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Aug 19, 2021 – Jan 18, 2022
Planets in retrograde are not spinning backwards – it is an optical illusion as seen from Earth due to the fact that planets travel at their own respective speeds around the sun. In astrology, this illusion manifests as a “backwards” functioning of the planetary roles. Click here to learn more about retrograde.
Uranus first entered Taurus in 2018 and will remain here until 2026. Uranus turns retrograde for five months every year. Now it’s time to review our Uranian lessons from the first week of May 2021 onward. Taurus the bull represents home, money, and material resources. With Uranus in Taurus we are moving away from antiquated systems which exacerbate material and socioeconomic divisions. We see the influence of Uranus in Taurus in movements like resistance to single-use plastic. Fossil fuel industries will hopefully collapse by 2026. The wise will invest in renewable energy or newly discovered (waste-free) resources.
Uranus is social and collective in nature. With Uranus Retrograde in Taurus, it is time to pool our capital. Wealth shall no longer belong to the individual, but to the community. This is true also of cohabitation. We will live together more and more, sharing land and dwellings. With proper allocation, we have everything we need. Let’s reimagine what it means to be rich.
Retrograde cycles uproot jobs, relationships, perspectives, and behaviors which have calcified over time and no longer represent our highest vibration / what we need / who we are. You may feel more restless during the coming months, but certainly not lost. New levels of conscious awareness are rapidly attained under such conditions. Uranus systematically peels everything away until we are independent badasses.
Uranus Retrograde lifts long-forgotten veils, dusty drapes concealing incendiary, insurrectionary spirits. During Uranus Retrograde we reexamine our rebel nature. When Uranus turns direct again, we will set the newly hatched rebel free, once the subtle restraints and inhibitions of the retrograde have faded into the solid earth.
Here’s what we need to discuss: Uranus square Saturn in Aquarius on Dec 23. We last saw this on Feb 17 and more recently on June 14. These junctures are very unusual because we have Saturn (a conservative planet) in a progressive sign (Aquarius) and Uranus (a progressive planet) in a conservative sign (Taurus). This square asks us to confront issues of freedom and to redefine the rules. Let’s have an abolitionist uprising already! These planets represent progress vs. tradition, or future vs. past. Those who cling to tradition will be seriously challenged by those of us who are ready to move the fuck on with equity and justice. Uranus is also about innovation and technology, so there will definitely be breakthroughs in these sectors, but with lots of resistance (think controversial vaccines). The meeting of these planets is inherently exciting yet directionless, like running around trying to accommodate the masses and missing a lot of details in the process. We’re moving, grooving, and changing, but not without stress and nervous energy. Focus on security, resolution, and brighter days ahead.
I was born with Uranus Retrograde. To find your Uranus sign and whether he was direct or retrograde at the time of your birth, click here.