Astro Class: What kind of rebel are you?

Uranus is the cosmic rebel, the force of innovation and even genius that causes people to question the status quo and look at the world differently to create surprising changes. Uranus, along with Saturn, rules Aquarius, the sign of the Water Bearer. Often Aquarians are those people who bring the floods of change to the world. Rosa Parks was an Aquarius, as were Thomas Edison and Galileo. But not all Aquarians are Uranian (some definitely express Aquarius in a more Saturnine way). And people who don’t have the sun in Aquarius can still have a strong Uranus signature in their chart.

Uranus moves slowly, making its way around the zodiac only every 84 years. This means that whole generations of people have Uranus in the same zodiac sign. Most Baby Boomers have Uranus in Leo, while Millennials have Uranus in Sagittarius or Capricorn. But depending on your rising sign, the house in which Uranus lives can tell you a lot about where you are a rebel. In what part of your life are you unconventional? In what part of your life do you question the accepted norms and seek to do things differently?

To find out which house Uranus is in, follow directions here. You will need to know your time of birth.

First House: You were born a rebel. The closer Uranus is to your ascendant, or first house cusp, the more fully you express the unconventional energies of that planet. You may have always felt that you were different; maybe you find that other people think you’re a little bit weird. This can be an uncomfortable feeling, but don’t worry: anything that makes you different from other people is one of your greatest gifts. You have a unique way of seeing and approaching the world; a truly innovative way of being. Everything you touch is blessed with your one-of-a-kind signature. Embrace what makes you different.

Second House: Money rebel. You have a unique talent and/or an innovative way of making money. You may be unconventional where money and possessions are concerned, choosing a lifestyle outside of the mainstream. You may have some very special possessions and collections. Or you may simply have an unconventional income stream that comes from an unusual line of work. Money can move in unpredictable patterns for you, stopping and starting without warning. Mine your rare talents and see how you can work them to your advantage.

Third House: Rebel messenger. You have a rebelliously unique way of communicating. You could be unusually skilled with words and languages. You might have strange siblings and friends, and/or you prefer to live in a diverse or otherwise interesting neighborhood. You require an interesting day-to-day life that is populated with fascinating people and punctuated by frequent short trips out of town. Through all of these interactions, you have messages to communicate to others, and they are likely to be unusual, or you may communicate them in interesting and creative ways.

Fourth House: Ancestral rebel. You’re a rebel at home, and maybe only privately. The closer Uranus is to your imum coeli (IC), or fourth house cusp, the more interesting your roots. You may create an unconventional home for yourself, or a different kind of family. Your home and family growing up may also have been different in some way; perhaps one of your parents is unusual. If you trace your family tree, you’ll probably find some fascinating characters in your genealogy. You’ve inherited an unconventional identity.

Fifth House: You’re a rebellious creative and a genius of fun. This is the house of games (including games of chance), play, sports, artistic pursuits, self-expression, and children. You probably have unusual talents in one or more of these areas, and you may enjoy unusual pursuits. What is “fun” may be very different for you than it is for others. Your children -- whether they’re human children or creative projects -- are unconventional. You may have a rebellious child who needs a lot of freedom. Give your child and/or yourself as much freedom as possible to rebel in constructive ways. Play with your eccentric tendencies for new and exciting results.

Sixth House: You’re a rebel in the office – or more likely, you don’t work in an office because you need your freedom. Your work and routines are likely to be unconventional, and you may have many different jobs. You might also have unconventional pets. This placement in the house of ritual can indicate a unique magical ability. You understand that our lives are made up of a series of days; therefore, you demand that your days will be interesting, because you desire an interesting life. Create a series of rituals and routines that liberates you from the mundane.

Seventh House: Either you’re a rebel in relationships, or you attract rebel partners, or both. The closer Uranus is to your descendant (seventh house cusp), the more clearly this resonates in your life. This house placement can refer to unique romantic partnerships, business partnerships, and close friendships. However you end up partnering, it’s going to be unusual. You enjoy spending time with eccentric people. You may get bored easily when dating and move on quickly. Monogamy might not be your thing – if you do end up partnering monogamously, your partner will need to be endlessly interesting.

Eighth House: Taboo rebel. It may not be immediately apparent to others, but your rebellious streak runs deep. You might have unconventional attitudes about intimacy and sex, and let’s just say you’re probably not boring in bed. Uranus in the house of shared resources can also play out so that you attract other people’s resources in unexpected ways. This placement can sometimes indicate a genius for investing and working with other people’s money. You may be a rebel because of an interest in the occult, a talent for divination, and/or spiritual beliefs that are far from mainstream. Research your hidden, most vulnerable interests to mine the gold in your chart here.

Ninth House: Wandering rebel. You have a keen curiosity that leads you to seek out unusual beliefs. This may take you literally on the road less traveled, to countries most people would never think to visit. Your particular brand of rebellion could come from choosing to wander instead of settle, always immersing yourself in the foreign. Or, you might be more of a spiritual wanderer, seeking religious knowledge from unusual sects. However you choose to seek knowledge, you keep an especially open mind. It’s likely that you’ll broadcast your unique ideas to the wider world once you’ve gathered them.

Tenth House: Public rebel. Like people with Uranus in the first house, your difference is readily apparent to others. In fact, it’s even more so, because whatever it is that makes you special ends up informing the public's perception of you. Your genius can show up in your career, and you could become widely known for what you do. You might have unusual entrepreneurial ideas that break the mold for business. You might be a performer who turns his/her individuality into a superpower, or the inventor of a game-changing technology. Or perhaps you’re simply known about town for being part of a very interesting family. The closer Uranus is to your Midheaven, the more notorious your particular brand of innovation is.

Eleventh House: Networking rebel. This is the natural house of Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus, so the rebel planet is right at home here. You probably move in many interesting social circles and have unique friends. Staying in one clique doesn’t make any sense to you -- you need the freedom to mingle with whoever you please. With this placement, you’re the most likely to be plugged into social networks and using them to innovate. When it comes to the future, you’re a visionary. Not only can you see further into the possibilities of the future than others, but you’re able to communicate your vision to others, drawing people in to a likeminded group. Your vision is likely to be altruistic and progressive, so you’ll be able to use your networking abilities to promote tolerance for all different kinds of people.

Twelfth House: Hidden rebel. Your eccentric tendencies may not be immediately apparent to others, or even to yourself, but you do have them. You’re gifted with flashes of insight that come through your intuition, dreams, and imagination. You need solitude for contemplation to receive these ideas. This might lead to unusual patterns, like odd sleeping hours. You may be gifted with psychic ability, or have strange paranormal encounters. With time and effort, you can access hidden worlds. The invisible is made visible to you in surprising ways.