We are currently building up to the sixth of seven squares between Uranus and Pluto within three years and this has indeed proved to be a time of profound upheaval and transformation both globally and on a personal level! The square will be exact on Monday 15th of December so the energy is now building in intensity. Uranus is currently in Aries and Pluto is in Capricorn, and a square between two planets is a stressful, challenging aspect which creates crisis in order to push us towards growth and transformation out of limitation. The tension of the square can highlight where we are limited or stuck and force us in no uncertain terms to move beyond it, which can be quite uncomfortable but ultimately promotes growth!
The players involved in this square are some pretty heavy hitters....
Uranus in Aries – He is the great awakener, the radical, revolutionary planet who shakes things up in order to create necessary change and prevent stagnation. He is in the direct, forthright and aggressive sign of Aries whose ruler is Mars the warrior! This combination will demand freedom and the right to discover who we are and where we fit into the big picture. Aries is fearless, and the changes are coming fast and furiously and are even resulting in downright revolution. Combine that energy with the energy of Pluto and Capricorn and you can see that society will be shaken to the core by this configuration, as will our lives! I don’t think it is a coincidence that Occupy Global has happened during the last couple of years as Uranus in Aries has given people the courage to speak their truth, break out of their ruts and step out of their comfort zones. To give an example of what Uranus in Aries is capable of - the day that the tsunami happened in Japan, 11th March 2011, was the exact day that Uranus entered Aries. Crazy stuff! A very extreme example I know, but I was flabbergasted when I realised that is was the EXACT day that Uranus shifted from watery Pisces into fiery, forceful Aries. In fact both Uranus and Pluto rule disasters, both man-made and natural - oil spills, tsunamis, earthquakes.
Pluto in Capricorn - Pluto has a detoxifying effect on whatever sign he goes through – he digs deep and finds the rot, bringing up whatever is wrong or out of balance with the energy of the sign. Pluto is concerned with power and powerlessness, representing transformation and the death and rebirth principle. Capricorn represents structure, patriarchy, responsibility, authority and government. Put the two together and what do we get? It is likely that societal structures could crumble if they are no longer relevant or serving our needs, destroyed in order for something better to take their place. It could also be that powerful organisations could become much more transparent and their corruption fully revealed to us. We have already seen the beginning of this with the investigation of the major banks, the Jimmy Saville/BBC case and the Euro-zone crisis, not to mention various governments throughout the world. On a personal level we may be forced to drastically transform our lives, breaking down patterns which no longer serve our highest truth and think about how we might better serve ourselves and others. The structure of our lives will have to crumble and be reborn to better reflect who we truly are.
Put the two together - social and personal structures (Capricorn) may suddenly (Uranus) be destroyed (Pluto). There will be powerful urges (Pluto) for individual and collective freedom (Uranus), and the desire (Aries) to fully realise who and what we really are. A massive power shift is indicated (Uranus square Pluto) through sudden, unprecedented upheaval, which could even lead to a new social or economic order. This square is likely to change the fabric of our societies to the core and force us to live up to our true potential, stepping into our true power and living our lives with greater integrity. On a global level this means big trouble for governments, banks, social institutions and large corporations (Pluto in Capricorn) as people rise up and demand truth and equality (Uranus in Aries).
Some relationships, things and situations may dismantle and decay so that something more appropriate forms in its place. There may well be dramatic paradigm shifts, upheavals, profound transformations and remarkable breakdowns and breakthroughs in one or in many areas of our lives. The energy of this square is so powerful that we may have no control over it, so it is better to go with the flow and not resist - ride the waves of change so to speak. Trust that anything that happens is ultimately for our highest good, even though it may be hard to see at first.
This will be a time when people become more aware of and in touch with their life purpose as it fits into the big picture. The old way of life will be shaken up and wherever we are stuck or stale will experience transformation and upheaval, but only for our greatest good both personally and collectively. Undoubtedly there will be some dramatic changes in the next few years, and with them will come some unexpected surprises that bring great delight! Life may well look very different at the end of this period! I know that my life has already changed dramatically in the year since the first exact square and I am sure there is more to come! I can't count how many times I have been forced to step out of my comfort zone in the past year but I have grown so much, as have most of the people I know!
The Uranus Pluto square will be exact 7 times during these three years, which is extremely rare, so look out for those particular dates, both for yourself personally and for the world. The energy will build in intensity in the couple of months leading up to the square being exact, but in the few days before they form an exact square it will reach a climax.
So….these are the dates on which the square will be exact:
24th/ 25th June 2012
19th September 2012
21 May 2013
1 and 2 November 2013
21/22 April 2014
15 December 2014
17 March 2015