Uranus in the 1st House

If you have Uranus in the first house, Uranian qualities will be strongly exhibited in your personality. So when people describe you they will include such words as impatient, original, possibly eccentric. There is also an objectivity or aloofness that will be likely to be prominent in your character. This may attract those who want an impartial opinion because you can understand everyone's point of view. You will usually be fair and not take sides.

This detachment can be a self-protective device as well. If someone interferes for too long with your need for freedom and becomes too demanding of your time or space, inwardly a veil will come down separating you from the other person. Outwardly it will be perceived as an impenetrable wall. Once this wall is in place, your attitude toward that individual will be cold. And the more your emotions are appealed to, the more detached you can become.

Another facet of the detachment is that you do tend not to be judgmental. You have a laissez faire attitude. If another person does not try to interfere with who you are or what you believe in, you will reciprocate. You will accept that individual as is and not try to place your standards or values on him or her. Most of us would mention an unusual characteristic about someone but the Uranus in the first house person might not even notice it, let alone mention it. For example, if someone without Uranus in the first house were describing an individual who had green hair, he or she would tell you that this person had green hair immediately because it is not the norm in our society. The Uranus in the first house person would not think of using such standards. There might be an awareness of green hair being different, but it would be accepted as an integral part of that person being described.

On the other hand, if other people try to inflict their standards on you (which you would never do to them), you would probably develop a distaste for their company, and be most likely to try to avoid them as much as possible. I have a client with this placement and I have seen this reaction a number of times in the years I have known her. She seems to like and accept everyone who does not interfere with her, but has no time for people who try to control her. However, I have also noticed that if the interfering people become more accepting, my client usually mellows a bit toward them. This shows that those with Uranus in the first house can change their attitudes. It should be added that the change may take time, but at least it can occur.

The impatience you experience with Uranus in the first house may be mental or physical. You could have difficulty sitting still or you might have a short attention span. So although you can be cool, objective, aloof, you will not be seen as sedentary. An air of electricity and a flurry of activity frequently surround you. Even if you are not constantly on the move, your active mind is evident. You might sometimes say that you wish life were more peaceful, but you can become easily bored. In fact, if your environment is too serene, you will probably stir up some excitement. Therefore, the flurry of activity that is always in your vicinity may be self-generated.

Since the first house represents physical appearance as well as personality, your nonconformity may be apparent in your dress or in the way you wear your hair. So you may be individualistic in your behavior, and / or the way you look. You could even take pride in your nonconformity and independence whether it is in your actions or in your dress. If you think that you are not expressing the independent side of your nature, you might consciously try to change your appearance before you take more drastic action. If you make great changes spontaneously, without thinking about the consequences, you could end up feeling disoriented rather than freer.

Accepting the facts that you enjoy being different, that you need excitement and that you want to be creative, is essential to make the most of your first house Uranus. You don't have to waste your time looking for excuses for your uniqueness.

In order to capitalize on your individuality, you have to determine what standard behavior is, and / or what the fashionable trends in dress are. As you examine what is considered acceptable behavior, you can determine what you want to conform to and what you would like to change. You need not do everything differently from others. You may need your freedom of expression, but if you are too bizarre, people may not take you seriously. If you really want to make a difference, you could have a greater degree of credibility and a stronger impact on changing the standards of acceptable behavior by conforming to the parts of present standards that are agreeable to you. This is true of dress as well. If you are aware of the styles most people are wearing, you can make noticeable changes but not so different that you will be considered weird.

In regard to the possible short attention span connected with Uranus in the first house - you need not consider this a flaw in your character. Do not try to force yourself to spend long hours concentrating. It will probably be frustrating if you do. Instead, capitalize on it. Make sure you have a variety of activities that you can alternate with each other. You will accomplish much more by doing this than worrying why you cannot spend many hours on a single task.

Your need for personal freedom is another fact that you have to recognize. Recently a client with this placement came in for a reading and asked why she was unable to maintain close friendships for long periods of time. It was an issue that concerned her and she wanted to know what was wrong with her. There were other factors in her horoscope that indicated she needed closeness as well; otherwise, she might have been quite content being a 'loner'. The pattern she had established was that she would meet someone she liked, find herself spending more and more time with that person, and then begin to feel restricted. So, somehow the two people would have an argument, and my client would be free again. This cycle had prevailed for a number of years.

When she first became aware of the pattern, she blamed the other person; but when the scenario was repeated several times she began to know that she must be contributing to the problem as well. The solution was not really that difficult. Once she understood the dilemma, she accepted the idea that she needed both togetherness and time alone. And now she arranges her schedule in such a way that if she spends a long period of time with someone on one day, the next day she will seek solitude.

You should avoid such things as placing yourself under the domination of another individual, or taking on long-term commitments that make you feel trapped. You should take pride in your individuality. If you seek ways to express your creativity and find areas in which you can have space and feel independent, you can make the most of your first house Uranus.

Uranus in 1st House: The 1st house is the sphere of self-discovery and the expression of that unique individuality. As the commencement of this house is the point of the Ascendant, it symbolizes the birth of the new person; and the remainder of the 'house wheel' covers the areas of daily living that will be explored and expressed over the course of the lifetime.

Uranus in this position will tend to be disruptive in the attempt to form a relatively stable personality; and for anyone with this placing, it will be an ongoing challenge to feel inwardly at ease with his or her own nature, due to that sense of flux and mutability.

What is probably required is a new perception and relationship with the inner self beyond the ever-changeable personality. It should be clearly understood that the personality is a mask and façade for social living, and that its very nature is multi¬faceted and variable. One should not identify with that persona, and a degree of detachment from the superficial levels of mind and emotions and body may need to be made, so that a deeper point of stability can be found within the self. There are many techniques to achieve this new integration; and one that can be usefully performed is the exercise of dis-identification used in psychosynthesis.

Uranus will stimulate you to be highly 'unique', eccentric and erratic, possibly feeling forced into performing so that the impression of difference is conveyed to an audience. If left alone, you are likely to experience some inner difficulty and unease, feeling that there is no stable or permanent centre. To avoid this, you may perceive yourself and infer a 'centre' through the mirroring of other people's reactions; also, it diminishes the time available to become self-preoccupied and to experience this sense of lack.

A revolution of identity is required by Uranus. This message may be conveyed to you through a variety of sources; there may be sudden surprise shocks which awaken personal insights and realizations; opportunities may be offered 'out of the blue', especially those which could take you to new environments and create the possibility to recreate your individuality with unknown people, shaking you out of habit patterns of behavior; there may be drastic, life-changing experiences, which offer temporary chaos which forces changes upon you. Uranus will periodically 'prod you' into response, trying to redirect you towards that transformation.

Freedom and a need for unconventional living will be motivating factors, and will work against you settling for a staid, routine-bound lifestyle. Change and variety excite you; and with that restless spirit, your life will have many alterations in attitudes, directions, beliefs, relationships. Caught up in your own needs and often selfish tendencies, you can act with a lack of sensitivity and concern for others; and that obstinate streak in you can create friction with intimate partners.

Your personality can confuse and frustrate others. It has a mutability and quicksilver style at times, which, amplified by that urge for newness, can add an element of inconsistency and unreliability. This may need to be consciously moderated, especially as you are likely to feel attracted towards involvements with futuristic alternative groups, where you may aspire towards leadership positions. If you have succeeded in finding a deeper centre beyond the superficial personality, then directing your energies into these channels could be ideal.

The challenge facing you is to allow the Uranian energy to transform that understanding and sense of self. It involves a search to discover what you are, who you are, and then to assert your uniqueness. An unconscious reaction to these needs will revolve around that fragile superficial personality, the 'actor' self; and a deeper integration is what is really required to embody the new life creativity of Uranus.

Uranus in 1st House: The essential archetype within human consciousness that the 1st house correlates to is the instinct to become, the instinct to become what one is as an independent entity, independent form all that may restrict, impede, or in some way stifle the development of the inherent individuality within all human consciousness. This archetype reflects the continual and ongoing process of self-discovery at every moment in time. Accordingly, Uranus here correlates to individuals who will instinctually feel different from the consensus social reality constituting their immediate reality. This instinct creates a consciousness that is fundamentally detached from the immediacy of the environment within which it finds itself living. The sense of separateness from the environment that this detachment induces and the environment's detachment from the individual thus allow for an intensified and instinctual sense of self-observation that promotes the ongoing awareness of the uniqueness of the individual's own inherent individuality.

The instinct to become creates a condition of cyclic or perpetual identity crisis, as the individual's consciousness is bombarded with an array of instinctual urges, desires, or thoughts that manifest like lightning into his / her existing state of awareness, consciousness, or reality. The cyclic or perpetual condition is determined or reflected in the nature of the Fixed, Mutable, and Cardinal archetypes. The sense of identity and individuality is being cyclically or perpetually reformulated because the individual must rebel against any inner or outer dynamic or condition that is restricting his / her instinct to become ever more aware of his / her essential nature, which is being continuously discovered. The identity crisis manifests because of the inherent tension reflected between the 1st house and the 4th house. The fourth house needs self-consistency in order to feel emotionally secure; it needs to stabilize, to secure that which is. Uranus in the first house continuously challenges this self-consistency archetype because of the instinctual urges, desires, or thoughts that manifest into the individual's consciousness and lead the individual into ever new directions, experiences, or conditions that promote self-discovery. The identity crisis manifests when the individual attempts to resist the Uranian demand for continuous reformulation and discovery of his or her essential nature.

The liberation and freedom from the known of Uranus in the first house means that it is necessary for the individual to act upon, not resist, the instinctual desires that lead into ever new conditions that allow for the ongoing discovery of his or her essential nature. The liberation of Uranus here means to walk alone if necessary, to offer oneself as an example to others that life can be lived differently from the prevailing status quo.

A natural stress can occur in the hypothalamus, thalamus, pituitary, and pineal glands. There can be pressure in the medullar region that manifests as balls of energy, tightness, underlying to severe headaches, pressure within the eyes leading to various eye problems like glaucoma, a detached retina, seeing 'spots' of black or white, all types of dysfunctional brain (as an organ) conditions, dryness of the scalp, skin eruptions on the face, a high-pitched ringing within the ears and associated difficulties of the ears: inflammation of the tubes, excessive wax build-up, and eardrum-related conditions. Adrenal exhaustion leading to imbalances in the levels of adrenaline, cortisones, and the sexual hormones can also happen.

Uranus in 1st House: Uranus rising gives an intensity to the nature that is sometimes masked by a genial easy-come, easy-go social manner; but, as close friends know, behind the mask is a restless, relentless, questioning intellect, concerned with answers to all questions on all levels. Tremendously inventive, they are the ones who come up with new ideas, new ways of doing things. They act as collectors of the needs and concerns of their day - and out of the pressure that builds up through this continual collection come answers and ways of satisfying those needs. Whatever field they choose to work in, it will be the same.

The overpowering nature of this great planet of the intellect keeps them continually on edge and makes it very difficult for them to relax - or for anyone who lives with them to relax. The intellectual orientation of Uranus makes them head people, not heart people. They may believe in loving one's fellow man, and may even go to great lengths to practice this belief; but, without a powerful Moon and / or Venus, they will not really feel the love (some of the worst villains in history have this position). They are not sentimentalists - quite the reverse - and kindness and compassion are things they must learn to practice. This they often do, as they are great learners and growers, and will learn much from living, reading, and thinking about life and what is good and what is not. Their contribution is of the mind, inventions to make work easier, systems to alleviate social pressures. For instance, Coco Chanel designed a new style of clothing for working women, at once practical, comfortable and elegant. They are always radical in the true sense of the word (which comes from the Latin for 'root') in that they see more clearly than others to the core of things, clearing away the accumulation of outworn methods and no longer meaningful forms, and calling for a return to basic principles.

Although they may mask their intensity with geniality, they do not suffer fools gladly and can be ruthless about putting them in their place. Often considered eccentric, particularly later in life, they continue to follow their own inner voice, doing things the way they want in a lifelong experiment with style and method. Although their means are intellectual, their methods are intuitive; often they will do things in a certain way and for a purpose that they themselves may not understand until much later.

The rising Uranus generally gives a long face with a high forehead, a wide mouth with thin lips, and very intense eyes, sometimes slightly bug-eyed, or pop-eyed.

Uranus in 1st House: Basically a rebel, you demand the right to grow and develop in your own way. More inhibited people consider you unstable because of your revolutionary behavior and your ability to detach yourself from responsibility. You aren't afraid of responsibility, but you want to know whether your freedom will be curtailed if you accept it. You don't generally make rules for others, and you wish people would remember this before they ask you to obey theirs. You really enjoy people who think for themselves. You have a great regard for education because it helps think more clearly and to live with greater self-determination. You also realize that formal education is the best way to develop your creative potentials so that you can use them more productively. Your children may resent you for being permissive, assuming that you don't really care what happens to them.

You have an exciting array of friends, ranging from genteel to coarse. You have a unique ability to remain relatively unaffected by the lifestyles of those around you. Your cool detachment may cause you some anxiety later on because you don't plan ahead, assuming that everything will turn out well. With your abundance of ideas, you can do so much more to shape your future. With a little foresight, your financial security and independence can be assured.

Your emotional indifference and disregard for the facts of life may delay your rise to a position of prominence. You expect others to let you do everything in your own way; and you resent their authority over you. This resentment may be left over from the frustrations of dealing with your parents early in life. Learn to compromise so you can gain the support you need for your endeavors. Your partner must be willing to let you be yourself, and never try to dominate you in any way.

On a personal level, you are quite uninhibited in seeking to satisfy your physical needs and sexual appetite. You feel that everyone has to live according to his or her own code of behavior. On a more impersonal level, you can accomplish a great deal when you use your innovative ability to serve the needs of the people you deal with. If you want your ideas and suggestions to win greater approval, you may have to make some sacrifices to show that you understand other people's problems. Plan your actions more carefully so you won't be in danger of nervous exhaustion from pushing yourself to meet deadlines.

With your belief that everyone should have the freedom you enjoy, you may dedicate yourself to help people who are in need or disadvantaged. While it isn't easy for you to put others before yourself, you would derive much satisfaction and spiritual uplift if you did. Money alone cannot tell you whether your efforts are truly productive, although you may sometimes be preoccupied with financial matters. You must apply yourself to some significant human need. In that case, you might even think of money as a major burden, because you dislike the obligations that come with large amounts of it. On the whole, you are not overly concerned with money as end in itself, but as a means to achieve more rewarding objectives.

Uranus in 1st House: Those with Uranus in the 1st best meet life by having the courage to determine their own truths for themselves. If there is no path, they should make one. Highly original and inventive, they offer new insights or ideas into their various fields of interests. Obviously, those with Uranus in the 1st are better in leadership roles - they just can't cope very well being followers. Nor should they, with the highly individualistic Uranus in the natural house of Aries and Mars.

Talk about electricity - they usually have it. Often this can be seen in their eyes, face or around their hair - something about them crackles and buzzes. If Uranus is difficulty aspected, they can be extremely obstinate and unreasonably dissenting, reveling in being different simply for the sake of it.

Nonetheless, they must be given a great deal of personal freedom to find themselves. Most of us derive our sense of who we are from being somebody's wife, mother, child, boss, lover, etc.. However, for those with Uranus in the 1st, these traditional collective representations of identity are just not enough. There is always something better or different that they could be; and therefore they have great difficulty settling into any one definite sense of who they are. Others may find this wonderfully exciting or painfully irritating. Basically, they just want to be left alone to get on with what they want to do without people bothering them. It's no use trying to stop them anyway. Unwilling to adhere to conventional forms or standards of behavior, they 'cut through' anything which is phony or stifling with laser-like alacrity. To others, they sometimes appear shocking.

If Uranus is close to the Ascendant, there may be something unusual about the birth or early upbringing. One way or another with Uranus in the 1st, life is not going to be ordinary.

Uranus in 1st House: Self-expression: Uranus in the 1st house reveals you to be radical in natural expression, revolutionary in radiance. Your personality can alternate quickly between quiet calm and nervous electricity. There is willfulness in great measure, triggered at any time by the semi-conscious need for total freedom. And there is almost certain eccentricity of expression, an idiosyncratic feeling that will be noticed by others more than by the self. Even the calm is pregnant, charged, waiting for the right moment to pop open like ea jack-in-the-box. The pitfall is needless iconoclasm, while the challenge is to be truly unique.

Natural persona: The face you show is unpredictable, marked by sudden and occasionally extreme shifts. Nervous energy shapes your persona, even though it may not always appear as an active presence. It is a symbolic mask of paradox and distance, conveying the sense of standing apart, of being a cool, dispassionate observer.

Your name-tag is a neon sign that changes messages drastically at the most unexpected times; but the basic message is "I am an unusual individual".

Self-awareness: Your central self can be awakened when the radiance of personality is uniquely individual, unpredictable, and crisp. Awareness always occurs in bursts. When you are quiet and calm, as you are much of the time, you are merely observing, "on hold", waiting for the trigger. When you are ordinary, you vanish. It is only when you suddenly explode into extraordinary aliveness that you become truly conscious of yourself. You must carry a strong sense of independence in order to know who you really are.

Boundaries: You don't so much build bridges as leap back and forth between your inner reality and the outer world. Consistency or passive obedience disrupt the contact, but disruptive behavior for its own sake defeats the necessary distinction between the two different worlds. In the first case you are ignored, not taken seriously, and in the second you are ostracized, ridden out of town on a rail. Your challenge is to inject into the world new and freer forms of selfhood without provoking blind, knee-jerk opposition.

Vitality: Uranus in the 1st indicates the possibility of sudden or radical shifts in both health and vitality. The placement is especially prone to nervous disorders, and like Mercury and Mars, there is a likelihood of higher-than-normal susceptibility to stress, since your personality is especially high-strung. You need to learn to roll with the life's punches, taking as well as you give. In a crisis, marshal your energies and detach from the situation, to observe - separate from your body, separate from the world.

See also: Uranus in the 1st House;

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Uranus in the 2nd House

There are a number of ways in which Uranus in the second house can manifest. Since this area may represent the way in which you earn a living, you will probably need a great deal of freedom in your work. I have a number of clients with this placement who are in business for themselves. This certainly helps to avoid feeling suppressed by tyrannical employers. It does not, however, automatically provide the native with a sense of material security.

Money may come in spurts, and could flow out in the same manner. People with this placement are not usually patient shoppers. They can spend spontaneously on a whim and later repent. What I usually suggest, since income can be sporadic, is that when a windfall occurs, some money should be put away and considered gone when shopping. An IRA, a Certificate of Deposit, or some other form of enforced savings in which funds are not easily retrieved should be instituted. Of course, money can be removed from such accounts, but this requires effort, and Uranus suggests that there isn't the patience to take care of all the details. So it is likely that the funds will remain untouched.

Time and again clients who have followed this advice tell me that the money they save gives them a sense of security, and makes them feel more independent. One woman with Uranus in the second house, who is a graphic artist, started her own business about three years ago. She was a little nervous about being on her own, as is common with anyone starting a new business. As she presented her ideas to perspective clients, she was concerned with what she considered her lack of originality. She thought of herself as being creative in the positions she had previously held in established companies, and began to worry that perhaps she wasn't talented. She felt that the jobs she did get were because her bids were low. However, once she began to earn money and to put some of it away, her creativity magically reappeared. She began to present less conventional ideas, and business has picked up. This example reinforces the premise that when you feel secure, you can be freer.

You need not, however, be self-employed with Uranus in the second house. You can work for someone else if that individual does not try to make you conform to inflexible standards, nor attempt to direct your creativity. If you are allowed to express your individuality in your occupation or are encouraged to use your originality, you may have no complaints about your job at all. You may still be erratic about spending money and, perhaps, not feel pressured to save. But if you are in someone else's employ you need not worry about where the next paycheck will come from.

Other possibilities with this placement that you might already use, or you could consider as substitutes for less desirable alternatives, are to have unusual hours on your job or change your schedule frequently. Or you might work on commission, or choose to work part-time, or possibly have more than one job so that you will not get bored. Instead of being erratic or too spontaneous in your spending, you might purchase Uranian items such as computers that could be a worthwhile investment rather than a frivolous expenditure. And finally, you might select a Uranian occupation such as electrician, computer technology, or become involved with a humanitarian field or cause.

You could think that it would be nice to be independently wealth and it would be reassuring to have financial security. You might even say that it would be wonderful to be able to be free of money worries. And, after all, freedom is a key word for Uranus - security is not. Should you feel too secure or force yourself to be frugal (which is highly unlikely), you might find that something is missing. It could be that you miss the challenge of making ends meet or the exhilaration you feel when you take a risk and spend money spontaneously.

Since this house also represents your own feelings of self-worth, Uranus placed there could mean that your opinion of yourself could fluctuate (as with the graphic artist mentioned above). When you are not feeling good about your identity, you might sabotage yourself. You might exhibit bizarre behavior that could get you fired, or you might go on a spending spree that could put you deeply in debt. Then you will feel worse about yourself than you did before. Instead, define your situation. Try to determine why you are feeling limited or insecure. See if you can make small changes that could lead in a new direction and eliminate obstacles to your independence and creativity.

Uranus in 2nd House: The issues confronted here are those of resources, possessions and values. Uranus requires changes to be made in these spheres of life, and will influence you to achieve the necessary adjustments.

