Moon Uranus

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.