After 7 years in Aries, Uranus is officially in Taurus as of May 15th, 2018, and just after the Taurus New Moon! Though he will retrograde back into Aries in November 2018, he will return to Taurus in March 2019 and stay until July 7th, 2025 when he enters Gemini. Uranus will retrograde back into Taurus in 2025 before leaving Taurus for good August 25, 2026. I’m sure you’re wondering “What does that mean for me?” Well let’s start by getting to know Uranus.
♅ Uranus - The Great Awakener, Bringer of Change
Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781 which subsequently expanded our view of our Solar System, which we previously thought ended with Saturn. In Astrology, Uranus brings change, revolution, and innovation. Uranus rules humanity, electricity, science, and technology and is also referred to as the Planet of Surprise. Sometimes when we need to wake up and gain awareness, the best way is a sudden shock or surprise. The planet was named after the original Sky Father, Uranus or Ouranos, who was created by Mother Earth, Gaia, to procreate the world with her. They are the parents of the Titans, grandparents of the Olympians, and all that came after. Uranus eventually became a tyrant and so Gaia sent Saturn (Cronus) to overthrow his father. Saturn was eventually overthrown himself, by his own son, Jupiter (Zeus).
Though named after the Sky God, the Planet’s energy is strongly tied to the mythological archetype of the Titan Prometheus. After creating humanity from clay and his own breath, it pained him to see his creations suffering in cold and darkness. Prometheus’ compassion for his creation compelled him to defy the gods. Waiting for the Chariot of the Sun, he used a fennel stalk to catch some of the sacred flame to give to the mortals on Earth. For defying the gods, Prometheus was punished by having his liver eaten out by an Eagle. Being immortal, he regenerated daily, suffering again and again unless another immortal agreed to die in his place. Prometheus’ sacrifice for the greater good allowed humanity to prosper. Eventually, he was freed when a Centaur known as Chiron took his place. Prometheus was then able to continue advancing human evolution.
Leo, ruled by the Sun, is opposite Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, therefore the Sun is in his detriment in Aquarius, and Uranus is in his detriment in Leo. We can see this in the mythology with Prometheus’ act of stealing the Sun’s fire. Strong Uranian types are willing to sacrifice themselves for the betterment of humanity. Uranus is exalted in Scorpio and in his fall in Taurus which is interesting, given that Prometheus had his liver picked out by an eagle, one of the totems for Scorpio. Chiron’s involvement in freeing Prometheus in the myth is also seen Astrologically. Chiron and the similar celestial bodies in our Solar System are fittingly called Centaurs, and they act as bridges between two other planetary bodies. Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer, and the his orbit links with the orbits of both Saturn and Uranus. Chiron is the key in unlocking the future (Uranus) by healing the past (Saturn). In many senses, people strong in Aquarian or Uranian energy are born ahead of their time and always thinking of how things “should be.” Their role is to help awaken others to specific issues so one day the rest of the world will catch up, making life better for humanity. Change occurs through repetition of an idea.
Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026 - Potential World Events
Uranus is in his Fall position in Taurus. Looking back at the last time Uranus traveled through Taurus, 1934-1942, you can get an understanding of what we can expect this time around. We’ve already been getting glimpses of main themes.
We can expect Uranus’ ingress into Taurus to bring awareness and change:
Our value systems, all of which are rooted in our own unique sense of self-worth.
Money and wealth fall into this category. It is important to know you are worthy of anything your heart desires. Do not focus on a lack of money or feel that you cannot afford something. Trust that money comes to you when you call for it. We’re already seeing cryptocurrencies gain more popularity, blending the money aspect of Taurus with the technology of Uranus.
Let’s avoid war. Uranus’ last transit of Taurus helped sustain and build WWII. Between all of the technological advancements to aide this war of resources and values, where humanity and the value of human life was plagued with horror and terror.
Awakening to our Planet - Earth.
