Uranus Square Pluto Digest

Tuesday February 4th 2014
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.

The U-Plu Square Perfects
June 24, 2012 
Sept. 19, 2012 
May 20, 2013 
Nov. 1, 2013
April 21, 2014
Dec. 14, 2014
March 16, 2015

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.

Click on each link to go to the article in question.

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.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this Christina. I’ve always liked Robert Wilkinson’s posts but find them very compacted with information and I have to re-read sometimes to get the best from them. (I am a beginning astrologer.) So, from what I understand, those of us with planets in or around 12 Libra or Cancer, which is being hit at the moment, will find relief in sourcing energy in Taurus or Sag. ways? Because the support is in Scorp and Gemini so the void of the T-square is in toro/sag, And I guess that this also applies to the collective – so we can look to Sag/Taurus countries/methods of working people to refresh the situation. Have I read that the right way? Ta.

    • Christina says:

      Actually, it’s good to hear a positive outcome from this square, and you are right in the crosshairs there.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks Christina, I’ve got a natal square 12′ 57 Cancer sun to 9 libra moon/mars conjunction. Being born in the mid 60’s I also have the Saturn opp Uranus/Pluto pattern in Pisces/Scorpio, so Uranus/Pluto is making a sextile to the Sun. This is manifesting as extremely stressful, but extremely invigorating and ultimately liberating strangleholds of old entrenched patterns being excoriated and purged – often in horribly virgoan ways (being audited by the tax office, going through mediation at work re. office bully, finally getting full refund back on expensive consumer goods after months of detailed documentation, finally finding out reason behind long-standing health problem (which was so simple, just needed excellent holistic GP).

      Hope I haven’t bored people to death on your blog – but it turns out I am getting a lot of support from Taurus manager and Sag. partner. Natal T-square empty part is in Sag.

      I really enjoy your posts, thank you.

    • Christina says:

      I agree about it being difficult to digest but you can mine gold from his articles. I’m not sure he is exactly saying that. You’ve gone a step further – but it could be a good point. I need to think about it.

      He suggests that it depends which of your personal planets the square affects. If you have planets Libra then the Uranus-Pluto square creates a T-square pattern with your chart. T-squares always have an “empty” leg. This is where you need to look. So you’d look to Cancer for the answer in that case. I think there is more to this that could be extrapolated. It’s made me wonder about the midpoints c.25°Leo/Aquarius, too.

      I’d add that we’re talking planets from 9° through 13° Cardinal, not just at 12°

      I have been talking to a lot of people affected directly by this transit and I have to say the results can be good or bad, harsh or energising. It does depend on the state of the planets involved in your natal chart. For example, hard aspects from Saturn seem to be making this tougher, but easy aspects to say natal Uranus seem to be making this exciting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this digest, from a Libran under pressure!