Retrograde Saturn square Uranus: a Revolutionary Time

On June 14, 6:00 PM ET, retrograde Saturn in Aquarius perfects its square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. This is the signature transit of 2021: it is lasting for the entire year, and we are now experiencing one of the three peak moments of it. 

Saturn-Uranus alignments always mark revolutionary times. This square reflects the tension between our drive to hold on to the past and the risk of bringing the new in, highlighting the conflict between our tendency to preserve the known and the desire to try new ways of dealing with long-standing issues. This process is happening both on a large scale, socio-economic level, and within each of us, on an individual and personal level. We are all facing fears and feelings of restrictions and we are trying to find ways to write new rules, working with the resistance and the limitations we encounter rather than simply pushing against them.

 

Retrograde Saturn square Uranus: Tradition and Progress

 

The first exact square between Saturn and Uranus took place on February 17, and the last exact one will be on December 24. We will still feel the effects of this alignment throughout the first couple of months of 2022.

Squares are 90 degrees angles. They reflect a conflictual relationship between planets transiting through signs of the same modality and different elements. In this case, the Fixed modality is involved. The Fixed signs teach us about mastery and consolidation of what we have started: the emphasis on this modality can reflect a stronger tendency to hold on to the familiar and preserve what already exists.

Squares are highly motivating aspects: the motivation stems from the friction between conflictual urges and desires. The resulting tension is what pushes us to take action and reduce discomfort. The Saturn-Uranus square reflects the dance between past and future, between holding on to tradition and welcoming the uncertainty that comes with progress and innovation. It highlights the need to make long-lasting changes to the current social systems, as well as to the structure of our individual lives, to how we invest our time, energy, and resources, to our values and priorities.

 

Saturn in Aquarius: the Power of the People

 

Saturn is the wise teacher, the elder, the carrier of ancient wisdom. The Lord of Time and Karma asks us to mature, to take responsibility for our choices, and to commit to doing what it takes to build what we say we want to build. Working with Saturn consciously helps us set healthy boundaries and achieve full mastery of our time, energy, and creative potential.

Saturn is transiting through Aquarius, its traditional domicile, and the modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, now in stability-oriented Taurus. While Saturn as an archetype correlates with conservative tendencies, Aquarius and Uranus are both about the future, progress, experimentation, and eccentricity.

Retrograde Saturn square Uranus

Saturn in Aquarius reminds us of the power of the people, and that having the support of like minds is central to the process of reclaiming our personal authority and sovereignty. This transit is here to help us break the rules and write new ones. Aquarius in its evolved expression is not simply about rebellion from the current systems. It is about creating better functioning and long-lasting systems that honor the changes that have been taking place over time and promote innovation and evolution. The Saturn retrograde phase, in particular, represents a time of reevaluation, restructuring, and redefinition of our approach.

 

Uranus in Taurus: Liberation through Disruption

 

We never know what to expect when Uranus strikes. This planet, also known as the Great Awakener, corresponds to our drive to break free from what limits us, to the process of deconditioning and individuation, to long-term personal and collective memory, to disruptions and sudden changes.

Uranus wants us to detach from the known, to be original, to develop objectivity and a bird’s eye view that allows us to understand what is needed for progress without subjective biases. Uranus transits always push us to innovate, to get beyond our comfort zones by experimenting with something we are not familiar with yet. Uranus liberates us from stagnation by disrupting our stability and comfort. The ruler of Taurus is Venus, which is currently transiting through Cancer: this is highlighting and enhancing, even more, our need for security and familiarity.

Uranus catalyzes unpredictable events and fast shifts, meant to accelerate our evolution. Its long-term transit through the sign of the Bull, lasting until 2026, will bring us closer to simpler ways of living, and generate important changes in our individual and collective value system, in the world economy, affecting the climate as well as food production and distribution. Many of us will explore alternatives to the fast-paced city life, many will feel a need to move closer to nature and align to natural rhythms. This tendency will be even stronger after the North Node of the Moon enters Taurus in January 2022.

 

Retrograde Saturn square Uranus: Facing Resistance, Obstacles, & Fears

 

Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus reflects individual and collective resistance to change. This includes our internal resistance against our desire for change and innovation, and the external resistance we encounter as we challenge existing limitations, structures, and rules, and try to move towards something new, unfamiliar, and unexplored.

Retrograde Saturn square Uranus

This aspect reveals the obstacles we meet as we move away from the mainstream, as we go against what is established or being enforced upon us, to find our own way. The future offers no certainty, and this is something that we need to come to terms with. Facing and accepting some degree of insecurity is essential to break away from the limitations of the past. In the process of creating new systems, structures, and ways of being, we are going to meet some level of resistance to change, and we will need to confront our fear of instability.

