The biggest news astrologically for the month of May, and really for the whole of 2018, is Uranus’s move into Taurus on May 15. It’s been 84 years since Uranus occupied the sign Taurus, and 7 years since Uranus shifted signs from Pisces to Aries. While traveling through Aries, Uranus activated the “I need to be free to be me” attitude. As it moves into Taurus, it will activate the “I need to be free financially” attitude. We will feel some dissonance as our acquisitive nature and security needs will be greatly challenged by Uranus’s energy. As Fixed Earth, Taurus loves “sameness”, and is not adept at handling change. Uranus likes to throw curve balls and events we never saw coming.
At the global level, we will see a need to break free of systemic financial constraints and debt. But Taurus governs more than mere finances; it rules resources of all kinds, including self-esteem. The old social narrative that equates self-worth to net-worth will be revolutionized by Uranus’s presence in Taurus. Earth is our “real estate” writ large, so all things related to her resources and the environment will no doubt be affected and ultimately revolutionized. There may first be some shock waves in these areas, perhaps even literal “earthquakes”, but ultimately the upheaval will lead to innovative change and more Earth friendly solutions. We will probably get a sense of what is to unfold over the next 7-8 years of this transit when Mars in Aquarius squares Uranus on May 16. My guess is that Uranus will bring about change that castrates corporate greed and restores power to the masses.
Uranus also rules the eccentric and unfamiliar. This includes inter-dimensional and extra-terrestrial beings. So Uranus in Taurus could bring more visible contact and interaction with those who’ve been assisting with Earth’s evolution from behind the scenes.
How can we prepare psychologically and spiritually for these changes? Being aware of where Uranus sits in your chart, as well as the areas of life affected by the fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius will provide insight. Right now, we are all experiencing Jupiter in Scorpio, putting a magnifying glass on 8th house issues, not the least of which are the issues of power and sexual abuse unfolding in the media. When Uranus moves into Taurus it will oppose early degree Scorpio, perhaps freeing up any heavy energy experienced from Jupiter in Scorpio. Early degree Leo and Aquarius will experience a square from Uranus, creating some tension asking for change. For those with Sun (and Moon/Ascendant) in Taurus, Uranus will affect self-identity or behavior in some way; Scorpios will be affected in the area of relationships, both business and personal; Leos will experience change in career or public status; and Aquarians can expect change at home or in the emotional root/foundation.
The highest vibration of Uranus’s shake-up is to wake up. If we’ve been aware that we need to change and haven’t, Uranus’s effects may be shocking. If we’ve been evolving according to our inner guidance, then these changes should be felt as a breath of fresh air.
For those born before 1968, natal Sedna sits in late degree Aries, and Uranus has been awakening this energy for the last few years. It is about to do the same for those born after 1968 with natal Sedna in Taurus. Sedna embodies the journey of each Water sign’s initiation from low to high vibration. Sedna’s triple-water shamanic initiations illustrate our own journey, from low to high emotional vibration, for the purpose of ultimately transcending victim/persecutor consciousness that has plagued our planet for eons. As part of Earth’s ascension process, there has been a need for us to feel every conceivable emotion in order to transmute/transform that vibration on this planet. In doing so, we have provided a service to the planet at large. Uranus plays an intricate role in this evolutionary process as liberator of all sentient beings who have previously felt marginalized or outcast. The good news relevant to the transit of Uranus in Taurus, and activating Sedna, is that abundance will be provided when human beings practice right relationship with all other sentient life.
Check out Jennifer’s new book: Return of the Planet Sedna: Astrology, Healing, and the Awakening of Cosmic Kundalini, due to publish in the Spring of 2019. If you’d like to find out where Uranus sits in your chart, or how well you are heeding the call of change and liberation, contact Jennifer for a free consultation or book your Astro-Sound Attunement today!