Uranus Transits


Part III

Lesson 18.3

Uranus shakes things up. It “electrifies”, sometimes literally. Neptune is the mystic who Feels. Uranus is the genius who Knows. It is said that genius and madness have only a thin line between them. Uranus erases that line. Whether it brings total chaos or revolutionary new advances (frequently both) its effects are never dull. Whatever it contacts as it transits around your horoscope will be changed, usually with dramatic suddenness. Pluto may subvert and destroy. Uranus turns things upside down.

Now don’t go off thinking that Uranus is Always going to do this. Many times, all a Uranus transit does is make us restless. We don’t know what it is we want to change, but we know we want to change something. Our behavior will tend to change as we try new things, or do old things in different ways.

Just remember though, that when Uranus hits, don’t go crazy with it. Make changes, but do them slowly. The big danger with Uranus transits is that they tend to make us rush in where angles fear to tread. That is what can cause trouble.

With a little extra caution and planning, most Uranus transits can become positive experiences. Uranus stays in each sign for about seven years. Houses vary in size, but figure it will stay in each house between six to eight years.

Uranus Transits Through Your First House: “Wow! That’s amazing! And it’s so obvious! Why didn’t I see that before?” These are things you can expect to say when Uranus transits through your 1st House. Uranus is the “awakener”. Uranus hitting this house can make you suddenly want more freedom, want to do new things that you have never done before. Fine. Just don’t make any important decisions on the spur of the moment. Uranus has a tendency to make us rush, and that is what can cause trouble. Take a little extra time to plan. Please take this in context. If this is hitting your five year old child, expect them to get into more mischief than usual. If you happen to be 90 or above, well there may be some limits on what you can do. But don’t be surprised if you suddenly want to go skydiving. If you are the type that doesn’t like changes, if you want to keep everything just the way it’s always been, watch out! The Uranus energy won’t be denied. It has to come out somehow. When it gets bottled up, its favorite trick is to cause accidents and other sudden upsets. Best advise for Uranus transiting your 1st House: Now is most likely a good  time to make major changes. But be extra sure to plan first and don’t rush.

Uranus Transits Through Your Second House: This is the house of money, possessions, and values. Uranus is sudden, unexpected changes. Your income is more likely to be unstable during this period. Make certain that you have enough of a reserve set aside for emergencies. Get enough insurance on all of your property. Remember, Uranus transits can cause accidents, especially if it makes stressful aspects (conjunction, square, or opposition) to planets in your birth chart while going through this house. On the plus side, Uranus can bring sudden gains as well, particularly if your income comes from something “Uranian” such as electronics, hi-tech, or anything new, different, or unusual. This could be a good time to change jobs, or even professions. Check the other transits in your horoscope for confirmation. Of course, as always when it comes to anything connected with Uranus, Don’t Rush. Sit down and take some time to plan.

Uranus Transits Through Your Third House: People are more likely to be shocked by what you say during this transit. You are also more likely to become interested in strange, unusual things. Be careful not to believe something just because it is strange and unusual. If you work in scientific research, problems that would normally stump you may seem much easier to solve. This transit may not hit you directly. Your neighbors and siblings could start acting in ways that seem strange to you. On the other hand, it could hit you very directly. Uranus can cause people to loose their normal caution, and the 3rd House rules short trips, so be careful driving. Most of the problems you encounter with this transit, however, are likely to be caused by what you say. This is an excellent transit if you want to learn anything new, especially a specific skill, and broaden your horizons.  

Uranus Transits Through Your Fourth House: This transit begins when Uranus crosses the bottom of your horoscope. When it does this, it is opposite your Mid-Heaven, so it can affect your career as well. Most books don’t mention this. For the few weeks that Uranus spends exactly at the bottom of your chart, your job is subject to sudden change. It may come from you. You may decide, on the spur of the moment, to change jobs or even careers. This is potentially a time of great change in relationships with bosses and parents. If you are young, maybe you decide to leave and strike out on your own. Maybe your boss fires you, or your parents get divorced. What happens exactly depends on your situation and the other transits taking place at that time. For most of this transit, Uranus will just be affecting your home (your “roots”, the foundations of your life) and relations with parents. If you don’t move, this would be an excellent time to fix up the house, give it a new look. But moves are more likely at this time. As always with Uranus transits, watch out for a tendency to rush into things. Sit down and plan.

Uranus Transits Through Your Fifth House: If you’re a parent, your kids may seem extra rebellious to you at this time. They may really not be that way, but they will seem so to you. If you’re dating, you will be attracted to people who are weird, unusual, independent, maybe even a bit shocking. Maybe there will be a great difference in your ages. Or they could just be the type of person that you would have never even considered going out with before. This transit can attract you to people who are geniuses, eccentric, or a bit crazy.  On the plus side, if you are in any career that requires creativity, you will shine. Under Uranus transits, we never like to do things in old, routine ways, so you will tend to be much more innovative now. The 5th House also rules hobbies, sports, and games. This is a perfect time to take up new forms of recreation. Uranus transits give you a chance to open yourself up to new horizons.  

Uranus Transits Through Your Sixth House: This is the house of employment and service. Uranus transiting here makes you more likely to quit your job. This is especially true if the job is routine, or you have to have constant supervision. Uranus will increase your desire for independence and for new, exciting things in the employment area. If you are the type who wants to keep things just as they are, Uranus increases the chance that you will be fired or laid off. Keep your resume updated when you see this transit coming. If you are an employer, the people who work for you will seem more rebellious at this time (remember, this transit can last for seven years). But this can help you if you have to hire hi-tech innovative types. Under this influence, these are more likely to be the employees you want. The 6th House also rules health matters. Uranus transiting here increases the chances that you will be attracted to new methods of staying healthy. Don’t jump. Uranus transits sometimes make us want to rush in. Some of those have not been proven yet, and it is not a good idea to use your own body for experiments. Remember what happened to Dr. Jekyl (all right, that was only a novel, but you get the idea). On the other hand, you may need to do something new regarding your health (like changing your diet) and you won’t want to. That’s when Uranus can do unexpected things, like a sudden illness, to give you a wake-up call.

Uranus Transits Through Your Seventh House: It’s not a good idea to get married during this transit, especially if it’s going to be one of those spur-of-the-moment, love at first sight things. What Uranus brings together suddenly, it usually breaks apart just as quickly. The same goes for business partnerships.  We frequently seem to attract people symbolized by the planets that are transiting our 7th House. In the case of Uranus, these people will be independent and eccentric, and they will tend to shake us out of any rut we happen to be in. No, this isn’t “magic”. We meet people like this all the time, but we aren’t attracted and may not even notice them. When Uranus hits our 7th House, however, we suddenly become aware of them. We open up and let them into our lives (for better or worse). The transit is our transit, and it affects Us, not them.  

Uranus Transits Through Your Eighth House: Yes, this is the house of Sex. But it is also the house of credit and taxes, so be careful not to ignore your finances while trying to get laid. As far as the sex goes, the tendency of Uranus here is to make one more inventive.

Uranus Transits Through Your Ninth House: The 9th House rules higher education and long journeys, religion and philosophy. Uranus transiting here can give wanderlust, a desire to go to unusual places off the beaten track.  It can also attract you to new religions or philosophies, especially if they are unusual and strange. But be careful not to believe in something just because it sounds weird. Uranus transits can do that to you.  In my experience, the 9th House rules legal matters, including lawsuits. Some astrologers say this comes under the 7th House. The 7th House, however, rules open enemies, including the people who may sue you. The suit itself comes under the 9th House. If you must sue anyone while Uranus transits your 9th House, be prepared to spend extra time and energy because Uranus rules unexpected events.  On the plus side, this is a good time to study any hi-tech field, especially if it involves computers, electronics, or anything that is on the cutting edge.  

Uranus Transits Through Your Tenth House: The 10th House influences your career and “public image”, your “boss”, and those who have authority over you in general. Uranus transiting here can give a sudden desire to change bosses, jobs, and even careers. All of a sudden, the idea of taking orders can seem irritating to you. As always with Uranus transits, you may have to make changes, but be sure to do a little planning first. Don’t jump.  Uranus going through this house can also make you want to change your appearance, your “look”. Good idea, but watch out for a tendency to go overboard.

Uranus Transits Through Your Eleventh House: This is the house of friends, hopes, and wishes. It also influences any group or organization that you may belong to. Uranus transiting here can have several possible effects. It could attract you to new friends, people that are very different from those friends you have already. You are more likely to be attracted to people who are best described as strange, eccentric, even bizarre. The people you know, at this time, can have a greater influence on you, to bring about big changes in your life. Conversely, the friends you already have will seem to undergo behavior changes.  Groups that you belong to may suddenly seem to be dull oppressive. There will be a strong urge to leave. Uranus transiting here could also attract you to some sort of new group, particularly one that crusades for some social cause. When Uranus hits, we are seldom content to simply believe something. We have to preach and crusade.

