EIGHT YEARS OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGE AHEAD:
URANUS in Aries, FLOWER ESSENCES, and STRATEGIES for CHANGE
Valentine's Day, 2010
Uranus, the planet of dramatic change, will enter the fiery sign of Aries on May 27, 2010, the first time it has done so since 1935. Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, will join the revolutionary planet Uranus in Aries on June 8, 2010, intensifying the transformative energy of the Great Awakener.
Uranus enters Aries approximately every eighty-four years and spends approximately seven years in the Sign of the Ram. It takes eighty-four years to travel through all twelve constellations of the Zodiac, spending seven years in each of the twelve signs.
Uranus is the planet that influences the striving for individuality and independence of adolescence and the questioning of one’s life path at the mid-life crisis. When Uranus conjoins, squares, opposes, or trines a planet or angle in your natal horoscope, you will feel like breaking from your personal traditions and rituals to experiment with new clothing, hairstyles, foods, healing modalities, relationships, place of residence, or lifestyle choices.
You may feel more emotional at times and more distant from your feelings at other times. It’s important to be flexible, non-judgmental, and forgiving of yourself and others. Know that it is normal to change your mind at a moment’s notice and to be spontaneous. You are learning to be in the moment and to respond in ways that are appropriate to each passing minute rather than to your established habits and potentially comfortable but ossified patterns and routines.
Uranus will bring sudden change to your life to rouse you to a higher level of consciousness. It will help you let go of those things that are no longer working in your life. It will help you get rid of that which is restricting you. You will be moved to implement more evolved, quickly moving, and liberating ways of being and doing. You will feel different from how you think you “normally” feel. You will crave new experiences and interaction with others who are different from yourself. You also will need time alone to integrate new aspects of yourself, qualities that have always been there but have not until now been catalyzed into action. You will need space to experience these new qualities and freedom to grow, evolve, and become more of who you truly are.
Uranus was discovered in 1781. Its discovery coincided with the advent of electricity. Uranus governs all things electrical, from the electricity in your body to the electricity that enables you to turn on the lights in your home. When Uranus is in Aries, the cosmic flow of electricity to your brain and nervous system can be erratic and intense. You will feel electrified at times, as if struck by lightening or as if you have just had a large mug of triple espresso. Time will feel as if it’s moving faster. Your heart may beat more rapidly and your circulation will pick up the pace. As a greater flow of energy courses through your body, you may periodically run fevers as toxins stored in your body are pushed to the surface.
Under the influence of Uranus in Aries, you will enhance your identity as a separate individual while simultaneously gaining the sense that you are an integral part of a larger group of humanity. Uranus fosters collective exchange over personal, intimate relationships. You will question decisions from the past and take risks to create what you think you really want and need. You may feel out of control at times as you take a sip of “cosmic caffeine.” But you also will realize you didn’t need the control you previously thought you did. Ultimately, Uranus in Aries will bring you enormous insight, vision, creativity, and awareness.
While Uranian energy is known for being erratic and disruptive because it influences people to suddenly change their minds, change plans, leave relationships, change careers, or move to new locations, it also has the well-earned reputation of being the driving force behind new inventions and new businesses. Uranus, associated with the sky god Uranus in Roman myth (Ouranos in Greek myth), inspires a spirit of adventure and discovery. In Aries, Uranus opens new mental, physical, and ideological frontiers in business, science, and technology.
Throughout history, Uranus in Aries has created circumstances that push people to mobilize to overthrow repressive situations to create greater freedom and independence. Consequently, it has consistently played host to a breakdown of governments, institutions, and businesses and the creation of more entrepreneurial, viable, and ultimately more democratic ways of conducting commerce and ruling society. Some examples:
Uranus was last in Aries from 1927 to 1935, a time which saw the break-down of the U.S. financial system, a crisis which led to the freeing of the currency from the gold standard and the establishment of the Social Security Administration.
Uranus had previously been in Aries from 1843 to 1851, a period that included the Mexican-American War, which led to freedom to self-rule for American pioneers. There also were uprisings in Europe, India, China, and New Zealand that led to freedom from various ruling monarchies. And the U.S. congress passed legislation that proved to be the precursor to the U.S. Civil War, which led to freedom for a whole race of Americans.
Earlier, Uranus had been in Aries from 1759 to 1768, the calm before the storm of the American Revolution. Britain’s passage of the Stamp Act—legislation that imposed taxes on the American colonies—led to a rebellion, and ultimately to the independence and freedom of the United States.
STRATEGIES FOR BENEFITING FROM URANUS IN ARIES
- Express yourself
- Do things you’ve been wanting and waiting to do
- Do anything new
- Start a new business
- Meet new people
- Join new groups
- Create new rituals
- Write in a journal
- Talk with old friends
- Eat new foods
- Change your look
- Experiment with electronic gadgets
- Meditate, pray, say affirmations, breathe deeply
- Give voice to your sense of humor
STRATEGIES FOR EACH ZODIAC SIGN
Aries—Move your body to release pent-up Uranian energy. Eat cooling foods to release excess heat. Visualize blue, cooling light descending through the crown of your head, to your throat, heart, solar plexus, sacrum, and base of your spine, through your legs to the bottom of your feet and into the earth. Surround yourself in a bubble of healing, blue light.
Taurus—Try something new. Change a fixed routine. Eat new foods. Visualize calming, soothing blue and gold light in your throat and neck.
