Uranus enters Taurus on the 15-16 May after having spent the last seven years in Aries. While in Aries, revolutionary Uranus affected human rights issues. Aries concerns our own self-image and our right to be who we are – our sovereignty as individuals if you will. With the shift into Taurus, Uranus will create upheaval and change in the area of second-house issues such as food, beauty and finance, as well as what we value and hold dear in general.
On a global scale, we should expect big shifts in consciousness around what we put into our bodies and how that affects the world around us. Hopefully humanity will awaken toward a more sustainable way of harvesting and distributing Earth’s natural resources. If not, Mama Nature will respond violently and with such great upheaval that change will be forced upon us anyway. Many feel that Uranus in Taurus will bring more frequent earth quakes and other forms of natural disasters.
Shifts have already started occurring around finance. The banking industry has been put on the back foot by crypto currency becoming increasingly popular. Watch for even greater turbulence around currencies over the next 8 years and possibly entirely new was of banking.
On a personal level, you may wish to check which houses are affected in your natal chart. For instance, I have Taurus intercepted in the 12th House, the house of the unconscious mind and all things hidden. Uranus passing through this house is likely lead to a massive change in how I process things and it will happen from the inside out and much of it is likely to start with bizarre dreams that shake me out of my slumber and complacency. Repressed thoughts and fixations can be broken down and healed. Values that I wasn’t even aware I held will explode into my conscious awareness and be erased or altered.
In the Tarot, Taurus corresponds with The Hierophant which symbolises traditional values and teachings. The correspondence for Uranus is The Fool who is a bit of a loose cannon. Do these two get along? As you can imagine, they really don’t. Fixed Earth Taurus/The Hierophant wants thing to stay the same. The Uranian Fool wants a brand new adventure every single day. However, when these two force can be made to work together, you can expect great technological breakthroughs and inventions in food technology and/or the beauty industry that benefit humanity for many generations.
After Uranus has been moving forward in Taurus for a few months, it will begin a retrograde phase that will last between 7 August 2018 (Taurus) – 7 January 2019 (Aries). After that not so little backward dance into Aries, Uranus will be back in Taurus again in March 2019, not to enter Aries for another 80+ years.
On 15 May we have a New Moon in Taurus. This is a good time to prepare for the shift in Taurean energy to that follows soon after. As always with Uranus, we need to always be alert and expect the unexpected. A trine to Mars/Pluto in Capricorn helps create a stable platform for change and transformation for this New Moon. Set your intent firmly but remain open to Uranus doing its thing as well. Knowing which House it is most likely to affect in your own chart will help you prepare for the unexpected.
On 13 May, Mercury is conjunct Uranus in the final degree of Aries. This is a great day to take stock and reflect on the changes brought by Uranus in Aries.
Did you change in signficant ways? Did you reinvent yourself? Are you closer to fully expressing your true Self?
What are you looking forward to as Uranus gets ready to enter Taurus?
Are your values around food, beauty and money due a make-over? Are you concerned about these issues on a global level? Will you embrace a new paradigm of sustainability and give up some of your waste-producing habits? What other changes are you anticipating for yourself or globally? Please share in the comments!