Mere days now separate us from the first of three rounds that will feature Saturn in Aquarius squaring off with Uranus in Taurus; exact on February 17, 2021. The influence of this energy spends weeks building, culminating, and then receding, and we’ve already seen high-profile manifestations of its influence here in The States as the Law became lawless when Republican lawmakers – ironically the party who branded themselves the so-called “party of law & order” – essentially sanctioned President Orcus’s January 6, 2021 incitement of insurrection at the United States Capitol by voting to acquit the former president a second time despite ample evidence of his culpability. The defense that it was somehow “unconstitutional to impeach someone no longer in office” was particularly absurd; especially when Sen. Majority Leader McConnell had refused to convene a senate session sooner in order to hold impeachment proceedings whilst the president still sat in office – you can’t be the one stalling for time and running the clock out, then turn around and claim things didn’t happen quickly enough.
I mention this crystal-clear example as an illustration of just how warped “normal” can/has become when Saturn is hit by a double Uranian influence like this; its occupation of topsy-turvy, contrary Aquarius (a sign that takes its cues from Uranus) coupled with a tense square to wild, chaotic, anarchistic Uranus has upended our sense of stability, normalcy, and has us questioning what is lawful. Lunatic fringe elements of society – and those who would shield them – flagrantly infiltrate the ranks of government. There is zero accountability with elected officials when it comes to protecting their own cliques, and a dangerous precedent for democracy is set when lawmakers more or less give tacit approval to the notion that results of a lawful election can/should be overturned if/when you don’t agree with the choice that was legitimately secured by both popular and electoral votes; whether you are a private citizen or the President of the United States.
Aside from what is going on in the USA, look also at recent events in Myanmar and Haiti – we have a full-on military coup happening in the former and a president refusing to leave office at the expiration of his term in the latter. As I have said elsewhere – both in a previous post and via a more in-depth look at this astrological alignment in my Feburary 2021 monthly newsletter – Governments and their People are not inclined to see eye-to-eye when Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus; particularly if/when you have rogue elements advocating for the suspension – if not outright abolishment – of the democratic process. Delegated authority falls under Saturn’s domain, but the current double-Uranian whammy upon The Ringed One upends everything and tends toward revolts, coups, and sedition. Sociopolitical unrest unfortunately will continue to be a hallmark of this energy throughout 2021 and especially surrounding the weeks these squares perfect in February, June, and December.
On an interconnected note, Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus both shows us the weaknesses within our social connections as well as their strengths – connections are being tested for integrity in this respect. Old friends surprise us in good and bad ways; perhaps acting completely out-of-character in alienating ways, or potentially showing up to support us from out-of-the-blue when we thought that connection was a thing long-since passed – perhaps even alternating tacks in some instances. Can we modernize a classic? That, too, is a hallmark of Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus; both specific to our friendships and applying more broadly to a wide variety of arenas. Things can get necessary – or perhaps even “forced” – updates during this period; ostensibly for the sake of strengthening them to ensure future utility. But as relating back to our social networks, the fabric of our communities are under great strain and are currently being tested on an individual as well as collective level. Will we work *with* our Fellow Man to resolve longstanding social challenges, or remain aloof and inhumane about its troubles (which BTW really are our problems, too)? Any brittleness we might display in this way threatens to shatter both our own code of honor and the covenant of essential social contracts like broken glass – society is only as good as its weakest links and a failure of one is a failure of all as Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus. United we stand, divided we fall and perhaps one of the most important lessons we face under this alignment involves how to have sane, intellectual, yet lawful & respectful dissent; a difficult prospect indeed when the radicalization of our individual and collective values systems has become so normalized.