Sun Uranus Aspect: Freedom and Anxiety

Sun conjunct square opposition Uranus

The more original a human being is, the deeper is his anxiety.
 – Søren Kierkegaard

Natal Sun Conjunct Square Opposition Uranus

DRIVE TOWARD FREEDOM

Uranus represents qualities such as independence, freedom and out-of-the-box thinking.  It’s the planet associated with outliers, geniuses and revolutionaries.

Sun represents your core energy and life purpose.  Just like how a plant grows toward Sun’s light, you tend to grow in the direction suggested by your natal Sun’s placement.

With natal Sun conjunct, square or opposite Uranus, the pathway of your growth points toward individuation.  It means you won’t be satisfied until you truly tasted the freedom to be yourself.

NATAL SUN URANUS ASPECT: YOUR RESOURCE

Intensity. Drive. Ingenuity.

With Uranus guiding your life direction, you tend to have a lot of energy – both physically and mentally – toward self expression and ego development.

While others may be bound by traditional cultural expectations thrust upon them by their family and friends, you are somehow freer to pursue your own path.  It could be said that you have nothing holding you back from doing what interests you, which can be exciting and scary at the same time.

THE FLIP SIDE OF FREEDOM IS…

Anxiety.  While others may complain about boredom of predictive routines, they at least have the security of “doing what they’re supposed to be doing” with their life.

You, on the other hand, somehow do not or cannot walk on the same path as everyone.  Maybe you chose to step off the rail, or something forced you to.  You may feel as if there is no guidebook to where you are going – and you’re probably right.

THE CURES FOR ANXIETY ARE…

Focus and independent direction.  With so much energy vibrating within your system, you need to be able to direct your energy toward goals and activities that excite you, without being held back by worries over what others will think of you.

Failing to do so might mean a lot of nervous energy, expressed as erratic behaviors that disrupt (rather than energize) others.

Once you find your passionate interest and give yourself permission to pursue it, there is much potential for brilliance…Even genius.

 

Well Known Examples of Sun-Uranus Aspect

Here are some well known examples of Uranus-Sun people that followed their own paths:

  • Walt Disney (Film Producer & Entrepreneur) had Sun conjunct Uranus.
  • Rene Descartes (Philosopher & Scientist) had Sun conjunct Uranus.
  • Bill Gates (Entrepreneur & Philanthropist) has Sun square Uranus.
  • Jack Nicholson (Actor & Filmmaker) has Sun conjunct Uranus.
  • Donald Trump (Real Estate Developer, TV Personality & Politician) has Sun conjunct Uranus.
  • Nick Vujicic (Minister & Motivational Speaker) has Sun conjunct Uranus.
  • Jimi Hendrix (Musician)  had Sun opposition Uranus.
  • Michael Jordan (Athlete & Businessman) has Sun opposite Uranus.

Each person above is highly individuated with an extremely strong sense of self.

 

Transit Uranus Conjunct Square Opposite Sun

A CALL TO BE FREE

When transiting Uranus forms a conjunction, square or opposition with your natal Sun, it can be a call for further individuation.  The drive to be free is strong at this time.

RULEBREAKING AND SEPARATION

During Uranus-Sun transit the temptation to break rules might be strong, so some degree of wisdom is necessary to decide which “rules” can be broken without loss of personal integrity or illegality.

Uranus aspect is often associated with separation, which is the flip side of freedom.  As you contemplate possible separation from existing relationships, a strong anxiety may emerge.

DO I HAVE TO SEPARATE IN ORDER TO BE FREE?

Not necessarily – if your current relationships (including marriage, partnership, work, etc) allow you enough room to grow and develop, then there is no need for the connection to end – again, some degree of wisdom is needed to discern when a separation is truly called for.

Uranus transit to Sun is more about claiming the freedom to choose your own path, to be yourself at last.  Good friends will support you in that.

Do you have a natal or transit Sun Uranus Aspect?

Were you able to find your unique passion?  Did you manage to overcome your anxiety and pursue your chosen path?  Did freedom come with separation, or were you able to grow within your existing relationships?  Feel free to share your experience in the comment section.

 

 

Photo: Nicholas Raymond

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

You can contact Hiroki via email at: Hiroki@hniizato.com or Phone: 727-470-4056 to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

Comments

  1. I have natal Sun semisquare Uranus with an orb of 2 degrees I’m in a stifling relationship. From 2016 to 2018 Uranus will oppose my Libra sun. Will I finally get the courage to leave this relationship.

