In Roman mythology a Genius was a
guardian spirit that protected an individual throughout his or her
life. Every living person was endowed with a specific genius to whom
yearly offerings were made, generally on the person's
birthday. In addition to the individual's genius there were genii
who protected tribes, towns, places, and the Roman state. A
particularly important genius was the Genius Populi Romani, guardian of
Rome. The accomplishments of an individual were often attributed to
his or her genius.
few people ever reach the status of "genius". There are
many factors that prevent people from using their full genius
potential. Mainly it is fear which comes in many shapes, forms, and
sizes. Fear infiltrates, paralyzes and destroys; it oozes into the
deepest core of the human potential, freezes all creativity and then
expands out into every thought and action.
then may we establish an intuitive link with the Universal Mind to realize
our full genius and potential?
the concepts and tenets of Astrology, the sign and house position of the
archetype Uranus and its interaction with
Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto symbolizes an individual's unique gift of
genius and his/her soul's purpose in the present incarnation. It is
the outer planets that correlate to major individual and collective
changes. Uranus can induce fracturing. Pluto induces
polarization. Neptune can induce extremes, including fanaticism,
deceptions or illusions passed off as truth, or unity in sameness versus
unity in diversity. When these dynamics combine at the same time,
you have groups of people challenging any other group that is not sharing
their moral imperative.
Uranus - (Ruler of Aquarius)
constitutes one of the most confusing of all planetary archetypes which
are the instinctual forces operating autonomously in the depths of the
human psyche. They function in the psyche in much the same way as our
instincts function in the body. We cannot see these archetypal
forces, but we experience them in our dreams, visions, and waking thoughts
where they appear as images. Although the specific form these images
take may vary from culture to culture and from person to person - their
essential characters are universal.
Uranus was discovered in 1781 during the French and American Revolution.
Since then, It has been the symbol of freedom, independence, and a
revolutionary of rebellious nature. It does not conform within our
structured solar system orbiting on its belly at a 90 degree angle
from the way everything else in the solar system behaves.
Those born with Uranus in prominence possessed an incredible futuristic
and inventive spirit . . . Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Ram Dass, Gandhi,
Albert Schweitzer . . . to name but a few. These Uranian/Promethean
types have contributed significantly to the evolutionary process of life
ancient Greece, Ouranos (Uranus) was the original sky father, the first
child of Gaia or Mother Earth when she emerged from the primordial
chaos. He became her mate and the two of them gave birth to a number
of monstrous beings, including the one-eyed Cyclopes. Finally, they
gave birth to the first family of gods which ruled over humankind, the
seven Titans and their sister-spouses, the Titanesses. But Ouranos
became a tyrant. Gaia was enraged and persuaded Cronus (Saturn),
youngest of the titans, to castrate him with a sickle. The seed of
the dying sky father spilled forth upon the earth and produced the
terrifying goddesses of vengeance called the Furies, but it also produced
Aphrodite (Venus), the beautiful goddess of love. Uranus, then, is
the essential force of creation.
correlates to all the conditioning patterns in your life, including the
conditioning patterns of society and family, the expectations of people in
your life, and the conditioning patterns relative to all the prior lives
that you bring into this life. Uranus is forever trying to shatter,
revolutionize, liberate, or break free from these patterns; the goal
being to arrive at your own unique and essential nature (genius).
Wherever your natal Uranus is placed in the birth chart is where the
de-conditioning process can be worked upon throughout your life in your own
unique way. Every Uranus transit presents an opportunity
relative to the house or planets being transited to break away from the
conditions that have denied your creative expression. However, most
people (70 - 75 percent) resist this Uranian de-conditioning impulse
although most of us come into this life with an intrinsic sense of
individual and social purpose. Saturn will define the rules
necessary to actualize and establish an individual/social purpose.
must try to determine why any person has chosen a particular birth pattern
in the first place and consider it from an evolutionary or karmic point of
view. Whatever the prior life background has been that has brought
the individual into the current life will determine why and how any symbol
will manifest. There isn't any fixed or pat meaning that will always
manifest in the same way in all cases.
Uranus is positioned in the horoscope is where the individual must
personally work with the Uranian archetype. It is where the
process of Saturn can be worked upon in your own unique way. That
which manifests through the right brain is that part in all of us that is
plugged into the totality of manifested Creation. The manifested or
projected Creation is Uranus. It is right brain which is said to be
intuitive, conceptual, and abstract whereas left brain is said to be
linear, rational, and empirical.