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Uranus Transits

 

Uranus Transits: Predictive Astrology - Techniques for Predicting the Future

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Overview:

Uranus takes approximately 84 years to come full circle. This slow-moving planet's transits are long-lasting, and each transit takes its time to unfold. As Uranus transits a point in our chart, retrogrades back over it, and then hits it again in direct motion, it imparts its own special wisdom upon the point in question—the areas of lives and parts of our psyches ruled by that point.

How Uranus affects our lives depends very much on whether we resist its influences or we try to work with the planet of independence, liberation, and enlightenment. While Saturn slows down our inner clock in order to persuade us to face reality, Uranus speeds up our tempo in order for us to consider taking risks and making changes.

Whichever part of our lives and of our psyches that Uranus touches, especially by hard transit, is an area where we begin to feel restless and dissatisfied with any routine or "status quo" connected to it. Our consciousness regarding these parts of ourselves and our lives is accelerated to the point that others might consider our actions (and reactions) hasty or rebellious. If mishandled, we may act in inconsiderate and brusque ways.

Transiting Uranus acts to disrupt, change, and re-do whatever it touches. Uranus frees us from thinking inside the box, and offers us opportunities for reaching out and trying something completely new. While Saturn slows us down, Uranus speeds up our lives, offering us chances to take some risks and to experiment with totally new ways of living and interacting with others and our environment. Uranus is forward-looking and does not have patience with lifestyles or attitudes that are attached to the past or the traditional. Transiting Uranus shakes us up and offers us a chance to be more aware of our individuality. Uranus doesn't accept stagnation nor does it accept restriction. Personal freedom is highlighted. Transiting Uranus acts to awaken and to make us aware of our feelings of being restricted and constricted. Uranus surprises, jolts, and stimulates.

The following are interpretations of Uranus's transits to planets and points. Note that alternate meanings are indicated by a * and +, and are offered here for the student of astrology wishing to expand his or her knowledge with different perspectives of each transit.

Uranus-Sun Transits

Uranus transits to the Sun are highly significant transits that act to alter your overall personality and consciousness. Your individuality becomes the focus. You learn more about yourself and might disrupt your life path in order to express this fact. Your will is called to the fore, and you may express yourself in a defiant manner. Patterns of behavior that worked for you in the past are questioned, and change is in order. You become rather intolerant of restrictions on your self-expression.

Look for Leo in your natal chart, as the Sun rules Leo, and this is an area of life that will be directly affected by the transit (in addition to the house where the transit actually takes place).

Uranus transits conjunct Sun This is a time of "finding yourself", when you begin to feel uncomfortable with your current life path and behavior patterns. Your ego is awakened, and you feel compelled to express yourself in unique and perhaps unusual or unconventional ways. With your increased openness to all that is new and different, you may encounter opportunities that appear to come out of the blue. Routine begins to bore you, and your current responsibilities may seem overwhelming. Your consciousness expands to the point where you are receptive to new ways of thinking and patterns of living. Especially if you are female, you may begin a relationship with a male, and this association leads you into undiscovered territory or some kind of break from your past. This can be an exciting period of your life that is filled with change and stimulation. You might begin or end relationships, start a new career path, or move to a new location. (More clues to the nature of the potential changes can be found in the condition of the Sun in the natal chart--its house position, aspects, and the areas of the chart that it rules). Arming yourself with the awareness that you may be over-confident and hasty in your decisions is essential for the best handling of this transit. You need to be aware of the strong possibility that you are rebelling and reacting rather than listening to your heart. Open yourself to the fact that something must change, rather than resisting or fearing it. Resistance will only attract circumstances that leave you feeling out of control.

*Freedom, independence, and individuality are the key issues for this time period. You find it extremely difficult to continue in a daily activity that is tedious, boring, or simply unexciting.

+A time of real breakthroughs, when insights into your self and your ambitions will be possible. This is a time when authority figures and older people, especially men, may figure in your life. The discovery of a teacher or vision of the future is possible.

Uranus transits sextile Sun

A time during which you may be able to break through and move ahead with your ambitions and general life's purpose. You could receive unexpected help from someone older or from authority figures. A man or teacher could appear.

The Universe is offering, nudging, and opening doors to permit you to express yourself more spontaneously and creatively, or to take a risk you have been contemplating. This is an excellent time to reconsider some of your self-imposed "should's", "can't's" and "must not's", and if you choose to do so the response will be very rewarding, both in terms of satisfaction and in how the world will support you.

Positive Potentials:

New friends, or an old friend with a new interest or idea, or a group of people can catalyze positive changes in your life. A renewed sense of excitement and interest in your work or daily life. An unexpected discovery.

Negative Potentials:

If you allow doubt, inertia, or devotion to the status quo to prevent you from making a desirable change now, you may well be forced into a more radical change later.

Remedies and Suggestions:

Be willing to drop involvements, projects, or methods when something more right for the moment/time present itself. Remember that "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds". -- From our Time Line Forecast Report.

