2012-2015 Source of Tension: Uranus in Aries Squares Pluto in Capricorn
Our next clue in the great “unfolding of change” is in a series of aspects to come involving Uranus in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Still working our way to 2015, we will see pressure mount, rise some more and explode over the next few years as pockets of pressure are released in the areas of government and political structures, exposing corruption and ultimately shifting the scales of world power resulting in social and cultural changes and a new awareness worldwide. Likewise, our Earth’s physical foundations represented by Pluto in Capricorn (Capricorn rules the physical structures of our planet, Pluto is death, fear and transformation) may be altered with more explosive developments as Uranus in Aries (Uranus is sudden change and Aries rules war) calls for explosive change in this area in the form of events in nature such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Logic could lead us to imagine that manmade explosive devices would also be responsible for future earth changes due to simultaneous shifts in government and world powers over the next 3 year. Also contributing to this speculation, is the fact that Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius (think groups of people) is in sudden war mode as his stay is in Aries, the sign that rules war. Also, with Pluto, fear becomes rampant, sometimes necessarily so, but most times as a by- product of a new and highly stressful situation in which our brains race to adjust. So it is very important to find a balance of caution and logic during times of great change and stress.
Below are lists of dates in which Uranus will square Pluto
over the next few years.
Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012
Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012
Uranus square Pluto May 21 2013
Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013
Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014
Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014
Uranus square Pluto March 17
As we continue to recover from past losses and current challenges, we will be faced with some new changes beginning in June 2012-2015. We know the stage upon which the above aspects will play out globally but you can be sure that the Uranus/Pluto square will affect you personally especially if you have personal planets in your natal chart under the signs of Capricorn and Aries, and especially in 2013, in the early degrees of 6-15. The Cardinal signs of Libra and Cancer will also be affected greatly.
If you do not know where your personal planets are, this is a great time to have a natal counseling and chart report (Titled, "Discover Yourself" ) offered on the services page. It is so important to be self-aware;
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throughout your lifetime. Astrology can help you deal with even the most difficult of energies of transiting planets to your natal chart, and help you to break bad habits. A Year Ahead reading will also provide times for key opportunities so that you can get the most out of upcoming transits.
Uranus in Aries By Sign
Remember the position of Uranus to your sun, will clash with the influence exhibited by Pluto in Capricorn in your chart!
Uranus transits your 1st house of self-focus, self-gratitude, personal power, vitality, personality. You feel the need to break free from certain chains that have been binding for quite some time. You are coming into your own, as you feel you have many exciting and exclusive personality traits. You may present yourself in a shocking or disruptive manner at times as you choose to part with the old you, and embrace the new you. Your friends or groups of people that you are involved with may be humanitarians or somehow have different or unique interests. When Uranus squares Pluto from 2012-2015, you may break free from the controls of society’s view of you or an existing career. A marriage or partnership may come under opposition at this time, as you are more than ready to make war with anyone who plans to thwart your efforts. Pluto is the ruler of your 8th house of debt, divorce, joint resources, property, sex, and trust- even though he is transiting your 10th of career, place in society and reputation. Be careful with a partner during these times that Uranus squares Pluto , as it very well could be a divorce that changes your station in life. Also, any debt, loans or taxes that are passed due should be resolved before Uranus first contact with Pluto on the 24th of June 2012. If you are reading this and you have an Aries child, please remember that they need room to express themselves. If you do not allow them this space, within moral boundaries of course, they will make the space on their own and it may not be healthy.
Uranus transits your 12th house of secrets, psyche , hospitalization, and all things that are not viewed by the public. As Uranus generally rules your 10th house of career, and the way society sees you, you may begin a career in humanitarian efforts such as a public health servant, prison guard or the like. Another way this can play out is that you may have sudden visits to the hospital, or find that hidden enemies suddenly spring forward. Uranus likes anything shocking, and refuses to stay put. You yourself may find that your own inner psyche becomes responsible for sudden outbursts or behavior. Uranus is here to shake up and reveal secrets in the very place where secrets are hidden. If you have any, it is best to come clean now in order to save yourself from a situation that could blow up into something bigger when Uranus squares Pluto, because then you will find sudden revelations in health or secrets to challenge your belief system, legal issues, and affairs abroad. Or perhaps you are moving to an isolated area to live and work, and find difficulty with the process. Another manifestation of this energy is that you begin to become more spiritually focused, more psychic, and in turn become known to the public. Dear friends, protect yourselves behind closed doors where secrets abound.
