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Saturn Square Uranus and Mass Shootings

When the outer planets get their panties in a bunch, bad things tend to happen. For 2021, the two planets that are sending out the hostile vibes are Saturn and Uranus, which are currently in a square aspect in Fixed signs (Aquarius and Taurus). The aspect is exact in February, June and December of this year but it will be within a three degree orb for a period began last February and will continue until mid-August.

Saturn is the rule-maker and rule-keeper. It is strict, conservative and judgmental. Uranus is the rule-breaker. It is rebellious, disruptive and unpredictable. In some instances the square between these bodies can indicate a conflict between confinement and freedom. In others it represents a clash between continuity and destruction. In all instances, there is going to be create extra drama and extra tension.

We have recently seen evidence of this tension in the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16 and in Boulder, Colorado on March 22. At the time of both those tragic events faster moving planets were activating the long-term square between Saturn and Uranus. On March 16 transiting Mars was semi-sextile (within a degree) Uranus and square Saturn. On March 22 transiting Mars was trine Saturn (within a degree) and transiting Mercury was sextile Uranus.

Hard transits like this add extra pressure to the horoscopes of vulnerable people. This is particularly true for people with positions in their natal horoscopes that are align with transiting Saturn or transiting Uranus. We don’t have horoscopes for the shooters in Atlanta and Boulder, but I believe it’s a safe bet that this square was significantly placed in their charts.

It should be noted, though. that having these transits active in their horoscope in no way excuses the murderous acts allegedly committed by these men. There are a lot of ways that the extra tension created by this aspect can be expressed. The only way that murder becomes one of them is if someone makes a long series of very bad choices.

Back in 2012 the FBI reported sharp rise in the number of “active shooter” instances. At that time we were dealing with the square between transiting Uranus and transiting Pluto. That square was exact seven times between 2012 and 2015. The current square between Saturn and Uranus is going to have a much shorter duration. We’ll be saying goodbye to it in early 2022. Still, we are likely to see another uptick in these tragic events.

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