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Barbara Hand Clow ~ Choosing Your Intentions: Second Uranus/Pluto Square: September 19, 2012

Thanks, G! In the words of Bill and Ted: “Most excellent!” Even though this report covers September 19, 2012, the energies of Uranus and Pluto squaring each other are already building. I know it’s not just me, because clients and friends share the same experience, but have you noticed how easily you can “opt out” of what the media, scientists, and even New Age alarmists present as “fact”? “That has nothing to do with me” becomes an increasingly louder (and welcome) refrain as the energies intensify.

Timelines feel so easy to navigate these days that we would do well to substitute any addictions to consumerism by simply shopping for realities. Try one on for size. Does it fit? Does it feel good? If not, put it back on the rack and choose another one. You don’t even need to move much, as it feels like reality options just fly by like revolving dry cleaner hangers or a Jetson’s closet. You don’t even need to choose by continuity with the past. Let your hopes and dreams dress your life. It’s not only possible; it’s happening. So choose wisely.

Barbara Hand Clow ~ Choosing Your Intentions: Second Uranus/Pluto Square: September 19, 2012

In my analysis of the first Uranus/Pluto square on June 24, 2012, I suggested we are awakening the human heart. Now in September, the field of the Uranus-Pluto squares is locked firmly in our lives like a vise-grip; anybody noticing? This field is intensely creative, which causes our thoughts to manifest all around us, so we are challenged to clearly and wisely intend what we want to create. Whenever we navigate reality by means of clear intentions, we utilize quantum forces—the highly accelerated energy field that creates events based on what’s in our minds. Because more and more people have learned how to create this way, miracles are happening.

I’ve already described the historical and economic trends playing out during the seven squares in my analysis of the first square. You can refresh your mind on these general trends and long cycles by reading “Welcome to the Truth” listed in News on my website. In my analysis of this second square, I will examine the quality of Earth’s creative (quantum) fields at this time.

Since the first square in late June, human conduct has been exquisitely mirroring the collective mind back to us. The human populace continues to shop like addicts, eat like pigs, and consume natural resources, acting like there is no tomorrow. The planet bakes in extreme heat with crops failing, and maniacs on psychotropic drugs murder people who go to theatres at midnight to watch Batman. However, in the middle of this accelerating collective insanity, many of us are discovering innovative new ways to create reality. You may feel like a fairy godmother waving your magic wand and creating stardust when you opt out of consensus reality and fly about in the exquisitely malleable quantum fields.

There is little direction in the 3D physical zone because the solid world is collapsing while conscious individuals build a new world by utilizing the quantum fields—human ascension into the fourth dimension. You are an incarnated being and will have a solid body as long as you are alive, and now you are remembering how to resonate with nature.

Resist allowing your mind to fog over when you hear the word “quantum!” Quantum physicists have discovered something astonishing that is also very simple: All realities are directed and transformed by the observer—you! This summer, many of you may have been rather shocked to see things “just happen” around you that you were merely considering in your minds. For example, when you felt blocked and confused (often!), simply by moving your attention to something positive (anything really!) doorways opened.

This reminds me of being a child on a sled or toboggan when it tipped over its fulcrum point and raced wildly down the hill on a path through packed snow. Maybe you slipped out of consensus reality and found yourself floating in a shimmering wonderland of particles taking magical forms? Within this lacy light, a less dense world is forming, a world with plenty of time and space.

As I’ve already noted, astrology is rarely as clear as it is right now. The struggle over human resources is intense (Pluto in Capricorn), while the human creative potential to move beyond limitation (Uranus in Aries) is unstoppable. Day-by-day, week-by-week, the Moon and fast-moving planets form sextiles, squares, trines, quincunxes, and oppositions to the Uranus/Pluto square, and these aspects entice us to release the square’s potential through our actions. There is little reason to talk about events on the world stage because what each one of us is doing, feeling, and knowing is what matters. I will read the chart for the second Uranus-Pluto Square seeking ways we can utilize clear human intentions to enhance the evolution of our species. In light of the completion of the Ninth Wave of the Mayan Calendar in 2011, I think we’ve come to a stillpoint—a multidimensional free zone that is reformulating basic biology.

I’ve cast the chart for the second Uranus/Pluto square for Washington, DC, on September 19, 2012, 3:30 AM, since the USA continues to play the role of global empire. This chart is very subtle and has wonderful creative potential that enhances the powers that were released during the first square on June 24. True humility is the first step to enlightenment, and I’m noticing that many extremely powerful individuals realize that they don’t understand what is happening right now. The second Uranus-square-Pluto chart emphasizes that each thing we create alters the world in significant ways. Possibly leaders are drawing back to be careful and respectful?

During the June 24 Uranus/Pluto square, Sun in Cancer opposed Pluto, which placed Uranus in Aries on the top of a T-square; this unleashed strong desires to navigate reality in new ways. During the second Uranus/Pluto square, Mercury in 4 Libra opposes Uranus in 7 Aries, which places Pluto on the top of a T-square. In this case, Mercury stimulates transformative Uranus to create constant change while activating Pluto to push for structural improvements. Most people realize deep change is accelerating, and this insight deepens when Mercury forms its exact opposition to Uranus and an exact square to Pluto on September 20.

In the reading for the first square, I suggested that Uranus sitting at the top of a T-square to Sun-opposite-Pluto would cause a series of shocks. They happened in financial markets, crop failures and terrible fires, and the hideous mass killings in Colorado and Syria. With Pluto at the top of the T-square to Uranus opposite Mercury, we are pushed to make fundamental changes. I noted that the first Uranus/Pluto square could create a high likelihood of a serious religious crisis. On the very day of the first square, Monsignor Lynn of Philadelphia became the first prominent Catholic official to be convicted in American courts by ignoring blatant sexual abuse in his diocese. Before this conviction, these crimes were tried only in Church courts. Next time, the influence of the T-square to Pluto may trace these abuses right into the Vatican.

The Sun in 27 Virgo trines the lunar South Node, which encourages us to recover potent ancient-healing techniques. I got an early insight into how this could happen when I experienced a quantum-level healing during a recent craniosacral session. I have been waiting for the return of these “miracles” ever since I wrote about Chiron way back in the 1980s. Now I’m seeing the recovery of advanced healing knowledge that may have existed before the cataclysms 12,000 years ago, and I hope this recovery will intensify during the second Uranus/Pluto square. The 27 Virgo Sun’s trine to the South Node in 28 Taurus might release healing powers in the hands and hearts of the dedicated healers who have been faithfully mastering these powers for many years. If it were just the Sun’s trine the South Node, I wouldn’t see this possibility, but

Chiron in 6 Pisces sextiles Pluto—Chiron funnels the lost healing codes to Pluto.
During this square, Venus in 14 Leo is right on the ascendent for Washington, DC, so the desire for individual rights activates the people in the US, and will spread around the world. Venus closely sextiles Jupiter in 16 Gemini, which causes people to remember that their rights are the source of their wellbeing (Jupiter). Jupiter in Gemini globally disseminates love of intelligence and free movement. Also, Jupiter closely quincunxes Mars in 17 Scorpio, inciting Mars to be ruthless in his pursuit of power and truth. Mars quincunx Jupiter in Gemini could inspire the revelation of dark secrets to shine light into our troubled world, an aspect that favors more revelations from WikiLeaks. Prominent Venus in 14 Leo aspects the midpoint between the Moon in 10 Scorpio conjuncting Mars in 17 Scorpio, causing the public to feel the difference between truth and falsehood.

Saturn in 28 Libra is exactly quincunx the lunar South Node in 28 Taurus, another major push for the activation of pre-cataclysmic brain maps. Saturn is completing his journey through Libra where he has been balancing opposing forces since November 2009. When Saturn moves into Scorpio in early October, he becomes the truth seeker, the great prober into the secret dark places that have been festering since 1982. Saturn will be in Scorpio until mid-September 2015; thus Scorpio’s themes—death, transformation, and truth—will be the themes during the Uranus/Pluto squares. Saturn trine Neptune in 1 Pisces brings us spiritual beauty, which can ease the stress of facing unpleasant information amidst continual structural evolution.

If you’ve found life murky and overwhelming this summer, you aren’t alone. So far, the trick to navigating this strange period is to scan each moment and each event for potentially positive things and to align your self with this flow. The hideous scenes on the television are not your world, but you get sucked into these negative fields if you allow them into your mind. How much more encouragement do you need for being very careful about what you expose yourself to when mad shooters go to theatres to heighten the drama on the screen? When you turn away from all the noise and confusion, a quiet and gentle world unfolds in which you can play. In some factions of the New Age, the drums beat for
the return of Planet X or Nibiru, yet more people are opting out of such repetitive end-of-the-world scenarios, reflecting on our emergence into the True Age. Once 2012 ends—the planned date for fomenting global catastrophobia—many will realize we are citizens of the galaxy and the whole universe. During the second Uranus/Pluto square, Pluto’s placement at the top of a T-square to Mercury opposite Uranus indicates huge changes in our world. Perhaps these will be inspired by religious beliefs? I do often wonder about the role religion will play in the USA elections this fall, since Mitt Romney is a Mormon, the first large American religion that is now beginning to grow around the world. Saturn in Scorpio during 2012-15 will dredge up many dark secrets, yet there is nothing to fear as this second Uranus/Pluto square awakens ancient creativity. Just remember to be grounded in your dream of a beautiful world that we are intentionally creating together during this long-awaited planetary awakening.

Some readers have requested a listing of the rest of the Uranus/Pluto squares. The third one will occur May 20, 2013; the fourth one November 1, 2013; the heliocentric square is November 23, 2013 (which I will also read); the fifth one is April 21, 2014; the sixth one is December 15, 2014; and the seventh is March 16, 2015.

Barbara Hand Clow

Letting Go

I’ve been cleansing the entire month of January, which always makes for exciting intuitive sessions as well as major shifts in my own life. One thing I’ve noticed lately as a global and personal trend is an increased urgency in the need to release what no longer serves: relationships, jobs, self-imposed limitations (aren’t they all?!), anything that tugs against the intended direction.

For so long, “hurry up and wait” has created inner tension between visions/intentions/desires and the seemingly endless status quo. People ask me, “When? When? When?” just about every single day. I ask, too. Patience seems in short supply. On the other hand, the world looks very different than it did even two years ago. Despite things taking a long time to line up in their “final version,” the last two calender years have produced more relocations, divorces and sudden shifts in career and lifestyle than I ever remember seeing. On a global scale.

Relationships, careers and situations that felt, “OK” or “not ideal, but good enough,” became mysteriously intolerable or unacceptable, almost as though whatever mitigating force the Universe had provided to keep things going got sucked away and redirected to other things.

Actually, that’s exactly what I sense happened. The Universe’s priorities shifted, requiring a redistribution of energy, people and resources. It’s still a free will planet ruled by Law of Attraction, in that these redistributions tended to answer long held and often silent cries for “a way out” or “a way in.” In either case, most of the people experiencing the sudden shifts admit that things really did need to change.

If you got blindsided, and feel like life just “happened” to you, then you might want to reread my article on Kali: Goddess of Destruction, Time and Change. As Hafiz says, “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake out all the nonsense.”

But Love never calls without any warning. A great deal of behind the scenes and inner work takes place in order for just the right circumstances to arise. I decided to write this article because I sense quite tangibly that we’re in final stages of a prep phase. Do I think the end of the world’s upon us? No. Emphatically no.

I do, however, feel a massive amount of energy growing like a weather front about to sweep across the planet; I’m also noticing another round of purging during sessions. Even after the big purges of late 2008 through 2010, some dead weight remains. For awhile, the Universe seemed to say, “Ah, let’s just focus on the big stuff; we can deal with the details later.”

Well, it’s Later. And people are finding that the dead weight they couldn’t bear to release six months, two months, even a week ago, will need to detach in order for them to accelerate at the desired speeds. For some people, letting go of dead weight feels even more difficult than taking those initially bold leaps of faith. Even though much of this planet has already begun its dimensional shift, the thought of intentionally laying aside those old things feels “harsh,” “selfish” or “sad.” Because this dimensional shift moves us into lighter, more rarified energy, though, heavy feelings like guilt and shame become less and less compatible. They simply can’t transcend in the same ways as love, joy, and gratitude!

If you’re committed to your path, or at least to your own evolution, I suggest you allow yourself to feel those emotions and move through them. Conscious people tend to be kind people, and no one wants to inflict unnecessary pain. I understand this; it’s a major reason I opt for a vegan diet, and I attempt to move through life leaving everything and everyone at least a little better than I found them. But … and this is a big but! There comes a time when we need to step back and look at the bigger picture.

When we focus on remnants of the old to such an extent that these attachments prevent or dramatically slow our progress towards experiencing the new, then we need to factor in how many people or situations we’re actually hurting by not allowing ourselves to shine. If expansion means expanded ability to serve the planet, to serve and empower others in bigger and more potent ways, then the small attachments and over-attention to old details, end up creating more harm than good. Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to let go — not just so that we can then receive, but so that our hands are now free to give in larger and more healing ways.

Our current time feels like a bunch of people have boarded a plane, about to leave the gate. It’s not the only plane that will ever take off, but this is the one that this bunch of people have decided to board. Take-off will occur, and some of the people have already strapped themselves in, ready for the ride of their many lifetimes! Others fret about people who seem not to have made it onto this flight. The fretters do have options, at least until this plane leaves the gate: they can’t make other people or situations get on the flight, but they still have (a little) time to deboard.

Or, they can choose to take the ride of their lives, trusting that others can catch another flight if they really want to and make the effort to procure a ticket.

In some ways, the increased urgency is an illusion. Yes, this plane is about to take off, and no, the Universe will not continue to delay and delay and delay everyone on this flight just on the off chance that your old situation or old lover or old job might possibly want to join us. The Universe has waited as long as it can for this particular flight. It will provide another flight, but if you really don’t feel you’ve said adequate goodbyes and you just can’t bear to leave those people or things behind, then now’s your chance to deboard.

The Universe will provide other flights, but timing matters. THIS plane is due for take-off. Whatever you do not have with you on the plane will not arrive with you. It may arrive on a later plane, or your old “baggage” might get lost for good. If you’ve intended a fabulous destination for yourself and have spent a long time anticipating the flight, it’s nearly time. Are you ready? Do you still like your intended destination? This is a final boarding call for this particular plane.

My own personal sentiments? You bet I’m ready. I love my intended destination. I love the people I see on this plane. I love what they’ll bring to the journey and the destination. Woohoo! As Mr. Mojo Risin’ himself said, “Break on Through to the Other Side!”

New Moon Intentions

We’ve got a New Moon in Pisces as of around 3 p.m. this afternoon, depending on your time zone. You don’t need to be an astrology buff or even believe in astrology in order to benefit from lunar cycles. Because of the moon’s effects on large bodies of water and water in general (our bodies are about 80% water), we all feel some kind of tug. Scientific research at University of Miami has even shown that murder rates rose and fell with lunar cycles, peaking at the Full and New Moons, declining during the quarter phases. The terms “lunatic” and “lunacy” really do stem from marked human behavioral changes related to the moon, so if you’re feeling particularly weepy, adrift, meditative, and/or creative right now, join the crowd!

