Uranus enters Taurus today, May 15th at 9:33 am, EDT.
Uranus spends about 7 years in a sign, so shifting into a new sign is nothing to batt an eye at. Uranus is the wild card of the zodiac, responsible for the unpredictable, the genius who dares to think outside the box, and ultimately a planet that can bring 'awakening' or a shift in consciousness.
Uranus, even the name can be pronounced a few ways, and one way speaks of the unspeakable body part. "Your anus". Jokes aside, the movement into rock steady stable, slow moving Taurus sounds like the energy could be at odds with itself. Liberate fixed, stubborn "bull-headed" energy ? Does this mean the changes will not just happen overnight and in some shocking way, but rather a slow and steady build?
If we look historically when Uranus entered Taurus in 1934, we find the beginning of the Security and Exchange Commission. Money is big in the Taurus arena as it reflects our values. We put our money where our mouth is and spend what we believe is worth our hard earned shillings. We may see changes economically that reset our values, to get us more aligned with what we really need. As Saturn moves through Capricorn, the gluttony is not well tolerated now. Uranus will echo this sentiment, but not in such a rule-abiding way. Uranus is electric, so the changes will swing in whatever means necessary to align with the real value. How far have we travelled from knowing the simple value of something? We charge on credit to purchase something in the now. Uranus may have less patience for excess and that which is not truly necessary for survival.
We also find that Hitler was in power, a Taurus himself. A horrendous tragedy that changed the daily struggle to survive for many people- let's not revisit this deep dark, and twisted shadow please! This was shocking and revolutionary, which is Uranian. Pluto was in Cancer- home and family were being transformed and that is a byproduct of that regime. With Pluto in Capricorn now, the power is not to manipulate family (Cancer), the power is about removing heirarchichal structures which hopefully will keep the tyrants at bay.
Taurus is truly about simplicity. As we shift from trailblazing , fire energy Aries, to earthy, steady Taurus who seeks to take a breath after the chaos, our breath may become our best friend for the next 7 years. Taurus recognizes it has a body and lives life from that mileu. "Oh, I smell something and hear birds in the distance. ..Is that my stomach rumbling, should I eat something? Now I am tired, let's have a nap." Taurus lives from the body sensation and rhythm. Just like an animal who listens to what the body is saying as a means for survival, we too are encouraged to tune in to the bodies messages, and let it set the pace.
Slowing down and being still are Taurus' gifts. With Uranus shaking things up, we may be rattled back to our centers. Not such a bad idea as rooting and grounding offer clarity in times of crisis, but the unpredictability of the correction may get interesting. We can help ourselves with this adjustment by going back to the breath when we get rattled. Uranus wants us to return to the body, to awaken consciousness of this earth suit. We can choose to nurture ourselves through the 5 senses, and choose to align with our most beloved Earth and honor her.
In some ways, we have grown so far from the bare essentials for survival as a human race. Food, shelter, clothing are in excess for some humans and others still struggle daily to have these basic needs met. Taurus is the survival master and we can expect lessons to flush out what we need and value to survive.
And let's not forget Gaia, Mother Earth, Pachamama for she has supports us daily through our burdens. We as a society have gotten a little detached from her as our focus has become directed towards technology and the less tangible. Earth is our mother, offering everything we need to survive. We will see a 'getting back to nature' motif which will help rebalance this out of balance and detached way of treating our great Mother.
And in saying all of this, we must remember that Uranus is unpredictable and aimed at bringing shifts in consciousness so we can 'wake up'. Remember to breathe and ground, honor your connection to this sacred Earth as we shift into a new season of awareness.