What is Uranus?
Why attend to Uranus?
Uranus planet of sudden change will be in the sign of Aries (the 1st sign of the zodiac; characterized as aggression, self-directed) beginning March 10, 2011. I checked in with Elsa P. this morning. It's a common practice on my part to get a feel for the planets and stars. Pete and I have been talking a lot about our commitment to remaining here in the forest, here in this community where for the first time in many years a sense of safety feels possible.
Environmental refugee was not a description I'd have chosen for myself, consciously. Life has led to years of discovering that both, the choices others make: for example, whether your neighbor decides to spray Round-up instead of pulling weeds; whether the state you live in decides to spray Round-up instead of maintaining public roads and parks using safer methods; whether scented laundry products are a need; and, the .choices I make: such as, forgetting to remove a drying shirt left on the heater; or not having a shower to wash the scents of the world-at-large from our hair, head, skin do make me physically sick.
The pages of VardoForTwo are filled with the process and the journey of two environmental refugees. Pete and I have charts (astrology) that point to our sensitivity to the environment. We have that predisposition as a couple. It helps me to recognize that, and yet it does not discount the reality of the chemical and debilitating effects of the industries that create Round-up, Bounce, Lysol Hand-sanitizers et.al. We live a life from two very small spaces built portable, because we know the possibility of needing to move quickly exists. Our home is on wheels and this Quonset can be disassembled and moved.
Parked here in the forest we have planted ourselves with two women, nine ducks, three hens, two dogs and three cats. There is growing understanding and respect for the needs each of us has. Why do I look to astrology and ask where Uranus is? I do it because life is changeable, and I need to attune to not just the position of heavenly bodies. I need to know that my life, Pete and my direction is pointed in a direction that we can maintain or adjust with skill and wisdom.
Our years of being refugees has weathered us, wiped us out and made us stronger and more accepting of who we are. The position and influences of planets, gravity, the sun, the moon these factor into the collective environment ... and as I've already said Pete and I are predisposed to be sensitives. We will feel intensely. That's why it matters that I check in, and tune-up our direction, our commitment and our readiness for life rocketing. I come to this blog to put things down before I forget. Like a huge post-it note that is not easily lost I blog to keep on track.
I did some research and gleaning for this post, collecting information that might help you prepare for the Aries take-off come early March. I am already feeling the excelleration, so others are too I'm sure. Uranus transits my 3rd house, so it serves me well to be open and willing to learn new things, upgrade my knowledge from others and technology (group info and more about the internet). Uranus transits Pete's 7th house of interaction and relationships. He's a man out in the community, people are attracted to him, he gets to grow, more.
click here for a free astro.com chart.
I gleaned the articles written by Dana Gerhardt once again, to give you House by House clues to use during this Uranus in Aries transit.
To read the complete set of articles by Dana Gerhardt click here.
- The work of the 1st house is to keep birthing yourself, which means to keep separating, to keep honoring what’s different about you.
- The 2nd rules both what money can buy (possessions and material resources) and what it can't buy (talents, self-esteem, and values).
- The 3rd house brings opportunities to keep updating ourselves.
- The 4th is where we go when we collapse. It rules home and family, ancestors and homeland. It provides a literal retreat.
- One of the greatest gifts of the fifth house is its invitation to moments of unself-consciousness. This is the divine self at play, moving with spontaneity and joy.
- In the 6th we notice life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. We can drown in our failure. Or we can do something about it. We can change our approach, acquire new techniques. We can either suffer or grow.
- The 7th house is where we yearn for, and receive, "the other." We strive to harmonize here, one-on-one, with not just one but a parade of significant others—teachers and counselors, business colleagues and lovers. They provoke us to grow.
- Survive an 8th house transit and you’ll be reborn. Valuable lessons will be learned. Eventually you’ll regard the 8th as a kind of spiritual master who only shatters you for your higher good. In this house greater forces run the show.
- The 9th encourages our quest for meaning in life. But generally we don’t go there until life falls apart. The 9th rules the literature of spirit, the metaphors, symbols and myths that bind a culture, its moral codes, its shared ideals and visions.
- What you make of yourself is a 10th house matter. The 10th describes your career, your public reputation, your worldly status.
- The 11th house brings us allies, the comforts of shared experience, the strength of a collective stand. It also turns a critical eye on our behavior, makes us vulnerable to group opinion, and defines us as "out" or "in."
- Pay attention to what irritates or frightens you “out there,” because it’s quite likely this enemy lurks in the shadows of your own nature, described by your 12th house planets or signs
There are other wonderful astrology sites to help with this, too. Here are a few of them:
Buckled up, buddied-up, ready?
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