by Lynn Bell
first Published by Well Being Magazine 2018 Australia
In 2018 Uranus will enter Taurus for the first time in 84 years. Uranus is linked to the sky, Taurus is fixed earth, and as Uranus enters this sign, the electricity of the heavens reaches deeply into earth element. Earth resists, Uranus shocks. The pulse of the unfamiliar sets stones dancing, it can bring the inert back to life, or send cracks jolting through our foundations. Taurus is a sign or rooting and grounding, it helps us feel at home in our bodies, and in our lives. With Uranus in this sign, well-being may come to mean something different than it did in the past.
Uranus brings the energy of the new, the unexpected. Earth is steady, reliable, sensible and practical.We could say there is an inherent misfit between the sign and the planet. In the old myths Uranus the god of sky, was filled with overwhelming desire for Gaia, the earth. He came to her over and over, their love stretched over eons. And yet they did not understand each other. What came from their lovemaking were cyclops, and hundred handed giants, as well as the race of Titans. Uranus found them unworthy and refused to let them emerge from Gaia’s womb. This became unbearable for her, until her desire turned to resentment, and finally Gaia asked one of her children to act, to rise up against tyranny. And Saturn (Chronos) did, castrating his father as he came to mate with her. This cycle creates stand-offs between opposing desires, and often enough brings clashes on the larger world stage.