Uranus Retrograde: Freedom or Freefall?

Updated: Aug 16

The first half of 2020 the theme of social welfare vs individual freedom has been playing out in a multitude of ways. Globally the world economy has taken the biggest hit in history and the reality of the historic proportions of the pandemic shutdowns are finally being acknowledged. Normal just isn’t coming back, what was once will no longer be, accept it and the ride will be much easier. Something new is being birthed and it's on that I urge you to place your focus.


The big socio-cultural shifts are due to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto transiting Capricorn with a little help from their “friend“ Uranus transiting Taurus. None of these planets are personal, meaning they don’t make up who you are, their ”influence“ is bigger than a single individual, it’s social and cultural influences that help shape your world view.


Mars on the other hand is personal, and Mars is currently square Pluto (and approaching a square to Saturn): Explosive events, explosive tempers, aggression and individuals pushing at systems, which brings out the systems swinging even harder. As I've written in the past, understand this is an interpretation of MASS CONSCIOUSNESS, you have the ability to transcend this kind of reactionary behavior, and it means you'll need to be on your A game. Do more to relax, meditate, eat healthier, stay hydrated, meditate and be ready to take action in case of emergency. These transits can and often do manifest physically in the form of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, accidents on a mass scale (think bridges, dams etc failing), be as prepared as you can be over the next few weeks. Because while Mars squares Pluto and then Saturn, egging on authorities and pushing for individual freedom, asserting self and most people are pretty stir crazy by now 8 months into the pandemic (aren't we all feeling a little rough around the edges?), we also have Uranus stationing retrograde on August 15th, 2020.


Oh 2020...you keep on giving....

Uranus entered Taurus in 2019 setting up the Saturn - Pluto conjunction on January 10th and setting up the roller coaster ride of our year; 2020. Uranus is the planet of surprise, rebellion, revolution, liberation and innovation and it’s shaking things up everywhere we humans like to feel secure. That’s because it’s moving through the Earth sign of Taurus. Taurus represents physical security, finances, basic needs (food, water and shelter), Taurus does NOT like surprises it likes to be comfy. The 7 years Uranus will transit Taurus won’t be all that comfortable for anyone, including the ultra wealthy.



We’ve had a hell of a year, and my spidey senses are telling me it's just a warm up act while the real show gets ready to take the stage later in Autumn. You see Uranus retrograde uncouples the planets socially responsible side and turns it inwards to self. From August 15th 2020 until January 1, 2021, Uranus is retrograde in Taurus.


Darwin's theory has often been misinterpreted to mean that it is the "strongest" who survive, sadly that is not how evolution works, it is the most adaptable who survive, evolve and end up thriving. Ever watch MacGyver? That old 80's hero who could snap a solution together with some chewing gum, a bread tie twist, a couple of matches, duct tape (always duct tape) and some string.... Use him as a totem animal going into the next six months. You may not need to go to those extremes depending on your own chart, but you will need to stay open to inspiration, epiphanies, be innovative, and think outside of the box.


Understand This!


Don't take stuff personally. I am writing these posts to give you a heads up, this is not the time to freak out or get depressed, this is the time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to innovate! For real, look this is a time of massive systemic change, yes change is hard to navigate but it's unavoidable. EVERYONE ON THE PLANET Is being impacted by the changes. There is time to learn how to do a couple of things:


  1. Container garden (you can grow lettuce etc in your apartment if you need to)

  2. Learn how to cook and clean.

  3. Reuse and repurpose boxes, glass and electronics as much as possible.

  4. Think of ways to work with your neighbors and friends.

  5. Use the internet to leverage your knowledge, skill sets and abilities to see if you can earn some disposable income.

  6. Do start building a winter pantry up.

  7. Do prepare a winter wardrobe.

  8. Make sure you have good socks, shoes for colder months. (Get this stuff now)

  9. Be ready to check on elderly neighbors or relatives.

  10. Keep a bug out bag packed in case of emergencies.

On the upside, this is a great time to normalize steampunk as a way a life, because....well...it's cool.


Want to know more about Uranus retrograde is going to impact you personally? Schedule a reading with Laurie Rivers to get specific, action oriented guidance you can use to make it through these crazy times. Schedule Here

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