Uranus, the planet of innovation, moves direct in the sign of Taurus on January 14, 2021. After moving retrograde for about six months, we will all finally be able to experience the forward expression of Uranus/Aquarian energy. If it seems like circumstances have been at a standstill over the last six months especially as it relates to Aquarian themes such as innovativeness, expression of mental higher consciousness, humanity, social awareness, and rebellion. We have experienced a number of great changes both personally and collectively over the past six months. With Uranus finally moving forward, now is a good time to take the insights and revelations experienced and gathered during the Uranus retrograde period and put them to use.
Uranus in Taurus Goes Direct
Uranus moving direct in the sign of Taurus is offering major leaps and bounds to us personally and collectively. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is a truth-seeker desiring to release itself from anything that is fake and unreal. Uranus is not above causing chaos to get this to happen because this energy is more interested in what is true and authentic as opposed to keeping up the norm.
As Uranus moves direct in the sign of Taurus, it is important to consider what we hold on to tenaciously. Taurus is a very solid sign, and this can be a very admirable trait. However, Taurus is also known for getting stuck in a rut which can prevent growth. With the current Uranus transit in forwarding motion, it is important to consider where we have been holding steadfast to that which is no longer relevant and applicable in our lives. If it is most beneficial for us to release something that is no longer applicable or authentic to our true selves, the Uranian energy is asking us to do so despite the fact that we may want to hold on to dear life for what is stable and familiar (Taurus energy).
In some cases, many of us will experience the unexpected nature of Uranian energy by having change thrust upon us in order to implement the freedom and authenticity a Uranian transit requires.
Learning from Uranus Retrograde in Taurus
The recent retrograde period of Uranus in Taurus urged us to reconsider what we believe to be true for us. Personally, many people have experienced changes due to their finances as well as their relationships which are both Venus-ruled domains. Taurus energy does not like a lot of change preferring to know what lies ahead on any given day. However, Uranus has been through curveballs at all of us in some way disrupting what we have known to be normal. While there could have been a desire to follow the status quo, which is quite Taurean, Uranus energy is forcing us to reconsider the norm for the potential of something more authentic not just for the self but also for everyone else.
Where and how the retrograde Uranus in Taurus impacts us differs based on our natal and personal transiting charts. For example, Uranus transiting the 1st house of self, brings with it tremendous changes to the personal self….especially as it relates to the appearance and how a person represents themselves to the world. With the retrograde influence, a person could be reconsidering how they present themselves in the world. What looks may have been okay before are now no longer desired either from boredom or because the individual desires to be more of himself and in doing so decides that the way they present themselves must also change too.
So, as Uranus moves direct in Taurus, what did the retrograde bring up for us to reconsider? Those with Uranus transiting the 7th house may have found themselves re-considering partnerships both romantically and business-related. Once we have an idea of what we have been reconsidering then it is our responsibility to harness the forward-moving Uranus energy in a manner that frees us from limitations and restrictions which may be difficult for some due to the influence of Taurus and its desire to maintain the status quo.
What to Expect from Uranus in Taurus Direct
Now that Uranus in Taurus is moving directly there is the opportunity to utilize Uranian energy in an external manner. There are a few harsh aspects that Uranus in Taurus makes upon its forward movement that is worth mentioning.
On January 17th, Uranus in Taurus will be forming a tense aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius. Again, there is a theme here of freedom, being innovative, and releasing that which is no longer applicable because it holds us back. Jupiter transits show us how we can benefit at the time. Jupiter is in Aquarius-the sign that is ruled by Uranus. Thus, incorporating the energy of radical change into our lives no matter how much we want to stand our grand and resist (Taurus) is important.
A couple of days later on January 20th, Mars in Taurus will conjunct or come together with transiting Uranus in Taurus. Mars and Uranus together can produce very volatile and combustible energy. It will be important for all of us to consider how we are utilizing our energy on January 20th. Taurus energy isn’t known for lashing out. However, with this combination, it is possible that people will be on edge. How we utilize this energy as Uranus in Taurus is up to us. Let’s consider what the retrograde period revealed to us so that we may be in a better position to navigate the upcoming radical change energy ushered in by Uranus in a positive manner.