Sudden, Unpredictable Force
Uranus turns direct after being retrograde since August 11th. Uranus is often associated with rebellions and revolutions, earthquakes and volcanoes — anything that erupts with sudden, unpredictable force and changes life as we know it.
Uranus’s effects aren’t all disruptive; just most of them! This planet also rules original thought, unique inventions and improvements on tradition. Without its influence in our lives, we might never know the development of science, for example, or humanitarianism. Whether it happens in a constructive or a destructive way, Uranus promotes progress.
On a more personal basis, Uranus influences our senses of freedom and restriction. Depending on its placement in your chart, this planet can make you feel quite rebellious in the face of the various limitations of your life — your duties regarding work or family; the expectations that your parents and other people place on you; or even just the humdrum predictability of your day-to-day existence.
Unstable and Unpredictable Energy
With its unstable and unpredictable energy, Uranus moves to upset the balance of your daily life; to shake up your routine, to fly in the face of others’ expectations and so on.
Uranus is the planet that encourages you to break out of your mold, to spread your wings and fly. It challenges the validity of the status quo and puts it to the test through dramatic, often upsetting occurrences. And like change itself, the influence of Uranus is essential, even if it can be traumatic in the moment!
Uranus in Taurus
Uranus first entered Taurus on May 15, 2018 and will stay until late April 2026, but make no mistake: Uranus slows down and shuts up for no one, even when placed in otherwise stubborn, steadfast, and predictable Taurus.
Uranus in Taurus shakes up our ideas of money, property, and values, possibly transforming these things, whether we want it or not. The last time Uranus entered Taurus, the world was in the thick of the Great Depression. World War II was raging as it left Taurus. Uranus in Taurus didn’t start either of these. The seeds were planted before the results exploded to the surface. With Uranus in Taurus, people become more interested in themselves, their own needs, and their own values. Globalism is replaced by nationalism at an ever-increasing rate, something we saw appearing before 2018. In fact, Uranus in Taurus will be wreaking havoc from Day One.
Uranus Direct trines Jupiter in Capricorn
During this time, we are exceptionally future-oriented and visionary. We experience incredible flashes of insight that increase our picture of what the future can and should look like, and it’s a fairly Utopian vision. Our minds absorb knowledge at an unprecedented rate and all types of technological innovations make their appearance, many of which have the distinct purpose of improving life for the masses.
On an individual level, we may invent a tool or program that saves us a lot of time and effort. A sense of discovery and breaking through barriers opens up whole new fields of knowledge for us. We act with freedom and independence at this time, insisting that this basic human right is crucial in re-envisioning the world. We are not afraid to say what we see and this vision can literally shake people awake. Our perceptions are keen and we see things in ways we haven’t before. We’re open, tolerant, fair and funny. A refreshing sense of humor and radical way of seeing things lightens us up.