Intuitive Astrology: Uranus Retrograde August 2021- January 2022

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On August 19, 2021, the planet of awakening, liberation, and change enters retrograde, where it will remain until January 18, 2022.

For the first few months of its retrograde journey, Uranus will be joining Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto, making for a strong line up of retrograde planetary energy.

Whenever we have a large number of planets in retrograde, it can create a slow-down effect, and make us feel like we need to take some steps back before we can fully leap forward.

While most planets will be out of retrograde by the time we reach the end of October 2021, Uranus will remain in retrograde until next year.

Uranus Retrograde happens every 7 months or so, and is a natural and normal part of its cycle. When it enters retrograde, it retraces its steps through the cosmic skies, reintroducing some of the energies it has been filtering down to Earth.

We can connect with the energy of this cycle in our own lives too, by reviewing and looking back over the journey we have traveled in the last 7 months.   

In the last 7 months has anything surprising or shocking happened that has forced you to make changes? 

In the last 7 months has anything transpired that has left you feeling uncertain or unsure about something in your life?

As Uranus is the planet of sudden change and upheaval, these are the areas that it has likely been touching in your life. But, the good news is that during this retrograde period, we can use this energy to catch our breath, assess, and look to see where we have landed.

The shock around any surprising or abrupt changes may begin to settle, and we may start to see things with a new perspective and clarity.

We may also find that anything we once felt uncertain about now starts to feel a little more certain or reassuring, allowing us to find a new freedom.

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 in Taurus

Uranus will retrograde through the sign of Taurus, which means we may feel a push-pull between embracing the new and letting go of the old.

We may also notice themes unfolding around food supply, farming/agriculture, and environmental issues.

Uranus will be in Taurus until 2026, so these are all themes we are working with for some time.

As Uranus is also square to Saturn for most of 2021, we may also notice themes around freedom vs. boundaries. You can read more on this energy here.

Uranus Retrograde Exercises

Cast your mind back to the period between January 14- August 19, 2021.

  • How have you grown since this time?
  • What new developments have entered your life and how have they changed you?
  • What has felt rocky, shaky, and in need of change since this time?
  • Where can you surrender and go with the flow more?
  • How can you create more freedom in your life?

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.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.