Uranus in Taurus: An Unexpected Journey

From May 15 – November 6, 2018, we got a glimpse — a preview — of rebel-liberator-techno-cosmic weirdo Uranus moving into slow-steady-Venusian-earthy bull Taurus. Uranus is lightning quick and revolutionary; Taurus is known for stubbornness, beauty and comfort.

In Tolkien terms, “Uranus in Taurus” is the Wizard Gandalf with his lightning fireworks and incomprehensible wisdom “inviting” Bilbo Baggins on an adventure. Although his birthday falls on September 22 (on the cusp of Virgo/Libra), Bilbo reacts like a Taurus facing Uranus. Like most Hobbits, Bilbo loves food, security, and his home in the Shire. Like Uranus, Gandalf disrupts a perfectly ordinary “Good Morning” and offers Bilbo the chance for radical change and growth.

When Bilbo declines that offer, Gandalf brings the party to Bilbo. Literally. As with Uranus, resistance to Gandalf is futile. A band of Dwarves throw Bilbo’s home into chaos, eat all his food stores and drive him so crazy that his inner “Took” heritage starts fighting with the more sensible “Baggins” side. In a shocking twist, Bilbo finds himself a willing and essential participant in the adventure he refused. The rest is Hobbit history and one of the most beloved stories ever told. Of course, good stories involve challenge and change, but they also bring growth. Like Uranus, Gandalf ignites and liberates a dormant part of Bilbo. Life becomes much less predictable, but the changes redefine how Bilbo sees himself and the world.

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Uranus moves back into Taurus until July 7, 2025.

In May-July 2018, I posted several articles about Uranus moving into Taurus. You can find those at the following links:

Uranus in Taurus: What I’m Noticing So Far

Ann Kreilkamp~ Uranus from Aries to Taurus, Mars from Capricorn to Aquarius

Timothy Glenn~ Uranus in Taurus: The Preview

As Tim Glenn says, May-November 2018 was the preview. We’re about to live the adventure in real time. Like Bilbo, we cannot fully prepare ourselves for an “unexpected” journey. Astrology gives us clues, but with Uranus we know to expect the unexpected. How and when Uranus in Taurus will affect each of us depends on our natal chart, our level of consciousness, and our willingness to embrace necessary changes. Like Gandalf, Uranus works towards the greater good and brotherly love, with a reverence for individuals and the bigger picture. Even if Uranus in Taurus does not directly aspect something in your natal chart, as a part of the collective, you’ll still experience wide sweeping changes just by living in this era.

Like Gandalf, Uranus makes a dramatic entrance and sometimes seems more than a little crazy in his demands. Full resistance is futile, but it helps to recognize the wisdom of those demands for change. Have you felt dissatisfied or bored in some area of your life? Do you long for inspiration or adventure? Do you feel trapped? Stuck? If you lean into liberation instead of resisting it, you’ll find Uranus in Taurus a powerful ally.

If you’d like to consult a map on this expect-the-unexpected journey, look at the intersections of Uranus and Taurus themes: money, food, security, internet, and real vs. virtual anything. In a more familiar shake up, Mercury goes Retrograde from March 5-March 28, 2019. Since Uranus acts as a higher frequency of Mercury, this next three weeks could feel extra discombobulated. If you’d like some personal guidance on your journey, please feel free to request an astrology session. I made that one of the March 2019 specials in anticipation of this monumental shift.

Whether I hear from you or not, I wish us a collective Bon Voyage! Ready or not, here we go.

11 responses to this post.

  1. My knee leaned into the new and said here we go now! Been resting up for the adventure ahead.

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  3. Posted by Janet C Sutton on March 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    LOL! I love it, Laura! A perfect analogy. Your Uranus description pretty much describes my husband. haha! I hope you are staying warm up there. Peace and love!

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  4. Terrific analogy, Laura! It was a life changing event to get turned on to the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings half a century ago. Bag End could represent our so-called “comfort zone”. Bilbo later told his heir to Bag End: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep you feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Here we go…

    I was sitting here writing the next “Uranus in Taurus” article when you post came through….stay tuned….

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  5. Posted by Iconoclast on March 5, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Reblogged this on Infinite Shift.

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