Uranus into Taurus
May 15th is a huge day. There’s a Taurus New Moon and Uranus enters Taurus. Talk about new beginnings that will rattle the foundations. Uranus also rules the Aquarius South Node (the past) so this transit will be a crucial part of dealing with detachment, alienation or trauma. In order to step away from the past, you'll need to crack open the set routines of your comfort zone.
Wondering how Uranus’ seven-year transit of Taurus might impact you? I’ve written an eBook about it, based on your house positions (you need to know your birth time so you can figure out which description in the book applies to you).
On May 16th, Mars into Aquarius triggers Uranus in Taurus with a square - the first changes will hit because of rebellious or unexpected actions. Note that Mars will station Rx in Aquarius on June 9th, and will square Uranus two more times before he exits Aquarius on November 15th. So the first hit on March 16th will not be a one-off. If you feel an impending sense of urgency or craziness, you're not imagining things.
Venus/Chiron: Vulnerability is the Path to Healing
Venus enters Cancer on May 19th, squaring Chiron in Aries on May 20th. Venus in Cancer is especially sensitive (she craves comfort and the shelter of love) and her square to Chiron will mix love/yearning with pain or vulnerability. What you want will remind you of why it hurts to want/love. You can hide from this, or use it as a prompt to confront the freshly exposed Chiron in Aries' wounds. Note that Venus in Cancer can retreat inside the shell when hurt, so that's an option. But shutting down completley would accomplish nohting. You need to protect yourself, but don't ignore what's hurting - Chiron is not moving through Aries on a whim. Find that courage and look at where it hurts, why it hurts and how you can deal with it.
The Season of Alternatives
Finally, the Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, kicking off the season of the messenger. New information, choices and layers of possibility will unfold. Keep your ears open for key messages - people or pieces of information can reveal alternate paths and additional complications. It’s not straightforward, but this energy can be helpful if one approach simply isn’t working for you. Gemini says that there’s always another way.
The New Moon and Uranus into your sector of personal resources kick off a new approach to earned money, values and self-esteem. Uranus’ exit from your sign presents the next layer to changes from the past seven years. Now that the initial burst of freedom/disruption has taken place, you’ll be working on how to ground yourself in this new reality. A new career or financial opportunity is possible.
Mars in your social sector square Uranus can jolt you via external challenges or competition. Now is not the time to coast - you may have to defend yourself or your property, and a financial or career development demands that you stay on your toes.
Venus into your domestic sector square Chiron in your sign can trigger fresh sensitivities regarding family, the past or your current domestic set up. The issue may be rooted in history, but you’ll be experiencing it in a new way. Perhaps a desire for something (security, a sense of belonging) makes you feel more vulnerable, or makes you aware of how you don’t fit the typical profile. That’s ok -you’re not supposed to fit anyone’s profile but your own.
The Sun’s move into your communication sector will activate more incoming and outgoing information. Conversations, brief meetings, fresh ideas and a plethora of choices will keep you hopping.
The New Moon and Uranus into your sign will open up a radical new chapter. Appearance, lifestyle, relationships or public identity can all experience a massive update, even if you don’t think an update is necessary. When change arrives, don’t resist. Primary targets will be any habits or attitudes that are keeping you stuck in the past or in an unproductive situation. For some, a simmering background issue will finally go public - this is your new truth.
Mars in your career sector square Uranus in your sign gives you the first clue about what might change - a new job, changes in an existing job or issues involving your relationship with those in authority can rattle you. You may not want to accept the challenge, but it’s coming at you. This energy can motivate you to upgrade: your resume, approach to future goals or approach to success in general is ready for progress.
Venus into your communication sector squares Chiron, suggesting that conversations/understandings will be a painful mix of yearning and insecurity. What you want to hear may not unfold the way you’d hoped. Or, your attempts to connect with another can stir up latent fears about being hurt/unaccepted. These moments are designed to draw your attention to what you’ve been avoiding. There’s also potential for an apology or healing conversation, if you’re courageous enough to confront what’s hidden.
The Sun’s move into your sector of personal resources hi-lights various choices regarding earned money, personal values or security requirements. There’s more than one path to what you want - it’s time to be flexible.
The New Moon and Uranus in your hidden sector open your eyes to secret or undeveloped potentials. What you were unaware of, or what you thought was impossible, can suddenly reveal itself to be present and possible. Don’t ignore what’s being revealed, whether it’s positive or negative.
Mars in your sector of opportunities squares Uranus, pushing you via unexpected prompts involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. You may feel unprepared and vulnerable as challenges impact you in an area that you thought was safely hidden, but it’s time to work with what’s behind the scenes. This could be a dream come true or major exposure.
Venus into your sector of personal resources squares Chiron, triggering issues where you feel a profound lack of security, money or confidence. What you want can hi-light social insecurities. Or, others can make you aware of what you’re missing. The real issue is your overall approach to a friendship, group or public issue.
The Sun into your sign says that it’s your time of the year, once again. While positive and negative issues can be illuminated, your birthday is prime time to take stock of the choices you’ve made and how you can advance or improve those choices in the coming year. The landscape has changed dramatically since last year. While this can mean disruption, it also means a chance to start fresh and try out something new (you excel at this).
