Uranus is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 20 Tau 17' 54"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

No aspects in the next 5 days.

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
uranus2024-09-01 15:18:00 UTC2025-01-30 16:23:00 UTCTaurus
uranus2025-09-06 04:52:00 UTC2026-02-04 02:34:00 UTCGemini

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.

Planetary Positions

02.12.2023 at 14:18:09 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun10 Sag 07' 42"
The Moon11 Leo 18' 30"
Mercury01 Cap 09' 04"
Venus27 Lib 25' 58"
Mars05 Sag 50' 22"
Jupiter06 Tau 57' 13" R
Saturn01 Pis 12' 12"
Uranus20 Tau 17' 54" R
Neptune24 Pis 53' 34" R
Pluto28 Cap 32' 29"

Solar Status

BZ Status:12
Proton Density:5.51
Proton Speed:475.8 k/sec
KP Status:1.00
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Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity reached moderate levels due an M1.0 flare at 01/2120 UTC from Region 3500 (S18W50, Ekc/beta-gamma). Slight decay was observed in Region 3500. New Region 3509 (N10W50, Cri/beta) emerged in the NW quadrant while the remaining spotted regions were relatively stable.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters indicated the arrival of multiple CMEs from 27 and 28 Nov. The first arrival was at 30/2337 UTC. Solar wind speed increased from approximately 335 km/s to near 440 km/s while total field increased from 5 nT to 12 nT. The second arrival was at 01/0853 UTC, when solar wind speed increased from approximately 406 km/s to near 510 km/s, and total field increased from 15 nT to 25 nT. Total field continued between 13 nT and 28 nT through the rest of the period while solar wind speed ranged from around 480 km/s to 560 km/s. The Bz component ranged from +/-26 nT. Phi angle was variable.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels, while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.