Pluto: The Planetary Aids, Planets Series
Join me for a year of planetary study with my new blog series: The Planetary Aids, Planets Series! This blog will be dedicated to getting to know each of our influencing planets through both Science and Tradition. Join me here to learn about a different planet for the next six months!
At every position in the sky, there are influential energies flowing in from each planet. This article will explore the influences felt by each planet, including Pluto. Stay aware that depending on which constellation the planets are passing through, their influences will be impacted by the governing traits of that zodiac archetype.
This month we will be exploring the traits and influences of Uranus
Uranus was the first planet found with a telescope in 1781 by William Herschel. The planet is named for the Greek god Uranus or Ouranos, God of the Sky. Uranus is the only planet named for a Greek god rather than a Roman figure because the Romans did not consider Uranus to be a planet due to its slow orbit around the Sun.
Uranus orbits the Sun one time every 84 years. Its days are 17 hours and 14 minutes long, and it is a mass of water, methane, and ammonia. Because its tilt is so close to the Sun, it cycles through extreme weather and extreme seasons lasting for 20 years at a time. The atmosphere on Uranus rains diamonds, and every seven years after the planet travels past the Sun, it experiences its most violent storms as it purges all that it picked up from the celestial holding tanks on its way through the galaxy. Due to these extremes, we ourselves can feel this off-balance energy when we are experiencing the planet's impact as Uranus drifts overhead.
Uranus' rings are especially important to the influences it imparts on us during its rounds because their energies impact all signs and, thus, all humans. The planet has two major rings, a dark and a light ring, and 11 secondary outer rings, each one playing its integral role in the alchemical cycle of the 13-month Archetypal energies. Like a massive machine, Uranus orbits our Galaxy's core with a command of the libraries of each of our Moon cycles, holding the knowledge of our solar system, an archive of its interactions within each Zodiac sign, and the secrets of the universe within its rings.
Each month, as our planet travels through each Archetypal zone, Uranus' rings spin in the new energies of the entire Zodiac wheel rather than just a single one, as most of the other planets do. Uranus has ever reaching impact on our Planet, Earth, as well as all other planets in our solar system, mimicked by Ouranos's impact on his own time and people. Ouranos' body stretched across the night sky, from East to West, along the masculine line of our directional medicine wheel, covering Earth with his blanket of prowess and uncertainty. In the times of our ancestors, Ouranos' impact spread wide and far for the entire night, leaving many to retreat indoors to their homes as the nighttime could come alive and swallow them whole. This trait of Uranus is what causes it to bring in big shifts, abrupt changes, erratic behavior, and unpredictability so quickly and unexpectedly.
Uranus has significant impacts on extremes and breakthroughs and promotes limitless abundance if you are manifesting in your forward direction. It is always good to have your ducks in a row when entering under Uranus' influence. During these times, the outsider will feel at home, and all of us will experience events and instances that pull us out of our comfort zone for the right change and growth. The blessing of Uranus prepares us and causes us to experience drastic change, and then sees us through the very transition. Keep an eye on your coping mechanisms, random events, and how you handle surprises when under the influence of Uranus to see how the planet's energies treat you.
Just as Ouranos dominates his time on Earth as a male and stretches across our sky
along the Male axis from East to West, Uranus influences these male lines as well. Uranus will easily influence our own male energies the most, yet it will impact us with its duality as well. Uranus, when in play, will impact with a male-heavy dominant energy or a female-dominant energy, depending on which part of its orbit it is in when it passes through. These dominant energies impact us in such a way that may make us feel a little off-kilter for a short time due to the planet's extreme axis tilt. Use these cycles of masculine-heavy and feminine-heavy influences to nurture your ideas and to listen and learn new ways to act upon them.
Is the influence of Uranus providing you with forward movement and growth or holding you in stagnation? Uranus will influence us when it passes by our Moon or Sun and when it passes through your zodiac zone or the zodiac zone the sun is in. To see where Uranus is today, visit https://www.theplanetstoday.com/.
How are you reacting to surprises or random events? Do they change your mood and take hold of your perspective, attitude, and vision?
Short Synopsis of each Planet:
Pluto rules Scorpio and is the planet of alchemy, transformation, life & death, healing, obsession, rebirth, evolution, extremes, opposites, balance, and spirituality.
Neptune, ruling over Pisces, influences dreamland, impacting addiction and mistaken impressions. Neptune sharpens connection & Intuition.
Uranus rules Aquarius and is the planet of rebellion, individuality, revolution, community, & humanitarianism. Influencer of the sciences, Uranus incites eccentric behavior, sudden change, and tension. Uranus brings divination & news.
Saturn rules Capricorn and influences Aquarius. It is the planet of authority, time, structure, limits, & discipline. Saturn guides ambition. Saturn rules Capricorn and influences Aquarius. It is the planet of authority, time, structure, limits, & discipline. Saturn guides ambition.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius & influences Pisces, travel, religion, health, & Justice. It is the planet of growth, abundance, optimism, opportunity, expanding consciousness, wealth, & luck. Jupiter reveals the fastest path to your destiny.
Mars rules Aries & Influences Scorpio, Encouraging Aggression & motivation and guiding hormones & Willpower through masculine expression.
Venus rules Taurus & Libra, guiding values, friendships, and sociability. Venus is the planet of love, pleasure, romance, beauty, art, & feminine expression, and navigates your current incarnation.
Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, causing heightened senses, sensory needs, skill, and agility. Mercury Influences Intellect, Cognition & expression, revealing how you perceive the world.
The moon rules cancer, imagination, the subconscious, emotion, & instinct. The moon strengthens intuition, guides cycles, and is the Celestial Being of Mother & Children