Uranus in Gate 2 – the Receptive
Uranus, harbinger of the French and American revolutions, has begun its journey through the gate of patience and receptivity. I suspect it won’t be an easy time for him there! To add to the sense of discombobulation, traditional Saturn will spend most of the next year in the Gate of Revolution.
This is a time of great unfamiliarity. We don’t recognise ourselves, our cultures, our world. We are in a period of meta-evolution
Uranus in Gate 2 – The Receptive.
This is an era of individual mutation. Uranus is a transpersonal energy that sits deep within our psyche, waiting to burst out and create sudden powerful change. He is a thunderbolt, smashing our comfortable reality and waking us up to new possibilities. He brings a desire for rebellion, novelty, the unconventional. Rules we once accepted easily begin to feel like an affront to our individuality.
We’ve seen the bursting forth of the sovereign movement since the Saturn-Uranus squares of 2021. The rebalancing of the relationship between Uranus (freedom) and Saturn (traditional structure) is still underway. But this is not a simple adjustment to our existing society. We are in a deeper and more profound process than we can possibly imagine.
We live in a participatory universe, but our participation has been captured and put to the use of the mega-wealthy. We have, in a sense, lost our living. The old methods of revolution won’t work anymore. We can’t storm the Bastille or throw tea into Boston Harbour. Well, we could, but it won’t be enough this time around. This shift is global, melding into galactic.
Uranus brings great change to how we think and what we can imagine. He is our conduit to higher mind and its creations. When we act in alignment with our Uranus energy, we join our personal consciousness with greater cosmic forces. We begin to truly participate in creation again.
Gate 2 is part of the Knowing or Individual Circuitry, which empowers us to live as our unique selves. The Individual Circuitry blends intuitive knowing with emotional awareness. Its end game is the kind of wisdom that comes from lived experience. The KNOWING of the Knowing Circuit is not a life-long accumulation of facts, but a hard-earned knowing of how to live as yourself.
Earth and Heaven
Gate 2 is Earth. It is supreme yin, the quantum field, pure potential. Uranus was the Sky God, but his most important relationship was with Gaia, his mother and lover. Gaia is Earth, the original divinity, and creator of all natural law.
The primary qualities of Earth are patience, perseverance and generosity. She has no fixed agenda, no predetermined outcomes. She set the field aeons ago, and now she watches as we play within it. It’s tempting to think of her as passive and inert, but this is just the extreme yang perspective. Her true nature is to take the untested naivety of yang, with its questing linear focus, and bring it into context of time and place. Straight lines become complex patterns – snowflakes, beehives, ocean waves.
What can we learn from Uranus in Gate 2?
Without the awakening thunder, Earth is inert. No one draws on her generous gifts, her field lies dormant.
When heaven’s thunderbolt hits the earth it awakens life. The new seeds stir. But this can’t be rushed. Yin works gradually, imperceptibly, building true wisdom through experience over time. In this way new patterns become deeply established, the stable ground on which everything stands.
This is a time when the earth quakes, because thunder strikes again and again. Life will be like this until 2025. Between now and 2025, Chiron, Jupiter and Neptune will all pass through the Channel of Initiation (initiating new conditions). Pluto will spend this time in the Channel of Mutation, literally transforming the field, evolving the very rules of evolution. Saturn in the Aquarian gates revolutionises your beliefs and behaviours around what you take responsibility for.
Uranus in Gate 2 reminds us that nothing is permanent. Life is change, a dynamical system, it is process rather than object. Uranus is an idealist, but nothing ever happens if we get stuck in abstract notions. It’s not just Saturn who’s the stick-in-the-mud! Gaia gives context that allows the ideal to settle into useable form.
Gate 2 is the dark womb, deep transformation, letting go of what no longer serves us. Our focus on linear growth and the cultural illusion of an objective world has made these experiences difficult, but they don’t need to be. In a truly creative and participatory process, life and death are inherently complementary. The Earth is where the dead go to be reborn. The Earth is where the abstract idealism of Uranus will meet with reality and temper into the wisdom of galactic mind.
The Individual Circuitry
The one skill this time asks us to learn is the ability to be present, and to respond authentically, coherently. We may find ourselves in unpleasant circumstances. Accept them, let them be what they are. Don’t try to change them. Be patient. Don’t collapse into disappointment or woe. Don’t rush to find solutions.
Uranus is an idealist, and he has a vision, a connection to galactic mind. But if you bewail your circumstances rather than modestly entering into the moment, you won’t gain the wisdom on offer. Make use of your time in situations where you would usually try to escape. Nurture the small shoots of the new as you notice them. Let what is no longer needed fall away.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding. We are so accustomed to acting on our knowing and never understanding. Knowing becomes understanding when we connect to the field, and find our place within the greater cosmic creation.
The strategy for the Individual Circuitry is to wait for the mutation to spontaneously arise, to wait for the pulse of knowing to inform your actions. Waiting is not passive, but an active engagement in understanding the significance of each moment of your precious and sacred life. And then, everything changes.
At the heart of duality sits the Magnetic Monopole, guiding the relationship between the poles. Gate 2 is the form principle and the home of the Magnetic Monopole. As we learn to consciously accept the guidance of the yin pole, our yang energy aligns with our true life geometry. Our soul meets our physical body and understands that it can make a home there for a while.
We cannot take the next step, from global to galactic consciousness, until we have completed this one. The true transformation comes from the synthesis of unconditional love with Earth-based density.
There are no major transit events for Uranus in gate 2. It will be most active when the Nodes shift into gate 2 (north node) and gate 1 (south node) from 31 July to 27 November 2022. The North Node (our emergent edge) is in gate 2 with Uranus, so it’s definitely about rebalancing the yin polarity!!
On 1 August 2022, Mars, Uranus and North Node will be in gate 2 line 6 with minor planet Albion. Albion catalyses major zeitgeist changes, supporting a kind of emancipation from cultural rules that don’t align with natural law, building new bridges between social groups, particularly using technology. Some significant asteroids join them in gate 14 (making good use of your skills) Pandora (shame/gifts), Atropos (endings) and Proserpina (transformation).
Here are the main dates:
18 June 2021 – Uranus shifts into gate 2
25 October 2021 – Uranus shifts back into gate 24
8 April 2022 – Uranus shifts into gate 2
14 August 2022 – Uranus shifts forward into gate 23
4 September 2022 – Uranus shifts back into gate 2
9 May 2023 – Uranus shifts into gate 23 and doesn’t return again to gate 2.