Leave me alone, I’m lonely….

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Tuesday 27 August

Moon in Taurus

A friend posted the picture above on her Facebook page yesterday morning.

I suspect I could ask this question of 10 friends and get 10 different answers- and a number of extremely judgemental responses.  The answer I get, the answer you’d give, would be determined, at least in part by your Venus and her relationship to Uranus in your chart.

Venus/Uranus contacts bring with them a compulsion to share your individuality with another, to be yourself with another. And yes, that does make sense….and yes, it is possible. It’s the nature of the aspect involved that will provide information as to how easy (or otherwise) you find this.

When difficult aspects are involved ie the conjunction, the square, the opposition or the inconjunct, you may find it difficult to resolve the tension between the concept of relationship and the concept of individuality.

The conjunction, I hear you say… surely the conjunction isn’t difficult? When Uranus and Venus are involved, it absolutely has the potential to be. Venus, after all, is, amongst other things, about relating, and Uranus…well, Uranus is not. In many cases, the motivation of the two planets is different…in many cases.

I remember when I first started studying, someone (who should have known better) looked at my chart, saw Uranus in the 7th in opposition to the Sun and Moon and inconjunct Venus and asked me how many times I’d been married. Hmmm.

Anyways, when Venus and Uranus are in difficult aspect, you may find that you become easily bored in relationship, that you need more variety and experimentation in order to feel completely satisfied. Indeed you might find that within a relationship you might need to reinvent yourself or the way in which you commit in order to, well, stay committed.

This is the mood that’s in the air right now as Venus opposes Uranus.

The thing is, the whole flush of excitement and newness can’t last- not forever- that’s part of what makes those moments so amazing. But there are moments of wonderful to be found in even the longest and most familiar relationships- if you’re prepared to find them, and if this is important to you. Perhaps it’s not.

Also, you can be in a relationship and still maintain your own identity- if you’re prepared to do so, and if this is important to you. Perhaps it’s not.

That’s the message of this opposition- how to balance your need for individuality and space (Uranus in Aries) against the idea or ideal of what relationship should be (Venus in Libra). Your idea…not that of your best friend or your parents or society or the church or the state. Yours. No judgement.

It might be that your relationship may be conducted on more unconventional grounds than others. It might be that you’re no longer prepared to fight or fight for it, or it might be that after a period of apart you’re ready again to be close. It might mean that stability is your motivator so you’re prepared to look for excitement in creative or career endeavours. It might mean all of these things or something very different. We’re all different- as are our relationship and identity needs- despite what society may have conditioned you to think.

In any case, this transit is short-lived- unless it is part of something bigger happening in your chart.

Tomorrow Venus squares Jupiter. Despite the square, this transit is one that’s both self indulgent and strangely conducive to personal relationships…so here’s me thinking that you’ll probably be able to get your own way- if you’re clever about it. If you’re feeling a little stuck in a rut, find something that you both enjoy doing, and give yourself up to some fun.

Oh and my answer to the question? That would be telling…

This is who I am….

I have no idea who to credit for this- but whoever you are, thank you.
I have no idea who to credit for this- but whoever you are, thank you.

We’ve talked before about how the stationing degree of a planet- especially an outer planet- is important.

Because the outer planets move so slowly and take a while to pick up any sort of speed, they tend to be at or around the station degree for quite a while.

We saw it earlier this year with Saturn who was at or around 11Scorpio 30ish for ages.

We’re seeing it now with Uranus sitting 12 Aries 26, after turning Rx a couple of weeks ago at 12 Aries 31’.

What we haven’t spoken so much about is what happens when an outer planet sits on the cusp of a house at the stationing point- especially the retrograde station point.

You see, nothing happens without reason. I tend to believe that concept more than most others. Even when it’s crap stuff and you’re a nice person, there’s a reason…even if you don’t like the reason, there’s a reason.

When one of the slow movers gets almost all of the way out of a house and then turns around and comes back in, it can only mean one thing- there’s something that you haven’t finished learning or doing or changing.

