On the 19th of October we have Mars making a conjunction with Pluto; the underworld is suddenly in the limelight in the UK and the USA. On the 16th we have a Full Moon in Aries at 23 degrees linking up with the planet Uranus by transit. The degree meaning is ‘a man standing with a tankard in his hand ready to drink. Two others standing apart, talking together with averted faces’ it is the degree of weakness. How in the Western world we all handle this turbulent time is going to be revealing, but it does demand attention and conflict could be one solution that will have long term consequences for all of us. This is accentuated by the presence of Uranus, an unpredictable planet that rebels as energy against the traditional therefore tearing down the structures of the past with a high intensity.