Uranus being in the sign of Taurus over the next 8 years, means we can expect to have changes in relation to the planet, financial systems, and our values. This is because Taurus is an earth sign and is ruled by Venus which is related to our affections, values, and money.
As Taurus is a fixed sign that is not a fan of change and dislikes upheaval, having Uranus in this sign may be a bit like pulling teeth at times. Uranus wants to bring new energy, insights, and discoveries to light, Taurus wants to maintain the status quo and use inertia to fight it.
Uranus will ingress (move ) into Taurus on the 15th of May 2018, after being in Aries for the past 8 years. This will be the first time that Uranus has been in Taurus since early 1942.
During its retrograde phase, Uranus will backtrack into Aries briefly from the 6th of November 2018 and it will be the 6th of March 2019 before it ingresses into Taurus again.
Uranus will then be in Taurus until the 7th of July 2025 when it will ingress into Gemini. It will retrograde back into Taurus from the 8th of November 2025 and it will be the 26th of April 2026 when it ingresses back into Gemini and leaves Taurus for another 76 years or so.
Mythology of Uranus
Uranus is known for being unpredictable, exciting and shocking. It is about pulling the rug out from under you to make you change and adapt. It is also about innovation, originality and moving forward. It helps if you can work with the energy of Uranus, as those that don’t tend to find that change is thrust upon them otherwise.
In Greek mythology, Ouranos (Uranus) was the sky and his partner was the mother earth, Gaia. They had many children together, but Ouranos was so jealous of his children that he forced some of them back into the earth, which caused Gaia much pain. As such, Gaia urged her older sons to rebel against their father, and one of their sons, Cronus (Saturn) castrated Ouranos when he came to lie with Gaia.
As Taurus is an earth sign, the mythology of mother earth (Gaia) being in pain because of the actions of Uranus (Ouranos) is rather interesting. Hopefully, Saturn (Cronus) will be able to bring some relief to her, via lessons we have learned and practices we put in place to remedy the situation or to stop such things getting worse.
This Taurus Ingress
With Uranus entering Taurus, those with natal planets at 0° or 1° of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius may be feeling a little edgy, waiting for something, anything, to happen. Those with natal planets at 29° of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn may also be feeling some anxiety or build up of energies at this time too.
As Uranus moves through Taurus and backtracks briefly into Aries, those that have natal planets or chart points at the degree that Uranus is in, or oppositions or squares to it, may feel these energies more strongly than those that don’t.
As Taurus is an earth sign, many astrologers are forecasting that we will have great changes regarding the planet. Some are expecting extreme weather and natural disasters that may precipitate the need for serious action to be taken to save the planet.
Others predict new discoveries, innovations, and policies that will lead to a more sustainable and kinder approach to our planet and the animals we share it with. As the mother of two adult vegans, I know I have seen a sharp uprise lately in corporations catering to the vegan diet and more acceptance of it as a lifestyle choice.
Over the past month or so, we have also seen the shifting of the earth in Hawaii, with dramatic footage of lava flowing into cities and destroying houses, cars, and other personal property.
In previous Uranus in Taurus periods of history, earthquakes and volcano eruptions have been quite plentiful and powerful. Tornados, flooding, dust storms, fires, heatwaves, and famines have all made their mark in Uranus in Taurus periods.
Taurus is also related to money, as it is the natural ruler of the second house of our income and possessions. Some feel that the financial markets will be extremely erratic, while others figure that with Uranus in sensual Taurus, perhaps it will be quite fun.
Other astrologers predict that there may be major innovations in relation to fashion and beauty as well as what makes us feel secure on a personal level.
Back in 1929, the Wall Street Crash was the start of The Great Depression. While this occurred during a Uranus in Aries transit, its effects were felt well into the following Uranus in Taurus transit. In fact, many would say that it was the second world war that really helped drag the world out of the great depression.
As the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/8 was during a Uranus in Pisces transit, it will be interesting to see if we have weathered the fall out from that already, or if we will still be feeling the reverberations for a while yet.
In previous Uranus in Taurus periods, there was the panic of 1857 said to be the first worldwide economic crisis. During the In 1770’s, another Uranus in Taurus period, there was the crisis of 1772, in which problems in England, extended to Europe and then the 13 colonies in America.
While the economy and the stock market does naturally work on a boom and bust cycle, the great depression of 1929 and the 1930’s was quite severe in its totality. There are also some that are predicting the emergence of a worldwide currency, during this Uranus in Taurus period, and many others suggesting the rise of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
While looking to confirm that in 1438 China did try to restrict the amount of silver in circulation in their economy, I found quite a few articles about current day China becoming more restrictive when it comes to cryptocurrencies. As China is the largest holder of U.S. debt outside of the United States, they hold a considerable amount of power when it comes to the world economy.
Values and Morals
Personally, I am curious about values and morals and how they will evolve and adapt during this transit of Uranus in conservative Taurus. Just as the stock market has a natural boom and bust cycle, public values and morals regarding sexuality tend to have their own cycle of repression and permissiveness.
