This month, Saturn and Uranus finish their epic battle, which has been going on since November of 2008. They have spent most of this time with Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces but now Uranus has moved into Aries while Saturn has moved into Libra. Their tussle reaches a fever pitch in these more volatile signs.
Saturn: Hey Uranus, since you moved into Aries you’ve become a lot more pushy. Why can’t you be reasonable?
Uranus: Because you ask too much. You want life to always be fair and it just isn’t. Sometimes it makes me so mad!
Saturn: You’ve got to control that anger—it could destroy everything.
Uranus: I wasn’t made to be reasonable. Not in Aries. I’d like to blow it all to smithereens!
Saturn: If you’re willing to negotiate calmly, we could accomplish something here.
Uranus: Who needs negotiation? I’ll just push till I get what I want.
Saturn: Then I’ll have to continue fighting you because I’m not going to allow myself to get run over.
Uranus: Why do you bother with me?
Saturn: Because I earnestly believe that we can both have what we want if we live into our best qualities. Let’s get some outside help.
Levelheaded Saturn-in-Libra scans the Earth and points out a Human Being.
Saturn: Look, there’s someone who may be able to integrate us.
Uranus: Huh. Ok.
Uranus waves his hand and the Human Being is magically transported to Mount Olympus and into the presence of the gods.
Human Being: Woah. Are you . . . actual deities?
Saturn: Yep. And we need your help.
Human Being (kowtowing): I’m not worthy!
Uranus: Then you’d better get worthy because we need you.
Human Being: Yikes! Ok. Sitting up straight now. Paying attention. What can I do for you?
They quickly download into his brain their whole mighty struggle of the last year and a half. He sits down while absorbing it.
Human Being: Hmm, pretty touchy struggle. Saturn, I think you’re going to have to make room for Uranus to be more fiery. Your insistence on niceness is like a wet blanket for him. Do you think you can do that?
Saturn: I’m not excited about it, but since I’m in Libra I value appropriate compromise.
Human Being: Well you’re not the only one who’s going to have to change. Uranus?
Human Being: You can’t blow everything to smithereens.
Uranus looks downcast.
Human Being: I know you want a fresh start and you want progress and it looks like a massive flattening of the way things used to be done is what’s necessary. But it’s not. You two are going to have to work together. The world needs you both. The world needs Uranian progress and Saturnine consistency. We need the old guard and the new ways. We need tradition and progress. Quite frankly, we can’t live without both of you. Find ways to create change that don’t destroy the old ways. Find ways to honor and hold tradition without stifling youthful enthusiasm. This is your job. It is a sacred duty.
Saturn and Uranus are looking serious. Human Being puts their hands together and they shake on it.
Saturn: I’m rather impressed with you Human Beings. You have a way of taking the principle behind what we offer and putting it to good use.
Uranus: Yeah, I have to agree. Human Beings are a really great vehicle for the sort of inspired ideas I like to download.
Human Being: Have fun, you guys. And try not to kill each other.
Human Being fades away, feeling pretty pleased with self.
See my previous posts on Saturn’s opposition to Uranus:
Saturn vs. Uranus—Match of the Decade
Should I Build or Break? Answer: Both!
Saturn and Uranus: Self-Governance vs. Progressive Change