You say you want a revolution? Well, ready or not, the rumblings of one are arriving. On May 15, change-maker Uranus will spin into steadfast Taurus for the first time since 1942. Kind of a big deal in astrology? Um, yeah.
Uranus only visits each zodiac sign every 84 years, staying for seven to eight years. Between now and 2026, the planet of radical disruption will have to settle its differences with tenacious Taurus, its least comfortable sign to be in. With Uranus in “fall” position here, we’ll all have to strike a better delicate balance between security and freedom during this lengthy cosmic phase.
Taurus rules money and stability, and with Uranus shaking things up, the global financial picture could get some interesting new filters. Economists who declared cryptocurrency dead may have been too quick to read bitcoin its last rites. Tech-savvy Uranus can reinvent the way we spend, save, invest and design our lifestyles. And since Uranus enters Taurus the very same day of 2018’s only Taurus new moon, we’ll be rocketed into this phase with an extra lunar liftoff.
The last Uranus in Taurus phase, which was from 1934 to 1942, brought the Great Depression and World War II (yikes!). While we’re hoping these things certainly do NOT repeat, the world is already undergoing economic and political reform now. Uranus rules innovation and technology, while Taurus rules money, music and the material realm. During its last visit to Taurus, Uranus brought the invention of the shopping cart (1937) and the first ATM machine (1939), along with the first tape recorder (1934) and electric guitar (1941).
Outspoken Uranus has been in warrior-sign Aries since 2011, giving rise to waves of anger met with widespread activism. From the Black Lives Matter movement, to marches for women’s rights and an end to gun violence, progressive Uranus in Aries empowered people to rise up against violence: police brutality, sexual assault and school shootings to name an important few. Uranus will return to Aries one last time from November 6, 2018 until March 6, 2019—the exact day that midterm elections begin in the United States. Cosmic coincidence? We’ll wait and see…but politicians hoping to win or keep seats had better show their constituents some Taurean loyalty and committed action well before then!
While Uranus is busy shaking things up, this month features another planetary energy that’s all about divine flow. From May until August, generous Jupiter is traveling in a harmonious trine with compassionate Neptune. Both in water signs (Jupiter’s in transformational Scorpio and Neptune’s in its home sign of spiritual Pisces), they’ll make an exact sync-up on May 25. What the world really needs now is love-sweet-love, so here’s hoping the Jupiter-Neptune trine can heal some of the damaging divisiveness that’s turned so many people against each other. Politics and other differences aside, aren’t we all supposed to be on the same team here? Like a shaman and a yogi rolled into one, Jupiter and Neptune issue a reminder that we are all of the spirit, no matter how hard that can be to accept at times.
As the month closes out with an eye-opening Sagittarius full moon on May 29, our hearts and minds expand even more. This horizon-broadening once-a-year lunation helps people really hear each other across these so-called differences. As we allow others to speak their truth and learn from them through listening, the Sagittarius full moon presents a day of excitement, inspiration and new possibilities. Widen your viewfinder and welcome fresh influences from far outside your usual sources. Got a visionary idea? Explore it under the light of la luna—sometimes, you just never know until you try.
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