Something about something to think about…


Monday December 16

Moon into Gemini

There’s not a huge amount happening in the sky today- well, other than a few lunar aspects. And that’s a problem because with the Moon in Gemini, we need to talk about something…

I know…with Uranus about to turn direct (there’s a post scheduled for a day or so) some of you will be wanting to know about your Uranus transits. If it’s a conjunction with an Aries planet, you’ll be sitting in the front row asking ‘but what about me?’

Now, I can tell you until the cows came home about my Uranus transits. They’re burned in my memory in all of their technicolour glory. But my transits won’t be the same as yours.

One of the reasons why is because of the modality of the planets and points involved.

I was having a text discussion on the train with the oh so sparkly one on Saturday morning (on my way to yet another lunch) about this very subject.

You see, when Uranus joined my Ascendant, he was in Pisces, and Pisces is a mutable sign. Mutable signs react by adapting and adjusting. And that’s what I did. I reinvented (Uranus) myself (Ascendant) by changing course, by responding to the circumstances and events occurring around me.

For those of you with planets in Sagittarius and Gemini (who received the square when Uranus was in Pisces) and Virgo (who coped with the opposition), they did the same. Naturally, the experience would have differed from person to person depending on their Uranus life lesson (as taken by Uranus’s position in the birth chart) and how they incorporate Uranus into their life.

Uranus in Aries will be very different, because Aries planets respond differently. Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are cardinal signs and cardinal signs tend to initiate action when something threatens the survival of what they are charged with:

  • The identity or self: Aries
  • The family, the tribe, offspring: Cancer
  • The partnership and relationships: Libra
  • Achievement and position in society: Capricorn

Cardinal signs are called to action, they don’t just go with the flow…for that reason, their experience of the transit will be very different to that that we mutables had. Not easier, not harder, just different.

As for the Fixed modalities (Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus), you guys are associated with consolidation, security and solidifying and generally need to be made pretty uncomfortable before you’re forced into change. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but it can make transits by planets like Uranus very difficult for you to deal with.

Clear as mud? Something to think about?

Good. As you were…