Uranus in Aries began a four-year cycle of a challenging square to Pluto and Capricorn this summer when the two came within one degree of an exact alignment. Squares are 90 degree aspects between two planets that create friction and conflict which builds to a crisis point that demands some kind of resolution. Consequently, square aspects can often be found in times of great change. Uranus rules sudden change that is revolutionary in nature, and Pluto rules transformation and the death of old ways that no longer fit the needs of society so you can see where the two in conflict would create a few hiccups on the road of life.
Much has been said, in these pages and elsewhere, comparing this current time to the 1960s when Uranus and Pluto conjoined in Virgo, breaking apart the conservative mores of the 1950s and fostering revolution in many different arenas: on college campuses, in black power, the feminist revolution, a new way of looking at mental illness, and so many more. But what about earlier times of Uranus/Pluto stress?
Uranus and Pluto were square each other between 1932 and 1934, although the aspect began to culminate as early as 1930. 1930 was the year of Pluto’s discovery and is often linked to the invention of the atomic bomb which is a symbol of Pluto’s devastating power to destroy and rebuild. This period between 1932 and 1934 marked the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and the sweeping reforms by President Franklin D Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. At the time Pluto was in Cancer and Uranus in Aries as it is now. Uranus in Aries is associated with warfare and individual expression, and […]