“Time to Change” from “The Brady Bunch” (source: MeTV)

After another super-stressful day at work, I took a deeper dive into my horoscope to see if I could discover anything that would make me believe that this super-stressful period in my life is coming to an end. What I found surprised me.

Transiting Uranus is about to form a trine with my natal sun. Just as it moves into the aspect later this month, it begins its retrograde cycle. Still, that means that I’m going to get a taste of what’s to come from this long-term aspect. Uranus plays a fairly important role in my chart. It’s not only personalized by house placement, but also part of a major alignment with both Pluto and Chiron — something that defines a whole generation of people born in late 1965 and early 1966.

My short-term forecast on astro.com offers the following interpretation for the event:

“Sometimes it is very upsetting to make fundamental changes in your life. But at other times you feel that change is creative and exciting, and this is one of those times. You are eager for change and hope it will lead you to a life that is more exciting, interesting and alive. You look to new ideas and new experiences for insights that will make your life more real. Consequently this is an excellent time to begin studying disciplines that will allow you to develop and grow as a human being. Such disciplines can include encounter or group therapy, yoga or other spiritual disciplines, astrology or any other subject that allows you to see yourself in a new light and to grow in consciousness.

You may encounter new relationships, new friends or even a new love that will allow you to be yourself more than ever before. Your everyday being is compatible with change now, and you are hungry for it in every possible way.

This is a good time to adopt a new physical regimen – a new exercise program, new health habits or a different kind of nutrition – that will allow your body to grow and develop. Break out of old physical habits that have been damaging your body. You might conceivably be able to quit smoking or drop some other physically debilitating habit at this time.

You will be successful in every way that you reach out to encounter new experience. Do not allow conservatism or insecurity to deprive you of this great opportunity. Now you can make changes that will make your life better later on.”

Because I’m already into yoga and astrology, I don’t see this aspect manifesting itself in that manner. However, I do see my willingness to take risks changing during while Uranus is making overtures to my natal sun. Despite my open-mindedness, I’m truly a textbook Capricorn because it takes me forever to come around to the idea that change is good. My cardinal nature always keeps me moving forward, but at a nearly imperceptible pace. To allude to the classic fable, I’m the tortoise, not the hare.

Anyway, seeing this upcoming event on the horizon gives me hope for the future. Now if I can just get through the rest of this week without killing someone, I think I’ll be okay . . .

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