From July 2010 through March 2011, the outer planets Jupiter and Pluto are forming a waxing square (90°) with one another for the first time since March 1998. This pits the planet representing expansion, optimism, philosophy, and growth (Jupiter) at odds with the planet representing transformation, secrets, power, regeneration, and deep healing (Pluto).
Just like with the Moon’s phases, the other planetary bodies go through their own phases relative to the Earth. Like a New Moon, the start of any coupled planetary cycle begins with their conjunction (same location in the sky). As the faster planet moves away from the slower planet, eventually it comes to a 90° angle (waxing square) to it, followed by the 180° opposition (like a Full Moon), the second 90° angle (waning square), and then the cycle finishes when a new cycle between the planets is born at the next conjunction. See below for the basic outline of the process including the associated energy of each of these important climax points in the planetary cycles:
Conjunction (0°) – Birth and creation.
Waxing Square (90°) – Tension due to growth.
Oppostion (180°) – Culmination and results.
Waning Square (270°) – Tension due to decay.
The Jupiter/Pluto cycle takes approximately 12-13 years to complete and represents a political, material, and spiritual cycle as the expansive energies of Jupiter reform the powerful energy of Pluto. This cycle represents things like rapid growth, zealotry, and revelations for example. Usually, at the start of these cycles, new philosophies are hatched. As time moves on, there is usually some tension related to those decisions that come up for review around 3-4 years later when Jupiter and Pluto make their first (waxing) square to each other. Then another 3-4 years goes later Jupiter makes an opposition to Pluto. This opposition is the time where the culmination or results of those ideas and of the decision making that started at the conjunction bear their fruit. Then the second (waning) square represents a time of decay and last minute decisions related to the same energies birthed at the start of the cycle (like this current part of the cycle).
Below is a look at the current Jupiter/Pluto cycle followed by a look at where we are in the current Jupiter/Pluto cycle. I also include a few tidbits of information regarding those periods in terms of the US.
Jupiter/Pluto Cycle (December 2007 – 2020)
Jupiter conjunct Pluto (December 2007)
According to most economists, December 2007 is considered to be the last economic peak in the US. The current recession is said to have started right after this period. The Bali UN Climate Change Conference also took place during this conjunction. In addition, Russia began a freeze on a Cold War arms treaty and Bush initiated a letter for discussion to South Korea regarding the details of their nuclear program.
**Jupiter waxing square to Pluto (July 2010 - March 2011)**
The economy, world power, and climate change are certainly big topics during the current period and they are now up for some serious review. The only questions are, what will we nurture and allow to grow and what will we recognize and correct? The urge now is to expand rapidly in some ways so it is imperative that we do not let things get out of control. The danger here is rapid growth that could have unforeseen consequences a few years later during the opposition phase.
Jupiter opposite Pluto (August 2013 - April 2014)
This period represents the culmination of whatever started in December 2007 and was not sufficiently dealt with during the waxing square phase. The current waxing square is our time to ensure that we are not taken by surprise during the opposition phase.
Jupiter waning square to Pluto (November 2016 - August 2017)
This period is a little too far off and is highly dependent on what we allow to grow during this current waxing square phase. Whatever we do allow to grow will then have a chance to be harvested, digested, and unraveled during this time.
Regardless of what actually occurs during this current waxing square time period, the Jupiter/Pluto square of which we are currently in the midst is about the tension and growth between power (Pluto) and expansion (Jupiter) (i.e. businesses and power) that originated in December 2007. Watch the time periods closest to the following dates for the highest activity.
Jupiter/Pluto EXACT Waxing Squares
July 24, 2010
February 25, 2011
When Jupiter and Pluto are in a waxing square it is time to direct the expansion (Jupiter) of power (Pluto). Transformation and rapid growth are eminent during these times and the level of tension due to the growth and change are directly related to the level of acceptance of that change versus the level of resistance to that change. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ approach but just a beneficial approach or a harmful approach.
The beneficial way to approach this time period is to direct the growth in beneficial directions and to create new opportunities (Jupiter) related to enlightened power and resource distribution (Pluto). If we recognize that change and growth are necessary and then engage in the solution process to expand (Jupiter) a plan that incorporates much needed transformation (Pluto), then this time period would be utilized to its optimal potential.
How might this be reflected in someone’s personal life?
From July 2010 through March 2011 expect to feel this rapid growth and transformation in your own life as well. Where this finds its way into your life depends on what part of your natal birth chart that this conjunction falls.
In my own chart, Jupiter and Pluto are squaring off in my 7th house of relationships, partners, and clients and my 4th house of foundation, emotions, home, and family, respectively. This period will likely see me dealing with quickly developing partnerships that require me to transform the way that I have habitually dealt with relationships in the past. This will apply to both business and potentially romantic partners.
What part of life may you experience this rapid growth and transformation?
And so it is…