Uranus Retrograde 7 August 2018 – Get Kinky

Uranus Retrograde 2018Uranus Retrograde 2018 starts on August 7, 2018 at 02° Taurus and ends on January 6, 2019 at 28° Aries. Uranus stations retrograde in aspect to a number of planets which suggests problems affecting your love life or finances will test your patience. However, there are solutions to every problem. Open mindedness and flexibility will lead to creative breakthroughs and a reinvigorated personal life. Before more detail about Uranus retrograde 2018, you’ll find information below on Uranus retrograde in the natal chart and in transit.

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 2018

Uranus stations retrograde on August 7, 2018 at 02°33′ Taurus. It makes aspects to Venus, Mars and Saturn as shown in the chart below. The two red square aspects represent two challenges, or two parts of the same problem. The two blue trine aspects are good outcomes.

The green quincunx aspect is common to both sets of problems. It represents the karmic links and adjustments involved in turning a complex challenge into an intriguing opportunity. You will need to coöperate, compromise, share resources and multitask.

Challenge Number 1

Venus square Saturn is a problem affecting your love life, your finances, or how you value yourself. Your partner may go away for work, reject your advances, or need some time alone. Your credit card might reach it’s limit or all the bills could be due at the same time. Criticism or coldness from a loved one could make you feel sad, lonely or depressed. But how much of this is due to your own fears or criticisms?

Although motivation may be lacking and you would prefer to be lazy, you will have to work hard to maintain your present relationship, career or other valued part of life. Uranus retrograde 2018 is no time to be ignoring your responsibilities, especially for loved ones. Although you will be feeling low and in need of love, someone close to you may lean on your for support and would be greatly disappointed if you let them down.

Challenge Number 2

Mars square Uranus represents a test of your patience. It gives a strong urge to break free from restriction and rebel against authority. A tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences can lead to great disruption in your life. Awareness of this dynamic energy can instead lead to inventive and creative breakthroughs and a reinvigorated personal life.

You cannot restrain this erratic energy so must express your crazy, creative or inventive side in a safe environment. If you have a structured, hierarchical workplace then you should find a creative outlet socially, sexually or through a hobby. Your goal is to get your kinky or dangerous desires out of your system in a safe way without upsetting others.

Uranus Retrograde 2018

Uranus Retrograde 2018

Solution Number 1

Venus trine Mars balances out your softer loving side with your raw sexual desire. Thus you can be direct without coming on too strong. You will genuinely be interested in friendship not just for sex but for companionship as well. This means you can talk about problems affecting your love life caused by Venus square Saturn.

You should be feeling more sexual and creative which is ideal for expressing that spontaneous, impulsive energy created by Mars square Uranus. Uranus retrograde 2018 is a good time to start creative projects or anything in fact, that you are passionate about. Creative projects that combine beauty with action are ideal, such as redecorating a room, sculpture, dance or painting.

Solution Number 2

Saturn trine Uranus represents a transition phase in life. This is the ideal time to make positive changes in your life because they should run smoothly. Change will not be upsetting or erratic as it sometimes can. It will help you stay calm and patient so you can plan every step methodically.

Uranus retrograde 2018 is also a good time for experimentation and creative self-expression. You can find new ways of doing old things without rocking the boat. You could take the lead in your career to start needed changes and gain respect and recognition from your boss.

How to Get There

Venus quincunx Uranus  increases your need for change and excitement in your love life. If you have a partner you may want to get kinky in the bedroom. If you feel smothered by your partner of they are the conservative type, you will probably feel a sudden urge to do your own thing. You may seek stimulation through entertainment or amusements or even an affair. Flexibility, open-mindedness, compromise and minor adjustments will keep a healthy relationship on track.

If single you will likely be attracted to unusual people or risky relationships that would probably be brief encounters. The increased tension and anxiety you feel can be relieved through social interaction, entertainment and amusements. Internet dating or chatting to people on forums is an ideal way to find extra stimulation. Uranus retrograde 2018 is good for creative work and trying new techniques or a different approach, especially if you have been experience a creative block.

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

63 thoughts on “Uranus Retrograde 7 August 2018 – Get Kinky

  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

    • Hi Jamie, I am just wondering if I am going through a long and important career transit: this year Uranus will retrograde and make an opposition again to my natal Mars (29.26 degree). Mars rules my MC (Aries 22.12). Would something from previous retrograde come back?

  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 )

  9. 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.

  10. 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 : )

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