Uranus in Scorpio

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Uranus in Scorpio

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 Scorpio Meaning

With Uranus in Scorpio, you are most progressive and interested in improving, innovating, and revamping traditions and systems that have to do with the themes of Scorpio: Secrecy, Psychology and self-understanding, metaphysics, privacy, investigations, healing, sexuality, death, taxes, debt, taboos, and the management of other people’s money and resources.

The Scorpio Symbol

Uranus was last in Scorpio:

Nov. 21, 1974, to May  1, 1975

Sep.  8, 1975, to Feb 17, 1981

Mar. 20, 1981, to Nov 16, 1981


Advances achieved when Uranus was last in Scorpio:

Evolutionary Psychology: Evolutionary psychology is a field of psychology that studies how evolutionary processes shape human behavior and cognition.  One of the key figures in the development of evolutionary psychology was psychologist and ethologist Donald Symons, who published the book “The Evolution of Human Sexuality” in 1979.  Since then, evolutionary psychology has grown and developed into a thriving field of study, with researchers from a wide range of disciplines contributing to our understanding of the evolutionary basis of human behavior and cognition.

The introduction of index funds: The first index fund, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, was introduced in 1976. Index funds are investment vehicles that aim to track the performance of a particular market index, such as the S&P 500.

The emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: HIV/AIDS was first identified in 1981, and it quickly became a global health crisis. The HIV/AIDS epidemic led to significant innovations in the field of sexuality, including the development of HIV testing and antiretroviral medications, as well as increased education and awareness about safer sex practices.

Stealth technology:  Stealth technology, which is designed to make military aircraft, ships, and other vehicles less visible to radar, was first developed in the 1970s. The US military began research into stealth technology in the late 1960s, and the first stealth aircraft, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, was unveiled in 1981.


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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