Uranus into Taurus + New Moon in Taurus + Mars square Uranus – all on May 15th/16th  – Some Brief Notes with Margaret Gray

A Triple Event Day!

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
― George Bernard Shaw

There are 3 major planetary events within a 12 hour time period, which are likely to bring dynamic changes in all our lives – particularly for anyone with personal planets and/or angles in Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius and/or Leo.

These are:

  1. The New Moon in Taurus on May 15th
  2. Uranus moving into Taurus on May 15th
  3. The exact square between Mars and Uranus which has started already, but will be exact in Aquarius/Taurus on the 15th/16,th depending on your time zone

It’s going to be challenging to differentiate between all the above energies, so let’s start with the overall themes:

With Uranus changing sign into earthy Taurus after 7 years in fiery Aries, we are individually and collectively letting go of the Aries ideals and embracing a new phase of Taurean hopes, visions and potentials which will entail embracing change. By Nov 2018 when Uranus retrogrades back into Aries briefly, (until March 2019), we will get a flavor of what is likely to undergo change in our lives over the next 7 years. Some key Taurean areas include: money, land, the concept of home, security, values including self-value, body image, status and relationships.

By nature, Urananian energy is dynamic, sudden, conscious and progressive. It urges us forward through sudden unexpected moments of Airy enlightenment, similar to the fire shared with us by Prometheus in an effort to help us evolve as humans. Yet Taurus is an earthy grounded energy that seeks to maintain the status quo at all costs in a bid to retain stability and not plunge into the unconscious and hence ‘out of control’ depths of its opposite sign Scorpio.

Unlike Uranus in Aries where the energies were compatible, Uranus in Taurus is likely to generate some inner and outer conflicts between the regressive desire to maintain all as is and the progressive ‘nudge’ by Uranus to awaken and create radical unexpected innovative changes. Notice what houses Uranus in Taurus will be travelling through (as well as planets it’s aspecting) as these are the areas of your life where you will encounter both the instances of enlightenment and the inner conflicts between homeostasis and change.

The Uranian energy urges us to break free of the mundane limitations that hinder us from living out our highest potential. The highest potential of Taurus includes: creativity and beauty, nurturing and caring for our physical selves and for planet earth, creating a peaceful environment and ensuring everyone has the basics in life including food, shelter and safety… The challenge with Uranus is finding a way to experience our innate need for freedom whilst existing within a human body and existence that has intrinsic Saturnian limitations.

The New Moon in Taurus

This earthy New Moon takes place whilst Uranus is at the very last degrees of Aries, 4 hours before it moves into Taurus. Hence, although seeds of new beginnings are planted, they are couched in some major endings, particularly with the trine to Pluto/Mars by the New Moon. Looking at where this New Moon lands in your chart, can offer you some helpful information on what these endings and new beginnings are about for you.

Mars square Uranus

This square started on May 12,th with Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries and will be exact in Aquarius/Taurus on the 15th/16th. Over this time period and into May 18th, our level of frustration at any blocks to Change, Enlightenment and Freedom are likely to feel unbearable. Hence, the urge to take action is paramount. Finding a way to channel this high voltage energy is important, as it can feel very harsh on our nervous system. Exercising in nature is likely to provide a helpful release.

The Uranus Cycle

For anyone with Uranus in Scorpio, this new 7 year cycle will include your Uranus opposition where your natal idealism and need for the absolute truth will be woken by transiting Uranus. If your natal Uranus is in Aquarius, you will be preparing for your first Uranus square, which is a powerful awakener of your idealization of equality. If your natal Aquarius is in Leo, you are preparing for your second Uranus square which is the start of the last phase of your Uranian journey around your chart and a chance to live out your idealization of individualism. If your natal Uranus is in Taurus, you are preparing for your Uranus return, which completes this first journey of Uranus around your chart in your lifetime. It’s the perfect time to assess how much you have been able to live out your ideals and potentials.

On a Mundane Level: Uranus was last in Taurus between 1934 and 1941! Financial issues were at the fore, as well as WW2 and changes in the role of women.

Some suggestions that may help over this 12 hour time frame:

  1. Making a list of where you have been feeling restricted and constricted lately in your life. What might you do to free yourself up more in these areas?
  2. What do you imagine your best potential to be in different areas of your life: creativity, work, relationships…
  3. What action do you need to take to live out your best potential, as far as possible right now?
  4. If you could wave a magic wand, what would you change in your life, at this moment in time?

On a practical note, the Mars/Uranus energy can be somewhat impatient and volatile, so it’s worth keeping calm when driving and being alert to our surroundings at all times and avoiding disagreements. MG

If you’d like to find out more about the Uranus cycle on you as an individual and on your relationships, as well as more on Uranus in Taurus in your chart, do join me on May 28th 4.30pm at the UAC conference in Chicago! See you very soon! https://www.uacastrology.com/speakers



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