    • Hello LS, transiting Uranus opposing Sun could certainly intensify your drive for freedom and independence within relationships. It seems likely that you’ll have enough courage to overcome the anxiety of separation, if that is what you truly wish.

  2. I have Sun Uranus square between 11th house and 3rd house.
    I’ve walking some road which everyone doesn’t walk, certainly.
    I’m sure the person who has this aspect cannot be an ordinary housewife.

    • Hello sjapan, thank you for commenting and sharing your experience about Sun square Uranus. Yes, being a housewife (as so often expected in Japan) would be particularly challenging for someone with so much energy toward individuation.

  3. I have natal 7th house Sun in Gemini opposite natal 1st house Uranus in Sagittarius (3 deg orb) and I *am* a housewife! Pray for my sanity! Lol

    • Hi Inanna,

      Perhaps I may have been unfair to all housewives with the Uranus-Sun aspect! So long as you have the freedom to pursue your unique passion, this aspect can still be expressed positively…But traditional stay at home mom isn’t its archetype.

  4. My natal Sun does not aspect Uranus, which is probably just as well because I have Sun, Moon, Mercury (in the 12th house) and Ascendant all in Aquarius. Their ruler, Uranus, is conjunct Jupiter – my reward system. Astrology is the breath of fresh air through which I use these energies. And, yes, the anxiety has been there all along. It has manifested in the corporate world as feeling like a fraud, like I don’t belong. These days in manifests in freeing myself from what my corporate contacts think of me as an astrologer. Blessings to everyone on a Uranus journey x.

  5. my natal sun in capricorn in the 10th is square my moon conjuction /uranus in libra in the 7th house. I have always felt this inner push to break free from convention and just when I seem to get comfortable like a bolt of lightning along comes change. I am practical and open minded but my relationship and husband has taken me down unconventional paths.I was offered a chance to become a counselor that came right out of left field and I am now pursuing this path . however suddenly the NGO I work for has lost their contract juast when I feel secure wham along comes change. I have always felt an inner restlessness and and need times of change but it does cause me anxiety and I have alot of nervous energy it is getting easier to manage as I age. As a young woman I was extremely rebellious and choose a less societal path . I have learnt the need to conform however still root for the underdog in society.

    • Hello Julie,

      Thank you for sharing your experience of having Sun square Uranus AND Moon conjunct Uranus. Your writing and experience beautifully convey the unconventional quality of Uranus!

  6. Hello Internet Buddies,
    Currently I am experiencing the Uranus square Pluto transit and it’s amazing ( I want it to stay forever). Approximately four years before this transit I experienced many negative experiences. After than and before now, I was stagnant. I become trapped in my negative thinking and couldn’t get out. I am in college right now and I kept repeating classes and I seemed to not progress. I tried so dilently to finish school but reached a point of extreme burn out and that was when Uranus hit. I took the quarter before summer break off and irresponsibly I left my apartment contract. I tried to sublet my lease but somehow odds were against me and my landlord was not coorperative. I moved back to my parents house. There I joined a yoga center in help to calm down the anxiety of all those years. With yoga I began to change my eating habits and became aware of healthy eating. I read lots of self help books and I grew a lot mentally, spiritually, and physically. I have finally allowed myself to let go off my ego and society image of what was expected of me. In my break I applied for scholarship and in one scholarship application I was required to read a book on a autobiography. The book changed my life and allowed me to finally surrender to God. I prayed to God if you exist please show me how to get closer to you. I hoped that a would join a religion but I didn’t. No religion stumbled into my path but I felt God stronger and I knew I would find him in any religion as long as I had him in my heart. I finally did a lot of growing up, I had delayed too long. Now I completely love myself and have a pot more peace. Natally I have Sun in Aries in the 12 house, 1 degree away from my Aries ascendant; practically sun and ascendant conjunct. I have Uranus in my 10 house, 2 degrees away from my midheaven. Right now Pluto is retrograde almost exactly on Uranus and Uranus is retrograde almost exact on my Sun.

    • Ciao Eunice*
      I’ve just came up to your comment and I was laughing as I recognized myself in your description in those last years of life-changing Uranus in Aries and Uranus square Pluto ride* I have Sun in Aries in 12th house, Aries Ascendent and Uranus – Sun in opposition* I am glad to meet you!

