We are approaching the 4th Saturn/Uranus opposition in the sky on April 26. It’s time to once again take stock and see how these two planets are trying to raise our consciousness. Saturn is the builder. He wants to keep structures firm and strong. He tests, depending on what house he currently transits, areas of our lives where we need to learn lessons. Some lessons are painful and others are more satisfying depending on whether you’ve been doing your homework or not. His job is to keep the status quo through effort, hard work and discipline. Uranus on the other hand asks where we need to divorce from Saturn’s confining nature and reach out and try things in an unconventional way by taking risks and breaking past the chains that Saturn so firmly wants to hold on to. Uranus wants enlightenment. So by house look at where these two giant energies are falling and see in what area of life you need to get serious by working hard and exerting effort in order to get a payoff in the material world (Saturn) and in the other area where Uranus is sojourning look towards the future and new opportunities that are calling and beckoning you to be more adventurous, free, rebellious and forward seeking. Uranus demands a break from the status quo. The secret is to combine these two diverse energies so that you don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. It is a balancing act to see where we must keep the old forms and make them stronger and where the old forms can welcome new innovative ideas that eventually make a new foundation in our life. And of course don’t forget to see what planets are being aspected by this transiting energy. One more thing, since this opposition is again at the end of the mutable signs we must be processing mentally by thinking and planning what it is we want our reality and future to be. So do your homework and trace back over the past few years beginning on 11/4/08, 2/5/09, 9/15/09 and now 4/26/10. These are the planning stages and while things have definitely been active, especially if you have planets at the late mutable degrees, the action really fires up as we approach 7/26/10; the final opposition of Saturn and Uranus at 0° Aries/Libra smack on the cardinal axis. Have fun!