Uranus in Aries
Uranus enters the sign of Aries for most of the decade in March 2011. We got a taste of this energy in the summer of 2010. Now, the change becomes undeniable. Aries is the sign of spring, and like spring, we should notice new beginnings individually and collectively. If there were to ever be a time March came in like a lion, or more accurately like a ram, this would be it. Through the spring and early summer of 2011, we will notice a decided “peak” in this decade long trend.
In “Free-Agent Nation,” Daniel Pink predicted self-employment as the wave of the future. This will begin to be evident 2011. Large numbers of people, part motivated by the desire to change their financial circumstances brought on by the economy and part inspired to do work they really want to do, will go the entrepreneurial route. Promotional videos on video sharing sites such as Youtube will go through a boom, as more people seek to use the latest technology to market themselves, whatever their dreams may be.
We will also see advances in military technology, as remote viewers, using skills akin to video gamers, increasingly replace front line soldiers. Some may question the value of traditions such as “boot camp” for this new generation of militia. More military operations around the world will be voluntary, or at least, allow people within them certain freedoms not granted to the general population of that country. Forceful displays certainly get attention. Power tempered with wisdom garners respect. This is the lesson we will be asked to integrate personally and collectively.
Groups seeking to abolish “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will have their best opportunities to see this law overturned in the first half of the year. Once Saturn, keeper of tradition, leaves the sign of marriage, Libra, in 2012 we will notice a wider assertion of marriage rights for LGBT communities around the world.
Aries is also the sign of the athlete. For better or worse, more professional athletes will be revealed to created notable careers with the aid of steroids. As professional sports has established itself as big business, new technologies, from cutting edge drugs that fall just out of reach of the “steroid” definition will begin to be utilized. We should also see the introduction of revolutionary training techniques and novel exercise equipment. A new spirituality will be brought to sports and exercise.
Between 2008 and 2010, and while Uranus was in Pisces, a series of oppositions to Saturn led us towards a new standards of equality and human rights. This opposition takes place about every 45 years. The sign that Uranus enters after these series of oppositions comes to define a notable counterculture movement.
Since 2008, I have predicted a new counter culture, based not on the “free love” of the 60s, but rather on the individual. One of the forms this has taken is in the Tea Party political party of the United States. While they have captured the media’s imagination, the brand you see now will remain a small minority. What we begin to see in 2011 is the influence of the Tea Party on the collective mind in unintended ways. More people ask for freedom from bureaucracy in all things, especially those outside the official Tea Party mandates. With the rise of the individual over government, their dialogue will be used to further equal marriage assertions and even pro-marijuana activists.
Here’s how Uranus in Aries speaks to you in your sign.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): This really is your decade. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy. In fact, there may be memorable moments defined by how uneasy they are. However, you do become more “you” than ever. You let go of any expectation of what you should be in favor of a more honest version of yourself. You are becoming liberated in the most wonderful ways.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your sign has a strong association with the earth. You feel connected to practicalities and desire to achieve, which is why a newfound feeling of spiritual connection may feel confusing at first. You develop a deeper understanding of a higher hand. By understanding your inner workings, you grow in compassion.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a decade to dream big and bold. In fact, at least one seemingly unachievable dream is secured. Your friendships may have dramatic ups and downs. If you thought there was a clique, group or association you would always be a part of, you find you have outgrown them. You’ll find new independence in your friendships.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your career goes through dramatic changes. Many Cancers will find themselves in a brand new profession, the one that was obviously in line with their calling but eluded them until now. Huge gains are possible in quick moments. You will achieve more this decade than you ever dreamed possible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The world opens up to you. That’s true, both intellectually and literally. You find new values that ring true. If there was ever a chance you would convert to another religion, it could happen this decade. There will be lots of chances to travel, as you find yourself itching to explore the world.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your relationships are about to welcome a new era of calm. You should feel less challenged by your partners, which in turn will allow you to feel the bond is more stable. You now know the truth of how you relate. The process has changed you. The toughest lessons are done. Now, you come to know how deeply loved and cared for you are.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Yours is the sign of relating. The way you connect to others starts to undergo a significant change. For some Librans this could be a dramatic change to your current status. You are moving towards greater honesty in all your relationships. You uncover what matters to you most and what no longer does.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): How much do you really care for yourself? You are about to understand self-care as a meaningful practice of self-love. Your habits undergo significant changes. There will be quick moments of insight that results in tears, and then, dramatic alterations to your habits and routines. The patterns you thought would always be with you are released in the fresh light of truth.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You feel more like yourself than ever before. A new confidence arises, allowing you to take chances you never thought you were capable of. Take a gamble, but don’t lose yourself in the process. Those that require little investment pay off beyond expectation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How safe do you feel in your home and in your own skin? You are beginning a new phase marked by a new understanding of what you most need. Changes to your home are likely, as is starting a prosperous home-business. You come to see your past in a more empowering light.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Yours is the sign of change that is dramatic, unapologetic, and noticeable. When your ruling planet changes signs, as it does this week, it isn’t just your life that alters, but something deep within you. You’re convinced you have more to offer. You tap into new talents, along with the determination to share them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a moment to appreciate how far you have come. You have let go of an identity you thought would always be with you. You know freedom like you never have before. You will now bring a spirit of honesty to your finances, aligning what you most believe you are meant to contribute with your prosperity.