Fire, Uranus, Uranium, and the Source of Life. Article by Sean Abreu,

Fire, Uranus, Uranium, and the Source of Life, Article by Sean Abreu. Co-Sponsored by &

God’s first ‘recorded words’ were, “Let there be light.” The light of flame fought back the dark (insert the million analogies here) and paved the way for life to follow and flourish.

The initial flame that set the stage for life to take root is the very energy that the archetype of Aries represents. Fire is an integral source of life and of basic survival. Aries is the first—Cardinal—Fire Sign in the zodiac. The entire evolutionary zodiacal cycle begins with this initial spark. Where Aries presides on your astrological chart is where your life’s journey begins, where lessons are to be first learned, as a carryover from previous lives.

The survival of our cities, regions, and nations relies so heavily on fire for energy that digital civilization would crash without the crucial element. Fire is used to forge metals, burn fossil fuels, create steam, and to controllably combust in every vehicle on the road today. Though the ways in which fire is employed to create energy is aligned with the laws of physics, the enormous scale in which it voraciously consumes fuel is in conflict with the laws of living in accordance with nature.

The discussion of alternative energy is in vogue today. It connotes progress in environmental awareness and hints that we accept that old sources of energy are no longer viable and sustainable. But awareness is only the beginning. It’s a terrific start, but only the first step. The moment something new enters the collective consciousness, invention begins to manifest. Uranus transiting into a new sign of the zodiac inaugurates a new, eight-year, era of invention.

A rather significant and ominous event occurred in the sky on the day of the great Japanese earthquake, March 11, 2011: Uranus entered Aries. The planet, referred to as The Great Awakener, will remain there until March of 2019. The archetype of Uranus represents revolution and the destruction of standing structures to make room for something new, inventive, and entirely original. The portents of the planetary transit through Aries hint of an era of wild progression, a breaking down of decrepit orthodoxy, and the invention of entirely models new across civilization.

Uranus was discovered in 1781. Eight years later, in 1789, Uranium was discovered. Uranus is the mythological father of Cronos (Saturn) and the grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter). The element was named in the spirit of the mythological gods, and in support of the disputed naming of the recently discovered planet. Uranus, incidentally, was the first planet identified in the modern era (1500-current).

The planet and the element, obviously, existed before their ‘discovery.’ The importance these scientific events should be focused on the aspect of the newfound knowledge first entering the collective consciousness. Awareness of them opened up new, broad vistas for invention and for the imagination. The industrial age shortly followed; the rocket age launched from there.

We often dismiss the potency of the elements and their metaphorical purposes. We tire of the abused analogies, like, being watery and emotional, being volatile and fiery, or of being airy and vapid. The elements are real, their power is without equal, and our survival is dependent upon their behavior. Yes, their behavior.

The elements descended upon northern Japan with a fury on March 11, 2011: the earth shook; the waters overwhelmed; fire consumed; and the air carried radioactive particles. Though the earthquake is no fault of human intervention in the environment, and the Japanese are the most technologically advanced civil engineers, the toll was drastic, and tragic. Hearts and prayers go out to those who suffer.

Uranus entered Aries on the day of the Great-Earthquake. The Great Awakener wasted no time in the intrepid and impulsive realm of Aries. This is not to give credit or place blame for the tragedy on this transit, but rather to direct our focus on reading and interpreting the limitless dialects of the cosmos and to learn to openly communicate with nature in a dialog. This is the purpose of understanding any planetary transit and any message communicated by nature.

At the very heart of the crisis in Japan is nothing other than a literal translation of the astrological event: Uranium on fire. Which leads to the ultimate question of energy sources.

There is a sweeping movement to design and construct new nuclear power plants in California. This thinking is fundamentally flawed. Discounting the portents of Uranus entering a fire sign: In fact, Uranium is melting, pouring millions of radioactive particles into the sea, the air, and the earth. Killing it. Killing us.

The literal correlation between the transit of Uranus into Aries should not be ignored or dismissed. The language of the universe must be understood for us to work in harmony with it. Not burn it down. The use of Uranium to heat fuel rods, and transform water into steam, that drives turbines to generate electricity so our computers can function is not the answer to the problem of finding sustainable sources of energy.

The environment contains, produces, and supplies everything that life needs to sustain itself. Numerous mythologies speak of this in parable and fable. God’s sending manna from heaven is the most notable. Manna is a powerful metaphor that speaks of Taoist and Buddhist ways of perceiving our world – Live in accordance with it. If we need fire to spark the flame, there is a rather large furnace in the sky: taken for granted, and undervalued as an obvious source of energy, clean and in accordance with nature. That is another topic, altogether.

Uranus’ transit in Aries implies that conventional thinking patterns will be torn down, and that radical invention will define this oncoming era. Revolution is not merely an external event, but an internal process, as well. Though our voracious appetite for energy will not— cannot decrease—a revolution in thinking and perception of the universe’s resources must change. The physical resources of our world must be seen as limited and interconnected. Exploitation of one element does influence the balance of all others.

Uranium is at the core of our issues here in the United States. The energy grid is antiquated and crumbling apart, while demand increases exponentially. Let’s not abuse the elements to feed the technological demands of the modern world. Let’s not ignore what the elements and their behaviors have to communicate to us: We are a living member of the holistic universe and an organic part of our earth.

Connections –

Sean Abreu
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