The Paradox of Uranus in Taurus

Posted on January 18, 2024
Posted by Jim Sher

Astrologers regard Uranus as the planet of shocks, disruption and surprises that seem to come out of nowhere. Even its spin axis is inclined by about 98° compared to its orbital plane around the Sun, which means it’s essentially spinning on its side. Very odd! It is the archetypal outlier that propels us to look at the world in new, even weird ways. Also, it rules new technologies that might enable us to not just look at the world and cosmos in new ways, but introduce entirely new models of how our reality works into the zeitgeist. Most of all, Uranus seems to have the intention of moving us away from blind obedience to one’s programming so that we might become who are truly are in our “essence.” Carl Jung called this the “individuation process.” Uranus asks us to become our own authority and no longer look to others to influence our ability to make decisions about who we are or want to become.

It takes Uranus about 84 years to orbit the Sun, thus spending about 7 years in each sign of the zodiac. What I want to explore in this article is the paradox of Uranus in Taurus. In comparison to the nature of Uranus, Taurus is the fixed earth Sign, which is steady, persistent, determined but often resistant to change. They are quite opposite in nature.

Prior to moving into Taurus, Uranus was in the fiery and initiatory sign of Aries between early 2011 and 2019. If we look at how this played out, we see an explosion of technological innovation and an amplified entrepreneurial spirit. Many new companies were formed, but also a high percentage flamed out. In fact, this is what began to increasingly occur when Uranus entered Taurus.

Going deeper: while Uranus was in Aries, the Silicon Valley companies began to experience huge growth. Apple, Google, Oracle, and so many others not just grew in size and influence, but also began to create platforms that enable small businesses to begin, grow and thrive. I am referring to the growth of founders who were able to start companies by themselves and then add employees gradually to handle all of the tasks a growing enterprise would need. In fact, these technology companies allowed a very small company of perhaps only 4-5 people accomplish what in the past might have required 10-30 employees. Uranus in Aries popularized the startup company in ways I’m not sure we fully realize even now. So, on one hand these soon to be behemoth international companies simultaneously created a massive new set of opportunities for the small business to take off… as long as… one demonstrates Taurean qualities.

This is where Uranus in Taurus becomes relevant. Taurus, which rules values, money, assets and grounded activities requiring commitment, patience and endurance is very different from the Aries sensibility that says anything will work out. Now, one must commit, be all in, and develop sustainable strategies that will stand the test of time. If this doesn’t occur, failure will be inevitable. These failures are not caused by Uranus. They are caused by the lack of developing proper values and strategies. By the same token, however, Uranus does support unusual and new technologies that can make life more comfortable and stable. If one goes into a modern doctor’s office, hospital, or engineering company one will see amazing machines, computers and software that boggle the mind in what they are capable of. The Hubble and James Webb Space telescopes, sometimes working in tandem, are revealing information that takes us up to the moment of the Big Bang and early universe and suggests ideas of our reality that we are barely able to understand.

My sense is that Uranus in Taurus can help us become able to provide the beginnings of a stable base for all of our future endeavors if we operate in the Taurean manner of patience and persistence. The Aries theme of just do it can now become let’s keep doing it as long as we’re willing to put in the practical work, sweat and effort that will ensure our success.

Astrology Uranus in Taurus
Jim Sher

Jim brings over 35 years of experience as a therapist and transformational counselor to his practice of astrology, metaphysics, meditation and philosophy. He operates as a teacher and counselor and specializes in the use of discourse as a part of his teaching approach.

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One response to “The Paradox of Uranus in Taurus”

  1.' Anita Campion says:

    Extremely helpful dear Jim! Much appreciated here!

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