Such extremes we're experiencing -- and in keeping with the effects of the Pluto-Uranus square. On personal levels, the Uranus effect is causing restlessness, a strong need for doing things our own way, breakdowns and breakthroughs, and boredom with life as usual. On the other side of the equation, the Pluto effect manifests as upheaval in what was once reliable, power struggles, intensification of emotions, and the feeling that much of what used to define us is being stripped away.
With these two planets pushing on us with such intensity -- and with Mars and Jupiter adding their energies to the mix this past week -- even those of us who feel generally stable may have found ourselves questioning our sanity and ability to cope. And those who are near the edge emotionally or mentally may, unfortunately and often tragically, slip off the edge of rationality.
It's difficult to find purposes when tragedy strikes, seemingly so senselessly. My heartfelt sympathy to anyone touched by recent events.
PS: I just received an email about the events in Colorado from Lena Stevens, a shaman whose newsletter I receive monthly. She offers helpful perspectives and healing insights regarding the events. You can find her brief letter on her website by clicking here.