Uranus (retrograde) re-enters Aries for the last time November 6, 2018-March 6, 2019. During this time it will remain at 29/29 degrees. It turns direct January 6, 2019 at 28 degrees, then re-enters Taurus for the next 7 years March 6, 2019.
While retrograde Uranian energies are more bottled up, and the individual becomes aware of the need for change When Uranus turns direct those energies can be acted upon, seemingly in an unexpected manner. Events involving Uranus are often the inevitable result of a situation, and wake us up to what is really occurring in our lives, bringing sudden and sometimes shocking change.
This will be the last time the majority reading this will experience Uranus in the sign ruled by Mars as it takes approximately 84 years to circle the zodiac. Uranus affects us personally in a big way, if it aspects our personal astrology charts, and always changes things globally.
Uranus in Aries has been quite a ride. It entered this sign for a few months in 2010. Then March 11, 2011 as Uranus entered Aries again hitting the 0 degree or the world point, Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami, that threatened to destabilize nuclear reactors.
Spring/Summer 2010 saw a meltdown in the economy of numerous European countries and the BP oil spill was an event that garnered international attention. We saw travel problems with a huge volcanic ash cloud over Europe, China had an oil spill and we heard news of significant developments in medicine such as AIDs drugs that lower the chance of HIV infection.
Other major world events that have occurred include a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Arab Spring, scientists trapped anti-matter, speech to speech translation became common in phones, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11, the Mayan calendar reached its end, the first creation of human embryonic stem cells by cloning, gene therapy, Cannabis legalized in some countries along with gay marriage in US, genome sequencing, the #MeToo movement, Brexit, mass migrations from war zones, mass hackings, internet theft, and the US became more divided politically since the Civil war. Massive flood, fire and hurricane damage, Crimean annexation by Russia, US Presidential accusations of collusion with Russia, and these represent only a few of the changes that have occurred.
Aries rules the first house-the self, and during these years we have seen ourselves and many groups of people fighting for their own self interests around the world.
Uranus in Aries has been about us, and what we want as individuals and groups of individuals. Uranus in Taurus is ruled by Venus, one of the financial planets that rules the second house of money, and it also concerns values.
Global finances will be affected, along with earth changes and impending climate change. Mars is considered at its fall, or debilitated in Taurus. In other words, it does not operate smoothly and is not very happy here. Unlike Uranus in Aries, while in Taurus change will be resisted.
When Uranus reaches the 29th degree of Aries it is considered the Anaretic degree.
The 29th degree is obviously the last degree before Uranus enters Taurus. There can be a feeling of urgency, such as we only have so much time left to accomplish or must have something. It's like the final shopping days before Christmas.
As Uranus bounced between Taurus-Aries in 2018, and Aries to Taurus early 2019, it represents a difficult shift between a focus on the self, versus the external environment.
In a way we are in between two worlds at this time-the end of the era of self, self interests or self empowerment, and on the precipice of a new world where will not be able to ignore the outside environment we must live with and the Earth itself.
This shift from Aries to Taurus last occurred in April of 1935. At that time we were in the Great recession and on the eve of an oncoming World War, where we saw rationing of material goods. The dust bowl in the Western States created severe Earth related challenges.
A planet at the 29th degree is prone to crisis and reversal, predetermined events and breaking molds.
When Uranus was in its last two degrees of Pisces, about to shift into Aries, we saw the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill April 20, 2010. This was considered the largest marine oil spill of modern history, and Pisces rules oceans and salt water.
As Uranus completes its last four month journey in this sign we can expect to see important Mars related situations in our own lives and the world. Mars rules action, war, men, and aggressive tendencies.
We may feel an urgency to complete things began as Uranus entered this sign again, and feel as though we have only so much time left to do it. This will occur both on the individual level and the collective.
If you are a 28-29 degree Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn this will have a powerful affect on your life. Many things are likely to change or end suddenly during this time, and you could feel you are at some sort of crisis or significant turning point.
Major political and geo-political changes will occur as Uranus is a transcendental planet that affects global change and human evolution.
Over the next several years Saturn and Pluto will be in Capricorn, another Earth sign, and we will experience a great shift from Fire to Earth energies or a desire for grounding.
Expect to feel as though you must complete something as Uranus moves through its last four months of Aries, and we will see worldwide changes again.
Asserting the self and individual rights has been the domain of Uranus in Aries. What can be lacking in the desire to assert the rights of the individual, is the illusion we are not dependent on the eternal world for self survival.