For the last 7 years, Uranus the planet of change and innovation has been in active, aggressive Aries. We had overhauls to banking and commerce. The way we communicate with each other has changed with the ever increasing use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. There have been dramatic upsets in politics, such as our most recent presidential election and the Brexit vote in the UK. Now we are on the precipice of a new era as Uranus moves into Taurus on May 15th. On this same day the New Moon moves into Taurus as well, making this the most fertile time of the year to initiate new beginnings in the material world.
"Freedom" is the word to the wise as rebel planet Uranus goes retrograde from July 21 to December 21, 2014. Now is the time to look at life from a fresh perspective, toss out the old ways of doing things. Basically, Uranus Retrograde just wants us to get real. It's time to face our fears and change the things that aren't working so we can become who we really want to be. Uranus represents non-conformity and idealism and it is in Aries the initiator. While now is a good time to let our inner child run free, we must do so with caution to avoid shooting first and aiming later. When Uranus is retrograde, the focus/energy turns inward. How do I attain/re-attain the personal freedom I seek/I've lost? How do I gain/regain my individuality? How do I exact the changes necessary to move me closer to my goals? In Aries, Uranus is a trailblazer and is assertive in communicating one's ideas and pushing for one's objectives. At best, engaging, a leader, entrepreneurial, creative, independent and impassioned. At worst, callous, abrasive, selfish, opinionated and non-committal. So if you're in a bad relationship, stuck in a job you don't like, living in a place that doesn't feel right or spending time with the wrong people, Uranus will alert you to this in coming months. The realization may dawn on you slowly, and it may involve an uncomfortable period of anxiety, but when you do have those epiphanies, pay attention. Make the needed changes. Get real about what you want, be brave and embrace your freedom to go after it.