By Cal Garrison, a.k.a Mother of the Skye
This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the light of a just-about-new Taurus Moon, with a bunch of aspects that are overridden by the fact that Uranus will be entering Taurus at 11:16 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. Uranus is a generational planet. This means that while it does have an effect on the lives of individuals, its impact is registered primarily on the collective level.
The last time Uranus passed through this sign it was 1934. It stayed there until 1941. Looking back upon the events that took place between 1934 and 1941, the burning question of the day is: will the events of the next six or seven years bear any resemblance to the middle of the Great Depression, the rise of the Fascist and the Nazi Party, the push to exterminate the Jews, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
To broaden our perspective, it might help rewind back even further. Prior to its roll through Taurus in the mid-1930s and early 1940s, Uranus spent seven years in that sign between late 1859 and 1866. Abraham Lincoln was elected in an upset victory in 1860, the Civil War got started under this influence, and the first US income tax was imposed to defray the cost of the war. On top of all of that, the Indian Wars and the all-out effort to exterminate the Native people in the U.S. got underway.
Going all the way back to Square One, Uranus was not officially discovered until 1781. And what’s interesting about this is that Uranus was moving through Taurus between 1769 and 1776. The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775. The French Revolution kicked off in 1779.
From the American Revolution, with its themes of rebellion, independence, usurping the Crown, and ‘No Taxation without Representation’, to the War between the States, with its themes of freedom from slavery, the introduction of the income tax, and the subsequent decimation of the Native American people, to the rise of Fascism and Nazism, the Jewish Holocaust, and the war that was fought to “make the world safe for democracy”, the energies that have dominated all of Uranus’s trips through Taurus are both similar and easy to spot. All of them accentuate the drive for freedom and independence, involve war and genocide, and underscore issues that on the surface relate to money, but that underneath it all have to do with human values and the whole question of survival.
Relative to what will happen in the next seven years can we postulate that there will be a push to liberate ourselves from the tyrannical values that in our current era have cloaked themselves in ideologies that only appear to have “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” in mind? Will the genocidal, “genetically modified” policies that have destroyed the environment and sickened the population finally be unmasked and exposed? As far as money and human values are concerned, could it be that we are on the brink of letting go of the notion that money is God and finally able to return to the understanding that there are certain values that make life worth living, and that are, and always have been, not only eternal and unchanging, but intrinsic to our survival?
In its highest expression, the Taurean archetype is deeply concerned with all of the above. Now that Uranus, also known as, “The Great Awakener,” or the “Change Maker” who does not take “No” for an answer, is making another run through this sign, it will be interesting to see how things pan out. I could write a book about this, but we haven’t got the time, so let me leave you with that and invite you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.