by Robert Wilkinson
There's a LOT of intense aspects going down the next few days that will shake a lot of things up all over! Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Pisces people (and planets) are shifting gears at a turning point in a big way, and we all are going to experience heavy changes due to Uranus going stationary retrograde, marking a "sea change" across the visible and invisible realms.
We have an incredible number of major aspects made on July 1-2 involving the rulers of the above signs, as well as planets occupying those signs. The day begins with Uranus going retrograde at 27 Pisces, a degree that brings us to a threshold of radical future developments. All the outer planets' stationary degrees show major changes to follow, and this is no exception! As all three outermost "invisible" planets are now RX, it's review and reflection time, and great for figuring out elements of how we may better embrace our Divine function in our world.
Uranus now offers us a long term "culmination as the threshold of new achievement" where we may reap the rewards of our long term creativity up to now. During the next long wave Uranian phase of evolution, we can find a natural productive creativity mirroring Nature Herself, and that whatever we need to be of greater service will be ours. This is a degree of "Benediction," where we are guaranteed a "self-consummation which is successful beyond any possibility of measure."
According to Rudhyar, we can now individualize through "the power of creative visualization by which great Dreamers transcend outer reality" that can lead us to a "complete dominance of circumstances." We can learn about this through the house that transiting Uranus occupies in our charts, and can come to understand and stabilize these energies each time something trines Uranus, and release the potential when planets square it. These themes will be highly activated for many months to come, and especially potent in 2010 and 2011.
This will be particularly intense during these weeks, given the number of squares made by the inner planets to Uranus on this degree. We explored how these have worked, and will be working, in the articles Gemini T-Squares to Saturn Opposition Uranus in June, July, August 2009 - Pt.1 - The Sun as well as Gemini T-Squares to Saturn Opposition Uranus in June, July, August 2009 - Pt.2 - Mercury, Venus, and Mars, so check them out, since they go into detail about what's happening. Part 1 specifically goes into some age groups that are specifically affected.
Mercury will exactly square Uranus on July 1-2, completing its part of the off-set T-square. It began by squaring Saturn a few days ago, setting the stage for what's coming when Venus makes its square in a few weeks. This is giving us information directly related to the challenges and lessons life presented at the Solar squares 2-4 weeks ago.
The other aspects coming down on July 1-2 after the Uranus station are Venus square Chiron, Neptune, and Jupiter, releasing the power of the Aquarius stellium. I extensively explored the implications of that planetary lineup in the two articles linked to Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune in Aquarius Affecting All Signs in 2009 so check them out to see what's up for the rest of this year. Venus also sextiles Uranus, thus allowing productive Venus-Uranus energies to be released through the Aquarian stellium.
July 1-2 also sees Mercury trine the Aquarius planets and square Uranus. So Mercury is favorable to the Aquarius lineup, releasing through its contact with Uranus, while Venus builds through Uranus and releases through its contact with Jupiter, Neptune, and Chiron. These types of multiple contacts serve to build and release simultaneously, transforming all planets involved into engines generating major movement in the life areas these contacts occur.
Overall, many social interactions will turn major corners due to the Venus squares. This requires we stay focused on the long range rewards, put our best self forward, and practice sticktoitiveness even as we see how our particular circumstances and challenges relate to the larger picture going on globally. This will help us learn cooperation as well as give insight into others' motives or folly.
Mercury will offer means of understanding the larger Aquarius pulses, and bring forms of mental tension and/or striving for that which is in sight, but not yet substantiated. Given where Mercury, Venus, Uranus, and the Aquarius stellium occupy, this will bring many things into focus helping needed changes wherever we have planets in the last 5 degrees of any given sign.
With late Aquarius, late Pisces, late Taurus, and late Gemini active, you can bet that every single planet in your chart that is in the final degrees of any sign will come to some understanding, harmony, friction, release, or awareness. Just in case you're wondering why so many things and people are under pressure of radical transformation at this intersection of Fate Street and Free Will Street at a corner of Eternity Boulevard.
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson