Even close up, Uranus seems mysterious. when Voyager 2 encountered the planet in 1986 it found a featureless world floating around like a cue ball in space. The planet Uranus represents that which does not go with the prevailing direction. Only Pluto occasionally joins Uranus in its eccentricity. And yet Uranus remains part of the system, reminding the others of the successful alternative. Jupiter expands, and these two entities are going to spin together for most of the year, a symbol of events on earth. Jupiter and Saturn represent government by authorities, and Uranus is associated with collective rule. We the People. A form of rebellion is now in motion as the conflict abroad has come home, and the citizens of this country are clashing with the executive branch of its government. I don't think I've ever heard the phrase, "It's what the people want" spoken more than it was last week. Not that the people will actually get all of what they want. No one really does. But the urge for independence and self determination is expanding, both in the individual realm and in the collective. And as always with Uranus, things are bound to take surprising turns. Jupiter will join Pluto in hierarchical Sagittarius soon, trine Saturn, but will be jostled continously by Uranus, a clever one, good with angles. The will of the weakening rulers will be jabbed by that of the people and their newfound mission. The interesting part is the North Node joining Uranus with the people indicating a potential for a moment of synthesis somewhere in this process of societal division that has been going on for some time. The South Node in Virgo shows a problem with the armed forces that can't be fixed right now. This dynamic will gain more attention as it develops, and Neptune comes in to oppose the Saturn, fueling the Uranus and North Node in Pisces. An alternate route is indicated.
The people of this planet are part of an organism that thrives in ways we normally can't perceive. The planet Earth is in turn part of a larger system, and on and on it goes. The mundane events exist in a sequence we can't control. The negative events are necessary. They are not an end in themselves, and not caused by anybody in particular, but part of a progression. Some people with great powers of observation can glean this inner working and even see the value of events in retrospect. From my perspective, I see a growing realization in this country that the enemy is actually within the borders. A corruption that has to be handled. The people are unlikely to get the full perception of the source of anguish, but attacking the current governing force is much like a phagocyte in the body going after a harmful organism. With the Uranian urge to be free of bondage, under the auspices of the Moon's North node, and expanded by Jupiter, there could very well be some progress, as the group becomes aware of the need to maintain the health of the whole system, some of course more consciously that others. Independence has always been an essential part of this body's health.