As the first exact square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn draws closer, the atmosphere grows increasingly charged and I see the need to work hard to resolve our person levels of cognitive dissonance. There is little doubt the Uranus-Pluto square encourages extreme solutions . . . Uranus in Aries wants action NOW and Pluto in Capricorn will do just about anything to feel secure and in control. Saturn in Libra kept these two in check when they initially butted heads back in the summer of 2010 but now has moved on.
An example is the whole issue of allowing everyone to legally marry, no matter their race, gender or religious beliefs seeing growing acceptance in the USA and current polls showing a slight majority favoring this. However, as acceptance grows, so do the extreme reactions because for many people the idea of allowing gays to marry is in direct conflict with their religious teachings, setting up cognitive dissonance. Some will be able to gradually work out the differences, especially if they have gay friends and family who they know and love. In general the younger generation (Uranus) is far more comfortable with gay marriage. This puts them at odds with their elders who often have far more material resources (Pluto in Capricorn).
In general mutable, airy Gemini is probably the best suited for handling instances of cognitive dissonance because they often have this type of thing going on in their heads. We can all benefit from Gemini’s example and keep our minds open and receptive to ideas outside of our normal comfort zone. Flexibility can bend whereas rigidity will break . . . much harder to heal a broken bone than a few bruises, no?
We’re just starting into the most intense three year phase of the Uranus-Pluto squares and the acceleration of instances of extreme cognitive dissonance. As new ideas surface, those most fearful of change are bound to react negatively. There has never been a better time to practice tolerance and patience . . . please.© Copyright 2012 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance