Uranus in Sagittarius
Uranus was last in this sign between 1981 and 1988. The changable nature of Uranus agrees well with the mutable nature of this sign and will not allow the status quo to stand. It was a time when televangelism was widespread and religious ideas took advantage of technology. Ironically the "prince of the air" (electricity - but also Satan) became the medium for these messages. Pope John Paul II began to travel more than any other pope and was widely considered to be somewhat unorthodox at the time. Churches looked for ways to liven up a worn out message and some debated the rules. The issue of women taking over pastoral roles was in the spotlight as well. The hot and dry nature of Uranus tends to bring sudden insights and fresh perspectives while in this sign. This generation will value their freedom more than most and many will question authority and established truths. Those with close aspects from inner planets to Uranus here will be set as examples before the public for fresh insights in philosophy and avant garde technologies often through new inventions.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day amplify these same qualities attributed to Uranus. This half of the generation will tend to be more openly rebellious and more circumspect of established truths.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night counteract the hot and dry nature of Uranus. This half of the generation will prefer to approach philosophical (and other) changes with a little more subtlety and less rebellion.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring