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As we get closer to mid-year, so does the rare square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. They will be locked in this challenging link from 2012 to 2015. This energy is forceful, powerful, tense and intense. My original article on Uranus square Pluto was posted last year on my blogger site.
Here’s a little background on what Uranus has been up for the past couple of years. Uranus first ventured into Aries for a few months on May to August 2010. During that brief period, he got tangled up in that year’s Cardinal Grand Cross (the first of which involved an eclipsed full moon in Capricorn) and Cardinal T-square (which involved Saturn in Libra, Jupiter in Aries & Pluto in Capricorn). Some of us may still be experiencing the effects of 2010’s t-square. Hopefully, the changes that coincided with that period have proven or are beginning to prove as positive changes/major breakthroughs, despite whatever difficulties, challenges, heart breaks, or breakdowns we may have had to go through.
Uranus returned to Pisces a final time on August 2010. Then on March 2011, Uranus re-entered Aries to stay for the long haul. From June 19 to July 17 (2011), Uranus and Pluto were tangled up in an alignment once again. This time they were actually within orb of their square (the tighter the orb, the stronger the influence). This short period may have given us a preview of what their alignment might bring our attention to in the next couple of years.
For Gemini-Sagittarius Suns & risings (2010 to 2013); Taurus-Scorpio Suns & risings (2012 to 2015); and Aries-Libra Suns & risings (2013 to 2015), the eclipses in your sign plus the Uranus-Pluto square may feed into each other and add more influence/depth to the already powerful energy of the eclipses in your sign! Don’t panic. Breathe. Find your center and be grounded. See the bigger picture just as equally as the details. Assess. Plan. Act.
What is a a square? A square is the most difficult and challenging relationship between two or more planets. It is an impatient energy that requires action. It is conflict, war between at least two celestial bodies. Its energy forces a need to create something that’s birthed from inside of us and then to manifest that creation out into the world — may it be in your own personal world, your immediate environment, or something that influences many. Sometimes what’s ‘created’ is something you initiated; other times, a situation/s thrown at you and are left with having to manage it. Depending on where the square falls in our birth chart, changes/challenges/conflict may relate to our career (10th house), physical health (6th house), finances (2nd/8th houses), home/family (4th house), relationships (7th house), children (5th house), friendships (11th house), etc.
We’ll be under the umbrella of Uranus square Pluto for much of 2012 to 2015, their square will perfect - twice for each year in 2012, 2013 & 2014, and once in 2015. Here are the periods when Uranus square Pluto energy will be at its strongest:
- June 19, 2011 to July 17, 2011 ~ within orb but will not perfect
- May 16, 2012 to October 29, 2012 ~ perfect on June 24 (at 8° & 23’) and September 18 (at 6° & 57’) - interesting that these dates fall within days of my birthday (June 27) and my sister’s (Sept 14) … hmm …
- April 17, 2013 to June 28, 2013 ~ perfect on May 20 (at 11° & 14’)
- September 21, 2013 to December 12, 2013 ~ perfect on November 1 (at 9° & 25’)
- March 12, 2014 to May 24, 2014 ~ perfect on April 21 (at 13° & 33’)
- November 4, 2014 to April 25, 2015 ~ perfect on December 14, 2014 (at 12° & 35’) and March 16, 2015 (at 15° & 17’)
- December 18, 2015 to March 19, 2016 ~ within orb but will not perfect
For me as a Cancer-Sun, the Uranus-Pluto square impacts my solar 10th & 7th houses (career/future goals vs. relationships/partnerships); and as a Virgo-rising, my natal 8th & 5th houses (debt/transformation vs. fun/creative self-expression).
How might this square manifest in your world? Look to the solar and natal houses that are governed by Aries and Capricorn; and/or see if there are any natal planets/house angles that will be triggered by the square (match the degree the squares are perfecting at against your natal chart). That should be a good start at gaining some insight.
Unsure if you have natal planets/house angles on or around any of the above mention degrees within cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart at alabe.com for use as reference — birth date, time, and place required.
Part of this article was originally posted on my astrogrrl blogger site July 3, 2011.