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ARIES - "I AM, THEREFORE I AM."
Uranus re-enters Aries in Retrograde status on November 6, 2018 until March 6, 2019. The time period from November 6, 2018 until January 6, 2019 Uranus will be Retrograde where it will turn Direct on January 6, 2019 and continue on as Uranus in 'Aries' where it will then re-enter Taurus and continue on until its next Retrograde period, which will be August 7, 2019. (*See Astro Meme below that details the Uranus Retrograde dates.)
Is it Ur-ran-us or Ur-anus? Actually, both are acceptable pronounciations, but I say Ur-ran-us simply because Ur-anus sounds gross. The Uranus glyph represents the cross of matter confined at both sides where matter is being forced up from the bottom circle of spirit. Wherever Uranus shows up, it will force change in your Life. Let's look at the graphic below and think about that first line again because it is important. Notice the cross in the middle. The cross of matter. Matter is that which is physical substance, which is different from the mind and spirit. Matter is being confined from both sides pressing on it, almost like it is being squeezed, as if two walls were coming closer together and closing in on 'matter' thereby confining the space of matter. It's almost as if 'the matter' is being squeezed out or erased. Often times Uranus will give you the feeling of being squeezed out or erased from something only to squirt you into a different direction. Sometimes being squeezed out is exactly what you need. As the squeeze continues, our spirit from the bottom circle will reveal what we are made of and we begin pushing up on 'matter'. It's just like squeezing toothpaste out of a tube. The spirit (our spirit) engages, pushes on matter and shows us just what we are made of and what we can do with our lives. I LOVE THIS GLYPH!
Let's trek back for a brief moment and contemplate what occurred over the past eight (8) years in our Life where we felt this squeeze on ourselves. Uranus was in the sign of Aries, which is the sign of the self, me, myself and I. Where is Aries in your natal chart and over the past year eight (8) while Uranus was in Aries, did you get the feeling that you were being squeezed out and into another direction? Was there a feeling of being erased only to come out at the other end different or new or complete or emptied or changed? Well, Uranus LOVES to change things, because change is Uranus's jam. Uranus spins things and whips them into a NEW AND IMPROVED state of matter. Anytime you see 'New and Improved' on a new product or service, THINK URANUS WAS HERE!
When you are feeling the squeeze of Uranus, it is trying to get your spirit to get a move on and to take some physical action. URANUS IS ALL ABOUT MOVING PHYSICAL MATTER! What's the matter? Are you not moving your ASS? No wonder Ur-anus has a little ass in it! LOL! Some of us work better under pressure, with the feeling of two confining walls pressing in on us, to squeeze something really wonderful out of us. This is what Uranus does and will do, only now it is doing it under the sign of Taurus.
Remember again what the squeezing effects of Uranus in Aries did FOR YOU. It should be 'for you' and not 'to you'. Uranus in Aries brought a me, me, me, look at yourself type of energy to your world. You had to get squeezed out to get a clue about your own Life. That initial pop of dry toothpaste can make a mess, but after that, the toothpaste begins to flow freely. That is what Uranus does to us. Now Uranus moves into Taurus and your self-worth, value system and how you define 'worth and 'self-worth' in your Life is getting squeezed. This is not like Saturn putting the squeeze on you to limit, restrict or withhold because you need discipline or need to learn responsibility and maturity. This is about your Goodness get squeezed out. So we will all experience this squeezing up and out of ourselves as the walls push in on us and the cream of us rises to the top.
Uranus is in Aries from March 11, 2011 until March 6, 2019, which is an 8-year stretch plopped right in the middle of Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. Neptune is in Pisces is in (its 'Home' placement) from February 3, 2012 until March 30, 2025. Remember Pluto (another generational planet) is in Capricorn from 2008 until 2024, which is very close to the same amount of time as Neptune in Pisces. Folks, these are generational shifts because these are generational planets, which tells us that patterns are being broken on a generation of people. What will make you a Good astrologer is being able to see the patterns. These patterns that 'have to be' broken are recurring themes, ideas, habits and behaviors that have been handed down from generation to generation through the family. Breaking these patterns is going to hurt and it is going to hurt bad. Patterns are hard to break, but they must be broken for us to move forward as a population of people. Neptune, Pluto and Uranus (the planets on this page) are affecting us all. These are not personal planets, they are generational planets that affect 'a generation'.
