Uranus in Aries: The Technical Faff

Pic by me. A barong dancer in Bali.

Pic by me. A barong dancer in Bali.

A friend gave me a fridge magnet the other day that said:

Life Begins at the end of your comfort zone.

How very Uranus in Aries.

So many people have been asking how Uranus in Aries will impact them. For the next few weeks I will post on each of the houses but for now, the technical details.

The Houses

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries- Uranus will be in your 1st house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus- Uranus will be in your 12th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini- Uranus will be in your 11th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer- Uranus will be in your 10th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo- Uranus will be in your 9th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo- Uranus will be in your 8th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra- Uranus will be in your 7th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio- Uranus will be in your 6th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius- Uranus will be in your 5th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn- Uranus will be in your 4th house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius- Uranus will be in your 3rd house
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces- Uranus will be in your 2nd house

Also:

  • If the transit is happening in your 1st house, look also to the 7th, 10th & 4th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 2nd house, look also to the 8th, 11th & 5th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 3rd house, look also to the 9th, 12th & 6th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 4th house, look also to the 10th, 1st & 7th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 5th house, look also to the 11th, 2nd & 8th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 6th house, look also to the 12th, 3rd & 9th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 7th house, look also to the 1st, 4th & 10th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 8th house, look also to the 2nd, 5th & 11th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 9th house, look also to the 3rd, 6th & 12th for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 10th house, look also to the 4th, 7th & 1st for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 11th house, look also to the 5th, 8th & 2nd for impacts
  • If the transit is happening in your 12th house, look also to the 6th, 9th & 3rd for impacts

 

The Aspects

  • If you have planets or chart points in Aries, Uranus will at some point during this transit conjunct these.
  • If you have planets or chart points in Libra, Uranus will at some point during this transit oppose these.
  • If you have planets or chart points in Capricorn or Cancer, Uranus will at some point during this transit square these.
  • If you have planets or chart points in Leo or Sagittarius, Uranus will at some point during this transit trine these.
  • If you have planets or chart points in Gemini or Aquarius, Uranus will at some point during this transit sextile these.

What does this mean? With thanks and full credit to Bernadette Brady’s The Eagle and the Lark (because she says it best):

  • When Uranus is conjunct a planet or chart point, his energy is fused with that planet. He takes over that planet. His energy is stronger than the planet he is invading.
  • When Uranus is opposing a planet or chart point, “someone or something “out there” is doing something to you and furthermore, it’s their fault.” A decision is necessary.
  • When Uranus is square a planet or chart point, there is tension and frustration- something happens which will force you “into a mode of action that you have not yet explored…results stimulate actions rather than decisions.”
  • When Uranus is trine a planet or chart point whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily. Obstacles will be removed. This doesn’t mean that it will be good or painless, just that whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily!
  • When Uranus is sextile a planet or chart point opportunities may arise. As there are two masculine signs involved (Aries and Gemini or Aquarius) something may just drop into your lap. Sounds good? Not necessarily. “If you are not in a position to take up the opportunity, then the sextile can symbolize quite a dramatic event to create the space in your life for new options.” If the door is closed, it can be blasted open.

The Timing

OK, every astrologer has a different rule of thumb. Here is what I use:

  • I use orbs of 1 degree applying and separating with the following exceptions:
  • If the transiting planet applying to the aspect turns retrograde before it actually perfects the aspect, I think you feel the energy, but not the impact so much until it comes back direct. Eg Uranus turned retrograde in July 2009 at 26 Pisces 37’ less than a degree from my Moon at 27 Pisces 23’. I didn’t feel the impact of this conjunction until Uranus came back direct within a degree of my Moon.
  • I use whole signs only. Eg Even though my natal Saturn is at 0 Aries 58’ I didn’t see the aspect as within orb until Uranus actually moved into Aries.
  • If Uranus stations direct or retrograde on a planet or chart point take notice. Highlight it, put it in flashing lights or whatever. Just. Take. Notice.
  • Outer planets generally have 3 (sometimes more) hits at a planet- the 1st direct is an uncomfortable shock, the retrograde is about absorption of the lesson & the last can be the knife in the back that jolts you to take notice.

2011

  • March 2011 Uranus moves into Pisces.
  • 10/7/11 Uranus retrograde at 4 Aries 34’
  • 10/12/11 Uranus direct at 0 Aries 38’
  • If you have planets or chart points between 0-5 degrees of the signs above you will be receiving that aspect during 2011.

2012

  • 13/7/12 Uranus retrograde at 8 Aries 32’
  • 12/12/12 Uranus direct at 4 Aries 37’
  • If you have planets or chart points between 0-9 degrees of the signs above you will be receiving that aspect during 2011

2013

  • 17/7/12 Uranus retrograde at 12 Aries 31’
  • 16/12/12 Uranus direct at 8 Aries 35’
  • If you have planets or chart points between 3-13 degrees of the signs above you will be receiving that aspect during 2012

Want to know when it hits your planet? Check out the online ephemeris at astro.com.

1 comment for “Uranus in Aries: The Technical Faff

  1. mercia
    April 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    HELP!!!!!!!! I have moon in Aries, 5th house, and my life with my gorgeous love has turned weird. I’m very angry and can’t control it, he’s a cancer/sag rising….and he seems stressed and very on edge, we’re just annoying each other. It’s sad, cause we are good friends as well as lovers…any ideas??

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