Pluto Square Uranus
I’ve started to address some of the concepts around Uranus, how it’s a sideways planet. Doing a reading not long ago, once I got done with planet description, the Aquarius just exclaimed, “Well, that explains everything! No need to go any further?”
It’s just one planet, there’s always a need to go further.
Pluto in Cancer, Uranus in Aries
Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries
Pluto and Uranus in a tight square.
Between June 2012 and March 2015, Pluto and Uranus will be in a tight, tough “square.” The meaning and the tension that the two planets set up is going to last, even though it waxes and wanes in its intensity, over these next few years.
The symbolism is getting clear, as this beast is best described as a “Tension angle.” Aries, and especially with Uranus in Aries, it’s all about passion. There’s also a hint that this particular configuration is about — the two signs most affected Aries (fire) and Capricorn (earth).
Ceramics are a science unto themselves, but the basic understanding is that earth, like clay, is molded, shaped and then, with the application of fire, intense heat, that formless, inert material becomes hardened. Look at some the oldest pieces of archeological evidence, pottery shards. Material that is earth, fired to make it hard, and that material has lasted, even in the shattered state, for thousands of years.
The tension sets off a need for new, better and improved, and with that Aries influence, the need for that change is now. Typical Aries traits never include the term “patient,” or, “willing to wait.”
This is up against another great agent of change: Pluto.
Whether Pluto is a planet or an asteroid, as a significant astrological indicator, that part is not really open to dispute. Label it whatever, Pluto packs a discernible astrological force, power, and influence.
Capricorn is staid, conservative, and not opposed to change, but not fiery quick like an Aries, or fluid like a Cancer Moon Child. Pluto’s effects can take time, after all, Pluto’s elliptical orbit lasts almost 250 years, and the effects of Pluto are game changers, life changers, but frequently, the intensity isn’t always obvious.
Pluto, can’t be avoided but doesn’t always announce his presence.
This planetary array, this tension angle between the two big players, it’s even more symbolic considering the last time this occurred, from 1932 to 1934. Then it was Pluto in Cancer, and Uranus was in Aries. Pluto’s made it half way around an orbit, that’s about it. Not quite at the halfway mark, but let’s do point out Mr. Pluto is now in the opposite sign from where this particular angle last occurred.
Cancer is a water sign. Last time was emotional, this time is about bedrock.
Capricorn is hardly the most stubborn of the earth signs, but there’s an element of stability I tend to observe. Like its archetype, the mountain goat, Capricorn only moves forward when there is solid footing.
Uranus is upsetting the stable foundation, and it’s Uranian energy tinged with that Aries fire, is all like, “Right now!”
Change, just for the sake of change, that’s not always a good solution. However, change, because there’s an obvious problem that needs attention? That’s what this is about. The tension angle brings up where the weak spots are. Were. Potentially problematic areas.
The revolutions are pretty much old news as the old guard is stripped away and the new democracy is put in place. Or the old regime is removed and new regime is installed.
Pluto, from its location in Capricorn, that’s going to irritate the Uranus in Aries ire. Pluto is looking for a longer-term solution.
The secret to deal with this energy is to work through whatever the issue is. Work through it. The two planets are playing a cosmic game of tag over the next few years. Most impacted will be people born in the first few degrees of the cardinal signs, the June Cancers, the September Libra, the December Capricorns and the March Aries. However, the first Cardinal degrees in any chart will feel this effect.
The broken pottery shards, archeological relics previously used as an illustration, that metaphor gets a second look. How these issues, whatever the problem that this tension illuminates? The caution is to not shatter the original container. A common description of typical Aries energy is “Bull in China Shop,” and compounded with Uranus? With an added layer of tension and subtle urgency provided by Pluto?
Change. My suggestion has usually been to bend with the winds of change. Fighting it gets ugly and there’s always a large potential for loss, if the choices of right and wrong aren’t clear.
One of the great gardening teachers in my life suggested that each garden would eventually have a few shattered clay pots. Commonplace clay pots for temporary or permanent plant homes. Further, that mentor suggested the clay shards make excellent filler for the very bottom of a new plant’s home.
There is use for the shattered parts, whatever that Uranus energy broke into a million little pieces. It can be used as a (Capricorn) foundation for new growth.
Tumultuous? Yes. Good or bad? There are no “good” or “bad” astrological transits, just more gentle, in, this example, less gentle prodding where an individual will want to work and grow.