Uranus transits your 11th of groups and friends, hopes and dreams. Uranus will introduce some unique and perhaps loud intervals into your life over the course of its transit here. Some may be Aquarians and others perhaps are Aries, or have a good amount of both signs in their charts. You may find that groups you associate with now are foreign, and you may be involved in learning with them or technology will be themes in your life as Uranus transits this area of your chart. When Uranus opposes Pluto, please watch unusual behavior in these individuals, as they challenge the part of your chart that includes change, sex, joint resources, debt (loans and issues of child support), taxes, divorce and death. Looks like your odd relationships could take a serious turn.
Uranus transits your 10th house of place in society, career, reputation, direction of life’s purpose. Your career is about to have some shakeups and fluctuations. Depending upon how Uranus touches the personal planets in your natal chart this could go wonderfully or cause some serious hiccups. The tenth house also considers your reputation and with Uranus generally ruling areas of change such as those made by sex, debt, divorce, death and taxes and joint resources, you may find any of these areas causing the stints in your career or reputation. An element of the eighth house involving your career may suddenly come forward in a public manner. As Uranus squares up to Pluto in your partnership area, I think it is safe to say that some of you may have some divorce or property battles ensue with a partner because of a career or lifestyle issue. The placement of Uranus here may also bring light to the issues that you will undergo in your relationships. Certainly, your lifestyle and your marital partner may be one issue and your business partner and your career may be the other. You may even find that these two areas of life, relationship and career, become a source of tension for you, especially until 2015.
Uranus transits your 9th house of higher education, higher consciousness, travel, faith, belief system, and legalities. It is time to become technologically more advanced! You may begin to encounter partners who are spiritually more inclined or have something to teach you about your personal journey with God. I am not talking about friends, but long term relationships. Sudden trips abroad or run-ins with the law are also experiences here that I have watched manifest in other’s lives. As Uranus generally presides over your seventh house of partners, you may meet someone from another country or online who you end up marrying. This also goes for long distance business partnerships as well. There may be some new innovative technique or again, technology that your business partner brings to the table. The ninth house is the house of Astrology, and Uranus is the planet that rules Astrology. Many people who had Uranus transiting the 9th house when they were born have become astrologers. Perhaps during this time, you will take up the responsibility of becoming a unique contributor to the astrological field.
Uranus transits your 8th house of joint resources, divorce, taxes, death, sex, and psychological obsessions and fears. This house is a serious house and Uranus is the planet of extremes. I don’t like to write too extremely, but I will here as I simply feel the need to. I can just see Uranus marching up to this area of your chart with her “Go big, or go home!” attitude. That’s right; I believe Uranus exhibits female energy as she is a wild one, full of electrical current, unique in her wily ways, and devil may care attitude. Even though you are an earth sign, dear Virgo, Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, and Virgo is eight signs past Aquarius in the zodiac. So in some way you may find a similar transit here as an Aquarian would with Uranus in their eighth house as well. The eighth house rules taxes, debt, divorce, sex, and joint resources such as property. So don’t be surprised if taboos in sexual relationships may show up in a surprisingly shocking manner at the workplace (Uranus rules 6th house of health and work for Virgos) or perhaps you may just become a coroner. That is a joke. Seriously, you should keep an eye on your health as sudden surgeries (surgery is also included in the eighth house) may manifest from this transit. With other planets, we often have time to prepare. But with Uranus, you can never guess what it is that you are going to get. All we can do is look to the area of our chart where Uranus is visiting, and try to protect ourselves against any adverse action in ADVANCE. In short, Uranus’ transit positively aspected may do great things such as jumpstart your sex life as you become more bold and daring, or lucky you, may suddenly acquire property. However, if poorly aspected to your natal chart, it may bring sudden changes in regard to the eighth house that are entirely unpleasant and invoke sudden uncomfortable change. When Uranus squares Pluto in 2012, sudden happenings within your eighth house may have an adverse effect on your children or romantic life. As you may have read before in my work, any adverse aspect to the house of children should be taken seriously. Pluto rules your 3rd house so one way in which this can manifest is if you are in the process of divorce, a battle may ensue over communication with your children. Of course, if you have no children, one of the many ways it may play out is as your sex life interfering with your romantic relationships.