Planet Earth rules the sign of Taurus. Uranus moving into the bull has already begun to awaken astrologers to Gaia’s importance. She is our physical reality and our environment. All of our resources are produced by her. She needs to be viewed in charts with as much respect as her celestial brothers and sisters. Your Earth Sign indicates how you are grounded into this physical reality via your vessel, or physical body, and what energy is needed to balance it with your spirit or Sun Sign. Listen to it’s rhythms, your Earth Sign is guiding you to know you are on the right path.
Environmental issues are also gaining more focus. The Dust Bowl occured during Uranus’ last transit of Taurus. The problems concerning monoculture/industrial meat production, fossil fuels, plastic waste, deforestation, human overpopulation, and unsanitary drinking water will come more into focus and need to be addressed and healed. While we may hope to colonize our Moon and Mars, we still haven’t, so we really need to take care of our Mother to sustain life here on Earth.
Uranus also rules technology. Let’s all agree to proceed with extreme caution with Artificial Intelligence and nanotechnologies. Many advancements will help further humanity and quality of life, especially with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all scheduled to enter Aquarius (Uranus' home) in the 2020s. Tying in with environmental issues, we will see alternative energies come more into focus. Should there be a need to address the current power grid, it would be smart to rebuild using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.
Uranus in Taurus 2018-2026 - In Your Chart
Taurus, ruled by Planet Earth, signifies values, body/senses, talents/resources, and our physical reality/environment and most importantly self-appreciation. During Uranus’ transit of Taurus, you will be pulled to focus on what is truly important to you. Your willpower and determination will play into what you manifest in whatever area of life Taurus represents for you. Being in a Fixed Sign, this energy wants you to find sustainable ways to maintain your resources and build your life. There will be endless opportunities to manifest at this time. This world is meant to be our heaven on Earth. We are all entitled to miracles. Be open and accepting to the abundance the Universe is offering. Claim your miracles and bend and flow with any change, while embracing your future. However, do not forget to stay present and focused in the moment. Make sure you are listening to your body; true wealth is in your health. This is not the time to cling to old ways of doing things, especially when it comes to building wealth, the environment, and our resources. Be flexible and be grateful for all that you have today.
Suggested Transit Affirmations
I love and approve of myself.
I am safe and secure.
I am grateful for life’s generosity to me.
Life loves and supports me.
When I say yes to life, life says yes to me.
I am willing to change.
I am a success in all that I do. All people prosper me and I prosper all people.
Money flows into my life in an abundant way.
I am connected to divine prosperity.
Divine abundance flows through me.
Peace begins with me.
All is well in my world.
I am entitled to miracles. I am worthy of all my heart desires.
I am one with the source materializing all of my desires.
Now is the perfect time for all my dreams to come true.
I release the past with love.
Life is an adventure. Life is for me.
I choose love and self acceptance.
I welcome an unlimited source of wealth.
I constantly attract opportunities that create more money.
Money and spirituality coexist in harmony.
My actions create constant prosperity. Everything I do prospers today.
I deserve the best and I accept the best now.
What area of life does Taurus represent for you? Below are the areas in which Uranus in Taurus will affect you. Be sure to check for your Rising/Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Earth (directly opposite your Sun Sign), or any sign you are dominant in. You may find you only resonate with one or possibly a blend of all of them.
If you have any Natal planets in Taurus, they will conjunct Uranus at some point, for Scorpios or anyone with planets in Scorpio, those planets will experience an opposition to Uranus. For those born between 1985 and 1995, or the Pluto in Scorpio Generation, Uranus will oppose your Natal Pluto some point during his time in Taurus. You will become aware your own power and see the power others possess. Remember, everything you experience in life is a reflection of you and how you feel internally. Have faith, trust, and patience. Always trust the process of life. Taurus teaches the divinity and abundance of existence here on Earth. Let go and let Gaia!
