It’s been a busy astrological season, not just because we had a Full Moon in Sag, the Winter Solstice and Mercury Direct in one week (yikes), but because in just a few more days, powerhouse Uranus will turn direct in the sign of Aries.
This planet is associated with everything from sudden bolts of inspiration and genius to earthquakes, shifting (literally and spiritually) and insights, people and experiences that seem to come out of nowhere. It’s delightful to behold when it’s producing what you want, but can also be a little frustrating, as what’s here today may not be there tomorrow.
On January 2nd, this planet of uncertainty and instability goes direct at 24 degrees of assertive Aries, making it imperative during the “wobble” or few days in either direction, to be extra careful. On the roads, while traveling, and even in conversation, things could go sideways in a hurry, if you’re not a little more mindful of what’s going on around you.
People with later degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn should notice what this does to their planets and angles, as should people with early degree Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, since Uranus is preparing to move into Taurus in May of 2018.
Though it will go retrograde in August, and move back into Aries, it’ll be back in Taurus as of March 2018, when financial security, comfort, motivation and more will come under a microscope.
Until then, Uranus will continue to separate from the difficult Uranus-Pluto square of 2012-2014, which broke apart relationships, systems, groups and conglomerates. Here’s hoping it’s better, safer roads ahead for all of us in 2018.