Uranus is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 20 Tau 12' 46"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

No aspects in the next 5 days.

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
uranus2024-09-01 15:18:00 UTC2025-01-30 16:23:00 UTCTaurus
uranus2025-09-06 04:52:00 UTC2026-02-04 02:34:00 UTCGemini

Uranus smells bad.

Look, I had to get that out of the way. It probably will not be the last but, if you have ever known an Aquarius, wordplay involving this mispronunciation is absolutely appropriate. Uranus rules Aquarius, by the way (if Aquarius would ever admit to anything ruling it). This is another one of those outer planets we can’t really see without some help. Discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, it again denotes things nobody really wants to admit but everyone knows are there. Like that odd smell in the open office. Is someone cooking fish in the microwave again or did you just indulge in a milkshake at lunch when you knew you probably shouldn’t? Who knows?

Similarly to the sign it rules, Uranus’s wheelhouse is invention, innovation, technology, and electricity but also, the unique. Sit down, Stirner fans, you should probably look into the irony of said fandom. But anyway, Uranus also happens to be the coldest planet, so truths and what not uncovered by it might come across as a bit robotic and cold. More or less the mad scientist of the universe, you might think this means that more esoteric topics are out of bounds but they’re not.

Uranus doesn’t particularly care what you think. In fact, this is the planet of pure rebellion, enlightenment, ingenuity, and pretty much putting a finger in the eyeball of tradition.

Unpredictable, but also infinitely resourceful and imaginative, where you might think of Mercury as the more or less nerdy intellectual of the planets, Uranus is his highly idealistic big brother: wanting results, now. Wanting to liberate the truth, now. Breaking the rules, throwing aside established structures or patterns and sudden change are all things Uranus is good for.

The Retrograde

Uranus retrogrades about once a year, for around six months. Now, it’s common enough to see it in your chart, but when it happens in transit: it’s a little more significant.

Spazzing out is a pretty common thing during a Uranus retrograde because self expression seems much more important. The thing is, while standard pat advice is to “be yourself”, nobody actually wants that. Sometimes, this is because you’re just a jerk but other times, it’s because they’re not comfortable. Is that really your problem? Well, that’s a question you need to answer, not someone else.

At other times, it may be that you’ve been more or less stuck in a role because you thought you had to be. During Uranus retrograde, you may find yourself being alerted to this in the most jarring of ways. Unfortunately while that sounds like a good thing, other times it may just be that a part of the way you’re doing things isn’t working for you and under this influence: everything feels stifling which can lead to an abrupt and more explosive change than you really had to make.

The basic gist to dealing with these retrogrades then is impulse control and whether or not its actually needed, but, as with the others, reflecting on why you feel the way that you do and what you can do about it is a safer and smarter bet. You might have felt the rumblings of Uranus for a while and you might think you can just eek it out without anyone noticing. That’s probably not the case.

Planetary Positions

04.12.2023 at 20:23:43 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun12 Sag 24' 50"
The Moon08 Vir 10' 06"
Mercury03 Cap 34' 31"
Venus00 Sco 04' 33"
Mars07 Sag 27' 38"
Jupiter06 Tau 45' 06" R
Saturn01 Pis 18' 56"
Uranus20 Tau 12' 46" R
Neptune24 Pis 53' 21" R
Pluto28 Cap 35' 42"

Solar Status

BZ Status:4
Proton Density:14.70
Proton Speed:551.4 k/sec
KP Status:2.33
TypeDec 4Dec 5Dec 6
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was low. The largest flare of the period was a C8.1 at 04/0126 UTC from new Region 3511 (S23E18, Dao/beta). Leader and trailer spot growth was observed in this region. Weak C-class activity was also observed from Regions 3500 (S18W78, Ekc/beta-gamma), 3507 (N10E07, Cso/beta) and 3510 (S15E17, Dao/beta). Weak spots developed to the south of Region 3507s large penumbra. Leader and trailer spot growth was observed in Region 3510. Little change was observed in the other spotted regions. New Region 3512 (S09E65, Hax/alpha) was numbered this period. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed.
Solar Wind
Solar wind speed increased from approximately 400 km/s to 550 km/s, likely the beginning of a negative polarity CH HSS. Total field ranged from about 3-11 nT while the Bz component was between +7/-8 nT. Phi angle was in a predominately negative orientation.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels, while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.