*Your daily life takes on a more lively, enthusiastic, spirited quality during this time period. The effects are not dramatic and unusual, but there definitely is a quickened pace at this time. Fortunately, the mood is lively but not hectic. In fact, this is an enjoyable time when you meet interesting and entertaining people, and you share enthusiastic and lively ideas and interests with others.

+A time during which you may be able to break through and move ahead with your ambitions and general life's purpose. You could receive unexpected help from someone older or from authority figures. A man or teacher could appear.

Uranus transits square Sun

You may have to control an urge to rebel and be different that could set your ambitions and goals back a step. An inner struggle between your sense of purpose or direction and a need for independence and freedom makes this a possibly tense time.

Unexpected changes, upheavals, surprises, reversals, discontentment, and a break from the safe and predictable characterize this time period. You may make a long overdue move away from outgrown and/or oppressive conditions, acting on a need for new life and new aliveness with very little in the way of guarantees or security. Or you may feel your life is fine and circumstances in the world around you becomes unstable, insecure, unpredictable, or topsy-turvy. The pace of your life is accelerating, and some changes may be forced upon you.

Positive Potentials:

Excitement, electric aliveness, inspiration, and life-supporting change. Wild and out-of-the-blue opportunities. Letting go of old conditioning; freedom, liberation, and awakening.

Negative Potentials:

Rhythms and internal balance can be disrupted (including heart rhythms), especially if you are trying to either resist the impulses toward change or trying to absorb too much change all at once. Impersonal, collective, or group forces seem to be working against your personal best interests.

Remedies and Suggestions:

At least once a day, slow down, breathe deeply, consciously calm and center yourself. Connect with the ground or the trees in some way. Create daily rituals or do small acts that anchor and stabilize you in the midst of the changes you are going through. Try to maintain regular daily routines (regular meals, sleep patterns, etc.). -- From our Time Line Forecast Report.

~This aspect brings externalization of self, breaking of ties and sometimes the formation of new ties to replace old ones. Marriage at this time indicates that you are marrying on impulse or perhaps to get away from some other undesirable tie. Or it may indicate marriage to an eccentric, neurotic, original or creative individual. It isn't a good time for marriage because you are touchy and start married life by getting into bed on the wrong foot. Creative impulses are strong; your magnetism helps you make rapid strides, if you are controlling the purely self centered and self-indulgent urges which are powerful. Watch nerves; put less stress on individuality and more on cooperativeness. Think less of forcing your will on others, more of understanding their wishes. If you're a genius or a great personality, this is an outstanding period of your life; if you are an ordinary mortal, you have to look out for expressing the temperament of genius without getting its results or meriting its rewards.

*Upset and unexpected changes are standard fare now! An unusual or exciting event is likely to occur now. For example, if you rarely travel but wish that you could, then you may visit an unusual and exciting place.

+You may have to control an urge to rebel and be different that could set your ambitions and goals back a step. An inner struggle between your sense of purpose or direction and a need for independence and freedom makes this a possibly tense time.

Uranus transits trine Sun

A time during which you may be able to break through and move ahead with your ambitions and general life's purpose. You could receive unexpected help from someone older or from authority figures. A man or teacher could appear.

A spirit of openness, curiosity, and "divine discontent" moves through you in this time, and the forces around and within you are less resistant to change. If you have been trying to free yourself of some old, limiting, debilitating habit or to garner the courage to create, experiment, or plunge into new territory, now is the time. You may branch out in an entirely new direction. If you are involved in work that is creative, innovative, unusual, or unconventional, you experience an influx of inspiration as well as support for what you are doing.

Positive Potentials:

Beneficial synchronistic events which lead to unexpected opportunities. Revitalizing your creative life.

Negative Potentials:

There is little that could be negative or difficult now, other than allowing inertia or conservatism to prevent you from taking the opportunities presented to you.

Remedies and Suggestions:

Consider all alternative, unusual, or nontraditional possibilities that are presented to you now. Solve old problems in a new way. Act on hunches, inner nudges or inklings, or information you get from "unofficial sources". -- From our Time Line Forecast Report.

Uranus transits opposite Sun
and Uranus transits square Sun

Inner changes and struggles occur quite dramatically now, and if your outer world and the people around you are not changing along with you (which is more than likely!), you could feel extremely restless and tied down. Responsibilities that you readily accepted in the past now begin to feel overwhelming. You are likely questioning your life as it has been, and wondering if there is a whole lot more for you "somewhere out there". Others notice your changes and you could alienate a few people in the process. There is an expression that applies here: "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water". In your attempts to make changes in your life, and to rid yourself of limiting conditions, you are prone to making hasty decisions and leaving behind circumstances, jobs, or people that you might one day miss. Remember that the changes going on inside you are rapid and seem very pressing now, but later you might look back on this period of your life as a time when you didn't truly listen to your heart. It would be wise to leave major decision making to a better period. At the moment, you are not listening to your heart, but rather you are listening to a bruised ego. Sometimes, changes seem to be coming from the outside, but are usually a reflection of your own inner discontent with the routines and responsibilities in your life. Often, this transit coincides with a break up or separation, either one that seems forced upon you or one that you hastily initiate. Impatience with existing conditions and responsibilities in your life, whether they are a job, relationship, family life, or what have you, characterizes this period. The desire to express yourself more freely is strong. Advice here is to avoid expecting everyone and everything around you to change along with you. Recognize that your urge to rebel comes from a desire for more freedom and self-expression, and find ways to express yourself and your freedom that don't completely upset the things you have worked hard on building to date. Also recognize that as you listen to a bruised or misbehaving ego, you are prone to ignoring your deepest emotions, and as a result you may sever ties that later leave you wanting. It is especially important to be aware of this "blind spot".

