by Vedic astro-palmist Guylaine Vallée
As you are probably aware, the 12 signs of the zodiac form a 360-degree wheel that encircles our planet. Each sign represents 30 degrees of that circle and each planet in the astrological chart travels through all 12 signs at its own pace.
The planet Uranus has been travelling through Aries since 2016 and has now reached the 29th degree, which is the very edge of a sign. The 29th degree is referred to as “Sandhi”, which means “connecting place”, as it marks the transition zone between two different signs and the houses they occupy.
Sandhi is where these different and sometimes contrasting cosmic energies converge. Hence, it can be a challenging transit as it forces us to adapt to and work with unique energies that are not necessarily in harmony with each other. Indeed, during a Sandhi transit, we are straddling two signs simultaneously, which can give us a disquieting sense of being “neither here nor there” that can leave us feeling on edge. This can make us apprehensive; we are uncertain of what’s in store for us and what the future holds. Hence, it is important to manage the dual energies of Sandhi carefully.
Currently, in our personal lives and in the world at large, we are experiencing the Sandhi effect of Uranus. It has taken 7 years for Uranus to travel through Aries, which is ruled by the warrior planet Mars. Now, as Uranus prepares to leave Aries and take up residence in Taurus for 7 years, we are on the threshold of rebuilding our lives along new lines and from a new perspective.
Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, the planet of communication. It denotes inventive genius and opens new frontiers in thought and healing. However, the energy of Uranus can be sudden, erratic and unpredictable. When Uranus is in its Sandhi degree, that energy can bring earth-shaking changes that cause uncertainty and insecurity. Therefore, it is more important than ever for everyone to remain calm, patient and understanding in order for us to get the most from Uranus and use the energy to heal ourselves and to heal our world.
Until May 8th, 2024, Uranus will stay in the sign of Aries, as it moves back and forth from its Sandhi degree. In May, it moves into the neighboring sign of Taurus, in the constellation of Algol, which we will talk about at a later date.