Uranus Retrograde

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Uranus Retrograde 2019

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 retrogrades. 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 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 backward 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

  • August 7, 2018, to January 6, 2019 – 02 ♉ 33 to 28 ♈ 35
  • August 11, 2019, to January 10, 2020 – 06 ♉ 35 to 02 ♉ 39
  • August 15, 2020, to January 14, 2020 – 10 ♉ 41 to 06 ♉ 43

76 thoughts on “Uranus Retrograde

  1. …makes no major aspects? I think you’re forgetting jupiter opposite uranus, sept. 28th…? You wrote an article about it (which was a very helpful btw, thank you. My solar return is sept 29th and i happen to have jupiter about to cross my ascendant then, too )

  2. The layout of this page for “Uranus Retrograde 7 August 2018 – Get Kinky” is absolutely outstanding, Jamie.
    The “challenge”, “solution”, “how to get there” technique is brilliant!
    Way to break it down so that it’s USABLE information especially during these potent astro-days/daze we’re in.
    Thanks for this incredible site. It was years that I was poking around here in bits but, this past year, you’ve got me hooked.

    I just got serious about being an astrologer myself last fall and, ye ha, thank God I did, with my Pluto OPP Mars, Saturn OPP Sun, Pluto OPP Mercury, Chiron CONJ Chiron +++ : ) lucky me, I was delivered to the student chair just in time to have this experiential astrological education which has enabled me to have more of an observer’s awareness <witnessing vs. reacting to it all.

    Just wanted to let you know that now you're a part of my mentor group and I'm very grateful for you.

    • Thank you so much Elle. The layout was a new idea that just came to me like a Uranus flash of insight I guess. I do have Sun conjunct Uranus. I should try to keep the idea going in future posts. I hope you love you new calling as much as I do.

      • I like it too. It answers the “what now” in a way that could be individualized depending on each persons circumstances.

  3. I agree with Elle, this is an empowering format (with bad news first) so that I can see the whole picture in reference to how I can actively influence the experience. Thanks for the life vest amidst the choppy waters.

    • Well said, Lori!
      “Thanks for the life vest amidst the choppy waters.”
      I’ve been riding in the waves of some DEEP choppy waters.
      Cheers : )

    • 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.

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

    “Internalizes family members eccentricities and idiosyncratic behaviour”

  5. 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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