I’ve spoken before about Uranus and his transit through my first house.

Uranus and I are well acquainted. He sits on the other side of my chart opposite my Ascendant, Sun and Moon. He chats easily to Jupiter and Neptune, turns his back on Venus and schemes up things with Pluto.

Pisces and Neptune influenced Suns don’t normally get the Uranus message easily- it’s because we don’t have the boundaries that other signs do. It’s also because if you don’t know where you end and the next person begins how can you be unapologetically you? So much of who I am changes depending on who I’m with- very few people see anything more than what I allow them to see. That’s a very Neptune and Pisces thing to do.

In the 7th house, my Uranus life lesson is to learn how to be authentically myself in relationship. I think it’s fairly safe, in light of the above statement, to say that I’m not quite there yet. Yet every Uranus transit is designed to bring me closer to that- that’s what Uranus transits are supposed to do. Sorry- they don’t do it, I do…the transit simply provides the right climate in which to do so.

Anyways, Uranus and I met for the first time properly back in late 2005 when he joined up with my natal Mercury.

At the time I was being hit from all corners by Pluto squares being fired from somewhere at the top of my chart- first to the Ascendant, then to the Sun. It was a little like when you join a striped candy up with a freckle in Candy Crush and it fires laser shots all around the board.

Then, a couple of years later, as I turned 40, Uranus crossed my Ascendant for the first time. Pluto was squaring my Moon. And life as I knew it changed forever. I felt younger, I felt like more was possible, I felt trapped and I felt free- all at the same time. Not immediately, it was more subtle and sudden and amazing and hard than that. And yes, I’m aware that these terms all contradict each other.

Over the last six years Uranus has been back and forward over my Ascendant, Sun, Chiron, Moon and Saturn. He’s opposed Pluto, opposed himself, linked hands with Jupiter and Neptune and fought off assaults from a try hard Saturn- who, when he was in Virgo, was urging me to slow down and be aware of the consequences.

Throughout it all, Uranus’s mission has been unchanged- to push me towards a version of me that was different in many ways to the version that I had been existing with.

The restlessness started in my chest and kept me awake at nights.  At first I resisted. I ate and drank too much- in an effort to not feel it, to resist the temptation. I knew that if I allowed myself to feel it, I’d be likely to do something just for the sake of releasing the butterflies that go with that level of excitement.

Suppressing it didn’t work and resisting it just resulted in disruption. So I changed tack- I began to run with it- literally. I was fitter than I’d ever been and far from pushing the excitement away, the exercise gave me the courage to take action.

Situations were presented to me that I would never before have recognised, let alone contemplated. What followed was an amazing roller coaster of a ride. In letting go of expectations, whole new possibilities opened up.

Because the transit was through my 1st house, my appearance changed, my job changed, my home life changed and my relationships changed. And, in hindsight, all for the better.

Uranus is still in my 1st house, but hasn’t made any important aspects since a conjunction with Saturn (at 1 Aries). Life has settled down, but just lately I’ve been noticing a few things.

I’ve got scared again. I’m beginning to dress dowdier, older, frumpier- the way I dressed before it all started. I’m feeling my age and, I think, looking it. I’m drinking more and putting on weight. I’m re-building layers around myself- unattractive layers designed to protect me from who knows what- when every instinct is telling me to peel them back. I’m trying to suppress the wildness that is building inside me again. I really should know better.

The other day, when Mars squared Uranus it hit me- the way that I’m feeling now is exactly the way that I felt all those years ago. Uranus isn’t doing this to me- nor is Saturn (the main culprit in the aging and fear process)…I’m doing it to myself.

Another thing hit me- Uranus had turned retrograde just minutes before he would have moved out of my 1st house.

I obviously haven’t yet learnt what it is that he needs to tell me.

And that’s when I went back to my chart- Saturn’s transit through my 8th house and Scorpio was when the layers started to come back. Fear. Specifically fear of losing control, of losing power, of losing income and of other 8th house themes.

