Uranus: Progress and Consciousness

5ea3d5980aeb4c6d196ee0e1b448edd9Uranus is the first modern planet in our solar system; it lies beyond the traditional boundary marking the last of the seven planets. Uranus in the horoscope relates to astronomy and astrology, bridging the starry heavens and Earth, and was named “heaven.”  The planet inspires human beings, and can be credited with bestowing gifts of math, intuitiveness, and progressive thinking.  The use of our astrological art is also a contribution and one which aids humanity – allowing us to glimpse the revelation of cosmic order.

When Uranus abounds, the mind is the universe and ideas pour freely from this mental realm. All of this Uranian energy gives us a sense of whizzing through time, and it accelerates awareness. It produces kaleidoscopic change with the aim of bringing a sense of universal unity. This celestial figure is extremely important for uniting the body with the spirit, macronism with micronism.

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Uranus is where lightning strikes

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Uranus was discovered at a time of the American and French revolution; it rules rebelliousness, new ways, impulses to venture into the unconventional. The keywords we use to describe Uranus are freedom, ideas, suddenness, and everything on the cutting edge. It can also make any individual impatient, restless, and even eccentric. It is said to display incredible moodiness at times; taking things the wrong way, and generally being difficult.

As the planet of electricity, Uranus is a shocker. It shocks the mind into openness and towards new realizations. Uranus signifies where lightning strikes, and Jung believed it represented a sudden, overpowering change of psychic condition. The oddball of the planetary sphere is the harbinger of change, advancement, and developmental passages.

Liz Greene associates Uranus with being ideological, and that it usually relies on systems, political or esoteric thought and is sometimes quite rigid. Also, that Uranus is associated with the truth with a capital “T” and ideas formed in the collective psyche, glimpsing new ways to view space and time.

The Uranian energy on the horoscope offers us the ability to see with broader eyes the connection between humans and this heavenly realm. Jeff Green relates Uranus to the Akashic records, if that is what he means when he says, “the planet correlates to the complete detail of all knowledge that has ever come before, and all information that pertains to the larger future.” A similar idea is expressed in The Art of Stealing Fire when the author discussed renowned psychic Edgar Cayce and other seers.

The Akashic Records or “The Book of Life” can be equated to the universe’s super computer system. It is this system that acts as the central storehouse of all information for every individual who has ever lived upon the earth. More than just a reservoir of events, the Akashic Records contain every deed, word, feeling, thought, and intent that has ever occurred at any time in the history of the world. Much more than simply a memory storehouse, however, these Akashic Records are interactive in that they have a tremendous influence upon our everyday lives, our relationships, Akashic body our feelings and belief systems, and the potential realities we draw toward us.

tumblr_mg148zVUCe1ric6gwo1_500Uranus is the light behind creation, and a big motivator for human beings to strive for greater progress and consciousness. The attainment of knowledge and the use of free will, as well as breakthroughs and rebirth. Over time, it has symbolized many epiphanies along the evolutionary cycle. Uranus’ effect can be unsettling, and it can shake up old structures so that new and better possibilities can emerge.