28 Dec 2011

Uranus square Pluto - Clash of the Titans?

In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, and they ruled during the legendary Golden Age. The Titans were eventually overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians.

As many readers will know, 2012 marks the start of an intense and prolonged period of activity between outer planets Uranus and Pluto
. For the next 5 years they will be 90 degrees apart, forming no less than 7 square aspects which will sometimes be tight and close, and at others slightly looser and more relaxed (but only slightly). Square aspects (shown in red in Huber-style charts) have a Mars quality in the sense that they need to be actively and energetically doing something. If they are denied this, then expect trouble.

As these heavyweight planets line up to form the 7 squar
e aspects there is no way that we, citizens of the world, can escape some of the effects. They may be direct or indirect, and are likely to have similarities of impact with the clash of the mythological Titans or, if you want a powerful image from the natural world, like two bull elephants seals vieing for supremacy. Bull elephant seals fighting courtesy of en.bestpicturesof.com

Uranus and Pluto have already started the warm up, and I first wrote about them in September 2011. In the pasr year there have been revolutions in Middle Eastern countries and the overthrow of long standing dynasties and harsh regimes. Riots broke out in England in the summer of 2011 and the Occupy movement established its presence in Wall Street and at the London Stock Exchange. Ordinary people are getting restless and plain fed up with financial inequalities and the apparent cavalier attitude of big bankers who lug their
bonuses all the way back to their millionaire mansions.The chart is set for noon in London and shows the first exact square of Uranus/Pluto on 24th June 2012. This is a very red chart, dominated by an all-red Efficiency Square. Uranus in fiery Aries squares Pluto in earthy Capricorn. Both make aspects to the Sun in Cancer and Venus in Gemini, forming a * Provocative figure aspect pattern.

This aspect pattern can irritate and annoy, but it can also call forth, awaken and encourage something new. With Uranus in Aries, this could be ideas and a completely new way of thinking about how we seek and manage our own security of life. It's the revolutionary spirit squaring up to, clashing with and challenging the established power structures and authority of Pluto in Capricorn. Something has to give. Power structures have to change and transform. The old established methods have to give way to new reforms, new attitudes, new ideas and ways of thinking, with potentially big changes in the way life is lived. Forget the celebrity culture, the "me, me" attitudes and the cachet of the ££££'s in the bank, or not paid i
n tax avoidance schemes 

Update comment June 2012: Thank you, comedian Jimmy Carr, for bringing this scam to the notice of the public and having the grace to apologise and withdraw from such a scheme yourself.

In 2012 the next exact square is on 19th September, then in 2013 on 20th May and 1st November. Watch this space and blog as there is surely a lot more to come.....

* For info on the Provocative figure see Aspect Pattern Astrology and Aspect Patterns in Colour both available from the APA on line Book Shop and Amazon.


Barb said...

Happy new year!

My wishes for a very satisfying year 2012. Yes, I remember your post about this opposition. Thanks for the reminder about it's duration!
Five year's worth is a long time but, could there be lessons to learn in disguise? Learning to deal with conflict.

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Barbara,

My best wishes to you for 2012. Looks like it could be a challenging one and that things won't be boring!

Good point about lessons to be learned along the way - I'm sure this is true - even the economic & political pundits are saying things will be "interesting" for up to 5 years....so let's do al we can and go with the flow of the potential changes ahead.