Keywords: oppression, tension, motivation
This extremely tense transit manifests largely on the worldly, material plane, although its results can affect a great many people. This can be a period of intense oppression, as the reigning authorities attempt to squelch an uprising, using the most severe methods at their disposal. This transit is all about tension between the old and the new -- radical action that is sure to upset the status quo as well as the party in power. The extent of their fear of change and their inability to incorporate new concepts into existing structures will be the measure of their reaction to attempted reform. Authority issues manifest in a major way. Radical action shocks everyone and may not produce the desired results. Disruption, curtailment of freedom and social unrest are almost certain to occur. Feelings of unbearable restrictions only strengthen the resolve of the upstart rebels, and in the long term, theyre sure to be victorious in this never-ending confrontation between old and new, chaos and order, confinement and freedom. Clinging blindly to the past only makes inevitable changes more difficult. Let go and move forward.
Keywords: balance, creativity, uniqueness
For the duration of this transit, a slow and steady process of change can occur without the usual backlash or rebellion. This means progress without disruption, moving ahead toward practical but humanitarian goals and the rediscovery of old ideas and conventions that now have new and different applications. At this time, we are able to control the pace of change. We, and more importantly, the powers that be, are able to integrate the old and the new like never before, to take whats valuable from previous systems and discard the rest. In essence, we can keep the baby but throw out the bath water. All sorts of new, practical uses for established technologies can be found. Ideas that were positively revolutionary just a few years ago now become the status quo. We manage to bring order to chaos, to accelerate reform, to bring equal opportunities to all. We recognize that change is productive, and we embrace it with little fanfare and a realistic vision of the future. If only it were always so easy and smooth.
Keywords: irritation, rebellion, surprises
A line is drawn in the sand. Rebellious forces face off against the established authorities; the results can be nothing short of a total break between the two sides, both of whom remain entrenched in their respective positions, with no end in sight to this tense standoff. The rebels don't hesitate to push the envelope, often in extreme ways. The more outraged their opponents become, the happier they are. This is a period of active resistance, unpredictable lawlessness and the extreme reaction of the hierarchy that has control, tenuous as it may be. Oppression of the rebels, ever-stricter rules and a tenacious grip on the reins of power all lead to an increasingly fragile situation that can explode at the slightest spark. There is a buildup of great tension that is then suddenly released. This dynamic is extremely stressful and difficult for everybody. Private dreams are often dashed by the bitter demands of the reality of this time. We must deal with forces that are beyond our control.
Galileo's head was on the block. His crime was looking up for truth. This phrase captures the energy of this disruptive transit.