Uranus is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 11 Tau 35' 21"

Planetary Aspects

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Uranus is currently Square Saturn

Current and Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
uranus2021-08-20 01:41:00 UTC2022-01-18 15:26:00 UTCTaurus
Friday, 08 March 2019 17:00

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

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Uranus smells bad.

Look, I had to get that out of the way. It probably will not be the last but, if you have ever known an Aquarius, wordplay involving this mispronunciation is absolutely appropriate. Uranus rules Aquarius, by the way (if Aquarius would ever admit to anything ruling it). This is another one of those outer planets we can’t really see without some help. Discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, it again denotes things nobody really wants to admit but everyone knows are there. Like that odd smell in the open office. Is someone cooking fish in the microwave again or did you just indulge in a milkshake at lunch when you knew you probably shouldn’t? Who knows?

Similarly to the sign it rules, Uranus’s wheelhouse is invention, innovation, technology, and electricity but also, the unique. Sit down, Stirner fans, you should probably look into the irony of said fandom. But anyway, Uranus also happens to be the coldest planet, so truths and what not uncovered by it might come across as a bit robotic and cold. More or less the mad scientist of the universe, you might think this means that more esoteric topics are out of bounds but they’re not.

Uranus doesn’t particularly care what you think. In fact, this is the planet of pure rebellion, enlightenment, ingenuity, and pretty much putting a finger in the eyeball of tradition.

Unpredictable, but also infinitely resourceful and imaginative, where you might think of Mercury as the more or less nerdy intellectual of the planets, Uranus is his highly idealistic big brother: wanting results, now. Wanting to liberate the truth, now. Breaking the rules, throwing aside established structures or patterns and sudden change are all things Uranus is good for.

The Retrograde

Uranus retrogrades about once a year, for around six months. Now, it’s common enough to see it in your chart, but when it happens in transit: it’s a little more significant.

Spazzing out is a pretty common thing during a Uranus retrograde because self expression seems much more important. The thing is, while standard pat advice is to “be yourself”, nobody actually wants that. Sometimes, this is because you’re just a jerk but other times, it’s because they’re not comfortable. Is that really your problem? Well, that’s a question you need to answer, not someone else.

At other times, it may be that you’ve been more or less stuck in a role because you thought you had to be. During Uranus retrograde, you may find yourself being alerted to this in the most jarring of ways. Unfortunately while that sounds like a good thing, other times it may just be that a part of the way you’re doing things isn’t working for you and under this influence: everything feels stifling which can lead to an abrupt and more explosive change than you really had to make.

The basic gist to dealing with these retrogrades then is impulse control and whether or not its actually needed, but, as with the others, reflecting on why you feel the way that you do and what you can do about it is a safer and smarter bet. You might have felt the rumblings of Uranus for a while and you might think you can just eek it out without anyone noticing. That’s probably not the case.

Last modified onSaturday, 14 November 2020 18:22
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Planetary Positions

06.12.2021 at 01:35:29 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
Sun14 Sag 08' 19"
Moon08 Cap 51' 57"
Mercury17 Sag 57' 09"
Venus23 Cap 10' 15"
Mars24 Sco 53' 06"
Jupiter26 Aqu 05' 16"
Saturn09 Aqu 22' 50"
Uranus11 Tau 35' 21" R
Neptune20 Pis 24' 31"
Pluto25 Cap 09' 57"

Solar Status

BZ Status:3
Proton Density:10.20
Proton Speed:488.1 k/sec
KP Status:3
TypeDec 6Dec 7Dec 8
Active25%20%15%
Minor10%1%1%
Moderate1%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT222
03-06UT331
06-09UT231
09-12UT221
12-15UT111
15-18UT111
18-21UT212
21-00UT222
Solar Activity
Solar activity reached moderate levels (R1-Minor) due to an M1 flare at 05/0719 UTC as well as multiple C-class flares originating from Region 2898 (S24, L=236) beyond the W limb. Multiple CMEs were observed from that region but none have an Earth-directed component.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were mildly enhanced under persistent HSS conditions. Solar wind speed ranged from 416-489 km/s. Total field ranged from 4-7 nT while the Bz component was between +4/-6 nT. Phi angle was positive.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a maximum value of 1,288 pfu at 05/2010 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux maintained background levels.