The following is an extract from my article in Wellspring
Astrolog Annual 2003 called “Global Outlook” pg. 110. I thoroughly
recommend this Annual as there are a number of excellent articles!!
One of the most exciting features of 2003 will be the
entrance of the bringer of revolution and innovation, Uranus into the
sign of Pisces on March 10th. He spends 7 years in each sign as he has
an 84 year cycle - considered to be a human lifetime; during which we
are supposed to fulfill the process of becoming an ‘original’
and ‘individual’ person. These are his keywords, and his passage
through any 7 year period in a sign, heralds the emergence of new ground
breaking developments in the fields which are associated with the sign.
So a few ideas here may help to unlock the magic of Uranus and his fascinating
Uranus is the planet which rules Aquarius, and his discovery
in 1781 opened the doors of invention and technology which are leading
us into the Aquarian Age or 2,160 year phase about to unfold. During the
past 7 years he has been passing through his own sign of Aquarius, so
since 1995 we have ‘opened’ a huge new phase in scientific
and technological progress - E-Commerce which links us all globally (yes
you are now officially a dinosaur if you can’t use the Internet)
; the mapping of the human genes with the staggering implications of gene
treatment application in medicine and food production; global human rights
agitation and terrorism - to name just a few of the massive developments
which have occurred over the past 7 years. Uranus was last in Aquarius
between 1912 & 1920, the period of the 1st World War with its resultant
re-organisation of global boundaries and power structures, and the birth
of Communism. Within this time also we saw a radical bursting forth of
the Industrial and scientific principles which have brought us to now.
Each time he moves through his own sign, we experience an exponential
accelerative rate of change!
This was followed by Uranus in Pisces between 1920 and 1927 - Pisces
is the final stage in the 12 fold process, and as such teaches us of the
divine nature within each of us, hence our Spirituality, and all forms
of artistic, psychological and mediumistic inspiration - here’s
a few of the developments during this phase:
- this was the roaring 20s with its’ fabulous expression of a
new artistic and cultural revolution - the Art Deco and Modernist movement
and Norman Lindsay with his nudes and satyrs - liberation in oh so many
ways from the constraints of the late Victorian era.
- the period during which arcane or ancient mystery teachings resurfaced
through The Order Of The Golden Dawn and teachers like Alice Bailey.
- major growth in the field of Psychology, and the use of these ‘models’
which allow us to explore our “inner spaces” - our psyche.
The 1960s took us much further again in this field, so we see again
this accelerative kick when Uranus was conjunct Pluto in Virgo.!
- “talking pictures” - the application of the technology
of Uranus in Aquarius with the ability to tell stories via film. Neptune
was discovered in 1846 and one of the accompanying events was photography
which became our modern way of conveying mythic themes and archetypes.
- the birth of The League of Nations - 1920-1946… mankind’s
first effort at permanent, organised world wide international cooperation
to prevent war and promote human well-being.
- Hitler/Mussolini/Lenin - with their “ideologies”. Pisces
represents “ideology” - Uranus represents “humanity”
- the Japanese were becoming global players which eventuated in their
invasion of Manchuria. They offered the first modern rendition of the
concept of martyrs for an ideal or for something greater than themselves.
So keeping this historical perspective in mind, we can
expect that the next 7 years leading up till 2010 will offer us a very
necessary restoration and renewal in the artistic and sensitive nature
within us all, to balance up the technical left brain activities and evolution
of the past 7 years. Uranus is said to rule the 7th Ray Of Ceremonial
Magic”, so a greater acceptance of Wicca and Earth/Nature ritual
will also spread throughout the community, as people seek to create links
with their Spirituality, which conventional religion is not offering them.
In terms of art, film and style we will see a new wave of highly original
and eclectic mediums which reflect a more individualised culture attempting
to synthesise Spiritual values - in short… a Spiritual Revolution.
This also links into the “human potential movement”,
as the Metaphysical concepts to do with body/mind health also filter through
into the collective, and people begin to take responsibility for the fact
that our thoughts create our reality… and our health. Auto Immune
system issues will become more prevalent, as our Spiritual Health has
everything to do with our Psycho-emotional and resultant physical health.
Neptune and Pisces rule the Immune System and sensitivity on every level.
The Horoscope for the New Millennium (Midnight at Greenwich Jan 1st 2001)
reflects this, with its Moon in Pisces in the 6th house of health! The
Moon reflects the emotional health of the Collective, and its placement
here tells us that Spiritual health will have everything to do with emotional
health & safety.
