Uranus, the god of the sky and ruler of Aquarius, brings electrifying energy and an abundance of change. Uranus is forward-looking. If Saturn is the conservative, rule-maker luminary, Uranus is the progressive planet. Uranus inspires bucking tradition and celebrating originality and individuality. Astrologers who track birth charts of famous personalities will tell you that Uranus influences are the drivers for new technology, innovation, discovery, and all that is progressiveness, enlightenment, objectivity, novelty, and ingenuity.
Uranus is all about sudden and unusual events, like big changes that occur in unexpected flashes and shocks, here one minute and gone the next. There is nothing about sudden change or awakening that is calming. Finding your back against the proverbial ropes in the blink of an eye, or awakening to uninvited downloads of information and personal insight is unsettling. The silver lining is that it introduces you to yourself, as a very new and real version of a beautiful you. Because of this, learning the natal chart house in which Uranus shows up at the time of your birth, and how Uranus transits the 12 signs/constellations of the zodiac will map out the type of activities in which you will have the strongest urges to express individuality and freedom, and how to roll with the Uranian deluges of awakening that have been inside of you all along.
So how the heck do you find out which of the twelve natal chart houses has Uranus in it at the time of your birth? Our number one answer is to pick your favorite Psychic Source astrologer and ask them to check their ephemeris or do a quick natal chart for you. If you have your date of birth, place of birth, and time of birth handy this will take less than two minutes. Remember, where Uranus is placed in your natal chart shows where you will be driven to stir things up, put a new spin on situations, and go against established thought or order.
If you have Uranus showing up in your first house, you will have an exciting and stimulating personality that draws people to you, and this is because Uranus in the first house alters the way you project personal energies onto others. It urges you to be eccentric, charming, and successful. This is so appealing! The irony is that even though you will draw plenty of attention for being different, for glowing, you will relish and prefer your role as the black sheep of any group, family or otherwise, that you belong to. Sort of a reluctant superstar. Like Greta Garbo: she was gorgeous, magnetic, and charming to be around, but she fled the spotlight and offered little explanation beyond, “I want to be left alone.” Everyone that interacted with her felt special afterward but catching her for interaction was like playing whack-a-mole. You will thrive when you are the black sheep, and thriving will make people fascinated with you.
With Uranus in your natal second house, you will find yourself viewed by others as having a tumultuous and erratic financial life. This isn’t exactly true. Internally you will view money, cars, homes, and wealth as being a means for living a freer life, for living each day exactly how you want, and you bet it is going to be original. You will also have an uncanny ability to manifest large sums of money at a moment’s notice. This leads to a lifestyle where you will likely spend as quickly as you attain resources. Why? Because you can, not because you lack any fiscal responsibility. For us outsiders looking in, this might seem erratic. But for you this is absolutely sensible and healthy to take your retirement in pieces instead of all at once--i.e., as soon as there are a few bucks in your wallet--because you will have zero doubt about manifesting more anytime you want.
You are the epitome of one who frequently downloads new ideas from the heavens. This will spoil you, and habituate you into always being on the search for new information and knowledge. Your unique ways of passing this new information along to others will bring you celebrity and admiration. Frequent changes of mind are likely as new data filters through you that will be more cutting-edge than the preceding download. One who doesn’t know you might view you as erratic or restless. Relationships with siblings and neighbors are likely to be unusual and perhaps somewhat high-strung and tense at times, and this is because you are intense and will thusly attract others with a propensity for having a vehement style.
The concept of nurturing does not come naturally to you. And when you do decide to nurture yourself or others, you will do it entirely differently than your contemporaries. On your good days, you will nurture with the aplomb of a bull in a China shop. Your independent streak might make you want to run away from nurturing when it’s offered to you. And this aloof, not-so-effective nurturing style will likely be the product of an upbringing and home life during the formative years that was as stable as a flock of pigeons in a tornado. Embrace this with creativity and humor, and you are a genius. The late comedian Richard Pryor is an excellent example of turning the lead of early family life bollix into the gold that brought millions joy and laughter. Conversely, let the misrule of the formative family life knock you around in the later years, you will have family-related skeletons distracting you from your goals.
