This morning I had a look at the chart for the oil spill in the Gulf which happened in April and is still happening. 9:50 pm April 20, 2010. I made it for New Orleans, although it was actually 50 miles or so out in the Gulf, but this is close enough. What I look for immediately is Uranus for explosions, and there it is just about to leave Pisces, the sign for oil among other things, and it was poised, four days later, to go into its fourth in a series of five oppositions to Saturn. This series began in Nov. ‘08 and will last into the latter part of July this year. The classic struggle in an opposition of these two potent forces is between the new and the old. Saturn represents contraction, containment, the known and lives within the boundary of what is already well established. Uranus represents the explosive energy of newness, the force of liberation, and everything that is totally unexpected. This is the theme of many fronts that has been operating now and for a while, but more potently since the fall of ’08. Saturn (represents BP and all the other powers that be) tries to control this forceful burst and so far it’s been unable to. It’s curious to see how when major planets move into a new sign, there is often an event that marks its last major impact in the sign it’s just leaving. On May 29 Uranus moved into Aries, and so we can look toward what could show up when this fifth opposition happens this time in the Cardinal signs of Aries/Libra. Zero degrees. Potent, I say, but hard to predict what the impact will be. For the astrologers among us, here is the chart of the Oil Spill.