April 22, 2019

Today is bound to be interesting. The Sun catches up with Uranus in Taurus, and in their annual conjunction we are pushed, perhaps even forced, to change.

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With the Sun, our ego sense, blending energy with Uranus, planet of innovation, we are encouraged today to break free from stale narratives. The past needs to be left firmly in the rearview, so that we can focus on the road ahead. But how the hell do we do this? Oftentimes we crave change, desiring or imagining fantastical circumstances that will come from the heavens to shake us out of complacency. Usually this is nothing but mere fantasy. But today, and for the next few days as this conjunction separates, we are given permission to dissemble our foundation, to welcome that lightning-bolt that bursts open the moulding foundation.

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And then we’re left to contend with the chaos, but from that chaos can come something new: Freedom, clarity, a sense of unburdening, a shift in perspective. Uranus is not always the easiest planet to deal with. I liken his influence to the bolt of lighting that destroys the castle in the Tower major arcana card of the tarot. Yes, we fall from our current position, but in the process, perhaps can observe the landscape from a unique vantage point. And that is, as I am told, what growth looks like.

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Even if your world doesn’t fall apart completely this week, keep the powerful, oblique, irreverent energy of Uranus at the fore of your mind. Sometimes the greatest change we need is an unanticipated one. We are so used to being in control, instantly gratified. Uranus plays keep away with that sense of immediate satisfaction, and encourages us to keep innovating, keep learning, developing our tools, learning new languages, and seeing things through newer, fresher, utopian, unique eyes.

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Phew. This morning the Moon opposes Mars, which gives us a draught of bravery, heart opening warmth, but can also be a bit nerve wracking. In the evening the Moon squares Neptune, bringing confusion up from the depths. Do take care of yourself tonight if you’re feeling blocked, misunderstood, or hurt. Reach out to people who you care for, they are waiting to comfort you, and be comforted by you in the process.