Uranus Retrograde 2016


Child jumping with toy balloons in spring field

One I prepared earlier, but the technical details have been updated.

If I had a dollar for every person over the last couple of days who has mentioned how much they need a break, some time away, some time alone, I’d be very nicely off, thank you very much.

I mentioned only yesterday to a friend how I was struggling with this. Uranus sits on the Descendant in my chart- opposite the Sun and Moon. I’m of the Pluto conjunct Uranus generation, so it all plays in together. The need to break free, reinvent etc etc is a strong and regular occurrence for me- one I have difficulty explaining, but one that I have to listen to. Because Uranus is in my 7th, this tends to be reflected in my relationships- I push away, I pull away.

A mate (who knows me better than most) took me aside the other day and said something like, ‘Joey. Something’s obviously going on with the hocus pocus stuff- I’m getting the claustrophobia vibes off you. Your camping weekend can’t come soon enough.’ Actually, there were some expletives in there too, but this is a pg rated page.

The cause of all of this unsettlement? Uranus. More specifically, a Uranus that has stationed to turn retrograde. If you have planets at 24 Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer, you’d probably be feeling this more than the rest of us.

The outer planets spend a fair whack of each year in retrograde. During these retrograde periods, the energy that is usually pushed outward is directed internally. This means that during the retrograde phase planets become an exaggerated version of themselves. Uranus will become more Uranian…for many (especially those in the midst of a transit by Uranus) that is a pretty scary concept.

In the case of Uranus, who really gets off on giving totally unexpected and utterly unavoidable shocks to get you moving out of your rut and into something more individual, all of that bubbling, electrical energy in happening within you instead of to you. Eventually it has to explode.

All those Uranian rebellion impulses will burst out at seemingly incongruent times, leaving those around you shaking their heads muttering “What the F&*#?” Which brings me to the other really important thing about Uranus and transits of this planet to natal planets…. resistance is futile. The more you struggle against the Freedom Fighter, the tighter the chains that bind.

If Uranus passes back across a natal planet or chart point for you during this transit, take it as a time to stick to what you know…for now. You will be able to objectively look at the results of the bid you made for freedom when Uranus first touched that planet and maybe analyse what went wrong. It’s a little like a planetary post implementation review.

This is not the time to make a fresh break, if indeed a separation is what is required. The questions you ask yourself here will be put to use when Uranus retraces his path once he becomes direct. It is at that point that you have the opportunity to make the change real.

Uranus stations retrograde at 24 Aries 30’

Uranus stations direct on 28/12/16 at 20 Aries 33’