Uranus square Pluto – Phase 2 – Aftermath

It was a testing week for many, and hopefully you were one of those that passed the test.  Taking a casual survey, it seemed to me that for most people the crisis day was Wednesday, the day of the actual square between Uranus and Pluto, with reverberations on Thursday, and calmer waters on Friday.

The square is still with us until 2015, but the next exact square is not until next year, so there is time to calm down, take a deep breath and release fear.

For those of you who are ahead of the game, and wish to prepare for the next one, go over their lessons and make a plan, the next square will take place on 20th May 2013.

Muslim Video

By far and away the most important development globally around this square has been the Muslim riots about the American video.  As a commenter put it in relation to my research up to the event:

“The only thing you have left out is the continuing violence supposedly triggered by the American video.”

I realized this as soon as I had posted it, and it was almost a Freudian slip to omit it, because I found it so perplexing, and still do.

Our first awareness that there was a problem, was the killing of Chris Stevens the U.S. Ambassador for Libya, which happened on 11th September, a clear 8 days before the square, but in the period of rising tension caused by the square.

Chris Stevens was a diplomat and a lawyer, with a powerful  Jupiter exactly trine his Pluto in his natal chart.  He had been highly skilled and successful in his career.  As fate would have it, his death marked the beginning of this whole phenomenon.  We do not have his birth time, and he was born in Grass Valley, California, but there is a strong case for the accuracy of  the noon GMT chart.  In this chart, his Moon is conjunct the U.S. Pluto which is a dramatic link.  Transiting Saturn would have been squaring his natal Moon in 6th House of working quarters, and transiting Saturn was squaring the U.S. natal Pluto at the time of the event.  This chart would give him a Leo Ascendant, and Venus (diplomacy) at the Midheaven (his Careerpoint).

The chart for the time and place of his death in Benghazi and the eruption of the violence shows Mars quincunx the Ascendant on the 6th House cusp.  If this chart is active and the situation rumbles on, Mars will transit the North Node of the chart on 6th October, and the descendant of the chart on 24th/25th October, and the Pluto of the chart on 25/26th November, when there may be further flare ups or repercussions.  There is no way of knowing how long this crisis will last. The chart of the making of the film may show a Neptunian (manipulation) nature and timing, but that is at the moment an unknown quantity.  The initial video clips were uploaded to You Tube in July, the first being on 1st July, a week after the first Uranus-Pluto square!

An interesting feature which caught my attention is that it was reported that some of the protests around the world about this video were peaceful.  I feel that says something profound.  It has been reported this morning that in Benghazi itself the moderates have driven out the extremists, by peaceful means.  And I hope that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be able to convince the protesters of their good will and lack of involvement in this film.

Personal Lives

I personally felt the tension of the square last Wednesday as a knot of tension in the stomach, and my digestive system protested that it would only eat Miso soup (I later found out that the Fixed Star aligned with the event, Cor Caroli, works well with miso soup in etheric cleansing and detoxification, from “Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld).  Others found that events were taking them to the limits of their endurance.  Some reported this to me, without knowing about the Uranus-Pluto square (not everyone I know takes an interest in Astrology!).  We heard of the death of a friend, but we also heard in the news of the birth of a celebrity baby on the afternoon of the 18th: Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field brought into the world a baby girl Theodora.  I am not going to analyse her chart now, but just to welcome her into this world and a safe passage throughout her life.


The aspects for this week begin on Wednesday (26th), a day which should prove optimistic and mind-expanding due to a trine between Mercury and Jupiter.  This will be beneficial for education, information (without necessarily the technology), communication and sales and a tonic for those in recovery from the big square: it will give us something positive to focus on, e.g. there may be good news from the world of celebrity as well as in our own circle.

On Thursday (27th) Venus squares Mars, which may produce intrigue and social awkwardness, e.g. inappropriate pictures of celebrities may crop up again in elements of the media which think they are appropriate.  In your own life, someone might cross the red line, or invade a boundary you thought was understood.

Saturday (29th) has a T-square between the Sun, and you-know-who (Uranus and Pluto).  We are tested again, and need to hold our centre, be aware of who we are, and strengthen our individuality.  If necessary, we may need to speak our truth.  The earlier square in the day is the Sun with Uranus, so we may face a rebellion or we may be doing the rebelling.  Later the Sun squares Pluto, and we may face stark choices, or choices that involve a search deep into our Soul.

The undercurrents of this aspect are heightened by the Full Moon in Aries which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning, so we will need to deal with personal emotional issues in addition to wider issues in society.  Saturday night is not a night to drown your sorrows, as you could be storing up further complications.  Deal with what is presented as honestly as you can, and you will move through any problems more quickly.  You may find that life has been trying to reward you, but that you have been blocking its attempts to do so.

The week in bullet points:

  • Wednesday – the only way is up
  • Thursday – mild irritations or dubious pleasures
  • Saturday – an echo of the Uranus-Pluto square rumbling in the background