Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Uranus in Aries Transits

As Uranus enters the adventurous warrior sign of Aries, those of us with natal planets or angles in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), will experience a major Uranus transit by conjunction, square or opposition, at some point over the next seven years.

Transits of the outer planets – Uranus, Neptune, Pluto or Chiron – to your natal planets or angles tend to reflect big changes in your life. Due to the slow movement of the outer planets and the fact that they spends several months retrograde, these transits can last for a year or longer, and therefore symbolize lengthy processes of growth and development, periods of adjustment and transformation on an inner/psychological level and/or an outer, material level.

What are the themes of Uranus transits? What will happen? Well, it’s quite hard to predict very specifically, except to say that you can probably expect the unexpected... 

Eureka, it's Uranus in Aries!

Uranus transits symbolize events, feelings and life developments which are unpredictable, unexpected, unprecedented, unusual and/or unconventional. We may experience breakdowns, break ups, breakthroughs and Eureka moments during a Uranus transit. This transit can feel exciting and electric and we may have a lot of nervous energy that we just can’t switch off. For this reason, sleeplessness is not unusual under a Uranus transit.

The transit of Uranus in Aries is about fast forward movement, sudden change, spontaneous happenings and exciting breakthroughs. It’s about changes which seem to hit us suddenly and upset the status quo. Even though subconsciously the change might have been brewing in the background for some time, when the change comes it can come as a shock! 

All Change!

Often under a Uranus transit, our circumstances may suddenly seem over restrictive and inhibitive, prompting an overwhelming need for space and freedom. For this reason, many people find themselves detaching themselves from other people or situations, cutting themselves off, breaking away, moving on. Certainly, with Uranus in spontaneous, impatient Aries these sorts of developments can occur very quickly. These periods of rapid change are then followed by the longer process of picking up the pieces/starting again/dealing with the consequences.
Under a Uranus transit you may feel that you know exactly what you want, exactly where you’re going and what changes you need to make. The problem is that under this transit you may go overboard with the need for change and throw the ‘baby out with the bathwater’ so to speak. So, think very carefully before making any major life changes during this transit, because if you go too far there may be no going back! You may regret all or nothing decisions further down the line, so try if you can not to burn all your bridges, leave the door open as you leave, just a little! On the other hand, if you resist changes that you need to make the change may be forced upon you, so perhaps it’s better to initiate the changes yourself.

Seek Freedom!

A good way to deal with a Uranus transit is to find a way to give yourself more freedom and independence. Making the time to do this will really help. Taking up a new interest to indulge yourself in can also work wonders. Pick something that really excites you, perhaps something you’ve always enjoyed/wanted to do but never made time for. For example, many an astrological career was launched under a Uranus transit and this very blog started when transiting Uranus was Squaring my Jupiter in Gemini! With Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries, perhaps your new hobby could be a physical one? Dance, sport, martial arts, D.I.Y. etc. are just a few ideas, although make sure you keep safe – this is potentially an accident prone transit!
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For some people Uranus transits are welcome and exciting. Others who are naturally more resistant to change may find these transits very stressful. For most, they are both exciting and stressful all at the same time. As with all transits, they can manifest in a variety of different ways and on a number of different levels and will not usually be all good or all bad, but a combination.
Uranus in Aries transiting your chart will certainly shake you up, that’s for sure. Above are some Uranus in Aries phrases which offer more of a flavor of what this exciting transit is all about....
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An ephemeris showing the position of Uranus (and the other planets) for any given date can be found at http://www.astro.com/swisseph/swepha_e.htm

Data for Uranus in Aries:  
  • 27 May 2010 (US time zones) / 28 May (European & Asian time zones): Uranus enters Aries
  • 5 July 2010: Uranus stations Retrograde
  • 13 August 2010 (US time zones) / 14 August (European & Asian time zones): Retrograde Uranus re-enters Pisces
  • 6 December 2010: Uranus stations Direct in Pisces
  • 11 March 2011 (US time zones) / 12 March (European & Asian time zones): Uranus re-enters Aries
  • 15 May 2018: Uranus enters Taurus
  • 6 November 2018: Uranus retrograde re-enters Aries
  • 6 March 2019: Uranus re-enters Taurus
Books, Links, Articles

For further information on Uranus transits, try Planets in Transit by Robert Hand; The Gods of Change by Howard Sasportas; Alive and Well with Uranus by Bill Tierney.

For a fantastic online resource, see Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future over at Auntie Moon which has links to over two dozen exciting articles, including Steven Forrest’s Transiting Uranus through the 12 Houses. 
More on Uranus at Astroair
With love,


  1. Wow maybe this explains my girlfriend of 6 years suddenly demanding that we have to move in together now!!! or else I will be history. this is a great read Mandy. I really love her and yes after 6 years I should have made up my mind already. but this hit me like a ton of bricks ie it seem to come out of no where. any suggestions or comments ?? help

  2. Hi Malibu, thanks for your comment and apologies for the slow response...glad you enjoyed my post and I really hope things are working out with you and your girlfriend...


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