Uranus Retrograde 2014


Uranus tends to be more potent and more Uranian when retrograde. When Uranus is direct in the natal chart, intuitive and inventive impulses flow on a regular basis but, when it is retrograde, this energy builds to a certain level and then it explodes forth as in a “Eureka!” experience.
In this building-up process, Uranus tends to be more potent and more willfully dogmatic. Uranus’ retrograde motion tends to stimulate deep psychological investigation and analysis. Its research, however, seeks answers that satisfies the mind and explains “Why?”. This is frequently observed in people who have Uranus retrograde natally as they make mountains out of molehills in their quest to know WHY!

Obviously, this is an excellent time for mental studies that explore human behavior and psychology. It favors activities that require bursts of inventive and intuitive energy. It favors psychological counseling connected with freedom urges and disconnected patterns of relating.

When Uranus is retrograde natally, the rebellious urges tend to bottle up, bottle up and then burst forth seemingly out of nowhere. This stems from the fact that these people need to make changes internally before they can manifest them in the external world. During this “processing” phase, the individual rarely realizes just how rebellious he or she is. When Uranus transits retrograde, it will reawaken freedom urges causing the individual to suddenly rebel against any ruts or confinement in the life. I feel that it is better to process what needs to change while Uranus is retrograde and actualize the change when it turns direct. The retrograde simply makes you aware but it is generally not wise to impulsively act upon an awareness.


+ December 9-11 2015: Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries and this is a dreadful time in relationships. It is Mars in Libra that is the culprit. Read about Mars in Libra in November-December 2015.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    TO EVERYBODY — Linda, Chyrelle, Tommy (7-2011):
    All of you are asking the same question and I always give the same answer — Uranus is Retrograde for half of the year. It has no special effect except as described in this article.
    Uranus is only significant when it is transiting an aspect to your natal planet. Then, you interpret this specific transit.

    For Uranus in the 12th, hard aspects can cause insomnia.
    It is a 7 year cycle when you need to “hide your wierd” or go places where you are not known in your traditional circles and express Uranus there.
    I once know a collge professor who would sneak off to astrology lectures — and no one at the university ever knew until much later in her career.

  2. Erin Says:

    I have Uranus square natal moon these days. Normally I don’t notice transits that much but this one’s been brutal! September 16th I suddenly very nearly walked out on my perfectly lovely boyfriend for another guy. Will the fact that it’s retrograde make it more intense?

    Also Uranus is in Scorpio in 1st house in my chart.

    Thanks for your help!

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ERIN (10-2011): I confess that I have been more agitated by the Uranus R opposing my Jupiter than I was when it was direct — but it is not that much different. I have gotten more insights regarding my “wired” energy under Uranus.

    Astrologers always have a good excuse with other astrologers — we just tell them that we are going through a bad Uranus transit and all understand and forgive.

    Yes, we need to monitor our “moods” under Uranus. When young and female, Wild Yam and Chaste Tree herbs can help with moods.

    A constructive outlet for energies — activist, fighting for others in some way — can be helpful.

  4. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PAM (12-2011): Uranus in the 8th makes changes/transformations in a heart beat. It may take a long time but BOOM…they are transformed. Retrograde is even stronger because it bottles up, bottles up…then CHANGE!

    SURYA: Uranus in the 7th is strong for activism. When it transits the 7th, changes will come into your life due to the actions of others. I was motivated to fight for farmers rights when my dad was affected by a local policy — and I won.

    Uranus and Pluto in the 11th are never drawn to touchy-feely group involvements — more ad hoc or cause related.
    In big groups, Pluto feels like a lemming going to sea with other lemming — and does not want to go along with the crowd.

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:

    If Uranus is in the 10th House natally, the individual needs to find a unique career where they do something different, something original so that comparisons cannot be made.

    I have Uranus natally in the 10th House and I used to say that I was the Best Astrologer in Silver Spring because I was the ONLY astrologer in Silver Spring. I always use techniques that others do not use so that I am not like others.

    READERS: Please keep your questions to something about the article. Since I receive 2000 hits each day, I cannot give personal readings.

  6. Lynn Koiner Says:


    Many of you are writing about your natal Retrograde under transiting Retrogrades. I have an article on the natal positions under GENERAL (astrology). Please check there and you may find your answer.

  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    NOVLADY (10-2012): You have asked a good question. I looked at a transit of Pluto over my dad’s 4th House Venus — nothing happened when it crossed Direct-then Retrograde…then, with the 3rd crossing, Uranus AND Pluto were aspecting his Venus — and his living area (above mine) was burglarized.

    This event provided me an opportunity to secure our home with security doors and window bars. I also renovated the lower level kitchen when we discovered rotted pipes under the floors. The kitchen looks great.

    Six months later, BOTH Uranus and Pluto aspected his natal Pluto (natally, he has Venus opposing Pluto) and a terrible storm did a lot of damage, uprooting trees. None of these affected the house but, for me, a tree fell on my beloved yard tractor. Insurance replaced this totally and I have a new one. Nothing else has happened.

    So, when I look at the triple crossings, you are not affected by each of them. One crossing will be stronger and that is when something happens.

    Uranus will be hitting his Pluto again in 2013 and I am hoping to renovate more of the lower level. My dad will be affected by this since he will pay for it.

    With Uranus, it wants to break up something in your life – a relationship, a situation that you have outgrown, forcing you to move on. Once you make the change, Uranus will leave you alone.

    So, to answer your question precisely – no, you will not repeat the same event 3 times.

  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LOULOU (4-2013): Uranus wants us to break free from the the issues ruled by his Moon’s Sign and House. If he really needs solitude, he would not have picked up with the Hot Honey.
    He is only telling you to wait as it is only a phase because he wants someone to come back to if the relationship does not work out. And, truly, this new relationship will not work out. It is a stepping stone to something else.

    Astrology is what kept you from leaving him??!!! Are you crazy! Dump the bum and find someone who truly loves you.

    You have to look at his entire chart to see what his relationship issues are — and he surely has them.

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LYNNE (6-2013): MEDICAL ADVICE FOR CARDINAL AFFLICTIONS — That is a rough series of transits. I will add something medical for all going through Pluto-Uranus (and astronomers say Pluto is not a planet!).

    Afflictions to the Cardinal signs causes stress on the adrenals and this can affect the thyroid. This can lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, morning headaches, heart palpatations, dryness (I had dry eyes), dizziness.

    Cut & Paste this to your browser

    The easiest support for the adrenals is Raw Adrenal Gland (you really have to look for this), taking 2 pills in the morning.

    I strongly suggest finding a gynecologist who does Hormone Saliva Testing. This test tells your adrenal and thyroid levels all during the day. My adrenal/cortisol flatlined as soon as I got out of bed. BUT, too much cortisol is bad too.

    I plan to write an article soon on my experience for the Common Cures articles.

  10. Veronica Says:

    Hi my partner is 70 me 64 has pluto square his moon and Uranus conjunt it right now Then Uranus will conjunt at 13 degrees. He has walked out on me living in the motorhome saying he needs lots of space. We have had difficulties communicating as both Aries, I have mars and Venus at 8 degrees and sun13 degrees in Aries. We are both upset but he can,nt cope with my demands. Can you help us. I have gemmin rising at 10 degrees with Uranus in first house not sure of his rising born 4th April 1943. Thinks he was born 5. 30 in morning.

  11. Lynn Koiner Says:

    VERONICA! You entered a phoney email. I sent you 2 emails and both bounced.
    I have deleted them and I will not write the information again.
    When people give a false email, it makes me crazy when I take the time to answer privately.

  12. Rhea Says:

    Since Uranus is rebellious and unexpected, should we expect the unexpected on the stationing days of retrograde?
    On December 17, Uranus will station direct in my 3rd house, forming an exact sextile with my natal 1st house Saturn which is currently touring my 10th house.
    Last month when Neptune stationed direct on November 13 in my 2nd house, though it did not station on any of my natal planets, I lost my wallet!!!

  13. Sheilajean Whitefield Says:

    Hi. I hope that you can find time to help me; I am most GRATEFUL for any assistance. My son, born on 8/19/88 @ 20:31—- 121W17, 45N42, has an out-of-sign triple conjunction of Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune. Now, Saturn transits retrograde in his 7th & will cross his Moon on 4/6/14, so close to the heart of the cross coming. Transiting Uranus is conjunct his natal Mars in the 12th & retrograde transiting Mars will oppose this soon. Communication between us is rare and strained due to my prior behaviors and his tendencies, but I know that he is suffering (PTSD, Psoriasis, depression, anxiety, no communication with his only brother); please advise. I just can`t figure out this retrograde triple conjunction of his. I want to help if I am able to & he will allow.

  14. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SHIELAJEAN (3-2014): I have been touring Europe and will not return to the U.S. until March 14. I took the time to write to you privately but you gave a phoney or fake email and it bounced. When people do this, I refuse to write again. It makes me so angry when I take the time to write and some has given me a fake address.
    When I return home, I will delete this email.

  15. Ava Says:

    I’m feeling a bit frustrated looking at my chart right now. On July 21, Saturn stations direct EXACTLY opposite my natal Mercury at 16’42 Taurus. The very next day, July 22nd, Uranus stations retrograde EXACTLY opposite my Ascendant at 16’34 Libra (and therefore conjunct my DSC in Aries).

    Now, none of this seems too scary after just surviving Saturn opposite my natal Sun/Moon conjunction in early Taurus (and it happened just a year or so after my first Saturn Return in Libra!), however it does seem a bit ridiculous how exact these upcoming transits are—I feel like my chart is out to get me!

    I’ve been learning astrology for a couple of years but am struggling to understand the symbolism of this Saturn-Mercury and then Uranus-ASC retrograde weirdness. My natal Saturn is actually conjunct my ascendant by 1’ so he probably factors in there too. Arg, if you have any thoughts I would love to hear them. Thanks!

    (Also just an aside, I was born with Mars and all 5 outer planets retrograde so it’s tough for me to really distinguish retrograde energies too well—I think I mostly just internalize things a lot throughout my life. But I’m trying to pay more attention now to see what types of effects individual transits have. I liked what you said about Uranus and how it impacts us natal Rxers first internally and then we explode into outer rebellion—pretty accurate in my case! :-)

  16. lea Says:

    Hi, Uranus has just this month entered my 6th House (it will retrograde out again later this year for a few months).
    I have been having Pluto conjunct Sun (Sun rules my MC) and Uranus square Sun for the last couple of years — I’m sort of feeling as though Uranus into my 6th is the icing on the cake on top of all the Pluto & Uranus influences on my work environment so far.
    I’ve pushed through all the problems in the last couple of years – but with Uranus now in my 6th, I’m more than ever feeling that I’ll move jobs (and move house to get a new job)
    Do you think the retrograde, with Uranus leaving my 6th and then re-entering the 6th is part of this explosion you’ve mentioned, and so once Uranus turns direct again, or once it moves back into my 6th again – then is more likely the time for action???

  17. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LEA (5-2014): It is impossible to make a prediction solely based upon Uranus R back and forth over a House cusp. This did nothing for me until Uranus aspects planets in my chart. Sorry that I cannot be more specific.

  18. tatiana.larina Says:

    Hello Lynn,

    I’m Aries Sun (12 deg) with Aries Asc (16 deg) so Uranus will be doing a little back and forth over my chart here. I’m thinking about some decisions (nothing life-changing, but important). Should I wait until Uranus turns direct in December or until it finally crosses my Asc, which won’t be until April next year? Now it’s nearing my Asc for the first time so of course I feel like I want to do it NOW.

  19. Elizabeth Says:

    Good afternoon,

    Next year, my brother has transit Uranus coming up to square his natal Moon/Venus conjunction. (They are in his 12th house.) At the moment of the square, Uranus will station. Does this stationing on the exact aspect make the effects of the square that much stronger?


