The month begins with the Moon in Scorpio just past an auspicious conjunction with Jupiter for you sky watchers out there. It was still lovely to observe that pairing last night. This month has a signature of major change as the planet, Uranus, the great innovator and disrupter, moves into the fixed, feminine earth sign of Taurus on May 16th. There will be a retrograde period beginning on August 7th as it moves back over the 2 degrees 33’ through 28 degrees 36’ of Aries through January 6, 2019. It reenters the sign of Taurus on March 6, 2019 and moves through all 30 degrees of the sign of the bull through April 2026. This period will very likely affect the stock market and the financial markets as chaotic news will create huge swings of fortune again.
Uranus last entered the sign of Taurus in June of 1934 which gives one a general idea of the effect it has when moving into this security oriented earth sign. It was during this time that President Roosevelt and Congress enacted the policies of the New Deal in the United States to provide more financial stability for its citizens after the stock market crash of 1929. In Germany, Hitler and the newly formed Nazi party were gaining power and influence which would disrupt the stability of Europe culminating in WW2. Astrology looks at past events to determine how the current cycle of any planet, particularly the slow moving outer planets, will behave. There are similarities now in our current period to the 1934 cycle of Uranus in Taurus.
Another big ingress this month is Mars moving into the sign of Aquarius and joining the dissolving south node there.
Mars will retrograde on June 26 for 2 months, further jostling the global markets and life in general. Mars has an aggressive, warlike energy when destabilized as it will be when it conjoins the south node at the time of its retrograde period. The south node tends to dissolve things so there will be some things that you will either lose or have to let go of during this cycle of Mars. The nodes are where the eclipses happen so the eclipse cycle of this summer, particularly the full Moon Lunar eclipse on 7/27n as Mars joins the Moon and south node, bring on some major changes. So be forewarned of a bit of a wild ride ahead, folks!
Whatever houses in your natal chart that are ruled by the fixed signs, particularly Taurus and Aquarius, and the Mars ruled signs of Aries and Scorpio will undergo the most dramatic changes and revisions. The houses mentioned below are read from a Solar perspective, that is by putting your Sun sign on the 1st house for a general overview. Reading your Rising sign more accurately reflects the houses in your personal natal chart that will undergo the changes of Uranus into Taurus and the Mars retrograde this summer.
Read your sun sign and rising sign for best information:
March 21-April 20
Uranus moves into your solar 2nd house of values, assets, possessions and security so you will undergo radical changes here over the next 7 years. The Mars retrograde cycle happens in your 11th house of income from profession, friendships and business associates so also expect changes there. Your first house of identity and ego and 8th house of deep merging and your partner’s money will also undergo a big shift this summer. Forewarned is forearmed they say so you can start making some changes in the next 2 months to help you feel more stable. The 11th, 12th and morning of the 13th are your best days.
April 21-May 20
The first house of identity, your physical appearance and how the world sees you gets the jolt from Uranus, while the 10th house of profession and career undergoes some big changes this summer during the Mars retrograde and eclipse of 7/27/18. This will be disruptive but also energizing as you have been feeling a bit stagnant over the last 6 months. The 12th house of karma and secret enemies and 7th house of partnerships and contracts will also undergo revision this summer. Welcome the changes as in your best interest and start to forge a new path for yourself. The afternoon of the 13th, 14th and new Moon of the 15th are your stellar days.
May 21-June 21
With some radical shifts happening in your solar 12th house of karma and secret enemies and the 9th house of higher consciousness you will begin to undergo a shift in your belief system. Your 6th house of work and health as well as the 11th house of friends, associates and income from profession get a jolt as well. Make healthy choices and welcome the new and valuable information coming into your life. You do well with change as a mutable sign so a lot of this energy will make you feel more energized as it certainly won’t be boring! Your best days are the afternoon of the 15th, the 16th and morning of the 17th.
June 22-July 22
Uranus moves into your solar 11th house of idealism, friends, and income from profession so you will undergo some big changes over the next 7 years. The Mars retrograde cycle happens in your 8th house of deep merging, end of life matters, your vulnerabilities and your partner’s money so things will shift there as well. Your 10th house of career is ruled by Mars so something will dissolve there this summer and your 5th house is also ruled by Mars so creative ventures shift and your children have some radical news or new directions to share. Take some time off for selfcare on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th and 19th.
July 23-Aug 22
With Uranus moving into your solar 10th house of profession, career and public image you will be moving in a new direction over the next 7 years. Your 7th house of partnership shows some strain this summer as Mars retrograde and the eclipse of 7/27/19 reveals some major cracks in your foundation there. Your 4th house of home, family and ancestry needs some attention as does the 9th house of travel, foreign entities and higher consciousness. This is a big deal for your sign and you would be wise to be proactive this summer. Your best days are the 20th and 21st.
Aug 23-Sept 22
With Uranus moving into Taurus and your solar 9th house, you get a chance to shift your beliefs and embrace some new concepts over the next 7 years. Mars retrograde and the eclipse of 7/27/18 foreshadow that something about your work environment and your health habits need a major adjustment. Mars also rules your 3rd house of siblings and 8th house of deep merging, taxes, insurance and partner’s income so those areas may undergo a loss. Look at new ways to use technology to your advantage. The 22nd and 23rd are your best days to connect with others.
Sept 23-Oct 23
With the planet of radical changes entering your solar 8th house of deep merging, end of life matters, your vulnerabilities and partner’s money you will undergo some big changes over the next 7 years in those areas of life. The Mars retrograde and eclipse of 7/27 happens in your 5th house of fun, children and creativity so that could be interesting! Mars rules your 7th house of partnership and 2nd house of values and assets so expect some fluctuation there as well. The 24th and 25th are your best days to look for ways to balance the changes.
Oct 24-Nov 22
With Uranus entering your solar 7th house of partnerships and contracts expect volatility and big changes there. What you thought you could count on from others doesn’t happen as planned. The Mars retrograde cycle and eclipse of 7/27 happens in your 4th house of home, family and ancestors. Your 6th house of work, health and habits and your 1st house of identity, ego and self image undergo some changes too. Be proactive and you will emerge transformed and more aware. The 26th, 27th and morning of the 28th are your power days.
Nov 23-Dec 21
Uranus in Taurus enters your solar 6th house of work, health habits and service you have some major changes coming up. Make healthy choices and get a new plan. The Mars retrograde cycle and eclipse of 7/27 happen in your 3rd house of siblings, neighbors and communication so something shifts or dissolves there, too. Your 5th house of creativity fluctuates as does your 12th house of karma and self undoing so you must uproot some bad habits that are not serving you. The best days to begin these changes are the 1st, 2nd, the morning of the 3rd as well as the afternoon of the 28th, the full Moon on the 29th and the 30th.
Dec 22-Jan 20
With Uranus entering your solar 5th house there will be changes in your creative thinking, how you have fun and shifts with your children. The Mars retrograde happens in your 2nd house of values, assets and income stream so you will have to revise something in that part of life. Your 4th house of home, family and real estate and the 11th house of friends, income from profession and idealism have some shifting to do as well. Your power days are the 4th and 5th.
Jan 21-Feb 20
With Uranus entering your solar 4th house of home and family you will undergo some radical changes over the next 7 years in that area of life. The Mars retrograde and eclipse of 7/27 happen in your 1st house of ego, identity and image get a hit of evolving/dissolving energy as does your 3rd house of sibling, neighbors and communication and your 10th house of public image and career. These are major adjustments to not only how the world sees you but how you see yourself. The lunar energy of the 6th, 7th and 8th support your growth.
Feb 21-Mar 20
Uranus in Taurus enters your solar 3rd house of siblings, neighbors and communication so you will have some major revisions in that area of life to contend with over the next 7 years. The Mars retrograde and eclipse of 7/27 happen in your 12th house of karma, self undoing and service to others. This energy also shifts things in your 2nd house of assets, values and resources as well as the 9th house of belief systems and mind expansion. Be aware of consequences and make good choices in regards to your money and investments. The 9th and 10th are your best days.