Uranus in Taurus Trend-Watch

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The Right To Repair movement is very Uranus in Taurus.

As explained by The Economist here, there is a shift against built-in obsolescence. Manufacturers are blocking the simple repair of most of their products. It’s a smart business move, but it’s terrible for the environment and a control trip on the consumer.

Taurus as a sign has always had a broad “D.I.Y. genius” tone to it.  The idea of preserving things/saving $$$ by mending as opposed to throwing something out and starting over is a brilliant fit with the Pluto in Capricorn economy. It is also congruent with innovative Uranus in Taurus, the sign of ‘things.’

And is it only Generation X and above who have noticed how difficult it is to get parts for things anymore?

The Right to Repair movement fits with the new Earth Era. That is Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. It’s a backlash to not only neo-liberalism but also the Uranus in Aries gig economy and general disposability ethos.

(If the comments don’t make sense, it is because I deleted some stuff about the Basques in Spain, as the discussion was becoming too heated.)

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aquahair
aquahair

yes but look at Spain and the history of the Spanish Revolution in the 1930s. Remember the fascist regimes came to power around the same time as Uranus in Taurus. Also remember how the current Spanish debate is dictated by the Far Right in both Madrid and Barcelona with a twit King. Oh yes Uranus in Taurus not that surprising after all

monte
monte

I am interested in the Mars and Venus bi-quintile Uranus happening post the full moon. At the same time Mercury quintiles Saturn on the full moon. It’s quite a mix. I’m wondering if the sensitives will notice anything. The Saturn Chiron square is hotting up indeed, especially with the dark moon and the node marching between them over the last few weeks. Of course the dark moon was almost exact square Chiron when the Las Vegas shooting occurred. I’m not necessarily making anything of it, it’s just a fact. And obviously the shooting had been planned for some time. But,… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

hjmm.
mercury is my ruling planet and saturn is currently transiting over my DSC, so far i’m getting wierd intenso deadline conflicts with Werk (dayjob) and Art. But truckloads of ideas that i feel more capable of acting on? capital tho nnhhgghh Also , social life with actual friends seems to be coming alive again shh.. sending messages seems less fraught
Alas no clever / saturnine lovers yet appearing on that DSC horizon tho. Maybe when uranus stations on my venus / SN around new years day though, LOLOL

birdMM Member
bird

Uranus in Aries turned my naturally straight hair into naturally curly hair.

(Hmm… I guess that applies metaphorically too, but I meant it literally)

I hope I don’t grow another head during Uranus in Taurus!

flowerchild
flowerchild

I’ve always kept stuff forever and tried to do a repair over getting a new ‘thing’, but I guess I’m an ‘oldie’, Gen X, here… It actually makes me angry when people suggest to just get a new one. That mentality pisses me off. I’m also pathologically into recycling. It pains me if I can’t recycle something, or compost it. I’m looking forward to Uranus in Taurus. Not even sure entirely why, but everything you’ve written on it so far, MM, sounds good to me! The only thing I have in Taurus is Lilith, in the 11th house. I have… Read more »

Sankt Freundin
Sankt Freundin

I used to laugh at Catalonia’s will to be independent. I felt like all the different parts of Spain, i.e. The Basques, want to separate themselves from Spain, because that actually IS very Spanish, but in reality couldn’t function on their own because they are highly unfunctionable in their proud way. But I was in Barcelona and San Sebastian just last week and got to talk to the people and hear the side to the story that news don’t cover. And it’s crazy. This is not democracy and I can’t believe this is happening inside EU. Now I’m rather convinced… Read more »

MedicatrixMM Member
Medicatrix

How fabulous! Barcelona is my favorite European city (not that I’ve been to all/most of them). Why are you moving there?

