The effects of Uranus square Pluto are clearly being felt around the world. The Pluto/Uranus conjunction in the 1960′s was the seed moment that started this process. This square had been mainly looked at as representing political change, but I also see it as a sexual revolution as it was in the 1960′s with the advent of the pill. In the years ahead we must watch out for triggers from either Mars or Lilith as this will certainly show women being far more militant than they have been in the past and I think this will be more apparent in the middle east. It has to represent some form of feminist uprising. Women have been far more active in the recent civil protests in Egypt and Libya.
Islamic Feminism states that for true liberation of these Arab states, women must also be free from oppression. Much headway has been made by the Muslim nations in this regard in the last 20 years. But it would be wrong to think women in the West are so far ahead with their brand of feminism. In someways I think we have gone backwards. In 2016 Uranus forms a conjunct with Eris. The potential here is great for breakthrough thinking and enlightenment regarding equality of the sexes, enslavement and whether we bow down to God/Authority. Are we going to live in a fools paradise, or exile ourselves like Lilith?
Ekhart Tolle in his book The Power of Now, maintains that enlightenment for the whole of humanity is in the hands of women. On Page 194 he talks about the collective pain-body where women need to stop identifying themselves as victims, move on from blame and take control. This is the story of “The Fall” really. In biting Liliths apple, Eve reclaimed her sovereignty and also that of Adams. It’s interesting that it is always the female who rebels, like Pandora and her box. Integral to the emancipation of women in the Islamic world is how the Qu’ran is translated. How on earth can society move forward while their “Bible” condones the beating of women. This is the impression we have been given. But if you actually read it, it goes like this:
The official Arabic translation of Surah 4:34, “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).” 
It’s not SO barbaric. You get a chance to repent at least. A telling-off and having to forsake a shag first. Only then you get some light beating. For some couples this is foreplay… In classic Arabic, “Beat” and “Go away” are the same word. Islamic feminists translate this paragraph differently, replacing “Beat” with “Go away”. Meaning one should leave the wife. Feminists also state that there is nothing in the Qur’an that mentions the strict wearing of the burqa or veil. It just mentions that women AND men should dress modestly. It looks like the Qu’ran is no different from the Bible. Both have been warped and been used to manipulate.
Uranus with Pluto can be sexual revolution. But it could also be cyber sex and internet porn. How many men have become addicted to this erotic junk food? Like plastic milkshake it’s OK in very small doses. But how many women feel they have to behave like porn stars? That they are prudes if they don’t dig anal sex. And it has now reached the stage that a furry “cat” is consider abnormal. I find it ironic that while our Muslim sisters are encouraged to cover up, western women are stripping off to painful extremes in an effort to please their men.
While a Muslim womans chains are the burqa, Western women are chained to the obsession with being “hot”. This means watching what we eat and being gym slaves to the treadmill. We have burnt our bras and no longer have to wear constricting corsets that made our Victorian great-grandmas faint. Instead we are corseted by the vision of a size six skeleton on a magazine cover. You could argue that the burqa is almost liberating, at least we could indulge and not worry about our guts hanging out. I am playing devils advocate here. No question it’s great to be fit, love your body and walk around in summer shorts without being spat on. But I do think the West has gone way over the top with narcissism and objectifying womens bodies.
You can understand why a Muslim father may not want the Western brand of feminism for his daughter. It’s not a great example is it? I cringe when I see the overtly sexual music videos on MTV and wonder how this will effect my seven year old daughter. Will Katie Perry make her feel empowered? Well it could do if you look that good. But what if you are spotty, fat or have no boobs? Some stats from the Object website which challenges “Sex object culture” :
- Over half (54%) of all women around the world say they first became aware of the need to be physically attractive between 6 and 17 years of age.
- Eating disorders are as common amongst women as autism.
- 66% of teenage girls would consider plastic surgery and 20% would do it right now.
- Polls suggest that 63% of young women aspire to be glamour models or lap dancers.
- One in three people believe a woman is responsible for violence committed against her if she is wearing ‘revealing clothing’.
From a feminist point of view Western women are liberated (stripped of their clothing) and Muslims are oppressed ( smothered by their clothing).
I would like to compare two forms of imprisonment. The woman in the Burqa and this one of Paris Hilton that I objected to so strongly when Jamie Partridge did a post about her chart. Here we have the subliminal suggestion of bondage with the chains around her neck. What is this image saying to us? Is she chained to her desires? Does she feel empowered there on that table on her knees? Is this sexy and if it is why? It suggests executive desk-toy to me. I find it really disturbing. Like there are a gang of businessmen encircling her as if she is a wild animal about to be poached and then made to submit. Then we have the Burqa. In this society I can utterly see why some women would choose to wear them. In contrast to Paris looking extremely exposed, these offer protection. The one above looks like armour. Sometimes it’s nice to be invisible and not have to put up with jeering workmen.
Islamic feminists want the right to work and have control of their own finances. Once you have that you really can tell an abusive husband to pack his bags. At the same time, women in the West also need to fight for the right NOT to work. A lot of the time women are being forced to work because one income is no longer enough to support the modern family. In reality women do tend to pick up most of the domestic duties so do end up doing two full time jobs for half the money, with all the stress that goes with it. How liberated is that? It would then make being a “kept woman” look quite appealing.