Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781. Originally, he suggested naming the it, Georgian Star, in honor of King George III of England and Hanover. The king was fluttered and offered herself honors by raising his status to King’s Astronomer and giving Herschel enough financial support for him to be free to continue his work with astronomy.. However, the name was unpopular in the scientific community who called the planet, Herschel. That too was not widely accepted. Most of the other planets were named after Roman gods so this planet was given the name of Uranus.
In mythology Uranus was one of the original Titans. He was the God of the heavens and sky, also the god of Chaos. Greek and Roman mythology is complex and convoluted. This is probably because the pantheon represent ideologies, cosmology, and human psyche. Uranus represents air. He married his mother, Gaia, Earth. The Uranus was castrated by his son, Saturn/Chronos, the god time, boundaries, and order. This represents the principle of chaos being restricted by the
order of the universal laws.
In astrology, the planet Uranus is the first transpersonal planet to be scientifically
discovered, Perhaps because it is the closest one to earth. Later Neptune and Pluto where discovered and the transcendent Trinity was completed. Transpersonal planets are those that affect us in a collective-mind way. They are transformative across generations and societies. They have a collective effect that’s speaks to the unified unconscious mind of humanity.
Uranus speaks to the psyche of artists, progressive thinkers, spiritual seekers, inventors, and creative minds. Uranus connects with anyone seeking to create—architects, scientists, explorers, and more. Uranus reaches for what is new and unexplored. From religion to politics; from volcanoes creating new land mass, to space exploration. Uranus strains against limitation, boundaries, rules, and confinement. Uranus, associated with the Tarot card, Fool, asks you to take the leap into the unknown and reinvent yourself. Continue reading