  7. I have Uranus in Cancer at my Gemini Ascendant which is square a 29 degrees Pisces Sun in the 10th and 28 degrees Saturn in Virgo in my 4th house. Ouch. Talk about freedom and anxiety. I have stubbornly resisted employment with a “good, solid job” like my cousins who have all worked at traditional “good” government jobs. I chose–and still do–to study fine arts where there are few to no “good” paying jobs. Cousins are now all retired and traveling on their great pensions while I still barely manage to eke out a living working in the non-profit sector (do I have ‘community service’ stamped on my forehead or what?) and dreaming about getting outta here, some day finding success as an artist/writer. Have never felt I fit in anywhere (accept when I’m with artists, writers, astrologers, and other select “oddballs”), am seen as the weirdo in the family who grew up with a lot of teasing. I am cooperative in groups but I always honor my need to go my own way when I have to. I guess, even with Life’s sorrows and self-esteem issues, freedom and independence to be who you are are worth the price.

  8. My boyfriend has Sun conjunct Uranus, no idea of house with no birthtime.

    He is a well known authority in the sports world, he invented a method of gauging speed for a specific athlete component. He designs and markets specific athletic gear and travels to conferences to teach others about innovations. In his mid 60’s, he has no plans to retire.

    When he was a child, his older sister was a prodigy in the music world. His parents assumed he had learning disabilities, because he struggled with spelling and math. By the time he was 10, he had built his own transportation and had to beg his dad to secretly take him to the local racetrack to use it. His mother never approved, and his big disappointment came as a teenager when he won the coveted title champion and his parents refused to congratulate him.

    I tell him now that they just were so wrapped up assuming since his sister was a musical genius that somehow his gifts were not gifts in their eyes. He was and is in fact a prodogy on his own, it just never occurred to his parents that both of their children were mentally gifted and not just one.

  9. I have my Sun in Leo Conjunct Uranus in the 3rd house. My Moon and Rising sign are in Gemini. My husband of (28 years) is Sun, Moon, Mars, Neptune all in Scorpio and conjunct each other in the 6th house along with Mercury and Venus in Libra but also in the 6th house. Whew! He also has Gemini rising, sometimes I think this is the only thing we have in common. I’m a lot of Fire and Air and he is all practically ALL water! Am I doomed? For the most part it’s a very good marriage, but I have always harbored this fear and anxiety around it not working out or lasting. Is this my anxiety with Sun conjunct Uranus and need for Freedom?

    • Hi Fay, Scropio and Gemini have a very different relationship orientation, but the Ascendant-Moon connection helps. Your natal placement clearly emphasizes the development of your mental and communication skills (3rd house and Gemini), and aside from the obvious strengths it grants, it also intensifies anxiety (a mind continuously running at 100 miles per hour will do that.) So ideally, you get to learn more about the watery calm of emotions from your husband, and he could learn about the intellectual gift of curiosity and communication from you…

  10. Matahari says:

    Hi there,

    I love your info. I have sun at 24 deg libra in my 12 house sextile Uranus in the 10th. I create electronic music for a living. I’m having solar arc Uranus conjunct my 12 house sun. My sun rules my 10th house. I’m also about to have transiting Uranus oppose my sun from the 6 th house. I’ve been trying really hard to advance my career to new levels. What’s your take on this?

    • Good for you…The measurement you cite can suggest strong career activity (Uranus=Sun ruling 10th). Make sure you’re using a very tight orb for solar arc (0.25 degree orb)…

  11. Matahari says:

    Thank you!

  12. Hello

    My Sun is in Taurus in the Eighth House square Uranus in Leo in the 11th. I have Venus and Mercury conjunct in 9th in Gemini, Neptune in Scorpio in 2nd, Midheaven in Cancer and Pisces on the cusp of the 6th house. Does this cocktail point to any career in particular? P.S. I find your writing most illuminating.

  13. Hello Hiroki,

    I am going to have my progressed sun conjunct my natal uranus in scorpio for the coming two years! My natal sun is in libra. Would I interpret this similar to transit uranus conjunct natal sun? Scorpio is known to be deep and intense, I am nervous about how would it add to this conjunction? Unfortunately I am not sure about my time of birth so I have no house information,.

