Uranus, the planet of change and awakening, has been very active in our cosmic skies in recent months as it moved to align with the North Node. Now, on August 24, 2022, Uranus is entering retrograde, where it will remain until January 22, 2023.
As Uranus dips its toes into retrograde territory, it will give us a chance to catch our breath and recalibrate from any awakenings or changes that have unfolded since January 18, 2022, which was when Uranus finished up its last retrograde cycle.
If big shifts, wobbly energy, or instability have come into your world, Uranus Retrograde will help to put things on pause, allowing you to digest and wrap your head around things.
This idea of pausing is actually a theme that will begin intensifying over the coming weeks and months, as Mercury will also station retrograde on September 9, giving us a total of six planets in retrograde for a brief period of time.
By the end of October, Mars heads into retrograde too, really slowing down the energies and putting things on an even greater pause.
It is easy to see the strong cosmic theme here as we wrap up 2022, and although it may sound a bit daunting, life can be easier when we flow in harmony with the cosmic weather.
If you wear a big jacket when it’s hot, you will be uncomfortable. Just the same, when the cosmic skies are sending strong waves of energy encouraging us to slow down, reflect, pull back, and revisit the past, it is so much easier if we try our best to flow with it.
Uranus Retrograde 2022
Uranus will station retrograde in the earth sign of Taurus, which is a zodiac that favors stability and consistency. Uranus, on the other hand, is an energy that is out of the box, radical, and about pushing boundaries. While Uranus has been in Taurus since 2018, this theme may be reignited in our lives as it begins its retrograde journey.
You can also use the retrograde of Uranus to think about where you need to balance following a consistent routine or habits, and where you need to shake things up and break down some of the boundaries you or others have created.
Where are you craving more structure? Where are you craving more freedom? Exploring these questions may naturally come up under this cosmic weather.
Uranus Retrograde can also ease any shock around surprising or abrupt changes that may have unfolded since the start of the year. We may even find that we start to see things with a new perspective and clarity, or the things we once felt uncertain about now start to feel a little more certain or reassuring.
It’s important to keep in mind that Uranus doesn’t just shake up our lives for no reason; it does so to awaken us and to free us from any limiting behaviors or patterns that have left us feeling stuck.
When in retrograde, Uranus wants us to look at things in a new way. It wants us to revolutionize our perspective so we can access a new level of freedom and easily clear a path for all that is meant to find us.
Uranus Retrograde Exercises
- What do you no longer feel sure about in your life? How is this making you feel? How is it encouraging you to grow?
- How can you acknowledge and bring acceptance to any recent changes in your life?
- Where can you surrender and go with the flow more?
- How can you create more freedom in your life?
- Are you hanging on to the way things were, rather than accepting them for how they are?
By looking to these questions and staying open to the unique signs the Universe sends your way during this period, you will be able to tune in to the gifts and lessons of Uranus Retrograde.