I’m going to start with Uranus moving to Taurus because this is the astrological headline for astrologers as well as followers of horoscopes. Uranus is the planet governing generations; whatever sign Uranus is in when we are born and where it appears in our birth chart signals our generational focus when we come of age. Since this mighty planet has an 84 year cycle, it will stay in one sign for years and produce world altering events. Its function in our individual charts depends on what inner planets form an alignment to it, since Uranus is not a personal planet because of its distance. We see his work around us, in our communities and in the world.
Taurus is an earth sign, focused on quality, luxury, stability and abundance. With Uranus occupying this sign for the first time since 1934 - 1942, we can look back and gain a bit of insight as to what to expect (besides the unexpected). The Great Depression and preparation for WWII were the highlights of Uranus’ last tour of Taurus. The dynamics that brought the western world to its knees are the same in operation today, but hopefully with hindsight. Uranus also oversaw the recovery and prosperity of both of those big events, due to Taurus being the sign of prosperity. Artwork flourished, emphasizing the times and the need to help the efforts. Uranus is the planet governing humanitarian issues and his influence in Taurus turned society in a direction of practical manifestation of effort and support for success.
These are different times, but similar dynamics. 84 years on, we are jaded by life and propaganda, by sudden reversals in information (an example being one minute coffee is poison then suddenly it’s a benefit). We are aware that the manner in which we gain information is influenced by the interests of the power behind the purveyors of it. Where Uranus in Aries divided us and led us to extreme individualism, we will see a unifying force during his tour of Taurus.
Babies born from May 15 – November 15 then from March 6, 2019 – April 2026 (a retrograde separates the dates, when Uranus reverses into Aries again) will come of age with an eye toward prosperity and beauty, stability and quality. They will be concerned about stewardship of the planet and take pride in their work.
Having said this, we also have Mercury now in Taurus, Venus going into Cancer and Mars moving into Aquarius. This week signals big changes bilaterally and also lightens our spirits because of some glittering alignments and a gradual awakening to things being different and possibly even better. It’s a monumental week that will initiate life changing events for everyone; these changes may already be happening in your life or they will begin in the near future.
Let’s go forth boldly, be kind, be courteous, and walk gently unless we are moved to stomp. As always, keep looking after each other, and for Heaven’s sake, don’t panic and be all squirrely about the big big world. Be aware, yes. Panic, no. Carry on.
Aries (March 21- April 19): Aries (March 21- April 19): Holy Moley, get your wits about you, because this week marks a massive shift of energy. First of all, we have a New Moon in Taurus (your sector of Finances/Resources tonight. This will clear wasteful spending on your part and set you up for a new avenue of financial success. Since mighty Uranus moves into that same sector this week, what decisions you make this week will have long reaching effects. The best news is that your Ruler Mars finally leaves your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential and enters your sector of Friends/Goals. All this adds up to a week of decision making, brainstorming, destroying and creating and general renewal. This is the week you’ve been waiting for!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You’re really in the spotlight this week due to tonight’s New Moon in your sign along with innovative Uranus, setting up in your sign later in the week. You’re likely already feeling the shifting ground beneath you. Your Ruler Venus enters your sector of Thinking/Communication, enhancing your intuitive side and helping you sort out truth versus fiction. Your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential will be lit up with the presence of energetic Mars moving there, so you’re poised for winning even if you don’t try! Of course, if you do try, you increase the chances! Wow, Taurus natives, the power is yours now!
Gemini (May 21- June 20): Whoa! Amazing changes begin this week and change is something you crave. First, the New Moon in your sector of Endings/New beginnings brings you the chance to finish something off (something you’re not the best at, sometimes). Energetic Mars moving into your companion air sign Aquarius quickens your mind and opens it to new possibilities, likely far away. You may spend some time planning long distance travel for the purpose of learning. Venus moving to your sector of Finances/Resources will encourage you to better care for yourself or you may be asked to care for someone close to you in the coming weeks. Finally, mighty Uranus moving into your sector of Endings/New Beginnings marks a major life change for you on the horizon. Since Uranus is unpredictable, the type of change is unclear but lighten your load now so that you can better deal with what will be asked of you.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Esteem building Venus moves into your sign this week, giving you lots of reasons to feel good about yourself and your purpose. You will notice the shift in mood and the way people respond to you. Uranus moves into your sector of Friends/Goals and will remain there for years, so this is a pivotal week for you. Prepare for a better quality of life all the way around due to the people around you shifting and new people you will meet that will help you along the way in a very tangible manner. Now that Mars is taking up residence in your sector of Shared Assets, you’re set up for success for quite a while. All you have to do is seize the day!
