Uranus Retrograde Is Over—Wakeups and Shakeups Incoming

The five-month Uranus retrograde is over on January 27, 2024 (at 2:35 AM EST), as the planet of chaos and innovation spins direct in Taurus, and turns our attention to change.

Learn to tame your temper and navigate the intense emotions of others now that the Uranus retrograde is over and the planet of rebellion continues its cruise through Taurus, until 2026!

Fasten your seatbelt: Uranus retrograde is over!

Chaotic Uranus resumes forward motion on January 27,  after a retrograde backspin in Taurus that began on August 28, 2023.

How does Uranus retrograde affect us? Like all the outer planets, Uranus turns retrograde for nearly half of every year—and TBH it’s kind of a relief. Spitfire Uranus is an agent of change, but its disruptions (and rebellions) can throw everything into chaos. During its five-month retrogrades, we get a bit of a timeout from all that. Here’s hoping you got sufficient rest.

When the Uranus retrograde is over, life takes off at an accelerated pace!

Since May, 15 2018, Uranus has been transiting through the Taurus part of the sky—a cycle that lasts until April 25, 2026. Unconventional Uranus pushes for radical evolution and progress, while nostalgic Taurus upholds time-tested traditions, resisting change at every turn. Definitely a mismatch!

Embracing uncertainty has become a requirement these days, though not an easy mindset to adopt. While you may be headed for an exciting change, it’s not something to embark on impulsively. To stay balanced, try reducing your screen time and connecting with nature. 

Taurus governs our material world and security, and destabilizing Uranus is shaking up our approach to these things. We’re all learning collective lessons about work, money and the way we use natural resources. But it’s been a bumpy ride, evidenced by the ongoing struggle to create harmony between the global economy and the Earth’s very urgent cries for environmental change, and justice. 

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How should I handle the end of Uranus retrograde?

When Uranus shifts directions, it can be highly disruptive for a few days. Try to avoid any public scenes where people are acting erratically, so you’re less likely to gobble up any bait!

On a personal level, do your very best to tame your temper and navigate the intense emotions when the Uranus retrograde ends on Saturday, January 27 (at 2:35 AM EST). Once the Uranus retrograde is over, the planet of rebellion continues its cruise through Taurus, until 2026!

Yes, Uranus is in Taurus for two more years!

In 2024, we’re getting closer to the end of  Uranus’ journey through Taurus that began in 2018. We have a more clear-eyed view of its impact on the world, and on us.

Until 2026, we are tasked with resolving this planetary paradox: Can we create much-needed progress without erasing timeless traditions that still hold value and utility? You can read more about the Uranus in Taurus transit in our article: Uranus In Taurus (2018-2026): Balancing Progress and Tradition

Your Uranus Direct in Taurus Horoscope

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for when the Uranus retrograde in Taurus is over on January 27, 2024. You can read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Finally! After five months of belt-tightening—or TRYING to stem out-of-control spending—things lighten up starting January 27. For this you can thank transformative Uranus, which ends a chaotic retrograde and powers ahead in your house of finances and possessions. Hopefully you’ve put some good systems in place so you can enjoy the occasional indulgence and shop without going on a guilt trip. But if a tricky work situation doesn’t resolve itself soon, you might need to start considering your options once the Uranus retrograde is over. Read more Aries horoscopes.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A major boost comes January 27 as innovator Uranus resumes forward motion in Taurus after a five-month retrograde. If you’ve felt like you’ve lost some of your magic touch, you’ll be back in your creative, revolutionary groove again. While blasting full steam ahead could add a little extra drama and chaos to your life, you’ll actually be grateful for the excitement. But don’t stall! Push ahead with breakthrough ideas when the Uranus retrograde is over, and don’t be afraid to rock the boat! Read more Taurus horoscopes.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

High-minded Uranus resumes forward motion on January 27 after a five-month snoozefest in Taurus and your twelfth house of healing, intuition and spirituality. If you’ve been coasting and not making any major strides in those areas, this pivot will shift you into high gear. Give your inner life the “soul food” it craves, whether that’s honing your craft, meditating or joining a metaphysical group. And clean house to create space for the new now that the Uranus retrograde is over.  Read more Gemini horoscopes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It won’t be hard to discern your true-blues from frenemies starting January 27 as transformational (and surprising) Uranus ends a five-month retrograde and powers forward in your collaborative eleventh house. If your social network has been in need of a touch-up, it will be a useful exercise to weed out the false friends. And if you’ve been hoping to hook up with some creative folks, start the search in earnest now. Uranus’ revolutionary spirit can help you attract the type of innovators you’re looking for. And since this planet governs technology, virtual mingling will be just as potent as IRL bonds. Read more Cancer horoscopes.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

After a five-month wheel-spinning retrograde, game-changing Uranus resumes forward motion in Taurus and your professional tenth house on January 27. Now you’re ready to blast ahead—but to where? Peek around and be ready to say yes to a promising offer that could come any day. Since Uranus governs technology, use your social network to put the “I’m available” word out, and tweak your website or online profiles with a new profile and eye-catching photos. Read more Leo horoscopes.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Signing up for a spontaneous program COULD happen January 27 as wild card Uranus snaps out of a five-month retrograde and powers ahead in Taurus and your house of wisdom, education and entrepreneurship. What big dreams have you been fostering, and—better question—are you prepared to chase them down? If you’re going to do something bold and unexpected, this is your moment! All the better if there’s a masterful teacher to guide you along the path. Experienced Virgos, start looking for your next round of disciples who are eager to kneel at the hem of your robe now that the Uranus retrograde is over. Read more Virgo horoscopes.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

No more stalling! The time has come to pursue your interest in life’s hidden and mystical realms. Unpredictable Uranus snaps out of a chaotic five-month retrograde on January 27 and surges ahead in your erotic, exotic and esoteric eighth house. You’re not about dogma; you’re simply on a quest for answers. But leave white space in the calendar for sexytime. With your kundalini rising, your hibernation station could be quite the funhouse this winter. If you’ve been in a slump, dancing and other forms of movement can get you back into your own skin now that the Uranus retrograde is over. Read more Libra horoscopes.  

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

After five months of languishing in limbo, your romantic mojo gets back on track—the fast track! Game-changing Uranus ends a frustrating retrograde on January 27 and motors ahead through Taurus and your relationship house. But to maximize this burst, you have to stop trying to micromanage things (yes, YOU, Scorpio). Love will flourish if you leave enough room for an element of surprise. If you’re not happy with your status quo, Uranus can help you make a bold, if difficult, change. Read more Scorpio horoscopes.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

You’ll have no trouble getting fired up about your personal fitness and self-care resolutions on January 27. Transformational Uranus, which has been backsliding for five months, corrects course and blasts ahead in your healthy-living sector. What felt like pulling teeth for months—such as making it to vinyasa flow or roasting Brussels sprouts instead of making more mac ‘n’ cheese—is suddenly a joy to do, now that the Uranus retrograde is over. But don’t shift into overachiever mode and burn out almost as soon as you start. This is a marathon, not the 100-yard dash, so make slow changes you’ll be able to integrate into your life. Read more Sagittarius horoscopes

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

The world becomes your oyster again beginning January 27—and that’s something you’ve waited five long months to hear. An interminable Uranus-retrograde phase may have pushed you close to the edge. But now, the spontaneous planet straightens out in your fifth house of romance, fame and fortune. Single Capricorns will quickly regain thirst trap status. Couples should focus on upping the romantic elements of the relationship. And all Sea Goats are encouraged to tune in to their muse, who’s knocking so hard she might just break your door down! Prepared to do a little gambling in the game of love, Capricorn? Read more Capricorn horoscopes.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Spend time getting your house in order, literally, now that the Uranus retrograde is over, on January 27. After a disruptive five-month backspin, unpredictable Uranus straightens and blasts full speed ahead through your domestic zone. Changes probably won’t come as a total shock, yet you may feel a sense of urgency to act on them in Q1 of 2024. Before you knock down any drywall or put in a bid on a home, though, make sure your plan is well founded. Read more Aquarius horoscopes.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Your social life gets an electrifying surge on January 27 when madcap Uranus wraps up a five-month retrograde, buzzing ahead in Taurus and your social third house. Though you’d go to the ends of the earth for a soul friend, most people can’t match that level of magnanimity. But a handful of them can! So starting today, devote the lion’s share of your social time to people who have earned “chosen family” status. Read more Pisces horoscopes.

How long does Uranus stay retrograde?

Uranus has an annual retrograde cycle that lasts about five months.

When is the next Uranus retrograde?

The dates of the next Uranus retrograde are September 1, 2024 to January 30, 2025.

What happens when Uranus goes retrograde?

Because Uranus takes 84 years to cycle through the zodiac, it visits each sign for about seven years. When Uranus moved from firebrand Aries into conservative Taurus in 2018, it was the first visit to the sign of the Bull since 1942!

Uranus is considered a generational planet because of its longer transit span. It shapes the mindset of an entire age group, influenced by whichever zodiac sign it’s visiting.

During these spells, progress can slow to a grinding halt. Technology, which is ruled by Uranus, can break down and classified information stored online can be subject to security breaches. The best way to deal? Strengthen your passwords, then step back to reconnect to the analog world. With the metaphysical planet snoozing, developing mindfulness practices can help you stay alert and aware. Get conscious about your every move—and your impact! Your interest in community work and activism may blossom in the process.

Uranus is in “fall” in Taurus, meaning it’s in its least comfortable position

It makes sense! The side-spinning planet rules all things rebellious and futuristic. Earth sign Taurus is a traditionalist. Uranus wants change, and Taurus seeks to limit it and create predictability.

Certainty, security, predictability, what the heck ARE those things anymore? If your life has felt impossible to plan, it’s because disruptor Uranus has been weaving in and out of methodical Taurus, the sign of stability, since 2018, and continues until 2026.

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