Uranus - planet of transformation, upheaval change and extreme conditions - is direct again in Taurus. And Mars conjuncts Uranus fully on the19th to 22nd January. This conjunction in itself is enough to alert us to danger from potentially loaded or inflammatory situations, but in square to both Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius it is perhaps the most volatile and world impacting combination to affect us in recent years.
Uranus rules Aquarius, and Aquarius is the sign of travel, ideologies, group situations and surveillance beyond perimeters. Uranus is to some extent the wrecking ball of the system - it cares not for collateral damage only for outcome. So, the breaking of laws, codes, connections and static situations seems to be on the agenda. (whose agenda begs another question!). In small and huge ways the accepted norm and status quo is shaken and stirred. Or fragmented and dissolved. The intensity of the Jupiter-Saturn duo lessens after the 23rd January when the two seperate out somewhat, but still ride together fairly closely until the 17th February, after which Jupiter strides ahead and magnifies or heralds what Saturn holds firm.
Life will always be a case of what we want to believe, what we choose to believe and which of those we can deal with. Myth, belief and ideology now take centre stage. Belief is fed to a large extent by myth; the myth has to hold fast or the belief dies. What is true, what is engineered and what is implied! Aquarius is the sign of the natural philosopher, and Saturn is the solid force of those ideologies and philosophies, holding down what it feels to be sensible or manageable. Jupiter cares less about the integrity and more about the dissemination of the knowledge. Jupiter is merciful (or lenient) Saturn is a stickler (or a disciplinarian). Some myths are never proven, some become so blurred in the mists of time it is only the distinction between experience and rhetoric which enables any clarity at all.
After the third week of May Saturn tires of its position of anchor as it turns retrograde in Aquarius. Jupiter at the same time enters Pisces for a brief period. Anyone with any sense sees for themselves and judges on their own experience and tacit understanding of the world. Or life as they know it. It is really about where we stand and what we see - everything else may or may not be real. To be distracted by the nuances (and all agendas are nuanced if they are to succeed) is to lose perspective of individuality and focus. Our own ideas are as important to changes in world progress as ideas fed to us by global forces or other outside agencies. Innovation (Aquarius) and individual creative process (Pisces) has to fuse now and become prime to the way the world moves and grows this year, as we meet as a species unprecedented challenge and incursion on movement and freedom.