The puzzles of earthly life are now my main interest and the puzzling question of the evolutionary shift being tossed about in mystical circles has caught my attention. Spheres have been drawn, charts erected, lines followed, and voodoo-esque incantations uttered in hopes of mapping the future of mankind. I know I can be critical, but a solitary human thinking it has the answer to this question is presumptuous to say the least. Mars-Pluto and Venus-Neptune are even limited in their scope and ability. But nonetheless, the natural buoyancy of Jupiter is bound to enliven ideas of future collective possibilty, if not inflate them quite noticeably.
It's true that change has arrived. It does every day. There is a new administration in the American government and a departure from what society thinks was bad. Society thinks this is good. But here's the problem....
The present future is usually a continuation of the recent present. With minor variations. Aquarius is futuristic but emotionally unattached, so the terrible fears of good times versus bad are irrelevant.
Say, for example, Aquarius brings advances in energy technology. Excellent. But is this necessarily good? Will alternative energy sources solve our problems or will they continue to mask our fundamental habit of over-consuming? Too soon to tell. The important thing to realize is that all planetary aspects are multi-faceted. Thinking in simple good and bad terms doesn't work too well, especially in airy, unemotional Aquarius.
But here's the real crux in terms of advancement. People are celebrating the end of the last administration, continuing to pit the nasty guys against the nice guys, and arrogantly assuming they are good, since they aren't elite rulers. I have never known the commoners to be any better in all of history. The petty crimes all add up to the major crimes. If the rulers are punished, banished, or strung up and quartered as so many would like, is that really evolution? Real evolution includes everyone. The dreamy inclusion so favored these days takes the bad along. The evil among us who represent the shadowy aspects of human nature can't be left behind for genuine progress to occur. And Pluto newly in Capricorn has many miles to cover exposing the shadows lurking in our systems. The human race has to accept all parts of its nature. If you try to make them go away, they return in another form. Sometimes Aquarius at its best does fairly well with this understanding of the complexity of human machinations. How to incorporate the parts of our own selves that bedevil us is a great achievement by all standards. Social evolution remains at a virtual standstill as long as one group acts as if superior to another and fails to see some of itself and some valuable knowledge in the chosen enemy.
Meanwhile, as evolution decides if or how it's going to shift, the Aquarian energy is bound to excite freedom with its love of unbonded relationships (Scorpionics beware), and expanded social circles. Aquarius loves friendships based on shared ideas and interests. The chess club of the cosmos. Knowledge is king.
May I suggest you get your facts straight, though. Uranus is supposed to be responsible for lightning. Then I thought Jupiter was. Well they can work on it together as insights come flashing through the ethers and explode in the collective brain. Enlightenment? One can hope. It's Jupiter after all. And we seem to be on track. Or it does.