Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde 2018

Natal Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde natal is common to 40% of people, the same as the other outer planets Neptune and Pluto. Therefore, it is not considered as significant or critical as having an inner planet retrograde. For example, Venus retrograde affects only 7% of the population.

But retrograde motion does affect Uranus. It seems to make it harder to restrain the erratic and impulsive urges of Uranus. This could show as abruptness, aloofness or an agitating nature. Retrograde motion can also internalize the disruptive, electric energy of Uranus, This could lead to nervous anxiety, spasms, neurotic behavior or rapid personality changes.

Uranus at its best is intuitive, ingenious and original. A healthy Uranus is eccentric yet comfortable in self-expression. But Uranus retrograde makes it harder to be yourself without causing distress to yourself or others. Uranus retrograde may also have some association with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

The karmic nature of retrograde motion suggests you feel different or cut off from others because of events in your past lives. Rebellious activity could have led to calls of “traitor”. You may have been banished from your community for being too different for weird for any number of reasons.

Erratic behavior or unreliability could have caused problems for you over many incarnations. In this life, events and relationship issues will keep reinforcing your specific Uranus retrograde challenges. The aim is to be yourself while not upsetting things as they are.

Uranus Retrograde in Transit

Transiting Uranus retrograde is a regular cycle lasting 155 days every year in which the planet moves four degrees backwards through the zodiac. This is a time of inner change in response to external changes in your life. Aspects that Uranus retrograde makes to your chart will give more detail about the type of change and the areas of life affected.

You may have anticipated a major change in your life or tried to initiate change but nothing has happened. In this case, transiting Uranus retrograde will induce the internal changes in attitude or behaviors which are necessary to make the desired change possible.

Often the changes you seek are to allow more personal freedom. Whatever the case, Uranus retrograde lets you process things internally before you manifest the external change once Uranus turns direct.

Another possibility is that you have been disruptive and rebellious, trying to force radical change. Whether your revolution was based on ignorance or the innocence of youth, Uranus retrograde will bring higher self-awareness and insights about the error of your ways. A period of less chaotic internal changes should follow.

Uranus Retrograde Dates

  • 2017, August 3 to 2018, January 2 – 28 ♈ 31 to 24 ♈ 34
  • 2018, August 7 to 2019, January 6 – 02 ♉ 33 to 28 ♈ 35
  • 2019, August 11 to 2020, January 10 – 06 ♉ 35 to 02 ♉ 39

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