Uranus in Sagittarius

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Uranus in Sagittarius

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, 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 Sagittarius Meaning

With Uranus in Sagittarius, you are most progressive and interested in improving, innovating, and revamping traditions and systems that have to do with the themes of Sagittarius: philosophy and religion, ethics, politics, consciousness, freedom of speech, education, cultural norms and interactions, things that inspire others to seek meaning in their lives.

You have a keen sense of trends, and you function best when inspired and are allowed to be impulsive and use your intuition. 

Sagittarius Symbol

Uranus was last in Sagittarius:

Feb. 17, 1981, to Mar 20, 1981

Nov. 16, 1981, to Feb 14, 1988

May 26, 1988, to Dec  2, 1988


Advances achieved when Uranus was last in Sagittarius:

The development of postmodernism: Postmodernism, a philosophical movement that emerged in the mid-20th century, continued to develop and influence philosophical thought in the 1980s. Postmodernism is characterized by a skepticism towards grand narratives and universal truths, and it emphasizes the importance of individual experience and interpretation.

The emergence of neuroscience and philosophy of mind: The field of neuroscience, which studies the function and structure of the brain and nervous system, began to have a significant impact on philosophical discussions of the mind and consciousness in the 1980s. The philosophy of mind, which is the branch of philosophy that deals with questions about the nature of the mind and consciousness, also saw significant growth and development in this period.

The development of applied ethics: Applied ethics, which is the branch of philosophy that deals with ethical questions and issues that arise in specific practical contexts, such as medical ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics, also saw significant growth and development in the 1980s.


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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