2 Sep 2011

Uranus square Pluto

Observations following US Presidential election result 9.11.2016 - original post written in September 2011.

Life is full of shocks as the result of the
US Presidential election takes hold and 
the reality of Trump in power begins to sink in.

The on-going Uranus/Pluto square reflects current events. Uranus will remain in assertive and action-oriented Aries for some time yet (2019 according to my ephemeris) and Pluto will be trundling through Capricorn until 2024, giving ample opportunities for the in-depth scouring of established institutions which has already started, as well as for the all-important global wake up that's needed to secure the future of humankind as we know it.

The Square relationship between two planets in astrology is created when both planets are 90 degrees apart. In this diagram, Sun and Saturn are shown square to one another. Using the Huber Method of Astrological psychology, squares are always shown in red, expressive of the active, doing energy they embody. If this energy isn't used, it can fester and turn sour. Squares demand action and require participatory behaviour. If, for instance, you have a square in your chart it's always best to use its energy rather than bemoan the fact that it's there & that it causes problems. It will only cause problems if you do nothing with it - it wants and needs to work.

So what of the current Uranus/Pluto square which moves in and out of exact aspect?

Not since the years of the Great Depression in the late 1920's and into the 1930's have Uranus and Pluto been in the challenging, action-needy, square relationship that they are in now. They will remain so, on and off, for another 8 years. What we're seeing, in terms of revolutions and the changes that are taking place on a global scale in 2016, will be around until 2024.

In the 1930's, Uranus was in Aries, as it is once again now, and Pluto was in Cancer. The Pluto in Cancer generation are now our elders, and many of them remember the times of the Depression and the hard times that went with it. But this time around Pluto is in Capricorn, the opposite sign to Cancer, and this suggests a rather different upheaval and transformation. The areas of life which could be affected are those which are well-established - like banks, governments and other long-founded institutions which have held the power and wielded authority. 
Uranus turns things around, upside down, and generally provides an important wake up call. Under the influence of this planet, motivations may change as freedom is sought and people strive to shed the shackles of harsh governance and create new forms of security and stability in their lives, free from fear. The recent revolutions in the Middle East are symbolic of this, along with the fight for freedom in Libya which, as I wrote this back in 2011, was in its final stages as oppressor Gadaffi was hunted down.

With P
luto there are no half meaures; it's an all-or-nothing planet. What needs to go, goes. Opportunities abound for clearing out what is no longer useful or valid. With merciless precision, what is outdated or unwanted is dumped. Expect the effect of these two planets working together via the gritty square aspect to be in evidence for some time to come.

Closer to home in the UK, there were the riots
in England - some of them seemingly about sheer greed with people showing no respect for the property of others and taking what they wanted as they looted in shops. But stop and consider for a moment if that kind of unacceptable behaviour on that level is actually vastly different from rich bankers who are still taking unacceptably huge bonuses.
This chart was set up for the start of the riots in England. These started on 7th August 2011 and I set the time for 6 pm as the rioting began in the evening (but was being orgainised via social networking sites before and during the events). The chart itself looks chaotic with a lot of red aspects - squares and oppositions. I'm not going to anaylse it here, but am using it to demonstrate the Uranus/Pluto square in the lower half of the chart. Pluto is in 1st house, Uranus in 3rd (note the use of modern communication technology in the organisation of the riots) and, as I recently wrote about Mars you'll see it's in 7th, opposite Pluto and square to Uranus, forming an Efficiency/Perfomance figure. Add the energy of Mars to the already volatile Uranus square Pluto brew and you have something pretty toxic to deal with. Of course, it all depends on which level not just Mars, but Uranus and Pluto are operating at, and this could range from base level to something a lot higher, less personal and more far-reaching in effect.

With this square around until 2024 it's unlikely we've seen the last of it yet.

For more on aspects and aspect patterns see Aspect Pattern Astrology by Bruno & Louise Huber, and my book Aspect Patterns in Colour.


barb said...

Hi Joyce,
How are you? Busy I think but that is good for you!

I think that I may have already felt something of this strenghtful aspect.But, more is coming!
Thank you for this very interesting post.


Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Barbara,

Yes, I guess there will be more to come....it's something we can't avoid, on a personal and universal level.

Joyce x

Ana MarĂ­a Quiroga A. said...

Dear Joyce
I have taken the liberty to translate your article (to Spanish), which I liked very much, and publish it with your name in my own blog. I hope that don't bother, but if so, please tell me and I will bring out immediately. Any way thank you very much for your work.
My name is Ana Quiroga, chilean and Dip. API, http://astro-psicologia.blogspot.com

Joyce Hopewell said...

Thank you very much Ana Maria - as a Diploma holder of the Astrological Psychology Institute you are welcome to use my article on your blog to be read in Spanish in Chile.