The New Moon and Uranus in your social sector introduce a new chapter regarding friends, groups or your public image. Watch for new people who will be significant to your future in some way. At the same time, existing friendships/group associations may end or change - this is a reboot of your connection to the public. Who you used to be, on a social level, is a thing of the past. In some cases you may need to innovate or move in a totally different direction if you want to stay relevant.
Mars into sector of shared resources squares Uranus, and the first trigger for the above changes will be sudden action in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. Private issues will have an immediate public impact, and much of what happens may be out of your hands (triggered by someone else).
Venus into your sign squares Chiron in your career sector. On the one hand, Venus gifts you with extra charm and attraction power. On the other hand, the square to Chiron will emphasize insecurities around a new job, home business, your professional image or your approach to success. You may question if you’re good enough/talented enough. Know that you’ve got what it takes, but you are being asked to confront a vulnerability.
The Sun into your hidden sector can illuminate secrets, undeveloped potentials or private choices that will become public in the future.
The New Moon and Uranus in your career sector indicate a professional upgrade, be it forced or voluntary. You probably have an idea if your current professional path is fulfilling and vibrant, or stale and limiting. Any situation where you’ve been going through the motions or have gotten too comfortable will be disrupted, and ultimately this will be in your best interests. In some cases, a whole new path could open up as you radically change your professional status.
Uranus rules the South Node in your partnership sector, so part of the changes will involve a romanic or business relationship. A partnership (or your approach to one-on-one relationships) has reached a tipping point and the next stage is here. The future for you and another (or the way you relate to others) will be very different from your current situation. Mars into your relationship sector squares Uranus, suggesting that the first trigger for the above will be someone else’s actions or challenge. Competition or pressure can abruptly jolt you, making you aware that your current goals need to change.
Venus into your hidden sector squares Chiron, stirring up background insecurities or wounds. This could be something you don’t want to look at, or an issue that you want to keep private. Developments involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing will be the trigger.
The Sun into your social sector can keep you busy with new meetings, group activities or a heightened awareness of your interactions with friends. Your exchange of information with the public will increase, as well as your choices around how to respond and who to listen to/talk with.
The New Moon and Uranus in your opportunities sector can open up new horizons involving travel, relocation, education, legal matters or publishing. Something you never considered could grab your attention or propel you onto a new path. There’s risk, but these energies harmonize with your sign, so the changes should be fairly easily to handle.
Mars into your sector of routine squares Uranus. Efforts to fix/correct/improve an issue related to work or health may be the initial event that propels you forward. Changes to habits, or your approach to service, can take you further - this is about opening your eyes to greater possibilities. In some cases, an abrupt change in your routine may open new doors.
Venus into your social sector squares Chiron, hi-lighting public doubts or vulnerabilities. Social anxiety could be an issue, or there could be a painful interaction with a friend or group. You may feel that your social image is inadequate or undesirable, but know that the roots for these feelings actually involve the ebb and flow of control and what you share or owe. Hidden psychological wounds can have public consequences, so take the time to delve into what you may not want to confront. Awareness is your best tool and can mitigate any feelings of vulnerability if more is exposed than you’re comfortable with.
The Sun into your career sector hi-lights the choices you make regarding success, future goals and professional relationships. The pace of professional contacts can increase, along with new ideas for a business or work project. You may have more than one option regarding a job search, new angle for your business or dealings with management.
The New Moon and Uranus in your sector of shared resources can stir up what’s been buried or ignored regarding debts, taxes, your partner’s finances or intimacy. There could be a dramatic shift regarding what you share or owe, with the emphasis on giving up some control, or reclaiming what’s yours. A deeper connection between you and another can stir up vulnerabilities or new levels of trust.
Mars into your sector of self-expression squares Uranus, triggering an abrupt surge of attraction or risky impulses around spending or sharing. Boundaries may be trampled - be careful if you’re the one who’s pushing. If you’re aiming for increased intensity or you’re trying to uncover a secret, you may get more than you bargained for. The initial push can crack open a Pandora’s box of goodies.
Venus into your career sector squares Chiron, hi-lighting relationship insecurities/doubts on a personal and professional level. Professional image can be an issue, along with questions about your ability to connect with the right people or keep your private life separate from your public life. You may be put on the spot in an interview or business meeting - the key is how you connect with others on a one-on-one basis. Finding common ground and expressing empathy can help.
The Sun into your sector of opportunities emphasizes new and expansive potentials in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Learning something new, or absorbing multiple pieces of intel, may be key. The pace of info will be fast, and your options will be plentiful.
The New Moon and Uranus in your partnership sector can trigger a new chapter in an existing relationship, or a brand new relationship. Whether there’s a beginning or ending, your partnership values will be upgraded along with your identity as a partner. Old habits involving possessiveness and refusal to let go of the past will be forcefully disrupted. Get used to the concepts of freedom and trust - you’ll have to learn how to release control. Someone new could be your wake-up call.
