If we can look from the perspective of karmic cycles we can gain an understanding about what is now happening in the United States. We may also see clues about what to anticipate in the months and years ahead. If we can recognize the parallels between what happened in the past and what is happening now we can learn much more quickly and easily the lessons that are being brought to us.

To try to exemplify what is being suggested, let’s look at part of the cyclic karma of the United States through a lens most of us, including myself, don’t ordinarily use. This is through an astrological perspective.

I know this isn’t familiar to many of you, but I do encourage you to attempt to understand this.

When I was meditating on the karmic cycles of the United States I was directed to the idea that through this approach we can see the playing out of karmic cycles that shaped and continue to shape the past manifestation and impending future of this country and the world.

There are 3 planets we will be looking at…

I will attempt to explain this as simply and briefly as possible to reveal what cycles are in play for the United States. There are 3 planets that we will be looking at. The planets are Uranus, Neptune and the dwarf planet Pluto. In western astrology, these are the planets normally associated with transformation.

These planets move through long orbits around the sun. Where our earth takes approximately 365 days to complete one revolution around the sun, which we call a year, these planets take much longer. Uranus taking approximately 84 years, Neptune taking approximately 165 years and Pluto taking approximately 248 years.

As the planets move in these long orbits they move through different quadrants of space.

Let’s start with Uranus

Think of this, the 3 wars that the United States has fought in that had they lost would have ended the nation – all occurred with Uranus in Gemini.

Guess which sign Uranus was in during the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the United States Gemini.

The next time Uranus cycled back into Gemini what happened? The American Civil War

The next time Uranus cycled back into Gemini what happened? America fought in World War 2.

The next time Uranus cycled back into Gemini what happened? We shall see, it starts in 2025.

Observing the movements of the planets through space from our place on earth it appears that the planets are moving through a succession of areas of space highlighted by different astrological constellations. These areas are often called signs.

For our purpose we are going to be only concerned with the movement of Uranus through the sign Gemini, Neptune through the sign Pisces and Pluto through the sign Aquarius.

Now let’s look at Pluto

Pluto was in the sign of Aquarius during the Revolutionary War and beyond that into the establishing of the Constitution of the United States and the Republic (modeled after the Roman system) which we still operate under. (Pluto was also in Aquarius during the French revolution that started the unravelling of the monarchies of continental Europe). Pluto cycles into the sign of Aquarius in 2023.

Finally, let’s look at Neptune

  • Which is cycling through Pisces right now
    Neptune is so very often referenced as related to the Christ and the fulfillment of higher destiny.
  • It is also referenced as relating to illusion and foolish idealism, escapist fantasies, and absolutist thinking.
  • It is also representative of the working out of psychological karma.

The last time Neptune was in Pisces was from the years 1847 and into the second year of the Civil War 1862. During this time…

In Europe, Famine, worst in Ireland, killed over a million and a half people and led to another million leaving for the new world.

This helped to precipitate The Revolutions of 1848, which led to rebellions in approximately 50 different countries, The French Second Republic was established, serfdom was ended in Austria and Hungary, the end of absolute monarchy came in Denmark, the Netherlands became democratic, the Germanic states came together in what would later become the German empire, the Italian city states went to war against the rule of the Austrian Empire, many people died and many were exiled.

Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto, Soren Kierkegaard wrote about what is often considered the beginning of existentialism, and Charles Darwin wrote The Origin Of The Species bringing forward the theory of evolution.

In the Middle East, the Bab and Baha’ullah brought forward the most universally accepting of all religions, Bahaism, even as thousands of followers were martyred by the Muslims.

In India, the Sikhs rebelled against the British in 1850 Much of India rebelled against the British in 1857

Shiv Diyal Singh started the Radha Soami movement, openly teaching what is sometimes called the teachings of Sant Mat, working with the Surat Shabd or sound current. (Sawan Singh became the most renowned 20th century master, with current 21st century followers estimated to be 3 million).

In China, the Taipei rebellion failed, 20 million people died.

In the United States, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau brought forward Transcendentalism Walt Whitman wrote Leaves In the Grass and became America’s poet. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Railroads were built that crossed the entire country, the massive westward migration was in full swing as was the growing destruction of the native peoples.

The abolitionist movement started along with the underground railroad and the national struggle over slavery consumed the country.

Does this sound like the extraordinary state of affairs in our world today?

We have our pandemic, they had their famine. We have our movement toward greater fairness and equality and they had theirs also. I am reminded of the famous line from Charles Dickens, written in 1859, near the end of the last cycle of Neptune in Pisces, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. So many wonderful and awful things happened in the last period of Neptune in Pisces. The same seems to be true now.

  • Uranus enters Gemini in 2025 – Uranus is associated with sudden change and lofty ideas.
  • Neptune now in Pisces until 2026 – Neptune is associated with idealism, both illusionary and mystical.
  • Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023 –Pluto is associated with the destruction of old ways and forms, making way for the new.

Two interesting notes here:

  1. In the years 2025 and 2026, Uranus will be in Gemini, Neptune will be in Pisces and Pluto will be in Aquarius at the same time. Attempting to understand how often this takes place I was able to research back 7000 years and was unable to find a time when this configuration of planets was present. I am curious about this.
  2. 2025 is one of the most common times given by yogic, Vedic astrologers for the ending of what is called the Kali Yuga, which would be synonymous with a dark age of man.

I hope this brief exploration of cycles opens up a deeper way of sensing and working with karma for you. The lessons for countries, states, cultures, races, religions, sects, tribes, clans, families, etc. are very much the same as those for us as individuals. The more one can see this the more one can find freedom in the midst of all circumstances.