Transiting Uranus conjunct Natal Sun

This is an extremely significant transit in many ways, for it is a time when you will try to achieve new means of self-expression and to become more free than you have ever been. This is one of the most revolutionary periods in your life.

At its most productive, this transit can clear away limitations that have made your life less meaningful and fruitful, whether those limitations have been imposed by yourself or by others. Your life can become more real. However, at its worst, this transit can signify a time of wild instability and chaos, when events seem to happen unpredictably and disruptively.

Now matter how you feel about change in your life, you will be forced now to break up old patterns and embark on a new course. Whether this process is completed depends largely on whether your life has degenerated into a dull and safe routine. It also depends upon how much energy you put into resisting change.

The Sun represents your heart, physically and psychologically, your vital core. Uranus calls the energy of your vital center to break free and express itself. If you live according to the rules you have been taught and not as an honest expression of yourself, these energies will make you change. You have obligations to the people around you, but you also have obligations to yourself. For the present, your own needs will take precedence, until you feel free enough to be yourself.

If you do not succeed in this effort, or if you are afraid to try, this energy may turn inward and cause physical damage to your body through accidents, or even damage to your heart. If you have any tendency toward cardiovascular disease, you should be extremely careful at this time.

You will be attracted to anything new and exciting, as well as new techniques in your work and in personal development. You may develop a new interest in science and technology. Younger persons will experience this as a time of rebellion, particularly against authorities, officials and employers. You will not be very patient with restrictions at this time.

However, this transit need not be destructive. It is a call to examine your life and see what changes you must make to keep from becoming too rigid. You may make tremendous changes in many aspects of your life in order to feel freer and more completely yourself.

Transiting Uranus sextile Natal Sun

The effects of this transit are not always spectacular, but if you watch carefully, you will notice that there are all kinds of new and stimulating happenings in your life. It is not running along in the usual manner. But the changes and the unexpected events are not especially disturbing to you. Instead they open up new understandings and opportunities and give you a feeling that life still has some excitement and potential for growth.

Specifically, you can expect sudden opportunities to arise in connection with any activity that is important to you through which you really express yourself. These opportunities may come about through friends, or they may simply pop up in some other area of your everyday environment. You may become involved with a new group of people who live in a way that you hadn't thought possible before. You may be attracted to new philosophies and new techniques for managing your life. This is one of the transits under which people begin to study astrology.

All of these events are expressing your desire for greater freedom of self-expression. During this transit you have the opportunity to gain greater control over your life and to make it a better vehicle for what you want to do. Any relationship that begins under this transit will be an expression of this fact, and even old relationships will be changed so that they further your objectives. Opportunities for advancement in your work will come suddenly through relationships with your superiors.

All of this sounds like luck, but this transit actually is showing you that your life can be much more free and that your potentials are greater than you have realized. We all have a natural tendency to settle into comfortable ruts, which can be severely limiting. But the energy of Uranus acts suddenly, so that you are forced to sit up and take notice. The purpose of this transit is to tell you who you are. It is not giving you anything you haven't earned.

Transiting Uranus square Natal Sun

During this transit sudden, unexpected events will test your ability to withstand change and to stay on the path you have chosen. Each of us sets forth certain objectives that we must accomplish in order to successfully maintain our sense of being a unique and strong individual. This transit seems to ask the question, "Do you really believe in what you are doing? Can you perform your tasks in the face of upsets and challenges from the outside world and even from psychological forces within yourself?" How well you withstand this challenge will determine how well your life will go during the next several years.

On the one hand you may suddenly realize that because of circumstances that have developed over the last several years you can no longer do what you want without making a lot of changes. It may be necessary to struggle and break free from circumstances that you encounter in your work or with authorities, such as employers or government agencies. There may even be limiting circumstances in your personal life, such as a bad marriage or parental domination. At any rate some obstacle is preventing you from doing what you have to do, and you want to rebel against it.

On the other hand, you may be doing perfectly well in all of these matters. Your job may be perfectly satisfactory, and your personal life may be fulfilling, a real expression of who you are. But something comes along, some unexpected incident that forces you to reevaluate what you are doing. For example, at work someone may throw you a "curve ball," such as an employer suddenly questioning your effectiveness in work or a similar situation. You may have to reevaluate your relationships to the various groups you belong to. Are they smothering your individuality? If so, you may have to break free of this influence.

