For the next several weeks, erratic astral rhythms pulse through the routines of daily life, turning moods and attitudes, yours or others’, more than a just little wacky. Expect to be up one minute, down the next, and then up again in the blink of an eye, as minds and hearts swing from zealous enthusiasm about the future to utter despair over the past to complete confusion and consternation in the present (and all those feelings occurring at such a rapid pace you’ll think they’re happening simultaneously).
Whether it’s mental or emotional anxiety, material or spiritual stress, personal or political frustration, unpredictable events trigger the default settings of habitual reactions, a condition that could result in a deep existential crisis. This may sound overly dramatic, but as the astral flux coalesces with the normal holiday turbulence of emotional expectation and ensuing disappointment many of us are likely to have trouble finding the even keel of thoughtful and kind responses. It’s hard staying steady in the midst of such powerful pulsations.
Uranus is the source of the intensity. Retrograde since July 13, Uranus goes direct on December 13, and for the next several weeks, as it “slows down,” “turns around,” and gathers “forward” momentum, many of us are likely to experience sudden reversals of fortune, negative and/or positive. Uranus is best understood as an agent of change, but its agitating presence doesn’t catalyze shift just for the sake of it. Uranus stirs stagnation; old habits, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, habits that keep us mired in patterns that no longer serve, are what Uranus shakes when it shifts. And because Uranus lacks a gentle touch, its presence is often experienced as abrupt endings and impulsive beginnings.
From a personal perspective, Uranus Direct could mean the end of a job, love affair, marriage, or friendship that no longer has enough glue to hold it together. And because Uranus thrives on innovation, its forward movement could manifest as a new job, love affair, or friendship. Just be aware, affairs of any sort that ignite under a Uranus signature can die out as quickly as they began. From a political perspective, Uranus signifies the freedom fighter, which means we can expect even more upheaval in all those areas of the world already ravaged by the need to break free from oppression.
As the coming weeks unfold, those of us less inclined toward spontaneity, are going to need patience – and lots of it. These Uranian waves are sure to interfere with a variety of plans, from revels to rituals to retreats. And while impromptu parties and parings have a thrill all their own, those who rely on schedules might have a hard time making the necessary adjustments. Remember to be kind to your fellow travelers. The Uranian need for individualism may be at an all time high, but we are, actually, all in this together.
If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Uranus, in your Sign, makes you hypersensitive to its slightest movement. Pay attention: As Uranus moves forward, obstacles to your forward progress are likely to dissolve, leaving you with a renewed experience of self-confidence.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Uranus can help you to consider alternative points of view, especially if you’re willing to stand humbly before the mirror of self-reflection and examine your role. This isn’t about self-recrimination; it’s about growth.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Uranus stirs the desire to participate in your community in a way that is both personally fulfilling as well as genuinely helpful to others. The only requirement in this process is that you be true to your deepest values.
Cancer June 22-July 22
You’re right – it is a trust exercise. Uranus is teaching you to trust your talents and your ability to succeed through effort and determination. Embrace this process and you’ll emerge with a deeper sense of purpose.
Leo July 23-August 22
It’s never easy letting go of tried and true belief systems, but that’s exactly what needs to happen in order to answer the Uranian challenge. So even if it’s uncomfortable, be willing to release attitudes that no longer serve.
Virgo August 23-September 22
You’re in the midst of a Uranian growth spurt that requires you to listen to the criticism of others without reacting out of anger. This isn’t about being a wimp; it’s about releasing reactions that impede your awareness.
Libra September 23-October 22
Uranus continues to focus on relationship issues, and as it moves forward, you’re likely to experience a new clarity about how to improve your role. This is an ongoing process, and what’s required is the confidence to continue.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Uranus is revolutionizing your attitudes about service. So whether it is your job, the idea of helping others, or simply contemplating the notion of what it means to work, be willing to investigate your role and its effect.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Uranus rattles your creative habits, and even if what you’re experiencing is disconcerting, in the end you will be thankful for the shakeup. Surrender to the discomfort and allow it to help you transform.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Don’t be surprised if you’re uncharacteristically needed for the next several weeks. Uranus is disturbing the bottom of your psychic pond, inviting you to examine your needs for safety and security.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Listen closely to all that’s said, and Uranus will help you to identify what isn’t being expressed, but is nonetheless part of the conversation. There’s no need to acknowledge the silent messages; all that’s required is awareness.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Uranus stirs issues of value, and while at first glance this looks like a money issue – and it could be – at the deepest level, you’re being asked to look at yourself as your greatest asset.
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