Vitamin You: Uranus Square Sun

"uranus square sun"I’ll tell you what’s going on with me, and you can tell me what’s going on with you, in the comments — if you want :)

Uranus is squaring my Sun.

Today it became exact.

Saturn is trining my Sun (again). It’s one degree off.

I remembered this today, wondering why I felt so… stable. Stuck sometimes. Most of the transits that I’m under are transits of movement and restlessness but for the time being, this trine is keeping things together.

Saturn builds. Uranus breaks. So the question becomes: what is being fortified and strengthened vs. what is being liberated, awakened. Are you having similar transits?

Some keywords from Isabel Hickey:

Saturn: caution, restraint, seriousness, justice, stability, patience, responsibility, respect. And then on the negative side: fearfulness, severity, pessimism, rigidity, obstructiveness.

Uranus: originality, genius, idealism, intuition, freedom, inventiveness, pioneer, resourcefulness, individualism, erraticness, detachment, over-impulsiveness, irresponsibility, combativeness.

How to do both? How to live with these two transits in one body, one life? And it’s not just those. I’ve got other ones too. All the slow-movers are affecting personal planets of mine, or my angles. All hands on deck. Plus knowing that the Uranus transit will be in affect much longer than the Saturn trine.

Sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. But then it falls back together and becomes solid again. This cycle of regeneration can be tiring and sometimes I can’t help but just… notice it, feeling powerless to chain it down. Sometimes it feels like all I can do is observe.

What is the highest manifestation of a Uranus transit?

Robert Hand says: “Don’t suppress the energy of Uranus, deal with it.”

What I’m feeling so far, if you are under a similar transit: those things that hold you back, that you think are holding you back, break through them. Break free. And I don’t mean in self-destructive ways (because of course that would be “bad” Uranus ha!) but true liberation from what is wrong in your life.

And this: are you strong enough to keep what you want to keep, despite the rebel within.

And to KNOW what is worth keeping. Using that Uranian intuition to KNOW. Not to just… run. Because your body tells you RUN.

I was just listening to one of my current favorite songs, wishing I could jog again but I know I shouldn’t. My knees aren’t great and recently had an injury and… jogging is just not something that suits my body. But I heard this song and I wished for the treadmill :) not even the open road but the machine (which feels more like Uranus to me than the open road).

So I’ll be searching for ways, blogging through this hopefully, sharing the changes and revelations.

Freedom from tyranny. Self-imposed or otherwise. You know, that’s how I view it the most. With Uranus in my 8th now. Freedom from tyranny. From the past. From the 8th House goblins.

Was talking to a friend about sexual healing and I GET IT. I get that it is 100% possible to heal. You can become more you. The you that you always were. The you are supposed to be. The you that you are! All of this is more than possible. It’s a promise.

Love, MP

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What To Do About The Deadly Transits?

"uranus square sun"So I was writing in the chatroom that I am hating my Saturn opposition. It’s one degree from exact at the moment. Saturn is retrograde so it went past it and will go over it again when it stations trine my Sun.

My comment was in response to folks talking about having had a hard week. I did too. A lot of Cancers in that room. Seems like we all struggled this week. Folks were saying perhaps it was due to Mercury’s impending retrograde in Cancer, back into Gemini.

And I said this:

That (the Saturn opposition) plus Uranus square my Sun… it’s deadly. My Pluto Sun opposition is farther away (i.e. not exact, a larger orb than the other two transits) and yet still in effect. It’s like watching someone die. Or watching yourself die. You can’t stop it. You can’t help. You just have to watch it die.

And a gal in the chat room said: “Watching yourself die” is the best description of Pluto opposite my Sun I have heard. Yeah, she’s been through this transit already. And she’s a smartypants and not a flatterer so I trust her :)

A few more words were said, but I think I’ll leave it at that for the moment.

Oh. Wait. I should end on a more cheerful note, eh?

It’s a beautiful day in the Big City. I’m healthy. The cats are healthy. We don’t have ants and

But what to do about the deadly transits? I’ll let you know. As I find out. The impulse is to hold on. That’s Pluto. And the impulse is to run. That’s Uranus.

And the Saturn opposition is a funny thing (not really!). Saturn is hard. It’s a hard, tough energy. Responsibility. Duty. Get to work! It’s not soft and fuzzy. It’s the “opposite” of Neptune the dissolver and dreamer. Saturn is that image we have of the mountain goat/Capricorn climbing up the mountain, working hard. Effort. Patience. Making money. Saturn crystallizes (as Isabel Hickey would say). Saturn is your fear. So what happens when Saturn mirrors itself? Oh My God. You can’t move. Paralysis. Reminds me a bit of an animal seeing himself in the mirror but he doest know it’s a mirror so he headbutts it and ouch there’s a crash — a sort of painful breakthrough — when solid structure bumps hard against solid structure. There is no bending, just breaking. Well, I hurt my leg a bit more than a month ago. Bone bruise. Saturn opposition Saturn: no giving in. You just keep slamming again and again into that same old wall until you hurt too much to stand up.

For lighter fare :) please visit Beliefnet for my new Tarot post: THE EMPEROR (and a few more words about Mercury Retrograde.

Love always, MP