Uranus is the planet of revolution and sudden change and represents principles of independence and breaking from convention. Discovered by William Herschel in 1781 at the height of the Industrial Revolution through the advent of advanced telescopes. As a result, Uranus has come to represent modern science and technology. The energy of Uranus can produce brilliance and innovation but can also be erratic and void of emotion. The placement of Uranus in a person’s chart will indicate where they are different, unique or original and also shows where they want to stand out from the crowd. It will also indicate where a person feels rebellious, seeks freedom and where they break the rules. As this planet rules lightning it can bring flashes of inspiration along with the unexpected. Unconventional air sign Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and is symbolised by the water bearer pouring hope and goodwill from the heavens above.