Every 7 or 8 years, Uranus moves into a new sign, and it’s a significant astrological event. Today, Uranus moves from Aries to Taurus. This transition will stir changes in your life as well as societal shifts over the next several years.
When an outer planet changes signs, it’s a big deal because it happens infrequently. Inner planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars change signs more quickly, with Mercury and Venus about once a month. The outer planets revolve around the sun slower. Uranus takes 84 years to make one full rotation, and it transits through each sign about every 7 years.
Uranus is the planet of change, and its placement helps us identify where we will see changes taking place in our lives and in the world.
Uranus is the planet associated with freedom, independence, and rebellion. It is a higher octave of Mercury, the planet of thoughts and communication. Where Mercury rules thoughts, Uranus relates to inspiration and innovation. It’s also the planet that rules the Internet and electricity. When Uranus transits through a sign, it asks us to question the status quo about the areas of life that sign represents. It urges us to seek independence from social systems and to find ways to progress the culture in ways appropriate to the sign.
I’ll offer one basic example: Uranus has been in Aries since 2011, and Aries is the sign of the self. If Uranus rules technology and invention, Uranus in Aries has introduced us to the selfie and helped us discover technological advances that allow us to express ourselves more independently.
Uranus is the revolutionary planet that positions us face-to-face with our ideal and helps us envision a new reality for our world. It stirs within us the urge for freedom from anything holding us back. It is the planetary influence that inspires us to take a good look at what’s not working and envision a new way of being. Once you gain clarity and knowledge about problems in your life or in the world, you cannot ignore issues. Therefore, Uranus helps you develop the courage to make a major change.
Uranus was discovered at the height of the American Revolutionary War - in 1781. You can tell a lot about a planet’s energy and influence by observing what global events were happening around the time of its discovery. New heavenly bodies symbolize new energies we can access. They offer mythologies to help us contextualize our terrestrial events. Uranus came into sight during a time when revolutions. rebellions and uprisings were happening all over the world.
It is this influence we have seen over the past seven years, as Uranus in Aries has fired us up as a collective to strive for more equality. Technologies that allow each person to have a platform and voice have helped social justice movements gain audiences and help shift the dominant culture.
With Uranus entering Taurus, we will see different trends, and we will experience innovation in different areas of life over the next seven years.
Here are some trends we might see over the next seven years with Uranus in Taurus:
Taurus is an earth sign, and with Uranus in Taurus, we could see new technology designed to address environmental concerns. We might even see breakthroughs in farming and agriculture to support sustainable and ethical practices.
Taurus is associated with material resources, like money. With Uranus in Taurus, there could be a trend toward becoming financially independent. We could see alternative ways for people to clear any debt, like peer-to-peer lending. We may also see a rise in cryptocurrencies as well.
This could be a new buzzword, and we might draw more inspiration from nature in the building, manufacturing, and technology industries, as well as with social systems.
When Uranus was in Taurus in the 1800s, the sewing machine was patented, which led to innovation in the fashion industry. Now, we’re talking about sewing machine robots, which would make it possible to automate the sewing of an entire garment. We could also see technology interwoven into fashion designs more during this period, like charging stations inside jacket pockets or solar powered hats.
Robots in your Home
Taurus is a practical sign, and we might expect to see a rise in AI innovations for the home, especially ones that help make everyday chores easier.
At the tail end of the last transit of Uranus in Taurus, the first nuclear reactor was built. We could expect to see changes in the way nuclear energy is generated. Hopefully, we will see an end to all nuclear weapons.
It will be fascinating to see what advancements we make during this time in these areas and more.
Uranus in Taurus, Sign by Sign:
(Read your rising sign, too, if you know it.)
You could see changes in how you view your finances. You could experience financial ups and downs during this time. For example, you could receive a windfall from out of the blue or have a big unexpected expense. Let’s hope for the windfall! Your personal identity and priorities could fluctuate, especially if you are in the process of deciding to leave a stable job to start your own business. Uranus in Taurus could inspire you to downsize so you don’t have to work so hard. I recommend you start using a budgeting app like Mint to help you track expenses and make saving money a priority.
You are opening a new chapter of life, Taurus. You have the courage to take charge of your life and make things happen. You could experience a greater sense of adventure, which might start with a feeling of restlessness. Your urge for freedom is at an all-time, and you might feel a little more rebellious. You are ready for change, and it will happen. You might start by trying a new look or updating your presence in the world. Health will be a priority for you, and you might consider starting or deepening a yoga practice to align body, mind, and spirit. Any physical activities that help ground you, like walking, dancing, or sports, will provide outlets for some of the excess energy you have right now.
Uranus in Taurus expands your intuition and spiritual sensibilities. You could decide to study meditation, intuition, psychic, mediumship, tarot, or some other spiritual practice. Hidden truth from your past could come up from the subconscious, allowing you to have healing and transformative realizations. Any truth you discover will help you become free from the past or from situations that keep you from living your most expanded life possible. This is a good time to see a healer, therapist, or someone who can help offer insights. You might discover new talents and abilities, too.
Your friendships and social circles will experience significant shifts over the next seven years. If your friends don’t really resonate with you any longer, you might feel compelled to find new social networks. You could also join a professional organization or serve on a charitable board. This is not a time to be shy! Rather, strike up conversations with strangers and establish new connections. Technology will be an area of interest for you, and you could find new ways to incorporate technology into your work. Your mind is innovative and your ideas inspired. This is a cycle of enhanced vision about your path and the desired trajectory for your future.
Uranus is transiting through your career sector, inspiring professional change for you. Since freedom is Uranus’s keyword, you might decide to start your own business or make a job change that offers you more flexibility. This transit often inspires you to take risks in your professional life, and they can lead to big rewards. A sudden change could lead you on a new path, one that allows you to be more of a leader. One word of caution: Be careful not to upset your reputation by acting on an impulse. Step into leadership and shine.
You are entering a seven-year cycle of adventure and expansion, and you can expand your horizons significantly over this period of time. This transit will inspire you to explore different philosophies or ideologies. You might even decide to pursue an advanced degree or undertake a concentrated period of study. Travel is often a manifestation of this influence. This is also a good time to think globally in all you do, especially business. If you have been thinking about writing a book, publishing is also a possibility during this transit.
Over the next seven years, you could experience changes in your financial situation, especially long-term investments, and shared resources. If you are in a relationship, your partner might have changes in their income that affect your sense of security. These changes could allow you to have more resources. Inheritance is likely during this time as well. It’s best to clear debt and avoid taking out loans to cover major purchases. Find alternative solutions to financial problems so you can maintain your sense of freedom. This could also mean a significant intimate relationship coming into your life as well, one that allows you to experience intense, passionate love.
Relationships and partnerships of all kinds will change for you in the next seven years. Your desire for freedom could challenge your current relationship, and it’s important not to act impulsively. If you have problems in your marriage or partnership, work them out together and seek help if necessary before making a separation. If you are single, you could meet someone unexpectedly, someone quite different from anyone you’ve been with before. Romance could feel like a roller coaster ride. It will be an adventure, and hopefully a fun one!
Uranus is moving through your sector of work, health, and day-to-day responsibilities. This is an excellent time to attend to your health and seek alternative therapies to support your wellbeing. Uranus rules the central nervous system, and you might feel more restless during this transit. Grounding practices, like yoga and meditation, can help calm your nerves and keep your body healthy. Work might change, too, and you might look for ways to free your schedule, even if that means a job change. Balance is your keyword throughout the transit. Try not to overwork yourself, and make changes to your approach to and attitude about work and responsibility. Delegate tasks, if you can, to free your time. Also, you could look for technologies that help you streamline your work.
You are beginning an exciting chapter of life, one full of creativity and fertility. If you have been trying to start a family, you might have success during this transit. This is a time for joy, excitement, and creative expression. Romance is also heightened, and you could meet someone very different from your past lovers. If you are involved in a relationship, you could renew that spark you first felt. If you have children, you could encounter changes in your relationship with them. I recommend you take up a creative hobby and maybe discover a hidden talent.
Home and family are areas of life that will change for you in the next seven years. Change starts with your family of origin, and you could reconnect with loved ones who have grown distant. You might make one (or several) moves over the course of this transit. As you do, you might need to let go of stuff, energetically and physically. This is a great time to simplify your space and environment so you feel free from clutter. You could decide to renovate your home or make an addition, as well as invest in real estate properties. Remain flexible throughout the transit, knowing that you are doing some deep soul work to heal the past as you go about your present-day life.
Change, for you, starts with a mindset shift. You could open your mind to new ideas and ways of communicating. You might feel compelled to take a class or teach through an online platform. Others could show you new ways to communicate, write, or express yourself. Relationships with siblings could change. If you have had stressful relationships, you might overcome challenges at this time. Your neighborhood could also go through unexpected changes, which might lead to a change in your everyday routine. This is an excellent time to use technology to enhance your marketing outreach if you own your own business.