Uranus in Aries has been in Retrograde (Rx) since August 2, 2017. The effects of retrogradation upon any planet pushes its usually exteriorised operation towards more subjective, internalised applications.
On January 2, 2018, Uranus appears to station, shifting gradually into direct motion. How does such a shift alter the expression of this more radical, revolutionary, disruptive force?
Uranus energy is the obstinate urge to resist convention, to rather do things in our own unique way. Why do we take this way? What urges such irrepressible desire to break away from the standard and accepted mode of conduct and veer out into something different?
The answer lies high above our cerebral cortex, in the astral plane where negative and resistant thoughts hover and accumulate, randomly pulsing into our individual nervous systems whenever we connect to the sky-god. Its operation is at the ‘electrical’ level, where in an instant our brain is suddenly zapped with an idea that seems so foreign, it feels as if it is being transmitted to us from another dimension. Yes, the source of these Uranian ideas feels alien to us, because they appear to be coming from a place beyond that with which we are familiar.
Like a lightning bolt along the horizon on a moonless night, our world is suddenly illuminated with an insight into what lies beyond the standard, old way, and we cannot resist becoming excited about espousing a brand new way; irrepressibly urged to share it with others.
In the period where Uranian energy turned retrograde (Aug 2017 – Jan 2018) this urge – to pursue a genuinely different direction became internalised. Like a mad professor who locks himself away in his lab to experiment with some new invention, or the revolutionary who recedes into his den to draft his wild manifesto, or the meditator who channels profound new insights towards a more progressive way of being, this energy is processed within, pulsing and re-pulsing through one’s entire nervous system, producing a fresh analytical formula for a ‘provocative new truth’ which is taken into complex development until it jolts all priorly-programmed thinking to become rejected, rewired, and soon to be revealed when the planet finally spins into direct motion.
In this way Uranus Rx affects us all. We may sense that we have seen more than just a mere glimpse of something new, evocative and disturbing in these past few months. Its applied, internalised development has spurred our formerly conventional understanding into a frenzy of new mental activity. We eventually come to contemplate a possible new approach in our lives, or perhaps we see it mounting in the lives of those around us. One way or another, we just know that things are changing, and our old-familiar world is never going to be the same again once these energies are expressed and exteriorised.
Or perhaps we are given to stand strong, imbued with an inner rebelliousness to stolidly resist change.
Interestingly, our more conservative side, the one that dislikes any deviation from a tried-and-trusted routine, is also subjected to this internalising effect. Here we may sense an uncomfortable awareness of the rebelliousness in others. We experience any unusual new inklings as rude, crude or unsettling to our constitution and with Uranus in Aries, this energy socialises itself via the guise of radical conservatives, traditionalist zealots, and enemies of dreamy enthusiasts and futuristic utopians.
Do you know somebody like that? Are you one of these? Have you been holding your tongue in stony hibernation for these past five months? In any case, a formidable clash is soon likely to emerge, one which is likely to cause serious disruption in the outer world.
If our traditional viewpoint is too stodgy or super-straight-laced we may have felt an enormous irritability against anything unusual or radical during this retrograde period. It may be that you have been hearing alarm bells ringing, heralding that your precious, orderly structure may be about to undergo a sudden shift and you don’t like it one bit. In this case you may be formally mounting your own counter-resistance against any suspected attacks.
Or perhaps you may be forced to admit that your old methods are no longer sustainable, and resist as you may, must decide that might have to fold, retire, give it up for the change that is about to occur, or simply fight this out. Such drastic action might come as a great upset to many, but whether we are planning a surprise counter-defense or a sudden resignation, this is also the energy of Uranus Rx at work. Do you know some individual, group or company that fits this description? (Is it indeed you?)
So, what’s going to happen when all this comes to a grinding halt in a couple of days and Uranus goes direct?You guessed it. …. Kaboom!
When one becomes intuitively inspired, excited or unnerved about some extra-sensory notion of change, and one stews and bubbles and writhes with this idea (perhaps losing sleep) for some months; when one repeatedly hones their argument to a such point where it becomes nothing less than a livewire of irresistible electric forces, then look out!
Uranus incites a tendency to rally all affected individuals into groups of like-minded minions (whether for or against revolution) towards a common visionary movement. These movements may emerge as ideological as in the form of protests, strikes, innovation breakthroughs, industrial reforms, political upsets etc., or, in the notable absence of a conscious resistance the movement, this force may manifest as a seemingly random act of nature (or man) where a sudden quake or calamity is set into motion wherever people have not been able to generate change for themselves One way or another, an explosive force creates an unprecedented event that comes to rally people together in response to a sudden disruption of the old way.
It may be termed as such, but this is no ‘accident’.
It is the influence of our unexpressed collective thoughts for change and resistance, sent into the astral planes, accumulating strength and developing into a burst of energy that when it gathers enough punch, finds its way to instantly ground itself here on earth.
One thing looks certain. These next few months are set to pack an astonishing furore not yet seen in our lifetime. These forces have been considerably intensified since the Uranus/Pluto squares (2012-15). As such we are not strangers to the reality that our world is now in a state of unmitigated and relentless change.
What exactly are we talking about? I think you know… Nobody reading this article can possibly think things are fine and rosy in this world. Everyone can sense that things just cannot stand the way they are. No matter how much pressure is applied, eventually nobody will be able to hold back the growing tide of wild reformist views, whose horns are trumpeting increasingly louder and louder by the minute.
Whether it is governments, corporations, right-wing nations, fuel & power companies, banks, religious groups, cults, secret societies, billionaires and media magnates, there is a growing cacophony of dissent about those who try to suppress, deny or enslave the very individual freedom so blindly and obstinately governed by the individualistic insurgency of Uranus in Aries.
Does this mean revolution? Maybe, but not necessarily a bloody war. Certainly there is going to be enough rebellion to force a shift towards something that caters to the new human ability to make a stand for greater individual rights. Whether we are willing to accept it or not, every individual living being on this planet desires freedom from oppression. Events will conspire that precipitate a breakthrough, to stand away from those who try to suppress our need to do and be the way we wish to be, without compromise.
Direct Uranus energy is expressed through many of us during the several bouts of cardinal aspects from now till Aug 7 2018, when Uranus travels between 24 degrees Aries and 2 degrees Taurus. More updates here as events unfold……
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