Last May, Uranus – the planet of innovation, rebellion, and evolution – entered Taurus for the first time since 1942.
During its retrograde period, it slipped back into Aries, where it was from 2011 until 2018 when it began its transit through Taurus.
Because Uranus spends about seven years in a sign, it can herald new eras within our collective experiences. It is a generational planet that colours longer-term themes, inventions, beliefs, and politics.
But like anything in the collective, Uranus’ energies also affect our personal consciousness.
Uranus’ entry into Taurus is a significant shift to pay attention to. It marks a turning point in our world when it comes to our relationships with work, money, the body, and more. (Here’s a deeper discussion into Uranus in Taurus if you want to learn more.)
In Aries, Uranus can be intensely creative and pioneering, but like anything else, those energies have to be used to wisely. Uranus in Aries can also give way to individual extremism and a culture that forgets how to balance differing viewpoints.
Whatever happens with Uranus in Taurus, Uranus in Aries has been paving the way towards it. During Uranus’ retrograde in Aries, you may have had another chance to revisit a theme that emerged for you from 2011 to 2018.
If you need to do a bit more work on your personal freedoms and independence, Uranus may put the pressure on to work through any challenges with authority, or with commitments that were not allowing you to evolve to new potentials. This planet will continue to travel through Aries until March 6, when it re-enters Taurus.
How can you expand your own horizons with the energy of this time?
Today, Venus enters Sagittarius, where she will stay until February 3. The planet of desire in freedom-seeking Sag encourages us to find inspiration through our connections with the world around us.
Just as the image in the Three of Cups encourages us to find union in others, Venus in Sagittarius reminds us to get out of our own heads. Especially if we are exploring the possibilities of what 2019 might hold.
Spiritual awakenings, purpose, and fulfillment aren’t things we have to figure out all alone. Venus in Sagittarius reminds us to look for our reflections in the friends we have. It reminds us to lean on each other to carve out a path forward.
But another message from the Three of Cups can also be a reminder to think of the three fates: past, present, and future.
How is the past influencing your present moment?
How can your present moment shape the future?
“I am consciously creating my reality.”
p.s. Are you interested in using more astrology in your everyday life this year? Join me Monday, January 21 for a talk about the astrology of 2019 at the Inner Arts Collective.
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Liz Worth is a Toronto-based tarot reader, astrologer, and author. She uses tarot and astrology to help people find clarity, guidance, and purpose.
Liz regularly offers workshops and seminars about tarot, astrology, and magic, believing that these are tools everyone can learn and benefit from. In 2017, Toronto Life magazine and She Does the City listed Liz as a go-to reader and tarot teacher. Her horoscopes have appeared in Flare Magazine and Spiral Nature, and her writing has also been published by Biddy Tarot, Little Red Tarot, and the Numinous. She is currently working on a follow-up to her book Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot.