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Uranus is the first planet of modernity to be discovered beyond Saturn: the astronomer Wilhelm Herschel discovered Uranus on the 13th March 1781 with the help of a telescope.Uranus is four times the size of the Earth. It has an equatorial diameter of 51118 km and its average distance from the Sun is 2883 million km.It requires around 84 years to make one orbit of the Sun and has a maximum diurnal movement of 3.39 minutes of arc, although the average is just 42 seconds of arc.

One striking feature of Uranus is that its rotational axis is tilted at such an angle that it almost lies on its orbital plane.

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Intepretation

The discovery of Uranus radically expanded the dimensions of the known solar system, as it is twice as far from the Earth as Saturn, and this radical expansion fits with the quality of Uranian energy.

The discovery of Uranus also heralded to a major Human mutation that created what we are today; nine-centered bio forms with a Uranian life cycle. This moved our life expectancy from the Saturnian 30 years to the Uranian 84 years.

Uranus symbolises radical changes and upheavals and the penetration into previously unknown dimensions. It embodies “Unusualness” and is the planet of awekening.

If the discovery of Uranus is considered against the backdrop of events at the time of its discovery, it becomes apparent that it in many ways embodies many of the ideals of the French Revolution (1789): Freedom, equality, fraternity and other ideals associated with the Enlightenment.

Being one of the spiritual planets, Uranus embodies principles which lie beyond the realm of material and personal boundaries.

It stands for intuition and sudden bursts of inspiration and in this sense is closely related to astrology and its attempts to understand the relationship between above (cosmic happenings) and below (events on Earth) using the principle of analogy.

Uranus is also associated with technological instruments and inventions.

Uranus shows where an individual tends to be unconventional, spontaneous, original, freedom-loving and likely to break with convention.

Uranus in a human design chart is different for the Personality (Mind) and Design (Body) in terms of it impact.

For our Mind it is part of our lateral range.

For our body it is part of the Satori vertical shape defining movement.

If it has difficult aspects a person might, under certain circumstances, feel compelled to act in an unconventional manner. A tendency to be elitist or arrogant behaviour is another possible shadow aspect of Uranus.

A Uranus transit revolutionises the existing order and can be accompanied by a sudden and intuitive understanding of complex ideas.

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Mythology

Uranos (Latin Uranus) was the oldest god in antiquity. Gaia, the Earth, gave birth to him without the involvement of another man and then became his wife. Uranos and Gaia had numerous children, among them the Titans and Cyclops. However, Uranos hated some of his offspring so much that he pushed them back into the Earth which almost caused Gaia to suffocate. She therefore encouraged her son Kronos (Saturn), the most important of the Titans, to overthrow his father and to castrate him with a sickle.

Although Kronos was successful in overthrowing Uranus, the deed had unforeseen consequences. Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, rose up from the waters at the place where Kronos threw the castrated member and from his blood that touched the earth rose the Erinyes, terrifying female goddesses of revenge who always appeared to punish those who broke natural laws. Their relentless devotion to upholding the divine order made life very difficult for many.

So in the end, Uranos unintentionally brought about lasting changes to human existence and, although apparently disempowered, he continued to have a powerful influence on the course of events.

Some astrologers do not think that the qualities of the mythological Uranos fit with those of the astrological Uranus. Some astrologers believe instead that Prometheus (the foreseeing one), who brought the divine fire to humankind and rebelled against Zeus, the king of the gods, is a more fitting figure.

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