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By Susan Vega

 

When we first learn the nature of the modalities in astrology, we connect to their energies.  Signs of the same Modality, also known as Quadruplicities, are 90° apart.

The Cardinal signs take action, fixed stays put and doesn’t want change, mutable is flexible and can move around obstacles.

We associate fixed as having a natural resistance to change. We’ve been taught their resistance can also manifest into a stubborn nature.

The fixed glyphs are used symbolically in the Bible as the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Uranus transits the sun in 84 years.  Uranus spends about 7 years in a sign.   

Uranus is the fixed air sign of Aquarius.  It is the planet of rebellion, revolution, abrupt, and sudden changes, lightning, earthquakes, future technology, computers, cell phones, space travel alien acknowledgment, robots and the start of a major robotic change to the world and corporations. Uranus is the sign of the genius. Uranus paves the way with new inventions, new music (new age) humanitarian and social revolutions and changes. Beats to its own drum.

But before we dive into what this means for us, I want to share a little history about our friend, Uranus. According to Greek Mythology, he was the God of the sky and heavens. He visited Gaia (Earth) every night to mate with her, and it was in their nightly unions that the 12 Titans were born. However, Uranus felt threatened by his offspring and would hide them away deep in the earth. Gaia wasn’t pleased with these disruptions and plotted against Uranus with the strongest of her Titans. Their son, Saturn (aka Cronus), stepped up to the plate and castrated Uranus. As his genitals fell to the sea, Aphrodite, the goddess of love was born—something beautiful arising from a period of chaos.
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