Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mars in Leo Transit: Let Your Light Shine

Mars entered the sign of Leo on July 20 and will be there until September 5. Mars is quite comfortable in the fiery sign of Leo, meaning that passions are going to be high and that there is going to be an increased feeling of determination and self-motivation in the air. So, what does this transit have in store for you? I’ll tell you all about it in the video below. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Reverse Nodal Return (Update)

So, I wanted to make another video about my Reverse Nodal Return just to give a more well-rounded take on it, especially since I went through the exact conjunction last month. I took the last video down because I feel like this is a better representation of what the transit has been like for me. And I hope that it is helpful for anyone who is also going through this transit or who wants to make sense of their own past experiences with the transit. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Uranus in the 5th House

Those who have a 5th House Uranus possess a charisma that is out of the ordinary. To have this planet here means that you are capable of shining in ways that are brilliant as well as unusual. Uranus’ house placement shows us where things do not unfold in the so-called normal or conventional manner in our lives. The 5th House, meanwhile, symbolizes the special talents and attributes that earn us the admiration of other people. Having Uranus in the 5th House, therefore, can indicate someone who is wildly, almost freakishly talented. But, the dilemma here is figuring out what to do with those gifts and how to express them in a way that will gain you the recognition you deserve. As special as you are, you are as equally unconcerned with being special, which is something that can baffle your many admirers.  

Since we can be casual, detached, or indifferent about the concerns of our Uranus house, this placement means that you don’t really care about shining or standing out as special, even though you have an effortless ability to do so. Therefore, you can be that classic gifted individual who does something phenomenally but then acts like it’s no big deal at all. It’s as if the heat of the spotlight is too intense for you to handle. So, you will find ways to either minimize the attention you’re getting or be removed from it altogether. The attention of the 5th House can come in so many forms, from being a performer in the center of the stage to holding court in a room full of people to gaining lots of romantic admiration. In any case, Uranus in the 5th House regularly distances you from the feeling of personal glory that comes with the spotlight. There may be a dissociative element to that, at times, as if someone else is getting the praise and attention and you’re just observing it.

But, the irony is that the more you’re detached from your ego, the more you will attract such ego-boosting situations and interactions. Sometimes, the passionate responses you get from people are downright strange to you. Uranus in the 5th House individuals are like celebrities who cannot understand why they are celebrities or who totally act as if they’re not (and famous people with Uranus in the 5th do usually have this quality). At heart, you feel like some sort of anomaly. Whatever’s in a person’s 5th House shows how they define themselves on this deeper level; how they gain a sense of identity. Uranus being in this house means that you can identify with being set apart from others and unlike them. This is often because of your giftedness, which has made you an exceptional individual since childhood. You can also feel a powerful urge to rebel against this kind of attention, not really wanting to be seen as special. But, there is another side of you that cannot abide by blending in with others. Since you identify so much with being unique, then you become unexpectedly ego-driven when you feel like someone is threatening that uniqueness.

Uranus is already contradictory but having Uranus in the 5th is the most contradictory placement of all, since the 5th House naturally opposes Uranus’ energy. Therefore, this influence means that you switch between embracing the special privileges of this house and detaching from them. It’s a pattern that stems back to childhood. The 5th House tells us a lot about how we were as children, personality-wise. Uranus in the 5th House people were usually just different from everyone else when they were kids. But, the contrast between this placement and, say, Uranus in the 1st is that people with that influence typically felt alien-like and flat-out strange as children, not receiving much approval from people for their behavior. Uranus in the 5th House, on the other hand, indicates that the feeling of being different as a child is either consistently applauded or eventually leads to some steady form of applause or positive reinforcement. 

We discover our talents through the 5th House and people with planets in the 5th figure out their talents at a very early age. When I say “talent”, this can be the artistic flair that is so associated with the 5th House via singing, acting, writing, dancing, drawing, etc. But, anything can be a talent. Creative energy manifests in so many ways, not just artistically. Uranus in the 5th House often times symbolizes a talent that is more intellectual. It can be something very academic or technological that the child exceeds at early in life. Even if it’s artistic, there is an intellectual brilliance to how it’s done that wows people. In fact, it’s to the point where these people can be intellectually gifted, blessed with high IQ’s, or child prodigies, displaying remarkable talent early on in life that defies description. Even you found yourself regularly amazed at the things you were able to pull off.

