I saw this relationship between these two outer planets as a progressive urge to embrace all peoples, of all faiths, of all backgrounds, genders, nationalities... to come to realize our interconnectedness with each other and with all of life. And we have done this in a curiously Uranian fashion: via the internet. If you were to ask what Friendster, MySpace, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter all have in common, the answer is, they were all founded while Uranus was in Pisces*. Uranus rules computers, cutting edge technology, the internet included... but it also rules freedom... the Universal Mind, as it were, expressed through the medium of computer technology and virtual networking platforms. Pisces has no boundaries. It is elusive and ephemeral, and all-inclusive. Pisces does not discriminate. It also rules music, hence YouTube. Which is why, every time the issue of regulations comes up regarding google, the internet, or social networking sites, everyone’s hair is on fire. Uranus in Pisces is about the ultimate, unregulated freedom of informational access.
Also in the news while Uranus was in Pisces/with Neptune in Aquarius, where Pisces/Neptune rule oceans, water, and oil; and Uranus/Aquarius rule sudden, altering events, and humanitarian crises:
The invasion of Iraq occurred in March of 2003; (though this was also a decidedly Saturn opposing pluto in Sagittarius event, as well, many have good reason to believe the true basis for the invasion, was to regain control of Iraqi oilfields, ruled by Pisces/Neptune)....
In 2003 Global oil production began a 4 year plateau, and subsequent decline, in the face of rising demands. This caused many new price increases.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, caused a tsunami in which 227,898 people died. The earthquake had a magnitude between 9.1 and 9.3 making it the 2nd largest earthquake ever recorded. It caused the entire planet to vibrate, triggering other earthquakes as far away as Alaska. Measured in the amount of lives lost, this is one of the 10 worst earthquakes in recorded history, as well as the worst tsunami in history. As a result of the reported casualties, there was an unprecedented humanitarian response worldwide, where more than $7 billion dollars were donated in aid.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina was not only the most costly natural disaster, it was also one of the 5 deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. It single-handedly exposed the raw underbelly of poverty, inequality and neglect of the classless in American society... all very Pisces/Neptunian subjects. Interestingly, the storm also brought forth a much stronger role in blogging, and web-based news (Uranus/Aquarius). NOLA.com, the affiliate of the New Orleans’ “Times-Picayune”, was awarded the Breaking News Pulitzer Prize, and shared the Public Service Pulitzer with the “Sun Herald”, whose coverage had to be carried exclusively on NOLA’s blogs for several days, as the newspaper had lost its building and presses due to flooding, in the wake of Katrina.
Earlier this year, in April, we saw the explosion of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico. Uranus was still in the last degrees of Pisces. Issues surrounding oil, the sea and its environs, as well as questions about our dependence on fossil fuels, and reconsidering alternative (Uranus) fuels reemerged.
In the news this week as Uranus heads back to Pisces?
A huge unstoppable island of ice is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland. There is the possibility that if this island continues on its current path, it could mow over oil platforms and through shipping lanes where it could cause all sorts of havoc and damage. This is part and parcel with unprecedented heat, wildfires and floods as an inevitable result of the continuing warming trend on our planet. This ice island, is only the “tip of the iceberg”, of untold consequences of global warming and its effects on the environment.
While Uranus is revisiting Pisces, we may find ourselves revisiting some of the issues of his previous sojourn here. Keep your eyes peeled for more newsworthy events re: oil, water, oceans, alternative fuels, internet issues, music and film, with sudden events and innovations concerning these through March of 2011, when Uranus will then re-enter Aries once again.
*Friendster was founded in March of 2003, soon to be followed by MySpace in August of 2003. Facebook was launched in February of 2004. YouTube was founded in November of 2006, and Twitter in 2006 as well. Uranus entered Pisces in March of 2003. (this is according to information posted on Wikipedia, founded in 2001, when Uranus was in its own sign of Aquarius)
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