Uranus Square Pluto 2012 – 2015

Uranus square Pluto started its series of seven squares back in June 2012. By now we have a good idea of its energy and it is certainly making itself felt. It does feel like a paradigm shift is happening but in the great scheme of things we are only at the beginning. The cycles of Uranus and Pluto are extremely long if we consider their whole cycle, which means a period of approximately 100 years from conjunction to conjunction. It will work like a generational lunar cycle. The seeding moment for this current cycle then was the Uranus conjunction Pluto of 1965/66.

It is actually much more useful to look back at what was started in 1965/66 as opposed to comparing this current waxing square to the waning Uranus square Pluto of 1932/34. (Though I grant you that they are not totally unrelated). Of course, both squares are points of crisis, but there is a difference between the two. This waxing square; “Here the courage to meet crises of action and encounters with the tyranny of the old, leads to an active and decisive break with the past. Yet one often does not realize the full magnitude and implication of such moments until their time has passed.” ~ Cyber World Khaldea. 

Dominators & Dictators

The rise of dictators and the great depression that occurred at the waning square of 1932 –1934 came about as a result of seeds sown in 1850 -1851. As the cycle progresses we see great famines in the east, while the industrial age is booming in the west. The contrast is quite stunning by the time of the waxing square in 1876 -1878. So we are at this waxing square point again right now. There may be a financial collapse and job losses, but this is NOTHING compared with millions of people who starved to death in India and China in the late 1800’s.

We are talking 40 million deaths here!!! This really puts it in perspective, doesn’t it? I think this current waxing square phase is crucial in preventing a devastating nuclear World War III later on. This war would probably occur (If we follow the same cycle) just after the waning square of 2073 – 2074. My thoughts are that what was started in the 1960’s will not take us to the same gruesome end of the last cycle. But we have to be careful that we don’t get complacent either. There may not be the need for physical war if the war for our minds is already won. Some of us were physically enslaved in the last cycle, now we have to free ourselves from the chains we put on ourselves.

Previous Uranus-Pluto Cycle

Uranus conjunction Pluto 1850/51 ~ Aries 3
Ireland Famine (1 million die). Australian Gold Rush. Taiping Rebellion China. (20 million die.) Fugitive Slave Act (US). The British Empire’s Great Exhibition in London.

Uranus square Pluto Waxing 1876/78 ~ Leo 2/Taurus 2
Indian Famine, 26 million die. Queen Victoria becomes Empress Of India.
Chinese Famine, 13 million die. United States Gilded Age starts. Thomas Edison invents the phonograph. First commercial telephone exchange.

Uranus opposite Pluto 1901/02 ~ Sagittarius 2/Gemini 2
Commonwealth Of Australia formed. 1st air flight. Queen Victoria dies. First public telephones. Women’s right to vote petition delivered to the British parliament. Marconi receives 1st trans-Atlantic radio signal. First movie theatre opens in California, USA. 1st Borstal opens in Kent UK. Nathan Stubblefield experiments with wireless telephony. (1st Mobile phone..Yes really!)

Uranus square Pluto Waning 1932/34 ~ Aries 3/Cancer 3
Soviet famine (Millions die), Great Depression. 14 Million unemployed in the US. FBI created. Rise of dictatorship in Europe, Hitler comes to power. “Brave New World” published. Jailed Gandhi begins hunger strike. 1st motorway. 1st Mars bar. 1st oral antibiotic. 1st TV demonstrated. Neutron discovered.

At the end of the last Uranus/Pluto cycle we get the ultimate in dominator Pluto shadow energy in the shape of the Nazi party. Hitler himself also had Uranus rising, making him an ideal projection. At the end of a cycle you can often see the seeds of the next. In the list, you can see more insidious ways of domination emerging, TV, sugar, fear…(Neutron bomb). Some of “Brave New World” could be happening now. Everyone in the book takes “Soma”. One could say that smartphones are the new “soma” where you are never alone due to all-pervasive social networking notifications! Soma is a;

“State-produced drug, as a self-medicating comfort mechanism in the face of stress or discomfort, thereby eliminates the need for religion or other personal allegiances outside or beyond the World State…..Spending time alone is considered an outrageous waste of time and money, and wanting to be an individual is horrifying. Conditioning trains people to consume and never to enjoy being alone”  ~ Wiki

Thunderstruck Tower

Uranus Square Pluto 2014I like what Palden Jenkins has to say about the Pluto/Uranus cycle “Uranus and Pluto have their own characteristic styles of creating resistance and conservatism. They can push people up against their fears, exacerbating resistance to change by threatening insecurity or disaster….” It was on the back of the economic crash in 1929 that Hitler rose to power. He was seen as a saviour. It is generally thought that the Nazi’s were only able to take hold due to their clever use of propaganda over their desperately poor and weakened people. But the Nazi party struggled to achieve an overall majority. After a succession of elections, the Nazi’s became the 1st party in 1932 and in 1933 Hitler seized control.

