in the sign of Capricorn.

The celestial pattern symbolizes a process that has been playing out since the Spring of 2012, and it perfects (becomes exact) seven times. The final three perfections of the epic Uranus-Pluto Square lie just ahead in 2014 and 2015. They symbolize a time of even more raucous and fundamental change.

April 21, 2014 – at 13 degrees Aries Capricorn
December 15, 2014 at 12 degrees Aries-Capricorn
March 17, 2015 at 15 degrees Aries-Capricorn

The complex, world-changing pattern of these squares symbolizes revolution, upheaval, power (nuclear, financial, and political), resistance and breakthroughs. They portend ongoing metamorphosis for individuals, for relationships, and for systems of business, government, and life support.

More to come…

Blasting into Overdrive

February 20, 2011

On March 11, 2011 the planet Uranus will enter the tropical Zodiac sign of Aries, and immediately begin to mirror a new and electrifying epoch of human history.


If you feel the pace and fervor of personal, national, and international events has been intense, they take four deep breaths, center yourself, and step forward boldly in the directions you need to move.  Everything is about to get exponentially more intense — as reckoned by the classical themes of the planet Uranus and the sign Aries.

Uranus, aka Prometheus, bears the energy of revolutionary electric ethers, the fifth element symbolized by the two parallel wavy lines. It is said to rule lightning, electricity, technology, airplances, space ships, computers, smartphones and all devices digital. It also symbolizes conditions of awakening, enlightenment, upheaval, revolution, and insight, and sudden reversal.


Aries is the first of the 12 Zodiac signs. Its symbol is the ram, and it’s a field of energy noted for being active, yang, and conducive to swift, straight-ahead action.  Aries does not sit and contemplate in quiet when something new is thought necessary. It just lunges forward in an effort to make it happen. Consequently, the Aries impulse can often express itself without a plan or a strategy, and so find itself butting head on to immovable, or at least seemingly immovable, obstacles.  Aries is the initiator.

With Uranus entering Aries on March 11, the fiery, intense, inspiring waves and bolts of energy will — for the next seven years — surge through the ethers and be part of our lives on personal, social, cultural, political and technological levels. We are blasting into overdrive.