Uranus Retrograde 2023: Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. The Maverick stations retrograde in sensual Taurus on August 28, 2023. Uranus goes retrograde once year.
What is a Uranus transit like?
Uranus, unlike all the other planets in the solar system, is tilted sideways. This sets its rotational axis nearly parallel to its orbit. Interestingly, this astronomical oddity is reflected in the Uranian themes of outcast, eccentric, iconoclast, erratic, and bizarre. Additionally, Uranus rules humanitarian concerns, group identity, futurism, ideological reformation, science, the internet, electricity, and some even say astrology.
During Uranus transits, chaos and change are on the horizon. Expect the unexpected. Each outer planet brings change, but Uranus, a cerebral planet, brings it in thought frames and paradigms. In other words, the change will be a conceptual shift.
Uranus introduces a new idea so radical that your old paradigm is broken into a million pieces, into a puzzle that you now have to reassemble. It results in a series of questioning that can be very unsettling. Uranus wants to do things its own way, and you might find yourself feeling extra antsy and impulsively rebellious in whatever area he is transiting in your chart. Alternatively, if you are unwilling to change in whatever way Uranus wants, you may experience his influence as a shock. Either way, what Uranus seeks is your ultimate freedom from shackles that you didn’t even realize existed.
When Uranus Goes Retrograde
And so, when Uranus goes retrograde, we enter into a period of deep reflection regarding our true genius, and our need for intellectual and emotional freedom. During this period, we are likely to experience key events that trigger us to realize what paradigms are holding us back. Uranus transits cause us to question the nature of our tried and true paths, and how they could change.
We may feel held back or confused regarding how we can access our unique genius. During this soul searching period, we may experience radical shifts in whatever area of our chart that Uranus is touching. These shifts can be up, down, or lateral. In some way, Uranus is liberating us from our limiting beliefs.
The more flexible you are, the more easily you will be able to work with this transit. Be willing to put all your cards on the table, communicate with the people in your life, and see how you can change things together cooperatively, rather than in a destructive sense. On the other hand, rigidity will work less well. Ultimately, this transit will deepen our understanding of our own conditioning, and give us a new frame through which to consider our lives.
Qualities of Taurus
Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac. It represents our need to get to know the material world. Taurus is all about experiencing the world sensually, and identifying with what we can touch, own, create, and value. It is about our self-esteem and our core values. Taurus aims to create stability and longevity in the earthly realm, in order to feel grounded. Additionally, Taurus rules our relationship to our bodies, to food, to nature, to agriculture, horticulture, and the natural world.
Taurus is ruled by Ceres. Ceres represents our physical self-care, our relationship to money, to food and our bodies. Thus, Taurus is a sign that relates to the physical world in its most essential forms.
In Taurus, we discover the world through experience, ownership, and sensual enjoyment. Taurus wants to take things slow. Additionally, Taurus rules the throat, singing, music, dance, stability, peace, contentment, patience, unwillingness to change, stubbornness, and earthly abundance.
What does it mean when Uranus is in Taurus?
Uranus is the revolutionary and the rebel, and Uranus’ mission to incite change strikes an odd chord with security-oriented Taurus. Therefore, Uranus’ transit through Taurus has been bringing an erratic, unusual flavor to Tauruses all over the planet. Uranus is here to liberate this Fixed Earth sign from its dogma and resistance to change. In Taurus, Uranus brings innovations in horticulture, botanical science, and the desire for radical reform in agriculture, economics, and the way we value ourselves.
In Taurus, Uranus’s influence may be extra jarring and it may be exceptionally difficult to let go of some of the longstanding structures that are hit. Collectively, we are revolutionizing our outworn relationships to worth, value, money, self-esteem, ownership, and the wisdom of our bodies.
Read more about Uranus in Taurus here.
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: Stability Costs Us Our Freedom
Taurus builds things that last in order to maintain a sense of security and self-sufficiency. However, nothing truly lasts and Uranus is here to shake up some of Taurus’ habits. Ultimately, Uranus will revolutionize Taurus’ habit of staking self-sufficiency in material matters.
During the retrograde, we experience a suspension of our typical way of operating. We contemplate the status of our lives in terms of how free we feel, and what is holding us back. You may ask yourself, what material pillars of my life are holding me back from where I truly want to be? Is this (house) part of my life still working for me? Am I subject to sunk-cost fallacy in any area of my life? Am I in touch with what makes me unique? How am I afraid to go against the grain?
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus: Stubbornly Unique
The retrograde of Uranus in Taurus may bring our attention to our unique genius as a way to unlock new possibilities of self-worth and self-esteem. One thing Uranus and Taurus have in common is a lack of concern about the judgment of others– arguably, Taurus even more so than Uranus. Uranus feels beholden to the opinion of the group, in order to make sure it is fighting on the right side. On the other hand, Taurus is more self-contained and steady in its own values.
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus is a period of reflecting on our unique genius, and how to bring our personal values into social alignment. The transit suggests that our collective values will be altered by the political concerns of the many, and in favor of political reform that has been a long time coming. At best, the combination of Taurus’ earthy confidence and Uranus’ social concern will result in the desire for innovation and reform that could help the majority of people.
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Time Span of Uranus Retrograde in Taurus
Uranus will be retrograde in Taurus from August 28, 2023 to January 26, 2023.
How Does Uranus Retrograde 2023 Affect You Personally?
This year, Uranus will travel backwards from 23 degrees all the way to 19 degrees of Taurus. Uranus’ mission of liberation will most significantly touch any natal planets you have in 19-23 degrees of Taurus.
Moreover, Uranus will also affect any planet in your chart in 19-23 degrees of the other 3 Fixed signs: Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Lastly, if you were born on any of the following days, Uranus’s retrograde through Taurus will affect you very personally:
February 8 to 12
May 9 to 14
August 11 to 16
November 11 to 16
For more about Uranus’s rhythm this year, see: This Year’s Uranus Retrograde.
For more about this month’s sky events, see our Monthly Forecast.
Check this video for more about how Uranus transits feel and how to handle them.