Uranus Square Pluto Natal and Transit

Uranus Square Pluto

Uranus square Pluto maximum orb 3°00′.

Uranus square Pluto from 2012 to 2015 was a generation’s most significant and challenging planetary influence, and it brought major global upheaval due to and resulted in rapid evolutionary change. First, I will interpret the Uranus square Pluto in the natal chart, then Uranus square Pluto transit.

Uranus Square Pluto Natal

Uranus square Pluto natal causes a life of dramatic change and upheaval. The constant adjusting to change and uncertainty makes you very adaptable but with a longing for security and solid structures in your life. Owning property and working hard toward a secure, long-term career will be necessary.

The inherent insecurity and tension of the disruptive aspect can be eased to a great extent by remaining flexible and open-minded. Increasing your sense of security can come through saving for the future and working towards owning substation material possessions such as real estate.

Uranus Square Pluto Transit

Uranus square Pluto is a generation transit, so when you feel it, so will everyone else you grew up with at school. Radical change is in store, which may be wide-ranging, resulting from larger-scale political, religious or social changes occurring. For example, financial crises may force changes in your budget, or a change in government or global conflict may affect your way of life.

At a more personal level, the routine and structures in your life are changing abruptly, requiring flexibility and a broad view to help you adapt. Old systems and practices may become outdated as children arrive or grown-up children leave home, and parents may need more care or may pass away. Whatever the circumstances, you will be called on to evolve rapidly to meet the challenges presented by this disruptive Uranus square Pluto transit.

The powerful forces driving the changes in your life are most likely out of your control, but how you react is not. A considered and systematic approach is best, with knee-jerk reactions not advised. As many of your friends of the same age group will be experiencing similar upheaval, sharing stories and support can significantly assist during this year or two.

Uranus Square Pluto Celebrities

Moses Annenberg 03’, Eileen Brennan 04’, Roy Castle 05’, Patsy Cline 19’, Michael Caine 20’, Loretta Lynn 21’, Harry M Miller 22’, Florencio Carvalho 22’, Quincy Jones 23’, Larry King 25’, Reginald Kray 26’, Ronald Kray 26’, Claude of France 27’, Natalie Barney 28’, Omar Sharif 34’, Emperor Akihito 37’, William Blake 47’, Shirley Conran 54’, Nina Simone 54’, Yoko Ono 1°04′, Louis XVI 1°25′, Jim Jones 1°37′.

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 1930s: 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 significant outer planetary aspects, as when viewed from the Sun (Helios), 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 1930s this heliocentric event occurred in January 1933. This was the height of the Great Depression, the stock markets were bottoming out, and unemployment peaked. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler cemented his power, becoming Chancellor of Germany. Pluto, discovered only three years prior, was aligned with the Earth, which had a very Pluto-like influence on this square.

Uranus rules invention and technology, and square Pluto, we saw in the early 30s significant 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 using new media as a tool for propaganda.

Uranus Square Pluto 2012 to 2015

As Uranus square Pluto on 16 March 2015 is the final of the seven squares, I will look over the whole series and see how it compares to what I originally predicted above. The general theme of Uranus square Pluto is “larger-scale political, religious or social changes”.

The Rise of Dictators and Extremism

Vladimir Putin is a dictator. He cemented his rule on 7 May 2012 by becoming the president of Russia, and this was close to the first Uranus Pluto square on 24 June 2012. He has been running Russia for the last 16 years, since 1999.

In recent years, there has also been a focus on dictators in the Arabic world. First, the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. Also thrown out was Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak. He was replaced by the democratically elected Mohamed Morsi on 30 June 2012, just six days after the first Uranus Pluto square. A military coup led to installing a new dictator, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on 8 June 2014. There are many more examples.

Large-Scale Religious Changes

The scandal over Catholic Church, sexual abuse cases continued over the last four years. A report posted on 25 June 2012, just one day after the 1st Uranus Pluto square by philli.com said: “The crisis has touched almost every Catholic diocese in the country and awakened an awareness among Catholics abroad that has led to allegations of sex abuse in Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe, especially Ireland.” It goes on to say that more than $3 billion has been paid out in lawsuits by the Church in the USA.

More critical was the Arab Spring, which began in December 2010 and continues. The causes were authoritarianism, political corruption, human rights violations, inflation, imperialism and unemployment. The methods used are exactly what we would expect with Uranus square Pluto. Demonstrations, insurgency, internet activism, revolution, riots, strike actions, urban warfare and uprisings.


The terrifying rise of ISIS: Map that shows how terror group’s tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan. dailymail.co.uk

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring protests, starting in March 2013, wide-scale violence and instability have been termed the Arab Winter. This has sprung the greatest threat to world stability and peace since Nazi Germany, ISIS, ISIL, or the Islamic State.

Rise of the Islamic State

By far, the most significant larger-scale political, religious or social change due to Uranus square Pluto has risen out of the Arab Spring. ISIS, or the Islamic State, meets all the criteria I mentioned in my predictions. ISIS represents the major generational upheaval of the last four years. The shocking, unpredictable, ruthless and extreme revolution affects the globe. “distinctly non-personal and emotionless, yet their effect is dramatic and deeply felt.

While Adolf Hitler cemented his power during the last series of Uranus-Pluto squares, ISIS cemented its power with the declaration of a caliphate on 29 June 2014. Its motto is “Remaining and Expanding.” It is headed by the caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A caliph is the equivalent of a dictator, with governance over all Muslims worldwide, and his decisions are binding.

In the 1930s, Hitler “harnessed the cutting-edge technology of the day. He was the first political leader in the world to take advantage of air travel. He also led the way in using new media as a tool for propaganda.” Islamic State is known for its extensive and effective use of propaganda. Its own media production unit produces CDs, DVDs, posters, pamphlets, and web-related propaganda products. One of its most effective tools has been posting videos on YouTube.

Islamic State uses social media to terrorize Western audiences by spreading pictures of graphic violence. Social media are also used to attract new fighters and incite lone wolves. Their propaganda is slick, broadcasting in about 23 languages. “the military success and brutality of the jihadi group surging through Iraq have been recorded with the level of precision often reserved for company accounts.” [Selling terror: how Isis details its brutality]

In other comparisons to the 1930s, in June 2014, the number of refugees worldwide exceeded 50 million for the first time since World War II. [UNHCR]. The persecution of minorities in the territories that the Islamic State rules are fast becoming a genocide, especially in Iraq, Syria and Nigeria.

Extremism and nationalism have not been restricted to the Islamic State. UKIP won a third of the vote in nationwide 2013 local elections in the United Kingdom. In the 2014 European elections, UKIP received the most votes, the first time in over 100 years that Labour or the Conservatives have not won a UK-wide election.

The right-wing nationalist prime minister of Japan won a landslide victory in the 2012 general election. He has attempted to downplay Japan’s wartime atrocities in school textbooks. Japan is strengthening and expanding its military in response to rising threats from China and North Korea.

On 18 September 2013, Australia elected Tony Abbott, prime minister, a right-winger with links to the ultra-conservative Opus Dei sect of the Catholic Church. His first budget focused the harshest cuts on single parents, taking $6000 away per year in benefits. The government gives $31 billion a year to religious institutions, and he has spent $430 million to employ chaplains in state schools.

Rise of the Radical Right in Europe

Seven days after the third exact Uranus Pluto square, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs said in a speech: “We need dedicated discussions at the highest level… on how we stop the growing trends of xenophobia and violent extremism in Europe.” [The rise of right-wing extremism in Europe]

The right-wing European People’s Party is the most powerful political group in the European Parliament. It won the largest share of the vote in the 22 May 2014 elections, just after the fifth Uranus Pluto square. The European People’s Party is the political wing of the Christian Democrats, influenced by conservatism and Catholic social teaching. Radical right-wing parties have been rising in Europe for decades, but there has been a sharp rise during the last four years of Uranus Pluto squares.

