” Among his various possible beings each man always finds one which is his genuine and authentic being. The voice which calls him to that authentic being is what we call “vocation”. But the majority of men devote themselves to silencing that voice of the vocation and refusing to hear it. They manage to make a noise within themselves……to distract their attention in order not to hear it; and they defraud themselves by substituting for their genuine selves a false course of life.”
– Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Uranus aspects to the Midheaven, or MC are about going “above and beyond” to grasp your rightful place in the world.
These contacts suggest that your path to reaching that status can be unconventional, and is actually best served in that way. I liken this aspect to Kanye West, GLC and Consequence waiting for their spaceship to come in.
The Midheaven is the highest point a planet can reach in the sky. With Uranus contacting that area, you still want to “fly past the sky.” To do so, you must accept and integrate the archetypal Uranian energies into your overall self-expression.
If you possess these contacts in your birth chart, there’s a clear message that you must discern between what you’re called to do and be, and what your family, friends, societal and cultural conditioning has told you that you “should” be.
By accepting this challenge, you’re immersing yourself in a lifetime de-programming process which can eventually free you of trappings which would otherwise stifle the actualization of your potential.
Uranian energy is restless, and it won’t go unheard.
Among other things, Uranus symbolizes the development of individuality, even in the midst of the collective.
The planet asks that we depersonalize and relinquish the need for society to like or approve of what we’re doing in favor of blazing our own trail. On paper, this sounds so lofty and high minded, but you’ll find that it takes tremendous internal fortitude to wrestle in the trenches and combat resistance from those who would rather throw you into a box to soothe their fears and insecurities.
In working with this aspect, It’s essential that you’re aware “freedom costs”.
In myth, Prometheus, who is associated with Uranus, went against the dictates of Zeus and stole fire, because he thought it was unfair that only Gods possessed a divine spark and the power to create. He believed that human beings, as a collective should have this opportunity.
As a result of his theft, he was chained to a mountaintop, and left for an eagle to come every day and eat away at his liver. Every night, the liver regenerated itself and the eagle would come back and have it for breakfast. This didn’t kill Prometheus, but it kept him in a perpetual state of pain.
One of your tasks is to explore if the pain of being chained to a mountaintop with your liver exposed for breakfast is worse than the agony of ignoring and ditching your life calling only to be haunted by whispers of “if only” and “shoulda, coulda”.
Keep in mind that the older we get, the whispers become more audible and tend to turn into screams.
To work successfully with these energies is to literally take “no days off until your spaceship takes off.”
When your spaceship comes for you, will you be prepared to climb aboard?
Reference: “The Art of Stealing Fire: Uranus in The Horoscope” by Liz Greene
Check out Kanye West’s Video for “Spaceship” featuring Consequence and GLC.
I think it captures the spirit of Uranus aspects to the MC, or Midheaven : restless and wanting to take off; the energy of catapulting to a place or creating niche that’s uniquely our own. We don’t want to be stuck folding clothes in the mall. We would much rather pursue something that’s a marker of our individuality, which puts a personal stamp on our field of endeavor.