Uranus enters shadow: April 11
Uranus retrograde July 29 1:42p EDT at 24 Aries 30
Uranus direct December 29, 2:13am EDT at 20 Aries 33
Uranus leaves shadow April 14, 2017
Uranus begins its annual retrograde on July 29. Uranus moves backwards every year and for such a rebellious planet it is funny to think of a rebel going backwards for perhaps another squabble or two. While Uranus treks through Aries we are all learning something about fighting and being independent. In drought environments you will see firemen do what is called “controlled burns”. They will burn down dead shrubs. They will burn them and then put out the fire. Large patches of burnt areas will help in the future if there is a major out of control fire because the fire will hit a wall. Given Aries is the first fire sign of the zodiac, in some ways Uranus retrograde in Aries feels like a control burns. For the next five months we may need to be circumspect and do a few control burns. We may not exactly understand why we are starting a small grass fire and then putting it out. It may serve us later. For those people with planets between 20 and 24 degrees of a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) you may be more aware than others that you have matches in your hand when you send THAT email. Send THAT text. Pack THAT bag. Say goodbye to THAT situation. My only suggestion is try not to be messy about it. Don’t lump everyone else in your move and say, “And I’m not the only one who thinks that way…..blah, blah, blah.” That’s not Aries. Make your OWN move. Also, Uranus is our brilliant planet so Uranus retrograde can also be a time when we go back and perhaps glean something amazing that we missed. It could be something extraordinary in an ordinary environment that will help us as we find a new path and a new independence. Enjoy these next five months and see what comes up.