Uranus – Meaning and Influence in Astrology

Uranus Astrology – Uranus the god


I represent the sudden and unpredictable changes that occur in your life. They are not unpleasant unless you try to resist me totally.


symbol of uranusuranus symbolUranus 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:


Uranus characteristics



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 :


Zodiac SignAquarius
Housethe eleventh House
Anatomythe nervous system, especially the thyroid and pituitary
Gemstoneturquoise and malachite
Symbolthe 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.

Basic Astronomy:


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.

In Mythology:


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.

Astro Keywords:


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 In The Signs


Uranus in Aries:


Uranus can add creative originality to Aries pioneering endeavors, especially in the area of practical inventiveness, increasing an enjoyment of activities, but the negative influence of Uranus can lead to impatience or inconsistency, especially in response to boredom.

Uranus in Taurus:


Uranus is the planet of personal transformation, especially radical or revolutionary thinking, so this influence may help Taurus to ‘lighten up’ after a period of insecurity or rigidity. However, at other times it may encourage eccentricity or rebellion, tempting the individual to stay unmoved when a change should be made.

Uranus in Gemini:


Uranus causes a rise in tension or anxiety in adverse circumstances, but Gemini’s individuality may be enhanced quite considerably and can be used creatively, especially in stress-free periods.

Uranus in Cancer:


Uranus, if it is strongly represented in a birth reading, effects mood adversely and may promote fluctuations of mood. Awareness of this influence at certain times can arm Cancerians to guard against excesses of emotionalized thinking while they look for other solar elements to help raise them into more positive times.

Uranus in Leo:


Uranus may increase the Leonine capacity to lead and to exercise independent thought processes, but a tendency towards arrogance may be a problem. Uranus may have a somewhat disruptive influence in a period of stress, but it is wise to bear in mind that disruption may bring significant change, which is not always a bad thing.

Uranus in Virgo:


Uranus influences Virgo’s good feelings concerning an original approach to particular fields of study, research or design, or in more ‘domestic’ situations, such as hobbies. However, Virgoans may experience a build-up of nervous tension, especially if they feel ‘snowed under’ by obligations to others, and seem unable to get time to themselves.

Uranus in Libra:


Uranus encourages a ‘cool-headed’ approach to others and a new feeling of independence which may assist many Librans to resist the tendency to rush headlong into relationships. In other circumstances, Uranus can have a disruptive influence associated with times of upheaval, though sea changes are a part of life and not necessarily a bad thing.

Uranus in Scorpio:


Uranus influences the capacity for boldness in all areas of life, but, whether male or female Scorpios, its influence may increase the masculine energies that cause the repression of the emotional life. If this occurs, Scorpios will need to watch that there are no sudden bolts of unearthed lightning by paying attention to their emotional needs.

Uranus in Sagittarius:


Uranus highlights Sagittarian individuality, especially in the area of independent thought. In adverse circumstances Uranus may have a disrupting influence, especially in the area of philosophical, spiritual or intellectual thought, so that they insist on idiosyncratic rather than insightful ideas. Awareness of this can be worked to advantage in the individual devoted to personal development.

Uranus in Capricorn:


Uranus reinforces Capricorn’s tendency towards rational, cool, conservatism, when the need may be to be able to express the emotions usually kept under strict control. However, Uranus is the planet that is able to encourage transformations, and the Capricorn’s practicality may see an opportunity to ‘hasten slowly’ in a conscious cooperation with inner change.

Uranus in Aquarius:


Uranus, Aquarius’s ruling planet, inspires independent, non-conformist thinking, individuality on the one hand, and on the other, can promote disruptive or rebellious tendencies, stubbornness and eccentricity. Positive energies from Uranus are able to strengthen natural humanitarian proclivities, and to draw the individual back from isolation by inspiring transformative habits in this regard.

Uranus in Pisces:


Uranus will not usually exert a strong influence unless it features in Pisces birth reading, but its influence may assist during times of personal growth, particularly encouraging independent thought.


Serena Weaver


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.

Astrological qualities

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.

Other astro-influences

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.

Uranian vocations

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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Tracy Roberts

Tracy Roberts


  1. Another not able aaaociation is when aspects are directly related to anything (especially personal planets) from the 10th house to the 4th. This can also highlight occupation, with a slight feeling of “fatedness.”

  2. Michael Lewis says:

    The upside down rotation and inclination of Uranus has a vital (and sometimes difficult) relationship to electron spin in human (and all animal) physiology on a molecular scale. This is so strong that it is one of the causes of human mortality through its 85-year orbit. Of course, life is strongly influenced by all the planets. But the orbit of Uranus is unusual, obscure and slowly lethal. Other heavy planets like Jupiter (22 y), Saturn, and Neptune (165 y) each have their particular influence. Jupiter affects puberty, Saturn influences maturity, Uranus affects lifetime, and Neptune may well be a goal for longevity if these factors are freed of the disastrous (if not understood) influence of Uranus on molecular activity, for instance in metabolism and chromosomes. It may take a long time to develop understanding and adapt to it, to increase human longevity to 150 years, though it looks like that is possible in the long run.

  3. Michael Lewis says:

    The rotation axis of Uranus not only causes its poles to alternate facing the sun each of its orbital periods, as you so kindly present (nobody else said it that I know, probably because it is one of their secrets) but has another aspect that I had to find myself. It turns out the upside down rotation (spin) of Uranus causes a spin inversion in some or many of the complex organic molecules in life. This inversion puts some electron orbits into an inverted mode called “spin down”. It is well worth rooting out the Uranian influence from the normal spin patterns in one’s body. Some time is necessary to become familiar with it. The discharge of the spin-down influence took about two weeks when I found it. I think that upside down rotation is one of the causes for human longevity to be around the orbital period of Uranus.–about 85 years. It certainly is possible to live longer, for persons living over 100 years are famous for it. Just imagine; if the Uranian spin limit on longevity is conquered, human beings may live a period based on Neptune’s 165 years. Live long and prosper.


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