We are born gentle and weak, but at death are stiff and hard.
Green plants are tender and filled with sap.
At their death they are withered and dry.
Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.
Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
The hard and strong will fall.
The soft and weak will overcome
—Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching (Ch. 76)
There’s a moment in life when we need to take responsibility. It’s hard, and even though we don’t want to—we have to. Our steadfastness and rigidity become discipline, enabling us to move forward. We hold tight and we push till the end, to make it. We’ve all been there, right?
But how long can we last? What is our limit, or what’s the limit we give ourselves? We know it’s not going to work on the long run. Quickly, we are going to consume our life forces, running out of energies. As they say in hermeticism, we get drier and drier. We become frail. And quoting a verse in the introduction: “A tree that is unbending is easily broken“.
In Astrology, it is the forces of Saturn to bring this challenging impulse to us. On the other hand, the forces that enter this process—as a sort of breaking point—are brought by Uranus. This is especially true in this context, where we are trying to deal with the Saturn Uranus Square. A transit which started this year back in February, and that’s going to last till the end of 2022.
In this article instead, we are going to talk specifically about the Saturn Uranus Square in the Natal chart. We are going to talk about the same energies but on a more personal level, in order to understand how it is affecting us.Continue reading
I consider myself a free researcher in western spiritual disciplines, in particular Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy and the Neoplatonic Hermetic tradition. I have a three-year training in Astrology at the CIDA delegation of Trieste, the Italian Center for Astrological Disciplines. I graduated in Computer Engineering from the University of Trieste.