With Mars moving into conjoin Uranus on the North Lunar Node (and square Saturn and Mercury), energies are particularly volatile. This lineup, minus the North Node, occurred on Jan 6.
Saturn square Uranus forms the backdrop of the the whole period from late 2020 through early 2023. Saturn (tradition, resistance, structure, authority, conservatism) plus Uranus (progress, radical change, revolution, rebellion, liberalism) translates to "extreme tension" and "sudden breaks". Here are a few examples: increased mass shootings ("he just snapped"); the Florida condo collapse and Mexico City subway collapse; every imaginable form of liberal vs conservative conflict; loss of rights; sudden breakups, quitting, and firing; conservative anarchists and fascist liberals... I could keep going. Astrology is multidimensional and never, ever, EVER limited to easy definitions.
Mars adds explosive, triggering energy. A situation that has been building to a head finally blows (... Jan 6...). The square to Mercury adds an emphasis to words spoken, to sudden perceptions, invasive thoughts. You can't unsay what you have said. You can't unsee you've seen. Arguments, shouts and screams, F-bombs, mental stress are possible, yes. Maybe even likely. But so are liberating insights, bold new ideas, and great releases of mental power.
The North Node, or "Dragon's Head", can make things particularly volatile and momentous. The nodes point to "stories behind the stories", shaping the play of our lives. It's all make-believe, and the nodes just may be the symbols of what makes us believe. It's easy to get swept up and lose one's head with a North Node alignment, which is why Indian astrologers think it's evil. The North Node is not evil-- just tricky. Nodal alignments can also bring magic and awakening-- a sudden jump in your level of perception and understanding.
The nodes represent a dragon that pulls us into the drama of life. The dragon of the ego greedily guards the treasure of the soul. We can easily get lost in all the self-generating stories. To wake up we need to face the dragon. Big nodal alignments can bring dragon-facing moments, where we clearly see through the internal powers that keep the ego clinging tightly to its sense of reality. It is UNCANNY how nodal alignments can create a crack in reality. Not something I hear many astrologers talk about, but true.
Try to see the bigger lessons in all of this. Every moment of your life happened just so, to bring you to this moment. See it. It's a volatile couple of weeks. Try not to take anything personally or act impulsively. If someone spits fire at you, calmly dodge it and move on. Mind yourself and your own energy now. It is all too easy to escalate. Find the best outlets possible for excess energy-- physical, emotional, mental. Who will you be when the dust settles?
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