Uranus is a planet of change and disruption. It spends about seven years in a zodiacal sign on a birth chart, and it is considered to be a generational planet. Why is it called a “generational planet”?
Like Neptune and Pluto, Uranus orbit very slowly around the sun, expressing their functions through the values of each zodiac sign for many years at a time. This long-term expression of its energy affects collective experience of an entire generation of people sharing the same sign placements and configurations.
Uranus changes sign every seven years or so, and with this, we are able to view broad themes and movements through the lens of cultural history. The energy of these generational planets, Uranus for example, reveal individual human experience through the contact with the personal planets and angles of the birth chart.
When Uranus is posited in a different sign on the zodiac, it carries different meaning to that era per se. One example where Uranus’ influence can be seen is in popular music trends. If you notice, each time when Uranus changes sign, there is a shift in music tastes.
Before going further, here is a credit to “Top Culture” and “RedList” on YouTube for their amazing video cuts on the various artists and music on their channel. Check out their channel for more great songs of the eras. I have included parts of their videos in this illustration of my points about how Uranus in different zodiac signs influence the music trends at different times.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Leo:
Progressive ideas about love, dating, romance, and attraction. The style of music is filled with loads of self-expression. This era gave birth to Rock ‘n’ Roll, synonymous with the Leo swag and air of confidence.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Virgo:
Music took on a more ‘earthy’ vibes during the era and fashion perfectionism became something of a trend. Concepts were prim and proper but entertaining at the same time. We have “Summer of Love” and hippies joining scene… etc.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Libra:
The music of this era carried a more intellectual tone to its concept. Libra is a diplomatic and mediating sign. So, its energy can be felt in the songs pertaining to social justice and the changing values of the times. Androgyny and glam rock to on the stage and many others. Lyrics were generally less emotional during this era.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Scorpio:
Change, rebellion and taboo were the subjects brought into light with music in this era. Punk rock, Metal music and Discos were at its peak during this period. Songs during this time were generally about breaking or questioning the norms and challenging the status quo.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Sagittarius:
It is an era where people seek freedom of speech and thought, as well as philosophies and morality. Newer cultures and sub-cultures were form. Songs tend to have some elements of morality in them. You have the “new romantic” and everything was flashy and a time when big names emerged such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, etc.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Capricorn:
Grunge and college rock took over the scenes, along with House music and Raves. Capricorn rules Saturnalia, one of the wildest parties held widely in the ancient world. Hence, late-night parties were trending hot and people were dancing to the music all night long. Some might also consider this period as the second “Summer of Love” era.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Aquarius:
An era of music revolution, where concepts were constantly shifting with various experimentations. It is a period when we saw the rise of boy bands and girl bands. It is a time when the American Idol was born, giving the masses a chance to prove themselves on stage as oppose to the traditional way of branding artists and entertainers. People now get to participate in making music.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Pisces:
A time when people seek freedom to move out of their comfort zone by trying different things in music. Taboos subjects relating to mental and emotional health and compassion were found in songs of this era, including emotions. Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and affiliated with Neptune, which means music style of this era tend to take on a more emotional and sentimental feel.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Aries:
Direct expression of individuality and creativity in making music. The sound of music has the tone of boldness and artists were innovating and improvising their work to further brand themselves. An era when superstars were born and there was massive dominance of brands in the music industry.
Music concepts when Uranus is in the sign of Taurus:
Songs of this era became more sensual and practical. Taurus, being an earth sign, gives that earthy vibes to the music era once again. Though this might not necessarily be the third “Summer of Love” era, much expression of songs during this period are more material-based and down-to-earth. Therefore, they’re made for comfort and easy listening.
This is it! For future posts on how the music trends will be like when Uranus is in Gemini or Cancer, I will do an update when that era comes — most likely in 4 years’ time for Gemini and 11 years’ time for Cancer. We shall then see how music has evolved, and by then, it will be pretty interesting!