The first of seven Uranus-Pluto squares is exact on June 24 2012 at 09:12 GMT.
This big-hitting square is between two of the slow-moving outer planets. They were relatively close together in the heavens last August 2011 and they will continue to remain close until 2015.
It’s a volatile energy and we’ve already seen some of the disruptive and reactionary ways that this powerful square has been mirrored in recent world events, hence the famous saying, “As Above, So Below”.
In brief, Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008, where it remains until 2024. Pluto is the planet of wipe-out, it negates what it touches, and Capricorn is the sign of government, big business and the corporate world. In 2008 we entered a global recession. Pluto also represents absolute power, control and the plutocracy. Uranus, planet of revolution and change, moved into Aries, the sign of the individual, in 2010, where it remains until 2019. Pluto and Uranus clash in the heavens and this is a classic case of the haves v. the have nots.
Last year saw the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, riots in London, Greece and Egypt and Time magazine named the Protester as their 2011 Person of the Year, thus the title of this blog post. There’s obviously more change and protests to come, some good, some not so good.
These are volatile times but they also offer an opportunity to stand up against corruption, injustice and the misuse of power. Uranus rules technology which potentially gives everyone a voice, a chance to be heard. When ideas trend on social media and go viral on the internet, they can rouse mass support extremely quickly and Uranus in Aries represents immediate action.
The outer planets have a generational feel rather than a personal influence. However, if you have planets in your own chart at key degrees of Aries and Capricorn, then you will experience this clash more dynamically. They currently meet at 8:24 degrees.
Here’s a quick look at what areas of life come under the spotlight for each of the 12 star signs. Staying put and standing still are unlikely to be an option but remember that, even when the going gets tough, Pluto is the planet of transformation and Uranus the planet of change. So you can at least try to bring about a positive shift in your own life and take advantage of these unpredictable and extraordinary times.
Aries 1st house v. 10th house. Self v. career/authority. It’s you against them or them against you. Brings out your inner rebel.
Taurus 12th house v. 9th house. Retreat/sacrifice v. ideology. A karmic clash. Breaking free from outdated thought/philosophy.
Gemini 11th house v. 8th house. Friends/society v. joint finances. Who or what are you indebted to? Forming new alliances is risky but exciting.
Cancer 10th house v. 7th house. Career/vocation v. the other. What happens to one partner affects you both. Less power games, more independence.
Leo 9th house v. 6th house. Travel/study v. routine. Saying YES to your vision. Ditching the day job or losing the day job. Either way creates freedom.
Virgo 8th house v. 5th house. Finances v. fun/creativity. Taking risks with money to free yourself from debt. Foregoing short-term pleasures for long-term gain.
Libra 7th house v. 4th house. Partnership v. home/past. Love or a relationship changes your life. Leaving the past behind to follow the one you love. Breaking free.
Scorpio 6th house v. 3rd house. Work/health v. communication. Doing things your way. Taking risks instead of living by someone else’s code.
Sagittarius 5th house v. 2nd house. Romance/fun v. money/values. Enjoying yourself whatever the cost. A new romance changes your outlook on life.
Capricorn 4th house v. 1st house. Deep inner change or transformation helps you release the past. Moving on, moving away.
Aquarius 3rd house v. 12th house. Communication/community v. retreat. Being true to your social values, playing your part, being heard. Not being a loner.
Pisces 2nd house v. 11th house. Money v. friends/future plans. Future plans are dependent on your changing financial situation. Letting go of a friendship/group.
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