Uranus – Meaning and Influence in Astrology
Uranus Astrology – Uranus the god
symbol of uranusUranus represents all unusual aspects in life. It symbolizes inventive power, riots, change, tension and revolution. Uranus is also the higher octave of Mercury.
When Uranus makes beneficial aspects in the birth chart, it grants flexibility, originality, intellect, common sense, individuality, independence, leadership, special spiritual gifts, talents and paranormal telepathy. It donates direct knowledge; the typical Uranic intuitive insight into the cosmic pattern. This phenomenon is often called “occult” by rational people.
Uranus creates unconventional people by charging their inner antennas so high that they are able to absorb the spirit of the new age: inventors, revolutionaries (not the aggressive type, rather the jovial type), geniuses . Uranus is the innovator, the reformer and it always creates contemporary forms!
If unfavorably aspected, Uranus tends to create unusual and often misunderstood individuals, like a genius that wastes his time fighting windmills. Uranus-individuals can suffer from moodiness, hypersensitivity and bitterness towards those people who may have insulted them. Intense gloom affects everyone who comes into contact with them. When the stream of intuitive inspiration – granted by Uranus – isn’t well absorbed and fails to be integrated into logical thinking, it is interrupted, with absence and blackouts as a result.
The influence of Uranus grants at its best a balanced and inspired spirit; at its worst the individual has a capricious, unreliable nature and often is mentally disturbed. Uranus influences therefore the nervous system as a whole.
Uranus additionally rules: friends, relationships, cooperation, community, renewal, the unforeseen, transformation, revolution, change, progress, electricity, space and airspace in general, science fiction, radio and interest in the occult. Important: Uranus was discovered in 1781, the French Revolution came 9 years later with its pure uranic cry of “freedom, equality and fraternity ‘!
What does Uranus Represent:
Creative imagination, intuition, a sense of study, brotherhood (altruistic). Talent for psychology, fascinated by the study of the supernatural!
Anarchy, phantasms, nervous breakdown, sexual perversion, abnormal behavior, rebellious, riot starter, sectarian thinking, selfishness.
Other associations :
|House||the eleventh House|
|Anatomy||the nervous system, especially the thyroid and pituitary|
|Gemstone||turquoise and malachite|
|Symbol||the strength of Mars (the central part of cross and circle) is split into 2 parts: a destructive and liberating part.|
Occupation : all professions related to inventions, electricity and electronics. Furthermore, all professions that relate to new age thinking, where rationality and intuition are united: astrologers, hand reader, psycho-analysts.
(this planet rules the sign of Aquarius)
Uranus was discovered at the time of French Revolution in 1781 thanks to invention of the telescope as this planet is almost invisible by the naked eye. It has four satellites (Moons) Ariel, Umbriel, Oberon and Titania. It takes the planet 84 years to orbit the Sun.
He is The Father of Saturn (Ouranos) and he stands for the power to initiate change.
In Astrology – Chart Interpretation
Uranus is the planetary pioneer, the rebel and the genius of the heavens. Since it was discovered at the time of French and American Revolutions this planet has been correlated with freedom, independence and breaking old structures Saturn represents. In the natal chart it describes creative originality, intelligence and individuality. The position of Uranus in your chart by house and aspect indicates the extent of your desire for change and the areas of life in which you’re likely to rebel against the norm and break new ground. This planet is also rules astrology, science, computers, new technologies and the avant-garde as well as brilliance, intuition and insight.
invention, risk, originality, change, suddenness, independence, excitement, magnetism and unpredictability
If you have a strong Uranus or have some planets in Aquarius in your chart you’re likely to identify yourself with this quotation: ‘Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind’.
Uranus, planet of radical ideas, progression and adventure. It is considered the modern ruler of Aquarius. Its natural house is the 11th house.
Notable astronomical characteristics
Uranus is essentially a huge gas balloon with peculiar characteristics. Uranus has a highly peculiar rotation axis, where each pole faces the sun directly in its respective season. This phenomenon causes great changes and extreme variations in its weather. It has the coldest atmosphere in the solar system. Its rotation is opposite to that of most other planets.
It is supersocietal in that it operates outside the societal framework, but also constructed upon it and naturally seeks influence thereupon. It is superextrinsic in that it seeks a much wider associative value. It is sublime in that it is spiritual and exalted by nature, more difficult to grasp.
Unlike Pluto, which is the other supersocietal function, it is more open and associative. It seeks to expand human bonds and to bring forth new effectual concepts.
Uranus represents much higher spiritual principles. It is a light that guides society, one of the main functions that advances human society and consciousness. It is the planet of theoretical novelty, however these fine ideas are not finite without examination by Pluto, and may in some cases have violent repercussions (eg. the whole structure coming down). Similarly, Uranus may suffer from excessive optimism, although this is also the source of its great boldness.
One of the effects is that it makes the person highly opinionated, while tending to attract to fantastic ideas, lacking intrinsic cohesion in and of themselves. Uranus influences give great courage, an intellectual disposition. It is adventuresome by nature, experimental and usually quite humorous. Uranians are people who seek to bring experiences to society, open it up to higher potentials and the possibility of evolvement. In this light, Uranus individuals often attract to leadership positions.
People with a prominent Uranus tend to appear rather wild. It makes the individual more outgoing and sociable, often more adventurous as well. Uranus also desensitises the personality, but may render it erratic. In this way, it also strengthens it. It can make a person seem quite remote, as they often have difficulty on the more intimate, personal level. They may have many barriers inside and be unwilling to compromise with their worldview.
The Uranian personality
The Uranian personality is one that is strongly influenced by Uranus through strong aspects to the sun and to a lessened degree to the moon, and even lesser to Mercury.
These are people who are very “out there” and active in the world. They like to discuss unusual things and peculiar situations. Whereas they seem to be open individuals, they can be somewhat remote and have difficulty keeping a conversation with people that are not of same quality. They tend to be more positive and optimistic than other people may be (excepted by very afflicted charts).
Musical tastes tend to center around “beatty” and positive music genres unless there are strong afflictions or a particularly messy chart.
In non-natal charts Uranus can symbolise something new coming into the picture, something unexpected that breaks the pattern. It can reflect new experiences, a bold exploration of uncharted territories or alternatively it can bring new, uncharacteristic instinctual responses to situations.
Uranus-influenced people to find themselves in the following fields. Examination of other influences in the chart may point to a more specific field.
Flight and Airport work
Enterprise and adventure – especially with a strong MarsSymbol of Mars, sometimes JupiterSymbol of Jupiter
The Army – especially with men, especially in places where conscription or attractive benefits are available to draw them in.
Entertainment and Media, comedy
Computers and Technology – especially with earthy personalities or NeptuneSymbol of Neptune influences, together with a strong Mercury status.
Nightlife – for example bar work or ownership. Especially with Symbol of the sign of LeoLeo influence.
Invention or Renovation
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