 

Retrograde Saturn square Uranus: Revisiting Our Strategy

 

We are all feeling the tension between past and future, old and new, known and unknown. On the one hand, we have what is familiar and crystallized, which gives us the illusion of security, control, and predictability. On the other hand, we have the possibility to explore something different, that may be better or may be worse, and that implies moving away from what we perceive as safe without offering us any guarantee.

The fact that Saturn is now retrograde is highlighting the need to go back to the past and revisit our approach to the issues we are dealing with. It emphasizes the necessity to review our priorities and commitments, restructure our lives, and modify our plans according to what has happened since February.

Think about what began unfolding in your life back then, what you were focusing on, what you were planning, expecting, and hoping for the future. You now have a chance to set new boundaries and build different support structures that help you move towards your goals and visions in spite of existing limitations, doubts, and fears.

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Gemini Season May 2020 – What It Means For You?

The Sun will move into the sign of Gemini on May 20th-21st where it’ll remain for 30 days. This is also known as Gemini Season.

The sun gives life and changes the seasons of our planet; as it moves through the zodiac signs it shines a light on certain themes and brings the energy of that sign into focus. This means from May 20th until June 21st we will be getting a flash of Gemini energy.

 

Gemini Season: Fresh Air

 

Gemini is an air sign and like air it wants to be free, to move around. This energy is all about stimulation and being dynamic. It’s the breath of fresh air we appreciate on a hot sticky day. It’s the fullness of a deep breath. It’s when we give ourselves some space to air out.

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Air is in constant motion. It’s flowing in and out of our bodies and it’s moving from one place to the next. This element carries sound from one person to another. It’s the thoughts and ideas that flow through our minds. It’s the information we receive and what we choose to do with it.

Gemini energy is often represented by two twins. This can be paradoxical and even a little tricky. These twins represent that we all have many sides. We are the good and the bad. We are happy and sad. We are light and we are dark.

 

Exchanging Energy

 

We are constantly exchanging energy. This exchange could be between our lungs and the oxygen. It could be between ourselves and a neighbour. It could be between our minds and our realities. It could be between our positive attitude and our skepticism.

Gemini energy can be a trip and brings a chance of overthinking. It rules the air, intellect, information and communication. It can be hard at times to understand just how intertwined we all are.

We are exchanging energy at all times, even in unseen ways. Air carries many things and impacts every facet of our lives. For starters, it literally keeps us alive.

We’ve seen the world fight against an invisible enemy. We’ve known the impact words can make. When we are able to vent, and let out all our thoughts, we feel better. If someone says something hurtful we might remember it for years to come. When we are able to tell the truth we can feel relieved. We can definitely feel the power of a smile or positive message.

We’ve all experienced these energy exchanges. Throughout Gemini Season we are invited to become aware of the currents we are swimming in. Information is energy. Money is energy. Gemini Season is an invitation to look at how we are interacting with these streams.

 

Gemini Season: Keeping it Light

 

The element of air literally weighs nothing and Gemini likes to keep it light, instead of getting heavy or serious. Laughter, imagination and humour are central to this energy. Gemini is the trickster and laughter is the best medicine. During these times we are asked to get silly and have some fun.

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Are we taking everything super seriously? Are we feeling weighed down? Can we lighten up? Can we do something that makes us laugh or smile?

 

Connecting to Our Imaginations

 

Gemini Season is a time to connect with our imaginations. What stories are we telling ourselves? Are they legendary, or are they scary?

J.K Rowling, Shakespeare and Scott F. Fitzgerald all had significant natal planets in Gemini. This means that when they were born, certain planets were in the sign of Gemini. Therefore they embody the themes of this energy. J.K Rowling has Jupiter and the North Node in Gemini. Shakespeare’s Venus and Neptune signs were Gemini and F. Scott Fitzgerald had Mars in Gemini.

What these people wrote impacted the world in a big way. It’s a perfect example of powerful communicators. Through them we see what’s possible when we let the Gemini winds take us away from reality and we venture into the realms of our imaginations. 

 

Being Spontaneous

 

Gemini Season is about letting ourselves be spontaneous and dynamic. It’s okay to feel distracted and daydreaming is encouraged. This energy wants us to take a detour or cancel our plans. It wants to be flakey and free. It’s okay to not always follow through; but it is important to become aware of the exchanges.

Let’s say we decide to cancel a call with a friend, because we know every time we talk to them we are left drained. In this case, the exchange with our friend leaves us feeling depleted.

Let’s imagine we were going to sit at our desks and work all day, but the sun came out and we decided to ditch our commitments for the sunshine. This exchange with the Sun leaves us feeling rejuvenated and full.

 

Becoming Aware

 

There are currents of energy and exchanges happening all around us. Some we are aware of, others we are learning to see. Gemini Season is teaching us to get honest with ourselves about the exchanges of energy we are making.

