“Uranus is the revolutionary planet, the rebel, and the ‘Great Mason,’ showing us the progress and possibilities ahead if we choose a new path,” says astrologer Madi Murphy, co-founder of spiritual wellness platform CosmicRx. Because it is one of the generative (rather than individual) planets, its influence is collective in nature, driving great change. But that doesn’t mean you won’t feel its powerful vibe in your own way.
When Uranus stations retrograde, its energy is strong. “Like an alarm clock, Uranus in retrograde can jolt you out of your slumber, causing you to wake up to a new reality and release anything in your life that may not be authentic or supportive,” says Murphy. “Wherever things feel stagnant or stuck, Uranus can bring surprise or confusion to the plot.”
The disruption can feel uncomfortable, especially because this Uranus retrograde is in Taurus—a fixed sign that is notoriously resistant to change and rules basic areas of life such as money, values, and security. But value changes rarely come easily. “Uranus is about trading social acceptance and comfort for greater authenticity,” says Murphy, “especially in the realms of social activism and standing up for what’s right.” In other words, changes related to Uranus are about raising the best; if doing so requires leaving your comfort zone, expect to do so.
How this transit will push you toward change will depend on how it interacts with your birth chart—especially your sun sign (the sign that shows your core identity) and your rising sign (the sign that shows how you show up in the world). Below, Murphy breaks down how this Uranus retrograde in Taurus can affect each sign, specifically, so you can get the most out of it.
Here’s how this Uranus retrograde can affect each zodiac sign, according to an astrologer:
Get ready for this transit to shake up your relationship with money or how you get it, Aries. It falls in your second house of resources and values, which can make you question whether the way you make money—or perhaps the way you measure your worth—aligns with your values, says Murphy. “Ask yourself if there is a way to bring yourself more financial freedom now,” she says. “Keep an eye on any outside opportunities you come across during this time as they may promise a payday down the line.”
Hold on tight, Taurus. If this retrograde happens in your sign, it can lead to a complete personal transformation. “Over the next few months, you may feel like a new ‘you’ wants to emerge, and it may not always be comfortable,” says Murphy. One way or another, you will be pushed to break free from stagnation or stuckness and discover a new destination for your authentic self. “Don’t be afraid to look in a completely new light,” says Murphy.
Feeling a little deeper or more insightful than usual, Gemini? This is the time to embrace that excitement and turn inward, as Uranus powers your twelfth house of spiritual growth, karma, and inner psyche. “Make sure you set aside time for spiritual care,” says Murphy. That might mean practicing meditation, breathing work, or giving yourself some much-needed rest. “Something from the past may resurface at this point, but just know that’s part of your healing,” says Murphy. “See if you can find a way to create emotional closure for your heart.”
Your world shakeup may arrive within your social networks, Cancer. This transit activates your eleventh house of friendship and community, which can direct your attention to opportunities to rekindle old relationships or start new ones. “Keep your eyes peeled for invitations to get involved with cause-focused groups or game-changing projects,” says Murphy. “This journey can lead you well to your people, if you will introduce yourself.”
You are expected to enter your profession, Leo. With Uranus hitting your tenth house of public reputation, work, and success, you may find yourself evaluating how your career is (or isn’t) serving your life path. “You may need to slow down before you speed up,” says Murphy. “Ask yourself: Am I called to review or adjust my desires? Or, perhaps, am I drawn towards making my passion my career?” However if you answer these questions now it may trigger some changes in the near future.
A new perspective or personal philosophy may be on the horizon, Virgo. This Uranus retrograde hits your ninth house of expansion and exploration, which can push you to activate your mind in new ways. That could mean an unexpected trip is coming your way, or maybe some plans have been canceled in favor of others, says Murphy. Either way, you are ready for spiritual and intellectual growth, as long as you stay curious.
It’s time to reveal your biggest demons, Libra. As a Gemini, you may be feeling very inward these days, as this transit touches your intimate eighth house of sexuality and inner strength. “Try to invite your dark side into the light,” says Murphy. “You don’t need to avoid the darkness; instead, you can learn to love this part of yourself as well.” By doing so, you can find a new opportunity for intimacy and fornication on a deeper level.
You can expect changes to occur within your most intimate, platonic and romantic relationships, as this transit reaches your seventh house of partnership. “Any romance or friendship that has been debilitating or toxic can disappear as Uranus turns its back,” says Murphy, “and any strong, healthy relationship can have a chance to grow.” It is also possible that an important new connection could form at this time, he adds. “Just make sure you apply the lessons you’ve learned about self-esteem and independence to any relationship you start now.”
Uranus retrograde is taking place in your sixth house of health and fitness, which means it can be a reminder of the importance of self-care. “Think about what self-care habits you may have neglected or missed in your daily life,” says Murphy. “This is the time to put yourself first and the habits and rituals that make you feel more empowered and clear-headed.” That might just mean being sure to drink plenty of water, get enough sleep every night, and move your body every day.
You get a reputation for being a bit aggressive, but this transit pushes you to do the opposite of lightheartedness. Uranus aspects your fifth house of artistic expression, fun and playfulness, which can awaken your creativity and inner child. This trip can be an opportunity to heal the part of you that connects you to your true essence, says Murphy: “Dream of your sunshine, and try to let pleasure, not pressure, guide you.”
Get ready for change on the home front, Aquarius. “Because Uranus retrograde is in your fourth house of home life and family, this planetary backspin can affect your sense of security, family relationships, and possibly, your actual home,” says Murphy. “See where you may feel called to heal certain reproductive systems or make healthy changes to your living environment.” Thanks, again, to the creative energy of Uranus, you may also feel inspired to break free from the expectations of parents or other relatives and carve your own path, adds Murphy.
As an inner sign, driven by intuition, your voice may not be the loudest in the room. But, this tone-changing Uranus retrograde asks you to see what might happen if it did. Travel falls in your third house of communication, teaching and learning, which can leave you curious and inspired. “You may have the opportunity to tap into a completely new thought or perspective, and share your thoughts and voice,” says Murphy. “They are strong and powerful, and despite what you might think, the world is ready for them.”
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