- Religion and Philosophy»
- Astrology & Metaphysics
84 Years Ago - Speaking Movies, Modernized Weapons, Hitler Looms
Color and Sound Come to the Movies
Astro Symbolism of Uranus
Uranus is a mighty big planetary player. Astronomically, it spends 7 years in each sign. 12 signs times 7 years equals 84 years. It has just spent 7 years in Pisces. Uranus is moving into Aries to spend 7 years there.
A general word to describe Uranus's impact is "change". You might have heard that in a political campaign. But as people have discovered that is a mighty big word that is highly nonspecific. Change toward what? That can mean a hundred different things. But one thing change is NOT, is a maintaining of the status quo.
Think of Uranus this way: When Uranus moves into a new sign, that is a significator that someone is going to have to wake up and answer the alarm clock in a new way. At an individual level, it pertains to your horoscope and its placement in your chart. The Habit of Existence causes stronger and stronger formation. If things were to never change, they would harden into rock. Growth would not occur. So, change means that the cycles that abound are all signifying that new things will be happening, and habit being what it is, it usually comes when we don't want it. When we are most comfortable. The longer things continue in a habitual state, the more change will seem to be drastic, revolutionary and frankly just upsetting, when forces of change make themselves felt.
From Habit to Chaos to Creativity
Uranus in our solar neighborhood symbolizes that new forms will be created, people will feel a sense of chaotic disorder, and they will have to respond with creativity. Of course, this is the way of things and our human way of seeking stasis means that we naturally seek change very little, until we are bored. However because change is cyclical, and we grow as a species through natural phasic changes, it is our lot to go through change, until finally we greet death, the change that we don't physically recover from. Our creative response to oncoming death, as humans, is to prepare for it at a number of levels. So, in the end, even though mortality grips us, we still mount creative responses as individuals and as cultures and societies.
Uranus is also known for revolutionary change, especially in technology. New technology is the unceremonious burying of old inventions for the arrival and excitement and usefulness of new inventions. The word "creative destruction" has been coined because in order to bring new things to the fore, old things have to be discarded, destroyed or parked in our back yards.
When Uranus is in Aries
From the world of science, one can note the following notable issues that have happened during Uranus in Aries.
Hydrogen discovery - Henry Cavendish - 1766
Energy conservation law: first law of thermodynamics - Joule - 1843
Measurement of light's speed - Fizeau - 1849
First particle accelerator - 1928 - Wideroe
The Period of 1926 to 1934
In 1926, the movies went "talkie" with the "vitaphone" a disk that went along with the film. Eventually modern "talkies" arose around 1930. The period from 1926 to 1934 might make people think of the Great Depression, and I am not predicting another one, though it certainly could be predicted, and is being predicted by certain prognosticators. However, also during this time, armies and navies around the world "modernized" at virtually every level, from small arms to airplanes. And of course, all this while nuclear energy was being researched and developed to have its fulfillment as a military tool in the 40's. Hitler came to power during this period. So, anyone sitting around thinking the next 7 years are going to be sublime, might have a surprise or two with their morning paper and latte.
Revolution or something akin to that word is called for astrologically. Why? Aries is the number one, put-you-on-your-butt sign in the zodiac. The first burst of spring time and just aching, and I mean aching for change. So put Uranus, the planet of change and revolution in Aries the sign of change and revolution in action, and we are probably looking at a new "news cycle". Think of places around the planet that are potentially prey to revolution. And then think of those places around the globe that might be seeing "public unrest", if not downright, actual, formal, in-your-face REVOLUTION. So, in order to understand this information, don't just think of the actual word revolution, think rather of social turbulence, political popping, cultural boiling, or if not boiling, percolating.
Uranus was in Aries in the 1760's in America. Resistance to British policies was building in the American colonies and Americans with small numbers and little actual wealth and no real weaponry, apart from their hunting weapons, actually started contemplating resistance to the largest military power in the world.
1848 - "The Year of Revolutions" - Uranus was in Aries
Study this year for its fits and starts and uprisings and movements and efforts at change. It is probably a time that displays the topic of this article more than anything else. Public sentiment and popular unrest were emphasized at this time. Not noted for great success, the fact that it is called the "year of revolutions" makes the point.
In and Out, Back and Forth.
The planets in reference to the earth have a way of retrograding and moving forward as the movements are constantly changing their apparent place in the sky, as we on earth also move. You will see Uranus go in and out for the next few months, and then move completely into Aries in March 2011 for the full 7 years.
June 8 - This is a Big One - Jupiter and Uranus Conjunct
These two planets will be conjunct. (Right Together) on June 8. Lots of people are predicting lots of things, but no one knows. Just keep your eyes peeled and note if anything happens in your life. As I am want to do, I always say: "These things are happening to everybody", or in a more obscure fashion: "Everybody has everything somewhere." The point is that the individual can make their own assessments about these things and check them out, with your heart, your temperature, your psyche and your loved ones.
For the world events, check out the news. So, to follow the title: Get Ready. Since these days, everyone seems to be "ready", let's treat each other with the utmost respect. That advice always works. Christofer French is the Founder of Astrologygetalong.com. Get in touch there.