By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I have been an astrologer since I was 17 and now at 60, I reap the fullness of understanding along with the wisdom of experience. Having an Aquarian Sun opposite Uranus and having lived a life with many people with Uranus conjunct Uranus, I have learned from Chaos’s impact in my life. I have learned how to structure it (wielding chaos) with my Thor[s Hammer and how it must also be free to express itself like the wind. I have a South Node in Taurus, so I especially understand the deeper karmic issues around Uranus when it enters a Taurus environment.
Uranus revolves around the Sun once every eighty-four years and when he returns to a chaos original position like Taurus, we usually experience great transformation. The Uranus midlife crisis occurs for everyone, and if you have been through it (38 to 43 years old) you know what that is about. That is a good example of personal chaos and upheaval to force the truth out of us and admit to our self that we need to make changes. With Uranus in Taurus for seven years, its a bigger cultural and worldwide Midlife crisis and transformation.
The sets up tends to be a Saturnian conservative verses the Uranian freedom and this oppositional force has always occurred when Uranus enters Taurus. There is no good or bad here in this oppositional force, there is only change vs stagnation. If my estimation is correct, the changes start in 2019 and I have known this for about 23 years. The changes are both our physical life and a spiritual energetic one as well.
Uranus in Taurus is our safety net, not in prevention of chaos, but a pushing of us, into the mess so we can see it, experience it, and then change. This is after all, how humans work, by repeating and returning some old mistakes (karma). Only in hindsight will we be able to see it by going through it and understanding the wisdom later.
Uranus in Taurus (2018 – 2026)
T0he last time Uranus was in Taurus was world war two, 1934 – 1941 and it brought great challenges to the world and an end to some of the chaos of world dictators. Uranus in Taurus begins on May 15, 2018 until April 26, 2026 along with Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn all in Capricorn when Uranus enters Taurus. This does not give the powerful or wealthy (above middle class) much to stand on, like it usually does, only because so many planets are in Capricorn.
As we prepare for transformation and change, I know that we all have to adjust our “fixed and stubbornness” and become more more flexible to counter balance the energy of two very powerful opposing forces.
Key words of Uranus… disruptive change, science, impersonal, eclectic, unique, intelligence, groups and freedom and on its shadow side – egotistical, destructive, rebelliousness, anarchy and chaos (or storms in Taurus case because its an earth sign).
Key words for Taurus… earthy, work ethics, values, groundedness, sensuality, trustworthy, patient and perseverance and the shadow sides – hedonistic, stubborn, materialistic, low self esteem, lack of values and insecurity.
The combination of these key words put together are… “grounded but has no sense of value” or possibly “destructive in order to be unique” or “the intelligent hedonist” – I think you can see the picture, that in times of pressure, everyone’s light and shadow comes forth. The shadow sides of us, our impatience, our delivery, our insecurities cannot be hidden with Uranus in Taurus, its like we all have a Scorpio Ascendants – but we just can’t see it.
Uranus rules chaos and free magic, but unlike its brother Mercury who rules personal and structured magic that is more traditional, Uranus rules storms and lightning. Mercury also rules communication which is very personal, and thus, we rely on the messenger when its in a psychopomp reality. Uranus in Taurus combats all of these, it likes revolutions, destruction and burning down the house and doesn’t make any excuse or hold any guilt in its wrath.
The swiftness of change of Uranus is its signature, the original planet that moves not only mountains through earthquakes. Saturn by its nature seeks too much protection and safety beyond reason, always builds Roman roads to extinction, fear change of stopping progress. Uranus’ best quality is the change itself and that is based on truth, but real humans hate real change, and this is the problem of the Uranus archetypes in general, it brings what we dislike… not fear, but what annoys us to the bitter end.
The beneficial reforms or anarchical disruptive elements always will bring changes for the better. Uranus rules freedom and the acts against conventional authority (Saturn), will seek the swift and drastic changes called reform. It seeks the lie that we have gotten away with or too afraid to confront, for way too long. The elephant in the room which no one sees, seeks the energy that exposes truth, followed by the hands of chaos making that elephant visible for all to see. This goes for air and water pollution, corrupt politics to the modern sex trade industry funded by computer porn.
There are so many truths hidden this time when Uranus enters Taurus, that he is going to flush up emotional and soul issues to show us all just how dark and shadowy that reality is. We have been living in a world of what we cannot see and what we generally do not want to see, but when the veil is lifted, we see too much, and this is why change hurts.
I think the movie the Hunger Games is the perfect narrative, after all the United States does have a “Cancer” Sun sign. Uranus likes Cancer about as much as he likes Taurus. So Uranus will break those linear lines of reality and brings the truth into the circle again and when we are no longer blind to such shadows of the world, we suffer and the world changes.
Is there any good from this combination you ask? As an Aquarian myself, with Uranus opposite my Sun in a T-Square with five planets, I have only had the mirrors of Uranus chaos delivered to me since birth to understand how to work with chaos. I can say, one gets used to chaos and then one learns to structure chaos like martial arts. The blessings are only hindsight, the action of living within change is a struggle. I can never sugar coat Uranus energy even if I wanted to. In my Uranian life I have lived it long and full, I can’t say hardly anything good about Uranus except that its a necessary purification.
Uranus rules Idealism, and that is a wonderful and creative way to be for some people. The shadow sides of idealism can lead to the fanatical. Idealism cannot manifest without some kind of action to set the tone, but idealism is not really about action, its about ideas. Some people tend to believe their idea are real, or the solution, without putting it into action. Idealism generally doesn’t pass the tests of Pluto, Saturn or Juniper reality, in order to be 100% real and manifestable.
I find that about 20% of Idealism is actually usable in societies or situations, after all, Nazi Idealism was a good example on a large scale of how too much Idealism doesn’t serve anyone but the idealist. Progress, Utopian Expectations and New Age are also all Uranian Idealism. This is why Uranus is the crazy uncle.
Side Notes and Astrology Charts of Uranus in Taurus
Those born with Uranus & Neptune conjunction (born 1990 to 1996, 5° orb of influence) are going to get their first taste of the power of Uranus in an earthy sign, the visible manifestation powers of Taurus, which is likely change their understanding of the impersonal and individual knowledge, into accountability and manifestation of their conscious (values). Remember the upheaval of the late 1960s? That was the conjunction of Uranus & Pluto. Those who have been effected by this energy their whole lives, were born between 1966 to 1969 (with a 5° orb of influence).
Here is the Chart and the last three times Uranus was in Taurus. Note that the 2018 and the 1767 chart – have a few things in common: 1. Uranus & Mercury are conjunct, 2. Pluto is in Capricorn and 3. Neptune is in Pisces right now and it was in the opposite sign of Virgo in 1767. This tells me why the Spiritual nature of the energy (dream) worlds will be involve rather than just the physical (Virgo).
2018 – Uranus in Taurus – May 15 – 2026 (Chart US PDT)…
1934 – Uranus in Taurus – June 6, 1934 – 1941 World War 2 (Chart US PDT)…
1850 – Uranus in Taurus July 5 (US EDT). Slavery, Native American and Civil War…
1767 – Uranus in Taurus, May 2, American Revolution (1760−1791)…
Note that Pluto was in Capricorn just like today, as Uranus entered Taurus and Neptune was in Virgo, the opposite sign of what its in today (Pisces).