Uranus is an outer planet. Its orbit around the sun takes years to complete- true with Neptune and Pluto as well. Their movements are notable in that they mark historical civilization changes, most especially when these planets happened to be in a cardinal sign: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. It is believed that when conditions in life radically change with some elements of violence and disaster present, you can ascertain of Uranus’ footprints.
Uranus was discovered in 1781, possessing nature similar to Mercury with its nervous and mental impact, but much more powerful, fanatical, and volatile. It represents the Higher Will of man to be liberated, and the urge for freedom from constricted conditions in our civilizations. Uranus’ force shakes us loose; it is disruptive and destroys the old, to make room for the new. It brings revolution, individualism, rebellion and well as experimentation, invention and originality.
It is said that Uranus has affinities with Aquarius. Mundane astrology assigns Saturn as Aquarius’ traditional ruler, and Uranus as co-ruler. It represents eccentric and unusual people; many of them are bohemian, futuristic and intellectual individuals. Similar to Mercury, Uranus is neutral or ‘sexless’. Astrologers consider Uranus to be a higher octave of Mercury. It stands for occult knowledge because it represents that which is hidden from common knowledge.
In the individual’s natal chart, it is more important to understand the meaning of the house where Uranus is posited than the sign. In human physical anatomy, Uranus governs the higher nervous system, body electricity and the ankles. It is also related to the circulation of the blood. Its color is Prussian blue and rules uranium.
Note: “Uranus stays in one sign for about 7+ years so it takes at least 84 years for this planet to travel through the 12 zodiac signs, from Aries to Pisces. Since May 2010 Uranus has been transiting through the sign of Aries, which will continue until 2018. Just for a quick review, when the last time Uranus was in Aries it was in the 1930s- during the Great Depression. This was also the time period when a major upheaval was occurring in the form of governments in Europe and Asia that led to the start of WWII. Pluto was also forming a difficult relationship (square aspect) with Uranus then; and events were occurring that are eerily somewhat similar to what is happening in our present condition. But there is a difference however, this time there is a waxing square aspect, which means Uranus has the upper hand in the ‘relationship’ over Pluto. This means that there’s a new awareness to the abuses, the wastes, and questionable integrity of the masses that is sorely needed to be uprooted (Pluto). Consequently, the blame is less directed on Pluto, the Power-To-Be. In return, Uranus’ has total freedom to breakdown anything standing in its way to bring forth new fresh ideology.”