Planet Uranus: Lore & Modern Astrology

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By Morningbird

For some modern Western astrologers, the planet Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius. In Greek mythology Uranus (Ouranos) was the personification of the heavens and the night sky.

The planet Uranus is very unusual among the planets in that it rotates on its side, so that it presents each of its poles to the sun in turn during its orbit, so that one hemisphere is bathed in light, while the other lies in total darkness.

These strange traits reflect its astrological significance as the breaker of the convention.

Uranus and Astrology

Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun, spending about seven years in each zodiac sign. Uranus was discovered only in 1781 by Sir William Herschel.

Astrologically modern interpretations associate Uranus with the principles of genius, individuality, new and unconventional ideas, discoveries, electricity, inventions, and the beginnings of the industrial revolution.

Uranus governs societies, clubs, and any group dedicated to humanitarian or progressive ideals. Uranus, the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, rules freedom and originality. In society, it rules radical ideas and people, as well as revolutionary events that upset established structures.

Uranus among all planets governs genius. Historically it was associated with the principles of the enlightenment and radical political ideas of equality and freedom, among other things.

Around the period of its discovery in 1781, the idea of democracy and human rights was prevalent, with the breakaway of the American colonies from England and the French revolution a few years later in 1789.

In art and literature, the discovery of Uranus coincided with the Romantic movement, which emphasized individuality and freedom of expression. In medicine, Uranus is believed to be particularly associated with the sympathetic nervous system, mental disorders, breakdowns and hysteria, spasms and cramps.

Modern astrologers consider Uranus to be the co-ruler of the 11th house with Saturn.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

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