Questions to ask yourself during Uranus Retrograde

Uranus—the wild card, the liberator, the freedom fighter and electric charge, the Promethean fire stealer—has stationed retrograde. I’m thinking about the millions of people in California who lost power, facing blackouts: “the state’s first rolling blackout since the energy crisis of 2001.” Astrologically, Uranus: electricity, energy and sometimes instability in a mundane sense.

A planetary retrograde is an opportunity to review the areas of life that the planet in question represents symbolically. Open questions that trigger reflection and insight are often a great way to start. Some questions we can ask ourselves during Uranus retrograde:

-where in my life do I feel the urgency of an electric current right now? Does it feel like this electric current is leading me to conscious epiphanies about my life or does it feel like this current is taking me (as I know myself) away with it?

-to what extent do my friends & social groups see me & honor me for my hopes, dreams & quirks?

-am I respecting the idiosyncrasies of others around me? How do others’ quirks—including behaviors that don’t make sense—awaken realizations & breakthroughs within me that couldn’t happen otherwise? How has this happened throughout my life?

-how can I use the digital world to support the momentum and relevance of my creative self-expression?

-in what way does the *society* I live in serve *humanity* (humanity: the ability of individuals to co-exist in their uniqueness and love each other), and in what way does it NOT serve humanity? How can I harness my unique gifts to push *society*, as we know it, more toward *humanity*?

-what boxes have become too small for me? Who and what in my life is helping me bust these boxes open that I’ve outgrown?

-how am I expressing myself in a different way socially than in the past and to what extent does this change reflect my integrity and desires?

-how can I “stick it to the man” more?

Published by Mythopoetic Astrology

Nate Speare is an astrologer, vocal artist, storyteller, mythologist, and educator. He comes from a line of astrologers and sound/music composers who used natural environmental sounds and the connection between sound, the natural environment, and the characters within the earth and sky. He offers consulting sessions, writes essays, tells stories and uses his voice in videos and live performance as an active representative of the world to re-ignite a sense of magic in every client. It is his aim to connect each person to the idea that they are not blank slates, but that they entered the world with their own "daimon" and irreplaceable style of talented genius with inspiring and definite directions in life. As an astrologer, Nate has studied under Jungian psychological and evolutionary astrologer Montgomery Taylor, and is influenced by Archetypal, Shamanic and Renaissance schools of astrology. Nate directs Mythopoetic Astrology, a consulting practice that integrates experiential therapy of astrology through Astro-Drama, voice, sonic art and client consulting. His teaching credits include Salem Summer Symposium (Massachusetts) Myth and Theatre Festival (France), and Jung Institute NYC. Nate is a collaborator of PanTheatre, the France-based cultural organization that researches the relationship between contemporary performance, mythology, and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, the company's Honorary President. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is also the co-artistic director of Nekyia Theatre.

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