“I actually feel calm. It’s just that I’m traveling in an energetic field that’s bouncing all over the place.” I was describing to a friend what the Uranus/Pluto square was feeling like for me. It was easy enough to see it in the week’s headlines—on so many stages, there was a revolutionary and dogmatic Uranus in Aries butting against a determined Pluto in Capricorn, fighting to maintain its status quo.
In Rio, the United Nations Council on Sustainable Development gathered intelligent and important people from all over the world and accomplished nothing. In Egypt, the people’s first democratically elected Muslim president started on a collision course with a Military determined to keep its power. In Washington DC, outside the Supreme Court court building, there was an almost circus atmosphere as the latest great battle between “us” and “them” played out. The two great waves—those for and against Obama-Care—met and collided in one person: Chief Justice Roberts. To maintain the integrity of the Court, he had to cast the deciding vote for the position he was really against.
“I’m feeling frustrated,” another friend said when I asked how she was experiencing the square. In the days before and after the square was exact (on June 24), I had felt frustrated too. It was like Uranus was making me restless to leap forward and Pluto would suddenly throw up a roadblock. Or he would arrive as a car with a ticking time bomb that had to be deactivated before I could go one step further.
How has the square been for you? You may notice a jittery quality to the energy in the collective field. You may be finding it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Yet there’s also a dense quality to the energy, something heavy and fatiguing. You could be feeling tired all the time. It’s harder to focus with so much going on energetically. My mind keeps moving like a spinning blade. Everything seems to be of equal importance: filling the salt shaker, answering the phone, giving the dog his medication, printing a chart, transferring funds between bank accounts, talking to my programmer about the website, and cleaning a spot off the floor. Half the time I enter a room having already forgotten why I wanted to be there.
Yet there are advantages to this weird energetic field. If you can resist the temptation of falling back on familiar ground (it’s not there anyway), you might notice something. You might realize that you have a strange and wonderful opportunity to become a little bit better. You can birth a new and improved version of yourself. Inside that itchy destabilizing energy, you’re freer to take new action. It’s easier to make the changes you’ve long been wanting to make. And that’s the best use of the Uranus/Pluto square. Let it inspire each of us to birth a new and better world.