From our Time Line Forecast Report: A time when considerable tension could accumulate, with release coming in the form of unexpected bursts of temper that may well involve other people. You may find yourself feeling rebellious, challenging those in authority or the established order.

This is a period of sudden awakenings that can lead to greater independence and personal freedom, more authentic self expression, and living your life more on your own terms. You may well have to take a stand, in a way that is controversial or sets you apart from the crowd. In fact, a direct confrontation with some authority in your life may be the splash of cold water in the face which forces you to wake up. Or, you may simply become unwilling (as this time period progresses) to live within the confines of your old life.

Positive Potentials:

Changes which are liberating and exhilarating, recharging you with excitement about life.

Negative Potentials:

If you have been suppressed and held in for a long time, your body may begin to call out in the form of symptoms involving the heart and circulatory system. Also, the potential benefits of this cycle may come at the cost of relinquishing something that is or has been important to you, such as a significant relationship, role, or position; protection and approval by family or society; the security of the known and familiar.

Remedies and Suggestions:

Find allies who support your quest for greater honesty and self-expression. Rather than blaming or resenting circumstances which may be forcing a change upon you, choose to acknowledge that you are now free to express and be other than you were. Do some sort of grounding, earthy activity on a regular basis during this time, such as gardening, walking in nature, working with clay, etc.

~This aspect brings externalization of self, breaking of ties and sometimes the formation of new ties to replace old ones. Marriage at this time indicates that you are marrying on impulse or perhaps to get away from some other undesirable tie. Or it may indicate marriage to an eccentric, neurotic, original or creative individual. It isn't a good time for marriage because you are touchy and start married life by getting into bed on the wrong foot. Creative impulses are strong; your magnetism helps you make rapid strides, if you are controlling the purely self centered and self-indulgent urges which are powerful. Watch nerves; put less stress on individuality and more on cooperativeness. Think less of forcing your will on others, more of understanding their wishes. If you're a genius or a great personality, this is an outstanding period of your life; if you are an ordinary mortal, you have to look out for expressing the temperament of genius without getting its results or meriting its rewards.

*Freedom, rebellion and resistance to authority are the key issues for this time period. You urgently want greater freedom from responsibilities in your personal life now.

+A time when considerable tension could accumulate, with release coming in the form of unexpected bursts of temper that may well involve other people. You may find yourself feeling rebellious, challenging those in authority or the established order.

Uranus-Moon Transits

Uranus transits to the Moon directly affect the feelings, the public image, and personal popularity. Other people and things affected by Uranus are the mother, important women in the native's life, domestic life, and the home.

What does the Moon rule in your chart? Look to the house(s) of your natal chart with Cancer on the cusp for areas of your life where Uranus is acting to awaken.  Look to planets in Cancer in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Uranus is now infusing with the urge to break out of existing routines.

Uranus transits conjunct Moon

A time when the new and unexpected may figure in your living situation or surroundings. An insight about your support system, your mother, or other females may be important. You could discover a student or a younger person that opens to you.

This is a time of tremendous change that can be liberating, electrifying, exhilarating, and tumultuous all at once. Dramatic inner emotional and psychological shifts may coincide with significant changes in your personal life, home, or family structure. Your dreams may be filled with images of natural disasters, shocking reversals, and an overall feeling of uneasiness and lack of control. Impulses to do or be something completely different from anything you've done or been before are quite likely. You may find yourself buzzing with electricity, tension, and excitement, be less able to sleep or relax, or find your natural rhythms and routines disrupted in some way. You're also apt to find yourself much more discontented and impatient than normal, without quite knowing what would feel better or what you really want instead. Women, family members, and your intimates may behave unreliably or in new ways that demand you change in some significant way. Since "no one likes change but a wet baby", this can be a very trying but ultimately freeing time period for you.

Positive Potentials:

A liberation of the "wild woman" or "wild man" within you - your own free, natural instincts and core energy. Letting go of limiting, depleting, suppressed emotions, attitude, and roles. Learning to trust and to let go.

Negative Potentials:

Increased physical and emotional distress or anxiety, as you try to adjust to the waves of inner and outer change in your life. Mood swings, erratic emotions, insecurity, disequilibrium.

