©2010 by guest blogger, Laurie A. Baum, MSW
Uranus, the planet of dramatic change, will enter the fiery sign of Aries on May 27, 2010, the first time it has done so since 1935. Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, will join the revolutionary planet Uranus in Aries on June 8, 2010, intensifying the transformative energy of the Great Awakener.
Uranus is the planet that influences the striving for individuality and independence of adolescence and the questioning of one’s life path at the mid-life crisis. When Uranus conjoins, squares, opposes, or trines a planet or angle in your natal horoscope, you will feel like breaking from your personal traditions and rituals to experiment with new clothing, hairstyles, foods, healing modalities, relationships, place of residence, or lifestyle choices.
What You May Expect from Uranus in Aries
Uranus will bring sudden change to your life to rouse you to a higher level of consciousness. It will help you let go of those things that are no longer working in your life. It will help you get rid of that which is restricting you. You will be moved to implement more evolved, quickly moving, and liberating ways of being and doing. You will feel different from how you think you “normally” feel.
You will crave new experiences and interaction with others who are different from yourself. You also will need time alone to integrate new aspects of yourself, qualities that have always been there but have not until now been catalyzed into action. You will need space to experience these new qualities and freedom to grow, evolve, and become more of who you truly are.
You may feel more emotional at times and more distant from your feelings at other times. It’s important to be flexible, non-judgmental, and forgiving of yourself and others. Know that it is normal to change your mind at a moment’s notice and to be spontaneous. You are learning to be in the moment and to respond in ways that are appropriate to each passing minute rather than to your established habits and potentially comfortable but ossified patterns and routines.
Under the influence of Uranus in Aries, you will enhance your identity as a separate individual while simultaneously gaining the sense that you are an integral part of a larger group of humanity. Uranus fosters collective exchange over personal, intimate relationships. You will question decisions from the past and take risks to create what you think you really want and need. You may feel out of control at times as you take a sip of “cosmic caffeine.” But you also will realize you didn’t need the control you previously thought you did. Ultimately, Uranus in Aries will bring you enormous insight, vision, creativity, and awareness.
STRATEGIES FOR BENEFITING FROM THE ENERGY OF URANUS IN ARIES
• Express yourself
• Do things you’ve been wanting and waiting to do
• Do anything new
• Start a new business
• Meet new people
• Join new groups
• Create new rituals
• Write in a journal
• Talk with old friends
• Eat new foods
• Change your look
• Experiment with electronic gadgets
• Meditate, pray, say affirmations, breathe deeply
• Give voice to your sense of humor
FLOWER ESSENCE RECOMMENDATIONS
The following flower essences will support you during your experience of Uranus in Aries:
Nervousness and Anxiety—Lavender or Mimulus to calm your nerves, White Chestnut to calm your mind, Filaree to let go of worry
Overstimulated by Information—Red Clover to remain clear when perceiving multiple sources and forms of stimulus, Cosmos to put multiple thoughts into perspective, Rabbitbrush to help sort out multiple details
Shock—Rescue Remedy or Star of Bethlehem to harmonize your body after shock or trauma
Sudden Change in Life Direction—Aspen to heal fear of the unknown, Indian Pink to maintain calm when under pressure, Morning Glory to energize new habit patterns
Conflict—Agrimony to help mediate inner conflict and bring inner peace to outer conflict, Calendula to facilitate communications in conflictual situations, Sweet Pea to bring harmony to conflict-ridden situations
Feeling Emotionally Overwhelmed—Canyon Dudleya to put feelings into perspective, Dill to calm senses when over-stimulated, Fuchsia to release repressed emotions, Elm to calm anxiety about disappointing others
Need to Individuate or Express Personal Identity—Goldenrod to balance between personal expressions of identity and the needs of a group, Mullein to help you be true to yourself, Aloe Vera to regain your center after periods of intense activity, Blackberry to express your ideas in the world
Re-experiencing of Adolescent Issues—Chamomile for erratic emotions, Self-Heal to become self-sufficient, Violet to express yourself in a positive way, Gentian to overcome discouragement in challenging situations
Too Much Exposure to Electronics and to Strengthen Aura and Electromagnetic Shield—Pink Yarrow to strengthen your aura, Golden Yarrow to protect yourself when feeling overly sensitive
Channeling Uranian Energy into Creative Expression—Snapdragon to convert frustration or aggression into creative power, Iris to bring spiritual inspiration into physical manifestation, Hound’s Tongue to integrate the right and left hemispheres of your brain
(note: if you’re new to flower essences, see flower essence information-ch1.)
Laurie A. Baum, MSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and NCGR-Level IV certified astrologer in practice in California. Laurie is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign; Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium; A to Z Acrophonology – Discover the Power of the Letters in Your Name; Sacred Mysteries of Egypt; and Whispers from the Cosmos. Laurie was profiled in Psychic New York and The 100 Top Psychics in America. For further information, please visit http://www.lauriebaum.com.