Uranus Retrograde: Inner Self Discovery

On August 15, at 10:26 AM EST, Uranus stations retrograde at 10° Taurus, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron. We are inevitably going to feel an energetic shift: we now have six planets in an apparent backward motion.

The first half of August has been intense for many of us: we all feel the need to take a break. The presence of six retrograde planets invites us to turn our attention within and elaborate on the emotions that have been coming up. We are encouraged to reflect on how we can integrate the events that have been taking place and on the best way to adapt to the recent changes and challenges.

 

Uranus: the Great Awakener 

 

Also known as the Great Awakener, Uranus is often associated with the mythological figure of Prometheus. Prometheus disobeyed the Gods and stole them the fire of creative power, giving it to humanity, even though he knew he was going to pay for it.

His unprecedented brave gesture allowed mankind to rise to new heights. Fire represents a sacred symbol and a transformative element. Fire warms and illuminates us, it can be a weapon of war, it can be devastating, yet it cleanses and purifies us, it destroys all evil. Fire represents the flame of awareness, the knowledge that allows us to empower ourselves.

Uranus, just like Prometheus, is famous for being rebellious and defiant: it corresponds to the radical affirmation of human freedom. It is the governor of Lighting and Thunderstorms, of electricity, and unpredictable events. This planet demands independence and it’s ready to fight for it. Uranus is the force that encourages us to rebel and to break free from constrictions.

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Uranus wants to liberate us from our conditioning and our limitations, from feelings of stagnation, from a routine that doesn’t inspire us anymore, from meaningless formalities and social conventions, from outdated rules and regulations.

 

Uranus: Disruptive and Unconventional

 

Uranus has an orbit of 84 years and, from our perspective, it is in apparent backward motion for about six months each year. Its discovery happened by accident in 1781, at the time of the American and French revolution. The astronomer who first observed it thought Uranus was a comet and not a planet, because of its unconventional orbit.

Uranus was the first planet identified with a telescope and became immediately a symbol of sudden change, unpredictability, and disruption. Its discovery was indeed a disruptive event in the scientific community: it inspired astronomers to question everything they knew, and it forever expanded our perception of the solar system. Suddenly, humanity was wondering if there was more that they didn’t know yet: new and unexpected perspectives immediately opened up. This is exactly what Uranus is about.

Uranus correlates to those groundbreaking scientific discoveries that permanently transform our individual and collective lives, such as electricity, computers, and the internet. Uranus corresponds to sudden technological advancement, innovative ideas, aha moments, and unexpected downloads that bring clarity and open new paths and possibilities.

 

Entering the Transpersonal Realms

 

Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, is considered the first transpersonal or outer planet. Before its discovery, the traditional ruler of Aquarius was Saturn. Transpersonal planets are Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto: since they move very slowly, they correlate to the specific purpose and traits of a whole generation, their transits dictate the pace of our collective evolution.

Saturn is the last planet we can see with the naked eye: for this reason, it corresponds to the boundary of our consciousness. With Uranus, we enter the unconscious realms of the psyche.

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In Astrology, Uranus is associated with our individual unconscious as well as with our collective memory field, also known as the Akashic Records, which contains all the events, thoughts, conversations that ever took place.

 

Uranus in Taurus: Finding a New Sense of Security

 

Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign correlated with the relationship we have with ourselves and our bodies, with our values, needs, and resources, as well as with our survival instinct.

The seven years transit of Uranus through the sign of the Bull brings up the necessity to redefine all these factors, to create a different set of values, and to find a new sense of security. We embarked on this journey in 2018, and Uranus will not enter Gemini until 2026.

We have already been facing unexpected challenges to our survival that have shaken up our value system, the way we relate with ourselves, and what we perceive as our basic needs. During the next few years, we will go deeper into this process.

Uranus relates to sudden disruptions and change. This planet opens up the realms of the unknown, which includes infinite potential and possibilities: for some of us confronting total uncertainty is a scary process, for others an exciting journey

The transit of Uranus through Taurus is inspiring us to discover new ways of making a living, to experiment with alternative ways to organize the food system, to build houses, to interact with Nature. Only one thing is certain: we will discover resources we didn’t know we possessed.

 

Uranus Retrograde: Inner Self Discovery & Individuation

 

Uranus is going to be retrograde from August 15, 2020, until January 14, 2021. Until that time, the Great Awakener will inspire an ongoing inner questioning of ourselves, our choices, and our life path.

This retrograde transit invites deep self-analysis and self-inquiry. Uranus is the planet related to what Carl Jung called the individuation process or the path to wholeness, which consists of the integration of the conscious and unconscious parts of our personality.

During the next six months, we will be encouraged to identify our conditioning, and to become aware of those assumptions and beliefs that don’t serve us anymore. The goal of this process is becoming able to make choices and take action without unwanted influences of the past.

Uranus retrograde invites us on a journey of developing our intellectual authority and deconditioning from the beliefs we inherited. This transit inspires us to detach from our past and to see events under a different light. Uranus encourages us to let go of the story of what happened to us so that it stops affecting our experience of the present moment.

Ultimately, the transit of Uranus retrograde through Taurus reminds us that when each of us does their inner work, it inevitably affects the collective and changes the vibration of the whole Earth: it all starts within.

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Taurus Season: Reclaiming Happiness

On April 19th at 10:45am EST the Sun shifts into the sign of Taurus, we call this Taurus Season. Essentially, for 30 days the Sun illuminates the themes of Taurus energy and invites us to bask in its light. 

Taurus energy is associated with life on Planet Earth. This is about our 5 senses and the physical experience of being human. This energy is connected to what we see, hear, taste, touch and smell on the surface of life.

 

Taurus Season Goes Beyond the Surface

 

During Taurus Season, it can be easy to get pulled into how things appear to be. We can become sold on the story we hear or the program we are seeing. Not only can this lead to a limited perspective, but it also has us missing out on the subtle beauties and gifts of life on Earth.

As humans, we are not just physical beings. Our dreams, desires, hearts, ideas and other sensations are just as real as what we perceive through our 5 senses. This is a time of remembering the bigger picture and the full expanse of what it means to be alive. 

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In a time when the world is aligning against an invisible enemy; it’s pretty obvious there’s more to life than what we can see. This could feel overwhelming, which is a normal and acceptable response. It can be scary at times to imagine there are unseen forces at play because we as humans often reach for control to feel safe.

 

Taurus Season is asking us to remember that the most beautiful things in life cannot be controlled

 

Like meeting the love of our life in an unexpected way. Or deciding to try something new and having our life change because of it. Or waking from a dream that felt as if we were living an entirely different life.

We are now invited to sit at the drawing board and like architects map out our next creation. Creativity cannot be controlled. Creativity has to be free to flow. Creativity is one of our human superpowers.

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Taurus season is reminding us that we each have super powers. We each have the capacity to make a ripple effect and be a force of change in the world. We each have immense value and are special.

However, the 3D reality as we know it might not validate that back to us. It might instead remind us of what’s realistic or tell us our dreams are not possible. The physical world might tell us we don’t have enough money or time to do that. And, if we can’t figure out how to make the money or find the time; we might as well give up. Don’t. Stand strong for what you believe in, carry your truth. Own your superpowers.

 

Taurus Season: Earth’s Beauty and Abundance

 

Taurus Season is a time of finding the beauty and abundance that is on the Planet; but to find it we need to know where to look.

If we look to our hearts, to our deeper selves and to our inner knowings we have an infinitely better chance of harnessing our creative potential. 

 

Taurus Season energy is ruled by the Earth and the planet Venus

 

Venus is associated with creation and beauty; Earth is associated with the tangible realm. During Taurus season we have an opportunity to own the creative potential within each of us. Let’s not underestimate our power; especially in a world that benefits from our disempowerment

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All of this can sound like a lot, but like Earth, simple is better. Reclaiming our humanity doesn’t have to look like saving the world. Instead slow and steady is the strategy of Taurus Season’s energy.

 

Taking Care of the Temple and Choosing Happiness

 

First, we have to honour the physical. This does not mean we buy into all the stories we read or the news we are told. Instead, this means seeing our physical vessel as a temple. How much water are we drinking? What types of food are we eating? Are we happy?

This last question of happiness can be a loaded one because the physical human experience has been hijacked. We are told to work hard, to lose weight, to sweat more or to listen up. We are told to comply. Happiness is rarely a priority.

That’s where we can flip the switch and be an agent of change; by choosing happiness. Happiness is not something we can find overnight. Happiness doesn’t have to be complicated.. As we venture through Taurus Season it’s crucial to ask ourselves whether or not we are enjoying our lives.

Of course, we aren’t going to be happy 100% of the time, but it’s beneficial to gauge where we are at because then we can make choices that move us closer to happiness.

 

Reclaiming Happiness

 

Humans have been sold on a bogus reality of what it means to be here on the planet at this time. There’s tons of fear and chaos floating around; which becomes easy pickings for those who swoop in to create order and control.

This is why now is the time to take control of our own lives. This starts with reclaiming our happiness. Maybe we don’t know what makes us happy. Maybe we have never felt happy. Maybe we dread the thought of even thinking about happiness because it seems so far away. Maybe there is a little whisper at the back of our minds that is reminding us how much we love to paint. Or read. Or sing.

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Finding happiness requires us to listen to our non physical selves. We need to take a step back from the practicality of the physical world and the regulations that control it in order to tune into ourselves. This tuning within could happen quickly or could take a lifetime; remember slow and steady wins this race. (We invite you to read our article “5 Simple Steps Loving Yourself A Little More Every Single Day”)

We have to become clear on what lights up our heart. If we are wandering aimlessly unsure of ourselves and indifferent to what happens; we are easily herded. When we care about something we are willing to fight for it. 

This is not meant to instill fear, but instead shed light on a facet of the human experience. When we take a look at life on Earth as a whole it’s pretty complicated. There are a lot of organizations, institutions, groups, individuals and federations invested in creating a version of reality that we all subscribe to without consent. We are born into it. We spend our lives remembering who we are and untangling ourselves from the constraints.

 

Remembering Who We Are

 

Remembering is the name of the game and it starts in the body. Remembering to feed ourselves. Remembering to hydrate. Remembering our joy. Remembering to take a breath.

These simple moments yield a world of abundance. Even though everything can seem so complicated and complex our hearts have a simple request. To be grateful and in love. 

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This does not have to mean romantic love, but rather a commitment to live from our hearts. Choosing to be a force of kindness and compassion on the planet. 

These simple acts make the world of difference. In fact, we are learning that what we choose to anchor into, what frequency we choose to embody; creates the reality we experience. 

This is not simply a tool for us to manifest our desires or make more money. This is a movement of consciousness that is shifting every fact of life on Earth. 

 

Taurus Season: True Value

 

Are we going to buy into the 3D matrix? Or are we going to take the leap into our hearts and find true value?

Taurus Season shares the energy of worth and value. This energy is associated with money, food and other tangible examples of abundance on Earth.

 

Taurus Season + Uranus in Taurus

 

Uranus is in Taurus from 2018 until 2026 is shaking things up. What happens when the 3D reality is built on systems that do not hold true value?

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” ― Alanis Obomsawin

Uranus in Taurus is a period of getting back to what’s real and building our lives upon true value. We can look back to times throughout history when Uranus was in Taurus, to get a better idea of how to move forward.

At the peak of the California gold rush, in 1852, Uranus was in Taurus. Humans were learning just how valuable the Earth truly is. Taurus energy represents abundance and wealth, Uranus energy brings in surprises; we can see in the example of the California Gold Rush the unexpected wealth of the Earth.

We are currently experiencing this same transit, could we be on the brink of finding new gifts of abundance from the Earth? Can we learn from history and approach the Earth with respect and gratitude; instead of raiding her for all she is worth?

Speaking of worth and gold, let’s look back to 1933 when Uranus was just about to enter Taurus. That year the president of the United States, Franklin D Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard.

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“On April 5, 1933, Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money. It required all persons to deliver all gold coin, gold bullion and gold certificates owned by them to the Federal Reserve” (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-takes-united-states-off-gold-standard)

Again, we see a collection of gold; this time instead of taking it from the Earth; the Federal Reserve was taking it from the people. As we are in this cycle of Uranus in Taurus until 2026, we can anticipate a shift in our economy. Like gold, this will be about our connection to the Earth and true value, like we’ve seen in the past.

 

Be An Early Adopter

 

This Taurus season, we are asked to become early adopters and make a move towards true worth. We do this by first connecting to what our hearts value. We become sparks of inspiration that ripple out into the world. This illumination has a domino effect.

The potential of a human who is in tune with the physical needs of their vessel and also moves in tandem with their non physical selves is a force that cannot be herded.

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It’s a revolutionary act to invest in what gives us value. As our systems shift, fear will come to the surface. In times of unknown that is a natural human experience. Instead of letting the fear chase us away; may we look at it.

 

Facing the Fears

 

Look at what’s scary. Get curious. Ask questions. Reach out for help. Look to those we trust for guidance. The more information we receive the more we can see the bigger picture. When we are in tune with ourselves we can filter the information through the lens of our intuitions or feelings; from there we can choose what bricks to build our new reality with.

Above all else, Taurus Season is about being thankful for the planet and seeing her as an extension of ourselves. Getting back to basics and appreciating what brings true value into our lives is the homework.

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Have we enjoyed the sun today? Have we cooked ourselves a healthy meal? These simple things are a privilege that are not accessible to everyone at the moment. We believe it will be, because it has to be.

Don’t take things for granted, be grateful. Embody love and become force of love. Reclaim your happiness, reclaim your individuality. Take your power back.

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First New Moon of 2020 – January 24

On January 24th, we are greeted by a New Moon in the airy and intellectually fueled sign of Aquarius. This is a time for rebellion and one in which we set out to walk our own true path without apology. We are being reminded to stay fluid, go with the flow, and embrace any changes that may come our way.

 

You are on the cusp of transformative and inspiring moments

 

This Aquarius New Moon represents the end of one lunar and opens the gateway to the next as we set our intentions for the month to come. With the Sun, Moon, and Mercury all in Aquarius, we are being showered in an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. Regardless of your natal chart, this Aquarius New Moon energy will be felt deeply.

This is a sign of change as we learn to question old habits, beliefs, and behaviors and use the creative and out-of-the-box energy of Aquarius to help you move forward with new and inventive ways of making progress. You are on the cusp of transformative and inspiring moments that will feel life changing. As we set our positive intentions for the next lunar cycle, we leave old energy where it belongs – in the past.

This is the time to make a fresh start, create fresh goals and initiatives, and move forward with confidence. Don’t be surprised if changes in your career, relationships, and goals appear. The Universe is providing us with the clarity to align ourselves with our true path as we plant seeds in our lives that will begin to bloom in the coming months.

 

Follow your intuition, you are aligning with your Higher self and your true life’s calling

 

With the Aquarius New Moon square Uranus, which is in Taurus, expect to feel some uncertainty as you feel an innate calling for change. This alignment can often trigger unpredictable behavior from us as our inner rebelliousness awakens. You know in your heart of hearts that some changes need to be made. You have been trying to find harmony and rebalance your energy, but something hasn’t felt right.

During this cosmic alignment, we are being called on to follow our intuition and break free from the constraints that we feel we have in our lives. This desire for freedom can bring sometimes bring about anxiety, uncertainty, and restlessness. If you have felt more abrupt in your interactions with those around you or have been experiencing mood swings, just know that you are not alone.

With the New Moon square Uranus, our souls are trying to regain their balance. We have recently experienced some heavy alignments filled with big lessons and we are still reeling from this energetic rollercoaster. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You are right where you’re supposed to be, and you are learning to harness your inner peace.

As our desire to assert our independence and break free of the perceived restrictions we’ve created in our minds grows, we may feel restless. Approach this Moon with an open mind and open heart and remain flexible. All of the changes you are experiencing are helping to align you with your Higher self and true life’s calling. You are embarking on a brave new path and unlocking endless opportunities and possibilities as you reclaim your power and rebalance the energy around you.

 

Remain open to receiving blessings in ways you may not have envisioned

 

Venus and Mars also play key roles during this Aquarius New Moon as we are being supported through our own personal journeys of growth. With Mercury sextile Mars, we are being blessed with the gift of quick thinking and reflexes. As unexpected changes happen around us, we are being given the ability to be like water.

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” – Bruce Lee

Use this cosmic alignment to propel you to new heights but remain open to receiving blessings in ways you may not have envisioned. You have a strong sense of purpose and initiative and are on the cusp of the success you desire. The Universe is showering you with the courage and fighting spirit that you need to help you take on any challenges that come your way.

 

Embrace patience, love, and dedication

 

Venus, the ruler of our relationships, also plays a role during this New Moon. With Venus being square Mars, we may experience some relationship difficulties as we finally address any tension that has been lingering. If you are an aggressive or impatient person, this fiery alignment may provoke you to lose your temper. Make sure you recognize this and take a step back when you need to. Don’t lose your temper over things that are out of your control and don’t risk an existing relationship because of the impatience that this alignment can sometimes bring.

With Venus sextile Jupiter, the Universe helps to balance out this Mars energy by helping to calm things down if they get heated and will help to quickly relieve relationship tensions if they arise. Venus is teaching us a valuable lesson as we evaluate our relationships. We are being reminded to value ourselves and not lower our standards for those whose energy does not align with our own.

However, we are also being taught patience, love, and dedication. We are reminded that conflicts may arise, but we must remain true to ourselves and committed to those around us. This alignment brings us a better understanding of our relationships with those we care for and reminds us to show gratitude for the genuine and loving people that we have in our lives. 

 

This New Moon is calling you to be your true authentic self unapologetically

 

While this New Moon can cause some anxiety and uncertainty as we learn to embrace this newfound energy and release preconceived notions, this Moon will ultimately help us focus our minds and stabilize our emotions. We are being prompted to take the actions that we need to experience freedom, nurture our souls, and live authentically.

We are invited to expect the unexpected, do things out of the norm, and embrace any surprises that come our way as we break free of our shackles and express our true selves. This is an incredibly progressive and forward-thinking Moon and is one to remember. The insights that we have been seeking are right on the horizon and we are reminded to continue to pay attention to our intuition and move forward unapologetically. 

Whatever intentions we plant now have the potential to grow during this next lunar cycle and for months to come. However, we are reminded to trust the process and to be open to receive blessings in ways we may not have expected. Things don’t always turn out the way that we expect them to; sometimes the Universe has grander plans in store for us.

To help you harness the energy around this New Moon we have created a guided meditation and a transformation journal that you can use during the arrival of this New Moon. Tap here or on the image below to gain Access.

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