Uranus Retrograde August 28, 2023 – More Bright Ideas

Uranus Retrograde 2023Uranus Retrograde 2023 begins on August 28 at 23° Taurus and ends on January 27, 2024, at 19° Taurus.

Generally, Uranus retrograde is associated with inner changes in response to external changes or in preparation for future changes in your life. Uranus retrograde in Taurus 2023 continues the Mercury retrograde theme of bright ideas.

More detail about Uranus retrograde in August 2023 follows some general information on Uranus retrograde in transit. Information about Uranus retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Uranus Retrograde Meaning

Uranus retrograde is a cycle lasting 155 days yearly in which the planet moves four degrees backward through the zodiac. This is a time of inner change in response to external changes or in preparation for future 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 significant 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 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 manifesting 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 2023

Uranus stations retrograde on Monday, August 28, 2023, at 23°04′ Taurus. The only significant aspect to Uranus is the trine to Mercury. This aspect is waning because Mercury is also retrograde. And the orb of 2°34′ is not particularly strong. But Mercury did station retrograde trine Uranus, which should make it more significant.

Uranus Retrograde in Taurus 2023

Uranus Retrograde in Taurus 2023

Mercury trine Uranus brings curiosity, open-mindedness, ingenuity, creativity, intuition and psychic awareness. Original and brilliant ideas open up exciting new opportunities you can make the most of with quick thinking and decision-making. Flexibility allows you to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.

New information and the ability to see things from a different perspective help you learn, discover, solve problems and change outdated beliefs. Chance encounters, stimulating conversations and interesting new friendships are possible.

Mercury trine Uranus on September 30 should bring exciting new opportunities resulting from your bright ideas between Mercury retrograde and Uranus retrograde in late August 2023.

Uranus Retrograde in Taurus 2023

The image below shows Uranus stationing retrograde in the Taurus Constellation. But the closest fixed star to Uranus is in Eridanus Constellation, the River. Fixed star Zaurak at 24°11′ Taurus should be a mild influence because it is an inferior conjunction over a one-degree orb. The maximum orb for Zaurak is 1°40′.

Uranus Retrograde August 2023

Uranus Retrograde August 2023

Fixed star Zaurak is associated with melancholia, struggles with loneliness and almost suicidal tendencies. It makes people introspective and private but constantly striving for success. [1]

Constellation Eridanus The River gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents, especially at sea and of drowning. [1]

Uranus stations direct on January 27, 2024, at 19°05′ Taurus making no planetary aspect. [see chart]

Five Retrograde Planets

Five retrogrades happen only 4% of the time. Six retrogrades occur only 0.7% of the time. Five planets have been in retrograde motion since Mercury stationed retrograde on August 23. Uranus retrograde 2023 makes Six.

Venus stations direct on September 2, but Jupiter stations retrograde on September 4. So it is not until September 15, when Mercury stations direct, that we return to five planets in retrograde motions. That continued until Pluto stations direct on October 10. In summary:

  • Five retrograde planets from August 23 to 28.
  • Six retrograde planets from August 28 to September 15.
  • Five retrograde planets from September 15 to October 10.

The world appears to slow down when five or more planets are retrograde simultaneously. You may attract energy at some invisible level, and it can feel like you are living in another dimension. It can feel like you’re from another planet or reality, so there is less inner certainty. You may experience feelings of isolation or of being different.

More than four planets in retrograde motion also make it more difficult for people to understand each other. It seems like more bad things are happening in the world: more violence, psychological abuse, accidents, suicides, and death. Understanding and compassion seem to be lacking. With the world slowing down, material events can act as blockages that allow you to develop internally and mature. This helps you find reassurance within yourself.

Uranus Retrograde Dates

  • August 24, 2022, to January 22, 2023 – 18°55′ to 14°56′ Taurus.
  • August 28, 2023, to January 27, 2024 – 23°04′ to 19°05′ Taurus.
  • September 1, 2024, to January 30, 2025 – 27°15′ to 23°15′ 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 harder to restrain Uranus’s erratic and impulsive urges. 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.” For several reasons, you may have been banished from your community for being too different or weird.

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


  1. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.69.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.44.

12 thoughts on “Uranus Retrograde August 28, 2023 – More Bright Ideas

  1. Hello, Jamie. Thanks for your entry. “Bright ideas”- I always have dozens of ’em. Most end in the trash bin (Aquarius Ascendent).

