We continue our Uranus in the houses series with Uranus in the 2nd House. What does it mean to have Uranus in the 2nd House of your birth chart? Well, throughout this series, I will be using Uranus to show that there really is no such thing as “normal.” Thanks to Uranus, there is a strange element to all of our natures or lives, whether it’s major or seemingly minor. People with a strong Uranus influence usually really embrace and express that strangeness, while others might struggle with it or hide it. But, regardless, Uranus shows us where we can rise above conventional thoughts or patterns and do something different, which will lead to a mental state of freedom. The house that Uranus is in shows just how we can find that freedom and in what way it will manifest.
Uranus in the 2nd House indicates a push toward financial freedom. When you have this placement, you just cannot make money in a conventional way. Now, this can have lots of different outcomes. For one, it shows the person who ends up earning their income in an unusual or liberating way. The 2nd House shows how we will enjoy making our money. Those who are making money doing something that they do not enjoy usually don’t end up reaching their full 2nd House potential, meaning that they either may not make the amount of money they really want or it might not last long. With Uranus in the 2nd House, you want to be doing something for money that is going to bring you a feeling of freedom and of experimentation. It has to open up your mind to many different ideas and alternatives.
I don’t think it’s about the career choice necessarily, as this is the 10th House’s territory. And as I said in an earlier article of mine, if a person truly has the right mindset to what they do with their life, their career choice (10th), work ethic (6th), and income (2nd) will all line up. The 2nd House is more about how you do or don’t find pleasure in what you do. Uranus being in your 2nd, then, means that the freer you feel in your line of work, the happier you will be with it. This can manifest in many different forms. It’s quite common to see 2nd House Uranus people doing freelance work, especially since it allows them to operate on their own schedule. The 2nd House is the house of values and you are going to have to really value your freedom. We value what’s in this house because it will inevitably become financially lucrative if we steadily engage in it. So, if you stay dedicated to the freedom that you enjoy in your line of work, then you will see it paying off in dividends, allowing you to maintain that freedom.
You are finding freedom through finances, especially since you can earn those finances at an unusual or unorthodox pace. You would rather work smart for your money than work hard for your money. This often means that you can experiment with various ideas in order to boost or supplement your income. 2nd House Uranus individuals can actually be downright brilliant, in this way, particularly if they find themselves feeling financially tight. It’s like you have this lightning-quick ability to jump on any situation that can promise quick cash, from pawning a possession to participating in a research study to giving some plasma at the donation center. In fact, your ideas for making money can be a little out-there. Jupiter in the 2nd is prone to get-rich-quick schemes but Uranus is, too, in its own way. But, while the 2nd House Jupiter’s plans can often work out wonderfully, your plans for making money can bring some chaos into your life.
Uranus brings chaos into all of our lives, to some degree or another and in some way or another. With Uranus in the 2nd, it is financial chaos. You seem to look off into the future and see yourself being really wealthy or, at least, very comfortable. So, you can readily jump into situations, at a breakneck speed, that promise you that financial security. Yet, Uranus’ influence is very backwards and unpredictable. Therefore, it’s pretty much a fact that whenever you expect to make plenty of money, you just don’t. So, such money-grabbing schemes can regularly blow up in your face. Even the little things you do to make more cash, even though they’re often quite brilliant, can also strangely just not work out. It is important for you, then, to remain detached from concerns with wealth and financial security. The less you care about money, the more you have it. But, the more you care about it, the less you get.
In the end, you can achieve financial freedom by not worrying about money. There is a slightly spiritual element to the practical 2nd House, as it tells us how we can attract a steady cash flow into our lives just through our attitude. Uranus in the 2nd requires an attitude of appreciation that comes from detachment. If you have no expectations, in regards to your bank account or your salary, you can be objective enough to be grateful for all that you have. And the more you display this objective gratitude, the more money you will earn. This is another reason why you come to value detachment. You see it as a necessary ingredient in terms of establishing the lifestyle that you want. When you don’t worry about money, then, you don’t have to worry about money. Being rich on a more intellectual level is the key here, which will attract those riches on a material plane.
There are some quirks and oddities in regards to how you spend. Actually, spending is how and where you go wild and crazy, unless there are other aspects or planets in this house that say otherwise. But, even a square or an opposition to Uranus can be deceiving because it can bring periods of supposed stability in spending that give way to you being very erratic and uncontrollable with your money. Sometimes, you can spend things in a defiant way. It’s like there’s this voice inside of you that’s telling you to save, conserve your money, don’t indulge, and you feel the urge to rebel against it. You might also do the same if someone tries to tell you what to do with your money. In a relationship, this could be quite problematic, as you could go out and make that purchase just to see your partner’s face when you walk in with it.
