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Hello dear Readers and Friends, I’ve been mulling over Uranus in Taurus for awhile now, sending my mind into the future to see what I could see… Uranus is the planet of the unexpected, the lightning bolt of inspiration, innovation, intuition, and invention. Uranus rules all things that save time, money, and labor for large groups of people. So from that we see Uranus representing aviation, the space program, computers and all things electronic, and many gadgets that are quite clever. A cute example is the robot that cleans your floors.  Uranus rules Aquarius and also symbolizes all friends and groups — informal groups and also labor unions, fraternal organizations, charitable groups, etc.  It’s not about just socializing because the reason those groups come together has a purpose beyond the pleasure of the moment. Think barn-building and quilting bees, historical examples of Uranus in action. Uranus/Aquarius also rules astrology.

Now that Uranus is in Taurus, the first thing I see is that Taurus, slow and steady and a creature of fixed habits, is not comfortable with change, especially the quick and abrupt nature of Uranian change. Taurus rules banks. Look at what happening with them — the world of fintech is forcing the old, conservative banking institutions to adapt or die, to paraphrase Darwin. There’s new ways to move money around the globe, make payments, crypto-currencies, blockchains, etc. We haven’t even seen all the changes that are coming with the speed of light.

Taurus rules hobbies, talents, auctions, wholesale connections, money and resources under our personal control. It also is the symbol for our core values. Scorpio, the opposite sign, is where all the above are shared.  The disruptive technology of Uranus has put many companies out of business already and this is just the beginning, offering new industries to take their place. An example would be the revolt against the cable companies. Roke, Hulu, Sling, and many others have emerged, forcing the cable companies to offer more individual bundles, etc.

Taurus rules trees. I haven’t been able to figure out where this is going but I suspect that there’s already research going on to breed trees that only flourish in a narrow climate zone become more adaptable as the climate changes. Personally, I hope the tree scientists can help us obtain vanilla extract and chocolate at an affordable price — I like to bake!!

Since Taurus rules wood, keep your eye on the Home Shows as new products to replace wood are coming to market. The price of lumber contracts on the commodity exchange is already much higher than just a few years ago. I saw an interesting flooring, a combination of wood, cork, and vinyl, and of course bamboo, a renewable resource,  is regenerated more quickly than trees.  I mentioned hemp in an earlier post, and this, too can be made into paper. Save the trees may indeed become a big issue…

More and more people, especially young people are running side gigs to make their own financial security, using all kinds of new technology to do business remotely. There’s even a child of 7 on U-Tube who made a million reviewing toys for other kids and their parents. Amazing !! And this trend is just beginning. People with a few planets in their 2nd house are often quite successful turning a hobby into a career.

Uranus is freedom. Freedom from what? What makes you feel free? Getting out from under the corporate thumb? More free time to do what you love? Freedom from electrical and gasoline bills?  Money is crystalized time and energy.  What you spend your money on says a lot about who you are. Taurus is about our core values. What are your deepest belief systems? Especially in the areas of friendship and group activities. The implied square of this transit will ask all of us to review our friendships and look for true rapport, not just surface compatibility. Honestly, I don’t know how to predict how this transit will affect each of you personally.  I can tell you things I have observed from watching Uranus transit through the different houses. With Uranus, anything can happen…

For example, having Uranus transit through your 1st house is a little bit like a mid-life crisis, no matter how old you are. There will be a strong desire to be an individual, do your own thing, rebel against the status quo. Maybe you dye your hair green, or quit your safe job and strike out on your own. Maybe you decide to get involved with a social cause dear to your heart. The first house is how we express ourselves to the outside world.  Ben Franklin once said, “The best way to have a good friend is to be one.”  I read another saying — a true friend rejoices with our victories and commiserates with our sorrows.  The classic book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie, is a good resource. There’s also a lot of stuff in it about prosperity, too.

Time to close for now. More Uranus through the houses soon. Blessings, Jenae.


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Hello dear Friends and Readers, It’s been a very hectic summer and now the garden is winding down…canned grape juice this am…

I think it is very important that those of you with children be extremely vigilant this Halloween.  These Uranus-Pluto squares are powerful, and they are extreme.  You can see the effects on a world level and even though I give you the exact dates, allowing for orb they have been in effect for a couple of years and will continue into next year.  Extreme events in the Mid-East and elsewhere, extreme weather everywhere, corrupt governments desperately trying to maintain their power, and people all over the world are yearning for more freedom and a chance at a decent life.  I believe that the pressure exerted by these squares can tip less stable people over the edge so we as individuals need to stay focused, aware of our environment and protective of ourselves and our loved ones.  In the USA, there seems to be less and less help available for the mentally ill.  If you fight with an angry bee he will sting you, but if you project love instead of fear, then the bee calms down and you can move quietly away from danger.  (If you are allergic to bees, it’s just common sense to have an eppi pen with you at all times.)