Uranus transits your 7th house of partners, long term relations, marriage, and parents. I think that most Librans know that issues tension has been building over a certain long term partnership as shown by the grand cross formations and T-squares between you home and family, and your place in society or career in the past few years. Your partner has not been happy with this battle and has absorbed the brunt of the energy to the point they are ready to explode. Or perhaps it is you that is sick of everyone and everything that is placing pressure upon you both. In any regard, you are not new to the power struggles within and around you that have become part of your life over the past few years. Often times if Uranus is adversely aspected during the time of its residence in this area of your chart, a divorce or separation from the source of angst suddenly ensues. Uranus typically rules the creative and romantic area of your life that includes children, so either a romantic relationship or child may be used to reference the catalyst in the sudden changes in your partnerships now. A custody agreement may have to be re-visited or you may see an increase in child support. You are seeking to hold your own space in a partnership or marriage that may be resistant to change or they may initiate change on their own. A partner’s role in the community or sudden travel may also bring you more increased responsibility in the home.
On the best note, if Uranus is positively aspected to your chart, perhaps a partner becomes pregnant and it is a huge surprise! Daring and shocking discoveries in your relationships may become the norm during Uranus’ long transit of this house from 2010-2018. Often the planet Uranus shows itself as an Aquarian individual or someone who is unique. Perhaps this describes your partner, or one you are to meet during this time. If you have Leo on the Ascendant, or you are a Leo reading this with a Virgo ASC, this would be especially true for you. When Uranus squares Pluto in 2012, an all-out war may ensue or the partnership may adversely affect your home and family life, as a relationship strongly takes center focus within your home or family. Try to resolve any issues before the Uranus Square Pluto transit begins again in June of 2012. Marriage, home and family are precious parts of our life here on Earth, and surely if possible, we can wait out the negative forces upon these areas and let change take it’s place in time.
Uranus transits your 6th house of jobs, health and service, work with the hands. Sudden changes on the job are sure to take place as Uranus planet of surprise and ingenuity takes up residence here. Uranus rules your home sector and with his presence entering the 6th house, you find sudden happenings at home, with real-estate or family are having an effect on your day to day business, or work. You may experience sudden disruptions at work because your family member’s health is suffering. Since this is a long transit, it may not always be the same situation that comes up every time. Because Uranus is in Aries, which is the ruler of your 6th, you may find that a situation arises that finds your job taking you away from your family, or prevents you from buying a home. I say this because your modern ruler is Pluto, but your traditional ruler was Mars who also rules Aries. If you have a government job, you may find yourself in some type of battle with another company or government. Pluto rules government and Mars takes action.
As Uranus squares up to your ruling planet Pluto from 2012 and into 2015, (see the above chart) things may really become complicated. Here, you have already been dealing with various home and family issues interfering with your job, and now it seems that you will have double duty now as your ruling planet is now transiting Capricorn in your 3rd house of communication, short distance travel, contracts, and siblings. If you read what I wrote about Pluto’s role during his transit of Capricorn in this area of your chart, then you begin to see a clearer picture. Your family and work now are taking aim at the way that you communicate. Oh boy, can you make anyone happy? You have got to take a minute now to think about how you can better communicate your family problems to a boss or superior on the job, and explain to your family how important your job is. If you are not employed, or are having issues with a family members health, you may be making lots of short distance trips and having problems communicating with the doctors who are presiding over the family member‘s health plan. It also could be a conflict with their insurance company. This scenario may especially be true during the first Uranus/Pluto square on June 24th, because Saturn will be at the final degree of your twelfth house which rules hospitalization and self-sacrifice to take care of others. Another alternative to this could be that you have wanted to transfer jobs within a government organization and the powers that be are preventing you by prolonging an agreement and this situation now comes to a head. Astrology is only a wonderful compass by which we have been given some direction, so only you will know how the specific subjects of the 6th and 4th houses v/s the 1st and 3rd houses relate to a struggle within your life that will take a different turn during the Uranus square Pluto transit.
*Please read the description for Uranus in Aries for Aquarius to understand more about the Uranus/Pluto square.
