The most important Astrological event of 2019 occured on the 6th of March: Uranus re-entered Taurus. Uranus spends in a sign cca 7 years, so this is a significant shift. Between the 16th of May – 6th of November 2018 when it visited briefly Taurus, we got some impressions about the atmosphere of this transit. Uranus is the planet of unpredictable changes and disruptions while Taurus is a slow, peaceful and security orientated Earth – sign : least to be said, the energy of the two cosmic principles don’t blend very well.
Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius is associated with freedom, revolts, renewal, thinking outside the box, awakenings. It is a detached, non-conventional outer planet, preferring excitement and quick – sometimes shocking – changes. It is spontaneous and idealistic : it doesn’t pay too much attention to the details and the consequences.
Taurus is a fixed Earth sign, associated with stability, comfort, our physical body, sensuality, finances, values. It is rather conservative, resistant to changes but an excellent preserver and very practical. Sometimes it can be stubborn and clinging. In Mundane Astrology it is the ruler of banking systems, financial markets, agriculture, food – industry.
Events related to the previous Uranus in Taurus transit
The Uranian energy doesn’t work very well in Taurus; the planet is considered to be at its fall in this sign. We will witness significant changes both on personal and collective level. Uranus is a slow planet; it takes cca 84,5 – 85 years to make a full cycle. The planet of sudden changes and upheavals was last in Taurus June 1934-May 1942. Some events related to this transit (certainly, like always there were other strong outer planetary influences at play, still Uranus was an important factor) :
1934-42 WW11 occurred along with the Great Depression. Severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes (wind erosion) caused the phenomenon called Dust Bowl during the1930s . This was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies. Women went to work in masses; Amelia Earhart the first female aviator flied solo across the Atlantic Ocean, TV and radio went through radical changes. These enabling them to become the major source of news and entertainment until the takeover of the internet.
(On the video: The Minotaur of Toulouse; a prompt synchronicity of Uranus in Taurus. Autumn, 2018)
Based on the previous experiences we can expect big changes during the coming 7 years. These – sometimes sudden and radical changes can be both positive and negative. The global shifts will have a personal impact as well. Most of them are likely to occur in the following sectors:
- financial sector (monetary system, banking system, investments)
- food industry, agriculture
- personal and social values
- love, relationships, marriages
- earth – and weather related phenomena
- geo-political changes, changes in government
Certainly these collective transformations are also related to the other planets (Saturn, Neptune, Pluto) and the significant aspects they make with each other (such as Saturn – Pluto conjunction of 2019 . 2020, Saturn – Uranus square of 2021, etc) . Similarly to the previous cycle, Uranus is not the only significator, but it plays an important role in the complex interaction of cosmic forces.
Although the changes generated by this transit may force us to leave our comfort zones, they won’t be necessarily bad. Disruption of stagnation, getting rid of outworn habits, detachment from posessiveness are among the potential benefits. Adopting a new approach to money, security, self-esteem, pleasure, being open to new values, willingness to upgrade what is stagnated are some of the keywords how to make the most of this seven years cycle.
The shifts and changes associated with the transit influence the areas of life where Taurus falls on your birth chart. If Uranus makes aspects with the planets of your chart, the impact will be stronger. Here are some examples:
People with planets on Taurus will go through the most significant transformations during the coming seven years. Willingly or not, they will be motivated to break new grounds, step on paths giving them more freedom, creativity and inspiration. They will do this even if they must leave their comfort zone and veer into uncharted territories. People with planets in Virgo and Capricorn, the other two earth signs will navigate through the Uranian changes in a less jolting manner.
Those with Ascendant or planets in Scorpio will experience shifts in relationships and partnerships. Too restrictive relationships or those which outlived their purpose may end. Cancerians will experience changes in their objectives, goals and ideals. New friendships, exciting projects can broaden their perspective. Pisces may be drawn towards disciplines requiring both intuition and practical skills. Astrology is ruled by Uranus, so take advantage of this transit and start studying it !