Gemini—Breathe deeply. Focus on your third eye. Mentally chant OM as you listen to your breath. Release nervous or chaotic energy. Visualize a bubble of blue, soothing light around your body, containing, protecting, and guiding you.
Cancer—Consider moving to a new residence or changing something in your home—replace a piece of furniture, hang a picture, paint a wall your favorite color. If you don’t like your work, consider creating your own business or try working from home. Visualize soothing blue light surrounding your body, your family, your car, and your home. Imagine blue light traveling with you everywhere you go. Visualize your life as you would like it to be.
Leo—Experiment with new and unusual spiritual practices. Study a spiritual philosophy. Visit a foreign country. Wrap your body in healing blue and gold energy every day just after sunrise.
Virgo—Spend some time each evening introspecting about the day just passed. See what you can learn. Surrender any worries or frustrations to the divine, knowing you have done your best to solve the problems that have come your way. Visualize the day ahead upon awakening every morning. Surround the visual image of your day with golden light in your mind’s eye. Even if things do not go the way you have planned, know that the light in your mind’s eye is transmuting the experiences into energy that will serve your highest good.
Libra—Release expectations of how others should behave. Give plenty of space to the people in your life so they may experiment with new ways of expressing themselves. Breathe deeply. Release tension and allow yourself to come into balance. Visualize a stream of pearly, opalescent light circulating through your spine, making roots for you in Mother Earth.
Scorpio—Change your diet or a health routine. Your body needs a new and different rhythm. Experiment with a variety of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. Visualize stagnant, dark, or gray energy leaving your body as if in a puff of smoke. Visualize sparks of pink and gold light firing from every cell in your body, filling you with healing, soothing energy that emanates from every pore in your body.
Sagittarius—Express your creativity in new ways. Try something you’ve never tried before with someone new in a place you’ve never been. Visualize purple-blue healing light emanating from your third eye at the center of your forehead, descending into your body, uplifting you for the day ahead.
Capricorn—If you work at home, try to leave the house more often than usual. Take a brisk walk. View the scenery in your environment in a new way. Look into the distance. If you work in an office, see if you can conduct your meetings in new and different locations. Change your routines at home and work. The process of change you internally go through is more important than the external changes you make. Imagine a cloud-like bubble of light over your head. Watch your life from this elevated perspective. Do you like what you see? Envision the changes you would like to make and take necessary steps to manifest this vision for your life.
Aquarius—There may be more information around you than you know what to do with. Exercise discrimination. Read and watch only those things that serve your higher purpose. Slow down and contemplate why you are here. Make sure your thoughts and actions support your ultimate goals. Visualize rays of healing light emanating from your heart. Bring your awareness to your heart if you feel yourself stuck in your head—or not energetically inhabiting your body at all!
Pisces—Your bodily energy is erratic as you experience hyper-activity alternating with fatigue. Visualize flecks of silvery violet light raining upon you until you are bathing in an ocean of silvery light. Bring this light into the center of your body as you reconnect with the core of your very essence.
FLOWER ESSENCE RECOMMENDATIONS
The following flower essences will support you during your experience of Uranus in Aries:
Nervousness and Anxiety—Lavender or Mimulus to calm your nerves, White Chestnut to calm your mind, Filaree to let go of worry
Overstimulated by Information—Red Clover to remain clear when perceiving multiple sources and forms of stimulus, Cosmos to put multiple thoughts into perspective, Rabbitbrush to help sort out multiple details
Shock—Rescue Remedy or Star of Bethlehem to harmonize your body after shock or trauma
Sudden Change in Life Direction—Aspen to heal fear of the unknown, Indian Pink to maintain calm when under pressure, Morning Glory to energize new habit patterns
Conflict—Agrimony to help mediate inner conflict and bring inner peace to outer conflict, Calendula to facilitate communications in conflictual situations, Sweet Pea to bring harmony to conflict-ridden situations
Feeling Emotionally Overwhelmed—Canyon Dudleya to put feelings into perspective, Dill to calm senses when over-stimulated, Fuchsia to release repressed emotions, Elm to calm anxiety about disappointing others
Need to Individuate or Express Personal Identity—Goldenrod to balance between personal expressions of identity and the needs of a group, Mullein to help you be true to yourself, Aloe Vera to regain your center after periods of intense activity, Blackberry to express your ideas in the world
Re-experiencing of Adolescent Issues—Chamomile for erratic emotions, Self-Heal to become self-sufficient, Violet to express yourself in a positive way, Gentian to overcome discouragement in challenging situations
Too Much Exposure to Electronics and to Strengthen Aura and Electromagnetic Shield—Pink Yarrow to strengthen your aura, Golden Yarrow to protect yourself when feeling overly sensitive
Channeling Uranian Energy into Creative Expression—Snapdragon to convert frustration or aggression into creative power, Iris to bring spiritual inspiration into physical manifestation, Hound’s Tongue to integrate the right and left hemispheres of your brain
- Uranus will remain in Aries until March 6, 2019 except for a brief respite from September 9, 2010 to January 22, 2011.
- Jupiter was last in Aries from 1999 to 2000; Jupiter will remain in Aries until June 4, 2011.
- Uranus was last in Aries from 1927 to 1935, from 1843 to 1851, and from 1759 to 1768.
- Jupiter and Uranus last joined each other in Aries on July 15, 1927, August 11, 1927, and January 25, 1928.
- Jupiter and Uranus also conjoined in Aries on February 8, 1845, and on February 24, 1762.
Many blessings for love & light,