With Jupiter in Cancer, the harvest has turned out better than most people expected, but there is growing poverty and malnutrition.  USA is a Cancer country and these transiting squares are not easy for us.  Definitely very challenging.  Those of you in a position to — please consider donating food or cash to your local food bank.  Again, the goal is to help people so they don’t get desperate and go off the deep end.

Individuals have been and will be very much affected by these squares, Cardinal signs more than others.  Water signs may have it a bit easier.  Look at YOUR chart and note what houses Uranus and Aries are transiting.  That will show you where the challenge is and where you may be able to adjust things to let off some of the pressure.  IMO, it’s a time to be cautious and conservative and to be prepared for weather emergencies.

IF you are able, stock up on some extra batteries, food and water, safe candles, extra cartridges for Alladin lamps, and if you have a source of heat not dependent on the infrastructure, great.  If not, let’s just hope the power stays on.  We had one terrible storm that took out all electricity.  TG we had a BBQ to cook on if we had to.  Drinking yesterday’s cold coffee was not fun, but better than nothing :))

Emergency preparedness is just common sense.  Once that is done, let’s just see what happens during this latest square.  Be safe, Jenae

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Dear Readers and Friends, This  turned out to be a rather lengthy post; I guess some are longer and some are shorter.  Anyway, getting back to the current transit of Uranus in Aries, if you have LIBRA rising, then Uranus is transiting in your 7th house of marriage and partnerships.  You’ll remember from earlier posts that planets  transiting in the natural cardinal houses pack a bigger punch.  Those houses are the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th.  If you’re single,  I would  call Uranus in the 7th “get ready for Mr. Toad’s wild ride” because the only thing you can predict with any certainty is catalyst relationships and lots of changes.  I have seen people have a rather brief relationship but the experience and the effects last far longer.  I have seen people go from platonic to lovers  and back to friends again with a lot of speed and little warning.  If you add Aries into this mix, Uranus is even more volatile.  You could meet someone that knocks your socks off and there’s a terrific rapport.  Please try to stay grounded and take your time getting to know this person before making a commitment because the situation ( and your feelings, or theirs) could change.  If you are married, this will be a period of time that is ideal for trying out new activities together, joining some kind of group that offers a social component with a chance to make new friends, and in general the person with Uranus in the 7th needs to be ok with their partner wanting to  initiate these changes.  The 7th house often shows us facets of ourselves that we  don’t see — we see those qualities coming AT us through our partner.  So don’t write off your mate’s ideas as silly or impractical — they’re not feeling hemmed in by YOU, they’re feeling hemmed in by life and they need to do something about it, so offer some support.  They want to go skydiving?  Think about what that means — the freedom to fly.  They want to play pool, or go bowling, or softball ?— whatever — think about what that means — your partner needs a little more exercise and maybe a little fun to offset other areas of life.  Dancing is highly recommended with this transit in this sign and house.  There are so many forms of dance — folk dancing, square dancing, ballroom, salsa, line dancing, hip hop — lots of room for individuality and self-expression.  The point is to embrace change willingly…new ideas, new books, new hobbies, and allow some spontaneity into your life.

If you have a marriage that has gone sour or stale and neither of you has done anything about healing it, then this transit can jolt you out of the status quo.  If you are in this situation, consider some couples’ counseling before making any drastic decisions.

I have clients taking this transit.  The married ones have partners who are feeling blocked and frustrated in other areas of their lives.  Remember?  Pluto in Cap is square to Uranus for the next couple years…   The single clients are meeting new people who are catalysts but not necessarily a romantic partner.  And I have clients who are having to work closely with others (therapists)due to medical situations.

If you have VIRGO  rising, then transiting Uranus is moving through your 8th house.  This is the natural Scorpio house of shared money and power, and all the deeper emotional experiences — birth, death, healing, sexuality, bliss…Probably time to take some action to get your personal finances in better shape.  Partners may not intentionally let you down, but it could happen in spite of their good will.  Agreements and contracts can fall apart or have to be re-worked.  Unforeseen circumstances may cause our best laid plans to collapse.  Always good to have a plan A, B, and even C with this transit.  The thing is with the lightning flash element of surprise (Uranus) you don’t know if you’re going from riches to rags, or rags to riches.  This house rules inheritance, insurance, taxes, and all kinds of different financial contracts.  It’s a good time to make sure you understand what your  various insurance policies really cover and update and amend them if needed.   Update your  will, start a retirement account, start a 529 for your childrens’ education, draw up POA papers for medical and financial, sign an advance health care directive — that last one is called by different names in different states but basically it is a paper directing what YOU want done at the end of life — feeding tube/no feeding tube, life support, DNR orders, etc.  I’m not being morbid; au contraire — this gives YOU the power to determine what happens to you and everyone should have one.  Investments  could be very unstable; know your risk tolerance and follow your intuition.  I know a guy who makes 20% just by selling covered calls over and over again on a stock he has held for a long time.  If the shares get called away he just sells puts until he gets his order filled.  He does this with conservative stocks only. And remember, with this transit, keep your powder dry and avoid margin.  This is a dangerous environment for investments, which is precisely why there is also opportunity.   No one can manage your money as carefully as you can — take the time to know and understand your investments, retirements accounts and rules, etc.  If you dream of numbers, go ahead and play the Lotto — just remember with this house, you might be luckier to join with friends/partners/family  and pool the tickets as long as all involved agree on the rules in advance.  With the 8th house the best agreements benefit all concerned.

