As is the way when Uranus and Mars are activating one’s chart, the events come in on unexpected tangents and fast. Late last night I got an email from my brother bringing his siblings up to date on some family stuff. My dad caught the brunt of this but since I don’t have an accurate birth time for him I can’t tie it to anything specific in his chart. He did just complete the last past of his THIRD Saturn return (and here I am happy to have made it through my second . . .)
His little poodle-type dog who went everywhere with him apparently developed a fast spreading cancer of some type and after discussing the situation with the vet, they decided the best thing to do would be to put the dog to sleep. This happened yesterday afternoon and that evening he got a phone call from his nephew telling him his brother had had a heart attack and died!
My uncle had been slowly failing for the last year or so and his death was not unanticipated. Now this event can clearly be tied to my uncle’s chart. He had his Sun at 15° Gemini opposing Mars at 21° Sagittarius, so the current Mars-Uranus opposition created a grand cross in his chart. A sudden medical event like a heart attack can be an expression of this aspect . . . especially if one is 86 yrs old and in very poor health.
Going back to my end of things, the Mars-Uranus opposition is affects my Mercury at 22° Scorpio (Mars is sextile and Uranus trine). Uranus is also squaring my natal Uranus. Mars is transiting my tenth house and Uranus my fourth so family events are being translated (Mercury) into astrological terms for my readers. Being notified by email and quite unexpectedly is very Uranian.
Anyone else experiencing this aspect messing with them? Something I can’t help but be thinking about is the upcoming opposition to Uranus from Saturn in early November. But maybe that has to do with Saturn in Virgo crawling steadily towards my mid-heaven making it the most elevated transiting planet in my chart.
This photo of the little filly is just because. She & her mom belong to my friend and are thriving on our pasture. For those who are interested in such things, she is an Arab-Quarter horse cross.