Uranus in Scorpio
Uranus was last in Scorpio between 1975 and 1981. During this time the first personal computers were being developed, consumer electronics were becoming more compact and videotape recordings were made possible. Some say that Uranus is exalted in this sign. This is probably because Scorpio was associated with change by psychological astrologers who were uncomfortable with Scorpio's negative "death" image. All signs involve change, but the change for Scorpio is more dramatic. Uranus is also an indicator of sudden change and surprises and hence the match. The scientific symbol for Uranus is the circle with a dot in the center with an upward pointing arrow. It is like combining the Sun and Mars into one symbol. Both the Sun and Mars are exceedingly hot and dry in nature. This generation will probably have a rebellious undercurrent and will probably try to upset the status quo more than most generations. Many will have a talent for computer science, engineering and mechanics and may make breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.
In a diurnal chart, the hot and dry nature of the day amplify these same qualities in Uranus. The result is that some individuals with close aspects from inner planets will be prone to open rebellion. They will tend to stick to their principles. They generally have good insight into how to use technology to their advantage and make excellent engineers who are able to work around difficult problems.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night inhibit the hot and dry nature of Uranus so that rebellion is either more covert or eliminated. For those with close aspects from inner planets to Uranus in this sign, change may be abrupt and tend to take them completely by surprise because they were not conscious of the need for it.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring