Uranus Retrograde

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Uranus Retrograde 2020

Uranus from Hubble Space Telescope, 2003 [NASA/Erich Karkoschka]

Transiting Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde is a regular cycle lasting 155 days every year in which the planet moves four degrees backward through the zodiac. This is a time of inner change in response to external changes in your life. Any transits that Uranus 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

  • August 11, 2019, to January 10, 2020 – 06°35′ to 02°39′ Taurus.
  • August 15, 2020, to January 14, 2021 – 10°41′ to 06°43′ Taurus.
  • August 19, 2021, to January 18, 2022 – 14°47′ to 10°49′ Taurus.

Natal Uranus Retrograde

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. The rebellious activity could have led to calls of “traitor”. You may have been banished from your community for being too different or 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.

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    • I have Venus 13 degrees in taurus. I know it’s long time for conjunction, but tell me Jamie, should I expect some changes even it’s far from now?

        • I forgot to say, that Uranus rules my 7 and 8 houses. it’s retrograde in my natal 3 house Libra opposite Mercury.
          Venus rules 4 and 11 houses.

          • nice, Mimi… you hijacked someone else’s question to get the attention on YOU! But I’ll respond to Heaven Sent’s question… it all depends on *where* in your solar return it falls and what planets it aspects, and the aspects it makes.

  1. Uranus Rx in the Age of Aquarius chart, Jan12, 1996. 4th house

    “Internalizes family members eccentricities and idiosyncratic behaviour”

  2. Is it bad if she is considered a bomb in my chart? I read about it in Lynda Hills Sabian Symbols. 13°Aries. This is part rhetorical, part not. I feel like a pressure cooker that needs to go off right now, that has needed to for awhile but issues have been swept under the rug. Plus it is in relation to Uranus so its all the flint and tinder that is needed. I’m in a hotel foom that is very loud and I just need my rest. I have natal Uranus retrograde in my chart at 8 ° Scorpio, so opposite signs of what Uranus went into for the next 7 years back in March.

    • I went through that this year. Got sick in the hotel too. Very unstable time. Boyfriend was acting really weird same day too.

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