Outer planet changeovers are not for the faint hearted. Alongside positive advances there is inevitably a showcasing of the worst side of the planet involved. As if the scales have to be balanced – no good without the bad, no joy without sorrow, no peace without war.
This is a rehash of previous posts.
In the year or two before a Pluto transition into a new sign and several after, there has always been a ferment of unrest often armed conflict.
Pluto in Aquarius: The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 when Pluto was at 26 degrees Capricorn and ran on till 1783 with Pluto at 9 degrees Aquarius, during which years the French and Spanish joined in on the side of the US colonies against Great Britain. GB was also at war with the Dutch and fighting with Spain over Gibraltar.
Around that time In 1774, the Ottoman Empire was defeated by Catherine the Great, making Crimea independent, which was then incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1783.
To balance the scales James Watt invented the steam engine which was fundamental to the Industrial Revolution which followed.
And not just Pluto’s entry into Aquarius. More often than not when Pluto ventures into a different sign, every fifteen to twenty years, the changeover has been marked by the start of violent clashes lasting several years. Pluto into Taurus in 1853, Crimean War. Pluto into Cancer in 1914, World War One. Pluto into Leo in 1938, Spanish Civil War and WW11 approaches. Pluto into Virgo in 1956 Russia invades Hungary. Pluto into Libra in 1982, UK versus Argentina over the Falklands. Pluto into Capricorn in 2008, Russia invades Georgia.
Neptune moving into Aries as it does in 2025 has a track record from the previous time in the 19th Century for humanitarian advances. It produced the Geneva Convention, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the Bahai faith, and the emancipation of the serfs in Russia. It also oversaw the US Civil War in 1861 with the abolition of slavery at its heart.
On the downside in 1914 Neptune was in late Cancer preparing to move into into Leo for World War 1. In 1929 it moved into Virgo for the end of the Roaring Twenties and the start of the Great Depression. In 1942/42 Neptune into Libra during World War 11 was when the Holocaust and gas chambers got under way. In 1957 into Scorpio when H2N2 flu killed 1 million globally. In 1984 into Capricorn when the Ethiopian famine killed 1 million, triggering BandAid/Bob Geldof and a global charitable effort. In 1998 into Aquarius for the Kosovo War start, and the 2nd Congo War which killed 5.4 million, the bloodiest conflict since WW11. The Good Friday Agreement brought peace to Northern Ireland. In 2011 into Pisces for the Arab Spring, Bin Laden killed, Kim Jong Il dies.
Uranus moving into Gemini in 2025 for seven years has an equally mixed (good and bad) track record of outcomes to the other outer planets. It coincided with the American Civil War during the 1860s; the American Revolution in 1775/76; and in 1942/43 came on the back of the Pearl Harbour attack which precipitated USA entry into World War 11.
Revolutions are a key outcome of the Uranian push for freedom at all costs. The 1968 Uranus into Libra brought the start of the Irish Troubles and the Stonewall riots for gay rights. The Eastern European uprisings of 1989 when the Berlin Wall was collapsed with Uranus just into Capricorn. That year apartheid in South Africa started to be dismantled. The Arab Spring coincided with Uranus moving into Aries in 2011. The destructive side of Uranus comes out with brutal suppressions as in Tiananmen Square in 1989 (in Capricorn); the Holocaust in 1942/43 (in Gemini); Nazism on the rise and the Night of the Long Knives purge in Germany in 1934 with Uranus moving into Taurus. And the Titanic sank as Uranus moved into Aquarius in 1912.
But it also brought technical and scientific advances which altered the face of global culture – television, airplane development and space travel. The internet moved from early computing in the 1955/6 Uranus into Leo, further advances in 1962, Microsoft being founded in 1974 with Uranus just into Scorpio, first computer virus on the next in 1981 when moving into Sagittarius, then 1989 into Capricorn the first commercial internet providers and the WWW.
To be remembered – no planet works its magic or mischief in isolation from other planets. In 1942 for example Uranus moved into Gemini, Neptune into Libra and Pluto was in early Leo. Each will have thrown its contribution into the cauldron to produce a blended effect. What is marginally reassuring is there is not a Saturn Pluto hard aspect until 2028 or a tumultuous Uranus Pluto until the late 2040s which often cause the most havoc.