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Physics, Metaphysics and Myth
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by Rebecca Brents




Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun and the 3rd largest planet in the Solar System. It orbits the Sun between Saturn and Neptune. In fact, the discovery of Uranus led to the discovery of Neptune. Both those planets are classified as "ice giants." The actual recognition of Uranus as a planet may have been delayed because of its dimness and slow orbit.

It was formally "discovered" and recognized as a planet with the announcement by Sir William Herschel in 1781. Uranus is the first planet discovered with the help of a telescope. It was named Uranus after the Greek sky-god Ouranos. It is the only planet whose name is derived directly from a figure of Greek mythology. All the other planets are named for Roman deities.



In Astrology, the planet Uranus, named for the great sky-god in Greek mythology, Oruanos, is the ruler of eccentric Aquarius. Uranus energy is erratic, unconventional and surprising. Aquarius is highly independent, a sign that lives by its own lights, breaks rules, makes up its own ... and follows them, until it suits him to do otherwise.

Then he changes his mind, changes his target, plots a new course ... and is off to the races in another direction. He is often seen as inspired, ingenious and ahead of his time ... or some hair-brained crack-pot who can't play by the rules and is out of control ... depending


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To the Greeks, Uranus (Ouranos) was the sky-god. His Roman counterpart is named Caelus. He was the personification of the heavens, and for a while before life got complicated by children, resentments and rivalries, he was the ruler of the known universe. Some early sources say he was originally created solely by Gaia (Mother Earth), to cover her at night and mate with her.

So, the original intent was to provide her with protection and companionship and to complete the fertility circle -- by helping her conceive further children. Thus, in a Greek myth version of Adam and Eve (notice the role reversal of who came first and who created whom), Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth) were the original couple.


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* Uranus in General -- Your Inner Self of Ingenuity, Invention and Independence ---> Freedom ---> In Astrology, Uranus represents the urge to break free of limitations and traditions. It is an energy of awakening and enlightenment. It gives information about where you are unique and where you are likely to see and engage life differently.

* What Does Uranus Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> Uranus rules things that are strange, unusual or unexpected ---> Getting to know your radical rebel ---> Uranus is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes the part of you that is progressive, altruistic, independent, innovative, and concerned with the large social issues and human welfare.

* Uranus Retrograde -- Reclaiming Your Independence ---> The free spirit in all of us ---> Uranus -- the clown energy of the cosmos, the metaphor for the free spirit in all of us, the inspirational madness that can both make fools of us all and show us the unique eccentricities of our soul -- is perhaps my favorite planet. Ok, I'll admit to a certain prejudice. Uranus energy is not all fun and games (although lots of it is!!) and it is the most highly aspected planet in my chart giving me an affinity for its energy that is unusual.


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