And you know what? Saturn did the same earlier this year- teetered on the edge of leaving my 8th house and came back again.

I haven’t yet learnt what it is that he needs to tell me either.

Which brings me (finally) to my point- free will always comes into play. The planets aren’t something we can blame when things don’t turn out the way we hoped… they simply provide the environment- what we do with it is up to us.

again thank you to whoever...
again thank you to whoever…

 

Wake Up Call…

storm rolling in over Patong Beach
storm rolling in over Patong Beach

My neighbor is soon to go to Taiwan- for work. She’s asked me to go with her. Given that I won’t have to pay for accommodation and food is really cheap, and I can get some good travel articles out of it, I’m seriously considering it.

The thing is, I can’t confirm it or book it until she has confirmation, dates etc. That’s ok- Mercury is Rx, so I’ll only cause myself stress by worrying about it or trying to second guess it. It will be what it will be.

The next planet to pop on the reverse gear is Uranus.

The outer planets spend a fair whack of each year in retrograde motion. During these retrograde periods, the energy which is usually pushed outward, is directed internally. During the retrograde phase planets become an exaggerated version of themselves. Uranus will become more Uranian…for many (especially those in the midst of a transit by Uranus) that is a pretty scary concept, or a seriously exciting one- it depends on your natal relationship to Uranus.

It’s a little like watching a storm roll in, sometimes the colours are so clear in those few moments before it hits, and as potentially destructive as it can be, it’s also exciting.

In the case of Uranus, who really gets off on giving totally unexpected and utterly unavoidable shocks to get you moving out of your rut and into something more individual, all of that bubbling, electrical energy in happening within you instead of to you. Eventually it has to explode.

All those Uranian rebellion impulses will burst out at seemingly incongruent times, leaving those around you shaking their heads muttering “What the F&*#?” Which brings me to the other really important thing about Uranus and transits of this planet to natal planets…. resistance is futile. The more you struggle against the Freedom Fighter, the tighter the chains that bind.

If Uranus passes back across a natal planet or chart point for you during this transit, take it as a time to stick to what you know…for now. You will be able to objectively look at the results of the bid you made for freedom when Uranus first touched that planet and maybe analyse what went wrong. This is not the time to make a fresh break or a complete change- if indeed a separation or complete change is what is required.

Instead, try mindfully to alter your routine, maybe take a trip, do something that will distract you from making an irreversible, life changing change right this minute. House painting has got me through a succession of Uranus conjunctions- it was a change that I could make, that wasn’t going to impact my life…although there’s so much paint on these walls that I’ve probably reduced the size of my house over the years. I could whack some red paint on a wall knowing full well that when I felt less crazy I could re-paint it.

The questions you ask yourself here will be put to use when Uranus retraces his path once he becomes direct and has moved out of orb from the planets he is aspecting.

The motivation, the impetus may come now- probably from an unexpected direction- but the time to make the change real is later. Doing it now can often be a case of making change for the sake of making change.

As the saying goes- don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.

The technical details:

Uranus will turn retrograde at 12 Aries 31′ on 17/7/13 and will station direct at 8 Aries 35′ on 16/12/13. If you have planets (especially personal planets) at the degree of either of the stationing points ie 12 or 8 Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn pay extra attention to the hints you’re being sent.

Something about Sun square Uranus- and wearing your ugg boots in public…

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Thursday 4 July

Moon in Taurus

Moon into Gemini

I’m not talking much about the Moon today. It’s in Taurus, it will be moving into Gemini. All a bit ho hum, really.

No, todays star aspect is much more interesting- Sun square Uranus.

Again, this is the shorter version of the reverse Uranus square Sun, but nevertheless is worth a few words.

Uranus and I are old friends- it’s probably best that I call him an acquaintance…he has issues with attachment.

Anyways, given that Uranus touches most planets in my chart- and the Sun and Moon by opposition, each day is spent in some way with him.

