Summer Solstice, Astrology and Earth Changes

Happy Summer Solstice to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! (And Happy Winter Solstice to my readers in the Southern Hemisphere!) May the light of clarity continue to dawn and shine, both inside and outside ourselves. I’ve noticed clarity as a major theme in recent sessions, so I thought I’d make a special post about some upcoming space alignments, along with an update on Uranus in Taurus.

Even if you don’t believe in astrology, the following video shares physical Earth effects of a very rare planetary alignment we’ll experience from July 19th-early September. The lead-up has begun, with all the gas giants already on one side of the Sun. As the creator of this video documents, “June 20, 2018: Over the past 125 years the earth has only been in this cosmic planetary position 6 times, during each of those six times some historic events occurred on the planet with regard to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

I include the video not to generate fear but as background to the individual and collective astrological effects/observations I note below the video. As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without. Everything connects. Whether or not we recognize those connections, they still affect us:

On May 9, 2018, I posted “Uranus in Taurus: What I’m Noticing So Far,” because sessions indicated people already feeling the effects of Uranus shifting from Aries to Taurus on May 15th. Things continue to heat up on the collective level and especially for anyone whose natal chart receives exact aspects with Uranus in early Taurus. You are much more than your Sun sign, so even non-Taureans can experience huge lightning (aka “lightening”) strikes from the rebel liberator, cosmic weirdo Uranus.

David’s a Taurus, so I expected him to feel pressure in any slow moving or stuck areas. Sudden structural changes, unexpected events, and potential openings: all very Uranus in Taurus. He’s currently got Uranus exactly conjunct his natal Jupiter, so David’s getting an extra boost of expansion and good luck right now. Uranus won’t aspect his other planets for awhile, but his family recently got some restructuring. Due to privacy, I won’t share details here, but they are big time Uranus in Taurus events.

Although I only have one (very late) Taurus placement in my natal chart, Uranus is having a field day in my chart right now. I’ve got Uranus exactly Square my natal Aquarius Moon (ouch!), Trine my Virgo Ascendant and very Trine my late 29th degree Lilith in Sagittarius. Transiting Lilith Square my natal Uranus brings a double whammy of Uranus-Lilith activity. Lilith is another anti-authoritarian; on both personal and collective levels, I feel major “enough is enough” energy about any areas of patriarchal overreach, abuse, and/or boundary violations. I’ve also had transiting Pluto Square both Uranus and Chiron ongoing for years. I feel the lightning bolts, signals of big shifts, as well as a stronger than usual need to protect my home and personal boundaries.

In May, I mentioned our neighborhood’s fight to preserve our majestic trees while the Township Board tries to cut them down for unnecessary sidewalks opposed by 90% of our quiet neighborhood. This is turning into a classic Uranus in Taurus situation with questions of the highest good of all (Uranus), Earth protection (Taurus), democracy and rejection of top down power plays (Uranus), with an on-the-ground (Taurus) battle plan to protect our trees and our community (Taurus) from underhanded or Agenda driven deals. The Township Board meeting last week brought 74 attendees, mostly from our neighborhood, many of whom spoke truth to power. The 7:15 meeting ran past 11:00 p.m., and our neighborhood now features signs in most yards, “Democracy at Work: No Sidewalks.”

Distortions of petitions, manipulated public comment, and the Board’s very sneaky attorney have rallied and united our neighbors to define and protect our values (Taurus), while also suggesting creative solutions (Uranus) to solve problems the Board originally created. Other neighborhoods in our township had resigned themselves to the Board’s usual force tactics; however, seeing the vast participation and strategy of our neighborhood has inspired these other neighborhoods to demand their community get evaluated on-the-ground (Taurus), not just via top-down theory. Major challenge to authority’s overreach is fermenting and fomenting (Uranus).

A power play, letter-of-the-law, “taxation without representation” workaround to force our entire township to pay for things the citizens don’t want may trigger a Uranian revolution across the whole township, not just in our neighborhood. In short, we’ve got layers of practical, psychological, conscience raising, grounded, and esoteric strategies at work (Uranus in Taurus), so we’ll see how it all plays out. At the very least, we live in interesting times.

Because I work with people from around the world, I get to hear individual stories of challenge and transformation. I’ve heard from a LOT of Scorpios lately, and that makes sense, since Uranus in early Taurus means Uranus opposing any early Scorpio placements. Scorpio is a fixed sign ruled by Pluto, with themes of power, sexuality, privacy, desire, death and rebirth. While Uranus echoes the higher octave of Mercury, Pluto represents the higher (more intense) octave of Mars, which ruled Scorpio before Pluto’s discovery. So many astrologers have addressed how Uranus may affect Taurus placements and Taurus themes (banking system, personal values, the Earth, health and physicality), but my early observations suggest a need to explore how Uranus in Taurus affects the opposite sign, too.

If you have any early degree Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn placements, you’re experiencing a conjunction (Taurus) or trine (Virgo, Capricorn) from Uranus. If you’ve got early Scorpio, then you probably feel even more pressure to move through stuck patterns and old issues. The most dramatic and tragic Uranian lightning bolt I’ve seen contributed to the sudden death of a very Uranian (on the negative side, read “reckless” “anarchist”) Scorpio who pushed things too far at the wrong time. As with any astrological transit, conscious awareness eases the strains and opens opportunities beyond the challenge. In its higher state, Uranus represents brotherly love and the highest good of all, throwing off outworn limitations. In its less evolved state, Uranus brings chaos and Tower card destruction.


Will we handle the transits with awareness and Grace or find ourselves resistant to or overwhelmed by uncontrollable events? Uranus in Taurus marks an excellent time for some Hermit card and Four of Swords style retreat and meditation — not a head in the sands withdrawal, but a centered awareness of our own bodies, values and what kind of world we most intend to bring into being. Bring the light of that centered awareness back into the world.

When we focus our intentions and summon energy, Uranus arrives like the Eight of Wands, offering divine inspiration and support for those ready to receive this energy and direct it into real world (Taurus) actions. In the words of Nietzsche, “I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”

Blessed Be … and be the blessing!



7 responses to this post.

  1. “Uranus in Taurus marks an excellent time for some Hermit card and Four of Swords style retreat and meditation — not a head in the sands withdrawal, but a centered awareness of our own bodies, values and what kind of world we most intend to bring into being. Bring the light of that centered awareness back into the world.”

    Right On

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  2. Posted by Eliza Ayres on June 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  3. Posted by Janet C Sutton on June 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Nice, Laura! Right in synchronicity with you…watched this video the other day. Cool! And,yes, Craig and I both being Scorpios we are both have Uranus transits happening. Very trans-formative time we all livin’ in. Thank you and be well, With love, Sophia

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  4. Thank you for sharing your clarity, Laura. I’ve been following your blog for years now – once stumbling upon by “accident” when awakening, searching for information about past life relationships. Your website has been very enlightening to me over the years. Interesting to see things now in their later development versus the feel of 2012-ish. What a ride! In gratitude, Amy

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