If Uranus shows what cannot unfold normally for you, then Uranus in the 5th means that the expression of your talent is far from normal or average. Because of this, you’re very used to being above-average, in a way that set you apart from your peers as a child. At the same time, you did this without exactly knowing how you did it. That talent of yours just seems to come from a strange place and as a child, this could’ve been hard to deal with. You might’ve wondered why everyone was praising you for something you didn’t see as that extraordinary. You might have been busy winning all sorts of prizes, competitions, or talent shows, surpassing your peers, while also feeling oddly amused that it was all happening. Because of this, you also might have felt that other people weren’t getting the recognition that they deserved, which made you feel quite uncomfortable about being this golden child. It’s a title that you tried to defy. But, you inevitably found out that the less effort you put into impressing people, the more you impressed people.

Your inner child, therefore, is very used to people falling all over you for your greatness and not making a big deal out of it. Due to its connection to the inner child, the 5th House shows how we express spontaneity. For you, being spontaneous and in-the-moment is all about connecting to people as equals. You are just as interested in what makes other people special. This is because you grew up feeling highly unimpressed by your own talent, in spite of it being seen as downright brilliant to others. Because of this, you felt liberated enough to focus on other people’s talents and what makes them special. This is actually quite a gift that you possess: shining a light on the gifts of others. It’s often something you can do just through praising them and validating their own creative efforts. You’re the king or queen who can make everyone feel like they're royalty, assured that there are enough thrones for everyone to enjoy.

However, this doesn’t mean that you are entirely without ego, either. Uranus in the 5th does give you this heartfelt sense of being a genius. You do want recognition for that unique intelligence. At the same time, you want to act like you don’t care that much about it. You really don’t care but you really do care. Confusing, I know. But, as a child, you became very used to your creative efforts giving you a sense of distinction. So, you never want to lose that distinctiveness and can get quite dramatic when you feel like your brilliance is not being allowed full expression. As artists, people with this placement operate very much by their own rules. Your creativity is of the see-what-sticks variety, as you are really eager to experiment with whatever you’re doing. So, when you channel that creative energy into something artistic, you produce something that no one else can. You take enormous pride in this uniqueness, even if you don’t toot that horn too loudly.

The 5th House is where we “make things happen”. But, Uranus’ unpredictable energy is unable to do that too consistently. So, in your creative ventures, you can be all over the place. There are times when you are completely on and you’re so in the zone, knowing just what to do in order to finish that project or make this endeavor work. Then, there are other times where you’re just totally off and can feel as if you’re drawing a blank. Again, your talent manifests in such an unpredictable way. The best thing to do is to not try and control it. By doing this, you will, paradoxically, be in control of your talent. Knowing that this creative energy comes and goes, absolutely whenever and however it wants to, will also be your way of finding mental freedom. Uranus in the 5th House people feel free when they can enter this state of being alternately in control of things and just letting things happen how they’re going to happen.

Due to this unorthodox style, anything goes when you are involved in a creative project, whether that means finishing half of your novel less than a week before the deadline or suddenly becoming all-consumed with the preparation to play a character and then throwing all of that research out of the window. It may not make sense to anyone else, including you. But, it’s just how you do it. It’s that spontaneous expression of advanced, often lightning-paced energy. You have expressed this energy since a kid, which is why your inner child can feel so wired or frenetic. It could have been a bit problematic for the adults around you to deal with. But, sooner or later, it was discovered that this energy was just an expression of your high intelligence. Because of this, you evolved into a child who felt like he or she was an on an equal intellectual level as the adults around them. Quite a few important adults in your childhood could’ve just felt like good friends, which helped significantly in terms of curbing your rebellious impulses. Still, when faced with an adult who acted as if they were above you and like they knew everything, you couldn’t help but be contrary.

This is why, as an adult, you’re capable of dealing with children as intellectual equals. You are probably really turned off or upset by adults who cannot speak to kids rationally or talk to them as if they’re stupid. But, because of this, you may not have much patience for overly emotional displays from kids. The 5th House shows a person’s parenting style, in a general sense. So, Uranus in the 5th House parents may prefer a more egalitarian relationship with their children where they just talk things out logically. At the same time, you won’t have time for temper tantrums or lots of tears and whining. So, you’ll probably just walk away, ignore them, or put them in time-out until they’re ready to have a reasonable discussion because you know they’re too smart for such behavior. The thing about the 5th House is that it does describe the sort of children you’ll have. So, with Uranus in the 5th, these kids will be logical and reasonable. They will also reflect your child-self by displaying their own form of uniqueness and advanced intellect, thanks to a strong influence of Aquarius or Uranus within their own chart.

If you have children, being a parent can be liberating because of the unpredictable, exciting, and stimulating energy they bring into your life. You will also free yourself of societal expectations in terms of parenting. You will have none of your friend’s unsolicited advice about potty training or your mother’s complaints about your son’s eating habits. Instead, Uranus in the 5th compels you to do parenting your own way. In some sense or another, your kids will have a one-of-a-kind relationship with you, as you’ll be far cooler and/or far weirder than most parents. But, there is also the potential to find freedom through not being a parent at all. The detachment of Uranus can manifest through insisting on being child-free. If so, you’ll have an easy, friendly relationship with kids without having any of your own. You’ll maintain that sense of freedom by being the cool aunt or uncle, with your relatives’ kids or friends’ kids, spending a certain amount of quality time with the kids in your life and then handing them over to their parents while you go off and live your own life.

The 5th House also represents dating and romance. With Uranus’ presence here, you will definitely be an interesting person to date; that is, for as long as the other person can pin you down. Matters of the heart are highly unpredictable for you. Sometimes, this is because you can suddenly change your mind about someone who you were totally enamored with yesterday (maybe even in the middle of a date, bringing it to an abrupt end). At other times, it’s because they suddenly change their mind about you. You easily become infatuated with unpredictable people who require much independence and space. Because of this, they may run hot and then randomly become cold, turning the whole situation upside down or ending it altogether. Unsurprisingly, your love life is quite messy and dramatic, even if (or especially if) you don’t want it to be. Ideally, you would love to avoid the drama but you just can’t. The thing is that a part of you loves the drama of these ever-changing love interests, as you never want your dating life to become predictable or boring. 

But, this is why, until you actually commit to someone, your life can get quite crazy and even unstable because of all of this drama. The 5th House is just where we generally date, as far as going out on dates. The 7th House is where we officially become someone’s partner. Romantic situations, therefore, are much more stable to you when you seriously commit to someone. It’s why you may learn your lesson at some point and become very uninterested in dating around. This is usually after racking up a history of one love affair or one fling (the 5th House is also casual sex) after the next, creating a chaotic whirlwind of lovers. Once things become wildly dramatic in your love life, you learn to disconnect. And you can be very good at disconnecting, rapidly going from having a major crush on someone to being firmly convinced that they’re just a friend.

Such a lack of investment can also make you a heartbreaker. You attract affairs and hook-ups in totally unexpected ways. One minute, you’re minding your own business and the next, you’re having a hot-and-heavy summer fling. But, as easy as these flings come, they go just as easily for you. Yet, you can have such a strange effect on your preferred sex that whenever you expect them to be just as cavalier about it, they end up falling for you. And the more they insist, the more you distance yourself. Yet, in the moment, you can be totally passionate about it. So, your sudden reversal of affection is enough to not only make them try harder but make you seem flaky or insincere. That’s not necessarily the case. Uranus in the 5th just means that freedom of mind, for you, stems from knowing you should never get attached to wild passion. It just doesn’t last.

So, it’s hard for you to take schoolboy or schoolgirl crushes seriously (and this means whether you’re on the giving or receiving end) unless they can lead to something long-term. But, at the same time, you’re very open about engaging in them. You keep your heart open in a unique way, not worrying about how you will get from point A to point B romantically with someone else. And this is why, much more than the average person, you end up giving your heart away to the person who you never expected you would, often because you didn’t feel passionately about him or her until becoming friends or knowing them for a while.