Remedies and Suggestions:

Pay close attention to what your body is telling you, and attend to it with comforting and steadying measures - baths aromatherapy (lavender or chamomile, for instance), acupuncture or energy healing, walking in nature, gardening, connecting with the earth, feeding yourself regular meals that include plenty of "grounding" whole grains, root vegetables, easy-to-digest foods. Human touch and human connection is very helpful now too.

Be kind to the part of you that fears change, as well as to the part of you that wants the renewal and revivification this change will bring.

-- From our Time Line Forecast Report.

~The urge to self-expression is strong and leads to unusual, not to say unconventional, actions. For a woman, health may be a factor. In either sex nerves become high-strung, as the personality (inner nature) tries to live up to a very high and individualistic standard. Discontent with things as they are leads to rebellious and irregular actions, for the satisfaction of the ego and of self-indulgent urges is stronger than the desire to find the good that exists in the status quo. Idealism mounts, and if you are lucky you can discover an ideal love under this condition. If you aren't, you will simply search for it or its equivalent and wind up coming back to the home pasture anyway. This is an eye opener for the soul, and whatever events come under it will teach you some deep and important lessons about the nature of yourself and your ideals.

*Breaking free from past habits and attachments, seeking emotional freedom, sudden changes of mood, and the development of new attitudes towards life are key issues now.

+A time when the new and unexpected may figure in your living situation or surroundings. An insight about your support system, your mother, or other females may be important. You could discover a student or a younger person that opens to you.

Uranus transits sextile Moon This transit occurs only twice in each 84-year cycle of Uranus. Your emotions are highly stimulated by this transit, and you will allow yourself to look at the world very subjectively. Your inner world is at least as important to you as the outer "reality" that you function in. Now is the time to revel in your innermost feelings.

You are likely to make more emotional demands on your friends and love partners. All new and existing relationships must have an excitement to them that you may not have demanded before. If your current relationships cannot adjust to your increased emotional needs, you will not hesitate to find others that do. You have to be able to exercise total freedom in your emotional self-expression. Anyone who tries to limit you in this area will meet with great resistance.

It is possible that you will make innovative changes in your home environment during this time, and you will require that it be more emotionally satisfying. You want your home to be stimulating and exciting and will not settle for safety and security alone in your domestic life now. Now is also a great time to entertain guests in your home.

As you learn more about your innermost feelings, your creativity will also be stimulated. It is clear to you how you can make your life more interesting and exciting. You are able to see things from a new perspective, and this lends freshness and innovation to your creative works. This time is especially good for business dealings, especially those involving real estate, food or agriculture. -- Interpretation from our Life Trends report.

*Spontaneous, carefree, enjoyable times shared with close friends and family make this time period a very positive one. Games, sports, dancing, music, joking, and other lively entertainments are highlighted. This is an excellent time to plan lively get-togethers and parties, especially with close friends or family.

+You could receive unexpected help or support from those around you especially someone younger or a woman. A time when you may get insights into your living situation or support system. New ideas about your past history, new approaches to established facts.

Uranus transits square Moon

~The urge to "express yourself" takes hold; and since expressing yourself generally means doing something you aren't supposed to do, this is likely to be a period of strange behavior. You tend to kick over the traces and run wild with whatever ideas you have been suppressing up until now. You can see your complexes and your subconscious in the cold light of day if you are sufficiently in possession of yourself to look for them. Use self control here to direct your energies into some useful channel: remember that "being yourself' is important only when the "self you are being is worth the effort. To be, or become, your best self as a result of this transit is to harness your magnetism, your originality and your creative talents for all time. To run wild is to accumulate a fine crop of wild oats to be mowed down and carted away later.

*Impatience, sudden outbursts of emotions, and the need to break free from stifling, uncomfortable situations are key issues now. During this time period you periodically become overwhelmed with the feeling that you need to make changes and make them NOW.

+An urge to change and try new things may challenge and upset your domestic scene or support system. In this case, your tendency to rebel acts at cross-purposes to those who care for you. A no-win situation that requires treading a fine line on your part.

Uranus transits trine Moon

*You are more spontaneous, free, and uninhibited in your expression of feelings now. Your sense of humor is very good, and you can expect a lot of good times, laughter, and joking throughout this period.

+You could receive unexpected help or support from those around you especially someone younger or a woman. A time when you may get insights into your living situation or support system. New ideas about your past history, new approaches to established facts.

Uranus transits opposite Moon

~The urge to "express yourself" takes hold; and since expressing yourself generally means doing something you aren't supposed to do, this is likely to be a period of strange behavior. You tend to kick over the traces and run wild with whatever ideas you have been suppressing up until now. You can see your complexes and your subconscious in the cold light of day if you are sufficiently in possession of yourself to look for them. Use self control here to direct your energies into some useful channel: remember that "being yourself' is important only when the "self you are being is worth the effort. To be, or become, your best self as a result of this transit is to harness your magnetism, your originality and your creative talents for all time. To run wild is to accumulate a fine crop of wild oats to be mowed down and carted away later.

