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The “Bad Marriage” of Uranus and PlutoUranusSqPluto

In a previous article on the square between transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto, I compared the aspect to a bad marriage in which each partner brought out the worst qualities of the other. (Click here to see the article.) That was in connection with an impasse between the U.S. Congress and President Obama. Now we are seeing the same principle played out in an even uglier fashion.

First we have a former KKK chief murdering Jews in Kansas City. Then, in Kenya, we have Islamic extremist kidnapping 100 girls from a school. Suddenly, leaders of al Qaeda are showing renewed boldness. And, in the Ukraine, ethnic tensions between Ukrainian speaker and Russian speakers threaten to erupt into a civil war.

The worst quality of Uranus is to pursue one's ideals blindly, regardless of the cost in terms of human suffering. The worst quality of Pluto is the presumption that the direct and overwhelming application of power solves every problem. Put these together and you get intolerance, injustice and violence.

The square between Uranus and Pluto is within a degree of being exact once again, and this time we have some new players. Jupiter is involved and, soon, Mars will enter the mix. Jupiter expands and Mars inflames, so I don’t think the addition of these two planets is going to improve the situation. If anything, their presence (in what we call a Grand Cross) will only make the negative qualities more pervasive.

We’ve seen outbursts of intolerance and violence in the past when Uranus to Pluto square was nearly exact: the attack on school children by Anders Breivik in Norway in 2011, the shooting in a Denver movie theater in July 2012 and the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in Aug. 2012, to name a few. As Uranus and Pluto continue their “bad marriage”, I think we can expect more of the same. Fortunately, a divorce is in the works. The last exact square between these two heavy weight planets will come in March, 2015.