The astrology of 2020 has been — for lack of a better word — quite intense. With conjunctions, eclipses, and retrogrades galore, it’s no wonder we’re feeling shaken up by all the changes and great uncertainty that goes along with it.
We’ve been hit with a global pandemic that has caused us to reassess how we approach healthcare, the workplace, and each other. We’ve also been forced to reckon with the treatment of Black people, sparking protests and a heightened awareness of our nation’s history that is reminiscent of the civil rights movement.
This is no longer a time to stay within our comfort zones. This astrology makes sure of that.
On August 15th, Uranus went into retrograde and will remain there until the first day of 2021.
What does this mean? Uranus can be equated with revolution. Technology. Science. As one of the outer planets, it also focuses on the collective. And with its home sign in Aquarius, Uranus invites us to think outside the box. Innovate while dealing with the discomfort of being pushed to our edges.
How can we work together to adapt and adjust to these waves of change so that we come out on the other side, stronger and more united than ever before?
Back in June, I started a series of #AstrologyforActivism posts on my Instagram account. The intent was to share how the energy of the seasons can serve as helpful guides — in a time when many of us were feeling helpless and unsure of what to do to make a difference. I have more ideas on how to continue this work, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, your natal chart can provide detailed, personalized insights on how to best use your assets to spark change. The moon phases can offer structure and suggestions too. We have the tools; now we need to use them.
A final note: this retrograde in Uranus sits in Taurus so grounding and stability are crucial.
Trust me, we’re gonna need it.