Salon posted an article the other year entitled “.”
As a year marked by revelation (and authoritarian attempts to quash revelation), 2013 was a big year for misery — making known and felt our troubling state of current of affairs.
This quote accurately describes one aspect of the intense square (90 degree) aspect between Uranus and Pluto that has been driving the global astrology since 2011. Uranus in Aries breaks down the status quo and creates a desire for change and revolution, and Pluto in Capricorn breaks down power structures that are corroding from the inside, while consolidating power at the same time. It’s a big cocktail of breakdown and regeneration that can be extremely unsettling.
In fact, the reached a peak in 2011, the highest point since Reagan was in office in the early 1980s. Since 2011 the Misery Index has continued to decrease, but we are not out of the woods yet.
Under the Uranus/Pluto square we have seen the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, civil liberties violations and the killing of Trayvon Martin, bombings and school shootings, typhoons and earthquakes, civil war in Egypt, Syria and the Sudan, the first resignation of a sitting pope in hundreds of years. But we have also seen the election of a new and amazingly progressive pope, technological advances (Uranus) such as 3D printers and Google glass, and revolutionary cultural events such as the unprecedented number of films made by and starting African Americans.
2013 marked the peak of this Uranus/Pluto cycle and here’s no doubt that 2013 was a difficult and challenging year for many people on a personal level […]