Hitler remained in power because Germany became affluent very quickly, due to his economic policy of throwing out the international banking cartel and issuing its own money which in true Uranian fashion was a pretty radical move. UPDATE! Comparisons currently to the 1930’s square tend to point towards the rise of anti-semitism in Europe, but it’s interesting that the problem is more with Islam rather than Judaism. This square could be more to do with the corrupt banking system and moving towards independent local currency, as interestingly Germany did in 1933.

Both Uranus and Pluto are about change, yes, but Pluto’s transformation can fester underground forever, occulted, until Uranus’s lightning bolt hits it just at the right spot. The process is rather like the thunderstruck tower of the tarot. The rebuilding of that which has been devastated can a while. It is not a quick fix. Uranus and Pluto are uncomfortable bedfellows as Uranus craves sudden change while Pluto demands achingly slow and thorough transformation. But in this modern, Uranian society we have grown used to ever-faster technologies with lifestyles to match. (The worlds 1st proper motorway, the German Autobahn was opened in 1932.) Pluto reminds us of the longer term evolutionary cycles that involve karma. What one sows is what one reaps, generations after.

“Uranus-Pluto conjunctions and oppositions might bring sudden and radical changes, like a cathartic diarrhoea, yet their full integration takes ages.” ~ Palden Jenkins 

Current Uranus-Pluto Cycle

tower2Uranus conjunction Pluto 1965 – 1966 ~ Virgo 2
“Bloody Sunday” Civil rights demonstration. 1st troops sent to Vietnam. Worlds 1st Nuclear reactor. Hurricane Betsy ($1 billion damage & 76 deaths) in New Orleans. Moors murderers Myra Hindley & Ian Brady arrested. 1000s of anti-war protests picket the White House. National Organisation For Women founded. Aborigines were given the vote in Queensland. Unmanned Soviet rocket lands on Moon. John Lennon declares “Beatles more popular than Jesus”. 20,000 Buddhists march in South Vietnam. Two Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey destroy whole cities. LSD made illegal. 1st case of HIV brought into USA.

Uranus square Pluto Waxing 2013 – 2015 ~ Aries 1/Capricorn 1
Pope Benedict resigns. Pedophiles in the Catholic church. Floods & landslides in India (5700 dead). Mass protests and violence in Egypt. Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines & Vietnam (6241 dead). US & UK are scheduled to withdraw troops from Afghanistan after 13 years. Ongoing Arab Spring (riots and civil wars in the Arab world that began in 2010). Exposed paedophiles in the entertainment business. Rolf Harris etc. ISIS established.

Uranus opposition Pluto 2046 – 2048 ~ Virgo 1/Pisces 2
Uranus square Pluto Waning 2073 – 2074 ~ Capricorn 1/Aries 1

There are some great connections between women’s rights and non-violent civil disobedience landmarks along both Uranus/Pluto cycles. Richard Tarnas’s epic book “Cosmos & Psyche” does a fantastic job of looking at the historical long-term cycles of the outer planets. He gives a larger orb to their effects than I have here, for example, he sees the 1965/66 Uranus conjunct Pluto as being active from 1960-1972. For my current research I just wanted to narrow it down, otherwise, this article would’ve been a book… But as someone born in 1966, I definitely feel a resonance with the 1960-72 generation.

I stated in a previous post that one aspect of the Uranus square Pluto may be Sexual (Pluto) Revolution (Uranus). After looking at the history of Uranus/Pluto cycles it is great to see so many clear examples of it. The very first Women’s Rights Convention was held in New York at beginning of the last cycle, gathering force at Uranus conjunct Pluto 1850/51. Female writers were the leaders of this group and formulated their demands for women’s suffrage. The first feminist books were published at this time too including “Discourse On Women” (1850) and “The Enfranchisement Of Women” (1851).

What was seeded at the conjunction, became militant by the Uranus opposition Pluto 1901/02. 37,000 women signed a petition delivered to the British parliament in 1902 asking for the right to vote. Emmeline Pankhurst founded the “Women’s Social & Political Union” in 1903. The same year, Marie Curie became the first woman to receive the Nobel prize. Uranus conjunct Pluto 1965-66 brought in the second wave of feminists with the founding of the National Organization For Women (1966). The book “The Feminine Mystique” (1963) was credited as the “Book that started it all”. UPDATE 2016. But this is all so very western biased! We can’t say this Women’s liberation is experienced in 3rd world countries and in the Middle East. Mass migration from Muslim countries to the west, uncomfortably rubs the Bur-qua up against “slut walks”.

