Among the numerous connections between astrology and tarot is the fact that each planet is tied to particular tarot cards and present in aspects of those meanings.
Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and exploring the unknown, the unconventional, inventions, genius, uniqueness, discoveries, democracy, and revolutions or revolutionary ideas and views. Its motto is “I evolve”.
As such, Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius and of the 11th house. When it comes to the Major Arcana cards, it’s directly linked to The Fool and as ruler of Aquarius also to The Star.
The Uranian aspect of The Fool involves embracing the novelty in one’s life or various situations and dealing with sudden changes or plot twists in an enthusiastic and inspired way. It’s the aspect of new beginnings and turning a new page, the ability to start anew.
The Star’s Uranian aspect involves one’s ability to gain a wider perspective on things and look at them from a higher vantage point. It’s the element of divine intervention through genius and inspired creative or innovative ideas, as well as the support from The Above given to manifest these elements into reality.
When it comes to the Minor Arcana cards, Uranus is connected to tarot cards through the sign it’s the ruler of, meaning Aquarius. We’re going to go through each of these cards and their meanings.
The Uranians aspect of Five of Swords (Venus in Aquarius) involves one’s ability to face the tense or conflict-laden situations at hand while having a creative or unique perspective that allows them to come out the victor in some unconventional or out of the box way. It’s an aspect of innovative strategies or applying them in some unique or new way.
The Six of Swords (Mercury in Aquarius) involves the Uranian aspect of starting over by leaving behind anything that involves hard times, conflicts or unpleasant situations. It’s the ability to turn a new leaf and making one’s own way towards calmer waters.
The Uranian aspect that’s present in the Seven of Swords (Moon in Aquarius) talks about creative and novel ways to come out of situations when the odds are stacked against you. It’s a new or unique way to see things that gives one a revolutionary perspective and the ability to make the best of an adverse situation.
In the Knight of Swords, the Uranian aspect involves one’s ability to process mentally situations, connections, and events, and gain new wisdom and knowledge from that experience in order to make the most of that in the future. It can involve new or crafty ways of expressing things as well.
Even though Uranus doesn’t have as much of a direct presence in tarot cards as the traditional planets, it makes a powerful appearance and leaves its mark.