As you develop in life, you will naturally acquire possessions, unfold personal talents and gifts, and build a set of personal values which act as a guide to directions chosen and decisions made. It is a question of meaning and inner relationship to 'material substance' that is important. Often, social attitudes are unconsciously acquired through childhood programming, perhaps those of your parents, or of the wider community. These can develop in various ways. There may be a family lack of material possessions, a desire to become rich and to be able to indulge in materialistic prosperity; values and meaning could have been imposed, through pressures placed on the child to succeed at school and to elevate the family status by achieving a university degree; meaning could have been placed in frugality and lack of waste; importance could have been put into unfolding personal talents, or conversely, these could have been denied or frustrated by family circumstances, like the little girl pianist who had to cease lessons because the family could not afford the tuition. This 'programming' can accumulate in many ways, some positive and some negative in impact.

By the time of adulthood, many attitudes are fixed in the psyche, and adult needs of becoming independent and starting their own homes and family also contribute to inner choices, frustration and desires. An over-reliance and dependence on material possessions for that sense of identity and status can develop. A preoccupation with achieving material success and prosperity can dominate a life to the exclusion of other interests. A turning away from ostentatious wealth can occur in those born into such circumstances, who reject the 'family inheritance' (at least whilst they are young and idealistic...).

Each one of us has some patterns operating within which dominate our attitudes, choices, and value structures. This position of Uranus is questioning such assumed patterns, suggesting that a little revolution is required here. You may need to unblock the channels which inhibit innate creative gifts and talents, which so far you have failed to externalize, perhaps through a lack of confidence, determination or opportunity. Evaluate your skills and potential talents, list all those assets that are yours to exploit; potentially, they could change your life, liberate you from an unsuitable situation. Most people are sadly under-used, deadening themselves in undemanding jobs, and limiting their options in life. You may need to wake up, look closely at those personal resources and material possessions, and consider how they could be used more wisely and effectively, especially if you are discontented with certain aspects of your life. What are your values in life? Do you even know what they are? Write down what is really important to you, and what you would really like to do in your life. Are these what you are actually doing? Probably not... but there may be a way to achieve them if certain changes were made. Often we settle for convenience, second best, plod along well-worn grooves, dreaming of what we would prefer! Uranus says 'Change, and try to make that dream real!' We are only sure of having one life - irrespective of the reincarnation theory - and generally society encourages us to virtually waste it, and we collaborate through passivity and fear. Is that what we really want? We postpone things into the future, saying 'Well, one day I'll do this, or do that, when I have the time...'. Could we really live like that if we applied the truth of the saying 'How long is your life? As long as your next breath!'? Following that could lead to extremist behavior from our unconscious minds, but certainly we could all greatly improve our lives if we so chose.

Uranus can bring financial wealth or poverty, depending upon the required lesson. You may find it easy to accumulate money, then in over-expanding, make a mistake and lose it all. The key is that inner programming. Resources, talents, possessions and personal values can make or break a life. Use yours wisely.

Uranus in 2nd House: The essential archetype that the 2nd house correlates to in human consciousness is the instinct to survive, to establish the foundation upon which life, and the individual consciousness that microcosmically reflects the totally of life, can survive. Survival requires that the individual (or the species) become aware of the resources available so that survival can be effected, and of what is needed in order to survive. What is needed relative to resources to effect survival determines what is valued. A core issue for species survival is the need to reproduce the species; thus the sexual instinct to procreate the species is born. Sexual need determines sexual values. A core issue impacting upon individual or species survival is one of self-reliance; the more self-reliance that exists, the more survival is guaranteed. Thus Taurus and the 2nd house correlate to the archetype of self-reliance, self-relatedness, and self-sufficiency.

Uranus here correlates to the individual who must dive deep into him- or herself in order to determine what unique and individual resources he or she inherently possesses in order to establish a lifestyle that reflects his or her intrinsic individuality. The discovery of the individual's unique resources will thus determine what he or she comes to value, which in turn will determine how the person relates to him- or herself and, through extension, to other people and their values and / or lifestyles. Measured against the mainstream value systems, the consensus or status quo, the value systems and lifestyles of individuals with Uranus in the 2nd house will be quite different. Yet this is exactly how these people become aware of their inherent individuality, that which is unique and different within them, and why they stand apart, outside mainstream value systems. In effect these individuals must naturally rebel against mainstream or consensus values and the lifestyles that are generated because of them. Rebellion leads to a counterpoint-type awareness: 'not this, not that, so what do I value?' This dynamic will progressively promote the awareness of what the individual does value.

As the individual determines his or her own unique resources and the values that they generate, a lifestyle will evolve that reflects this determination. Self-reliance and survival will be developed because of this determination: the individual will look to her- or himself within in order to do this. Thus this generates a relative non-dependence upon others to sustain oneself. This focus can also lead to joining hands with other like-minded people in order to effect survival relative to similar values; small group co-operatives or communities are examples.

Sexually these individuals will have a strong need to be creative or to experiment with different sexual values and lifestyles. Ultimately this desire is traceable to the instinct within the species to procreate in order to survive. A form of survival is mutation relative to changing environmental circumstances. The archetype of mutation, to change from one structure or form to another, is that which generates the desire to experiment with new sexual forms, expressions, or experiences. Commonly these people simply need to do this in order to determine a sexual lifestyle that reflects their inherent individuality. Relative to the archetypal need for self-reliance, many with Uranus in the 2nd house will develop a strong masturbation focus; and some will experiment even within this form of sexual expression.

The liberation and freedom from the known with Uranus in the 2nd house means to break free from any value system, lifestyle, resource use or application, or excessive dependency issue that restricts, inhibits, or does not allow for the individuality of the person to be developed. Liberation means to establish values and a lifestyle that reflects what the individual inherently is; it means to become self-reliant and non-dependent. Freedom from the known means to change as necessary what is valued to allow new resources to evolve as required; to use and establish those resources in new ways that allow for individual and species survival.

A natural stress can occur in the tubes within the kidneys, leading to kidney stones or kidney 'headaches' that are based on restriction within the kidneys that promotes incomplete cleansing; thus there is a toxic build-up leading to the headache. There can be urinary tract infections or various problems in the urinary tract, imbalances in the white and red cell counts leading to potentially life-threatening conditions like leukemia, gall bladder problems, gallstones, stress-induced breakdowns in the veins (varicose veins, for example), calcium deficiencies leading to slow clotting of the blood, tonsillitis, and throat infections of one sort or another.

See also: Uranus in the 2nd House;

Uranus in the 2nd House: Alan Arkin, Robert Downey, Jr., Queen Elizabeth II, L.Ron Hubbard, Paul McCartney, Paul Newman, Cathy O’Brien, Pablo Picasso, Ronald Reagan, Robert Redford, Suzanne Somers, Mother Teresa, Tiger Woods, AndySc, Fisher, Flossie, JerryP, Johanna, Jude, Jyothi, Leigh, Maureen, Mick, Molly, Tyler

Uranus in the 3rd House

This involves the levels of mind and social communication, which has a certain affinity with Uranus, yet can be expressed with a less than unifying style, due to that eccentric unconventional quality.

It is mainly the lower level of mind - the separatist analytical aspect - that this house is related to; and there will be an emphasis on scientific perception, logic, rationality, impersonality. Uranus will add the attraction towards more unusual areas of investigation, and will increase the ability to think freely, which can often be lacking in analytical minds which dissect yet fail to see 'the wood for the trees'. The Uranian individuality will also resist obvious influencing by other minds, usually insisting upon its right to hold unique opinions, which can often be much less unique than it prefers to believe.

Your nature will be exploratory in style, mentally and physically; curiosity will drive you, together with that need for new horizons and new ideas. At times, the speed of your intellect can lead to insights that border on intuition; but the degree of connective logic can be erratic, and jumps are often made. Sometimes this can lead to forming impractical ideas and schemes; and your enthusiasm may make you overlook crucial factors in their formulation or omit important steps in carrying them out. Structuring such ideas is often a weak point, as you are primarily interested in the idea rather than the work needed to manifest it on the physical plane. Your mind will tend to be restless and changeable, always ready to rush onward towards the next 'bright idea' or information that is attracting your attention.

Reflecting the Uranus concerns, you will be attracted towards progressive revolutionary concepts in any area of interest (you will rarely interest yourself in studying the past, unless you need to develop foundational data). Eventually, these may be expressed through words, either written or spoken; active physical revolution is not to your taste. This brings you into association with like-minded groups and individuals, and can help to bring some focus into your life.

The 3rd house involves the application of intelligence in adapting to the environment, a fairly pragmatic approach, yet a necessary life skill. It is a 'learning to do', an ability to function adequately within the structures of that particular society, and implies a certain degree of restrictive specialization to live in prescribed ways. Uranus will probably subvert this in a twofold way. First, a reorientation is required in the activity of the analytical mind; this is towards a more unifying structure of synthesis, of drawing together a multiplicity of fragments into a cohesive whole, creating a revelatory centre of wholeness which then reflects a totally new perception of life. This is the way of the future; and you can share in the task of making that dream a reality. The second is perhaps a lesser task, but still personally important. The task of improving your own adaptation and functioning in society, and in communication with others. This can require more self-discipline in focusing your mind, and directing that talent for making the best use of ideas. This is an anchoring within matter of ephemeral ideas and thoughts, making them tangible and capable of a practical application. All movement towards these dual aims would greatly help the revolution in this house.

Uranus in 3rd House: Or better yet you can help him or her to find ways to express individuality or creativity. A progressive type of school might be better than a traditional one. Or it might be a good idea to look for teachers who are stimulating. Then the child will feel challenged and creative, and may not need to start a revolution. And you won't have to worry about receiving those scathing notes or calls from the principal.

Uranus in 3rd House: A natural stress can occur in electrical passageways and connections within the brain that can manifest as insomnia, inability to integrate sensory stimuli, speech difficulties, 'switching' between the left and right brains that leads to disjointed, random thought processes, brain fatigue, and, in worst-case scenarios, even stroke. Uranus here can create a person who is so mentally oriented, living in the world of thought to such an extreme, that he or she is unable to live in the physical body. If so, the inability to accept touch, or participate in normal body things like sex, can result. Stress can also lead to twitches of all kinds, shaking of the hands or arms, problems linked with the larynx, difficulties associated with the lining of the lungs, and an overly 'electrified' central nervous system that promotes acute restlessness and an inability to relax.

Uranus in 3rd House: Restless and adventurous in mind and spirit, and to some extent in body too, people with Uranus in the third tend to leave home early, and usually go away to school, or as far from home as soon as possible in order to broaden their life experience. They are usually too restless to spend any more time in school than is necessary. They tend to be romantics and idealists and, no matter how hard their experience may be, or how much evidence they find to the contrary, will continue to believe that their ideas can be found and that happiness and justice are possible somewhere, somehow, someday. They always prefer the unknown to the known, the adventurous to the secure, and as a matter of course will take chances that would frighten others - with their bodies, their investments, their careers, and their feelings.

They may have one or more siblings who cause them a great deal of unrest or worry, someone very bright and unorthodox, or very troubled, or both. If there is no such sibling, they will probably have a friend, neighbor, or near relative who fills this role, as though to teach them through experience what sorrows can come through extreme behavior. They tend to hide their problems behind a humorous, light¬hearted façade, preferring that the world think of them as someone with no worries. Only their family and very close associates will be aware of their personal difficulties.

Men with this Uranus tend to have strong, muscular physiques, though not overly so. Neither men nor women with this position are inclined to put on weight, due probably to the restless overflow of nervous energy that keeps them on the move and also due to the romantic idealism that reflects in their image of themselves. They tend to stay physically healthy and mentally active into old age, with only the barest tolerance for the natural decline of their powers.

Uranus in 3rd House: Those with Uranus in the 3rd keep looking for their own ways to understand what happens around them, rather than adhering to how they have been educated to see things. In other words, they are inventive, original and intuitive thinkers. The Uranian mind grasps concepts whole, and has revelations and sudden insights into life, people, events and situations. Somehow they perceive the environment from a slightly different angle to others. Very often they exhibit a kind of detached clarity which enables them to solve problems quickly. While others are grappling with solutions and establishing research projects to comprehend an issue more fully, Uranus appears on the scene and immediately knows the answer - 'It's obvious, you ought to try it this way'. A more rational and logical mind will be baffled by the Uranian ability to 'pull answers out of the air'. Sometimes, their ideas are slightly ahead of their time. Others simply will not be able to fathom them immediately. But days, months or years later they begin to understand what Uranus had computed instantly and naturally.

People with Uranus in the 3rd may be restless and highly strung. They need to move around, explore and experience a wide variety of life's facets. Their minds may change course so quickly that others are left totally confused about what is happening. They are mental gymnasts: it appears that they are changing the subject or talking in non-sequiturs when actually they have made a quick connection between one topic and another which a slower-thinking mind may fail to perceive. Uranus's thinking is often non-linear or 'lateral'.

Uranus in the 3rd can described a disruptive early environment, possibly one in which significant changes in residence produced upheaval for the person. Even at an early age, they may have felt separate or different from others in the immediate environment. The relationships with siblings may be unusual, as in the case of blended families - where there are step-sisters or brothers from a previous marriage of one or both the parents. I have seen this placement in the charts of people who are considerably older or younger than the other siblings. A brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc., may exhibit obvious Uranian characteristics.

Uranus in the 3rd might have a hard time adjusting to traditional educational systems. Any course of study may be subject to some chopping and changing. Often, they make highly original contributions to any branch of learning; and I have seen this placement in the charts of individuals who stand out in the fields of education and communication.

The 3rd house rules short journeys; and with Uranus here, unexpected happenings are to be expected.

Uranus in 3rd House: Although you may not behave like a rebel, you think like one, and you contain yourself only because you lack a cause. You expect people to indulge you when you feel like expressing yourself; in fact, you demand their indulgence. Freedom means more to you than to most people; and you go to great lengths to guarantee your right to express your opinion freely. You have a distinct abhorrence of being obligated to others except when you've chosen to serve them. Even when first meeting you, people get the impression that it would be difficult indeed to exercise any control over you. They see that you won't climb on a popular bandwagon simply because it is fashionable. You learn something from almost every person you meet; and you learn more about social relationships through direct contact than any textbook could teach you. You move with agility among the variety of people who are your friends. They are fascinated by your whirlwind mind that finds life and relationships exciting and stimulating. Perhaps you are a bit too detached in your lack of concern for the future, which may bother people who don’t have your 'here today, gone tomorrow' attitude.

You hope to give your children a legacy of self-determination so that they will be able to successfully exploit their talents and grow according to their individual identities. No-one can ever say that you aren't willing to share what you have gained from your experience; and on some occasions you will listen to other people's ideas.

You are even more clever than you think, but you need formal training to direct your mental faculties properly and better utilize your ingenuity. Without such training, your contemporaries might steal your ideas and capitalize on them. Get advice from sincere and trusted friends, for they are probably more aware of your potential than you are. Though you consider routine painful and unnecessarily time-consuming, your impatience for instant results could be disappointing. If you want enduring benefits, you should prepare an orderly plan for achieving your goals, and adhere to it.

With reasonable self-control, you can avoid the nervous irritability that often results from the pressure of career demands. You doubtless do more than is required by your superiors because you over-react to their expectations. It is more than likely that you are easily annoyed by traditional procedures in your work environment. Unless your superiors are unusually progressive, voicing your objections will probably alienate them. You are sensitive to people's general motivations, and feel that you should do what you can to serve their desires. You are intrigued by the fact that sex often motivates people to take actions having no direct connection with sex. And you are equally fascinated to observe how the desire for material things causes so many people to lower their usual ethical standards, if only temporarily.

It goes without saying that your destiny, as you define it, is far more important than any goals suggested by your parents, which probably served their interests rather than yours. You are so resourceful in finding ways to capitalize on your assets that it should be unnecessary to submit to anyone, except to ask for advice occasionally.

Uranus in 3rd House: Outreach: Uranus in the 3rd indicates that the natural experience of environment is electric, somewhat chaotic, constantly changing, and an everlasting source of fascination. Interaction with the immediate world is definite, challenging, and marked by a strong tendency toward willful but erratic movement. You can go from quiet and passive to frenetically active in the blinking of an eye, but when questioned about the abruptness of changes in activity, you shrug and say it seemed perfectly ordinary. No stimulus is too extreme, no activity too bizarre for at least passing experimentation; and the pitfall lies in the old adage 'curiosity killed the cat'. Fortunately, you do seem to possess nine lives. The challenge is to have provocative effect on the immediate world around you, and on others within that world, but to do so without alienating their goodwill.

Concrete mind: Uranus reveals rationality to be an avenue of creative expression, scientific experimentation, and personal freedom. If Mars is the 'mental warrior', then Uranus is the 'mental commando', existing beyond logic's ordinary laws, a raider who strikes like lightning, out of the blue. And yet much of the time you seem mentally quiet, observing almost passively. But the storm of thinking is quietly brewing. The pitfall is mental iconoclasm, rebellion for its own sake. The challenge is enlightenment, the sudden insight, the light bulb over the head, the 'Eureka!' of genius that transcends personal ego.

Curiosity: As with Mercury, there is constant curiosity here, but, unlike with Saturn, complete fearlessness. As with Mars, there is a sense of challenge, but it is not usually competitive, not aimed at others. Rather, the competition is with Life itself. Can it be persuaded to divulge its secrets? You're not curious about everything. In fact, your interest is usually marked by a quality of cool observation. But every now and then something will flash before your mind, and you will have to satisfy the urgent wish to know at any cost. You are thinking in both conditions, but calmly in the first, and electrically in the second.

Basic education: Here a child can experience the first real excitement with the thrill of learning, the delightful shock of discovery. Somewhat paradoxically, the child also undergoes the first revolutionary impulses, the initial experience of defiant self-will. Primary schooling may later be regarded as having encouraged self-reliance and independence; but it may equally be seen as the initial experience of ostracism and not fitting in. The adult with this placement often has strong intellectual self-confidence, ranging from willful contrariety on the negative side, to brilliant insight on the positive.

Communication: There is something unusual or idiosyncratic about your speech patterns. It may be in the voice quality itself, such as a slight lisp; or it may be an odd pronunciation of certain letters or dipthongs. In any case, it is not necessarily unpleasant. Rather, it is seen as a charming affectation, and becomes irrevocably associated with the uniqueness of your personality. Others aren't quite certain what to expect from you verbally. Just when they think they've got you pegged, you'll surprise them with some statement from left field, or a perverse twist in your style of delivery.

See also: Uranus in the 3rd House;

Uranus in the 3rd House: Marlon Brando, Warren Buffett, Deepak Chopra, Sean Connery, Bette Davis, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Jane Fonda, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, George Orwell, Will Rogers, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Robert Anton Wilson, Joanne Woodward, Malcolm X, Mark Zuckerberg, Abbe, AbbieJ, DJenkins, Ju, Merrill, Q, PaulS, Silas, Zoë

Uranus in the 4th House

Traditional astrological text books will tell you that Uranus in the fourth house could indicate that you change your residence frequently. SO what is brought to mind is someone who travels from place to place establishing home after home. And this can happen. You can be a world traveler or do as one of my clients with this placement did. He moved every three or four years as he was growing up, but did not go very far. He simply moved across the street to his grandmother's house for a few years, then back to his parents' house, then back to grandmother's, etc.. He has, however, made more distant moves in adulthood. But, it also is possible to have this placement and stay in the same house all of your life.

If you never move, however, chances are that you came from an unusual home environment, had an eccentric or creative parent, or simply that your adult home will differ greatly from the home of your childhood. Since the house in which you find Uranus in your natal chart is where you may consciously or unconsciously break with tradition, you are most likely to operate differently from the way your family of origin did. If there were strict rules and regulations in your childhood home, you might carefully avoid this in your adult home, and have a rather unconventional household. If your childhood home was unusual or nonconforming, then you might crave stabilization and create a very conventional environment.

It is also possible that you would move from one extreme to another. If your childhood home was restrictive and you create an unconventional home, after a while you might miss the predictability or the childhood traditions. Then you might inform those with whom you live that this is the year you are preparing the Thanksgiving turkey and inviting the relatives to dinner to establish the old family custom. But after a year or two of this you could tire of it and revert to your previous stand of 'who needs tradition?' In other words, there could be a number of changes in attitude in the home in the course of a lifetime. Prior to each change, however, there will probably be an analysis of the behavior in the home. You should consider what is restrictive to you and change that segment. Otherwise, those with whom you live might become confused.

One possibility that might be satisfying to you and not create confusion for your housemates is that you can regulate certain parts of your household routine (giving yourself permission to change them when you want to) and remain spontaneous and free in other aspects of the home. Another possibility is that you establish a firm home-base and periodically remove yourself from it by travelling. In this way you are free of the home while you are away, and yet it is there to return to.

Since the fourth house also represents one of your parents, it might be that one parent was erratic and at least partially responsible for the instability in your early home (if there was instability). Or your Uranian parent may have been creative instead of (or along with) being inconsistent, and contributed to an atmosphere in the home which fostered individuality. When I think of this placement, I am reminded of the play 'You can't take it with you', in which those who lived in the house were involved in their own activities and unusual, interesting people wandered in and out.

Even if you live in what you consider a totally free environment, you may not be quite as spontaneous as you think. Although you can talk about your flexibility in the home and really believe it, you probably do not react well to surprise visits. You might initially react in a gracious manner and pride yourself on your ability to respond so simultaneously. But after a short period of time you might begin to resent these unannounced visitors because they interfere with your freedom. You might feel that you have to entertain them and are thus restricted. Of course, you could display your aloofness and ignore them. But even if this occurs and you do not let them keep you from doing what you want to do, their presence serves no purpose.

You probably prefer to determine how and when you are going to be spontaneously sociable. You might not only tell your guests when to arrive, but also tell them what time to go home. In fact, if you decide to have a party, you will probably feel most comfortable if you specify the time of arrival and the time of departure. This is not essential, however, because if your guests do not leave when you want them to, you could become so cool and detached that they will probably get the message to go home rather quickly.

