Sometimes we want to keep things just the way they are. Am I right? Who adores change and welcomes it every moment? Not I.
Well, Uranus says life is impermanent. But occasionally change is for the better (whether we can see it at the moment or not). Might as well start to view things like birth, old age, sickness and death as typical! And this can apply to inner patterns as well – a new pattern is conceived in the mind, we put time and energy into that pattern (or behavior or habit, etc), the pattern might not be entirely healthy, and it causes us to question or doubt our choices. So maybe we are forced to choose between health or continuing that pattern. If we continue for long enough, we might even have the choice of an early death or choosing to let the pattern die. (Wow this is getting morbid…)
I am observing a situation like this in my own chart. Uranus is in Aries, opposite my Libra Moon / Pluto conjunction (my Hades Moon in Libra).
What does Libra Moon typically mean? That we might hide any common daily anger and irritation under layers of charming guile and desire for ultimate harmony. Libra Moon loves aesthetic harmony as well – it might lead to being a good artist or designer or communicator, mediator, diplomat, etc. Libra Moon people often like the delicate, fine detail type of jobs like creating art, fashion design, editing (esp. if Virgo is thrown in), writing, and in addition, Libra Moon is often a good match maker as they are aware of subtle nuances in people’s personalities. Oh – Libra rules the hands and it is one of the more delicate signs – so Libra Moon people rarely ever like to get their hands dirty. (There have to be other influences like Virgo or Taurus or Capricorn or desperation for them to consider putting their hands in the dirt or doing a gritty blue collar job.) These are just a few of Libra’s gifts and challenges.
Having Pluto conjunct a Libra Moon adds layers of exaggeration to these traits above and it implies that this individual (me) has a strong karmic tie with their mother (Moon = Mom influences, Pluto and Saturn are the two Lords of Karma). In addition, Pluto might add a level of psychic ability or at least intuition by being conjunct the Moon. There will be added emotionality (although Libra wants to keep this in check) which might come out by being a great writer or poet. There is the possibility of innate emotional intelligence and understanding. Plus due to Pluto’s influence, there will be the desire to constantly improve the self (which at times might get out of hand and prevent the individual from having fun and losing control). Oh – did I mention Libra (thru Saturn’s influence) loves to be in control – at least of themselves?
So how does Uranus get involved? And why would I call it the liberator? These are good questions!
As Uranus has stationed from direct to retrograde within a degree of opposition of my Libra Hades Moon, I have noticed many subtle shifts occurring. And these shifts could easily be manifesting due to situations that are occurring in my life. Therefore I am not saying that astrology impels actions, rather it reflects what is happening in our lives. Maybe one could say that astrology (as representing gross levels of karma) will show that we have the greatest proclivity towards.
So Uranus opposite Libra Hades Moon: for one, Uranus opposite the Moon can indicate perversion. And this has crept into my life very slowly and subtly. Due to working full time, and going to school, and being under pressure to perform due to nursing school’s strict rules, I just thought that my dismissing of the small rules at work was just a little burn out happening. I thought that my small expressions of irritation and discontent were because I had no more energy to hold them in any longer (see above for why). But these could both be “explained” by Uranus opposite Moon / Pluto. Uranus opposite Pluto is never given a good prognosis in astrology books, but I might disagree.
Uranus opposite Pluto will mean that you had better be doing some inner personal growth work and especially you need a healthy outlet for any suppressed anger / resentment / hatred. My outlet is to receive body work and do meditation – I need both. If I just meditated, that would lead to being centered in my mind, but the body work accelerates the process of letting the angst out of my physical system.
If we do not have a healthy outlet for Pluto’s angst, then Uranus opposite Pluto will be challenging and it will feel like we are banging our heads against the wall. However, when we have a number of inner resources to understand our inner processes and when we start to liberate our anger and irritation appropriately, then people around us start to respect us more (as we respect ourselves more).
I have a bit of a devil-may-care attitude at times and I am okay with that. Keep in mind that astrology allows us to see the ways that we might subconsciously be working against ourselves. I have less filters on my thoughts and words these days but I am consciously applying some filters because I don’t want to push to much and risk my job! Or risk losing colleagues as amiable acquaintances. I do feel more liberated though – if something upsets me, I take a couple of deep breaths and then I set the intention to be clear, compassionate and honest in my discussion and then I talk to the person about the situation. No need to be holding that crap in!
Also, another facet of Uranus sitting at 20 degrees of Aries for 4 months… And being opposite my Hades Moon is that I am becoming more clumsy! This I do not like. But, even this can be viewed as becoming liberated. If I consider the fact that my extremely agility and dexterity were due to my not wanting to step wrong around an angry father – I walked very carefully on egg shells (without knowing it consciously), then my brain is starting to no longer compensate for that ugly cause of dexterity. Therefore, these days, I have to be more conscious where I put my feet, how I serve a drink at work (I’m a waiter after all – which requires decent dexterity every day!), walking through my house…
Just to clarify – when I was young, my father was angry and emotionally numb and unavailable. However, in the past 30 years he has mellowed out a bit and made huge strides toward connecting with people (and me) and I love him dearly. I cannot repay my parent’s kindness enough for bringing me into this world. But I am going to be honest of developmental trauma when it happens (even to me).
So as you can see, Uranus liberates on many levels and it often does it without our consent. But from a big picture perspective, who wouldn’t want that anyway? 🙂
Thank you for reading!
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Thanks for sharing, Kirby.
You are indeed very perceptive…and expressive. Sounds like you’re studying Nursing? If so, I think you’ll make a wonderful nurse…
I do feel more liberated though – if something upsets me, I take a couple of deep breaths and then I set the intention to be clear, compassionate and honest in my discussion and then I talk to the person about the situation. No need to be holding that crap in! ~~~ is very personally helpful…I’m saving that one!
Thanks for your wonderful insights…All the best…