Uranus is one of the three outer planets that represent transformational forces in the astrological pantheon. Unlike Venus, Mars, Jupiter etc. which all represent an aspect of the personality, the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) inspire us to go beyond the limitations of our personality as signified by the natal chart.
On a personal level, Uranus demands that we find our own path that is our exclusive authentic journey, breaking away from the shackles of the expectations that force us to live a life that is not true for the individual that we know ourselves to be. On a global level, as Uranus transits through the signs of the zodiac, it shatters paradigms and has the potential to create chaos as it dismantles the established order of things in order to create a new way. Uranus is the libertarian – the egalitarian, the seeker of freedom and brotherhood among humans. It’s synchronistic that the French revolution of 1789-1799 occurred just after the discovery of Uranus, with the call of “liberté, egalité, fraternité” – all symbols of the Uranian archetype.
Uranus has been in Aries for the past seven years and you can read more about that here. While in Aries, the sign of aggression, Uranus oversaw the splintering of governments into small bands of revolutionaries and the proliferation of gun violence around the world. Under Venus-ruled Taurus, the force of aggression we have seen over the past seven years is likely to calm down somewhat, but there will be a pulling in and contracting of spending and a corresponding recession. This is not a time for financial speculation or risk taking, at least until we see exactly what kinds of energies we are […]