Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto transform both personal and collective psyches when they change signs. Uranus takes roughly seven years to transit a sign and eighty-four years to orbit our sun through twelve signs. Uranus came home to Aquarius twice during the 20th Century. From 1912 to 1919, sudden and unexpected political and social upheaval challenged our spiritual ideologies, faith in humanity, and trust in ourselves.
1912 ~ The “Unsinkable” Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage, a potent lesson in hubris.
1913 ~ A series of tornadoes and floods devastated Middle America, killing 3,000 people, and costing over $100,000,000. We learned preparedness the hard way.
1914 ~ World War I began. Hate took a heavy toll on humanity. Love defeated hate. 1915 ~ A German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania. Expect the Unexpected
The first transcontinental phone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell. Everyone communicates. A powerful idea’s time had arrived.
1916 ~ Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, invaded the USA. President Woodrow Wilson retaliated by sending 6,000 troops into Mexico. If only he’d built a wall.
Official Gazette of London published names of 80 United States firms suspected of trading with Germany. The moral of the story is haves don’t give a shit about have nots.
1917 ~ The USA declared war on Germany. Hitler’s enemies became our allies.
The worst race riot in American history happened in Illinois. Bigotry was huge.
Congress amended laws to prohibit alcohol to make beer, wine, and liquor profitable.
1918 ~ The Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic since the bubonic plague that wiped out one quarter of Europe’s population in the 14th century. Bad Shit Happens.
Daylight Savings Time began. Don’t ever take time for granted
1919 ~ Prohibition is ratified as the 18th amendment to the constitution. Congress failed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles. President Wilson opposed and unsuccessfully took his disagreement to the American people. He died on tour after having a massive stroke. Winners sometimes lose.
Uranus re-entered Aquarius in 1996. It could have catalyzed an Age of Aquarius if humanity had chosen brotherhood over fashion, convenience, and selfishness. Instead, we bombed Iraq in 1998. Male vanity and virility was popularized after Pfizer introduced Viagra. The stock market created a new form of gambling dubbed “internet day trading”. DVDs became the fastest growing consumer electronics product in history. Bribes and drugs tarnished the Olympics. We lost our innocence, civil liberties, and the illusion of private and social security and stability.
Uranus transited Aquarius in 1996. People became even more demoralized, deceived, and divided by the powers that be. President Bill Clinton’s first political act of 1996 was to sign a welfare reform bill that made life harder for poor people. Body piercing and tattoos became more popular.
There were four major plane crashes.
Madeline Albright became the first female Secretary of State.
Ellen DeGeneres became the first outwardly gay star of an ABC sitcom.
Taiwan had its first democratic election.
Neptune rules illusion, delusion, and confusion. Neptune entered Aquarius in 1998. The House of Representatives impeached President Clinton who gave “perjuriously false and misleading” testimony in front of a grand jury. Bill is a Leo with Leo hands.
Catholics and Protestants voted for peace in Ireland. Peace Won.
Our government and twenty state attorney generals charged Microsoft with anti-trust practices for dominating the Internet access market.
Neptune left Aquarius for Pisces in 2012. Our delusions and deceptions affected old, poor, sick, or anyone who couldn’t afford bad shit happening. 1% had infected billions with spiritual dis-ease. We must understand our values before we can transform our inequities.
History will reveal the 21st Century as an era of profits of false prophets consigned to con and control the 99%. Plutocrats patronize partisan politicians who deplete our natural resources, pollute our planet, ravage our psyches, choose our health care, control our welfare, gamble with our hard earned social security, and own our pension funds. Neptune in Pisces embodies billions of people seeking security, stability, and spiritual answers and finding despair, fear, and terror. The human race has become a race against bad shit happening. Look and See. Listen and Hear.