release & clear the solidified energy of the old cycle, joining together to co-create a new beginning. In the 60's, with JFK, RFK, MLK, the Beatles, TM, the Anti-War Movement, LSD, Hair, Woodstock, Stonewall, etc, we planted the
(4 points creates a solid form).
Exact Uranus - Pluto Square Heliocentric (Sun-Centered) Chart Nov 22, 2013
We're looking at the chart from the perspective of the Sun. If you're not familiar with astrology charts, you might not realize how unusual and rare the level of symmetry is on the day that Uranus squares Pluto. Jupiter is joining the pattern in opposition to Pluto, making it a T-Square to Uranus, and then there are trines and sextiles of Mercury and Saturn to that opposition. How can we begin to understand this? For simplicity, let's think of it as a gift basket hidden under a pyramid. Since the Sun just passed this week over the Point of the Sphinx (Leo-Virgo cusp), I'm sure she is smiling at the thought. In this and future articles, we'll break the pattern down planet by planet.
Let's start by putting this 138-year Uranus-Pluto Cycle in the context of the larger Grand Cycle. In the years around the 2012 Shift of Ages, a cycle of nearly 26,000 years has been coming to an end, & Civilization as we know it has been breaking down around us. At times it feels like the "Compost Heap of Human History", a rotten mess to be sure, but fertile soil to plant seeds for the New Earth.
If you use the 24 hours in a day as a metaphor for the 26,000 years in this Grand Cycle - the Darkest Hour before the Dawn would compare to the last thousand years or so, starting in the middle of the Dark Ages, from which we have been slowly emerging since then.
It takes the Sun a couple minutes to cross the horizon, which translates to us being in the middle of 30 - 40 years of twilight between the end of our Dark Night of the Soul, and completely waking up to the next 13,000 years of Light. Unless you're an early riser.
Contemplating this Grand Cycle may be mind-boggling, considering that the high point (noon) of the last cycle was 19,500 years ago - Atlantis or Lemuria perhaps? But before we lose hope of achieving greatness before our next noon point 6,500 years from now, take comfort in knowing that we are fast approaching the high point of the Uranus-Pluto cycle.
The Dawn point of that cycle began with their conjunction in the 1960's. 2013 is the noon point, where Uranus has traveled 90 degrees from Pluto, and that exact point will be reached this November.
To better understand the Uranus-Pluto cycle, lets go deeper into what was going on at the "Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" in the 1960's, during which their last conjunction occurred.
We'll examine four areas of life.
3. Civil Rights
4. Economics & Politics
We'll also look for similarities to the previous Uranus-Pluto conjunction in 1850.
To understand the events occuring during these periods, let's explore the symbolic meaning of the two planets involved, by looking at what was happening when each of them was discovered.
Uranus (Inspiration, Freedom, Liberation)
was discovered in 1781 at the end of the American Revolutionary War, and just ahead of the French Revolution, a period which also saw extensive early research into the harnessing of electricity by Benjamin Franklin and others.
The shattering & illuminating power of a lightning bolt makes a good metaphor for Uranus.
was discovered in 1930, at the beginning of the Great Depression, and symbolizes Death, Transformation, & Rebirth into Spirit or God-Consciousness.
A fascination with god-like powers expressed itself at that time, in the crudest of early forms, with the international surge of fascism leading up to World War II. At the same time, Superman and other Comic Book heroes gave us more kindly expressions of an immortal super-race of modern saviours with extraordinary powers.
The conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the Free-Spirited 60's
saw the War in Vietnam, several earth-shattering political assassinations, the Beatles, Hair, Woodstock, and the Birth of the Counter-Culture and Anti-War Movement.
This was the Dawn of the Age of Aquarius, and the seeds planted at that time are about to bear fruit.
Now is the square of Uranus & Pluto, the time to Solidify the Power of Inspiration.
A square, or 90 degree angle between two planets such as Uranus and Pluto,
is like the noon point, symbolizing the most productive part of the daily cycle. The number 4 means manifestation. Four points defines a tetrahedron, a solid form, matter.