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Uranus transits: What they mean and how to navigate them

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What Uranus Represents:

Uranus is often referred to as the "Great Awakener" or the "Rebel" of the zodiac. It symbolizes individuality, freedom, and the urge for change and progress. Uranus is unpredictable, seeks novelty, change, innovation, freedom and doesn't mind doing something eccentric or rebellious to seek the outcome it wants.

What is a Transit:

In astrology, a transit occurs when a planet's current position in the sky forms an aspect to a point in an individual's birth chart. These transits represent the ongoing dialogue between the cosmic energies and our personal experiences. When Uranus forms significant aspects to planets or sensitive points in our birth charts, we undergo Uranus transits, which can profoundly impact our lives.

Typical Effects of Uranus Transits:

  1. Sudden Changes: Uranus transits often bring unexpected and sudden changes, shaking up our lives in profound ways. These changes can be both liberating and challenging, pushing us out of our comfort zones and into new territories.

  2. Innovation and Breakthroughs: Uranus transits spark innovative ideas and breakthroughs, leading to sudden realizations and flashes of insight. This energy encourages us to think outside the box and embrace unconventional approaches.

  3. Instability and Disruption: The energy of Uranus can be disruptive, leading to periods of instability and upheaval. During Uranus transits, we may experience "up and down" situations, where things change rapidly and unpredictably.

  4. Freedom and Individuality: Uranus transits emphasize the importance of freedom and individuality. They urge us to express our authentic selves and break free from societal norms and restrictions.

  5. Intuition and Awareness: Uranus rules intuition, and during its transits, we may experience heightened awareness and intuitive insights. Pay attention to gut feelings and inner guidance during this time.

  6. Revolutionary Changes: Uranus transits often coincide with revolutionary changes on a personal and collective level. They inspire us to challenge the status quo and seek progress and innovation.

How to navigate a Uranus Transit:

People respond very differently to Uranus transits based on their personal makeup. For example, Taurus placements typically don't do very well with Uranus transits, as Uranus wants change, unpredictability and novelty, while Taurus by essence does not like any of the mentioned themes. Taurus placements typically suffer from stress during transits of Uranus, while other zodiac signs can feel excited and invigorated. Typically, everyone going through a Uranus transit can "feel it coming". This is the only transiting planet that can be felt in advance, as you have a sense change is on the way but can't pinpoint what exactly. Ironically, Uranus represents intuition and things we feel and know without knowing why! Best thing you can do during a Uranus transit is keeping a light foot and expecting that none of your expectations will occur the way you were planning to - and sometimes, it's even better!

Uranus-Sun Transit:

When Uranus aspects the Sun in our birth chart, significant changes in identity and self-expression are often experienced. This can manifest as sudden shifts in career, lifestyle, or personal goals. Key events such as divorce, marriage, or relocation may occur, prompting us to reassess who we are and what we want from life. Embracing these changes can lead to newfound freedom and authenticity in expressing our true selves.

Uranus transits to Sun (especially if they are a hard aspect such as a conjunction, a square, an opposition and sometimes even a quincunx) truly represent a period of time in your life where you will be presented with opportunities or create opportunities yourself that will redirect your life and reshape your identity.

If you want to know more about how Uranus-Sun transits will impact you, you must first understand the patterns of your Sun. For example, if your Sun is conjunct Saturn, you tend to suffer from a critical self-perception and can have strong self-consciousness and a tendency to be dutiful but also playing small. A transit of Uranus to your Sun could quite literally free you of your self-imposed shackles. If your Sun is square Neptune, you're sensitive and compassionate but you can also find it hard to understand who you are and have a solid sense of self. A transit of Uranus can help you completely rewire your self-image and reorientate your life in more authentic ways.

Real-life examples: My Sun is located in the 9th house, and when Uranus was opposite my Sun, I relocated to another country, pretty much on a whim! A client proposed to his long-term girlfriend when Uranus was square his Sun.

