by Robert Wilkinson
In Part 1 we examined how the coming Saturn opposition Uranus will set up a clash between old systems and the transformative process. In Part 2, we took a look at the dances Saturn and Pluto have been doing for the past century, and offered hints as to how these may manifest in the future given what happened in the past. Today we look at the major square between the two heavyweight Transpersonal planets, Uranus and Pluto, in order to find ideas how to position ourselves to take advantage of the upheavals and not be caught off balance.
As I wrote in Part 2:
As part of the on-going Grand Irrationality not cutting us any slack for the next decade, Pluto holds the key to which path to take at any given fork in the road. Through our embrace of Divine "Economy of Energy" we can shed ourselves of obsolete physical, emotional, and mental materials and become more "goal fit" for whatever higher potential we have to show our world. Squares to Pluto help this Divine Potential to come forth, much as weeding a garden helps our vegetables to grow unimpeded by other water consuming plants.
Pluto may be "Lord of the Underworld," but it also is that Divine Power that can stand heat and pressure to bring forth seeds of future growth. It symbolizes "seed forms," and so is also the power of self-replication in a new Springtime of growth. It is purifying, intense, and intent on growing despite outer conditions. So what can we expect with the coming squares from Saturn and Uranus to this Divine Purifier?
Uranus slips into Aries May 2010 and immediately is lower (waxing) square to Pluto, showing an emergent force both braking and releasing Plutonic force through Uranian forms. That should be an extremely volatile and exciting time, where the unexpected shows up on a daily basis. Uranus retrogrades back into Pisces August 2010, eventually returning to Aries March 2011 where it remains square to Pluto until April 2018 except for a few months toward the end of the span when the orb is too wide.
Throughout this period there are many close or exact squares, so the entire time is definitely going to be the edge of radical and global transformation. We are told that a Uranus-Pluto affliction requires that we get clear about motives, avoid malcontents and corrosive, rebellious attitudes, learn a greater trust in the larger process, and by understanding things in terms of the generic human experience, find a proper social order to resolve confusion.
This is the first turning point in the cycle that began late 1962 and lasted until late 1968 with a brief reprise Spring 1969. Sounds like the Beatles and the 60s blossoming of a new global culture to me! (The fact that it was smashed down by the police state after that has no bearing on the real, global consciousness experience that so many felt for so many years.)
The Uranian energy will be tremendously boosted by Jupiter's entry into Aries conjunct Uranus square Pluto from June 2010-September 2010 and again Jan-Feb 2011. Though not conjunct Uranus (which retrogrades back into Pisces), Jupiter's re-entry into Aries will trigger the Cardinal T-square from 2010 and expand those forces set into motion when Uranus was first in early Aries.
The last time Uranus was in a waxing (lower) square to Pluto was between Sept 1874 and August 1878 from Leo to Pluto in Taurus. Though it was a time of radical change through emergent technologies, it was also a very brutal time to be alive (especially if you were a Native American!) This time the square is from Aries to Pluto in Capricorn, throwing the voids into Cancer and Libra, the latter sign occupied by Saturn for at least a while that will bring structure to that part of the T-square. As I stated in Part 2,
If Saturn is in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, the voids are thrown into Aries and Cancer, showing both the problems and the solutions. When Uranus enters Aries, it will introduce Aries elements into the volatile mix, which will be expanded by Jupiter entering Aries, conjuncting Uranus and opposing Saturn while squaring Pluto. Sounds like we're all about to get back to basics and find out what we really care about and what truly nurtures us.
As noted in Parts 1 and 2, if you want to know more about the coming configurations, please re-visit The Coming Cardinal Squares and Crosses of Saturn in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013
© Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson