Unconventional Traits: Founding Rebel Astrology

I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits.
— Anais Nin

The Aries New Moon on April 7th 2016 was conjunct Uranus, unconventional planet of individuation, disruption, and surprises.

This was the day I decided to shake things up by acknowledging one of my more unconventional traits - a passion for astrology - and turning it into a business. I started feeling the effects of this new moon one week earlier, on April Fool's Day, when (after some planning) I quit an enervating day job. Like the Tarot Fool, I have started on my own journey, armed only with trust and faith. It's not a traditional career move, but with Saturn transiting my natal Uranus in the sixth house of work, my freedom was being restricted and I chose liberty over security. This is my startup vision: cosmic inspiration and accurate timing for unconventional people who want to lead original lives.

Since 2011, we've been living in the time of Uranus in Aries. Disrupt, innovate, hack: this is the energetic, somewhat violent language of the trickster planet in the sign of the Ram. With startup culture, we've been ramming our way into change; racing toward the future at full speed. While it's been exciting, a part of me is looking forward to Uranus' shift into the more earthy, feminine energy of Taurus in 2018. Until then, I'd like to propose a new way to rebel: studying the movements of the cosmos, acting with astrological foresight, and becoming true tricksters by thinking outside of the boundaries of gender, race, and sexuality. Like the writer Anais Nin, who had Uranus conjunct her moon in the third house, I don't want to become normal. This is a place for those who want to develop even more unconventional traits.