Uranus-Moon Transit:

When Uranus aspects the Moon, sudden emotional upheavals and changes in our home and family life may occur. This transit often brings unexpected events such as a sudden move, a change in residence, or a new family dynamic, typically, quick! Relationships may also undergo significant shifts, leading to sudden breakups or the emergence of new connections. It's quite common to have sudden insights about childhood dynamics and the lingering patterns it leaves on our psyche, offering the possibility of healing them.

If you want to know more about how Uranus-Moon transits will impact you, you must first understand the patterns of your Moon. For example, if your Moon is in hard aspect to Pluto, a transit of Uranus to your Moon will help you discover and heal the intricate fears surrounding loss and intimacy. If your Moon is in hard aspect to Mars, your natural tendency to be reactive and action-driven will quite significantly increased! Personal examples: I met someone during the transit of Uranus opposite my Libra Moon and we lived together immediately after meeting. I repeated the experience 8 years later when Uranus was quincunx my Libra Moon. A client immediately moved in with her new boyfriend (now husband) when Uranus was trine her Moon.

Uranus-Mercury Transit:

Uranus-Mercury transits stimulate our mental processes and communication style, leading to sudden insights and breakthroughs. This transit can bring unexpected news, changes in thinking patterns, or sudden opportunities for learning and networking. It encourages us to think outside the box, embrace unconventional ideas, and express ourselves more freely. Embracing flexibility in our thinking and remaining open to new perspectives can lead to exciting intellectual growth during this transit. Personal examples: I shifted from Law to Astrology when Uranus was opposite my Mercury! A client who worked in construction suddenly shifted to event planning. More specific, but I've had a few clients who have Mercury-Pluto in hard aspects in their birth chart who suffered from obsessive thoughts and ruminations, who were suddenly able to let these patterns go during this transit.

Uranus-Venus Transit:

When Uranus aspects Venus, our relationships, values, and sense of beauty may undergo sudden changes. This transit can bring unexpected romantic encounters, breakups, or shifts in our aesthetic preferences. It challenges us to reassess our relationship dynamics, financial priorities, and personal values. Embracing spontaneity and openness in matters of the heart can lead to greater authenticity and fulfillment in our relationships and personal lives.

Personal examples: Almost every guy I dated in the past had Uranus in aspect to their Venus when they met me. It's definitely interesting as I'm a Uranian by birth chart and by lifestyle (Astrologer) so the transit for them did represent meeting someone like me. As you can guess, I'm not with them anymore so as much as the transit did bring a romantic encounter for them, it didn't last. For me, I broke up a long-term relationship during Uranus trine Venus and I also had significant gains with my online (Uranus) business (Venus) which both represented my desire and access to freedom.

Uranus-Mars Transit:

Uranus-Mars transits energize our drive, ambition, and assertiveness, leading to sudden bursts of action and change. This transit can bring unexpected opportunities, conflicts, or changes in our physical energy levels. It challenges us to assert ourselves more boldly and take decisive action in pursuing our goals. We can be reckless during this transit if we have been stifled for a long time. Quite commonly, people do bold things during this transit which allows them to build freedom.

Personal examples: I started my online business during the opposition of Uranus to my Mars! A client who worked corporate shifted to doing the exact same job he was employed to do, but by launching his own company, allowing him to operate wherever he wants in the world and by making significantly more money.

Another less fun example, a woman strayed in her relationship, acting out on long built-up frustration. This allowed for this unhappy relationship to end, surely, on a sour note.

Uranus-Jupiter Transit:

When Uranus aspects Jupiter, our beliefs, philosophies, and opportunities for growth may undergo sudden changes. This transit can bring unexpected opportunities for expansion, travel, or learning. It challenges us to embrace new experiences, broaden our horizons, and challenge our existing belief systems. Embracing optimism and a sense of adventure can lead to exciting new possibilities and personal growth during this transit. We can also see sudden marriages and sudden divorces during this transit, typically represented by hard transits. Personal examples: I've seen several clients deciding to divorce during Uranus square their Jupiter (it's never the only transit at play but it's common enough!) I've also seen a few marriages under this transit, one unexpected pregnancy. I personally launched my Astro school during Uranus trine Jupiter, and it was definitely something I had felt insecure or not confident enough to do (Jupiter) but suddenly realized I was standing in my own way!

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