Uranus in Capricorn

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Uranus in Capricorn

Uranus is all about innovating and challenging and updating the status quo.  It overhauls or even breaks systems, processes, traditions, and laws (the things of Saturn). Uranus is associated with electricity and electronic communication, inventions, shocking changes in paradigms, but most of all, it’s about rebuking the old systems and renovating for the new.

People with strong Uranus energy in their chart are particularly forward-thinking and innovative (or unstable) in their thought processes and communication.  The Sign and House in which Uranus resides point to how one wants to rebel against and “update” whichever themes the Sign and House represent.

Uranus in Capricorn Meaning

With Uranus in Capricorn, you are most progressive and interested in improving, innovating, and revamping traditions and systems that have to do with the themes of Capricorn: Business and commerce, government, formalities, hierarchies, responsibility, management, and laws.  Anything dealing with the underlying structure of a thing (skeletons, DNA, contracts, traditions, computer operating systems) also fall within the realm of Capricorn.

You can be quite obstinate and fixed in your ways in these areas, despite the need for change. You may question established authorities, rules, and regulations only if they are seen to be impeding development or are no longer serving a useful purpose. This includes efforts to change how we run our lives, society, and workplaces. This is a very resourceful placement.

Depending on how your Uranus is aspected (whether it’s powerful or not, harmonious or not) shows your attitude towards Governmental policy. 

This generation, in particular, places more importance on how the world is structured from a political standpoint.  For those whose Uranus is discordant, tearing everything down, is the urge.  Those who have a harmonious Uranus realize change needs to happen, but strive to keep the crucially essential pieces of the system in tact.


The capricorn symbol

Uranus was last in Capricorn:

Feb. 14, 1988, to May 26, 1988

Dec.  2, 1988, to Apr  1, 1995

June  8, 1995, to Jan 12, 1996


Advances achieved when Uranus was last in Capricorn:

The World Wide Web: In 1989, the first web browser, called "WorldWideWeb," was developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. This marked the beginning of the World Wide Web as we know it today, and it has since become an integral part of how business is conducted today.

The first e-commerce transaction: In 1994, the first e-commerce transaction took place when a man in the United States purchased a CD from a company in the United Kingdom using his credit card over the internet. This marked the beginning of the e-commerce industry, which has since become a major part of the global economy.

The first successful cloning of a mammal: In 1996, Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team at the Roslin Institute in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep, which they named Dolly. This marked the first successful cloning of a mammal and sparked widespread debate and discussions about the ethical and societal implications of this technology.

GPS: In 1989, the Global Positioning System (GPS) was made available for civilian use. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system that allows users to determine their precise location and navigate to other locations.


Uranus takes approximately seven years to transit through a sign; 84 years to go around the Sun.  Unless your Uranus is near a sign cusp, anyone within 2-5 years of your age is likely to have Uranus in the same Sign. 

The noticeable differences in how Uranus is expressed by someone are due to the house placement and the number of aspects that Uranus makes with the other planets in one’s chart, especially the faster-moving personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus).  The more aspects (angles) made with other planets in your makeup, the more strength it has, and the more prominently your Uranian energy is expressed. 

In Astrology, the outer planets are often seen as having a “hierarchy” or spiritual evolution over the inner planets, and are considered as the higher octave of certain inner “personal” planets.  Uranus is considered to be the higher octave of Mercury because it expands on the themes and energies associated with Mercury.  Mercury is associated with communication, thinking, and the exchange of information, while Uranus takes these things to the next level and integrates the thought processes and communicative action of Mercury into a cause that tends to benefit all of humanity.

So, in a sense, Uranus takes the qualities of Mercury and expands on them, adding a broader, more universal perspective and points to where the desire for progress and evolution are met with the least resistance according to the associations of the Sign in which Uranus resides.


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