  2. Oh boy uranus goes retro in my progressed chart in 2029 if I should live so long. And my natal mars rx that sesquis natal Uranus goes direct the year after. Gosh I don’t want to be one of those combative old people.

    I can relate to much of what you write of uranus rx in my life. So maybe I been practicing all along, tempering myself to survive.

    • The potential past life analogy I have kicked around for awhile now is that I must have spent time in an insane asylum or around mentally unhinged people. So many in my life are not ‘mentally ill’ but just have crazy behavior. Not crazy good. It’s like I have been working toward being grounded and balanced my whole life. I have a strong sense of that now. That’s what makes me wonder about the person I am becoming. ???

  3. Mar-a-Lago unusual For Sale, not For Sale, sending a message to look at a chart? I dont catch them all, perhaps not even half of them. Zuckerberg and Musk grudge match was one of them. It had to do with which one Lionised the artwork here the most successful. Meta or X.

    224+224 = 448. Zillow flashes a price$M, but what if it was a date?

    22 April 2024, Age Harmonic.


    Study this chart, notice Venus-Sedna at 0 point Capricorn? The T-Square, Moon-Quaoar, Pluto, Ascendant?

    A long treck to a very northern Mar-a-Lago henge.

    • “Zuckerberg and Musk grudge match… had to do with which one Lionised the artwork here the most successful. Meta or X.”

      Upon a period of internalization, more subtly, META intersects, X, on October 31, 2019. Some bright eye figured that out early. You can see the Art at the Guggenheim. No riots please. Follow the rules of the museum.

  4. Mitch McConnell, USA Senate minority leader freezes at a news conference for the second time.

    I hung on to the chart of the first freeze, the title reads ‘Senate majority leader’, a mistake. Or is it? Sounds like he leads the Senate, an uncanny presence between factions and party’s. The deference to his age is many layered.

    1st freeze

    Senator McConnell is a little unusual in that he has both Mercury and Venus retrograde in the natal. And wouldnt you know it? Transit Venus retrograde in the first freeze, transit Venus and Mercury retrograde in the second.

    2nd freeze

    There’s a hundred things you could look at, but im going to focus on the time of the first freeze, accurate or not,1:40pm, which is used again on August 30, and look at Varuna, Quaoar, Sun and the Angles.

    July 26, Sun 03Leo30 yet to overtake Varuna at 07Leo.
    August 30, Sun 07Virgo, conjunct Midheaven, trine Quaoar.

    My idea is that the major schism, or rift in North American politics is the challenge of integrating these two Dwarf planets , Varuna and Quaoar, and it’s wise to watch our leaders for Setups that serve as Feedback. The above post is one such attempt, with its travel advisory.

  5. I met a group of people that I had known previously, on a more recent lifetime. We were committed unfairly, it was an asylum for the wealthy….we all had our money stolen, and we all subsequently went some degree of ‘mad’ there. It was fascinating, the synchronicities, anddreams, the premonitions, fears and familiarity….plus, were all still low on cash. God is great. Had to love them all.

    • Hey Lorraine, There can be a madness to accumulating wealth. It’s the drive that can send a person there. I get overzealous about projects sometimes. It can be like a no holds bar madness. And if you look at certain geniuses driven by their quest, it can turn to madness. Am working that with my creative drive at the moment. I searched for asylums for the wealthy in history and could not locate any. Your wealth issue is interesting to me with Uranus in taurus.

  6. If an Astrology thread was Jazz, would Miles Davis signal Moose the Mooch?

    Frank Stronach’s call for an Economic Charter of Rights, in last Mondays NatPost, ‘Ensuring modern day kings don’t hoard all the gold” His ideas worth considering, upon a further idea…

    How does one formalize a widely disseminated Art that soon reaches its free-for-all zenith? I’m sure a few million have thought about this.

    • Paulsrtreppel, my experience is that the zenith becomes too heavy and implodes upon itself bringing everything down. Stay clear! 😆

  7. I have uranus retrograde 25* and pluto 20* retrograde, uranus opposite chiron, sextile moon & neptune, square mercury, square mars, trine venus and i have autism

  8. I was born with R Uranus at 20′ Scorpio.
    This midlife crisis has hit and I’m not navigating it very well. Surely there has got to be a lightning bolt of an idea coming.

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