    I like your articles, they are clear and precise :)

    Regards,
    Jen

  14. Susanne says:

    I have the Sun/Uranus conjunction but they are out-of-sign. Sun Libra w/ Uranus in Scorpio (10H). I never understood how Uranian I was until relatively recently. Talk about separation, when Uranus transited my 4th house, I lost both my parents! (I also lost my job and my long-time partner and many more things.) I do realize it has forced the change I’ve never wanted to face. The anxiety is heavy because while I’ve always managed to remain “free”, and just out of reach, while under the guise of placating others, I realized I’ve never been *really* true to ME. I know there is something else I’m meant to do, but I haven’t figured out what – yet. So far, dealing with the reeling changes has been keeping me busy!

    • Hi Susanne,

      Thank you for sharing your experience – that’s quite a shock to lose both of your parents as Uranus crossed into your 4th house. Being true to yourself, or learning profound self-acceptance, is a lifelong process of discovery.

  15. Littlette says:

    Hello Hiroki Niizato,

    Thank you for your great posts explaining ‘difficult aspects’ and how to deal with them!

    I have my Sun (Cancer in 11th House) opposing Uranus (Capricorn 5th House). In fact, I cannot feel more related with what you illustrated in this article. When I grew up, I always felt I am different from others and also tried to be different in terms of thinking, choosing a career, and in fact almost every aspect of life. So far, I have been very happy about this and I think I also made a lot of interesting friends because of my uniqueness. Perhaps I should thank my Mars -ASC conjunct both in Leo, I work hard to achieve my goals with an optimistic outlook on life :)

    Best wishes
    Littlette

  16. Lisa Green says:

    Hi, I have Sun in Virgo conjunct Uranus in the 3rd house and Mercury in Virgo in The 2nd house conjunct Uranus. These are part of a stellium in Virgo along with Moon and Pluto both also in the 3rd. I wasn’t aware of my eccentricities when younger but was always very willful. I’ve always been one to show my individuality through my communication style, and self expression. I questioned standards and ways of being a great deal, especially in my earlier years ( now 51). I recall having challenges in school from boredom, and found it difficult to learn in a step by step manner. Definitely have felt like an oddball and misunderstood but grew to appreciate myself more around late 30s early 40s after a series of major life lessons and found more of my inner truth. Redirected a great deal of my life to causes, activism, art and connecting people. I remain a non sequential thinker and my stellium has made certain I do not remain resistant change and grow in mind,body and spirit.

    • Hi Lisa, thank you for commenting and sharing your experience! Makes a lot of sense.

      • candace Isenberg says:

        Thanks for the article and discussion. I am a fan your work. It feels intelligent, gentle and telling- it inspires one to more thought- not dread or overconfidence. Thank you for your work.

        I have sun at 20’37 conjunct Uranus at 21’16 in a 12th house Scorpio. Many times in my life I have been told I am weird/different but I do not feel that way. I feel shy, maybe eccentric, but I feel connected to most people (in some way or another) and so I feel like I am common/regular. I am intrigued with how people view themselves versus how people see themselves. Does my twelfth house make me less different and shy as the house dampens Uranus and Sun or is my difference hidden from me but not others? Is the Uranus combust since it is less than a degree from the sun? Some astrologers believe in combustion while others do not. I continue to read and think about these questions and appreciate anyone’s ideas.

        Best wishes to all on the journey.

        • Hi Candace, thank you for commenting. Sun Uranus conjunction in Scorpio in 12th house suggests investigative intellect delving into unseen realms. As both planets are active and expressive in nature, I’d think about this conjunction in terms of 12th house activities that make you feel fulfilled rather than something being hidden from you.

  17. Donna Stanford says:

    I am currently experiencing transit Uranus opposite my sun at 23:44 of Libra. I have a ways to go before it will move on as the retrogrades will allow an exact opposition 3 times and a very close near miss finally in Dec of 2017. Because my moon is at 17 Cancer, I just completed Uranus square my moon and Saturn has been conjunct my Venus/Mars conjuction finally moving on but Neptune is still squaring it. Also Pluto is opposite my Moon currently. PHEW! Its been a rough ride BUT I have made tremendous progress in my personal health and well being. I quit smoking, lost 63 lbs and at 50 and doing Crossfit 6 days a week. Im more fit than I have been in 25 years. It has not been free of injury however. My home life is erratic. I am single but I have 2 teenage boys in the house. My son and a cousin I have custody of. My son’s sun is directly oppose my sun so he has Uranus conjunct his sun. THIS HOUSE IS HELL right now. We are both vying for our freedom from each other but it’s not time yet. He’s only 16. GOOD TIMES!