Your unconventionality in the home may take a totally different direction. You might have unusual tastes in furnishings or color schemes. Your décor could range from the bizarre to interesting and eye-catching. Your furniture might be constructed of glass and steel or in some other way be futuristic in style. Or you could combine different periods of furniture. But whatever you do in decorating will be distinctive and noticeable.

It may seem as you read this section on Uranus in the fourth house that there are conflicting messages. You could yearn for a stable home and work very hard to establish a secure base. Then you might complain about being bored and / or do all you can to disrupt it. Another seeming conflict could be in regard to the parent described by this house. You could have considered this parent to be original, creative and independent, or erratic and unreliable. It is impossible to say from the placement along whether you admired or disliked this parent, but you probably will have seen more than one of the qualities just mentioned.

If you have this placement and experience the inconsistency, the first step is to realize that there is nothing wrong with you. Tell yourself and anyone who complains about you that you are inconsistent and that sometimes you need structure and sometimes you need freedom. Although you want to express your individuality, making drastic changes too quickly could disorient you. Analyze your home situation. Determine what you are dissatisfied with, and make small changes first. This could satisfy your urge for change or lead to bigger and better changes.

Uranus in the 4th House: With this placement, there will be a focus upon the themes of family, foundations and roots in life. It is likely that there was some type of disruption or unusual way of living during your childhood. This could have manifested in a variety of ways, which can have the effect of creating either instability or a more interesting and exciting childhood.

In the contemporary world, this can often take the form of parental marriage difficulties, family friction and divorce, where one of the parents eventually leaves the family home, and the children are plunged into a bewildering emotional situation where parental conflict and childhood emotional immaturity conspire to develop inner problems of adjustment. Even adults find such traumatic crises difficult to deal with; children often lock them away, sometimes festering into guilt associations, and blaming themselves for the breakdown of the adult relationship.

There may be frequent changes of residence, perhaps caused by parental choice or careers, which periodically uproot a child from a familiar environment and friends, forcing him or her to confront 'new unknown worlds' and so stand alone (if only temporarily), being forced to adapt quickly to new homes, schools and friends, even different countries. Such an early lifestyle can be either beneficial or damaging; much depends upon the age of the child, the support from parents, and the individual point of development and ability to deal with a changing environment. In several ways, it can speed the maturation process, with the child soon accepting responsibility and sensibly applying intelligence to its actions and choices, as well as offering a broader perception of the varieties and differences that life presents through experiencing different communities or countries. Yet it can also create a pattern of instability, a lack of roots, a need to modify 'self' without having an established centre to work from.

In some cases, home may be a social gathering place, less family-focused, but a place which parents use for meetings of common interests; political, religious, cultural, etc.. This can have a positive aspect in meeting a wider variety of people, yet can also be 'negative' in that a lack of attention and interest from the busy parents can lead to a fragmentation of the relationship bonds. Perhaps too much freedom is given to such children, because the parents need the time for their own interests, and so the child develops without a necessary discipline and able to indulge in most of its desires; this could create future adult problems in coping with the responsibilities and obligations with which modern life confronts people.

Whatever the nature of the family roots, these will affect the psychological foundations of the developing individual, and eventually play an important role in the decision-making of the adult. Uranus is implying that a reorientation is required in respect of these acquired or inherited roots. There may be problems involved in the personal family relationship to a social, ethnic or economic background, a reaction to which dictates future choices, perhaps through attempting to escape or transcend them, or in proving that success can still be achieved despite such a background. It can be a highly motivating factor.

The issue is that of integration and stability, and the establishment of a firm psychological centre which can act as a focusing self, from which the adult life is consciously directed. This is the challenge represented by Uranus, where a new foundation is required in order for you to experience and enjoy life more fully. A sense of inner instability needs to be transformed into a deeper, more integrative centre, which is capable of uniquely expressing personal creativity, and operating in a positive manner.

Uranus in the 4th House: A natural stress can occur in the entire digestive system, causing overly alkaline or acidic conditions in the stomach; ulcers, gas; restriction caused by emotional duress or stress leading to loss of appetite; problems with the duodenum and its lining; deficient or extreme secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas, which causes either constipation or diarrhea; imbalances in the chemical composition of the digestive fluids within the mouth, which can lead to gum disease, accelerated breakdown of the enamel on the teeth, and bad breath. Uranus here can also lead to lymphatic swellings or problems in varying extremes, female problems linked with the ovaries or womb, and male problems linked with the testes or prostrate (swelling), and can promote 'swellings' throughout the body for no apparent reason other than stress.

Uranus in 4th House: With this Uranus, traumas in childhood affect the emotional development, though it can also be a powerful stimulus to achievement and soul growth. Generally not very happy or easy-going, they can be very hard to live with, as emotional complexes cause a lot of trouble. With difficult aspects to Uranus or Mercury, this can be a real 'mental case'. The less difficult the aspects and the sign location, the sooner in life they can get it together. Some form of counseling is usually helpful. Once they face themselves and gain some self-understanding, they will be much happier and easier to get along with.

They are usually outspoken to a fault, often with a sort of bitter humor, and overly sensitive to criticism. Anguish at home causes them to leave their native turf and start a new life somewhere else. Even if they do not leave physically, they are often involved in the founding of a new order, a new way of doing something. They tend to be mavericks and insist on having things their own way or they won't participate. They wish to build a new world with themselves at the centre, but this brings them much loneliness. They are often misunderstood by their associates, who think them cold, or overly abrupt or risqué, not seeing the warmth that is in their hearts. They are usually expressive with words, saying things in a terse, humorous style that is intended either to inform or to entertain.

Women with this position are more inclined to neurosis, possibly because their field of expansion, their potential for using their emotional energies to give form to something outside themselves, is more limited in our society. There is more frustration; the emotional complexes are more stimulated and the behavior follows suit.

Although both men and women with this position have a love of young people, they have a hard time dealing with them and, although they do not wish to do so, both tend to revisit their own traumas on their children. They are powerless to stop this unless they get some therapy to help them build new response patterns.

They are attracted to those very different from themselves and often choose a partner from a very different background. Their marriage may or may not be happy; but often they will cling to the mate, happy or not, fearful of losing the one who knows them best and who must accept them as they are.

Their emotional tension can translate into a strong sexuality, which may be firmly repressed for a variety of reasons. The resulting frustration can make them irritable and sarcastic and very hard to deal with. They are always desiring someone that they cannot have. Actually, this is only one focus of a perpetual must / can't that derives from the emotional cruelty they experienced as children.

Uranus in 4th House: Whether through personal choice or unavoidable external circumstances, those with Uranus in the 4th are not meant to be bound by the traditional biological family unit. They may feel like outsiders, strangers or outcasts from their families of origin; or for some reason, the early home life was disrupted and the family scattered. This placement of Uranus implies a need to find where they truly belong as their family or racial roots don't seem to provide this kind of containment. Often deeply restless, they require the space and freedom to search for their true 'spiritual' home or family.

Fearing the loss of alternatives, they are sometimes reluctant to put down any roots at all - maybe there is some place better or more appropriate around the corner. In certain instances I have seen, this disruption has been attracted externally as if by fate - something from the outside compels a move or the need to uproot. Or everything seems to be perfectly secure in the home until Uranus in the 4th is 'triggered' by progression or transit and suddenly, out of the blue, they pick up and leave or the family breaks up or changes in some way.

This placement could also describe an unusual home life. The home could be used as a meeting place for groups or organizations where different ideas are exchanged. They may live in a utopian community, or a housing venture based on something slightly unconventional. The father (or hidden parent) may bear some of the characteristics of Uranus. He may have been unconventional or erratic in some way or literally kept appearing and disappearing from the home scene. He might have felt trapped by being a parent. Sometimes he is physically present but remains an unknown quantity with whom a close emotional rapport is difficult. Occasionally, I have seen Uranus in the 4th in the charts of people who, as they were growing up, watched their fathers suffer mental breakdowns. More positively, it can be a father who is highly original, inventive, free-thinking, and loving without being smothering.

Although this may not be revealed until later in life, those with Uranus in the 4th are often deeply unconventional. In some cases, they may live in a certain way until mid-life and then radically change their lifestyle when Uranus opposes its own place. An interest in metaphysics and in philosophical and political systems may surface as they grow older.

Uranus in the 4th house is similar to Aquarius on the IC or in the 4th house. An identity needs to be found which is based on something other than just the personal family unit. At some stage in life, they may want to participate in an activity which benefits or advances the family of humanity.

Uranus in 4th House: You had to subdue your desire for independence until you had matured sufficiently to take advantage of your gifted imagination. Your early home life may have caused you to rebel against the tedious and conflicting duties your parents required you to carry out. However, you were generally willing to make sacrifices, because you knew that one day you would be able to invest the necessary time and effort to serve the public interests in your own unique way. You feel a strong kinship with your fellow man and want to show that you care by helping to relieve the burdens of some and correcting injustices toward others. You are truly a caring person with strong enough convictions that you can speak up for those who are unable to defend themselves.

You are reasonably well-focused to derive the greatest yield from your creative insight. You are not particularly disturbed at the prospect of financial difficulties, and you are prepared to use other means if necessary to gain the freedom to come and go at will. You will align yourself with people whose purposes are in harmony with your own until you achieve the personal and financial integrity to stand alone. You understand the value of your natural talents, for they will provide you with a substantial income and give you the opportunity to prove what you can do. You are clever in devising ways to utilize your talents effectively, and you are determined that your efforts will provide the desired results.

You know that to attain an important position that will give you the leverage to accomplish your goals, you must be willing to accept challenge and competition. It will be necessary to control your urge to assert yourself impulsively. You will have to make some concessions to others if you want to win their co-operation and help in achieving your objectives. You must give others the chance to offer suggestions, for you will find that many opportunities will come from totally unexpected sources. You will gain much support from a mate or partner who has the perception and foresight to help you realize your fondest dreams and aspirations.

Good intentions are not enough; and you know that to do your best work you must be fully informed. When others speak, you listen carefully and pick up many ideas. You will even go without some of your favorite comforts and spend time and energy to work toward gaining your goals successfully. This involves some sacrifice, but you know that it serves your future security and independence from want.

All your life you may have to define and redefine your motivations. In your need to achieve material comforts and be free from conditions that seem to threaten or limit you in any way, you may make too many concessions and lose sight of your more enduring accomplishments on behalf of society. You must be careful not to become obsessed with achieving financial success at the risk of losing sight of your most important objectives. You belong to the society you live in, and you must respond to the most pressing human needs by using your creative talent and inspiration to serve them. It would be too bad to review your past and see that you indulged yourself to the exclusion of helping those with whom you shared a social and spiritual destiny.

Uranus in 4th House: Microcosm: Your private self is eccentric, probably very different in tone and spirit from the self shown to the world. There is freedom in your inner sanctum, freedom from the restrictions of social rules and cultural appropriateness. The pitfall surrounds hiding your individuality too well, so that no-one ever sees it. The challenge is to drink deeply from the well of personal freedom and uniqueness. More than with any other 4th house planetary association, Uranus indicates a heightened possibility of feeling like a stranger in a strange land. All human beings occasionally experience alienation. But for most, that feeling is negative and quickly shaken off, like a bad cold. For you, it's more than psychological, more than merely metaphorical. Being an alien is something you hold onto privately. Whether you feel privileged or cursed, it remains a treasured secret.

Personal security: Family is a continual source of revolution. You feel it your task to upset the applecart, to be the reformer of the family; and you will tend to live out that role through phases alternating between exuberantly positive individuality and staunchly defiant outrage. Abnormality is emphasized in all aspects of home and family; and instability is actually more comfortable than permanence. The pitfall involves a rejection of real security through ego eccentricities, while the challenge is to awaken yourself to the miracle of true interdependence, and to realize that change is the only constant.

Emotional imprints: Here, as with Mars, events condition the imprint system, but whatever shocks you suffered as a child - loss, separation, sudden change - tended to produce not heat or conflict, but withdrawal to a safer world inside yourself. So you learned to rely on yourself very clearly; and those imprints toward separateness or independence remain strong throughout the entire life. You also may have felt (or been made to feel) that you were different from the rest of your family, either 'special' or 'a black sheep'.

'Inner link' parent: Your mother's brilliant eccentricity is emphasized in your imprints of her. However traditional her values may have seemed, there was something very willful - even perhaps defiant - that stood out in your early understanding of her. She may have seemed unstable, or she might have ruled the household with an iron hand. Even if she was a quiet, calm person, you would have been impressed by her strong sense of self-possession. The precise effect cannot be determined from the house placement alone, but what is certain is that her imprint is emphatic and in some way unusual.

Private intuition: Contact with inward guidance is sporadic. Your guides are powerful but unpredictable, remaining silent and invisible for a while, then bursting suddenly onto the scene. There is sometimes the sensation that they are in control - 'don't call us, we'll call you' - although that is, of course, an illusion. More likely, they regard you with detached friendship, a kind of 'cool warmth', and they simply check in when they're in the neighborhood. More than any other planet, this one corresponds to the epiphany of revelation: moments of blinding mental 'light' suddenly explode into the consciousness, revealing not only what you didn't see, but what no-one else has ever seen before: your own uniqueness, your own special truth.

See also: Uranus in the 4th House;

Uranus in the 4th House: Shirley Temple Black, Melanie Griffith, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Dustin Hoffman, Howard Hughes, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jordan, John F. Kennedy, Maharaj Ji, Friedrich Nietzche, Frank Sinatra, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Bram, Dipesh, Fergus, GaryCl, Medwick (end), Mikael, Nancee, Nicole, Ralph, RoyO, Suzanne, Victoria

Uranus in the 5th House

With Uranus in the fifth house, you may consciously or unconsciously try to raise your children differently from the way in which you were raised. Or you could have original, creative and / or rebellious children. Another possibility is that you might be inconsistent in the way in which you handle your children. You will undoubtedly say that you want your children to be independent, but probably not totally nonconforming. So if they become too defiant or too different, you could clamp down on them. This again demonstrates the need for defining or setting limits on the freedom of Uranus. I heard one parent with this placement say to her child, 'Of course I want you to be your own person. I just don't want you to be a total misfit.'

You may also have an objectivity in regard to your children. SO you are able to look at them in a detached manner and it may be difficult for you to be emotionally demonstrative with them. This does not mean that you are uncaring, just that it could be hard to express your feelings.

The fifth house describes the way in which you deal with children in general, and specifically your own (if you have any). And this may be especially true of your first child, but possibly somewhat softened for our subsequent children. Your attitude toward your second child may be modified by examining the seventh house; your third by the ninth; your fourth by the eleventh, etc..

Another definition of the fifth house is the house of creative self-expression. Producing children is, of course, a form of creative self-expression, but this area also describes the way in which you operate creatively and what some of your talents may be. With Uranus in the fifth, your creativity probably comes in spurts; so there could be times when you can't record your ideas quickly enough and other times when you feel that you will never be creative again. Since Uranus is connected with modern technology, you might find it helpful to put your thoughts into a tape recorder when they are flowing rapidly. You can evaluate and sort them out later. When you are uninspired, do not try to push yourself to be creative. It probably will not work and will only tend to make you restless and nervous. Do something else until the ideas begin to flow again.

You will probably not be patient when it comes to talent; and it might be a good idea to avoid artistic endeavors that require a great deal of discipline. For example, if you were to take painting lessons you could find it difficult to painstakingly practice techniques or to conform to the instructor's directions. Your talents need to flow freely; and you will probably show originality in whatever art form you develop.

Since your creative talents need not be in standard art forms with this planetary placement, you may not consider yourself creative. People tend to think that if they do not paint, write, dance, act, play instruments or sing, they have no talent. But, with Uranus in the fifth house, you may have computer skills, or a magic touch in fixing cars, or display talents in using other forms of machinery or technology. I have examples of people with this placement that range from telephone salesperson to playing the synthesizer (which of course combines music and technology).

Instead of, or in addition to talents, you may look to this house to explain how you gamble or speculate. Uranus placed there would indicate that you could be spontaneous when such matters are involved. In fact, it is easier for you to take action quickly and back off just as fast, than it is for you to hang on to an investment for an extended period of time. You would probably take risks especially if the potential gain is great enough, but the results would have to be seen soon after you take the initiative. Therefore, your involvement in speculation or gambling may be sporadic, and your successes intermittent. However, the more information you gather (even if it is done a little at a time) before you take action, the less likely you will be to fail.

The fifth house also describes what you need in courtship, and, I would add to that, it indicates the way in which you initially interact with others as individuals, whether the involvement is romantic or not. In this area you decide whether a person moves to the seventh house (intimate one-to-one relationships, be they marriage or close friendship), the eleventh house (acquaintances) or no house (out of your life). The sequence might work in this fashion. You go to a party or other group gathering (eleventh house) and find someone whom you deem interesting and want to get to know better (fifth house). Then you can determine if you would like to have that person as a close friend or partner (seventh house), as someone with whom you want to interact personally but not get close to (fifth), as an individual you may only see occasionally at parties (eleventh house), or as someone you never want to see again (no house).

Whether we are investigating potential courtship or friendship, with Uranus in the fifth house, you may be hesitant to form attachments with others quickly because you are concerned about having people interfere with your independence. You could socialize with others but probably in a detached way. You might enjoy intellectual interaction but keep people at arm's length on the emotional level. This, of course, can change when the relationship moves out of the fifth house.

Another possibility is that you attract, or are attracted to, people who are creative, exciting, unusual, unreliable, distant or odd. These characteristics are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Someone who is stimulating may be eccentric as well. In fact, it could be the eccentricity that leads to the creativity. But if you are really upset about those who are drawn to you, realize that you are probably asking for it. If you can start consciously seeking out those who are creative and exciting, then perhaps the less desirable people will disappear.

Whether or not you are involved with Uranian types, you will probably crave some excitement when you interact with others. If you come into contact with an individual who is totally predictable, he or she will undoubtedly also seem boring, and the chances of the two of you forming a close relationship are negligible. However, if you enjoy the company of the other person and think the relationship could lead to marriage or an intimate friendship, you might proceed to the next stage. Then there might be some adjustments to be made. When someone who has been courting you becomes a marriage partner, or an acquaintance becomes a close friend, you are moving them from your fifth to your seventh house. And if the requirements of the seventh house are different from those of the fifth, you may wonder why the transition is so difficult. Astrology can help you get over this hump.

By looking at the signs and planets in the fifth house, you can see how the native interacts initially with others on a one-to-one basis and also determine the qualities that person is attracted to in others. If you then interpret the seventh house and compare it with the fifth, you can known whether the shift from courtship into marriage or from the getting acquainted stage to intimate friendship takes place easily or requires great adjustment. Awareness of personal difficulties can be the first step in helping to bridge the gap between the two areas.

Since we are dealing with the planet Uranus in the fifth house, let us use this as our example. You have possibly been attracted to the excitement and craziness generated by the other person and decide it would be great to be married to him or her. However, you have Capricorn or Saturn in the seventh house and you need stability and conformity in a partner. It is obvious that problems could arise. But if you are aware that this is eventually what you want in a partner, you can begin to think about it in the early stages of the relationship and weed out those who do not fit the picture before you become too attached to them.

Uranus in 5th House: This will involve the sudden movement outwards of 'emotionally based energy', where involvements with the external world, people and creative expressions will be the main sphere of activity.

Essentially this will be through the projection of emotionally rooted energy, and can involve spontaneous falling in love, inspired artistic creations and a search for pleasure, enjoyment, fun and excitement. A lack of self-discipline is likely, as you can easily submit to passing love affairs and the attractions of a carefree life. There may be an element of immaturity and childlike displays of behavior at times. This is not necessarily 'bad', but they are often expressed at inopportune times; others may demand that you grow up.

It can be as if a brightly colored bauble attracts your attention, fascinates you, and you feel that you have to have it; your emotional desires project outwards and you are pulled along with them to the object - only to discover after a temporary possession and perusal that it is not that fascinating after all; yet in that intense drive to achieve your short-lived desire, you may have caused problems and suffering for others. This can apply especially within relationships, where a tendency to desire new partners, experimentation and promiscuity can occur. Your love-life is unlikely to be static and stable. The need to have your own way - often expressed without due sensitivity - is quite common, and can also lead to friction.

Children are likely to play an important role in your life, and you are liable to give them considerable freedom, which can have dual effects, especially if there is a reluctance to impose discipline upon them and you fail to give them sufficient attention and guidance for their needs.

Temperamentally, you are likely to have an artistic ability and appreciation. Natural talents can be present in art, music, literature and self-presentation through modern media channels of communication. There may be some degree of blockage in this area, which could reflect a lack of perseverance and discipline, rather than problems in confidence in your own ability or potential skills. It is the commitment to complete that can be a challenge for you, as you prefer that sense of freedom to follow your fascinations whenever they dominate you. Uranus intends that a change in this sphere of life is necessary, where modifying this tendency can eventually lead to success.

Uranus in 5th House: The essential archetype that the 5th house correlates to in human consciousness is one in which the individual can creatively actualize, express, project, and establish his or her egocentric identity and purpose for the life that is being lived. This is the power of the ego that is creatively expressed, the power of creativity emanating from the individualized ego. It is the ego that is full of itself, glorifying itself, an ego that demands and required recognition, acclaim, positive reinforcement that it has realized itself: the purpose for which the life is being lived. The egocentric centre of the personality within the 5th House is based on the composite effect of the matrix that involves the traditions and conditions of family, society, or the culture that the individual is born into, the immediacy of one's environment, and the subconscious memories that correlate to other lifetimes and other identities. The egocentric centre of personality is given form, a self-image relative to the inner gestation of subjective awareness of the current ego in the 4th house and Cancer: home, parents, and the early environment that we are born into.

