By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Generally, the four years of the Uranus opposition for everyone brings changes, challenges and reclaiming or finding one’s truth. Uranus in general rules the mid life crisis, that time we first realize that we are not in control compared with the nature of life. But Uranus in Taurus (every 84th year) will bring the midlife crisis reality into humanity – who will experience the midlife crisis, regardless of age, that will last eight years, not four.
Uranus in Taurus is a safety net, not in the prevention of chaos, but a pushing through changes that are vital and necessary that we humans refuse to do on our own. It thrusts us into the mess – so we can see it, feel it, experience it, and then change personally and walk through it, not around or away from it. This is after all, how we work, the dreaded fear of real change and its why we do not enter it lightly. This is because its easier to repeat old mistakes (karma) and remain the unconscious victim, rather than free ourselves from it.
Uranus in Taurus (May 2018 – 2026)
The last time Uranus was in Taurus, World War 2 had occurred the 8 years (1934 – 1942) and it brought great challenges to the world on very individual levels, and an end to some of the chaos of world darkest dictators. Uranus has a gigantic ego and destroys pride when its in the sign of Taurus, who is dependable and lives for the stability of life. Uranus (Aquarius) lives for the Chaos of Life.
The intention or foundation of any outer planet going into a real oppositional force such as Uranus in Taurus, brings out crazy Uncle Uranus who effects all the stable ones. Do you think that an unstable electrical god takes kindly to the stability of Taurus? I don’t think so.
This time Uranus goes into Taurus with Pluto (death and rebirth) in the sign of Capricorn (government and stability of work and purpose), and that does not give the powerful and wealthy much of a chance to stand on any solid ground, like it usually does. This is because so many planets are in Capricorn challenged by the death and rebirth scenario. Ask any Capricorn about how their life feels lately? They will share some powerful stories.
Here are the Charts and what happened, the last 3 times Uranus was in the sign of Taurus…
CURRENT CHART #1
May 15, 2018 until April 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus
Note that the 2018 & 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) because Mercury is Conjunct Uranus this time around and mercury is the quintessential “Psychopomp” – short journeys into non physical reality. So what you see or don’t see, maybe real or not real at the same time. That confuses people, and its taken humanity 70 years to accept Mercury Retrogrades on technology and how it interupts. Uranus is much more demanding than Mercury and a whole lot more powerful as a collective planet, not an individual planet.
June 6, 1934 – 1941
Uranus in Taurus
World War 2
(Chart US PDT)…
As you see below, the symbol of Uranus at 0 Taurus is conjunct Venus at 4 Taurus, the chaos had in a large way contributed to women gaining freedom in society by doing what was forbidden since Greek times: Doing a man’s job and getting paid for it. So yes, WW2 chaos – and also the doors of feminine or feminism after Suffragette times, opening another door through Uranus chaos.
In Mythology Uranus is the Consort (or husband) of Mother Earth (Gaia)… So the relationship between chaos and earthy matter is inseparable and its really felt when Uranus enters Taurus…
1850-1858 Uranus in Taurus
Prominent issues of the changes that would
come to Slavery, Native American rights
and the Civil War which was from 1860– 1865.
1767 – 1774 – Uranus in Taurus
American Revolution (1760−1791)…
Note that this chart puts Pluto in Capricorn
just like it is today, as Uranus entered Taurus
and Neptune was in Virgo, the opposite sign of
what its in today (Neptune in Pisces).
As you can see Uranus in the American Revolution times was conjunct Pluto and Saturn. Whenever Uranus/Pluto/Saturn join, we have Dictator energy in the forms of Generals and the Military. The American Revolution involved much of that energy and it was a man’s game in this Uranus in Taurus and the effects changed the directions between two huge countries, one with no power and one with all the power. Now America sits in the opposite position this year as Uranus enters Taurus, we have become what we originally rebelled as repressive.
As we prepare for great transformations and changes coming and starting in 2019 that will effect the average person, just like WW2 did, I know that we all have to adjust our “fixed stubbornness” and become more fluid and flexible to counter balance the energy of two very powerful opposing forces of nature….