And, after spending some time to get to know the disruptive bugger, I’ve come to respect him. A lot. It’s a dimensional thing.

Anyways, Uranus has one motivation- for you to live your life exactly who you are, with no excuses, no apologies, no questions. Simple really…

The Sun, on the other hand is all about ego. And with ego comes fear. What if I get hurt? What if I don’t fit in? What if they don’t like me? What if it means?… you get the idea.

When Uranus comes into contact with the Sun, he’s going to ask the difficult questions. Why are you doing it that way? Is it just habit? Why are you still in that job? That’s not who you are! Get the idea?

Depending on the aspect, will depend on the nature of the response. If it’s a trine, it might be a case of, ‘you know what? You’re right, I might try this a different way.’

In the case of the more difficult aspects- the conjunction, square and opposition- the response would be very different. We’ve been through this before, but for newbies, check out the Uranus page (at the top of the site) and scroll down until you get to the how will it impact me section.

Which leads me to today. Sun square Uranus.

Imagine the scene. And yes, I’m talking in clichés here. The Sun is in Cancer, so might be in the people mover just finished running the kids to school. Uranus has just got back from a run of his own, but it’s a training run. He’s a little sweaty and smelly, but hey, whatevs.

She’s running late, so is in a bad mood. The Moon is in Taurus, so she has an open packet of tim tams on the seat.

He says, ‘weren’t you complaining about being fat?’

She says, ‘yes, but I couldn’t help it. Besides, it’s none of your business. Bugger off.’

He says, ‘of course you could. If you’re having those to swallow down your dissatisfaction with the way your life is, it’s very much my business. I’m glad we ran into each other…’

She says, ‘it is what it is. I have to work this job because I need the money for school fees.’

He listens to the excuses and the reasons- all of them quite logical and rational. But he doesn’t care. Then he says, ‘I don’t really give a shit. If you’re not prepared to do something about it- I will. It won’t be much now- I haven’t got the time, but just you wait until I’m the one doing the squaring.’

The thing is, the message is, if you don’t mindfully alter your routine, Uranus will do it for you- in some unexpected way. And trust me, the disruption will be much worse.

Today you’ll be feeling the restrictions that others place on you, the ties that bind, the conventions.

Today you might want to do something wild, express your individuality, wear your ugg boots out in public…Do it because you feel inside that you should- not because it’s a rebellion for the sake of having one…and do it safely and mindfully.

As for your routines? Think before you do. Don’t just mindlessly do.

The nature of the disruption? Hell, I don’t know…this is Uranus, he does what he likes.

It’s school holidays here in Aus, so I’m taking the day off to take Miss 15 and the olds (my parents) to a pub in the middle of nowhere for lunch. It involves dirt roads and car ferries. I have a plan B…just in case.

And so it is…

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I must confess that I’m struggling.

You know how I like to try and put a positive spin on transits? See the future silver lining through the shit cloud? Bury my head in the sand a little? Right now I’m struggling to do that.

I’m watching someone who doesn’t deserve it go through something so chronically crappy that my heart breaks every time I think of it. I can’t do anything- nor do they expect me to- no one really can. There are simply no words, only ears or hugs or support. And you’re right, who does deserve it? I try to be normal, but my normal is no longer our normal and is especially no longer their normal. I, at least, still have a normal.

Today we talked about how long this set of transits has to run, what else could possibly happen. I know the answer to the first, but not the second.

Uranus is involved, Pluto is involved, the Ascendant is involved, the Midheaven is involved. Once those aspects are finished, Uranus will go on to join their Aries Mars and Sun, with Pluto back for another stoush later.

To paint the picture a little clearer, we’re talking right now:

  • Moon in Scorpio on the cusp of the 8th. Saturn will station direct on it.
  • Transiting Pluto to the MC. Pluto stationed exactly on the point…it will be back twice more.
  • Uranus transiting the Ascendant. It’s just past it now- by a degree…it will be back twice more.

