Future Challenge
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Astrology is fascinating, at least I find it so, because it predicts with absolute accuracy the underlying currents of energy that shape our world and the times we live in. Astrology was never meant to be a fortune telling device. Rather, it is a construct that enables and assists us gain spiritual wisdom and insight into our lives and our society. 
A Course In Miracles describes the separation of the one soul from the God-force and then suggests we are all on a journey back to unity. This can be likened to the “big bang” which created our universe. The explosion moves ever outwards, as it creates every star, planet and nebula. Then after millions of year, it implodes inwards, drawing everything back again. We are all part of everything. We are made of stardust, and therefore when we observe a planet or a star, we are looking at ourselves. It is hardly a wonder that these conscious beings we call stars, speak to us, and remind us that we too are on our way back to unity; back to where we came from.
Astrology, or the wisdom of the heavens, can show us the magic carpet we are all collectively riding on and how it is gently, lovingly, unfolding its wisdom in our lives as individuals, but even more importantly, as communities, cities and nations. When analysed for spiritual purposes, your natal and transit charts it can show you the best pathway to created spiritual ascension and it can show you what spiritual wounds you have come to heal.
Collectively, astrology also reveals how our society is changing and what that means for us. Some of you may remember that old song: “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!” It focused on the shifting astrological precessions that takes us, over about two thousand years, into different ages. Aquarius was seen, in the 1960s, as a beautiful and ideal world where everyone would be living harmony. This is how the “new age” movement got its name. It was named after the idea that the Aquarian Age would be better than the “Piscean Age” we currently lived in.
Because the dream of love and harmony has not manifested in the world, there is much speculation that the actual movement to the Age of Aquarius has been inaccurate or over exaggerated. Yet, if you look around the world right now you will see, very clearly, that the Age of Aquarius is well and truly here, although not fully activated.
This will not occur, at least astrologically, until 2020. Between now and then we have to ride along with Pluto in Capricorn until 2023 when it enters Aquarius and fully triggers the Aquarian energies.

Pluto in Capricorn:

Many economists and business people believe that during this transit, which began in 2009, we will see the end of capitalism as we know it. Yes, that is a bold statement, but one that is expressed by economists and financial experts, not necessary astrologists. 
Because of the internet and our new technology (Aquarius rules technology and innovation) those areas of human existence are likely to be in the forefront of human consciousness. 
Political adviser to Angela Merkel and author Jeremy Rifkin has said that our current times present us with “the first new economic system since the advent of capitalism and socialism in the early 19th century.” He says this in response to the fact that large organizations have become disrupted because of the internet’s ability to let individuals and small groups compete with the major players. Suddenly, it seems 3D printing and tech advances in logistics have become easily attainable to anyone. Expensive technology can be copied in seconds, and because of mail order internet sites, sold very cheaply. People can now download movies, music and television programs from illegal torrent sites and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. 
“We are seeing the final triumph of capitalism followed by its exit off the world stage and the entrance of the collaborative commons,” Rifkin predicts.
This dilemma is typical of the expression of the astrological cycle of Pluto (destruction and rebirth) in Capricorn (social structures and monetary systems) in a challenging square to Uranus (disruption and revolution) in Aries (individual rights and liberty) over the past eight or nine years.
Pluto will leave Capricorn for Aquarius in 2023, after the Aquarian conjunction in 2020. At the same time, computer and technology scientists have long predicted (via science!) that that this same period of time (2023-2043) will correspond with the “Singularity” -the point at which technological (artificial) intelligence exceeds human intelligence. 
We must remember that since the financial systems of today’s global powers are not based on actual currency but on “confidence” which is another word for trust, these systems can be easily transformed with technological and ideological changes.  
A new kind of currency, Bitcoin, which is not controlled by any governmental body was introduced to the world in 2009 just after Pluto entered Capricorn. Surely this is perhaps a sign of what is to come as we enter Aquarius. The dawning of the Age of Aquarius could be a future where technology liberates humans (Pluto in Aquarius) from the shackles of corporations and governmental restrictions (Pluto in Capricorn) and we should be hopeful. Yet as rosy as that sounds, Aquarius does have a dark side, and it behoves us to focus on the total picture of Aquarius, and not just the words to that old song. 
Aquarius governs technology and is ruled by Uranus, which incidentally was discovered the same year we invented television! However, Aquarius can be lost and distracted by the pursuit of perfection. Under this kind of pressure, extreme political correctness and over sensitivity to individual liberties can easily erode the cohesion of our communities and bring about a sort of Mad Max-type, lone wolf chaos.
The idea of a “collaborative commons” a term bandied about right now, represents Aquarius at its highest form of expression, where everyone works together for a common good. This is our collective challenge and sadly it is not a certainty!
If we work together, and allow the highest vibration of Uranus/Aquarius grow within our hearts, and if we all do our individual inner work, Pluto’s entry into Aquarius can and will enable us to embrace a Utopian future. This would mean the end of the innumerable miseries that capitalism has brought to the world. If we do not do our inner work, we could end up in a dystopia of epic proportions.
I believe this dilemma is being expressed in the arts with movies such as the Hunger Games, and the many various vampire movies. They express the unconscious knowing we all share that we are heading towards an energetic crossroads that will take us into the light or the darkness. This is our collective horizon, and it is not too far away.
This Article was written by Astrologer, author and artist Lesley Crossingham. Lesley offers personalized astrological charts that focus in on your spiritual lessons and areas of karmic growth. For more information on Lesley, or to order one of her amazing, indepth charts, please contact her via her listing, or via her personal website!

Lesley Crossingham



Lesley Ann is a spiritual artist, an author of over twenty books, clairvoyant and spiritual teacher. She was awarded our Find Your Psychic Spiritual Author of the Year award for the past five years due to her many popular spiritual book titles. Lesley has also been voted International Spirit Guide Artist for the year, 2018


Lesley has written over twenty books, numerous magazine articles and many short stories. She has also created three CDs of her music and spiritual meditations. She introduced traditional Native American Indian drummaking to Australia in 1991 and continues to offer these workshops.


Lesley writes for several magazines, including New Dawn where she contributes book reviews. You can also read her many book reviews on Amazon's website. Lesley has a journalism background and brings her many skills to writing articles on this site and many others.


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