It was back in 2006 that a group of astronomers got together and decided to give Pluto a hard time.
After spending more than three-quarters of a century with a widely-recognized status as the outermost planet in our solar system, Pluto was summarily booted off the list.
Pluto’s not a planet after all, the astronomers concluded.
At least not a full-fledged planet truly worthy of the name.
They decided to call it a dwarf planet instead.
No one seemed to worry about what Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy and Bashful might think about that designation, but even so the announcement was made that we all henceforth had to think about Pluto in a different way.
Following the announcement there was some brief discussion in the scientific community. The public took brief notice when the item hit the cable news networks, but then yawned and went back to the sports scores and celebrity gossip.
And most astrologers essentially ignored the whole brouhaha. They continued using Pluto in their astrological charts, and continued to watch for its effects on individuals and group dynamics.
Which is a good thing, especially if you’re using astrology in the financial markets.
You see, whether Pluto is really a planet or a dwarf or none of the above, it clearly has strong correlations with price movements in the markets. It impacts equities, energy futures, precious metals, and a lot more besides.
That influence is most obvious whenever we get a retrograde or direct planetary station by Pluto, or whenever it makes a major alignment with another planet.
Which is what it will be doing on Monday, May 20, as it connects with Uranus in a powerful waxing square.
It’s an event that’s pretty rare (the last time it happened was 130 years ago), so it’s worth preparing for.
That’s why we made it the subject of a special monograph on “The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 2012-2015” which is still available as a part of the Uranus/Pluto Toolkit.
It’s a great resource to help you prepare for the big alignment next Monday – you’ll find details at: http://bit.ly/UPtools