Updated: Aug 30, 2020
I recently came across a distinctive piece of sculpture called ‘Large Bull’ (by Sorel Etrog, 1969) outside the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, and I couldn’t help but think about the current transit of Uranus through Taurus/the bull.
Many of us have sworn that we never saw the epic shake-up of 2020 coming, but astrology gave us some clues, and Uranus in Taurus warned us about the changes coming to our physical resources and the arts community. Taurus rules our valuables and our artistic talents, and Uranus seeks liberation and inventiveness from whatever area it’s traveling. And while it’s really neat to see activities like ‘sidewalk scenes’ (covid-friendly neighbourhood performances) happening in artistic communities like Stratford, Ontario, it’s still hard to let go of the familiar experience of an indoor theatre packed with patrons and props.
As a former theatre performer, my heart goes out to all of the theatre workers who are certainly grieving this loss right now. But life is always asking us to evolve—and Uranus, the great disrupter is most definitely a part of this process. I still hope the beloved Stratford festival returns soon, and until then, I’m sure the artistic community will invent new ways of creating art and acquiring resources.