Are you ready for another exact Uranus/Pluto square? There's one on November 1st (at 9 degrees).
You may be feeling it already. October 17th to November 1st is the time of peak intensity. Uranus retrograde (in Aries) will bring the shock of revelation/revolution against the Pluto (in Capricorn) agenda of deep transformation. You know the drill by now. If you don't, check the link at the start of this article.
But this Uranus/Pluto square will have something extra. A Yod, exact on November 1st, from the Sun/Mercury retrograde (at 9 degrees Scorpio) and Mars (at 9 degrees Virgo) to Uranus. The Sun/Mercury conjunction and Mars will sextile each other, while each hit Uranus with an awkward inconjunct (the tricky aspect that demands adjustment between incompatible signs).
The Yod is powerful and troublesome. The tension of the two inconjuncts drives energy towards the focal planet (in this case, Uranus in Aries). Mars in Virgo's engine of improvement will harmonize with the Sun/Mercury in Scorpio's fuel of evolution. But these signs want change to happen thoroughly, and only once the time is right. Uranus in Aries just wants to leap ahead. There's the power; Scorpio and Virgo pressing for complete/proper transformation, onto the red-hot trigger of Uranus in Aries.
Something's going to pop. The houses in your chart with Aries, Capricorn, Virgo and Scorpio will be involved, and the theme will be different speeds of change, all colliding. Since Uranus will be the focal planet of the Yod, sudden change will dominate. The Aries section of your chart will be the hot zone; watch for surprising (and seemingly unconnected) reactions to what's happening in other areas of your life.
Keep in mind that Mars in Virgo will be forming a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn, and the Sun in Scorpio will be sextiling Pluto. Careful, exacting transformations on a profound level will be powered up by Pluto. You can still do what needs to be done, without being rushed. But reactions will ping out of left field.
Picture it like this: you painstakingly strip the paint off a broken antique clock, open it up and fix the gears, refinish it, and then wind it up. It works beautifully and chimes the hour. This is the Pluto in Capricorn/Sun-Mercury in Scorpio/Mars in Virgo part. But the chimes startle your cat, who jumps and knocks over a vase. The vase lands on the floor and smashes to bits. Inside the vase you find something totally unexpected, that never would have been revealed otherwise. That's the Uranus in Aries part. There won't necessarily be breakage, but the strength and surprise of the change will obliterate something.
And before you start to fret about how much this is going to hurt, know that the Sun/Mercury in Scorpio will be trining Chiron (Wounded Healer) in Pisces (also at 9 degrees). Pluto will also throw a supportive sextile to Chiron. Your willingness to admit that the vase was kind of ugly (it was a souvenir from an outmoded part of your life) and just throw it out will feel pretty good. Why were you hanging onto it? After the sudden change there will be relief if you accept that you're better off without X, or Y was an error in judgement, or you did Z incorrectly, but so what? Here's your chance to move on.
Complicated? You bet! But exciting! Who knows what November 1st will reveal? FYI, the Yod (and the aspects to Chiron) will start to gain strength on October 29th.
If you have planets/angles from 6-10 degrees Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo or Pisces...aren't you curious about what's coming up?