*Any relationships that you are involved in that have strong dominance-passivity themes or are stifling and restrictive to either one of you, are likely to explode now. Even relatively minor constraints and expectations made of each other can become a source of tension now.

+A (perhaps) difficult time when you could find yourself feeling rebellious and independent regarding your current situation or surroundings. Your erratic behavior could bring you in opposition to a group or younger person or just strain relationships.

Uranus-Mercury Transits

Uranus transits to Mercury directly affect your curiosity, learning, communication skills, self-promotion, the formulation of ideas, and your ability to rationalize and think logically.

What does Mercury rule in your chart? Look to the houses of your natal chart with Gemini and Virgo on the cusp for areas of your life where Uranus is acting to awaken.  Look to planets in Gemini and Virgo in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Uranus is now infusing with the urge to break out of existing routines.

Uranus transits conjunct Mercury

*Exposure to new ideas and learning is emphasized now. Your mind will be flooded with new information and ideas, and you will feel enthusiastic and excited by these fresh ideas and insights.

+A time when you could achieve real breakthroughs in the form of ideas, communications, and the mind in general. Computers and electronics may suddenly become important. Insight into your own mental workings, original thoughts, and the like.

Uranus transits sextile Mercury

*You are mentally alert, sharp, and on your toes during this time period. You will perform superbly in a debate or other mental task that requires quick thinking, fast response, and fluent expression of ideas. Writing comes easily now, so if you have some writing you need to do, now is a good time to do it.

+A time to have new thoughts and sudden insights and to get an unexpected boost in the way you think, speak, or write. Communications are facilitated, connections of all kinds, news, and so on, are furthered, often at the expense of tradition, established order.

Uranus transits square Mercury

*Be extremely careful in all practical affairs at this time. You tend to overlook details, forget to consider some aspect of a problem, and make silly mistakes. Forgetfulness can be a serious problem.

+A tendency to act suddenly, without thought or consideration. A lot of mental tension or worry stemming from a rebellion against ideas, the way you think and communicate. An urge to break out of old mental patterns that could be destructive.

Uranus transits trine Mercury

*Creative thinking and innovative ideas are key issues now. You are mentally alert and keen, able to absorb new ideas very quickly, and less resistant to new information than usual. This is a time to explore scientific and technological ideas and inventive, progressive, innovative perspectives in any area.

+A time to have new thoughts and sudden insights and to get an unexpected boost in the way you think, speak, or write. Communications are facilitated, connections of all kinds, news, and so on, are furthered, often at the expense of tradition, established order.

Uranus transits opposite Mercury

*The tempo of your life is very fast at this time. If you live in an urban area or are involved in activities that are fast-paced and dynamic, then this time period may become too intense for you.

+You could be under considerable mental tension or feel hemmed in by an overly conservative mental atmosphere. You may feel compelled to change your mind now and have new thoughts and forms of expression. Bucking other people's ideas may be in order.

Uranus-Venus Transits

Uranus transits to Venus stimulate your desires to share pleasures with significant others and with friends in perhaps unusual or especially sensitive ways. They urge you to find new meaning in your life through leisure activities and/or romance. These transits also affect your urge to acquire new material goods as well as your finances in general.

What does Venus rule in your chart? Look to the houses of your natal chart with Taurus and Libra on the cusp for areas of your life where Uranus is acting to awaken. Look to planets in Taurus and Libra in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Uranus is now infusing with the urge to break out of existing routines.

Uranus transits conjunct Venus This transit occurs only once every 84 years and can be a time of creative and progressive change or one of frustration and upheaval. The difference depends on whether or not you resist the need to make changes in your life. You will begin to seek freedom and excitement in your relationships, particularly in your love (and sex) life. If there is room in your existing relationships for this type of change, it can be a time of exhilaration and growth for both partners. If not, you may feel the need to end some of your present relationships and seek this new freedom elsewhere. Some people open up their marriage to include other companions or sexual partners.

If you are not currently involved in a love affair, this transit could bring a new love into your life that would be more exciting and unconventional than your prior relationships. You may meet under very unusual circumstances and share a "love at first sight." Whether or not this turns out to be a successful long-term relationship depends on your ability to maintain this sense of excitement after the newness has worn off. Wait until this transit passes before making any long-term commitments to a new love.

Venus also rules money, and you may encounter sudden changes in your financial condition. Again, whether this is a positive or negative change depends on your ability to accept necessary changes in your life. Don't hang on stubbornly to an old familiar situation just for the sake of security. This is the time to strike out on new, innovative projects. Your creativity is high, and you are full of new ideas. Put them into motion! -- Interpretation from our Life Trends report.

*Parties, celebrations, social gatherings, music, dance, and vacations are very high on your priority list now. You are in a swinging mood and you seek fun and excitement.

+New and (perhaps) unusual ways of appreciating and loving may be possible now. You may discover something new about love or may adopt a different and unconventional value system for a time.

