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The Astrological Planet UranusOnce 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 rings.

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 Uranus 

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 God."

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 Thinking.

Through the “divine insight”of this cataclysmic Planet, Uranus’s influences are far reaching and filled with discovery, breakthroughs, inventions, new ideas and techniques.

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 awareness.

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 Telchines.

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 Titan.

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 same.

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