  18. Hi Hiroki,

    I have Uranus, Sun and Mercury retrograde in my 10th house of Scorpio.

    From here it’s either going to be 10000 words on alot, or keep it simple with one sentence….. but I have never consciously tried to be different, so it always came as a surprise and a little shock with how people responded to me, from a very young age, with what has felt like attempts to control and belittle, possibly because it is Uranus rejecting anything like this…even now I am very allergic to when people try to impose rank and hierarchy, mostly of the superficial social kind, but I have learnt to have fun with witty comebacks (well I hope they are) but in other ways I am very flexible and respectful of the ‘right way to do things’, even when I know of 20 other possibilities that could work.
    My ‘individuality’ has been understood from others’ response to me which is often negative because I was conditioned and brought up in fear-based environment like many. I am only now fully learning to give myself some credit in a healthy ego way.
    I am from a very traditional East Asian culture. But with my rather independent nature I find myself freer of a very emotionally toxic family having moved countries twice and changed research fields. I always identified with making my own way but not necessarily as an active rebel or pushing against something, but rather just going for it. but I also have a very girly moon and would love to create an fun life with someone of mutual understanding and support.

  19. Thanks Hiroki, do you have examples of females with sun and uranus conjunct? In 10th? Is this why I feel like I repel boys sometimes?

  20. Hi, I have my Sun in Taurus in seventh house opposite Uranus in Scorpio. I seem to be attracted to odd balls in general. But I’m always thinking about blowing up my relationships. I like the relief that comes with being alone. I wonder if relationships are ever going to be smooth sailing, or is this something I’ve chosen to be born into?!

  21. Sparkations says:

    Hey guys, guess what i have? Sun, moon, and mercury all square uranus. Interestingly enough, all of them are situated in my 7th house. My uranus is in the 10th. I can definitely relate to unconventionality, and it’s not something i even purposely planned. I have a very traditional chinese background with parents who can’t speak a fluent English sentence. My sisters in the meanwhile are immersed in assimilating into the standard white culture and used to make fun of me a lot for not being as cool and hip as them with their hipster ways.

    I grew up not knowing who i was, due to the push and pull to conform in so many ways. Mind you, i also have a brain tumor which stigmatizes my persona snd creates an unfair bias of my true intellectual capabilities(i def am in no way considered mentally handicapped).

    Anyhow, after traditional schooling and a conventional, standardized university degree, i still haven’t been abld to settle down on a typical 9 to 5 job after all these years. In fact, office environments give me panic attacks a lot, probably due to micromanagement.

    I ended up being on social assistance for s few years, and refused any financial support from my folks. I wanted to prove to them snd myself that i was capable and independent.

    Currently, i’m fostering my own autonomy through freelance work-tutoring, writing, and graphic design. Having an unstructured environment provides me with a lot more ease, despite what family and society would have me believe.

  22. I have libra sun conj Uranus 4 th house undergoing Uranus opposition transit now. Also cancer rising and 7 th house cap moon, so a big cross. My partner’s Saturn conjuncts my Uranus. At the moment I can’t stand any rules deadlines or demands! I’m a singer songwriter and if I don’t finally put out my album now it will be too late and I will not be fulfilled.

  23. Hi Hiroki, love your website!!
    i have capricorn Sun conjunct Uranus conjunct NN on my DSC, I feel the independence and freedom needs in my relationships. I always felt different as a kid, I was non-needy except for my parents’ affection but I was a loner, to this day if i can’t be alone I get agitated and nervous.
    It’s like my parents first and then I have provided with such stable structure and ground around me I can go any direction I want, I feel safe on my own so I don’t have to rely on anything else.
    However the more I grow the more I see the people around me make the decision of dependency and allowing others/situations to control them because it’s reassuring and gives them a solid path…something I don’t have. I know I wouldn’t last 2 minutes in their shoes but I get nervous thinking they all have a sense of stability.
    I have a high sense of purpose and destiny but sometimes I get mysteriously lonely because of the choices I have made

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