#Uranus is the first outer planet in astrology. It’s the first planet not visible to the naked eye and therefore needed humans to develop telescopes in order to be seen. Unlike the tried and true Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn which have been seen since the beginning of time, their movements recorded since 3,000 years ago, Uranus was first discovered in 1781. Right in the middle of two revolutions which shook the Western world. The American Revolution in 1776. The French Revolution in 1789. After Saturn, planets that were discovered were given meaning based on what was going on in humanity at the time. In addition to revolution being in the air, Uranus was also discovered towards the end of the #Enlightenment, a period from in the 1700s which embraced science over religion and the “individual liberty...in opposition to absolute monarchy” (Wikipedia)
Uranus is affiliated with #individuality, thinking outside the box, #eccentricity, and #rebellion. In a natal chart, Uranus’ placement shows where we shine as individuals and where we rebel. The shadow side of Uranus is that it can also be indicative of chaos, the unexpected, and instability.
I have drawn Uranus as someone I think it is hard to put in a box. There is a lot of history of Uranus being associated with gay people or gender bending. Although this was done mostly by, you guessed it, straight white men and so it’s now being seen as kind of a limiting view. As you may have noticed, I’m trying to be #inclusive with my drawings. And Uranus seems like the right fit for the to represent someone of non-binary gender (though who knows, maybe it’s Mercury?) So I am also taking this approach for now even though I know it might not be the right fit for Uranus in the long run.
Archetypally, I see Uranus as a gender neutral person or trans person with crazy hair and crazy fashion sense. This person does not CARE what you think. I feel like this is the best way to express Uranus’ brand of off-beatness. In the future I might draw Uranus differently but for now, this is what I am going with... #astrology #astrologie #astrologia #astroart #astrocomics #astrologycomics #astrologyart