Moon Venus Pluto conjunct square Uranus
Friday and Saturday we have an interesting lineup of the Moon Venus Pluto conjunct square Uranus. The Moon and Venus are hitting the separating Uranus/Pluto square in the sky. The same square that Mercury Retrograde illuminated the last two weeks. The Moon is the mother. Venus is love and harmony. Pluto is the obsessive fanatic of the Zodiac. Uranus is abrupt, rebellious, eccentric, change. A conjunction melds the three energies and a square creates conflict that cries out for resolution. My astrological bible, Reinhold Ebertin in The Combination of Stellar Influences, says: “Inclination to impulsive actions” for the combination of Moon conjunct Pluto, and “sudden upsets” with Uranus thrown in. I liken hard Pluto aspects to being cooked in the fire. Emotions become so intense that it is difficult to control them, when you throw in the erratic and volatile Uranus, anything you may have been suppressing, will return with a vengeance. If see Pluto as Lord of the underworld from Greek myth, then Moon Venus Pluto square Uranus can also be interpreted as the Persephone myth.
More on the Persephone Myth
The Moon is Demeter the Mother. Venus is Persephone, the daughter. Pluto is Hades the ruler of the underworld. And Uranus is the sudden abduction. Hades abducts Persephone when she is attempting to pick a narcissus flower (placed as a lure by Gaia). He takes her to his realm below the ground where she makes the fatal mistake of eating a single pomegranate seed, which ensures that she must always return to the underworld. Demeter mourns the loss of her daughter and the earth is barren. The whole situation is finally resolved when Zeus (Persephone’s father) sends Hermes to retrieve Persephone. Winter is the barren time when Persephone must return to the underworld due to the eating of the pomegranate seed; Spring is the rebirth that occurs when she returns to the earth and her mother. This myth is tied both to the vegetative cycles of nature and to the phases of the Moon. What this means in terms of the upcoming Moon Venus Pluto square Uranus configuration is a sense of powerful renewal in our world. This combination enacts the idea of rebirth and renewal. It is a time and a sign to regenerate both ourselves and our collective responsibility to life.