Uranus Transits Through Your Twelfth House: If you happen to be in therapy during this transit, you are more likely to make great progress. Material will seem to shoot up from your “subconscious”. On the other hand, a transit like this could force you into therapy. Uranus transits make for sudden changes.  On the negative side, since this is the house of “self-undoing”, any planet transiting here can make you act in a self-destructive manner. Uranus will do this by making you dive into things without thinking them through. Any sudden changes you want to make, while this transit is going on, are more likely to backfire. Not a good time to go hang-gliding.  The same goes for your “hidden enemies”. People who are working against you will tend to do it via strange or unusual stunts.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to the Natal Sun: With the stress aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) watch out for accidents. Be especially careful if the Sun and Uranus were making a stress aspect when you were born. One woman I knew was born with Uranus opposite her Sun. When she was 21 years old, Germany invaded her country and she had to flee, loosing everything. Transiting Uranus was making squares to both her Sun and birth Uranus at the time. When she was 41. Uranus transited over her Sun (a conjunction aspect) and opposed her birth Uranus. She was almost killed in a car crash.  At those times when Uranus makes stress aspects with your Natal Sun, it’s a good idea to make changes. But make them slowly. Take extra care. Don’t move too fast. This is important because you will want to. At the same time, you shouldn’t try to keep everything the same way its always been. Then, Uranus will make changes all by itself. Suddenly, shockingly, and maybe by means of an accident.  With those cautions in mind, these transits can open you up new ideas and completely new ways of doing things. These can be the best transits for getting you out of a rut. As usual, the smooth aspects (sextile and trine) bring changes the easiest way.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to the Natal Moon: Internally, the Moon rules emotions and feelings, the instinctual side of our nature and our habit patterns. Externally, it rules the home and relations with women. Uranus makes us want to change things. As always, the stress aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) are the most dramatic. Emotions surface faster, sometimes much faster. Watch out for a tendency towards hysteria during Uranus stress transits to the Moon. It may not be your emotions that need watching. The women you attract now may also be crazier and more hysterical. No, a transit that you are having does not affect anyone else. But it does affect whom you will attract. There could be a sudden urge to make major changes around the house or to go on a diet (the Moon rules the stomach). Watch out though. It will be the wilder diets that appeal to you now. Romantic relationships don’t escape. Everything can seem “electric” under this transit. Uranus increases the chances of having new lovers coming into your life suddenly. Be careful. They can leave just as quickly. But doesn’t Venus rule love? Yes, but the Moon rules the feelings and that’s what love is based on. The smooth aspects are usually easier to take. You are less likely to do something totally off the wall. The main thing to remember with Uranus transiting your Moon, and with Uranus transits in general, is to make those changes slowly. Try to avoid making a sudden jump. Handled properly, Uranus can get your life out of a rut and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Mercury: Even with the stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) things you could never figure out before can suddenly seem clear. During this transit, you are  more likely to get interested in learning new things and doing old things in new ways. Now for the downside. There may be a tendency to be so enthralled with these new ideas that you don’t examine them closely. Big mistake. You won’t want to listen to others either. Force yourself. They may see something you don’t. Be careful how you say things as well. When Uranus hits your Mercury, you are more likely to put things in the most shocking terms possible. That won’t make you many friends, but it might get you on TV talk shows. The smooth aspects (the sextile and trine) are less likely to get you thrown in jail or punched in the nose but they don’t always generate the power of the stress aspects. Don’t reject the ideas that come to you now. By no means. But do be careful how you put them into action or explain them to others.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Venus: If you’re married and you see a stressful aspect of transiting Uranus about to form to your natal Venus, watch out! I’ve seen too many cases where the person having this suddenly becomes attracted to someone else. Usually, that someone is totally different from the type that you usually get attracted to. In many cases, they run off. But what Uranus brings together quickly can break up just as fast after the Uranus aspect passes. Be sure to check the house that Venus is in as well as the houses that have Libra and Taurus on the cusp (beginning). If you have Venus in the 6th House (work) for instance, you may suddenly want to leave your job. Or maybe fall in love with a co-worker. The smooth aspects (sextile and trine) are much more stable. You stand a better chance of getting the excitement without the chaos. Those transits mark some of the best times in your life to go with the changes as they happen.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Mars: Watch out for accidents during the stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition). This combination works by increasing your impatience. Impatience causes haste and, well, haste makes waste. No, it does not necessarily mean that the plane you’re going to get on next week will crash (not unless you’re the pilot). It may mean, though, that you will trip while running to catch the flight.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Jupiter: The stressful aspects can throw your judgment off big time.  