Leo (July 23-August 22): Just wow. The planetary shifts this week are monumental and a new phase of life is arriving for you. Venus enters your sector of Endings/New Beginnings, and this urges you to take better care of yourself all the way around. The results will be very good if you take action now. Energetic Mars enters your sector of Relationships and this can go two different ways; either you make a shift and become more able to draw a line in the sand or a complete change of the state of your relationship will galvanize you. Either way, it won’t be boring! The biggest shift is mighty Uranus entering your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential, where he will remain for years. Expect the unexpected, but in general it’s for the better. Uranus in the sign of Taurus has a gentler hand than in other signs. Overall, you will be focused on quality more than anything and you will be less compromising. .
VIrgo (August 23-September 21): Venus in your sector of Friends/Goals gives you a boost because you will enjoy a period of mutual nurturing in your social circle. You’re often the one to show up, but this placement brings others to you and it will lift your spirits. Mars brings a burst of energy to you in terms of Work/Health, and during this time you may discover a new medicine or remedy for any ailment you may have or some type of innovative way to make your job more efficient. Uranus moving into your sector of Expansion heralds a years-long period of testing new horizons that involve humanity in general. A new leaf is turning for you!
Libra (September 22 – October 23): This is a wowser of a week because of three planets changing signs, so be prepared! Your Ruler Venus is taking up residence in your sector of Career/Ultimate Potential and this moves your attention to what belongs to whom. Your sign is about being fair, so don’t forget to be fair to yourself if you’re in charge. Mars injects tremendous energy into your sector of Creative Expression and if you’re engaged in the arts, fresh inspiration is yours for the taking, including peddling your wares. Uranus moves into your sector of Shared Assets and this sparks a years-long period of unexpected windfalls. As long as you’re moving forward, expect to get what you’re after.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22):This week is busy and you’re involved in several things at once with new things cropping up all the time! The New Moon in your sector of Relationships has you evaluating what you can do without in order to gain what you want. Powerful Venus in your sector of Creative Expression urges you to forge new avenues with your children, perhaps a family project is in the works that will yield outstanding results. Mars gives you the wherewithal to deal with matters of your home life and how you can improve the environment through technological gadgets or some new appliances. Last but certainly not least, mighty Uranus will enter your sector of Relationship for a long haul. This is a once in a lifetime event that will forge a path to stability and better quality of life over the years.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 20): You like changes and freedom, and it’s yours for the taking now; Mars in your sector of Thinking/Communication introduces you to the benefits of keeping promises, showing up, new targets and a different way of thinking. Venus’ influence in your sector of Shared Assets throws in a feeling of being cared about and appreciated; this goes both ways and will yield a period of lifted spirits and well-being. Uranus and his mighty power of innovation moving into your sector of Work/Health will have you forming an entirely new health regime that will be sustainable over years. The goal is stability and a reliable area for you to grow and thrive; a whole new landscape is arriving for you!
Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): The New Moon has helped you clear the way for Uranus’ arrival in your sector of Creative Expression. This heralds a whole new era in your life because Uranus’ influence will last for years. Not only that, he begins singing to your Ruler Saturn in your sign and you’ve been feeling that influence for a while. Overall, the quality of your life will increase steadily for the next several years. Venus in your sector of Relationships helps all of this happen at close range since you have the support of your partner in whatever your plan is. Mars flies in to bolster your resolve to break new ground financially, so you’re set for a whole new ball game in life. This is a big week! Make it work!
Aquarius (January 21 – February 20): Well, then! Some amazing stuff is coming down the pike and you’re ready for it! Mars enters your sign this week and galvanizes your resolve to get the stuff done that needs to be done so that you can get it over with once and for all. You’re unstoppable now! Venus brings her esteem-building power to your personal health regime and urges you to nurture yourself to stay strong. The New Moon has prompted you to clear the area around your home life to make room for your Ruler Uranus to move in for several years. Since Mercury is already there, your communication skills and ability to make yourself clear are greatly enhanced. You are entering a period of manifesting, all the way around. . .
Pisces (February 21 – March 20): Time to come up for air! Actually, while you’re coming up for air you’re also getting your hands dirty because Mercury and Uranus are taking up residence in Taurus, that wonderful earthy sign that makes stuff happen by being slow and steady. This galvanizes your sector of Thinking/Communication and brings you down to earth in terms of what you can actually pull out of a hat and what will involve time and careful attention. Not only that, others in your life will be there to lend you the stability to make it happen! Venus is taking up residence in your sector of Creative Expression, so your eye for beauty and ability to drink it in and give it out is enhanced. Mars arrives in your sector of Endings/New Beginnings too, and this heralds a period of actively pursuing new ways to use old things, internally and externally. Go forth!