It won’t be non stop- outer planet transits aren’t like that. There’ll be periods of respite, and periods of action, periods where they’ll feel like jumping out of their skin with restlessness, or running from the ball of something that seems to be lodged in their chest. There’ll be times where the exhaustion goes bone deep and they don’t feel like they’ll ever sleep again, and times where they’ll feel like something is about to blow. There’ll be breakthroughs and, with luck, happiness- or something like it. And in the background, the loneliness of the Saturn/Moon conjunction.

I went through the same set of transits for a few years a while back- but, although I experienced the emotions described above, what  I copped was relatively nothing- although at the time it didn’t feel like nothing. I didn’t experience any real loss- a little bruising perhaps. For someone who lives with the ease of grand trines (more on that next week…), any set back seems like Mount Everest…

I still feel the remains of that ball of pain or whatever it was in my chest that I needed to run from. I live daily with Pluto and Uranus oppositions- perhaps that made a difference…I don’t know the answer. I know others who’ve escaped completely intact.

The thing is, when I looked at the chart earlier this year we talked about how stuff would get hurled that would change the direction of their life, their role, their family story, their relationships. For ever. We talked about how this would be bigger than anything that’s been hunted down and dealt with before. It felt like that. It felt bigger than that.

I would never have predicted what’s happened- nor would I have wanted to.

My mother asked me that the other day- why I don’t look at trying to predict particular events. My answer to her was simple:

  • because if it is something good, I’ll be so focused on waiting for it to happen, that I’ll forget to enjoy today
  • because if it is something dreadful, I’ll be so worried about something that I’m powerless to change, that I’ll forget to enjoy today.

What my friend is going through is random and uncontrollable. Pluto is involved so it’s all powerful. Uranus is involved, so it’s unpredictable. For someone whose nature is to assume control and fix stuff, this is unimaginable.

The only thing I can safely predict with a Pluto/Uranus transit of this nature is that a few years from now my friend will look back and not recognise their life. What was normal before this began will be replaced by a new sort of normal. It will be something that they currently have no idea what it will look like. It will be something that will somehow emerge from the ashes of what is currently there- or rather, no longer there. But how can they think about that now? Why should they? It doesn’t help- not yet. Why should they feel anything other than a deep to the bones sadness and anger at the unfairness of life?

It’s why it pisses me off hearing people talking about journeys and gifts and some greater fricking plan. Sure they mean well, but it doesn’t help. They all have a normal to go back to.

I hope that I’ll always try to find a bright side to scary transits- we all experience them differently.

But right now? I’m struggling.

 

no regrets…

taken in Bali
taken in Bali

Last night at the club we got talking about bucket lists.

It’s a subject I’ve been thinking a lot about lately- that and wrinkles, and this crinkly bit under my chin. I think it has something to do with the fact that I had a birthday during the week.

I wrote about my bucket list over on and anyways during the week- check it out if you’re interested.

Anyways, around the table the reactions were different. My Cancer Sun (Capricorn Moon) friend and Scorpio Sun hubby don’t really have lists as such- although she did say that she’d do the posh health spa that’s on my list.

My friend’s Sag Sun hubby said he didn’t have a list, but would do things as the opportunity presented. He has a Taurus Moon.

So, we talked about mine.

My husband thinks that I need to be realistic about it. He said that everything on my list cost money. I pointed out that a good bucket list is comprised of 75% dream and 25% reality. His Saturn is in Capricorn opposite my 5th house Jupiter.

Anyways, in the process of writing down my bucket list, I also got to thinking about everything I’ve done in the 6 years that Uranus has been in my 1st house. Sure I did stuff before, but not to this extent.

It blew me away to see it on paper.

In the last 6 years I’ve travelled to Fiji, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang), Hong Kong (4 times), Macau, Singapore, Bintan, Bali (3 times), New York, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, New Zealand (9 times). Some for work (Hong Kong), some for pleasure (the rest).

Within Australia, I’ve also been to Perth a few times (for work), Brisbane a lot (for work), Sunshine Coast a few times (pleasure), Melbourne a lot (for both) and Adelaide occasionally (work).

