“As Above, So Within”
62, March 2011
Let’s give a shout
out to our readers in
The Revolution We’ve Been Talking About is Here to Stay
The revolution being caused by Uranus and Jupiter in Aries has been working in stages. You can see its effects all around the world. In order to understand it, you need to know a few things first:
Briefly, Pluto has been severe because it’s been in the most severe SIGN of the zodiac: Capricorn. Pluto and Capricorn both work to make everyone accountable for their actions unlike when it was in Sagittarius from 1995-2008 when we could just keep borrowing and passing the buck- here, have another credit card. The buck stops in Capricorn. The bills became due. Familiar?
So, for 3 years, Pluto traveled back and forth over the first 7 degrees of Capricorn, affecting also those same degrees in Cancer, Aries, and Libra. THIS SETS UP A FORCE-FIELD, a severely tense, worked-over area that has certainly been the sore spot in EVERYONE’S chart in those areas. If you have natal planets there, all the more reason that things have been heavily under the microscope for you. We’re all being affected by this. What does Pluto do in a few words? It lifts our rug up and shows all the dirt we’ve been hiding under it. At best, it’s a vain attempt to try to hide the dirt once again. Many people have been reacting very well to this impulse, known as, cleaning up one’s act. One’s that haven’t addressed and owned their own courage have fallen short and have been facing grave outcomes and unbelievable hardship.
Pluto will carry on till 2023 including opposing the
During the same time Pluto was doing his thing, Saturn (S) in Libra has spent quite a time of it in a knock-down-drag-out-fight with Uranus (in late Pisces and approaching Aries.) Exactly opposite on the day of the Presidential Election, Uranus has been representing the left-wing or liberal (fighting for change) while Saturn has been fighting for all things right-wing or conservative (resisting change.) This sure added greater tension to the entire national and international dialogue. Their exact opposition finally broke up last year and has eased somewhat, but not much.
Needless to say, on the diagram above, where P and S and U are have been under great amounts of stress. It should be noted very clearly here:
The planets are not here to cause you or anyone a hard time. That is not their function. They are symbolizing important turning points in our lives, yes. But, it must be stated for the facts that many of my clients have been handling these important transits just fine with little stress. And, it’s not because they are LUCKY or have “GOOD CHARTS.” It’s because they’ve been responsible and have responded to the things they need to do in the world as well as to their own needs. Most people have not been so balanced, however.
So while Pluto was acting up in Capricorn, opposing all early planets in Cancer, squaring all planets in early Aries and Libra; Uranus was opposing Saturn; Uranus was squaring Pluto, Uranus was squaring Jupiter; etc. etc. etc. One big bundle of tension and change kept building. Each planet with its own voice and temperament. This is WHY things have been up, down, sideways, tense, relaxed and nutso all at the same time for the past few years.
Now, here come Uranus and Jupiter. Whoopee.
So, you see, as Uranus and Jupiter enter the ruckus in Aries, it’s not like these two cowboys are entering a nice quiet orderly saloon. The place is already in shambles and fights are going on galore as those swinging doors start flapping! That’s exactly WHY this period is so hard.
It’s all going on
entered Aries on
entered Aries and then 10 days later on
The Critical Periods of Uranus
Period 1: Uranus enter Aries on
Period 2: On
Period 3: On December 5, Uranus went direct, or started forward (from back in Pisces) once again
Period 4: On
Period 5: And, finally, on
What does all of this mean?
It’s once again very necessary to understand each of these periods. Take your time as you analyze these dates. See how they parallel the activities of the “Tea Party,” both major political parties, your government, other countries, the money situation as well as family politics, town politics, educational systems, on and on and on. Along with Civil Wars and peace treaties in your own head….
IT IS TIME FOR REVOLUTION! It is needed because old systems have grown stale or ineffective or restrictive.
