What Does Uranus Direct Really Mean?

Posted on January 13, 2021

Uranus goes direct in space surrounded by it's rings.

First of all, what is Uranus all about?

This is the planet that rules Aquarius so that you can expect a little bit of the unexpected, a little bit of the unusual, a little bit of weird and wonderful.

Uranus really likes to shake things up, so it’s best to expect the unexpected around this time and don’t have too many exceptions.

Adaptability and flexibility is the name of the game.

Uranus turns direct in Taurus on January 14th, 2021. So, you might be wondering, what does Uranus direct really mean?

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What Does it Mean When Uranus Goes Direct?

Have you ever had a relationship with someone where it felt like you weren’t really true to who you are?

This doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship. Maybe you just felt unable to express your authentic self, for whatever reason. Most of the time, those reasons are fear-based. We worry we won’t be accepted. We worry someone will get mad at us, and on and on.

A lot of this internal stress happens when Uranus is retrograde. Uranus does all of those out of the box things that we want to do or say but hold ourselves back.

When Uranus is retrograde, we hold all of those things in.


Because we worry.

However, Uranus direct gives us that little nudge we need just to let everything out. This is the main reason why Uranus direct is a good thing.

That idea you’ve meant to pitch to your boss? That commitment you’ve meant to suggest to your lover? That issue you’ve meant to address with your bestie? That new outfit or hairstyle you’ve been dying to try but have held yourself back?

This will all come out when Uranus goes direct.

The answers to “what if” arrive under Uranus direct, and this is why it can be exhilarating. Dreams actually do come true!

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Your 2021 Action Plan for Uranus Direct

It’s important to bear in mind that Uranus is in “fall” when in Taurus.

This is not a huge surprise. Uranus is full of surprises, and the slow, Fixed earth sign Taurus prefers the predictable. Surprises can really get their hackles up.

So it’s important to find the balance between these two, which includes making plans and being as stable and grounded as you possibly can, saving for rainy days, and focusing on your long-term plans.

At the same time, Uranus brings truth, insight, and freedom when it turns direct, and there will be a strong desire to break free from whatever is false and lacking in authenticity.

In other words, be prepared for a few Tower Tarot card moments!

Any plans, relationships, or structures that you have carefully constructed or been planning with that earthy Taurean energy may experience a drastic shake-up or two if they have been built on false foundations.

Uranus does not tolerate falsity. If you have not been honest with yourself, Uranus will, one way or another, force you to see the truth.

With Uranus squaring Jupiter since stationing, these shake-ups can turn into blow-ups. Keep an eye on your emotions and the emotions of others!

Learn more by reading: Planetary Aspects: Sextiles, Trines & Squares

What Uranus Direct Means for Your Zodiac Sign

So what’s the advice for you as January 14th rolls around based on your sign? Tread with caution, of course, but embrace what is to come.

Uranus is revolutionary, after all, and no matter how shocking or sudden the changes are, they are ultimately for good in the long-term and grand scheme of things.

Check out what Uranus direct means for your zodiac sign!


It’s time to harness that inner fire of yours, but at the same time keep it controlled, Aries.

Uranus direct may bring a shake-up or two to your immediate plans, and there’s a risk of you feeling de-motivated if things go awry.

At the same time, Taurus energy is encouraging you to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Don’t dwell on the negatives; concentrate on the positives.


Steady grounding may be shaken with Uranus direct, especially if you have made specific plans concerning your relationships and communication style.

However, you’re in luck that Uranus is in your sign as this enables you to stay glued to the goal at hand, no matter what obstacles you face.

On the other hand, do not underestimate the importance of flexibility, Taurus. If anything, it is crucial to reaching your goals.


What must be done must indeed be done, Gemini. This is the lesson for you with Uranus direct!

If you’d had a specific way of doing things, now is the time to shake things up. The old ways may not be working anymore; it’s time to embrace the new.

