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Uranus Retrograde in Aries 8/28/2023

Updated: Aug 29, 2023



Uranus goes retrograde in Aries at 28 degrees of Krittika nakshatra on August 28. It then turns direct on January 27, 2024, at almost 25 degrees of Krittika. This results in the amplification of Uranian qualities, such as unpredictability and innovation, but also profound awakenings. There is a lot going on in Aries, especially with Rahu at 1 degree of Ashwini, which is in the gandanta zone right now, igniting fires, intensity, and all-around overwhelming energy in the world. Jupiter is here too, amplifying it all, and will soon go retrograde on September 4, this will be a time of integrating the lessons learned thus far, and a time of massive transformation and purification.


The Vedic star that Uranus is in, is called Krittika, which means the cutters, signifying a “critical time” of transformation. It's symbol is a razor, which stands for cutting away the negative until only light remains. Uranus retrograde in this portion of the sky is monumental for igniting the light of consciousness and awareness via the fires of transformation, as Krittika is ruled by Agni the god of fire.


Uranus is responsible for collapses of tradition and convention, for great imagination, innovation, revolution and transformation. He is the great awakener, and rules electricity amongst many other things. Uranus shakes the very ground that we are on; this means important earthquakes are around the corner. As Krittika deals with sharp weapons, and the battle against darkness and evil, this could mean new violence in the world, as well as the truth coming out and being uncovered. Also since fire is the main quality of Agni, this could imply that new fires will start around the world. We also need to be careful while cooking or when lighting up candles, don't leave them unattended, as Uranus Retrograde is even more unpredictable than usual.


The conjunction with the planet of wisdom and divine truth, Jupiter, is instrumental in opening doors of new principles and truths. The exact conjunction however will occur in 2024, massive awakenings will develop on a grand scale as a result.


A lot of sudden changes and new beginnings are in store for the world. Aries's dispositor Mars is in Virgo, and will be involved in two quincunxes in September; one on the 1st with Saturn, and the other on September 30, with Uranus itself, at 28 degrees. This is a classic aspect for accidents, sudden deaths, or a shocking event to take place. Mars will be in chitra, which is ruled by Mars, and Uranus is in Sun ruled Krittika. A leader could be in serious danger or in a life or death situation. Nonetheless. be cautious that day especially if you have planets at this degree in either Aries or Virgo.

Also, if you have planets at 25 or 28 degrees (give or take 2 degrees) of any sidereal fire sign, you are in for some important positive changes in your life. Any stagnant energy in your life will be broken and released.


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