As we moved into Solstice, Uranus, Lord of Thunderbolts and Lightning went direct. Direct motion means a shift from retrograde or focus on internal energy to an outer focus of influence. Uranus by nature, can stir things up, and in truth, really doesn’t mind doing so as complacency and order are not its best qualities. Physically it is a unique planet as it rolls instead of spins, depicting its desire to express its individuality and obscurity. Unlike his son, Saturn, who is all about discipline, commitment, order and hard work, Uranus want to electrify and awaken the higher mind through what may come out as a sudden shock. Sounding somewhat destructive, how do you stop the status quo? It may require an unexpected moment to get us to change our habits, routines or believed “safe” behaviors. While order and structure do have their importance as it lends itself to allowing societies to coalesce and function, there are times we become stale and need to reawaken to the passion of ingenuity and genius. Uranus rules the higher mind, the mental genius, the creative madman, the spark of intention to blaze a different trail and go against the grain. As humans, if we all just follow along like robots marching in line with the dominant paradigm, we may not have advances and breakthroughs that revitalize and revolutionize our world as we know it. We may still be traveling along in the horse and buggy, never advancing to the advent of the automobile or the airplane. Late yesterday, Uranus in Aries shifted to direct motion. This can feel a bit edgy and punchy as Aries is the first sign, a fire sign, not known for being patient. It is a bold sign that is willing to take risks to do what needs to be done, ideally setting fear aside. Aries is ruled by Mars, the God of War, so if you can see the potential battlefield starting to emerge, we are right on track. Of course, this fiery, impulsive, warrior energy to buck the system could be one expression of this signature; however, we know it is not the highest expression of Uranus going direct. May this serve as a warning to not let your frustrations lead you to a less than desirable outcome as a fight with the world. A perhaps, wiser, more beneficial utilization of Uranus in Aries could be finding the courage to be yourself, the individual that lies within, unlike any other human in existence. For we are not robots, we are living, breathing unique, special concoctions of atoms and molecules that while coming from the same source, we are recognizable as individuals because we are not identical. So why are you you? What is it about your makeup that is here to offer something unique to your world? Can you find the bravery to do just that? Can you step away from what you are “supposed” to be and do and listen to your higher mind? What are you afraid of? Can you activate the warrior within and your inner genius and perhaps shock your circle of regularity and conformity into a place of profound authenticity?