Uranus – Pluto cycle in astrology

Uranus – Pluto is a cycle of 113-141 years characterized by:

– rebellion against authoritarianism; freedom against oppression; to fight for the individual rights against the system; to fight for weak or discriminated groups like women, minorities, slaves etc.

– new ways to have power, new groups who want power, new ideas about who/how should have power;

– rise and fall of empires and their cultural, political and religious views;

– change through violence, sudden eruptions of collective movements in society, upheavals;

– dramatic, catastrophic events; nuclear weapons/war;

– social control, fear;

– subversive, obsessive actions;

– resistance, conservatism;

– destructive and reconstructive phase.

Uranus – Pluto current cycle

  1.  1965 – 2104, 17 Virgo – first conjunction  on 9 October 1965

General delineation

As one can see from the chart of the cycle, in the picture below, the current Uranus – Pluto cycle has the following characteristics:

– it is in Virgo and in the third house which means that it will change things symbolized by Virgo: obedience to the system, materialism, order, conventional morality and the third house: the way we learn, how we get information, how we move, travel or how we think;

– it is in opposition with Saturn which show that the process symbolized by this cycle will meet quite a resistance from the current, old structures which are in use and accepted by the society; also shows that the effects will be very visible in the material world, especially when Saturn will be involved, it won’t be a change only in the mental plane or in our unconscious world.


 a)    First conjunction (1962 – 1969) – Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo

– emergence of electronics, computer;

– hippie movement, birth of drugs;

– decolonization of Africa (32 African countries gained independence in the 1960’s);

– The 6 Days War of 1967, The Vietnam War and American citizens protests against the atrocities (1968);

– the Feminist movements (1960’s) and the Civil Rights Movements (1965);

– The Cuban Missile Crisis from Cuba, 1962, was the moment when the Cold War came closest to a nuclear war.

b) First square (2009 – 2018) – Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn

– protests against the current system, capitalism; people want a new order, a new political system (Capricorn), a new way (more equitable) to govern;

– the Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave that began on December 18, 2010 with protests and demonstrations in the Arab world. “People want to bring down the regime” is the slogan of the movements, which very often ended in violence. Rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Other civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Sudan. People believe that dictatorship or absolute monarchy, human rights violations, government corruption generates extreme poverty and can not be supported any more.

– the period December 2013 – July 2014 marked a climax for this square as Mars in Libra was in opposition with Uranus and square Pluto, Jupiter was in Cancer for several months completing the grand cross, and other planets also put pressure from time to time.

Numerous crimes, accidents, wars, battles took place. One of the most characteristic catastrophic events that happened:

– 29.12.2013, 12:45 (08:45 GMT), the suicide bomber from Russia’s Volgograd train station

– the second blast from Volvograd, 30.12.2013;

Michael Schumacher accident from 29 December 2013, 11:07 local time (10:07 GMT);

– the bombing campaign started from 15 December, 2013 by the Syrian government on the city Aleppo;

– the protests from Ukraine which began in 21 November 2013 and demanded European integration;


c) Opposition (2043– 2049)

Uranus – Pluto former cycles:

  1. 1850 – 1965, 30 Aries – first conjunction  on 26 June  1850

a) First conjunction (1847 – 1854) – Uranus conjunct Pluto in Aries

– Japan open maritime communications with Europeans

– The European Revolutions of 1848 (Spring of nations) were a series of general political upheavals which began in France and continued in the German states, the Austrian Empire, the Italian states, Denmark, Wallachia, Poland, and others. It was a general collapse for the traditional system, but in a year the revolutions were defeated;

– Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published the Communist Manifesto in 1848, in which they argued that power should be taken by workers;

b) First square (1875 – 1879) – Uranus in Leo square Pluto in Taurus

– The Russo – Turkish War (1877 – 1878) which ended with the independence of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro from the Ottoman Empire and Russia to recover some territories lost during the Crimean War (1853 – 1856)

c) Opposition (1899– 1905) – Uranus in Sagittarius opposes Pluto in Gemini

– The Panic of 1901 was the first stock market crash caused by the moguls action to control the Northern Pacific Railway, activity which ruined thousands of small investors;

d) Second square (1930 – 1936) – Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Cancer

– Nazi Party took power in Germany in 1933, Hitler rise in power

  1. 1710 – 1850, 29 Leo – first conjunction  on 7 September  1710

a) First conjunction (1707 – 1714) – Uranus conjunct Pluto in Leo

– the fall of the Moghul Empire in India and the establishment of the Russian supremacy in the Baltic

– The Freemasonry movement was founded (1717)

– The War of Spanish Succession (1701 – 1714) was fought primary against the increasing power of the French King Louis XIV and a possible unification of France and Spain

b) First square (1751 – 1762) – Uranus in Pisces square Pluto in Sagittarius

– The Seven Years War (1756 – 1763) which represented a global battle for colonies and trade routes, between states who wanted control and colonies who wanted freedom: the French and Indian War (North America, 1754–63), Pomeranian War (Sweden and Prussia, 1757–62), Third Carnatic War (Indian subcontinent, 1757–63), and Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–63)

c) Opposition (1789– 1796) – Uranus in Leo opposes Pluto in Aquarius

– The French Revolution (1789 – 1799) was a social and political upheaval in France which ended with Napoleon as consul of France. Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy –  of monarchy, aristocracy, and religious authority – were abruptly overthrown by new Enlightenment principles of equality, citizenship and inalienable rights;

– The Haitian Revolution (1789 – 1804) was a slave revolt which resulted in the elimination of slavery; it was a revolution inspired by The French Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man published in 1789;

d) Second square (1817 – 1822) – Uranus in Sagittarius square Pluto in Pisces

– Latin American Wars of Independence were many revolutions which resulted in the creation of a number of independent states: Colombia (1820), Mexico (1821), Venezuela (1821), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Santo Domingo, Brazil (1822), Ecuador (1822), and Peru (1821)

  1. 1597 – 1710, 20 Aries – first conjunction  on 1 May  1597

a) First conjunction (1594 – 1600)

b) First square (1621 – 1626)

c) Opposition (1645– 1651)

d) Second square (1676 – 1681)

  1. 1455 – 1597, 14 Leo – first conjunction  on 21 September  1455

a) First conjunction (1452 – 1459)

– the fall of the Byzantine Empire and the sack of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453

b) First square (1492 – 1503)

c) Opposition (1535– 1543)

d) Second square (1564 – 1569)

5.1343 – 1455, 11 Aries – first conjunction  on 10 June  1343

a) First conjunction (1340 – 1346)

b) First square (1368 – 1373)

c) Opposition (1392– 1398)

d) Second square (1422 – 1427)

6. 1201 – 1343, 29 Cancer – first conjunction  on 28 July  1201

a) First conjunction (1198 – 1204)

– the Fourth Crusade of 1202 – 1204 led the crusaders to sack the Constantinople in 1204 and establish the Latin Empire;

– the final point of the Great Schism

b) First square (1233 – 1243)

c) Opposition (1280– 1289)

d) Second square (1310 – 1315)

7. 947 – 1201, 16 Cancer – first conjunction  on 7 July 947

a) First conjunction (944 – 950) – Uranus conjunct Pluto in Cancer

People with Uranus conjunct Pluto in their natal chart:

  1. Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) with Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo – Genevan philosopher who wrote The Social Contract and influenced The French Revolution with his political philosophy. The Social Contract theorized about the best way in which to set up a political community and argued that only the people, in the form of the sovereign, have that all-powerful right, not the monarchs.