As Pisces is a water sign and Uranus brings technological and
scientific innovation, we will probably see major developments
in Marine Sciences; fish and marine farming and self contained satellite
cities built off shore. The remarkable Arthur Clarke of 2001 Space Oddessy
fame offered us these ideas back in the 1960s, including fascinating concepts
such as Whale “milking”! Why not? After all it was his original
concepts from the 1940s which led to telecommunications satellites. The
oil industry will experience great change (Neptune rules oil), as Green
Technology finally begins to infiltrate the corporate power structures!
Perhaps Science will finally penetrate the “mystery of God”
and a creative fusion may occur - there is an old saying that when “Science
(Uranus) finds God (Neptune) then East will meet West” - so there
may come a uniting rather than conflict between ideologies.
The psychic/intuitive function will explode onto the scene,
with increased interest and use of telekinesis, parapsychology and telepathy
- so start practicing now and get in early!! The film industry (another
rulership here) will continue to alter radically as computer animation
really explodes onto the ‘scene’ - virtual reality at the
movies and so on… the implications are enormous! Space technology
will take us toward the visions of colonisation of the Solar System, including
the reality of “beam me up Scottie” - the sci-fi concept from
the great mind of Gene Rodenberry. The 1960s saw the first wave here with
Uranus conjunct Pluto.
There is great potential here for liberation of the mentally
handicapped through the use of technology - this will free many
who are trapped in bodies which are disabled but who have wonderful gifts
and talents in other areas. We may also be liberated from judgements and
moral constraints regarding mental disease as we deepen our understanding
of addictions as an emotional reaction to lack of meaning and purpose
and to cover feelings of alienation and unlovability.
Psychological models will also deepen and expand us
further as we recognise these ideas around Psycho-Spiritual Health. We
have the opportunity to shift the individual and ultimately the collective
out of “victim consciousness” into self responsibility - hence
the crisis in conventional religious models which anchor their ideas in
sacrifice/ suffering/ martyrdom/ as the path to salvation. Once we heal
the emotions of fear/ anger/ guilt/ shame/ blame and so on we enable emotional
Perhaps there will be another Spiritualist revival as it becomes quite
trendy to be talking about your past lives or to your relatives on the
‘other side’! Traps for young players here, so beware the
bandwagon, and seek out those with experience and pure intent!
The traditional models of conventional marriage relationship will change
at last, as we begin to understand the romantic illusions of “love”
complete with merging into the partner and expecting them to save/rescue
us from our lack of inner fulfillment. The new “union” will
be between two individuals who ‘choose’ to be together without
power and control games because of emotional insecurity.
On the down side we will probably see an increase in Idealistic Martyrs
with cults and pseudo religions whose leaders use religion as their excuse
for conflict and aggression, especially until Pluto leaves Sagittarius
in 2007. There may be an increase in mental health disease i.e. mad people
creating havoc and rebellion, as so often the liberation which Uranus
offers comes with some degree of chaos as part of his process.
An interesting addition to the equation here is that
Neptune (who is the ‘natural’ ruling planet of Pisces), has
been in Aquarius since 1997, and will continue his slow progress through
this sign until 2012 (the final date on the Mayan Calendar), when he also
will finally enter his own sign of Pisces… and this only happens
every 164 years. So this next 7 years will see what we call a “mutual
reception”, as these two planets are in each others’ signs.
This is a tremendously powerful alliance of outer planetary energies,
and as we have seen the outer planets are responsible for the deeper urges
within our collective evolution. Simply put, we may expect to gradually
see the releasing of a Spiritual understanding into our world, which will
finally offer the inspiration for people to transcend ‘materialism’
as our God, and return to a greater state of Soulfulness - the very thing
which we have been working toward opening since the mid 1960s. So this
is indeed exciting stuff!
If you are a Piscean, or a Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarian, then you will
be under the influence of Uranus from 2003, so get ready for many sweeping
changes in your life, which may leave you wondering what happened to who
you used to be!! These signs will now be challenged to awaken to how they
may use their skills and energy toward a more Humanitarian application.
This 7 year period will be a great “dissemination” phase,
as all these signs share and teach the knowledge which can change and
awaken people to a more wholistic view of our world.
Copyright © Maggie Kerr