Your hobbies are going to get original, inventive, and interesting if they aren't already. Your love life is going to get highfalutin: noisy, unconventional, and wild. The fifth house governs the areas of creative self-expression and fun. In the later years, it will be difficult not to express creativity, invention, and fun through mystic longings and endeavors. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Swami Vivekananda, Girolamo Savonarola, and Martin Luther all had this Uranus placement in the natal fifth house, and all used their respective creative outlets to enrich us with their insights of a paradise happier far.
The Uranus in the Sixth House man or woman is absolutely a workhorse, maybe even a workaholic. But not one that fits any kind of convention, especially the 9-to-5 flavor. Hence, you are going to be one that works harder than most, is absolutely innovative, but also keeps an unconventional schedule. Additionally, the sixth house is the house of the health of the native. Hence, you might find maladies to be pesty wild cards and distractions. And not one to be downed by health issues, you’ll show off your creative ways of working around the rough spots. Lady Gaga and Sylvester Stallone are my favorite examples of this.
If this is you, you are very attracted to those who display Uranian traits. You are also very fond of the process of showing the ones closest to you, especially a lover, your eccentric ways. You will even share your eccentric ways with a lover whether they are aware of it or not, which might lead to others feeling like you are playing mind games or are overly fond of doing things that have shock appeal. Your best quality is that you remake yourself constantly, always surprising us with your brilliance. You are in fantastic company. Ella Fitzgerald, Keith Richards, Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, and Martha Stewart have all been champions of this self-reinvention tactic.
You, dear one, are going to be drawn to unusual lovers. Not weirdos, but the significant kind of unusual! You will need another black sheep who really knows how to roll out their uniqueness in grand ways. You will only be satisfied with a relationship that is incredibly unusual, and you will need a partner who can soar with this, someone independent and committed to having their own way of doing things. Ava Gardner, Diana, Princess of Wales, Kourtney Kardashian, Russell Brand, and Marilyn Monroe are examples of this predilection.
Dear esoteric and unbreakable you. You are going to have some exhilarating moments rebelling against authority figures. Questioning the status quo, and then creating your own philosophy is not only ebullient but where the “real” fun can be found. New ideas and radical philosophies are your wheelhouses for sure. You will be attracted to abandoning the religion you were raised with and then finding a new one or forming one of your own (even if you are the only parishioner). Don’t worry, Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Prince (musician), and Mahatma Gandhi have similar natal chart placements and channeled their leanings in inspiring ways.
If you are one whose Uranus natal placement is in the Tenth House, a career in electronics, computers, invention, metaphysics, or mechanics is going to be most attractive. Especially if you can steer yourself toward working for yourself. Career roles that are stable, uneventful, consistent, that foster complacency, and commonplace will drive you coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs. A strong imagination, a penchant for fearless creativity, and intense intuitive insights will likely lead you to make more sudden job changes than most, but you are right to be picky and the journey will be worth it.
If you have Uranus in the eleventh house, you are going to seek out unusual friendships with unusual people. This also means that friendships, goals, and dealings with groups can change rather suddenly. At heart, you will be a humanist with a huge humanitarian drive, almost as prominent as the downloads you will receive often from your intuition. Just ask Tom Hanks. The late Steve Jobs was also quite demonstrative in regard to the attributes listed above. Accruing huge wealth will come easy, and you will waste no time answering the incessant drive to use money-power to uplift others and make the world a better place.
In the natal chart wheel, the twelfth house is the most mystical and complex. The twelfth house takes place between two worlds: between the physical world interpreted by the five senses and the domain of dreams (the collective unconscious, divine inspiration). The formative years will be rough, but in the post-formative years, you will be armed with well-developed natural psychic abilities, unseen friends, and the inexhaustible love that only comes from exploring a vivid inner life. Uranus in the twelfth house placement can also lead to illusions and escapism when not used properly.
