Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn 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 for the next five years we are living through a major generational upheaval. We have starting feeling this already, as these planets came within one degree of the square from June 2011.
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. Here are some quotes from people discussing this Uranus Pluto square on our Facebook Page:
• ”Feels exciting, global awakening.” Viviana Staikowa.
• ”our government is finally going to go thru a major change. Both scary and needed.” Ruby Page.
• ”Unrest. Polarisation between those who want change and those who want to keep the status quo.” Lynda Stevens.
• ”a truly major shift that will surpass all previous shifts…The world is headed towards “rock bottom,” a place we need to get to in order to wake up to higher consciousness for humanity and the world.” Philip Young.
• ”a very rebellious/revolutionary and transformative ride that will create a major energetic shift globally.” Susan Powell.
• ”I forsee some difficult birth pangs for the Aquarian Age as the old guard is swept away.” Al Mackenzie.
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 the upcoming series are based on what happened to the world in the early 1930′s, the Great Depression, 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 was bottoming out, and unemployment was peaking. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler cemented his power, becoming Chancellor of Germany. Soon after, the Reichstag fire led to the a Decree nullifying many German civil liberties. Pluto, discovered only three years prior, was in line with the Earth. This put a very Plutonic influence on this square for us. For this 1933 square, Pluto was also conjunct a fixed star called Pollux, in constellation Gemini. Ebertin says “Pollux has a strong Martian nature and has the name ‘the wicked boy’ of the of the sibling Twins. According to its nature, this star is brutal and tyrannical, violent and cruel” [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.41].
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.
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. In the news we already see extremism rising, unemployment rising, nationalism rising. One big advantage we have today is global networking that the internet provides. It will be most important that this Uranian freedom is upheld, and it will be challenged by Plutonian organizations and governments. We see the Plutonian influence already with China. We see the Uranian influence already with Wikileaks.
Now to the climax of the upcoming Uranus Pluto square. The Heliocentic event of 1933 turned out to be very useful when we looked at the timing. Here is the exact Heliocentric square coming up, November 2013. As our Facebook friend Jen DeMorgan stated, “oh *$#%”. A very challenging T-square pattern. Jupiter opposite Pluto, our faith is going to be tested, as will growth and prosperity. The focus of the planetary aspect pattern in on Uranus, radical change and higher awareness. Hang in there with us for the ride.
We will be looking in more detail at each of the seven exact square as they approach, from our earthly perspective through the geocentric horoscopes.
• Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012
• Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012
• Uranus square Pluto May 21 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
The focus is on revolutionary change. The most telling of the seven squares is the one in the middle, the one closest in time to the Heliocentric Uranus Pluto Square. Massive social, political and economic upheaval.