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TRANSITING URANUS THROUGH THE TWELVE HOUSES Uranus Transiting the First House Get ready for a tremendous

burst of individuation. Who we really are is in conflict with our biographical reality. The psyche demands resolution of this schism, and the resolution is typically quite dramatic. It involves conflict with figures of authority, major restructuring of relationships, and a lot of existential chaos. There is resentment regarding other people's expectations and a desire to avoid being defined by them. Goodbye to custom, duty, or standard definitions of "propriety." The scary crux of it is that if we choose to be true to ourselves, we paint ourselves into a corner. The universe is asking us exactly what price we'll pay for honesty, integrity and freedom. How much is authenticity really worth to us? Financial or social security? Our friends—or our mate? Do we still value integrity enough to claim it? If we choose a weaker path, we go forward spiritually compromised—tired, like zombies going through the motions of life. But if we choose the courageous higher ground, then magic happens: against all the odds, the universe opens up long-shot possibilities that no sane person would have ever predicted. Spirit opens these outer doors for us—but only if we have first been brave enough to pass through the inner doors of honesty and authenticity. Uranus Transiting the Second House Money is popular stuff and it's not hard to understand why. At the most primal level, it buys us food and shelter, comfort, toys, interesting experiences, and social standing. With money in the bank, we feel we can handle a lot of what life throws at us. Without it, our natural fear of life's uncertainties is exaggerated. It's no wonder people are willing to pay such an exorbitant price for money! When Uranus transits the Second House, the time has come for us to consider how much power over our lives we have given those reassurances. Are we paying too high a price in terms of our honesty, authenticity, and integrity just to feel a little safer? Typically, the universe jogs us now by creating financial instability. Our "monetary system" is shaken up. Very simply, our attention is called to the question of money. This instability may come in the form of unexpected expenses—the roof springs a leak, the car dies, we lose a job. Or, equally, it may come as a windfall— we win a contest, receive an inheritance, get a raise or a better-paying job. In every case, we are invited to reconsider our relationship with physical, practical security.

Even if the move is not so physical. Maybe we come from a family of upwardly-mobile lawyers—or a family of downwardly mobile alcoholics! In any case. So-called "Freudian slips" abound. a radical individuality in the way we are looking at things. as if our words are ahead of our minds. They are prone to illness. Many times they are controlling and hurtful toward others. and we feel threatened by it—if we trust our senses now. In some sense. Nowadays. it's time to move. When Uranus transits the Fourth House. People who never experience "release" tend toward anger and depression." blurting out shocking statements. We are saying things we "didn't know we knew"—or wouldn't dare to think! It's a great time for writing and journaling—that way we can at least "preview" the ideas that will be pouring out of our mouths! Uranus Transiting the Fourth House We are all partly defined by our "roots. Now. As Uranus transits the Third House. the realignment of our inward essence with our outward life depends upon changing our relationship with our communal and familial roots. That process may be literal—we may find ourselves needing to move away from our families or communities of origin. those mythic familial realities cast long shadows over our identities. Arizona" may really need to "get a grip" and move to New York City—or a stock market wizard in New York might need to get away from that "family" and move to Sedona! In any case. we are beginning to look at it all for ourselves—and it's a very different world then the one we've been trained to see." Often we "lead with our mouths. In many ways.Uranus Transiting the Third House Like one of those "figure-and-ground" optical illusions where two faces turn into a vase then back into two faces again. We've all been taught to view the world in certain ways. they'll get us into a lot of trouble! What we are invited to perceive isn't an acceptable part of "official reality. many of us live far from our "roots." Maybe we're white or black or Hispanic. We need to leave home. Uranus Transiting the Fifth House Pleasure is essential to our sanity and well-being. And even those can be stultifying! As Uranus transits the Fourth House. with certain assumptions and prejudices. a "New Age person living in Sedona. resolving that tension is the key. But it can also exist in tension with our true identities. reality itself is shifting before our eyes. the very essence of our perceptions is changing. A kind of genius is arising in us now—which is to say. for the first time in our lives. there is still a need to sort out our true selves from the introjected mythologies of our parents and our cultures. This genius surprises us. that "clan energy" enriches our individualities." We've established new "families" and communities. Yet every culture places many .