After 7 years of Uranus in your sign, Uranus moves into your 2nd House of resources, aspecting your Succedent Houses (2, 5, 8, 11) which are naturally ruled by the Fixed Signs, with the 2nd House being naturally ruled by Taurus. Here, Uranus will put to test your self-worth, which directly reflects your resources, wealth, and ability to manifest. This transit is great for expanding your income and be able to purchase high quality materials. You may also awaken to new senses and talents which can help you build the life you desire. Trust that divine prosperity flows through you, and know that true self-worth comes from within. Uranus just spent 7 years in Aries, you know who you are and what you’re capable of. Channel your abilities and resources toward your goals and give it your all. You can build anything you set your mind to. Take a moment each day to appreciate the abundance of life and the divinity in Earthly existence.
After spending 7 years in your 12th House of Spirituality and Karma, Uranus moves into your 1st House of self, aspecting all of your Angular Houses (1, 4, 7, 10). These are the houses naturally ruled by the Cardinal Signs. Here, you will awaken to new aspects of your identity, deepening your self-awareness. You may find you are able to be more of a free-spirit with this transit. Your life and how you identify with yourself may be radically different by the end of this transit, but always in the best way possible. Release who you are not, for you are already whole and complete. This transit will help you gain a sense of purpose through unselfish acts and assisting the greater good. Self-worth comes from within. You know what is of true value and you know the beauty of existence. Earth is your planet after all. Everything happens for your greater good and will help you build more of what you desire. Flow with any sudden changes, you are the one ultimately responsible for your fate. Trust the process of life.
Your Cadent Houses (3, 6, 9, 12) are activated by Uranus’ ingress of Taurus, who is entering your 12th House of Spirituality and Karma. These Houses are naturally that of the Mutable Signs, like yourself. During this transit you can expect to awaken to deeper levels of spirituality as well as the patterns, karma, and debts in which ultimately hold you back. Uranus breaks patterns, so be open and willingly release the past. This transit will further develop your spiritual awareness, psychological balance, and mindfulness. Finding self-assurance and peace of mind through discovery of your own intrinsic value, will help develop your sense of purpose and identity once Uranus enters your first house in 2026. Be sure to appreciate all you have today and your time here on Earth.
After 7 years of Uranus in your 10th House, Uranus moves into your 11th House of friends, hopes and wishes. Here, Uranus aspects all of your Succedent Houses (2, 5, 8, 11) which are naturally ruled by the Fixed Signs. Uranus rules the 11th house so this will be a strong transit for you, not to mention your ruling planet, our Moon, is exalted in Taurus so Uranus aspects your planets in Cancer supportively. Your long term dreams and future goals may change during Uranus’ time in your 11th House. You may also make new friends and become more involved in your community or learn new technologies. Take care to stay connected with nature. All of your experiences will help develop emotional equilibrium especially when interacting amongst friends or in social groups. Uranus will show you the freedom and value in friendships, success may come through your connections.
After 7 years in your 9th House of expansion (mental exploration and long distance travel), Uranus moves into your 10th House of contribution and public standing. What are your goals in life? Uranus in Taurus offers plenty of potential to physically manifest. You can increase your income exponentially by contributing to society through the use of your personal talents and interests. Do not waste your time doing anything that you do not enjoy doing, you’ll earn more by following your passions. Uranus will be in tense angle to any planets you have in the other Fixed Signs, but know that the more challenging the energy, the greater the reward. Hard work and perseverance goes a long way. Remember to appreciate all life has already given as you powerfully manifesting new desires and wealth during this transits. By the end of Uranus’ time in Taurus, you will have new senses of freedom in what you value as well as your place in the world.
When Uranus was in Aries, you probably faced many situations in which you needed to maintain integrity, self-respect, and respect of others with the planet of surprise in your 8th House. Transformation came through the process of trusting your instincts and taking care not to overthink. But life is about to be a whole lot easier with Uranus in fellow Earth Sign, Taurus. Moving into your 9th house of expansion (mental exploration and long distance travel), Uranus will aspect all of our Cadent Houses (3, 6, 9, 12). These houses are naturally ruled by Mutable Signs, like you. You will have plenty of opportunities to build confidence and recognition while expanding your awareness and appreciation for life here on Earth. By raising your vision of the world around you, you can better understand and work with others to achieve things in life which are not possible alone.
