Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde 2017Uranus Retrograde 2017 starts on August 3, 2017 at 28° Aries and stations direct on January 2, 2018 at 24° Aries.

Uranus retrograde 2017 is going to awaken some deeply buried fears and anxieties that modern medicine does not comprehend. The cause of any psychotic and neurotic behavior will be the activation of fixed star Vertex by Uranus stationary retrograde. This star is in fact, the Andromeda Galaxy,  on a collision course with our own galaxy the Milky Way.

Planetary aspects associated with Uranus retrograde 2017 intensify these karmic fears of cataclysm. However, memories of ancient disasters are stored in the genes of millions of people. Their collective awakening will promote the collective healing of personal mental illness.

Before I go into more detail about Uranus retrograde 2017, I will talk about what it means to have Uranus retrograde in your natal chart then the general meaning of Uranus retrograde in transit.

Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde in the natal chart is common to 40% of people. As with Neptune and Pluto, it is not considered as harmful or significant as having an inner planet retrograde, like Venus retrograde, which affects only 7% of the population. However, Uranus retrograde does have a noticeable influence with the rebellious and crazy nature of the planet being enhanced.

It suggests that in a past life, you may have caused much stress and danger to yourself and loved ones because of your rebellious actions. Experimenting with radical methods and ideas may have caused a crop to fail or a loss in battle. Perhaps your selfish need to stand out and be yourself brought shame and loss to you and your family.

Retrograde motion also internalizes the disruptive nature of Uranus. In this life you may feel the shock on the inside as stress, restlessness and impulsiveness. Internal instability can lead to anxiety disorders, spasms, neurotic behavior or rapid personality changes.

Uranus retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically need extra development. The optimum Uranus nature is intuitive, ingenious and original. A healthy Uranus is eccentric yet comfortable in self-expression. The aim is to be yourself while not upsetting the status quo.

Uranus retrograde in your chart could show as abruptness or egotism. Erratic behavior or unreliability that holds you back. Such traits could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Uranus retrograde phases, until you make the necessary internal changes.

Uranus retrograde in transit 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 2017

Uranus stations retrograde August 3, 2017 at 28°31′ Aries. Looking at the chart below you will find that Uranus makes no major aspects apart from Uranus trine North Node. The major aspect in the chart is Jupiter square Pluto and that will have influence over Uranus retrograde 2017.  I will discuss that and a minor fixed star within orb of Uranus.

Interpretations of Uranus trine North Node are fairly vague but it should make it easier to adapt to changing conditions. You may seek change in your life that turns out to be positive. Opportunities that do arise will point you in the direction that is best for you, or your souls destined path.

At the mundane level I expect Uranus retrograde trine North Node to result in a shift of the mass consciousness toward socialism and away from the extreme right. This shift may not be observable until after Uranus stations direct. There should be less protectionism in favor of free trading. I also expect a more liberal or open-minded view of immigration, refugees and other social issues like human rights and gender equality.

Uranus Retrograde 2017

Uranus Retrograde 2017

Fixed star Vertex at 28°05′ Aries is in fact the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and is approaching us at over 100 kilometers per second. It is predicted to directly collide with the Milky Way in about 4 billion years. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System from the Andromeda–Milky Way collision is presently unknown.

Fixed star Vertex rules the eyes, pineal and pituitary glands. It Mars-Moon nature can cause neurosis, psychosis or obsession, all problems deep within from the past, personal or collective. Well aspected it gives a healer of these illnesses.

Andromeda Constellation bestows purity of thought, virtue, honor, eminence and dignity, but also battles with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. It gives love between husband and wife and reconciles adulterers. Badly placed in mundane charts it can portend earthquakes.

Jupiter square Pluto makes you want to succeed, and succeed big-time. It could be a pet project or in your career that you feel this intense drive to reach the top. Success, power and influence are all possible but without some care there will be a price to pay. Obsessive and compulsive behavior will not only cause relationship problems at home but can also earn you powerful enemies.

Religious mania or extremism are possible outcomes if you remain single-minded and self-righteous. Instead of narrowing your field of view it is better to gain a wider and more comprehensive knowledge. Travel and mixing with people from different backgrounds will help you avoid any chance of bigotry, xenophobia or other forms of intolerance and ignorance.

A safer way to satisfy your powerful urge to experience life to the fullest is to explore the limits of some societal standards or beliefs. You can still stay within the law of most lands while enjoying some cultural taboos.

These mad behaviors are particularly relevant when associated with Uranus retrograde. This aspect could also exacerbate fears of death and destruction by cataclysm, triggered by fixed star Vertex conjunct Uranus retrograde 2017. Psychotic behavior linked to Uranus retrograde and the fixed star would also be exaggerated by Jupiter square Pluto.

Uranus Retrograde Dates

July 29, 2016 to December 29, 2016 – 20° to 24° Aries
August 3, 2017 to January 2, 2018 – 24° to 28° Aries
August 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – 28° Aries to 2° Taurus

55 thoughts on “Uranus Retrograde

  1. “Hillary vs. Trump” — both of them facing serious criminal charges and allegations of corruption — right in the depths of this “Uranus Retrograde 2016” period. What more do we need to say!

  2. Hi Jamie,
    Uranus is directly hitting my MC at the moment. I haven’t slept for 4 days!
    I only manage cat naps during the day. I’m totally wired. Reading all night. Endless games of solitaire…Netflix.
    WOW! Great article, thanks!

  3. Uranus stationing retrograde at 28 degrees Aries means it will be hovering above my 11th house natal Venus at this same degree for many days. My natal Venus is a sensitive point in my chart, being the tail end of a kite formation involving an opposition to Neptune and trines to Pluto and Saturn. I also have Uranus retrograde in my natal chart. I expect SOMETHING to happen here, as this is a once in a lifetime conjunction, but just not sure what. Any predictions or advice?

  4. Thank you again Jamie for another thought provoking analysis. My Grand Fire trine is looking at that Leo New Moon warily. And with Uranus sitting on Mars opp Uranus, I know better than to ever pretend to know how the spark will arc. At this stage, the solar eclipse will hit my Moon and probably remember a pressing appointment elsewhere! Never thought I’d give thanks for Sat Rx conjunct ing my sun and , oh yes, opp my Sat Rx!!

    Keep breathing :))

  5. Excellent post Jamie, Uranus is almost in exact opposition to my natal Mars (29.16 Libra, ruler of my MC) when it goes retrograde, so wondering how important is that? Thanks

  6. “A safer way to satisfy your powerful urge to experience life to the fullest is to explore the limits of some societal standards or beliefs. You can still stay within the law of most lands while enjoying some cultural taboos.” This statement seems to me to be a contradiction in terms with the following. “Andromeda Constellation bestows purity of thought, virtue, honor, eminence and dignity” and t suggests that in a past life, you may have caused much stress and danger to yourself and loved ones because of your rebellious actions. Experimenting with radical methods and ideas may have caused a crop to fail or a loss in battle.

    • Very good analysis, Pamela. I’m wondering the same thing because what you just pointed out in your excerpts from the main article, is in fact very paradoxical! Although I always have to remind myself, in the grand scheme of things, that astrology as a whole and human beings in general, are both FILLED with all kinds of different contradictions when you look at the entire big picture. I suppose that’s where a person’s FREE WILL comes into play in regards to trying to find out what the “right” thing to think or do is, in regards to the contradictory topic at hand. I dunno, just my personal opinion =-)


  7. My retrograde 26°Scorpio Uranus in the 8th house is EXACTLY opposite my 26°Taurus Moon/2nd house and those 2 form a T-Square with my Venus in 1°Virgo/5th house. OUCH!!!! Anyone have any ideas or opinions about what that T-Square might indicate for me in life(other than utilizing a lifetime prescription for benzodiazepines, lol)…??? My Leo Sun & Leo N.Node also make an out-of-sign trine to retrograde Uranus in the 8th house for what it’s worth. Any replies would be greatly appreciated!


  8. …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 )

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