Earthquakes and the May 20-21 Uranus-Pluto Square

In yesterday’s post I was musing about the supermoon theory and the occurrence of earthquakes.  In looking at Raphael’s mundane astrology, I noticed that he used conjunctions of planets from Mars out as predictive devices.  Raphael was unaware of the existence of Pluto in 1910 and did not give examples of earthquake charts in which he used squares (unless I missed an example in his book).

On the other hand, the major astrological event recently has been the exact Uranus-Pluto square on 20 May 2013 here in the USA, 21 May in the South Pacific.  In the past couple of weeks there has been a serious of significant earthquakes in the South Pacific near Tonga.  In addition, Tem Terrikar noted on Facebook that a quake struck northern California yesterday evening.  This later quake occurred near Greenville and the location of the quake was given as 40.190°N 121.061°W depth=11.0km (6.8mi).

Below are the charts of the recent UR-PL square for Tonga and for the quake near Greenville, California.

Uranus square Pluto at Tonga 21 May 2013

Uranus square Pluto at Tonga 21 May 2013

The Sun rules the ASC at Tonga.  Sun conjoins Mars at the MC, opposing the 4th house cusp (the land, the earth and subterranean matters).  Mars rules the 4th of earthquakes and disposes Uranus in the 8th house of death.  Uranus squares Pluto at the cusp of the 6th.  Jupiter rules the 8th, which houses Uranus, and is closely quincunx the 4th cusp.  This is an impressive chart, and one can readily see the symbolism of an earthquake contained therein.  Now for Greenville, California:

Uranus square Pluto cast for Greenville, California, 21 May 2013.

Uranus square Pluto cast for Greenville, California, 20 May 2013.

In northern California, the UR-PL square fell on the angles, making it especially powerful in this location.  Pluto conjoins the IC (4th house is associated with earthquakes and the land).  Uranus conjoins the DSC and opposes the ASC of the chart.  Mars, which disposes Uranus, lies in the 8th house near the location of the May 10th solar eclipse at 19 Taurus 31.  Saturn, which rules the 4th, opposes the 8th house cusp (Placidus).   Saturn and Neptune are mutually applying by trine.

About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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1 Response to Earthquakes and the May 20-21 Uranus-Pluto Square

  1. Charles Sven says:

    “As more and more seismographs are installed in the world, more earthquakes can be and have been located. However, the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 and greater) has stayed relatively constant [134 per year since 1990].” Source:

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