Uranus ends its retrograde in 6 days in Taurus, and we're in a period now where a lot of planets are starting or ending a retrograde. Energy is swirling now, so we need to be informed!
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Uranus in Astrology
In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change and the unexpected. This planet likes to shake things up and keeps us on our toes. It doesn't want anything to stay exactly the same, because it knows we learn more when we change with the future. Onward!
In your natal chart, the position of you natal Uranus can show where in your life you can experience lots of change, how you create change, and where you need things to be different and unexpected.
Transit (moving) Uranus can bring changes to the areas of life ruled by the house it's touring in your natal chart, and aspects Uranus makes to your natal planets can show how and where you can expect the unexpected. Sometimes this is great but sometimes it does throw you!
What direct in astrology means
When a planet appears to be moving backward through the Zodiac, it's called retrograde. Normal motion is forward motion, so this can throw the energy of the planet off.
When the planet is no longer moving retrograde, it's now direct. It's getting ready to move forward, and it can hover in about the same spot for a little while first, which is called stationing. It's gearing up to change its direction.
Uranus Direct 2022:
Uranus ends its retrograde on January 18th 2022, and this occurs in Taurus. Uranus retrograde likes to slow change down and make us more restless, and frustration was likely huge in Taurus. With Uranus moving forward again soon, this can shift, and we can work on new changes.
The Uranus direct comes 11 days before Venus direct comes (January 29th), and they are trine one another (a beneficial aspect) very close (but not actually exact). Change may be in the air in our relationships and dealings with others, and we may bring new, different people into our lives. This can be good for reconnecting with friends and expanding your social circle.
Uranus direct is also square, which is a hard aspect, transit Mercury, who turns retrograde a few days before on January 14th (this also isn't exact though). Uranus square Mercury might bring challenges with mental focus, and we may jump from one idea to the next. We may need to work on using mental energy productively and not giving in to impulse.
The Uranus direct 2021 can impact you most in the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart it occurs in, and is strongest if it aspects any of your natal planets. The Uranus direct occurs at 10 degrees 49 minutes Taurus, so the aspects are:
Conjunction: 7 degrees 49 minutes - 13 degrees 49 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 7 degrees 49 minutes - 13 degrees 49 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 7 degrees 49 minutes - 13 degrees 49 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 7 degrees 49 minutes - 13 degrees 49 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 7 degrees 49 minutes - 13 degrees 49 minutes Scorpio
If sextile or trine any of your natal planets, this can be beneficial energy for taking control of changes you want made, and being open to the unconventional.
If square or opposite any of your natal planets, this can be challenging energy for change, and there may be unexpected changes that you don't like or you may want changes that can't happen yet. Try to be patient and take things in stride.
If conjunct any of your natal planets, this can bring major energy for change with whatever that planet rules, and you need to put together plans for action to take control of the changes so they don't control you.
Suggested Reading: The Transit Uranus page for general interpretations, and the article about managing Uranus in the houses