 

Currencies + Energy

 

Here on Earth money is a big way we exchange energy. The key is to remember that even though money can trigger and challenge many, at the end of the day it is still energy. Like a stream this energy needs to be able to flow and move. It’s interesting that the world “currencies” sounds a lot like currents.

In the modern world money itself is often invisible, like the element of air. We tap our cards, see our balances on screens and can send money electronically.

The way we exchange with each other is shifting and changing; therefore money as we know it must change too.

 

Gemini Season: Uranus in Taurus Natural Abundance

 

Uranus in Taurus from 2018-2026 is bringing change to how we define “wealth”. We are moving towards becoming a world of true value. Where nature’s natural abundance and prosperity is free to flow; instead of being blocked by human intervention. For more information about the history of Uranus in Taurus tap here to read our article.

Let’s think about a river. This river nourished its surroundings, it was crystal clean and provided water to many. Then humans came along and decided to build a hydro dam. They invented a way to manipulate the current in order to generate power. They trade that power for money and build an economy off of it.

During these years of Uranus in Taurus the river is ready to break down the dam. Nature cannot be regulated and managed by market forces. Doing so actually stops Earth’s natural flow of prosperity. We are living in a world that has damned the rivers of true abundance. Now is the time to change this.

 

Gemini Season: Jupiter in Capricorn Revamping the Systems

 

Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2019 until November 2020 is revamping the systems on earth. But in order to rebuild something needs to be taken down. This is not about quick fixes or pay outs. It’s about an overhaul of the system. The last time we saw this transit was in 2008. Back then establishments put some bandaids on the bullet holes of the economy. Due to many of the other astrological transits happening in 2020 this time it’s different. It’s clear that to move forward we have to think differently and be willing to change our perceptions. We don’t use astrology to predict the future but it can give us a behind the scenes look at what’s going on.

 

Monetary Systems + Astrology Charts

 

Since we are talking about money, let’s take a look at the astrology behind the Federal Reserve Systems and the International Monetary Fund.

The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States. “It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, after a series of financial panics led to the desire for central control of the monetary system in order to alleviate financial crises”. (https://www.federalreserve.gov/)

We can read the chart based on this date, and compare upcoming astrological events to get a sneak peak of some changes that could be on their way.

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For starters this chart shows that Jupiter was in Capricorn in 1913, when the Federal Reserve System was created. As we said, Jupiter is in Capricorn throughout 2020. When a planet returns to the sign it was in when a person was born, or an organization was established, it’s the start of a new cycle. The FED was created to control systems and alleviate financial crises, but as we face unprecedented challenges, is control the right approach? Could we instead see nature as our teacher and move towards more organic systems?

On June 21st 2020 there will be a Solar Eclipse occurring at 0 degrees Cancer. If we look to this degree in the chart of the FED we see that their natal Pluto is at that same degree. This means that the upcoming eclipse is going to activate the FED’s plutonic energy. This means transformation. Transformation means endings and new beginnings.

The International Monetary Fund was established on December 27 1945. “The IMF was born at the end of World War II, out of the Bretton Woods Conference in 1945. It was created out of a need to prevent economic crises like the Great Depression (https://www.investopedia.com/articles/03/030703.asp). Again we see an organization created to avoid an economic crisis.

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From this chart we can see that the IMF has its North Node at 29 degrees Gemini. This point is also going to be activated by the Summer Solstice Eclipse on June 21st. This brings in a change of direction and rerouting. Just like the FED this upcoming Eclipse is activating changes for the IMF.

If we compare the chart of the FED and the IMF we can see some similarities. They are both Capricorn Sun signs, Sagittarius Mercury signs and Sagittarius Venus signs.

This is interesting because throughout 2020 the energy of Capricorn is being rebuilt. Capricorn rules the systems, control, authorities and how we organize. That’s all transforming thanks to the Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn transits in Capricorn throughout 2020 (read Jupiter Conjunct Pluto blog).

Instead of having external institutions of power who control the masses and avoid crises, could Earth opt for a system that empowers each person and shares opportunities among more than just the few on top?

Finally, on December 14th 2020 there is going to be a total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius which will activate the FED/IMF’s natal Mercury and Venus. Mercury is associated with messages, information and communication. Venus has to do with relationships and giving versus receiving. December’s Eclipse is shining a light on the FED and IMF’s communication and the information. Because of Venus’s presence this is something that will ripple out into the FED/IMF’s relationships. Since they control our current monetary systems, and we utilize those systems, we may experience these ripples.

This might feel like too much information for us, and if it leaves us feeling heavy it’s key to go back to the main theme of Gemini: lightening up.

 

Gemini Season: Laughter is the Best Medicine

 

This Gemini Season is a special one because we also have Venus retrograde (read Venus Retrograde article) and the North Node in Gemini (read North Node in Gemini article).

There is so much going on. At times all this info could weigh us down. When that’s the case remember the power of humour and not taking everything so seriously. Remember, laughter is the best medicine. 

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