© March 2011, by Fabienne Lopez
The Broad Picture of the Ingress Chart for Uranus in Aries
Today, Uranus enters Aries for good (after a brief stint in the summer of 2010) and will stay in this sign for the next 7 years. Uranus change of sign is also the kickoff of a big sky pile up that will happen in early April where no less than 4 to 6 planets will be congregating in Aries.
It is customary for astrologers to look at the chart for the exact moment when Uranus ingresses Aries to get a feeling of this change and what it will purport for the next several years. I will keep this tradition lighter and instead paint a broader picture.
Sky Watch: Uranus, Jupiter & Saturn
On one side, we have Jupiter and Uranus, both in Aries. On the other side, Saturn is sojourning in the opposing sign of Libra.
What does this picture tells us? To understand it, we have to look at the keywords for each planet and sign.
Jupiter is famous for being a positive influence that brings good things and much luck into your life, coupled with an optimistic view of life. Jupiter’s influence helps you grow a period of learning with a philosophical attitude to boot.
Whatever part of your chart Uranus touches, it brings unforeseen changes and your life takes an unexpected direction. Those unwelcomed changes turn out, in the end, to bring a surprising sense of freedom and individuality to your life.
Saturn is the bearer of the hard lessons in life, necessary in order for us to mature and develop the potentials of our chart.
Aries is the pioneering spirit, ready to take on a challenge, walk down the road of adventure in order to develop its individuality and uniqueness. With Aries, we become the leaders of our own lives.
Libra as the opposite sign of Aries strives for balanced and harmonious one on one relationship.
The Road of Individuality
What kind of big picture do we get for this Uranus ingress if we string all the pieces together?
Jupiter and Uranus will push you out of your comfort zone whether you like it or not and throw you into a whole new life direction you only dreamt about. Jupiter will do so by giving you a sense of optimism and faith in yourself to try new things. Uranus will magnify the trend by throwing unexpected opportunities in your path.
Aries will throw its leadership qualities into the mix, forcing us to become leaders of our own initiatives, instead of followers of other people’s actions.
This is a lifetime chance to use both energies to break ground (Uranus) to align with our “higher” spiritual purpose (Jupiter), to walk a more individual path of authenticity (Aries) that expresses who we really are as unique individuals (Aries).
The sign of Aries and the planet Uranus both express qualities of independence and selfishness pushing us to assert our individualities over the need for companionship and its inevitable need for compromise.
For Saturn in Libra this is a problem. The emphasis of “me” brought on by Uranus and Aries does not really sit well with Libra’s need for “we” and “us” and will certainly bring challenges into the relationships arena.
Me, We, & Us: Balancing Uranus In Aries and Saturn in Libra
This is a natural polarity between Aries (me) and Libra (other). However, it will be magnified by Uranus urge to experiment with and revolutionize our sense of Self.
Technically, Uranus and Saturn will not oppose each other during the remainder of Saturn’s stay in Libra. Nonetheless, these 2 major planets are transiting opposing signs, demanding that we find an unconventional and original way to integrate the issues of Aries and Libra.
How can we foster our individuality while engaged in a relationship? How do you balance independence with togetherness? How is the relationship with yourself compared with your relationship with others?
These are some of the questions that Uranus in Aries will have to find answers. In the next 7 years. No hurry.
For another perspective on how the energies of Saturn and Uranus play off against each other, see my post Saturn and Uranus: The Roads of Our Lives.
How are you celebrating the entry of Uranus in Aries? Do you feel the buzz of this energy?
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