With Uranus in the 5th house, there is a natural paradox, thus stress and tension, because of the oppositional nature of the Uranian (Aquarius) archetype and the Sun (Leo). On the one hand, a tremendous amount of energy exists to actualize the inner sense of purpose for this life. This tension induces a high degree of self-focus, egocentricity, a sense of narcissism that is simultaneously indulged in and rebelled against. This focus (the 5th House) requires freedom of expression, an independence of experience that allows for continuous self-discovery, and the actualization of the inwardly sensed creative, egocentric purpose from within itself by way of that which is created by it: the egocentric centre of its subjective reality. In effect, the individual wants to be the director of his or her own play. On the other hand, a tremendous amount of energy exists to link and actualize the inner sense of purpose (subjective) to socially relevant needs, causes, group purposes, to be subjectively empowered by external (objective) purposes, and to consciously actualize and link subjective creativity, expressed purely from the ego, to the Source of creativity itself: God. Thus the tension to egocentrically focus upon and develop the personality to the highest possible degree, and the need to simultaneously focus upon and develop a personality, ego, that is consciously linked and directed by the Source: God. Both exist. In effect, the individual wants God or the group to be the director of the play.

The liberation of Uranus in the 5th House occurs when the individual consciously attunes him- or herself to the Source of creativity and allows the egocentric sense of identity and purpose to be empowered and directed by this Source. The Source can be experienced by these individauls, or attuned to, by defining and linking the egocentric sense of purpose to the social group, society, and, in an expanded sense, to the global or planetary issues and needs of the times the individual is living within. The well of creativity, and the realisation of Self, will be ever available and continuous in so doing. This liberation involves giving up the security of tradition in the sense of tradition restricting required growth or innovation. It involves giving up a narcissistic self-preoccupation that promotes a sense of separation or detachment from humanity and its needs. It involves giving up the egocentric need to be considered special, important, to stand above the crowd, to give emotional displays whose motive and intent is to draw attention to the child who is still awaiting acknowledgement. The liberation occurs when the individual realises that the desired acknowledgement manifests from within, that validation comes from oneself, and that the Source, or God, will validate the individual once he or she actualises the sense of inner egocentric purpose by linking it to the greater needs of people, society, and the plnetary concerns that exist at any moment in time. When realised, this liberation will produce creative dynamos whose lives and vision can transform those whom they touch. Freedom from the known means to allow the Spirit of creativity to change and transform the individual as necessary, to not become fixed or fixated upon that which already exists because of the current power, thus security, that this induces.

See also: Uranus the 5th House;

Uranus in the 5th House: John Dillinger, Isadora Duncan, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Thomas Edison, Jimi Hendrix, Alex Jones, Mickey Mantle, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, George Patton, Elvis Presley, Ayn Rand, Susanna Arundhati Roy, Babe Ruth, Ted Turner, H.G. Wells, David, DavMcC, Dunja, Elijah, Gina, J, Judin, Kyle, Marcy, Medwick (cusp), Olof, Samp, ScottS, Shiloh, Tom, Yarrow

Uranus in the 6th House

If you have Uranus in the sixth house you will probably try to avoid a highly structured daily schedule. You will want variety and challenge in the tasks to be accomplished. If your job is monotonous or there are too many restrictions placed upon you in the workplace, you could concentrate on changing the routine in a somewhat quiet manner, instigate a revolution, or leave the job. Periodic escapes or frequent expression of your independence may be enough to make an organized office situation tolerable. In fact, you may feel more secure in exhibiting your individuality if there are some guidelines.

Knowing your limitations in the work area could make it easier for you to be creative in your job. You can allow your originality to flow freely if you know that anything that is too outlandish will be curtailed. I have a client with Uranus in the sixth who is a perfect example of this. She complained that her boss did not always give her the latitude she wanted. He would sometimes veto her ideas. When we discussed this further, however, it turned out that he really did allow her to pursue most of her ideas, and only turned down plans that were not feasible or were against established company policies. She even came to the conclusion that her boss's attitude permits her to be more imaginative and creative than she might be otherwise. This is because she doesn't have to waste time thinking about the plausibility of her ideas. It is done for her. But had her boss limited her too much, she probably would not have stayed with the job for the five years she had already been there. Individuals with Uranus in the sixth house would probably leave positions that restrict them too much, or they might try to avoid such jobs entirely.

Uranus in the sixth house could also indicate that you keep your distance from those with whom you work, be they bosses, subordinates or colleagues. You need not work in solitude. In fact, you might enjoy the excitement of interaction, especially with those who are intelligent. But you probably maintain a personal detachment, and form your close one-to-one relationships elsewhere.

If you have Uranus in this house, you do not want other people to tell you how to do your job, but you probably will not consciously seek out positions of authority either. If you are just allowed to do what you want to do in the manner of your choosing, you should have no problems. Sometimes, however, you could find yourself in a job in which you are managing others. If this happens, you are most likely to give your subordinates a lot of latitude, partly to stimulate their creativity, and partly to keep them from interfering with yours. But there could be concern that if your subordinates are given too much freedom they might undermine you or interfere with your manner of operating. It is independence rather than power that is an issue with Uranus in the sixth house. A way to combat that is to periodically get together to report progress and do some brainstorming. The prospect of sharing ideas should be stimulating rather than restrictive. In this way you are kept informed of what is going on, but, since you are only assembling occasionally, you are not weighted down with constant contact.

You might not think about Uranian issues when you apply for your first job; but once you have experienced tyrannical bosses, boredom or other limitations on a job, having a degree of freedom, a bit of excitement, and expressing individuality will become requirements you consciously look for.

You might also discover that your manner of operating in ordinary life is a little different from the way in which many other people do. Since the sixth house describes the way you conduct yourself in your daily routine, it can be in the workplace, in the home, or anywhere else you happen to be.

The signs in the house will describe action in the course of the day. For example, if you have a fire sign on the cusp of the sixth house, you will probably start moving quickly when you get up. Then if you also have an Earth sign in the sixth house, following the Fire sign, you will probably get organized after you have taken some action. The specific signs will provide more definite information. The planets in that house (if any) will explain your modus operandi even more.

Uranus in the sixth house could indicate that you are not interested in a sedentary daily routine. You might change your schedule frequently to keep your interest peaked or just to prove that you are not tied down to a particular routine. But whatever your reasoning, you probably try not to do the same task at the same time two days in a row. Or you might create excitement or controversy in order to avoid boredom. The emphasis with Uranus may be more on action than on accomplishment.

You probably do not lack energy. In fact, there are times when you feel 'wired' and it is difficult to sit still. But your energy may come in spurts; so that you can work feverishly one day or for part of one day, and then need to free yourself of work the next day or part of the next day. Besides the fluctuation of energy level, your attention span could be short as well. Therefore, it will undoubtedly be better for you to switch activities frequently. Your periodic energy overloads can be physical or mental, so you might change the mode of activity as well as the specific tasks. In other words, you might perform a mental task first; and when your brain begins to tire, switch to something that requires physical energy until you feel physically fatigued, and so forth. You will accomplish more if you do this rather than trying to remain with one job for long periods of time.

Uranus in 6th House: The basic themes of challenges and opportunities for change in this house are associated with work, service and health.

Due to the Uranian reaction to the imposition of repetitive, mundane tasks, there may be adult difficulties in the sphere of employment, especially in enjoying and maintaining a job. The need for stimulation and real interest in the work is essential, otherwise you are likely to experience considerable dissatisfaction and frustration in your working environment, which can lead to periodic changes of job and employment instability. Even during your childhood, this could manifest as a lack of persistence and prolonged attention to your lessons; even though you may be a bright child, fluctuations of concentration and application are liable to have a detrimental effect on your scholastic progress.

You will need as much freedom as possible in the work sphere, and would certainly resent a high degree of supervision. What you will probably have to learn and develop over time is an ability to be more mentally concentrated on the task before you, and a greater degree of self-discipline in using your mind in productive and practical ways. The tendency can be to live too much in ideas, and fail to actualize them.

There may be the ability to work well with modern technology, through scientific developments or computer-derived employment. There will be an interest in technological advancement, as this appeals to the futurist dimension of Uranus. It is likely that becoming satisfied in this area may take some time to achieve; and changes in work or career directions are to be expected.

Your health can be another source of personal change. Your physical body may have periodic illnesses, perhaps caused by the response to the highly stimulatory and agitating Uranus energy. Or possibly some form of a serious or incapacitating illness may suddenly occur, disrupting your lifestyle. This may not be as negative as it appears; there is likely to be the opportunity of a hidden potential path, which if recognized and followed could lead to a positive transformation in your life. This could unfold into personal experience of alternate unconventional health therapies (which today are proliferating and taking firm root within society). You could gain relief from illness through such an approach based on holistic concepts of healing, or you could become interested in training in such skills. This can lead to a totally new way of living and perceiving life, and this could be the intention of the Uranus stimulus.

Uranus in 6th House: A natural stress can occur at the synapse points within the brain that affect the electrical transmissions (thought, instructions, the psycho chemistry that is continually regulating and adjusting the brain to meet the needs of the entire organism) between neurons. The synapse and neuron system is similar to the skeletal system, which is the foundation and structure for the tissues, muscles, and cells of the organic body. Just as a broken bone in the arm affects the functioning of the overall nature of the arm, stress-induced breakdowns within the synapses impact on the functions within the organism to which the synapses and neurons correlate.

When Uranus transits Virgo or Gemini, an acceleration of the evolution of the brain takes place for the entire species. Thus the 'stepped-up' electrical voltage within the brain can lead to various problems. When Uranus is in the 3rd or 6th house and not in Virgo or Gemini, then this stepped-up evolution of the brain is specific to only those individuals, not the entire species. This stepped-up electrical energy manifested in the brain through the synapse and neuron system can lead to all manner of 'strange' sensations, symptoms, and psycho- and / or physiological conditions that cannot be diagnosed; thus some of these individuals are called hypochondriacs.

Uranus in 6th House: Uranus here gives a high-tension temperament that seeks to lose itself in meaningful work. If such work cannot be found, there is danger of chronic illness stemming from frustration. They may be afflicted by nervous habits of some kind and tend to overdo on food, cigarettes, drugs, or anything that eases tension, though they are equally inclined to become 'health nuts' and overdo on special diets. Sometimes they go back and forth from binges of overeating to strict regimens. Most work hard at staying in shape all their lives, though some go the opposite route and do everything to such excess that it can lead to an early death.

Exercise is of great importance in order to use up the nervous energy and keep them steady. If they have a clear-cut goal and a partner, boss, or patron they respect to encourage them, they are dynamos of energy and can accomplish a great deal. They need a way to serve humanity, but the form and the method of service may be unusual.

Although they are mavericks where method is concerned, and usually work best alone, it is very necessary for them to be working for someone who appreciates their efforts and can set guidelines for them. They are good soldiers, able to follow orders and obey logical rules, and able to give orders in turn to subordinates; but they always need a respected superior to keep them in line, or they will go off on tangents, wasting tremendous amounts of time and money on nonessential ventures just to use up excess nervous energy.

The study of yoga, especially the practice of breath control and relaxation, is an excellent means for acquiring control over this reservoir of nervous energy which, if unused, can simply jitter them to death. Positive-thinking practices are useful also, because negative thinking is very destructive to them and can make them ill.

They need cheerful, steady, work-oriented individuals around them. Nervous, disoriented, negative, or disturbed companions will literally drive them crazy.

They can work with great patience and dedication for a cause they believe in, particularly if they respect the leader, who can be too eccentric or intense for most to work for, but this won't bother them at all.

Uranus in 6th House: Those with Uranus in the 6th are meant to explore in a deeper way the intimate relationship between the inner world of the mind and feelings and the outer world of form and the body. A connection exists between what we are inside and the kind of everyday reality we create for ourselves. Uranus in the 6th has a chance to learn that in order to change the outside, the inside must be altered first. Any problems which they face in their daily lives or physical bodies can be met with the questions: 'what patterns in me produced these difficulties?' and 'how can I change them?'.

Self-examination, based on the liberating idea that we create and are responsible for our own reality, is the key to a positive experience of Uranus in the 6th. Otherwise they are prone to minor or major upheavals in the life - such as falling ill to avoid going to a job they don't like, rather than admitting first they are feeling trapped by the work and acting accordingly to change the situation.

In fact, the whole area of work and employment can be approached in a non-conventional way. Rarely suited to a repetitive nine-to-five routine, they will usually find it difficult to stay in a job purely out of a sense of duty or for the sake of security. Their minds need to be continually engaged and interested in the tasks before them; and it's best if their work allows scope for change, variety, inventiveness and movement. Often there is difficult working under others because they need to approach any job in their own way - even if it has never been done in that fashion previously. However, if Uranus is not too badly aspected, exchanging ideas with co¬workers can be lively and stimulating.

Often, they are interested in the new technologies as well as subjects like astrology or other related metaphysical or psychological systems - anything which gives them a frame of reference from which to observe and meet life. They might suit a 'think tank' situation.

In general, they do not like to be bound by the little everyday necessities and routines of existence and may create upheavals to make life more interesting and exciting. Again, life might become easier if they consciously acknowledge what they don't like, and do something to change that area rather than subtly provoking external forces to disrupt it for them.

Interested in the relationship between mind and body, they might explore various forms of alternative and complementary medicines, sometimes experimenting with unusual diets and various exercise routines. Health problems can stem from too much stress and nervous tension which weakens the body's defenses. An overly inhibited 6th house Uranus attracts the Furies, which may lodge themselves in the body, creating havoc in the system. In charts I have seen, there appears to be a connection between Uranus in the 6th and various forms of allergies. Interestingly, some medical researchers have linked allergies with unexpressed anger and resentment, suggesting that people with 'short fuses' are more prone to allergic conditions. (In her book on medical astrology, Eileen Nauman associates Uranus with 'the actual impulses that leap from one nerve synapse to another'.) Obviously, those with Uranus here will benefit from any form of activity which helps them unwind ¬physical exercises, yoga, meditation, etc.. On the positive side, Uranus offers the possibility of a speedy recovery or release from illness, helped enormously by the right mental attitudes.

If we take the combination of Uranus and the 6th house to its logical conclusion, then there may be the possibility of unusual pets. One woman I know with this placement keeps rats as pets in the house - uncaged, of course.

Uranus in 6th House: The demanding obligations of your daily work routine may be frustrating, but you have a talent for thinking of innovations that can make your job more interesting. Your suggestions for improving work procedures may attract attention from the people who will benefit from them. You have a good opinion of yourself because you know you can earn a good income by using your own resources with creative imagination. It is inconceivable that others are not aware of your skills. You may not be a practical person, but your intuitive problem-solving ability defies all the rules. While you consider it important to get an education, you will find it painful to lose your precious freedom while getting it. On the other hand, you know that if you don't get an education, you are limited, perhaps permanently, in your ability to earn an adequate living.

Your belief that you can do whatever you want no doubt resulted from your upbringing, because your parents gave you too much freedom. You had the opportunity to grow according to your own identity, for which you should be grateful; but insufficient discipline made it difficult for you to accept responsibility. As time goes on, you will become increasingly dissatisfied with yourself unless you get involved in meaningful activities that prove the value of your talents. There are many possible uses for your ingenuity and intuitive problem-solving ability, which will go to waste unless you use them where they are most needed.

Your ideas are your most important asset, but you must develop them before you can promote them to your advantage. This is the basis for your problems, as well as for their solution. You dislike responsibility; and unless this changes, you won't be able to get people interested in your ideas. You could do so much to help improve social conditions that oppress others. In this area you would gain immediate recognition for your efforts and also get the experience you need to succeed in the field you choose. If you want to function in a position of trust and authority, you must have a formal education, or your aspirations are little more than dreams.

You owe it to yourself to accept the fact that you must start at the bottom. Learn your craft well, so you can grow into the demands of a more responsible position. Plan ahead so you don't have to submit to other people's control; and learn to have enough self-discipline to persist in a program that will assure you of independence later. Learn the art of being patient about getting results when you act.

You permit yourself greater indulgences and more permissive behavior than you would tolerate from anyone else. Also, you have established one set of rules for yourself and another for your partner. Unless you modify this position, you risk losing your mate's respect, and you will jeopardize your relationship. You have great plans for your children, and want them to rise to their fullest potentials. They find you exciting and admire your talents.

Uranus in 6th House: Disease and healing: Health is subject to unpredictable changes. Your nervous system is high-strung and particularly vulnerable. Stress-related neurological disorders can provoke unusual symptoms, which often respond well to radical or experimental treatments. Difficulties with independence or integrity are precursors to disease; imprisonment makes you sick. The challenge is to roll with the punches. Disease is a message provoking you to wake up, a 'shock' from the system indicating that your lifestyle must change immediately.

Unequal relationships: You're a natural reformer with a sharp eye for abuses of power, seeking out situations of social disequilibrium to provoke change. From the inferior position, your impulse toward upheaval begins quietly. Then suddenly, in an unlikely moment, you reveal yourself to be Robin Hood, defender of the meek, tweaking the nose of the Sheriff of Nottingham. You'd like to exist outside all power hierarchies, since your motivation is toward complete independence. The pitfall involves abuse of fairness. If you insist on provoking revolution is the underdog, realize that you're fair game for similar treatment in the superior position. The challenge is to destroy unhealthy dominance anywhere you find it. If you have a choice, be Thomas Jefferson rather than Thomas Paine.

Duty and service: You take particular delight in helping, for service is the way you stand out from the crowd. In attitude, you're a loner; ordinary cultural rules of conduct are discarded in favor of a more private code. Provocative mental insight is your method. You take risks with those you serve; you want impact. You shake up people's nervous systems, challenging old emotional assumptions with new mental perspectives. The pitfall surrounds humility versus ego. One moment you seek only a unique solution to another's problems; the next moment you're commanding all the energy in a surge of fervent but insensitive soapbox philosophy. The challenge involves mastering the art of the 'quiet revolution' and the use of 'invisible electricity'.

Technical mind: Uranian mentality includes the brilliant impulses of inspired geniuses, as well as the erratic aberrations of unbalanced crackpots. What distinguishes the two? The genius solves problems by thinking about them in new ways. She looks with fresh eyes, questioning everything. Often, she sees the solution in a spark of inspiration before the knows the means. The crackpot uses the same procedures. But the genius works backward, filling in the holes, painstakingly bridging the old to the new, whereas the crackpot offers no help to those of us he has 'left behind'. So we disregard the crackpot while embracing the genius. Your mind pulls you away from ordinary linear rationality, to inspired bursts of new vision. Your challenge is to add the discipline necessary to bridge the gap and be revered as a genius rather than denigrated as a crackpot.

Discipline and routines: Regularity is antithetical to your lifestyle. There are routines, to be sure, but they are markedly erratic, distinguished by their unpredictability. You have an iron will when it comes to tasks; and you can work with astonishing discipline, but only when you choose the issue. Your skills become specialties; and your specialties then branch off to form their own peculiar patterns of expertise, sometimes seemingly unrelated to one another. Your challenge is to weave these disparate elements into a unique coherence.

See also: Uranus in the 6th House;

Uranus in the 6th House: Kim Basinger, Ingrid Bergman, George Clooney, Salvadore Dali, Lady Gaga, Aldous Huxley, Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, Bob Marley, Jack Nicklaus, Barack Obama, Arnold Palmer, Joseph Ratzinger, Patti Smith, Gloria Steinem, AlexP, Antonio, Ashira, DonW, Duane, Erin, JRosh, JT, Marie, Mark, Nirvesh, Tara

Uranus in the 7th House

The seventh house represents both what you need in close one-to-one relationships and what you have to give in them. Sometimes we try to project our seventh house requirements solely onto others, and sometimes we look only to ourselves to provide these necessary qualities. But neither of these alternatives is completely satisfactory. You could go from one relationship to another, and from one extreme to the other, until you realize that you must share the requirements in that area with a mate, a best friend, or anyone else with whom you are intimately involved.

If you have Uranus in the seventh house and you try to express all the qualities described therein yourself, you will probably insist on showing your individuality and maintaining your independence in close relationships. Because there needs to be some stability to maintain a relationship, you will probably attach yourself to someone who is responsible and steady. Also, if you are being nonconforming, your partner will undoubtedly be assigned the task of defining your parameters. Since you are placing the emphasis on responsibility and stability, this person may lack the excitement you need in a partner. Then eventually you could end the relationship because you are bored or feel limited; or your partner might terminate it because you are so unreliable.

If the relationship ends, then very possibly your next relationship will be with someone who is exciting and needs a great deal of freedom. you will be attracted to the independent nature that was lacking in your last partner. But before long you could discover that this independence brings with it a lack of dependability. So you become the one burdened with responsibility in the relationship. When this occurs, you begin to feel trapped because you no longer have the freedom you need. If the feeling of being restricted becomes very strong, you could abruptly end the association. Then you might go back to a partnership in which you are the independent one and keep alternative these two scenarios.

A possible third script is to decide not to form any intimate associations. Having been exposed to both extremes (or even without experiencing either extreme), you may begin to feel that your freedom is more important than any relationship. You believe you will be happiest if you avoid intimacy. You could try to stay away from people altogether, but this will not work for long because you need intellectual stimulation, and with Uranus in the seventh house that stimulation comes with and from others. So you interact, find yourself attracted to some exciting, intelligent person with whom you are sharing ideas, and start alternating all three scenarios again.

