Uranus in Virgo

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Uranus in Virgo

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 Virgo Meaning

If you were born during this time, you’re most interested in improving and revolutionizing the areas of technology, communications, tracking and logistics, healthcare, nutrition, exercise, workplace processes, and daily life transactions and routines.

Virgo energy is data-oriented, efficient, analytical, and meticulous and likes to organize and structure its surroundings.  It is most associated with getting things done, especially involving elements that most others don’t enjoy dealing with – details, monotony, and routines.  With Uranus, it notices all of the details and data points and attempts to assimilate their meaning into something larger than the sum of the parts – something that can change how we all work to complete tasks more efficiently or maintain our bodies (so that we can complete tasks).

It is no wonder that many advances in computer science and communication were achieved during this time so businesses and humans could work more efficiently.

Virgo Symbol

Uranus was last in Virgo:

Nov.  1, 1961, to Jan 10, 1962

Aug.  9, 1962, to Sep 28, 1968

May 20, 1969, to Jun 24, 1969

Advances achieved when Uranus was last in Virgo:

Minicomputer: The first minicomputer, the DEC PDP-8, was introduced in 1965.  Minicomputers were smaller and less expensive than mainframe computers, making them more accessible to smaller businesses and organizations.

Arpanet: The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), the precursor to the modern internet, was developed in 1969 by the U.S. Department of Defense as a way to connect computers at research institutions and military bases.

Human-computer interaction: Developed by Douglas Engelbart in 1963, the first computer mouse significantly improved the way people interacted with computers, making it easier and more intuitive to use them.

Credit card: The first credit card, the Diner’s Club card, was introduced in 1950, but it was not until the 1960s that credit cards became widely used for consumer purchases.  The development of the credit card significantly impacted the way people made purchases and has had a lasting impact on the economy.


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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