September 10 - 16, 2014
© 2013 by Ralfee Finn
Hello to readers in Darwin!
The planets are writing unusual messages across the sky this week, and as they do, life on Earth runs the risk of becoming even more confusing, conflicted, confrontational, and seriously unconventional. And that’s not because the celestial interactions are all negative—some are actually positive. But we live in strange times, and although it’s hard to imagine daily life becoming weirder, it would be wise to prepare yourself for anomalies to become normal.
The source of eccentricity is a waxing trine between Jupiter and Uranus, an essentially beneficial combination whose primary signature is divine intervention—think: out of the clear blue sky…. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that all prayers are answered, so please don’t bet the bank on the next Mega-Millions/Power Ball game. Buy a ticket, by all means, but buy it with the understanding that divine intervention only needs one ticket to show its hand and deliver a jackpot. A Jupiter/Uranus trine more often than not translates into unforeseen or surprising resolutions of previous difficulties. Translation: Winning enough on a scratch-off to pay the electricity bill. It is an exciting interaction, and as it builds in intensity, daily life is sure to follow suit, and human behavior is certain to reflect the excitement.
Uranus symbolizes unforeseen plot twists and catalyzes what’s stagnant. Jupiter symbolizes expansion, physical as well as metaphysical. They are both in Fire Signs, which represent passion. Uranus is in Aries, a Sign known for its need to individuate. Jupiter is in Leo, a Sign known for its need to express creativity. As Aries and Leo combine their heat, many might be inspired to act out or act up, especially children of all ages because they tend to feel these signatures most keenly. Expect declarations of independence to become dramatizations, maybe even passion plays. Individual needs, previously unexpressed, could give rise to a series of Instagram images shared with all. Think wide, deep, high, intense, and definitely unpredictable, and you’ll have a good idea of how this trine is likely to manifest.
The trine between Jupiter and Uranus occurs three times between now and June 22, 2015. This first time it’s exact is September 25. The second exact contact is March 5, just a few days before the seventh Uranus/Pluto square on March 17. (More about that in columns to come.) The third exact trine is on June 22. Today, as we begin this series, the Moon conjuncts Uranus and trines Jupiter, which means we start this interaction on an emotional note, and by the time the trine is exact and separating on September 25, the Moon will be opposite Uranus, in Libra. Expect emotional issues that begin this week to come to a head in late September or early October. To be sure, the outcome won’t be predictable.
What’s more, this week Mercury, in Libra, opposes Uranus as it simultaneously sextiles Jupiter. And while Mercury’s presence is generally interpreted as benign, Mercury is also infamous as a Trickster, and that facet of its influence could generate more than a few confusing situations, especially if the Jupiter/Uranus provides a quick fix that seems too good to be true. Generally, the “too good” cliché signals that it can’t be true. But this Jupiter/Uranus trine is what one group of German astrologers called the “Thank the Lord” combination, which translated into present day parlance means “anything goes.” Just avoid promises you can’t keep and make sure that what you agree to take on or deliver is something you can actually do.
Mostly, the Jupiter/Uranus trine is likely to deliver some much-needed relief in areas that would benefit from an eccentric perspective. It’s not just that this interaction provides a way to think outside of the box; it provides the impetus to act outside of convention. When we refuse to comply with rules and regulations that no longer serve, we begin a creative process of finding new, positive and effective solutions. We need such cures. We need them in our personal and professional lives, but we also need remedies for our global lives. Let’s do our best to apply the high, wide, and deep intensity of this trine to all those places in need of positive, creative passion, inspiration, and action. And where you may feel thwarted in making a difference in the world, remember that every time we make a different, more conscious creative choice in our personal life, we are adding one more positive drop to our collective consciousness.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Taurus April 20-May 20
Gemini May 21-June 21
Cancer June 22-July 22
Leo July 23-August 22
Virgo August 23-September 22
Libra September 23-October 22
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Pisces February 19-March 20