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Uranus, the “Revolutionary Planet,” Moves into Aries:
A Wakeup Call; a Revolution; or Both!
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:50 pm – March 6, 2019
Uranus was last in Aries from 1927 to 1935.


Astrologically, there sure is a lot happening in the heavens the first few months of 2011 and I know you are all feeling it. In January we began the year with an eclipse, and the important reminder of the existence of Orphiucus; February brought Chiron's final passage into Pisces; this month, Uranus makes its final movement into Aries; and in April, Mercury will turn retrograde, and Neptune will make its way into Pisces. WOW!  As an Astrologer, I am here to tell you that this is A LOT of energy to integrate in a very short period of time. If you have been following my Astro-grams or the Mayan calendar prophesis, you know the next two years will mark a time of unprecedented change on our planet.

Change is exactly what Uranus in Aries is striving for as it highlights the Astrological Cardinal Cross. Aries is the constellation that seeks unfettered freedom, independence, and brand new beginnings. Combine these qualities with the rebelliousness of Uranus and anything is possible.  Uranus represents the brain and lightening speed realizations, stimulating us like a probe to WAKE UP!  Wake up from what? you might ask. 

Uranus is the ruling planet of the constellation Aquarius, which represents an altruistic attitude towards humanity. (Aquarius also represents the “water bearer” who pours his divine wisdom from the heavens down onto humankind.) According to Greek mythology, Gaia – Mother Earth – was without a mate and yet gave birth to Uranus – Sky Father – who then became her husband. (It is written that Gaia herself was born from Chaos, the great void of the emptiness within the universe.) Gaia and Uranus birthed many offspring who Uranus feared because of their great power. To protect her children from her husband, Gaia hid them all within herself and experienced great pain. Therefore, she asked her son Cronus – Saturn – to castrate Uranus, thus severing the union of Earth and Sky.

This portion of the Uranus-Gaia myth is very important because it depicts the separation of god and goddess, or the divine mother-Gaia and father-sky. When we WAKE UP, we recognize this separation represents the trauma (symbolic of Uranus’s energy) and distortion that occurs when we are forced to hide essential aspects of ourselves, eventually causing a schism within our psyches. The Mayans and other indigenous peoples are reminding us that the survival of our planet is dependent upon consciously waking up: we must balance the male and female aspects that exist within each of us; we must recognize the spiritual beings – gods and goddesses – within us all, and we must reunite our heavenly and earthly realms. 

Uranus in Aries is ultimately asking each of us to rebel against anything that does not bring liberation to ourselves and all sentient beings. Our spiritual leaders are insistent that to heal the planet we must each individually make the changes necessary to heal ourselves. In short: it is up to us to cultivate and nurture our spiritual essence. Individually and collectively, Uranus in Aries can prove a powerful catalyst to dismantle the barriers that keep us stuck and unable to move forward. Many of us dislike change and this potent energy is certainly bound to feel uncomfortable at times. For this reason, it can be helpful to remember that Uranus is futuristic in nature and brings with him the light of awareness, thereby expanding our own personal future and the future of our planet.  Embrace this Uranus cycle as an important opportunity to create the change necessary for yourself and the children who will inherit our beautiful planet.    

Following is a message by the Hopi Elders that I feel poignantly captures the critical nature of our current Astrological themes:

You have been telling people that this is the eleventh hour. Now you must go back and tell people that this is the hour! And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your truth. Create your community. Be good to yourself and do not look outside of yourself for a leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing very fast. It is so great and fast that there are those who will be afraid. They will hold on to the shore. They will feel that they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say that we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time we are to take nothing personally, least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.  We are the one that we have been waiting for.
                                                           ~ The Elders, Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation

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