Uranus in Taurus is bringing big changes.
It’s a new era of shifts in important areas that will remake our world along with our personal lives and experiences.
Here's your ultimate guide to this era, which covers:
Bookmark this page so you can return here for guidance as the Uranus in Taurus time gets underway.
Here are two tables with relevant dates for Uranus.
The first table shows this planet’s time in Aries, Taurus, and Gemini in recent years and in the near future. The second table shows the Uranus in Taurus periods during the past approximately 500 years.
As you look at the first table, look back on your life since 2011. Think about how conditions changed for your family, friends, community, and the world.
Then check out the second table to see what periods in history were shaped by Uranus in Taurus. In particular, think about what was happening in world events during the most recent Uranus in Taurus period from 1934 to 1942, which coincided with the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II. Despite the difficulties of those years, they brought an important time of government experimentation to resolve economic crises and a commitment to building infrastructure and industry to meet global needs for overcoming international conflict, freeing those oppressed and displaced by war, and envisioning a more just society and economy.
Here are dates for Uranus's recent and upcoming passages through Aries, Taurus, and Gemini.
|URANUS IN TAURUS - DATES THROUGH 2032|
|URANUS OCCUPIES THESE SIGNS||IN THESE YEARS|
|Aries||March 11, 2011 - May 15, 2018|
|Taurus||May 15, 2018 - November 6, 2018|
|Aries||November 6, 2018 - March 6, 2019|
|Taurus||March 6, 2019 - July 7, 2025|
|Gemini||July 7 - November 8, 2025|
|Taurus||November 8, 2025 - April 25, 2026|
|Gemini||April 25, 2026 - August 3, 2032|
Here are earlier dates for Uranus's passages through Taurus.
|URANUS IN TAURUS HISTORICAL DATES|
|June 6, 1934 - May 15, 1942|
|July 8, 1850 - March 14, 1859|
|May 3, 1767 - April 8, 1775|
|May 21, 1683 - April 28, 1691|
|August 22, 1515 - March 13, 1524|
Uranus is associated with electricity, lightning, and wild weather as well as genius and brilliance that come as lightning flashes of inspiration. It also brings a powerfully disruptive or even rebellious energy designed to help us change—and fast—as well as free ourselves and others and let go of the past.
It carries a knack for mechanics, aeronautics, and electronics as well as anything high tech, futuristic, or visionary, from outer space and psychic research to astrology, inventions, miracles, and discoveries.
This revolutionary planet may be somewhat uncomfortable in practical Taurus, which likes tradition and resists change because it wants security. For example, Taurus rules nearly everything related to money such as cash, checkbooks, banks and bankers, profits, borrowing and spending, securities and stocks, treasuries, and financiers.
Taurus also governs cattle, copper, jewelry, art, and possessions in general. In addition, it is associated with beauty, both artistic and personal through adornment, and our response to beauty, culture, and the arts. It’s especially fond of music, singing, and sculpture.
All these areas will be ripe for change under Uranus’s watch.
You can manage the Uranus in Taurus cycle more easily by knowing more about the planet Uranus, which "rules" (that is, it oversees or directs) the zodiac sign Aquarius. No matter what your sign, you have the planet Uranus - and the zodiac sign Aquarius - in your astrological birth chart.
You can prepare for the Uranus in Taurus era with some background about the zodiac sign Taurus. No matter what your sign, you have Taurus in your astrological birth chart.
Check out my article, Taurus Time: Ground Yourself Even As The World Changes, for more about Taurus.
Also, see my Taurus Guided Meditation to tune in to this sign more deeply.
Before the Uranus in Taurus period even arrived, you may have had a sense of excitement or a feeling that "change is in the air."
If so, you’re absolutely right. Whenever Uranus is in the picture, just about anything could happen—and suddenly.
If you get excited by whatever’s new, experimental, and unexpected, you’ll enjoy surfing Uranus’s electrical waves and sudden shifts.
But if you’re the kind of person who feels uncomfortable with change or even resists it, you may find this energy stressful. Fortunately, astrology can help you get much more at ease with Uranus, how it works, and how to make its quirky changes work for you.
Read on to see how you can turn changes into liberation that gives you wonderful new opportunities.
One of the most helpful tools for navigating big astrological changes like this is to look back at previous cycles.
In this case, we can see what happened in the past seven years while Uranus was in Aries. That will provide clues about what we're building on in the coming seven years.
