What will happen when Uranus moves into the first sign, Aries? On the day of the Full Moon in fire sign Sagittarius (Thursday, May 27), Uranus gives us about a ten-week preview of the next seven years. In August Uranus returns to Pisces until March of 2011, then back to Aries. Uranus moves from a water sign to a fire sign. Water is emotional; fire is energetic and active. Pisces is the last sign, the results of the collective. Aries, the first sign, is the individual, the pioneer, and the warrior. Pisces is sensitive; Aries is tough-skinned. Aries is me, me and more me. Aries takes action based on courage and intelligence. Since Saturn will be in the opposite sign, Libra, there will still be need to cooperate and strive for fairness in all activities. One would expect Uranus in Aries to bring great inventions. New celebrities will surface in science especially. There will be new trailblazers, heroes and social reformers. It’s good to be grounded in ones purpose in life. The Aries energy, however, is known for impatience and forging ahead regardless of the consequences. Uranus in Aries could mean individualism carried to terrible extremes. We can’t forget that Mars, the god of war, rules Aries. Furthermore, Aries is the first sign, so it suggests immaturity. We do not get to choose from the nice side of the list. Aries has courageous and innovative energy and Aries can go on the warpath.
Jupiter also will move into Aries and join Uranus in June. A conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus may bring some help to our many problems, both personal and collective. However, Jupiter/Uranus in Aries will be making a stressful aspect to Pluto (now in Capricorn). On the day Uranus enters Aries Venus will be in Cancer. This too is a stressful connection. The chart of the United States has Venus in Cancer. Venus rules money. Ergo: Uranus and Pluto will be affecting our country. There are and will be challenges to our values and our monetary system. Astrologers who specialize in astrology’s connection with the financial market must be looking closely at this one.
It takes Uranus eighty-four years to travel around the Zodiac. When Uranus entered the pioneering sign of Aries in April of 1927, Bell Telephone made the first successful long distance television transmission. It was an image of Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce. Uranus was in Aries from 1927 to 1935. These were very insecure and difficult financial years in our country. If we have gained wisdom from the past, then Uranus in Aries offers hope because it is the first sign. Aries can initiate new methods and new solutions. Uranus in Aries invites all of us to put aside fear and be courageous. Uranus in Aries gives us the opportunity to re-invent our lives if we have the resources and wits to make it happen. Ultimately Uranus is about awakening: to who we are, to our individual talents and contributions, and to the bigger cosmic picture that connects us all. We are each unique in the big web of life.