Issue #14 - August 2012
THE SECOND DRUMBEAT
OF CHANGE IS UPON US
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE
*The Uranus Pluto squares of 2012-2015
* The Venus Star Point in Gemini - June 2012-March 2013
* The Venus Star Rising Workshops on the East Coast - this fall - Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York
In the last issue, the seven drumbeats of change, as we are calling the seven Uranus-Pluto squares that occur between 2012 and 2015, were laid out. The first one occurred June 24, 2012 following the magnificent Venus Transit 2012 that transpired on June 5-6, 2012. Yes, June was a cosmically charged month! If you missed that issue #13, here's the link
THE URANUS-PLUTO SQUARES OF 2012-2015
In the first drumbeat on June 24th, Uranus was just a few days shy of being stationary, changing directions from direct to retrograde. In the next drumbeat - Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Pluto IS stationary, moving from retrograde to direct. With Uranus more prominent in the first drumbeat (as stationary planets have a very strong momentum) and Pluto dominating the second drumbeat, there is a change of focus on the transmitter and receiver. A stationary planet is a much better receiver, while the transiting planet is a shorter-lived, but stronger burst of temporary energy. With Uranus dominant, there is a force of nature that cries out for social change and reform, often quite boldly. With Pluto dominating the second drumbeat, look for hidden motives and secret agendas exposing themselves and energies pushing us towards actually manifesting the calls that were set forth in the first drumbeat. And more letting go...
These drumbeats are indeed stirring things up. So many peoples' lives are in chaos, or in dramatic and shocking shifts, and many of them do not have any idea what's going on. I am hearing so many stories from people who are moving through life as best they can, and suddenly, out of left field, a shocking and sudden change of circumstances occurs and tomorrow their lives look completely different from today. Those of us that are following the movement of the planets have an advantage. Although nobody said they would be easy and these Uranus-Pluto changes may be affecting us as dramatically as everyone else, at least we know how to track the timing and make sense of it all. During these drumbeats of Uranus and Pluto, the momentum is moving us all away from what we have previously known, who we have been and what we have done. Through almost every area of life, in government, in industry, in commerce, in health care, in education and in communications, the old patterns are breaking up and disappearing at lightning speed. Keeping up with it all may challenge some of us, and might prevent us from keeping confirmed reservations on anything we've planned. It's truly a time to stay in the ever present current moment and go with that old 60s mantra "go with the flow". After all, it was in the 60s that Uranus and Pluto had their opening encounter of what we are experiencing now as their Second Act. The main difference is that with the conjunction in the 1960s, these energies burst on the scene like a house of fire and we all became caught up in the fervor of it. With the square, occurring now, we are pushing towards the same vital issues and necessary changes, but the square forces us to work a bit harder, pushing against a wall or mountain that shows stubborn resistance until it finally gives way.
The Uranus-Pluto squares of this era are in the cardinal (action-oriented) signs of Aries and Capricorn, respectively, occurring at the 7th degree of Aries and the 7th degree of Capricorn. The Sabian Symbol for those degrees are:
Uranus at 7 Aries: "A Man Succeeds in Expressing Himself Simultaneously in Two Realms"
Pluto at 7 Capricorn: "A Veiled Prophet Speaks, Seized by the Power of a God"
We might be successful expressing ourselves in two realms: (spiritual/material; mental/physical; east/west; left brain/right brain; male/female; etc.) Pluto on the Veiled Prophet degree might be tricky, as Pluto is such a force of nature to begin with. We might see things like political and/or religious fundamentalists emerging violently and spontaneously from the shadows, blinded to reason by the fervor of their stringent beliefs that "God" is guiding their actions. And on a more practical level, there may be great progress made in taking action on beliefs that seem to suggest we are flowing in sync with the cosmic wave.
These drumbeats of change bring forth important evolutionary events. Repeated here are the dates of the Seven Drumbeats, listed in the previous newsletter:
Here is the astrological chart of the second drumbeat:
THE VENUS STAR POINT - GEMINI MORNING STAR - JUNE 2012 TO MARCH 2013
The Venus Transit of 2012 occurred in June, the last time in our lives we will witness this phenomenal event. The next, very rare transit does not occur until 2117. Venus, representing the feminine archetype, was visible in front of the Sun for this transit. Concurrently, this has been called the "Year of the Woman". Witnessing what happened this year in the Olympics with female athletes, we got a glimpse of this. Recently, the female Russian punk group known as "The Pussy Riot" has been sentenced to two years in jail for publicly opposing the policies of their leader Putin and his government. They have been quoted as saying that they are freer, even in prison, than the people who don't resist that regime and who are subject to quietly submitting to strong-armed government policies that continue to chisel away at the peoples' freedom. They are receiving enormous support in other parts of the world, as well as from high profile celebs such as Sting, Madonna, and Paul McCartney. And, if that weren't enough for The Year of the Woman, even more recently, the August National Golf Club, that has existed for 80 years as a very exclusive "Men Only" club, has recently opened its doors to female membership and participation. Stay tuned for more events such as this during the current Venus Star cycle.
