An Unlikely Combo

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has very kindly agreed to grace the United Kingdom with his presence during the Uranus-Pluto square.  That truly is a blessing on proceedings. If you need spiritual inspiration over the next week, you can turn to Tibetan Buddhism knowing that he is on our turf.  He is here to promote his message of dialogue, peace and compassion.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand, who introduced the Dalai Lama to an audience of under-25s in Manchester last night, has found some inner peace through Tibetan Buddhism.  The position of the upcoming Uranus-Pluto square in his birth chart is interesting:  Pluto is in his 12th House of Unconscious, urging deep inner change, and this is square to Uranus in his 3rd House of Communication, leading to the urge to express his new ideology.

He expresses the inner conflict produced by the Uranus-Pluto square nicely:

“I’ve made mistakes in the past, I won’t lie to you, but this one I’m on my game.  I’m going to behave.  He’s a holy man, it’s not pretend authority, it’s proper authority of God.  I’m going to improvise and I am going to be playing for laughs, but I’ve got to be entirely respectful of his holiness and that’s going to be no problem because I’ll tell you why, genuine respect.”

The Aspects

We are working our way towards a New Moon at 28 degrees Gemini on Tuesday (19th).  If you know which House that falls in for your personal chart, then you know where to channel that energy.  If you don’t know your birthtime or chart, then Communication is the watchword: It’s zippy for emailing poetry, visiting elderly relatives, or just using your Senior bus pass.

Keep the essence of that experience in mind, for on Wednesday (20th) almost the opposite applies: Communications fall flat, trains get delayed, the weather is a nuisance, with Mercury squaring Saturn.  Knowing how communications should be, from Tuesday’s template, may help you to forge your way through these inconveniences.  Just bear in mind, with the patience of the Dalai Lama, that if you send a text arranging to meet in an hour, the text may not arrive until the next day.

In the evening the Sun enters Cancer and it’s the Summer Solstice, and normally it would be a good time to picnic under the stars, but the conditions may not be conducive.  You will need to create an indoor equivalent, or a virtual one, to mark the occasion.

In the early hours of Thursday (21st) it’s a case of:“Wait a minute, it stopped hailing, Guys are swimming, guys are sailing, Playing baseball, gee that’s better, Muddah Fadduh kindly disregard this letter”(Allan Sherman).  The rain may only stop metaphorically, but the aspects certainly brighten up.  First Venus sextiles Uranus, which is socially upbeat and full of surprises, meetings and invitations.  There is a whole blog about it under the category Aspects if you would like to explore further.

Later in the morning Mercury sextiles Mars, and it’s back to zipping around and communicating, only with even more gusto than on Tuesday!  If you are well-versed in the language of Astrology, and are short of a conversation piece but provided with like-minded friends, your topic will probably be the Pluto-Uranus square.

Uranus square Pluto

The square between Uranus and Pluto, a mandatory transformation, becomes exact for the first time next Sunday, so I will be posting some sort of guide to this aspect on Friday.  Read it then if you would like two days’ preparation time.  Until then, try to make sure your own Inner Uranus and Inner Pluto are in tip-top condition!  Both planets are pushing for change – urge them towards a constructive direction. More next week…

The week in bullet points:

  • Today and Tomorrow – Prepare for communications; write drafts
  • Tuesday – A new start in communications; two steps forwards
  • Wednesday –  One step back in communications
  • Thursday – Thrills, followed by another forward step in communications
  • Friday and Saturday – Prepare for the Uranus-Pluto square; revisit this blog