Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn form their third exact square today, and the grand-scale structural morphing first triggered when Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 reaches another acute point within a series of acute points.
Things are on the move under highly stressed and pressurized circumstances. Backs are against walls all around the globe. Job security is a thing of the past for many people. Keeping a roof over heads and food on tables is in many cases, too. Many of us are out of options within the systems and structures as they currently exist. No direction within those structures seems like a good direction at this point. No option seems like the right option. Everywhere we turn, we run into difficulty, hellishness, corruption, things just not being right.
This is the stress we're under within crumbling Pluto in Capricorn structures and institutions, rotten to the core, with the corrupt profiting by staying one step ahead of wrecking balls they themselves have unleashed. Capitalizing on manufactured chaos and implanted fears.
Uranus is the planet of rebellion, revolution, upheaval, lightning-bolt genius insight, and sudden change. As Uranus transits the first sign of the zodiac - the sign of new life, new territory, new energy, new direction, and new fight - it is also a symbol for the entrance into the astrological Aquarian era.
Pluto is a planet that rules processes of deep corruption-correction, the change from one state to another, and the drawing up of underlying realities to surface consciousness in order to fuel metamorphosis and transformation.
The squares (tense, frictional, 90-degree aspects) between these two bodies are in effect from 2012 through 2015 and bring do-or-die clashes between those who desire a free, self-sovereign humanity (Uranus in Aries) and those continuing the top-down, fascist agendas forced by corporate business and corporate-ruled government (Pluto in Capricorn).
As Uranus and Pluto form their third of seven squares, dwarf planet Ceres is in Cancer forming a cardinal t-square with those two bodies, and issues related to food, agriculture, and the fertility of the Earth are piping hot.
From a previous post:
"Ceres will move into Cancer April 4 and then into a cardinal t-square with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn, exact May 5 - 7. 2013. That t-square will still be within orb during the third exact Uranus in Aries - Pluto in Capricorn square May 20, 2013.
This configuration brings food and agriculture issues to prominence, particularly as they relate to increased corporate globalization (Pluto in Capricorn) and the direction into biotechnology (Uranus in Aries).
Canada and the United States, as Cancer Sun nations, are up front and centre on these agricultural biotechnology issues. Ceres will conjunct the Cancer Suns of both countries as it forms the cardinal t-square with Uranus and Pluto. The direction of food and agriculture policy in these countries is crucially important at this time.
The Ceres-Uranus-Pluto cardinal t-square indicates the 2013 growing season is a make or break as far as the future of natural/non-GMO food on this planet."
The resistance to genetically modified crops and foods is heating up under this t-square. On May 25, with Uranus and Pluto still tightly square, a March Against Monsanto is being held worldwide to protest the insidious contamination of the food supply by genetically modified varieties, as well as the massive use of glyphosate herbicides like Monsanto's RoundUp - the most popular and widely-used chemical herbicide in the world.
Resistance to genetically modified alfalfa has also become more vocal around the world under the Ceres-Uranus-Pluto t-square, in effect since October 2012. This is particularly the case in Canada where Wisconsin-based Forage Genetics planned to start the commercial sale of GM alfalfa seeds as early as this spring.
After nation-wide protest, the commercial unleashing of GM alfalfa - a feral perennial that spreads like a weed - has been postponed in Canada, for now. GM alfalfa remains a huge threat to natural, non-GM seeds, crops, and foods, however.
Alfalfa is animal feed, fed to livestock. Aside from the animal abuse this constitutes, whatever goes into an animal then goes into the meat, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, or other derivative products we eat.
GM alfalfa was approved for commercial sale and planting in the United States under the heavily pro-GMO Obama Administration in January, 2011. Approval was announced by the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Tom Vilsack. Vilsack is the ex-Governor of Iowa, a United States’ corn belt state where genetically modified corn is very big business. Vilsack is a major supporter of Monsanto and the GMO agenda, in general, and was named Governor of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization in 2001.
You can read my basic primer on GM alfalfa in this article from the Ceres direct station in Gemini February 4, 2013: The Great Nourisher Ceres Goes Direct in Gemini February 4: Stop GM Alfalfa. All Willow's Web Astrology articles on the subject can be found here: GM alfalfa
The current series of seven Uranus-Pluto squares unfolds like this:
1. June 24, 2012 at 8 degrees
2. September 18, 2012 at 6 degrees
3. May 20, 2013 at 11 degrees
4. October 31, 2013 at 9 degrees
5. April 21, 2014 at 13 degrees
6. December 15, 2014 at 12 degrees
7. March 16, 2015 at 15 degrees
We last experienced a Uranus-Pluto square series between 1932 and 1934, during the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II.