Occupy Movement

There is also a wave of links in the growth of non-violent civil disobedience. At the Uranus conjunct Pluto 1850/51 Henri David Thoreau published his seminal essay “On The Duty Of Civil Disobediance” He was a lifelong abolitionist and a huge influence on both Mohandas Gandhi (Uranus square Pluto 1932/34) and Martin Luther King (Uranus conjunct Pluto 1965/66) who follow. At the Uranus opposition Pluto 1901/02 the political writings of Leo Tolstoy were causing a stir and influencing the reforms in Russian.

“This linage of descent in the evolution of civil disobedience – Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, King – is of course well known. What is surprising –and what should not happen so consistently – is the precise correlation with the Uranus/Pluto cycle.” [1]

The most recent example for this current 2013/15 Uranus square Pluto will be the non-violent Occupy movement, which started with Occupy Wall St in 2011. The “Occupy” phenomena has spread worldwide and is ongoing.

Uranus square Pluto 2014So what can we expect from this current Uranus square Pluto? With this waxing square we are at the quickening point of what was seeded in the 1960’s. Each point of the cross is important, but I think both waxing and waning squares have a secret quality where the repercussions are not obvious at the time it is happening.

We can certainly see the surface violence and the crisis of the squares, but no so much the enlightenment or the true liberation quite yet. We are in effect freedom fighting while at the same time gestating the “baby” that was conceived in 1965/66. This is an important time in this embryo’s development and there is a danger that we could abort all that has been achieved so far, if we cave in under the pressures of a negative, fatalist Pluto.

Negative Uranus would be expecting the quick-fix enlightenment mentioned earlier. This is not about us, it is about our children and their children. What kind of “Brave New World” are they going to inherit? We are not All One if it means becoming part of a herd that blindly obeys the globalists. It is our karmic duty, therefore, to ensure we do not breed any more slaves to the machine and teach our children not to be afraid of being unique and wonderful… individuals!

Uranus Square Pluto Dates

Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012 ~ 8º Aries/8º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012 ~  6º Aries/6º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto May 20 2013  ~ 11º Aries/11º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013 ~  9º Aries/9º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014 ~ 13º Aries/13º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014 ~  12º Aries/12º Capricorn
Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015 ~  15º Aries/15º Capricorn

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1. Cosmos & Psyche. Richard Tarnas. Pg 155.

175 thoughts on “Uranus Square Pluto 2012 – 2015

  1. I was born at the time of the Uranus conjunction Pluto of 1965/66. Life has been pretty tough for me and very frustrating over the years. The last 3/4 years I have had the guts to confront my fears, through spirit guides and mediums. It’s been a pretty scary ride and staying focussed has been hard. I’ve made tremendous progress within myself, and still continue to confront my demons. The last 4 years have been enlightening, to say the least. I am now pursuing my purpose for being here, which is to serve others. I actively listen to the universe for guidance.

  2. So I’m posting this on Facebook today:
    “Last week NASA exposed camera shy Pluto!! As a collective this is nice synchro for shining a light on our demons. There is even a time! According to the New York Times “A SUCCESSFUL FLYBY. New Horizons phoned home at 8:52 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday.”

    Here is the chart. Pluto in the 1st house of course opposed by Mars/Mercury/Moon. Mars on Sirius, a bright spotlight. Sun between Castor and Pollux. The twins of dark and light. Venus on Regulus, in the shadow zone of the coming retrograde where we will confront the shadow in relationships.”

    1. Wow! Al that Cancer in the flyby chart! Pluto transit involve experience and owning very uncomfortable emotions! The Vertex is on Regulus ( i know in fixed star lore this isn’t supposed to be relevant but I keep seeing stars on points which actually do translate!) With Jupiter and Venus conjunct in Leo is Pluto about to be reinstated as a planet? King of the underworld? Many astronomers think it should! Long reign his chthonic majesty! Lilith is conj Alkaid. Isil anyone? Demote Pluto at your peril!!

  3. Thank you Marina! Firstly, your ability to translate cosmic celestial language and synthesize this wisdom into such coherent and cohesive “human” language is simply genius.. I LOVE your work!

    Secondly, after reading your article:


    there is a deep inner knowing within that what you have uncovered is the truth.. complete resonance..

    You wrote a comment in Virgo decan 2, (which I am btw), “Tsk, what is it with Virgo Decan 2’s giving me a hard time…”

    Well, I think we are giving you a hard time because on a superconscious level, we know that you have uncovered our Virgo mystery, and we really want YOU to pioneer our cause!

    The solitary Virgin heart is not barren in loneliness… it just knows that there is an inner sanctum within each heart that is inviolable, and I believe on the Astrological evolutionary wheel of life, it is the Virgo’s task to find that space..

