It was last in the water sign from April
1, 1919 to April 1, 1927. That period featured rapid readjustment in
the Middle East following the first ever World War. The kingdoms of
Egypt and Iraq were created, plus the reorganisation of Saudi Arabia,
and the birth of the modern state of Turkey.
From March 11 2003, Uranus returns to
its birthplace in these national charts, so expect sudden changes at
the top, and erratic twists of fate to affect these lands.
Pisces represents the universal matrix
that joins us all together. The sensitive Piscean detects the undercurrents
below a scene better than anyone. Unconcerned with power or position,
Pisces contemplates the totality of life from the spiritual perspective.
The principle is that the greatest among us is the greatest servant.
Perennially, a part of the Piscean understanding is that to have a winner
you must have a loser.
In the physical sense Pisces is connected
to recuperative retreats and religion.
Expressively its recluse is the world
of art and imagination where reality can be bent to suit.
Negatively it can portray destructive
escapism through the world of mind-bending drugs.
The apparent lack of direction of Pisces
is symbolised by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Like Gemini
and Libra this dual sign can be vacillating and is subject more to environmental
influences than most.
Uranus strikes like a lightning bolt
out of the blue accelerating our development through what appears to
be random chaos. Enlightenment arrives like an unwelcome stranger. Picture
the Tarot Tower Struck by Lightning. The fallen structure shows a limited
perspective of natural law. The highest object attracts the lightning
bolt. But power must be channelled for empowerment. Uranus channels
that genius via a different perspective, or radical new approach.
When Uranus enters Pisces, it oversees sudden technological innovations
and original ideas in the areas of welfare and health care. Renewed
interest in parapsychology, dream states, and the uncharted areas of
consciousness should feature. The difference between the haves and have-nots
of the world will be addressed, and the plight of the suffering more
evident. The international refugee problem is one such area of concern
but this will extend to increased interest in issues like animal welfare.
Breakthroughs will occur in drug therapies,
as well as some original and possibly not too well received solutions
to the overall drug problem.
The Piscean water connection could see
breakthroughs in oceanography and the use of hydropower.
Christianity is frequently connected
to Pisces and Uranus here will break up conditions of established orthodoxy
in the church.
Uranus is highlighting the area of your life concerned with seclusion,
secrets, and what might loosely be termed karma. We are all linked to
the whole and a large part of this association is subliminal or operating
out of conscious threshold. Events that seem to haphazardly happen in
our lives, chance encounters, recurring dreams, assumingly all hold
a direct connection to this whole. For you this is important. Keep a
diary to see the underlying patterns of your life. In exploring the
certainty behind chance you will uncover your hidden potential and unveil
your failure scripts. And just when you thought you had it all under
control along comes a 'jack in the box' to remind you that the answer
is in constantly reformulating the question.
Uranus representing the principle of freedom and revolution, is residing
in the area of your hopes and dreams, and that can make you a lot more
idealistic about life than the traditionally staid Taurean. Friends
and associations will tend to mirror the independence you seek and also
reflect some of your own personal idiosyncrasies. Old ideals you once
clung to have been superseded in light of today's world and your own
changing circumstance. As a result you can find yourself mixing with
a whole new group of people who tend to modernise your outlook.
Uranus excites your public persona – the mask you wear that says
status or career. Where do you feel responsible to the world and what
are the changes you are making here? They're coming thick and fast.
Doing something different, original, and immediate, is what Uranus is
all about. Remember Uranus spends around seven years in this zone and
the first affected are those born early into the sign. But by 2010,
it will be the Cancer cuspers who are making the rapid career adjustments.
Uranus states technology but it also sings freedom and movement. You'll
need flexibility as well as the awareness of where your genius actually
lies. On the reverse side of this career coin are expeditious changes
of home and environment.
Often you can be found with your head retracted in the shell, resisting
the winds of change, as if there was a virtue in preserving memory cells.
But life either travels through you or it doesn't, and if you react
fast when opportunity knocks, it can set your sails toward a better
world. You're practically guaranteed not to fall of the end of the earth.
Uranus is in your temple of distant lands and unfulfilled potential.
