Astro-weather… an analysis

March 16, 2011

Astrologers have been waiting and holding our breath for Uranus to finally re-enter Aries for its run til 2019.  Well, it finally happened on March 11th, long hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and shortly before the cascade of nuclear accidents.

Wow. Let’s analyze this.

First, we are dealing with the soltice/equinox points:  Aries is the first of these points–the degree of the spring equinox.  Solstice points are the Axis Mundi— the axis upon which the world turns–the four corners of the world..  Appropriate to this symbolism, the 9.1 Japanese quakes actually moved the earth several more inches off its typical axis.

But the quake actually struck when Uranus was at 29 degrees and 59 minutes of Pisces.  Why was this such a big deal?    Let us count the ways:

1.  It’s as close to the Axis Mundi as it could possibly be, so that’s plenty.

2. 29 degrees is an “unstable degree” and Uranus is the least “stable” of all planets.

3. Uranus was in Pisces, a water sign ruled by Neptune  AND   Neptune was in Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus

4. AND Neptune was at 29 degrees of Aquarius.   So with both of these at 29 degrees of each others’ home signs, one of the planets long associated with instability in a water sign, and the other long associated with the ocean in a sign associated with ‘shaking things up’…  we had a perfect storm.

5. And one more thing–the Moon, the most visible object in the night sky, was very close to it’s first quarter position, long considered the position of ACTION.   It was also approaching one of the Biggest Full Moons of 20 years (because the Moon will be unusually close to the earth this time).

So can we rest now?   I’m sorry, but we can’t.   On March 19, the Full Moon will be at perigee (closest to earth) at 29 Scorpio, the sign of the underground, the underworld, the hidden.   And this powerful Full Moon will exactly conflict with Neptune (exact square), still at 29 Aquarius.   Uranus will still be on the Axis Mundi.   Unstable degrees, a powerful Moon, and a powerful Uranus, sharing MARS rulership (conflict, fire, explosions) with the Moon (both Scorpio and Aries are ruled by Mars, which is in watery Pisces).

There’s a lot more going on in these charts, but this plenty to paint a picture.   Uranus will be at the Axis Mundi until March 28, but will return to this degree later this year, resting at that specific point between 11/11/11 and 1/8/2012.   I particularly cringe at the 11/11/11 date, not because those numbers are astrologically significant, but they are VERY psychologically significant, and may prompt some unusual behavior even without Uranus’s help.

Gee.   I hate to end this post on such a dire note.    Right now the only thing I can think of are a couple of platitudes:  True, but not new.   But it’s still important to remember that these earth changes are course-corrections.   We are in the process of long-needed change, and as stubborn as we humans are, we often neglect to make change until there is no longer choice.   … or to mix our metaphors here, we are in the birth-pangs of a new age.  Birth is sometimes long, difficult, and painful, but the results evoke the most profound love we know on earth: that of a mother for her new-born child.   We are getting ready to welcome the child-form of a new era in human history.


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