Uranus transits your 5th house of children, romance, creativity, fun (games, gambling, sports) Well, Sag, you lucky thing you! I mean, do Sag’s always get to have ALL the fun? I suppose you don’t realize half of the struggles that someone such as a Saturn ruled Capricorn would go through. No sir! Jupiter is your ruling planet for life, and I am sure that you make good use of his blessings! Now that Uranus ( who is just your best buddy) has parked herself in your house of romance and children, I imagine she is already doing a fine job at keeping you on your toes since 2010 as you may have had a couple of whirlwind romances, or “kindred spirit” overnighters during this time. I am smiling as I write this and thinking of all my Sag friends. Uranus loves to play with Sag because they never bore of each other. When you put Jupiter and Uranus together, there is an over- the- top exciting energy that keeps finding more faith and innovative ways to expand. Perhaps one of your escapades during this transit has brought you a big bouncing bundle of joy! If so, protect that little one, because if they were born in the Uranus in Aries generation, especially if it was between 2010-2015, they have arrived at this time on Earth to embark on a global mission to restore balance amidst the chaos, and to stand up for what they believe in. I know that you will be a great guide to them with all of your spiritual truth seeking. I do not say that lightly.
Of course some of you Sag’s have cardinal signs within your chart and some of you have not had the past few years so easily. However, I do believe that because Uranus is such a compatible energy for you (Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarians, who are some of your greatest pals) and it’s placement in Aries, another compatible fire sign for Sag, you will find this transit offers some pleasant surprises in the 5th house areas. The energies here may offer change, but what others call “disturbing” you may call “opportunity.” Of course creative projects are included in this area as well, and since Uranus rules your 3rd house and all frequencies, it might be that you are launching a publishing/broadcasting career or internet business at this time. If so, when Uranus squares up to Pluto, the fun may take on a serious tone. Pluto is in your second house of earned income and self-esteem, so it may be that your creative endeavors begin to run conflict with your money making abilities. Since the 3rd house also rules contractual agreements, you may find that there is a problem with the contract and the money that you SHOULD be making, or that was verbally agreed to in the past. With Pluto ruling your 12th house, you may find that while you enjoy humanitarian efforts, you have to find a steady source of income to maintain your family. Keep an eye out for a hidden enemy that may surface, especially if you found one that surfaced during the Uranus/Pluto square transits after November of 2012.
Also, keep an eye on your children during the Uranus/ Pluto transits. Uranus(frequency/electricity, sudden, unique happenings) rules your 3rd (news, communication, contracts, siblings)and is in Aries(fiery, pioneer, war-like) in your 5th house (children, creative projects, romance) and will be squaring up to Pluto (change, transformation, sexual, secretive) which rules your 12th(secrets, hospitalization, inner psyche, humanitarian effort) and is in Capricorn ( government ,structure, earth)your 2nd (earned income, money, self-esteem). I wrote that lengthy explanation out for you so that you could get a fresh perspective where your children are concerned and how you may be able to prevent any miscommunication in these areas should it manifest in negative ways.
Uranus transits your 4th house of home, charts foundation, real estate, self-nurturing. Don’t get too comfortable. I realize your life has changed, but Pluto is going to be in Capricorn for a while continuing to transform you and it looks like the universe will not let you become stagnant to change during this time as Uranus continues to shake up the foundation of your chart. The condition of the 4th house will reflect in all other houses of your chart. That is to say that with Uranus preventing stability here, it will be hard to give a hundred percent of you to any other focus in life. In fact, your career may be causing these changes within your home. Uranus co-rules your second house of income with Saturn, so you are used to finding innovative ways to earn a living and you are no stranger to hard work. Your fourth house of home in Aries is ruled by Mars, so at least you are used to some heated exchanges, or home moves in your lifestyle. It may be that these moves or exchanges may become more frequent and unexpected during this time. Income that is spent on a home, or made from real estate could have unexpected fluctuations. When Uranus squares Pluto in 2012-2015, you may find that these fluctuations as shown by Uranus in Aries in your home sector that are causing adversities with income and unrest, may have a serious impact on your individuality or power role that you play within the group that you belong to. An example here is this: Many Capricorns’ jobs are government jobs such as a branch of the United States military. It may be that your job description may change at this time, or you are relocated because of the change in your MOS. Even though service members are used to required moves for their families, they may have to take a position or duty station now that takes them away from home. So you see their career is not changing only their position within the group of people that they work with is struggling to coincide with their ability to put down roots even for the allotted time. There are millions of Cappy’s in the world, and of course they aren’t all in the military, it is just that I wanted to give you an example of how these energies could play out. As Uranus passes further away from the degree of your sun, these changes will likely become less disruptive. Hang in there Cappy, some of you have battled the worst in the past and there is nothing you can’t face now!
