The planet of change in astrology is the planet Uranus, and this planet is unconventional, sudden, and the unexpected. This energy is brought to your relationships when it's impacting your relationship areas.
How Natal Uranus Impacts Your Relationships
For some, Uranus can have a strong influence on your relationships via your natal chart. This can be the case if you have:
- Uranus in the 5th house (ruling love) or 7th house (ruling relationships)
- Aquarius 5th house or 7th house/Descendant (so Uranus rules the 5th or 7th house) or 5th or 7th house ruler
- Uranus conjunct (aligned with) natal Venus (planetary ruler of relationships) or the 5th or 7th house ruler
- Uranus conjunct the 1st house cusp/Ascendant (the 1st house cusp/Ascendant is on an axis with the 7th house cusp/Descendant so Uranus would be directly opposing)
When natal Uranus has a strong influence on your relationships in your natal chart, you can be someone who experiences major Uranus energy in your relationships. With the 5th house, love can be a thrill for you, and it may come and go at lightning speed. You may fall in love quite easily and very fast, but then fall out of it just as quickly. Learning how to stick around may be something you have to do, but you'll likely only be loyal to someone who stimulates your mind, who you find interesting, and who is a bit out there in some way.
Love for you is likely not conventional. You may take a different approach to dating, whatever that means to you. While Uranus does rule the internet so internet dating can be something you use, if you feel that's "conventional", then you may shy away from it.
You may fall in love with Uranus-like people, people who are quirky, eccentric, or just plain old weirdos. You're the one who loves weirdos. You can find them absolutely fascinating, and are very attracted to what makes them stand out.
You may also express love in a way that is different from usual. You may not be super outwardly affectionate and romantic, and may even seem quite distant to outsiders.
When natal Uranus is influencing the 7th house, this can be in all relationships, though especially committed relationships and partnerships. You can attract a lot of Uranus-like people, a lot of people who are independent, nonconformists, iconoclastic, and left of the middle. Your relationships may also be a bit different, so you may opt for a lot of long-distance relationships, may refuse to live with someone, may be anti-marriage, etc. and this may seem strange on the outside but works for you.
You don't want to be boxed in with your relationships. You need people who let you have the freedom to be yourself. You love weirdos because you're probably one too and want to let your freak flag fly!
How Transit Uranus Impacts Your Relationships
Transit (moving) Uranus can also bring strong Uranus energy to your relationships, but this is temporary (whereas with natal Uranus, it's your entire life). With transit Uranus, it's only going to be for the period of time the transit is in effect.
Transit Uranus can influence your relationships when it's:
- in your natal 5th or 7th house
- aspecting your natal 5th or 7th house cusp/Descendant, natal 5th or 7th house ruler, or natal Venus
Transit Uranus touring your natal 5th house can bring changes to love in your life, and you may see sudden, unexpected developments with people you love. You may fall in love really fast, and you may crave more of the unconventional in love. You may express love in new, different ways.
Transit Uranus touring your natal 7th house can bring changes into your relationships, and your attitude around commitment may shift one way or the other (if you're normally obsessed with it you may want more space; if you're normally commitment-phobic you may suddenly be open to it). Difficult relationships may break apart really fast, and you can find it easier to walk away as you don't feel as invested emotionally anymore. Healthy relationships may blossom, but with changes that you adjust to and that strengthen your connection.
When it comes to transit Uranus aspects, these last for several months. Beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) can help you make beneficial changes in your relationships and with love to grow closer.
Challenging aspects (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) can create sudden, unexpected challenges in your relationships, and these can indicate breakups and fallouts. This is usually more with relationships that are already in trouble or where things aren't as good as you think they are.
Will Uranus in Taurus Impact My Relationships?
Uranus is about halfway through Taurus, so many have already been affected by this transit when it comes to your relationships, and many have yet to experience it. This can include you if you have:
- natal 5th or 7th house/Descendant in Taurus (Uranus will transit)
- natal 5th or 7th house ruler or natal Venus in Taurus (Uranus will conjunct)
- natal 5th or 7th house cusp/Descendant, natal 5th or 7th house ruler or natal Venus in Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius (Uranus will square or oppose)
These are the challenging positions for Uranus in Taurus, and you'll need to have some flexibility and be willing to adjust to unexpected developments in your relationships. You may want to work on creating changes now so you can take some control over them.
If any of these positions are instead in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Pisces, Uranus in Taurus will make beneficial aspects, and you can make changes in your connections that are beneficial, and welcome new people into your life.
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Pluto & Your Relationships and Astrology of Saturn & Your Relationships