by Marilyn French, 23 September 2012
Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries.
The last time these two heavyweights of the night sky were in a hard aspect to each other (conjunction, square or opposition) was the mid to late 1960s. We see in our world today the same issues clamoring to be addressed. A pressing need to reform the social structure is as present in the current Australian governments drive to redistribute the mining wealth as it is in the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings throughout the Middle East.
The late ’60s brought upheaval to the Middle East in the form of war against Israel by Arab nations and in Australia we acknowledged Aborigines as people with rights for the first time. In America the race debate, led by Martin Luther King Jnr., changed the way African Americans were treated in their own country.
The previous aspect was in the early ’30s when Uranus was last in Aries and Pluto was in Cancer, the opposite placement to its present position. The stock market crash mirrored in 2008, caused social upheaval and great movements of people, reflected in the worldwide refugee dilemma of today.
Throughout history Uranus in Aries has reflected masses of people leaving home seeking a better life. Up till this time there has always been somewhere in the world to go. Pluto’s presence in Capricorn reflects the need for governments to come to grips with this modern version.
The inherent possibilities of the current situation allows for greater tolerance for cultural diversity and acceptance of our unique differences.