Uranus Is Going Retrograde and Here's How Each Sign Will Deal

August 9, 2019


Based on Pacific Standard (PST)

Retrograde: August 12, 2019, at 6°36′ Taurus

Direct: January 11, 2020, at 2°38′ Taurus

Uranus first entered Taurus for the first time May 15, 2018 and will only exit Taurus for good on April 25, 2026. Once a year until Uranus enters Gemini, Uranus will retrograde in Taurus for almost half the year. Uranus stations retrograde on August 12, 2019, at 6°36′ Taurus; it stations direct on January 11, 2020, at 2°38′ Taurus.

Taurus embodies the organic wisdom of nature, which never rushes, allowing each season and cycle of life to unfold as and when it should. Well-known for its leisurely pace, Taurus focuses on the here and now, the present and tangible. This is often mistakenly equated with an acquisitive, materialistic inclination.

Although Taurus is indeed a sign ruled by Venus, and therefore enjoys a connection to the finer things in life, in truth, Taurus seeks the comfort of the material as an antidote to the chaos of life, choosing to ground itself in beautiful surroundings that communicate permanence. As a fixed earth sign, Taurus is the most fixed of all the signs; when required, Taurus can become immovable.

Most certainly, Uranus and Taurus make for odd bedfellows: Uranus’ everything-must-go nature is a poor fit for solid, steadfast Taurus, which resists change at all costs.

Globally, the Uranus transit of Taurus may result in innovations and breakthroughs in the handling of our most important asset—planet Earth, our home. Conversations about climate change, green energy, off-grid living, and Earth-friendly diets may become an important component of the cultural zeitgeist. Some astrologers believe that Uranus in Taurus will disrupt financial markets globally, enabling the further rise of alternative currencies such as bitcoin.

On the personal level, Uranus’ transit and retrogrades in Taurus will force a wedge between ourselves and an area of life where we may be ultra-fixed and stuck in our ways. Uranus’ airy brilliance may free us from material strain, or, we may find that our ideas around material comfort undergo a complete revolution.

Being that Taurus moves relatively slowly, the pace of change may not accelerate nearly as fast as when Uranus transited Aries. But hey, let’s not forget that Uranus, being the planet of rebellion and sudden change, might mean it showing its cleverness and deviance in the most unpredictable, unexpected ways.


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Aries sun (and Aries Rising)
Aries’ may feel as if they’re finally out of the hot seat since Uranus left your sign for pastures anew in March 2019. Don’t get too comfy though: this means Uranus is now in your second house of income for the next seven years; possibly bringing change to your finances or the way you make a living.
Use the Uranus retrograde in Taurus for insight on how you may develop new ways to manifest more money and material possessions. Are you happy with the way you make a living? The next six months could bring exciting—and unusual—answers to this question.

Taurus sun (and Taurus Rising)
Things may have been turbulent for Taureans, especially those born in the earlier part of the sign (those with birthdays between April 20 and 25, give or take a day). Since Uranus entered your sign earlier this year, it has likely thrown more than one curveball your way, possibly upending relationships and situations previously considered fail-proof.
As Uranus retrogrades in Taurus, the pressure will temporarily subside, allowing you to gather your thoughts (and actions) until it turns direct at the beginning of 2020. For you, the best use of this retrograde lays in figuring out what has been keeping you from expressing your true individuality to the outer world; and what has to go in order for you to begin doing so.

Gemini sun (and Gemini Rising)
Uranus’ entry into Taurus heralded a new phase for Gemini, requiring you to dig deep and start facing up to long-held anxieties that you’d be better off without. Here, Uranus will be stirring up your unconscious mind and the hidden processes that lay behind your actions, inducing internal changes to release negative and outdated habits.
When in retrograde, what could have been feeling like intense behind-the-scenes energy will slow down, giving your psyche a bit of a break—or a big breakthrough, alternatively. Use this retrograde to gain spiritual awareness in order to manifest positive growth.
Cancer sun (and Cancer Rising)
After seven long years spent grappling with Uranus in the part of your chart related to career matters, you’re due for a change. Uranus now looks to bring that same intensity of innovation to your hopes, aspirations, friendships, and collective movements.
The good news is that the Uranus retrograde in Taurus will offer you a temporary reprieve to regroup and identify the right support team to help you wade through these deep waters. As Uranus retrogrades, you’ll be thinking about the groups and friendships you associate with, as well as what truly motivates you.

