Today one of the slow moving outer planets, Uranus, turns retrograde in the sign of Aries until December 25th, 2015.
Uranus is about freedom, independence, revolution, upheaval, individuality. Aries associations are leadership, pioneers, competition, impatience. This combination brings out a deep seated urge to “liberate” one’s self from someone or a circumstance, often in lightening-fast fashion.
When Uranus is retrograde, the “unexpected” factor linked to this planet is amplified; things suddenly “pop-up” out of nowhere at a rapid and yet unpredictable pace. Uranus, “The Great Liberator” disrupts the apple cart time and time again in order to break free of old, rigid structures in our lives, often imposed on us by Saturn. Sure, the change can be unsettling at times, because how readily do most people welcome change (especially when they have become comfortable with the same old, same old)? Change scares a lot of people, and this is why they continue to put into practice those out dated systems or methods, even though they are archaic and have lost their usefulness, or proficiency.
Best advice in this situation is to be more mutable; embrace the changes, try to go with the flow. If the Universe is actively working to change your life for the better, be glad.
“Resistance is futile” – Borg race, Star Trek: The Next Generation