by Jude Cowell
Ready for another dynamic blast from the ongoing Uranus/Pluto squares?
In 2004, the wonderful and still-missed Maya del Mar wrote a column concerning America in which she looked ahead at astrological factors including the current Uranus/Pluto squares and their influences upon society. The Picture Ahead for the US is a must-read, or a must-again-read if you already have, now that the squares have begun to affect the collective.
Beginning with their Great Conjunction/s in the mid-1960s in mid-Virgo, our social fabric is now under stress at their square phase (the crisis in action stage) as the Establishment resists the Uranian changes that we all know must occur in spite of the status quo interests and determination of the 1%.
As of July 2011 and until April 2015 and for some time beyond, this dynamic and restless energy which pits generations against each other must be dealt with on various levels and in one fashion or another. Perhaps the Sabian Symbols of their conjunction degrees can yield hidden information concerning what the Uranus/Pluto duo is attempting to teach us at this actional point in their evolutionary progress:
1. October 9, 1965 @ 17Vir10
2. April 4 1966 @ 16Vir28
3. June 30, 1966 @ 16Vir06
Using the lowest to the highest degree, we have:
'16Vir' = "An Orangutan" = DEXTERITY.
positive expression: man's ability to strip himself to fundamentals and there stand proudly on his own;
negative/(unconscious/shadow side): self-justification in crudity or violence.
'17Vir' = "A Volcano in Eruption = EXPLOSION.
pos: creative passion as a rejection of superficiality and a genuine ordering of the self;
neg: petulance and tantrums.
'18Vir' = "An Ouija Board" = ACUMEN.
pos: cleverness in making use of everyday insights and intimations;
neg: a bondage to superstition and a surrender to the unknown.
(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)
Well, I can think of current-day references and intimations for them all, can't you?
For more astrological insights on the Uranus/Pluto square, you may wish to check out the special Cardinal Crisis edition of Global Astrology by Theodore White.