In our last Moon Mail, we looked at the upcoming year and examined the transiting Pluto pass (opposition) to the US Sun. This week, we look at the other major alignment being triggered by the Dark Lord, and that is a square from transiting Pluto to the US natal Saturn.
The last time that Pluto triggered this series of alignments was in 1977-1978. What was happening at that time that could give us some clues about our immediate future.
On February 21, June 13 and December 24, 2015 transiting Pluto will square Saturn as it retrogrades back and forth through these degrees. The last time this configuration occurred, we were in an arms race with the USSR and each side was exploding nuclear weapons, back and forth.
This alignment was exact on April 24th, 1977. On April 23rd and 27th, 1977, the USSR performed a test at their Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk site on the former date and we responded with an accident at the Willow Island nuclear reactor in West Virginia which killed 51 people.
Later that year, on October 26th, 1977, as Pluto was within a day of exactly squaring Saturn, the US performed a nuclear test at their Nevada Test Site. Three days later on the 29th, the USSR performed another nuclear test at their Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk site.
And the beat goes on. . .
Power struggles between the forces at the top (Saturn) are what this alignment often manifests as, and this is no exception.
Let’s watch these dates, and see if we can’t determine the pattern at work, shall we?