2021: SATURN IN AQUARIUS SQUARE URANUS IN TAURUS
A talk with psycho-spiritual astrologer Rebekah Hirsch.
On the Winter Solstice of 2020, Saturn and Jupiter moved together into the sign of Aquarius. This was the end of the difficult conjunction of Pluto Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn that had been the signature of 2020. As the pandemic brought the world to a halt, we had space to see that Pluto’s journey through Capricorn had brought shocking evidence of social decay, institutionalized racism, misogyny, and corruption into the light of consciousness; confronting us with the image of a civilization that had lost its’ way.
2021 brings a welcome shift of focus. Where Capricorn represents current physical reality in the material world, Aquarius is a visionary sign, looking to the future, and one of key words for Aquarius is hope. All over the world, from indigenous leaders, shamanic elders, teachers, healers and mystics we hear that now is the moment to come together in groups and hold a new vision for the Earth.
From the moment it entered Aquarius, Saturn moved into a ‘square’ aspect with Uranus in Taurus and the two planets will remain square to each other throughout 2021. In her talk, Rebekah will be exploring the range of possibilities presented by the Saturn Uranus square. She will also be looking at the implications of the transit of unworldly, electric Uranus through the earthy, sensual sign of Taurus; the Lord of Technology in the Garden of Eden.
Taurus is, perhaps, the sign most associated with planet Earth; with the beauty of Nature, the sensual life of the biological body and the exquisite delicate balance between all life forms.
The archetype of Uranus has to do with mental brilliance and innovation. Uranus is associated with futuristic visions of science and technology and also with revolutionary political idealism. The problem with Uranus is that the focus on knowledge and the quest for change is often accompanied by dissociation from feelings, and disregard for human vulnerability. And so, our challenge is to ensure that scientific brilliance or radical politics (Uranus) be tempered with emotional intelligence, wisdom and a healthy sense of responsibility (Taurus) so that our beautiful Earth and fragile environment will remain safe through this important transition.
At the other end of the spectrum, the potential gift of Uranus in Taurus is exciting. “I associate Uranus with the crown chakra and that part of the mind that goes out into the cosmos to make intuitive, telepathic contact with the Divine, reaching out to connect with the Mind of God,” Hirsche observes. “If enough people learn how to shift into that level of awareness, then Uranus can open a channel in the human collective bringing the light of the cosmos and divine will flowing through humanity deep down into the Earth itself.”
In her talk, Rebekah will be exploring both the risks and the potential presented by the Saturn Uranus square and the transit of Uranus through Taurus. In guided meditation we will have the opportunity to meet with these archetypal energies as living beings operating in our own human energy field and to hold a vision for the highest expression of these cosmic patterns.
Books by Rebekah Hirsch
Her book, ‘Charting the Soul: Astrology, Characterology and the Human Energy Field’, (available on Amazon), published in 2016, is a synthesis of archetypal astrology and the Brennan approach. Rebekah runs her own ‘Charting the Soul’ workshops based on the themes from her book. She regularly gives lectures at the Astrological Lodge of London and other astrology groups as well as teaching Voice Dialogue. Rebekah is also a visionary painter.