Renegade, Rebel, Revolutionary – What’s up with the Letter R?

Thinking today about someone I know, the R words came to mind – renegade, rebel and revolutionary.

Oh, how I love a revolutionary! Really, revolutionaries are few and far between and our use of the word has gone way, way down since the 1960s.

Once when I casually used the word “terrorist,” someone reminded me that one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. Revolutionary is also a word charged with good and bad connotations.

That’s kind of the problem with words – people use them with a different meaning that you mean and suddenly you like the word no longer.

Hey, we’re having a few revolutions around the world right now – mostly in the Middle East. In the US, my perception is that the media views these revolutions as good. Do the people in those regions see the events as revolution or something else?

The “Arab Spring” started about right before Uranus entered Aries, when it was hanging out with Jupiter in the last degrees of Pisces.

Uranus the great awakener is associated with revolutions because you are in one state and then “wham,” you find yourself in a completely different universe.

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is often the renegade because Aries lurches forward first and thinks second. It’s a renegade sign, to me, only in the sense that it has a compulsion to step forward and stand up for itself.

In a different sense, Aquarius is the great rebel because it thinks first then steps forward because the world has offered it no alternative that meshes with the ideas. Aquarius is not the fighter that Aries is – it simply can’t function within ideas that create internal discord.

Aquarius fights for ideas and Aries fights for self (or ideas of self?).

Uranus, you know, rules Aquarius.

Some reptilian mind part of our brains has associated this state of breaking from the current cultural norm into another state with the sound of “rrrrrrr.”

Uranus in Aries might bring more Rs to our lives in the next seven years for a Rip Roaring time. R might be called the official sponsor of Uranus in Aries.

Maybe Sesame Street, that great promoter of the first letter of words, might solve the true mystery of the letter R.

That is, if we don’t have an R president.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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