When looking at upcoming transits, people often cringe when they see Uranus coming. This is understandable! We spend so much time laying our foundation, getting our lives exactly the way we like them, settling in and getting comfortable. And then Uranus comes along and shakes our shoulders and yanks the pillows from under us. No one likes sudden change. But it can be good for us nonetheless, especially if we know how to work with it. So what can we do if we see a Uranus transits coming up?
1. Decide what needs to change. Something does, I assure you. Make a list. Better yet, make a list of what doesn’t need to change. And the shorter that list is, the better off you’ll be. Many of us get so comfortable where we are that we become calcified. We think that sure, things could be better, but they could also be worse, so might as well stay where we are. But Uranus doesn’t buy it. Comfortable does not equal good, and Uranus sees to it that we learn the difference.
2. Know yourself. It’s common to hear horror stories of people who go completely astray and blow up their lives to pursue crazy whims under Uranus’s influence. I suspect this is less common than people think (and exactly who gets to decide what “astray” really is, hmm?), but if this is a concern, there are ways around it. The best way is to get really, really clear about your values, motivations, and little hidden pockets of resentment and dissatisfaction. With Uranus, these can grow and become a driving factor in our decisions. Being aware of these pitfalls early on can prevent a huge mess later.
3. Treat Uranus like a friend. Transits from benefic planets like Venus and Jupiter are greeted with joy and anticipation. We roll out the red carpet and welcome them like beloved guests. We eagerly watch for any gifts or opportunities they may bestow upon us. And with that mindset, we’re far more likely to actually notice the opportunities they bring. Treat Uranus with the same mixture of hope and expectation. He may lack Venus’s charms or Jupiter’s ease, but he brings with him just as many chances to bash through the walls that have held you back, break the ties that bind, and live the life you’ve imagined.
4. Above all, be flexible. Uranus is notoriously impossible to predict. You may be absolutely certain of your path, but when Uranus enters the scene, things can change dramatically. The more flexible you are and the more willing you are to follow where Uranus is trying to lead, the more you’ll benefit from his presence. The more you resist and refuse to bend, the more likely you are to break. Yes, Uranus can be like The Tower in tarot, shaking your foundations to the ground. But he’s just as likely to be like the Magician, giving you the alchemical tools to create something great.
While Uranus is no one’s idea of a picnic, he is an essential force. Both we as individuals and as a society need change, even radical change, just as much as we need stability, love, and every other planetary influence. If we are willing to know ourselves, be flexible, and treat Uranus as the benefic he as every potential to be, we can use these transits to live a fuller, richer, more authentic life.
Tell us about your Uranus transits! How did you cope?