Uranus – ruler of the skies, of new horizons, original ideas, of unconventionality and freedom from constraints is finally turning direct!
This wildly unpredictable force, responsible for breakthroughs and rebellions – both of scientific and ‘natural’ causes – has been stationing since late last year, intensifying his ‘awakening’ effect on all of us throughout the holidays and this current eclipse period.
Uranus turned Retrograde (Rx) on August 11, 2019. The retrogradation of any planet generally indicates that its principles are interiorised, more subjective, internalised motifs. It is the first time Uranus has retrograded in Taurus since entering the fixed/earth sign on March 6, 2019. Uranus in Taurus is considered by astrologers to be in the sign of its fall (highest detriment), since rapid, progressive change is not a concept easily accommodated by the steadfast, most fundamentally conservative of signs. They do however share the commonality of obstinance and a determination to have their way, which is not necessarily an easy or positive trait.
Uranus energy is the indomitable urge to resist convention, to turn things over, create unrest through presence and insightfulness, to 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. At the speed of lightning, our brain is suddenly zapped with an idea that previously seemed so foreign. It feels as if it has been 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.
Where Uranian energy first turned retrograde in Taurus (Aug 2019 – Jan 2020) this urge to pursue a genuinely unique set of values became internalised. The nature of the soul, wishing to now ground itself, urges us to compare the existing conditions and find ways to reform or improve them to provide greater freedom to our connection to the physical plane.
The retrograde sends our spontaneous, inventive mind into an internalised series of experimentations and trial of new ideas.
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 mounted 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 all change.
Interestingly, our more conservative side, the one who 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 Taurus, 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 of appraisal and value systems, economic models and currencies of exchange are no longer sustainable. Resist as you may, you must soon be forced to decide that it’s best to fold, retire, give it up for the certain, irrevocable change that is about to occur, or simply fight this out. Such drastic action might come as a great upset to many out there. The fundamentalists would rather fight things out than relent to the notions of change, however loud. This only creates a charge of restlessness, resistance or sudden resignation and amasses into a force of utter revolution about to explode. This is 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 and Uranus goes direct?
You guessed it. …. Kaboom!
When one becomes intuitively inspired, excited or unnerved about some extra-sensory notion of change, then one stews and bubbles and writhes with this idea (perhaps losing sleep) for some months; when one repeatedly hones their argument to 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 no 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 sovereign-state governments, corporations, right-wing nations, monarchies, 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 fundamentalist insurgency of Uranus in Taurus.
Uranus last transited through Taurus between 1934-1942, when after the Great Depression, radicalised value systems urged people to form new and innovative ideas about how to become self-sufficient. Naturally, those who held a lot of the wealth were unwilling to share, causing great restlessness, rebellion and revolutions which lead to the second world war.
Does direct Uranus this mean revolution for us now? It’s possible, yet we have learned enough to know that every individual effort against others only isolates us further, particularly if we take a stand for unpopular causes.
Certainly, there is going to be enough resistance from individuals to force a shift away from symbiotic relationships (Scorpio) and towards something that caters to the new human ability to make a more self-sustainable source of income (Taurus). Whether we are willing to accept it or not, every individual living being on this planet desires freedom from oppression. Events conspire to precipitate a breakthrough, to stand away from those relationships which try to suppress our need to do and be the individual 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 15 2020, when Uranus retrogrades at 10°42′ Taurus. More updates here as events unfold……