Mars into your domestic sector squares Uranus, and the first trigger for the above will involve home, family or actions based in the past. A domestic partnership could go through an upheaval, or your efforts to change things at home could trigger shockwaves in your love life.
Venus into your sector of opportunities squares Chiron, revealing the vulnerability behind the risk. Travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing can offer intriguing new opportunities, but your first step into the unknown can raise questions. Are you prepared? Will you be ok? While some caution is advised, know that these vulnerabilities are being triggered for a reason - a personal battle is linked with distant horizons, and you can’t move forward until you confront something in your daily life.
The Sun into your sector of shared resources illuminates what’s in the shadows. Choices/information around debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy will get your attention, and it can make you uneasy or relieved to know that there’s more than one option. Flexibility is key - keep an open mind when dealing with sensitive issues.
The New Moon and Uranus in your sector of routine can introduce a sudden change in your work environment, health or daily habits. The goal will be to increase your security (financial and emotional) by upgrading your daily situation. This could mean saying goodbye to undermining exercise or diet issues, work habits or unbalanced approaches to helping others. Change can be within your control (self-care) or beyond your control (changes to your job or medical issues) but either way the goal is to improve your current situation.
Mars into your communication sector squares Uranus and gets the ball rolling on the above via an impulsive or aggressive message/conversation/realization. The first trigger to a whole new lifestyle may be a demand or argument.
Venus into your sector of shared resources squares Chiron, triggering painful vulnerabilities around intimacy, shared finances or psychological issues. On a deep level, you may feel unwanted, unloved or lacking in something essential. The actual issue is about your self-worth and confidence - by putting yourself out there, you’re making yourself vulnerable. This is not a bad thing - when you put your heart or creative efforts on the line, you’re stepping into territory that requires courage. A risk may be painful, but what you learn will be priceless and can commence the process of healing. One caveat - use extra caution when dealing with debts, taxes or your partner’s finances. This is not the best time to take chances with your money.
The Sun into your partnership sector can increase the exchange of information with a partner, or increase your awareness of additional romantic options. In general, the choices you make when connecting with others in a one-on-one capacity will be hi-lighted. Take note of any duality in your relationships - two sides to what you want, or two sides to your partner.
The New Moon (trining Pluto Rx in your sign) and Uranus in your sector of self-expression adds urgency to your desire for something/someone new. Issues involving creative work, new attractions or children can become vital, with a no-time-to-waste vibe. New developments can hit quickly and unexpectedly, although your ongoing efforts to manifest a desired goal will drive what happens. Yes, you manifested this.
Mars into your sector of personal resources squares Uranus, triggering the first stage of events via a surge of ambition. Financially or emotionally you’re ready to push the limits, but use some caution - don’t undermine your security in your eagerness to make something happen.
Venus into your partnership sector squares Chiron, stirring up empathy and vulnerability. Relationship issues can be bittersweet, as love/attraction makes you aware of wounds from the past (based in domestic issues). Old wounds may be triggered but they don’t have to dominate a new relationship.
The Sun into your sector of routine can increase your workload, your energy and the number of solutions or corrections. This can be a busy time, and you may find it difficult to focus on the essentials. Make a list and prioritize, but have a Plan B column just in case.
The New Moon and Uranus into your domestic sector can usher in a surprising new chapter regarding home, family, parents or your current living situation. This will be the ultimate break from the past - relocation is a possibility. Uranus rules the South Node in your sign, so this will also be about bringing a personal matter (involving your identity or image) to fruition. It’s time to move towards the future, and this could mean stepping away from familiar childhood issues. Mars into your sign squares Uranus, triggering the first tremor - you’ll be primed and ready to take action, and while this may disrupt things at home, you know on some level that it had to happen.
Venus into your sector of routine squares Chiron, hi-lighting discomfort or weakness around health, your daily routine or work. You efforts to help, improve or correct may be ignored or devalued. You could feel a lack of assistance and support, or even criticism for your efforts. Too, your efforts to speak up can reveal something uncomfortable. Nonetheless, this is about you finding your voice and saying what needs to be said.
The Sun into your sector of self-expression can bring some welcome lightness, as your attention is drawn to reasons to celebrate, flirt or show off. Keep it light, and enjoy the moment for what it is.
The New Moon and Uranus in your communication sector can surprise you with an unexpected announcement, discussion or realization. The New Moon will kick things off, and Uranus’ transit will continue the trend with new subjects to learn, new things to say and new ideas/connections that open up your world in odd ways. Brief meetings can be powerful catalysts as fixed ideas are shaken.
Mars into your hidden sector squares Uranus, suggesting that an unconscious or secret impulse will trigger conscious changes. Behind-the-scenes actions can reveal surprising things while clueing you into new/unusual topics.
Venus into your sector of self-expression squares Chiron, triggering doubts about attractiveness, talent and worthiness. A new attraction or desire to create/display your work can stir up these doubts. Rejection may or may not occur, but the pain will still be there. Consider the root of the issue - your right to financial/emotional wholeness and security, and the weak spot that’s challenging you.
The Sun into your domestic sector can spur family discussions or multiple choices around a home business, relocation, decorating or dealing with issues from the past.