Uranus in Aries: I’ve had enough!

by rhiannon on April 2, 2011

Over the last few months a number of couples I know  have split up.  The relationships affected are  not those that you would expect to go under. The people involved have been together for a long time, have created a mutual life and seem reasonably happy.  So why this sudden change?  The answer may be found  in the entry of  Uranus into Aries. Uranus made a brief appearance in Aries in June 2010 where it participated in the Cardinal Cross whose effects are still with us before retreating back into Pisces and re- entered Aries for the long-term on 15 March. Uranus facilitates change and delights in breaking up patterns and structures that have outlived their usefulness. Aries likes change, novelty and adventure. Neither Aries or Uranus are known for their cooperative spirit and are energies that make relationship difficult to maintain particularly if things have gone a bit stale or over-familiar. What they do support is the new and a clear break with what no longer serves individual growth. Iconoclastic  and intolerant of any limitation on freedom of movement, the phrase that best sums up the mood is,  I’ve had enough!’

When individuals have had enough, they leave their relationships, change their jobs, move house or do whatever necessary to escape what they feel is an intolerable situation. On the collective level we can see this working out in events in the Middle East. Unrest in the Middle East is hardly new but what is new about the current situation is the domino effect where a protest in one country leads to an uprising in another and so on. A fruit seller in Tunisia who set fire to himself  when police confiscated his cart, led to regime change to Egypt to revolution in Libya, each incident has sparked a new rebellion next door.  The people in this region have lived under repressive regimes for decades  and have generally put up with it. But no longer.  They’ve had enough. Uranus in Aries is  quick to act and gives people with the courage to do what they  have wished to do for a long time but haven’t dared.  Wishing for things to be better is no longer enough. it is now time to act. Another interesting aspect of this rebellion  is how contagious is it. Revolutions usually stop at the border of the country concerned but in this situation, boundaries don’t seems to matter. This is a force that  overrides limitation. This story is by no means over. As I write The conflict t in Libya continues and it is unclear whether Colonel  Gaddafi will maintain his hold on power or if yet another long-lasting authoritarian regime will fall.

The last  Spring Equinox chart is an excellent indicator of the these times. Following hard on a powerful Full Moon in in the last degrees of Pisces/Virgo, a moon that was the brightest for many years, the ingress of the Sun into Aries must conjunct Uranus.  If we regard this chart as describing the events over the next three months, we are in for a stormy spring. This is not an easy chart and consists entirely of hard aspects apart from an applying trine from the Moon in Libra to Venus in Aquarius. So far events pretty well confirm what the chart indicates.

Looking at the ingress chart of Uranus into  Aries on 11th March we get a picture of what this transit, over the next seven years might bring. There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is   Saturn in Libra, a measured and rational influence but retrograde so tending to over-caution  and a reactionary outlook opposing expansive Jupiter in impulsive Aries. the desire to move ahead in exploration meets with obstruction. The Gemini Moon squaring Mars and Chiron in Pisces—a volatile and unstable configuration—is suggestive of the masculine and feminine principles in crisis. Pluto in Capricorn  squares Jupiter and Mercury indicating established power structures under threat from within by subversion and corruption and from without by protest and revolt.  The good news is the grand trine in air involving the Moon in Gemini, Saturn in Libra and Venus in Aquarius, a mental energy that is creative, innovative, yet practical. The Sagittarius ascendant optimistically looks to the future.

We live, as they say, in interesting times. Times that will be full of innovation, new technologies and intellectual innovation. There will be resistance to this indicated by political and social polarisation. Freedom of expression and action will be emphasis. To some this will feel liberating and to others, frighteningly chaotic. We can expect a restructuring of established government and corporate institutions and this will not without hardship. In the end this will be an exhilarating ride into the future, the nature of which we cannot imagine.

I personally, don’t feel able to make plans for the future because I am certain that whatever plans I make will  be changed by circumstances. I find this place of not knowing, intriguing. My curiosity is engaged and I am on the edge of a great adventure and have no idea of where it will lead. And that’s just fine.









The Grand Cross and the Planetary Game

by rhiannon on June 21, 2010

On Saturday, the 19th, the Planetary Game,  a life-sized version of the Game of Transformation in which players walk a path laid out on the floor rather than move pieces on a board began. It is a powerful, collective experience involving over sixty participants and several Guides. While the regular board Game is played to facilitate individual transformation and growth, the Planetary Game encompasses a broader view and has an energetic influence on the world as a whole, hence the name.