If you are doing what you should in terms of your life and experience, these disruptive events will only be a test that you will withstand successfully. But if you find the energies of this transit destructive beyond your control, you should consider what changes must be made either to minimize these effects or to turn them into positive ones. For instance, one unemployed person wanted a particular job but was holding out because she was unwilling to make certain compromises that would have made the job less worthwhile. Under this transit she suddenly got the job without having to make any compromises. The transit tested her willingness to do things her own way.

Like the conjunction and opposition transits of Uranus to the Sun, the square may be dangerous to your health if you are not careful. Health problems usually arise from a conscious or unconscious suppression of the Uranian energies that are operating in your life now. These suppressed energies often emerge physically as accident-proneness or a heart illness. Don't suppress the energy of Uranus, deal with it.

Transiting Uranus trine Natal Sun

Sometimes it is very upsetting to make fundamental changes in your life. But at other times you feel that change is creative and exciting, and this is one of those times. You are eager for change and hope it will lead you to a life that is more exciting, interesting and alive. You look to new ideas and new experiences for insights that will make your life more real. Consequently this is an excellent time to begin studying disciplines that will allow you to develop and grow as a human being. Such disciplines can include encounter or group therapy, yoga or other spiritual disciplines, astrology or any other subject that allows you to see yourself in a new light and to grow in consciousness.

At the same time events may occur that allow you to experience yourself and thereby let you express yourself more effectively than ever. You may encounter new relationships, new friends or even a new love that will allow you to be yourself more than ever before. Your everyday being is compatible with change now, and you are hungry for it in every possible way.

This is a good time to adopt a new physical regimen- a new exercise program, new health habits or a different kind of nutrition- that will allow your body to grow and develop. Break out of old physical habits that have been damaging your body. You might conceivably be able to quit smoking or drop some other physically debilitating habit at this time.

You will be successful in every way that you reach out to encounter new experience. Do not allow conservatism or insecurity to deprive you of this great opportunity. Now you can make changes that will make your life better later on. If you don't make these changes, many years from now when Uranus squares or opposes your Sun, you may be forced to make them in a way that is less pleasant and much more disruptive.

Transiting Uranus quincunx Natal Sun

Transiting Uranus opposite Natal Sun

During this transit you should look for sudden changes in your environment that challenge your expression as an individual and force you to take a stand about what you really are. The conjunction of transiting Uranus to your natal Sun signifies that you are likely to break away from restrictions that you encounter, but with the opposition it is more likely that a sudden challenge in the outer world forces you to take more responsibility for your life. Typical effects of this transit would include sudden events concerning men or your superiors or employers; unexpected circumstances that force you to change your course of action; sudden changes in a relationship, especially if you have not allowed self-expression for yourself or your partner; and sudden changes in health, involving your heart and circulatory system especially.

By this time you have built up a lifestyle that you consider valid and practically realizable. Most adults by now have given up certain ideals and goals as impossible. You have probably surrendered large parts of yourself as an accommodation with reality. The suppressed energies from this source lie behind the manifestation of this transit. Uranus demands that hidden pressures be released, but with the opposition transit you will probably feel that these events are happening to you rather than that you are doing them. What is happening is the passing away of something that has prevented you from being free. The trouble is that most people come to value security and unpredictability over freedom of self-expression. Consequently, this transit is frequently upsetting.

Even if the manifestation of this transit is as extreme as a loved one's death, which is not very likely, it is a sign that the relationship must end because it has served its purpose. Continuing the relationship would have made it a limitation on both of you. Remember that whether a relationship is severed by death or by departure, it is time for it to be over. Uranus seldom destroys something you really need, even though you think so.

The health aspect of this transit is especially critical. Health problems result primarily from your resistance to the changes that Uranus calls for. Your suppressed vital energies break forth as a "broken heart," which a coronary literally is, or as an accident. Especially if you are a middle-aged man, you should try to be as free in your self-expression as possible and also to take whatever precautions your physician recommends to prevent heart disease. Also avoid extremely dangerous places, where accidents could occur.