At this point, you've likely heard of Mercury retrograde, something of an astrological phenomenon that has been blamed for everything from running late to an important event to forgetting a deadline you needed to remember. Mercury retrograde is easily the most well-known planetary retrograde out there, as it occurs quite often each year and gets pretty hyped up every time it occurs. But it's definitely not the only planet that goes retrograde sometimes — every planet does. In fact, we're in the midst of Uranus retrograde right now.
Uranus retrograde began on Aug. 11 and won't end until Jan. 10. Yup: it lasts for about six months — so it's lucky that it doesn't have the same intense effects as Mercury retrograde on things like communication and technology. Instead, Uranus is a rebellious planet that rules change and disruption, which means that when it goes retrograde, people are going to be forced to see the changes they're meant to make in their life. The change is going to be coming from within: like many retrogrades, this is one about introspection, and according to Forever Conscious, it's going to encourage us to connect with our roots and see what we need to change in our lives in order to continue moving forward.
It's not all positive, though. Astrology King says that Uranus is often connected with erratic, impulsive urges that can seem eccentric and can lead to unreliable and unpredictable behavior. All in all, it's definitely going to be an interesting six months, and you'll need to have your head in the right place in order to really get through it. So, to do that, you may want to turn to meditation, which can leave you feeling more balanced and relaxed. Here are a few meditations that would be the most beneficial during Uranus retrograde: