Uranus (♅) is the Ruling Planet of Aquarius for some modern Western astrologers. Manilius, the Roman poet and author of the epic Astronomica, was unaware of the planet's existence because it was discovered in 1781 by Sir William Herschel. Uranus is associated with the principles of genius, new ideas, discoveries, inventions, and radical politics. Around the period of discovery in 1781, the idea of democracy and the rights of man was prevalent because of the breakaway of the US from England the French revolution.
- Wikipedia (2005). Planets in Astrology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology). Retrieved March 2, 2005