    I believe you are about to revolutionize the course of astrology with your wisdom Marina.. I am SO looking forward to having you read my birth chart!

    1. Awwh thanks.. 🙂 I do actually have the Pluto/Uranus conjunction natally at 18º Virgo square my Ascendant. Maybe a few of them dec 2 Virgo’s are getting that bang on their Sun. Or those born with it conjunct their Sun are getting the square from my AC. Ouch, but hey, no pain, no gain right? 😉

  4. Hi Roberto,

    Are you on the lines Vulcan is the true ruler of Virgo and could be visible as an effect of solar activity? When I grew up in the steel manufacturing city of Sheffield, the City newspaper was run from a building which had a statue of Vulcan on the roof. He was a symbol of the newspaper plus he is the God of forges for which Sheffield was famous! Virgo has of course it’s connection tot the written word and manufacture of fine metal goods.
    Other than Vulcan being a veiled planet in Esoteric astrology, what do we know about it?

    1. As an amateur astronomer and an amateur astrologer, I am delighted by this wonderful close encounter with Pluto. Have you read that Pluto is alive? Its surface is very young, nearly craterless. A perfect metaphor for transformation – and maybe it’s full of plutonic elements to keep it so warm so far away from here. And check out those footie-shaped moons that orbit AROUND Pluto and Charon. A celestial mechanic’s dream.

  5. There must be some major significance at this time that Pluto is being “exposed” to us via satellite images… Is it that collectively, we are more ready than before to peer into our own shadow selves and embrace our disowned and rejected parts?

    1. Yes, it seems uranus is shedding light on Pluto. And apparently Pluto has water ice mountains on it so perhaps the idea of the hard cold shadow must include frozen emotions, symbolically.
      Back on Earth, I believe Uranus Pluto square heralds a process of initiation for the planet itself. Earth has its own sentience/conscousness. I found this list of changes to our planetary system – its impressive – and I wonder how Earth figures in the midst of it?
      If the Sun’s EMF is that much stronger, then it must be affecting Earth?

    2. Thanks uberqueenofwands for sharing your insights on this.. I was wondering if anyone else thought this phenomenon to be significant from an astrological perspective. This is just incredible to me, but even listen to the language being used in the mass media as some of the headlines to illustrate these captions:

      “Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto’s ‘Heart'”
      This is the headline being used by the major news agencies..

      Another below is:
      “New Horizons zooms in on frozen “heart” of Pluto”

      I actually feel frozen in sublime silence about this.. Being able to peer into the abysmal heart of Pluto is awesome… it is total annihilation of the self to be reborn as THE SELF, our true Sun self that is immortal. Pluto’s “hellish” initiations may be the universal checking system to ensure that we are stripped of our lower egoic self in order to prepare us for our transfiguration into our Divine, Immortal Sun self! The Brightest Sun shines forth form a center that knows that all other suns come from the same source, and the more brightly all suns shine, the more glory given to the source of All.. Thank you Pluto for exposing the totality of ourselves to ourselves so that we may awaken Our Sun.. On the topic of Sun self, I hope that as more and more of we Solar Virgins(virgos) find the Sun within our hearts, that collectively we will find our true home and planetary ruler.. The cosmic “Little Match Girls” (virgos) are tired of being alone, out in the cold.. We are ready to feel the warmth and nurturance of a home too!!! uberqueenofwands, probably now, with all of this dramatic increase in Solar activity, virgos may just be closer than ever to finding our planetary ruler…

    3. That is such a great point! I will try and do chart for our ‘first meeting’ with Pluto. Need to find a time. Currently I’m re-writing Gemini decan 1 and this decan is on the Aldebaran/Antares axis. Antares definitely represents the ‘Shadow’ and I think possibly the Annunaki element of our DNA.

  6. I am glad to hear its going retro as that makes it even further from speeding Uranus by my may birthday. There is a key word associated with Pluto’s good functioning that is “deepening” and it fits with anything good for one will deepen and that which is not fades away. My relation with my 70’s yoga teacher had some very deep moments and I notice some other people that are so deep like she was. I’m talking voice primarily but of course knowledge to or experience of truth and other realms.
    Another thing about pluto’s changes within is that if they are not for more than oneself apparently they don’t stick. I guess time will tell about these recent changes for me anyways. I can’t imagine that the clarity I gained won’t make a difference in awareness at least.

    1. The stars suggest a great increase in the general awareness, familiarity, comfort, and adaptability of subconscious and unconscious drives, including activities and mechanisms of an occult nature, the release from life forces and powers that ruled in the past, anger, jealousy, deceit, is ever more the norm, the increasing orientation towards the future improves our ability to conceive, as our future shoots ever more brightly….no?

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