Happy New Year! As this new year begins, I would like to conclude this blog post series on midlife transits. The last of the three is where transiting Uranus comes in opposition to your natal Uranus in your birth chart. Uranus takes 84 years to go around an astrology chart so when it hits the opposition it is, in essence, the halfway point of life.
This is a generalisation of course as no one knows when they are due to finish their incarnation on this earth. This transit however feels like a crisis. It is the realisation that you are halfway through your incarnation on this planet. You are starting to feel your mortality. It is a time when you realise that you might not have met your life goals and feel like making drastic changes to do so. It is in essence, the climax of the direction your life has taken since childhood. This transit makes you stop and think where do you want to go now going forward? Where do you want to be when you hit old age?
The answers to these questions are not to be found outside nor at a consultation with an astrologer. No, I’m not putting myself down or any other astrologer. All we astrologers can do is guide you and alert you that this is going on. The answers to these questions are actually within you. You know that part of you, deep down inside, that only a higher power and you can see? That NO ONE else can see? That voice in the core of your soul that can keep you up at night? There. It is there in the depth of you.
You will realise that you will find your life purpose within you. If you take a new course of action? That is OK but make sure you have considered all your options first before doing anything too drastic.
So how has this played out for me? Well when this transit began, I was alerted to its commencement when transiting Uranus crossed the Ascendent of my chart as it makes the opposition to my natal Uranus in the 7th house. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event and when this happened I felt it. It was like a crisis of the soul in the middle of the night. I couldn’t sleep and felt like I was going mad, to be honest.
But for me it won’t just make this pass once but three times. As I write this blog post, it is now approaching the second wave that will merge into the third wave next month before it goes on its merry way…
Just when I thought the Pluto and Neptune transits had done enough ‘damage’ this one packs a punch. I can not only feel it affect me but those closest to me as they are wondering what is going on with me. They haven’t verbalised it but I can see it in their eyes. They probably haven’t said anything because I keep saying, “Dang this Uranus transit!!”
During the second wave, it brought the severance of my childhood from my life. My mother sold her house after residing in it for 46 years! I helped her with the sale and then the eventual purchase of her new property.
However the day before the auction of her house, we got notice that our lease was terminated as the landlord wanted to return to their apartment. Well, that was it! I had enough!! I shouted to the heavens, “What the Foxtrot is this Universe doing to us!!!” My husband found me in tears, my children had no idea what was going on. I loved that apartment but having said that within three days we found another apartment to live in right in the same building with fabulous natural light and extra space for the kids. OK, Universe I understand now but the timing was crappy.
By the time the third wave of this transit has come to pass, I will have helped Mum move into her new property, said goodbye to my childhood, and come to grips with letting the past go.
One major lesson of this transit is to let go of the past. I still am who I was but I have evolved. Have you seen the movie ‘Never Been Kissed’?
It’s a great movie, I highly recommend it. It has Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan in it. Drew Barrymore’s character Josie goes undercover in a high school for a journalism assignment. She was teased at school and conquers her fears during the movie. Without spoiling the plot, there is a line in the movie where she exclaims, “I’m not Josie Grosie anymore!” That was what she was teased within high school and as she grows through the movie, she realises she is still who she is but not who she was. She goes through a huge transition and that is what this transit has taught me.
It’s a great movie, and I highly recommend it. It has Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan in it. Drew Barrymore’s character Josie goes undercover in a high school for a journalism assignment. She was teased at school and conquers her fears during the movie. Without spoiling the plot, there is a line in the movie where she exclaims, “I’m not Josie Grosie anymore!” That was what she was teased with in high school and as she grows through the movie, she realises she is still who she is but not who she was. She goes through a huge transition and that is what this transit has taught me.