It is NOT time for
revolution just for chaos or thrills or just to be disruptive
can scare you if you wish, or you can think of great revolutions such as when
we were created the
Everybody is feeling revolution inside or else they’re basically not very tuned to themselves which isn’t a good sign. Maybe it was a bit dim at first from May through December, but now Uranus is letting us have it with both barrels. And Jupiter is sitting right next to it saying, “Yee haw!”
Period 1, when Uranus entered Aries, many people felt fed up with many parts of their lives and became ready to break free. Many didn’t, although I could tell that they were giving matters great consideration from my interviews with them. Many didn’t notice the revolution, or uprising inside of themselves because they are so used to keeping themselves pinned-down (they call that being stuck) or couldn’t hear the distant sound of the fife and drums because they were being DROWNED OUT BY ALL THE HEAVY BOMBARDMENT COMING FROM PLUTO IN CAPRICORN and URANUS OPPOSITE SATURN at the same time.
the personal and collective revolutions have been growing. Planets aren’t
wrong. Clocks aren’t wrong; when it’s
Then along time of the second period around the Fourth of July, Uranus slowed and stopped and eventually started traveling backwards against the backdrop of the stars. Why? Because “it” was giving us 5 extra months to get ready (unconsciously) for our own revolution and the shake-up that was lying just ahead. When planets retrograde, they give us a chance to rethink, reorient, reconsider, etc.
the First phase of Uranus, things cracked open inside of us. We started to let
go of things that we had been hanging on to for far too long. The unconscious
said, “Uh oh, Rick’s really serious …. He means business,
he’s really going to make these changes.” So, the unconscious and conscious
were given until
after the third period arrived abruptly on
Because it was
The ego may try as it may, but things have a life of their own, don’t they? Done. And I have seen more than one couple who have still strained to stay together. Now, they live in separate parts of a duplex, and, well, you get it, they have an “arrangement.” Those couples are in quite a degree of trouble because in order to continue their arrangement, usually both of the parties have become walking shells of human beings, unable to relate. Loveless. Sad. Nevertheless, we all shine on: right? We handle what we can.
Most people I talked to are JUST AMAZED to find out exactly how accurate Dec. 5 was! And that was only the day Uranus stopped (stationed) and started to go forward. Believe me URANUS LOVES TO GO FORWARD. BELIEVE ME, JUPITER LOVES TO GO FORWARD TOO. And what is the main thing Uranus makes us feel?
URANUS MAKES US FEEL READY
One doesn’t have to talk Jupiter into ANYTHING, Jupiter is always gung-ho and ready!
There’s no more debate, there’s no more “how-to” book, there’s no more checking with Rick to see if the time is right! The time IS right. You feel liberated from inside. The planets are not outer forces – they are indicators of intimate feelings we have inside. It’s kinda like inner switches just flip to the “On” position!
So, let’s continue the fun here…
Remember, Aries is
the beginning of the zodiac!
The changes that exploded on that day were heavily detailed in last month’s newsletter: www.starself.com/newsletter61.html. All hell broke loose, The Tucson Massacre started it off, the great confusion world-wide about people losing their Astrological Sun sign due to a new invader called Ophiuchus (the 13th sign of the zodiac) and then Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Wisconsin and on an on an on.
month’s newsletter was entitled: “A Puncture in the Collective”
And what usually happens after a puncture? Stuff, or water pours through it! Water is life.
What happened is that it was realized that the great physicists and scientists
including Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Curie and
others met at the 5th annual Solvay Conference in
years later, or one revolution of Uranus, brought us to
Hello, to the end of the Mayan 26,500-year calendar (next year.) Now, we think in quantum terms. We don’t know how it works and certainly are aware of its “uncertainty principle,” but now we no longer hold tightly to rigid Newtonian gravity-based solutions. We’ve seen too much, we’ve heard too much, we know we live in a universe that is beyond description and is just too unpredictable.
this complex story continues. As does Uranus, as it will make
its ingress into Aries on
Not only will Uranus enter Aries
It will join Jupiter
It will square Pluto and the early degrees of Capricorn and Cancer
It will oppose planets in early Libra including transiting Saturn
It will activate the entire Cardinal Cross of Pluto, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter
So, this is the reason that Uranus going into Aries IS SUCH A BIG DEAL. It’s because it’s not entering by itself – it’s entering while there’s so much stirring already from the other planets. Just look at the diagram above and you can draw lines between the orbs and see the tensions. That’s why.