During its time in Aries, Uranus brought many challenges, and you may have felt them keenly from 2012 through 2015. During that period, Uranus made seven difficult alignments with Pluto in Capricorn. These powerful forces pushed us to move past obstacles, overcome longstanding problems, and change ourselves and many aspects of our lives.
Uranus is a maverick who goes his own way, and in Aries, this planet’s need for independence, leadership, and even loner status reached new heights and fueled protests and pushbacks against powers that be.
For example, the Occupy and Black Lives Matter movements arose, channeling these energies to push for constructive change. This period also brought Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) and its detractors as well as renewed diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
With Aries associated with hard driving energies as well as fire, violence, young men, warrior and military activities, and with Uranus linked to fire power, ammunition, and projectiles, the world stage saw dramatic expressions of these potentials.
The volatile combination of Uranus and Aries brought not only protest and desires for liberation but violence in cases such as the Arab Spring, the deaths of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi and one-time al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the invasion of Afghanistan, and numerous terrorist bombings (including at the Boston Marathon) and U.S. school shootings.
This period also brought Brexit and the United States’ unprecedented 2016 presidential election.
In October 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs died, leaving a legacy that continues to affect the world in unforeseen ways.
The tech world carried on and gained even more momentum. With Uranus’s penchant for innovation and Aries's love of moving fast and making new beginnings at a moment's notice, the world saw a dizzying array of technological changes.
Instagram launched in October 2010 and took off in the Uranus in Aries period. "Insta" and anything "instant" or sudden fits both Aries's impatience and Uranus's energy of sudden breakthroughs.
The world saw plenty of other changes in social media as well as constant platform changes, countless apps, and continuing innovation. Of special note: the selfie phenomenon sums up this era on a personal level, given Aries's preoccupation with the self and Uranus's link to technology.
Aries-born people typically love speed and cars. That energy combined with Uranus's innovation to create cars that don't require drivers. In 2012, Google acquired the first licenses for such cars, and three states passed laws allowing them.
Finally, you may have noticed constant change in personal identity since 2011, both in your life and the lives of others. Many people tried new images and careers over and over again. Social media and the internet made it easier than ever to change our images: just upload a new photo for your profile, redefine your personal brand, and take off in a new direction.
You can put the past few years of Uranus in Aries into better perspective with some background about the zodiac sign Aries. No matter what your sign, you have Aries in your astrological birth chart.
Check out my article, Aries Time: Face Who You Really Are, for more about Aries.
Also, see my Aries Guided Meditation to tune in to this sign more deeply.
How can Uranus's innovative spirit play out during its sojourn in Taurus?
We may see changes affecting our planet, Earth. Of all the zodiac signs, three are earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Taurus is the most earthy of all because it's a fixed sign.
In fact, Taurus is associated with Earth herself. That's good news, because Taurus can help ground, literally, all Uranus's erratic and electrical impulses. We may undergo this process as a seismic experience, meaning the Earth may quake or shake a bit as Uranus's vibrations stir things up.
Thanks to its steadiness and patience, Taurus will help us ground Uranus’s lightning bolts of genius. With awareness, our bodies can tap into that power to create workable plans and simplified systems that make life easier, more comfortable, and more beautiful.
We also can use these vibrations spiritually to receive inspiration through prayer and meditation. In addition, Uranus may give us some "eureka!" moments, when we see with clear understanding and have opportunities to apply our new knowledge to help others and make the world a better place.
Taurus's steadying, realistic force will bring some relief after Uranus’s seven years in Aries, which gave us a wild ride and little time to rest or reflect.
With the Taurus period, the pace likely will slow. Taurus is ruled by loving, pleasure seeking Venus, who never wants to rush.
In the years ahead, we may see changes in several areas:
On a personal level, how Uranus in Taurus affects you depends on your zodiac sign.
Here's a recap of what's in store in this period for each sign of the zodiac:
Whatever this period brings, remember we're all in the experience together.
Humanity has a chance to stand with the Earth and all creation in remaking our world into a peaceful, just, and loving place for all beings and especially our planet.
Although Uranus can be disruptive and disquieting, ultimately it benefits us by helping us see ourselves and the world differently—and by liberating us from what's no longer useful or helpful. So often, what holds us back are obstacles of our own making, and now we can see what they are and let them go.
I wish you joy on this adventure. If you're inspired to do so, post a comment below to share your experiences. The conversation here can help everyone as we all navigate this time.
Thanks so much. Here's to our future!