A New Moon in Pisces places people in a more spiritual frame of mind and heart and encourages the wrapping up of karma, old ties, discernment about facts or illusions, and gives us all a chance to hone our intentions for a rebirthing process. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces does away with traditional boundaries, picks up on others’ emotions and intentions, and brings the long-resisted to the surface for final reckoning. Ruled by Pluto, the forgotten and late-discovered stepchild of our solar system, Pisces helps us tune into those parts of ourselves that have remained hidden or repressed. Does it feel comfortable? Uh-uh. And believe me, I’m hearing this reflected in coaching and intuitive sessions! But in order for the new to arrive, we must clean out our closets to make room for what we really want. If you’ve got skeletons rattling around in there, or dust bunnies, or anything you’ve been nudged to discard, now’s a great time to do that. Take advantage of the natural flow and support of the energies to carry you through those final, weepy tasks.

And while you’re at it, allow yourself to dream. Pisces encourages dreams and visions of all sorts. With the doing away of boundaries, those dreams and visions also have a better chance of manifesting their way into three-dimensional reality. To help get you started, I’ll share some of my own intentions, along with a few photos of recent artwork. Yes, I’m on my third BlackBerry Storm since moving here, and this one appears to take reasonably normal photos!

1 ) Work in closer collaboration with the angels. I’ve worked with them consciously since at least 1994, but recently I’ve felt their presence in a bigger, more tangible way. The above painting appeared in about twenty minutes yesterday and pictures Archangel Michael with his fiery sword of Truth. On my jaunt to the Art Institute last week, I opened a book that had the quote from Goethe and I just couldn’t get it out of my head, so onto the canvas it went: “For what I possess seems far away and what has disappeared proves real.” The top includes Runes spelling out “Trust.” The image just came to me and demanded I stop doing everything else and sit down to paint it.

me with my nephew Owen

2 ) Spend more time with family. Now that I’m within an hour’s train ride of my brother and a short flight to my parents and sister’s family, I really do intend to spend more time with my family, especially my little nephews. The above photo was taken on my visit home in January. My nephew Owen and I share a telepathic connection. For years, whenever I’d call my sister, Owen would have just mentioned my name or said someone reminded him of me. My move to Chicago has already strengthened this intention, as I had dinner with my brother last night and now talk with my sister every day. In fact, Erica feels like she vicariously found my apartment with me because we spent that synchronous morning back and forth on our cell phones and she spoke to me right after I felt led to this perfect spot.

Antahkarana Stardust

3 ) Explore more Ekphrasis. Ekphrasis is the verbal representation of visual representation, or the visual representation of verbal representation. Synchronously, I wrote my Masters Thesis on this topic while studying right here in Hyde Park at the University of Chicago in 1995-96. Amazing how things cycle around! I have always had an interest in Ekphrasis and wrote several English and Art History papers on this topic, primarily related to photography as a motif in literature. I’m now enjoying the flip side: taking words and symbols like Runes and embedding them into artwork. I’m not sure where it will lead, but something about the process appeals to me, so I’ll run with it for awhile.

Mandala Curio

4 ) Paint more doors! The above photo is of a curio cabinet I painted a few weeks ago, but I’ll count it as a mini set of doors. 🙂 Sometime soon I’ll make my way back up to Evanston where a vintage door awaits my brush. I can’t wait to create another portal from a discarded entrance. In my opinion, those are the best kind — forgotten doorways often lead to dreams come true.

5 ) Continue to rest and rejuvenate myself, finding balance in this new climate, new energy and new life. I’m still experimenting with percentages of raw vs. cooked food, types of exercise, and structuring my work day. I may have a new ebook in me, and I would love to start practicing yoga again, now that my body feels a little more grounded. For years, I felt so lightly tethered to my body that yoga “didn’t work” for me anymore. If I raised my vibration even a little bit with exercise I flew off into the ethers. I had hoped that a move back to the Midwest might settle things a bit, and it seems to be so far. Time will tell, as it always does, with all things. I keep drawing the Rune for “Patience.” Hmmm … I wonder what that’s all about? 😉

Anyway, Happy New Moon in Pisces! May your dreams and intentions come to fruition in their own perfect ways and timing.