Dates: August 3rd 2017 - January 2nd 2018
As with any retrograde planet, the energy it produces is weaker than when it’s in forward motion and leans towards producing negative effects. Therefore the combination of Uranus and Aries (Mars) can only be described as “explosive” in this particular combination. Uranus retrograde in Aries is not good for starting anything new, taking action, impulse, impatience, “me first” attitudes, dangerous activities, aggressive behavior, surgeries, accidents and war. These effects lose their positive outcomes in a retrograde and with Uranus involved, representing the unexpected, rebellion, anarchy, inventions, revolution, uniqueness, groups, hopes and wishes, explosive situations etc., the likelihood of issues getting out of control is very likely, as witnessed in Charlottesville, VA, which occurred on August 12th,
All of the positive aspects of these two planets become unnoticed during the retrograde e.g starting a new job will not produce value or appreciation for work done. Activities undertaken will more than likely go wrong, turn out in a very unexpected way, that leads to conflict and possibly even arguments and bloodshed (Mars). Cars are also ruled by Mars, so the possibility of sudden accidents is also very high. The person/group that initiates action during the retrograde will not find success. Quarrels, conflict, all kinds of trouble will be the outcome. Violence, fire, disturbances, earthquakes, all come under this particular aspect.
The “message” Uranus retrograde in Mars is sending is simple “finish what you’re doing, don’t start anything new until the cycle is over”. Out of all the retrograde planets this is one of the most lethal combinations and as already witnessed in the week’s past events, to think before taking action is the best and wisest thing to do.