How can an understanding of the planet Uranus be approached?
Uranus can be understood in terms of:
How it manifests in an individual’s internal and external life, as correlated with its configuration in the birth chart
How it manifests in an individual’s internal and external life, as correlated with its movement in relationship to the birth chart (said another way: its transits to the birth chart)
How it manifests in global events, as correlated to its movements in the sky
Uranus’ influence can be discerned in two main ways. First, by its emergence in and impact on the human experience; the collection of data and observation of meaningful correlations when Uranus is present in a given chart or event provide information about Uranus’ character.
The second way Uranus’ influence can be discerned is via intuitive perception. It is likely that this intuition is built upon established meanings for Uranus, but it is possible that an intuitive perception can pierce to the heart of what Uranus is, free from understanding filtered through the sieve of human concepts.
Some attributes that belong to Uranus:
Uranus energy can generate rebellion for its own sake, or the rebellion can be rooted in an ideology. That ideology could be one of non-conformity and the freedom that confers, or it could be one that has to do with freedom in a more abstract sense. Freedom from perceived or actual oppression can be a political ideal that pushes Uranus energy forward. Freedom from many kinds of restrictive structures can also be a Uranian motivation.
Uranus can accelerate the pace of events in one’s life. Its influence can speed the pace of one’s thinking and perception. Its lightning-like electrical quality can bring with it intuitive flashes of creative insight, that can then be slowed and crystallized into some form of physical expression and manifestation.
Liberation is most often discussed as the unshackling from constrictive conditions. Liberation can also be understood spiritually. Beyond ultimate spiritual liberation, there are other mini-forms of liberation. Uranian liberation functions to open conduits of energy that allow more of the self to emerge.
Uranus transits can produce a jittery feeling of excitement. This can come with the feeling of wanting more activity in one’s life. In the internet age it can also come with increased activity through the medium of the internet, but this is an optional expression. The energy flows through that route most easily because for many of us our phones and other technologies are constantly at our fingertips. But the feeling of excitement can, alternatively, express itself in terms of bringing more varied and new experience into one’s life.
Restructuring that happens outside of oneself can impact the individual life on a number of levels, leading to an external change initially, which brings with it an unfoldment of an internal shift of personal attitude toward life, view of life, view of oneself and one’s place in life. This can manifest as the desire to live without structure or constrictive routine for some time.
Freshness and novelty
Uranus can bring expansive and exhilarating new experiences into one’s life that make the world seems eternally shining and new. This is one of the more beautiful expressions of Uranus’ flow of energy.
A new rhythm