Uranus turns retrograde today!

Uranus turns retrogradeI had been meaning to write about Uranus turning retrograde and then I read from a couple of days ago:

I have been somewhat surprised to find that I am on becalmed waters.

Not because of a lack of things to do. On the contrary, I should be busy gearing up for the Fall launch of my next series of classes, both in-person and through teleconferencing. I have a deadline looming for my next article for , preparations for my teaching session I’ll be leading with the in a couple of weeks, and a myriad of other tasks and projects sitting on my desk. Some of them fairly urgent.

And yet…nothing seems to be happening. Is this the dreaded ? Self-defeating procrastination? Depression?

I told myself, okay.. Maybe I just needed to take a few days off around the Independence Day holiday. I did.

Then maybe I could do some long-term strategizing for the coming year or two, as I am very definitely feeling some fundamental shifting going on in my practice and how I intend to serve in these changing times in which we find ourselves.

And with the appearance of this week, I thought – okay! Here we go!

But instead, I still find myself on hold. I find myself dragging my feet, in maintenance mode only; not really wanting to start anything new. I sit down to my planning worksheets .. and I turn away. Instead, I feel a deep hush inside my spirit, as if waiting for something.

And what’s funny about this, is that during this same past week or so, my friends and my clients have been echoing the same theme:

Can’t seem to get the old engine to turn over… None of my customers seem to want to come back from out-on-holiday mode… Indecisiveness… Absent-mindedness… Seem to have lost my motivation and drive… Things feel flat… Stale… No one is returning my calls, and frankly, I am relieved…

How about you? Do you feel a sort of stasis right now? Is it just me and a dozen or so people who have confided in me, while everyone else is in high gear? Is it just lazy Summertime? Or something else?

Yes, dear Beth, it IS something else. It’s the change of direction of the planet Uranus!

Uranus has been stationing retrograde for a couple of weeks now, making it more difficult to begin those new projects. Uranus inspires change and the infusion of new energy, but when retrograde it’s harder to get those engines to turn over because we first must go back over old ground to see what can be preserved and can come along with us into the new energy, and what must be left behind.

As a planet prepares to change direction its motion slows down to a virtual standstill, and because Uranus has the effect of infusing us with a desire to create change we’re feeling the edges of that inspiration but not quite able to get things going. There is likely also a sense of being scattered and moving in many directions at once.

After Uranus picks up speed again those new ideas will begin taking root. Until then, keep the engine running and wait for the express train to pull in!

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By | 2011-07-09T10:43:23+00:00 July 9th, 2011|Life|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Joyce Meuse July 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

    My ephemeris says Uranus stations retrograde today, not direct.

  2. Angela July 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thank you, very helpful!

  3. Beth July 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Oh, bless you, Lynn! I knew it HAD to be something astrological; it has that deep feeling of intensity and timing to it.

    This is a great relief and makes SO much sense. I have posted a couple of follow-ups in my discussion, plus am loving the responses of other folks who are also checking in on this surprisingly profound place that you have described so perfectly and beautifully!

  4. Beth July 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    ps: My two ephemeris (ephemerii??) also say it stations retrograde today.. ??? Same info, then? Or does this change things?

    • lokasiwisata.info July 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Me and my bad proofreading!! Similar in that there is a stasis. I changed the post.

  5. Marcello July 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Wow! That is amazing you just described what I have been going through in the last week or two. I started to question my mental health. It has been a very strong force keeping me in a stand by mode. Thanks for Sharing, One LoVe!

  6. Elah July 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    How timely your post is! I too have been wanting to begin new ventures and plunge into the challenges of re-defining myself and creating a new path of service through creative expression. Lots of clear ideas, vision and enthusiasm…but no steam…This morning I wrote in my journal: “I am gestating the seeds of my new vision.” Just as you so perfectly described, I am going over what I want to keep and what must be let go before the next step.

    Thank you Lynn.
    Much appreciation and love!

  7. Iris July 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Lynn, thank you, this makes a lot of sense, I am also going through a MAJOR overhaul in my life, revamping and redoing, changing the basic foundations of my perception of life as well as how I present myself to the world, both mentally and physically. However, as you say, things are somehow not moving forward yet, both in terms of external events and also myself – I feel I’m not making the changes I know in my mind that I need to make as fast as I feel I should… but I was relating all this to other, personal events in my chart, not to Uranus retrograde (Uranus in 10th, t-Pluto conjunct Sun, and the standstill I saw as related to Saturn square t-Pluto/Sun as well as creating a grand square to my natal t-square involving Sun-Moon-ASC-NN-Jupiter, and I was looking forward to Saturn moving forward and away from this sensitive position which will happen later this month).
    However, now I’m a bit confused after reading what you wrote (how typical of Uranus transit…): if Uranus turns stationary today why was this feeling going on for a few weeks now already? and what are we to expect when Uranus actually starts moving back (retrograde) – are things in our lives going to start moving forward? or is it more confusion? and for how long? I hope not confusion, because I really can’t take any more of this already…

  8. Marlena July 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks again for the wonderful explanation Lynn! Finally, after a long haul of many years I am moving to my ideal apartment…I have been going through lots of things, discarding what is no longer needed, etc. As of this past week, I felt literally “out of steam” and am looking at it now as the calm, before all the changes I am making. Thanks for the explanation.

    • lokasiwisata.info July 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you all for your comments! It’s always helpful to know that we are not alone.

  9. KaD July 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I guess this is a good time to file a bankruptcy then and get rid of the old crap from my past so some new things can start coming in hopefully.

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