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Where is Uranus Going?
Where has it Been?

On March 10, 2003, Uranus moves into Pisces for the first time since the 1920s. Uranus transits through Pisces until September 14, 2003 when it retrogrades back into Aquarius. Uranus will re-enter Pisces on December 30, 2003 and remain there until March 12, 2011. Uranus can be unpredictable and erratic and is associated with change that is often sudden and disruptive. Freedom and individuality are traits we assign to this planet that seems to invite genius and innovation while it almost arbitrarily bucks the status quo. Uranus often comes as a sort of cosmic earthquake, or bolt from the blue, shaking up our lives and societies in order to free us from inauthenticity. The planet also beckons an enlightened group consciousness where each individual expresses his/her unique talents and is regarded as an equal and vital member of the team.

While Uranus transited through the sign of its rulership, Aquarius, from 1993 to 2002, we observed many changes in our world. Explosive and unsustainable growth in technology and its associated industries and investment properties quickened the rapid pace of our daily lives. More and more people had computers at home, sent e-mails, surfed the web, enjoyed digital technology, owned cell phones and Palm Pilots. Products were introduced, became popular and quickly were replaced by updated technologies. Alternatively, the cold and calculating potential of Uranus in Aquarius expressed through extreme individuals and groups warning of the danger of allowing technology to isolate us from our own hearts and communities. Shortly after Uranus moved into Aquarius, we were shocked by the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City bombings and Rabin's assassination. Now, after the events of September 11, 2001, we turn on the TV and hear everyday about terrorism and the reality of fanatical revolution.

Pisces says that we do not experience an objective, external reality but rather we experience our own awareness of our reality, our own beliefs, memories and habits of perception color and influence the world we see. Therefore, as Uranus moves into Pisces, we can look for shattering revelations in our individual and collective consciousness. In other words, Uranus in Pisces will provide opportunities for shifts in consciousness that allows our own authentic and unique selves to emerge out of any artificial and conditioned consciousness. We can reach a true Pisces understanding that each of us is connected to the whole and, therefore, has direct access to the whole for information and guidance. Similarly, as unique members of the whole, we all contribute to the creation of our perceived, collective reality.

Possible Events with Uranus in Pisces

  • Hospital, healthcare and prison reform, the dire need for which might appear through scandals and corruption

  • More humane treatment of groups who have been pushed outside of society

  • Increase in scientific studies proving the effectiveness of alternative healing therapies and prayer circle healings

  • Breakthroughs in drug therapy and the rapid and unsustainable growth in drug companies, much like the explosion of tech stocks in the 1990s

  • Scandals in drug companies creating more awareness of the "overmedication of America"

  • Extreme measures to control drug trafficking as it rages out of control, similar to Prohibition and bootlegging in the 1920s

  • Increased availability of illegal prescriptions and recreational drugs over the Internet

  • The twelve-stepping of America: society confronts its escapist, addictive tendencies (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, credit cards, toxic relationships and sugar) as more and more people enroll in twelve-step programs to address their addictions

  • As Gandhi envisioned, "... astonishing discoveries in the field of non-violence."

  • Increase in sleep ailments and breakthroughs in sleep and dream research

  • Breakthroughs in psychotherapy and its availability to a wider audience-in the 1920s, Freud became popular; in Fall 2002, "Dr. Phil" has his own television show

  • Breakthroughs in applications using hydraulics

  • An artistic and cultural renaissance—the 1920s created the Harlem Renaissance, dance marathons, the Charleston dance craze, the style and culture of the "flapper," Art Deco and the Age of Jazz

See Uranus in Pisces, Part 2.


Therese Murphy is a professional astrologer with a B.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a certified member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the International Society for Astrological Research and the Friends of Astrology, Inc. She teaches and lectures on astrology and provides guidance for solstice and equinox celebrations.

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