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Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

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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.

Last modified onSaturday, 14 November 2020 18:22
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Planetary Positions

25.07.2021 at 00:37:06 UTC

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PlanetLongitude
Sun02 Leo 18' 51"
Moon14 Aqu 27' 42"
Mercury23 Can 40' 20"
Venus03 Vir 36' 02"
Mars26 Leo 58' 23"
Jupiter00 Pis 21' 52" R
Saturn10 Aqu 47' 36" R
Uranus14 Tau 30' 53"
Neptune22 Pis 58' 32" R
Pluto25 Cap 23' 26" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-1
Proton Density:4.81
Proton Speed:307.5 k/sec
KP Status:1
TypeJul 25Jul 26Jul 27
Active10%15%15%
Minor5%1%1%
Moderate1%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT221
03-06UT111
06-09UT112
09-12UT111
12-15UT101
15-18UT111
18-21UT222
21-00UT222
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Before decaying to plage, Region 2849 (S27, L=068) produced a C4 flare at 24/0033 UTC. Associated with the event was a type II radio sweep (554 km/s) and a CME signature first observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery after 24/0036 UTC. An additional CME was observed near 24/1000 UTC from the same region. Forecaster analysis/WSA Enlil modelling determined both CMEs to be off the Sun-Earth line.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were at nominal levels. Solar wind speed decreased to near 325 km/s. Total magnetic field strength was between 2-6 nT and no significant periods of southward Bz were observed. Phi angle was predominantly oriented in the positive sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was normal to moderate and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux maintained background values.