[Whether or not you think there's anything to astrology, you have to admit the world these days is awash in major change, consistent with the current celestial alignments. Just look at the overturn of the old order in Japan a few days ago and the tumult our own country is experiencing on a number of critical issues. Lynn Hayes of North Carolina has been a practicing astrologer for 25 years and is recognized for her insightful analyses. She writes the daily Astrological Musings blog for Beliefnet.com and compiles her monthly Skywatch readings for subscribers. From the new Skywatch, here’s part of her astrological overview for September.]
In our personal lives, especially if these planets (Saturn and Uranus) are aspecting our own chart, this can feel very much like we're being pulled in two different directions. The natural reaction to an opposition is to allow ourselves to go to one extreme followed by the other, but this is not the most helpful approach. If we remember who we're dealing with here, we can face this planetary cycle in a conscious way that offers us the benefit of change (Uranus) while maintaining a sense of stability in our lives (Saturn). Saturn wants us to be responsible and disciplined and preserve order, and Uranus says forget the structures and start something new. Walking that tightrope is a challenge, but it can be done!
Later, she adds:
. . . We will have a bit of a break from the planetary intensity in October. We'll need it though, because the planetary energy will heat up again in November when Saturn moves into Libra and prepares to face off against Pluto. Now is the time to prepare our internal resources and achieve greater integration and balance between the Mind, the Physical, the Emotional and the Spirit within.