From 2018 to 2026, the great harbinger of change, Uranus, explodes through the most resilient sign, Taurus. While this transit will take up the better part of a decade, with retrogrades and plunges into other signs, 2022 brings us to a precarious cliff on the event horizon of destiny, with this year’s eclipses unfolding. in Taurus. In real time, a volcano of pent-up animosity erupts, in the Taurian realms of sensuality, embodiment, and self-reliance.
On July 31 and August 1, Uranus collides with Mars and the North Node, and from September 15 through October 23, Uranus approaches a square, or confrontation, with Saturn in Aquarius. We have come to a jagged crossroads in the Taurean epic. Here’s how Uranus in Taurus will reshape your world beyond 2022.
For eons, our solar system was thought to consist of seven planets, with Saturn at the end of the line. Everything changed with the discovery of Uranus in 1781, a breakthrough in technology and consciousness that would forever alter our accepted notions of the cosmos. According to astrologer Ruby McCollister, the arrival of Uranus brought “the flourishing of science, technology, philosophy, literature, music, social opportunity, and in virtually every aspect of human life, rocketed Western civilization toward liberation, freedom and choice”.
Uranus is therefore associated with change, revolution, youth movements and new technologies. His domain, of course, could be nowhere else but in Aquarius. This all sounds perfectly promising in theory, but, in Magneto’s words, “humanity has always feared what it doesn’t understand.” And so, as in the myth of Prometheus delivering fire to the people, Uranian progress often catalyzes rapid retribution from the old gods and their institutions. Through chaos comes reinvention, but who wouldn’t fight to keep the world they’ve known?
For the sign that declares mi casa es mi casa, Uranus arrives like the big bad wolf to blow up the house. Anyone with prominent planets in Taurus will experience a mythical ego dissolution and surrender during this transit, as the planet of global progress rips off the straitjacket of myopia and willful stubbornness. But Taurus is also the sign of value, value and money; fertility and sexual incarnation; and the healthy (or, as is often the case, megalomaniacal) culture of an ego. Body and earth, and their interconnected freedoms, are ripe for reinvention, revolution and, of course, backlash.
THE LAST TIME: URANUS IN TAURUS (1935-1942)
Uranus’ last transit in Taurus, from 1935 to 1942, coincided with the Great Depression and World War II, a time of dramatic scarcity and unprecedented power that uprooted Taurus themes in science, culture, and science. diplomacy. By the time Uranus made its mid-century transit, unsustainable agricultural practices had led to the Dust Bowl Famine, a climate crisis that displaced millions of people. The Indian Rights Act and the Social Security Act were the first steps toward restitution and dignity for all people in the country.
The outbreak of World War II gave birth to a new type of woman, embodied in the brassy Artemisian Taurus Katherine Hepburn and the scathing Bette Davis, and glamorized by the creation of some of modern culture’s most enduring characters: Lois Lane , Catwoman and Wonder Woman. Untied and patronless, this new generation served an ethic higher than domestic bliss, opening up a new and varied pantheon of archetypes.
Of course, Taurus is the sign of autonomy, explaining its high probability among divas and dictators. The last Uranian tour saw the rise of some of the definitive autocrats of the 20th century, including Mussolini and Hitler. As the Taurus Harry Truman dropped atomic bombs on Japan, the human race would fail their Taurian call to regenerate fertile land and instead respond to the destroyer, waiting to emerge from the scorpionic underworld. Our favorite gift – the crown jewel of the bull – had been abused. If a man could command nuclear energy, then anyone could be capable of godhood. Kingdoms have fallen, states have reshaped themselves, and in the dissociative fog of mass consumption has emerged something new and intractable, hungry for unprecedented freedom: the individual.
THE HISTORY SO FAR: URANUS IN TAURUS (2018-2026)
As Uranus approaches the North Node, the cycles of expansion and regression, progress and backlash, come into faster revolution. The discourse around the current climate crisis has narrowed on the bull’s incisive gluttony, its right and its inability to change. Can we collectively achieve a Taurian impossibility: convince human beings to compromise their right for the greater good? Of course, in order for standards of human decency to improve, so that, for example, our meat does not have to be processed by underpaid, uninsured, unentitled workers, Uranus will force Taurus apart. of his comfort and to wonder about the consequences. of a gentrified standard of living.
No discussion of Taurian themes would be complete without considering hard and hard money which, during this transit, undergoes a literal metamorphosis. Even if NFTs and crypto turn out to be fads, the value of money will never be the same again. Neither will previous assumptions about work and earnings. In the limited support people received from their managers and employers during the lockdown; the rise of digital entrepreneurship, self-merchandising and self-published erotica via sites like OnlyFans; and in the growing public disinterest in the return to office culture, Uranus has caused individuals to question why they have settled for the abuses of corporate life and capitalist labor, what their talents are worth and how they think that they should be paid.
Meanwhile, femininity and femininity have undergone a rapid metamorphosis through the filters of capitalism and consumerism. “Posting a picture will make me profit,” raps then-star Megan Thee Stallion in “Thot Sh*t.” Megan is perhaps the archangel of Uranus in Taurus, arriving, like Prometheus, to deliver a new fire to the masses: an unrestrained and insatiable embrace of pleasure, power, beauty and capital. Seduction has always been a game of money; now everyone is in on it.
Of course, as it races toward progress, Uranus discovers a buried, atavistic resistance to change. The libel lawsuit against Taurus Amber Heard, which raged through a Taurus stellium and the launch of the Taurus-Scorpio eclipse cycle, revealed the threat of a woman who fails to live up to the prevailing standards of a clean morality and simple. For describing the complex reality of relationships and the ways in which love, power and abuse cannot be easily unraveled, Heard, like so many Taurus women before her, would be locked away in the Minotaur’s dungeon, bound like a bull sacrifice on the altar of virtue. .
The empire retaliated. But Taurus responds to an older authority, unimpressed with building pretty pyramids and systems of domination. Real power, permeated by all bodies and expressed through self-becoming and the creation of the other, cannot be limited, literalized and compromised. “So much for free will,” writes Liz Greene, in The astrology of destiny. “It exists, for the Platonist, only in the non-corporeal. The body, overflowing with passion and the seeds of mortality, is full of destiny. Towards what destiny will our bodies lead us next?
URANUS IN TAURUS: BEYOND 2022
The fundamental tenet of liberalism is that society evolves toward progress, a view favored by Aquarius. What is at stake under the legislation of so many old chickens on the floor of the senate is the primordial power of creation and the divine gift of becoming; and if, after all, the ancient volcanic ore of the earth and its inhabitants could not be reconciled with a civil society at all? Taurus – the avatar of the crescent moon, fallopian tubes and pre-Judeo-Christian pagans – holds the fertility traditions of ages past, and as the state falls, a primitive, Dionysian rebellion of the body erupts .
The Taurean promise of freedom is at stake, and conspiracy theorists, mass shooters and rioters in the capital have already made their distorted case for it. Perhaps the rest of us, bound within the state, are missing the point. Prometheus delivered the fire of revolution to everything humanity. The GameStop coup of 2021 took place during a Uranus-Saturn square, and Staten Island’s unionization against the equally precarious and embattled Amazon marked new possibilities for rebellion in a corpocracy. Previous eras of Uranus in Taurus brought about the French Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and Indian revolts against the British. No more hoping for change from within the system. It’s time to build a better one.
And it all starts with the individual. Over the past decade, the body has been exploited in the development of the personal “brand”, making each of us a unit of commerce and consumption, in a frantic race for followers and corporate funding. Perhaps that same spirit of self-incarnation, which makes each of us a cinematic, erotic and fantastical vessel, which immortalized legendary Taurus divas like Cher, Grace Jones and Barbra Streisand, can be weaponized, or, at least, fully realised. . What if the public persona that each of us inhabits begins to live, in the eyes of its followers, not a life of meaningless consumption or, even worse, virtue signalling, but of incandescent creative achievement and genuine transgression?
On the eve of the Uranus-Mars-north node collision, Beyonce releases her album Renaissance and Taurus Lena Dunham releases her new film pointed stick. As the century’s most indelible feminist archetypes have demonstrated, every act of creation can shake the world, spark a discourse, and make you a god – or an antichrist. Your body is a vessel of rapture, and in the age of surveillance, it is always watched. Show them something they won’t forget.