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Shock The Monkey!

The three outer planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - are the Archetypal, Generational, and Transpersonal "SHATTERERS" of the horoscope!

Years ago, when astrologers first started looking at the effects of these (relatively speaking) newly discovered planets - each one of these outer planets was eventually labeled as being more or less "malefic" in nature...

For astrologers, the rule of thumb seemed to be: if you didn't understand it or if it was upsetting - then it was "malefic" and "out to do you no good."

Think about it for a second... the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance astrologers - working with the traditional 7 planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) - only had to put up with two malefics in the sky, Saturn and Mars. These two malefics were in a nice, neat, and proportional balance with the two benefics, Jupiter and Venus.

If we modern folks keep choosing to treat Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as malefics, then we've suddenly got a very unfriendly and unbalanced universe out there.

Here's The Scoop
Whether you're looking at
natal (birth) charts, transiting planets, or a synastry comparison of charts - these three outer planets when aspecting the luminaries [Sun and Moon], inner planets [Mercury, Venus and Mars], social planets [Jupiter and Saturn] - act as messengers of the "gods" and as emissaries of the universe.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto bring us gifts of transformation and connect our consciousness with the archetypal "worlds beyond time and space." Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto reflect the "inner-daemons" (an internal guiding presence) that are bent on shaking up and shattering unhealthly and limited conceptions of who we are.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto reflect archetypal energies that insist on destroying our comfortable mental pictures regarding the limitations of "time and space" reality.

So my humble suggestion is to resist believing "hook, line and sinker" all those more traditional interpretations regarding the energy of these three planets and/or the traditional interpretations of aspects they make.

Suggesting Reading:

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Astrology, Karma and Transformation by Stephen Arroyo

The Magic Thread by Richard Idemon

The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas

Jungian Symbolism in Astrology by Alice O. Howell

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