Uranus in Aries
A Major Impact on The World Economy in 2012?
As we move through 2012 Uranus has consolidated its position in the fiery sign of Aries. In June it was at 8 degrees of Aries, the same point which triggered the economic collapse in October 1929 which was the start of the “Great Depression”. After nearly a decade of prosperity, the United States was thrown into despair on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, with the collapse of the stock market. The month leading up to this point was economically very precarious. Many other countries around the world followed suit, although some had already succumbed the previous year.
Uranus, which is often referred to by astrologers as “The Great Awakener” takes around 83 to 84 years to do a circuit of the heavens, so this year was the first time since that fateful day in 1929 it has returned to the same degree in Aries.
To compound this event, in June this year we also saw the alignment of Uranus and Pluto in a square or 90 degree angle that many astrologers believe will be the trigger for explosive events worldwide. With Pluto in the sign of Capricorn ( see separate details on this website ) and Uranus in Aries the potentially vulnerable areas will involve large institutions ( governments, banks, finance companies and the like ) Although world markets are still very vulnerable this trigger point seems to have passed without real disaster striking, although the people of Syria would disagree. However Pluto and Uranus are in a dance movement together for the next couple of years, so as they say, watch this space. Since June we have also seen several large banks and financial institutions make world headlines as they were exposed for past financial manipulations and rip-offs. I would not be surprised if what we have already seen is not just the tip of the iceburg. Spain, Greece and other shaky European economies are also far from settled.
As far as I can see it is still wise in these uncertain times to unburden ourselves of as much debt as possible. Pay off credit cards, curtail unnecessary spending or borrowing, be extra careful around investments and save as much as possible. Even if nothing serious occurs at least your finances will be healthy that way.
I discussed these powerful celestial events with Dr Neil Hair and Richard Giles in the first two new programs for 2012, starting on January 19th. The program week commencing May 17th updates the situation.
However it is always a good idea to remember the old axiom, “the stars incline, they do not command”. In other words it is up to us how we work with these potentially ‘upsetting’ times. I was also told many years ago as a broadcaster that the ‘big players’ make fortunes whichever way the market is going and the only thing they hate is no movement at all. BE
Recent Movements of Uranus (previous post – background details)
Uranus went into the constellation of Aries in March 2011, after having first tempted our yen for radical do-it-yourself solutions to established inefficiencies and ineptitudes for a brief spell last year.
Uranus had dipped into Aries from May to August 2010, as part of a high-drama astro-configuration also involving Jupiter, Saturn and PlutoŠ one which created a tight squeeze between these planets, effectively inhibiting any one of them from finding full expression.
But as I recently wrote in describing Jupiter’s current square with Pluto, Saturn (who, in this context, we could think of as ‘the great obstructer’) is no longer a principal player in this drama. As far as Uranus in Aries is concerned, his prior dialogue with the fair-minded, concession-oriented Saturn in Libra can now be seen as a quaint relic of the past.
In his newer unfettered guise, Uranus’s main foe is Pluto-symbol of the gradually accumulated-and-consolidated power that grants certain slices of ‘the ruling class’ a habitual dominance over all else.
Needless to say, Uranus, who’ll be increasingly emboldened in his rebellious attitude, doesn’t easily submit to inherited injustices. As an innovator-spokesperson for the Aries cause, he’d sooner abandon the whole edifice and build a new one rather than struggling to scale walls somebody else (of questionable fiber?) built atop a rotten foundation.
In so many areas, personal and collective, it seems there is little time to waste. The sign of Aries courses with this sense of urgencyŠ a directness that operates at its best when it can immediately act toward its desired result. Though sometimes crude in its efforts, the flip-side benefit to this approach is a simplicity that instinctively reduces overly convoluted situations to the basics: yes or no, stop or go, black or white, with us or against us. The presence of both Jupiter and now Uranus in Aries is a well-timed gift of accelerated pace. Winners will be those who can ride this speeding bullet.
We cannot genuinely decipher Uranus-in-Aries’s lessons for us over the coming several years without always already considering its position in square to Pluto in Capricorn. Indeed, this entire epoch (say, 2010-2017 roughly) will make the most sense if interpreted as ‘the Uranus-Pluto Square era’, as that is precisely how instrumental this single aspect will prove to understanding our moment in history.
And what does this ‘era’ mean, exactly? Across different zones of activity, we will witness parallel archetypal manifestations of revolutionary resistance to entrenched conglomerations of power, authority and wealth. We’re already catching glimpses of this on the stage of global politics. Let’s not, however, overlook the relevance of this spirit of insurgency in our personal lives. If indeed the personal is political, then the manner in which we choose to conduct our everyday activities-how willingly we settle for dis-empowering roles we’ve been ‘assigned’ by those with the titles and the money, or how defiantly we create alternatives for ourselves that provide greater freedom and individuality-becomes the very battleground for determining what kind of world we’ll live in.
Uranus in Aries is the rebel spark in our arsenal, ready at any minute to enliven us with the bravery to reject polite submission. When its energy fills us, we are unafraid to snap ‘f-ck you!’ to undeserving dictators. Uranus is the split-second epiphany in awareness, spontaneously informing us we will no longer ‘take it anymore’, whatever the ‘it’ that has us fed up and fuming. We want Uranus as an inspirational ally, spurring our drive to leap headfirst into a future that, while largely unknown as far as the details are concerned, will at least put us in a more hands-on driver’s-seat position to direct our fate. He gets us doing something, which seems better than doing nothing, regardless of what the ‘something’ is.
But Uranus is neither well-behaved nor predictable. And especially in Aries, his thrust to liberate (‘all at costs!’) can easily go too far. It’s one thing, for instance, to chop down a tree that’s directly in the path of the road you’re building; it’s altogether another to clear cut the entire forest in one exhilarating high of ‘get out of my damn way!’ Once invigorated with Uranian trouble-making, we may suddenly find we’ve expelled an opinion or taken an action from which there is no going back. We might shake the wrong support-beam and find the entire tent collapsing on our heads.
It only takes one excessive jolt or a single stray gunshot to instantly turn ‘constructive chaos’ into ‘destructive anarchy’Š so we must try to bear in mind a constant awareness of where exactly that faint, indistinct line dividing the two resides in any situation.
Yet, when push does come to shove, the Aries energy as unleashed by Uranus assumes prioritising self-liberation over everything else. If it’s between my personal satisfaction and yours, then you’re out of luck. While this needn’t be an invitation for each of us to become an unyielding **** as we seek to suit ourselves, it does make a pretty clear statement in favor of independence-and against sitting quietly with our hands folded neatly in our laps, as other people abscond with all the goodies while telling us to look the other way and get back to our mindless obedience.
We obviously need this dose of crude self-assertive rebelliousness (Uranus in Aries), if we hope to overthrow the smug oppressors who profit long-term from our perpetual acquiescence (Pluto in Capricorn). This goes for the shaming, self-repudiating voices inside our heads that must be conquered, as well as the individuals or circumstances that flourish through our squelching the fire of individuality and of course bespeaks of the macro-level reorientation of economic and governmental power, which is still barely getting underway. That said, it won’t necessarily be neat, comfortable or pretty.