Uranus is the planet of innovation, change, and new ideas, and now that it is in retrograde motion (beginning tomorrow, July 9, 2011, it will be retrograde until December 9) we will spend the next five months delving deeply into the recesses of our minds to discover new ideas and answers, and new sides of our selves. Uranus joins Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron in retrograde motion during this period.
Retrograde periods donâ€™t have to be scary (as Iâ€™ve often extolled about periods of Mercury retrograde); instead, while things have a tendency to get muddled with other retrograde planets (with Mercury, for example, the ruler of communication, things in that arena tend to go haywire), Uranus retrograde is a time of heightened internal reflection. You may find yourself searching for personal innovation and rediscovering your inner childâ€”even if that means being a little rebellious at times. Retrograde periods are time to break out the â€śre:â€ť regeneration, renewal, reflectionâ€¦.you get the point. Add â€śreâ€ť to the beginning of a word, and you have a way of positively using a period of planetary retrograde motion.