May 15 - November 6, 2018
March 6, 2019 - July 7, 2025
November 7, 2025 - April 25, 2026
It’s been 76 years since the last time Uranus was in Taurus. We’re leaving the era of a martial approach to innovation: disrupt, interrupt, hack, win (even failing is really winning), startup, ramp up, bootstrap, self-fund, pioneer, be a rockstar. We’ve reinvented our identities, innovated beyond the false binary of masculine/feminine, and reached a tipping point where men are being held accountable for sexist and abusive behavior towards women. We’re ready for an era of radical growth, a sustainable future where we invent new concepts of wealth, prioritize pleasure, and add some venusian sensuality to our lives. Here are some of the themes I’m envisioning for this next cycle.
The rewilding movement is a thing already, and I think greater numbers of people are about to catch on. Putting aside philosophical debates about what “wildness” even is, we have been killing the plants and other animals around us at a rapid rate, and it’s essential for our own survival that we figure out a way to keep the earth alive. Uranus being the unpredictable genius of the zodiac, I am seeing more wilderness growing around us, even in urban areas, more awareness of how we’re connected to the earth. Uranus in Aries already had us developing ultra-efficient solar power and other green technologies. Books like The Hidden Life of Trees, The Biophilia Effect, and The Wild Places will continue to inspire people to see how we are a part of nature. Independent thinkers like environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva (Jupiter in Taurus opposite her sun in Scorpio) will lead us to develop sustainable change. People will continue to replace pharmaceutical regimes with plant medicines like cannabis, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms. As we rewild the world, we’ll rewild ourselves.
Virtual Cyborg or Back to the Lander?
You choose. Uranus in Taurus could be living in Virtual Realities and sequencing your DNA and eating a Jetson-style meal pill recommended by the chip in your arm that monitors your health 24-7, or going back to the land to farm, joining the slow movement, and making some weird music with your futuristic eco band. And/And any combination of the above. VR is about to tip into everyday technology just like your smartphone did in 2011. Taurus rules reality, but then again, the material world is made up of a bunch of moving molecules and everything is actually a vibration or waveform or something so what even is real? The alternate reality of post-2016 could get even more subjective with awakener Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter in questioning Scorpio - people living in the game. Stem cell technology and cloning, faster DNA sequencing, and the ethics of prenatal DNA sequencing will be at the forefront of debate. The internet of DNA has our bodies mapped to the screen. Eating and growing real food with sustainable farming practices (see: rewilding) will be an even more central political issue, as agricultural drones and plant gene editing technology could reach epic levels of innovation. Hipsters take foraging to new levels, forming small groups of hunter-gatherers. Rapid developments in biotechnology change everything in unforeseen ways. The old ways become the newest surprise.
Venus’ Turn: Women, Bodies, and Sex
We are finally listening to women speak about sexual harassment and abuse by men, and Chiron in Aries is going to help us heal the wound of toxic masculinity. After such a martial period, we now enter a Venusian era of relationship, love, real women’s bodies, sensuality, and female pleasure. Pro-woman everything. Pro-woman sex, feminist revolutions in the porn industry, sovereignty and pleasure in bodies of all sizes and races and orientations, self-love and self-care for those bodies, coming up with more eco-friendly, better ideas for menstrual cycles than tampons, innovations in birth control, respecting women’s reproductive choices. Also, people and bodies that don’t fit traditional ideas of gender, trans rights, LGBTQ rights, polyamorous relationships, gay sex, unlabeled sex, asexuals, sex toys, robot sex. Conservative backlash against change means that fascists want to control, abuse, and kill people in bodies that aren’t white/male/hetero, so Uranus must inspire us to choose freedom for humans in all bodies. The pleasure revolution begins.
Taurus also rules money, so the first thing that comes to mind is closing the wage gap, and not just for white women. We need to do it especially for women of color, and also for men of color. Our whole relationship to money could change via Uranus in Taurus. Currency becomes digital, technology lets us pay for everything with our phones and our faces, cybersecurity is a real threat for everyone. Unions push for higher wages and better working conditions; maybe we even rethink capitalism together. Universal Basic Income could be the social security reform of our generation. Food, water, and shelter are treated as human rights, not as rewards for work. Everyone gets a decent home. We redefine our concept of wealth and what is valuable by calculating the costs of environmental destruction, and the unmined earth becomes more valuable than the metals underneath. We slow down at work, and consider the value of our time. Society becomes more humane when people are no longer treated like human capital. It could happen. It’s really up to us how we use the Promethean gifts.
A Short Guide to working with Uranus in Taurus
Prioritize pleasure. Especially if you are marginalized in any way, your pleasure matters. Take radical care of yourself and expect others to take care of you, in life and in bed.
Connect with the earth. You are a part of everything. Rewild.
Take care with the food you put in your body. Find unconventional ways in this hyperspeed society to slow down, cook, eat well, and enjoy.
Redefine wealth. Investigate your own money story for some lightning-bolt insights about your relationship to the material world.