Eventually you might come to the conclusion that you can never have a lasting relationship. Some people with Uranus in the seventh house say that; and some astrology textbooks state this as well. It may be a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it need not be true. In fact, I can give you a number of examples of people with this placement who have been able to maintain enduring relationships. One couple I know very well have, at this writing, been married for over forty years. He has Uranus in the seventh house, and she has Aquarius there. There were adjustments along the way, but they have learned to share the qualities they require in relationships.

Knowing that there are alternatives, understanding what they are, and consciously developing the desirable ones, are the secrets to making a relationship work. With Uranus in the seventh house, remember that defining your boundaries is the first step in expressing your freedom. You might make a list (either in your mind or on paper) of what your requirements are in relationships. You can do this with or without astrology; but astrology makes the job easier. Note what you want and do not want in terms of the signs, planets and points in your seventh house, and remember that you and your partner both need to express some facet of these qualities.

You should also be aware that with Uranus in the seventh house, you probably do not want the kind of relationship your parents had, no matter what it was like. Even if you consciously believed your parents were the ideal couple, you would possibly be attracted to people who were unlike your parents. The differences might be in ethnic, religious and / or socio-economic background. If your parents had a traditional or conservative marriage, you could find the hippie type appealing in partnership; but if they were free-thinkers, you might want a partner (at least initially) who is conservative. The principle here is that you will break with tradition whatever it might be.

Let's look at specific issues that could be prevalent with Uranus in the seventh house, and some ways of dealing with them. As we examine the alternatives, it should not be difficult to sort out the desirable and undesirable qualities.

Freedom is one theme that will have prominence in partnerships. As already stated, you might be attracted to the independent nature of your partner (especially if stability was an integral part of your parents' relationship). You do not, however, want a partner who is so independent that there is no need for you. Therefore, as you begin to develop intimacy, look for mutual interests that can be shared, particularly those that entail excitement and mental stimulation. You might join forces in a challenging project or unite behind some cause. However, you do not want to share everything. Twenty-four hour a day togetherness can be limiting. But having some common interests can create a mutual bond to keep you together without making you feel confused.

It can also be satisfying to find a partner who is spontaneous and exciting. But with these qualities there may be no thought given to consequences and responsibilities. Unless you establish certain ground rules you could find that all the responsibility is heaped on your shoulders and you feel fettered rather than free. You do not need too many regulations, only a definition of the outer limits. For example, your spouse might walk in and announce that the two of you are going to take a romantic cruise. That could be an exciting prospect, and how nice to have a spouse who would think of such a trip. But if you are left with the details, such as how it will be paid for, who is going to take care of the children, etc., it could take away all the pleasure. If, however, you determine long in advance that any details must be jointly handled when last minute plans are made, you will not feel burdened by the responsibility. And because your partner is sharing the responsibility, you can more easily share the fun.

Another characteristic that can come with the need for freedom is the desire for periodic time alone. If you have to be with others constantly, you can feel oppressed, restless and / or exhausted. You want to break away, be by yourself, and replenish your energy (or perhaps your tolerance). Therefore, you want a partner who will at least be understanding of your need for occasional solitude. But chances are that you will be drawn to those who also want some time alone. If you are attracted to someone for other reasons, and then you discover that this person has to be with you constantly, you probably will not stay in the relationship too long.

The two main problems that could arise in connection with the need for solitude are: 1. you and your mate want to be alone at different times; and 2. concern with what your spouse is doing with his or her free time. If you want to be alone at different times, and do not make an effort to remedy this, you may never get to see each other and then there wouldn't be any relationship. If you are concerned with what your spouse is doing, you could get obsessed with this thought and defeat the purpose of your free time. Therefore, it would be a good idea to jointly schedule times alone (remaining as flexible as possible so that changes can be made), and to share information about your individual activities. You do not want the relationship to become too regimented; but total lack of consideration for the partner (which could occur of you made no adjustment to each other) is just as bad. Once you have developed a loose pattern, which has room to accommodate exceptions, it can become an automatic part of the partnership, and you will not feel restricted.

Another possibility for Uranus in the seventh house is to find a partner from a different background from your own, either ethnically, psychologically, or socio¬economically. You might select such a partner in order to be a rebel, or to emphatically state your individuality. Or you might be attracted to this person because he or she offers qualities that have been lacking in your life. For example, your partner could come from an emotionally demonstrative family, whereas yours was cool and reserved and, through your partner, you might learn to express your feelings more readily. You, in return, might help your partner to exercise more control. Or if your spouse or dear friend is from a foreign country, you could expand your knowledge of the language, customs and culture of that country because of the association. And you could share these facets of your own country with the significant other.

The differences between you, however, could also create problems. If each of you is accustomed to behaving in a particular manner that is unlike your partner, conflict can arise. In using one of the illustrations mentioned above, you could handle critical situations in your cool reserved way, by logically evaluating what is going on. While your partner, in his / her typical demonstrative fashion, at least from your point of view, will rant and rave. Or if you are an American 'women's libber' married to a man from a Near Eastern country who considers women second class citizens, you can reasonably expect that the two of you will have to make compromises or problems will most assuredly arise.

Compromise is not easy with Uranus, but the objectivity attached to the planet may help to resolve difficulties. As different situations arise, evaluate circumstances and determine together the best course of action. Discuss the situation objectively, as though it were happening to two other people. That could help you arrive at a fair compromise.

So look for a partner who is creative, unusual, intelligent, exciting, and / or from a different familial background from your own. Avoid those who are completely unreliable, totally self-centered and extremely erratic in behavior. You may think that this sounds too difficult; but if you apply your objectivity you will find that it is simpler than you believe. With Uranus in the seventh house, you have the ability to view the relationship as though you were not involved. Then, before you allow yourself to be drawn in, you can eliminate those who exhibit a number of the qualities you want to avoid.

Uranus in 7th House: Uranus in this natal house will be active in the sphere of personal relationships, where it is most unlikely that you will experience smooth-running, tranquil partnerships.

Often, this becomes a struggle over the issue of relatedness, and what that actually involves and demands from people. Everyone has to undergo some kind of adjustment and modification of his / her behavior within all social relationships, perhaps more intensely within intimate partnerships or marriage when people live together. You may find such changes difficult to make, or resent having to do so; and this reflects that Uranian tendency to be highly individual and rebellious. With that stubborn obstinacy and belief in being right, you may fail to even see why you have to adjust in order for a relationship to continue and prosper. Certainly the question of freedom will rise; and your insistence on this and having your own way is likely to create conflict. At times, an insensitivity to the parallel 'rights' of others can stand out in stark relief to some of your progressive social ideas.

Commitment is another problem area. You probably have severe mood changes; attitudes and interests can rise and fall with surprising rapidity; often your demand for freedom and individual expression is but a cover for this inner fluctuation, as you know how erratic and unpredictable you can be. Coupled with this is that urge for new stimulation, perhaps new partners; and the thought of willingly typing yourself to one person can frighten you through fear of restriction and limitation. Running away from relationships of any depth can indeed restrict you to experiencing only superficial affairs.

Many changes in your life will be triggered by the nature and outcome of your social and intimate relationships. there may be sudden affairs, marriages, divorces, due to unpredictable behavior by either yourself or others. Your life can be turned upside down in such situations; and even your demands for freedom in a relationship could suddenly become freedom without any partner! These relationships will probably have an element of the unorthodox about them, with unconventional and unusual experiences likely, especially if you are inclined to cross the lines of social taboos.

You may need to discover, and clarify for yourself, the function of relationship in society, to look at how you handle your relationships and how you regard their purpose. Uranus is attempting to lead you towards a new understanding of relationship in life, so that you can find real freedom within the relationship web instead of always being tempted to break out and stand alone. You need to transcend that aspect of destructiveness that you often bring into a relationship, which makes you respond to the pressure of growth by deciding that the tensions are unresolvable and looking for ways to shatter the bonds. In fact, a new approach to this sphere of life could open doors to entirely new forms of relationship, where each lives together in relative harmony, yet they are free enough to follow their own independent paths in a spirit of conscious partnership, instead of any antagonistic self-seeking demands which are exclusive of the partner, and which ignore his or her needs and sensitivities. If you can successfully modify your natural tendencies, relationships of valuable depth can be possible, which as you mature would really fulfil your needs.

Uranus in 7th House: In your desire to enjoy life without limitations, you seek progressive people who lead exciting lives. You apply the same philosophy in searching for a partner with whom you can have room to grow and develop. You are easily accepted in any social environment, because you don't follow any hard and fast rules that make it impossible for others to welcome you. You tend to avoid responsibility, however, which could create some problems in your career. Until you are established in your own right, you may have to rely on social contacts to open doors. This might be painful, because you don't like being obligated to others. You need to plan your moves carefully and realize that success is the product of a well-thought-out program with specific objectives.

Though you think you know what's best for your children, giving them unlimited freedom may cause more harm than you know. Luckily you have good communication with them, so they may not criticize you for your lack of discipline. You know how to make contacts with important persons who can help you exploit your creative ideas. They will support you in your endeavors because you are careful not to force yourself on them. Get an education and learn how others accept full responsibility for their actions. You may then realize that you have freedom only if you earn it. With your talent for innovation, your goals are nearly limitless when you apply yourself.

You are uncomfortable when forced to adhere to rules laid down by someone else, which was even more difficult while you were growing up, when your parents tried to control you. A rebel at heart, you needed to let them know that you had to make your own way and fail, if necessary, on your own terms. You aren't as self-confident as you appear; and working with the public will show you how much experience you need to succeed. Time is in your favor if you learn to forego some of your personal indulgences when your career demands require it.

It may be annoying, but you must deal with the financial facts of life if you want to earn a decent income. Learn to capitalize on your social contacts and use these opportunities to demonstrate your talents. You will eventually succeed on your own and gain the freedom to be more selective about whom you are obligated to. You do owe something to your public, from whom you are willing to accept certain rewards for the services you render. Don't forget those who do favors for you. Helping them can be a wise investment in your future, when you may need them again.

You are ingenious in finding ways to gain acceptance by the general public for your contributions, which may not be spectacular compared with others'. But you fascinate people with your special brand of charm, which disarms them without their knowing it. You easily arouse people's interest in your programs, which you say are in their best interests; and for the most part you succeed. Examine your motives in all your actions. If your purpose is to get as much as possible at others' expense, your victory will be bittersweet; but if you sincerely work for their best interests, you will deserve and win their appreciation. Your partner is your most ardent supporter, and will honestly appraise your accomplishments.

Uranus in 7th House: Mirrored awareness: Uranus in the 7th house indicates that your reflection in others electrifies or awakens you. The experience can be both enlivening and upsetting, and encompasses both in the long run. One-to-one relatedness is where you discover your true uniqueness, that which separates you from the crowd and defines you as a special being. The pitfall lies in defiant refusal to look at what needs to change within you. The challenge is to see yourself with fresh eyes, letting old masks fall away.

Equal partnerships: You are likely to jump into - and out of - partnerships, for not only is their appearance an unexpected surprise, but their disappearance can be equally sudden. The function of personal relationships in your life is to disturb ordinary unconsciousness. If you're 'sleeping' lightly, then their appearance is a delight. If you're stuck in habit, or using unconsciousness as an escape from your life, they may well jolt you like an electric cattle prod. If you want relationships to last, you'll need to come and go often. The willingness to establish instant connection, to break that connection when necessary, and then re-establish it later is a hallmark of maturity. Do not cling, nor allow others to cling to you. The challenge is to let go of expectations and live in the here and now.

Contracts, commitments: Commitment is hardly the tenor of this placement. Instead, you leap into contracts - and later break them, often on very short notice. The polarity is sufficiently extreme that when you're in one state, you can't conceive of ever being in the other. Commitment touches directly on the issue of personal freedom, especially in the arena of spiritual growth. Ordinary commitments too often limit our freedom; and you are very aware of these limitations, determined not to be bound by them. Your challenge is to find a better way, to experience the linking of your higher will with the mundane experience of making a promise. That's no easy task to master; but even the contradictions can teach you about the extraordinary freedom that comes from true commitment.

Co-operation: When you flow calmly, you are a joy to be with, since your boundaries are so clear, and yet your natural willingness and interest in interaction causes others to feel completely safe with you. When resistant, however, there is no-one more rigid and defiant. In those moments, you would cut off your nose to spite your own face rather than engage in a substantive co-operation. What makes this placement fascinating is the switch from one posture to the other. It can take even you very much by surprise. Your challenge is to flow with the changes. When you are uncooperative, go away - you need separateness and a sense of freedom. When you again feel co-operative, return to sharing.

Natural partner or partnership: Your natural partner is different from other people you've met in your life, an individual who stands apart in your mind, distinguished by independence and a distinctly revolutionary bent, a crusader for change. His or her personality should also be more than a little unpredictable, keeping you on your toes.

A natural partnership awakens you to new possibilities within yourself, and leads to uncharted territory. Your partnership causes you to want to throw off the shackles of false security, to reach for true freedom through the discoveries sharing can provide. The image is an electrical generator.

See also: Uranus in the 7th House;

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Uranus in the 8th House

The natural assumption with Uranus in the eighth house as it pertains to sex is that the native would want total freedom in sexual experiences or would have unusual standards in regards to the sexual theory or practice. And if you have Uranus posited in this house, you may be totally uninhibited in sexual matters. But I have discovered in discussions with clients who have this placement that there is another possibility which is just as common. You do not want to be controlled in that area. You may enjoy sex, but you want it when, where and with whom you desire it.

One tends to think of passion and lust connected with uninhibited sex. But if you have Uranus in the eighth house, you can become cool and detached if you feel that your sexual partner considers you a sex object or tries to control you through sex. You may then make yourself inaccessible even if you do have deep inner passion. On the other hand, if you are respected and feel free in expressing your sexuality, your sex life can be very gratifying.

Since the eighth house is also other people's money and joint resources, you could find that unearned money comes in sporadically or other people's resources help to make you feel independent. More often, however, it seems that those with Uranus in the eighth house want to be financially unencumbered. You probably are uncomfortable with debt. You may not even want to be responsible for managing funds which are not your own. However, it might not always be practical to accomplish what you want all by yourself.

For example, I have a client with this placement who felt very strongly about owing money. He had always paid cash for whatever he purchased. The one credit card he had, he used only as a monthly charge, so that he would not be in debt to even the credit card company. Then came a time when he wanted to buy a house and the situation was very difficult for him. The house was too expensive for him to pay for out of current earnings. He needed to borrow money from his family for the down payment, and he had to take out a mortgage from the bank as well. I suggested that he view the matter from a different perspective. Instead of looking at his borrowing money as a terrible burden, he should think that each payment he made would make him freer. He borrowed the money. He still has an uncomfortable feeling about the debt, but he is trying to develop the right attitude. He is working hard to pay off his loans and his mortgage, and tries to make double payments whenever possible. He told me that this makes him feel twice as free!

Since the eighth house represents joint resources as well as the resources of others, you might also find it difficult to share money or talents with others. If you are married, you could prefer that your partner handle joint money so that you can be free of such burdens. Or perhaps you would rather you each handle your own resources and not pool your assets.

In regard to sharing assets, you might be concerned that too much togetherness could interfere with your creativity. However, if you have the right attitude, you may be able to stimulate the creative process. Brainstorming can be exciting and productive as long as you are not wasting your time dwelling on the possibility of being controlled or thwarted. Always consider this form of sharing temporary, knowing that if the other party seems to be taking charge, you can extricate yourself from the interaction. Thus you may be able to allow ideas to flow more freely.

The eighth house is also connected with psychological probing and transformation. So with Uranus there, you might find that you do not always have the patience to get to the bottom of issues. You can deal with this potential problem by analyzing for a short period of time, taking a break, and returning to it. A number of sessions may be necessary, but insights concerning deep, psychological complexes can occur. The insights will probably come suddenly, and may lead to personal transformation. Total transformation is possible, but it will be most likely to come as a result of several insights, each of which may occur suddenly.

Uranus in 8th House: There are several ways in which the influence of the natal Uranus can work through an 8th house position. These can range from a focus on material possessions and money, through to an interest in the worlds hidden behind the material appearance.

This can also involve a crisis of the relationship between self and others; a new understanding and expression is probably required in order for a new light to reveal new potentialities. It is a deeper process of social relating that can be explored, where there is a wider scope for the insights to be displayed and communicated.

Underlying this are the themes of transiency, of death and rebirth. Changes can be triggered in your life which are reflective of these themes. There may be sudden legacies, perhaps due to a family bereavement, which in the pain of loss can also offer opportunities to another. Business ventures or marriages may collapse, reminding you that nothing in life is forever. The realization of change, that life and loved ones can slip through one's grasp like grains of sand, can radically disturb any sense of inner security, especially one which is founded on material principles.

It is certain that you will lose something or someone of importance in your life, and that will be the catalyst for the process of searching to begin. It is a questioning to discover if there is any solid foundation in life, or how to deal with this transiency which when experienced in a negative form can strip the life of all color and vitality. What is needed then is a rebirth, through which, with wiser attitudes, you are more ready to face the facts of life. This rebirth can occur through an investigation into the hidden inner realities beyond the superficial appearances. This can be through scientific or occult investigations, where the sense of probing new dimensions can stimulate and excite the mind. Yet it is often a maturation of your emotional level that is required, so that you are able to commence deeper relationships with others too. This rebirth is not just a personal need, it is tied in with the nature of your social relationships, where personal development should also have beneficial social repercussions. In finding a new self, you should also realize a new form of social relating, expressing your place and function within the webbing of the collective network.

Sexuality can also be an aspect of your nature that Uranus seeks to work changes through. The importance of sexual activity may be quite strong in your life, possibly determining certain choices for you as a result of its demanding voice. Uranus will stimulate an unconventional approach to this fact of adult life, and your scope in this sphere could be considerable and varied. This will be especially so if aspects are made to natal Moon, Venus and Mars. Your sexuality can add to the forming and dissolution of partnerships; and depending on their impact in your life, Uranus may take this route to confront you with its necessary lessons. This could even include moving beyond a certain emotional detachment and distancing, towards more embracing, intense, emotional experiences in relationships. Achieving this could result in a rebirth for you in an important sphere of your life.

Uranus in 8th House: The essential archetype that the 8th House correlates to in human consciousness is one in which we experience our limitations: who we are, who we are not, and who we cannot be. This awareness creates a sense of power and powerlessness - power in the sense of who we are in a total sense, and powerlessness in the sense of who and what we are not: we have an awareness of other people's power and of sources and forms of power that are somehow not part of our subjective reality. The awareness of subjective power is based upon an intense inner focus that promotes a psychoanalytical knowledge of what motivates and defines the total nature of our subjective reality. This subjective awareness is galvanized through the interaction or interfaces with other people's subjective reality, with what motivates and defines other people's total natures, and through the awareness that there are forms or sources of power that are beyond our subjective ability to control: the 'mysterious' laws that regulate the totality of life itself, laws that we, as subjective entities, apparently cannot control. Death is an example of this.

The awareness of what we cannot control induces into human consciousness the instinct of feeling threatened. This feeling can be projected onto anyone or anything; this feeling and its projection are reactions to the survival instinct: the 2nd house polarity to the 8th house. It is this reaction that becomes the basis of resisting necessary growth dynamics, i.e., someone else trying to point out something about us; our merging with another person or with sources of power that are stronger or more potent than we are; as well as our trying to manipulate and control that which we can in order to not feel threatened, to feel powerful in the face of powerlessness.

The interface between subjective, self-enclosed entities not only defines the parameters of personal limitation but also allows for a metamorphosis of those limitations by merging together. Through merging or uniting with another source of power, a person, a body of knowledge, or any symbol or phenomenon that promotes or can be used to create a metamorphosis of existing limitations, an osmosis takes place. Through osmosis the subjective, self-enclosed entities become that which they have formed a relationship to, or merged with. In so doing, a metamorphosis of limitations occurs because the merging entities have not only become one through each other but have become more than they were prior to merging. Examples of this archetype can be seen in the phenomena of committing ourselves to another in relationship, in which we necessarily confront our limitations yet merge to become larger than we were as single entities; sex, in which we merge with a partner and through osmosis produce children and exchange karma (a form of which is sexual diseases); merging with symbols or forms of power like astrology, tarot, magic, and occult sciences of all types, in which we become more than we were prior to the merging; joining resources with another to form all kinds of partnerships; and, nowadays, the intense acceleration of corporations buying up other corporations. Additionally, instead of resisting that which we feel threatened by, we can confront whatever it is that induces this instinctual feeling. By confronting it we can come to know the basis of the fear(s). By knowing it we merge with it, and merging with the basis of the fear(s), we grow beyond that by which we feel threatened.

Uranus in the 8th House correlates to individuals who have an intense need to psychoanalyze themselves in order to understand the nature of their personalities and the inner dynamics that motivate and define the nature of that which they do, and of that which they desire. Because of the inherent objectiveness and detachment of Uranus, these individuals are silently, yet continuously, observing and monitoring their own inner workings. This silent observation promotes an ongoing self-knowledge and deep inner self-awareness as to the nature of their own psychology. Cyclically, content from the person's own unconscious will erupt into his or her conscious awareness. This content will reflect either that which has been repressed for whatever reasons or seed thoughts that suddenly appear that portend a potential future to come. In either case, these cyclic eruptions will always be preceded by a time of withdrawal or detachment from the immediacy of whatever constitutes the individual's existing reality. This withdrawal reflects the need to inwardly attune to that which is about to erupt from the unconscious. The erupting contents lead to ever deeper levels of self-awareness and the necessity to cyclically refine, redefine, or eliminate whatever dynamics of existing reality thwart the necessary growth that is reflected in this type of metamorphosis. It is as if these people cyclically rebel against their own status-quo reality; this rebellion reflects their inability or intolerance to accept existing limitations for too long a time.

