It’s exciting when any planet moves from one sign to another, but the shift even more palpable when it’s a slow-moving planet like Uranus. The Moon, which is associated with our mood, changes signs about every two days, creating a different emotional energy when it does. The Sun changes signs each month, marking the progression of seasons around the wheel of the year. But some planets take closer to a decade to change signs; when they do, we can expect even bigger shake-ups to take place.
And no planet does a shake-up like Uranus, the planet of revolution, independence, and surprise. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the eccentric, so you never know what you will get when it’s around. It encourages change and technological progress. It’s also the planet of electricity, and it enjoys shocking people—literally and figuratively. Uranus seeks to break up the status quo, something that makes many people uncomfortable. Ultimately, it pushes us all to try new things.
Uranus is what is known as a “generational planet” because it moves so slowly (it takes 84 years to go around the zodiac, and spends about seven years in each sign, often weaving in and out by retrograde all the while). Entire generations share its placement by sign. For example, people born in the early 1990s could have any variety of sun and moon signs, but they all share Uranus in Capricorn, bonding them together as people who want revolutionize (Uranus) business (Capricorn), or radically change (Uranus) our relationships to the earth (Capricorn).
How will Uranus in Taurus—which begins on May 15, 2018, and ends on April 25, 2026—affect your sign? Find out below. (Note: Uranus will enter Gemini on July 7, 2025, and retrograde back into Taurus on November 7, 2025, before exiting for good in April, 2026.)
We all know augmented reality is around the corner, Aries, and you need to consider how much of your life you spend online. If you’ve already found yourself absentmindedly swiping your magazines, thinking they’ll respond like your iPad, it might be time to reconnect with reality. While Uranus is in Taurus, it’s crucial for you to find a balance between feeling embodied and enjoying new technology. Learning more about cryptocurrency is also a fab idea at this time.
Astrologers tend to think of you as being conservative: Trying new things isn’t really your thing. That’ll all change once maverick Uranus enters your sign. There’s a new you here, and this new you is a rebel. You may find yourself breaking a commitment or two as you search for independence and autonomy. Wearable tech and biohacking will be extra appealing to you now.
You’re absolutely brilliant, Gemini, and once Uranus enters Taurus you’ll also be a genius in your dreams—keep a dream journal handy over the next few years. Unexpected secrets will pop up for you to contend with during this transit. Recharging is a theme you’ll be working with now, so look into wireless energy transfer.
Because you have this reputation of being a homebody, people don’t think of you as a revolutionary, but that’s so not true. You’re going to be especially excited about activism once Uranus enters Taurus; this will be a fantastic time to connect with groups to work on a cause you’re passionate about.
You’re ruled by the Sun, and as Uranus in Taurus illuminates the sector of your chart that rules fame and popularity, perhaps you’ll be the one to revolutionize solar energy. Even if you don’t, Uranus in Taurus will change your definition of fame and will find you walking down some surprising career paths.
As Uranus enters fellow earth sign Taurus, you will find yourself embarking on some very surprising journeys and challenging your beliefs, as well as the beliefs of those around you. You may also get a degree in something unexpected or very cutting-edge. Artificial intelligence in a field to look into, as is quantum teleportation.
Uranus in Taurus will push you to face your fears and to make difficult changes. A huge shift in your sex life will arrive as well! Debts may also be settled; however, you could get yourself into some tricky financial situations if you aren’t careful. Now’s a great time to read up on cryptocurrency, as well as neural interfacing.
Expect to partner with some surprising and unexpected people over the next few years as Uranus spends time in Taurus, your opposite sign. As social media becomes more present in our lives, reflect on how present you are when connecting with others. On a practical level, this means you should ask yourself whether you want to keep putting up with someone who can’t get off their phone while they are having dinner with you.
Uranus in Taurus will bring major shifts to your schedule and your day job. With your daily routines shaken up, you can bet your approach to health and wellness will be affected, too. Don’t fall for pseudo-scientific health fads. Read up on engineered stem cells and dual action antibodies.
Augmented reality and 3D gaming may have a big impact on your life during Uranus’s time in fellow earth sign Taurus. This transit will change the way you approach your artistic pursuits, as well as your love life and how you have fun. Astrologers accuse you of being uptight, Capricorn, but you’re truly going to have a wild and fun time over the next few years!
Once your ruling planet Uranus enters grounded earth sign Taurus, you will experience some big shifts around your home and family. Now is the time to look into solar energy. Technological advances around privacy and security will also become increasingly important to you. Eccentric people will enter your inner circle—but that’s fine, as you love being around free thinkers!
Uranus’s entry into Taurus will light up your mind, Pisces. You’re absolutely brilliant as it is, and new ways of thinking and communicating will start entering your life now. Advances around commuting are coming your way—think self-driving cars. The way you call and text your friends will also undergo a huge change.