Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:39 am PST by Maria DeSimone
The planets in the sky are constantly moving around and bumping into each other as they make various mathematical alignments across time. But did you know that when these planets do their dance in the sky they also affect your birth planets?
That’s what a transit is called, and transits are one of the most vital tools in an astrologer’s toolbox for making predictions. This is because a planet in the sky that touches one of your birth charts or angles will allow us to see a cycle in your life emerging. We can tell you about the time frame of that cycle and what challenges or gifts might come your way as a result.
Uranus in the sky is the planet of revolution and emancipation. It will color your world in a fascinating way if you’re experiencing a kind transit, but if it’s a difficult one then Uranus will tend to pull the rug out from under you in order to force you to move towards your next stage of soul growth. Because Uranus rules all higher vibrational frequencies, astrologers tend to call this the planet that can electrify OR electrocute you. Either way, it is clearly electric Karma at work in your life.
I know many people going through Uranus transits right now -- myself included. I’m having fun being the scientific observer as I notice how Uranus is pulsating through the lives of everyone I’m watching. The consensus seems to be that for better or worse, there’s a rut in the life of the person going through the Uranus transit. And their job during the Uranus transit is to become liberated from that rut and breathe a new level of excitement back into their lives.
Change can be terrifying or exhilarating, and how you perceive change depends upon your personal level of comfort. If you’re heavy in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) then you’re good to go with Uranus transits for the most part. You’ll tend to embrace change easier than some of your other zodiac counterparts. The fixed signs have the most difficult time with change (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) and I’d say that cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are ok with it as long as they feel some control within that change. If not, there could be trouble.
So, if you’re in the midst of a Uranus transit it will help to consider how you natally deal with change. Either way, a Uranus transit isn’t just Karma…it’s electric Karma!