    P.S. I believe he and his wife will start their divorce at this time. Transit Pluto will be within six degrees of conjuncting his Moon/Venus and three degree of squaring his progressed ascendant and Saturn is returning to its natal position.

  20. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ELIZABETH (6-2014): Yes, a station on the exact degree is the more potent time of a transit. But, 6 degrees from exact does not count.

    You are probably right, Uranus/Moon-Venus can bring a divorce but, in the mental Houses, it causes mental stress and, to the 12th House, it causes insomnia.

  21. Jamie Says:

    Hi Lynn

    I saw your comments about beginning Neptune and beginning Saturn in natal charts, just wondering if you have any thoughts on beginning Uranus. My natal Uranus is at 1 degree Capricorn in the 1st house.



  22. Lynn Koiner Says:

    The complete material on B&E Planets is under Publications on my homepage.

    BEGINNING URANUS: With a Beginning Uranus, the individual needs to learn how to use intuition and to trust creative flashes. They must come to terms with the fact that they are different and not like other members of their family.

    I often refer to the Beginning Uranus person as “the first horse to cross the creek.” Having ridden horses for many years, I know that, when a group of horses stall at a creek, the others will follow if you can get just one horse to cross the creek first.

    But, being the first to initiate some new trend, philosophy or activity, there is a sense of being alone, isolated and different. Especially if Uranus is Retrograde, these people often do not realize how weird they are. They may not be aware of their pioneering qualities – they may want to be like others, to fit in but they are just different.

    These people begin new cycles by spontaneously bringing in the new and the new is indicated by Uranus’ sign. For example, Uranus in Gemini brings in new ideas and new modes of learning and education, and cultivates new communication skills. Uranus in Cancer brings in the New — the “New” that changes and challenges traditions, alternative techniques in healing, the environment, and the quality of family life.

    ✮ One woman described herself as the first hippie in school.

    ✮ A friend with Uranus at 1̊ Cancer said that he was convinced that he was switched at birth because he had so little in common with his family.

  23. Gwyn Says:

    I have sun at 16 and saturn at 15 degrees of Aries (7th house) and am feeling a great sense of apprehension. Is this psychosomatic,perhaps, knowing that uranus is meant to reflect such feelings. The thought if it hovering back and forth for the next eighteen months is, frankly, doing my head in. I’ve had the most difficult year, getting tantalisingly close to book deals, then nothing.

    My marriage is relatively happy, although, after fifteen yeas or so, more fraternal than ever I.e. No sex! That in itself doesn’t bother me that much, there arre more important things. Nonetheless, I wonder what the seventh house transit will bring.

  24. Steve Says:

    I have an Aries Moon at 13 degrees and for the past 2 years I’ve been acting more impulsive than usual. I mean, I’m already quite impulsive considering I’m a lunar Aries, but I feel that this “impulsiveness” is amplified by 2x…if that makes any sense.

    For instance, I get more impatient, I get ticked off by every little thing, I lash out at people, I scream for no reason, and I get urges to do crazy things like masturbating in public. I noticed that I’m having severe mood swings as well—literally going from extremely happy to extremely angry. Idk, I just feel messed up.

    Does this have anything to do with Uranus conjuncting my Aries Moon? It’s weird because I’m also more quirky and rebellious than usual. Many of my friends had even said that I’ve changed, LOL.

  25. Lynn Koiner Says:

    STEVE (7-2014): First, we do not need to hear about your urges. Second, you posted under the wrong article – as many do so it is OK. I have an article on Uranus Transits.

    But, Uranus speeds up the frequency of the current running through the Nadis of the etheric body causing people to become overstimulated and agitated – and like you describe.

    Uranus wants you to change some aspect of your life and the over stimulation will continue until you make those changes – or end up in jail for doing something in public that you should not be doing.

    I cannot say what that change should be but, once made, I find that I calm right down.

