I have to admit that I am fascinated by the fact that in January, the 111th Congress and the 44th President will take office in the
Meanwhile, 44th birthdays approach for the people who were born during the peak years of what astrologer Eric Francis described as the rare “Sixties grand opposition.” This was the conjunction between Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, with Saturn and then undiscovered Chiron opposing from Pisces. Peak years were 1965 and 1966, but Francis says the ripples of influence span from 1959 to 1973.
In his three-part essay “Born in the Sixties,” Francis defines the powerful outer planet energies brought to a head in that grand opposition – they were the very energies firing the social and political movements of the time. So the grand opposition had an obvious immediate effect in shaping that turbulent era, but it also shaped the natal charts of those born during it, mainly vanguard Gen-Xers.
So far, this latter effect has been mostly latent, I think, because many natives are having trouble with lower octave expressions of the potent energies involved. Waylaid by FEAR (Saturn) and shadow projection (Pluto), distracted by our woundedness (Chiron) and technological toys (Uranus), this generation has yet to come into its own. But maybe turning 44 in this period, with its new alignments, will be a turning point.
Meanwhile, what goes around comes around in the grand dance. Uranus (freedom, revolution, sudden change) and Saturn (limits, structure, inertia) are opposing each other again, but this time their locations are reversed on the Virgo-Pisces axis. And now Pluto (transformation) enters Capricorn (social structures) for a new era-defining transit.
I am no expert, but these patterns are coming together in a way that seems portentous. The stage is set. The players are taking their positions. Our social, political and economic structures are poised for a period of profound transformation. Some will say hold onto your hats and fasten your seatbelts. I am in the other camp – the one that is trying to let go of the shore.
P.S. – Too bad USA cancelled The 4,400.
P.P.S. – Still one off.