Uranus is currently in retrograde, in Taurus located at 10 Tau 49' 06"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Uranus is currently Square Mercury

   Ends on Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Uranus is currently Trine Venus

Current and Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
uranus2021-08-20 01:41:00 UTC2022-01-18 15:26:00 UTCTaurus
Friday, 08 March 2019 17:00

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

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Uranus smells bad.

Look, I had to get that out of the way. It probably will not be the last but, if you have ever known an Aquarius, wordplay involving this mispronunciation is absolutely appropriate. Uranus rules Aquarius, by the way (if Aquarius would ever admit to anything ruling it). This is another one of those outer planets we can’t really see without some help. Discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, it again denotes things nobody really wants to admit but everyone knows are there. Like that odd smell in the open office. Is someone cooking fish in the microwave again or did you just indulge in a milkshake at lunch when you knew you probably shouldn’t? Who knows?

Similarly to the sign it rules, Uranus’s wheelhouse is invention, innovation, technology, and electricity but also, the unique. Sit down, Stirner fans, you should probably look into the irony of said fandom. But anyway, Uranus also happens to be the coldest planet, so truths and what not uncovered by it might come across as a bit robotic and cold. More or less the mad scientist of the universe, you might think this means that more esoteric topics are out of bounds but they’re not.

Uranus doesn’t particularly care what you think. In fact, this is the planet of pure rebellion, enlightenment, ingenuity, and pretty much putting a finger in the eyeball of tradition.

Unpredictable, but also infinitely resourceful and imaginative, where you might think of Mercury as the more or less nerdy intellectual of the planets, Uranus is his highly idealistic big brother: wanting results, now. Wanting to liberate the truth, now. Breaking the rules, throwing aside established structures or patterns and sudden change are all things Uranus is good for.

The Retrograde

Uranus retrogrades about once a year, for around six months. Now, it’s common enough to see it in your chart, but when it happens in transit: it’s a little more significant.

Spazzing out is a pretty common thing during a Uranus retrograde because self expression seems much more important. The thing is, while standard pat advice is to “be yourself”, nobody actually wants that. Sometimes, this is because you’re just a jerk but other times, it’s because they’re not comfortable. Is that really your problem? Well, that’s a question you need to answer, not someone else.

At other times, it may be that you’ve been more or less stuck in a role because you thought you had to be. During Uranus retrograde, you may find yourself being alerted to this in the most jarring of ways. Unfortunately while that sounds like a good thing, other times it may just be that a part of the way you’re doing things isn’t working for you and under this influence: everything feels stifling which can lead to an abrupt and more explosive change than you really had to make.

The basic gist to dealing with these retrogrades then is impulse control and whether or not its actually needed, but, as with the others, reflecting on why you feel the way that you do and what you can do about it is a safer and smarter bet. You might have felt the rumblings of Uranus for a while and you might think you can just eek it out without anyone noticing. That’s probably not the case.

Last modified onSaturday, 14 November 2020 18:22
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Planetary Positions

18.01.2022 at 11:01:31 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
Sun28 Cap 19' 11"
Moon03 Leo 33' 20"
Mercury08 Aqu 48' 25" R
Venus13 Cap 31' 04" R
Mars25 Sag 36' 12"
Jupiter04 Pis 10' 09"
Saturn13 Aqu 52' 38"
Uranus10 Tau 49' 06" R
Neptune21 Pis 02' 47"
Pluto26 Cap 30' 24"

Solar Status

BZ Status:-1
Proton Density:10.61
Proton Speed:547.4 k/sec
KP Status:3
TypeJan 18Jan 19Jan 20
Active20%15%25%
Minor10%1%5%
Moderate5%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT322
03-06UT311
06-09UT211
09-12UT311
12-15UT212
15-18UT212
18-21UT223
21-00UT223
Solar Activity
Solar activity was low due to C-class flare activity. There were seven sunspot groups present on the visible disk. The more noteworthy included Region 2929 (N07W44; Dkc/beta-gamma) that showed separation within the trailing penumbra in the previously mixed delta configuration. The region is now a beta-gamma, as the magnetic shear weakened with the separation of opposite polarity spots. Region 2930 (N21W45; Dac/beta) underwent spot consolidation and growth, evolving into a more mature penumbra within the intermediate section of the group. The region was the source of a pair of C2 flares. The first was at 17/1415 UTC, followed by another C2 at 17/1506 UTC. The second flare appeared related to a partial filament eruption noted in NSO/GONG H-alpha and GOES SUVI/304A imagery at about 17/1448 UTC. There was an associated NW-directed CME with this activity as observed in coronagraph imagery. While preliminary analysis indicated an unlikely Earth-directed component, we still await updated coronagraph imagery to complete a full analysis.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were indicative of waning CH HSS influences and a mildly enhanced and disturbed IMF. Total IMF strength ranged from 4 to 6 nT. The Bz component was predominantly northward directed until around 17/1330 UTC, when it shift primarily southward. Solar wind speed fluctuated from ~550 km/s to as low as just under 500 km/s. The phi angle was variable, but mostly in a negative sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels, with a maximum flux of 2,021 pfu near GOES-16 satellite local noon; while the greater than 10 MeV proton flux continued at background values.