The first and second Uranus-Pluto squares are following the recent Venus Star Point cycle which assumed a Morning Star position this past June, also action-oriented in nature. The Maya saw this position of Venus as the warrior goddess. It's true that people will be motivated to take action in this cycle due to the energy that both these planetary configurations stimulate. As a result, you may see a tendency to act on impulse, say or do things that you seem compelled to do at the moment and disregard the consequences of such actions until much later.
The Morning Star position of Venus runs from June 2012 to March 2013, activating the Gemini Star Point. On June 5th at the Venus Transit, Venus began its 584 day cycle which initiates itself as a dazzling light in the morning, pre-dawn sky - "Venus Lucifer" as she was called by the ancients. As Luci-fera, she announces the break of day and heralds the morning sun. You could also see her in this modality as the "rooster" position. The five-pointed Venus Star inspires the rooster's five-pointed cock-a-doodle-do, calling us to make haste while the Sun shines. The Sabian Symbol for the 16th degree of Gemini where this Venus Transit occurred is:
"A Woman Activist in an Emotional Speech Dramatizing Her Cause".
Now we have two degrees being activated this year by very dramatic types of people, espousing their causes. The veiled prophet and the woman activist. Looks like another politically charged time.
The twins of the Gemini Star are highlighted in the current Venus cycle, suggesting the desire to take action in two different directions at once. This also mirrors the Uranus degree where the man is successfully expressing himself in two realms simultaneosly. This could also point to turning away from actions previously undertaken before June and getting started in a new phase of operations. The need for communicating what you are up to and listening to what others have to say is a big factor in the success of any joint undertaking at this time. Disagreements may occur, and the temporary solution may just be to agree to disagree, shake hands and re-group. Some of this can be seen in the media's rendition of the political scene each day. What the candidates are having a difficult time doing is conceding to one another that they are fundamentally of a different ilk and may never see eye to eye on any situation. Instead of battering away at the opposition's ideas and methodologies in an attempt to ram one's own point of view down their throats, another approach is to simply acknowledge that there are enormous differences or two very opposite points of view on the same situation. The bridge of mutual support and understanding may seem like it's collapsing around us now. And while the bridge may not be re-built immediately - a more opportune time for its rebuilding will eventually occur.
A way to support these drumbeats of planetary change is to bring community together and ceremonialize or celebrate these beats. Gather for music, drumming, chanting, and exchanging valuable ideas and information with one another. Stay tuned in for the drumbeats that follow. Here is a re-cap of the seven drumbeats, from our previous newsletter:
Looking Ahead: The Seven Beats of the Drums of Change
The seven squares of Uranus/Pluto are as follows:
Date Uranus Pluto
Jun 24 2012 08°Ar24' D 08°Cp24' R
Sep 18 2012 06°Ar57' R 06°Cp57' D
May 20 2013 11°Ar14' D 11°Cp14' R
Nov 1 2013 09°Ar26' R 09°Cp26' D
Apr 21 2014 13°Ar34' D 13°Cp34' R
Dec 14 2014 12°Ar35' R 12°Cp35' D
Mar 16 2015 15°Ar18' D 15°Cp18' D
THE VENUS STAR RISING WORKSHOPS - FALL 2012
October 3 - 7: DELAWARE AND PENNSYLVANIA - sponsored by Christopher Largent
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 to 9 PM
Venus Star Rising Power Point Presentation and discussion. For all levels of astrology - novices to professionals. Through visual images and graphic representations, the powerful Star of Venus will be introduced. Seminar will be held at the Holistic Gateway, 115 Marshall Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. $50
Thursday, October 4 & Friday, October 5
Personal astrological consultations with Arielle are available both days. Sign up via email in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Special Venus Star Point readings will be offered, Natal, transit, progressed or Astro*Mapping (locational) services can be provided as well. Location: same as above at Holistic Gateway, Kennett Square, PA.
Sunday, October 7, 12-5 pm, Wilmington, Delaware - A hands-on workshop involving the Venus Star Point theory. Understand yourself, your talents, your relationships and the important turning points in your life through this dynamic new, simple to use, astrological tool. Location of venue: Room 124, Arsht Hall, University of Delaware (northern extension), 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. $75
October 12-15: New York and Long Island programs (same as above) details forthcoming. Please email: book@VenusStarRising.com, if interested in these programs.