    Also, read the information on The Cardinal Cross the Health. I found that Seriphos taken at night really helped me and my adrenals. Of course, I always caution people to consult their health pratitioner or someone who does muscle testing to be sure that any of the products will work for you

  26. Anna Says:

    I have natal Uranus square sun and currently same aspect by transit. Am I likely to get hit by a double whammy during the retrograde? I am taurus rising and uranus is transiting my 12th house. (natal uranus in 5th house, sun in 3rd house). I’m facing terrible restlessness and difficulties in relationships and marriage. … I am trying to stay put until the retrograde is over to have ‘that talk’. I’m afraid of being too hasty but I wonder if the retrograde is a better time to lay it all out on the table?

  27. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANNA (7-2014): First, I have an article on Uranus transits on this website. I would read this.

    Next, Uranus in the 12th causes insomnia but an over-stimulation of the adrenals. Seriphos taken at bedtime can help with this. It takes one hour to kick in and it helps the body produce Seratonin…much better than 5-HTP.

    R or D – no difference. Uranus makes you miserable until you make the changes in your life. Once done, Uranus leaves you alone.

    The big problem with the transit to your Sun is that everything is in the Cadent Houses. This keeps you THINKING about and not DOING. This only prolongs the transit.

  28. Ananda Says:

    I have Uranus Direct in Scorpio 21.55 in the IV house, Scorpio in the IV house 19.13, UranusSquare Ascendant(Leo) 3.44 -11, and Uranus OppositionMidheaven(taurus) 2.41 -42. I have Aquarius in the VII House 25.38. I was wondering what I can expect with the current Uranus in Aries Retrograde.
    I can’t seem to figure out what House Uranus is currently occupying in my chart and how it is currently aspected.

  29. Kady Says:

    I was born with Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all retrograde.

    Is it less of a harsh aspect when you are experiencing a retrograde planet when you were born at a time when that planet is retrograde?

    FROM LYNN: I am periodically asked that question but I have made no observations on this. Uranus is retrograde for almost half of the year so, if there are differences, they are not apparent. I have 2 articles on natal Retrogrades (one is a brief handout - one detailed). Uranus R functions better so, possibly when it is transiting R, it is easier to access the intuitive flashes and to be more mentally creative. If one is having a difficult Uranus transit (see article on Uranus Transits on my website), the tension will continue until the individual makes the necessary change. Once the change is made, everything seems to calm down. Of course, some changes are not easy and there is a residue but there can be an inner calm once the correct decision is made. Remember, Uranus R is where we bottle up, bottle up and then explode so this is the natural way for Uranus R and it may happen more suitably during the R period. Thank you for clarifying your question. When people post house cusps and where their Sun and Moon are, I have no clue what is in the chart. ~ Lynn
  30. Laura Says:

    My husband has natal Uranus in the 12th at 20 deg retrograde trine Saturn in 8th (16 deg). Today Uranus went retrograde in his 6th, opposite natal Uranus and sextile Saturn. Does this explain the early morning phone call today about a piece of property he wanted, lost and is now suddenly available again? If so, where should I look in his chart for more info moving forward?

  31. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANANDA (7-2014): First, I never consider a natal planet in opposition to the MC – your Uranus is in the 4th House period. What this means — and you can check for an interpretation in any good interpretation book – is that you are not suited to a traditional domestic life.

    Because you grew up in an unstable environment, you are not accustomed to a stable life — travel, movement, and any non-traditional family unit will bring more security for you. When you try for the “white picket fence” home life, it will always be fraught with chaos, since Uranus must express itself in some way.

    I would not consider the square to the Ascendant. When you have been looking at charts for over 50 years, you will know what is and is no important.

    You do have a lot of Earth and Earth likes the security of fixed routines which will always be at variance to the need for variety and change in the home life. But, Uranus is well aspected to Virgo so you can find a compromise. This could mean a stable place to “hang your hat” but you travel a lot. If this was the 1960s, I would tell you to join a commune but get a stable job. Saturn in late degrees should always be either self-employed or in charge since you do not trust authority or “the system.”

    Uranus has just started transiting your 9th House but it is not making any transits to personal planets so it will not be influencing your life for a long time. I would advise that you read my Neptune transit article and take Clematis as Neptune is opposing your Sun.

