On November 1, 2013, Uranus again reaches an exact Square with Pluto.
Uranus’ moon Ariel (white dot) and its shadow (black dot) were caught crossing the face of Uranus in this Hubble Space Telescope image.
On November 1, 2013 Uranus again reaches an exact Square with Pluto. This phase of the era defining aspect is especially high powered, with a configuration in the heavens known as a yod, or ‘finger of fate,’ pointing to Uranus in Aries. A yod is an arrow-like triangle (named for the letter ‘Y’ in the Hebrew alphabet) consisting of two planets or points 60 degrees apart – both of which form a tense, highly energized 150 degree angle to a third planet or point. The dynamics are intense, a bit compulsive or obsessive, and call for a mindful, analytic approach to utilize the power generated by this fiery aspect for growth and real creation.
The first point involved in this yod consists of a group of planets in Scorpio: The Sun conjunct (in the same place as) retrograde Mercury, Saturn and the North Node of the Moon. (The Moon’s Nodes are not actual planets, but highly significant points in a chart that relate to evolutionary, karmic themes.) All this Scorpio energy flows harmoniously with the second point, Mars in Virgo, and inspires a strong impulse for you to make important changes in your life. It can be a challenge to communicate your inner truth during this time, but necessary to implement the changes many of you will feel compelled to make. This formation can help you understand what changes are necessary in your life and the ability to formulate a workable plan.
Uranus is the target of this ‘finger of fate’, and in the action oriented sign of Aries, you can feel driven to overhaul parts of your life. With a reality based, honest assessment of what is required in your life (Saturn in Scorpio) you can act effectively (Mars in Virgo), with the courage you need to make the most of this very powerful energy pattern with changes that can transform your life, but be patient because as always, life is a journey and it is the ride that is important.
This strong cosmic message comes right before a Solar Eclipse New Moon, placing added emphasis upon the importance of seizing the day, acting with practical goals in mind, and making the most of the transformational potential this aspect represents.