Wristwatch (source: Citizen)

Saturn in Aquarius is about to form a square to Uranus in Taurus this coming Wednesday. This is a relatively uncommon aspect, but because the two planets move so slowly, and because Saturn’s retrograde cycle will result in the aspect repeating three times over, it can provide a “theme” to the year in which it occurs. To me, that theme can be titled “Bad Timing” because of the nature of the fixed signs involved in the configuration.

The first pass shouldn’t be so difficult for me because I have no planets or points in my chart near the affected degrees. However, the retrograde pass on June 14 is will have Saturn sitting about half a degree away from my natal Venus. That’s not what worries me, though. It’s the final pass of the aspect on December 24 when Saturn will be exactly conjunct my natal Mars to the minute that makes me believe that I should be concerned. December 24 is also the day that sun makes its annual opposition to my natal moon. It’s typically a day that I’m already stressed-out and grouchy. That makes me wonder if the 2021 holiday season is going to be my Grinchiest ever.

But enough about me! For everyone else, this aspect between Saturn and Uranus can augur the desire to break free from restrictions without truly evaluating the consequences. It can produce actions that are quite out of character for those who would normally be more circumspect. So, if you have anything significant in your horoscope near 7°14″ in the fixed signs, this isn’t the week for a sudden shift in your modus operandi, or an unexpected announcement that comes as a surprise to everyone who knows you.

“Cafe Astrology” offers a terrific interpretation of this long-lasting event:

“Rules and limitations can feel more challenging to tolerate, but without some lines drawn, life feels too chaotic. Attempts to assert our individuality, freedom, and originality tend to undermine our feeling of groundedness and security. Yet, we are not satisfied when we conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force us to do something different or free ourselves from old habits.”

Nevertheless, I do believe that it’s important to avoid being the person who purposely causes the aforementioned “sudden and unexpected twists” at this time. Being the catalyst in this instance isn’t such a great idea when the reaction you cause burns down the lab, so be careful! I know that I’m going to have to be when this alignment reoccurs in December. I had the idea in my head that it might be nice to spend Christmas in Las Vegas if the pandemic is finally under control. Now, with this star-crossed event on my mind, I believe that hibernating at home might be a more prudent choice. Until then, a “wait and see” attitude should be what gets me through the rest of the year without doing something really stupid.

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