Uranus in Cancer

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Uranus in Cancer

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 Cancer Meaning

Cancer is ruled by the Moon and is associated with domesticity, femininity, emotional needs, fertility, security, and stability.  It represents the Mother and rules the breasts, stomach, and womb.  It’s no wonder that a shocking (Uranus) number of children were born at this time, also known as the Baby Boom. 

Those born during this time want to rebel against or update all of the long-standing traditions associated with home and family (Cancer).  Those born during this time were the ones who started the sexual revolution, and the feminist and LBGTQ+ movements.  This was the generation that formed communes or “intentional communities.”  Some estimates suggest that as many as 100,000 people lived in communes at the height of the movement – when this generation was in their early 20’s.

Cancer Symbol

Uranus was last in Cancer:

Aug. 30, 1948, to Nov 12, 1948

June 10, 1949, to Aug 24, 1955

Jan. 27, 1956, to Jun  9, 1956

Advances achieved when Uranus was last in Cancer

The development of the television: Television became widely available in the United States in the late 1940s, and it quickly became a popular household appliance. Television allowed people to watch live events and entertainment programs in their own homes with their families, significantly impacting how people spent their leisure time at home.

The introduction of the credit card: Credit cards were introduced in the United States in the 1950s, enabling women to shop more safely because they didn’t have to carry around large amounts of cash.

The development of modern kitchen appliances: Kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers became more widely available and affordable in the early 1950s, which made it easier for people to cook and clean at home.

The development of home heating and air conditioning systems: In 1949, General Electric Corporation installed ten experimental models of the first “heat pump”.  Though the first Air Conditioner was invented in 1931, it wasn’t until the early 1950s that A/C was considered a necessity rather than a luxury.  Saturday Evening Post [1953].


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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