Uranus transits sextile Venus

*This is a very pleasant period of your life, with many enjoyable social gatherings, entertainments, parties, and festivities. You find it much easier than usual to smile and extend good will towards others.

+A time during which you discover new and different reasons or ways to enjoy and appreciate life. A kind of mini-revolution may find you altering your value system, allowing you to like new things. A new approach to love and compassion.

Uranus transits square Venus

A strong streak of independence can overcome you during this time, upsetting the status quo in your life, and particularly in your relationships. What you previously valued may no longer "do it" for you. You have far less tolerance for limiting, confining, and restrictive circumstances and people. Positively, you now have the courage to make some needed changes in your life. You can be creatively inspired and your experiments in creativity and self-expression can open up possibilities. Watch, however, for overly rebellious behavior and insensitivity towards others. Sometimes this energy is experienced in such a way that changes in a relationship seem forced upon you (especially with the opposition). Keep in mind that you cannot force anyone to do anything, and it's better to give others freedom if they are looking for it.

*Upsets and change in your love relationships is the key issue now. A shift in your romantic and sexual energies at this time causes changes in love relationships.

+Your value system may receive a challenge from a new independent streak that wants to break away and try new things. You may not appreciate the urge to upset and change things that is trying to assert itself. This leads to tension.

Uranus transits trine Venus

*You are in a loving, generous, helpful mood during this time period. Your values are more altruistic, and you are less concerned with personal gain than you are with making important contributions to life and helping others.

+A time during which you discover new and different reasons or ways to enjoy and appreciate life. A kind of mini-revolution may find you altering your value system, allowing you to like new things. A new approach to love and compassion.

Uranus transits opposition Venus

A strong streak of independence can overcome you during this time, upsetting the status quo in your life, and particularly in your relationships. What you previously valued may no longer "do it" for you. You have far less tolerance for limiting, confining, and restrictive circumstances and people. Positively, you now have the courage to make some needed changes in your life. You can be creatively inspired and your experiments in creativity and self-expression can open up possibilities. Watch, however, for overly rebellious behavior and insensitivity towards others. Sometimes this energy is experienced in such a way that changes in a relationship seem forced upon you (especially with the opposition). Keep in mind that you cannot force anyone to do anything, and it's better to give others freedom if they are looking for it.

*Love relationships at this time go through a lot of changes. It is difficult to say how things will end up when this astrological influence is over, but they are guaranteed to be different. Your relationship may undergo a kind of rebirth, or you may separate from each other.

+A time during which you could be unappreciative of much of your life, especially your standards and value system. Freedom and independence come to the fore, possibly provoking independent and unusual behavior in you. You may not be appreciated for this.

 

Uranus-Mars Transits

Uranus transits to Mars affect your drive and desire nature, strength, as well as your ability to assert yourself.

What does Mars rule in your chart? Look to the houses of your natal chart with Aries (and Scorpio) on the cusp for areas of your life where Uranus is acting to awaken. Look to planets in Aries (and Scorpio) in your chart to see other parts of your personality that Uranus is now infusing with the urge to break out of existing routines.

Uranus transits conjunct Mars

*You are very impatient, energetic, obstinate, and self-willed during this time period. Even if there is no specific deadline for a task, you work as if it must be completed with lightning speed. You love physical activity and adventure now. For example, if you vacation at this time, sky diving or white water rafting would suit you much better than lying on the beach!

+You may find that you have intuitive and psychic abilities that have never surfaced before. An urge may exist to be more devoted to high ideals and to making your dreams real. You may feel emotions of a religious nature. Don't get carried away.

Uranus transits sextile Mars

*Your energy level is high now, and you work very enthusiastically. You also are able to manage and motivate others very effectively, and you may find yourself involved in a successful and productive team effort.

+A time during which you are unusually motivated or driven in new and unexpected directions. You could receive unexpected backing and, in general, your efforts are successful and reach new heights of originality. New and unexpected emotions may come up.

Uranus transits square Mars
Passions and anger that you may not even know you had emerge during this transit. They do come from somewhere, from deep within you, but Uranus awakens them in such a dramatic manner that it can be hard to identify with them at first. Uranus urges us to let go and express ourselves in the areas of life it touches. Mars rules our anger, assertion, sexuality--essentially our desire nature. With a transiting square from Uranus to Mars, we begin to get things off our chest whether we wanted to or not. All of that anger "slush" that has been accumulating inside you surfaces. You begin to assert your independence, sometimes in ways that seem alarming to those around us. It is an excellent time for people who don't normally assert themselves, although it can seem alarming at first. Also, this apparently sudden personality change can alienate a few people, especially if you act like there are no consequences. You have spurts of energy, and you can be temperamental with your productivity or output. Although accidents are not a "given" with this transit, they are more likely than usual, especially if your activities and your energy levels are erratic. You may experience an "awakening" of sorts with regards to sexuality. This can be quite positive, but take care not to be too impulsive or insensitive with those you care about as you express your newfound desires.

