This continues on from the London Riots post.
Wednesday 10th, 1.48am BST. Mars is now separating from the square to Uranus (it was exact at 5.33pm BST, Tuesday 9th). See the chart at the very bottom of the blog page for current planet places (click 'show current chart' if you need to update it for exact time)
I haven't talked much about this aspect yet...
Mars-Uranus reflects the sense of novelty and excitement in what the rioters are doing as well as the rebellion and breaking the rules... well, and just breaking things generally. Driven by the 'buzz' of it all. Breaking things for the sake of breaking things. It's an unpredictable, volatile, thrill-seeking energy. Incredibly wilful. There's a brittle sense to it, like something could snap when you least expect it. It will not be contained. Any kind of restriction is anathema. Last night, during the worst of the disturbances, the word 'flashpoints' was used: this seems to fit the Mars-Uranus energy for me.
With the separating of the aspect, that energy will finally starting to pass away now.
Mars opposite Pluto, which I spoke of in the previous blog, is yet to come to exact though: early morning on Thursday 11th (6.14am BST).
Because the Uranus-Pluto square is so close the influence of all three planets works together. After Thursday morning the tensions may begin to ease, but the UK will remain scarred. And Uranus-Pluto will be around for years to come. The aspect is exact (with retrograde motion) an astonishing seven times over the next 4 years.
- 24th June 2012, Uranus 8°24 Aries, Pluto 8°24 Capricorn
- 19th September 2012, Uranus 6°57 Aries, Pluto 6°57 Capricorn
- 20 May 2013, Uranus 11°14 Aries, Pluto 11°14 Capricorn
- 1st November 2013, Uranus 9°26 Aries, Pluto 9°26 Capricorn
- 21st April 2014, Uranus 13°34 Aries, Pluto 13°34 Capricorn
- 15 December 2014 Uranus 12°36 Aries, Pluto 12°36 Capricorn
- 17 March 2015 Uranus 15°18 Aries, Pluto 15°18 Capricorn
Mars will periodically transit the Uranus-Pluto square. This is usually about once every 5 months, but because of the upcoming Mars retrograde period (January to April 2012) the next transit will be in July 2012, just a month after the first exact alignment of Uranus-Pluto, so while the two outer planets are still within very close orb. It will be interesting to see what happens at that time.