Uranus Retrogrades from late August 2020 -Mid-January 2021.
Firstly what is a retrograde?
A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards in the sky. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit.
All the major planets (excluding the luminaries – the sun and the moon) go retrograde from time to time.
When planets go retrograde the impact of the planet changes and the type of activities that are recommended change too.
What is a Uranus Retrograde all about?
Uranus is the planet of Freedom and Rebellion and is ruled by the sign of Aquarius – and the 11th house of Community, Friends and Hopes and Dreams.
Uranus represents where we want to rebel against the status quo, where we seek freedom and where we can experience sudden ups and downs.
It is considered to be a planet that can go either way – sometimes good and sometimes bad.
Uranus is all about ensuring that we don’t let our souls wither and die. Without Uranus’ unexpected energy, it’s dark night of the soul, many of us would simply stay in our comfort zones and status quo never knowing anything better.
But Uranus is not having that and will push us to transcend these self-imposed boundaries – sometimes in chaos for a while in order to shine a light on something better – the pleasure in the pain, the light at the end of the tunnel.
Uranus can be thought of as the Great Awakener. Think of Uranus as a bolt of lightning with the power to harm us or the power to give an intuitive bolt of knowing.
Uranus will vacillate unexpectedly between breakdown and breakthrough, ups and downs, feast and famine.
Uranus will bring to consciousness the things that we have been afraid to admit to ourselves but that we need to confront.
This is why Uranus is known as the awakener or a wake-up call (sometimes brutal in nature but always in our highest good)
During a Uranus Retrograde, we may have a more objective and cooler approach to the things we need to transform.
During the Uranus retrograde period we get a respite from the volatile nature of Uranus’s energy – it becomes manageable and we can take the lessons we need and do something with them.
A Uranus retrograde will ask us to liberate ourselves from the ties that bind. It is really about deciding what you want to let go of and what you want to hold onto fiercely as something you value for your future.
By the time Urnaus turns direct we will be feeling free to go after what we truly desire
Where is Uranus Retrograde in your chart?
Where is Uranus trying to liberate you? Check out where it is in your chart when it retrogrades from 10-6 degrees Taurus and take note of any other natal planets around these degrees?
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What might the position of Uranus Retrograde in 2020 mean for you?
In which part of your life do you need to rebel and seek freedom?
For me it is in my 8th House of Sex, Sharted Money, Power and the Underworld and it is opposite my natal Mercury.
Oh boy it might be a bit of a ride!
My gut feeling is that over the next 6 months I’ll be making some major changes in the way my husband and I relate to (and communicate with) each other around money, supported by Warrior Aries over my 7th House during this period.
I don’t expect it to be easy but I do expect it to ultimately liberate us.