Revolution Meets Evolution
Evolution: the process of unfolding, growing or developing, usually in slow stages Soon the North Node of the Moon enters Aquarius and introduces a series of Uranian transits, a sign of political change. Rebellion is on the mind, especially with Uranus in Aries on the way to square the planet of evolution, Pluto, in Capricorn, the sign of the established controlling element. Aquarius is connected with political activism and new movements representing the influence of the people. The questions have been asked of late, "Why aren't the people taking to the streets in protest? Why are the young less overtly active than before?" Times are different now. With the long transit of Mars in Cancer people are nostalgic for the olden days. The excitement of the anti-war protests, the Reagan years, the Clinton years, whatever folks associate with their pleasant memories. After the transit ends, hopefully society will recognize the present day reality and the probability that the system will remain pretty much as is. People are enmeshed and dependent, besides being fairly comfortable. Despite growing inequities in class, they are still able to advance and disparity among the sexes and races is less than it's ever been. There is no military draft and no monolithic enemy threatening massive annihilation. Protests in the streets are a natural outgrowth of the conditions of the times. It can't be forced. And revolt takes many forms.
What's happening in reality is that the American young are starting to vote in numbers much greater than they have been for many years and it seems to be a continuing trend. The college-aged are of the Uranus-Neptune in Capricorn generation and they know something about working with and contrary to the system. One difference in the current era is Pluto transiting Capricorn and the final quadrant of the astrological wheel, an evolutionary trend indicating more penetrating change which can be permanent. Uranus is the trigger for progress and it remains to be seen how it plays, but with USA Mars now retrograde by progression, the harder road might be ahead. Conscious work. Do you think the leaders are the war profiteers? Think again. Everyone who owns mutual funds is profiting from the present war. What good does it do to drive your $30,000 vehicle to the rally, eating and drinking copiously, and leaving tons of petroleum based plastics in your wake? How will this end the resource wars? So it could mean that modern times are asking for an alternative solution to modern day problems, where consumption has reached gargantuan heights and people are caught in the web pretty much unable to extricate themselves. What would they do without their corporate providers at this stage of the game? People aren't protesting because they don't want to. Simply. They want to live comfortably and take care of things. Times are getting harder and work is asking to be done, but carrying signs in the street is unlikely to solve the problems of this particular day. People are trapped in their own complications and that is the clue to their freedom.
In the height of the 60s and 70s protests, Uranus was in Libra crossing the USA Saturn. Now Uranus will oppose this position and progressed Mars retrograde will be up there with Saturn. The same battle against the establishment but in a different way. In truth, I think the people have become the system more than ever, so the battle could be within, the only solution, as small businesses fight for survival, the struggle to keep homes continues, and the lifestyle Americans have grown to depend on is up for deep consideration. What will they keep, what can they part with, how can they make the government work for them in this modern era, all the while learning to behave in a little more grown-up fashion, especially as Pluto in Capricorn progresses. Perhaps instead of waving signs with the crowd, people might become a teeny bit aware of their own complicity and responsibility. A real alternative movement.
Aspects of Negro Life: Slavery through Reconstruction. Aaron Douglass. 1934