The 2013 Uranus Pluto Square: Predictions for May 13 to 20, 2013

A very rare occasion indeed: transiting Uranus and Pluto are at 90 degree angles to each other, called a “square” in astrology, this is probably the most intense and potentially problematical type of aspect between two planets.  On Monday, May 20, this configuration will be exact.  You might think of the whole planetary population at the very center of the energetic vortex during this time.  

It has been intense enough already with the latest string of astrological configurations highlighted in this blog over the last few weeks.  so don’t expect “normalcy” to return any time soon.  

The universe embodies an element of risk, that is, nothing is guaranteed in life.  Destiny does not come without the will to make it happen and the persevering, ardent work that makes it happen.  In astrology this means that intense configurations can go grandiosely awry, as they often will.  It is the few however who keep their harmony and perspective and are thereby catapulted into new dimension of consciousness and accomplishment.  

Uranus is the breaker of obsolete rules, thereby creating the new rules for self and society. Its effect is akin to a bolt of lightning, or like in the movie The Avengers, all of a sudden there are gods, aliens, and other dimensions and everything is different in the world.  Uranus also rules advanced technology, which periodically revolutionizes society, changing our paradigms.  

Pluto is another breaker of sorts, but not nearly as enlightened as Uranus is.  Pluto rules the baser cycles of destruction and subsequent resurgence of energy into new patterns; Pluto acts through corruption.  Uranus works through transcendent leaps, and while it demands adjustments of us, it doesn’t necessarily put us in the grave figuratively or literally like Pluto does.  

So as these planets move in hard aspect or conjunction to each other (happening about every 30 years) we have a combination of leaps in society as well as things going out of control.  If you look back at the last two periods, the 1930’s and the 1960’s, we had first attempts and world empire building with World War Two with all of it’s developments in technology and communications and at the same time the devastation of wars and economic collapses.  

In the 1960’s we had the so-called counter-culture movement spring up, with all of its music, art, and lifestyles, which had the effect of liberating people from old-world values, but at the same time introduced to us the afflictions of the drug underworld, the consequences of free sex, and a tearing down of standards of artistic value through music of questionable value.  

Even if you think the world wars came about through deliberate manipulation of the financial powers that be at the time, or that the so-called drug culture came about through deliberate actions of the US CIA, the influence of Pluto’s corruptive influences is even more validated.  

I’m taking a very cursory look at history here, because there are always big and little changes going on in the world at any given time.  However, there are certain periods of pronounced and dramatic transformation, many times marked by high points in the Uranus-Pluto cycle.  

If you look at what’s happening right now we have revolutions and wars taking place all over the globe at an unprecedented rate, massive economic plight through deliberate manipulation of currencies, markets and laws, with much anger and dissatisfaction brewing; whether it is all by accident or design.  Economics and business is radically transformed by technology and the Internet, walls of separation are coming down at an amazing rate, and people are empowered as never before to organize and get their message out.  

Old world values again are falling apart such as “get a good job and retire at 65”, “spirituality is found in a church building”, or “father knows best.”  We are liberated from imposed ideals that keep us confined to social and economic status, heredity, or tradition.  New traditions will arise to take their place, and now hopefully more aligned with the true material-spiritual nature of our being.  

Just be careful, change brings up both resistance and rebellion, in the individual and collectively.  So it’s exciting, but scary to…..risky.   

Monday, May 13
Conflicts, accidents, and injuries may seem more likely; for some this may be a very painful day.  Relationships may take dramatic turns, and behaviors in general may seem off.  Motivations for actions today may be suspect, or possibly very difficult to easily discern.  Energy and vitality may seem to be at a low point, and actions may be accordingly half-baked.  Chronic health issues may flare.  (Mars conjunct South Node, Mars quintile Neptune, Venus square Neptune, Venus biquintile Pluto, Mercury semisquare Pluto)

Tuesday, May 14
No peaking influences

Wednesday, May 15
Relationships may have to work through difficult issues, and the love flame may run a little cold.  Love means love because you love them more than the problems that surround them.  (Venus quincunx Saturn)

Thursday, May 16
Stress and tension may seem to hit critical levels.  Break-downs, breakthrough, or break-outs are possible.  (Sun aspects upcoming Uranus/Pluto square)

Friday, May 17
No peaking influences

Saturday, May 18
Very deep and complicated issues between parties may be brought out, finding your way out of sticky situations with others or in general may seem difficult indeed.  (Mercury square Neptune, biquintile Pluto, Venus sextile Uranus, quincunx pluto, Mercury quincunx Saturn)

Sunday, May 19
Much like last Wednesday, relationships may need to move through some difficult territory before they earn the right to go to the next level.  (Venus biquintile Saturn)

Monday, May 20
Emotions may run hot and deep, personal issues may seem to reach critical mass.  Patience is necessary, don’t lose the big picture, and realize that your ego may be demanding too much too soon.  This may be a pivotal day for many.  (Uranus square Pluto, Jupiter sesquiquadrate Saturn)

Next Week:
Friday, May 24, lunar eclipse; is could be an unusual day, hopefully drawing the curtain on these last few weeks of intense configurations and their effects.

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