Uranus is all about surprises.
A surprise birthday party.
An unexpected presentation of an engagement ring.
An unanticipated encounter with a long-lost friend who shows up uninvited at an exclusive social event.
All of those things are the kind of surprises we like.
But sometimes Uranus gets nasty.
It can bring surprising catastrophes, lightning storms, high winds, rapidly escalating conflicts, and times of social strife.
That’s especially true when Uranus joins forces with Pluto, which is exactly what’s been going on for the past three years.
The current series of seven waxing Uranus/Pluto squares, which began in 2012, is coming to an end on March 16, with the final installment in the series of alignments.
And it’s already bringing more than its share of unpleasant surprises.
Cyclone Pam Smashes Vanuatu
Just ask the good folks in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.
The final Uranus/Pluto waxing square started shaking things up there less than 48 hours ago, as the most powerful storm system ever recorded in the region hammered the Pacific islands.
Tropical Cyclone Pam, packing sustained winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, with gusts of over 300 kilometers per hour, has left what relief workers are calling “unbelievable destruction” in Port Vila, the capitol of Vanuatu, with more than 90 percent of the structures there damaged in some way.
The South Pacific Meets Cyclone Pam and Friends
And Tropical Cyclone Pam is just the leader of the pack.
In addition to Pam, Tropical Cyclones Bavi, Olwyn, and Nathan are simultaneously clobbering the South Pacific, sending shock waves through northern Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and lands beyond.
While at least 8 deaths have been reported and there’s already a tremendous strain on communications, transportation, and relief efforts, what’s abundantly clear about Cyclone Pam is the true power of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square series.
That’s a force that I analysed in depth in my monograph on The Uranus/Pluto Waxing Square 202-2015, but Vanuatu makes it clear that we need to consider this powerful and stressful alignment from a different perspective.
While the physical devastation and impact on human life is considerable, this event also has significance in the world of international finance. Vanuatu is a popular tax haven and the island nation has no income tax, capital gains tax, withholding tax, inheritance tax, or exchange control.
The country’s horoscope suggests its high vulnerability to the power of the final Uranus/Pluto waxing square
Transiting Uranus not only squares transiting Pluto; it also forms an opposition to the country’s natal Pluto.
The alignment of transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto directly activates the Moon and Hades in the national horoscope for Vanuatu, suggesting sudden impoverishment of the general population.
The activation of the Vanuatu Sun/Saturn midpoint indicates sudden separations and the loss of important connections with the elderly.
Watching Cyclone Pam
We will of course be keeping on top of the news from Cyclone Pam as it unfolds. The mainstream media won’t be paying much attention to the Uranus/Pluto waxing square, of course.
But at least some of us will have an idea about what’s really gonig on.