May 2018 is the launching pad for the making of PERMANENT change in our world thanks to steady, stable Taurus. Uranus, the planet of Genius and Revolution and ruled by Aquarius, is changing signs. Aquarians are thinkers, idea people. They stand on the mountain and look out over the landscape and ponder the BIG picture. When big planets move, there is a kind of energy earthquake. A unsettling shift. Uranus moving from fiery Mars into staid Taurus is a feeling of the brakes being slammed on. On May 15th and the days around that, will be that time. In fact the whole week is a powerhouse of change making, surprises and crazy energy. I've arranged my schedule to have no appointments that week just to meditate a lot and nap and balance myself into this new energy.
Taurus represents security and comfort, it also rules money and real estate from a practical, grounded day to day focus. In ancient astrology Venus was the KEY PLAYER in the cosmos. The planets took her lead in their works, she ruled from a feminine perspective of nurturing, encouraging, ruling from love and kindness. She surrounded the skies with love and caring, she is the ultimate reminder of God and his spiritual center. The modern astrology world kind of kicked her to the curb and made her a minor, personal planet. Nothing could be further from the truth. She is the HEART of the world. She reminds us who made us. She expects us to live and work and play from love - or should I say she reminds us of this fact.
So how does this mix with Uranus the Disrupter? It means that the NEW IDEAS of Uranus will be implemented and made REAL by Taurus/Venus but they will battle it out as one is conservative stuck in the status quo and the other a revolutionary. But Uranus will win out just like he did with his 8 year battle with Pluto who is about to make serious changes.
Taurus energy hanging with Uranus means RADICAL changes in banking and the stock market, and new ways of living and housing ourselves. while Uranus also ruling the internet and all computer based issues, our global monetary system could turn to platforms like crypto-currency aka Bit Coin internet currency. It could be another nation's currency taking over the world standard too. But what is certain, the US Dollar, because it is the currency of the realm, is going to be under fire big time. As for real estate more communal housing, the current growth of tiny, mobile houses, living on cruise ships, etc. is indicative of being more mobile, less trapped in our homes and local environment and the world being vastly more accessible. World traveling will be commonplace for the many.
Uranus is in Taurus from 2018 to 2026. By the end of this transit, some very essential, yet basic, parts of our lives will be very much changed and permanent. Think freedom, which is what Uranus brings. Taurus also represents our Mother Earth, so expect big issues with climate change to emerge and force us to deal. Natural disasters may escalate as well, but last time it was more water related while this is more fire related, as in the sudden eruption of the Hawaiian volcano just a few days ago. The ground beneath us is shaking us up, so we are freer and open to change, while changing the world to make that possible. Finally the promise of cell phones and laptops giving us the ability to work from anywhere will be real making us all truly global citizens.
Remember that Uranus moves slowly over 7-8 years in a sign. Uranus in Aries was a "get it done now" mode. Your leadership skills were being pushed to be implemented. What changes have you made in your life in the past 8 years? Are you embracing those changes? Give yourself kudo's for having grown and changed. And if you're still in the midst of major changes, know that Taurus will manifest it. Security and stability are the foundations of the change. And this makes a push pull energy between the two energies. Uranus is truly like a roller coaster ride. There will be amazing surprises, then calm, then more surprises, then calm, then big surprises, and calm. Taurus will calm that pattern down and make change, PERMANENT CHANGE possible through planning and organizing, but the things being changed may well rock our world.
Money is a very important component in our world. Uranus is going to make sure the world will handle money quite differently and in 2026 the norm will be very shocking by today's standards. This will affect not only banks, but how we pay for things, how we are paid for our work, and the whole world of money and values are going into revolution mode. Gold, Silver and Gems are a good way to hedge your investments, as we will see the stock market is going to be in earthquake mode for quite some time; big banks will become many small banks; rules of banking are going to change drastically; and the US Dollar will likely become a dinosaur. (Remember the Middle East conflicts are deeply rooted in their threatening to change oil buys/sells from the US Dollar to some other currency, giving the US Government and businesses nightmares. As they always say, "follow the money".)
Add to all this change is the New Moon (the time of new beginnings) in Taurus, giving the quiet Taurus energy more of a punch for change, for the new. And that very same day Mars moves into Aquarius, which is ruled by Uranus, making the energy we have and the energy around us very changeable and adding great fuel to revolution. Typically Mars stays in a sign for 6 weeks, but this Aquarian Mars is going to be here for 5 months by going in and out of retrograde during that period. This long term stay in Aquarius is gasoline for the revolution, but thank goodness the retrograde periods will let us pause and take a look around before charging ahead. Mars retrogrades are one of my least favorite aspects. Our energy is stifled, our ability to move forward is blocked. Like all retrogrades, its a time for checking out the past, but there is almost always a frustration during Mars retrogrades that just puts us in a bad mood. This retrograde begins in June, which I will discuss in greater detail net month.
THE BIG PICTURE
This is the DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS, sowing seeds of change needed to make the world a better place for everyone, not just the powerful few. But it's gonna be one hell of a crazy ride, sometimes a lot of fun, sometimes causing great stress. This summer also has other planets causing very good energy, so have fun this summer, because by the fall things will really go to into overdrive as 6 planets band together to change the world, much like the Justice League, all with one purpose, one goal, one mission in harmony with their fellow planets. The energy is solidified, they are all on the same page, and this much power banned together for change is going to make our heads spin, as well as realize that God is in charge and coming here to get our "off course butts" back on track again.
Pluto - the Destroyer TEARS DOWN in order to rebuild;
Saturn - the STUBBORN TASKMASTER making things honest and full of integrity;
Jupiter - EXPANSION of all this energy (and moves into its home sign of Sagittarius in the fall for a year of deep spiritual transformation and opposing Uranus);
Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, AWAKENING our innate spirituality;
Uranus in the sign of Taurus making CHANGES TO OUR FOUNDATION real and tangible;
Eris in Aries, for revolution and battle for the sake of JUSTICE.
Chiron in Aries, our OLD KARMA energy, working hard to clear up our old patterns.
FINALLY, Jupiter (in the fall), Neptune and Saturn are in their home signs, making them extra super powers. And all these planets are forming double Grand Trines, which is known as Kites in Astrology but more globally as the Star of David. It is considered a "perfect" aspect. This summer will be an especially harmonious time, so get out an enjoy it. The changes that are on the horizon are truly ordained by God.
This is the energy setting itself up for the cause. in April Chiron moved in Aries; in May Uranus changes signs; Saturn goes direct in July; Pluto goes direct in September. The revolution is afoot. No more hiding from it. We chose to be here now. Make your voices heard. The world needs you. And turn to Venus and look to love to get you through it all.