The Astrological Planet
Once considered one of the blander-looking
planets, Uranus (pronounced YOOR un nus) has been revealed
as a dynamic world with some of the brightest clouds in
the outer solar system and 11
Uranus gets its blue-green color from methane
gas above the deeper cloud layers. Methane absorbs red
light and reflects blue light.
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Astrological Influences of
Its discovery by Sir William Herschel on March
13, 1781, added a new factor to the problems of
Astrology, and widened the horizon of observation of
planetary influence upon human life. Inserting the planet
into the existing horoscopes, revealed that Uranus had
been the previously inexplicable cause of violent
dislocations, fractures, separations, mental disturbances
and deaths. With its discovery there came a new
interpretation to the old phrase "by visitation of
Although the world adopted the name Uranus,
astrologers had long speculated upon its existence,
referring to it as Ouranos. It is sometimes called "The
Cataclysmic Planet" or the planet of “Divine
Insight and Independence.”
The Planet Uranus is our "divine awakener" in to
our personal freedom regardless of the prices and
sacrifices one may have to pay.
While the Planet Saturn imposes limitations and
restrictions, Uranus rebels against all barriers and
shatters it to pieces into a new beginning. For this
reason, Uranus is often called “the Planet of Rebellion.”
He cannot stand to be confined in dogmatic
Through the “divine insight”of this cataclysmic
Planet, Uranus’s influences are far reaching and filled
with discovery, breakthroughs, inventions, new ideas and
The affects of Uranus can be seen in dramatic
Disclosures such as the space program and technological
communications inventions such as the Internet. The
Internet was an explosive breakthrough and displays the
exact dymamic energy of this Planet.
Uranus is inspiring us to ignore the old ways,
despite the consequences, to find better, faster, easier,
and more efficient ways of doing things.
The revolutionary Planet of Uranus is always
moving forward with progressive thinking. Its
transmission of invisible energy is life changing and
transformational. The energy of Uranus awakens us from a
deep sleep and brings us into conscious
Mythology of Uranus
Uranus is the Latinized form of Ouranus, the
Greek word for sky. In Greek mythology Uranus was the son and husband of
Gaia the Earth. The couple were the
ancestors of most of the Greek gods.
Other sources give a different parentage for
Uranus. Cicero, in his work De Natura Deorum (The Nature
of the Gods) claims that he was the offspring of the
ancient gods Aether and Hemera. According to the Orphic Hymns,
Uranus was the son of the goddess of Night, Nyx.
His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus,
likewise from caelus the Latin word for sky.
In the Olympian creation myth, Uranus came every
night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia, but he hated
the children she bore him. They were the Titans, consisting of six sons and six
daughters. One-hundred-armed giants called Hecatonchires and
the one-eyed giants called Cyclopes.
He imprisoned Gaia's youngest children in
Tartarus, deep within Gaia's body, (the Earth), where
they caused pain to her. Gaia ersponded by shaping a
great flint-bladed sickle and appealed to her sons to
castrate Uranus. Only Cronus, youngest of the Titans, was
willing. Cronus ambushed his father and castrated him,
casting the severed testicles into the sea. From the blood
which spilled from Uranus onto Gaia (the Earth), came forth
the Gigantes, the three avenging Furies—the Erinyes— Meliae,
ash-tree nymphs, and according to some the
The Furies were goddesses of vengeance who
pursued and punished those guilty of murder, especially
those guilty of killing their father or mother. Uranus'
severed genitals floating on the sea, formed a foam that
produced the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Some say the bloodied sickle
was buried in the earth and from this was born the fabulous
Phaeacian tribe. By castrating his father, Cronus separated
Heaven from Earth and for this fearful deed, Uranus called
his sons Titanes Theoi, or "Straining Gods"
After Uranus was deposed, Cronus re-imprisoned
the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus. Uranus and
Gaia then prophesied that Cronus in turn was destinied to
be overthrown by his own son. Cronus attempted to avoid
this fate by devouring his young. Only Zeus, through the deception of his mother
Rhea, avoided this fate and later defeated
The function of Uranus is as the vanquished god
of an elder time, before real time began. After his
castration, the Sky came no more to cover the Earth at
night, but held to its place, and "the original begetting
came to an end."
Uranus was scarcely regarded as anthropomorphic,
aside from the genitalia in the castration myth. He was
simply the sky. He was envisioned by the ancients as an
overarching dome or roof of bronze, held in place (or
turned on an axis) by the Titan Atlas.
Another Greek creation myth version has Gaia, or
Mother Earth, emerged from Chaos, a primeval and disordered state.
Gaia then produced Uranus, the Mountains, and the Sea.
Gaia's later union with Uranus resulted in several groups of
offspring. The balance of the myth remains much the
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