Uranus transits your 3rd house of thinking, communication, community, short distance travel, siblings. Besides the Sagittarians you are the other sign of the zodiac who may thrive under this transit! Uranus is your modern ruling planet, and you are no stranger to change. In fact, you don’t really know what a life without a bolt of electricity falling out of the sky on your carefully laid plans is! Of course, often times it is YOU who acts as the bolt of energy in others’ lives as you live to be different and view the shock and scowls on others faces who look at you disapprovingly. Now that Uranus is visiting your sector of communication, I would love to be a fly on the wall to listen to the proverbial no-no’s flow from your lips as you can no longer bite your tongue in disgust at the corruptive forces you may now encounter. Not that you haven’t been outspoken before, it may be that you just feel the urge to throw caution to the wind and speak out about more and more wrongdoings these days. This transit is not just about being bold through the spoken word though, this transit can set your mind in motion by giving you the ability to have pure ingenious thoughts, and some of you may spend time writing them down on paper for mass distribution as they flow to you like a source of constant poetic feed from within. Just who is in control of your thoughts these days anyway? It may seem to others that you have gone through a personality change as of late. Some of you have already taken a back seat in life with Pluto in your 12th house, or are content to explore the crevices of your mind, relentlessly searching for truth. Now as you clear the clutter, you have begun to hear the music of words, thoughts and ideas circulate in your mind, and you know that this is the time that all the information that you have spent so much time gathering, is called to come forth. Now I realize that every Aquarian is not a guru, and some of you quite frankly, are still in high school. Yet during this time you will have thoughts that are new and exciting, and those ideas SHOULD be shared with the world. It is what you are good at; invoking change by bringing a group together and networking.
Aquarians and Scorpios are often the instigators for change as the Aquarian rises up against the norm, the injustice, and mistreatment of people and the Scorpion is often the one who holds the power over others. These signs are square one another in the circle of the zodiac, yet are often attracted to one another as they both like to observe and investigate. Scorpions are adept at using planned, passive aggressive tactics against their opponents and then moving in for the kill when they are ready to take what they want. Miss Aquarius makes a fine opposing force for the Scorpion. Only the Aquarian could have the ability to assess the situation and in an instant, rather than play drawn out mind games, she strips off her clothing moves in with the currency and allure of lightning to smash the Scorpions tail and end the taunting of his prey. Why am I telling you this ridiculously drawn out story about the Scorpion and the electrical Water Bearer? You see, these two forces are about to take center stage in a disagreement that has been brewing for some time and will continue with major explosive arguments until 2015.
I am not saying that all the Aquarians are rebelling against the Scorpios. I am only saying that the energies brought forth are similar. Sometimes the planetary energies do manifest as a certain person of the sign ruled by the planetary energy who makes great changes in our lives, so, of course, there may be many an Aquarian and Scorpion who butt heads during this time. Pluto is currently transiting the 3rd for Scorpios, and with Uranus in the 3rd for Aquarians, I find a heated display of words that may shoot fireworks for some time if indeed an Aqua goes toe to toe with the Scorpion. On a larger scale, it may become a battle of the people vs. government . Whether or not this energy manifest in your own personal life, or within your community, there will definitely be a situation in which you, dear Aqua, feel the need to raise your voice LOUDLY and take a stand.
Uranus transits your 2nd house of income, personal resources and self-esteem. Watch your money! Uranus is transiting your money house, and because she generally rules your twelfth, you may have hidden expenses or hidden enemies who will cause you to readjust your pocketbook. Of course on a positive level, if you are a student of Astrology or the arts, you may begin to expand your resources, or one of these areas may become a major resource for you. Different ways of earning a living may appeal to you now, for when Uranus makes positive aspects to your chart during his transit here over the next several years, you may suddenly find money you didn’t know that you had or income may generate in unexpected ways. When Uranus squares Pluto starting in June of 2012 and continues until 2015, you may find that financial dealings with others turn difficult. In fact, it may initiate in an argument with a business partner or employer as you will have Mars still opposed to your sun when the Uranus/Pluto transit kicks off. As Pluto governs your ninth house by nature, yet is currently transiting your 11th house of groups and friends, people from universities or foreign cultures may feature as part of your monetary predicament. Alternatively, legal matters with others may ensue, if you have been less than honest with the way in which you have handled your income.