Today Venus in Cancer creates a T-Square with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Here in my neck of the woods we are experiencing one of the worst wildfires in my lifetime. As is often the case with cardinal events, the action started on the waxing phase when Venus was 3-4 degrees away from exact on Monday (the aspects are partile today).
In the past 15+ years we have had three wildfires in the same area, all man caused, and yet people were allowed to build homes there anyway. There is a certain hubris in ignoring the possibility of having your house burned down just because you want the view or to live in the forest. On Monday we watched as the fire swept over the hillside towards those homes. It was like watching a slow motion train-wreck. Because the fire blew up so quickly and moved so fast, there weren’t enough fire fighting resources to stop it . . . very scary.
My take on the astrology of this event goes like this: Venus in Cancer represents the homes, Uranus in Aries the very unpredictable wildfire and Pluto in Capricorn the sheer arrogance of the very wealthy plutocrats who believe they can do whatever they want simple because they can afford it. This is only one example of the dangers in ignoring the power of Mother Nature. There are and have been many more examples of the inadvisability of this hubris in the news this summer . . . so much damage and loss of property that could have been avoided.
Pluto has been transiting my second house of values since 2004 and has another seven years to go. Needless to say, learning what is truly important and has lasting value is part of this experience. In September, the second exact Uranus-Pluto square will exactly aspect my natal twelfth house Jupiter in Scorpio and I will probably get another reminder of what true wealth consists of. In my opinion it has little to do with the external trappings. One can live a very modest, frugal outer life and still have a rich, peaceful inner life.
Anyone else seeing examples of this T-Square happening in their lives or around them?