from Phillip Lindsay
Uranian Taurus New Moon and Saturn in Aquarius 2020: A Revolution in Consciousness and Money
Uranus in Taurus
As described in a recent post, the monthly balsamic phase of the moon is just elapsing, presaging the new moon of Taurus on April 23 – planting the seed for the following full moon period of Taurus on May 7. As the “mother of illumination”, Taurus sheds light upon our current situation, aided at the new moon by a conjunction to Uranus the revolutionary:
“Uranus, therefore, initiates a new order of life and conditions and this—when developed in the life of the disciple—in its turn produces an understanding of the causes of things as they are, and the desire to change the old order and the old orientation into the new.”1
The main configuration in the new moon chart is the sun, moon and Uranus in Taurus, all square to Saturn in Aquarius – the sign that Uranus rules. This dynamic point of tension at the new moon fosters a radical breaking away from tradition (Saturn) – by the revolutionary forces of Uranus, utilising the progressive energies of Aquarius.
Uranus and Taurus are both connected to money, hence a major revolution in the financial system can certainly be brought about while it remains in this sign until 2025; not only money but the cultivation of a better global system of human values.
This Uranian new moon may well kickstart the process, especially now that the price of oil has plummetted in the past few days, airlines and other big companies are going bankrupt, millions are out of work and losing business etc.
“Uranus … the seventh ray works through this planet and is the embodiment of the principle of concretion and the materialising of that which is in need of objective manifestation, through the bringing together of spirit and matter. It is here that the whole mystery of money lies hid and the creation and production of money … It is through the relation of the three aspects of the third divine manifestation—law, affinity and concretised energy—that money is created.”2
Uranus – an “eccentric orbit” for an eccentric planet!
Uranus, the planet of the scientific mind, “falls” in Taurus, “the mother of illumination”:
“Uranus, the planet of the hidden mystery and one of the most occult of the planets “falls” in this sign, producing the accentuation and the sharp division between body and soul which is so marked a characteristic of the Taurian subject. It prepares the inner [wo]man for the sharp interplay and conflict …
… The task of Uranus, hidden in the depths, is to awaken and evoke the intuitive response of Taurus to an ever-increasing light until such time that full illumination is achieved and also the development of the spiritual consciousness —substituting these higher soul aspects for the lower form reactions.”3
Let us break down this passage and expand upon it:
1. “Uranus, the planet of the hidden mystery and one of the most occult of the planets …”.
Uranus is a “hidden mystery” not visible to the naked eye, whereas the previous planet Saturn can be discerned without the aid of a telescope. Uranus rules occultism and esotericism, is the Hierophant of initiation and probably one of the “four Lords of Karma” – of which Saturn is the most well known.
Tartarus: “The deep abyss used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as a prison for the Titans.
2. “… sharp division between body and soul …”.
The physical body is ruled by the moon and the moon is exalted in Taurus, where the form is glorified and the sensual nature of Taurus ruler Venus, supervenes. The “soul” may be represented here by either Uranus or Vulcan, soul ruler of Taurus, both “sacred” planets.
3. “The task of Uranus, hidden in the depths …”. Those “depths” are Tartarus, the darkest place in Hades or hell, the domain of Pluto in the opposite sign Scorpio. In the myth, Uranus imprisoned Gaia’s (Earth) youngest children in Tartarus, deep within Earth, where they caused pain to Gaia:
“Tartarus, a place of complete darkness, as was also the region of profound dreamless sleep in Amenti. Judging by the allegorical description of the punishments inflicted therein, the place was purely Karmic.”4
Hence, Uranus rules the hidden Mystery Teachings that lead from the darkness of ignorance, releasing from Humanity’s self-created hell. And Taurus is the “mother of illumination”, where the acquisitive nature of Taurus – via its ruler Venus (ruler of the fifth ray of science or mind), pours light into the deepest shadows; this is brought about by acquired knowledge transformed into wisdom/intuition, through the application of that knowledge in every day life experience.
Buddha (Artist: Francis Donald)
The result is a Buddha, who has achieved “full illumination”. The Wesak festival is dedicated to the Buddha – the One who incarnated, became illuminated and passed – in the sign of Taurus. Uranus is also a planet associated with earthquakes and sudden disruptions. Uranus in Taurus particularly evokes the hidden depths of the Earth, symbolised by the giant caverns in Tartarus.
Taurus has many characteristics similar to the third ray of active-intelligence, one of whose symbols is the labyrinth, the Minotaur’s maze, reflecting the tortuous twists, turns and complexities of the ramifying mind. The Minotaur is a mythical creature – with the body of a man and head of a bull, reflecting man’s animal nature, still not fully “human”.
Hence the minotaur represents the shadow or “dweller in the labyrinth”, the untamed mind combined with desire of the bull – becomes a “monster”. The minotaur’s maze is a labyrinth of intellectual circuits and knowledge – in which seekers can become lost, devoured or dominated by their own thoughtforms.
The Minotaur’s maze also describes where Humanity is today, trying to discern the state of the world and thereby developing an expanded awareness, emerging from the “hall of ignorance” into the “hall of learning” and passing through a mass initiation.
Saturn rules the first decanate of Aquarius
“During the Aquarian age and during one third of its expression, that is, during the first decanate, esoterically considered, the vitalising of the human centre (spiritually considered) and in relation to the Plan and the steady growth of widespread creative activity, both in the individual and the race, will be increasingly seen.
This will be due to the work and influence of Saturn, which is governed by the third ray. This is the planet of opportunity, of discipleship and of testing – and the race can look for an increasing expression of Saturnian activity as that great divine Life continues His beneficent task.”5
The Age of Aquarius begins in 2,117 (esoterically and astronomically), less than one hundred years away – hence its close proximity is felt during this cuspal period – by those who aspire to Aquarian ideals and progressive thinking:
“Prior to the present time, only a few pioneering disciples and a handful of intelligent people could be regarded as freely choosing at the “point of balance” the way that they intend “to tip the scales.” Today, there are countless numbers and hence the intense activity of Saturn as we enter into the first decan of Aquarius and hence the same activity because humanity itself now stands upon the probationary path.”6
Those “countless numbers” are currently being stimulated and woken up in their millions, due to this planetary pandemic. A mass “reversal of the wheel” is taking place, closely preceding the first initiation – the awakening of the soul within. Saturn’s rulership of the first decanate (10° sub-section) of Aquarius is profoundly instructive for what is unfolding in the world today – as transiting Saturn enters this sign for the first time in thirty years:
“Saturn is the planet of discipleship and of opportunity; it is exceedingly active today, presenting to the world disciple those difficult situations and crises which will involve free choice, discriminative pioneering, wise response and correct decision, thus bringing about the destruction of that which hinders – without the relinquishing of any true values of which humanity may be aware.
The individual disciple has always been faced with these conditioning and releasing circumstances, and today humanity itself is in the same position. We stand at the gateway of the new world, of the new age and its new civilizations, ideals and culture. Saturn, having offered opportunity and proffered us a choice to bring about the needed changes and to destroy that which holds back the free expression of the soul.”7
The opportunity is now, “involving free choice, discriminative pioneering, wise response and correct decision” – especially in the light of personal freedoms and totalitarian governments. Hence, the mental conflict and difficulty in discriminating global events and making right choices:
“As the result of this unfoldment, conflict supervenes and Saturn offers opportunity to suffer and, through suffering, to learn to choose rightly, to analyse correctly and to decide upon the higher values. … for the first time in its history, humanity is beginning to mount the Fixed Cross of the disciple, thus reversing its progress upon the circle of the Zodiac. Humanity—as a whole and owing to the large proportion of aspirants and thinking idealists—is entering Aquarius, via the open door of Saturn.”8
As the Aquarian Age draws near, with Humanity far more conscious than thirty years ago (1990) – when Saturn was last in Aquarius, this current Saturn cycle is truly one of great opportunity, that will be aided by the ingress of Jupiter into this sign, pairing up with Saturn on Dec.20, 2020.
“The activity of Saturn, producing a dividing of the ways and a proffering of opportunity to those who can avail themselves of it. We shall have, therefore, a period of discipline and a cycle wherein choices will be made, and through these discriminating decisions humanity will enter into its birthright. This influence is now being strongly felt.
The work of the first decanate [of Aquarius] will enable many to make those choices and efforts which will enable them to raise the lower energies into the higher centres, and to transfer the focus of their attention from below to above the diaphragm [preceding the first initiation].”9
Saturn and Money
Saturn is the ruler of the third ray of active-intelligence – the major ray of money and the only ray to pour through Libra, the main sign of money, ruled by Uranus esoterically – and where Saturn is exalted. Aquarius is a distributor of energies flowing freely and shared through the body of humanity.
Hence, Saturn’s position in Aquarius will certainly stimulate that flow, complementing the earlier passage describing the relation of Uranus to money. And of course, the whole thrust of this article discussing the new moon-Uranus conjunction in Taurus – square to Saturn in Aquarius. The first ashram to externalise before/after 2025 will be the third ray ashram – those souls who are money experts:
“Groups of spiritually-minded financiers who are conscious members of an Ashram will take hold of the world economic situation and bring about great and needed changes … The first Ashram to do so will be that of the third ray; by the time disciples appear from that Ashram, the world will be ready for an all-over financial adjustment; the “principle of sharing” will be a recognised motivating concept of the new civilisation.
Terrence Stamp as “karmic adjuster” – from the movie, “The Adjustment Bureau”.
This will not involve beautiful, sweet and humanitarian attitudes. The world will still be full of selfish and self-seeking people, but public opinion will be such that certain fundamental ideals will motivate business, being forced upon business by public opinion; the fact that the new general ideas will in many cases be governed by the expediency of interplay will not basically matter. It is the sharing that is of importance.
When the “adjuster of finances” (as an advanced disciple from this Ashram is called in the Hierarchy) appears, he will find conditions greatly changed from those now prevalent.10
It is said that at least 50% of the world’s money must be in the hands of the forces of light before the Externalisation of the Hierarchy can take place. It is quite likely that this target has not yet been reached today – with the domination of the “1%”, predatory corporations and banks making huge profits, not paying their fair share of taxes etc.
But also because Humanity continues to indulge in the purchasing of luxury goods and unnecessary items in the over-saturated retail markets of the world. The Covid19 “intervention” has put a temporary brake upon spending, but when lockdown finishes, will it be business as usual for the 1% and 99% alike?
Uranus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius might finally turn the tide – these two planets will remain in square to one another, on and off until the end of 2022.
The University of the Seven Rays: 34th International Conference (May 1-10)
“The New Group of World Servers: Leading Humanity Towards Harmony, Beauty and Truth.”
The conference will be taking place preceding, during and after the Wesak full moon festival (May 7) – a very powerful focussing event for all participants. (The author will be presenting there.)
This annual conference will be held for the first time online – live streaming.
May 1-3: Pre-conference on Esoteric Astrology. May 5-10: Main conference.
Phillip Lindsay © 2020.