You probably feel especially forward-looking near the conclusion of the summer and are frequently catching yourself speculating about what will happen in the upcoming season. While you don’t necessarily need to change your perspective, a planet’s retrograde motion in the coming months may cause you to reevaluate your priorities and give more attention to your inside rather than external requirements. Uranus, the planet that governs transformation, disobedience, and creativity, will be in retrograde from August 24, 2022, until January 22, 2023.
There’s no need to be concerned about this Uranus retrograde in Taurus, even if you undoubtedly know quite well what chaos a Mercury retrograde can bring about. You will be forced by the astrological event to go within and reconsider how you have been bringing about or putting off change in your life. And it will encourage introspection to the point where you might desire to remove yourself from everything monotonous, routine, or no longer useful. In other words, it may be both a wonderful opportunity to be more genuinely you and an astrological wake-up call.
Here is your guide to taking advantage of Uranus’s retrograde in Taurus in 2022.
IMPLICATIONS OF URANUS RETROGRADE First, a little primer on Uranus and what retrograde motion means. Uranus, the planet of uncommon and creative creativity, is most recognized for being the catalyst for significant change, advancement, and eye-opening experiences. The planet has an awakening influence on the outside areas of your life while it is traveling forward (also known as direct, when it is not retrograde).
Let’s say Uranus is having an impact on your sixth house of wellbeing. (At the moment, that applies to those whose rising or ascendant sign is Sagittarius. Simply check your birth chart to find which, if any, of your houses are ruled by Taurus.) In this situation, you could feel compelled to try various, possibly seemingly “out there” methods in order to encourage balance and support your general well-being. That want to break the mold can also lead you to insist on having a flexible schedule at work or to forego the 9-to-5 in favor of a more adventurous career path that will better support your wellbeing.
But once a year, Uranus goes retrograde, which makes the planet appear to be travelling backward from Earth’s perspective. The planets in our solar system typically appear to pass across the stars from west to east. However, every now and again, they start to appear to be travelling from east to west instead, which is referred to as an apparent retrograde motion, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration .
The planets’ speeds, positions, and rates of rotation around the sun all play a role in this optical illusion. One of the slowest planets in the solar system, Uranus takes 84 years to circle the sun and the entire zodiac. And it stays in each sign for around seven years. The third-closest planet to the sun is Earth, which makes one orbit of it every 365 days. The planet appears to be travelling backward when Uranus passes Earth in its orbit. Since each of these retrograde periods lasts for around five months, Uranus officially moves backward for 40% of the year.
You are encouraged to make internal change during a Uranus retrograde rather than concentrating on the exterior features of your existence. Uranus retrograde, on the other hand, provides a time for reflection and revision of strategies pertaining to your intellect and emotions. Instead of getting fixated on specific figures like your Peloton personal record, you may try to reframe your training regimen as a strategy to improve your energy, raise your vitality, and reduce stress. You can also feel obliged to develop your mind-body connection in order to feel more a part of your yoga practice.
TL;DR: Uranus direct can inspire you to make significant adjustments to your schedule and way of life. Uranus retrograde, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to pull back from the process of bringing about tangible change and get a more detached, introspective perspective. This time may not only be fruitful spiritually, but it may also inspire originality and creativity in you.
THEMES OF WELL-BEING FROM URANUS’ RETROGRADE IN TAURUS IN 2022 Venus rules the fixed earth sign Taurus, which is represented by the Bull. People with Taurus as their personal sign of birth are typically practical, grounded, and enthusiasts of luxury and comfort. They also tend to be somewhat conventional and appreciate the arts and aesthetics. Being among the fixed (also known as resolute, but also stubborn) group, people frequently dig their heels in and find it difficult to depart from what they perceive as safe and comforting.
Then again, when Uranus retrogrades in Taurus, which have been occurring annually since the planet entered the earth sign on May 15, 2018, you frequently need to think about Venusian and Taurean themes like how you’re spending money, securing your future, upholding your principles, and maintaining your relationships (including with yourself). Yes, these are subjects that come up frequently in therapy sessions.
While Uranus retrograde is a yearly occurrence, the planetary aspects, or weather, change from year to year. The opposition between Uranus and Venus in Leo on August 27, 2022, which can cause a bit of an up-and-down feeling when pursuing love, pleasure, and beauty. Especially when it comes to self-improvement and your daily routine, the planet’s harmonic trine to the sun in Virgo on September 11 can give you more confidence in your ability to change the stories you’ve been telling yourself. In the midst of eclipse season, from November 5 to November 9 Uranus opposes Venus, Mercury, and the sun in Scorpio. As a result, there will be two waves of energy bringing about change, which will probably necessitate much of reflection on how you’re presenting yourself to others and to yourself.
HOW TO USE 2022’S URANUS RETROGRADE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE This year’s Uranus retrograde can empower you to make bold changes to your wellness routine, starting with your mental and emotional well-being. Practical Taurus is in charge of this astrological event, and a stunning opposition to Scorpio energy occurs right around the same time as the upheaval-inspiring eclipses. Here are a few strategies to take advantage of Uranus’ retrograde motion regardless of your sign.
Slow down and give yourself some time to reflect. Taureans frequently assume a sluggish, unhurried pace regardless of what they are doing. Additionally, Uranus’ characteristic electric force might be simpler to control when it transits backward via the sign of the Bull. You’ll also benefit from giving yourself lots of time and space to consider how you’ve been deviating from the typical path to success. Then, rethink how you can achieve your objectives going forward, whether they be running a half-marathon or cutting back on your screen time.
ESCAPE LIMITING LIMITATIONS Regardless of how ambitious you are, you probably have times when you limit yourself and accept stale beliefs about what you are capable of. Maybe you’ve just always accepted that you’re not good at running or that you’ll never succeed in a powerlifting competition because you can’t afford a coach. However, the Uranus retrograde will force you to reconsider any of these preconceived ideas, particularly the one about spending money on your wellbeing, which is very Taurean territory. In order to pave a brand-new road for yourself in the coming year, you could do well to utilize this time to journal or discuss self-limiting beliefs with a mental health expert.
CONNECT YOUR MIND AND BODY BY FEEDING IT Taurus is one of the most physical signs, naturally attuned to all five senses, and is ruled by sensual Venus. Uranus retrogrades inspire you to change how you’re approaching self-work. Consequently, this astrological period is ideal for attempting a novel technique to develop interoceptive awareness and tune into your stomach (aka the awareness of inner-body sensations). Utilize this by developing your intuition and practicing a greater level of body and inner voice trust (think: considering how your muscles and mind feel throughout a tough workout). Both of those abilities can have a positive impact on your exercise regimen and overall wellness goals.
THE ASTRONOMICAL IMPLICATIONS OF URANUS’ TAURUS RETROGRADE It pays to reframe Uranus’ yearly, five-month backward turn as more of an opportunity than a complete headache since the very notion of a retrograde frequently inspires the anxiety of life being flipped upside down. A course change or an eye-opening reality check can be scary, especially if it happens unexpectedly. However, you can decide how to effectively rebuild a part of your life that needs improvement during this Uranus retrograde and step even more confidently into your sense of self. And come January, you might discover that you’ve grown incredibly stronger, more grounded, and self-aware.