Uranus is the planet that represents our independence, freedom, sense of justice, and community involvement. This planet rules the zodiac sign of Aquarius, and its transits bring surprises, unexpected changes, or significant breakthroughs to our lives.
And what exactly happens when Uranus is retrograde? Well, when a planet is retrograde, it seems to go backward in the sky. However, this planet spends 150 days per year in a retrograde state, much longer than Mercury which only spends four weeks four times per year. Therefore, Uranus retrograde’s effect is not as intense and immediate.
As the impact of Uranus on our psyche and daily experiences can often be overwhelming, when it is in a retrograde state, it can bring some peace and calm to Earth. During this time, you may recall your teenage years when you chased for freedom and fought for those causes that promised a more just future for humanity.
You are also likely to think about the choices that led you to your current life. Are you choosing your work or relationships because you are passionate about them and they make you feel more authentic, or because they give you security?
So, it is imperative to avoid sticking to tradition during this period. Now is a time to focus on the future and let go of what doesn’t serve your personal growth. It will be better to say goodbye than to continue clinging to old patterns.
You may feel inspired to do a makeover, get more involved in political matters, and question the status quo during this time. So, don’t let your fears or insecurities keep you from raising your voice. Talk to others about your non-conformities with society. Challenge your friends and family to question the norms and make a difference in the world.
Considering that the changes proposed by Uranus retrograde will take some time, it is better not to get frustrated from the start. Focus on what you no longer want in your life, and let the Universe surprise you. You never know when your circumstances may change forever.