The year 2021 will be marked astrologically by three squares between the slow-moving planets Saturn and Uranus, which are part of a roughly 45-year Saturn/Uranus synodic cycle, the most recent iteration of which began in 1988. These are waning squares that demarcate the final quarter of this cycle, and the first of these waning squares occurred yesterday on 17 February 2021.
Notable news events that correlated with this waning square included a severe winter storm and power outage that devastated the state of Texas whose electrical power grid was not designed to manage extreme cold conditions, FaceBook going to “war” with the government of Australia which wants FB to pay for news services which it now uses for free. the governor of New York getting caught in a lie about nursing home deaths due to Covid-19, the governor of Texas going on Fox News to lie about green energy causing the failure of the entire power grid of his state which is only 10% based on wind and solar power, problems with the rollout and availability of Covid-19 vaccines and the rise of mutant strains, etc. The symbolism of Saturn square Uranus (government control versus individual freedom) comes through in Rick Perry‘s comment that Texans should endure the pain and death caused by days of freezing weather and blackouts rather than let the feds oversee their power grid (i.e., let the feds require that the power grid be modified to withstand freezing temperatures).
The symbolism of Saturn in Aquarius (icy conditions, etc.) square Uranus in Taurus (novel vaccines, unusual natural events, green energy sources, etc.) can be seen in all these news events, but I would like to focus in this post on the death of Rush Limbaugh who was born with Saturn in Libra in the 8th Placidus House square Uranus in Cancer in the 6th Placidus House. The combination of the 6th and 8th houses suggests that these planets will play a role in his eventual demise.
In Rush Limbaugh’s solar return (SR) this year, the transiting Saturn square Uranus is prominent with SR Saturn in the 1st house conjunct the Ascendant of both the return and the natal charts. SR Saturn conjoins SR Mercury, the ruler of his 8th house. SR Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter all conjoin natal Venus, which rules the natal 4th of the final resting place.
The next chart of the Saturn square Uranus on 17 Feb 2021 is set for Palm Beach, Florida, where Limbaugh resided. Note how the Ascendant (at 6 Cancer 43) of the moment of perfect of this transiting aspect in Palm Beach is almost exactly conjunct Limbaugh’s natal Uranus (at 6 Cancer 51) at the cusp of the Placidus 6th, triggering the natal Saturn square Uranus, which links the 6th of illness to the 8th of death.