*Periodic fits of restlessness and impatience overcome you throughout this period, and others will wonder what is disturbing you. You are very demanding and difficult to please now. You tend to feel like progress is too slow, and you are tired of waiting for the things you want.

+A possibly explosive time during which a rebellious urge within you presents an emotional challenge. You may have to resist attempts to divert your drive and energy in directions that will take you nowhere. A lot of heavy energy.

Uranus transits trine Mars

*With confidence and courage, you assert yourself boldly. You energetically accomplish a great deal during this time period. Your energy level is much higher than usual, and you can work for long hours without fatigue. You will find yourself up late into the night, without getting sleepy.

+A time during which you are unusually motivated or driven in new and unexpected directions. You could receive unexpected backing and, in general, your efforts are successful and reach new heights of originality. New and unexpected emotions may come up.

Uranus transits opposite Mars

*Courageous and undaunted, you step boldly forth, assert yourself, and charge ahead. If you are normally shy and receding, you will burst out of your shell now. If you are a strong and aggressive person, then you will try to take full command of every aspect of your life, and force weaker personalities to submit to you and support you.

+Unexpected behavior and an urge to be independent could find you ignoring your feelings and much of what has motivated you up to now, taking you off in a different direction. Your unusual behavior could provoke others, cause emotional confrontation.


Uranus-Jupiter Transits

Uranus Transits Conjunct Jupiter
*Restlessness, expansiveness, travel, imagination, and philosophy are key issues now. This is the time to spread your wings and explore imaginative new possibilities.

+Career insight and breakthroughs are possible. You might discover that unconventional solutions to life's problems or new directions and paths are in order. You could find a teacher or guide, a new approach to your career, and so on.

Uranus Transits Sextile Jupiter
*Enthusiasm and progress are the key issues for this time period. You will find that others who normally resist your suggestions are now more receptive and supportive. Organizations, businesses, and government agencies also respond favorably to your suggestions and proposals.

+Breakthroughs in your career could open up during this time, making it possible for you to solve problems and reach new levels of accomplishment. Improved solutions, insights, and approaches make this an opportunity not to be passed over.

Uranus Transits Square Jupiter
*A need for excitement, adventure, and fun pervades this time period. Exciting outdoor activities appeal to you now. Ski trips, canoe rides, softball, tennis, swimming, or camping appeal to you now, depending on your tastes and the season.

+An urge on your part to rebel or break away could affect your career direction or vocation. Your wish to be independent, to try new things, and so on comes at an inappropriate time and could cause real tensions at work.

Uranus Transits Trine Jupiter
*The astrological influence at work now is so positive and beneficial that you are almost guaranteed of having some major improvements in your overall life during this time period!

+Breakthroughs in your career could open up during this time, making it possible for you to solve problems and reach new levels of accomplishment. Improved solutions, insights, and approaches make this an opportunity not to be passed over.

Uranus Transits Opposition Jupiter
*Daily concerns and worries fade during this time period, and you become motivated by the need to become free of restrictions, obligations, and responsibilities.

+A restless time, which could find you trying new and unexpected ideas at the expense of the status quo, especially your career. You may feel like breaking out, getting away from the path you have taken up to now. Sudden breaks from the routine.
 

Uranus-Ascendant Transits

Uranus Transits Conjunct Ascendant
This transit will occur only once every 84 years and is therefore usually a once-in-a-lifetime transit. You have a tremendous need for liberation now, and many long-time friends of yours will be surprised at the radical changes you will initiate in your life during this time. You feel the need to express yourself YOUR WAY now, and any person or situation that has restricted your freedom of expression will have to go. You may drastically change your appearance or lifestyle.

Your close personal relationships will be tested now, and persons who are unable to accept the newly-emerging you will have no place in your new circle of friends. The new people you attract now will be very different from your norm, as friends go. They will share with you new and revolutionary perspectives on life that you have previously rejected. Many people also begin to study metaphysical subjects at this time, particularly astrology. This search for information beyond what you can readily see is part of the overall liberation that you are seeking.

This transit can be very difficult on marriages, especially if one partner is playing a submissive role. Men may decide they want more out of life than a house in the suburbs and two cars in the garage. Women may decide they're tired of being limited to a domestic or clerical role and demand more control over their lives. Whatever you consider to be liberating for you, you will seek to achieve it now. Solid friendships and marriages will survive the challenges of this transit by expanding to allow greater freedom of expression for both partners. -- Interpretation from our Life Trends report.

*During this time period, you cast off some of your old roles and adopt new ones. You take a fresh approach to life and your personality undergoes major changes.

+A time that can mean great change for you personally, during which you break away from the past and try new and different ways of presenting yourself. Breakthroughs in personal relations, perhaps through unconventional behavior and appearance, may occur.

Uranus Transits Sextile Ascendant
*You are less inhibited, more open and spontaneous than usual. You are likely to encounter people of many different walks of life, and discover new perspectives and interesting ideas from your interactions with others.

+New means of self-expression and communication are possible. You may find yourself changing your appearance, moving toward the more unconventional and less traditional. Eccentricities and a different manner of presenting yourself may be in order.

