Monday, June 06, 2011

Music Monday ~ The Jazz Age: That Other Uranus in Aries Era

It's often written that The Jazz Age, in the mid 1920s, coincided with the last transit of Uranus through the zodiac sign Aries, which is true enough. Thing is though, the artists who brought about the Jazz Age had almost all been born while Uranus transited Sagittarius, with Pluto transiting Gemini - in the opposing sign.

So, although when jazz burst onto the scene it represented all that was new, unexpected and sounded more than a little eccentric to unaccustomed ears, it was more than simply the result of Uranus transiting Aries. Jazz was really the result of a generational pull from Sagittarius/Gemini reacting to Uranus in Aries.

Does that make any sense?

Here's a video overview from YouTube:

And in Europe - Paris, France ~

This current transit of Uranus in Aries will not see a generation of young(ish) people with generational Gemini in their astro-blueprints. Some will have generational Sagittarius, in common with the earlier Uranus in Aries crowd, but this time coming via Neptune. Generational Pluto in Libra (as it was in the 1970s and early 80s, instead of in Gemini, as in the 1920s, is a big difference. That generaion is now of an age to be making waves of some kind, as Uranus transits Aries. Libra tends to be laid back, maybe even lazy at times, hardly the ones to be interested in communicating vibrant new ideas. That's not to say they won't have something good to offer in some other area, a calming influence upon a worried world perhaps?

We owe a lot to that old Pluto in Gemini generation - we really do. They left us treasure troves to cherish in every sphere of the arts.


Gian Paul said...

Does this analysis make any sense?
Your question T., deserves a double confirmation, positively that is:

What in painting/sculpture probably is the equivalent to the advent of jazz, is e.g. Pablo Picasso, born 25 Oct. 1881, when Pluto was just entering Gemini.

Twilight said...

Gian Paul ~~ True!

There's a long list of great writers with natal Pluto in Gemini too EG:
Steinbeck, Hemingway, Orwell Tolkien, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce.....

There were a number of VERY bad baddies too though from that era: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and more.

So - Pluto in Gemini - the astro asmosphere was good natally for artistic development, presumably via Gemini, it was also fertile for the dark side - and that would match Pluto.

When the natal astro brew had brewed and those people came of age they matured into a Uranus in Aries atmosphere - Uranus the new and unexpected, Aries - aggression/war. Hmmm!

Gian Paul said...

And Picasso/Guernica - Hemingway in the Spanish civil war...

They sensed the dark forces at work and acted as they could. They had no Stuckas and bombs but ultimately they prevailed.

Wisewebwoman said...

I keep hoping for a New Age of enlightenment to dawn but fear we are more in darkness than ever before. I hope I am wrong.

Twilight said...

Gian Paul ~~ Yes - thank goodness!
And they do keep on giving, and will always do so. Bless 'em.

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ It'll come, one day, balance demands it and nature demands balance. It could take quite some time though. :-(