individuality

My soul chose yours. And a soul doesn’t just forget that.
—  Ben Maxfield

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald
Uranus the Planet of Change and the Individual

You can sometimes view Uranus as where we rebel in our chart. Where we see the collective consciousness. Maybe where we can truly be an individual.

Uranus in the 1st House: That individuality shines!! Highly associated with showing their individuality physically somehow, like with hairstyles, clothing, tattoos, piercing, etc. Is proud of their differences, might seek out to be different or appear different.

Uranus in the 2nd House: Not exactly sentimental with objects and likely views money and the material world differently than others somehow. Might have a huge desire to be “free of money”. Might be against capitalism or has a desire to “cheat” or “win” against economic systems. This is associated with making money in unconventional ways. Can be innovative with their possessions and wealth.

Uranus in the 3rd House: Communication is unique somehow, maybe an odd sense of humor, overly forward, awkward, etc. Unique relationships with siblings and/or extended family, and routine was never for you. Unconventional, originality, and restlessness is added to this House.

Uranus in the 4th House: Erratic and unstable home life. Needs plenty of space in the home and family. Might have an unconventional family or develop one. Lack of nurturing, encouragement, and softness in the home life can be apparent.

Uranus in the 5th House: Always the individual when it comes to fashion or art. Here Uranus brings eccentric energies, maybe radical ideas and actions, and originality to creativity, self-expression, and love life.

Uranus in the 6th House: Odd jobs galore, not one for routine, and can have a lot of restless and mental energy towards their career and health. Easily distracted career-wise. Can be attracted to unconventional health methods or experimental procedures and medicine.

Uranus in the 7th House: Here is the person who truly is always in strange/non traditional relationships. Here you’ll see open relationships, long distance, unusual standards, will define love in unique ways as well as friendship, or maybe they will meet lovers in uncommon ways or date people who are seen as strange by others.

Uranus in the 8th House: YOU control your destiny and you do whatever possible to make this so. Possible rebellious tendencies but this mostly revolves around drastic transformations that push you into a completely different person each time. There is fear of no change, forced change, and ideas that challenge yours. Unpredictability in transformations here.

Uranus in the 9th House: Nontraditional views, beliefs, and even lifestyle. Is a fighter for what they believe in. Can be cautious of those who are overly traditional or conformist. Attracted to unconventional means of higher ed. Needs to be free to believe! Can have an unyielding and bias side towards their beliefs.

Uranus in the 10th House: Anti-tradition, anti-the man, give them a job that is unusual. They tend to attract quirky or strange reputations. Might be a great networker. There is an association with science and technology jobs.

Uranus in the 11th House: The true groupie, they have a huge focus on friendship, groups, clubs, organizations, etc. They are in tune with the collective, on top of trends, might have many humanitarian traits or views, and values support, respect, and fellowship above other relationship elements.

Uranus in the 12th House: Could fear change or crave it depending on Uranus sign. Uranus’s power is being muted. This could indicate a lot of unpredictability or a huge lack of it. Humanitarian traits can be boosted or hindered. Can actually have a lot of interesting creative and innovative energies that will surface in growth. Uranus themes of change, originality, and rebellion may be tied to spirituality and intuition.

People are individuals with independent thoughts from one another.

Women don’t have an opinion as a collective

White people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Black people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Trans people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Men don’t have an opinion as a collective

Gay people don’t have an opinion as a collective

If “erasure” means anything, it means ignoring the individuals in front of you and their individual ideas by making a collectivist caricature of them. You can’t just paint over real people with a collective strawman. There is no one exact way to be like or think like any of these superficial categories of people. People are individuals with individual minds, even if we’re talking about a clone. No degree of supericial similarness = sameness. You are as unique from the people of your race, gender, and family as you are from a cat or an iceberg. More similar? Sure. Same? Not in the slightest. You’re either the exact same or you’re not, and you’re not. Think for yourself, not as a group.

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
—  Alice Walker, Living by the Word
We are just waves in time and space, changing continuously, and the illusion of individuality is produced through the concatenation of the rapidly succeeding phases of existence. What we define as likeness is merely the result of the symmetrical arrangement of molecules which compose our body.
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Nikola Tesla.

“Tesla Seeks to Send Power to Planets.” New York Times, July 11, 1931.