if you’re going to San Francisco ……

Astrologers talk quite a bit about the Uranus-Pluto square which is now nearing it’s end, and of course about the Uranus-Pluto conjunction of the mid 1960s, to which is credited a good deal of the upheavals of that decade, or at least the flavour of them. We tend to remember hippies and civil rights protests, riots and marches, psychedelics and the Vietnam War, Kennedy and the space program.

I thought it would be interesting to find a spiritual organization that was founded right in those times, and I drew up this chart for one:

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As you can see, it is right on the nose for the conjunction, just 16′ off exact, and it’s in the “hippie capitol” of San Francisco. So what do you think it might be? A psychedelic mission? A propagator of peace and love? A fighter of social injustices?

It’s actually, as near as I can ascertain, the foundation chart for The Church of Satan. Now you might have got some clues that this wasn’t a typical flower child enterprise from a few things, but pretty much by definition (due to the exactness of the aspect here) this is a typical child of the Uranus-Pluto conjunction, or at least one of them. There would no doubt have been many different manifestations, but this was a clear candidate.

Should we be surprised by this? I don’t think so. Uranus-Pluto is about freedom and power, the destruction of the restrictive, the unvital and the untruthful, and the liberation of a new order (and one might well cringe at those words if they came from the mouth of a politician). It’s psychic physics, not morality. There was no reason why someone shouldn’t make such a process their own in the name of Satanism. It is no surprise in the world of Uranus-Pluto that people might find truth in what seem like strange or previously demonized places, and find a source of power through that truth.

I think  my point here is that things aren’t always what you expect them to be, and the same goes for the square we are emerging from now. Except that I think the square might finish off some misconceptions about what happened since the 60s. It’s a testing aspect, and there’s a whole load of stuff since 1965-6 that could do with testing, some to be confirmed, and some to be put in the fail bin.

It won’t be sudden, it will have been a long time coming. Some of it will actually already be here. But it won’t necessarily be what we are expecting. And it won’t be about good guys and bad guys.

Psychic physics, not morality.

La messe noire détail du tryptique de la tentation de saint Antoine 1502 – Hieronymus Bosch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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