Who has felt the shift in energy today? Slept better? Calmer internally? Has restlessness been taken down a notch? Uranus moved into Taurus yesterday and is now lighting up a whole new area of your life. What can we expect? Always the unexpected with Uranus, as he is the heavenly shock jock, the king of surprises. It’s a big change of speed as he moves from fiery, dynamic Aries into grounded, earthy Taurus – and I think we are all ready for it!
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not …”
― Maya Angelou
Some words we link to Uranus include freedom, authenticity, excitement, rebellion, reform, unusual, unique, innovation. As an example, this change of sign offers new insights may come in an area of your life that hasn’t had much focus lately, or you may seek freedom from whatever that stops you from being yourself. And words to link with Taurus are peaceful, earthy, practical, immoveable, serene, grounded. Change happens slowly, and therefore more deeply, for those with planets in Taurus. It will also be affecting all the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) who will all push and strain to throw off their shackles to become more themselves.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Uranus demands you to be yourself, who you are at core, and the masks will fall away under his gaze. In Taurus, there is the call of quiet times and peaceful spaces to reconnect with just who you are. This opportunity to know deeply know what we are, and what we are not, helps slough away the outgrown layers so a new inner self can shine. By embracing these changes in ourselves, we are then able to offer change into the world.
The new seven-year cycle that began in May 2018 is coming into fullness now as Uranus stays in Taurus until 2025. Bend so you don’t break, make daring changes towards your goals. One client bit the bullet and had neck surgery last May for pain relief, right at Uranus moved into Taurus. She is feeling so free now that she starts yoga teacher training this week. She’ll definitely be bending with this transit.
Here are some ways this energy could play out, both personally and at a world level:
- The busy doing of Aries gives way to the being of Taurus.
Earthy grounded Taurus is a very different pace from the last 7 years of Aries. Life won’t slow back to the pace pre-2010, but by connecting to inner core we are able to slow down and just be, IF we allow ourselves. Think of a wheel, the centre doesn’t move while the outer edges are fast and full of friction. Where will you place your focus? Carving out quiet time from the hectic pace of modern life, good boundaries with technology, physically showing up in person with loved ones, and finding positive ways to switch our brains off are all ways to bend into this.
- Focusing in on rest
This amazing book by Alex Pang talks about the ultimate need for rest and how we’re not getting enough. Using research studies, stories of successful people in history and his own life story, Pang puts forward a very convincing argument for the importance for rest in our lives. My feeling is that with Taurus in Uranus, we will see much more about this and how we can be more productive when well-rested. Rest isn’t just about sleeping, but also making time to play, be active and get into your creative flow.
- Shake up of finances and resources
Taurus rules both of these and Uranus doesn’t like leaving things as he found them. When Uranus was last in this sign was during the Great Depression, and what has evolved from those times is a better system of regulation. However things always need to change, so Uranus will shake the tree and we can expect to see outdated structures break down and false economies crumble in the wake of this. The tip here, don’t put all your eggs in one basket!
- Disconnect to reconnect
There were some memes floating around last year about watching a live stream (see right) which sums up Uranus in Taurus perfectly. Let’s rebel against technology by putting it down. Goodbye Aries selfies, hello real face-to-face Taurus interactions. Or using technology to have those interactions. With people now moving all over the world, catching up with friends for a coffee on Zoom, Skype or FaceTime can work just as well and is good for your health too!
- New freedoms, rights and equality for the feminine
This isn’t just about the female gender, but anyone who identifies as a feminist in the true sense of the word, anyone that believes in equality fairness, balance, respect… for ALL. Or, as Emma Watson so simply put it “This isn’t just, ‘girls are better than boys, boys are better than girls.’ This is just, ‘everyone deserves a fair chance.’” How can you embrace this thinking more within yourself? Towards yourself? As the North Node in Cancer moves towards a trine with Uranus in early 2020, hopefully we’ll see some real feminist leaders come to the fore.
Wishing you success and strength in these ground-breaking times ahead!