Thursday, August 1, 2013

Uranus - Pluto : Merriman's take

As I slog through the boxes and what not that are still in my life, (dear lord next move can my husband please not be working till at ten every night?)  Anyway, as I start to peek out from my world-o-chaos into the real world again, I wanted to offer up another angle on Uranus and Pluto.  As readers of my blog know, Uranus and Pluto are in the middle of their bitch slap festival aka, waxing squares.  It started last year and will go until 2015.

Here are the dates:

Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012  **  8 degrees
Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012 **  6 degrees
Uranus square Pluto May 20 2013  **  11 degrees Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013 **  9 degrees
Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014 **   13 degrees
Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014 **  12 degrees
Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015 **  15 degrees

I highlighted the dates for 2013.  Anyone with planets at those degrees in the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are feeling the tension more than those with no planets at those degrees. But as I said in my Cancer New Moon article everyone is feeling the changes off in the distance and needing to make their own shifts. 

I was happy to see Ray Merriman has posted a rather long piece on the waxing Uranus Pluto Squares and wanted to share it with you.    It may get astro heady at times but I encourage you to give it a read.

Here is a snippet..go to link for the whole report. It is worth it.

The Dynamics of Uranus and Pluto

    As mundane astrologers, our first task is to consider the principles of the astrological signatures that are in force. We then try to integrate various combinations of these principles to arrive at possible manifestations in the real world, thereby creating a “forecast” – manifestations that may actually unfold onto the current times.

    So let us begin with an understanding of the principles of Uranus and Pluto, and the areas of human activity in which they may manifest. The following is a list of some of the key words that describe the dynamics of Uranus and Pluto

        Uranus                                            Pluto

Sudden and unexpected                      Slow and building momentum

Change                                                 Reform

Revolution                                           Transformation and upheaval/uprooting

Invent and make new                        Tear down the old, rebirth and death

Masses without organization             Mobs (organized) with an agenda

Chaos                                                 Focus and intention

Doesn’t like status quo                     Doesn’t like status quo

Mass movements for equality          Protest movement to end, or gain, power

Technology and science                   Grass roots and emotional issues

Earthquake and winds                     Storm clouds, volcano eruptions

Electrical blackouts                          Famines and droughts

Detached, disconnected                  Over-involved, suffocating, infiltration

Charisma and youth                        Death, debt, and taxes

Technology and innovation            Waste and removal

New movements, new age             Long-term grievances, resentment

Embrace the future; forget the past            “Payback time”

Freedom and independence            Coercion, and force against one’s will

Ecology and environmental advancement        Pollution and toxicity

    As one can see, there is a wealth of areas in human activity that potentially correspond to Uranus and Pluto dynamics, but they are not always compatible. Under the waxing square aspect, the conflicts are apt to become increasingly magnified. For instance, Uranus wants change and it wants it now, and may not take into account the consequences of acting first and considering later. Pluto also wants change, but it is more methodical and deliberate, especially in Capricorn. Pluto is more attuned to reform of current conditions that may be stifling, whereas Uranus wants to incorporate a whole new system and is not concerned about reforming the old system. With Uranus, there can be massive demonstrations that suddenly erupt out of nowhere onto the national or global scene. With Pluto there can also be massive demonstrations, but they are more of a protest movement with a definite agenda.

The movements of Uranus are often based on a principle of social equality and fairness, and participants desire to keep the movement “pure” and innocent. The protest movements of Pluto are usually grievance-oriented, steeped in a belief of social abuses, and the participants often want to exact a measure of revenge against the perpetrators of their perceived “personal” injustice and historical abuses. For them, this is “payback time.” Somebody – some group – must pay for these violations. Uranus values freedom from authority, whereas Pluto seeks to transform the balance of power from the current authority (i.e. establishment, like government and big business) to another sector that represents their personal interests. Uranus is detached and aloof, while Pluto can be obsessed and over-involved to the point of seeming to smother others. Pluto will attempt to infiltrate, coerce, and force its will onto others – especially those who it thinks are guilty of violations of some kind - whereas Uranus is not interested so much in the sins of the past, only a new future. For Uranus, the motto is “Embrace a bright new future.” For Pluto, the motto is, “It’s payback time.”

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