Updated: May 6
When Uranus contacts a personal planet by transit, it is often described as disruptive or shattering, as breaking up what is no longer serving one's life. After all is said and done, one often discovers the experience has actually been liberating. But Uranus is more than that. Uranus symbolizes that part of our psyche which functions as the observing witness striving to meet the Aquarian needs for a holistic perspective and mindful awareness. As one develops these and learns to detach from the outcome of Solar intentions and choices, to allow experiences to occur without judgment or resistance, one can develop the Uranian states of tolerance, flexibility, resilience and equanimity. I like to think of these as the gifts of Uranus.