A note on Uranus retrograde…and a bit of philosophising …

One of the many pleasures of blogging is the correspondence I receive intermittently from folk I have never met who turn out to have been reading my blog posts/Facebook Pages. I am always interested in feedback from readers, sharing connections between their personal lives and/or the world at large which correspond to planetary shifts. 

I received this interesting piece of email feedback a few days ago from Denise, relating to Uranus’ turning retrograde on 7th August 2018:

‘…Anne – it was on your site that I read about the connection between Uranus moving from Aries to Taurus and the recent eruption of Kilauea, so I thought you might be interested in this observation – both the explosions in the crater and the lava flow from the rift zone slowed and then stopped just days before Uranus turned retrograde.  Coincidence, synchronicity, or cause and effect – I won’t speculate which it is.

I have been following the course of this eruption on the US Geological Survey websites.  For 3 months, there were daily explosions in the main crater of earthquake magnitude 5.2 – 5.3, plus numerous small earthquakes throughout the general area.  Lava flow from the rift zone created 875 acres of new coastline (though unstable) and destroyed hundreds of houses and much farmland.  You can see the area affected here:

The photo gallery on this site is amazing.  I live in California, so am no stranger to fires and earthquakes, but the idea of the earth opening up in one’s neighborhood and spewing a river of molten rock for three straight months is beyond my comprehension.  I will be watching to see if this situation changes again early next year…’

In response to what Denise said about the correspondence between earthly events and planetary movements, ie  ‘…Coincidence, synchronicity, or cause and effect – I won’t speculate which it is…”, here are my musings:

My own view for what it’s worth is that astrology functions as a form of quantum physics: it maps the movement of energy fields via TIME and SPACE – but allows us (via millennia of observation of correlations between the movements of the planets and what occurs on planet Earth) to ascribe core meanings to those shifting energy patterns, thereby taking its value a step beyond what physics can offer.

We are tiny particles in a vast energy Field, and there are various ways of tracking the patterns which endlessly move within that Field. Astrology is a pretty potent one, I think, since it would appear to be able to bridge both the material and the nonmaterial dimensions of those patterns in a coherent manner which can offer guidance to humans should they be willing to consider it.

No doubt the reductionists would dismiss this view – but I have never been able to comprehend why the perspectives which can be offered offered via myth and symbolism are usually arrogantly dismissed. After all, contemporary science can only account for the 4% of matter that apparently constitutes the known universe, acknowledging the existence of 23% dark matter and 73% dark energy whilst admitting that the nature of those energy categories is unknown.

This apparently being the case, one would think that a little humility in the face of our almost totally mysterious universe might be in order…Still, one of those days…

Thanks for contacting me, Denise! I cannot imagine what it must be like to be in Hawaii, observing the raw and brutal power of Nature at such close quarters…

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14 responses to “A note on Uranus retrograde…and a bit of philosophising …

  1. Fraser MacKinnon

    so can you tell us all this time will Scotland be independent what is the Scotland chart saying

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  2. Via Facebook:
    24.8.18:
    Leah Whitehorse:
    Re. humility – absolutely YES! That is one of my biggest frustrations when astrology is dismissed so out of hand. For me, I feel as though the astrology describes what is happening, a kind of cosmic language. But I’m also with you on the dark matter and so on. We (as in the human race) are completely in the dark in so many ways as to the hows and whys of the universe. What I trust is seeing patterns repeated over and over that correlate with experience so elegantly. Extraordinary connection with Uranus and the volcano.

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  3. Many thanks for this thoughtful and supportive comment, Leah! ‘…What I trust is seeing patterns repeated over and over that correlate with experience so elegantly…’ Yes, my view too. Like you, over many years’ observation…

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  4. Via Facebook:
    24.8.18:
    Irma Vocht:
    I love the explanation of what astrology is here!

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  5. That’s good to hear, Irma. We are tiny particles in a vast energy Field, and there are various ways of tracking the patterns which endlessly move within that Field. Astrology is a pretty potent one, I think, since it would appear to be able to bridge both the material and the nonmaterial dimensions of those patterns in a coherent manner which can offer guidance to humans should they be willing to consider it.

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  6. Via Facebook:
    24.8.18:
    Sal Pelliccia:
    Cheers to Denise – she’s a researcher at heart who also has a heart (she made the time to connect and share). And yes, “one WOULD think…” Hubris for all its certainty – is a lonely act – them against the cosmos.

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  7. Yes, agreed, Sal, It’s brilliant to get feedback like Denise’s which stimulates one to take off on a bigger picture track… something to which I have always been extraordinarily susceptible!!

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  8. Via Facebook:
    24.8.18:
    Moragh Mason:
    I really like your explanation of what astrology is (movement of energy through time and space). I think of it as a cosmic dance, and if we study it we can tune into the rhythm, join the dance and move in harmony with the universe.

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  9. Thanks, Moragh, I’m glad you like my explanation. And I like your evocation!

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  10. Via Facebook:
    25.8.18:
    Chrissy Karas:
    Nice I loved this: ‘…My own view for what it’s worth is that astrology functions as a form of quantum physics: it maps the movement of energy fields via TIME and SPACE – but allows us us (via millennia of observation of correlations between the movements of the planets and what occurs on planet Earth) to ascribe core meanings to those shifting energy patterns, thereby taking its value a step beyond what physics can offer…’

    This really resonated with me! Thank you

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  11. Well, thanks, Chrissy. Much appreciated – and it’s good to know that my fellow astrologers have this perspective too…

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  12. Fraser MacKinnon

    Hey I have read that and very intresting just wondered if you had anymore upto date information.
    And anything new on Nicola sturgeons chart that shows something
    And now with all the things happening to Alex Salmond not good for the independance movement

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    • Glad you have found the posts re Scotland interesting – but as you may have noticed from the content of this and previous posts, I am pursuing other topics of interest at the moment. Suggest you do a google search to find who is talking about Scottish affairs astrologically at present…

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