On 19 September 2012, the exact day of the second Uranus Pluto square, Charlie Hebdo published a series of satirical cartoons of Muhammad that both the French and US governments heavily criticized. On the exact day of the sixth Uranus Pluto square, 15 December 2014, a lone wolf brandishing the Islamic State flag held 17 people hostage inside a café in Sydney, resulting in the death of 2 hostages.

Then the Charlie Hebdo shooting on 8 January 2015 led to the death of 12 people, and the Copenhagen terror attack on 15 February 2015 killed another three people. These recent attacks in Western countries have legitimized the claims that Islam and Islamic extremism are dangerous, and it has bolstered support for radical right-wing political parties. The result is “a dangerous economic, political and cultural synergy that is driving politics in troublesome ways… the rise of Europe’s radical right should not be taken lightly” [Panelists survey rise of the radical right in Europe].

Uranus Square Pluto Dates and Charts

1 Uranus square Pluto June 24, 2012
2 Uranus square Pluto September 19, 2012
3 Uranus square Pluto May 20, 2013
4 Uranus square Pluto November 1, 2013
5 Uranus square Pluto April 21, 2014
6 Uranus square Pluto December 15, 2014
7 Uranus square Pluto March 17, 2015

792 thoughts on “Uranus Square Pluto Natal and Transit

  1. Hilarious. “Vladimir Putin is a dictator. He was elected President….”

    You’re either a brainwashed idiot or a brainwashing asshole. Or both.

    • kaul ur an idiot of course putin is a dictator and an evil man. Just because he was elected president doesn’t mean he is not a dictator. As a former CIA man do you think he is not corrupt? Open your eyes you fool.

    • Yes, I feel the weight of a huge agenda on this website. It’s a pity to see a really good astrologer misuse his gifts in this way.

      • Are you talking about me Cathy? I thought it was generally accepted that Putin is a dictator. From memory his chart has Pluto conjunct MC.

      • Regarding Cathy Talbot’s May 15, 2017 (neg) comment regarding Putin. It is now Jun 2022, guess who gets the ‘last laugh’ ( a figure of speech, the subject matter isn’t really funny,) Jamie, you were spot on in your tackful way!

  2. You are an amazing astrologer to make the connection between worldly events that coincide with astrological events. I am impressed. I just found your website and I am hooked….

  3. Hello. I don’t understand why Americans these days seem to think name-calling and insulting total strangers will make their arguments convincing. If you have something to say that’s worth saying, surely these insults don’t add to it. And if the argument being made is weak, throwing in insults and swear words does nothing to make it stronger.

    • I agree insults are not constructive. I wonder what leads you to believe that the source of the insults are Americans? There are plenty of Americans who agree with you, that insults have no positive value in a discussion.(me)

  4. This square seems still active according to my natal chart and seems to give me those Vega rising investigative skills but not sure how one find this aspect? 7/28/1966 8th House Hell… must of did something wrong last life despite my gandi transformation this one. I had a chance that I blew 11-1-2013 leaving Cali to Chicago now I am flat busted and no one to trust, sometimes beauty can make people haters. I was born beautiful and humble with more talent than anyone that I know but hidden due to the public life leads to no freedom and the worst critics for people who barely have enough confidence to speak to others in the first place…. At least, I am working on myself and able to change easily and more open minded and less judgemental. I hope to change the world for the better. Listen to Sharon Hartley on Itunes “Around The Corner” played for Obama and predicted his presidency… this event cut me off from my siblings due to their jealousy and not spoken to for years based on my political and religious beliefs—Exiled from almost every corner of my life…. 😐 for being me…

    • You have the Uranus Pluto conjunction, very strong too at less than half a degree orb. Both planets are sextile Jupiter very fortunate and progressive.

