Uranus in the Signs
Planet Uranus is called the Great Awakener in astrology. It is the planet of unexpected change, disruption and shock that shake you out of your complacency. By transit through the 12 signs, the effects of Uranus are so striking that every time it changes signs you embark on a new adventure. Natally, Uranus is where you are mounting your own personal revolution. It represents progress and perfection, it’s how you change the world!
Uranus is an outer planet, invisible to the naked eye. It is unseen but felt like an electric current. Uranus changes zodiac signs every 7-8 years and so it has a generational influence. It represents the intellectual soup in which you are born, the running current of the times and the particular way your generation is wired. In Greek myth, Uranus is the Sky God. He embodies 'far out’ ideas and freedom. The Sky God was quite an idealist himself, pushing his children back into the Earth’s womb as soon as he laid eyes on them. Why? Because they never came up to scratch compared to the ideal in his mind! You tend to do the same where you find Uranus in your birth-chart.
So let’s look at what Uranus means in each of the 12 zodiac signs. If you’re not sure about the sign the Sky God was in when you were born, check out your free birth chart!
Uranus in zodiac signs Natally and by Transit
Just like electricity flows differently through different substances so does Uranus express itself differently through each of the 12 star signs. How do you rebel? What ideals do you and your generation strive for? How do you plan to change the world? The answers all lie in your Uranus star sign!
Uranus in Aries
If you are born with Uranus in Aries, you're a natural revolutionary, a strong leader and a freedom fighter. You’re highly independent, rash and impulsive. You want to change the world through personal initiative and bravery and believe that renewal, bold actions and courage are essential for progress. You're a true pioneer. Uranus was in Aries 1927-1934 and 2010-2019 bringing sudden change and the rise of strong leaders. This brought us the financial crash of 1929 and the rise of Hitler and, more recently, the Arab Spring and the rise of the Islamic State.
Uranus in Taurus
If you are born with Uranus in Taurus you have freakish strength and tenacity. You are absolute in your principles and values, even becoming tyrannical at times. You see riches as a means to freedom, to establish your ideology and change the world. You have a knack for shaping matter and uncovering new resources. You might experience major reversals of fortune. Uranus was in Taurus 1934-1942 bringing sudden financial change and the rise of totalitarianism. It coincided with the start of WWII and the end of the Great Depression. It is now in Taurus once more 2018-2026.
Uranus in Gemini
If you have Uranus in Gemini natally you have an insatiable curiosity. New ideas excite you and you are always seeking progress and innovation through reading, traveling and talking with others. You will try anything once and want to change the world through ideas. You’re a communications and technology wiz. Uranus was in Gemini 1942-1949 bringing groundbreaking ideas and technological experimentation. It brought us the atomic bomb and the first electronic computer, D-Day, VE-Day (Gemini rules letters) and the United Nations.
Uranus in Cancer
With Uranus in Cancer natally you idealise your country, home or family and have the capacity for great emotional detachment. You want to change the world by revolutionising the household, as well as social and family structures. You could be an intuitive or creative genius. Uranus was in Cancer 1948-1956 giving rise to the Domestic Ideal and changing the role of women. The post-war era saw more women at work, the ideal of the perfect housewife as well as the technological revolution of the home through household goods.
Uranus in Leo
If you have Uranus in Leo in your birth-chart you're a charismatic and flamboyant leader. You are very ambitious but also paternal and dictatorial. You are fascinated by royalty and fame and believe that progress and change are all about the X-factor, about being free to express your unique talent. You’re a genius performer. Uranus was in Leo 1955-1962 opening unique avenues for self expression through the arts. It brought us rock and roll idol Elvis Presley and actress turned royalty Grace Kelly.
Uranus in Virgo
If you are born with Uranus in Virgo you have a highly obsessive and analytical mind. You are a perfectionist, fascinated by problems and in search of innovative, hyper-efficient solutions. You believe in progress through revolutionising methods, tending to the nitty gritty of life and achieving maximum health for the whole system. You’re a genius facilitator and problem-solver. Uranus was in Virgo 1961-1969, a time of medical progress and technological innovation. This brought the rise of pharmaceuticals, the use of contraceptives and the birth of the microchip (very small objects that generated massive change!).
Uranus in Libra
If you have Uranus in Libra natally you’re a natural mediator and counsellor. You’re also a romantic idealist, striving for perfection and equality in your relationships. You believe that justice for all is essential for progress and you want to change the world through campaigning for equal rights and being an advocate for love, beauty and harmony. You’re naturally drawn to the arts and are a diplomatic genius. Uranus was in Libra 1968-1975, a time of peace protests against the Vietnam war and equal rights movements. We also saw the break up of the Beatles, the barbie doll and a rise in divorce rates.
Uranus in Scorpio
If you are born with Uranus in Scorpio you are fearless, electrifying and highly sexually charged. You like to provoke and challenge taboos, transforming the world by throwing away all pretence and revealing the naked truth. You’re emotionally detached yet fascinated by metaphysics and the occult. Your life can be quite dramatic. You’re an agent of change and see crisis as essential for progress. Uranus was in Scorpio 1974-1981 breaking the boundaries by bringing us Star Wars (feel the Force!), AIDS awareness, the Watergate scandal and the first IVF baby.
Uranus in Sagittarius
If you have Uranus in Sagittarius in your natal chart you are a great explorer and adventurer. You seek freedom to pursue your vision and you like to take your chances. Fascinated by higher knowledge and foreign cultures, you have expansive ideals and want to change the world by first reinventing it in your mind. You’re a natural teacher and a marketing genius. Uranus was in Sagittarius 1981-1988 bringing globalisation and optimism. This saw economic expansion, happy go lucky pop culture, the fall of the Berlin wall, Nintendo and the birth of the internet.
Uranus in Capricorn
If you belong to the Uranus in Capricorn generation, business innovation is your middle name. You are ambitious and want to change the world by getting to the top and restructuring the whole thing from the inside. You believe that revolutionising the corporate, political and financial arenas is the key to progress. You are street-smart and can use shock tactics effectively to reach the top. Uranus was in Capricorn 1988-1996 revolutionising politics, banking and the corporate world. This saw the rise of global capitalism, deregulation and financial growth.
Uranus in Aquarius
Are you born with Uranus in Aquarius? The Force is strong with you, young one! Aquarius is Uranus’ sign and this gives you a brilliantly innovative and scientific mind, as well as progressive humanitarian ideals. You are fascinated by technology and new socio-political systems and are capable of radical insights that can change the world. You’re a true revolutionary. Uranus was in Aquarius 1912-1919 and 1995-2003, both times that revolutionised humanity in major ways, the first time via WWI and the communist revolution, the second through mobile phones and the Internet.
Uranus in Pisces
If you have Uranus in Pisces by birth you’re a natural empath, psychic and prophet. Spirituality and the arts fascinate you and you’re exceptionally talented. You seek to change the world through your imagination, and through love and compassion, music and film - anything that dissolves boundaries and generates a feeling of connection. You’re an imaginative and creative genius. Uranus was in Pisces 1919-1927 and 2003-2011 bringing us the roaring 20s and, most recently, innovation, instant glamour and connectivity via smartphones and tablets, Netflix and Instagram.
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