“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu
Effective Date: December 29th, 2016- August 2nd, 2017
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Uranus Direct- Okay so here we go again, its another Uranus transit- This is what we are leaving 2016 and entering 2017 with. Honestly, this is great news, because there is no better alignment to truly shift ourselves into a new year and new paradigm. Uranus is guiding us through this transition, for better or for worse.
Looking back on 2016, we obviously lost a cosmic fuckton of our icons, people we looked up to, who helped sculpt our identities and shaped who we are. Most of them were uniquely Uranian as well. As we move into 2017 and beyond, it is now up to us to become the icons that we once revered, carrying their independent and fuck-you spirit into the future. We owe it to those who come after us. Its time for you to pick up the torch and run with it.
The interesting part of this transit is that it completely changes the vibe we enter the year in, opposed to last year. Or the years before. This time we are amped up, and steely-eyed, our backs to the burning wreckage of the year behind us. We are marching into the future, and we are pissed. In fact, I would go so far as to say we are on the warpath, opposed to the dreamy way we entered last year. Well, we’ve woken up and the dream is definitely over!
Now, I know a lot of us are worried about the coming political climate. Well, Uranus is going to be our torchbearer in that too. The darker that things appear on the horizon, the more Uranus excels. He does his best when he is counterculture, and has something to rebel against. The more that showing basic human decency and being a relatively not douchey person becomes rare, the more that he feels at home, because he really loves the job of swinging the pendulum back towards our better selves. Of course, that could also lead to a tipping point where he just demands a revolution, he loves that sort of thing as well.
However this plays out, we have made it through yet another year, and they seem to get progressively tougher. Luckily, so do we. We get through these days together, and by never allowing the times to truly break us. We are becoming more and more invincible, and the cosmos are running out of challenges to throw our way. Never forget what you are currently struggling with, past you would never have been able to stand up to. The challenges you once faced you would laugh off today. The future always holds new challenges- some we excel at, some we fail at miserably. As long as we face the days ahead of us with hope and are willing to take on the challenges that come our way there is no way we can lose.
Artemis’ Tarot Take on Uranus Direct- (Cards: Ace of Swords, 3 of Cups, The Fool, 10 of Wands, 3 of Pentacles)
You aren’t the only one that feels like you have just jumped out of a fucking airplane. What have we done? Impulsiveness is at an all time high, and the untrained eye will tell you that you are fucking up your life by making the rash decisions on your mind – but trust me, this is what is necessary right now. Listen to your instincts and break free of your past cycles. To do this, you are going to have to ignore your fucking brain right now. Your brain is hardwired to repeat patterns, but your gut notices the underlying intentions of the world around you. Have faith, Heretics, because although it looks like things are going to hell in a hand-basket, sometimes things need to be shaken the fuck up for the type of change that is necessary to take place. Sometimes we must go through hell in order to fully realize what we need to build heaven. You will have motivation to actually fucking DO SOMETHING like never fucking before. So harness this, because we all know how precious inspiration can be.
Before we really begin, I’d like for you to go take a look at your natal chart and find what house ARIES is located in. This is the house/area of life that will be primarily effected by Uranus going direct. Also, keep your eye on any planets in your natal chart at the degree of Uranus upon going direct (he will be going direct at 20 degrees Aries). If you have any planets at 20 degrees, they will be effected by this movement.
(If you have any questions about your natal chart and how current transits are effecting it, please hit us up for a consultation).
Ok, now that you have your house + planets effected in mind, listen up! We have two difficult aspects on Uranus as he pushes into forward motion:
First, we have a square with the god of the underworld – Pluto – who is about to make a conjunction with the sun in the coming days. For this, I pulled the Ace of Swords. This means he is coming to the forefront of action, and he will be bathed in light (which gods of the underworld loathe – they like working in the shadows). The truth is coming out, whether you like it or not, so it is best to muster up some bravery. Already we feel the tension between the unconscious forces that motivate us, and our great desire for separation from the karma of our past. Uranus is giving us a chance to “break the chain” so to speak. Here’s the thing- a square is a “difficult” aspect, meaning there is a lot to be gained here if you are the brave sort. You can impress Uranus by confronting your shadow aspects head on. Integration is key here. Instead of beating yourself up for everything you find inside of your head, use it to your advantage. There isn’t a single soul on this planet that doesn’t have what they call “unsavory aspects” to their personality. What will be different here is that you will start figuring out how to integrate these traits in your life to work for you instead of against you. Integrate, Heretics. This is exactly why these shadows were created in the first place – because that trait was not integrated appropriately into your life. Uranus will give you a chance to start again.
We will also have Mercury retrograde in Capricorn and the Sun + Moon in Capricorn squaring off with Uranus as he goes direct. For this I pulled the 3 of Pentacles + 1o of Wands, meaning that there is much tension being pushed our way to create a plan and start building. The time is now, and even if you feel like you already have far too much on your plate – the time is fucking now, Heretics.
Well, what the hell is good? A few things, actually. We have fun opposition going on between Uranus conjunct Eris and Jupiter in Libra while Venus in Aquarius is trine Uranus in Aries. For this, I pulled the 3 of Cups. In Jupiter Libra lies our joy, our partnerships, our push for a Venusian renaissance, our desire for justice and balance within the world. But it is being challenged by a selfish, thirsty as fuck Uranus Aries – pure individualism. So that’s your challenge – the see saw between your relationships and your own personal destiny. How will you find a balance between funneling power into yourself and the others of your life? Oh, but lucky us, Heretics, because we have a trine going on between Uranus and Venus in Aquarius. This is the key to solving this opposition problem – essentially the paradigm shift that will allow for this dichotomy to meld. Motherfuckin’ lightening flashes of insight in regard to our relationships will be a reaaaaal thing right now. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, so Venus will be at home dealing with this furious energy. You will get the zeal to do exactly what needs to be done to encourage your independence and the independence of your loved ones while still maintaining a tight knit network. This is the Aquarian way, and it is the perfect balance between Libra and Aries.
As was said in our Venus in Aquarius article, “Yes, in fact, you are going to know exactly what it is going to take to obtain the type of love you desire. The real question is, are you going to have the courage to rebel against perceived restrictions to obtain it?” Uranus going direct should definitely aid you in this.
And last but not least, Heretics, we have a delightful Saturn in Saggo trine this Uranus going direct. For this, I pulled The Fool. It seems our karma has been lifted – if only for a time – and we are free to choose where to go from here. The opportunities are few and far between, so we must make the most of this. I must remind you – be careful what you wish for, because it may just come true under this transit’s watchful eye. Your difficult lessons have been immense this year, but they were necessary for you to obtain the pressure needed to launch yourself to your destination. You must take this opportunity to use all of the lessons of the past 2 years, since Saturn entered Saggo, and strike. It’s literally sink or swim – change, like your entire life is demanding you to, or get ready for some even crueler punishments from Saturn. Essentially – fucking take that god damn leap of faith. You know for a fact Uranus wouldn’t hesitate to do so.