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ASTROLOGICAL CYCLES: the TIMING OF LIFE WEEK TWO
The "influence" of Uranus does not make a person particularly stable: but it does make him a channel through which new ideas may be born. Steven Arroyo in Astrology, Karma & Transformation
SUMMARY OF WEEK ONE AND TWO In Week 1: You explored a general introduction to cycles in astrology and examined the transit of Saturn to your natal horoscope. In Week 2: You will learn how to read an ephemeris and explore the influences of Uranus transits in your horoscope.
Introduction to Week Two Outline of activities A PowerPoint presentation introducing Week One's activities. A general introduction to reading an ephemeris for planetary positions. An exploration of the generic cycle of Uranus throughout life. An exploration of the present transit of Uranus. Exercises and worksheets to help you organize and record the themes represented by the transits of Uranus. A chance to post your questions or comments relative to this week’s experiences on the bulletin board.
In Week Two you will learn how to read an ephemeris to find the sign and degree of each planet on any given day. After that you will examine the transit of Uranus in the same manner as you examined Saturn in week one: the generic cycle of Uranus and then the specific placement of transiting Uranus in your natal horoscope at the present time.
PowerPoint Introduction to Week Two The PowerPoint presentation this week will introduce you to the ephemeris as well as to the transits of Uranus in the horoscope, along with the other activities with which you will be working during the week. Click here to access and view Wk 2 – PowerPoint: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx.
INTRODUCTION TO THE EPHEMERIS An ephemeris tells you where every planet is located on the zodiac for any given day in the year. It is not difficult to read once you know how. There are several ephemerides online but the Swiss ephemeris on Astro.com is an easy one to use. This ephemeris is based on Universal Time (UT) - a modern continuation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Therefore for the faster moving planets you will have to take into consideration the time zone in which you were born to calculate an accurate degree for the transiting planet. You will not be working with any of the faster moving planets in this eGroup so this should not be of concern to you. You can download any entire year and scroll through it to find the month and the day in which you are interested. Click here to access the Swiss ephemeris: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/swepha_e.htm?lang=j Click the year in which you are interested and it will download onto your computer as a pdf file. Open the file and Scroll down to the month you wish to examine. You will find the sign of the planet located at Day 1 at the top of the month. Scroll down to the day in which you are interested but as you scroll down be sure to note whether the planet changes sign before you arrive at the day in which you are interested. Practice Exercise Download the year you were born. Scroll Down to the month and day of your birth. Check and compare the signs and degrees of your birth planets against the listing in the ephemeris. Remember, this ephemeris is based on
universal time so there may be a slight difference in degrees of some of the faster moving bodies in the chart, for example, the Moon.
Present Location of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto Click here to again access the Swiss ephemeris: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/swepha_e.htm?lang=j Download the ephemeris for the present year. Open and Scroll down to today's date. Find the Sign and Degree positions of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Click here to record these placements on the Ephemeris Worksheet http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx These are the transits you are working with in this eGroup. Their placements will not change very much, if any, during the 4 weeks of the eGroup but to make sure you can check the ephemeris during the 4 weeks. Depending on how fast Saturn is moving, it may move a few degrees but it would be the fastest mover of these 4 planets.
INTRODUCTION TO THE URANUS CYCLE In Uranus is seen those of the occult and mystic nature, tending to either raise one's vision to a high degree or groveling in the slough of despondency... Cayce Reading #115-1 Uranus transforms you by providing the opportunities to grow and expand your life. If you watch your dreams, listen to your intuition and inner voice, then you begin to recognize the need for change early in a transitional period and begin to search for your options. In this way, Uranus can act in constructive ways without too much sudden change and trauma associated with it. On the other hand if you plow ahead in your rut and refuse to see any need for changing your life, then Uranus may indicate a much more explosive situation that sometimes has to occur to catch your attention. ...in influences in the Uranian, brings for periods when there seems to be every condition imaginable awry - whether business relations, social relations, financial conditions - every condition seems to be awry... Cayce Reading #5-2
We need Saturn’s structure in life but this structure needs to be flexible enough so that life can expand and grow. If your structures become too rigid they may limit your life and your ability to grow and change. The influences of Uranus transform by enabling you to break through these limiting structures. Life becomes alive and exciting again. Uranus symbolizes release from the past and from the rigidity of a hardened mental outlook, but if the Will is undeveloped, you may be like a helium balloon, floating around with little connection to the earth and little stability in your life. “Changing our minds” is a daily occurrence for many, but until you put your new ideas into practice - actually do something about them - they haven’t been “earthed” and the process of change isn’t complete. They remain at the mental level and are not brought into material manifestation. With Uranus, there can be sudden surprises and it is important to have some flexibility with your plans but, again, there also needs to be a grounding of your ideas. Uranus energy, used constructively, represents fresh ideas for living life. Used destructively, it symbolizes overthrowing old structures without anything to take their place, resulting in chaos. Read Dana Gerhardt’s view of Uranus located at this web site: http://www.astro.com/astrology/in_dg_uranus_e.htm Dana Gerhardt writes articles for The Mountain Astrologer magazine, (http://mountainastrologer.com) and she has done a series of articles on the houses and the planets in astrology that are entertaining as well as informative.