On a deeper level, the 8th house is about cooperating with the Universe.  When we align our individual will with the Universal Will, amazing things happen.  Miracles are still happening all over the world, and every day, too.  The capacity for sudden healing is very strong with Uranus in the 8th house.  I’m studying this 8th house stuff a lot these days and I think it’s about acceptance — if we know in our hearts that ultimately, the Universe is running with everyone’s well-being in mind, and that attitude is firmly anchored in the core of our being , not just on the intellectual level, then we get to participate in the most wondrous process of manifesting from spirit into the physical that which we most need.  Acceptance is easy to say and hard to do, at least for me.  On days when I AM in the flow, the perfection and synchronicity of life absolutely astounds and floors me.   We are, all of us, in the right place at the right time.  This is why I love astrology so much — I’ll be studying a chart and all of a sudden it all comes together and for an instant I see the absolute perfection of a life. I feel awe and also humbleness for the privilege of participating in that process.   When we are in the flow our happiness is not based on anything external, it comes from inside.  That bliss is part of the 8th house.

Philosophical and evolutionary discussions  fall  more under the rulership of the 9th house, the natural Sag house.  The direct experience that involves the whole of our being — that is 8th house.  If you have LEO rising, then Uranus is moving through your 9th house.  This is house of,  yes, philosophy and religion, but also law, higher ed, foreign contacts and long-distance travel.  Leo rising, you have a trine from Uranus here in Aries — what a great time to reach out beyond your borders!!!  Stretch your mind, stretch your body — learn a language, visit somewhere new and if the opportunity comes to you to travel overseas, please do, just avoid Mercury retrogradeJ…it’s not that the plane would crash, but you might be delayed or luggage lost and these inconveniences can be avoided with a bit of scheduling :)…

I know people who have used this transit to armchair travel, too.  The main expression of Uranus here would be to follow your intuition and/or any inclination to learn new things and by doing so you reach out and find new friends, kindred spirits, who share your enthusiasm.  Since Uranus rules technology, these new friends might be part of forums or user groups on line.  I have 3 clients with this transit; one is working overseas, one is a member of a healing group that is spread out geographically, and the 3rd one is planning her wedding — which will be in a different state from where she lives.   The 9th house rules ceremonies.

As far as religion, some people with this transit are going to be reviewing childhood experiences with church, etc. and some are going to break with the traditions of their past and seek a new path.  A lot of people with either Sag planets or a packed 9th house natally are very eclectic and create their own belief system and spirituality based on a little bit from all the major religions.  This transit is great for meditation and/or joining a prayer or healing  group.  With Uranus transiting the 9th, said group needs to be open to the Light and not restrictive in its structure. Non-denominational groups may appeal more.  You don’t need to be a member of a group to be spiritual; you have a gift for attracting the information you need, or that others need.  Just be open to receiving that information in unusual ways.  It’s not an accidental Universe — if a book falls off the shelf at your feet, there’s a reason.  I asked a question once (in my mind) and ½ hour later the answer was on the TV. ?!!!?  Try focusing on YOUR  question and see what comes in 🙂 …

If you have CANCER rising, then Uranus in Aries is moving through your 10th house of career.  I’ve seen so many clients take Uranus in their 10th — we’ll cover the sign in a minute — just Uranus here means you want something new.  Tired of the same old job, or old technology, or the people are boring,  maybe the boss is a pain.  People with Uranus in the 10th feel impatient and ready for growth.  Those of you who might have lost a job recently… on the spiritual level Uranus here means the Universe knows you were ready for growth and has something better in mind for you.  That being said, if you’re hanging on to a job that you’ve outgrown, just for the security, it might be helpful to see if you can shift the job you have just a bit — like new equipment, or  a new department within the same company.