What will it be like? Well, you’re already seeing it! Revolution, fed up, can’t take it anymore, no more restrictions, I want my freedom, You don’t let me be myself, You keep me down, My government suppresses my freedoms, My government doesn’t represent me, on and on and on. I WANT OUT. I want to be me. It’s a natural energy, it will just seem extra intensified because it’s next to Jupiter, and spring comes 9 days later!
It’s just starting.
will be really good and bad at the same time. It is entirely up to us how we
deal with it. We must be very, very careful of one thing: yes, we want to break
free of self-imposed limitations, yes, we want to get out from under the thumb
of those who would repress us (
We should be readily warned that Jupiter paired up with Uranus is one wild, usually irresponsible, combination. Wild change for the sake of drastic change is common. Jupiter rules government, religion, travel, communications, social structure, social networks and philosophy.
Uranus rules science, astrology, breakthroughs, inventions, quantum mechanics, living outside the box, taking risks, being unconventional, etc, etc.
So, what do we do? We need to be flexible and do a much better job tolerating other people’s views. Adopting an “I’m right and you’re wrong” attitude is the NUMBER ONE WORST THING WE CAN DO.
We need to be patient and allow change to come from balanced, collective, and shared dialogue. He who screams the loudest causes the most migraines. And, as I’ve warned before, if things get too far out of hand or violent, Pluto and Saturn are just waiting to step in to stop it. And, I don’t think we want that.
Change is needed; we’ll die without it.
in the greatest sense of Uranus who rules the great sign of Aquarius. We must
work together in a sane, peaceful, productive way.
We can start all over again (that’s Jupiter and Uranus in Aries, a new zodiac.)
At the same time, of course, we are in the middle of a widespread, meaningful spiritual revolution on our blue orb. Basically, the real success of a Uranian revolution is that we find freedom from within our own selves. May it be so.
It’s unbelievable how many people miss this section when I don’t provide it. Enjoy.
3/1 Venus enters Aquarius 9:39p – A minor little blip as Venus catches up with the Moon in Aquarius. For a day or two, we’ll feel inspired to make progress with fellow man or woman. A perfect time to get involved with your favorite environmental group or hang up your backyard hammock.
3/4 New Moon 13°i56’ 3:46p – This Moon comes to join 6 planets in Pisces. If you have a child born now; you’re most likely having an angel. A very peaceful time, one of gratitude and keeping ourselves in perspective with the rest of this glorious universe. This New Moon is here to remind us that we’re on a spiritual journey through timeless space. There are no words. Look up.
3/11 Uranus enters Aries 7:52p – Enough said, this
entire newsletter is about this one transit.
3/13 Daylight Saving Time Begins – Shift your clocks ahead
3/19 Full Moon 28°c48’ 2:10p – The Virgo lunation always answers back to the Piscean one before it, “Don’t forget the details!” These two go hand-in-hand. You’re on this wonderful picnic Pisces. No wonder you’re thirsty, you forgot to pack water! Thanks as always to mindful Virgo who doesn’t forget a thing. Let’s make this SHOW APPRECIATION TO A VIRGO DAY!!!! Really.
3/20 Sun enters Aries – Spring! – 7:21p – Welcome spring as the Sun joins in with the fire of Jupiter and whirlwind of Uranus in Aries! Talk about a launch pad! What a great time to start big projects. Anything that makes you feel good. Anything that makes you feel like the peacock inside of you can come out and parade!
3/30 Mercury goes Retrograde – How else to end an incredible month but with Mercury Retrograde. Mumble under your breath like Yosemite Sam.
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