by Astro Butterfly
May 16, 2018
Uranus in Taurus is ON! Uranus changed signs and moved from Aries into Taurus on 15 May 2018. Uranus will stay in Taurus until 26 April 2026.
Maybe Uranus’ move into Taurus has disrupted your life already. Uranus transits are like a bolt of lightning. They come unexpectedly to illuminate something that has been kept in the dark.
In Roman mythology, Uranus was “the great awakener” and to the Greeks, Uranus was the “God of the sky” and the creator of life as we know it. The Greeks said that Uranus (the sky) and Gaea (the Earth) emerged directly from the primordial chaos.
In astrology, Uranus rules everything that comes from the sky: the rain, the clouds, the lightning, electricity, radio waves, meteorites, intelligent life forms.
Uranus’s symbol is a circle, a crescent, and a cross – symbolizing the divine spirit (the circle) which expresses itself on the earth (the cross) through the spiritual and mental realm (Moon). Just like a thunder, Uranus brings the divine truth in our lives.
Uranus’ glyph also resembles an antenna satellite, symbolizing the ability to capture the ‘divine signal’ from the universe. That’s why Uranus is connected to divine intuition and the “the sixth sense”.
Uranus makes it possible for us to connect wirelessly across space and time. Uranus rules the internet!
Uranus also rules intelligent life forms, and some say, even God itself.
Creationism is based on the assumption that life has been created by a supreme being. Intelligent design theory brings the creationism theory further. Although they don’t necessarily identify “God” as the designer, intelligent design advocates say that living organisms are too complex to be reduced to natural selection alone (Darwinist theory).
Sci-Fi authors have advanced similar hypothesis, even before the intelligent design theory emerged. Arthur C. Clarke, in his 1968 book “2001: A space odyssey” writes how a mysterious black monolith fallen from the sky triggered a shift in human evolution.
In astrology, Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury. If Mercury rules the mind, it is fair to say that Uranus is the Mastermind. If Mercury is the personal computer, Uranus is the server.
Uranus changing signs is similar to a general software update. How do you approach software updates? Are you annoyed when you have to stop everything you’re doing and restart your computer? Or are you excited about the possibilities that come with these new features?
If you are like me and like most people, you resist it at first. Even when you buy the next iPhone! It is something about the ‘new’ that is always annoying. Predictability feels right, while disruptions trigger our fears and anxieties. But if you ‘go with the flow’ and embrace the new, you will soon start to reap the benefits. If you resist it, the process can be very difficult.
Uranus brings progress, progress at any price. Progress, whether you like it or not.
Uranus and Taurus – From Sky to Earth
While Uranus rules the sky, Taurus rules the Earth. Taurus is everything that is stable in our life: our values, our land, our properties, what we rely on.
Taurus is where you feel stable and grounded. It is where you are certain. When Uranus moves into Taurus, it will shake exactly what you thought it was stable and predictable in your life.
But Uranus doesn’t bring change for the sake of change. Uranus brings new perspectives, new outlooks – it upgrades your perception of reality so that you can get a little bit closer to the truth.
Taurus is the sign of sustainability. Whatever is unsustainable in your life will change. Even if you may not believe it now, we all need Uranian shake-ups from time to time.
What exactly can we expect from Uranus’ transit into Taurus?
Let’s have a look at what Taurus stands for:
Taurus rules the land, so in the next 7 years, we can expect a rise in sustainable agriculture, sustainable living, permaculture, eco farms. More and more people will move out of the big cities to places where they can be closer to nature. It’s not like we will go back in time. Uranus always brings progress! But we will definitely have a paradigm shift in our relationship to nature, land, food.
Taurus rules property and ownership, how you define ‘what is mine’. Uranus rules data – especially what you can do with the data. In the last 7 years, when Uranus was in Aries, we experienced an explosion of data, especially over the internet. Data has become ‘the new currency’. Companies all over the world raced to capture as much customer data as possible.
But Taurus likes to make clear distinctions. Who owns the data? Who has the right to use it, and under which circumstances?
The recent Facebook data scandal and GDPR legislation in Europe (which comes into effect exactly after Uranus moves into Taurus) come to help clarify ‘what is mine’ and ‘what is yours’. Companies can not just do whatever they want with customers’ personal data anymore.
You, as a customer, have the right to ask a company to remove your data from a company’s database. The data is ‘yours’. This is exactly what Uranus in Taurus is about.
Taurus rules money. Uranus in Taurus will ask us to reevaluate what money is. We are so used to think of money as a ‘thing’ – we go to work, and somehow money pops up into our bank account. With a swipe of a card, we can buy a nice dress. Or get ourselves into a financial disaster. In the last decades, money has lost its intrinsic value.
We have the stock market, we have housing bubbles, we have movie stars and football players who earn millions – a few years later are forgotten. Uranus will ask us to re-evaluate what value really is. Uranus in Taurus, together with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will bring big shifts into the money market.
If Uranus in Aries was all about speculations, risk-taking, and startups spreading like mushrooms, Uranus in Taurus will be about shifting your focus from ideas to practice. About taking ownership. About building something that can stand the test of time. It’s not that we should go back to farming and old ways of doing things. It is about finding creative ways to have ownership.
The best investment you can make with Uranus in Taurus is learning how to become self-autonomous. Learn how to cook. Get a garden. Start your own business, with your own resources (without money from investors).
Taurus rules beauty. The concept of beauty has evolved and will continue to evolve. From cave paintings to Greek sculptures and renaissance, beauty has always changed its meaning. Impressionists for example (with their lovely, colorful nature paintings) were considered radicals in their time, because they didn’t follow the rules of academic painting. Nowadays, art has moved completely outside the painting. With Uranus in Taurus, we will experience another paradigm shift in how we define beauty.
We will all be influenced by these trends, however you will feel the energy of Uranus transit in Taurus stronger if your ascendant sign is in a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), or if you have personal planets – Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars – in fixed signs.