Leo sun (and Leo Rising)
Leo is ready for the spotlight (even more than usual). With Uranus in the house of your chart related to reputation, honors, and career, you’ve likely been having grand new visions about how to get your message out there.
Use the Uranus retrograde in Taurus to revisit any changes you’ve made in this arena since March of this year; when Uranus started bringing new energy into your career sector and the role you play in society. If unexpected news or twists have already come up, expect this nervous energy to slow down in the next six months.

Virgo sun (and Virgo Rising)
Since Uranus entered Taurus at the beginning of the year, you have been breathing a sigh of relief as unexpected and positive turns of events began to knock at your door to literally get you out of the house and see the world.
With Uranus in this hopeful placement, you may have started thinking or investigating new paths in travel or education. As Uranus retrogrades, you’ll be reviewing this new personal philosophy of expansion and absorption of knowledge. As you stare at the horizon of possibility, pay attention to unconventional new ideas that may abruptly come into mind—they could be genius!

Libra sun (and Libra Rising)
Since March of 2019. Uranus has been in an ultra-touchy, not-so-pleasant part of your chart, provoking you to confront your deepest, most primal emotions. Alternatively, your area of shares resources might have been thrown off balance a bit.
As Uranus retrogrades, things will slow down, allowing you more space to ruminate on these revelations. For you, this retrograde might feel like a real break, so enjoy it while it lasts. Uranus will turn direct at the beginning of next year.

Scorpio sun (and Scorpio Rising)
Scorpio’s may have gotten a shake-up call since Uranus entered Taurus in March of 2019, forcing a necessary review of one-to-one partnerships. Over the next seven years, Uranus’ transit of Taurus will demand that you find new ways to match, meet, and marry.
Now, however, Uranus will retrograde in Taurus, and any turbulence in relationships will settle down. In the case that you have been experiencing erratic or rebellious behavior from a love or business partner, this could mellow out—at least for now.

Sagittarius sun (and Sagittarius Rising)
Uranus’ entry into the part of your chart concerned with health, work, and day-to-day life may have you desperately wanting to break away from routines, schedules, and your office cubicle.
With the Uranus retrograde occurring in the same space, you’ll be able to handle mundane life more peacefully without feeling so nervous an in need to break free. If you made changes to your daily routine in the last six months, these will be up for review.

Capricorn sun (and Capricorn Rising)
Since March of 2019, Uranus has now entered the area of your chart dedicated to life’s little luxuries, powerfully re-connecting you to pleasure and unleashing your inhibitions.
Uranus’ retrograde will have you re-thinking any recent shifts you made in your approach to romance, creativity, and sex. Keep an eye for spontaneous activities and eccentric people during this time; as they could open a completely new world for you.

Aquarius sun (and Aquarius Rising)
Some Aquarians may be considering big changes in their home and family life, owing to Uranus’ entry into Taurus in March of 2019. That may have meant breaking away from one’s roots or forcefully putting down new ones that better resonate with who you are (or aim to be).
If those changes seemed overwhelming, respite will come as Uranus retrogrades in Taurus, giving you a little breathing room before making any final decisions. This is a slow kind of energy, so take enough time to think and do not make any rash decisions in times of crisis.

Pisces sun (and Pisces Rising)
As Uranus entered Taurus, Pisceans may have felt their synapses firing at an all-time high. with Uranus electrifying the part of your chart associated with correspondence, writing, and short-distance travel, your energies may have felt scattered and jagged.
During the Uranus retrograde in Taurus, your mental pace will slow down, and writing or speaking projects may be put on hold temporarily. Do not stop taking notes and channeling ideas, however, Uranus’ genius energy emanates even when it is in retrograde.

Art by Olivia M. Healy