On March 06th, Uranus officially reenters Taurus until April 26, 2026 (it last entered May 15 – November 05, 2018 before going retrograde into Aries). Since the planet Uranus is an outer planet, it typically takes seven years to complete its journey through each zodiac sign. This gives it plenty of time to implement powerful changes in the sign it travels through.
Speaking of change, Uranus is the planet of change. Uranus is known as “The Great Awakener” because it wakes you up to the deeper truth of your current reality and helps you to clearly see the changes you really need to make in your life. Keep in mind that by the time Uranus enters a new astrology house in your natal chart, you’re in need of an increased awareness and new growth in this area of your life to ultimately push you to reach your highest potential. You can think of this as being very much like young birds leaving the nest and risking everything as they dare to fly for themselves.
If Uranus connects to your astrology chart in a challenging way, this will indicate that this new awareness will feel threatening in some way. Perhaps you’ll feel as if “It’s now or never,” or “My back is against the wall,” or even like “It’s a sink or swim situation,” that you’re forced into.
Failing to proactively make these much needed changes during this period can lead to feeling an increasing sense of claustrophobia in the astrologgy house Uranus is traveling through in your birth chart (e.g. 10th house – career, 7th house – relationships, 2nd house – money, etc.). It is as if your life is beckoning you to leave the womb. If you refuse to do so, changes will be forced upon you which may feel unexpectedly sudden and jolting. It may even feel as if your life is in a chaotic freefall.
If Uranus connects to your birth chart in a harmonious way, it indicates that you can implement changes in your life with greater freedom and ease than the challenging astrological aspects of Uranus. With this in mind, what changes are in store for you on a personal level and also for the world at large?
Uranus in Taurus on the World Stage
Of course, Uranus has traveled through the sign of Taurus before. It typically takes Uranus 84 years to make one complete revolution around the zodiac. Hence, the last Uranus in Taurus transit occurred on June 06, 1934 – May 15, 1942. This historical period was fraught with the Great Depression, Fascism with the terrifying rise of Mussolini and Hitler (who was a Taurus), and the death and devastation of World War II. With this in mind, modern day dictators will indeed gain power once again. The argument could certainly be made that we better brace ourselves for the ugly side of this planetary combination as it brings forth more blatant bigotry, racism, and religious intolerance along with a rise in extremist hate groups.
On the other hand, this astrological period also saw the rise of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) along with his innovative social measures made via his New Deal agenda which helped pull the United States out of the Great Depression and ultimately catapulted the nation into a world superpower. Since then, the USA has had a Socialist foundation and has become the most powerful nation in the history of the world.
The rise of Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement he sparked within the Democratic Party has taken firm root and will not be denied as the demand for more fairness, equality, and liberty for all will become reestablished as the basic core values (Taurus) of the American citizen. Perhaps Sanders can pull off a miracle and win the White House in the next election so that he can continue the good work of FDR and add to it. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.
Taking stock of all this indicates that what we’ll see is more polarization in the world. People will continue to gravitate toward either the extreme right or the extreme left, with both vying for supremacy. There will be a growing divide which will ultimately have to be resolved or we will be in danger of replicating the violence, cruelty, and destruction of the past Uranus in Taurus transit.
Except this time the stakes are much higher as the health of our beautiful planet is being threatened with global warming, deforestation, and over-population which could endanger humanity’s very existence. We’ll undoubtedly continue to see changes in the Earth’s climate along with more frequent tornadoes, hurricanes, and bizarre weather phenomena. Most significantly, however, Uranus in Taurus symbolizes earthquakes and tsunamis so those will increase in frequency. As the polar ice caps continue to melt, we can expect to see more people migrating away from the coastlines. On the bright side of things (we certainly need one), we can expect to see solid progress in environmental legislation that strives to protect Mother Earth in addition to technological advances that help us to dispose of our waste more efficiently.
Money itself is going to change as we continue to go into the digital age as more people gravitate toward online banking. Because of this, more and more brick and mortar banks (Taurus) will likely close down. Most importantly, our attitudes toward money will change as we will feel a greater need for more independence and freedom (Uranus) from financial (Taurus) constraints. Working as a free agent in some way and doing work that truly feeds the soul will gradually enjoy more mainstream and social acceptance. The belief that a sizeable bank account somehow makes you more worthy than others with less will eventually grow into an archaic perspective. Some people will choose careers that give them more freedom and emotional fulfillment over careers that simply provide financial security while others may go to the very opposite extreme and tirelessly devote themselves towards gaining complete financial independence.
With all of this change and turmoil going on, people will undoubtedly need an escape from the stressors of life. Hence, we can expect that the arts will make a solid comeback especially in the music world with musical acts (Taurus) coming out with striking creativity and originality (Uranus). We can also expect to see vocalists (Taurus rules the throat) with powerful voices belting out heartfelt lyrics. Since Uranus rules over the shock factor, excitement, and rebellion, perhaps rock ‘n’ roll will be reborn from the ashes to once again become a dominant force in the music industry (fingers crossed).
Humanitarianism movements (Uranus) will become more common as more people will grow compassionate (Taurus) toward those less fortunate than themselves. This energy will compel us to find practical (Taurus) yet innovative (Uranus) ways to serve the needs of those who are struggling so they will ultimately be empowered and pass on the love and service to others.
Uranus in Taurus on a Personal Level
Since Taurus is a sign that takes pride in ownership and Uranus is all about freedom, people who are controlling of their loved ones will learn one way or another that they don’t own them. They are learning that if they’re ever going to feel true inner peace and freedom within themselves, they must stop trying to possess others emotionally and/or physically. They must set them free and develop an attitude of ‘live and let live’ which will help them to transform their own insecurities. In addition, any tendency to have an overly ‘my way or the highway’ streak must also be changed toward being more fair or the relationship can ultimately fail.
As mentioned above, the Uranus in Taurus transit is also teaching us on a personal level to not define ourselves by our net worth and material possessions. The real lesson of this astrological transit is teaching us the art and wisdom of detachment from people and things. As the French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin stated, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Hence, the Uranus in Taurus lesson in this instance is that true fulfillment is really only to be found within intellectual and spiritual attainment.
If you feel that you’ve either underperformed or settled for less in the astrology house where Uranus is traveling through, this is the universe setting off alarm bells for you to do what you need to do to get better results. If you’ve settled for less, at some point this situation will become unbearable to you and you will rebel even if that’s not normally a part of your personality.
Having said this, do your best to not swing to the opposite extreme and make impulsive (Uranus) decisions just for the sake of change because that could just create new problems for you. Instead, tap into the current Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn energy which is symbolic of patiently doing research (Pluto) and coming up with a practical strategy (Saturn) that will get results. In addition, think out of the box (Uranus) and get creative as well.
If you feel that you’ve underperformed, this energy will light a fire underneath you as a greater sense of urgency (Uranus) will motivate you to start living up to your potential. Ideas that truly excite (Uranus) you due to their potential to yield powerful results in a practical (Taurus) manner will inspire you to devote yourself to positive change in your life.
You will have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Implementing change into your life will be like opening the window and letting some fresh air into your house. In the end, it will be totally worth the effort no matter how daunting the path ahead because the Uranus in Taurus transit is meant to awaken you to a reality that feels fresh, exciting, and invigorating because it will bless you with a life which makes you truly happy to be alive. That’s a lesson worth learning.