On 15th May 2018 transiting Uranus will enter the sign of Taurus for the first time since it left there in 1941. It will temporarily move back into Aries on 6th November 2018 before re-entering Taurus on 6th March 2019 where it will remain until 7th July 2025. Uranus has an 84-year cycle and changes signs every seven years.
As a major transiting planet, Uranus has a global effect, so during the next seven years we can expect interesting new discoveries and inventions, as well as major advances in technology. Increased exploration of our own planet and others throughout the universe is also highly likely. Also, because Uranus, through its natural rulership of Aquarius, symbolises the flow of energy, particularly electricity, I would expect some sort of innovation involving this concept - perhaps by finding new energy sources using the oceans or harnessing the power of lightening.
In astrology, Uranus is often referred to as 'The Great Awakener'. This is because it tends to reveal what's really going on by making us see things from a different perspective. This effect has already begun with the Facebook fiasco as Uranus destabilised security via technology. We are all going to have to wake up and get back to reality because there will more revelations to come. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Transiting Uranus often brings sweeping, global revolution. As the planet which rules electronics and technology - particularly computers - it has brought a huge surge in the popularity of social media during the last seven years. Uranus is about bringing people together but the sign of Aries is about selfishness and the fight for prominence, so this astrological influence has brought people together in a competitive way with TV talent shows, cosmetic surgery, and digitally enhanced selfies. Now, as Uranus enters Taurus, we will all come back to earth with a huge bump.
In ancient mythology, Uranus was overthrown by his son, Saturn. As a result, Uranus cycles are associated with the replacement of established leaders with radically different, new ones. This applies to royalty, politicians, and religious heirarchy. Indeed, the British Royal Family will go through a major change from now onwards. A very, very major change. They are preparing for it right now - why else would there be so much royal 'activity' during 2018 with weddings and births? Conspiracy theorists claim that the British Monarchy knows all about astrology and how to use it to their own advantage. I don't know if that's true, but from what's going on this year, it does seem as if they are aware of what's coming next and are preparing for it. Maybe it's just a PR exercise or morale booster to ease the onset of Brexit in 2019. Then again, it could be something else.....