After living with Saturn opposing Uranus since late 2008, the end is in sight with the final exact opposition between Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries on July 26, 2010 . . . just five days away.
This opposition has been heralded by many astrologers, including myself, as the clash between the status quo (Saturn) and progressive change (Uranus). Like most of life, the results are faaaaar less clearly delineated. Let me illustrate this with a brief story about some changes in my immediate neighborhood.
About five years ago, the push began to install wind towers in the valley I live in as a source of sustainable energy. There were three or four different prime locations under consideration. The one first approved was in an area with no home sites, just lots of sagebrush. The other locations were much closer to existing homes and land under development for more. These projects were hotly opposed by both the homeowners and developers. One of these is on a ridge directly above my home.
I supported the approval of the wind farms from the very beginning because I love the idea of our pesky wind being put to good use and because I would FAR rather live next door to wind towers than a bunch of houses. My home is on property that has been in my family for well over 100 years and even in my life time, the changes wrought by growth and development is profound. So I had little to no sympathy for those people from the greater Seattle area who had purchased property near the possible wind farm locations and were screaming about their view being ruined and therefore decreasing the property value.
With the developers financing the opposition, forcing the wind farm people to jump through every possible legal hoop, the projects were delayed for several years. And if the bottom had not dropped out the housing market with the advent of the first Saturn-Uranus opposition, the developers would likely have been successful. However, once the income from development dried up, the county officials quickly moved to OK three additional wind farms to tap into that revenue source.
Now we have wind towers gracing our horizon and generating clean, renewable energy with the side benefit of placing no more stress on our minimal water resources. Going by those criteria, I’d say progressive Uranus won the day but without the local officials being driven by the bottom line (Saturn) the wind farms would not be there either.
Anyone willing to bet when we look back over the Saturn-Uranus opposition years, we won’t find many more examples like this? Real life is almost always much messier than the prognosticators would have it, just as human beings are much more complex and full of contradictions.