For Libra: The meaning of Uranus retrograde and the transformation that takes eight years (2018 – 2026)

Uranus is the planet of transformation. It moves through the zodiac only about once every eight years, leading people through their own transformations. Right now Uranus is in Taurus, and over a long period of time, a total of 8 years from 2018 to 2026, Uranus is working to bring you great change.

Uranus will begin retrograde on August 24, 2022. It will continue retrograde until January 22, 2023.

The period when the planet is retrograde is a period of adjustment to make your destiny go in the right direction. By stretching one’s destiny in a direction that is not normally used, the stagnation that clings to it is shaken off, and the planet’s original destiny is made to ring out correctly. So, what is the effect of Uranus’ five-month retrograde on you, as a Libra ?

Here is a two-part explanation

  1. The transformation that Uranus will bring to you over the next 8 years (2018-2026)
  2. The meaning this retrograde will bring to you (August 24, 2022 – January 22, 2023)

Uranus is a slow-moving planet, so the effects of the retrograde will also be jittery and slow. There is no need to fear it unnecessarily, as you will not feel its influence directly in your daily life. However, what is slowly changing under the surface will appear in our lives as a visible transformation at a certain point. The retrograde period is a time when such changes are relatively likely to surface.

(1) The transformation that Uranus will bring to you over the next 8 years (2018-2026)

Fun fact: it takes 84 years for Uranus to go around the 12 signs of the zodiac. In other words, it takes about the same amount of time as one person’s life to go through all the signs. Therefore, Uranus stays in one constellation for as long as 7 or 8 years. This may put into perspective why the change that Uranus brings is so deep, profound, and transformative, and will ultimately take a long time to complete.

Uranus moved into Taurus in May 2018. With this, you, Libra, are entering a seven-year period of destruction and rebirth.

Destruction here, of course, does not mean physical destruction. It more symbolically means that the old you will disappear and the new you will be born! Your soul is trying to emerge anew, and you’ll have to shed old skin in the process.

The Moon, for example, pours luck into people’s lives through a series of full moons and new moons. If the full moon is the peak of life, the new moon is the “zero point”. It is the end of the cycle and just before the beginning of a new cycle!

You, Libra, are essentially experiencing this kind of “zero point”. Another way of thinking about it is a period of struggle before a great rebirth. This actually does not have to be about a specific event, such as a change in your job or meeting someone in particular (although those things can happen as a result!). Rather,

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