This second exact square between these two outer planets occurs nearly three months after their first square on 24th June. Back then Uranus was direct and Pluto retrograde: an indication of external events causing us to turn inward and engage in change at a very deep level.
A common criticism of astrology is that it implies a lack of free will. People mistakenly believe, and even behave as if, the heavens are dictating the twists and turns of our lives, and that we’re somehow helpless pawns in a cosmic game.
Many will celebrate Saturn’s final departure from Scorpio. It’s been tough going. The combination of Saturn’s insistence that we assume responsibility for our lives and Scorpio’s demand that we embrace even the darkest and most difficult aspects of the self.
Events which occur around the time of this eclipse may surprise or catch us unaware, but such is the nature of solar eclipses. They disrupt our malaise and act to insert new experience into our personal timeline.
Asteroid Ceres enters Pisces at 6:40 p.m. UT on 28th January 2016. Ceres, goddess of grain, brings us nourishment and protection. She feeds our body, mind and spirit, nurturing us to become our fullest, most authentic selves.