Wednesday, July 18, 2012
URANUS RETROGRADE - GLOBAL
The planet Uranus turned retrograde in apparent motion on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 8* Aries 32.5' in the first decanate of the zodiac, traced in the sky by the constellation Triangulum - the Divine Fire.
Uranus represents the archetypes within human consciousness of deconditioning, liberation, individuation and freedom. In the sign Aries, the influence is the instinct to become an independent entity which, by its very nature, creates a perpetual identity crisis, the result of which is rebellion in order to live life differently from the prevailing status quo. The condition of retrograde motion quickens evolutionary growth as it removes conditions of the past in order to be refilled with new dynamics. This process is intensified by a restlessness against any sense of restriction, leading to an almost divine discontent. This acceleration will remain in effect until Uranus turns direct in motion on December 13, 2012.
From now until then, intense pressures will build within us all creating tremendous stress, especially for nations that have transiting Uranus in angular houses in their horoscopes...as in the 4th house of the USA, where Americans are starting to face a certain kind of oppression from the terrorists in charge with regard to gun ownership, as one of the weapons of Uranus is a gun. As Uranus is a key trigger to war, this could be the final straw that gives birth to revolution. The nation's people as a whole are ruled by the Moon and also symbolized by Jupiter as ruler of the Sagittarian 1st house. Jupiter - the greater benefic - is conjoined Venus - the lesser benefic - at the birth of the country, both of them trine (good fortune) natal Moon. Those in power, on the other hand, are hampered with Saturn square Sun, an aspect of much suffering. Which is to say should it come down to the few in power against the many gun-owning citizens, the power-mongers aren't going to fare well.
The Key-phrase of Aries is "I Am." Its influence causes a viewing of things from the standpoint of individual survival and expression; in its symbolical aspect, Aries represents the Sacrifice. Flocks and herds bring forth their young during the portion of the year that the sun occupies this sign. Additionally, the Ram also symbolizes the spring and the commencement of a New Year, when life, light and love are to be bestowed upon the sons and daughters of earth in consequence of the sun having once more gained the victory over the realms of winter and death. The symbol of the slain Lamb upon the equinoctial cross is another type of Aries. Functioning upon the intellectual plane, Aries signifies the martial spirit of destructiveness and aggression. It is the active will under the guidance of the executive forces of the brain and denotes an energy that will never really submit to the control of others.
Once again referring to the constellation Triangulum...Universal symbolism is a language which does not change with age because it is based on human experience. The three sides of the constellated triangle express two energies of different polarity, i.e., with a different type of motion, united, and the result of that union. Thus the trine of heaven reveals that the interaction of two forces, the diverse pull of polarity, has a potency in either of two directions: It may either build up or tear down, be devoted to creation and construction or turned into channels which disrupt and destroy.
This start of the starry circle has explanation at the commencement of the Bible: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
Until there was the stress of two forces, strains pulling the ether in diverse direction, existence was without form and void; and as light is a particular motion in the ether, there was darkness everywhere. Interaction, or polarity, generates movement; in fact, no movement, physical, mental or spiritual, ever takes place apart from the union of positive and negative potencies. Whether visible or not, when heaven and earth, positive and negative, ether and matter are present, there is action, which, as it is chiefly wave-like and not understood as to its exact nature, is well described as the Spirit of God moving upon the face of the waters; the third side of the universal triangle.
Triangulation is the measurement of angles. The importance of the trinity at the beginning of everything has been recognized by all the great religions of the world: Father, Son and Holy Ghost of Christendom; Brahma, Vishnu and Siva of the Hindus; Osiris, Isis and Horus of ancient
Creation involves a trinity, as does destruction. It is only when the union of contending or divergent factions is properly directed that we attain true progress. The pioneer spirit of Aries is expressed in this decanate in all its fiery fullness. Zeal and enthusiasm abound. The Aries-decanate of Aries, sub-ruled by Mars, the aggressive lord of war, ever seeks new worlds to conquer. That which is old and worn must eventually give place for the sound and new; yet if accomplished too swiftly or completely, there will not be sufficient power for recovery.
When the thoughts are permitted to soar untrammeled upward, even as the triangle points to heaven, under this influence are born harbingers of better things. But when the lower martial power gains sway, the avenging agents of death and destruction manifest.
I take the meaning of retrograding Uranus at this point in time to be a warning to humanity that it is on the clock, not only at the 11th hour but dangerously close to midnight. Dawn precedes sunrise and what you expect will be your destiny...tic toc.
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of
misgovernment. Ambrose Bierce
Reference: CCZain - Spiritual Astrology