This can be a frightening transition for you, but you need to trust in yourself. Don’t let the fear of self-doubt hold you back.


It’s time to come out of your shell, Cancer. There is a lot of emphasis on your sense of Self with Uranus direct, and it’s time to embrace the new you.

It is never easy for the crab to come out of their comfort zone, especially if they have been there for quite some time.

But this January, you may find yourself thrust out of it, one way or another. Adapt yourself, Cancer! Don’t hold on to what no longer serves you. This is especially important for emotions or feelings you have been clutching to which, if you are completely honest with yourself, no longer help you.


Your grand plans may experience some obstacles along the way, and a conversation or two may throw you out of sorts, Leo. Be mindful of your temper and of being especially stubborn!

The advice here is: compromise. You may be against it or do everything you can to avoid it, but the truth is there is no other way.

Keep your eye on the bigger picture, and don’t let minor setbacks get you down.


With Uranus direct, you may find your carefully constructed plans, especially around work and career, experiencing a few blips.

Some conversations can’t be avoided, and it’s time to face them. Just be mindful that others don’t respond too well to criticism during this time!

Just remember, Virgo, blips come and go but maintaining the steadfast mindset is always beneficial. Keep an eye on new ideas that come streaming your way; there may be something special in them!

Read this article next for more insights: How to Understand Transit Periods of the Outer Planets


Keeping your inner balance is important during Uranus direct as conflict really isn’t your thing, and you prefer harmony any day.

However, conflict may be avoidable. Know when to walk away and when to fight Libra. Not all battles need to be faced, but not all battled should be run from.

Meditation can be beneficial for you, as can spending time among nature to help keep you grounded and spiritually-nourished.


Dragging things out to the surface is a specialty of yours, Scorpio, but be prepared for a few unexpected twists and turns.

Standing by your convictions is important. If you know in your heart you are right, don’t let others sway you otherwise.

At the same time, be open to new suggestions. Your stubbornness is doubled during Uranus direct, and this is unlikely to work in your favor. Keep an open mind and an open ear.


This is a revolutionary time, Sag, and you’re likely to feel it keenly. Don’t let your over-zealous side get the better of you, as it could backfire.

Focus on the long-term and use Taurean energy to help you get there. This is a time for planning, not leaping in head-first.

Maintaining your composure will work wonders in your favor around Uranus direct, so don’t let your temper get the better of you.


On the work front, things may be a little up and down, but it’s your health that requires your attention, Capricorn.

Sudden bits of news may be incoming, and it’s time to pay attention to aspects of yourself you’ve been neglecting.

This is a time when everything is dragged to the surface, so be sure to pay attention to yours!


Uranus is your ruler, and when it turns, direct things become clearer to you, Aquarius.

You have a clear goal, and you’re ready to go out and get it. Just don’t ignore the advice of those around you as they have your best interests at heart.

Keeping an eye on your finances is important at this time. Being spendthrift is ill-advised!


Good things are coming, Pisces, but you want to pay attention to your emotions at this time, especially the deeper ones that come rising to the surface.

Truth matters to you, and it’s important to be honest with yourself. What truths are coming to light?

Don’t run from them. The advice now is to stand and face them. This is the way you will find true success on an emotional and spiritual level.

How Will You Embrace Uranus Direct?

When Uranus turns direct on January 14th, don’t hide your dreams, feelings, or expressions anymore.

This is your new year. This is your fresh slate. You are the master of your fate.

This is especially important if your life is already experiencing some struggles or challenges, and with the challenging pandemic, we have all faced in 2020. Uranus’ strength and guidance will be most appreciated as we continue to face these things in 2021.

Think of it this way, when you express what you’ve meant to express, those challenges will dissipate. How many of the things that are bothering you right now are challenges you’re afraid to talk about?

Start talking about them: the wilder your ideas, the better. There is no burying your head in the sand with Uranus direct. It’s time to face it with courage, strength, and fortitude!

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