Uranus in Taurus

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by cat yronwode

As discussed on the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour on May 20, 2018 -- with co-hosts catherine yronwode and ConjureMan Ali, announcer Papa Newt, and special guest WIlliam Stickevers -- the path of Uranus through Taurus often brings about conditions of financial chaos.

Because astrology is a dense subject and a lot of information is going to fly by very quickly, i have prepared some supplementary data here on this page. Please read this page first.


The Uranus Cycle

Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781. Uranium, discovered in 1789, was named in its honour.

Uranus has an 84 year cycle. That means it takes 84 years to circle the Sun and it spends about 7 years in each sign of the zodiac.

Because Uranus has an 84 year cycle, the halfway point in that cycle for you occurs when you are 42 years old, and that mid-point is sometimes said to mark a "new start in life" or, conversely, a "mid-life crisis." When Uranus returns to its natal position on your chart, you will be 84 years old. It was commonplace when i was young for old-time astrologers to warn that, "Eighty-four years old means it's time to watch out for accidents. Be careful you don't fall and break your hip."

Uranus: Eccentricity and Sudden Changes

Uranus rules the sign Aquarius. Its colours are glittery, sparkly, and changeable. It favours clear stones with odd inclusions, such as Rutilated Quartz and Moss Agate, and also technologically-enhanced stones, like irradiated Blue Topaz. The wearable metal associated with Uranus is platinum.

Uranus is unlike the other planets in the Solar System. It has 27 moons and 13 rings, and instead of spinning on its axis like the other planets, it rolls along in its orbit. Symbolically, it is a bizarre planet that signals originality, eccentricity, and creativity. It brings about rapid technical advances, especially in electronics. It promotes high ideals, social cooperation, and the formation of alliances (both for good and for ill). Above all, it is a planet associated with sudden changes. These can take the form of unexpected strokes or good luck -- or, when Uranus badly placed, with unpredicted accidents.

Taurus: The Earth and Its Riches

Taurus is a sign noted for its stability. On a global, impersonal scale, it is a fixed Earth sign allied to concepts such as husbanding the natural wealth and resources of the land. Its natural metal is copper; some minerals associated with it are

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus and is associated with stones such as Emerald, Beryl, and Carnelian. It inlines one to value jewelry, precious gems, art as a commodity, and fine clothing. It rules not only forestry, farming, businesses, and property management, but also the banking system, and capital financing. It promotes cautious growth and fiscal responsibility, favouring property ownership over monetary or commodity speculation.

Uranus Enters Taurus: The Result

The unpredictable planet Uranus is incompatible with the ultra-fixed sign Taurus. In fact, Uranus is said to be in its "fall" or worst position possible, when in Taurus.

New Uranian technological advances occur independently of the sign that Uranus occupies, but when Uranus is in Taurus, these advances are often delayed in their effect. Worse, they may be temporarily side-tracked or wasted, as natural resources may be exploited or even intentionally misused to make weapons of war or to promote other sudden rearrangements of land-ownership.

Wars are always a feature of global history, but during the cycles of Uranus in Taurus, wars take on a particularly nasty financial aspect, as people are stripped of property rights and may lose their previous connections to the land and thus to food sources.

FInancial ups and downs always occur, but with Uranus in Taurus, new banking technologies may bring about a crisis and attempts to stabilize the banking system may not succeed well until Uranus moves on into Gemini.

Key Thoughts for Uranus in Taurus

Because Uranus in Taurus is inherently a negative position, let's look at the possible downsides first, and follow with some optimistic possibilities.

Negative Possibilities

  • Financial upheavals: fiat currency manipulation and failure; interest rates change quickly, sudden banking crisis.
  • Food supplies diminish: economic or military warfare leads to bottlenecking of food supplies, trouble with technologically altered foods..
  • Land ownership in crisis: appropriation of public lands, possible incursions and invasions to control lands, borders change suddenly.
  • Technological adjustments: mass layoffs as AI robots rapidly replace unskilled and semi-skilled retail, factory, and warehouse workers.

Positive Possibilities

  • Banking technological revolution: cryptocurrency advances, online banking expands; changes fully effected when Uranus enters Gemini.
  • Innovative food solutions: community gardens, hydroponics, "instant" foods, AI robot packing and drone shipping of food.
  • Land ownership changes: cooperative living, creative downsizing, portable housing, innovative materials, time-shared spaces.
  • Technological advances: increased automation, AI robot technologies develop rapidly, affordable clean and renewable energy.

2018 - 2026, the Current Uranus in Taurus Cycle

Uranus moves forward, then goes retrograde, then forward again. Because Uranus is slow-moving, these retrogrades generally take the form of a little "wiggle-dance" as seen from Earth -- forward into a new sign, backward to finish out the previous sign, then forward again for a longer period of time in the new sign.

  • May 15, 2018 - Uranus enters Taurus. "The shot across the Taurus bows."
  • November 6, 2018 - Uranus Retrograde, back into Aries. " Aries Clean-Up."
  • March 7, 2019 - Uranus Direct, Re-Enters Taurus. "The Seven-Year Taurus Show is On."
  • July 7, 2025 - Uranus enters Gemini "The shot across the Gemini bows"
  • November 7, 2025 - Uranus Retrograde, back into Taurus. "Taurus Clean-Up."
  • April 23, 2026 - Uranus Direct, Re-Enters Gemini. "The Seven-Year Gemini Show is On."

2018 - 2026 URANUS IN TAURUS

Removing the Uranian forward-and-backward "wiggle-dance" episodes, we are looking at THREE periods of time in which Uranus is in Taurus:

  • May 15, 2018 - November 6, 2018 - The warm-up and first pass
  • March 7, 2019 - July 7, 2025 - The long run of instability
  • November 7, 2025 - April 23, 2026 - The clean-up of loose ends

Uranus in Taurus in History

In order to estimate what a Uranus in Taurus cycle may bring us on a global scale (because we cannot work out the positions of Uranus in regard to every one of your own natal planets on a show like this), we can look back to the previous two Uranus in Taurus cycles and see what was going on in the world.

Here are summaries of world events during the two previous times Uranus was in Taurus, for comparison with one another and as a guide to what we may expect this time:

1850 - 1859: URANUS IN TAURUS

The 1850 - 1859 cycle of Uranus in Taurus was marked by:the suppression of indigenous people by colonial powers, by the appropriation of wealth, mining, and property rights; and by wholesale extraction and destruction of natural resources.

  • 1851: Chilean Revolution
  • 1850: Gold was discovered (Aries) in California in 1849; by 1850 - 1859, as river-gold was playing out, inventors (Uranus) devised hydraulic mining that destroyed entire mountainsides (Taurus).
  • 1852: Kautokeino rebellion in Norway as Sami people tried and failed to win independence.
  • 1852: Montenegro and Herzegovina rebelled against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1853 - 1856: Crimean War; the Charge of the Light Brigade; the Siege of Sebastopol; Russia lost to an alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Britain, and Sardinia.
  • 1854: Miao people rebelled agains the Chinese Qing empire and lost.
  • 1855 - 1856: Nepalese–Tibetan War; Nepal invaded Tibet and won.
  • 1855: USA wars against Native Nations, mostly in California, Oregon, and Washington; all Native nations conquered and mining rights were secured by the USA on behalf of colonizing citizens:
  • 1855: Conquered nations in the US wars of 1855 include Yakima, Tillamook, Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Klickitat, Haida, Tlingit, Seminole, and Sioux.
  • 1858: The Marais des Cygnes pro-slavery massacre of unarmed free-stater abolitionists at Trading Post, Kansas; final "skirmish" before the Civil War.
  • 1859: Franco-Austrian War / Second Italian War of Independence (France and Sardinia against Austria for control of Northern Italy); Napoleon III of France signs an Armistice with Franz Josef I of Austria.

1934 - 1942: URANUS IN TAURUS

The 1934 - 1942 cycle of Uranus in Taurus was marked by a dramatic rise in dictatorships (Franco, Mussolini, and Hitler, plus consolidation of power by Stalin and Mao Zedong); by the unprecedented number of incursions, invasions, and assaults across national boundaries; by the appropriation of wealth, mining, and property rights; by financial changes; and by wholesale extraction and destruction of natural resources.

  • 1935: The Banking Act of 1935 changes the structure in the Federal Reserve System; this was an attempt to rectify the losses of the Great Depression.
  • 1935: The Soviet Union signs a secret pact with Japan, recognizing Japan's control over the South Manchurian Railway
  • 1935: Germany violates the Versailles Treaty of World War I by rebuilding its Air Force and conscripting all able-bodied men over 19 years of age into the Army.
  • 1935: The worst dust storm ever to hit the USA covers eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma, destroying wheat and corn crops; the Social Security Act is signed into law.
  • 1935: The Nuremberg Laws go into effect in Germany, stripping all Jews of citizenship and outlawing both marriage and sexual contact between Jews and German citizens; the USA refuses to admit Jews as refugees.
  • 1935 - 1936: Italy invades Ethiopia, seizes control, consolidates Eritrea, Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland into Italian East Africa, and sends Ethiopian ruler Haile Selassi into exile.
  • 1935 - 1936: In China, General Chiang-Kai-shek does not effectively resist Japanese incursions, Mao Zedong finishes the Long March and calls for a Communist-led National United Fron against the Japanese.
  • 1936 - 1938: Palestinian Arabs rebel against British rule and repeatedly massacre groups of Jews who have entered Palestine to escape from Germany.
  • 1936: Failed coup in Japan as junior military leaders try to overthrow the government.
  • 1936: Stalin stages Anti-Trotskyist "show-trials" in Soviet Russia as he consolidates power.
  • 1936-1939: War in Spain; France closes its border to Spain; Republicans fight against General Franco, who is supported by Hitler of Germany; Franco wins and Spain becomes a dictatorship.
  • 1937: Second Sino-Japanese War; Japan invades China and occupies islands in the Pacific; Italy joins into a pact with Germany and Japan.
  • 1937: Polish politicians seek to expel all Jews;
  • 1938: Oil discovered in Saudi Arabia by US geologists; leading to the sudden rise of the "oil-rich nations" and the rapid expansion of gasoline-fueled vehicles, with subsequent pollution of the atmosphere and waterways,
  • 1938: Germany annexes Austria; Austrians welcome the German Army and take 40,000 Jews into custody; the internment of Gypsies (Roma and Sinta people) begins.
  • 1939: Germany invades Poland; Germany invades Czechoslovakia; the Allies (Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand) declare war on Germany.
  • 1940: Japan joins Germany and Italy to form the Axis; France surrenders to Germany; Finland repels an attack by Soviet Russia; Germany begins construction of Auschwitz death camp in Poland; Stalin arranges the assassination of Trotsky in Mexico; World War II in full force.
  • 1941: Britain invades Italian Ethiopia; Britain and Canada declare war on Finland; Hungary declares war on the Soviet Union; Peru invades Ecuador; the British surrender Hong Kong.
  • 1941: Greece is conquered by Germany; Germany occupies Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia; Germany invades Soviet Russia; German troops murder tens of thousands of Jewish civilians in the Ukraine.
  • 1941 - 1942 The Germans besiege the Soviets at Leningrad and later assault Stalingrad; mass round-ups of Jews from all territories controlled by Germany continues, and they are sent to death camps to be murdered.
  • 1941: Japan bombs Hawaii and the USA joins the Allies, declaring war on the Axis and vice versa; Bulgaria and Hungary declare war against the United States.
  • 1942: Japan captures Manila in the Philippines; Japan invades Burma; Japan invades Bali.
  • 1942: In Chicago, the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated by Enrico Fermi; the Atomic Age begins.

So, what do we predict this time around?

Well, truth to tell, Uranus in Taurus always looks pretty grim. Listen to the podcast for more specific predictions -- and for some practical financial tips and a free seven year magical spell to ease your way through the coming cycle.

Quick Links

You may read more here about the financial factors in play when Uranus is in Taurus, at William Stickevers' own site:

Then open up the May 20, 2018 radio show chat log here:

The chatlog contains the complete text of William's free spell for dealing with Uranus in Taurus.

Then open a second window and use the chatlog to follow along as you listen to the show in archive form here:

or here;

Finally, here are quick links to our radio shows about astrology:

May 20, 2018 Uranus in Taurus

March 19, 2017 Astrological New Year

May 29th, 2016 Astrology for Work or Care

And here are quick links to our Forum threads about astrology:

Astrology and the Zodiac as Used in Hoodoo

Spell Timing: Moon Phases, Moon Signs, Moon Void of Course

Spell Timing: Eclipses and Retrogrades

Thank you, and good luck.

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