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Today the United Nations celebrated the 16th birthday of a determined young woman and also declared Friday, July 12, 2013, to be ‘Malala Yousafzai Day’. Malala is the Pakistani teen who was shot in the head in an assassination attempt by the Taliban on October 9th 2012. Malala is an outspoken advocate for education for all children everywhere, especially girls who don’t have that opportunity in some countries.

Malala Yousafzai quotes (1)You can read more about her here: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/12/they-failed-pakistani-teen-shot-by-taliban-says-on-16th-birthday/?utm=fb

Malala is an outstanding example of Uranus and Pluto squared. I have mentioned this transit aspect many times in the past and will again in the future I am sure. These two planets began their current trip through the sky together in the early 1960’s when they were conjunct. Now they are at a 45 degree angle to each other. When two planets travel together like this it is called a synod. Synods of the outer planets can last a long time and have a powerful influence on mankind. This particular synod was first felt in 2008 when the real-estate market and the banks began to collapse. For the past two years their degree of square aspect has been even more direct and will continue until 2015 with a total of seven exact squares. The overall influence will last another 3 years beyond that, until 2018. Now that is a long time, a long transformative time.

Astrologers give this aspect credit for assisting us in forwarding our human evolution. Change is happening globally, nationally, locally and inside each of us. It’s the macrocosm of microcosm. It is said to help us become more compassionate, loving and peaceful people. From my perspective this forward motion is very difficult to see. There is so much disruption in the world. Thins are not as we thought they were. Some places seem to be taking steps backward instead of forward. Many people applaud the backward motion while others  become more and more frustrated.

change_your_life_todayChange is never easy or at least we think it isn’t because we resist it. We resist because it takes us out of our comfort zone and into uncharted territory and. Technology has moved us forward in many ways and at the same time is a cause of great concern to those in power around the world. They are resisting change, loss of their control, and holding on to all they can in ways the people of the world do not agree with. They are lashing out in an attempt to control. Recently we witnessed big changes in Egypt as the military stepped in to over throw the elected leader of the country at the people’s request. Some call it a coup. I don’t care what it was as long as the people were heard.

The Uranus Pluto square is doing its thing. A lot of It is very uncomfortable. A lot is even down right hard to deal with. Ultimately I am holding fast to the belief that it is all going to be for the best for all. Not so much for the few or many but best for all. So in the meantime, hold fast to love. Keep your focus not on you but on love for all. The Bible says “ For God so loved the world.” compassion1That does not mean he only loved the Jews or the Christians or the Catholics, he loved the world. The world is every man woman and child on the planet regardless of belief. We are all one after all and that is all. Love one another, help one another and do good by one another.


Have a good weekend!