Uranus continues to disrupt the routines of daily life, and as it catalyzes major and minor quakes – physical, psychological, and spiritual – the solid ground of normal obligations – working, parenting, commuting – easily morph into Herculean labors. And none of that heavy lifting includes the demands of seasonal/holiday preparations. It’s hard to imagine that life could get even more intense; yet for some of us, the days and nights of the last ten days have been overwhelming with interruptions and interference, some welcome and some not, and some so bizarre and shocking, that long after the actual news or event, emotional bodies are still reverberating with aftershocks. What’s more, sleep – that thing you need the most to cope with shift – also continues to be disrupted – deep sleep, sleep without interruption, sleep that allows the psyche to digest and dream, seems just out of reach for far too many, and getting the requisite rest, next to impossible. As a reader emailed last week: “Oy.” I wrote back: “Say ‘hello’ to Uranus Direct – and it hasn’t even shifted!”
Uranus actually goes direct, in Aries, on Thursday, December 13, early in the morning, approximately 7 AM Eastern Time. Some of us have felt the build up of this “course correction” as problems with temperamental communication and technology systems. So much so that more than a few have wondered if Mercury Retrograde is still going on. No, it isn’t — but the Uranian connection to technology can resemble Mercury Retrograde, especially as computer screens suddenly go dark only to light up again without any assistance or as email disappears and then reappears, also within the blink of an eye. Like Uranus, Mercury also shares a close relationship to nervous systems – another reason people could confuse the influence of these two planets.
Uranus goes direct in a trine to Mercury, which translates into quick wit, as well as the ability to find simple solutions to complex situations. But the overall Uranus effect is far more intense than its interactions with Mercury. Uranus symbolizes the freedom fighter, the revolutionary, the urge to break free from whatever enslaves. For some, what enslaves can be seen through a psychological or spiritual framework. But for others, slavery is real, especially for women and children around the world, and because the reality of global slave trade can seem too big to tackle, those of us who want to make a difference often find it hard to maintain the confidence that change is possible; instead of trying to actively make a difference we tend to dissipate our desire to help in passivity. But not when Uranus makes its presence felt. The Uranian call to action can catalyze even the most complacent among us out of apathy. From a personal perspective that call often translates into many declarations of independence, as you or those around you, struggle to break free from stagnant systems that no longer encourage and support consciousness and growth.
One of the rules of revolution is to start where you are. Change doesn’t begin as a sweeping movement. It’s a “one step at a time” process that occurs one heart at a time. And when enough hearts combine, the need for transformation becomes self-evident.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Your personal revolution involves taking a stand for what you believe in, and while that won’t be a problem, be wise, and take a thoughtful look at what you’ll set in motion before you leap into action.
Taurus April 20-May 20
The reason you keep coming up against the same obstacles is that you keep asking the same questions. Reframe the inquiry, and your mind will open to myriad possibilities.
Gemini May 21-June 21
As always, you must choose: Acknowledge that all the concerned parties will benefit from a change in the current situation. Or find the necessary patience to continue with the status quo.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Harness the power of your ambition, and aim your sights on what you want to accomplish. There’s finally no need to hold back – you are free to pursue your goals without hesitation.
Leo July 23-August 22
Brood about what’s wrong, or seize the creative moment – it’s your choice, and while this sounds like a no-brainer, you’re required to mirror the outward shift, with a deep, positive inward one.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Yes…you’re in the midst of a profound transformational process, and yes again, you need time to acknowledge your needs. Taking care of you isn’t the same as neglecting others.
Libra September 23-October 22
Allow honest, heartfelt conversations with those close to you to catalyze the next phase of your ongoing relationship quest. And as you do, remember: Your first relationship is with yourself.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Contemplate the benefits of greater alignment between body, mind, heart, and soul, and you’re sure to discover how you can establish truer value, inside and out.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Your talents as a raconteur are at an all time high, so as you hold forth – and you will – just remember to listen with equal appreciation to the stories of others. Remember: Everyone is a star.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
I’m not certain you can make the agitation you’re experiencing magically disappear, but you can attempt to manage it by putting it to positive use through healthy activities that will spend excess energy.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Although there are strong feelings that need to be shared with members of your immediate community, as long as you speak from the heart, your words will eventually be understood.
Pisces February 19-March 20
You’re plugged into the great idea generator of the sky, a rare moment that allows for profound inspiration about how to steady your professional and financial course. Used wisely, it will yield beneficial results.
Ralfee Finn specializes in Transformational Astrology. For readings, call 1-888-937-9264, write P.O. Box 343, New York, NY 10025, visit AquariumAge.com, or e-mail Ralfee@AquariumAge.com. Copyright © 2012 by Ralfee Finn