Traditional indications of deceased ancestors communicating to us in the living world include flickering lights, creaking floorboards, “pennies from heaven,” and movement of objects. But not all ancestors are traditional. It’s possible some use the more obvious method of T-shirt sayings.
While traveling on the bike path on the right (physical) and right (cultural) side, I could see the jogger in my lane. Was she British? Had she spent a lot of time recently in Japan? Did she forget that she needs to be on the right (and right) side of the path?
Muttering a few judgments under my breath I came upon her, large smile on her face, her I ♥ Uranus T-Shirt clearly communicating her lack of concern and open understanding of her defiance of social convention. While I wasn’t wearing a T-shirt, it might have said, I ♥ Saturn because wanting everyone to follow the rules and giving them emotional signals of judgment and annoyance is definitely Saturn.
Uranus, and the sign it rules Aquarius, in contrast is defiance of the rules when the rules do not make sense in a legal, ethical or moral sense. Think Rosa Parks, defiant Aquarius and my personal hero for one day just saying, “No, I won’t follow your stupid rules.” Aquarius and Uranus gone bad can be excessively rebellious for no reason such as Guns ‘n Roses singer Axl Rose.
But it was a good message for the day as it definitely was Walk on the Opposite Side of the Path Day which I was then prepared for. And a “Let’s Go Crazy” T-Shirt thirty minutes later confirmed that I needed to put Saturn aside for a while and ♥ Uranus.
Were my own rebellious and creative ancestors sending a more direct message? Would stray sounds from the attic and flickering overhead lights really, clearly convey that it’s time to ♥ Uranus?
Uranus in Taurus
If the message is to love Uranus, then let’s look at what Uranus is communicating. This planet of sudden shock and awareness is traveling through Taurus which rules the physical body, tangible property, assets and ultimately our value system and sense of self-worth.
Treatment of your body indicates how you feel about your self. Are you worth taking care of? Or is everyone else more important?
Treatment of earth reflects treatment of self. Is the earth merely an external object meant for our use and pillage? Or is it a sacred, sentient being that provides the environment for a human life? Are we separate from nature or simply a part of it?
Cars are tangible items, ruled by Taurus. We (Americans) love them. When we take them to the shop and someone wants to charge us a lot of money to fix them, we get upset. This has always confused me as our love suggests we’d want the best and most tender care for this precious object.
Which reminds me of Bernie Sanders, who was a hot item when Uranus was in Aries conjunct his natal moon. Now that Uranus has moved into Taurus, his spotlight has dimmed and he has been dealing with body issues. And as such he’s also much focused on personal wealth and assets of the “middle class.” While I ♥ Bernie in many ways, I have to disagree with him on the cost of child care. Like many, to support an American (Over) Work Culture, he wants child care to be affordable.
Do we really want to pay someone a dollar an hour to watch our children?
That’s what I got paid back in the 1970s to “babysit.” My “client” next door (ruled by Saturn – I’ve been an astrologer my whole life – have always noted the signs even when young) used to count half hours and search for quarters instead of rounding up to the hour and shelling out the entire dollar.
Like all consumers, parents want the best service and lowest cost for childcare. But these childcare experiences are the memories children will carry for a lifetime. Having had only a few childcare experiences in my youth (in a bowling alley unfortunately), I wonder if some of the cultural changes occurring now are a result of the outsourcing of childcare for a culture that does not live in extended families.
But that’s Saturn again, wondering.
Taurus represents ultimately values. When people can and can’t “afford” certain things (within buying range, of course), they are indicating their values.
How often are objects better taken care of than the body?
I ♥ Uranus
The I ♥ Uranus lady was taking care of her body when she displayed her enlightening message. And she might have been on the opposite side of the path to be farther away from traffic, all good things for the body.
And she was smiling, happy.
It was a good message and not as scary as flickering lights.