Uranus in Aries

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Uranus in Aries

(1927-1935 & 2011-2019)

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 innovation, spark-like intuitions, rebellion, and sudden changes.  Your placement of Uranus is all about how you relate to the concept of humanity, your style of rebellion, how you deal with rules and traditions.

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 the way in which one wants to rebel against and “update” whichever themes the Sign and House represent.

Uranus in Aries Meaning

When in the sign of Aries, it can bring about an aggressive desire for freedom, independence and an unusually strong need to assert one's individuality.

This placement may also inspire a need for action and a willingness to take unusual risks to achieve one’s goals.

Aggressive Desire for Freedom: With Uranus in Aries, the innate Arian desire for leadership and initiation is supercharged with a longing for freedom and change. This could manifest as an uncompromising urge to break free from any constraints, whether societal or personal. There's a tendency for people to revolt against any perceived limitations or suppressions.

Assertion of Individuality: This placement amplifies the need for people to stand out, to express their unique ideas and to make their mark on the world. They might not only seek validation for their identity but may also challenge any norms that don't align with their sense of self.

Drive for Action: Aries is already a sign that's motivated to take action. Add Uranus to the mix, and there's an explosive desire to act on one's innovative ideas. It's not just about thinking or philosophizing; it's about doing and manifesting.

Risk-Taking: Uranus in Aries might imbue an individual or a collective with the willingness to take unusual risks. This can be both a boon and a challenge. On one hand, it can lead to breakthroughs and novel solutions. On the other hand, impulsive actions without forethought can lead to unintended consequences.

Cultural and Societal Impacts: On a global or societal level, the transit of Uranus through Aries can mark periods of revolutions, technological advancements, and radical shifts in the way society perceives leadership and individual rights. Think of it as a time when the collective is more inclined to break away from old traditions and embrace new, groundbreaking methods.

In personal charts, individuals with Uranus in Aries might be seen as trailblazers, rebels, or even disruptors. They're here to shake things up, to challenge the old and to pave the way for the new. As with all astrological placements, how this energy manifests can depend on other factors in the chart and the choices the individual makes. 


Dates for Uranus in Aries:

Mar 31, 1927 to Nov 4, 1927

Jan 13, 1928, to Jun 6, 1934

Oct  9, 1934, to Mar 27, 1935

May 27, 2010, to August 13, 2010

March 11, 2011, to May 15, 2018

Nov 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019


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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