This type of inner Uranian reality will project itself upon the environment in the sense of psychoanalyzing or penetrating to the core of anyone or anything in which the individual finds him- or herself engaged. The intense inner magnetism produced within the individual's inner environment, a magnetism that is based on a deep, soul searching-type consciousness, can attract and repel many people to the individual. These individuals can create an instinctual defense response in others because of the deep inner gaze that is projected through another(s) person. Others can feel exposed, thus threatened, when they do not desire to be exposed. Uranus in the 8th House rebels against superficiality, thus looks below the surface. For those who are seeking to understand themselves, to look at themselves more deeply, to understand how and why they work the way that they work, an intense draw or attraction can be projected upon individuals with Uranus in the 8th House because of their ability to look deeply into the human condition. The deep inner gaze that is projected upon others by these individuals is their way of determining with whom to be engaged: whom to commit to by way of friendship, whom to commit to by way of intimacy (the search for a soul mate), and what types of experiences to commit to that will allow for essential growth and metamorphosis of inner or outer limitations. Unless there is an essential like-mindedness between the individual and another(s), the individual will have almost nothing to do with him or her.

This deep inner need to grow beyond limitations, to metamorphose cyclically, will promote not only the implementation of personal rituals that allow for this but also a natural kind of curiosity to experiment with, or at least intellectually consider, 'different' kinds of experiences of all sorts. If the individual senses that something may be gained from such experiences, then nothing will be able to stop him or her from implementing the desire for whatever the experience may be. The key here is for the individual to determine that the contemplated experience is necessary or essential for expanding his or her self-psychoanalytic knowledge, for deepening the awareness of the 'mysterious' laws governing life (including his or her own), or confronting an existing limitation that is preventing an evolutionary leap in growth.

Liberation occurs as the person detaches, rebels, and throws off all the external conditioning patterns that have defined his or her psychology and personality, and manifests a willingness to examine the nature of his or her motivations and intentions (and the desires that determine them) and by examining the cause and basis of any fear, compulsion, complex, or emotional dynamic that is the basis of manipulation or resistance patterns. Liberation occurs through acceptance of what he individual is at any moment, yet can become with respect to full potential, and what the person is not and cannot become. Liberation occurs by accepting what others are at any moment and by encouraging them to become all of what their potential suggests, to not feel threatened by it or block whatever experiences allow for the development of it.

Freedom from the known occurs as people allow themselves to metamorphose as required, without blocking themselves by reaching a certain level of self-knowledge or circumstantial life conditions that feel comfortable and secure and resisting future growth requirements.

A natural stress can occur in the pancreas, liver, colon, small and large intestines, reproductive organs and glands, a stress the impacts on the role, function, and behavior of the enzymes within the entire organism and on the RNA and DNA structures reflected through the genetic coding within the organism. (When Uranus transits through Scorpio an acceleration occurs in the production of bacteria and viruses by way of mutation: creation, death, and rebirth. New strains and forms are the result. These in turn accelerate the alchemical structural metamorphosis of the RNA and DNA genetic coding for the species: thus the acceleration of mutation based on the need for the species to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. The AIDS virus is the latest example. In our times Uranus in Scorpio also produced the science of genetic splicing, genetic experimentation in general, and new forms of laboratory-created life. New forms of reproductive technology have been invented so that otherwise infertile couples can have children.)

Uranus in 8th House: Very independent, those with this Uranus position think everything out for themselves and accept nothing at face value. Circumstances in childhood act to set them apart in some way from their peers, causing them to feel different or isolated; and this isolation remains with them to some extent throughout their lives. Once they have arrived at a conclusion about something, they stick with it and can be extremely dogmatic. They do not like to be told what to do, and will resist authority - usually not openly, but simply by not responding. They can seem very cold, disinterested, or even conceited in companionship, though this is due to shyness or their sense of isolation, as they are usually deeply caring, especially on a one-to-one basis.

Though they can dedicate themselves to a cause and work with groups to achieve it, they rarely become members of a group and will part company with it as soon as it no longer serves what they believe to be its purpose. They hate to compromise. They want to stand at the centre of whatever situation is primary in their lives and, if they cannot, prefer to go it alone. If they are able to control a situation it will be by a sort of remote control, by personal example and charisma, rather than by direct or overt efforts to influence.

They frequently present a serious or stern appearance. They could never be characterized as silly or hilarious, though they may try on such behavior, fearing they won't be included because of being thought 'too serious'. They have an heroic streak that will surface at moments of crisis, an ability to step outside themselves and be self-sacrificing and noble. They can also break out of their customary shell every so often and do something really wild.

Uranus in 8th House: The 8th house, the natural domain of Scorpio, engenders those kinds of emotions and feelings so often awakened by the agony and the ecstasy of love - passions like lust, jealousy, rage, envy, possessiveness and vindictiveness. Uranus seeks to approach this sphere somehow differently from the way most people go about it. Often those with Uranus in the 8th have a compelling urge to free themselves from the restrictions of the basic instinctual nature, and to overcome being ruled by such emotions. They may continually expose themselves to situations which challenge them to rise above and develop detachment from these primal instincts in order to forge a broader and more tolerant understanding than such messy feelings allow - for instance, the concept of a communal marriage or even husband and wife swapping. In some cases they may try this sort of liberality and fail miserably.

Similarly, they may seek to express the instinctual nature in other ways than merely for the purpose of mating and procreation. Hence, the reputation of this placement for some degree of sexual curiosity and experimentation. Others might look for techniques and systems which enable them to transcend the realm of libidinal desire through re-directing the sex drive into other outlets.

In cases I have seen, Uranus in the 8th alternates between the extremes of excessive passion and inhumane coldness. For instance, believing fervently in a certain issue, they may not think twice about planting a bomb in a department store if this would promote their mission.

Those with Uranus in the 8th often have a desire to probe beneath the surface level of existence to discover the more subtle laws of nature operating in life. Astrology, psychology, alchemy, the occult, magic, sub-atomic physics or modern chemistry might interest them. Uranus in the 8th may be fascinated by what death is all about, and attempt to understand it in a less conventional framework. Psychic and telepathic experiences are not uncommon for people with Uranus in this house, although some may not have too much control over them when they occur.

On a more mundane level, sudden reversals of fortune could come through marriage, inheritance and business partnerships. Also, phases of the life may end suddenly and irreversibly: seemingly overnight, one chapter finishes and another begins, or an unforeseen event drastically alters the direction in which the person is heading.

Uranus in 8th House: Your parents allowed you to express yourself in your own way, so you assume that everyone will allow you that privilege. You will probably continue to enjoy a favorable relationship with your parents. However, you may sometimes have difficulty with people who resent your lack of inhibition. Once you understand that not everyone feels as liberated as you do, you can learn to cope with people who have to accept their frustrations. People are impressed with your ability to assert yourself; and they admire the way you defy any of society's rules that interfere with your desires. You can do a great deal to help people become more free of their inhibitions and hang-ups; you can teach them how to create a future of their own choosing, rather than be confined by the past, which only restricts them.

You probably know more about the people you deal with than they do. You know their most guarded secrets, and you can show them how to accept themselves. The work you do should allow you to become involved with the public; and your efforts should help improve their general well-being. At times people are embarrassed by your habit of focusing on their most sensitive psychological inhibitions, for there are few secrets that anyone can keep from you for long. You would do well to choose a career of service to the public. You would attract substantial patronage for your efforts to help people help themselves. Being self-employed would allow you self-determination to adapt as needed as your influence becomes more extensive.

It is important to develop your personal values with the same ardor you exhibit in pursuing a life without restraints. Self-discipline and a sense of financial responsibility will assure you of greater freedom to indulge in those matters that attract your attention most strongly. Doing favors for people all the time suggests that you have some doubts about your worth. Try to resolve this situation as early as possible, so you can get on with making your most significant contribution to society through your understanding and ability to help people with their problems. You tend to overextend yourself in making purchases, which will further delay the time when you can improve the circumstances of those who are directly affected by you.

You must get training and education to help you achieve a high degree of proficiency in understanding people's problems. This is one of your most significant abilities, and it is your responsibility to use it where it will produce the best results. Whether you apply this talent for yourself or for others, you cannot fail to benefit from it. Because you have an obligation to serve others, you may rebel at the thought of limiting your self-indulgence because someone else depends on you. With your help, others can enjoy greater freedom.

Although you think 'free', you too have some limitations; and the key to them is the public's need for your services. Your destiny requires that you extend yourself on behalf of people who do not know how to fulfill themselves. Adhere to a sound code of ethics as you become more involved with people and their affairs. In dealing with the public, even the slightest departure from moral responsibility can have disastrous results. You cannot afford to have your dreams so easily jeopardized, because your dreams for the future are very important to you.

Uranus in 8th House: Union: Intimate sharing is a peak experience. Much time is spent observing union rather than participating in it, staunchly maintaining detachment. In this state, your personal worth is not open to alteration through interaction with others. Then, suddenly, a spark of sharing explodes you like a rocket off the launch pad, blasting toward the heavens of union. The pitfall involves mutual exclusivity, the tendency when operating from either frame of mind to deny the possibility of the other. The challenge is to respond to intimacy whenever your life hardens into stagnant habits, knowing full well that such revolutionary unions are not likely to be permanent, but honoring them just the same.

Transformation: One moment you're the person you know, and the next moment you're a stranger to yourself, an alien from another world. These changes are rarely permanent. Rather, they represent the experience of a self still in-the-becoming, a preview of who you will eventually become. What characterizes both states is the willingness to stand alone, unaffected by the pulls of ordinary human relating. The challenge involves clarity in seeing what is ultimately real, shucking illusions like shedding old skins. Remember these special phases, and use them as a compass to guide yourself toward maturity.

Sexual merging: Why do you explode into sexual ecstasy one moment, yet remain coolly aloof another? Most of the time you don't know why. But the issues revolve around your individuality and the use of your will. When you operate from ordinary will, you may staunchly refuse to be sexually involved. It's only when you become receptive to a purer consciousness within yourself that you receive the full benefits of your tantric power. However rare it may be, sexual union is a sudden awakening of your sensitivity. In release, you gain a renewed sense of the power that surrounds us in the universe. Your challenge is to accept this power when you connect with it, to honor yourself, your partner, and the universe itself for the gift of sexual magic.

Focused intuition: You are alternately fascinated and bored by intuitive realities. At times, you are the real item; a bona fide magician. At other times, you're a cipher, denying that you could ever perform feats of occult magic. You don't wish to be a trained seal, going into your act on command; and this includes even your own command. Intuition happens on its own, shocking you and others with its unpredictable urgency. You are so humanitarian in your psychic focus that you more often receive insight about strangers than about those closest to you. Somehow, distance increases sensitivity. One pitfall lies in your not gaining personal advantage from the occasional flashes of intuitive brilliance. The challenge is to give whatever you get, to allow your intuition to go where it wants to go, rather than trying to develop or force it into any disciplined application.

Shared assets: There is unpredictability around money and possessions, especially as they pertain to your relationships. You can win and lose fortunes, often overnight, so expect the unexpected. It's best if you make your money in non-standard ways, for it is outside the ordinary that your talents will lie. Lowered attachment to money and possessions liberates you from fear. The pitfall is excessive willfulness - bending under pressure is not one of your strong suits; and you can be incredibly stubborn when pushed, although you are also graciously flexible when you feel free to be so. Finally, you tend to play the game of money by your own rules; and though this can be an asset, it can get you into trouble. The challenge is to understand what is gained or lost.

See also: Uranus in the 8th House;

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Uranus in the 9th House

Uranus in the ninth house can be indicative of someone who strongly believes in religious freedom for everyone. Personally, this individual will find it hard to confirm to an organized religion. If you have this placement, you might even object to the word 'religious' being attached to you. But call it what you will, there is a need for a personal belief system. It is possible to start life in a traditional religion, but unlikely that you will stay in it. You probably consider your religious beliefs unique; and it may surprise you when you discover that, although some of your ideas are nonconforming in terms of organized religion, there are other people out in the world who have similar views. This is because the main concern is not necessarily uniqueness or eccentricity, but rather that your spiritual concepts satisfy you as a person - that they contribute to your sense of individuality and make you feel freer.

If you were raised in a traditional religion, you will probably retain some of the tenets from your early religious training (although you might do this unconsciously); but you will discard anything which does not fit into your way of life or does not make sense to you.

A number of people with very different horoscopes, but all of whom have Uranus in the ninth house, have each mentioned to me a search for a personal religion. The methods they used varied. Some read books, others took courses, still others visited houses of worship, and some did two or more of the above. However, whatever method was used, what each was doing was to examine the possibilities of the ninth house in terms of religion. They were defining their choices so that they could stretch their boundaries. They wanted a belief system that would make them feel freer. The body of beliefs that each ultimately embraced were, to some degree, different from each other; but the overall result was the same - the formation of a personalized religion.

With Uranus in the ninth house there can be an intellectual curiosity in terms of spiritual matters. But because Uranus is a fixed planet you are not easily influenced. You do not readily accept ideas without question. However, your curiosity can prod you to investigate, and your objectivity help you to look fairly at what you find. You may even examine religious concepts in order to disprove them; but your mind should be open enough to accept tenets that withstand the probing.

Since the ninth house is also the house of higher education, your intellectual curiosity can be satisfied by learning about matters other than spiritual ones. There is a thirst for knowledge and an impatience to get it as quickly as possible. If we add the ingredient of impatience to the non-conforming quality associated with Uranus, it is understandable why some individuals with this placement do not easily adjust to college life and may take another route to educate themselves.

On the other hand, many people with Uranus in the ninth house do attend traditional colleges. This may be because the desire for knowledge outweighs the need for freedom, or else they find ways to satisfy individuality and the revolutionary spirit within the frame of reference of the four-year college or university. If you are an idealistic person with a cause, or in search of a cause, you might gravitate toward an institution of higher learning. You may do this because you think that academia caters to open-mindedness. Therefore, you will be able to find a cause or get support from other free-thinking people. You could consider the campus a good place to vent your revolutionary tendencies.

Another reason for attending a traditional college is that you may take pleasure in challenging your professors. Someone I know with this placement told me that when he was in college, he would research topics that were going to be taught in his courses with the idea of discovering facts that might refute anything his instructors would say. He particularly enjoyed doing this with teachers who were dogmatic or those who were ill-prepared. He may not have been popular with the faculty; but a number of the courses in which he participated were probably more interesting and informative because he was there. And he felt that he became more knowledgeable because of the experience.

Another route that might be taken in terms of higher education is to attend a technical school. In such places you can acquire specialized knowledge and can receive training for a specific purpose. This training is often focused on a particular subject and you are not slowed down by having to take courses that seem to have no connection to your goal. For example, you might take a computer course to learn to program computers or to operate them. If you take this route, you get the information you need as quickly as possible without the embellishment of seemingly irrelevant courses full of extraneous material. You can apply the results of what you have learned right away and satisfy that impatient quality so prevalent in your attitude about higher education.

Another possibility of Uranus in the ninth house is to avoid any form of traditional higher education and broaden yourself in other ways, such as travel. You need not be constantly on the move; but when you go to a different state or country it is not just to vegetate. You want to know what the natives are like, and will probably ask about and go to see the points of interest in the area you are visiting. The success of your journey will be most likely to be measured by the amount of knowledge you have gained.

Uranus in 9th House: What Uranus is attempting to guide you towards in this 9th house position is a revolutionary change in your world-views. Similar to everyone else in your culture and society, you will have grown up under the influence of collective thought-forms, attitudes and beliefs. These will have formed the conditioning social concepts arising from religious, philosophical/ moral and educative teachings which form the structure of your society. This is the process of socializing, where the young child is taught how to live within the socially accepted parameters of the culture. Most individuals' thinking is basically repeating what they have been conditioned to think; very few become 'free minds'. Yet such an approach does instill order into society, historical traditions and established patterns of thought being inherited and transmitted across generations.

But it is in the fixity of such mental patterns that problems arise. They inhibit explorative discovery, leading to branding such thinkers as heretical; they suppress questioning of the status quo, creating dissidents, who are leant on by the weight of the State; they deny and inhibit necessary changes from occurring, in case the results are destabilizing; they ignore the consequences of choices made under these fixed world / cultural views, because if they do not, the edifices of their political/ religious beliefs collapse through being revealed as outdated and inappropriate.

What Uranus will expect is that you break out of these restricting mental paradigms. There is probably a spirit of revolution in you anyway, inclining you to free expression of your own unique individuality; but Uranus in the 9th house will fuel this need, so that you can mentally breathe freely instead of suffocating. This certainly will not be an easy move to make, as it involves shaking off the accumulated dust of centuries of that society's thinking, in order to gain a glimpse of something else that has perhaps been lost. The problem is that until an individual wakes to the fact of this social conditioning, it is not realized how deep its effects have grown. Most of the sense of personal identity is rooted in that ground; the reflective angles of self-perception have been allowed only within a certain social context, and the rest are 'taboo areas' where social constraint is attempted over even words and thoughts.

If you can achieve a new mental paradigm, a way of experiencing and perceiving the nature of life, then you will have been truly reborn. Through you could come advanced, progressive, utopian ideas and visions (reflecting the Ideation of Uranus); you could become inspirational to others who are seeking ways out of the impasse facing them. Expressions such as teaching and publishing could become your 'out breath' released into the world to continue and stimulate the process of change and liberation. But it will not be easy to have the roots of our mind and identity uprooted, and then replanted to give a totally new scenario of the universe. One can start by pausing, looking within and considering what you do really think and know. Has it been absorbed through forms of conditioning? Essentially ask yourself the question 'Who am I, and what am I doing here?'. The 'answer' can be an ongoing experience, the start of your personal revolution.

Uranus in 9th House: A natural stress occurring in the thyroid gland will impact on the ability to assimilate or metabolize the inherent nutrients of the foods that one eats. Stress relative to the pituitary gland will impact on its regulation of the growth and decay of the organism; and stress impacting on the sciatic nerves will disrupt the functioning of the legs and feet. Uranus here accelerates the individual's (or species') need to interpret the existential phenomena of existence in metaphysical, cosmological, or religious terms, thus placing heightened stress, or focus, upon the right brain. This focus thus produces the problems associated with 'switching', as mentioned with Uranus in the third house. The difference is that the individual's centre of gravity, or focus, lies within the right brain here, whereas in the third house the focus, or centre of gravity, was in the left brain. An acceleration of intuitive realizations about the nature of whatever the individual is focused upon can lead to brain fatigue or stress because of the intensity of the electrical energy in the right brain, which produces such realizations.

Uranus in 9th House: Uranus at this ambitious angle can bring a variety of opposite effects. It can intensity the ambition or will to succeed at all costs, or it can turn it around, creating disdain for worldly ambition. Sometimes it brings spiritual ambition, and eagerness to penetrate the mysteries of life and death and be ready for the next world. The emotional isolation can be very great at this angle; and good aspects below the horizon, planets in Water signs, and a good Moon and Venus are necessary to create a warm home life and stable friendships.

There may be sorrow or coldness at home in childhood or youth. The family may break up or move away from familiar surroundings. There is a tendency for them to leave home early or to be forced out on their own before they are ready; and as they tend to lack the inner resources to re-establish quickly and easily, this remains a lasting grievance. They are inclined to maintain a cool or lofty pose, which makes it even more difficult for them to ask for help.

This position brings deep political insight which can manifest in many ways, causing some to become political geniuses, able to mastermind large scale social movements for the benefit of mankind, and some into cold-blooded manipulators for the benefit of no-one but themselves, and (few, luckily) into paranoid monsters who manipulate others for the thrill of seeing them destroyed. Some will have experienced from childhood the limits of human ambition and social manipulation, and so will retreat from the world, renouncing all personal claims and social ambition. It brings a cynical attitude towards the motivations of others, an inclination to suspect he worst, or even a paranoid inability to see anything but personal ambition and cold manipulation in all actions of others.

It gives courage that can become recklessness, a tendency to gamble with things that others would hold too dear to risk. Lots of love in childhood helps to ease the difficulties this position brings later.

Uranus in 9th House: Uranus is always searching for 'the truth'; and what better house to do it in than the 9th, the natural abode of Sagittarius? Rather than adhere to traditional or orthodox views, they must independently find a meaningful set of beliefs or a philosophical system by which to order life. But in true Uranian fashion, they will keep on destroying systems they have created for the sake of discovering or trying out new ones which might be broader or more inclusive.

The image of God may be cast in the likeness of Uranus - the starry heavens - vast and very difficult to grasp. And yet, just as there are laws which guide the movement of the planets, somewhere in it all, there must be a system. Those with Uranus difficultly aspected could, at certain times, adhere to quite odd or fanatical cults. Too abstract, their philosophy may not translate easily into everyday life.

Occasionally, they might have flashes or insights into what they believe are the workings of the Divine or Universal Mind. Often those with Uranus in the 9th will hold progressive views in the field of education. They may seek an alternative rather than traditional academic structure - such as an independent study program or the Open University in England. At any time in the degree program, they may decide to make an abrupt change in their course of study. A 9th house Uranus can bring new ideas, concepts, and insights into any field.

Unusual and unexpected experiences can come through travel. They might, while visiting another country, encounter people or ideas which wake them up and shatter old structures. An in-law may even be the catalyst for inspiring new vision.

If Uranus is not too adversely aspected, they will probably have an uncanny insight into future trends, as if they can feel the pulse of society.

