Exciting times we are in. We are now dealing with Uranus at the very end of Aries, about to move into Taurus on May 15th at 11:23 am EDT. This is a great shift in consciousness for us, as outer planet sign changes are always the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. However, this is never simple – how could it be? The end of an era is a big deal, it’s leaving a lot behind to which one no longer resonates. 7-8 years in one area of the zodiac is coming to an end and we are ready for it.
Everything is moving so very quickly right now. So much is coming at all of us at an exponential rate. How did this happen? Uranus operates at lightening speed. It can turn life around on a dime. You have actually been preparing for this moment for the last seven years, a culmination of what you have been striving for since 2011. In these last days and weeks, you may have thought you were on a certain path and suddenly it changes. You may have been absolutely certain you were going to do something, had the plans all worked out and within what felt like minutes you had a complete change of heart. Don’t worry, this was not a detour, this was the original plan, your consciousness has shifted. You didn’t just change your mind, you didn’t get distracted from your goal. You were redirected to your own truth.
Uranus is the planet of genius, brilliance, innovation, freedom and independence. It takes 84 years to travel the entire zodiac. It rules all that is unconventional or rebellious. It is also an unpredictable force and can whip through your life like a tornado, leaving you with an entirely different landscape in your life than you had before. Aries is the fiery initiative, the warrior, the trailblazer. During this time we have all sought our independence from something in our lives. If you know where Aries is in your chart, this is the area where you have broken free from something that was old and no longer of use to you.
While Uranus has been in these last moments of Aries, we have felt misdirected, then put back on course. We felt centered, then completely lost. Today we thought we could rely on someone or something, tomorrow we cannot. Life does not seem stable right now, we should not have an expectation that what we know today is going to be true tomorrow. So we have to ride the emotional roller coaster we’re on right now and be confident that our soul knows where it’s going. This is an exciting time, nothing to be afraid of.
On the 15th of May, there is a new Moon in Taurus at 7:48 am EDT, shortly before Uranus enters Taurus. This is a time to plant something new, new seeds for a different area of your life. Taurus is the earthiest of the Earth signs and the most fertile. What in your life have you been working on that needs to be plotted firmly in the earth? Where did you start your seedlings, those first new shoots of Spring – this is an Aries metaphor. Whatever that is, you need to take those seedlings and now give them their new rooted home firmly in the earth – that’s a Taurus metaphor. And furthermore, where have you gotten too mired in your old ways and refused to budge? Prepare for an earthquake there, because Uranus will swoop in and shake up that area of your world.
Let’s not forget that Taurus rules finances, as well. We may see more innovative initiative with cryptocurrencies, falling away of old financial structures, more updated and modern ways of managing our money.
Almost as soon as Uranus enters Taurus, on May 16th, it will receive a challenge from Mars in the wee hours of the morning. This is the first of several contacts as Mars enters Aquarius on the 16th around 1 am EDT. Excitable, revolutionary, can’t turn the brain off energy. It can be inspiring and making us feel alive again. This is going to be another wild ride. More on that in the coming days.
Uranus will turn retrograde on August 7th and move back into Aries from November 6th 2018 to March 6th, 2019 when it lands in Taurus for good. So, we’ll get one more chance to wrap up our stories we’ve lived since 2011 and close that door. In the meantime, get out your garden boots and start planting!