Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. Nov.26 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38114953
The national horoscope of Cuba is based on its independence from the US . The table below gives the current solar arc progression of the MC [17vi]. Notice that it triggers the radix Pluto-Uranus opposition. The essential meaning of Uranus-Pluto is summarized below.
When Uranus, the planet of freedom and independence, meets authoritarian, transformational Pluto in hard aspect the key words are: revolution, social activism, rebellion vs. authoritarianism, reformation, freedom against oppression, and transformation. These are times in history when it becomes apparent that what people had been tolerating for some time, will not just go away by themselves, but in fact feel to be getting worse. There is a universal urge to make much needed changes and reforms... even revolutions. People feel as if they are forced to make changes or take a stand. The catalyst for change usually comes through a series of events that allow people to see that things are not as they thought they previously were. http://astroyiayia.blogspot.in/2011/03/revolutionary-timeline-uranuspluto.html
With Pluto in the 10th, the Uranus-Pluto opposition in Cuba’s chart is referring to one such leader who was able to bring about massive changes in his country. Placed opposite Pluto is the asteroid Lacrimosa (death) [15sa] suggesting that when activated this opposition could become the cause of the death of a revolutionary leader.
In addition, just two days before Castro’s death, Mercury conjoined Saturn at [17sa] opposite radix Pluto [17ge]. The conjunction occurred on the MC at Havana. Mercury-Saturn is a combination, that among other things, that is linked to news (Mercury) of a death (Saturn). It is also significant that his death comes at a time that major reforms are taking place in Cuba with the opening of talks with the US to normalize relationships.
Dynamic Chart (65):
Cuba - Natal Chart
20 May 1902, 12:00 pm, +5:29:36
Havana Cuba, 23°N08', 082°W22'
Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
Koch Houses, True Node
Selection: Solar Arc Dirns planets
P1 (H) Asp P2 (H) EXL Type Date
MC (1) Sqr Plu (10) (X) Sa-Na 8 Feb 2015
MC (1) Sqr Mer (10) (X) Sa-Na 14 Feb 2017
MC (1) Sqr Ura (4) (X) Sa-Na 11 Aug 2017