It’s amazing how the use of space can tell a story. Mop anyone? When was the last time your floor had a good scrubbing? Our home is a metaphor for the outside and inside world. If your house is a mess, relationships and behaviors can go crazy. We need order in our fort.
This month we should be getting more than our fair share of “Aha!” moments. The more organized we are, the better we we’ll sleep. Mommies sleeping? Just imagine those blissful zzzz’s. Uranus, the planet of unexpected, sudden change has been going backwards (retrograde) since July 9 (and will continue to do so through December), stirring up our lives and messing up our living rooms.
All at once we have business up the wazu to take care of -- paper and Post-its everywhere. Machines are breaking. Too much activity is going on. Our brains feel like faulty computers with too much information. Mommies are not only worried about potty training, sleep training and how we’ll ever pay for college, but we have to keep all of loved ones off the peripheral ledge. Uranus affects us all, bosses, butchers, in-laws and outlaws. We have to make nice and keep our homes and hearts in one piece. Time to remove clutter. Toss the receipts and never-played-with toys. Get rid of stuff we no longer use.
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Uranus rules electricity and all invention. We can see clearly when we’re not nailed down by too many commitments and to-do lists. Uranus retrograde cycles demand change. We have to figure out what causes we believe in and go toward them again. We have to break some rules to advance onto a more suitable track. This is no calm time. Uranus-ruled Aquarians are way ahead of their time. They don’t need approval from the collective. They only need to march to their own beat, even if it’s made with tomato cans and zucchini from the garden.
The motto for Uranus retrograde is “Be yourself no matter what.” Make your living space your own. This is your personal playground. Own it. Call on the crazy to push transformation to the edge. This is the only way magic is born.
You don’t have to go to Ikea. You can paint your own coffee table with pictures or poetry you love. Your home is your Fourth House in astrology and the watery, psychic Moon rules this sensitive place. The Fourth House of Cancer greatly affects the Tenth House of career and public identity. This axis is a paramount one in the chart -- and in one’s life. Joy in one part of the axis can make or break joy in the other. Retrogrades give us energy to revisit various situations, places and people and can provide a fresh opportunity to fix what’s busted in our lives.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more