After 7 years of Uranus in your opposite sign, Uranus moves into your 8th House of transformation and regeneration, aspecting your other Succedent Houses (2, 5, 8, 11) which are naturally ruled by the Fixed Signs. Stability in your drive to find balance and cooperation comes through the appreciation of life and the abundance it has to offer. Situations may require you to relinquish the illusion of control and release what no longer serves you. Uranus in the 8th House will have you seek freedom within your own primal needs and true wants and desires. Trust in the process of life and be grateful for all the abundance this world has to offer. You are divinely guided to experience all you need in order to understand your inner motives. This process helps you better understand others.
Uranus transits your 7th house of partnership, both personal and professional. This house also symbolizes any legally binding agreement when working with others. Through all of your dealings with other, you are able to learn more about yourself (1st house), as all relationships are reflections of you. You may be presented with new opportunities in relationships to expand your resources through shared goals if you are able to work harmoniously with others. Trust and affirm that all of your relationships are loving and supportive. Uranus may send you unusual or new types of relationships, breaking any patterns in relating which may have become rigid. In appreciating life, and knowing your inner values, you will find harmony and mutual satisfaction with others.
Uranus’ move into Taurus brings focus to your 6th House of health and service. Uranus will aspect all of our Cadent Houses (3, 6, 9, 12). These houses are naturally ruled by Mutable Signs, like you. Here, Uranus will have you develop new health routines. Your state of health will be of central focus, so be aware of any health issues. Do you usually come down with the same type of physical illnesses? Emotional or thought patterns which if left unchecked can develop into illness. Keep your thoughts positive and do your best to release patterns of thought which keep popping up as certain illnesses. Stay active and choose food that nourishes your body. Remember, true wealth is in your health. Affirm that health is your natural state of being, and support your sense of self-worth. Connecting with nature is an amazing way to recenter yourself and recharge your body.
As a fellow Earth Sign, Uranus in Taurus aspects you positively, allowing any sudden events to be easily adapted to. Taurus is your 5th House of creativity and self expression. Uranus transiting here helps bring freedom in creative pursuits and anything bringing pleasure, and will aspect all of your other Succedent Houses (2, 5, 8, 11), which are naturally ruled by the Fixed Signs. The 5th House is also love, sex, children, and gambling. Uranus loves to surprise, so a surprise romance or a child is possible during this time. You will gain deeper levels of self-worth and determination in yourself and your creativity. Regardless of what may happen, anything Uranus awakens you to will ultimately bring you joy. Freedom, especially financial freedom, will come to you through the use of your talents and unique creative expression.
As one of your ruling planets, where Uranus moves is very important for you. Taurus is your 4th House of home - past, present, and future. Uranus spent the last 7 years in your 3rd House of communication. The 4th House also signifies what comes to you through family lineage as well as your emotional satisfaction. As your ruling planet tours through this area of life, you can expect change in physical living situations and locations as well as change within your family structure. Do not hold onto the burden of guilt or regret, they only prevent you from experiencing the freedom you crave. Situations may transpire for you to exercise sensitivity towards others. Uranus will be in tense angle to any planets you have in the other Fixed Signs, but know that the more challenging the energy, the greater the reward.
Uranus moves from your 2nd House of resources to your 3rd House of communication and will be aspecting all of your Cadent Houses (3, 6, 9, 12). These Houses are naturally those of the Mutable Signs, like yourself. The 3rd House represents your logical mind, memory, and manual skills. With Uranus in your 3rd House, you may have new opportunities to locally travel and solidly express your talents, thoughts, and ideas. The possibilities of learning new skills and are also high with Uranus traveling this area of your life. New skills and talents can be easily mastered and incorporated into your daily routine and habits. It will be through these talents, new and old, that you can increase your income and further develop your sense of self-worth.