Key words of Uranus… disruptive change, impersonal detachment, electricity, unique, intelligence agencies and intelligence, groups and freedom. On its shadow side – egotistical, destructive, the results of darkness that comes forth from science, rebelliousness, anarchy and chaos (and fire and electric storms, because Taurus rules the earthy matter as an earth sign).
Key words for Taurus… earthy, work ethics, day to day accomplishments, focus on values, groundedness, sensuality, trustworthy, patient, perseverance. On the shadow sides are hedonistic, stubborn, materialistic, low self esteem, lack of values and insecurity.
The combination of these key words when put together sound something like this: “earthy but has no real sense of true value” or “stubborn destructiveness” or “the intelligent hedonist” – I think you can see the picture, that in times of pressure, everyone’s light and shadow comes forth even if one thinks they have no shadow (fears) – but when its intense pressure turns on, we all can turn into real jerks or very fearful. The shadow sides of our impatience, our delivery, our insecurities cannot be hidden with Uranus in Taurus.
Uranus rules chaos and free magic, but unlike his air sign brother Mercury, who rules personal and structured awareness, Uranus rules non-traditional chaos that are close linked to water, fire, air storms and lightning. Mercury also rules everyday communication, and thus, we rely on this messenger when its in a transformative reality like Uranus in Taurus. Uranus will combat and destroy all of these, it loves revolution, and destruction and burning down the house as they say, and doesn’t make any excuse or hold any guilt in its wrath, like the true psychopath that it is.
The swiftness of change made Rome fall in a day, or the dinosaurs fall, and that probably was a Uranus’ signature as well. This original planet moves not only mountains through earthquakes, but also things we cannot control. Saturn stability, which is the enemy of Uranus, by its nature seeks too much protection and safety beyond reason, always building Roman roads to their extinction. Thus Uranus’ best quality is the change itself and that is based on truth, that is why Uranus, the truth-sayer was eventually kicked out of community and village, and called Lucifer. Even Saturn cannot withstand Uranus’ constant pressure put upon earthy and the material nature of life, like great Fires, the Volcanoes and Earthquakes and Floods. When the Lightning God joins with the repressed shamanic feminine of Sedna then all hell breaks loose. Sedna-Uranus article here.
Uranus is always about the bitter end and it results are the beneficial reforms or anarchical disruptive elements of life, that always will brings change for the better. People living in 1927 in a Villages in Slovakia, or Poland, or the Czech Republic did not know that Uranus in Taurus was going to destroy their way of life, their last indigenous rituals and traditions during WW2, and that it would take them almost seventy years to recover from 8 year of Uranus… this is how swift Uranus influences the physical world.
Uranus points out the elephant in the room which no one sees, but now seeks to expose all of us to such truth, followed by the hands of chaos making that elephant visible for all to see, not just us crazy ones. This goes for air and water pollution, corrupt politics to the modern sex trade industry funded by computer porn. Is there anything good left on earth? Not really, its been all hidden (unconscious) from humanity, except for the dark, the dark science, the dark military and the dark political world wide agendas which have been free to grow more and more powerful.
Is there any good from this combination of Uranus in Taurus?
Of course, from all destruction comes new life, from every harsh winter, the life of spring bursts forth with even more fertility. As an Aquarian myself, with Uranus opposite my Sun in a T-Square with five planets and a south node in Taurus, I have only had the mirrors of chaos delivered to me since birth to understand how to work with chaos, and how to structure it. So yes, it brings great focus and will into stillness and surrender without judgment. But that took me 40 years to do it with practice. I can say, one gets used to chaos and then one learns to structure it without control.
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 or pushing drugs and pot on people saying its a cure all. That is the shadow side of Idealism and that it cannot manifest without some tribal agreement, some kind of action to set a tone in whatever the shadow people want.
The problem is Idealism is not really about action, its about ideas and let others fall into action. Some people tend to believe their ideas are real, or the solution, without putting it into action and then nothing changes. Idealism generally doesn’t pass the tests of Pluto, Saturn or Juniper reality, in order to be 100% real and manifestable, so we are stuck in a looping philosophy that ends up not really helping anyone.
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 himself. Progress, Utopian Expectations and New Age False Spirituality, are also all apart of the Uranian Idealism. This is why Uranus is the crazy Uncle until its over and the uncle goes to the mental institution or rest home.