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Uranus in Astrology

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Uranus Overview:

In astrology, Uranus is the planet of technology, originality and revolution. It is linked to upheavals and mutiny and the power of the people against the powers of authoritarians. Uranus represents freedom and liberty and other enlightenment ideals. It is cold and emotionally detached yet idealistic and impassioned. This is the planet of intellectual genius as opposed to the artistic and abstract genius of Neptune. Moreover, Uranus represents independence of the mind and free thought. It resists oppression of all sorts and is willing to take action on behalf of others who experience it. Uranus is altruistic in an intellectual sort of way. It values the sovereignty of the individual apart from the group yet supports solidarity and group cohesion.

Uranus is not a personal planet; its placements last for several years and so a significant portion of the population will share the same one. It carries the spirit of inventiveness and innovation that drives progress forward and benefits all of humanity. Additionally, Uranus seeks to illuminate and initiate change and reforms where needed. It is a planet that is considered to be a higher octave of Mercury. Mercury focuses on regular communications and transmissions of ideas among neighbors and peers. However, Uranus seeks to use the tools of communication to affect change and to further an expressed goal or agenda. Uranus seeks to apply technical innovation to help mankind and make the world a better place.

Thus, Uranus is focused on the future and is not preoccupied with preservation of the status quo or maintaining tradition and the current state of affairs. It is fascinated with science, motivated by humanitarianism and prepared for revolution. Uranus embraces change and progress and avoids stagnation. It is led by its thirst for knowledge and technical understanding. Industrious and experimental, Uranus promotes a willingness to try new things and solve challenging problems. Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius and is personified by the scientist Nikola Tesla. The planet is associated with radio waves and electricity which revolutionized the world and powering information technology and telecommunications. 

  • Uranus Rulership: Aquarius
  • Uranus Detriment: Leo
  • Uranus Exaltation: Scorpio
  • Uranus Fall: Taurus

Uranus Key Traits: 

  • Originality
  • genius 
  • unconventionality 
  • intuition 
  • nonconformity 
  • eccentricity 
  • detachments 
  • invention 
  • idealism 
  • Rebellion 
  • Universal love 
  • Independence 
  • Freedom
  • breakthroughs

The Uranus Symbol:

Uranus has two different symbols. One being a combination of the sun and mars symbol with an arrow on top pointing upwards  and the other being an ‘H’ shape bisected by a straight line with a circle on the bottom. The H is said to Be taken from the Name of the man who discovered the planet Uranus, William Herschel. The symbol can be interpreted as two pillars representing the human and the divine working together in tandem and  infused by the spirit and vitality of the Sun. The arrow emanating from the top of the sun represents the will to action. and is very similar to the symbol for Mars.

Uranus in the Natal Chart:

Uranus takes 84 years to complete its orbit and thus spends about 7 years in each house and sign it passes through. Because of this, astrologers consider it a generational planet rather than a personal one. Uranus’ placement in the natal chart will indicate an area in which individuals may exert unconventional attitudes and ideas. Uranus signifies what makes you original and unique and also how eccentric you are. People who have a strong Uranus influence in their chart are bound to display a very maverick and unorthodox approach to life. They are compelled to follow a different path from that of most people. They are attracted to things that are unusual, strange and mysterious. The nature of their curiosity is also likely to be heavily influenced by what house or sign Uranus occupies. Uranus is already strong-willed but if it is placed in a sign like Aries or Scorpio, it can be especially aggressive and intellectually forceful.

Uranus as a Transit:

As Uranus travels through each sign, its effect will likely take the form of technological progress and innovations in particular areas. As Uranus moves through Aries for example, it will manifest as a shift in cultural attitudes that gives rise to more self-promotion and cults of personality. There may be a rise in entrepreneurship and start up businesses as well as a proliferation of bold new ideas and fads. As Uranus transits through Taurus, it may give rise to a shift in the structure of the economy and the rise and fall of value across various industries. It can also indicate an overall change in attitudes about the environment and a push to create better, more environmentally friendly and sustainable ways of producing food and energy and other goods. It can bring about breakthroughs in cleaner technology and healthier lifestyles. 

Uranus Mythology:

In Greek mythology Uranus is the sky God who brought the rains that cleansed and nourished Mother Earth  known as Gaia  who is also Uranus’s mother. Uranus mated with Gaia to produce the Titans  and a number of other offspring. Uranus was eventually castrated by his son Kronos at the behest of Gaia who fashioned a flint sickle with which to perform the act. Uranus’ mutilated genitals were cast into the sea from which the goddess Aphrodite was born. Uranus was usurped by Kronos who seized power as the god of time. Uranus’s Roman counterpart was Caelus. There are no known cults dedicated to Uranus.

Uranus in astronomy:

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and was discovered in 1781 by astronomer Sir William Herschel. Herschel originally proposed the name Georgium Sidus (George’s Star) in honor of King George the Third who reigned over Britain at the time. Another astronomer suggested the name Neptune before eventually it was settled that Uranus was most appropriate. Reason being that it followed the relational order of Uranus being the father of Saturn and Saturn the father of Jupiter. It is the third largest planet in our solar system and is very similar in composition to Neptune, both of which scientists have classified as ice giants. Its axis of rotation is tilted sideways such that its North and South Poles are roughly where other planet’s equators are located. Uranus has a lengthy orbital period that takes 84 earth years to complete. 

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