Uranus is what is known as a “generational planet” because it moves/transits so slowly. Uranus takes 84 years to transit through all the zodiac signs, which means Uranus spends about seven to eight years transiting each zodiac sign, often weaving in and out via retrograding. Entire generations will share in Uranus’s placement by sign. For example, Uranus is transiting Taurus now (and will continue to do so until 2026), and Uranus transited out of Aries in May of 2018. Uranus will not transit Aries again until 2095. Another example: people born between 1988 and 1996 could have any variety of sun and moon signs, but they all share Uranus in Capricorn, bonding them together as people who want to revolutionize (Uranus) business (Capricorn), or radically change (Uranus) our relationships with the Earth (Capricorn).
It's exciting when any planet moves from one constellation/zodiac sign to another. The excitement inspires the important questions: How will this affect me? What can I look forward to? The excitement of a luminary shifting constellations/signs or retrograding is even more invigorating when it’s a behemoth, waker-upper planet like Uranus.
What matters most about all this, is how will Uranus transit Taurus--which began on May 15, 2018, and ends on April 25, 2026--affect your sign? After all, we still have more than three years of Uranus transiting Taurus affecting each one of us. Here are some clear and inspiring answers based on Uranus' transit and your zodiac sign.
I hit the Outside Lands music festival this summer in San Francisco. I thought I was going to die. Bear in mind, I am well into my fifties. Every other soul at this festival was in their early twenties. I was trampled several times by characters who did not walk on the ground, nor did they raise their faces from their phones, doobies, and tablets. This is not going to be you, dear Aries, while Uranus transits Taurus. You are going to become more embodied than ever. I don’t mean you will become full granola-slinging-earth-mama, but you will be establishing a healthy balance between augmented reality, AI chatbots, and feeling the earth beneath your feet and the wind through your hair. You will be driven to become adept at balancing data from technology, the five physical senses, and downloads from your own intuition.
Lumbering, sturdy, steady Taurus. Trying new things isn’t really your bag. I suspect that has been different now that maverick Uranus has been visiting your constellation since May of 2018 and will be staying until 2026. There are rebels without a cause. You may find yourself breaking a commitment or two as you search for independence and autonomy. But you are not a rebel without a cause. Each change you make, and rule you break, will have a very important reason behind the breach.
You’re brilliant, Gemini. No doubt. And now that Uranus has been transiting Taurus, you’ll find the genius trait expressed through vivid dreams and fantastic dream recall. My suggestion is to keep a dream journal handy over the next few years. Your dreams will be laden with movie trailers of upcoming experiences and deep psychological insights. The different ways of more effectively recharging will also be interesting to you. Not only recharging the wireless gadgets but recharging your body temple, too.
You really have this reputation of being a homebody. You are known for being more of a closet revolutionary: you’ll break out the activism if things get really bad. But with Uranus transiting Taurus, you are going to find yourself attracted to groups and causes and personalities more progressive than not and who have a rebellion on the menu.
My dear superstar. Leo ruled by the Sun. Uranus transits Taurus and illuminates and shakes up. Your personal rules regarding fame and popularity, your ideas of superstardom, will shift. Leo, Uranus in Taurus will change your definition of fame and attention, which will find you walking down some career paths you haven’t considered yet or previously viewed as out of range, especially those career paths involving big money.
As Uranus transits your comrade earth sign Taurus, you will be drawn towards traveling and exploring: physically traveling in the form of journeys around the globe, and/or intellectual explorations in the form of education or career paths you haven’t tried yet. It will probably feel like nothing fits unless it challenges the beliefs of your old self and of those around you. If you are going to try quantum teleportation, that’s fine with me!
