The Uranian impulse

By Cal Garrison, a.k.a. Mother of the Skye

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Libra Moon. Before we can talk about what’s coming up for this week, we have to back track to last week. As much as life seems like everything is the same as usual, in the last seven days some big cosmic gears have shifted in ways that put a transcendental spin on whatever we assume is going on.

For starters, Uranus went direct on the 2nd of January. To give you an idea of what this means, Uranus was discovered in 1781, midway between the onset of the American Revolution, in 1776, and the beginning of the French Revolution, in 1789. In astrological circles it is well understood that a planet is not ‘discovered’ until the forces that it rules become an active component in the collective mind. We can begin to understand why Uranus is the ruler of radical, and irrevocable change.

With this in mind it should come as no surprise that Uranus has an orbit that spins at right angles to the orbit of every other planet in the solar system. The hallmark for rebellious, revolutionary, eccentric, enlightened genius-style energies, the Uranian impulse is what allows us to go up against the system, step out of the box, and change the world. In its retrograde mode since last summer, the forces that it rules have been under the radar. Now that it has resumed its forward motion, the qualities that make this planet so unique have been released from a suppressed state, into a free form of expression.

We could take all of this for granted, but everything is connected, and like they say in Ecclesiastes, “To everything there is a season.” The fact that Uranus woke up and shocked the system right before the Feast of Epiphany, on Jan. 6, is too serendipitous for words. If our understanding of Epiphany has been pared down to the notion that it is the day that the Three Wise Men arrived to bestow their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh on the Christ Child, its truer meaning runs much deeper than that. From an esoteric perspective, Epiphany is the moment when the Christ Consciousness awakens and is made manifest inside the inner chamber of the human heart. It is the moment that we become conscious of our true nature.

Looking into the aspects that ride on the heels of this epiphany, the one that stands out is a midpoint picture that includes Pluto, Venus, Arachne, Mars, Psyche, Jupiter, and the Moon with the Moon leading the pack at 17 degrees Virgo. The Sabian Symbol for that degree of the zodiac is: “A Volcanic Eruption”. This is a metaphor for a dramatic release of energies that have been long held in check by rigid forces that define ego consciousness. “The inner pressures of the Karmic past” erupt to shake things right down to the core. The imagery reinforces everything we outlined above.

Looking ahead to what might transpire in the aftermath of this explosion? Let’s see how things go between now and January 31st, when there will be a Blue Moon, Lunar Eclipse with the Sun stationed at the 11th degree of Aquarius. The Sabian Symbol for that point reads like this: “During a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life”. Its keynote underscores the symbol with these words: “The need to rely upon inner inspiration and guidance at the start of new developments.” In other words; when the standard rules no longer apply, all we’ve got to go on is the truth that lies within.

Get ready for some mind blowing changes. Inside all of them there are bound to be experiences that push the envelope – because Uranus doesn’t take “No” for an answer – and when it’s time to wake up, even our most cherished illusions become meaningless. Enjoy this week’s ‘scopes.

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