Uranus, the planet of radical change, surprises, freedom,
creativity and innovation leaves Aries to enter the sign Taurus on May
15, 2018. Buckle your seat belt though, because as Uranus changes
signs only once every 7 years, it can be a wild ride as the planetary energy
On the same day, Mars also changes signs and enters Aquarius. This
will create an extraordinary planetary clash, and we can expect sudden and
surprising news and events.
Uranus does nothing slowly, rather it enters like a whirling
dervish, acting quickly and sometimes turning things upside down, or spinning
them around in the other direction in the blink of an eye.
Uranus won't be hemmed in and its energy can seem cold and
detached at times. What we can expect is for our storyline to change in
some unexpected way. This is how Uranus can liberate us from situations, and
even people, that have been holding us back.
Big Changes Are Coming
When Uranus changes signs and enters a different sector of our
chart, we often find the ideals we have long held no longer apply, or have
changed and we have to find new ways of looking at things. Different ideas may
come into the picture that perhaps we haven't considered before, and this can
become our liberation and freedom from those things and people no longer serve
a purpose. In this respect, we can see how Uranus represents discovery
and innovation, as well as liberation from the past. When Uranus removes
something from our life, it's time is up and whatever has been removed was
often dragging us down more than lifting us up. Either way, change is imminent,
and we must move forward in an often untried direction.
Uranus will remain in Taurus until November 6, 2018, when it
retrogrades back into Aries for four final months, not to return to Aries until
2103. Uranus will re-enter Taurus on March 6, 2019, where it will remain until
April 26, 2026.
Uranus is called the Great Awakener. It can give us a strong
impulse for rebellion, shock, change, taking chances, doing unexpected things,
and breaking away from those things, people and situations that we find safe,
boring, repressive or that which have outlived their usefulness. Uranus’
transits to your natal chart can be surprising and shocking, or exciting and
Uranus and Taurus at Odds
Uranus rules all things unexpected, the future, technology,
electricity, aircraft, scientific and creative genius, as well as global
brotherhood and the unimagined future yet to come, such as the internet which
was unimagined in the 1960's by most people.
Taurus is a fixed earth sign which represents things that are
tangible such as money, land, wealth and material possessions. Taurus is steady
and stable all the way and prefers to stick to established norms and
situations. Uranus on the other hand, favors revolutions, freedom at any cost,
extreme actions/situations and the new and untried as opposed to the Taurean
idea of stability and security.
This innate self-contradiction is why astrologers say Uranus in
Taurus is 'at its fall.' This does not mean things will be all bad, but simply
Uranus and Taurus do not naturally mix well as they represent opposite ends.
Uranus is considered at home, or in the sign of its rulership in Aquarius.
Mars will be in Aquarius (Uranus' sign) through mid-November and
when these two planets clash, we will see many unexpected changes occur. These
clashes will occur as Uranus enters Taurus mid-May, early August and again
As Uranus changes signs, we need to be flexible and adaptable.
Most of all, we need to remember Uranus rules the future, and the future is
meeting up with the present. Change is inevitable on some level with this shift
for every living human on the planet.
Taurus is the ruler of the second house of money and its ruling planet is Venus, which concerns love, money and social
values. Many shifts will occur in these areas over the next number of years, as
During this major planetary transition, it is most important to
keep moving, keep positive and not hang on to the past. Circumstances will show
you that things are in a state of change, and what worked in the past is no
longer working. Uranus in Taurus is not something to fear, but rather to look
for areas of your life where you have settled, accepted, underperformed, or may
simply be ready to leave behind and try something new, or move in a completely
different direction. Do you best to embrace change, because change is on its
way whether you’re ready or not!
Changes to Expect:
Money, possessions and finances.Shifts may occur either positive or negative in personal
finances/possessions. This is a good time to look at your own personal
finances, as well as what you can do to save, invest or work on improving over
the next few years.
Society/personal values and our social lives.Sometimes friendships outlive each other and we enter a period
where we need to seek new acquaintances. Solid friendships will withstand any
Love, relationships and marriage. With Uranus in the sign ruled by Venus many relationships
will end and new ones will begin. There will be a surge over the next seven
years of both marriage and divorce. A solid and well grounded relationship will
survive obstacles, and weak relationships that are tottering on the edge will
likely end to make room for a more appropriate union.
Changes to Expect Based on Your Sign
Uranus will affect us all in different ways, but Taurus is
somewhere in every chart. Here is a quick look at how the signs will be
affected, or if you know your rising sign, use that.
Taurus- its personal, everything
Gemini- the subconscious or spiritual world
Cancer- friendships, hopes and wishes
Virgo - world view, education,
Libra- sex, other people's money, transformation
Capricorn- love, friendships, children
Aquarius - home, family
Pisces- self-expression, thinking, immediate family