The astrology of the collective
The astrology of Brexit and Trump
Más Reino Unido, March 2nd 2017, London
The initiation of radical change, the act of rebellion against the structure, the challenge to authority, the urgency to transcend the limitation and the sudden dissolution of the structures, associated with Uranus, manifest, when this planet transits through the sign of Aries , in the area of individual decisions and actions, such as the exercise of the vote, where, therefore, we can expect the unexpected.
The principle of sudden reform related to Uranus manifests itself in Aries through the exercise of individual will, which seeks to affirm independence and freedom in the present, since the planet entered the sign in which the seasons change, in 2011 and until 2018. Would the former British prime minister, David Cameron, called a plebiscite if he had consulted an astrologer?
When Uranus transits through Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the planet becomes associated with youth, the body, actions that express one's power directly to reach goals that are seen as achievable, if it is possible to progress . Uranus in Aries expresses: I don’t want more limitations, I matter, I’m out on the streets to protest!
Each one of us perceives this impulse to innovate in an area of our life, that manifests according to the place where Uranus transits in our natal chart, always in relation to the original location of this planet at birth.
Sun: ☉; Moon: ☽; Mercury: ☿; Venus: ♀; Mars: ♂; Jupiter: ♃; Saturn: ♄; Uranus: ♅; Neptune: ♆; Pluto: ♇.
The demand for a leader
At the social level, the importance of the self, individualism and nationalism are important in the spirit of these times. Likewise, the hero is a relevant figure when Uranus transits through Aries, and citizens demand one that is authentic, although in politics, there hasn’t been one for a long time.
The motivation to feel potent when Uranus is in Aries is so strong that if citizens can not express their will, they project it into a creative, magnetic and fiery leader who expresses it for them and then is followed fanatically.
Personally, it is important to try to carry out progressive reforms as much as possible, without delegating, since no leader will do it for us.
A previous cycle: 1927 - 1934
The previous transit of Uranus in Aries, which began in April 1927 and lasted until March 1935 marked the golden age of dictators: Mussolini, Franco, Ataturk, Stalin and Hitler were all in power. They all have strong Uranus in their natal chart, so they were more attuned to the sign of their times. This is the case of Trump's birth chart, which has both Uranus in conjunction with the Sun, his identity, in the tenth house of his profession, as well as strong Aries in his birth chart, having Mars, which governs the sign, in the Ascendant, of his persona.
Prometheus, the trouble maker
Uranus is associated with the archetype or pattern symbolized by the Greek titan Prometheus, the rebel who helped overthrow the tyrannical governor Cronus, defied the authority of his successor, Zeus, and unexpectedly robbed him of fire, since he wanted to be the champion of mankind, an intolerable action for the god of Olympus, who observed: "You gave them fire, and look what they did."
What is astrology for?
Through the observation of planetary cycles, astrology describes, almost as a kind of meteorological forecast, the symbolic meanings of the transits that will be expressed in events in which those meanings resonate, but not to predict the future, since it is the people who decide how to shape those patterns according to their free will, but to understand the quality of these trends and take advantage of them constructively.
Brexit or break free
Wake up, get up, move!, is the motto when Uranus is in Aries, the spontaneous sign of fire, associated with birth, therefore, centered on itself, that with impetus and energy launches itself to a new adventure to define new beginnings .
In the UK's birth chart, Uranus transits the 7th house representing the others, the public, meaning that it is in the area of relations with their peers that the country experiences this drive to innovate.
With Uranus on the Ascendant in the country’s birth chart, which represents the public persona, the first impression of an entity, change affects the way the country presents itself to the world, renewing once again its independent and pioneering spirit.
When Uranus seeks action (Aries), it is important to incorporate the principle represented by Saturn, the limits of reality, so that the changes are not disruptive, but can manifest progressively, practically and concretely in the world. This is personally the challenge of the spirit of these times. The collective result is the sum of each of these initiatives.