Master Astrologers have been generating a lot of buzz about the current series of epic Uranus-Pluto squares, the next two of which takes place this May 20 and November 1, 2013 -- and the last of which happens in 2015.
This series of seven exact squares between Uranus, the planet of radical change, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, signals a period of great change on a personal and global scale. First, take a look at what's in store for the rest of 2013 with a Big Picture Yearly Astrology Forecast.
Next, let us break it all down for you:
What is Uranus square Pluto?
A square is a 90-degree aspect between two planets, and when this happens it creates conflict -- or as we like to call it, an opportunity for much-needed change. When revolutionary Uranus squares transformative Pluto in the zodiac signs of Aries and Capricorn, the primary effect is the sweeping out of old ways of thinking and doing things, which creates an environment of revolution -- and eventually a rebirth to a new way of life.
What dates will Uranus square Pluto?
- June 24, 2012
- Sept. 19, 2012
- May 20, 2013
- Nov. 1, 2013
- April 21, 2014
- Dec. 14, 2014
- March 16, 2015
Has Uranus ever squared Pluto before?
Yes. The last series of squares between Uranus and Pluto took place between 1932 and 1934, during which time we saw the world face a great deal of transformative upheaval -- i.e. the Great Depression, the invention of the atomic bomb and the rise of Adolph Hitler.
In 1966 and 1967, Uranus and Pluto joined each other three times -- but those were conjunctions, not squares. Still, while joined in the '60s, Uranus and Pluto sparked cultural and social revolutions around the globe, adding passion and power to the liberation movements and the social shifts that followed.
What will happen when Uranus squares Pluto in 2012 - 2015?
We are standing on the edge of a historical shift. We're already getting a taste of big changes to come: The housing, insurance and bank failures, the Occupy movement, the Tea Party, concern for the environment and overall economic uncertainty. These things signal the beginning of a shift toward a great awakening of consciousness. There will likely be much upheaval on the road to progress, but it will be for the ultimate good.
Some large institutions may fail, while other big corporate interests may consolidate and increase their power. We may witness political uprisings and social and religious revolutions. It could, in fact, mark an evolutionary leap for our entire species in terms of social and technological advancements. Stay tuned, it's going to be wild to watch!
How can we prepare for Uranus square Pluto?
The good news is you're already getting prepared, just by reading this article! The key to success in the next few years is to face your fears and keep moving forward. This is the time to break bad habits and old patterns, and be open to the coming changes. It all starts with the individual -- if you and you and YOU change the way you think and see the world, the world will change for the better, too.