Who’s up for some good tidings? We are approaching the climax of the Saturn-Uranus square aka the omnipresent astro-factor of the year.
It’s been dramatic and a ceaseless grind which is wearying, I know. It’s the fixed sign nature of the phenom – you can read more on that in the What The Astro-Fuq? if you are interested.
Now, while the broader terrain, merchants of fuqery, geopolitical tensions and advanced weirdness is spiraling toward some sort of a climactic moment, you probably got yours out of the way when Saturn squared Uranus for the second time earlier this year.
How come you beat them all to it? Easy. You’re smaller scale. Your existential crises don’t have to be tested by a hostile senate or aired to a board of directors who already think you’ve lost your mind. Your antagonists are unlikely to be implacable sociopaths with vast resources and strategic advisors. There are not billions to be won or lost and you’re more agile. The chances are you’re less ideologically quagmired and more self-knowing than most politicians or the people who head up global corporations.
It doesn’t mean their decisions or governance can’t annoy/affect you but for sure your Saturn-Uranus square is going to be about self-empowerment. If you’re cackling scornfully at this point, I understand. But self-empowerment never has a wow factor. It’s not like being lauded or receiving a trophy. It’s usually an entirely personal, quiet moment when you realize: this used to be a drama for me…now it’s not.
It’s not a credential nor even an achievement you’d trot out in a job interview or to impress a potential mate: your power arrived quietly, without fuss. Nobody bequeathed it. You don’t even know how you got it. Did you accidentally summon it up on one of your insomniac self-doubt benders? Impress some strange elemental sprite with a semi-coherent conspiracy hypothesis thumped out on social media?
It’s hard to tell but the aptest comparison is to how you build muscle by tearing it down or stressing out the fibers. Saturn squares are the hardest but they build. This particular Saturn-Uranus cycle started in 1988 so it has not just been a merde of a year for all the obvious current stressors but every apprehension and tension triggered earlier fears, mournings, or failures.
Still, as we glide towards the Solstice and Xmas – when Saturn squares Uranus for the final time – remember that though the atmosphere is going to be peak whack, you’re making metaphysical/intellectual/emotional/psychological strength gains by the day.
If you know your natal chart, look to the houses where you have 11 degrees of Taurus and Aquarius as your ‘it’ zone – this is both Grudge Flashpoint and potentially your victory turf. Then look at 11 degrees of anything – with a few degrees on either side – that’s the cast and the plot is ‘power struggle’ – two substantial aspects of you that didn’t want to change/grow, work together or even activate have done all that and more.
More on all this in the Monthly Horoscopes but in the meantime, thoughts?