Uranus Square Pluto Digest
|Astrologer by Milo Winter|
(1919) from Aesop for Children.
When Mercury, the planet of information, chooses to turn tail and go back over his own orbit, it’s time for reviewing a situation. We’re coming up to Mercury Rx across Pisces and Aquarius (starting February 6). Pisces and Aquarius are, of course, about taking the big view, the cosmic stance, looking back to the future and forward to the past.
So it’s a good time to take another look at the astrological aspect that has dominated the skies since 2011 or thereabouts – the Uranus-Pluto square. Uranus, the planet of change and revolution in the sign Aries — beginning, birth, speed — and Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth in Capricorn — institutions, government, power.
What has become clear over the past half-decade is that we are indeed living through a time of great change — just as the stars suggest. Much has been written about the dynamic square. Here are some of the most useful articles looking at the whole picture from around the web.
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Ray Merriman is a financial astrologer but his insight into the bigger picture is always excellent. This is a really useful and succinct overview of the whole dynamic.
Coming from almost the opposite end of astrology, Joyce Mason summarises how the seven squares correspond to the seven chakras and the seven planets. It’s a point of view that’s worth exploring further for a perspective on how the square might affect you personally.
For a thorough explanation, including diagrams take a look at the series of articles by Anne Nordhaus-Bike. This is quite a lot of reading but thorough and useful.
The Astrotwins have also done a thorough job on looking at how the square can work more personally.
Or take a discursive and interesting ramble with Barry Goddard at Astrotabletalk exploring the mythical meaning of the aspect.
Robert Wilkinson at Aquarius Papers has several good pieces on the square. This one takes a look at previous U-Plu squares and conjunctions. And this one has some advice on how to manage these powerful energies personally.