Part 17 Uranus - radical change and the breaking of precedent
Dennis Sutton February 2009

If you think the future will closely resemble the present then think again. What you didn't count on was Uranus - the planet of radical change. Uranus is no ordinary planet. He's an extremist with a rebellious attitude - a highly disruptive change-agent, and his capacity to shock, disrupt and change the way things are was most evident on September 11, 2001. On that date in the US chart progressed Ascendant in the 7th house (war and open enemies) was opposition Uranus in the 1st house (the people and their welfare): And with cataclysmic suddenness Uranus changed the status quo and shattered existing conditions. In Iraq he scripted the cry for freedom, democracy and liberation from tyranny, but change that ignores social, religious and cultural difference is bound to fail. The push to spread democracy is very often an attempt to control and change other people's differences - to make them more like ourselves. Uranus, the planet that sees things differently, transmits an important astral e-mail - difference must be respected, not changed - and he will violently resist any attempt to export the US version of democracy to other countries. There have been more changes in the past 100 years than in the preceding 5,000 - and the world today simply represents the outcome so far. The consequences of 9/11 are still unfolding.

Uranus is an astrological eccentricity - an oddity - an originator, inventor, innovator, independent thinker, rebel, maverick, fringe-dweller, bohemian and misfit. He's the book of amazing revelations, the champion of human rights, the reform agenda and the spirit of rebellion. He dislikes the way things are and wants change. He's changing the way you live, think and play. He represents difference - religious, political and sexual difference -and your right to display and celebrate your difference and be respected. Uranus is the planet of amazing discoveries like the mapping of the human genome. He's a rebel with a cause - the instigator of radical proposals like same-sex marriage and the new and untried like sustainable energy. He's the exposé planet - the whistle blower that delights in exposing fraud and corruption. He's smart, clever, inventive, original, charismatic and progressive - a dynamic new-age thinker. He's a law unto himself and the equal of any man. In business he represents invention and unusual methods.

Uranus is the planet of revolutions and revolutionary change and there's an Aquarian Age revolution happening right now. There's a political revolution, a social revolution, a sexual revolution, a science v religion revolution, a God v evolution revolution, a financial revolution, an economic revolution, a communications revolution, a self-discovery revolution and a spiritual revolution and Uranus in the sky is transmitting a revolutionary astral message - 'the revolution starts with you!'.

When you think of Uranus, think innovation and technology. He's the force behind the technology revolution and he's taking the world on a roller coaster ride of invention and discovery. He's the technological solution - the reliance on technology to solve all the world's problems - and the saviour of the human race. He's the electronic superstar who's hardwiring the world. He invented the electronic jungle, the information super highway, the world-wide-web, google, e-mail, electronic fun, surveillance cameras and I-pods. He's inventing medical technology, nanotechnology, robots and audio translators

Uranus represents the radicals - the radical element and extremists - the hard right and extreme left. He's the extreme in political thought - the radical extremist and conservative hardliner, both fighting for what s/he thinks is right. He's the insurgent who resorts to extremist violence, the white supremacist spreading racist remarks and the shock-jock stirring up social discord. Each one resorts to violence - guns, bombs and inflammatory rhetoric - in order to protect their extreme position and attain their radical objectives.

Uranus is the planet of discontentment, dissension, social unrest, civil disobedience, riots, demonstrations, protests, violent protests, anti-violence protests, rebellions, uprisings, revolutions and flaming oratory. He's a human rights activist and the working man's friend. He unites workers into unions and works to better their work-place conditions. He agitates for shorter hours and increased wages. Uranus influences the labour unions and the methods they employ to attain their ends - strikes and boycotts, but direct action and rugged individualism lack a spirit of cooperation and sense of unity and discontentment within the ranks and leadership very often derails the well laid plans.

Uranus is the planet of individual liberty - the freedom to live your life the way you want. He abhors restraint of any kind, but the right to pursue wealth and power free from political and legal restraint is socially dangerous - it often lacks a moral conscience and sense of social responsibility. Uranus thus favours government ownership of public utilities as a way of preventing exploitation and monopoly practices. Uranus is the planet of reform and reform movements of all kinds, but if the social reform proves unsatisfactory he swings the pendulum back in the opposite direction - returning to past ideas and methods that had been previously discarded.