Uranus in 9th House: Freedom is so important to you that nothing will stand in the way of getting the education you need to achieve your goals. In your view, anyone who is uninformed is likely to become trapped in a life situation or career that limits his or her personal privileges or ability to assert individuality. You want the opportunity to develop your creative potentials and prove what you can do with them. You demand the same for your children; and you offer yourself as an example of what someone can accomplish through individual fulfillment. You give them the chance to exploit their identities to the fullest. Your innovative talents make you a creative lover as well; and your partner is probably quite content with your skill in lovemaking. You have enormous faith that you will succeed in anything you attempts; and your devotion to your responsibilities makes it possible for you to 'move mountains'.

You have a good understanding of people and their problems; and it is rare when anyone deceives you successfully. You know intuitively when someone is not telling the truth or is insincere. You are generous in helping those who truly need your assistance; and you willingly share your knowledge to help them solve their own problems. You never lose sight of the future and the goals you still plan to achieve. You want to know that your efforts have helped improve the quality of life for as many people in society as possible.

It is essential that you always be available to those who need your knowledge and skills. Though you are well informed, you still have to apply yourself to acquire new information. No-one knows everything, not even you; and your growth depends on your continued search for more knowledge so that you can better use your skills. You need the kind of career environment in which you can use your talents fully and not be restricted so that your enthusiasm wanes. You could distinguish yourself in many fields; but whatever you decide, you should make some contribution to benefit the most needy members of society. Because you are in tune with society’s problems, your efforts can help reduce or eliminate many of them.

Though you may have yielded to family responsibilities, you were innovative enough to find a way to pursue your education at the same time. This probably required that you make many sacrifices, but you realized that you could not afford to pass up the chance to invest in your future security. This also taught you how to plan for the future, for you know that increased earnings will give you freedom to succeed in newer and more satisfying objectives.

The right to pursue your own objectives does not allow you to ignore those who have come to depend on you for help and guidance when they need it most. For the most part, you recognize that you play an important part in their lives, so you are usually available. Don't deny yourself the full benefit of your creative resources by aligning yourself with people who want you to lower your ethical standards while working on their behalf. You don't need the apprehension of fearing that someone will learn about your lack of integrity and cause you to lose much that you have gained.

Uranus in 9th House: Conceptual frameworks: In the 9th, Uranus indicates that the higher mind is a rollercoaster of stimulation. There is a desire to go past the acceptable, to see what lies beyond in forbidden realms of thinking. At times you become a philosophical or religious revolutionary, going after accepted beliefs with a vengeance, stopping at nothing to upset the status quo. Rarely one to mince words, you may lambast others with your opinions, and you're as likely to provoke opposition as win support. Remember, devastating social criticism is easy. Aim for something higher, for true reform. The challenge is to let your mind move as it wishes, to allow it to show you previously undiscovered channels to brilliance. If you live your own philosophy, you'll promote a wider revolution than by storming the walls of traditional power centers.

Cultural perspective: When you travel far from home, or at least away from normal surroundings, the unexpected can and often does happen. Journeys can be pleasurable, awakening new perspectives that cause your understanding to leap beyond former boundaries. Or they can be unsettling, rattling your cage in chaotic or upsetting ways. When you want to shake up your life, leave home, and you invite radical influences into your consciousness. You may find yourself alone on your travels, even when you start out in tandem with others. This is natural, for exploring the world is a basic way to get in touch with your individuality. Use trips or relocations to establish a new sense of yourself.

Higher education: Of all the 9th house planetary types, you are the least suited to classical routes of higher education. You could be found in a classroom, but there will be something unusual about the situation. Learning is not likely to be consistent. There are periods of lying fallow, simply moving with the general tide of life. But then an experience galvanizes your consciousness, and you catapult into intensive study. It may seem totally irrelevant to others, but your mind is charged by a wave of illumination. No-one questions your basic intelligence, but you often engender opposition with an iconoclastic disregard for traditional wisdom. Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.

The search for truth: Truths emerge not from prolonged or careful study, but as wild-cards, sudden bursts of enlightenment. Being hardheaded, you are unlikely to be interested in others' truths, and yet you insist on communicating your own discoveries. Telling the truth is something you relish. You love the element of surprise, and your communication is often outlandish. But keep in mind that shock effect is not always the best method for transmitting the truth. Remember to be gentle, and you're more likely to be considered a wise genius than a cantankerous fool. Truth is an awakening into freedom.

Ideal society: Your perfect society would have few if any restraints on expression. No structured society for you; the less government the better. All men would be brothers (and women sisters), but each person would have ample opportunities to develop his or her particular genius. Respect for personal liberty would extend to peaceful resolution of conflict, probably be separating the combatants. There might be a revolutionary sensibility: out with the old, in with the new. As Ruler of the World, you would be a benevolent despot. You would abolish every institution and finally abdicate the throne; and no-one would know if you were serious or joking.

Uranus in 9th House: Uranus is always searching for 'the truth'; and what better house to do it in than the 9th, the natural abode of Sagittarius? Rather than adhere to traditional or orthodox views, they must independently find a meaningful set of beliefs or a philosophical system by which to order life. But in true Uranian fashion, they will keep on destroying systems they have created for the sake of discovering or trying out new ones which might be broader or more inclusive.

The image of God may be cast in the likeness of Uranus - the starry heavens - vast and very difficult to grasp. And yet, just as there are laws which guide the movement of the planets, somewhere in it all, there must be a system. Those with Uranus difficultly aspected could, at certain times, adhere to quite odd or fanatical cults. Too abstract, their philosophy may not translate easily into everyday life. Occasionally, they might have flashes or insights into what they believe are the workings of the Divine or Universal Mind. Often those with Uranus in the 9th will hold progressive views in the field of education. They may seek an alternative rather than traditional academic structure - such as an independent study program or the Open University in England. At any time in the degree program, they may decide to make an abrupt change in their course of study. A 9th house Uranus can bring new ideas, concepts, and insights into any field. Unusual and unexpected experiences can come through travel. They might, while visiting another country, encounter people or ideas which wake them up and shatter old structures. An in-law may even be the catalyst for inspiring new vision. If Uranus is not too adversely aspected, they will probably have an uncanny insight into future trends, as if they can feel the pulse of society.

See also: Uranus in the 9th House;

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Uranus in the 10th House

Uranus in the tenth house can mean that you change jobs frequently, but there are so many other possibilities that it is a poor excuse for career failure. Although it can indicate a restlessness in the area of occupation, you could also be dissatisfied if you were unemployed for too long. Important requirements are that you have a degree of freedom in what you do in the world and that you are challenged in that area. If you are not working, you may be free, but you will be missing the challenge.

You are probably most content if you can use your ingenuity in your career. You thrive on spontaneous responses to situations and, therefore, prefer not to be involved in a job in which there are no surprises. However, you really do not want a totally unstructured situation, nor do you respond well when you feel another person is using surprise tactics to control you. You tend to resist any change suggested or instituted by someone else. If circumstances demand a new approach, you have the ability to come up with one that is fresh and original. But if you are supposed to carry out someone else's new and creative ideas, you might rebel. And you possibly would seem so unbending that you might be considered a reactionary.

If you have Uranus in the tenth house, your profession should ideally include a broad, stable structure within which you can operate, but enough flexibility to help you avoid monotony and boredom. You will want to be aware of company goals so that your direction is clear. But, you prefer to pursue these goals in a manner that you select. And, if left to your own devices, you will probably go beyond the company's expectations.

You could decide that having your own business is essential to your need for freedom, especially if you have had dealings with tyrannical bosses. Working for yourself can be very appealing to your urge for independence. But what you should consider before you embark upon this path is that there are responsibilities connected with self-employment that are not part of working for someone else. When you have your own business, you have to deal with finances, advertising, marketing and probably a number of other issues, depending on the type of profession involved. In other words, when you are the one in charge, success or failure is based largely on your own efforts or your ability to delegate well.

If you are thinking about starting your own business, you should consider what needs to be done in order to make it succeed. Determine what you want to do yourself and what you would like others to do. You might like the idea of doing everything yourself and, if this is feasible, there should be no problems. If, however, your goals are too large to handle alone, you can still establish a successful business if you analyze your situation and take action accordingly. After you decide what parts you will enjoy doing yourself, find people for the remaining tasks who have capability in the sector of the business involved and are self-reliant, but not so independent that they might overthrow the power figure - you. This last possibility can be avoided if you select subordinates who are trustworthy and also report to you regularly in order to keep you informed of what is occurring.

What you do not want is to feel more tied down in your own business than you were when you worked for someone else. If you have to worry about what your subordinates are doing, you will feel weighted down. Responsibilities may interfere with your creative ideas which you started your own business to express. So if you are feeling uncreative or bored with your career, do not permit your restlessness to cause you to act hastily. Before you move in this direction you might first get away from the office for a short period of time. Go out into the world and do something exciting or creative but totally unconnected with your current career. This may be enough to renew your enthusiasm and give you fresh ideas. Another goal or dimension might be added to your business or, possibly, a new type of career could stem from your newfound excitement or creativity.

Another course of action could be to simply try a new or different approach to your work. Or you could investigate new equipment available to you that might be exciting to use and possibly streamline your business. That could make your work easier and give you more time to be creative. Also relying on machines instead of people could be appealing to you. A machine may break down, but you don't have to worry about its motivation in doing so. If, after various attempts to put new life into your business, you are still dissatisfied, you might then consider doing something else.

Although Uranus in the tenth house indicates that change can be undertaken in the career, you do not want to make abrupt changes without forethought. Sometimes restlessness and the desire for change, or pressure from others, may cause you to act too rashly; and you can create a situation that is worse than the one you left. Some of the suggestions mentioned above could be tried, or you might create other appropriate actions. Keep in mind that a change of attitude may be as satisfying as a change or career. There is a desire to make drastic changes, but minor adjustments may be all that are needed. If you have made minor adjustments and are still dissatisfied, you might consider a career in a Uranian field such as astrology, computer technology, electrical engineering, or anything unusual or on the cutting edge.

Uranus in 10th House: The challenges confronting you with this placement are involved with your relationship to society, and your role and function within the collective expression of your generation. This will concern personal desires and the expression of your individual tendencies, as well as a potential social contribution that you may make.

There is likely to be an inner impulse to succeed and to rise socially, gaining prestige, status, authority, power and influence. Applying your strong will may make this quite possible, but much will depend upon the sometimes unpredictable Uranian activity, and whether this will undermine your conscious efforts. You may be quite able to organize yourself well, and progress through discipline and work, but much will depend on your sense of social relationship and obligation.

If the thrust of your desire is purely personal, for ego gratification, power over others, social status, or monetary gain, and fails to take due regard for others or the social consequences of your decisions, then Uranus may conspire to prevent further progress, perhaps through the influence of others in your social circles or by allowing you to over-emphasize several of your more damaging characteristics through hubris. This can often occur in business or political scenes, where the dynamics of the élite power structures can be difficult to handle successfully. Your ambition could be thwarted, perhaps through a Uranian lack of deference for an employer or authority senior to you in the hierarchy.

Often, your relation to authority can be difficult and touchy, and your feelings towards power can be ambiguous. An adjustment may be required in these feelings, so that you are able to develop your own personal power, instead of probably inhibiting it to some degree. If you can accept your own power, then your attitudes and understanding of the roles and functions of authorities and power will also change.

You will be really looking to discover your own role and function in society, a process of potential integration into the whole. You could fail, and become a reactionary revolutionary, feeding off rejected negative energies, and primarily being destructive rather than constructive in your response to your own failure.

Yet the most appropriate way could be the pioneering of new ways and concepts, where liberal humanitarian and radical social politics attracts you, satisfying the Uranian impulse for future-oriented social change. As usual, you will demand as much freedom as possible in your life, stalking around like a caged animal if it is denied. This need could develop into an unusual career or profession, which can absorb such a demand without any detriment, and it may be that over time your innovative perspective could lead you to become a leader or spokesperson for some idealistic cause or scientific development. This will depend on that ability to generate personal power and to apply it in a socially influential manner; and this is unlikely to happen overnight but likely to emerge as a consequence of effort and persistence in a chosen direction.

Uranus in 10th House: The essential archetype that the 10th House correlates to in human consciousness is the need to give structural cohesion and definition to the totality of what one is inwardly and outwardly. It is the need to establish inner and outer laws, rules, customs, norms, and taboos that regulate the functioning of life itself. These laws, rules, or customs, establish inner and outer conditions that by their very nature condition, shape, and define the essence of anything: e.g., when water is poured into a certain shape, the inherent essence or spirit of the water now reflects the shape that it is defined by (poured into). It was stated earlier that Uranus correlates to the Creation that is projected outwards from its Source, and that the root principle of the projected Creation is Intelligence. This projected Creation is everywhere and constitutes everything. As this Creation / Intelligence is reflected in human consciousness, which simply means a consciousness that has the capacity to be aware that it is conscious (self-conscious), and from a metaphysical point of view the Universe being conscious of itself, the essence of consciousness is thus defined by, conditioned, and limited to consciousness in a human form: the structure of consciousness as expressed through time, space, and the time / space laws of cause and effect that are the essence of evolution. In reverse, this is why human beings project upon the Creator anthropomorphic images of their own form.

Uranus here means to learn the difference between the laws, conditions, rules, and norms that are made by the human being, and those laws that are intrinsic to the condition of being a human being. To give form, shape, and definition is an inherent law of the Creation, which is projected outwards form the Source, as an example. When this law is linked with time, space, and the law of cause and effect, the evolution of form, shapes, and definitions takes place. Similarly, this law is reflected in human consciousness as the need to give definition, structure, and form to itself, which changes over time through cause and effect. When a group of people live together in the same time and space, this intrinsic law manifests (projects) as the need to establish social definitions, laws, customs, norms, and taboos in order for the individuals, who reflect their own laws, to live together in a social unit that is regulated by the consensus of social contracts: laws.

Uranus in the 10th House is a natural paradox. On the one hand, any group of people who live together must have social contracts, laws, that allow them to live together, On the other hand, every individual within that social group is an individual whose individuality is subjected to the social conditions of the society that he or she is born into. It is this interface between the individual and the social group that induces the paradox to manifest. Individuality and consensus are inherently antithetical. The challenge for those who have this archetype in their consciousness is to define, first, their won intrinsic nature in total, and then to objectively acknowledge the social system, the prevailing social conditions, consensus, rules, laws, regulations, taboos, and norms that they are living within in order to understand how to integrate within the social system with their inherent individuality intact. The resulting overall lifestyle of each individual will be reflective of the individual's actual nature, a nature that is not defined or limited by the consensus-held beliefs, values, norms, and so on.

Even though the challenge is for the individual to define his or her own inherent laws, beliefs, values, and identity, the most common reaction is to define oneself, to experience oneself, to reflect the nature of the times that one is living in. When Uranus is in an individual's tenth house, he or she may adopt the overall lifestyle of the prevailing peer group (the values, beliefs, etc.) in order to feel socially, thus individually, secure. If so, this reflects an emotional and / or psychological reaction to the inner sense of being quite different from the consensus that is reflected in the prevailing peer group.

Liberation for individuals who have Uranus in the 10th House means to be free from all judgment or perception patterns that are projected upon themselves or others (patterns that are based upon, or are reflections of, the consensus status quo of the prevailing peer group of the society in which they live), to realize that such judgments or perceptions are based upon and conditioned by the mainstream consensus of social contracts that allow for a group of people to live together. Liberation occurs when these individuals learn the difference between their conditional identities and their actual identities: the deconditioned / unconditioned Self. Freedom from the known occurs when these individuals allow for new ideas or ways of responding to life conditions, instead of hanging on to old ideas or ways of response just because a security exists with respect to the way they have always reacted to, or thought about, something. Freedom from the known occurs when these individuals realize the difference between natural or inherent universal laws versus the laws made by human beings, and when they harmonies individual requirements to reflect the universal laws and/ or requirements.

A natural stress can occur in the skeletal system and bone marrow of the organism. The stress can lessen the secretion of fluids vital for the integrity of the skeletal system's maintenance. Brittleness of bones, arthritis, curvature of the spine, accelerated tooth decay through weakness in the enamel, and immune system problems associated with irregularities in the B and T cells can all result. Deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus either will be genetically present or will be transitorily produced. Pituitary and thyroid problems (commonly a deficiency in iron) can manifest, and toxic retention on a cellular level can 'pollute' the inner environment, which can lead to cycles of fatigue or, in extreme cases, to cancer in its various forms. Skin eruptions, sores, ulcerations, and abscesses can also manifest because of these toxins as the body attempts to purify itself. Dehydration leading to constipation can also occur in the intestines; the toxins that this produces generate, in varying degrees of difficulty, problems associated specifically with the colon and generally with the intestines: the growth of polyps, cysts, abscesses, blockages or closures in the passageways, etc.. The increased pressure to eliminate can thus produce haemorrhoids, anal itching or burning, a 'frozen' sphincter muscle, etc.

See also: Uranus in the 10th House;

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Uranus in the 11th House

If you have Uranus in the eleventh house you will probably avoid attaching yourself closely to a group unless the group is unusual. Even then, however, you could find yourself looking for excuses to miss meetings or break away from the crowd. You are most comfortable on the periphery, viewing the gathering as an observer rather than a participant. This is the easiest way to objectively evaluate the situation and to maintain your independence. You do not want to blend in so much that no-one notices you because you do not want to be ignored or taken for granted. But, you may not want to be a continual participant. If you feel ignored, you might do or say something outlandish just to express your individuality.

This attitude may be prevalent in social events, clubs, business meetings or other kinds of gatherings. You could remain detached or try to avoid them entirely. You might also find that if you do attend a meeting, or accept an invitation to a party, you have the strong urge to leave soon after you arrive.

There are ways to combat the feelings. You could keep flitting around the room. The movement alone should be comfortable for someone who has Uranus in the eleventh house. But, as you move around, you could seek out people whom you think might be mentally stimulating. If you have no idea how to find interesting people, select someone who dresses oddly or for some other reason seems different. You would probably naturally gravitate toward such people anyway, and you may find that you leave the party with new ideas or information, or at least a good story about the strange people you met.

Another way to cope with parties is to stir up a little excitement. I don't recommend physical combat; but verbal bantering could be fun. You might express the opposite viewpoint to anything anyone suggests. It should make the gathering interesting and make you feel your attendance was worthwhile. If you evoke strong feelings or hostility in others, a discordant situation might arise and your host or hostess might never invite you to a party again. But you could welcome that response if you didn't want to be there in the first place.

There is still another way you might choose to express your Uranus in the eleventh house. You might select a cause with which you could become involved. It is probably best if you do this on a short-term basis. A long-term project could become boring, and your interest would undoubtedly wane. Then you either experience burn-out or dissatisfaction with the progress being made. That is the time to drop what you are doing and move on to a new cause. If you have committed yourself for a long period of time, it may not be so easy to leave. Therefore, it is simpler to assume short-term obligations in regard to a humanitarian project or cause.

It is possible to stay with a cause indefinitely with the right approach. Make sure that it is clear to all parties involved that your commitment is short-term and you will not feel trapped. Then, as you are approaching the end of your commitment time, you can review how you feel about what you have been doing. If you think it is time to move on you can do that, or you might decide you want to continue and you can reaffirm the same commitment. Should you decide you want to go on, your evaluation might have instilled a renewed excitement within you, or you might have thought of some creative ideas and an innovative approach to the project. Using this approach, you could discover that you are more of a joiner than you realized.

Uranus in 11th House: Whilst the 5th house is concerned with personal creativity, the 11th house is concerned with the social dimension of group consciousness and creativity, and with changes in the dominating social paradigm of your civilization and culture. Uranus will be guiding you towards involvement in group co-operation which is designed to achieve common social ideals or philosophies, which it is believed could help society to function better and encourage people to have more satisfying lives. Obviously this can create a situation of conflict with other groupings who have different views.

You are likely to feel part of a social movement, one which is probably humanitarian, libertarian and attuned to the ideals of world brother and sisterhood, the 'One Family of Mankind'. If Uranus can be fluently expressed through this placement (i.e. harmonious aspects), then you may be open-minded and receptive to the Higher Collective / Universal Mind, intuitively grasping the outpouring of the overshadowing source of progressive seed ideas. In alliance with others, you can determine your social role, which is probably to give a collective voice to reformist ideas, as the whole 'speaks' through a unified group consciousness, and reveals its underlying purpose and evolutionary intention to humanity.

Such group involvement, on the inner or outer planes, will be a central factor in your life, offering direction, discipline and meaning. Many of your social friendships will emerge from these group associations. Yet problems can occur if Uranus has challenging aspects, and these can emerge through such relationships or a desire to be highly individualistic to the detriment of a group purpose. The urge for freedom and a questionable degree of commitment can stimulate such problems, which will also reoccur in your more intimate relationships. Sometimes, that degree of impersonality can spoil potentially successful relationships when, in responding to that siren call of 'freedom', your commitment collapses and your interest wanes in favor of exploring the new horizons. Also, you may need to guard against supporting irresponsible and impractical beliefs and ideas, which can appeal to that aspect of mental eccentricity that often goes hand in hand with the high Uranian ideologies.

Uranus in 11th House: The essential archetype that the 11th House correlates to in human consciousness involves the very basis of what we have been discussing: liberation and freedom from all conditioning patterns that define one's sense of identity in order to discover one's essential nature. Collectively it means to liberate from all prevailing social conditioning patterns that have defined a group of people, or a nation, so that new social, national, and international patterns of behavior and organization can evolve. In order for this to occur individually or collectively, a fundamental detachment from the emotional involvement in the existing patterns of structural reality must occur. The emotional involvement reflects the need for security, thus an emotional investment in the prevailing conditions that define the individual, or the nation, that can retard the necessary growth requirements of each.