I felt the same way, until I spoke to people in Barcelona. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

It seems very difficult for a country to recover from a prior dictatorship. Pinochet, Franco, Videla and Mussolini all rose to power by showing decisive passionate leadership for fractured nations, as did Pol Pot, Mugabe and Idi Amin. But they never served the interests of the nation, and did nothing to broker unity of any kind. In the longer or shorter term aftermath of their reign, corruptions of power echo down through the highest and least ranking of the hierarchies they created/maintained. Noone outside those hierarchies, and even many within it, benefitted long term. Often those leaders who claim to… Read more »

MutatisMutandisMM Member
MutatisMutandis

I love Uranus in Taurus trend watch!! I am so excited! More trends..

– Modern Monetary Theory: the currency issuer can’t go broke, gov’t deficits are a natural consequence of private savings, and other ways out of the Neoliberal death trap: https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-modern-monetary-theory-72095
– Electric cars eclipse gasoline faster than anticipated: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/electric-cars-replace-gasoline-engines-2040/ (EV require lots of rare earth metals – v Uranus in Toro)
– Reversal of coastal development:https://www.salon.com/2017/10/01/how-many-big-storms-before-people-abandon-coastal-cities_partner/

and this is just me being hopeful, but getting rid of AirBnB and homeshare/rentier unearned income as part of the solution to the housing crisis everywhere!

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

IDK; I would argue that it’s not necessarily just manufacturers making their products non-servicable but also a combination of no one knowing (more generally) how to work with their hands anymore. This is what happens when we devalue blue-collar professions in favor of white collar ones, and I believe that a healthy economy needs both types of labor to function successfully. Trades are paying good money these days due a lack of skilled workforce – many of my blue collar peeps are making far more (and with NO student loan debt either!) than graduates with MA’s or even PhD’s. I… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

I’d add Saturn in pragmatic Capricorn, too…

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

agreed.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I’ve been ‘investigated’ for promoting trades as viable career path; an alternative to academic study. Because, shock horror, it could mean kids leaving in year 10. This would be terrible for staff numbers. I said l teach design, timber, metal and automotive. I asked why is the faculty, l teach in, in existence? GFF!

Teaching is not about kid’s opportunity but about feathering nests.

PiMM Member
Pi

It’s not just teaching.Self interest drives a lot of very counterproductive behaviour in the workplace

Jokerman
Jokerman

That type of thinking really annoys me. When you are not doing your employment responsibly you are ripping off your boss and, ultimately, the customer. (Mars/Pluto 2H Virgo trine Sat in 6H Cap). Let’s just say unpopularity is my middle name.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

I don’t know how it’s set up in Oz, but Stateside we have the option of tech/vocational schools for high school – you get a combo academic and hands-on education, with the emphasis being on gaining skills that will get you into your chosen trade. I attended traditional high school but we also had an automotive shop class which was a nice addition – it was hard to get into due the demand, but you learned basic mechanical skills which is something I think everybody should learn. I didn’t take this class because they were full up but took it… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

So true from a practical point of view in first section. And so very very true your last paragraph.

MedicatrixMM Member
Medicatrix

That’s shocking! And maddening. Here (in Canada) there was a systemic push to try to get more kids to go into trades because we have a shortage of skilled labour.

I think it must have worked because I haven’t heard the radio ads or seen the posters lately.

Of course, here kids still have to go through to grade 12 to graduate no matter their plans, so it doesn’t have the same impact on teachers.

Electro
Electro

A friend of mine owns her own independent food store and she offers reskilling classes – soap making, sauerkraut making, stuff like that. I like the concept, maybe this is another one that will expand with Uranus in Taurus.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

“Reskilling” is such a funny word to me – new skills are new skills; doesn’t matter if we’re applying them to a new trade or as as enrichment for a recreational interest. The “re” in front to me implies there was something subjectively “wrong” with our preexisting skillset; as if they needed to be “rehabilitated” rather than simply expanded. This has a corrective feel to my mind as opposed to a growth-oriented one one;I’m not really a fan of the term for this reason.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Hmm, I hadn’t thought of it like that. Perhaps a rebranding would be a good idea? Basically it’s just learning skills that were lost for various reasons. Modern life, no one taught the next generation, etc.

My BIL, who is great on idea but low in motivation had the idea to get people together to teach each other things they knew about survivalism & living hacks. He was going to call it Sapiens’ Sapiens or something to that effect.