Budgets can, therefore, easily fly out of the window. It’s hard for you to stick to your budget, even when you resolve to. You can sit down for the month and carefully plan out your purchases and map out your expenses. But, suddenly, you find yourself at the nearby shopping center, making all kinds of purchases. It’s like something takes over you, in those moments. Also, Uranus is full of surprises. This can indicate a way of making income that is a constant surprise, like being a freelancer and never knowing when you’ll get a new client or invoice. It can also mean money racking up in your account through a new business move that surprises you. On the negative end, though, it can mean that you are so detached from concerns about your account balance that you are surprised by how little you have. You might check your bank account and genuinely expect to have $300 and end up with $80. “Where did it all go?” you ask, as if someone else spent it.
Such a pattern can be a problem for many people, whether they have this placement or not. But, it manifests in your life in a way that is particularly chaotic. Yet, when push comes to shove, you can also display an advanced aptitude for handling your money. The house that Uranus is in is a place of independent thought where we can think for ourselves. The difference between you and other reckless spenders is that you are also objective enough about your money to stop and realize what you’re doing. There can be a pattern here of being disconnected from your spending patterns, which lets you run wild with that debit or credit card. But, there is also the potential for you to very logically see what you’re doing and look at its ramifications in the big picture. Then, you can turn things around by taking a truly scientific approach to spending, easily calculating just what you have, what you’re spending, how much you’ll have left, and how much you’ll spend tomorrow. In this way, you undergo a radical change by doing a complete 180 in your spending style.
This detached attitude toward your material resources is what prevents you from being overly attached to what you possess. This is why, unless you have some Taurus or Cancer placements, pawning things or giving them to a thrift store will be very little of a problem for you. Instead, you give away your possessions really freely, especially if it’s going to help someone or make their life better. Uranus in the 2nd House people can also have very odd “collections.” It might be the most random or unusual collections or they may do random, unusual things with their collections. You could save lots of plastic containers or old jars, intent on using them for something else later, or you could make an experiment out of your possessions, like sewing a blanket out of a bunch of old t-shirts. Who knows? Anything goes when it comes to what you own!
|I'm just saying. She did collect a lot of random stuff.|
Ultimately, you want to live your own offbeat and independent lifestyle, as this brings you plenty of peace and comfort. The 2nd House is the lifestyle that we wish to cultivate and maintain. It’s different from the Uranus in the 1st House person’s intent on generally living with freedom, independence, and unconventionality. This is something that very much defines their view of life and of self. With Uranus in the 2nd, these traits define your self-worth and your comfort in your own skin. The more you are okay with being different, the stronger your self-esteem will be. This self-esteem will make you feel like living a lifestyle that is different is very much worth it. It doesn’t have to do with your behavior, demeanor, or self-image, which is the 1st House. The 2nd House follows up the 1st by giving us something to possess and be settled within. So, the more you have an unorthodox lifestyle to settle within, the more secure and at ease you will feel.
When I say lifestyle, I just mean the way you’ve become accustomed to living, whether that’s your income, your possessions, your purchases and expenses, or your set standards of living. The thing is, though, with Uranus in the 2nd, these things are always in flux and consistently unstable. One day, you’ll be making a ton of money and the next, you’ll find yourself in a job with half that salary or hourly rate, maybe less. You’ll go from a one-bedroom apartment to renting a room in someone else’s house to owning your own house to living in a duplex. All of these things are up in the air for you but that is what you have to be comfortable with. This is your lifestyle: it is odd and unpredictable and always subject to change. So, in a way, you’ll never feel totally settled into a standard of living. But, this is essentially what you have to settle for, in that paradoxical Uranus way.
This also means going against the conventional standards and lifestyles of other people. It is a definite mistake for you to try and keep up with the Joneses. Uranus just won’t let you. And you will have to find your freedom by not caring about people’s judgments of your particular lifestyle, whether it’s the money you make or where you live or the car that you drive. This will always just be an odd part of your life and trying to conform to people’s expectations of this perfect lifestyle isn’t going to work. In fact, you’ll find that the more you worry about status symbols, the harder it is to obtain those luxuries or impressive figures. You are better off remaining detached from others’ opinions of what you have. Basically, Uranus’ house is where you should give zero fucks. And with Uranus in the 2nd, you should have none to give in terms of impressing people with your stuff and your money. Preserve your self-esteem by not caring what they think about your things.
I’d give this advice to anyone but it’s especially important for the 2nd House Uranus person to know because if you don’t, then you will never experience that mental state of freedom. It’s also best for you to not let anyone be a part of your regular lifestyle unless they respect that. Associating with status-hungry people is only going to make your personal value plummet. You are much better off around people who will just value you for you. And if and when your stock and financial worth do ascend, which can happen very unexpectedly and unpredictably, you’ll know you’re surrounded by those who were there for you before all of this other “stuff” came into the picture.