Uranus is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 15 Tau 52' 11"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Uranus is Quincunx The Sun

   Starts on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022
   Peaks on Wednesday, 07 December, 2022, orb 0° 59' 58"
   Ends on Thursday, 08 December, 2022

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
uranus2023-08-29 02:39:00 UTC2024-01-27 07:36:00 UTCTaurus
uranus2024-09-01 15:18:00 UTC2025-01-30 16:23:00 UTCTaurus

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

05.12.2022 at 18:53:27 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun13 Sag 36' 36"
The Moon16 Tau 31' 54"
Mercury28 Sag 17' 58"
Venus24 Sag 30' 38"
Mars17 Gem 02' 27" R
Jupiter29 Pis 02' 26"
Saturn20 Aqu 10' 11"
Uranus15 Tau 52' 11" R
Neptune22 Pis 38' 45"
Pluto26 Cap 53' 59"

Solar Status

BZ Status:2
Proton Density:4.05
Proton Speed:444.5 k/sec
KP Status:2.00
TypeDec 5Dec 6Dec 7
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Region 3153 (S17E27, Fko/beta) was the largest spot group on the visible disk but only produced low-level C-class activity. The region along with 3156 (N25E33, Cso/beta) changed very little over the past 24 hours. Region 3154 (S38, L=047) decayed to plage. Region 3157 (N16E55, Dao/beta) developed a small trailer spot. Region 3158 (N24E06, Cro/beta) increased in spot count but no mature penumbra was observed in the region. Region 3155 (N23W31, Dso/beta) developed the most overall, with new spots emerging and also exhibited an increase in penumbral area.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters suggested continued influence of a positive polarity CH HSS. Wind speeds remained elevated between ~480-540 km/s. Total magnetic field strength ranged from 4-8 nT. The Bz component was sustained near -7 nT from around 04/1300-1600 UTC. Phi angle was predominantly oriented in the positive sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a peak flux of 9,710 pfu observed at 04/1405 UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.