In Greek mythology Urania was one of the nine muses, the eldest daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and the mother of musician Linus. Urania is the feminine form of Uranus and is the goddess of astronomy and astrology.
She is usually depicted with a globe in her hand, and she foretold the future by observing the position of the planets and stars. She is also associated with philosophy, universal knowledge, symbolic languages, poetry, mathematics and the music of the spheres.
Asteroid Urania governs astrology, astronomy and cosmology. Through the celebration of imagination and celestial knowledge, Urania can help lift our minds and spirits to heavenly heights.
She is the muse of astrophiles, space cadets and cosmic connoisseurs, and is prominent in the horoscopes of astrologers and people who have a keen curiosity about the vast and mysterious cosmos. Successful astrologers always have a strongly placed Urania.
Here are some examples …
- Linda Goodman (author of the first best-selling astrology book ‘Sun Signs’) had Urania in Capricorn in the 10th house, conjunct Jupiter and the Midheaven.
- Celebrated horoscope columnist Patric Walker had a Sun/Venus conjunction in Libra trine Urania in Gemini. (And he had such an elegant way with words.)
- Leading horoscope columnist and psychic astrologer Jessica Adams has Urania in Gemini (she is a fast and prolific writer) trine Moon in Aquarius (astrological intuition).
- Shelley von Strunckel (another well-known Sun Sign columnist) also has Urania in Gemini, conjunct the North Node and Uranus (the planet that rules astrology).
- My horoscope columns are published around the world and I have a Grand Fire Trine between the Sun, Uranus and Urania in Sagittarius.
So – if you’re keen to pursue a career as an astrologer – then check out where the Asteroid Urania is in your birth chart!