Quite frankly, there is a lot to write about concerning this Uranus in Aries transit, while at the same time trying to keep it separate from . . but still associated with . . Pluto in Capricorn. First, make certain you have read Pluto in Capricorn above.
Uranus moved into Aries for it's 8 year transit on Friday, March 11, 2011 until March 6, 2019. If you remember last summer Uranus in Aries took a brief ride into Aries on May 27, 2010 then it turned retrograde in Aries on July 5, 2010. It retrograded far enough back that it re-entered Pisces on August 13, 2010 while still in retrograde status. All the same, we experienced a brief taste of Uranus in Aries last summer. The situation in the summer of 2010 was a bit different because it was conjunct Jupiter in Aries making both square to Pluto in Capricorn. Now remember folks, a square is a hard challenge. So what was going on in your Life from May 27, 2010 until August 13, 2010 while Uranus was in Aries?
The best way to remember Uranus is that it is the planet of sudden change. ZAP! Fast like electricity. A fast and furious jolt. Folks, I'll tell you right now . . there is NO getting back to normal when Uranus creates a change, especially a sudden change. I'm hearing a lot of people saying things about Uranus making changes and then things get back to normal. NO NO NO . . . nothing stays the same once Uranus changes it. There will be a new normal whether you are ready for it or not. Period! I have listed some main Uranus rulerships in the next huge paragraph, after which I am still adding more information below this paragraph as to how this will show up in our lives over the next several years.
If you are an investor or thinking about a career in one of these areas, make a mental note of the rulerships below because there will be so much change that these careers are certain to get an incredible amount of attention due to the issues surrounding them. What we will most certainly see out of this transit is innovation and invention blazing new trails.
The earthquake in Sendai, Japan occurred on March 11, 2011 at precisely (14:46) 2:46 PM JST (Japan Standard Time), which means the time in New York, New York was 1:46 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Read the keywords below keeping in mind everything you have seen thus far on television regarding the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear facility in Japan.
Uranus is the natural planetary ruler of Aquarius (the sign of the future) and is the ruler of . . . aerial, airplanes, electricity, elevators, engines, engineers, disasters, devastation, derailing, dethroning, disorder, friends, hurricanes, hydroelectric power, infidelity, inventions, innovations, jerking motions, kinetic energy, labor organizations, liberators, light, lighting specialists, lightning, machinery, magnets, mechanics, memberships (places of), metaphysics, miracles, miscarriages, mistakes, motion pictures (Hollywood), munition manufacturing, microphones, modernization . . .
. . . navigation (aerial), nervous disorders, nitrogen, nitroglycerin, non-conformists, nuclear, nuclear physicists, oil but secondary to Pluto ruling oil, organizations, outbreaks, outrages, overthrowing, panic, physics, polonium which is a radioactive element that occurs in uranium ores, prematurity, propulsion, psychiatrists, psychics, psychology, public figures not holding office, pullies, pyrotechnics, quakes, quickness, radiation (atomic), radiation testers, radios and radio receivers, radiologists, radium, railway stations, rays, rebellion, reformers, refugees, rejection, renovation, reorganization, repairmen, research workers, revolution, rioting, rockets, runaways, science, scientific equipment, screws, seismology, separations, shells (ammunition), shellfire and shellshock, SOS, sparks, strikes, subways, suicide, suing, summons . . .
E.g. - Note the word 'summons' and 'taxicabs'. I find this to be very interesting because Uranus went into Aries on March 11, 2011, then here in the St. Louis area on Monday, March 14, 2011 there was a class action lawsuit filed and papers served (summons) against the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. The class seeks $7 million in damages, alleging fraud and conversion. Now folks, throw in some Pluto in Capricorn here because Capricorn rules public officials and Pluto is transformation. Uranus rules taxicabs, summons and public transportation. Aries is the warrior and it is doubtful that this Aries energy will let up and it is even more doubtful that the Taxicab Commission will be able to wiggle their way out of this one. eeeeeek!
