The Brave and the Free: Uranus Retrograde


Uranus stationed retrograde this morning. Until January 2, 2018, Uranus will appear to move backwards from the earth, from 28°31’ Aries until it will station direct at 24°34’ Aries. The slower a planet moves, the stronger its symbolism can be felt in our lives.

Themes of courage, assertiveness, action combine with individuality and freedom. Over the next five months, ask yourself what you can do to support your own true individuality, even if it will be uncomfortable for you or others. This time is not about needless shock. But if there’s a genius or rebel inside us that we haven’t been accessing, this time will bring it out. If there are boundaries we need to set or brave ways we need to strike out, our intuition or our outer circumstances will let us know. Be attuned to anger, chaos and fear. They can be a wake-up call to try a new, better way forward. This time is about necessary shock to the status quo if we’ve hidden or compromised a crucial part of ourselves.

Where is this happening in your chart? If you have personal planets in late degrees of cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, you may especially feel these themes. But this is a good time for all of us to revisit Uranus in our natal charts and see if there are adjustments we can make to be truly authentic. Don’t let yourself be bulldozed by someone else’s insane demands, whether personal or societal.

All of the planets beyond Jupiter will now be retrograde until Saturn stations direct on August 25th. Take things slowly and purposefully. Intentionally tune into a non-judgmental higher consciousness every day. And as you honor the courage and individuality within you, cheer on those traits in those you love, too. You can set a brave example.

 (Uranus stationary direct 1:16 a.m. EDT. Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn 3:36 a.m. Moon trine Uranus 5:38 p.m. Moon void of course 5:38 p.m. until 8:36 p.m. Moon in Capricorn 8:36 p.m.)