Uranus in Aries is definitely symbolizing the need for a more courageous and innovative approach in your career.  Aries is a physical sign.  Some companies offer exercise programs at work, maybe you’re supposed to be the one who makes suggestions to improve safety, morale, physical fitness at work.  This could also be symbolizing that maybe you need a career with more physical activity in it.  It is likely that there will be unexpected developments on the job.  Breakthroughs in research, changes in personnel, new programs, new clients, etc.  Possibly some new rules that would seem to promote competition — be careful with this — just compete with yourself to be the best that you can be.  Normally, with Uranus here, morale and cooperation would be front and center but we can’t forget that Pluto square may be lurking in your 6th house of co-workers instead of your 7th.  I don’t want to state that someone is playing mind games because really you have to the whole natal chart in order to determine what is going on. Just make sure it’s not you since you don’t want the negative karma. If you feel negative about your boss, try projecting that he gets a fabulous offer from another company — like the old song says…”you got to accentuate the positive”…if you project negativity it will backfire on you.

The 10th is also our personal definition of success and our own sense of authority in our lives.  Transits like this can shake the old foundations of what you thought you wanted.  Maybe you have the money now, but wish you had more time.  Maybe you have fulfilled heavy responsibilities at work and now you realize your health and your personal life is just as important.  Maybe you get honors and awards but realize these don’t mean as much as someone to share them with you.  Cancer rising in many ways is traditional and seeks security; this transit is likely to change your definition  of yourself and your goals.

If you have GEMINI  rising, the Uranus is moving through your 11th house of friends.  This IS the natural house for Uranus so group projects, friends,  and co-ops are likely to play a major role in your life.  This is an easier transit for you than some of the other signs.  Transiting Uranus is sextile to your Ascendant; a sextile means opportunity with a little elbow-grease required.  I think this means don’t hesitate to be the welcoming one, to introduce yourself, to suggest ideas at meetings, to make new friends.  You are very likely to meet people where there is a sense of deja-vu and the fun of being intuitive with each other can make mundane life so much more interesting :)…

This is an ideal transit to join some kind of group — could be something physical — exercise, Tai Chi, yoga, etc. or it could be some kind of metaphysical group, or even both.  A long time ago I read a definition of friendship —“A true friend commiserates with our sorrows and rejoices with our victories.”  I think you will have experiences that are special with the friends you already have.  If you’re standing at the sink doing the dishes and someone you know comes to mind, it’s probably a sign that you should call them and check in.  If you have a group of friends rather than individual friends, it is likely that there will be a gathering to aid one of them.  For example, if someone has an accident or a medical crisis, everyone will gather to help that person adjust and heal.  If someone has a wedding, everyone will gather to help organize the festivities.  I think you will attend more parties this year, too.  The thing with the 11th house is there is usually a purpose beyond the moment — Habitat for Humanity, professional groups, babysitting  co-ops, food buying clubs, service groups, volunteer groups, labor unions — all these type of situations are ruled by the 11th house.  Ultimately, the 11th is the symbol for sublimating the ego for the  good of the whole group.  The key word  to  remember is cooperation.

I watched an Aquarian at a meeting  raise such a fuss that she was the antithesis of cooperation.  She must have had Mars on her Sun or something, because it was fairly obnoxious.  She was determined to press her point and was quite oblivious to the ideas of others at the meeting.  It is possible that you could encounter someone like that during the years Uranus is in Aries — the energy is innovative but sometimes volatile, and we all know how Aries loves a good debate.  IF someone appears in your life who is a pain to be around, it will probably help you appreciate your true friends even more.  This is a good period to show the  people you love how much they mean to you.  It’s also pretty important that you not let one individual hijack the energy of the  group.  This is how interventions were born.  It may be necessary to have an intervention.

Depending on your natal, if you have planets in this house anyway,  don’t be surprised if  you are elected or appointed to represent a group.

If you have TAURUS  rising, then Uranus is transiting in your 12th house of dreams, meditation, the unconscious mind, secret sorrows, and the flip side, too — alcohol/drug problems, mental health problems, self-sabotage, etc.  It is helpful  to understand this house by remembering that the 12th house is the natural house of Pisces, which is two fish swimming in opposite directions.  Symbolizing  the highest of the high and the lowest of the low, this house is more ephemeral than any other and thus the hardest to interpret.  Pay close attention to your dreams.  If you have a problem or a situation that needs a solution or additional information, you have a terrific opportunity to get the help you need through dreams, meditation, self-hypnosis — all methods that tap the unconscious mind.  Our minds are like icebergs — the conscious part is only the 10% that sticks up above the water.

Support groups of all kinds would be indicated by this transit.  You may be either giving or receiving compassionate love for the ill and afflicted.  There can be a beautiful sharing.  For you, Pluto in Cap is trine, which aids your ability to heal and reinvent yourself.

