"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CH... ch... ch-changes!!!

  How's everyone doing? I hope you are hanging in there with all the cosmic and earthly upheaval going on all around us. The final death-throes of Uranus in Pisces, with today being the last full day before Uranus enters Aries tomorrow night, have been having various effects on planet Earth and her people.  We have the choice to exhale willingly while we let go of the old, or to fight for every single breath, not wanting to release what's familiar even if it no longer serves us.

  I have been noticing various affects during this passing of the zodiacal guard... Some people have had major shake-ups in their relationships, either letting go of an old one that no longer works for them, or deciding to take things in a new direction and really put some energy into it. Others have had no say in the surprises coming their way, except for in their reaction to the change. Here's where I remind you... that I believe we are probably ready for whatever comes our way, on some level, and just need to begin dealing with the newness to see how it fits into our lives.

  Uranian energy is out-of-the-box, upside down and out-of-the-blue, all at once. When you're affected by this type of surprise, it can be a feeling of sudden insight, being gob-smacked by a new realization or that life just plain isn't fair! How do you deal with something completely out of your control? First of all, don't panic! Release the fear with a good exhale, or three..., then slowly begin to breath in again, seeing if there's someplace you feel the need to explore, some area of your life that you need to go forward in.

  As Uranus enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, with a Cardinal attitude (I'm in charge...) and a Fire disposition (just go for it...!), the tendency is to move away very quickly from whatever was holding you back. In your haste to take new strides, be careful not to open yourself up right away to alienation or aggressive behaviors from others as a direct result of everyone reacting individually to all these changes! Aries is symbolized by the Ram and in the physical body, has ruler-ship over the head. Do you really need to get hit in the head with a two-by-four to see or hear what is going on around you?! I hope not.

  The Moon in Taurus today is good for practical steps, like slow and steady wins the race... It's also a good time to assess you finances and see how well you're doing with that budget or cutting back on purely frivolous expenses. I have been making it a challenge to count up my change and together with any one dollar bills, see how soon I can turn the contents of my purse into a ten or twenty dollar bill, which then goes into a 'secret' compartment until I get another twenty and they go into my checking account instead of someone else's pocket. (fill in the blank for yourself...) fancy coffee, cigarettes, that chocolate bar or a bottle of wine... whatever it is you know you don't need, but want right now.

  In the wee hours after midnight tonight/tomorrow, the Moon leaves earthy Taurus and enters airy Gemini, ruled over by Mercury, the social butterfly of the zodiac. Expect lots of conversations, distractions and changes in direction over the next two days! Being in contact is good, but 'constant contact' can be exhausting... and as Mercury is the "messenger of the gods", perhaps a little quiet time spent in reflection and communing with your higher self is  the perfect way to enter into this new age of enlightenment, as Uranus heads into Aries tomorrow night. Ask yourself, what is important to me to reflect back of myself... how do I want to go forward... and what do I want to replace the old with?
 
  Be patient on Sunday morning as the emotional Cancer Moon squares off with the newly situated Uranus in Aries... the first aspect of, and a hint at, our adjustment in this new Uranian cycle! Cancer is a cardinal water sign and Mother Earth, the tides and our emotions are all strongly affected by the Moon in its' ruler-ship. Be aware of what you say, start or do now.

  And so begins this new phase of feelings about our safety and security on the planet in this new age of uncertainty... what do you want to create for yourself... do you believe you can make a difference in your own life? I leave you with this quote from a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox~
   
   Words Are Like Arrows


...You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe –
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.

As always, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

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