Uranus Transits Square Ascendant
*Unexpected changes in your relationships and life in general occur at this time. You are not easily satisfied with things now; even if everything seems to be going along fine, you feel the need to stir things up. You would almost rather have an upset or crisis just for the excitement!

+Sudden insight into your job, family, and sense of security. You could be asserting more independence, perhaps at the expense of your friends and relationships -- engrossed in your personal and domestic scene.

Uranus Transits Trine Ascendant
*This is an upbeat, refreshing time period. Progressive changes in your life and relationships make this an enjoyable, exciting time. The changes are not likely to be extraordinary in scope, but a definite enlivening of your relationship to others and the world in general is evident.

+New means of self-expression and communication are possible. You may find yourself changing your appearance, moving toward the more unconventional and less traditional. Eccentricities and a different manner of presenting yourself may be in order.

Uranus Transits Opposition Ascendant
*Upsets and unexpected changes in relationships are extremely likely at this time. A free-spirited, independent streak arises in you, making you more selfish, independent, and unwilling to tolerate being stifled by another. You also rebel against others who are domineering or rigid in their way of dealing with other people.

+A time for discovering others or for finding yourself able to respond to friends or lovers and enter into relationships with a renewed sense of love and compassion. Real breakthroughs, willingness to try new and different approaches to relationships.
 

Uranus-Midheaven Transits

Uranus Transits Conjunct Midheaven
*Freedom and independence are critically important to you at this time. If your job is tedious, boring, and unexciting, there is a strong possibility that you will quit your job now. Because the need for freedom and excitement is very strong, you are more willing to be innovative and daring.

+A powerful time of change, during which you may have great insight into your career. You could change jobs or suddenly find a way to transform and improve your current job. A certain amount of mental tension can be expected, so bear with it.

Uranus Transits Sextile Midheaven
*Your job and career advance very nicely now. This is a positive time when you feel excited by the developments in your career. You are able to pour more of your creativity and your originality into what you do.

+Insights and breakthroughs regarding career. A time during which new ideas and approaches in management, and all practical vision are possible. Perhaps a new-found independence and originality manifests itself in your working environment.

Uranus Transits Square Midheaven
*A feeling of impatience and a willingness to make bold, risky changes can cause you to suddenly alter the entire course of your life now. Periodically throughout this time period you get the urge to stir things up and inject fresh, new stimulation into your life.

+A time for discovering others or for finding yourself able to respond to friends and lovers and enter into relationships with a renewed sense of love and compassion. Real breakthroughs, a willingness to try new and different approaches to relationships.

Uranus Transits Trine Midheaven
*Exciting developments in your career make this time period a very positive one. A jolt of enthusiasm and vitality into your work picks up your spirits and gives you much to be excited about. Now is the time to seek out more creative outlets, more exciting and interesting work.

+Insights and breakthroughs regarding career. A time during which new ideas and approaches in management, and all practical vision are possible. Perhaps a new-found independence and originality manifests itself in your working environment.

Uranus Transits Opposition Midheaven
*Sudden changes and upsets are likely in your domestic life. If you are at all dissatisfied with your place of residence, it is likely that you will move at this time or make home improvements.

+Sudden insight into your home, family, and sense of security. You could be asserting more independence, perhaps at the expense of your job or career by spending more time away from it, engrossed in your personal and domestic scene.


A general description of transiting Uranus - excerpt from the Sky Log report:

"The planet Uranus is presently stirring the pot of your life, and that always promises a tumultuous passage, peppered with unexpected developments and encounters. Outwardly, Uranus is the wild card, bringing unpredictable and unforeseen events into the picture. Inwardly, it signals a time of accelerated individuation...that is, a time in which who you really are and what you truly want are rapidly emerging and defining themselves. A portion of what you imagined to be your identity has, in fact, little to do with you; it is a side-effect of your social training, nothing more. And, like training wheels on a kid's bike, you are now ready to dump it. This has an unsettling effect upon not only yourself, but also those around you. Often during Uranian periods there is a distinct "changing of the guard" in our social circles; old relationships end, new ones appear. Claim your right to be yourself -- that's the essence of the transiting Uranus. Whatever it touches, changes. Trust the changes! Like a hard wind blowing the sand off a buried city, they are revealing who you actually have been all along. That's Uranus in general."


Interpretations are written by Cafe Astrology's Annie Heese, except those marked with *, which are from the Kepler program; those marked with a ~, which are from the Heaven Knows What report; and those marked with a +.

References & suggested further reading:

How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology by James Braha. This is an excellent resource for outer planet transits: Jupiter through Pluto.

Planets in Transits: Life Cycles for Living by Robert Hand. A classic transit "bible".

Alive and Well With Uranus: Transits of Self-Awakening by Bil Tierney. There's nothing dire about interpretations written by Bil Tierney. This book is dedicated to transiting Uranus, and is filled with constructive advice for making the best of these periods of life.

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