Music is healing. Time spent alone is healing.  Time spent with animals is helpful and so is being by water.  Treat your bath or shower as sacred time; affirm that you are washing away the cares of the day.

Friendship can also be a two-way street.  On the one hand you may have very special friendships where you are psychic together and both walking the same path spiritually, but you could find that there are one or two (probably two) people in your life that put pressure on you.   Upon thoroughly examining your motivation and theirs,  and being very alert in case there are hidden agendas, you may come to a decision about whether or not you even want this person in your life.  I urge you to trust your instincts — if you don’t feel safe and comforted by someone’s presence in your life, there’s probably a reason.  Do not leave yourself open to manipulation or emotional abuse.  Read the earlier definition of friendship in this post.  Yes, you have spiritual protection, but that doesn’t mean you can rescue lost puppies that really don’t want to be rescued at all.  Determine motivation with a clear eye  and conscience to avoid consequences.  That old phrase comes to mind…”Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.”  Clear karma, protect yourself and let go with love if you have to.

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Dear Friends and Readers, Today we’ll take a look at where Uranus is transiting in YOUR chart.  Let’s start with the overview…Aries is ruled by Mars.  The glyph for Aries is the seed pushing its way out of the ground in the spring.  It takes a lot of energy for that tiny little seed to push through the earth to reach the sunlight.  Aries people are high energy and their nature is volatile.  They are extremely competent in emergencies; Mars is physical energy as Pluto is will power — both signs have strong survivor instincts.  If you study this sign you will find a lot of Aries work as 911 dispatchers, EMT’s, emergency rooms and ambulances. More often than not, they have had military experience.   Aries rules the head.  Most people with Sun or Moon or Ascendant will have a scar on their head,  with good Venus aspects in the natal it might be hidden under the hairline.

Aries/Mars rules weapons of all kinds and sharp tools and medical instruments.  Diana the Huntress was the Greek/Roman version of an Aries woman.  Their metal is iron, which oxidizes to red and that is the color ruled by this sign.  Mars was the god of war.  If you know an insecure Aries, you might find they are prone to picking fights and arguing.  The more emotionally secure Aries just enjoy a good debate, they find it stimulating. But all of them need some adrenaline to thrive.  Better to be a volunteer firefighter than getting bored and seeking controversy with people who won’t understand that you really are just looking for a big project to immerse yourself in.

Uranus is still in the early degrees of Aries.  If you have Aries rising, then this transit will break you out of old, stale, and limiting routines.  One thing about Uranus, if something is taken away or removed out of your life, it is ultimately to make room for something better.  Uranus transiting the 1st house is almost like a mid-life crisis, no matter what age you are.  There’s a very strong urge to try new activities, break out of old patterns, and seek more freedom in your life.  Freedom  means different things to different people; healthy individuals will seek change constructively but others who are not well integrated could find self-destructive behavior has an appeal akin to breaking taboos.

Be very careful, Aries rising, that you don’t alienate others with abrupt and shocking behavior.  Yes, you need to explore new facets of yourself — new sports or exercise programs, changes in your appearance, different haircut and or clothes — you NEED to give yourself more leeway.  Just don’t forget the people who love you and who you love and count on for support — there’s a danger here of being so caught up, so self-absorbed in the thrill and the newness of Uranus that you could appear thoughtless and selfish to others.  I would also suggest that you not cover your body in tattoos during this transit ( I had a client who did exactly that, became almost obsessed) because when Uranus moves on into your 2nd you may come back to earth and wonder just WTH were you thinking?  Probably a good idea to wait on body piercing, too.  I knew another guy who dyed his hair green — harmless, and he needed a bit of rebellion at that time…

So… the 1st house is our physical body and how we present ourselves to the outside world — our personality.  It is normal to express yourself differently than before — new vocabulary, new gestures, new friends and activities that you share together.  Uranus is also an intuitive and very quick energy — don’t  be surprised if your  intuition ramps up to a new level.  You can exercise it like training your muscles and it will grow stronger.  I like playing the phone game — guessing who is calling before I look at the phone — great fun and good practice.  You could also find yourself more interested and involved with technology and some of the latest inventions.  Enjoy the ride !!!

If you have Pisces rising, then Uranus is transiting through your 2nd house of money and possessions under your personal control, hobbies, moonlighting, too.  Your values and what brings stability in your life  would be 2nd house — the natural Taurus house.  Stability?  With Uranus in your 2nd?  I don’t think so…be prepared for a lot of ups and downs with your personal finances.  Money will come in but may go right back out again.  Remember with this position you have a square in your 5th from transiting Pluto — could be extra kid expenses.  Probably a good time to talk to your kids about money and how to handle it — savings, bills, credit cards, etc.  Uranus? — maybe they need a computer upgrade, or possibly having issues with friends who want to borrow their stuff…

OK, back to you….this is a fabulous transit for trying new hobbies and activities that bring art, beauty, and/or more money into your life.  Woodworking, upholstery, refinishing, landscaping would be possibilities of art used in a practical way.  I have 3 clients with Venus-Mars conjunctions in Aries and all 3 are welders —gun safes,  ornamental iron, and assembling manufactured houses.  All are artistic.  Pottery also comes under Aries due to the kiln, like glassblowing — using fire as part of your art.

This transit is great for things like groupon  or buying clubs to stretch your dollars to buy the things you need.  I would be a little careful, though, about getting too entwined financially with your friends — not a good transit for lending and borrowing money — or possessions without clear guidelines agreed to in advance.  Using services like FreeCycle can bring new people into your life that could end up being very helpful in unexpected ways.  Same thing with taking any short term classes to develop new skills and innate talents — the people you meet will be catalysts for your growth.

Pay close attention to your dreams, too, as a source of guidance, in particular in 2013 with a very nice Grand Water Trine setting up in your chart.

If you have Aquarius rising, then your chart ruler Uranus is transiting through your 3rd house of siblings, the neighborhood, technical education and local travel.  Uranus is a symbol for flashes of insight and communication that are not dependent on the physical.  You can have a lot of fun with psychic communication with your siblings.  When you DO talk in person,  they will probably share unexpected news.  This transit could also be a symbol that a sibling or even a close cousin is breaking out of old patterns or a rut they’ve been stuck in for awhile.  Uranus at its worst is a refusal to cooperate for the common good — depending on the aspects in your natal you might find that one of them is being a real pain to deal with…. you may have to draw some boundaries.

Please be a defensive driver with Uranus in your 3rd…avoid road rage type situations and pay attention to the electrical systems in your car.  A more positive interpretation would be some kind of new public transit coming to your neighborhood, or forming carpools, or some kind of service that provides cars and/ or bikes for short-term use.  Uranus is about groups — the 3rd might be a more active involvement with a neighborhood group, condo board, homeowners’ association, or just a more friendly environment with neighbors helping each other.  I knew one group that had a potluck once a month in the summer — the whole block participated. Another group I know has a website to share news and once a year they all have a giant yard sale coordinated throughout the neighborhood.  You might find the character of your neighborhood is changing —innovative construction, new businesses, or new people moving in…

As far as technical education, the 3rd house is where you take a class to learn specific skills, or a short class, or a workshop.  Things like computers, how to hang wallpaper or lay tile, Reike, Yoga, how to build a doghouse, etc. etc. You are a natural to follow your intuition anyway, so trust those bursts of enthusiasm and investigate new areas of learning — you are VERY likely to find kindred spirits at these gatherings and a good friendship that can last a lifetime.  High school reunions could be very special, too. So…check out what your local neighborhood has to offer and if you travel it will be more likely short trips in your region, more like a 150 mile radius from home.  I’m getting a flash here of parents and/or teachers taking their kids to special museums designed just for children.  Fun and educational, too…

If you have Capricorn rising, your life is going to be quite a bit more complicated than most of the other signs for at least the next few years.  I would really recommend that you have your EXACT chart in hand and know YOUR specific transits — when to forge ahead and when to lay low.  To start, transiting Pluto is in Capricorn and Pluto is change, transformation and regeneration — MAJOR and once in a lifetime.  Then you need to consider that Uranus is in Aries in your 4th house of home and family and so there’s a powerful and long-lasting square.  Squares symbolize hard work and big accomplishments but also challenge and the need to make adjustments.  Then you need to look at where you’ve been and what you’ve just come through the last 3 years with Saturn (the chart ruler for Cap rising) in square from Libra and what have been the consequences and what decisions have you made.  And to top it off, Jupiter will enter Cancer on 6-27-2013 but at least by then you’ll have a trine from Saturn in Scorpio.  With so much energy in the cardinal signs, it’s going to affect them all STRONGLY, and YOU in particular.  It doesn’t have to be a negative — all transits have both positive and negative connotations — but it is a serious time for you.  The old responses, the old patterns…these are not going to work.  Uranus in Aries is about approaching life in a new way.

