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Symbol for Uranus

Uranus Symbol

Uranus Symbol


The astronomical symbol for Uranus is a circle with a dot at its center, with a spear pointing off the top. If this looks familiar, you’re right. The symbol for Uranus is actually combination of the symbol for the Sun mixed with the symbol for Mars. In Greek mythology, Uranus represented heaven, and represents the combined power of the Sun and spear of Mars.

The symbol for Uranus is also the same as the alchemical symbol for platinum.

Uranus in astrology

Uranus in astrology


The astrological symbol of Uranus is actually different from the astronomical symbol. The astrological symbol looks like an H with a dot below it. This symbol was suggest by Lalande in 1784 to celebrate the discoverer of Uranus, William Herschel.

If you’re interested, here are article about the symbol of the Sun, and symbol for Mars.

If you’d like more info on Uranus, check out Hubblesite’s News Releases about Uranus. And here’s a link to the NASA’s Solar System Exploration Guide to Uranus.

We have recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast just about Uranus. You can access it here: Episode 62: Uranus.

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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