29:59, and counting

This morning, the planet Uranus is at 29 degrees, 59 minutes of Pisces, just a hair’s breadth away from Aries. The move officially comes at 9:48 p.m. EDT tonight.

Today is also the full moon, which will happen in the sign of Sagittarius at 7:07 p.m. EDT tonight.

That’s a lot of energy for one day, and we can expect the unexpected throughout the early part of the weekend (I don’t know what to expect on the 30th and 31st, with Saturn and Neptune both stationing). Tempers may be short, and impatience can run high. But so can brilliant insights (if only others would listen to them!!) and streaks of creativity.

On an individual level, the best possible expression of this energy might be what I like to call creative selfishness, the insistence on following our own path in the face of all kinds of resistance. Not without concern for others and their feelings, but with the knowledge that if we aren’t true to ourselves, we aren’t much help to anyone else, either.

Remember too, that much of the resistance you feel coming from others has its source hidden within yourself. The criticisms, warnings, and demands that others place on you and which rankle you are resonating with something inside. Confronting our inner demons quiets many of the outer devils.
On a collective level, we are already hearing about how terror groups have been plotting at a very high rate. Then a convoy of ships carrying supplies to Gaza is riling the Israelis. There are similar stories in the news.

An overall theme is that “the system” isn’t working (Pluto in Capricorn has been making that clear for a couple of years). Given that we have widespread systemic failure, Uranus in Aries urges us to go our own way, individually or in small groups.

The success and wisdom of that are both in doubt. The Nazis came to power the last time Uranus was in Aries, but it was also a time of strength for organized labor. The planets set the key, but we write the melody.