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Saturn: Saturn shows what you need to feel safe and secure. Uranus rules sudden, unexpected events and upsets. Any questions?  

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Uranus:  A tendency to make changes just because you want to make changes. Control yourself. Actually, the harmonious aspects (the sextile and trine) can be pleasant and constructive. You start to get interested in new things and people. You horizons broaden. The stressful aspects (the conjunction, square, and opposition) can make you more restless. Remember, with Uranus the big danger is that you will want to make changes immediately, if not sooner. It’s the haste that makes waste. Slow down. As always, be sure to check the house that Uranus occupies in you birth chart, as well as the house where the sign Aquarius is located. These will indicate the areas of greatest change.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Neptune: The planet of sudden change and flashes of insight contacts the planet of dreams, illusions, and delusions. During this transit, you will tend to become interested in all things strange and mystical. Be careful that they are not also delusional. Check the house where Neptune is located as well as the house that has the sign of Pisces on the cusp (beginning). These will be the areas of greatest change. And danger. For instance, if you are an artist, and Neptune is located on your 5th House or the sign of Pisces (ruled by Neptune) is on the cusp of that house, there may be a great increase in the quality of your art. However, you may also get attracted to someone who is totally not at all the way you picture them. You may even be attracted to someone because of their faults, rather than their virtues. Remember, Neptune is the planet of self-undoing.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to Natal Pluto: This is a great transit for clearing things out of your life — whether you want them to go or not. The changes that Pluto brings are slow. They may take many years to build up. Like a volcano getting ready to erupt, everything may seem placid for many years, but there are forces of change working unseen. Uranus changes, by contrast, strike like lightning. Put these two together, and you’ve got a spectacular show. Things will be going out of your life at this time. Accept this. Let go of as much as possible and salvage what you can. Frequently, these changes will be for the better, although you may not be able to see this at the time. This transit, especially the stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) can bring the kind of experiences that everyone wants to have gone through, but no one wants to go through. The changes will be greatest in the areas of your life where Pluto is located in your birth chart and where Uranus happens to be transiting. For instance, if financial houses (2 and 8) are involved, watch out for financial reversals or tax problems. Fortunately, transits can be checked even years ahead, so you can make plans to handle the situation well in advance.

Uranus Transits in Aspects to the Natal Ascendant: The Ascendant shows how you start things and how you relate to others. The square and opposition from transiting Uranus are even worse times to get married than when Uranus stressfully aspects Venus. Let’s just say that I know this one from personal experience. The same is true for business partnerships. Uranus transits show times when you demand more freedom and want to change things. Don’t go overboard. The best thing to do is to keep things up in the air and wait for the transit to pass. Then you will be able to make more rational decisions.  The smooth aspects tends to bring new people into your life with fewer headaches. As always with Uranus transits, make changes BUT do it slowly.

Uranus Transits in Aspect to the Natal Mid-Heaven: The Mid-Heaven rules career (not just the daily job), the life goals, the boss, and one parent, usually the mother. Whenever the Mid-Heaven is aspected, the opposite point (the Nadir) at the bottom of the horoscope wheel also gets an aspect. This means that the home can be affected at the same time as the career. Uranus rules sudden and unexpected changes. Frequently, they can come from inside of us. For instance, when Uranus aspects your Mid-Heaven, you may get a sudden urge to change homes, or careers. Yes, something could happen to your parents at this time, but usually it is a change in your relationship to them. If you get this transit when you are a teenager, it can make that normally crazy period even crazier. As always with Uranus, don’t rush into things. Think them through first. This is especially important to remember because when Uranus hits, you won’t Want to wait. You are so sure you’re right that the changes have to be made Right Now. Don’t give in to that feeling. Unless, of course, you don’t mind cleaning up the wreckage later. On the plus side, the changes you make with this transit could be the best things that ever happened to you. As usual, the smooth aspects (sextile and trine) are the easiest to deal with. They don’t give as many problems as the stressful ones (conjunction, square, and opposition). But those so-called stressful aspects generate more “power” for change.  If transiting Mars makes stressful aspects at the same time that Uranus is doing so, watch out for accidents caused by haste. Go slowly then, or risk being sorry later.


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