Just because we may fall into a rut, it doesn’t mean we have to stay there.
On August 26th and 28th, respectively, we will experience two different astrology transits with Uranus: Uranus trine Mars and Uranus trine Venus, with Venus in Virgo, Mars in Virgo as well, and Uranus in Taurus. For our zodiac signs, this is meant to shake up any routines or ruts we’ve felt stuck in lately.
While Uranus will be in Taurus during this transit, this is really about letting ourselves enjoy life and the excitement that comes along with trying something new. In astrology, a trine is when two planets are within 120 degrees, creating positive and beneficial energy for us to make benefit of in our lives.
This is the second of three Venus-Uranus trines this year, which means we’re likely to see something peak around this time, the first of which came up in February of this year. The final trine of the year occurs in November, so the energy around this trine will linger until then when we see the final outcome.
This is the only trine that occurs between Mars and Uranus this year, which means it’s action-packed around creating change.
It means that while whatever story we’re currently in may not fully play out until later in the fall, now is the time when we see a peak and even a course direction change. This is the month of action, of dream fulfillment, and of breaking free from the chains we’ve felt constrained by in the first half of the year.
This is the month when we see the manifestation of what purpose the eclipses elicited in our lives. The month when, finally, it feels like the stars have aligned and we’re able to make a plan for the future, or even let go of one that has been holding us back.
Uranus is the planet that governs unexpected and dramatic change. Uranus, known as the planet of shock and awe, tends to come in like a lightning strike and has a way of changing the landscape of our lives overnight. What is especially unique about this transit is that many of these aspects Uranus has made this year are new to us.
This planet began his brand new seven-year cycle back in March when he moved into Taurus, because of that most of us haven’t experienced how this energy will affect our lives. The last time we experienced transits that involved Uranus in Taurus was back in the 1930s, so this is unchartered waters for us. We don’t know where Uranus is taking aim within our lives, but we do know we will inevitably find our lives different.
While the previous Uranian cycle was about destruction, ripping apart and endings, this new cycle is about grounding, beginnings, and taking our time to construct something we feel connected to. This means that while Uranus will be providing some excitement and change to our lives with these two transits, it’s going to be about creating something new rather than breaking something apart.
There is always a time for endings, but also one for beginnings. Adding to this energy is the black new moon, the second new moon of the month on the 30th, which magnifies that feeling of beginnings but on a much grander scale.
Mars is representative of the divine masculine, of passion, ambition, and motivation; in Virgo, he becomes more thoughtful and organized. He also becomes more determined but in a focused way that is committed to the goal and to those feelings or individuals within it.
It also means we need to let ourselves reignite our passion and the meaning of our lives. Perhaps we had become lost and forgot what gives us our fire or what fuels our dreams. This transit will give us that nudge to get out there and rediscover our purpose.
Venus is the divine feminine, the planet that rules love, relationships and all things beautiful. In Virgo, she takes on a different role, she’s more organized, more thoughtful, humble, and even honest about her feelings and what she needs.
Under this energy, we’re more apt to seek out committed relationships; however, with Uranus thrown into the mix, this means we may begin a brand new relationship that holds more excitement and passion than previous relationships. This may also be about us trying new things for ourselves including aspects of our appearance, communication, and even airing needs we previously hadn’t spoke up about.
Together, Mars, Venus, and Uranus are here to make us aware that we can always leave the rut we have fallen into. We are not stuck anywhere and if we believe something is the best we can do — whether it is a relationship or a facet of life — we will never elevate any further.
We will never be able to experience more than we believe exists. However, Uranus doesn’t care what we believe or what we’re comfortable with, which means this transit will affect us whether we want to or not.
If we approach more gently, observing what is coming and exiting our lives as well as new opportunities, this transit will be enjoyable. We will see new love, money, and even just plain fun experiences come our way. We will remember what it means to truly live and how amazing we feel when we are in love with the life we are living.
The other side of this, of course, is if we’re determined to not have our lives change, whether it’s not being open to a new relationship or unwilling to move on from a previous one, reluctance to change careers, or even relocate. The more we resist leaving the rut, the more uncomfortable this transit will be.
While this is the only Mars-Uranus trine this year, suggesting there is an important component we are going to be working with for the next several months, this is only the second of three Venus-Uranus trines bringing change to our love lives. The third trine doesn’t occur until November, so no matter how we feel around this time, whether it’s still stuck or on top of the world, the story isn’t finished.
This transit is the peak of our current situation in our relationships or in how we approach love. This is the moment when we become aware of something we previously didn’t know and the moment when we become aware of what needs to change.
Or, maybe just the moment we finally understand that just because we’ve always been here, it doesn’t mean we we’re meant to stay here forever.
Kate Rose is an artist, writer, passionate yogi, spiritual astrologist, relationship and life coach, and motivational speaker. As a spiritual intuitive, she practices the religion of astrology and love. For more of her work, visit her website.