In a spirit of gentleness and generosity toward those we love. some rather zany mentors show up. embodying the new paths we need to take. a new vision of how to handle them is arising. Deep in our psyches. Yet. different foods. We're feeling resentful of them. Furthermore. Unless we are living in absolute isolation or are childishly self-centered. but they're not exactly natural bedmates either. underlying everything is one basic fact: we've allowed our basic need for Dionysian release to become dangerously starved. and scripted behavior. we must honor our "contracts" with others. with good reason. taboos about blowing off our responsibilities in favor of having a good time. and we'll renew ourselves.strictures on pleasure: taboos about sex. Uranus Transiting the Seventh House Love and freedom may not be true opposites. requiring different forms of maintenance: new forms of exercise. hurting ourselves by hurting others. for obvious reasons. for example. All our existing contracts have simply expired and need re-negotiation. intimacy itself breeds familiarity—and familiarity breeds blindness. We don't want to obey the rules anymore. taboos about drinking and sex. as well as more "biological" pleasure. or maybe hurting our own bodies through incautious revelry. because we can get ourselves into a lot of difficulty with it—we can. Something deep down inside us really needs to let it rip. When Uranus transits the Sixth House. Our responsibilities are changing. On top of that. Those taboos are at least partly necessary. . make a living—and occasionally clean the "science projects" out of the backs of our refrigerators before we die of botulism! By their natures. If we love. these responsibilities are routine—and routines tend toward becoming deadeningly robotic. One key is to recognize that it is not only our "inner monkeys" that need to have fun—so does our inner genius. we have duties toward ourselves: we must take care of our bodies. Uranus Transiting the Sixth House Obligations and responsibilities are part of adult life. however peculiar. Probably. we're feeling rebellious against them. Our bodies are changing too. We're tired of constraints. numbness. And that usually means that we need some creative outlets now. This is a delicate transit. the time has come to reframe those routines. But with Uranus transiting through the Fifth House. We forgive and we forebear. Follow in their footsteps. we relinquish certain aspects of our natures. we make compromises. The reason is that we've internalized "moral" rules that have no true spiritual relevance to us. truly misbehave.

) Nowadays. with the consequences. those explanations were always religious. there is no stopping them. Long ago. The wild woman and the wild man inside us all gather force. demanding that our "deal" be re-designed to reflect the person we have actually become. Suddenly.When Uranus shakes up the Seventh House. while we may be looking at partnerships that have run their courses and are no longer viable. down in the deep waters of the unconscious mind. this transit represents a "coming of age"—even if we are ninety! Uranus Transiting the Ninth House Every culture tries to explain life to itself. The . and a lot more room for honest differences. that involves more "space" for each of us. We're "officially" very happy—but our secret grief leaps out. Typically. Maybe there's a joy we crave—but which our civilized ego has forbidden. our greatest fears. we must stretch the word "religion" to include all the ways people make sense of their lives. they press in our friendships and professional associations as well. We must recognize that. In the name of love. we've sacrificed too much of the actual present reality of who we are. They come crashing out of the primordial wilderness and bash against the garden walls of Ego City. for the honest good or the destructive ill of it. or perhaps it indicates a pivotal. (In our present multicultural age. When Uranus transits through the Eighth House. grabbing the steering wheel. people who represent or facilitate these drives appear. our unowned hungers—all the unintegrated dimensions of our psyches— begin to press upward. which means we've all been trained to look at life in certain ways. With Uranus transiting through the Ninth House. Each society was defined by its theology. our frustrated desires. making our own moral judgements—and living. For most of us. We are invited to do some deep Shadow work. That joy starts making choices for us." That may mean physically moving to a different part of the country. Cynicism and Science. it's time to question those assumptions. to integrate parts of ourselves which have been shamed by our societies or families. We've reached a point in the unfolding of our souls where. but the rest of the Self's iceberg lies low. there's a good chance that all we need to do is to "punch Reset"—put our cards on the table. in order to go forward. those psychic depths are ready to emerge. Right on schedule. That's the main reason we don't feel "seen" That's why we are behaving in rebellious and difficult ways. less homogeneity in the partnership. life-changing experience in a foreign culture. In fact. we're all part of some culture or sub-culture. we must "leave the land of our birth. all those issues press—and not only in our sexual relationships. feeling ready to throw the baby out with the bath water. including Materialism. Uranus Transiting the Eighth House Our egos' pointy little ears may stand jauntily above the waves.

