Are We Strapped In?

Regular readers will know that I am currently interstate in the middle of relocation hell.

Moving facilities is just one of the things I do in my partition job, but as anyone who has ever moved house knows, it is also one of the most stressful things you can do. Throw in some extremely heavy and temperamental equipment, networks and other kit and the potential is for meltdowns all round. I guess the writing for yesterday, though, was on the wall when the removalist locked the lift key INSIDE the lift….How???? From that point, nothing worked.

Anyways, the big news for today is Uranus. He is currently stationery at 4 Aries 33′ and is about to turn retrograde. He will cover ground back to 0Aries39′ before turning back direct in mid December.

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.

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 1st touched that planet and maybe analyse what went wrong. This is not the time to make a fresh break, if indeed a separation is what is required. The questions you ask yourself here will be put to use when Uranus retraces his path once he becomes direct. It is at that point that you have the opportunity to make the change real.

If you have planets or chart points at or around 0-5 Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, make sure you are tightly strapped in- especially if you have planets at 0 or 4 degrees as the effect is most potent at the stationery points.

Elsewhere? The Moon is now in Scorpio and is adding some additional intensity to the waning Venus/Pluto opposition of yesterday. The Moon has just finished an opposition with Jupiter, so I am desperately hoping that todays’ testing and crises may be a little smoother than yesterday. Perhaps even, and this is a really big perhaps…the phones will patch in so we can do our tele conferences without the equivalent of 2 second delay and the dongles which will give us personal connectivity will spontaneously activate. When Uranus turns retrograde, nothing surprises…