I’ve watched the Full Moon rise over Mitre Peak in Milford Sound, watched the stars in Lake Tekapo and marvelled at the colours and smells of thermal Rotorua. I’ve been horse riding in Jindabyne, hot air ballooning in the Hunter Valley, on a chopper across the face of Mount Cook, snorkelled with the fishies in the South Pacific, and been bitten by a manky monkey in Bali.

I’ve done the standby dash in Macau, stood on Top of the Rock in New York and para-glided in Penang.

I’ve grown my hair, I’ve had a tattoo and I’ve thrown away my business suits.

I’ve lost count of the number of office relocations I’ve done, and let’s not even talk about the Brisbane flood office recovery and other major work projects. Most of it has ended up in this blog- in some way, shape or form.

Six years ago I started studying astrology, and I re-discovered my love for writing.

Since then I’ve had articles published- some even in mainstream magazines- written multiple drafts of 2 fiction manuscripts (someone publish one please), have clear plans for another 3, and have completed the first draft of an astrology book, with outlines for at least 2 ebooks and another 3 commercial books.

I’ve now left corporate life behind and am a lot poorer, but substantially happier.

All in the last 6 years.

It could have looked very different- all of these were opportunities that I might previously have not taken, but with Uranus sitting on my shoulder whispering “how hard can it be?” I’ve jumped.

Sure I’ve done some dumb things too- some seriously dumb things…and I’d do all of them again. Even the dumbest of the dumb things- in fact, that’s what started it all.

The last 6 years have been manically busy, stressful, hard, shitty and flipping amazing. There’s been a lot of tears, a lot of laughs, some mega highs and some seriously serious lows.

I’ve still got a way to go- I’m still only almost there with the publishing, almost there with the astrology practice. I’m also still hanging onto too much weight.

This though, everything here, is what my Uranus 1st house transit has looked like. And I’ve still got another year of it to go…

My bucket list mightn’t be realistic, but 6 years ago would I have even dreamed that I could have experienced everything that I have?

Exactly.

Besides, how hard can it be?

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Not the girl you think you are

Wake me up inside

There’s someone I forgot to be

and all at once I wake up

Wake up call

Wake Me Up Inside…

For better or for worse, most of us are attached to the way things are.

It’s why we stay in jobs and relationships that are so long past their use by date that if they were a vegetable they would have festered into a manky science experiment mess at the bottom of the crisper.

Think for a minute what it feels like to be stuck- in a bad job, a bad relationship, tied for whatever reason to the past. You know it, you feel it, but you do nothing about it.

You get to the stage where the misery becomes you…or you become the misery. Your health might suffer, you might forget what it feels like to feel healthy. You might forget what it feels like to feel happy, to laugh, to feel challenged, to feel passionate, to feel alive.

Predictability is fine- to a point…but without change, without challenge, there can’t be growth. And if there isn’t growth, you can’t be completely yourself, you can’t be completely authentic- which is after all, what Uranus wants you to do.

It’s fear and insecurity that keeps you in the status quo- most of us need some sort of “encouragement” to confront life in all of its unpredictable, frightening, and technicolour glory.

And that’s where Uranus transits come in.

We talked about Uranus transits to the Ascendant here, and we will talk about Uranus transits to the Sun sometime soon, but for now, this is for my friend Mish, who will next year have Uranus conjunct her Moon- from one who’s been there.

The nature of Uranus is to electrify, to awake, to surprise. Uranus is not malefic, not usually. It’s the way in which you approach the change and accept his urging that can make it appear so.

The nature of the Moon is to keep safe, to feel. The Moon is associated with mother, with family, with the past, with mood, with our emotions, with our domestic situation, the roots of our being, our beliefs about nurture and support- and the way in which we have been nurtured or supported.

When Uranus transits the Moon the very dependability of these structures in your life will be thrown into turmoil.  They have to be. The freedom to be yourself, the freedom to feel with authenticity relies on you being able to detach from emotional conditioning of the past and move on…to the beat of your own drum.

What will happen?

It may be an event, or a series of unexpected events.

It may be an inner restlessness or excitement.

It may be something amazingly and surprising good, or it may involve someone or something exiting your life.

The theme of the transit will be the house it’s occurring in. As with all transits, the closer* your Moon is to an angle of the chart ie Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven or IC, the stronger the impact.

Whatever form this takes- whether or not you perceive it as being unfortunate or electrifying (it can go either way)- you will feel more alive than you have in years. You’ll be feeling more- even if that feeling is (for now) one of loss or sadness. You’ll be feeling as though you’ve been woken up inside.

Next time: the transits broken down.

 

*when it comes to the Sun or Moon, I use a strength orb of 10 degrees- ie if the Sun or Moon falls within 10 degrees of the Ascendant, the IC, the Descendant or the Midheaven, within the house ie in the 1st, the 4th, the 7th, the 10th , and in the same sign as that of the angle.

 

Wake Up Call- Uranus Transits in 2013

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

I have no idea where this quote comes from, but my daughter built it into this picture (above) that she gave me.

My mother read it, turned to her and said, ‘well, this is your mother, alright!’

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Uranus touches most of my chart, but, given that it’s in opposition to my Ascendant, Sun and Moon, I tend to struggle with the concepts- going from chaos and rebellious individuality back to Piscean dreamer and right back again…usually in the blink of an eye.

For me though, it’s an aspect I need to get a handle on in order to be me in my most unedited, unapologetic form.

We’ll talk more about this another time, but for now, the important point is that Uranus transits points in our chart at the very time when it’s most important that we do seek and live with freedom and authenticity.

If you are receiving or expecting a Uranus transit, for a while- at least- you might just be able to identify with this too.

What will happen? Who knows- that’s the nature of Uranus. One thing I know for sure is the more you resist, the harder it will be.

If you want some hints on how to interpret your own transit:

  • Look at the nature of the planet transiting (in this case Uranus) and look at the nature of the planet being transited and put some key words around each. The nature of Uranus is to electrify, to authenticate, to free. It is unpredictable, unexpected and unique to you.
  • Check out the Outer Planets tab at the top of the page- here you’ll find some hints courtesy of Bernadette Brady’s The Eagle and the Lark.
  • Work out the timing
  • Check out also if any other outer planet transit is overlapping- there’s usually a theme to these things.

I’ve not long come out of a lengthy series of Uranus transits- hello, I’m Pisces personified, so whenever Uranus touched one of my Pisces planets, it was felt around the whole kite formation.

Taking the Uranus-Moon as an example, this is how it looked:

Transiting Planet Natal Planet
Planet Uranus Conjunct Moon
Natal House Location 7 1
Transit House Location 1
Houses ruled by planet 12 5

Now, I’m not going to disclose what went on (it’s a 12th house secret)- let’s just say it involved things which brought me undone (12) and things I took a risk on and had some fun with (5).

Relationships (7) and myself (1) were where the trouble started, and at the end of it I was almost completely different (1). All the action was around me questioning me, needing to reinvent me, everything to do with me. For a while there, my Moon was very Aquarian.

It was a ride and a half that I’d do again tomorrow.

So, what is Uranus doing in 2013?

  • Jan 2013 4 Aries 46’
  • 17/7/13 Rx at 12 Aries 31’
  • 17/12/13 Direct at 8 Aries 35’

The tighter the aspect, the more you will feel it.

You may feel the vibration of the conjunction, square or opposition up to 2 degrees out, you may not feel the easier aspects much at all- a lot will depend on how your relationship is natally with Uranus.

However you look at it, one phrase is common to all Uranus transits- each is a wake up call.

I found this on Facebook, apologies, but I have no idea who to give credit to.

 

For other outer planet movements:

Under the Influence- Neptune in 2013

Something about Saturn in Scorpio

…I haven’t written the Pluto post yet!