Zodiac Sign & House Location of Natal Uranus Review the natal meaning of your Uranus by sign and by house. As with Saturn last week, you can use the cafeastrology.com site. Or, for example, you could type “Uranus in Gemini” into Google and explore the web sites that appear. You can also do this with “Uranus in the Sixth House.” (You will obviously use your own sign and house placement for this exercise.)
It might also be helpful if you make a few review notes for yourself on what you feel that your natal placement of Uranus means in your personality and in your life in general. Click here to complete the Natal Uranus Worksheet. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx
Generic Cycle of Uranus The cycles of the planets (how long it takes a planet to circle around the Sun) are important in the timing of transformational moments in life. Each cycle is divided into at least 4 time periods with the 4 moments of transition reflecting a greater intensity. (Refer back to the article, 4 Gates of Initiation, in Week 1 for more detailed information about these 4 points.) The Uranus cycle is about 84 years and the Uranus return happens when Uranus again reaches the same place it was at your birth. You will have only one Uranus return at about age 84. About every 21 years, during its cycle around the zodiac, one of the 4 Gates of Initiation occurs as Uranus makes a transformative aspect with itself. This constitutes the generic cycle of Uranus. Therefore everyone encounters Uranus transitions at approximately ages 21, 42, 63, and 84. (These ages may include + or – a couple of years. To be exact, you must consult an ephemeris for the exact dates and location of Uranus.) During Uranus “times” it is helpful to think about the qualities of the energy and how you could use those influences in the best possible way. Questions you might ask yourself: “Where do I need to do something unusual or out of the ordinary for myself?” or “Do I need to break free of some limiting circumstance - or breathe new life into it?” Look to the house location of natal Uranus in your horoscope to explore the area of your life in need of transformation by this archetype. Click here to read a more detailed synopsis of The Uranian Cycle http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx Retrieved and adapted on 1/23/12 from: http://www.heavenlytruth.com/urancycles.php
Another web site on Uranus cycles you might like to explore is: http://www.roseastrology.com/articles-uranus.html Click here to complete the Uranus Cycle Worksheet. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx
INDIVIDUAL CYCLE OF SATURN To review: the interpretation of a transit is like a puzzle with several important pieces or steps that will eventually fit together in the final interpretation. You are going to explore these areas, step by step, over the next 3 weeks, adding additional areas or pieces of the puzzle as we go along. This week you are examining the following two steps in the transit interpretation process:
1. You need to be able to read an ephemeris. Above, you found the placements of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto at the present. 2. You need a good understanding of the basic interpretation of your natal planet's location by sign and by house (this week it's Uranus). The basic natal issues represented by your birth Uranus will add to the influences during Uranus's transit to any planet. (You have already reviewed your natal Uranus above.) 3. The transiting planet's present location by sign and degree (this week that will be the present location of Uranus.) You must locate that sign and degree in your natal horoscope. This will tell you the house in your horoscope where the transiting planet is located.
URANUS TRANSITS You now know where Uranus is located at the present time. You found that information earlier this week.
a. Locating Transiting Uranus Once you have the present sign and degree of Uranus, you will need to find that exact spot in your own horoscope. Refer back to the PowerPoint presentation for an example of how to do this. Locate the house position in your horoscope of transiting Uranus.
b. Interpreting Transiting Uranus's House Position Now you can begin gathering information on the interpretation of transiting Uranus. Click the web site below to explore the general meaning of Uranus transiting the house position in your horoscope: http://cafeastrology.com/uranus_transits_houses.html Read only the information for your particular house location of the transit of Uranus. Other web sites you might like to explore are:
c. Locating Aspects of Transiting Uranus Review of Aspects and Orbs Conjunction and Opposition As you did with Saturn, you will now need to examine your chart to see if Uranus is making aspects with any other planet. We are going to study aspects in more detail in Week 3 so this week, again, we are only going to look for the easiest aspects to spot: the conjunction and the opposition. Conjunction: Opposition:
same sign within about 8 degrees (+ or -) opposite sign within about 8 degrees (+ or -)
Orbs: Conjunction & opposition: 8-10 degrees Square & trine: 8 degrees Sextile: 4-6 degrees Most astrologers allow larger orbs for the Sun and Moon - often 15 degrees for conjunction & opposition. Examine transiting Uranus in your horoscope to see if it makes any conjunctions or oppositions to any of your planets at the present time. d. Interpreting Aspects of Transiting Uranus You can explore the meanings of only these aspects (conjunction & opposition) at the following site: http://cafeastrology.com/uranustransits.html Click here to complete the Uranus Transit Worksheet. http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx If transiting Uranus makes no conjunctions or oppositions, it may make other aspects. Don't worry about those at this point. If there are other aspects, then when you learn more about aspects in week 3 you can return to Uranus in this section of Week 2 and explore those other aspects at the above web site.
Click here for Optional Experiential Activities http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/egroups/eg1217/exercises.aspx
THE END OF WEEK TWO