  5. I will admit Uranus square Pluto has been a game changer in all of our lives. More importantly, it seems women who are both beautiful and attractive have a very difficult time in the work place. Men can’t stand you and women, who should be your allies are just jealous. Now we have a presidential campaign where women’s rights and issues seem to be more under fire than normal. I personally fall into the same situation as you find yourself. The good news is that the planetary configurations will change, however slowly, and things will improve with time. Keep the faith and enjoy being you!

  6. Not long till this aspect is completely over! Will there be any shadow period accociated with this aspect?

    • Also, do you believe that Mercury has a shadow period? As I was born 4 days after Mercury retrograde.

      • I think the shadow period is relevant in transit because it covers many of the same aspects.

    • Hi Katie. The orb or the square is about 5 degrees now so I think we can say it is over. Especially as the next big aspect Saturn square Neptune is almost exact.

      • I’m glad that energy is over! I found it quite disruptive in my life – effecting routine etc. Especially as Uranus is quite strong in my change I think that this aspect may have been continually activation points in my chart, causing disruption in my life. I’m also looking forward to Saturn Square Neptune being over as I also have this aspect in my natal chart! So would you regard squares with an orb of 5 degrees quite a week energy or even absent altogether, because I’ve got some square aspects in my chart with orbs of 5 degrees.

        • I prefer not to count them at all. It depends just how many other tighter aspects you have in your chart. Say if it is the 10th strongest by orb and does not include a personal point like Sun, Moon or Ascendant, I would ignore it. When using transit I only ever use a one degree orb, expect sometime for eclipses.

          • So for natal, what would be the maximum allowance you use? I have sun opposite moon natal (6.5 degrees) and I felt that it didn’t describe my personality at all. So that makes sense. Can we allow a 3 degrees for natal orbs? Also, when you look at astrology natal chart websites, they include all the loose orbs and give you descriptions of them. Why do theses websites (like cafeastrology or chaosastrology) do that?

            • I would sat the websites do that because of traditional rules of around 8 degrees orb. Their software does not discriminate between different planets or aspects. It’s a very personal, human thing which no software can ever perfect. Sun, Moon and AC aspects will usually dominate over aspects between other planets, even is their orbs are a bit wider. Also, conjunction are stronger than say sextiles. Even a powerful fixed star on a planet will give it greater importance regarding planetary aspects.

              Also, the extended chart maker at astro.com allows you to reduce the % of the aspect orbs.

  7. Thanks Jamie. I’ll take all of this in to consideration. Can you tell me the max orb I should use when looking at natal aspects for conjunctions, trines, sextines and squares please? It’ll make it a lot easier to not have to take in to consideration every aspect that comes up on these mathematically generated websites. Especially as many of the aspects in my natal chart I found do not represent my personality or life experiences at all. I think that the tighter orbs definitely do though. Also, what orb should I use for fixed stars?

    • I list the suggested orb on each of the fixed star pages. These are the orbs I use in my software for natal charts but I always list larger orbs in the grid so I can check in more detail.

      Conjunct – 7
      Opposite – 6
      Square – 5
      Trine – 4
      Sextile – 4
      Quincunx – 3

      • Thanks – that’s definitely very useful. I’ll use that when looking at mine and friends charts.

        • Just a guide. Every astrologer settles on their own preferences. I have to say though, I cannot understand charts which have too many aspects shown. I looks like a jumble and makes no sense to me. So annoying I won’t even try to work out which aspects are the main ones.

          • Yes, sometimes you have to follow your instincts when looking at a chart. If an aspect really doesn’t describe a person, it’s probably out of orb anyway! My sister has Mercury square Saturn (3.48) that definitely describes her and Mercury trine Neptune (6.05), which definitely doesn’t describe her. And yes, when there’s a long list of aspects – I know what you mean. My Dad’s chart comes up with about 15 aspects on cafe astrology! Way too complicated! I agree, it doesn’t make any sense! I’m finding it so much easier to put margins on the aspects, with the orbs.

