Uranus to Aries
2010/11 to 2018
On March 12 2011 Uranus moved into Aries where it will stay until 2018.
Uranus is named after the original sky god and takes 84 years to orbit the Sun, spending about seven years in each of the twelve signs. Uranus is a transpersonal planet, the first planet beyond the boundaries of Saturn and always challenges us to move beyond the limitations of our socialization and awaken to our individuality and larger truths. As a transpersonal planet Uranus serves the needs of the individual and collective soul, rather that the ego’s conscious wishes and desires.
Uranus is identified with the principle of change and seeks to destroy stagnant and out dated structures, beliefs and philosophies. His action is often confronting and challenging and can become chaotic and disruptive when we resist the change that our soul demands. The last time Uranus was in Aries was between 1927 and 1934, when the warrior archetype came to prominence and .a number of militant political regimes [Fascism & Stalinism] took power.
Uranus in Aries presents an image of rugged individualism. At its best it is the true individual and pioneer who is unswayed by mass thinking and is able to move forward into un-chartered territory and be true to their inner voice. At its most negative it can be the individual [or group or nation] that is totally egocentric and aggressively pursues its own interests without concern for society or the nation as a whole.
Uranus in Aries calls us all to honour our individuality, need for freedom and self expression but we must find ways to do this that does not negate others’ needs and rights. Aries needs to learn how to balance its competitive and aggressive urges with the Libran polarity of co-operation, harmony and fairness.
Here is a list of Arian qualities, events and structures that may come to prominence and be areas where we may see significant changes. The choice is always ours [and of course humanity’s as a collective] whether the energy is used constructively or destructively. History tells us that there will probably be expressions of both polarities.
- Competition - aggression – conflict - war
- Armed forces, Police, Fire services
- Transport / Automobile industry
- Industrial concerns, including disputes
- Metal industry
- Violent crime
- Opposition forces
- Bravery, courage
- Getting moving, taking action
- Pioneering and moving into the unknown
The Aries archetypes includes: the warrior, hero, pioneer, innovator, entrepreneur, and daredevil… all will come to prominence during this era.