Uranus is the planet of exposure, research work, evidence-based scientific research, progressive thinking, brilliant ideas, experimental experiences, electricity and electronics. He's the planet of extremist rogue countries, racism, racial tensions, extremist violence, cataclysmic change, unforeseen events, ultra-progressive thinking, the occult, astrology, innovative methods, radical thinkers, insurgents and extremists. He's a revolutionary change-agent - the astrological marker for unexpected happenings, sudden change, remarkable events, radical cultural developments, freedom and liberty - and Uranus is about to take centre-stage: He's about to change the way the world is.

If you give the square aspect a 10° orb Uranus in the sky moves to form a square aspect with Pluto in March 2009. Uranus is in Pisces (restrictions, relief measures and crime) and Pluto (cooperation, coercion, groups, atheism and going global) is in Capricorn (business and government administration). On May 29, 2010 Uranus moves to Aries (manufacturing and military matters) and on August 15, 2010 he returns to Pisces. Then, on March 12, 2011, he commences an eight (8) year transit of Aries. In June and July 2011 the Uranus-Pluto square is close to perfect, but it's not until June 24, 2012 that the two planets form the first of seven (7) square aspects. The exact dates are June 24, 2012; September 19, 2012; May 20, 2013; November 1, 2013; April 21 2014; December 15, 2014 and March 17, 2015.

The commencement of a new cycle chart is an important astrological event and on April 9, 2011 at 3.34pm EDT a new (short) Uranus cycle starts. Then on January 27, 2012 at 10.42pm EST a major new Uranus cycle starts. This cycle will preside over the radical change agenda till April 25, 2053. This means that the seven (7) Uranus-Pluto square aspects will immediately follow the commencement of this new Uranus cycle.

In the short 9-month Uranus cycle chart Uranus is square the Moon, conjunct Mars and square Pluto: And it's a high-discord chart jammed packed with destructive extremism, radical violence, social unrest, protests and demonstrations. A period of anarchy could prevail. At Washington Uranus (and Mars) are in the 8th house (the debt situation and taxes) and radical political moves will change and reform these mundane-matters.

In the major Uranus cycle chart that starts on January 28, 2012 Uranus is conjunct the Moon, sextile Mercury, opposition Mars, and square Pluto. It's a rather difficult aspect structure, but all things considered it's the Uranus-Moon conjunction aspect that will shock and awe the mundane agenda. Revolutionary Uranus is with the people (Moon) and there's going to be a people's revolution. Equality, liberty and human-rights are the key issues and Uranus will ensure that the common people get their just deserts - with cataclysmic suddenness. At Washington Uranus (and the Moon) are in the 6th house (labour, the work-force, work environment, food, sickness and armed services) and people instigated revolutions and radical political moves will change and reform these mundane matters.

Progressed aspects in the Aquarian Age chart map major developments affecting the world and in this chart on March 18, 2011 progressed Sun (governments and those in authority) moves to form an obstacle (square) aspect with progressed Uranus (radical change). The aspect finishes in April 2013 and reaches a critical state of peak power and discord on April 6, 2012 - 3 months after the new Uranus cycle starts. It marks for revolutionary political change, political unrest and the over throwing of special privilege.

The counties most affected by this Aquarian Age political revolution will be those who have, at the same time, Sun and Uranus progressions in their birthcharts and in the US chart on June 8, 2011 progressed Sun moves to form an obstacle (square) aspect with progressed Uranus. The aspect finishes in June 2013 and is at a critical peak state of power and discord on June 9, 2012 - five months after the new Uranus cycle starts - and at exactly the same time as progressed Sun in the Aquarian Age chart is square Uranus. Then, in April, 2013 progressed Sun in the US chart moves to form an obstacle (square) aspect with birthchart Uranus. This aspect finishes in April 2015 and reaches its critical peak state on April 24, 2014 - just when Uranus is square Pluto in the sky: And this prolonged, high-powered stimulation to Uranus - from every astrological source - will result in radical and revolutionary change around the globe - especially in the USA.

