Last weekend during the Aries new moon and the beginning of spring weather, my male feline was active and crazy. He’ll calm down in a day or two, I surmised, when the moon moves into calm and steady Taurus.
Unfortunately, Taurus did not bring peace for my feline or the world around me as I think it’s now five fire engines that I’ve seen since the new moon.
What happened? Has astrological symbolism after decades of guidance failed me? Has the world gone mad? Have I awoken on another planet?
The Uranus Twist
When beginning my study of astrology, I noticed that the Virgos around me were similar to the Aquarians with quirky habits, a compulsion for perfection and ardent advocates when touched by a cause.
Those in my age range, I finally realized, were born with Uranus and Pluto conjunct in Virgo. That means the Virgos were asked by the gods to be not just Virgo, but Virgo extreme.
I still stand by my observation, however, that both Virgo and Aquarius are driven to perfection. Virgo to avoid criticism and Aquarius out of fixed beliefs. With Uranus conjunct sun in Virgo, there’s more idealism to the perfection which drives these Virgos past the fear of criticism. (When Pluto is conjunct Virgo (ala Lance Armstrong), perfection is a compulsion that never stops. So having both Uranus and Pluto conjunct one’s sun is pretty intense).
What does Uranus add to the sun?
Uranus is the planet of awareness, enlightenment, intuition, idealization, science and technology. Aquarius is pretty darn smart. They are the geniuses who think of things you can’t even conceptualize (for me, bitcoin no matter how hard I try).
For the past seven years, Uranus has been in Aries. Yes, it was Aries Gone Wild. But with Aries, you can’t always tell that Uranus is making the energy more extreme. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, a fire sign and is generally rushing around trying to do anything and everything all the time.
As Uranus moves into Taurus, your Aries friends may slow down a bit. They don’t care for this, but loved ones might relish a night reading by the fire instead of running in circles.
Uranus takes about 84 years to revolve around the sun. That’s seven years in each of the 12 signs. Uranus is the “seven-year itch” you’ve heard-tell about. The Aries itching has ceased (as much as possible for Aries) and the Taurus itching has begun.
Uranus in Taurus
In May 2018, Uranus moved into Taurus. As planets as far away as Uranus often appear to us on earth to go backwards, Uranus went back into Aries before finally moving back into Taurus in March 2019 for the next seven years.
Now when the moon is in Taurus each month, it will be conjunct Uranus for a portion of the time. No more after-Aries calm driving, my friends.
The other thing to remember is that some children born today in Taurus will have Uranus directly conjunct the sun. New moms – read about both Taurus and Aquarius in your new-mom astrology reference books.
Your Taurus children will not be textbook Taurus. They will be Taurus with a Uranus Twist, an eccentric twist.
What does eccentric Taurus look like?
Taurus rules tangible objects, assets, the body, food, money.
Taurus likes to accumulate so maybe these children will hoard unusual objects. Or maybe it’ll be the opposite – a desire to be free of all material objects (Uranus does like to do things backward).
Body images will be based on an unusual ideal. Houses will be shaped differently. Money will be shared in unusual ways.
Eating habits will not be as consistent for these Taurus children as they are for their older Taurus relatives. I’m imaging the habits are steady for certain periods of time then shift suddenly.
It’s still Taurus, just a more eccentric Taurus, more extreme. Taurus with a Uranus Twist. And that includes the stubbornness for which Taurus is renowned.