Revolutionary planet Uranus went retrograde on August 3, 2017, but you can take advantage of this for the next few months!
If you watch the news, you know that struggles for freedom seem to be exploding all over the world. Huge changes are happening in many governments and political systems, and this energy is only about to get more amped up.
In Astrology, every planet has its own “personality.” Uranus is the rebel of the group — the one who likes to shock. When Uranus “goes retrograde,” means that from our point-of-view on Earth, it appears to move backward. This changes the planet’s power.
Over the next five months, Uranus will continue to shake us out of our comfort zones until it goes direct again on January 2, 2018 — and we’ll feel it on both an individual and a global scale. While Uranus has been known to inspire wars and revolutions, it will also create change from the inside out. Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” and this is exactly what Uranus Retrograde will push you to do!
But Uranus Retrograde also forces us to confront our own fears and personal roadblocks, so we can all expect a few “Ah ha!” moments of realization. This is a time for us to consider what the concept of “freedom” means to us, and what we need to fix or change in our lives to get it.
Uranus also forces us to get real about who we are and what we want, so if you’re in the wrong job, working toward the wrong degree or dating the wrong person, Uranus Retrograde will let you know. While Uranus usually forces the changes that need to happen, over the next five months, it will quiet down and simply make you feel what needs an overhaul. So pay attention to Uranus’s tough-love advice!
This retrograde occurs while under Jupiter square Pluto’s spell, so passion could be explosive. Expressing yourself is always important, but choosing your approach is critical. Contemplate your motivation before acting out. Do you really just want to express yourself or are you finding restrictive?
Your need for independence might come with a high price if you act impulsively. One thing Uranus in Aries can’t stand is being limited by others. You’ll want freedom to make your own choices — and that might mean breaking relationship patterns.
Retrogrades encourage reviewing things in your life, so give yourself time to rethink the choices you’re contemplating. Once you act, you can’t take it back.
And remember, Uranus loves anything unconventional, so rather than making a rash decision, see if there’s a way to turn a traditional situation into something unique. Unusual choices and authentic situations are what Uranus supports, so don’t be shy about breaking rules now.