The next few days are packed with astrological energy as Uranus makes a station (a standstill) at zero degrees Aries on the same day as a lunar eclipse.
As the planet of sudden change and shocking events, the role of Uranus is to startle us out of complacency and force us into an experience that will break through the shackles of closed-mindedness and attachment to the past. Uranus is the revolutionary, the innovator – it also rules technology and a detachment in which reason takes precedence over emotion.
Planets don’t really change direction, obviously, but because we observe their movement from earth they sometimes appear to do so. The outer planets generally spend about half of the year in what we call “retrograde” motion. Planets changing direction operate in a similar fashion to cars that are making a U-turn: before they make that U-turn they slow down, from our vantage point on earth, progressing just a degree or maybe a few minutes of arc each day until they make that change of direction. When a planet slows down to a standstill and makes that “station” its effect is more powerful, rather like a car blowing its horn as it comes to a standstill right outside our home
Uranus is at the zero degree of Aries now, the first degree of the first sign of the zodiac. Symbolically this is a point of initiation and action – something new is being birthed both within us, and in the world around us. Because Uranus is stationary at that degree its energy is focused like a laser beam of intensity, inspiring a desire for change and letting go of the past and whatever is holding us back from […]