Think back to May 2018. What was going on in your life? On May 10, Uranus entered Taurus, the first time in 7 years that it had changed signs. Thanks to a retrograde, it slipped back into Aries in early November, then turned direct again in January and has been moving toward its appointment with Taurus on March 6, which also features a new moon in Pisces. Uranus will be in Taurus until 2026.
Uranus governs sudden unexpected events, earthquakes, revolution, rebellion, genius, individuality, technology, the future. Its job is to shake us out of our ruts and routines so that the things in our lives that no longer work to our benefit fall out of our experience, making room for the new.
On a global scale, the effects of Uranus entering a new sign can be devastating. On March 11, 2011, when it entered Aries, a 9.0 quake hit Japan, which triggered a tsunami that caused that meltdown of nuclear reactors at Fukushima. During the planet’s first brief journey through Taurus, the worst wildfires in California’s history erupted. More than 8500 fires burned nearly 2 million acres.
On a personal level, Uranus invariably packs surprises. Here’s how it worked for us. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we discovered that we had roof leaks in four rooms, leaks that had seeped down into the dry board, a ruined porch roof, and other damage. We filed a claim with our homeowner’s insurance and eventually they issued a check for several thousand dollars that wouldn’t cover much of anything. From a friend, I heard about public adjusters, got a referral, then another referral, and finally found James Angelotti, who came out to the house to assess the damage.
In Florida, public adjusters aren’t paid up front. But if they win a settlement for you, they receive 10 percent of it. James was relentless, pursuing every avenue to make the insurance company pay up. The last step, going to court, was imminent in early May 2018. Then, on May 18, eight days after Uranus had entered Taurus, I received an email from him that the insurance company would issue a check. A substantial check that enabled us to replace our roof, have the house repainted inside and out, and remodel two bathrooms. He became my new hero.
In my chart, Uranus was conjuncting the cusp of my 7th house – business and personal partnerships. In Rob’s chart, Uranus was trining his 00 degree Virgo moon in the 4th house (home). We never saw the settlement coming; at that point, we had resigned ourselves to a very lengthy wait.
So buckle up, folks. This may be a wild ride!
PS. I’ve been asked about Chiron’s transit into Aries. In mythology, Chiron is the wounded healer. When it was in Pisces, we surrendered and imagined. Now that it’s in Aries, I think we stand up for ourselves and pursue whatever we imagined.