My so-called “student” Laura has just posted a rollicking fun adventure story using Tolkien’s characters to illustrate how we might prepare for the upcoming Uranus in Taurus journey. Good luck to us all!
From May 15 – November 6, 2018, we got a glimpse — a preview — of rebel-liberator-techno-cosmic weirdo Uranus moving into slow-steady-Venusian-earthy bull Taurus. Uranus is lightning quick and revolutionary; Taurus is known for stubbornness, beauty and comfort.
In Tolkien terms, “Uranus in Taurus” is the Wizard Gandalf with his lightning fireworks and incomprehensible wisdom “inviting” Bilbo Baggins on an adventure. Although his birthday falls on September 22 (on the cusp of Virgo/Libra), Bilbo reacts like a Taurus facing Uranus. Like most Hobbits, Bilbo loves food, security, and his home in the Shire. Like Uranus, Gandalf disrupts a perfectly ordinary “Good Morning” and offers Bilbo the chance for radical change and growth.
When Bilbo declines that offer, Gandalf brings the party to Bilbo. Literally. As with Uranus, resistance to Gandalf is futile. A band of Dwarves throw Bilbo’s home into chaos, eat all his food stores and drive him so crazy that his inner “Took” heritage starts fighting with the more sensible “Baggins” side. In a shocking twist, Bilbo finds himself a willing and essential participant in the adventure he refused. The rest is Hobbit history and one of the most beloved stories ever told. Of course, good stories involve challenge and change, but they also bring growth. Like Uranus, Gandalf ignites and liberates a dormant part of Bilbo. Life becomes much less predictable, but the changes redefine how Bilbo sees himself and the world.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Uranus moves back into Taurus until July 7, 2025.
In May-July 2018, I posted several articles about Uranus moving into Taurus. You can find those at the following links:
As Tim Glenn says, May-November 2018 was the preview. We’re about to live the adventure in real time. Like Bilbo, we cannot fully prepare ourselves for an “unexpected” journey. Astrology gives us clues, but with Uranus we know to expect the unexpected. How and when Uranus in Taurus will affect each of depends on our natal chart, our level of consciousness, and our willingness to embrace necessary changes. Like Gandalf, Uranus works towards the greater good and brotherly love, with a reverence for individuals and the bigger picture. Even if Uranus in Taurus does not directly aspect something in your natal chart, as a part of the collective, you’ll still experience wide sweeping changes just by living in this era.
Like Gandalf, Uranus makes a dramatic entrance and sometimes seems more than a little crazy in his demands. Full resistance is futile, but it helps to recognize the wisdom of those demands for change. Have you felt dissatisfied or bored in some area of your life? Do you long for inspiration or adventure? Do you feel trapped? Stuck? If you lean into liberation instead of resisting it, you’ll find Uranus in Taurus a powerful ally.
If you’d like to consult a map on this expect-the-unexpected journey, look at the intersections of Uranus and Taurus themes: money, food, security, internet, and real vs. virtual anything. In a more familiar shake up, Mercury goes Retrograde from March 5-March 28, 2019. Since Uranus acts as a higher frequency of Mercury, this next three weeks could feel extra discombobulated.