The mythology behind this unusual planet and Archetype comes from the mythology of Ouranos and how the deity was described as Aithír or Ether: "spinning, filling all the space, and by spinning it draws the particles of Earth into its center and unites with them, creating Form." This is a magnetic Archetype that will infuse a sense of iconoclastic tendencies in the sign and house in which it is placed.
Uranus is often referred to as "Freedom from the Known" and it does seem to show the area of life where we tend to do things differently. In understanding the birth chart, the position of Uranus will reveal some of our most unique qualities. In the process of individuation, Uranus by sign and house will need to find expression so that the individual can express their authenticity.
When Uranus was observed during the Voyager exploration in 1986, pictures were captured that showed how it is tipped on its side, spinning differently from other planets. It is the coldest planet and there is a sense of aloofness that is associated with the Archetype's mythology. It's magnetic field is unlike any other planet as well. The magnetic tail of Uranus twists in a helix that stretches 6 million miles and is not aligned to its poles. Uranus in myths is associated with the sky and it is the ruler of Aquarius. All of the images we associate with Uranus have given us an understanding of where in our life we tend to 'spin sideways' or go against the grain.
Uranus in Aries and the First House
Next to having an Aquarius Sun sign, having Uranus in Aries or the First House is going to make the native appear iconoclastic and perhaps dressed as a rebel. The native will want the freedom to express themselves and the double dose of the impulsiveness that Mars ruled Aries brings to Uranus can make this individual known for just being a bit off center. Aries is a Fiery placement for the rebellious planet so going with the flow will be the exact opposite of what the native wants to do. When not owning this aspect, they can attract other people who play this part for them and they will be attracted to friends and mates who are non committal and quite eclectic. Uranus in Aries is fast, opinionated and so many steps ahead of the conversation that by the time others understand their point, they may have moved on. This is a highly individualistic placement for Uranus and depending on the other aspects, can describe the ultimate rebel with the cause of just wanting to be different.
Uranus in Taurus or the Second House
When you blend the tenaciousness of Taurus with the freedom loving energy of Uranus the idea of stubborn originality. Taurus is a Fixed sign which is opposite from everything Uranus is striving to achieve so the individual may believe they are flexible even when they are being dogmatic. The Second house is associated with self esteem and resources. On one hand, the individual with Uranus in the Second House may feel that their originality and bizarre approach is what makes them loveable. While others look for signals of acceptance, Uranus in the Second House observes the shock factor as approval. But they may also form a relationship with the pursuit of resources that changes so much that they are unable to derive a sense of security. Uranus will make the pursuit of financial security tied to the idea of freedom or independence. The native may find an unusual way of making money or use technology in their work.
Uranus in Gemini or the Third House
Hermes is the inspiration behind the sign Gemini and we hear how he played the lyre immediately after being born and promptly went outside to steal Apollo's cattle. Barely 10 hours old, he cleverly put branches on the cow's hooves and made them all walk backwards to hide their tracks. This is the type of quick thinking and innovative genius that Uranus can bring to the already Mercurial Gemini. The Third House is associated with the mind and communication so these individuals can have flashes of genius that can be applied in innovative ways. As the house associated with siblings, the native may have brothers and sisters who are unpredictable and rebellious. There will be nothing mundane about the intellect and the individual will thrive on ingenious wit and quick insight. This is a playful placement for Uranus and Airy Gemini knows exactly how to master the planet's energy.
Uranus in Cancer or the Fourth House
Much of the innovative energy of Uranus will be applied in more practical ways with Uranus in Cancer. This is an emotional and moody sign, while Uranus is impulsive and aloof so people will not know what to expect from the native because their moods may swing wildly. Uranus in the Fourth House can describe a childhood with alot of moving, uncertainty and unpredicability. The individual can feel like establishing roots is too restrictive or enjoy traveling and discovering new living situations. Whatever the home environment, there will be something unusual and rebellious about it. This individual may wire the home with latest in technology and all sorts of innovative gadgets. Uranus in Cancer is or the Fourth House will seek freedom and independence in the home environment, which may not be all that comforting for partners seeking a more committed living situation.
Uranus in Leo and the Fifth House
Leo and the Fifth House relate to the personality, romance, art and creativity. As an artist, Uranus in Leo or the Fifth House will blaze new trails, adopting unusual ways of producing art. As a parent, Uranus can describe both the children who may be innovative or excel in the sciences and also the way the parenting can be unusual in some way. Uranus can create an unpredictable love life, that come and go at lightning speed. The personality of the native can be infused with a rebellious quality. This is another fiery placement for Uranus that can ramp up Leo's desire to shine in the spotlight with a magnetism that can make them unresistable. The Fifth House is associated with the Sun and the ego can align itself with the image of unpredictability and a dedication to follow one's own drummer, no matter how off beat.
