Uranus will retrograde in Taurus from August 28, 2023, until January 27, 2024.
Uranus enters retrograde on August 28, 2023, joining Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. Having such a strong lineup of planets in retrograde all at the same time will create a slow-down effect, guiding us to go within, reflect, and find stillness before moving ahead.
Uranus is the planet of awakening, surprise, and change. When it stations retrograde, it tends to get us reflecting on how we have changed. If our lives have been turned upside down, or we have experienced intense awakenings, Uranus Retrograde is a time when the dust will settle, and we will be able to digest and wrap our heads around all that has transpired.
Uranus Retrograde can also highlight the areas where we feel stuck, and bring our attention to behaviors and patterns that are preventing us from being our true, authentic selves.
This particular Uranus Retrograde, which happens in the sign of Taurus, is getting us to look back over the period from January 22- August 18, 2023. Since this time, how has your life changed? Since this time, what surprises have you encountered that have changed the way you are living your life?
Uranus Retrograde encourages us to welcome and bring acceptance to these changes. It wants us to live our lives from this new vantage point and to create stability around all that has been rocky. And, the first step in creating this stability is through acceptance.
As Uranus moves retrograde, it will start at 23 degrees of Taurus and make its way back to 19 degrees of Taurus. 23 degrees of Taurus is associated with power, authority, and command. It calls for us to take our power back and to ignite the warrior within. 19 degrees of Taurus is associated with spiritual breakthroughs.
It seems this journey from warrior to spiritual breakthrough may be our guide for this Uranus Retrograde journey. Let’s explore this journey in more detail-
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus 2023-2024
Finding our Inner Warrior
Uranus is the planet of awakening and change. When it is active in the cosmos, it can bring sudden and unexpected events that rattle and shake our world. Uranus is the planet of surprise, so whatever unfolds is likely something we did not see coming.
Uranus is also associated with freedom and doing things out of the box, giving it a radical and innovative energy. It can be hard to guess what Uranus is going to do next, and therefore, hard to predict exactly how its energy is going to manifest in our lives.
Uranus teaches us the importance of going with the flow. It reminds us that we really don’t have as much control as we think we do. It also reminds us that change is a natural and normal part of life. When we flow with the changes Uranus brings, it can be much easier to navigate.
As the poet Rumi so perfectly expressed- “Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
When we recognize this teaching of Uranus, that is when we can claim our power and allow our inner warrior to rise.
We may have experienced sudden changes or surprises since January, but this retrograde journey is calling for us to take command. To step up and lead the way with military precision. Maybe we need to be more disciplined, more vocal, and more fierce when it comes to defending our well-being.
Maybe this is how our retrograde story begins- with the motivation to rise into our power and claim the life we wish to lead.
By the end of Uranus’ retrograde journey on January 27, 2024, we are likely to have experienced a spiritual breakthrough of some kind. This spiritual breakthrough is likely to leave us feeling a little more accepting and a little more at peace with whatever has manifested in our lives.
As the planet of awakening, Uranus is also connected to our Kundalini or life force energy. It helps to awaken us to higher truths, our higher purpose, and to the wisdom we have inside.
Perhaps our spiritual breakthrough will allow us to see a higher truth, experience a more authentic way of being, or to open to new ideas that are outside of what we would have normally considered.
Whatever the journey, when Uranus Retrograde finally comes to a close, we are likely to feel freer to express our true selves and lead a life that feels more authentic.
Uranus Retrograde Journal Prompts
Here are some journal prompts to guide you through the Uranus retrograde energies. Feel free to choose whichever prompts resonate the most with your situation –
- What do you no longer feel sure about in your life? Journal the answer to this question. At the end, reflect on what thoughts and feelings have come up for you.
- 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 around your current situation?
- What are 3 things you can do to change the way you have been choosing to perceive a situation?