Realising One’s Individuality

In my post “But That’s Me!”, I talked about the importance of looking at the natal chart when interpreting transits (the same goes for progressions and solar returns as well). Here’s an example to further illustrate the point: let’s say you have a Sun trine Uranus in your natal chart. You are likely to be independent, non-mainstream in one way or another. Any changes or revolutions in your life are likely to be incorporated into your existing life structure. You are happily comfortable with your uniqueness and individuality and may not feel compelled or impelled to act those out in a drastic way.

But let’s say transiting Uranus makes a really hard aspect (conjunction, square, opposition) to your natal Sun. Gone are the days when you can bask in your quiet assurance that you are different. If it’s a square, you might feel forced to act out your differenceness. To finally do something about it. You probably won’t be satisfied with living a mainstream life and dabble in your unorthodox side interests any more. Tension may feel you, leading you to want to scream and revolt. You may abandon the stable profession that pays well which you have been in for the past say 20 years and live the authentic life that your soul screams out for.

Or, you could attempt to bottle up those insights and mounting pressure within you, perhaps going through sleepness nights with the nervous energy within you. And wait. Wait for the Uranus transit to finally end. And pray that nothing too drastic and unexpected or sudden would happen until Uranus says its goodbye.

What would you do in the above example? You have free will. There’s no right or wrong answers. As for me, there’s no straight forward answer. But if you ask me, I think if a person isn’t particularly happy with his/her life and a change is needed but not pursued for whatever reason, the excitable and highly strung Uranian energy may just provide the impetus to go ahead with the change. And, don’t take the Uranus energy for granted too. It might not be there at another time when you desperately need it and you find that it’s no longer there for you to tap into.

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Uh-oh…

I was doing a reading for a client using horary astrology. The question is: When will I meet that special someone? You may think that I have plenty of practice when it comes to using horary astrology for relationship questions. The truth is that I’m a noob in it really. I have only been practising the techniques for less than 2 weeks.

Anyhow, the lesson that I have learnt is to stick to my guns no matter how keen the client is to know a favourable answer when the chart says otherwise. Neptune was sitting on the Descendent which rules my client’s special someone. I told her that the situation is “unclear”. Blah! Surely I could do better than that! I thought that the modern astrological meaning of Neptune would be different under horary astrology. But surely that’s not the case? I ought to supplement my response to her by saying that things may not be what they seem in her relationship(s).

Interesting, she’s experiencing a Neptune transit over her Venus. And she did meet someone who’s not who he claims to be. Although Uranus is also transiting over Venus at the same time which led to her cutting off the relationship. Both Neptune and Uranus had just hit her Venus. The second and third hit have yet to come. I wonder whether the horary chart is saying that the same guy will be back in the picture? Anyhow, horary astrology is supposed to be stand-alone from transits. But I’m curious as to how the 2nd and final hits of Neptune and Uranus play out?