best image for Uranus is a lightning bolt.
Lightning strikes suddenly, powerfully, and
a straight shot might just upset your day.
Uranus rules change more purely than any
other planet, and its impulse is the movement
towards freedom; when Uranus strikes, the
comfortable forms and structures in our lives
fall away if
those forms are not really supporting us
to be true to our truest selves. Uranus
wants you to be truly free, and it knows
that the only way for you to be truly free
is to be completely true to your Self. As
such, Uranus is slightly more personal than
Neptune and Pluto. Uranus tears down and
forces changes in your life to move you in
the direction of your True Self; Neptune
and Pluto dissolve and destroy things around
you to humble you and take you completely
In the birth chart, Uranus's house placement
is much more important than its sign, like
the other outer planets. Its natal house
(and planetary aspects) shows where one
undergoes rapid, continual pressure to
evolve into one's genius--where one must
become totally free of past and social
conditioning to express one's individuality
utterly and ecstatically. It is also a
place where we are not allowed to get complacent,
comfortable, or attached. Uranus does not
allow us to cling to any emotional teddy
bears; it takes them away so that we will
be independent and free. Where Uranus dwells,
one might as well get used to change. It
doesn't stop. However change can just mean
constant evolving. A failure to heed Uranus,
and evolve beyond one's conditioning, runs
the risk of setting up a 'comfortable'
situation that will one day suddenly and
unexpectedly collapse, jolting us out of
our unconscious laziness.
To get a more holistic sense of what Uranus
is like, read everything about Aquarius/11th
House in section one of the course/tutorial. Enter
To study your Uranus, go through the first
section of the tutorial (Using
parts 1 & 2 of the Course/Tutorial
Together) and consider the following
things about the astrological letter naturally
related to the house which your Uranus
is in (see the diagram or
the alphabet for
I recommend going through the list once:
1) Think about how this department of your
life is characterized by uniqueness, constant
change, and perhaps a high degree of development.
Know that this is an area where a high
degree of evolution must take place for
Optional: Fit the nature of the sign of
your Uranus in with this understanding
of Uranus's house for a bit of added flavor.
section is for those who can determine which
planets Uranus aspects in their charts. Your
chart printout may have something called an
aspectarian, which looks like a stairway of
many boxes. By cross-referencing the planets
on the aspectarian, you can read which aspects
Uranus forms in your chart. If you don't know
what the symbol of Uranus looks like, you can
look on the diagram
page. For more info on aspects, see the aspects
All the difficult aspects [square (90)
and opposition (180) mainly, then the quincunx
(150) and semi-square (45) have subtler, but
still important meaning] to Uranus indicate,
as a general rule, a difficulty with (or sometimes
an exaggeration of) being weird and unconventionally
ourselves, or resistance to (or sometimes an
exaggeration of) being independent, unattached,
and free of emotional neediness and complications.
If we resist Uranus's urge for personal authenticity,
we will eventually be forced to listen. The
positive aspects [sextile (60), trine (120),
and quintile (72)] tend to indicate a powerful
streak of genius, individuality, independence,
magnetism, and 'electrical power.' Conjunctions
with Uranus should be considered in the light
of the possibilities of the negative, as well
as the positive, aspects.
Here is a very brief run-down of difficult (trasformative)
aspects involving Uranus (including conjunctions).
This is only to provide a quick sketch and
desperate need to learn to powerfully express
all of one's True Self. Self-suppression and
settling for coziness in life will not work
for very long.
Usually a cold or broken home goes with this
placement, and usually the person, as a child,
learned to shut off their emotions. Learning
how to feel one's feelings and/or be in the
body becomes very important if the individual
wants a meaningful, warm relationship.
The mind and nerves can be hyper, and stress
periodically threatens a breakdown. There is
a need to learn to be calm and relaxed.
A fear of intimacy creates a pattern of short,
or unstable, relationships. The person must
learn to balance commitment and personal freedom
in relationships and optimally find a way to
do both at the same time.
is a very powerful energy and assertiveness
present, but the person must learn self-control
in relation to their anger and self-expression.
Genius inventiveness is often present, but
the luxury in one's life tends to change rapidly.
One must learn to grow and enjoy things, and
then let go and move on to something else.
Change is a constant here--get used to it.
A general difficulty with Uranus is present.
The person must learn not to restrict their
freedom. But they must also integrate their
freedom and unconventionality with the real
world, and hopefully bridge the two. Ideal
and reality, the walk and the talk, the rebel
and the authority must be made one rather than
different. Uranus's influence on Saturn creates
constant pressure to evolve beyond one's Saturnian
fears and insecurities.
Most people today have the two in opposition;
younger generations do not. Indicates a need
to grow rapidly beyond one's woundedness to
bring forth one's unique talents and gifts
for the healing of the planet.
Oscillation between independence/detachment/mind
and co-dependence/addiction/emotion. Mind,
emotion, and spirit must all co-exist peacefully.
Self and Other must be balanced.
Dynamic pressure for the constant evolution
of Self-expression from the depths of one's
Being. Addictive tendencies and self-suppression
(Pluto) are intensified and forced to be dealt
with. Indicates ultimate power, if the person
can evolve out of the lower self.