Saturn will make its second of 5 exact oppositions to Uranus on 5th Feb. So we are likely to be seeing an intensification of revolutionary impulses, of breaks with the past. The 1st Opposition took place on election day in the US, and of course the first black President was elected.
Barack Obama socked it to the Wall Street bankers a couple of days ago for taking huge bonuses at a time when the banks are barely surviving, and when the government is having to bail them out. He called it “the height of irresponsibility.” This is a huge break with the recent past, which I found welcome.
Iceland has just appointed Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to be Prime Minister. She is the first openly gay head of government anywhere in the world. This is classic Saturn-Uranus, and indeed Ms Sigurðardóttir was born under a Saturn-Uranus conjunction, on 4th October 1942. With Sun in political Libra and trine to both Saturn and Uranus, she doesn’t have to try to be a radical, and people find her easy to accept.
With Venus at 29 Virgo/0 Libra, she has undergone a powerful surge in popularity over the last year as the Icelandic government has tottered and as Pluto has squared her Venus. With Uranus coming up to oppose her Venus, she will have an interesting, and perhaps rocky ride ahead.
We have also seen strikes and protests in the last few days in the UK, in France, and even in Russia. Again, this is Uranus (protest) against the government (Saturn).
In the UK, it turns out that some peers have been accepting cash to get laws changed. Now there is serious talk of reforming (Uranus) the House of Lords (Saturn).