The prudishness of the Victorian Era followed by the freer Edwardian era, and then the roaring 20’s. Just as the Puritan era in England was followed by the licentiousness during the time of Charles II.
While Jupiter in Scorpio has been largely credited (some see other pertinent factors) with exposing Hollywood abuses of power, maybe the flow-on effect of this will be shown during the time of Uranus in Taurus.
The rise of the #metoo hashtag and discussions about affirmative consent are topics that are unlikely to just fade away. While it seems impossible to imagine a world in which sexuality is repressed and the empowerment of women takes a backward step, my mother brought up the current tv series, The Handmaid’s Tale and wondered if we were heading towards a similar dystopian future.
Maybe we are not heading towards repression, but about finding a better balance and of consent being very much a part of the equation.
Given the mythology of Uranus being castrated by Saturn, I find it interesting that we are hearing more about incels, who claim to be involuntarily celibate, while on the other hand, we have more discussion and inclusion about gender fluidity and transgenderism.
I was surprised that prohibition in the United States wasn’t brought in under Uranus in Taurus. It was proposed during a Uranus in Aquarius era and brought into effect just as Uranus was see-sawing between Aquarius and Pisces.
However, some of the seeds for prohibition and various dry states were implemented during the previous Uranus in Taurus period. I find it interesting that Alcoholics Anonymous was founded during Uranus in Taurus. I also notice that in Australia, where I live, that there has just recently begun a discussion about how much alcohol women, particulalry mothers, are drinking, and if it is too much.
In previous Uranus in Taurus periods, we have seen a lot of debate and regulation about slavery, the rights of peasants, women and a representative government. The invention of the printing press and more accessible books made ideas and concepts more available to people and newspapers kept them better informed.
Uranus was in Taurus when the Boston Tea Party was ignited because Americans wanted no taxation without representation, just as it was when the Eureka Stockade rebellion was initiated because Australian gold miners also resented what they saw as taxation without representation.
On the next few pages, I have outlined previous Uranus in Taurus periods and noted what historical events took place during those times.
Saturn and Uranus aspects
(warning: nerdy astrology talk below, skip to the next section if you feel like it)
Given the mythology of Uranus and Saturn, what I find interesting is that when Uranus first ingresses into Taurus, that Saturn will be in Capricorn, the sign that it rules and therefore quite powerful (although Saturn will be retrograde until September 7th, 2018).
Retrograde Saturn will form a trine (a beneficial aspect) to Uranus from the 1st of August 2018. The two planets will maintain this aspect until the 23rd of September 2018.
During this period, Saturn will turn from being retrograde to being in direct motion. At the time that Saturn does turn direct, it will be at 2° Capricorn, and Uranus will be at 2° Taurus. This appears to be the only major aspect between the two planets while Saturn is dignified in Capricorn.
On the 21st of March 2020, Saturn will move into Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus but was traditionally ruled by Saturn. Before Saturn in the sign of Aquarius can aspect Uranus, it backtracks into Capricorn again.
Saturn moves back into Aquarius on the 16th of December 2020 and the first major aspect between Saturn and Uranus will be the 6th of February 2021 and it will be a square (challenging) with Saturn at 6° Aquarius and Uranus at 6° Taurus. This aspect will be in play until the 2nd of March 2021.
Saturn will square Uranus again from the 1st of June 2021 when it comes within a one-degree orb of Uranus at 12° Taurus. Saturn will be in retrograde motion at this time, but maintain the aspect until the 26th of June 2021.
On the 15th of December 2021, Saturn will square Uranus once more, when Uranus is at 11° Taurus. Saturn will be in direct motion while Uranus will be retrograde. This aspect will be in effect until the 1st of January 2022.
On the 15th of September 2022, retrograde Saturn will be in orb of squaring retrograde Uranus again at 18° and then 17° of Taurus. This will last up until the 23rd of October 2022, when Saturn stations before going direct again.
When Saturn is in the sign of Pisces, it takes a long while for Saturn to catch up to sextile (a beneficial aspect) Uranus. On the 23rd of March 2025, Saturn will be in aspect to Uranus again after 29 months. Both Saturn and Uranus will be in direct motion at this time and will be within orb of the sextile until the 20th of April 2025.
Saturn moves into the sign of Aries, a sign where it is said to be in detriment, and not very powerful, on the 24th of May, 2025. When Saturn and Uranus do make an aspect at this time, Uranus has actually moved on into Gemini.
As Saturn retrogrades back into Pisces and Uranus retrogrades back into Taurus, they sextile (helpful) each other from the 9th of January 2026 to the 29th of January 2026. That will be the last aspect between Saturn and Uranus while Uranus is in Taurus.
Previous Uranus in Taurus Periods in History
Over the next few pages, I have outlined previous Uranus in Taurus periods and historical events that occurred during that time. I am hugely indebted to Astrodienst for their Ephemeris of Planetary Cycles and Sign Ingresses for the data below.