EYE ON THE SKY: URANUS RETROGRADE: AUGUST 28, 2023-JANUARY 24, 2024.
Uranus goes stationary/retrograde in Aries starting on Monday, August 28th and stays retrograde until Jan. 24th between Aries 29-Aries 24. This is more of an outer world event but it can trigger unexpected fire-related disasters like volcanoes, forest fires as it is happening in the sign of Aries and Aries is a sign of war so eruptions in Taiwan and other troubled places in the world are up.
When Uranus is retrograde in someone’s chart (and it is 5 months of the year) the rebellious urges tend to explode and burst forth seemingly out of nowhere. 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. Given potential for liberal/conservative warring and upheaval like we saw around the last Trump election, we have to think that this could easily manifest but it is likely to get more extreme and intense this year with Mars opposing Uranus into Nov. 11th and having a 3 degree orb from Nov 7-16. The Uranus retrograde may stir up a lot of inner upheaval and anger toward the status quo, in the sign of Aries it can easily explode. During the bubbling phase, the person is not realizing how much rebellion is brewing until it explodes. The movement toward mask mandates and boosters again is likely to stir up rebellion.
On a personal level, Uranus can incite rebellion in any ruts in our personal life that need transformation. If you have planets 23-29 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, you may more intensely get triggered to make sudden changes to break out of these ruts. 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 or great spurts of inventive action and rebellious behavior.
On the external mundane level, sudden explosions or out bursts in collective rioting are possible. Watch hot-spots in the US for surprises and more violent clashes in big cities with major weapons are likely to arise over the next few months. Some reports that the rebellious groups are getting more heavily armed and this could turn into a mess as everything is put into action.
Neo-Vedic astrologer, Dennis Harness, notes that Uranus is connected to Vedic mythology:
” Prajapati is the lord of progeny and creativity. He “exerts his heat and duplicates himself” and his “divine voice sounds like thunder”. One of the translations of Prajapati is Indra, the lord of thunder and lightening. A similarity to the planet Uranus can easily be seen. Uranus represents the Prometheus myth of bringing fire to earth, the bringer of change and innovation. Uranus is often associated with heat, lightening and thunder. He was also the father of Venus, the goddess of creativity. Narendra Desai felt that Uranus was a higher octave of Mercury, the god of creative intellect. He said that a prominent Uranus was often seen in the chart of a good astrologer.”
Uranus retrograde can be a great time for invention and technological research so use this transit to start that discoveries and explore science. Great creativity is possible around the station on August 23-30th.
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