Here’s what to watch for:
* The Sun/Uranus opposition creates a kind of hyper-tense alertness, a call to arms, a revolutionary spirit, and a defiant/bold attitude. The opposition potentially creates an aura of indignance, of rebelliousness or inventiveness, and of arrogant positivism. The opposition is brave and brash, paradigm-challenging and creative. The Sun is often representative of people in leadership, men, fathers, rulers, celebrities, people in power, etc, and Uranus is the provoker, the disrupter, the rule breaker, the challenging eccentric, the march of progress, and the battle cry of newness. Sometimes when this kind of aspect comes along it simply brings out the worst in those who idolize the future, or vain images of progress. Other times it brings out the worst in those who want things to remain forever in the same place, exactly as they are, or who fear any changes to power or old structures of power. Sometimes rebels have a cause, and sometimes causes grab hold of whatever rebels are temporarily available. Sometimes change is the bottle we’re drunk on and sometime’s it’s the soothing balm to our wounds. Sometimes “speaking truth to power “is effective and sometimes it represents aggression and selfish desire more than anything else. The simple point is that when it comes to astrology, oppositions should never be read one-dimensionally, otherwise, they lose their power to represent a broader range of themes and the more nuanced dimensions of everyday events.
* The Sun/Uranus opposition also highlights the tension between Mars and Venus right now as the Sun is in Venus’ sign and Uranus in Mars’ sign.
* Venus and Mars just separating from contra antiscia highlights a shadow opposition between the two planets. Because Jupiter is also in a Mars-ruled sign it’s been powerful to watch this opposition being blow up big for everyone to see in the “metoo” movement. In our personal lives, we may also notice the oppositional tension between Mars and Venus at this time. You can spot it by observing where there is tension or hostility in relationships.
* Finally, Mercury is conjoining Jupiter today and tomorrow. Watch for powerful news, information, messages, and communication with others. Mercury and Jupiter together usually bring dynamic forms of analysis and synthesis together at once. Or Mercury running into Jupiter is simply a good piece of news, a productive conversation, a special announcement, a big revelation or disclosure…and given the dynamics above, it could be that the disclosure looks more like exposure…big, bold, public, etc. It’s possible that this aspect is a big dose of “speaking truth to power,” or it’s possible that we see words and messages cutting deep or spreading far and wide today. It’s also possible that we are arrogant or over the top or proud or zealous to some extent in what we are communicating or how we are communicating whatever we’re communicating within our relationships.
Prayer: Teach us to be compassionate, wise, and patient communicators.