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I said I would write more about Uranus in Taurus. There is a lot of info so I will deliver is in two parts. Uranus in Taurus promises to keep us on our toes with unexpected events and perhaps be a catalyst for change like we have never seen in our lifetime. I don’t say this to sound like an alarmist, but I believe things are about to get interesting.
I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks There is so much to talk about but I will do my best to keep things clear. If you are not interested or the detailed are too much to wrap your brain around, I get it. Feel free to stop reading now. But if you are curious like me, I will do my best to explain what I can.
My curiosity began with how the weather could be affected. I was wondering what might result from the planet of quick change blending with a bull-headed Earth sign. We have already seen some pretty intense weather and Uranus is only 5 ° into Taurus. We have years to go yet. Until April of 2026 to be exact. Uranus will move into Gemini in late 2025 but he will retrograde back into Taurus until he finally moves to Gemini for his next seven years transit in April of 2026. That is two and half presidential elections from now.
There is no doubt that we all feel that things are, to say the least, wonky in the collective. There is a great deal of division in this country and around the world. Some people are pushing forward while others are holding fast to tradition and actually pushing us back in time.
The weather is another aspect of our wonky world that seems to be Topsy-turvy recently. We can probably thank the astronomical wild card called Uranus. You never know how Uranus will shake things up but we do have historical records to guide us.
When I first began this blog in 2012, Uranus was just beginning a series of square aspects with Pluto. I called “the square dance”. Pluto is the planet that takes us deep into the depths of our psyche. He shows us where the bodies are buried, where we have hidden our deepest, darkest, secrets. He shows us all the things about ourselves that we had rather not look at, let alone acknowledge. Together, Uranus and Pluto squared stimulated significant change in the collective. Some of it rocked the foundation of power and tradition, resulting in a tug of war on some fronts.
A few ways this has been seen in the United States in the events that led to the rise of “Black Lives Matter” and the “Me Too” movement. Large corporations such as Bayer/Monsanto are being held accountable for hiding the true facts about the dangers of their products. And we elected a man as president that is like no other before him and possibly the largest single catalyst for change we have ever seen.
To best understand the Uranus -Taurus transit, we need to get to know the characteristics of these astrological components. Uranus is the god of the sky and ruler of Aquarius. We refer to him as male but he also has feminine energy just like Mercury does. Astrologers say their energy is neuter but I will be applying the male pronoun.
Uranus is bursting with change. He is progressive, forward thinking, loves freedom, he balks at tradition, and celebrates originality and individuality. He is known to be disruptive, destabilizing, objective, ingenious, intelligent, revolutionary, enlightened, and is a fan of technology. His love for creativity and invention is often sparked by his great gift of intuition and he enjoys shocking people.
Uranus rules weather, electricity, technology, inventions, and the internet. The key word for Uranus is break-through. This planet head of the department of “ who knows what will happen next”? His position in your chart is where you will surprise yourself and others with what you do and show you where you will be strong. Rules are made to be broken, he hates a rut, and freedom is important. He rules the ankles and calves and co-rules the nervous system with Mercury.
The less welcomed characteristics of Uranus are rebelliousness, reacting rather than thinking things through, and not acting responsibly. Wherever Uranus shows up in the natal chart, this is likely to be the area in your life Uranus stirs up the most.
Uranus is the seventh planet and takes about seven years to transit each sign.
Seven is considered a lucky number. In numerology, the positive characteristics of seven are recognized as spiritual, analytical, intuitive, knowledgeable, persevering, and serious. The less desirable characteristics of the number seven are being socially awkward, cowardly, distant, sarcastic, and when things get really bad, we might see some back-stabbing going on. With an election year approaching, I’ll wager the back-stabbers will be out in full force and making good use of all the less desirable traits of seven. But again, time will tell.
Seven also echoes the change factor of Uranus. Ever hear of the “Seven Year Itch”? This refers to a point in time when we often desire a change. relationships end and people move or change jobs or even careers. You might want to examine how seven plays out in your life. What were you doing seven years ago or seven years before that, or when you were seven?
Earlier I called Uranus an astronomical wild card. This is evident even in its orbit. Instead of going around in a circle like the other planets do, Uranus goes up and over the Sun in an elliptical orbit. Are you beginning to get a feeling for how unexpected Uranus can be?
Now let’s look at Taurus for a bit. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and relates to the second house. This house rules our values, money, personal finances, sense of self-worth, personal possessions (materialism), speech, and the throat.
The glyph for Taurus is the bull, a symbol of strength, virility, and power. They are happiest when their lives are stable and secure. Taurus energy is also peaceful and calm until something rubs them the wrong way. When they get an idea or have a goal in mind, they can be quite stubborn and determined.
Once a Taurean is angered, look out! Bulls only charge when bothered. Now, I can hear you asking, “But what does all this mean and how will this affect me”? Well, let’s look back to the last time Uranus was in Taurus, from June – October 1934, then steadily from April 1935 – May 1943. During this period there was a drought in the Great Plains region that is known as “the dust bowl”. Crops withered, jobs were lost. The people were poverty stricken and hungry. Malnutrition, starvation, and hunger were widespread and people were sick with illnesses like dust pneumonia. Farmers were forced to abandon their farms in search of work elsewhere. Many of them moved west.
This was also the time when the United States went off the gold standard. Banks closed and the Great Depression set in, challenging our materialistic values like never before. President Roosevelt enacted the Social Security Act which was designed to help those in need, the elderly, the very young, and the differently abled. He also created the WPA (Works Progress Administration) which provided jobs for the unemployed. This was indeed a revolutionary period of time.
Revolution might be on the horizon for us again. Exactly what will happen is anyone’s guess but we can make some guesses based on what we know about the energies involved.
In the next post, I will cover some history and some of the things that have happened in the past few months also. Perhaps I am writing this for me more than anyone, but I do hope you learn something useful from it.