SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under discussion in the US House of Representatives. At first glance, stopping online piracy sounds like a good idea. I know that I myself have found plenty of my articles circulating on the Net under someone else’s byline. But when you dig a little deeper into the language of the 75 page bill you find requirements that internet provides monitor the usage of its customers to ensure that rogue sites are not visited, and gives the Justice Department the authority to shut down websites that do not comply.
From an astrological perspective, the Internet is ruled by the planet Uranus, the giver of technology and innovation. Uranus entered the sign of Aries last year, bringing the energy of aggressive force and self-orientation (Aries) into Uranian realms and intensifying the natural rebellious tendencies of Uranus.
Pluto is the planet of death, power and transformation, and it governs experiences that take us to the limit of endurance and then push us a little further. In 2008 Pluto entered Capricorn, the sign of social and economic structures. Pluto seeks to consolidate power, while at the same time breaking down existing structures that are weak or corrupt so that they can be rebuilt, and the mission Pluto in Capricorn is clear: force the rebuilding of the very fabric of society.
Over the next few years the revolutionary fervor that we have seen over the past year with Uranus in Aries will continue as Uranus and Pluto face off in a challenging square (90 degree) aspect. As the power structure (Pluto) finds it more difficult to control the freedom (Uranus) of the masses it will seek more egregious measures to do so (Pluto) , which […]