. . . taxicabs, teamsters, technologies, telegraphs, telepathy, television, tempests, thinkers (original thought), TNT, tornadoes, torpedoes, tractors, traffic, trains, transformers, translators, travelers, tremors, trespassing, trolley cars, trucks, turbines, twisting, tyranny, ultimatums, uncertainty, unconventional, unexpected, uninvited, unlawful, unprecedented, unrest, untimely, unusual, upheaval(s), uprisings, uprooting, upsets, uranium, uranite, usurpers, valves, vapors, vibrations, violations, volcanoes but secondary to Pluto, vortexes, watches, waterpower, wheelbarrows, whirlpools, whirl(s), white, wind (strong), windmills, wires (telephone, telegraphs) and live electric wiresw, wishes, wizards, technical writing and writers, x-rays, x-ray technicians, unions, zealots, zigzag, zinc and zoo's.
The first thing Uranus in Aries makes me think of is the phrase, "indiscrimate of the past" and at the same time, "blazing new trails." You see Uranus is a very very sudden! Sudden changes, new beginnings (Uranus in Aries). This is a sudden break from the past like you've never seen! It's a lot of freedom ... reform .... fanaticism .... and a rejection of the past. We are seeing this play out in many ways (consider the rulerships above) with the most recent devastation in Japan, to the teacher protests ... unions .... etc. Folks, things will change whether you like it or not. There will be reform and change but nothing like it was. For the unions . . guess again folks, things will be different. It's time to blaze NEW TRAILS! Not to mention some freakin' grandiose behavior for a lot of people. This is individualism to the EXTREME! (Helllllloooo....Charlie Sheen).
Aries rules.... the self, selfishness, individualism, ego, the personality, your appearance, how others see you and how you see the world. Like we need more grandiose reality TV shows to show how fanatical someone is.
Look for where Aries is in your chart at 00 degrees and that is where Uranus in Aries starts and impact you individually and will ride through until March 6, 2019. Enough is enough . . needless to say....relationships that aren't working will crack so suddenly that it will probably just be a relief to get it over with...and no one will even look back.
Uranus (the tilted planet) is the higher octave of Mercury, and both have their place in the weather. While Mercury rules the wind, Uranus rules strong winds. Uranus essentially brings Life to the wind. In fact, in Greek mythology Uranus personifies the sky and gives it a human nature (Mother Nature). When we hear the rumblings of thunder that's one thing, but hearing and seeing lightning strike, then we suddenly get the idea that it just got real. Uranus personifies the sky! Something is definitely goin' down.
Did you know that Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius? Uranus was only discovered in 1781, so if Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, what ruled Aquarius before 1781 because we know Astrology has been around practically forever! Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius, while Uranus is the modern day ruler of Aquarius. And did you know that Uranus is the father of Saturn, while Saturn is the father of Jupiter. That's a little Greek and Roman mythology for ya'. Uranus is also the only planet named after a Greek god instead of a Roman god, like Saturn and Jupiter. So, contrary to popular belief, Uranus was not named after Uranium. It was Uranium that was named after Uranus.
Think about how Uranus likes to shake, rattle and roll whatever it comes in contact with and then we get to see what falls out. Being that Uranus is closing in on the earth sign Taurus, we are already seeing the earth shake. I think it's pretty obvious we will see the ground shaking more like the volcano in Hawaii. I do not believe this is coincidental that Uranus in Taurus was only a few days away when the volcanco began rumbling and shooting lava (earth) into the air. We will likely see earthquakes as well with Uranus in Taurus. During the Uranus in Aries transit we saw a lot of wildfires as Aries is a fire sign. Remember, Mercury rules the weather and Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury. Simply put, this takes wind to a higher octave, meaning strong winds. So weather-wise, this is going to be an interesting time as we see weather change its taste in catastrophes. Remember the Tsunami in Indonesia in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005? That was when Uranus was in Pisces, a water sign, which rules the Ocean. I don't need to name every weather catastrophe during these Uranus transits because I'm sure you get the picture. Nothing stays the same once Uranus has its way with it. Just like our personal financial situation, Uranus will have its way with it in order shake loose what no longer needs to be there. This is why Uranus is known as 'The Great Awakener'.