In the physical realm this is occurring in areas of higher learning,
travel, and cultural assimilation. Things you knew you were not very
good at but actually wanted to master have now become available. You'll
grow through exploring difference and distance in your life. Get that
Death and breakdown are necessary components of evolution. This process
has accelerated for you as old situations, persons, and attitudes depart
from your world. Is this personal rebirth a mad scramble to correct
the scales on a life that's been too focussed on your own values? Or
is it you who's too accommodating? Something needs balancing –
that's the reason for the current revolving door. Ask yourself does
everything have to be so seriously considered in such a light? Or can
you simply note the difference in another's values? For this reason
alone, it may not be the best idea to rely on other people materially.
Financial independence is the way to go and fate will suddenly encourage
Uranus is adding its independence and rebellion to your relationship
life. You might not go from a lonely lighthouse keeper to a media celebrity
overnight, but you will fundamentally change the way you relate to your
world. It starts with the partnership life and your close companions.
People near to you, the conditions of your marriage or your work associations,
are changing fast. Sameness and stagnation are quickly disappearing
from relationship areas and more spontaneity is encouraged. This makes
co-dependence difficult as partners are constantly being reminded of
their uniquely individual needs.
We all have routine obligations, areas where we feel duty bound, be
it our work or even our health. For some people, eating the wrong bread
can trigger instant allergies. It pays to stick conscientiously to guidelines.
But we can also become a slave to our routines; we can live by habit
more than spontaneously. It's in this area that Uranus, known as the
'great awakener' will have its profound effect. You might expect sudden
re-arrangements of the schedule. Your work priorities could change.
You could look for a new job, go into business by yourself, or change
your habits somehow. A more adventurous approach to performance and
health is on the cards. Developing a new and radical health consciousness
is part of the model.
Unlocking the creative process and developing new and exciting ways
of expressing yourself would be extremely rewarding. Is there a singer,
actor, dancer, or musician in you? Are you going to write the next classic
or open your first exhibition? If these are things you normally do,
then you're in for a bumper harvest of creativity. If you've long harboured
a desire to develop along more artistic lines, now is the time. There
is probably only one proviso – you must be real. No good impersonating
Elvis... it's got to come from the heart. You're expressing yourself,
not meeting someone else's expectations. Recreation and enjoyment are
as necessary as application and determination for a balanced perspective
on life. You are searching for new and unique ways to play with life.
Uranus is working for you and may also bring new playmates to share
Home, family, security, are all areas of our life that we work toward
solidarity in. We rely on the roots of the tree to ground it. Of course
it doesn't always work that way, as families – like living conditions
– are subject to change. The changes remind us that, rather than
a material investment, home is really where the heart is. Maintaining
family relations depends on flexibility – the bamboo that bends
in the breeze, survives the storm. Uranus intimates that you need a
certain amount of freedom around the home. Becoming too tied down by
domestic conditions will bring out the rebel in you. There may also
be a rapid realignment of family conditions, people moving in or out.
Difference, for you, is closer to home.
The way you communicate is open to fundamental change. You will undertake
new courses or fresh information will come your way that tends to break
up any patterns of stagnation that you were falling into. If you've
avoided locking into the computer age, chances are you will now. There's
bound to be more than a nodding acquaintance with the technology of
communication. Flashes of insight will come suddenly, unveiling new
approaches to old problems. Your interests are found on the road less
travelled and in out-of-the-ordinary conversations. The inventive genius
of Einstein or Disney may have been born from Uranus in their communication
house. It urges you toward openness to original ideas and ways of expressing
That you are different to other signs, has long been known. And you're
famous for that difference. Originality is a very real thing for you.
You defend it in yourself and respect it in others. Unique Uranus, your
ruling planet, is influencing your possessions – the material
reflections of your self worth. You may surround yourself with symbols
of your independence. You'll rebel at being a slave to Mammon. Binding
your spirit for security’s sake is not an option. The old justification,
'yes but think of the money' will hold little worth. Feast or famine
financial conditions will be a timely reminder of this truth. Look at
new and uncommon ways to supplement your income.
When Uranus is in your home sign, you change yourself at the most basic
levels of appearance and environment. This is your ‘seven-year
itch’! You'll be seeing the world through different eyes. The
new filter will be one of individuality; of being yourself in the face
of stifling sameness; showing true colours instead of waving the white
flag. People might wonder what in the world has come over you. They
could assume that you're acting out of character. The real truth is
that you've cut down on the acting and discovered that true character
is defined by sticking to your guns. Uranus is making you the wild card
in the pack. So let the rebel out, because it has something important
to say. If you were born in the latter half of the sign, 2009/10 may
mean some stiff opposition from the establishment to your radical ways.
Ed Tamplin - March 2003