From July 2002*
Early yesterday morning, Venus in Leo came into opposition with Uranus in Aquarius.
This isn't a combination that bodes well for relationships ... especially with the signs involved in this mis-match. An opposition all by itself indicates a relationship problem, a need to balance two competing agendas which aren't prone to compromise and which may not waste much sympathy trying to understand each other's causes. Venus in Leo is self-centered, easily offended, and arrogant. Uranus in Aquarius is willfully independent, unpredictable, and famous for extreme and abrupt behavior.
The opposition that formed on Tuesday morning sets the stage for choices and actions that could mean a crisis ... and possibly a complete break ... in a relationship that has become too enmeshed and difficult for you to continue. Venus, of course, deals specifically with relationships and money. Uranus symbolizes the unexpected, the unusual, and the drive to maintain individuality and independence.
Faced off against each other, this signals the potential for experiences that are abrupt, extreme, and highly emotional -- involving relationships and money. This energy supports impulsive choices that have no consideration for consequences, new and intense infatuations, ruptured relationships, and alliiances that form quickly and break apart just as fast ... often leaving chaos behind to mark their passing.
With this energy in effect, it's easy to over-react to some minor provocation. You may feel "totally fed up" ... because of past history that now presents you with "the last straw" in an ongoing situation of upset and dissatisfaction. People (you included) may feel caught in obsessive or confusing responses that unwind in ways beyond their understanding, control, or better judgment. It's a time when people may not take good advice, listen to their own common sense, or act in ways that reflect much conscience.
The desire for a complete change -- or the need to break out of conditions that are too confining or too unpredictable -- may produce highly unstable and upsetting situations ... and possibly disastrous consequences. The idea of freedom can exert tremendous allure -- and your commitments to relationships, and the demands of "other people" may not weigh much at all against what you consider "your own needs and requirements."
Before you blow sky high and maybe ruin an otherwise workable situation ... try to remember that this energy is temporary ... but the effects of ill-considered words and actions can last a very long time. Granted, you may be on the receiving end of somebody else's bad choices and problems ... but try not to compound the difficulties if you do find yourself in the crosshairs of a crisis.
A milder effect of this energy (maybe!!) is the potential for surprises regarding money -- or for making purchases that are both impractical and defiant. Money and your economic considerations now are as unstable as your social world and relationships -- but it is possible to get through this time without terrible effect, if you'll just keep your head about you every chance you get -- and invite others to do the same.
This is most likely to affect people with important Natal placements around 28° of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius. People with placements at 28° of Aries, Sagittarius, Libra, or Gemini may actually experience this energy as a time of unexpected benefit and new opportunities -- in a case of what one hand takes away, the other hand gives back again. Those with placements in the other signs may not notice much from this at all -- but the chance to watch the show in the lives of those around them may help dull the disappointment!
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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