Individually, when Uranus is in the natal 11th House it emphasizes the individual's sense of being very different, somehow misplaced, from the peer group that he or she grows up within. This can include the 'community' of one's birthplace. This sense induces a social uneasiness or insecurity that in turn induces a sense of individual insecurity: an awareness of not fitting in. Commonly, such an individual psychologically and behaviorally compensates for this social and individual uneasiness and insecurity by adopting the ways of being determined or manifested by the peer group consensus. This is done in order to fit in, to create a sense of social and individual security by being like everyone else. Typically this individual seeks out a subgroup of individuals, within the total peer group, that are most like him- or herself. This individual can also seek out, or relocate to, communities of people that seem more like-minded. Within this subgroup, he or she will seek out a few others in order to establish friendships.

Because of the behavioral compensation that has set this dynamic and reality in motion, the individual is now dependent on his or her friends, and the immediate subgroup of people that most closely resemble the individual's own reality, for self-actualization. The person's overall lifestyle, and the values and beliefs that condition and shape it, is thus determined or influenced by the immediate subgroup within the overall peer group. And yet the individual still feels 'different' or displaced, even though the act in compensation has created a circumstantial sense of security and social bonding.

This 'emotional investment' based on the act of psychological and behavioral compensation thus sets up, or leads to, the inevitable disruptions that can unexpectedly manifest between the individual and those with whom he or she has established friendships. It can lead to disruptions and unexpected problems within the community or group of people that the individual has established a social bonding with. It can progressively lead to an intense feeling or sense of disconnectedness, displacement, or fundamental detachment from the very life (lifestyle) that the individual has adopted through the act of compensation. The temptation to rebel and just walk away from it all can manifest because of this. These disruptions and temptations occur in order for the person to objectively evaluate the nature of his or her overall reality. These cyclic disruptions and temptations thus allow for a progressive deconditioning or liberation from the adopted ways of being that were defined by conditions outside of the individual. Liberation and freedom from the known thus occur when the individual learns to independently define his or her own beliefs, ideas, values, and lifestyle to reflect the essence of his or her inherent individuality.

A natural stress occurring throughout the central nervous system can impact on almost every area within the organism. The stress associated with the central nervous system can restrict the 'life force' of the organism, thus producing any manner of problems because of this. Lots of massage, biofeedback techniques, meditation, 'cool' foods (i.e. millet, bulgur, rice, etc.), passive exercises, and fluids can relax the restrictions produced through the central nervous system. This type of anatomical and / or physiological system can use up an extreme amount of the full spectrum of the Vitamin B complex. This in turn tears down the sheathing on the nerves, which in turn can promote many types of nerve disease or conditions. The Pran and Apan tributary nerve channels associated with the Ida and Pingala (parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve systems) can be very active because of the increase electrical activity associated with the fracturing of the coccyx chakra. This can produce snakelike or coiling sensations in the spine and instances of suddenly feeling unusually cold or hot when there is no apparent environmental reason to be so. Skin disorders, numbness in various parts of the body for no apparent reason, brain disorders, misfiring from the hypothalamus leading to dysfunction within the primary brain, and, in varying extremes, headaches that cannot be treated through normal means can all be linked with Uranus here.

See also: Uranus in the 11th House;

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Uranus in the 12th House

If you have Uranus in the twelfth house and, as a child, your independence and creativity were encouraged, you will undoubtedly be able to easily express these qualities as an adult. You should have little difficulty exhibiting your individuality and you will probably easily combine imagination with your creativity.

If on the other hand the independent side of your nature was frequently suppressed, you might have become timid and too conforming. If you are overly cautious and never allow yourself to exhibit the maverick in you, you could stunt your emotional growth. You might spend your life being unhappy about your circumstances, wishing that somehow you could be freer.

If, however, you become extremely restless or dissatisfied, your self-control could disappear and then your behavior might become erratic. This extreme will not be satisfying either. You want to express your individuality and independence, but you have to determine acceptable limits in so doing. Although you do not want to be totally conforming, nor do you want to be a pariah. Therefore, you have to decide how different you can be without being considered very strange or even crazy by others; but it is most important that you approve of yourself.

Another way you might choose to quell the restlessness is to become a 'closet rebel', nourishing your differentness without fanfare. You could do it quietly, or perhaps deviously. Being covert, however, might give you feelings of guilt. This, in turn, could interfere with the personal gratification you should get from expressing your individuality.

If you have Uranus in the twelfth house and tend to have problems with such issues, you might try the following procedure to get your energies moving. First, probe deeply (twelfth house) into why you feel inhibited. Stir up old memories of how your individuality was thwarted and what occurred when you tried to express your independence. This could unlock fears that have been stored up over the years, and allow you to take small steps toward becoming freer and more creative.

You also can consider acceptable outlets for expressing your uniqueness through the twelfth house. You might choose to become involved with mystical pursuits. The particular mystical path you select is unimportant because any form of mysticism is considered unusual and sometimes strange by the materialistic society which sets our standards. Delving into metaphysics could enrich your life; and you may begin to feel that freedom you have been missing.

Another possibility is to become involved in the arts, particularly music. This will trigger the creative element associated with Uranus that you may not even know you have. Your creativity may be unusual and come in spurts, but demonstrating your uniqueness in this manner can alleviate your restlessness or feelings of suppression. This may seem like an indirect approach to expressing your individuality, but you may find that it is far more satisfying than inciting an insurrection, or being covert about your nonconformity.

As mentioned in the beginning of this section, if your creativity and individuality were encouraged when you were a child, you probably grew up with the ability to openly display your uniqueness confidently, without concern for rejection or repercussions. Your creativity, too, will flow quite easily. Keep this in mind when you are intimately involved with children who have Uranus in the twelfth house. Work on helping to cultivate Uranian themes in their lives.

No matter which house in your horoscope holds your natal Uranus, remember that this is the area in which you are supposed to break with tradition and also directly display your individuality. With all the planets, but especially Uranus, the planet of change, you will need to find different ways of expressing the themes in the course of your lifetime. You will know it is time to make changes in terms of Uranus when you feel oppressed or restless. If you recognize these symptoms as soon as they appear, you can immediately define your parameters in the house in which Uranus is placed so that you can begin to break out of the mold quickly. Then you can make the necessary changes with a minimum of effort and a maximum of spontaneity and success.

Uranus in 12th House: Uranus in this house involves the concepts of endings, transitions, the results of the past, and an affinity with the unconscious mind. In several ways, this can be a challenging placement, which will oblige you to confront powerful hidden habit patterns or 'karmic residues' which are affecting your life, options and choices.

There is a parallel between your psychological health and that of society, through the connections of the collective and individual unconscious mind. Often you will be pulled back towards the past, both because of the influence that it has on your current life, and as an escape from the present moment. Emotionally, you probably have 'unfinished business' with the past, and perhaps with parental relationships. There will be a need to free yourself from this preoccupation, and to resolve the stresses and splits that make you look back; such an integration could become essential for your psychological well-being, and if problems develop related to your mental interpretation of human 'reality', you may need psychotherapy (even self-directed) to enable you to release the unconscious pressures and to shine a liberating light clarifying and making the unconscious conscious. Forms of self-evasion and deception may work at covering up inner splits and problems for a time, but eventually they will stand revealed, as the personality-structure fragments under the strain of living an illusion.

In discovering self-healing, one participates and contributes to the healing of the collective. The higher aspect of this placement includes the potential to become an inspirational channel and voice of the collective mind, the natural inner receptivity being expressed in forms of insight, revelation, and artistic creativity. This may emerge after a period of self-exploration, through which a more inclusive centre of identity and consciousness is discovered as previously unconscious aspects of the self are exposed o the light.

You will certainly have to face the consequences of the dominating patterns which are operating through your life. Wherever these derive from, or from whichever experiences they have been formed, you will initially have to acknowledge their existence and impact on you; accepting them as part of you is the next step in integration, and will begin to resolve their more negative influences. A serious evaluation of these restrictions and limitations may reveal their potential transcending too, indicating the right way forward. Confronting 'fate' is not inevitably a negative encounter; it can equally be the opening of the doors of opportunity and success, and a sowing of fruitful seeds for the commencement of the next cycle of experience and expression.

Uranus in 12th House: The essential archetypes that the 12th House correlates to in human consciousness are based on the impulse to transcend and unite with the ultimate causal factor that has set in motion the phenomenon of creation through time and space.

Individually, the reaction to Uranus in the 12th house is to overly identify with a singular dimension or aspect of the total nature. An undefined fear of losing control, of egocentric dissolution, of being consumed by thoughts or images that arise apparently of themselves within the consciousness, and of going 'nuts', produces this over identification. Again, the primary archetype in the 12th House is to rise above duality, of cause and effect, of conditional, temporal, secular reality in order to unite with that which created everything - to transcend. Uranus here requires a liberation from the egocentric structure of consciousness that is only identified with itself as a singular, separate entity that is distinct from the total Creation.

Anatomically, Uranus here increases the amount of electrical energy impacting on the pineal gland within the brain. Increasing the amount of melatonin produced from this gland promotes the weakening of the non-material barrier separating the interface between the conscious and unconscious. It is the conscious merging of conscious and unconscious that allows for the transference in the centre of gravity within the total consciousness to take place: from the ego of the personality, which is subjective and is perceived as singular and separate from the Creation, to the soul, which has its own conscious centre. The conscious centre of the soul can only be made consciously available to the egocentric structure of personality by dissolving the barrier separating the unconscious from the subjective consciousness reflected as personality in each life.

The unconscious has two dimensions within us all: the individuated and the collective, as we discussed earlier. In effect, it is by making the unconscious conscious that we shift the centre of gravity in our consciousness from the subjective ego of personality to the conscious centre within the soul. By being centered in the soul, we thus transcend and unite with the ultimate causal factor of Creation. It is this archetype within all human consciousness that has given rise to the various spiritual traditions throughout time.

And yet it is this very impulse that is resisted and feared by many who have Uranus in the 12th House. This is because of the disassociation or disorientation from separateness, from accepted and normal reality as defined by the existing social conditions that one is living in, that Uranus in the 12th House can produce. Thus the common reaction within this group is to overly identify with a singular aspect of the total nature, to blindly accept the existing reality conditions, focuses, beliefs, and immediate social group that they find themselves living within. When suppression of the total nature occurs, consciousness reacts by producing fantasies, dreams, escape behaviors, or imaginary thoughts that most of these people live out quite passively through daydreams, regular dreams, the modern media of movies or TV, or reading, in which vicarious fulfillment can take place. The high rate of alcoholism in this group of people reflects escape behavior based on denial of the total nature. It is no coincidence that the first astronauts in space had Uranus in Pisces. This physical event symbolizes the need for a global consciousness, of a detached view of Earth that induces a universal vision that naturally makes us aware of how small and seemingly insignificant we are in the total scheme of things (humility), of inducing an absolute wonderment at the nature of Creation in which the laws and structures of Creation as understood and experienced on Earth are uniformly experienced in the space beyond Earth. It is no coincidence that for many in the generation with Uranus in Pisces, the generational icons are individuals who are larger than mundane life, individuals whose personae are produced through the illusion of movies or created through the myths of fiction.

Liberation and freedom from the known occur when these individuals allow themselves to actualize their total natures, to step outside the times they are living within. It occurs by their examining, in some way, the causes or bases of the fear of losing control, of the fear of being overwhelmed by undefined forces. It occurs by their examining the nature of their dreams, the nature of their illusions or delusions as projected possible realities, the nature of their personal ideals that remain as unfulfilled expectations. Liberation and freedom occur in many by their accepting the individual lifestyles of those who are perceived to be so very different from themselves. Liberation and freedom occur when these individuals can design strategies that will allow them to expand their sense of reality. It will occur when many of these people learn to act upon the ideas that seem to be pulling them away from the immediacy of their existing reality and all the commitments that this reality induces.

A natural stress can occur in the endocrine system, thymus gland, and immune system. The various problems, conditions, or diseases associated with these areas can result because of this stress. The body can require a constant and above normal amount of vitamin C, fluids, and 'sweats' in order to maintain the integrity of these systems, and the thymus gland. A natural stress can occur within the pineal gland that promotes the accelerated secretion of melatonin, a hormone that increases the sensitivity of not only the anatomy and physiology but also the consciousness of the living organism itself. The increased sensitivity of the anatomy and physiology produces abnormal reactions to extremes of anything that goes into the body or interfaces with the skin or biosphere (etheric) of the body. There can be an abnormal sensitivity to sunlight, as an example, that leads to discoloration of the skin through the rapid production of melanin. This, of course, can progress into skin cancers such as melanoma. Internal stress can produce melanoma, or an unnaturally dark color of blood. There can be a heightened reaction to impurities or chemical additives in foods, as well as to synthetic drugs and their side effects. Because of the natural polarity between the coccyx chakra and the crown chakra (pineal), a certain percentage of these individuals can experience puberty quite early in their lives.

Uranus in 12th House: Difficulties in childhood are apt to make those with a twelfth house Uranus into mavericks; often bright, even brilliant, but frequently out of the current mainstream of human experience. They are apt to be psychological or spiritual exiles, sometimes political exiles as well, either through choice or through the activity of enemies. They have strong activities and opinions, which they have a hard time keeping to themselves. They see the faults in everything, including themselves, and work hard to put them right. They have great sympathy for the underdog, and, given aspects of power, can do much to bring about more just and sensible ways of doing things.

Uranus, with its clinical attitude at this angle of moral sensibility, can give them a moral blind spot so that the ramifications of their actions are not always clear to them at the beginning, through with good planets and aspects, they may ultimately become very sensitive to moral issues. They run the moral gamut from cold-blooded killers to the greatest humanitarians.

With Uranus in the twelfth house, there is always a moral crisis of some sort. Circumstances will force these people to study issues of right and wrong and to take a stand. If they don't, and they just allow things to take their natural course, life is going to batter them pretty badly. Some choose early, some late, but all must choose. Once they have chosen right over wrong, they are able to ride out the storm.

Their critical faculty is so strong that it can hinder their progress. They do best working for the good of some alienated or misunderstood group as their criticisms will then be of use in defense of something other than themselves; although, without several planets or angles in water signs, their approach may be overly clinical.

They have trouble early in life in discriminating properly between those companions, lovers, business associates, etc., who are good for them and those who are not, and the process of finding out which is which may take a long time and bring a few shocks and sorrows along the way.

Uranus in 12th House: The 12th house represents the collective sea out of which we all emerge. Those with Uranus in the 12th need to take a deep breath and jump in, not forgetting to bring along their best diving equipment and research apparatus. Through exploring the unconscious it is possible for them to regain a sense of continuity with evolutionary and historic processes and glimpse the guiding patterns on which their lives are based. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but in whatever house Uranus is placed, we have to take risks and be different.

People with Uranus in the 12th can approach the whole unconscious realm in an inventive, original and intuitive way. They have access to the mind's storehouse of ancestral wisdom - experiences accrued in the past and inherited through previous generations. Some find the key to unlocking this treasure through drugs, others through meditation or any form of artistic expression which allows them to 'tune into' these ancient records of experience.

Uranus in the 12th can also give a close attunement to movements within the collective, often before these actually manifest (the 12th house contains the seeds of the future as well as the remnants from the past). In a collection of her essays on the outer planets and their cycles, Liz Greene points out that Uranus in this house often has 'a very strong interest in political movements and ideologies, but in a rather compulsive as opposed to reflective way'. Uranus gets the rumblings of something even before it happens.

From what I have observed, if Uranus is well-aspected in the 12th, these people have a wealth of good advice to offer others - as if insight and knowledge are there on tap. However, if Uranus has many hard aspects, then their vision is sometimes impaired by their own personal neuroses and complexes. These will have to be 'cleaned up' before the positive benefits of this placement are felt. They are also more likely to be thrown off course by negative feelings in the atmosphere. Regardless of how Uranus is aspected, there is often an interest in parapsychology and spiritualism.

A deep-seated reluctance to relinquish their independence can make it difficult for them to settle down or take root. One part of them might desperately want closeness and security but somehow they manage to thwart this happening. Exploring their own unconscious motivations can free them from this conundrum and help alleviate a lingering sense of loneliness and isolation.

Some join secret societies or engage in 'behind-the-scenes' work for groups. They may align themselves with institutions of a progressive or unusual nature. Acting as a channel through which new ideas and trends are established, they could revolutionize or disrupt the workings of any institution with which they are involved.

Periods of confinement or incarceration may produce surprising effects. In a few cases I have seen, they have not acknowledged a need to temporarily retreat from life, and consequently attracted 'accidents' or illnesses which forced them to do so. Sudden reversals of fortune are possible: something which seems ominous and threatening may turn out to be completely different from what they expect, and vice versa.

It could be fruitful to enquire about anything unusual which might have occurred to the mother during the gestation period - in some way, this may have impressed itself on the psyche of the developing embryo.

Uranus in 12th House: Your parents indulged you and gave you plenty of opportunities to prove what you could do with your creative imagination. You owe it to yourself to develop your talents so that you can make your own way successfully. At first you may have to accept the limitations that society imposes on you, but this will pass as you make your own contribution to its needs. When you see others enjoying greater freedom because of your efforts, your anxiety about restricted mobility will pass. Knowing that someone needs your skills gives you the enthusiasm to put forth your best efforts. You can motivate people to utilize their resources more effectively, but you should not expect any sexual favors as a condition of your help. You can satisfy your physical needs in a different setting.

Although your freedom is very precious, you put up with the limitations of your career because you realize that after you've achieved your goals you will have a more lasting freedom, with financial security. Surely you must know that sharing your talents is part of your destiny, and the enrichment you give others will be returned when you review your life efforts later.

Until you focus on providing a unique service, your progress will be slow. To learn the necessary skills, you must get a good education. You can't hope to succeed on your intuitive gifts alone; and formal training will help you find the best way to apply yourself. Your insight gives you an advantage over your competition and enables you to solve many problems that baffle others. You are keyed to the social problems in your immediate surroundings; and your finger is on the pulse of the major problems of the larger society. You should have little difficulty attracting patrons for your service, and as your reputation grows so will your patronage. It will be to your advantage to seek a career that allows you self-determination and opportunities to grow and develop to your maximum potential.

A career in science, medicine or social work might be appealing to you. These fields would give you the opportunity to deal with their inherent special problems, and recognition will surely follow your achievements. However, you will have to sacrifice some of your personal pleasures to invest the time and energy in exploiting your creative potential. Your partner and children will make any sacrifice seem a worthwhile investment.

You carry a heavy burden of social responsibility, because you are so aware of society's problems, and you have the talent to help solve them. This responsibility you cannot ignore. The freedom you enjoy depends on your willingness to share your skills with those who do not have such freedom. You have the resources people need to lead them out of the darkness of their ignorance. Later you will feel very proud when you reflect on how much your efforts meant to those who benefitted from them.

Uranus in 12th House: Imagination: Your dreams glisten with the promise of the unusual, the abnormal, the miraculous. There are no limits; anything is possible. In fantasy, you express freely, with no concern for acceptance. The judgments of others are irrelevant; and even your own judgments about yourself fall away. The pitfall occurs when fantasies become real. In dreams you leap beyond the pull of gravity, but in real experience you're subject to the density of earthly existence. It's like the difference between stopping on a dime and running into a brick wall at eighty miles an hour. Be careful about what you transfer from one realm to another. The challenge is to realize through your dreams that nothing is as it seems, that the expected norms of life are mere illusions. Everything in existence is absolutely unique and incomparable.

Unfocused intuition: You're fascinated with psychic development (or research in general, for that matter). Intuition is a visit from outer space, a non-sequitur leaping in to disrupt the ordinary process of logic, a neon sign flashing suddenly in the night. It's either on or off, hot or cold, but never lukewarm. The challenge is to awaken your super conscious, however revolutionary it may prove to be. mediumship repots you, ripping you up by the roots so you can find new, more fertile soil in which to grow.

Withdrawal or isolation: Others see you as unique, even odd, but you struggle to identify what makes you different. You withdraw from life to find the 'real' you. Privately, you're interested in arcane and unusual pursuits, especially mental explorations. The more in touch you are with your secret self, the more tension you feel about revealing it to others. The challenge is to take selected individuals into your private world. As your trust increases so you're safe to be yourself with them, gradually move your private world towards the public realm. The goal is to merge the 'outlaw' self with the 'normal' self, so that there is finally only one self, acceptable but special. Selfless giving: When you give of yourself freely, with no conditions, something special happens. Selflessness is your chance to step out of the mundane. The precise nature of what and how you give cannot be foreseen; it is unpredictable both in form and in content. In fact, the more radical your gifts are, the fuller is the release of new perspective. The pitfall is stubbornness. You become like the zealous minister who is going to save souls whether or not they want (or need) to be saved. Remember that pure giving is correctly a response to need. The challenge is to awaken to a will higher than that of the ego. 'Past Lives': Independence has come up in life after life. You may have been such a non-conformist that you alienated others. There were broken commitments, sudden separations, both personal and cultural. Or you may have been someone so concerned with acceptance by others that you sacrificed your individuality, stuffing it into your unconscious. In either case, the issue of freedom has reached a point where patterns from past incarnations are carrying over into this life. Whenever you experience unpredictable breaks in relationships, urges to shock others, or compulsive desires to overthrow the status quo, you're in the flow of karmic rhythms. The challenge is to integrate personal freedom without totally upsetting your own and others' lives. Study what independence means; learn the difference between productive reform and unconscious iconoclasm.

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