OK, that being said, this post is about Uranus and your 4th house is and will continue to undergo rapid changes.  When I had Uranus in my 4th, there was a lot of unexpected company and also a number of meetings at my house, too.  Some were community groups, some were metaphysical gatherings, most of them were very spontaneous and few were planned in advance.  Since the 4th house is home and family, you’ll need to keep a careful eye on the wellbeing of your loved ones.  Consider new technology to improve your home and make life easier for those you love.  There will be changes within your family.  If you have older parents, consider a safety check of their home and if you find hazards or areas that need to change for safer mobility, be proactive and get things fixed.  This could be something like grab bars in the bathroom, or the newer technology that lets you stay in closer touch more easily.  Younger parents might want to make an area where their children can have friends over — a kid den.  With Uranus, of course you’ll need enough electricity there to run computers and games. 🙂

On a deeper level, Cap people are going to need to review family patterns and programming and make some conscious changes in how they want their homes and family to function differently than when you were a kid.  You may have dreams and/or spontaneous flashes of your earlier years and experiences.  Trust yourself; these are coming to the surface for a reason.  You may feel the love of departed family members around you, too.  Trust this — the love is real.

If you have Sagittarius rising, then Uranus is trine from your 5th house is Aries.  You’re a natural to stay young at heart by  willingly adapting to new ideas and technology.  You may find yourself having more fun with people younger than you.  Most Sag people love music and many play instruments.  Music may figure even more strongly in your life through using technology.  Most computers have music programs that come pre-installed; for a Mac there’s “garage band”  but I don’t know the names for other music programs on computers.  Maybe you’re simply assembling play lists or downloading songs, but these  days the technology to record and produce can also be installed at home if you want to create a studio.  Just don’t break the bank (square from Pluto in your 2nd ).  It is possible that your kids are the ones who want to spend on technology. You’ll need to find the right balance financially, but at the same time these young people have something  to teach and share with you  — these relationships can be very mutually rewarding.  Buying musical instruments is another possibility, also upgrading other types of artistic tools — photoshop,  cricket for scrapbooking, etc.

It looks like you will either be using tech to be creative or joining with a group of people that are pursuing the same art.  I’ve heard of art co-ops that allow people to share potters’ wheels, kilns, etc.  And there’s stuff like dinner theater and community plays and musicals — these are usually connected to your local college but they often open up auditions to the whole community.

Sag is one of the spiritual/religious signs.  Maybe you join a church choir.  Reaching out to groups benefits you for the next few years.  You may find yourself having a lot of discussions about world events and where humanity is heading — the big picture.  I read that our DNA is restructuring into a new pattern, more than 2 strands.  So we’re evolving and developing new gifts and abilities.  The insights you gain this year are meant to be shared with others.  Sag rising has a special ability to deliver information that other people need.  You’re a library unto yourself :)…

If you have Scorpio rising, then Uranus is transiting through your 6th house of health, work, and service to others.  This is also the house that rules co-workers, as well as who you hire and who hires you.  I have a client with this position and currently she is somewhat frustrated with the slowness of her co-workers.  Remember, Uranus is a fast energy — she wants change faster than the people around her can handle.  So, while there’s  some frustration, she realizes she needs to create rapport at work to help other people be more open to new ideas and techniques, rather than resistant and threatened.   It is likely with this transit of Uranus that you will experience new technology coming into your office, your  field of expertise, and some of the best info may come to you through conferences and meetings.  Stay attuned to new developments in your field — trade journals, websites, contacts in the same type of job but at a distance (another office, another company?) from where you live.

The 6th house is health.  With Uranus here, if something comes up with your health, it’s likely to be sudden and also to resolve quickly.  There’s nothing like a health scare to show you just what is important in your life.  I had one of these when Uranus was in my 6th and I sure realized that so much of the picky little stuff I was getting caught up in, in everyday life, didn’t matter a hill of beans in the long run.  Taking the long-range view of your health is helpful right for the next few years.  Make good choices, some adjustments in life-style, a plan to improve your health through technology is likely.  Even a person in a wheelchair can exercise.  There is wonderful technology out there now to give us information about our health.  Don’t forget to get a check-up;  even if you’re feeling fine it’s good to have blood work done to keep an eye on yourself.  If you’re diabetic, look into some of the newer technology for testing your numbers and some of the new products that are available to enhance your diet.  That would stand with any pre-existing condition — Uranus is saying keep informed about the latest research and meds…

Aries rules the head.  With Uranus in Aries in the 6th, protecting the head from sudden injuries is important.  I’m just saying in general, please wear a helmet if you’re out riding a bike or motorcycle, hardhat around construction sites, even your home, etc. etc.  Just use common sense. You would have to check your other transits for any accident potential, but I’m thinking in general that Uranus in the 6th is more about THINKING in new ways, sudden flashes of innovation rather than head problems.

With the Scorpio rising and Pluto in good transit, a sextile, this is a really excellent few years to strengthen yourself and your body — martial arts training would be an astrologically appropriate way to express the energy of Uranus in Aries in the 6th — it’s individual and yet there’s a group interaction, too. It teaches us to become aware of the more subtle energies and use our intuition, too.