the core issue is not Frequent Flyer miles. Our challenge lies in recognizing and admitting that Soul-Truth. Our thought-prison has grown too narrow for our souls. as if they knew us. Maybe we leave the farm it took us ten years to buy. Broader by far. and human associations. Uranus Transiting the Tenth House "Surprising changes in the career" is the standard interpretation of this transit. That's what it feels like when Uranus transits our Eleventh House. The work we do is part of it—but so is the rest of our lifestyle: our marital status. Be willing to blow it up and start all over again. The prediction often scores a bull's eye. we believed that "getting there" was the point. even if we haven't yet fully attained it. There's an evolutionary purpose for that prediction: a gap has widened between our lifestyle and who we really are. whether we have kids. both our souls and the circumstances of our outward lives are sending us the same message: Embrace the Unknown. we think we're heading north. It's a change in the core belief-systems that underlie our sense of reality. Perhaps we're dropping out of medical school halfway to becoming a doctor. But the Tenth House isn't just about how we earn a living. even the message our clothing sends to the world. we're surely surrounded by people who think we've lost it! They're criticizing us. It's your life. All along. In any case."journey" may not be so literal—it can be triggered by mind-stretching educational experiences or encounters with alien philosophies. Suddenly. is losing its appeal. What we thought we wanted. Sometimes our stubborn egos find that acceptance very difficult. But they don't know us: all they really know is a version of ourselves we've sold them—one we don't believe ourselves anymore! The sea of faces around us needs to change. Maybe we forsake the corporation to become an astrologer. We're cramped by those expectations. Our worldly role is fitting us like a pair of shoes—one size too small. it's the "hat we wear" in the world. And don't worry about what anyone else thinks about those decisions. But it was really more the journey than the arrival that mattered. northwest seems like a better decision. not theirs! Uranus Transiting the Eleventh House Sometimes on the journey of a thousand miles. Simultaneously. we can expect a major change of scenery in our public lives. In any case. as do the priorities by which we are living. Our priorities in life have evolved. . take in the view. Dare to change. Then we get to a mountaintop. Those "superficial issues" actually delineate a lot of how spend our years—and with earthquakeprone Uranus transiting through this sector of the chart. It's really about everything that defines us in the eyes of people who don't know us very well. behaviors.

Messages begin to arise from inside us. so now it's time to surrender. maybe our outward lives offer us a little prompting too—circumstances that support our independence. our "specialness. helping us let go: we start to "get the joke" about who we are. hard-won honesty and integrity: our right to be who we truly are. It's relentless. Our quirks are getting in the way of our soul-growth! We've grown too enamored of our eccentricities. we're under pressure to conform. We've paid too much for our freedom. We live the weirdly dissociated lives of people whose souls don't have much say in the shape of their everyday experience." and our sense of sovereignty begin to fall away. we have our precious. when Uranus transits into the Twelfth House. to think like our neighbors think. and many of us are swept into the collective herd. Inevitably. to believe the reality we see on television. Who among us isn't a little proud of our uniqueness? Who isn't proud of what distinguishes us from the common herd? Well. . We've won. we are invited to face the evolutionary limitations created by that attachment to our individuality. we grow attached to the results of that victory. Against that.Uranus Transiting the Twelfth House From the cradle to the grave. And if we need it.