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Edgar Cayce about Uranus

“In the influences in Mercury, with those in Uranus, makes for those conditions that are easily besetting in the entity’s experience, of individuals groups – having that influence as to ‘What will people say? What will individuals think?’ …

“In this also we find; those influences that bring about CHANGES in the entity’s individual surroundings, as related to groups. The entity influences GROUPS, rather than individuals.” (413-1)

“In Uranus and Saturn we find the extremes in temperament, as well as the extremes in the changes which have been and are a part of the entity’s experience.” 1751-1

Greek Mythology

The Greeks had several myths involving giants. The Gigantomachy was a battle between the gods of Olympus and the Giants, born from the blood of Uranus.

In mythology, Uranus has a rich and storied background in Greek mythology. He is the god of the sky, and his name, Οὐρανός (Ouranos), means “sky” or “heaven” in Greek. Uranus is one of the primal gods, born from Chaos or emerging directly from Gaia (the Earth), depending on the mythological account.

Key Points in Uranus’ Mythology:

Uranus is depicted as the personification of the sky and is considered one of the earliest deities. He represents the sky in its primal, untouched form, enveloping the earth and providing a place for the gods to reside.

Uranus was both the son and husband of Gaia (the Earth). Together, they produced several offspring, including the twelve Titans, three Cyclopes, and three Hecatoncheires (hundred-handed giants). This union between sky and earth was foundational in Greek cosmogony, explaining the origin of many key entities and forces in the world.

One of the most notable myths involving Uranus concerns his relationship with his youngest Titan son, Cronus. Uranus was fearful and jealous of the power of his children, particularly the Titans, Cyclopes, and Hecatoncheires. To prevent them from overthrowing him, Uranus imprisoned these children in Tartarus, a deep abyss used as a dungeon of torment in the underworld.

Angered by Uranus’ treatment of their children, Gaia crafted a great adamant sickle and urged her children to use it against Uranus. Cronus, the youngest of the Titans, agreed to his mother’s plan. He ambushed Uranus as he approached Gaia and castrated him, casting the severed parts into the sea, from which arose various other deities and mythical beings, including Aphrodite, who emerged from the sea foam.

The overthrow of Uranus by Cronus set the stage for a recurring theme in Greek mythology—that of the son overthrowing the father. This theme continued with Cronus and his son Zeus, who would later overthrow Cronus in a similar fashion.

    Uranus’ mythological narrative is fundamental in Greek mythology, representing themes of creation, conflict, and the cyclical nature of power dynamics within the pantheon of gods.

    Key point about Uranus

    Uranus was discovered by William Herschel in 1781. It was the first planet found with the aid of a telescope, expanding the known boundaries of our solar system.

    Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, orbiting at a distance of about 2.87 billion kilometers (1.78 billion miles). Its orbit takes approximately 84 Earth years to complete.

    Uranus is an ice giant with a bluish color, due to the presence of methane in its atmosphere which absorbs red light and reflects blue and green light. It has a diameter of about 50,724 kilometers (31,518 miles), making it the third-largest planet in the solar system by diameter and the fourth-largest by mass.

    One of the most striking features of Uranus is its extreme axial tilt of about 98 degrees, which means it rotates on its side. This unique tilt causes extreme seasonal variations, with each pole getting around 42 years of continuous sunlight followed by 42 years of darkness.

    The atmosphere of Uranus is mostly hydrogen and helium, with a higher presence of “ices” such as water, ammonia, and methane, compared to Jupiter and Saturn.

    Uranus has a system of 13 known rings, which are not as prominent as Saturn’s but are still significant. The planet also has 27 known moons, with Titania being the largest.

    Uranus has an unusually oriented and irregularly shaped magnetic field, which is tilted at 59 degrees from its axis of rotation and is offset from the planet’s center.

    The only spacecraft to have visited Uranus is Voyager 2, which flew by the planet in 1986, providing much of the current knowledge about the planet and its moons.