Monday, May 14, 2018

Uranus in Taurus

In 2018, the full Milk Moon occurs at the same time as an astrological event 84 years in the making: the shift of Uranus to Taurus. Uranus has been in Aries since March 2011, and the planet known for Revolution has certainly reformed what we think of as the collective Identity and the Self, and perhaps there have been major renovations, breakdowns and breakthroughs in the past seven years personally as well. In the United States, we have certainly seen much of the Aries energy of the people, with the last seven years giving us the Tea Party and the Progressives, cracking open the American political landscape. The AstroTwins wrote,
"Aries is the zodiac’s warrior, Uranus is the populist sign that’s “down for the people.” While this can be a time of massive and beneficial government reforms, we also need to monitor candidates closely. Militarists and dictators in revolutionary’s clothing can sneak in the back door, playing into people’s raw anger (an emotion that is the Achilles’ Heel for both Aries and Uranus)." 
Indeed. Individuals coming together for a rallying cry, demanding societal change as a response to their collective anger and outrage, have been a hallmark of the last seven years, from Black Lives Matter to Me Too to Never Again. Hashtag activism is real, and it produces results in a way unimaginable eight years ago.

When Uranus was last in Taurus, 1934-1942, we had deep financial Depression, the collapse of the economic landscape, and the ultimate culmination in World War II. Keep an eye on technological advancements as well, as Uranus loves to throw new inventions into the mix as a way to usher in revolution and reform.

For my part, I'm also looking at the messages from Uranus in Aries about the climate: As Uranus left the waterworld of Pisces in 2010, we had the BP oil explosion, then in Aries we saw the hottest years on record, with dramatic advances in global warming and climate chaos. Thinking of a more earthy analog to our climate and what it needs, Taurus leaves me contemplating what revelations and revolutions might occur in the food systems and security as well as the financial realm.