The last day of this lunar 29 cycle, the ruling planet of Aquarius, Uranus will leave Aries and move into Taurus.
Let’s go over the nitty gritty Uranus details:
Last year Uranus moved into Taurus May 15. Then in August it retrograded. It moved backward but still in Taurus until one last round of Aries on November 6. It turned direct Jan 6 at 28 Aries 35 and finally on March 6 it moves back into Taurus where it will stay until April 26, 2026.
We’ve been discussing Uranus’ move into Taurus for many months but again let’s go over the facts all over again. The only people old enough to remember the last time Uranus was in Taurus are 75 years +given the last time it was in Taurus was between1934-1942. And the time before that cycle was 1850-1859. And in the 18thcentury it was between 1767-1775. If you look at those dates you will note the obvious, that it marked the run up to major wars. World War II started 1939 ending in 1945. And although it was not global, the USA civil war that started in 1860 and had worldwide consequences. And of course the USA revolution was in 1776. Arguably the changes that took place during the run up of Uranus in Taurus were part and parcel to the wars. And if you look at the very core of all three wars it is impossible to not over state that issues around ‘owning’ which is THE Taurus word, were critical to the wars. Owning land. Owning other humans. Owning ‘values’. Owning freedom.
Taurus is the first earth sign of the zodiac and it is very practical and earth bound. Let’s all get our head around what is Taurus: money, possessions, properties, land, banking, insurance, stock exchange, farming, gardens, cattle, cereal crops, wheat, apples agriculture, retirements, as you can see a very practical and grounded list. Taurus can be jealous, inflexible, self indulgent, greedy, possessive and very risk averse.
The great conundrum for this period is the fact that Taurus has tremendous dislike for anything unpredictable and Uranus is the planet of unpredictability and these two will be doing their strange dance for seven years.
Uranus speaks to electricity, technology, uniqueness, discovery, innovation and originality along with enlightenment, progressiveness, objectivity, novelty and ingenuity. Nice, right? Yes. But it is also very rebellious (without a reason), reactive, disconnected and can put theory above human condition making it very COLD.
Looking back on the last cycle we see the ingenuity of Uranus with the birth of Radar (1935) Nylon (1937) Kodachrome color (1935) and the peoples’ car Volkswagen (1938) but of course we also had the Third Reich, land and property grabs by various nations and regimes. And of course the seeds of vile hatred and racism that led to the holocaust. In the 1850’s the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published (1852) the Republican party was born (1854) and the Panama railway (1855) was built connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. Visionary? Yes. Very Uranus. Also the slave versus free states was a constant drumbeat in the 1850’s ending with the election of Republican Lincoln, which launched the Civil War in 1860.
If we could go back in time and talk to anyone in the 1930s, 1850’s and 1760’s we would have a lot to say but it is hard to imagine any of us marginalizing Adolf Hitler and his friends. It would also be nice if we could tell Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, “Hey before you break away from England, why don’t you get rid of slavery first!” That would certainly have helped us later in 1860.
Now the question is where are we repeating our own versions of the 1760s, 1850s and 1930s? Interestingly there are contemporary scholars who know nothing about astrology who are bringing up all three of those decades and the ties to the current era. Do a little google search and you will find the parallels.
Taurus will speak a lot about peace and harmony and to its credit it really does appreciate both, however with Uranus the question is, “Peace at what cost?”
Issues around the working class is very Taurus and no doubt Uranus will throw his lightening bolt into that direction. Taurus is one of the most dedicated workers at any job. But with Uranus the question will be who has a job? Who does not? What job is being replaced by a machine or a computer? And where do we need to be visionary? In 1935 the WPA (Work Programs Administration) was launched. Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, sidewalks, playgrounds, swimming pools etc were built all over the country. The funding for WPA was through the federal government but the goal was not just to support new infrastructure (very Taurus) it was also to teach workers new job skills (again, very Taurus). What group of people would benefit by new job skills? Where does artisanal work need to be learned or encouraged? Where do we need new infrastructure?
We should see issues around money and who has access to it along with other issues of class status and inequities. In some ways Uranus in Taurus was meant to have this experience in 2018 better than previous centuries if for no other reason, social media now exists. Can you imagine if selfies around during the 1930s Depression? Or during slavery? God knows Benjamin Franklin would have been yammering on his Instagram account. Uranus the planet of change will be thrilled to use our current technology as it activates those issues around resources and lack of them or lack of access. And of course, we would be remiss to not discuss the possibility of new currencies and cyber influences on stock markets. What vulnerabilities exist to our electrical grids? How is the internet and computers influencing all our resources for good or bad? Uranus will find any issue and bring it out for us to see. And as we know, Uranus is not subtle.
Food issues will certainly come up with Uranus’ trek in Taurus. It is not so much the food on your plate because that actually is ruled by Cancer. This is more about how food is grown. How is livestock handled? How is food processed? There is a real opportunity for more organic and humane processes but that will not be without some kind noisy event that speaks to current day troubling practices. Uranus will find it and put it out there for all of us to see. Cheap food is no bargain when it jeopardizes health. We should all probably be prepared to be disgusted and scared on some level before change takes place.
And probably 2018 – 2026 will be all about climate change. It won’t be easy because there are those who have their opinion that it is made up. But the facts will be the facts and droughts, strange rain patterns, storms, hurricanes etc will roll through. Uranus will hopefully come up with some important technology and solutions as we tackle to save sea walls, beaches, barrier islands, forests, deserts, fresh water, clean air and everything else that is part of Earth as we know it. For that we thank god Uranus is in Taurus.
For those people who are trying to hold onto the status quo without looking inward and asking, “Am I holding on too hard in any place in my life?” If you know your chart, look to the house that has Taurus and be prepared to let in change. Taurus when it misbehaves comes up with Plan A and has no ability to go back to scratch and come up with plan B. Instead it will hold Plan A in its hand until everything is gone except for the two fingers holding the plan. Let’s find some flexibility and let Uranus work it’s ingenuity and remember, “I don’t know what I don’t know” that is a place of openness. We need it with Uranus.