Uranus, God of the sky and the heavens, is the ruler of Aquarius. In Astrology, the energies of Uranus are electric and crammed with change. Uranus is forward-looking. It balks at tradition and celebrates originality and individuality. Uranus is associated with technology, innovation, discovery, and all that is progressive.
On the upside, Uranus is associated with enlightenment, progressiveness, objectivity, novelty, and ingenuity. Negative expression of Uranus is rebelliousness without a cause and irresponsibility.
When Uranus is not developed, it reacts; but when natives are truly in tune with its energies, Uranus is highly intuitive. It represents the spark of intuition that spurs invention. We can see Uranus as the intuition that sparks further studies or investigation.
In the chart, the position of Uranus by sign will be shared with other people in the same generation due to the comparatively slow movement of Uranus in the heavens. By house, the position of Uranus shows where individuals look to stir things up, put a new spin on situations, and go against established thought or order.
Uranus aspecting other planets in the chart color those energies with some willfulness, quirkiness, and originality. Where we find Uranus in the chart is where we see some refusal to blend in with others (and situations), and some erratic life patterns.
Uranus’ glyph, or symbol, reveals the cross (matter) over the circle (spirit). The two semi-circles on the sides represent receptivity. Note that the glyph of Uranus includes an inverted Venus!
Uranus is dignified in the sign of Aquarius. Uranus is in its detriment in the sign of Leo. Uranus is exalted in the sign of Scorpio, and is in its fall in the sign of Taurus.
The cycle of Uranus is approximately 84 years, which also means it completes its transit of all twelve zodiac signs in around this many years. This averages out to about 7 years per sign.
- Change & Reform
- Ingenuity & Innovation
- Individual Freedom
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