Uranus in Aquarius
Since Uranus is considered exceedingly hot and dry (like lightning and electricity) according to most astrologers, it would make sense if this planet had the tendency to stir up discontent and revolt amongst the masses. Many born with Uranus here will be prone to question authority and traditional ways of thinking and knowing. They will also be interested in social reform. It is interesting to see that the internet began to become very popular just as Uranus entered this sign in 1996. This is symbolic of connecting the masses of the world through electricity. Those of this generation with close aspects to Uranus from personal planets in this sign will probably make some important contributions in the fields of physics, philosophy, computer science and technology. From the standpoint of modern astrology, this is a combination of "I Know" with the higher mind and break-through insight. It is an ingenious combination.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day support distinctions, separateness, purification and increased activity. This half of the generation will be more openly rebellious with an agenda of social reforme, innovative, and analytically minded.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moistness of night have the effect of nullifying to some extent the finer distinctions between people and tendency toward social purification. Rebellion is more likely to take a subtler form.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring