Uranus’ retrograde phase begins on August 7, 2018 at 02° Taurus and ends on January 6, 2019 at 28° Aries. It may indicate anxiety, spasms, neurotic behavior or unexpected incidents – mainly for those who have a natal retrograde Uranus with disharmonic aspects (opposite, square, semi-square) to one of these actual ’transiting’ positions (between 2° Tau and 28° Ari). Of course, these analogies are in effect in the ‘mundane’ context too.
On 15 May 2018, at 15:17 UT, Uranus entered tropical Taurus and will stay there during nearly seven years. By its complex direct–retrograde motion pattern (see zoomable chart), it will turn retrogrograde on 7th August, 2018 (at 3° TAU), and will return to Aries on 6th November, 2018. The second ingress into Taurus will happen on 6th March, 2019. After several direct and retrograde phases, Uranus first will leave Taurus on 7th July, 2025, but it will move backwards and return to Taurus again (8th November, 2025), and will enter ultimately Gemini on 25 April, 2026.
As at the moment of this ingress (that is the ’skeleton’ of the whole cycle of 2018-2026 – see zoomable chartwheel) Uranus has an exact square from Capricorn Mars, and (Sun conjunct Moon) will be in conjunction with the strongly violent fixed star ’Algol’, opposing Jupiter, we may suppose that Taurus Uranus will manifest probably its disharmonic analogies: real estate crashes, stock exchange turbulences, dismantling of traditions, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or other disasters concerning real properties or farmlands.
The last transit of Uranus in tropical Taurus has occurred from 1934 to 1942, it was the period of considerable political/economic transformations worldwide and the first part of the WW II.