Something about breaking free…

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Moon in Gemini

Moon into Cancer

Sun square Uranus

Mars sextile Pluto

Sun- Uranus aspects can be, shall we say, disruptive. There’s a restless urge to shake things up a bit and see what happens. When the aspect we’re talking about is a square, the tension is tightened and the temptation to throw it all away could be strong- especially if you have planets and chart points at or around 20 Aries or Capricorn (my hand is up: Venus at 19 Aries). If you’re feeling a tad claustrophobic, breaking away – temporarily – could be a good thing…there’s no doubt that if the feeling is that strong, you’re in need of some space. But you don’t need to break anything in order to do so – unless it’s already broken beyond repair. Be aware that relationships could be fraught, be aware that this could be either as a result of restrictions being placed on you, or what you perceive to be so. Be also aware that sometimes changing your routine is a good thing.

This is a twice a year aspect that, while not life-changing, certainly has the potential to rock your world a little.
Breaking it down, 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!

Uranus doesn’t care about your excuses and your reasons for staying put, doing things the way they’ve always been done- even if those reasons are quite logical and rational. If you asked him, he’d say something like, ‘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.

Under this aspect you could be feeling the restrictions that others place on you, the ties that bind, the conventions. You might want to do something wild, express your individuality, colour outside the lines…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.

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

Also happening today is an alignment between Mars and Pluto. It’s a sextile, so that means an opportunity. It’s between feminine signs, so that means the opportunity won’t jump up and wave it’s arms around until you notice it. What is the opportunity? A chance to do something that inches you towards your goals. Maybe tweaking your habits is that something. Just a thought.

In other news, it’s my parent’s 53rd wedding anniversary today. Who said that a Scorpio and Aquarius match couldn’t last?