On September 20, 2012, “Gangnam Style”–the catchy pop video by South Korean artist Psy–was recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Most ‘Liked’ Video in YouTube History.” You gotta know that with something this popular, major archetypes are involved, in this case, the two lords of the hour: Uranus and Pluto, whose square has perfected twice this year and will continue over the next three years. Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the revolutionary sixties; their square now ignites an even stronger collision between the status quo and the forces of change. Psy’s video has been called “subversive” (perfect Uranus/Pluto keywords) for its satire of the wealthy Gangnam lifestyle (Gangnam is a posh Seoul neighborhood).
If you know the archetypes, you’ll quickly see that Uranus and Pluto have taken more active roles in this video: Psy portrays them both! When he’s dressing in wild colors and odd outfits, he’s Uranus. In basic black with his cool sunglasses, of course, he’s Pluto (that’s also why he’s sitting on the toilet–the underworld lord rules this area too). Together through Psy Uranus and Pluto drive that awesome and infectious beat. The explosion in the middle of the video expresses the wild power that is running through the air these days. The horse dance is a great way to joyously integrate the tumultuous energies of this time. If you haven’t seen the video yet (what have you been doing?!), watch it here.