Uranus in Virgo and the Sixth House
Earthy Virgo and the Sixth House association with routine and discipline will not tone down Uranus in Virgo's desire for change in the work environment. This can be a scientific placement for Uranus where Virgo will help to focus the ideas, but a 9 to 5 job would quickly bore the native. Uranus in the Sixth House is best suited to working for oneself, remotely or even juggling several jobs to keep the pace of life interesting. This placement can make the native drawn to unusual diets and healing modalities and may even lead to work in alternative medicine. While Virgo suggests a desire for stasis and order, it is also ruled by Mercury and like Gemini, Uranus will express itself best in the area of the mind. Freedom in this placement comes from taking the mundane and shaping it with a different slant to innovate old methods. While not as rebellious as Uranus in other signs, the individual will enjoy new trends in exercise and being the first to adopt them.
Uranus in Libra and the Seventh House
When Uranus appears in the Seventh House, the individual is not going to approach relationships the way others expect them too. The whole idea of partnership is going to seem somewhat foreign because Uranus in Libra and the Second House is going to find something interesting in everyone they meet. This doesn't bode well for a partner looking for a normal commitment and as long as the freedom to come and go, and even to explore other relationships is understood, Uranus in the Seventh House may settle down. There will always be a sense that they might just disappear though. Libra has a strong fashion sense because of its association with Venus and Uranus can add an unusual flair in how one dresses. It is important that the native owns their desire for independence or they may experience constant rejection. Because they are drawn to mates least likely to commit or who are involved elsewhere, they may not acknowledge it is their own aloofness and distaste for intimacy or clinginess that creates this.
Uranus in Scorpio and the Eighth House
Scorpio and the Eighth House are both very complex. Inspired by the myths of the underworld because of Scorpio's Pluto rulership, we have come to understand this house as representing the deeper aspects of life. The Eighth House is associated with sex, death and transformation. It also relates to insurance, financial institutions and our shared resources with others. Uranus in Scorpio will offer a double dose of the shock factor. Scorpio tends to stalk the profound and is most comfortable when probing beneath the dynamics of human behavior. Because Uranus tends toward the unpredictable, Uranus in Scorpio will find new ways of approaching human dynamics. Scorpio is associated with psychology and detective work and Uranus in the Eighth House can show applying technology in these areas. The native will find that areas associated with the Eighth House will need to offer a sense of freedom, therefore, they may have unusual ideas about sex and death. The detached quality of Uranus suggests that when meeting transformation, the change can happen quite suddenly and come out of the blue. Uranus in Scorpio and the Eighth House may actually court transformation and have a deep fascination with change.
Uranus in Sagittarius and the Ninth House
Sagittarius and the Ninth House relate to higher education, philosophy and travel in foreign lands. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and has an expansive outlook so Uranus in Sagittarius and the Ninth House can suggest going on long distance trips that come up suddenly or are not what was expected. Uranus in the Ninth House can show higher education based on technology or science. There can be many false starts and stops in obtaining a higher education. Life's philosophy can also be very original for one born with Uranus in Sagittarius or the Ninth House. The unpredictability and innovation of Uranus will infuse the mind when one is on a type of retreat. This placement might lead the individual to explore many cultures or live in a way that they become part of humanity and not necessarily tied to just one's place of birth.
Uranus in Capricorn and the Tenth House
Capricorn and the Tenth House are both focused on the results of hard work. This is the area of our life associated with the career and the influence of the father. Uranus in the Ninth House can describe an unusual influence from the father, perhaps he coached the individual to be unique. The cold and aloof quality of Uranus can also portray a disconnect with father where he was unavailable or unreachable. The career can take on an unusual dimension and can relate to the sciences or technology. Capricorn brings a stable foundation to the otherwise unpredictable Uranus, so the native may vacillate between periods of building, but with unexpected changes that lead them in an entirely new direction. Uranus is in the highest position in the chart when it is in the Tenth House so like the First House, Uranus in the Tenth House can make the energy obvious and expressed. The individual will be clearly going against the grain and may be recognized for innovation applied to work.
Uranus in Aquarius and the Eleventh House
Aquarius and the Eleventh House relate to friends, goals and how the individual behaves in groups. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, so this is a natural placement for this planet and Aquarius is quite comfortable with its erratic energy. The individual with Uranus in the Eleventh House may gather an eclectic group of friends or be drawn to others who stand apart. As a friend, they may be spontaneous and humorous, but not necessarily dependable. They are here to explore the idea of new ways of having friendships. To be a team player, they will need the freedom to be unique. Establishing goals can be erratic and they may not have the stamina to follow through on completing what they start. Their vision however, will be otherworldly and their goals will reflect the innovative way they understand their place within the universe.
Uranus in Pisces and the Twelfth House
Pisces and the Twelfth House are impersonal from the sense that ego is not the main consideration on the lifepath. Pisces is highly inspired, emotional and is drawn to mystical vision. Therefore, Uranus in the Twelfth House is going to infuse the spiritual outlook in unique ways. Planets in the Twelfth House are said to be unavailable and can work more like the Shadow, where the energy is projected onto others. The native may feel that they are unable to rely on those around them, when they are actually demonstrating the aloofness of Uranus with the retreat nature of the Twelfth House. They may be the one who is choosing not to show up in interaction. The artistic nature of Pisces and the Twelfth House can show a musician who is mastering technology in their work. Spiritual work can also be explored through technology.