Uranus is currently in Taurus located at 10 Tau 12' 44"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Uranus is currently in Conjunction Mercury

   Ends on Monday, 26 April, 2021

Uranus is currently in Conjunction Venus

   Ends on Monday, 26 April, 2021

Uranus is currently Square Saturn

Uranus is in Conjunction The Sun

   Starts on Monday, 26 April, 2021

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

22.04.2021 at 16:18:30 UTC

chart wheel
Sun02 Tau 45' 16"
Moon01 Vir 48' 15"
Mercury06 Tau 53' 48"
Venus09 Tau 47' 05"
Mars29 Gem 30' 26"
Jupiter27 Aqu 05' 58"
Saturn12 Aqu 45' 23"
Uranus10 Tau 12' 44"
Neptune22 Pis 08' 48"
Pluto26 Cap 48' 06"

Solar Status

BZ Status:2
Proton Density:4.81
Proton Speed:418.7 k/sec
KP Status:2
TypeApr 22Apr 23Apr 24
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was low. Region 2816 (S24W12, Cai/beta) produced multiple C-class flares including, a C3/1f flare at 22/0435 UTC. This flare was associated with Type II and Type IV radio sweeps. Region 2817 (N18W86, Dao/beta) produced several C-class flares including the largest event of the period, a C4 flare at 22/0921 UTC. Spot analysis was difficult for this region due to its proximity to the west limb. Region 2818 (S17E32, Hsx/alpha) was stable, lacking any significant flare activity. Analysis is ongoing to determine if any of these events contain an Earth-directed component. Of particular interest is the C3/1f flare from Region 2816 due to its center disk location and observed radio signatures.
Solar Wind
The solar wind environment returned to near background conditions. Wind speed began the period near 650 km/s and gradually decreased to end the period below 420 km/s. Total field peaked at 6 nT. Bz dropped as low as -4 nT. Phi angle was variable.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a peak flux of 12,700 pfu observed at 21/1455 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was steady at background levels.