Uranus transiting Taurus will push you to make changes in two areas that you often don’t need to touch because being ruled by adorable Venus you usually thrive in these areas: love and money. You will make improvement changes that rock the boat in both areas, which is really gutsy, and you will find your old fears around raising such a ruckus to get flummoxed. Period.
So Uranus is transiting your opposing sign. Taurus. The big nudge this seven-year peregrination will give you is to develop new friends and redevelop old friends that float your boat. This is also a great time to trim the fat from your stable of friends. That is, let go of the vampires and cozy up to the uplifters. Anybody that does not inspire good feelings, let them go. We are getting old and have little time for vamps.
During these seven-plus years of Uranus transiting Taurus, any changes you experience will be precise and bold, exactly how a fiery archer likes it: on the bullseye and black and white, no gray. And these changes will likely be specific to your day-to-day routine. With your daily routines shaken up, you can bet your approach to spiritual, mental, and physical health will be uprooted and rearranged as well.
Uranus’s time in fellow earth sign Taurus is going to be really interesting for you. I know in times past you have been notorious for being very business serious, maybe a workaholic, and more sapiosexual than a warm lover (even a little uptight). This transit will change the way you approach your artistic pursuits, and it will especially alter your love life and how you have fun! No, you are not going to traverse from disciplined hard-charger to wingnut overnight, but you will certainly show a paucity of the reserve you are famous for when expressing romantic love and affection to others.
Dear Aquarius, now that your ruling planet Uranus has been living in the grounded earthy constellation of Taurus, and will stay there for a few more years, you’ve probably already experienced some big shifts around your home and family. And it will stay like this until deep into 2026. Advances around privacy and security are going to become increasingly important and attractive to you, as will the prospect and the activity of associating yourself with eccentric and free thinkers!
For you, Pisces, while Uranus transits Taurus, expect to find yourself enamored with advances around the day-to-day logistics. Not only travel and commuting, but the way you call and text your friends will also undergo a huge change.
Planets with short orbits (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) move across the zodiac frequently. Where they show up in a natal chart is specific to an individual's date and time of birth. These luminaries are referred to as the inner planets, and they directly impact our unique personalities and day-to-day experiences.
The planets on the other side of the asteroid belt, like Uranus, are referred to as the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. As I mentioned above, these tortoise-like celestials will take up to a generation (7 to 30 years) to change from one sign to another. Hence, the outer planets define expansive life themes, as well as experiences shared by generations.
The significance of the outer planets is determined primarily by the houses they occupy in your natal/birth chart. The placement of the planets in the houses reveals where we store our energy, as well as our strengths and weaknesses. So my first suggestion for applying Uranus principles to your chart is to read and consider your natal/birth chart and the house placement of Uranus.
My second suggestion is to review how Uranus transiting Taurus will impact you based on your sun sign. And I say this because Uranus will be transiting Taurus until the spring of 2026. The information above lists all twelve zodiac signs and how they are impacted by Uranus transiting Taurus.
My third suggestion and I know this is easier said than done, is to view the idea of Uranus-charged changes as broad changes, life theme changes. The planet Uranus can’t be seen by the naked eye, so in Western Astrology Uranus’s influence represents changes that will be unexpected, absolutely, but they are not changes that pull the carpet out from under you. They are broad-stroke changes: emotional, spiritual, and intellectual awakening and enlightenment that inspire you to buck the status quo in different areas of your life.
You are probably wanting to ask, “If Uranus takes 84 years to travel through all 12 signs of the zodiac, does this mean it takes 84 years to have a Uranus return? Yes. Uranus takes 84 years to travel all the way back to the place in the sky Uranus was at the moment of your birth. But there are a few key benchmarks, one of which is called the Uranus Opposite Uranus Transit. Yep. You guessed it, in your early forties, Uranus will be halfway back. This mid-life crisis can feel like you have to catch up on things you forgot to do or have not achieved.
I will talk more about how your Uranus Return affects you long before the return is complete in my podcast titled Broadening Your Perspective with Your Uranus Return.
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