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Astrology for Today by Joanna Watters




















Uranus rules dissociation, from schizophrenia to the 'split' in all of us, the part of our psyche that disowns or denies all that is uncomfortable or undesirable
Introducing Jupiter
Introducing Uranus



Uranus is the co-ruler of Aquarius, whose traditional ruler is Saturn. It takes between 76-84 years to make its circuit of the zodiac. Uranus was discovered in 1781, coinciding with the French and American revolutions, and the industrial revolution in England.


SIGN OF DIGNITY AQUARIUS
COLOURS GREEN, SKY / METALLIC BLUE
DAY OF THE WEEK NONE
METAL URANIUM


Astrologer Neil Spencer writes that, "the very nature of a planet's discovery has also been reckoned to echo its astrological principle." In accord with its era, Uranus speaks of liberty and human rights, rebellion, and social and technological advancement. Today, Uranus rules computers, satellite television, electricity, and machinery or inventions that revolutionize work and labour.

Uranus also rules socialism, and the horoscope for Britain's Labour Party is ruled by the Moon at 10 degrees Aquarius, in a positive aspect to Uranus. Prime Minister Tony Blair's Moon is at 11 degrees Aquarius, showing him to be at home as leader of the Labour Party.


REBEL OF THE ZODIAC

Uranus symbolizes the rebel and is a direct response to Saturn's austerity. Saturn plays by the rules, but Uranus says that rules are there to be broken or challenged. Saturn is sensible, Uranus throws caution to the winds. Its nature is innovative, explosive, and unexpected, and it shatters the boundaries imposed by Saturn, scorning authority and convention. Uranus rules accidents, shocks, and all that is unpredictable. In mythology it is the sky god and it rules all that comes "out of the blue." In the natural world Uranus rules earthquakes and electrical storms.

The typical Uranian type is primarily different. He or she may be fascinating, brilliant, eccentric, chaotic, unstable, a wild child, or a genius, but is always unconventional or original, signifying many Aquarian characteristics.


© Joanna Watters.
Extracted from Astrology For Today, published by Carroll & Brown Publishers Ltd., London, 2003



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