The First Thing Your Sign Can Stabilize Now That Uranus Retrograde Is Over

The Uranus retrograde is over as the planet of chaos and innovation spins direct in Taurus on January 22, 2023. Brace yourself! Emotional volcanos may erupt as the radical planet ends its nearly 5-month reserve-commute in the sign of the Bull.

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!

When did Uranus retrograde end?

On January 22, 2023, Uranus resumes direct movement in Taurus, ending a backspin that began in summer 2022, on August, 24.

The planet that rules higher minds continues its journey in Taurus until April 26, 2026 when it will complete a transit cycle that began on May 15, 2018.

When is Uranus in retrograde again?

Now that the Uranus retrograde is over, will there be another one soon?

Yes, there is a 2023 Uranus retrograde.

Uranus is retrograde again from August 28, 2023, to January 27, 2024.

So, how often are Uranus retrogrades?

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

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!

What does a Uranus retrograde mean?

Because of its longer transit span, Uranus is considered a generational planet. 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.

Since Uranus governs society and collective consciousness, its transits shape mass culture.

Uranus in Taurus meaning

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 conservational 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.

With machine-learning, smart devices, edge computing and other technologies doing the thinking for us, Uranian developments seem to be far outpacing the abilities of our Taurus-ruled physical capacities.

How will I feel as Uranus moves direct in Taurus?

When a planet like Uranus transits slowly, you may feel that your voice and views are suppressed, or that you’ve lost freedoms or feel less liberated. When the Uranus retrograde is in Taurus, emotions can erupt like a volcano. Watch what you say, or maybe don’t say anything at all!

The volcano metaphor is fitting as a stationing of Uranus in Taurus (an earth sign) can shake things up here on earth.

Uranus in Taurus 2023 is the “halfway” mark of this transit

Unconventional Uranus pushes for radical evolution and progress, while nostalgic Taurus upholds time-tested traditions, resisting change at every turn. Definitely a mismatch!

In 2023, we’ve made it past the halfway point of Uranus’ current journey through Taurus. We now have a clear-eyed view of its impact on the world.

In 2023, we’ve made it past the halfway point of Uranus’ current journey through Taurus and now have a clear-eyed view of its impact on the world. Taurus’ astrological rulership includes money, work, material objects, security, farming, the food supply, the arts and music. From cashless transactions to green energy to “quiet quitting,” Uranus has already given these realms an extreme makeover.

The convergence of Uranian AR metaverse and Taurean sensory reality has changed the way we use our everyday products. And we have an ongoing microchip shortage to show for it.

It’s been quite the head trip—literally, since micro-dosing psilocybin is growing in popularity during this transit. And the upheaval can also feel personal.

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 horoscope for January 22, 2023, the day the Uranus retrograde is over, and for its direct motion until August 28.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Transformative Uranus ends a chaotic retrograde and powers ahead in your house of finances and possessions. Finally! After five months of belt-tightening—or TRYING to stem out-of-control spending—things lighten up on January 22 when the Uranus retrograde is over. 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.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A major boost for every personal initiative comes on January 22 as innovator Uranus resumes forward motion in Taurus after a five-month retrograde. If you’ve felt like you 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, and don’t be afraid to rock the boat now that the Uranus retrograde is over!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

High-minded Uranus resumes forward motion 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 cleaning house will create space for the new when the Uranus retrograde is over beginning January 22.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It won’t be hard to discern your true-blues from frenemies on January 22 as metamorphic 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.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Game-changing Uranus resumes forward motion in Taurus and your professional tenth house after a five-month wheel-spinning retrograde. Beginning January 22, 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 out the “I’m available” word, and tweak your website or online profiles with a new profile and eye-catching photos.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Wild card Uranus snaps out of a five-month retrograde and powers ahead in Taurus and your house of wisdom, education and entrepreneurship, beginning January 22. 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, circumstances will be favorable now that the Uranus retrograde is over. 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 learn the tools you’ve developed.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Unpredictable Uranus snaps out of a chaotic five-month retrograde and surges ahead in your erotic, exotic and esoteric eighth house. No more stalling! The time has come to pursue your interest in life’s hidden and mystical realms. You’re not about dogma; you’re simply on a quest for answers. But leave white space in the calendar for sexytime after January 22. With your kundalini rising, your hibernation station could be quite the funhouse this winter, now that the Uranus retrograde is over. If you’ve been in a slump, dancing and other forms of movement can get you back into your own skin.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Game-changing Uranus ends a frustrating retrograde and motors ahead through Taurus and your relationship house. After five months of languishing in limbo, your romantic mojo gets back on track—the fast track! But to maximize this burst that begins January 22 when the Uranus retrograde is over, 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.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

You’ll have no trouble getting fired up about your personal fitness and self-care resolutions on January 22. 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 that virtual vinyasa class or roasting Brussels sprouts instead of making more mac ‘n’ cheese—is suddenly a joy to do. 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.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

The world becomes your oyster on January 22—and that’s something you’ve waited five long months to hear. An interminable Uranus-retrograde phase may almost have pushed you 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!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Spend time getting your house in order…literally, now that the Uranus retrograde is over on January 22. After a disruptive five-month backspin, unpredictable Uranus straightens out 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. Before you knock down any drywall or put in a bid on a home, though, make sure your plan is well founded.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Your social life gets an electrifying surge on January 22, 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 true friend (even if you’ve only ever met on Zoom), most people can’t match that level of magnanimity. But a handful of them can! So now that the Uranus retrograde is over, devote the lion’s share of your social time to people who have earned “chosen family” status.

Feature art by Rosie Dienhart


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