Uranus turns Retrograde
Uranus turns retrograde at 10:31 PM PT on Wednesday. Mercury Retrograde is the most apparent retrograde of the planets, and we enter the Mercury Retrograde Storm on Thursday. When the outer planets go retrograde, they create very long transit cycles. The transit is initiated when it comes in orb, then continues during the retrograde phase even if it goes out of orb, and then reactivated when the transiting planet goes direct. This process may happen two to five times depending on the planet involved and the degree at which it retrogrades in relation to the natal planet. Uranus, the Awakener, the revolutionary, the eccentric, disrupts our patterns when it contacts us by transit. As it turns retrograde the transit becomes more internalized moving into the realm of the unconscious. Issues are brought up to the surface and new seeds are planted during the retrograde phase. Sometimes the best work can be done during the backwards motion of Uranus because the extreme tension generated by this archetype moves inward. Uranus is like a direct line to the cosmic intelligence and this energy can be too high for people to process. The unconscious is better equipped to handle this frequency. People may create a life’s work sorting out the insights and inspiration they receive under a major Uranus transit. Venus enters Cancer on Monday at 7:54 AM, turning love towards family and home. Jupiter squares Pluto on Friday at 11:48 AM, creating the potential for fanatical desires and great loss of wealth. No Void Moon’s to watch out for this week.