MedicatrixMM Member
Medicatrix

There’s a trend afoot right now in my part of the world: doctors leaving conventional practices and starting micro-practices. It’s a lot more DIY- sometimes answering their own phones or just having one or two employees rather than a massive (expensive) office. It’s been around for a while, but lately I’ve really seen it picking up steam. http://www.idealmedicalpractices.org/static/medeconIMP.pdf There’s also starting to be a pushback against the “efficient” EMRs (electronic medical records) with the concern that they aren’t actually more efficient (shocking eh) and that it damages the doctor-patient relationship to hang out with a screen between you (so obvious,… Read more »

marsbar
marsbar

Interesting about micro-practices because in my field that is the default. I didn’t see a lot mentioned about health insurance though since that first article is geared to the u.s. The reason many practitioners move to MP is to avoid accepting health insurance. Big practices can afford to have medical billing specialists who specialize in basically filling out forms to the nth degree of accuracy and refilling and submitting umptreen million times until it is accepted to the insurance company so they can get reimbused 30% or less of their cost.

MedicatrixMM Member
Medicatrix

Exactly! Costs are lower so (hopefully) people can pay out of pocket.

PiMM Member
Pi

i guess taurus is as much about control as it is about stubborn assertion of self/will? controlling the body – riot police controlling the population – saturn in cap – “i am the law” ? could be a thing for a bit… but then uranus… “you don’t own us” re repair and DIY tech…workshop tinkering a la Doc and DeLorean’s Flux Capacitor in Back to the Future could be prime example? <3 hey when did ham radio become a thing? maybe that's going to be more of a uranus in gemini thing. information and comms back in the hands of… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

would it be fair to say that the battle (?) / dynamic is always , through time, going to be somewhere along the cycle of the concentration of power vs the decentering of power? french revolution, arab spring, the tech stuff like air bnb and uber, BUT even these operations are contingent on access to large amounts of (currently free c/o our mobile phones) personal data, and the physical networks they do rely on – telecommunications etc imvho there will never be a ‘perfect’ utopian balance – there are too many people in the world in too many different conditions… Read more »

marsbar
marsbar

In my area a lot of the air freq that used to be for the people have been taken over for other uses. So even if people wanted to use old freq they cant anymore.
Pirate radio stations are still a thing here too.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

They EU will fall if little Catalonia starts this separatist trend. They shot peaceful voters with rubber bullets to disperse them. Democracy is an illusion.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Idiots

aquahair
aquahair

yes but look at Spain and the history of the Spanish Revolution in the 1930s. Remember the fascist regimes came to power around the same time as Uranus in Taurus. Also remember how the current Spanish debate is dictated by the Far Right in both Madrid and Barcelona with a twit King. Oh yes Uranus in Taurus not that surprising after all

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

OMG rigt=ht to repair! I haaate planned obscelescece–did yu know the economist wo cam up with the concept won an award for it? He should have been sent to gaol for crimes against the environment!

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

YES! crime against the Earth.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Have you heard of this? https://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

Apparently some people just sit around all day and try to figure out ways to screw farmers. Take an age old concept, make it complicated, and suck every last dime out of it.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Dear John.
That’s a bs corporate shit fight.
signed, “Another pawn in the game” (B Dylan)

ElectroMM Member
Electro

My mother in law took the kids for the weekend while we went to a wedding. Result: overindulgence in food and drink, copious amounts of sex, and couch slothing. Then we got into an argument about sharing tapas. Yep, Taurus 7th house.

marsbar
marsbar

I had no idea right to repair was a thing. I belong to a co-op in the U.S called REI. It sells outdoor sporting goods. A person spent top $ to buy quality goods that lasted a long time, AND if it broke you came in to have people repair them. Now you just get a new one. They no longer train employees to fix items except bicycles. Just smacks of irony to “leave no trace”….

Jokerman
Jokerman

Welcome to the Machine

marsbar
marsbar

More like welcome to cheap foreign made low-quality products that break. Oh here have a new one….

And what if you liked the old one better than the new one….. 🙁

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