            • Yes, certain aspects I give wider orbs to and hard aspects from Saturn to Mercury or Venus are at the top of the list. Inner planets will also be more significant usually than aspects involving outer planets.

  8. Uranus is Opposite my sun, conjunct my moon and opposite my mercury in it’s current transit! No wonder I’ve been experiencing so much disruption in my life! It will be so much better when Uranus moves through to Pisces! It will then be Trine my Sun and Mercury and no longer conjunct my moon! I find the Uranus energy can be quite disruptive if not aspected positively in a transit. Especially with the added effect of the crazy square to pluto – madness! I’ve actually found that I’ve felt less empowered over the last couple of years.

    • Not surprised Katie. The intensity will depend on the orbs of those natal aspects. I only use a one degree orb for Uranus transits.

      • Yes, I’ll start looking at more tighter orbs now for these transits. I have got Uranus positively aspecting my sun and moon. I’m just so glad that Uranus square Pluto is over – I saw the destructive effect it had on everyone! Especially my ex, as he’s an Aries. Aries Sun, Mercury and Venus! He was bloody explosive at times!

  9. Very impressed with this work Jamie….. The only reason I read it was my father has this square being born in Aries 1933 1 degree orb. And, only looked his astrology today.!! He has Pluto 21 Cancer and Uranus 22 degrees. On his birthday April 6th 2017 Saturn stands still at Sagittarius 27 degrees on my Pluto in Leo at 27 degrees on my MC. You know what I am looking at now Jamie, I’m sure.!!! To all of you who have this square, my father has always gone his own selfish way instead of going with the flow of Uranus, which is kinder and less destructive.(but, madly weird).

  10. What is the major difference between a uranus square Pluto and Uranus opposition Pluto transit? Is an opposition also a generational effect or its personal only?

  11. Great info. But I would include the emphasis of Pluto in Capricorn in opposition of America’s Moon. its obvious the present President is rapidly destroying many American traditions and legislative standards. And including is the destruction of Americans right to their own beliefs by the rise of the Christian Right. Along with Pense and others of kin beliefs in the cabinet, women’s right take a beating with laws such as banning abortion, no planned parenthood, etc.. Some States are initiating draconic laws against abortion, contraception and decent pay. Many rights are being infringed. This is the horror of Pluto square Uranus (Freedom}

  12. Putin a dictator ? Its washington propaganda not a fact ! This man is wise and strong. Much better politic than obama or clinton !

  13. 2012-2015 um most of the upheaval happened in late 2016 and 2017 so what caused that?

  14. @astrologyking: for an astrologer you are unbelievably naive about politics, especially about the deep corruption in Washington — a ruthless dictatorship to the core responsible for decades of fake wars and countless assassinations yet you call Putin the dictator? You further imply that Qaddafi was justifiably murdered, in the name of democracy of course, not for his rejection of the petrodollar? Good luck with that, I’m sure someone will believe your ramble.

  15. My boyfriend and I met during one of those squares. I remember the day we were introduced to each other at work and we shook hands. That day, at the end of January, 2015, Uranus was opposite the north node along the IC line, and Pluto was opposite the moon along the DC line. Moreover, he was just about to start his Saturn return (and he has Saturn in the 7th). We had no idea what we were in for— to date, we have broken up 23 times in 3 and a half years. The insane stress of it has given me shingles and sciatica, he has now moved across the country, but we’re still kind of together… or barely holding on. The drama, loneliness and searing pain of these past few years have by far exceeded any soul-crushing transits I’ve endured to date in my life. I have truly been crushed by the bulldozer of life in terms of having to learn humility, patience, and vulnerability. He’s starting to see some things in himself too and slowly open up. The heavy squeeze that these planets can put on a person makes me wonder at the stuff humans are capable of enduring. Squares and oppositions like that just want to grind your ego to a fucking powder.

  16. Hi, I’m doing Astrology Research on Shingles. Wondering if you would like to help by giving me some dates. Either way, be blessed and safe.. Peace, Love and Cheers!

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