On Saturday August 15th, funky Uranus begins to slow down in the heavens. So pop open a bottle of Prosecco and toast this event, because it can actually help you!
Many people panic when they hear the “R” word, assuming that the cosmic sh** is going to hit the fan. Not to mention that right now there are already four planets spinning backward.
But when Uranus starts to slow down, we can all collectively let out a sigh of relief. After all, the blue planet is famous for being unpredictable. It loves to dish out surprises and shake things up. And I think we can agree that 2020 has delivered enough surprises already, non?
So when this planet retrogrades, life can actually become more stable. Fluctuations in health, money or romantic matters can start to even out. To quote Dr. Fauci, “we want to flatten the curve.” Uranus brings wild ups and downs when it’s moving direct. What we need and want right now is a flat line rather than a sine curve.
Uranus is in stable Taurus, kind of an oxymoron. Taurus is all about being grounded. Making and saving more cash. Following routines. Not getting too emo. Enjoying a contented emotional relationship.
These two make strange bedfellows as they are polar opposites. Once Uranus starts to slow down, they place nice with each other rather than duking it out.
So how will your zodiac sign be affected by this move? Uranus will be retrograde for five months, all the way until January 14, 2021. Here’s what to expect:
Aries: unexpected expenses should go bye-bye, along with nebulous promises from bosses about earning more. If you’re looking for a new job or raise, it could happen. It will be easier to stick to habits. Love relationships should simmer down, especially if they’ve been testy lately.
Taurus: hosting Uranus in your sign may have produced some exciting ideas, but perhaps you haven’t had the time or energy to go after them. That changes now! Your self-image will improve too, as you realize that you don’t need anyone else’s approval to do your own thing.
Gemini: get off the emotional roller coaster. You are currently in one of the most cathartic periods of your life thanks to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all retrograding through Capricorn, which governs deep feelings. Now Uranus backspins in yet another psychological part of your chart, bringing clarity and peace of mind your way.
Cancer: issues with friends, colleagues and team activities should start to calm down. Expect greater cooperation as people will share the same vision. You may need to take more of a leadership role, or perhaps just the opposite–loosen up the reins a little. It’s all about getting along and working for the common good.
Leo: thank the cosmos for this gift! Uranus retrogrades through your career zone, bringing more focus and stability your way. Despite the Covid economy you are in an awesome place for finding work that suits you. Other planets in retrograde are making you more efficient too. It’s all good.
Virgo: you know the saying “too many chefs spoil the sauce”? If you have felt lately that people have been way too opinionated, to the point of interfering, take heart–they should start to crawl back under their rocks. At the same time you’ll stop chasing after every shiny little object that catches your attention, becoming more centered.
Libra: being able to plan your long term financial future becomes easier now that Uranus is in slow mo’. The same holds true for finding a keeper if you’re single. Rocky romantic relationships can also chill out, with less drama and finger-pointing.
Scorpio: Taurus is your opposite sign, which means that it governs serious romantic relationships as well as business partnerships. Now that Uranus is retrograde here, there should be fewer surprises. With three other planets retrograding through your communicating zone, it’s critical to speak your mind.
Sagittarius: getting a handle on health problems becomes easier, along with sticking to a diet and exercise program. You should also have more time for getting caught up on annoying errands and overdue projects at home and the office. Colleagues may chill out too, or you could find a better place to work.
Capricorn: Hallelujah. Uranus retrogrades in your romance zone, bringing some much-needed peace your way. Single sea goats could find someone who’s not a lunatic or commitment-phobe. Creative projects surge forth, provided that you don’t jump from one to the other. Stay focused on one, finish it, then move on.
Aquarius: Family and housing matters should start to simmer down….yes! So if you’ve been unsure about moving to a new place, cohabitating or having a baby, expect some closure. The same holds true for family squabbles that have been going on too long, or issues with an ex and custody.
Pisces: your ability to communicate eloquently and with purpose will increase. This holds true for the written word as well as the spoken one, as Taurus is your house of self expression. Better yet is that your mind should start to quiet down, not racing all over the place. Buh-bye, monkey mind!
Enjoy this Uranus retrograde period. It will bring us sanity and serenity, something this old world certainly needs!
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