Uranus was finally named for the ancient Roman God of the Sky, the first ruler of the universe.
Uranus is the planet of the future, science, invention and revolution. It is concerned with humanitarian pursuits and humanity as a whole. It is the planet of unexpected events and everything that is different, original and unorthdox.
Uranus is the planet that relates to the inner will and secret power, which everyone has. It has a similar influence to Mars, but where Mars is sudden and quick-acting, Uranus is more long-term.
Where Uranus is placed in a person's chart shows in which way a person will be likely to do (or not) the unusual and unpredictable.
Uranus affects generations of people as it is such a slow moving planet, so while it wont have a direct effect on an individual, it will have a general affect on them.
Basically Uranus represents: