The planetary bodies in our solar system are engaged in a never-ending series of cycles that while repeating on a regular basis, continually unfold into a totally new experience of their effect on humanity. An opposition of Saturn to Uranus now will have a very different influence than it did 100 years ago because of the way human beings continue to change.
Saturn is now, in mid-October 2008, moving into an alignment with Uranus that will perfect on November 4 just in time for election day in the US. Saturn is the outermost of what we call the “personal” planets – the planets that describe the basic psychological experiences and needs that motivate us as individuals. Uranus is the first of the outer or transpersonal planets which exert their effect on us from outside, creating experiences in our life that demand that we grow and evolve and transform.
In ancient and medieval astrology, and n Vedic astrology still, the outer planets are not considered, For these practitioners, Saturn is the most powerful of the planets – the Lord of Death and Karma, a “malefic” planet that would generally bring about bad things. Modern astrology tends to take a different view of Saturn – one that recognizes his ability to create form and structure, to organize humans into social bodies using customs, morality and rules of law, and to offer up the mundane virtues of discipline, hard work and a desire to achieve something in the physical world. In his guise as the Lord of Time he reminds us that life is fleeting and we’d better do something that will make our lives amount to something.
Uranus was not discovered until 1781 (coincidentally, Pluto at the time was in the sign of […]