  32. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LAURA (7-2014): I am not sure if Uranus-Saturn is the trigger…look to progressions, transits to an eclipse that apsected your husband’s personal planets and possibly Mars as a trigger. Do use progressed-to-progressed and not just progressed-to-natal. These are more date specific.

  33. Joan Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for kindly answering questions. Currently transiting retro Uranus is on my progressed Mars at 15 degrees Aries in the 6th. I’ve been having health problems since Uranus moved into my 6th (chronic tinnitus started for one) but with it on my progressed Mars I’ve had terrible insomnia, skin problems (rashes, acne, etc). It’s going to be going back and forth over that point for a while with the retro then direct, do you have any recommendations – the insomnia is really bad. Also, looking to the future what do you think are the effects of Uranus moving over the 7th house cusp? I have a stable relationship but I’ve heard it can cause serious problems, perhaps I worry too much. My natal Uranus is 6 degrees Leo in the 10th squaring natal Neptune 0 deg Scorpio and Mercury 11 deg Scorpio, both in the 1st. Thanks so much for your advice.

  34. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JOAN (9-2014): Like other posters, this should be asked under the Medical Forum on my homepage. So, I will just make a quick list…

    Uranus-Mars in Aries stresses the Ardenals with an over-production of Cortisol. While I strongly suggest a hormone saliva test for this, Seriphos really helps calm the adrenals, especially at night when the cortisol levels are naturally higher. Seriphos should be taken at night and it produces Seratonin. Actually, an endocrinologist is helpful.
    This ca help with insomnia as well.

    Tinnitus has many causes — under-active thyroid, lymphatic issues (manual lymph massage helps) – castor oil drop in the ear also help with lymph problems affecting the ear.

    There can be a deficiency in CoQ10 – many people are deficient in this and you need at least 100 mgs.

    A good endocrinoligist can help but I would address the endocrine system first and foremost.

    Uranus transiting the 7th does not always produce relationship issues, especially if the relationships are good. THis did not happen for me but I got involved in activism to help local farmers, including my dad.
    Uranus in the 7th brings changes through others.

    Skin issues can be caused by Leaky Gut (read Dr. John Pagana), an acidic diet (Kali Sulphate helps – but this must be taken without any food as it is homeopathic) or too much Cortisol.

  35. Klio Says:

    Hi, first of all many thanks for the page, many things are explained in detail, and can be useful for everyone. I have read in some Greek sites – I come from Greece – that when Uranus is at your 7th house this has an impact on all kind of relationships. Lifeless relationships come to an end. However I have also read that when those changes take place when Uranus is retrograte do not last and we usally return to those relationships. Is that true? By the way I am born on the 22nd October 1978, at 17.15 universal time +2. My horoscope is Aries. Thanks in advance for any advice provided.

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KLIO (9-2014): Yes, Uranus in the 7th will bring changes that are initiated by others or the needs of others. Only under the “hard” aspects will a bad relationship end. The good aspects bring stimulating relationships that help you to change and take risks.

    As I said above, I was drawn to working as a local activist to save local farmers — even under the bad aspects, I was very successful so do not be discouraged by difficult transits.

    No, that someone will return under the R is not true. Does anyone read what I say??? Uranus is more rebellious when R and more inclined to make the necessary changes.

    BUT, it does not have to be a difficult time – it can be an exciting time when you do things that you never before thought possible.

    Yes, people in bad relationships will find those relationships ending – probably due to the action of the other person.

  37. Sandra Says:

    I have transit uranus 11th house square transit pluto in eighth house. Transiting pluto conjunct my vertex, transiting pluto opposite Mars and uranus in cancer exact in second house and Uranus conjunct natal Jupiter in eleventh house opposite Neptune in fifth. There is not much information on transits conjunct vertex.

  38. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SANDRA (11-2014): Please read my article on the Vertex. I do not consider transits to the Vertex very important but the article may give you clues — qualities to be cultivated due to the demand of others or events. Capricorn is about being responsible, fulfilling commitments and the Cardinals are about priorities — only doing what you absolutely HAVE TO DO and nothing more.


Leave A Reply

Textile help

Lynn's monthly horoscope column