Uranus is square Pluto these days. Uranus was conjunct Pluto in 1966. Only once in every 166 years there is a Uranus-Pluto conjunction. The squares are half as rare, but still rare. The opposition of Uranus and Pluto was in the hectic period of 1789-1799 (French Revolution, liberté, fraternité, egalité). In the charts of human beings the aspect or the prominence of the planets Uranus and Pluto urges the nativity to make changes, right now, anyhow (and sometimes in a violent way). What will this aspect do in the charts of generations? Are the times changing?
THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGING
In the 60's life in the West changed indeed.Or at least: our perpective changed. Now we are aware of that past, of the 60's and of the hopes that people had at the time for a brave new world and the brotherhood of men. And of the strong urge to change life and make things better.
SPIRIT OF TIME
So maybe it is the 'time spirit' that makes Barack Obama repeat that things will have to change? Is there a revival of the spirit of the 60's, going together with a hard aspect between Uranus and Pluto, just like in the 60'?.
BACK TO THE SIXTIES
Perhaps the idea of time spirit explains Obama's plan to speech at the Brandenburger Tor. Obama makes us think back of Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the man who's dream is coming true in the person of the first black candidate for the presidency of the USA. Uranus-Pluto digs up old hopes. And tries to make them new again. With Uranus square Pluto we are forced to make a change, experience a change or to watch the world change. And when the spirit of the 60's was born with Uranus conjunct Pluto, that spirit has now evolved into Uranus square Pluto: time to act.