Before Your Uranus Transit
After Your Uranus Transit
From the outside, transit Uranus conjunct Ascendant is notably nuts. Whatever your rhythm when this hits, it’s thrown out of whack and you like it. You suddenly see your persona and appearance as more of a fluid construct than a fixed concept of “you.”
The general consensus among people you know is that you’ve flipped and accusatory “you’ve changed” snark punctuates any conversation you’ll stay still long enough for. Luckily, you will never be more impervious to other people’s opinions or conventional metrics than you are at this time. Any outer planet crossing the Ascendant has self-actualizing potential but Uranian morphs happen fast.
Lacking the Fogs of Avalon feel of Neptune or the deep psyche grind of Pluto., they’re fun. While it only occurs once every 84 years, it will usually last for a year and surge within that time, being super-potent when it is exact.
Charlene Wittstock is an Aquarian swimming champion who competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She gained global tabloid noteriety as the ‘crying bride’ at her wedding to Prince Albert of Monaco. The soon-to-be princess had tried to flee the country three times in the preceding year but was apprehended each time.
It was July 2011 and Saturn was on her North Node, squaring Pluto. Imagine doing that while being expected to style-reference Grace Kelly at 15 functions a week, convert to Catholicism, be polite about your Piscean husband’s newly discovered love children and never say a true word.
Over the next several years, she had twins – legitimate heirs! – and was a guaranteed gloomy presence in any social scene/royal photograph. She looked like a living ghost but she was an Aquarius in the palace. She doesn’t live in Monaco anymore, having pulled off the very Aquarius “stealth-moving-countries” stunt as Uranus transited her Taurus Ascendant over the last year.
She’s thrown herself into saving rhinos from poaching and, presumably, some terse hush-hush negotiations with her version of the firm. But it began with a Uranian hair moment: she appeared at a media-packed high society Christmas charity function with a partially shaved buzz-cut. It was a clear fuq-you to the princess protocol of shiny blowdries as well as a a signal.
Many Uranus transits to the Ascendant begin with a big-deal style shift. It’s aesthetic expression, of course, but it’s also an effective way to send a message when words didn’t work. Thoughts?