Tarnas, Richard – Planetary Cycles & the Understanding of History

One of the most powerful and helpful practices for psychological growth and self-awareness is that of intensive analysis of personal transits and progressions. Yet such analysis requires us to pay attention to the larger historical context of those personal indicators, as reflected in major past, present, and upcoming outer-planet alignments and the archetypal dynamics of the collective psyche in which we are all embedded. We will begin with the Uranus-Pluto cycle, which has consistently coincided with periods of radical change and cultural rebellion such as the 1960s, and the French Revolutionary era, and which is just now entering into the square alignment for the next decade and more.