I wondered for a long time why I was bothering with Twitter, but when I actually started using it I began discovering a plethora of fascinating sites and writers. One of these is Samuel F Reynolds, an astrologer from Brooklyn whose interesting blog can be found here. Astrologers of color are not widely represented on the ‘net, and Samuel’s blog offers a fresh perspective on many different issues.
I particularly like his post “Get Up, Stand Up For your Rights: Uranus calls a new generation to power!” Uranus was very important to my generation, the one that came of age in the 1960s as Uranus conjoined Pluto. Now the generation that was born under that influence is coming into their power and authority, and we are heading into the next phase of the Uranus/Pluto cycle: The opening square.
Samuel is talking though to a new generation: the Uranus in Scorpio generation born between 1974 and 1981. He writes (paragraph breaks added by me):
Like the Uranus in Virgo generation’s Y2K, we find you standing up amidst the buzz of another apocalypse: 2012. Your generation may fear, as many generations have before, that they are the last generation. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The true meaning of apocalypse is “revelation” or a “lifting of the veil.” What’s a more fitting image for a generation marked by Uranus in Scorpio, a sign known for managing secrets, than “lifting a veil.”
You’re the generation that unmasks the multiple Ponzi schemes of economics, philosophy, politics, religion and sexuality that have gone on too long. There is a price to pay for unveiling the truth that the “emperor” has not been wearing any clothes for a long time. You may not feel up to the task. You could become bogged down in your own resentments about being part of the “down and dirty” clean up crew for the world’s messes. You could become haunted by images of the apocalypse or the feeling that “Big Brother” is still watching you. I’m willing to bet though that your generation, on the whole, would rather live challenging a lie than die living one. You’d rather get back to basics or essentials than have a bunch of comforting fluff that will certainly fail you. This is the sentiment to which you must stay connected. It’s good to get back to basics or the bare essentials, so you’re creating and building on sturdier ground.
This lays the groundwork for Uranus’ journey into Taurus in 2018 and that’s a different generation. We’ll get to that in 7 years. For now, stand up and be counted, Uranus in Scorpio generation. All of us are counting on you!