From a previous post:
"The last time Uranus in Aries squared Pluto (in Cancer) coincided with the rise of the Third Reich and the lead-up to World War II (1932-1934), which left 70 million or so dead.
On one level, this aspect series indicates steps taken toward another Great War by the Global Governing Fourth Reich, setting the tone for the burgeoning astrological Aquarian era. Locked-down control by the merged corpo-governmental militarized police state, energetic warfare, forced transhumanism, maybe even an eye toward intergalactic battling for new territory after this planet is further trashed and biological life attacked on the DNA level.
On another level, it indicates the genius manoeuvres of the human population as it rebels and quests for freedom of self, identity, individuality, humanity. Rock and roll, motherfuckers. These aspects indicate a time when shocking confrontations with and increasing awareness of what is really going on on this planet forces a decision from even the most staunchly consensus individuals. It's a time when people will be forced out of robotic compliance en masse and into a fuller understanding of who they are and what they're doing on this planet at this time. We commit fully to being our soul-sovereign human selves and living accordingly or we become the forced alternative..."
With Ceres so strongly colouring the Uranus-Pluto square at this time, food and agriculture issues are areas where people are necessarily being shaken out of ignorance and compliance.
And true to the current aspects, world war talk is now coming out related to the crimes against humanity being played out by the major GMO corporations Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Dow, DuPont, and Syngenta.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin reportedly told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this month that the continued agenda of the Big Ag GMO corporations could bring about World War III.
Source: "Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over "Bee Apocalypse" Coming Soon" from The European Union Times
Particularly at issue is the huge global honeybee die-off underway, including "colony collapse disorder," conclusively linked to chemical pesticide use. Bees pollinate crops so that they grow. If the bee population is destroyed, most of the current global food production is also destroyed.
Using the voice of Ceres to undoubtedly advance his own agenda, Putin is putting issues related to the fertility of the Earth into their true life-and-death context.
As reported recently by Natural News, 31.3% of bees died during the winter of 2012/2013.
From the article "One-third of honeybee colonies in the US died last winter: The food collapse approaches":
"'We're getting closer and closer to the point where we don't have enough bees in this country to meet pollination demands,' says Dennis vanEngelstorp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland who led the survey. 'If we want to grow fruits and nuts and berries, this is important. One in every three bites [of food consumed in the U.S.] is directly or indirectly pollinated by bees.'"
One of the major problems, as seen by Putin and others, is the continued use by the United States of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids - named for their resemblance to nicotine. Scientific studies have shown that neonicotinoids kill bees. The European Union, following the lead from Russia, Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine, has passed a law to ban the use of neonicotinoids in Europe, but the United States refuses to follow suit.
Two of the most deadly neonicotinoids are Actara and Cruiser, manufactured and sold by Swiss-based bio-technology giant Syngenta.
This is a recent and disturbing video of neonicotinoid corn planted in a neighbouring field killing bees nearby. The pesticide causes a paralyzing neurological effect on the bees. Minnesota Bees and Neonicotinoid Corn May 7, 2013
Exposure to genetically modified organisms and electromagnetic frequency pollution have also been raised as issues in the global bee deaths.
Under the series of cardinal t-squares and cardinal Grand Crosses we've experienced since 2009, we've seen an almost constant programme of weather modification with purposefully flooded, dried out, or otherwise wild weather-destroyed breadbaskets worldwide. These coincide with diminishing supplies (or the belief in diminishing supplies) which bring inflation on food prices. This inflation then fuels grain derivatives schemes.
The genetically modified onslaught also continues under the Uranus-Pluto squares, with many varieties being promoted as the only solution to global food shortages under increasingly bizarre weather conditions.
It is certainly apparent that corporate/governmental control of the food supply is a big part of the global agenda currently unfolding. Under these aspects, we're staring down the attempted annihilation of the human species through the erosion and DNA-altering of our biological systems. This is being done most directly through our food, water, and air.
With Ceres in Cancer playing such a crucial role at the moment, especially in Cancer Sun nations Canada and the United States, these are very high stakes times for the future of food and, correspondingly, for life on this planet.
Now is the time to source organic or natural foods from Farmer's Markets and groceries. Now is the time to grow your own. Now is the time to get informed and to get vigilant about what you put in your mouth or in your family member's mouths.
The fourth Uranus-Pluto square occurs this All Hallow's Eve, a very occult ritual-heavy day. Saturn, Mercury, and the Sun will be conjunct the Scorpio North Node at that time. Jupiter will be conjunct Black Moon Lilith in Cancer. And Mars in Virgo will be exactly opposite Chiron in Pisces, bringing up cloudy health issues related to things that affect us en masse - food, air, water, and psychic space. We can expect plenty of planned shenanigans to pinpoint, decode, deconstruct, and discharge at that time...