Masked Worker (source: Vox)

I’m finally going back to work today.

Of course, it’s happening on a day when Saturn is squaring Uranus. This is the retrograde pass of the aspect that first occurred in February. “Cafe Astrology” offers this interesting interpretation of the event:

“Saturn and Uranus return to form a square today, generating some friction. The first Saturn-Uranus square occurred in February, and the third (and final) one will happen in December.

At the root of tension is a clash between our need for freedom and spontaneity and our need for structure and stability. Ideally, we can find creative ways to satisfy these diverging needs, perhaps by giving form to our ideals and quest for progress. Rules and limitations are harder to tolerate, but life feels too chaotic without some lines drawn. 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.”

What’s funny about this passage is that I really want to return to a more-structured life, and at the same time I don’t want to “conform” to anything. The first thing I asked my supervisor when he asked me to come in a couple of days before we open was if I had to wear my stupid uniform. Between that and wearing a mask all day long, I’m already annoyed that someone wants to “cramp my style.”

I suppose that describes the tension between Saturn and Uranus in a nutshell. Both planets are personalized in my natal chart, and I’m constantly bucking the status quo while simultaneously understanding that I thrive in the most boring, Saturnine circumstances. It’s the story of my life.

Anyway, this aspect recurs in December, so I’d better get used to it. Next time it won’t be afflicting my natal Venus, though, so it’s only going to get easier for me from here, right? Right?

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