From our Herbs & Astrology Series
The Trans-Saturnial Planets : Herbs of Uranus
The study of the planets beyond Saturn (Trans-Saturnian planets) and its association to herbal remedies came later within the classic texts of medical astrology. The ancients had intricate analysis on all the planets between Sun and Saturn — from planetary alignments, to biodynamics to herbal correspondences, to archetypal manifestations. And for thousands of years many believed that our solar system ended with the rings of Saturn’s boundary. Uranus broke the known, and became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. Unlike the other planets of the solar system, Uranus is tilted so far that it essentially orbits the sun on its side, with the axis of its spin nearly pointing at the star.
S Y M B O L S O F U R A N U S
Uranus is the celestial body that embodies BIG change, innovation, breakthrough and transformation. The planetary body that rules ideas, insight, speed, intuitive “downloads”, transformation, the visionary worlds, the future, the wisdom of change, and more.
Since its arrival in Taurus back in May, we are in for a real treat the coming years (transiting Taurus until 2026), signaling massive change to our system and reality as we know it (to say the least).
Excellent depiction on archetypal energy by Chani Nicholas:
“Uranus in Taurus is an odd mix. Taurus is the most stabilizing of earth signs. The most grounded. Stubborn. Fecund. Fertility is never in shortage with this sign. Its fields are famous for yielding crops of incredible sustenance. A planet’s transit through these lands will always speak to the ways in which we work with them. How we build. How we grow. How we sustain. How we value the earth and its resources. The bull has been connected to wealth, currency, stock and trade for thousands of years. When a planet rolls through this sign, it teaches us something important about how we are relating to these exchanges."
"Change sets us out on a trajectory that we cannot come back from. We are rearranged with every shift. Reconfigured with every brake. Reformulated with every awakening. Change that feels too far from comfort can be hard to hold with perspective for us humans. Change often reminds us of a loss. A pain. A disappointment."
E N E R G Y
In astrology, Uranus helps us understand where to let go, and how to take chances to shift powerful change within our life. Often interpreted in the natal chart as an essential place to where we gather inspiration. The archetypal energy brought into our life during a Uranus transit is VITAL change, important transformation that needs to happen regardless of our mind, desire, etc. If we are in flow to this archetypal presence, that means excellent fuel that shifts you even further into your powerful and authentic self, providing you with a creative, spontaneous and free-spirit type of life. Unhealthy Uranus energy, can manifest as erratic circumstances, having the carpet be pulled from underneath our feet, sudden and surprising changes that are not so easily palatable, yet mandatory in order to continue the fulfillment of our truth.
M E D I C A L A S T R O L O G Y
As the ruling planet of eccentric Aquarius, Uranus is “associated with the circulatory system, and with the gasses contained within the blood, and within the body’s cells. Uranus is also corresponded with the nervous system and the natural energy triggered by the impulses between nerves which communicate sensations.” (Beyerl, P.)
Classic medical conditions associated to Uranus, as well as ones that flare up during intensive Uranus transits, are: narcolepsy, nervous system disorders, varicose veins. Types of chemical imbalances can be seizures, and dysfunctional behaviors. On an emotional level it can trigger a feeling of “boredom” needing excessive stimuli, other influences can be total detachment from emotions, constantly inhibiting feelings with the mind, and preventing self-reflection with an overly active intellect.
U R A N I A N H E R B S
S O M E F A V O R I T E S
Allspice, Clove, Cinnamon, Green Coffee, Nutmeg, Pomegranate, Star Anise.
Cacao, Cedar, Coca, Kola Nut, Mandrake, Tonka Bean.
Nervines (Uranian Antidotes)
Lady's Slipper, Skullcap, Valerian.
Brahmi, Guarana (also Mars), Rhodiola.
Wild Carrot, True Unicorn Root, Spikenard.
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