In about a year’s time, on the 15th of May 2018 the planet Uranus will move into the sign of Taurus where it will stay (on and off) until the 26th of April 2026. Uranus is the planet of surprises and revolutionary acts and Taurus rules finance, banking, and material possessions.
But why are we talking about it now? Well, in April and May of 2017 a number of planets are moving through the sign of Taurus and this is a great preview of what is going to come in 2018. Something that gets its start in April and May of this year will be very significant later on when we look back at it in retrospect.
At a glimpse, Uranus in Taurus is going to be about a change, usually very unexpected, in the way that we use finance. This could mean something like a new currency such as Bitcoin or a new form of taxation. Whatever it is, at the time it will seem revolutionary, but soon it will become our regular way of doing things on a financial front and we will wonder how we ever did business without it.
What does Uranus in Taurus mean?
In astrology, Uranus in Taurus basically means ‘follow the money’. The planet Uranus represents freedom and when it is in Taurus it is asking us how we are being chained down by money issues and how we can escape this. We will see this on a global scale starting in 2018 and it may be that people start to get fed up of rising prices and the inability to afford housing, as an example, and will start to fight against this through demonstrations or other kinds of civil rebellion.
Uranus in Taurus in history:
One of the most fascinating things about astrology is how history repeats itself. Actually, this is the foundation upon which astrology is built, as astrologers recognize that time is not linear but circular which is why world events repeat themselves in different contexts.
Uranus in Taurus last happened 80 years ago as this is one of the slowest moving of all the planets. What was happening around that time? Well, it was 1934, 1935, 1941 and 1942. This was the time of the Second World War when rationing replaced normal currency and also came directly after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression which lasted from 1929-1939.
Another interesting aspect to look at is Uranus in Taurus coupled with Jupiter in Scorpio which will happen in 2018. Uranus was in Taurus at the same time that Jupiter was in Scorpio in 1934 and 1935, so again this is a repeated pattern. What was important about those years? Well, the Banking Act in the United States came into effect in 1935 as did the Social Security Act, both under Franklin Roosevelt.
Another really interesting event was that the board game Monopoly was born in 1935 at the same time as Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter in Scorpio. As you will know, it is a game about property, finance, and trading, and recently players were asked to vote on a new set of Monopoly pieces to replace some of the old ones. These new pieces will launch sometime towards the end of the year so by 2018 with Uranus in Taurus we will be playing with an updated version of the Monopoly game that was started in 1935 under the same planetary transits. Coincidence? Not really if you know astrology.
From 2018 onwards when Uranus is in Taurus we will see similar patterns, of currency being replaced with something else and banking going haywire. People will lose money and financial systems will be changed forever. This is down to the fact that Uranus brings with it future events and dumps them in our laps right now.
What is the significance of Taurus in banking?
The sign of the Bull, Taurus, is always associated in astrology with banking and finance. This is because in the days of old, before currency, cows and bulls were used in transactions. It’s also no surprise that gold bars are known as gold bullion, again an echo of the sign of Taurus. It’s also interesting that outside Wall Street in New York there is the statue of the charging Bull which tells you everything you need to know about bulls and finance. Recently there has been an outcry over the statue of the Fearless Girl being placed in front of the Bull, but if you know astrology then this is a clear sign of things to come. Uranus is the sign of feminism and is about breaking free from outdated ways of thinking and working. As such, there will be a financial revolution around the world starting from 2018 and women will play a large part in this, possibly by overthrowing powerful men in the banking industry. With Uranus, you never know for sure what will happen, it’s a lightning bolt when it strikes! Taurus, this is a sign that has to be sure before making a launch, crazy times ahead indeed!
For each of us, this will be a transformative time financially and this may be linked to areas as diverse as credit card payments, taxations, mortgage repayments, owning shares, or pension schemes. It could also apply to property and it will come in the form of surprises and shocks in these areas. The way Uranus works, however, is to set us free from the things that are holding us back. (Uranus = Freedom) Sometimes the way that this planet works is to shock us into making changes, or it makes the changes for us which can seem too confrontational if we are not ready for this. Know however that Uranus is clearing the way for something better for us and although it may not seem this way at the time, we will look back and realize that we are far better off once the dust settles.
So how can you prepare for a Uranus in Taurus transit? Well, the key to start with is to know that it is coming and learn to expect the unexpected. Flexibility is the buzzword of this period and you may find that you have to think on your feet and adapt to not just one but several changes over the next few years. Understand however that all signs will be affected by this and that it will take place globally so you will not be alone. Somehow we will have to collectively address finance issues and create something better for the future.
One thing we can’t do with Uranus in the mix is to turn our backs on changes and hope they go away. That simply won’t be possible. Uranus in Taurus (Taurus a fixed sign) will last for a long time and the changes will come in waves just as did with the Second World War, the Wall Street Crash, and the Great Depression. Like the Banking Act and Social Security acts, however, many of the changes will be positive and will be leading the way for something better when it comes to our finances and how we choose to use these. This is a time of financial revolution for the world, but it will end in a brighter future for all of us. Astrology never offers up more than we can handle, and if we use it wisely & look out for any bumps in the road ahead, you will be so much better off! What is Uranus making an aspect to in your natal chart? How will this affect you & your family?