Uranus is a great awakener, who brings visions and revelations. This planet also symbolizes the urge for rebellion and for instigating a new order that reflects a more progressive way of thinking. We all have the spirit of rebellion within us like returning 5 minutes late back from lunch, not wearing our seat belt in the car, eating sweets before dinner. We never completely suppress our tendency in the Uranian sphere of life to test our limits. Some rebels break-away from every rule and expectation violently going against or ignoring society's boundaries.
Uranus seems to personify the need within the psyche to break free of identification with the material reality and to experience the world of archetypal mind. As Edgar Cayce says in his readings, "Mind is the builder." We become what our mind dwells upon. if we attain a higher consciousness, and live by our ideals we may achieve liberation. Uranus has been called the Awakener, and the urge he symbolizes, like all unconscious contents, is projected. It appears to come back to the individual as a sudden event which rips away the fabric of a previous reality, revealing the light of truth, but also doing and it a highly painful way.
Uranus has come to be associated with things such as invention, space, science, technology, electricity computing, aviation, exploration and the social sciences. Science has bee described as a dangerous toy in the hands if children who do not understand it, but it has also brought us out of exhaustive labours, and has advanced us in many ways, but it doesn't always make a comfortable bedfellow with human nature.
Uranus governs the realm of great upheavals of ideas and ideologies which have so often created disruption and transformation in the structures of society. Whenever there is a major breakthrough it seems to appear around the globe at the same time. The theory is that when an idea is ready to progress - the seeds of the idea is released to us, and usually those with Uranus prominent begin to receive this mental download, new enlightenment, or a progressive vision and that is why we often see people with the same idea at the same time. The planet is a flash of inspiration seeing something before it has been created, often we also need Saturn as it represents the part of us that works to make that creation materialize.
In times of revolution when Uranus is breaking down an old social order, and a new vision is emerging, often events happen that send shock waves across the nation. Maintaining this remarkably strong practical link with revolutionary change, modern astrology associates Uranus with radical idealism. Uranus symbolizes the power of the human mind to reach the realm of “universal ideas” and apply them to everyday lives. This is not the realm of the rational mind which belongs with Mercury, but that part of the intuitive mind that is capable of grasping whole concepts in a single blinding flash of insight.
Uranus also correlates to all information that pertains to your larger future. In other words, it contains, in a blueprint way, abstract information that relates to your larger future, or the life-print involving the future. So if we go through a Uranus transit, guess what information is going to be released? All of it -information pertaining to the past, the releasing of that which has been suppressed, and information pertaining to the larger future...Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology: Uranus: Freedom from the Known
Uranus is concerned with the truth and the kind of realizations that cut through everything. Uranus challenges all that has become stuck, sterile and predictable. It’s message is fiercely anti-establishment and unconventional. Planets touched by Uranus seek excitement, freedom and independence. In early life, strong Uranian contacts in the chart signify that there was probably not too much in the way predictability and anchorage, instead some kind of sudden disruption, shock or at least some inconsistency is indicated. Uranus rules those events that shake us to our very foundations, and astrological studies have shown Uranus to be close to the epicenter at the time of an earthquake.
Individuals with such contacts seem habitually to recreate disruption in adulthood, rejection, alienation, estrangement and feelings of isolation are major emotional experiences to be associated with this planet. The notion of rejection is the insistence on independence. Uranus is the enemy of the tried and tested path and seeks to break free of things that tie us to the past, or limits us in some way. Uranus is also known as the 'heavenly man' or the creative mind of God.