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I have to say, the extent to which the American public is a chump is truly impressive. At this rate, we will be quartering soldiers in our homes, even though the Constitution expressly forbids this. Chiron in Aries will push the truths of these issues onto us until we wake up, whether we slept through the point of no return or not. Chiron's action is gentle, at first. Then the calls to awaken become increasingly more shocking.
Uranus in Taurus: The Body Electric and the Quest for Values
On May 15, moments after the New Moon in that sign, Uranus enters Taurus. Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun. It's not in Taurus very often, and for just seven years, at that. For reference, Uranus was last in Taurus from 1934-1941. Prior to that it was in Taurus from 1850-1858.
Uranus is one of the original revolutionaries of the zodiac. Its motto is "Expect the unexpected," which is fairly well impossible. You can say it, but you cannot really do it. Still it's worth saying, as it makes a fantastic generic prediction for astrologers seeking a book deal. See! The unexpected happened! I told you! The thing is, due to the Taurus association with wealth, value and, to some degree, currency, there are likely to be some financial shocks (activity in Capricorn will facilitate that).
Taurus is one of those profoundly important signs relating to personal identity. It's almost as vital as Aries, only the identity factors are less conceptual and more tangibly physical. That is, identity in the style of Taurus is related to the body, to one's home, and to one's values and priorities.
This transit may represent a reawakening of physical consciousness: that is, bringing awareness back to the body, even if that happens as a result of being struck by lightning.
The Big Wheel Turns
When so many outer planets change signs around the same time, society changes. The emphasis of our lives changes. History takes major turns, if only we would notice them. Well, it will be difficult not to notice, and perhaps more difficult to care. But that's what our lives are about now: the quest and the struggle to care, to really care.
These will also be some of the most exciting, interesting and creative years of our lives. If you want to sleep through them, it will be like pressing the snooze button with the hottest rave or rock concert going on in the next room, to which you have tickets. You will be happy you wake up, and will wonder what you were thinking if you don't.
As the Grateful Dead taught us, the wheel is turning and you can't slow down. You can't let go, and you can't hold on. You can't go back and you can't stand still. If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.