Uranus is known for being a very 'unique' planet and for calling our attention to that which is 'unusual'. Uranus has a very 'strange' look about it if you notice from the graphic at the top of the page. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that Uranus is also known as 'The Tilted Planet' because it rotates on its side. How unusual is that? So if Uranus is on its side, are Uranus's North and South pole really North and South or East and West? Uranus on its sides presents both of its poles to the Sun at the same time. This means both hemispheres on one side are bathed in light by the Sun, while the other side has both hemispheres bathed in total darkness. It's wild! Unusual to say the least. Sure, most planets are tilted 'a bit' but not like Uranus. It is literally on its side. I bet you won't forget how unusual Uranus is now, will you?
URANUS KEYWORDS: Reform, rebellious, different, unusual, independent, genius, originality, individuality, ingenuity, new ideas, unconventional ideas, discoveries, inventive, changing, electrifying, electricity, powerful, nervous energy, mentally impacting, sudden changes and destroys the old in order to bring about the new, democracy and revolutions. Also consider that Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, which rules the nervous system, which is our own physical electrical system.
Since Uranus naturally rules Aquarius, which is the natural ruler of groups and masses, then it stands to reason that Uranus governs societies, memberships, clubs, organizations and any group based on humanitarian or progressive ideals. Uranus, being the ruler of electricity, is also the planet of sudden and unexpected changes (like lightning). Socially speaking, Uranus rules radical ideas and the people who have those radical ideas, as well as any revolutionary events that upset the establishment. Back in 1781 when Uranus was discovered, this was time period of the Romantic movement, which had everything to do with artistic, literary, musical and intellectual thoughts, talents, skills and interests. The Romantic movement also emphasized freedom of expression, individuality and creativity.
Uranus is also the planet of innovations, inventions and inventors. Out of The Great Depression came several great inventions such as; the electric razor, the car radio, the tampon, the chocolate chip cookie, the first copy machine, the first supermarket and the board game 'Monopoly'. Can you imagine, sitting around during those days and thinking up this game? This is the kind of energy that Uranus brings. My parents both have Uranus in Taurus in their natal charts, imagine all of the inventions and innovations that this generation of people has seen over the course of their lifetimes. It is truly astonishing!
Now that you understand why Uranus is so unique, unusual and strange, and the time period in history when Uranus was discovered, then maybe now it will be easier to turn your thoughts inward and think about how Uranus impacts you personally. It is also important to note that Uranus is a 'generational planet' meaning due to its long orbit around the Sun (7 to 8 years) it affects an entire generation of people. Uranus isn't like one of the personal planets, like the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars that are closest to the earth and affect us the most and most often. Generational planets affect us over a long period of time and as a huge group of people.
Since Uranus is one of the 'outer planets' then think of the outer planets as affecting us from the outside in, not the inside out. In other words, circumstances externally are affecting us internally, rather than something like our emotions (internal) impacting our reactions (external environment). You will have to learn how to roll with the changes and the quicker you learn to do this, the easier this transit is going to be. It is going to be particularly difficult for those who refuse to budge. As a fixed sign (Taurus) this sign is going to have to learn how to change without having to result to being poked with a stick in order to make it stampede, but alas, most of the time, that is exactly what it takes in order to get Taurus to moooooooooo-ve.
The house that Uranus occupies in your Natal Chart or Solar Return is where these characteristics will manifest the most. Look to your charts and pull out this Uranus gift of "Gee that's strange!" If something shows up in your Life as odd, unique, unusual or strange, then that's probably Uranus trying to give you a message. Remember the glyph, it's giving you the squeeze to see what you are made of. When you see this sentence change, then you know that I have updated the individual writings for each Sun Sign in your Generational Horoscope. That is what I am working on this very minute. I will alert you on social media when it is complete. Stay Astrologized™.
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