December 2014 update: I posted this in October 2013 when Americans took to the streets to protest income disparity. Now Americans are protesting police brutality because BLACK LIVES MATTER!
URANUS SQUARE PLUTO: Occupy or Tea Party?
URANUS in Aries squares PLUTO in Capricorn on the following dates: NOVEMBER 1 2013, April 21 2014, December 14 2014, and March 16 2015. Uranus symbolizes freedom, radical change, and liberation. Pluto (especially in Earth sign Capricorn) represents the conservative power structure. And the reigning PLUTOcracy, a government of wealthy men, has become globalized with drone strikes to keep predatory capitalism in power. The most recent series of Uranus square Pluto was between 1932 and 1934. In the U.S. it was the peak of the Great Depression and the invention of the atomic bomb. In Europe was the rise of Adolph Hitler.
In Asia, upheaval at this time lead to Japan and China at war by 1937 that set the stage for World War 2. In 1966 and 1967, Uranus and Pluto were conjunct three times (blended together but not squared) that started cultural and social revolutions all over the world. Uranus added passion and power to liberation movements and the social shifts that followed. The Summer of Love was here in San Francisco in 1967, and the Cultural Revolution in China raged during these years, especially in 1966 the year of the Fire Horse.
Many people know about current changes in the Chinese communist government, but don’t know recent Chinese history of the last century. I recommend the book THE BITTER SEA: Coming of Age in China Before Mao by Charles N. Li. Professor Li is a Metal Dragon who lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Don’t be put off by the bitter title, a translation of the Sanskrit word samsara. THE BITTER SEA is a Uranian book whose story you will enjoy while learning about China!