How Uranus is regarded in astronomy: The Giant Ice Planet
Sitting 2.87 billion kilometers from the Sun, Uranus is the third furthest away- only bettered by Neptune and Pluto. As a consequence, it’s no surprise that its atmosphere is the coldest of all the planets (-370°F/-218°C). This is a gaseous planet and consists mainly of hydrogen and helium. Considering its size, it turns on itself incredibly quickly, with days lasting only 17 hours. In spite of this, it takes around 84 years to complete a singular orbit of the sun!
In mythology it is known as the God of the skies
According to Greek mythology, Uranus is the ruler of all and god of the heavens. With his wife (who also happened to be his mother) Gaia, the Greek goddess of all life, he had many children. His offspring were gods, titans, and monstrous beings, all gifted with unimaginable abilities such as the power to trigger volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
Uranus was overthrown by his children following an attempt to devour them all. He successfully destroyed several of his heirs, but his son Jupiter overpowered him and forced him to regurgitate the children that he had eaten. As a result, he lost his power, and control of the world was divided between his sons, Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto.
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How is this planet considered in astrology? - It's known as the bringer of change
The planet Uranus is the embodiment of unpredictability and sudden impulses. It represents originality, independence, and the need for freedom. When in a favorable position, Uranus can transform your perspective and provide new outlooks on challenges that previously appeared unconquerable. That said, if it happens to be in motion then it has a tendency to trigger sudden changes that threaten to throw you completely off track.
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The effects of Uranus in astrology
- The positive effects of Uranus include independence, creation, will, progress, freedom, and originality
- The negative effects include selfishness, arrogance, loss of control, impulsiveness, and agitation
- On a symbolic level, it represents innovation, friendship, future, novelty, change, and surprise
5 Facts to know about Uranu
- Orbital period (the time it takes for Uranus to revolve around the Sun): 84 years
- Element: Earth
- Body part: Brain
- Bodily functions: Electromagnetism, contractions
- Metal: Uranium
>>> So, there you go, you’re now an expert on this planet! That said, there’s still so much to learn about our solar system, especially when it comes to knowing which planet rules over your sign, so open your mind and watch the night sky become alive before your very eyes!