Uranus in Cancer
The changeable moodiness of Cancer, combined with the unpredictability of Uranus, may at times cause problem. If you have Uranus in Cancer, friends may never know what to expect from you. Uranus is a cold, unemotional planet, always encouraging logical, clear-cut action, while Cancer is all intuition and very emotional. If Uranus is a personal planet, this can be a source of tension for the individual. Instead of trying to choose between opposing extremes, the individual would do well to let one complement the other. At its best, this placing enhances the imagination, making it very original.
Uranus was in Cancer only seven years since the time of the Civil War, from June 1949 through August 1955 (and February to June 1956). When the planet of change entered the Sign of home, family and mother, the American family scene changed forever. A woman seeking her own individuality replaced the classical woman who stayed at home and cooked and raised the kids. Divorce and separation began to be considered, and children moved further away when they left the family fold.
Ideas and books (Uranus) dealing with the subconscious (Cancer) appeared, and people started to explore the irrational world of feelings. Your emotional life can be somewhat unstable with this placement, especially if Uranus is in any aspect to the Moon. If Uranus or the Moon is afflicted, problems at home while you were growing up can cause apparently baseless insecurities later on in adult life. You may have some unusual and original ideas in regard to home and family. Uranus returns to each sign once every 84 years.