And so it begins.
On August 6 2018, Uranus, the planet of revolution and lightening-fast change, will turn retrograde in the sign of Taurus. By itself, this is not monumental in the world of astrology, however, what happens after that is quite extraordinary. Let me give you the whole picture in this post.
Uranus remains in the same sign for about 7 years, and so it takes about 84 years to come back to a particular sign. We saw Uranus in Aries from March 2011 to May 2018, and unless you are alive well past 100 years, you will not live to see Uranus in Aries again.
Aries is the ultimate sign of power, in that it rules leadership and those who stand head and shoulders above the rest in any field or in any situation. Uranus has caused some very mighty individuals to rise up unexpectedly, or fall just as unexpectedly. If you’ve kept up with news and politics, you’ve seen that unfold.
When a planet reaches the last degrees in a sign, from about 25 degrees forward to 29 degrees, it is at its most powerful. And so, we did see Uranus in Aries in those degrees in the early part of 2018, attempting to put the seal, if you will, on many huge changes initiated both globally and in our own lives.
However, that seal was a bit loose for many of us, and what was changing or about to change may seem to have stalled and even changed directions once we reached May 15th and Uranus drifted in to the much more mellow sign of Taurus. Taurus loves status quo and is therefore resistant to the power of Uranus. In the early stages of Uranus’ sojourn in Taurus there may not be enough energy to make a ripple in the water much less a whole tidal wave. Have patience, friends, the tsunami is coming, it will be just be a few years before it hits land. But I got sidetracked there. Let’s get back to Uranus/Aries.
It will not be long after Uranus moves into Taurus that we will see that planet station retrograde and begin walking back toward the sign of Aries, which it will do on November 6th. At that point in time we will be faced, once again, with an astrological super power pushing for changes that require great courage and leadership. Those changes will be exactly, or very close to exactly, what they were between February 2018 and early May 2018. Only this time we will have the opportunity to see them a second time, but with fresh eyes, and have the chance to speak and act differently with regard to those changes.
That’s not all. By a long shot.
No, it’s not as simple as a retrograde do-over. Uranus will be retrograde in Aries from November 7 2018 to January 7 2019, when this time it stations direct. Continuing from January 7 2019 to March 6 2019, we will have Uranus working those same late degrees of Aries, in direct motion, once again. In other words, we will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use powerful Uranus in a mega sign such as Aries, not once but three times, in the latest and strongest degrees. That’s enormous. Mega-enormous!
How to use Uranus Retrograde.
The best way is to know your natal chart and find two things: 1) where you have Aries and 2) where you have Uranus. Once you have that information, you should look at the houses for each, and focus on what those houses rule.
For example: If you have Aries in your 3rd house, and Uranus in your 4th house, you will feel the greatest impact on your 3rd house of communication, however, it will also affect your 4th house of home and family to some degree. In this instance, conversations about children, houses, marriages, involving pretty much any family member, will be likely to bring about dramatic changes to the way you live, where you live, and who you chose to live with. Those shifts started to come about in very noticeable ways early in 2018, but, there were likely to have been sudden financial hurdles to jump over first with Uranus moving into Taurus in May. From November 2018 to March 2019 you have a magical time to make those changes come about and furthermore making them happen to your own advantage. So you can see how to apply this same method to your own natal chart.
Expect it all.
There’s nothing Uranus won’t change in any aspect of our lives or on the global stage as well. For all of us, Uranus in Aries, November 2018 to March 2019, will be extreme, bold, unafraid, and will possess a singular ability to make sure that whatever revolutionary change takes place, it is for your own benefit. This is time to go for it. Make no mistake about it.