So anyways, Uranus has been retrograde for pretty well the last six months. While Uranus was retrograde all of that bubbling, electrical energy that Uranus brings was happening within you instead of to you. Eventually it has to explode. Suddenly you see exactly what you need to see- just like in the Partridge Family song when you wake up with something that keeps knocking at your brain.
There is nothing subtle about Uranus. He has neither the time nor the energy to faff around with subtlety and lessons and opportunity. Instead he gets off on giving totally unexpected and utterly unavoidable shocks to get you moving out of your rut and into something that is more authentically you.
He pokes and prods at you until you have no choice but to make the changes that are necessary to become yourself. Uranus is uncomfortable and indiscriminate. If work is not right, expect stuff like failed projects, difficult clients, problems with money. Likewise if relationships need changing, problems will arise in this area. Get the idea?
If Uranus passes back across a natal planet or chart point for you during this transit your time is …now! Think about the bid for freedom you may have made when Uranus 1st touched that planet. The retrograde period has given the opportunity for those feelings to be directed inward and observed objectively. What went wrong then? What could you have handled differently?
If a break out is still required or a change absolutely needs to be made, when Uranus goes direct over that planet you will have the opportunity to make the change real… or risk regretting it forever.
But what will happen? I hear you ask… Who knows. The one thing I do know about Uranus is expect the unexpected.
Where is Uranus in your chart? The cause of the transit can be found where Uranus is natally. The house through which Uranus is transiting is where most of the action is taking place, and the house ruled by Aquarius is the area where the transits’ energy will be manifested.
The centre of the transit will come from the house that Uranus is transiting in your chart- this is where you are being pushed into making changes that will ultimately result in a more authentic you- he makes you confront your own individuality.
The planets will tell you the nature of that transit. And trust me, resistance is futile. The more you struggle against the Freedom Fighter, the tighter the chains that bind. If Uranus thinks that changes need to be made he will not be content with a minor renovation- if your life needs an overhaul, repainting a room will simply not cut the mustard- although it may calm your restless urges for a time. If you think that you can control your environment, think again- the area of life that Uranus is transiting becomes totally unpredictable. And, let’s face it, most of us need to feel some discomfort in order to change our circumstances.
The more that you have done what is expected of you, or the responsible thing and been who other people want you to be, thought the way other people want you to think and felt and loved the way society tells you that you should feel and love the harder these transits will be for you.
Now, I know that some of you are going to run to your laptops and write and ask me how this will be affecting them and just how bad it’s likely to be- especially with everything else that’s going on with the astro weather at the moment.
Firstly, If you have planets or chart points at or around 8 Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, you will be having one of the more challenging Uranus transits now-ish. Keep the orbs narrow- say a degree, no more than two.
If you have planets or chart points at or around 8 Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius or Gemini, you will be having one of the easier Uranus transits now-ish.
Remember, the challenging transits aren’t necessarily bad, and the easy ones good.
What they will do, is push you further along your personal Uranus lesson- the aim of which is to teach you to be you…whatever it is that version of you looks like….and, while there’s no denying that at times this can be tough, that, to my mind is ultimately exciting.
Remember also that the planets don’t do things to you- they do, however, provide an environment within which events occur that might prompt you to react in certain ways, make decisions in certain ways, and deal with both the challenge and potential within your birth chart…I’ll leave you with that…