Planetary news this week: The end of the Saturn/Uranus square
Astrological update for the week of October 10-17, 2022
Saturn square Uranus: The final hurrah. We are in the final stages of the challenging square from Saturn (compression) to Uranus (rebellion) – the planetary cycle of 2021 which promoted so much civil unrest and overreaction. Although this is not an exact aspect (the two planets are 39 minutes of a degree apart and will begin to wane, we will likely continue to see the final stages of reactionary behavior well into November.
When two planets are in a square aspect to each other, there is conflict which, ideally, will lead to a resolution and eventual personal growth. But this can only occur when there is an attempt to understand the other’s point of view. In this case we have the co-rulers of Aquarius (Saturn the traditional ruler, Uranus the modern ruler) fighting over the fate of society (Aquarius). This is not an ideal planetary condition for an election, and there have been quite a few around the world since August while this aspect has been in effect.
Planetary squares can bring out extremes, but we can modulate their effect somewhat by finding a middle way – the “Mahayana” of Buddhism, the “path between.”
Mercury enters Libra. On Monday Mercury leaves the orderliness of Virgo for the diplomacy of Libra. For the next few weeks (until October 29) there is potential for greater ease in negotiations and seeing both sides of an issue so that a resolution can be achieved, something that we could really use under the Saturn/Uranus conflicting energies.
Here is what you need to know for the week ahead. Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, please adjust for your locality.
Monday October 10. As the week begins the […]