Uranus square Pluto is the most significant and most challenging planetary influence in a generation. These planets came together in the mid-1960′s and will oppose each other from 2045. There are seven exact Uranus Pluto squares between June 2012 and 2015. So we are living through a major generational upheaval. The focus is on evolutionary change. The most telling of the seven squares is the one in the middle on November 1 2013, closest in time to the Heliocentric square. Massive social, political and economic upheaval.
Uranus represents change, invention, revolution, and higher awareness. It’s effect is shocking, unpredictable, and erratic. Pluto represents globalization, destruction, transformation, and renewal. It’s effect is grinding, ruthless and extreme. Both of these planets are distinctly non-personal and emotionless, yet their effect is dramatic and deeply felt. The square is the most challenging of the planetary aspects, representing tests and challenges. It’s effect is stressful and frustrating.
Uranus Square Pluto History
The last series of squares was between 1932 and 1934, with five exact hits. Many of the fears astrologers have about this Uranus square Pluto series are based on what happened to the world in the early 1930′s: the Great Depression, the political and social upheaval, and the rise of dictators and extremism. For a different perspective, a more esoteric view, we can look at Heliocentric astrology. This is useful for the major outer planetary aspects, as when viewed from the Sun (Helio), we get a more solar system based view, there are no retrograde motions, so we end up with one moment in time for the exact square.
In the 1930′s, this heliocentric event occurred in January 1933. This was the height of the Great Depression, the stock markets were bottoming out, and unemployment was peaking. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler cemented his power, becoming Chancellor of Germany. Pluto, discovered only three years prior, was in line with the Earth. This put a very Plutonic influence on this square.
Uranus rules invention and technology, and square Pluto we saw in the early 30′s great advancements in this area. If we look to Hitler as a manifestation of ruthless Pluto control and power, we can see how he harnessed the cutting edge technology of the day. He was the first political leader in the world to take advantage of air travel, spreading his message in person all over Germany. He also led the way in the use of new media as a tool for propaganda.
2013 Uranus Square Pluto Peak
Today, our new technology is the Internet, and this does give hope for a “global awakening”. We will most likely face similar challenges to those of the 1930′s to maintain growth and prosperity, forcing us to change direction. In the news we already see extremism rising, unemployment rising, nationalism rising. One big advantage we have today is the global networking that the internet provides. It will be most important that this Uranus freedom is upheld, and it will be challenged by Pluto organizations and governments.
Now to the climax of the upcoming Uranus Pluto square. The Heliocentric event of 1933 turned out to be very useful when we looked at the timing. Here is the exact Heliocentric square in late November 2013. A very challenging T-square aspect pattern. Jupiter opposite Pluto, our faith is going to be tested, as will growth and prosperity. At least for this current heliocentric square, Pluto is not in conjunction with the Earth. Mercury sextile Saturn should provide more common sense approach than world domination. Venus sextile Neptune will hopefully result in some more empathy than was shown in the 1930′s.
Uranus Square Pluto May 2013
This is the third of the seven exact squares that occurs on Monday the 20th of May 2013. There are no major fixed stars influencing Uranus or Pluto, so the main influence is from aspects to Mercury as shown in the chart below. Uranus square Pluto is the uncomfortable change we are going through, or as I mentioned in the May 2013 Solar Eclipse post, an evolutionary leap. Changing conditions are forcing us to adapt.
Mercury in aspect to both Uranus and Pluto means we can rationalize or make sense of the changing condition. We can perceive with all our senses, how we are being affected by Uranus Pluto upheavals in our lives and in the world in general.
Mercury is on a very powerful star called Aldebaran. This will give a strong urge to solve problems and come up with practical solution. What strategies can we put in place increase our well being? This could involve how we make money in uncertain times to support ourselves and loved ones.
Mercury quincunx Pluto makes us strive to find answers. Deep thinking and research, examining both sides. Intuition and flexibility help in making the necessary adjustments to find the right balance, somewhere between the extremes of ideas. Mercury sextile Uranus sure helps in finding these creative solutions. It means our minds are wide open to new ideas, makes us quickly spot and take advantage of any opportunities.
You’ll see in the chart below I have added asteroid Vesta and Comet ISON, because they are opposite Pluto. The placement of Vesta could indicate a challenge to remain focused and committed, to maintain our purity. The stress and uncertainty from the Uranus Pluto square brings many distractions.
Not too sure what comet ISON here means. However, there are indications in the discovery chart that comet ISON may result in some kind of contamination. Comets have been linked to the the introduction of viruses which affect plants and animals, thus impacting future evolution. It should be visible by the time the Uranus Pluto squares peak in November 2013.
Uranus Square Pluto Dates
• Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012
• Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012
• Uranus square Pluto May 20 2013
• Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013
• Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014
• Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014
• Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015