Here’s more on this great clash between Cosmic Titans Uranus and Pluto from Star Sister Astrology.
For the third time since June 2012, Uranus, the Cosmic Awakener, forms an exact square in the heavens with Pluto, the Cosmic Transformer. Any square between celestial bodies is full of conflict and creative dynamism. This one, between two of the mightiest forces in our solar system, is world-changing in scope and relentless in power. By March 2015, it will have occurred seven times.
As I posted recently, these trans-personal planets have long orbits. Contact between them every 40 or 50 years has great impact on a generation as well as on individuals. This one has an even longer span. We have not seen this particular configuration for 500 years when the square aspect prefaced the discovery of a New World by Portugal and Spain and the dawn of the Reformation. As Star Sister says:
The final years of the 15th century were a turning point for humanity, as a new world was discovered that changed the course of history altogether. Portugese explorers landed in North and South America and on the coast of India. And in Europe, monks began to defy authority and to claim that contact with the divine could be made without the intervention of hierarchical bureaucracy.
Obviously the effects don’t emerge overnight but they are HUGE, enduring and far-reaching.
Awakening insights and enduring legacy are probably the most relevant keynotes. So on a personal level, maybe the time is now to awaken to the song in your heart that only you can sing and keep putting it out there until the world is finally ready to hear you.
Uranus situated at 11 degrees Aries challenges Pluto 11 degrees Capricorn. Aries says “I am.” It’s all about fiery initiative – get up, get going. No time like the present. Capricorn says: “I use.” Capricorn is all about earthy, practical matters. It builds order, structure and stability for the betterment of mankind. Be sure. Take your time. This sets up tension between initiative and ambition, one says “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” The other says, “bide your time, pick your spots, never hurry, never stop.”
How it affects us personally depends on where these planets are situated in our individual charts. One thing is for sure, this kind of tension is impossible to ignore.
The 90 degree angle of a square shows where energy must be released, usually through definite action, in order that a new structure may be built. Much of the square’s influence is actually out of control of the native and does not facilitate calculation or logical expression. It just burns through him. Nevertheless, the influence is holistic and the irritation is more embraced as a part of oneself that cannot be repressed – a burning need.
Where does this put us?
Today’s square, however, brings us to a critical point in our personal and planetary journeys of discovery and creation. As this month’s eclipses and solar storms signal, we’re at another threshold. The great force of Uranus and Pluto is once more breaking new energetic ground, releasing energies of deep illumination, powerful transformation, great surprise, and profound mystery.
All I can say is that it’s a damned good thing that this transit waxes and wanes slowly. Whether the influences are for good or ill, how you look at it makes all the difference in what you see.