A time-table of Uranus events - 2009-2012

January 30, 2009 - transit Uranus parallel Mercury in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
February 5, 2009 - Saturn opposition Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
March 10, 2009 - transit Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/15
March 13, 2009 - transit Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/19
March 20. 2009 - transit Uranus parallel Sun in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 10/28
March 27, 2009 - transit Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
March 31, 2009 - transit Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
April 15, 2009 - Mars conjunct Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
May 10, 2009 - transit Uranus parallel Sun in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
July 15, 2009 - transit Pluto conjunct Uranus in the Pluto cycle starts - ends 11/6
August 19, 2009 - transit Uranus parallel the Sun in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
September 2009 - transit Pluto conjunct Uranus in the Pluto is cycle is at its peak power
September 15, 2009 - Saturn opposition Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
Sept 16, 2009 - transit Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 2/10/2010
Sept 22, 2009 - transit Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 2/6/2010
October 2, 2009 - Saturn parallel Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
October 13, 2009 - transit Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
October 19, 2009 - transit Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
December 31, 2009 - transit Uranus parallel Sun in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/12/2010

January 13, 2010 - transit Uranus opposition Pluto in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
January 18, 20010 - transit Uranus conjunct Mercury in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
February 27, 2010 - transit Uranus parallel Sun in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
March 23, 2010 - Saturn parallel Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
April 3, 2010 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 5/14
April 22, 2010 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
April 26, 2009 - Saturn opposition Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
May 13, 2010 - transit Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 8/29
June 8, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
June 20, 2010 - transit Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
July 20, 2010 - transit Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
July 26, 2010 - Saturn opposition Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
August 28, 2010 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 10/20
August 21, 2010 - Saturn parallel Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
September 9, 2010 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
September 23, 2009 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
October 8, 2010 - transit Uranus parallel Moon in the Uranus cycle starts, but never peaks
October 11, 2010 - Saturn parallel Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
January 4, 2011 - Jupiter conjunct Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
January 20, 2011 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 3/3
February 12, 2011 - transit Uranus trine Neptune in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
February 24, 2011 - transit Uranus parallel Uranus in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/9
March 3, 2011 - transit Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/7
March 18, 2011- prog Sun square prog Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart starts - ends 3/2013
March 20, 2011 - transit Uranus opposition Jupiter in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
April 3, 2011 - Mars conjunct Uranus in the sky is at its peak power
April 9, 2011 - transit Uranus parallel Uranus in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
April 9, 2011 - a new short Uranus cycle starts at 7.34pm GMT
May 7, 2011 - transit Uranus parallel Mars in the Uranus cycle starts, but never peaks
June 8, 2011 - progressed Sun square progressed Uranus in the US chart starts - ends 6/2013
August 7, 2011 - transit Uranus parallel Uranus in the Uranus cycle starts - 1/28/2012
September 25, 2011 - transit Uranus conjunct Uranus in the Uranus cycle starts - 1/28/2012
October 17, 2011 - transit Uranus parallel Uranus in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
October 20, 2011 - transit Uranus conjunct Uranus in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power

January 28, 2012 - a major new Uranus cycle starts at 3. 42am GMT
March 11, 2012 - transit Uranus conjunct Moon in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 4/15
March 28, 2012 - transit Uranus conjunct Moon in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
April 6, 2012 - prog Sun square prog Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart is at its peak power
May 2, 2012 - transit Uranus sextile Sun in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 9/26
May 15, 2012 - transit Uranus square Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 9/11
May 26, 2012 - transit Uranus sextile Sun in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
June 9, 2012 - progressed Sun square progressed Uranus in the US chart is at its peak power
June 16, 2012 - transit Uranus square Pluto in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
June 24, 2012 - Uranus square Pluto in the sky is at its peak power
August 9, 2012 - transit Uranus square Pluto in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
September 1, 2012 - transit Uranus sextile Sun in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
September 19, 2012 - Uranus square Pluto in the sky is at its peak power
October 21, 2012 - transit Uranus conjunct Moon in the Uranus cycle starts - ends 2/3/2012
November 29, 2012 - transit Uranus conjunct Moon in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power
December 28, 2012 - transit Uranus conjunct Moon in the Uranus cycle is at its peak power