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Uranus retrograde in Pisces

Mid-morning Friday EST, Uranus turns retrograde in Pisces. Penny Unn calls this the start of ‘a five-month period during which the search for innovation shifts from outer to inner realms’.

As an outer planet, Uranus is retrograde for much of the year. For most of us the mere fact of its retrograde is not especially significant. What is of interest is the time when Uranus stations, or pauses before beginning its backward motion – this, and the couple of days around it, is when things can get a little weird.

So over the next few days ‘back up data, monitor your impulses & watch for “signs”‘ says Mystic Medusa. ‘There are always loads of subtle but potent omens & fascinating communiques around when Uranus stations.’

Should be interesting!

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Uranus: the planet of individuality

The discovery of Uranus in 1781 rocked both the astronomical and astrological community. ‘For thousands of years,’ Steven Forrest says, ‘Astrology had been a closed system. There were seven planets, counting the sun and the moon. Seven had been taken as a magic number. Rainbows had seven hues. Octaves had seven notes. Weeks had seven days. Seven kept appearing in mystical traditions: the seven chakras or energy centres of the physical body, the seven churches of the Book of Revelations. There was something right and comforting about having seven planets in the sky. For millennia that simple observation had served as quick “proof” of astrology’s validity.’

The instant the eighth planet, Uranus, was discovered, the ‘neat, tight system crumbled.’ Astrologers were at a loss. The system of seven planets had so eloquently represented the circle of life, from the Sun (vitality) through to Saturn (death and finality). How did this new planet fit in? And what did it mean?
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