With Uranus in Taurus, everyone has been talking about what a difficult fit the planet has there. Uranus, after all, is the changemaker. And Taurus is arguably the most fixed of all the fixed signs. But is Taurus really as unchangeable as people think?
I don’t think they are. As someone with the good fortune to love many people with significant Taurus placements, I can personally attest to seeing them change, grow, and flourish over time. But did you catch those keywords? Grow. Flourish. That is the kind of change Taurus can get behind.
Being fixed earth, Taurus isn’t about forcing things to happen like its cardinal cousin, Capricorn, nor is it about adapting to new circumstances and discerning what is good like mutable Virgo. Taurus is the abundance of a well-tended garden. Have you heard the old saying when planting perennials? It goes “First year sleep, second year creep, third year leap.” That is pretty much Taurus’s timeline.
Or even better, Taurus is like the Thousand-year Rose. This is a rose that has been growing at a cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany for at least 700 years, and is the oldest living rose in the world. It survived the black plague. It survived the Reformation. It survived Allied bombs in WWII. And yet, who could say that the rose is unchanging? It is tall and sprawling, slowly taking over the tower it climbs. Leaves are constantly renewed and added. Flowers burst into bloom and fade away, leaving seeds for new generations. The changes may seem slight, but growth and flourishing take time.
The problem, of course, is that Uranus isn’t interested in small, slow changes. Uranus wants BIG change and wants it NOW. This is obviously not the way Taurus prefers to operate, but even this isn’t as tough as it seems.
Taurus can make big changes as long as the changes are on their terms. After all, even Taurus’s notoriously long fuse has an end. I have personally witnessed a Taurus get on a plane in the middle of the night and fly to a state she’d never been before with only $10 in her pocket. Why? Because she had tried and tried to get her point across that there were slow, small changes that needed to be made, and no one listened. So, she decided she was done trying and simply walked away. Taurus can make a big change. They just prefer to exhaust all their options before blowing things up.
Overall, while Uranus and Taurus are, in fact, uneasy bedfellows, they are less opposed than one might imagine. It may be rare, but when the two work together, they are unstoppable. And with as poorly-understood as Taurus is, both in astrology and in life, I think it’s about time for a change.
What do you think about Taurus and Uranus together? Do you think Taurus has what it takes to adapt and change?