SDAS is delighted to spark a group discussion on Uranus, Venus & Mars!

LECTURE: Group Discussion: Uranus in Taurus & Venus/Mars Retrogrades
Friday, June 8, 2018
7:30 – 9:45 pm
Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest

Our June meeting will feature our annual SDAS group discussion, when members can offer their opinions on the major celestial events of the year. Loda Shaw and Simone Butler will facilitate small-group discussions on the ingress of Uranus (the planet of innovation and technology) into Taurus, as well as this year’s retrograde periods of relationship planets Venus and Mars.

Uranus’ 84-year cycle around the Sun means it spends an average of 7 years in each sign. It last occupied Taurus, the sign of money, property, and security, between June 1934 and May 1942 – the era of the Great Depression, the birth of Social Security and the FDIC, and the broad restructuring of our Federal Reserve. Will this transit of Uranus through Taurus bring new shifts, changes, or improvements in these institutions?

In addition to Uranus’ entry into Taurus, we’ll experience retrogrades of both love planets – Mars and Venus – this summer and fall. Mars kicks the party off by turning backward on June 26 in freedom-loving Aquarius for the first time since 1971, turning direct in early October. Venus goes retrograde in sexy Scorpio on October 5 and moves forward again on November 16. Including the retrograde shadow periods for each planet, the entire second half of 2018 will be colored by these retrogrades.  Those who see clients can attest that it hasn’t been easy to find good wedding dates this year! But does that mean that all Venus and Mars activities will be ill-conceived or must be put on hold? Is there an upside to these retrogrades? And how might they impact you personally?

Here are some questions to help you prepare for the discussion:

  • What developments took place in the world the last time Uranus moved through Taurus? (June 1934 thru May 1942)
  • What happened in the world the last time Mars retrograded in Aquarius? (July – Sept. 1971) and Venus retrograded in Scorpio? (Oct. – Nov. 2010)
  • Which houses and/or planets of your birth chart are influenced by Uranus, Mars and Venus? What significant life events took place for you during the periods listed above (or during any retrograde of Mars and Venus)?

Here’s your opportunity to prepare for this year’s most important turning points. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!


SDAS/NCGR/SCAN members: $8 | Non-members: $14



Because this lecture will be a class in itself, we don’t plan to offer a pre-meeting mini-class this month. We will resume our pre-class with July’s meeting!


The Facilitators: Loda Shaw, Jr., is the current Vice President of SDAS and a professional astrologer for well over 30 years. He is a popular lecturer and teacher with a busy practice in Oceanside, California. Simone Butler, current Recording Secretary for SDAS, is the author of Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with your Inner Goddess and has been a professional astrologer since 1985.

PAST EVENT – Jun. 8, 2018 – Group Discussion: Uranus in Taurus and Venus & Mars Retrograde

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