The power of the Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 27 contains the movement of the planet Uranus into Aries. Uranus changes signs every seven years or so, and it will dip its metaphorical toe into Aries and remain at zero degrees of that sign until mid-August when it will retrograde back into Pisces until 2011, at which time it will begin to face off against Pluto in their exact square confrontation.
Much has been written about the upcoming Uranus/Pluto square, in these pages and elsewhere – when these two planets get together there is a huge force for transformation and radical change.
Uranus is very much at home in Aries: the primal needs of Aries find pure and unfettered expression when Uranus makes its home there. Uranus is a mental planet that brings focus to our ideas of what will make life better. Uranus is an idealist; in the ancient myth he stole his children away from their mother Gaia and imprisoned them in Tartarus because they were monsters. He dislikes messy emotional situations and prefers utopian environments where there is social equality and absolute freedom.
In Aries, Uranus is emancipated from any rules or structures that inhibit its revolutionary new ideas. Aries is the sign of pure instinct and adventure; it tends to be always in motion, unimpeded by fear or caution. In the sign of Aries, Uranus is inventive but also impulsive, and tends to shoot first and aim later. Uranus is known as the planet that can truly “shock and awe,” bringing events that surprise us and change our lives forever, and in Aries its power to bring about sudden reversals is even more pronounced.
Uranus in Aries is filled with ideas for how to make change happen, but lacking respect for Saturnian structure and […]