Uranus And Saturn In Hard Or Growth Aspect

If Saturn and Uranus in your birthchart form one of the hard aspects, like a conjunction, square, semi-square or an opposition, you have my sympathy. Unless they are dealt with constructively, these aspects certainly are some of the most difficult ones that can be found anywhere. Yet, when encountered with a new understanding of what is at stake, a spirit of exploration and a willingness to learn, they can be turned into something beneficial, rewarding and positive.

Modern astrology recognises aspects of this nature as means to provide opportunities for a great deal of soul growth and expansion of consciousness. They are an indication that, at least once in a while, you may find yourself in trouble with people in authority and those who want to keep the status quo, for no better reason than that they consider this to be safe. There is also quite a conflict raging within you between the old and the new, that which has been and that which is waiting to come into manifestation. Although you resent people who try to tell you what to do, you would do well to pay attention to the lesson this aspect is trying to teach you, namely that true freedom, personal as well as spiritual, can only be achieved through taking personal respon¬sibility for oneself, one’s every word, thought and action.

When this aspect is found in our chart, the likelihood is that during past lives, we channelled insufficient efforts into the community we lived in. We may have shown disrespect or prejudice towards those around us. And if we took an active part in the life of the community we lived in, our sole motivation could have been the gaining of status, rather than a true desire to serve the good of the whole.

In the world of spirit, between lives, we were taught about the importance of taking personal responsibility towards the whole and that every soul needs to do its share of bringing about a social environment in which everybody is allowed to be themselves, to do their own thing, give of the best of their abilities to do their share of creating a more peaceful world by living in harmony with and co-operating with those around them. We learnt that any social work we do needs to be motivated by sincere convictions for the good of the whole, rather than a desire for increasing our social status and the aggrandisement of our ego.

As a result of the way we conducted ourselves in past lifetimes and the Karma we thus created, in this lifetime we may:

•    Constantly feel like outsiders amongst our peers, because they are unwilling to accept us the way we are and what we have to offer.

•    Our ideas, no matter how original and inspired they may be, may frequenly be rejected.

•    Have to work extra hard to make friends and, in spite of all our efforts, we always have very few contacts.

•    Suffer from compulsions and anxieties, due to an excessive concern about what others may think of us.

•    Be diffident and self-conscious in groups, because we are afraid of doing the wrong things, being singled out or ridiculed. As a result, we may prefer to avoid group activities, causing us depressions because this vital aspect of our human nature is blocked.

•    We may prefer friendships with older people, as their maturity makes us feel less self-conscious.

•    If we persevere with social involvements, we could be so anxious about our social standing that this in time may lead to stress-related ailments. There is also a possibility that we could over-commit ourselves to social obligations. They too in due course could result in suffering through nervous exhaustion and strain.

Our challenge for this lifetime consists of:

•    Considering to what extent we could be repeating past lifetime negative behaviour patterns.

•    Taking personal responsibility for any difficulties we may experience in group activities and also for the lack of true friends.

•    Asking ourselves whether we are fulfilling our obligation in playing our part in the community we live in.

•    Question whether any sense of obligation, if we have any, stems from true inner convictions and the desire to give of ourselves and our gifts, or whether we are motivated by our needfulness for social respect and status.

•    Being regularly committed to a group or club in our local community is helpful in guiding us into fulfilling our role as one of its rightful members.

This chapter of the Astro Files is loosely based on the book ‘Astrology of Karma’ by Pauline Stone.

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘White Eagle On Saturn And Patience’
•    Saturn As The Teacher And Rewarder’

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