Daily Planets

something about triangles, squares and lines through the middle

So the Moon has been in Scorpio for the last couple of days.  The ingress into Scorpio coincided beautifully with Pluto going direct, and added some extra oomph to the Pluto/Uranus square.

I haven’t written a lot here about the Pluto/Uranus square. This is because there’s a lot being written about it by astrologers a whole lot better qualified than I to write on astrology and world events. And that is what this one will be. Check out this piece by Darkstar Astrology

This square, which will perfect a number of times still over the next couple of years, is a generational change- it’s bigger than personal charts. Like the Pluto/Uranus conjunctions of the mid 1960s.

Having said that if it, the square, is hitting any sensitive planets in your natal chart, you need to sit up and take notice.

Tomorrow Mercury gets involved, forming a cardinal t square.

What does this mean? Check out the chart below. See the triangle? There is a square between Uranus and Pluto, a square between Pluto and Mercury and an opposition between Uranus and Mercury. These are all in cardinal signs- the signs that are more likely to initiate action.

That’s one awful lot of tension.

Pluto is about power, ambition and transformation. Uranus is rebellion, independence and authenticity. Mercury is the messenger and, in Libra, is attempting a message of diplomacy.

The trick with navigating a t-square (when it’s hitting at a personal level) is to look for a point of release. Check out the space in the opposite element- is there a planet there? What about a sextile or a trine coming off one of the points in the triangle? This “eases” the opposition.

In this case, that would be the Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius brings levity, optimism and encourages us to relax our position a little, see the other side, broaden our views and our horizons.

This technique works on t-squares in the natal chart as well. Rather than seeing the t-square as a problem, see it as a potential powerhouse. Try this one at home.