The time has been chosen deliberately to coincide with the summer solstice. Solstices are physical and energetic turning points. The path of the Sun crosses from one hemisphere to the other and energy that has been turning outward now turns inwards or the opposite. This solstice is particularly potent as a Grand Cross will be constellated as the Sun arrives at 0° Cancer.

The T-square involving Pluto in Capricorn squaring Saturn in Libra/Virgo and Uranus and Jupiter in Aries/Pisces has been with us since last year. It is a tense configuration, the basic energy of which is that a  new awakening (Uranus) is coming in but traditional structures and thought forms (Saturn) are in resistance. Meeting these energies are the forces of destruction and renewal (Pluto). This transformation coming through the Earth sign of Capricorn occurs at the most fundamental, physical level. Jupiter in conjunction with Uranus is also part of this story and amplifies the energies.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is highly symbolic of these energies. The accident (Uranus) creates a crisis deep underground (Pluto). The organisation responsible, BP, is trying to solve the matter using conventional methods (Saturn) and it’s not working. This brings up questions for the future of the company in general and in a broader sense the viability of Capitalism an an economic model in the long term. After all, if the environment on which we depend is destroyed, no economic system will help us.

The upside is that Uranus and Jupiter can provide new ways of dealing with these crises if humanity has the courage, imagination and flexibility to embrace  such solutions. It means creating new structures through which to work. It means a reorganisation of the power dynamics between business, government and the people as a whole. There will be resistance from negative Saturnian energies but if we engage with the wisdom and experience of Saturn we will be able to understand and do what is necessary for our own survival.

As this T-square will be transformed into a Grand Cross by the Sun, the symbol of individual consciousness at the solstice, this suggests that it is human consciousness and awareness that can provide the solutions to the various problems that we face.

In the Planetary Game we are working with the following purpose:

We intend to cultivate a spirit of partnership with the Sacred in the areas of
our relationships,
our work,
our collective structures
nature and the environment

allowing and bringing forth new patterns  of consciousness and expressions of wholeness.

The current astrological conditions make this this a very appropriate purpose.  It encapsulates very well what could be the best and highest  expression of these planetary energies. We who are involved with the Game of Transformation, like to think that the energies generated in the Planetary Game affect not only the participants but the wider world as well in a way that is  beneficial and healing.

Dave, Nick & Gordon Play the Game

May 13, 2010

The Game of Transformation that I have been involved with for a long time is a wonderful tool for helping people move through the impasses that confront them in life.  It’s difficult to explain how it works as it’s very complex. So complex, in fact, that you need a guide to see you through it […]

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An Astrological look at the Next British Goverment

May 10, 2010

Here is an afterword  to my  previous post on the election. The election has turned out pretty much as I thought except I overestimated the size of the  Liberal Democrat popular vote. But with Neptune being so prominent, you never really know. So now what?  I cast another chart to see what the astrology revealed […]

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Election 2010: What the astrology says

May 5, 2010

The General Election is almost here and the outcome is not at all certain which makes this the most interesting election in ages. I am interested enough to cast a chart for the event and see what light it can cast on the outcome. I drew up the chart for London at 10:00 pm, the […]

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Jupiter and Uranus bring Freedom and Change

April 30, 2010

I have taken nearly two months from writing anything here. It’s been a good thing to do. When I set up this site, I was determined to write once a week or, at the very least once every two weeks, then felt very guilty if I failed to do so. Posting became one of those […]

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Love with Uranus and Venus is not Ordinary

March 4, 2010

Currently, Venus is conjunct Uranus in Pisces and that has got me thinking about Uranus/Venus romances. If you think about it, Uranus and romance don’t really belong in the same sentence. Uranus is not a relationship planet. It is  concerned with expressing individuality, non-conformity and originality. Freedom and independence are the main impulses and any […]

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Inner Work in the World

February 6, 2010

Every week or so a few of us here at  Findhorn  meet in the sanctuary to do what we call World Work. This is a meditation that focuses on a troubled world situation or an influential person on the world scene that we feel could use some help. We do not try and change  that […]

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Haiti: astrology of a disaster

January 15, 2010

Like many others around the world, my thoughts have been with Haiti and the dreadful catastrophe that has befallen it. One of the poorest and least equipped nations to deal with a disaster of such magnitude. It is not that Mother Nature targets these countries in particular. It hits them harder because they  cannot afford […]

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Mars Retrograde: retreat is not defeat

December 12, 2009

Mars retrograde can catch one unawares. With most of the other planets you know where you are. Mercury retrogrades three times a year and the planets beyond Mars, regularly retrograde just before the first trine to the Sun and turn direct just after the second, a period of about five months every year. Mars and […]

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