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For ages humanity has been acting out like an adolescent species refusing to grow up. This unconscious drama is an enactment of Exile. Instead of owning the moment
we throw it away. Instead of coming home to the deeper truth of our existence we act as if there were no higher truth.
This unconscious drama has us going away from, rather than toward, everything. It force feeds us a reduced version of miracle and wonder.
We began to return from exile in the 1960s when a mass awakening occurred -- a Revolution in Consciousness that made us realize life was so much more than we'd been taught.
In the Summer of 1966 the outer planet Uranus (Revolution) came together with Pluto (Hell) in the Sign of the Virgin, making Virgo the key influence of the 60s. Virgo's task is to release everything in the way of truth, and the key achievement of the 1960s was that we cleared away the cultural hell and opened the door to so much more.
Between June, 2012 and March, 2015, Uranus and Pluto form a 90-degree angle to each other seven times. These seven squares provide the next stage of the Return, 7 Stepping Stones to the bright future that is trying so strongly to come all the way in. Each square contributes its own theme toward this return:
Cloud Path by
1. Jun. 24, 2012 Crisis in Values
2. Sep. 19, 2012 Death of the Old
3. May 20, 2013 Loving Yourself
4. Nov. 1, 2013 Healing
5. Apr. 21, 2014 Claiming True Power
6. Dec. 14-15, 2014 Gaining a Vision
7. Mar. 16, 2015 Community Action
Since last September we've been bombarded by the Death of the Old, and this kind of death happens in waves of surging intensity and release, agony and ecstasy, clinging and surrender. The places where you are hooked into old relationships, ideas and thought forms are being pierced by Pluto's pitchfork and root-tilled in the deep karmic soil of the soul. Which means the key theme of the last eight months is the need to release everything untrue from your life. Many people have been leaving families, jobs, marriages and relationships. (See my April Cosmic Weather Report for more on this.)
On May 20 we begin the six-month Step of Loving Yourself, which is a key theme in our Return from Exile. Loving yourself does not mean that everything you do is great. It does not mean you get to lord it over others. It does not exempt you from having to continue learning your lessons on planet earth.
Rather it means that instead of turning away from your full presence and participation in the great change of our time you show up even more. It means that whatever part of your soul got twisted in the karmic battlefields of the ages, untwists. It means that you open inwardly to receive the exquisite birthright you signed up for when you chose to come back again into the body.
After you died in your last life and before you were born into this one you chose to return from the oneness of spirit into the madness of matter. You chose to be here at this crossroad of the ages. You did this for one main reason and a lot of little ones: To be the love that you are.
Everything that happens between birth and death is an invitation to awaken and come home. Yes, I know you're not perfect. I know you lug around a bucket of self-judgment. I know life gets you down.
But despite, or perhaps because, of the great flaws and blunders of our time, each day offers you a chance to drink at the fountain of innocence and renew your flagging spirits with the great good news of existence. Every step you take toward this Return here at the crossroads of the ages will help put our world back on track.
The next six months are the time for big and little acts of love that crush the Mechanized Monster that Ate Truth, and restore the force of change that seized our world by the roots when Uranus and Pluto came together in May of 1966. Won't you join me in daring ourselves and each other to come out, come out, wherever you are, and guide this world home?
Who Are You Really? What Are You Here for?
How Much Longer Are You Going to Wait?
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is a groundbreaking Soul Level Astrologer and bestselling author who lives in Vermont and writes the monthly Cosmic Weather Report email newsletter. He offers readings over the telephone and in-person, and classes that catalyze individual evolution.
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