2021 Theme: Old vs. New

The theme for 2021: The Old vs. the New 

Saturn Square Uranus: The old traditions are squaring off with the new – Uranus. These 2 planets will form a square several times this year. All year the undertone is a battle between the structures that exist (Saturn) and new ideas. 

Uranus lets us know what is outdated, and limiting us. We all may feel a part of our lives that needs to be updated, a desire to break free from limiting thoughts that keep us from what we desire. It’s time to take inventory and release attitudes, false beliefs and activities that no longer serve our highest good. It’s like a card game, where eventually you have to discard a card that no longer serves your hand and choose another one that may advance you in the game of life. 

Meanwhile, Saturn prefers to keep the status quo going. It works hard to erect system, and prefers to keep them intact. While these two planets square off it is an interesting fight as one tries to change the world and the other tries to avoid it. We can see evidence of this happening in the world around us. Uranus is fine with chaos, while Saturn has difficulty with unpredictability. Where do you fall on the spectrum with your comfort level between chaos and predictability? Your answer will shed light on how well you are dealing with the present time. 

On the positive side, Saturn can help us bring into reality the flashes of insight and revolutionary ideas that Uranus brings us. What “outside the box” ideas are percolating within you that you have not paid attention to? We can call upon the discipline of Saturn to help us get moving to make these ideas a reality. 

We can look back in time to see what occurred when Saturn and Uranus came together in a conjunction: 

1988-1989: The Berlin Wall came crashing down, democratic protests in China, end of a dictator in Romania an democratic elections in Poland. 

For the remainder of the year we can expect people to continue to rebel agains tyranny and repressive systems since Uranus despises having freedom taken away. Meanwhile, Saturn will try and squash every rebellion in its’ desire to maintain the status quo.  What systems do you feel are not working in your life? When you have the answer, this quote by Buckminster Fuller may help you know how to resolve it, “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” 

Quotes to Ponder 

I was struck by this quote by Dinos Christianopoulos, “They thought they could bury us, but  they didn’t know we were seeds.” 

What does this quote spark in you? I thought of all the subconscious thoughts that I have suppressed over many lifetimes. It also reminds me of all the people who have been censored over the past few years. The good news is that Truth has a way of bubbling to the surface. Confucius “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

George Orwell quote “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” 

So many people compare what is happening today to George Orwell’s book “1984.” Perhaps we can all go commit a revolutionary act today!

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