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URANUS IN ARIES  — PART TWO — URANUS IN YOUR CHART

 

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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URANUS IN ARIES — THAT RESTLESS, REBELLIOUS, INNOVATIVE PLANET OF THE UNEXPECTED

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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