Cosmic Catalyst Uranus runs in seven year cycles. It’s probably the true origin of the so-called Seven Year Itch.
Initially referring to a particularly virulent sexually transmitted disease or skin mites, it morphed into a 1950s psychoanalytical theory about infidelity. That became a Marilyn Monroe vehicle and the term stuck.
Married or not, seven years is a Uranus cycle and a chronological increment when many of us organically crave change. It’s an ‘itch’ until we scratch it. There is an evidently untrue but popular idea that every seven years the body cells have totally transformed and renewed – that resonates.
And snakes are terribly itchy before they slough their skin. It’s part of their metamorphosis. Exfoliating can be cathartic. Try it out for yourself by jotting down your largest life morphs and seeing if you can spy a seven year pattern. Of course there are dozens of cycles within astrology – nine year eclipse cycles, the five-eight year Venus pentagram, Solar Minimum to Solar Maximum and more.
But seven also pertains to Saturn, in that it’s a quarter of the 28/29 year Saturn cycle. But Saturnine resonance tends toward the slightly austere stocktake – the ‘where I should have been by now‘ personal gloom-fuqer.
Uranus is more skittish and fun. Uranus moving into Taurus is a distinct new Uranian phase, even if it is not moving into a new house in your personal astrology – it’s a new backdrop.