Well, folks, that’s a wrap for today…look for the rest shortly…Blessings, Jenae


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Dear Friends and Readers,  there have been a number of good articles about the many transiting squares between Uranus and Pluto this year and for the next couple years.  In short, we see the rebellious energy of Uranus contending with the old established structures of society that are slowly dying and need to be regenerated — symbolized by Pluto.  This is happening all over the world.  People want and need more freedom.  And while I do have the experience to analyse this process in terms of the world, I feel  my knowledge and gifts are better focused on helping individuals understand how to use their natal charts to improve their lives.  I believe evolution happens one human heart at a time…

However, I think it will prove helpful to my US readers to take a look at the US chart and understand why we are here at this place and time…

Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius.  The US Moon is in Aquarius.  The Moon in the natural wheel of the zodiac is the ruler of Cancer.  The US Sun is in Cancer.  Our Founding Fathers rebelled against the established order and that is how our country was born.  This is  our foundation and it influences the culture and ideas of every individual living here.  Given enough freedom, we can invent our way out of the current economic crisis.  Uranus rules inventions and progressive ideas that save the people, large segments of society,  time/money/labor/energy.  Uranus rules aviation, the space program, computers and technology.  This is what gives me hope in our current crisis — we are a clever and inventive people who are not afraid of new ideas.  The social media that makes this blog possible is a part of the Uranus energy, too.

Uranus takes 84 years to transit around the wheel of the chart, roughly 7 years through each sign and house.  Uranus is currently in Aries and the nature of Aries is compatible with Uranus because Aries has a need to try new things and embrace challenge.  They get bored with the same old routine.  They’ll stir up fights and debates just to get their adrenaline going.  Every Aries woman I know re-arranges her living room furniture at least every 6 months and most of them are quite handy with tools and building stuff.

Uranus will be in Aries from  5/29/2010 through 3/7/2019, though mid-May through early November of 2018 is the first entry into Taurus.  (Uranus retrogrades back into Aries early November through early March 2019.)

So…let’s take a look at the US chart.  I posted it with today’s transits (9-17-2012) on the outside of the wheel. This week’s events feature another transiting Uranus/Pluto square; I already wrote about that on my Facebook page (Otter Space Astrology) — THIS article will focus on Uranus and then we’ll move on to look at Uranus in Aries in the houses in Part Two.  By the way, astrologers love to debate which chart to use for the US.  There ARE variations based on time and house systems.  I like to keep things simple; I have chosen the most commonly agreed upon chart  with the Gemini rising.  Just wanted you to know…

Take a look at the US 2nd house with Venus/Jupiter/Sun in a rolling conjunction.  We have been a lucky nation; in our recent history we have had over 40 years of the most favorable crop weather in recorded history. The 2 most beneficial planets and remember — in Cancer that would be food.  We are one of the breadbasket nations.  Canada, for example is also a Cancer nation.  Our land is the foundation of wealth…farmland, forests, wetlands, lakes, etc. — these are under major stress right now.   Transiting Uranus is squaring the US Cancer planets, last year, this year, next year, too.  Now we are not so lucky.  Pluto has been opposing the US Cancer planets from the 8th house.  I believe this is the symbol for the national debt and all the problems with the US economy in  general , with the additional complications of all the financial problems in other countries.  We are all entwined — 8th house — shared money, shared power, etc.  Please note that Pluto is slowly moving into opposition to the US Sun and VERY SLOWLY approaching the 1st conjunction with the natal Pluto in the early 2020’s. Are we headed for even more crisis?  It’s very possible with these transits.  But it’s also important to remember that one of the symbols for Pluto and the 8th house is the phoenix rising from the ashes…a rebirth of this magnitude takes time…

It’s somewhat strange to write this post about Uranus and find my thoughts going each time to include Pluto.  So, I guess that’s the information I’m supposed to share…

Anyway, these squares to the US 2nd house remind us to be conservative with our financial planning, be self-sufficient where possible since our crop weather is not as favorable as before.  The whole configuration forms a T Square which pushes energy out the US 5th house — do your best to avoid hidden agendas — keep it clean, keep it honest — setting  a good example for the children in our lives.  Also the 5th is creativity —- imagine creative solutions to problems and your solutions just might benefit many people and enrich you in the process. 🙂

In spite of these transiting squares, Uranus is sextile the US Ascendant and natal Uranus, and trine the North Node.  Progressive ideals and ideas and inventions are assimilated much more quickly these days thanks to the social networks and computers and phones.  New tools, new and improved forms of transportation and communication are coming.  This is already happening with childrens’ education, but there’s more to come.  And I expect we’ll see more inventions to help children with special health needs, too.  There are already computers that can read for blind people.  Truly amazing things are in the pipeline and in Part 2 we’ll take a look at how that can help you as an individual.

Back in a few days, feel free to comment…Blessings, Jenae


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