Uranus: I Am Who I Am


What do these people have in common? 

If I fail, at least I will have failed my way.

Jodie Foster

Venus quintile Uranus orb -1°05′
Moon conjunction Uranus orb +1°43′
Jupiter opposite Uranus orb -1°30′
Saturn inconjunction Uranus orb +1°03′
Uranus conjunction Pluto orb +6°54′

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.

Oscar Wilde

Moon square Uranus orb -0°30′
Mercury opposite Uranus orb -2°13′
Saturn semi-sextile Uranus orb +0°02′
Jupiter trine Uranus orb -3°45′
Uranus sextile Neptune orb +1°57′

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looksoutside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

Moon square Uranus orb -0°48′
Mercury semi-sextile Uranus orb +1°01′
Mars trine Uranus orb +6°34′
Saturn opposite Uranus orb -9°23

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Sun quintile Uranus orb +0°52′
Mercury quintile Uranus orb -0°55′
Venus semi-sextile Uranus orb +1°26′
Mars conjunction Uranus orb +7°13′
Uranus bi-quintile Neptune orb -0°47′
Saturn trine Uranus orb +7°41′

Today you are You,that is truer than true.There is no one alivewho is Youer than You.

Dr. Seuss

Sun quintile Uranus orb +0°12′
Mars square Uranus orb +4°01′
Jupiter square Uranus orb +0°52′
Uranus opposite Neptune orb -3°40′
Saturn semi-square Uranus orb +0°42

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin

Sun trine Uranus orb +2°04′
Saturn conjunction Uranus orb +5°08′
Uranus trine Neptune orb +1°15′
Uranus sextile Pluto orb +5°32′

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mars sextile Uranus orb -0°09′
Sun trine Uranus orb +3°56′
Moon sextile Uranus orb +2°45′
Uranus inconjunction Pluto orb +0°49′
Uranus semi-square Neptune orb -0°25

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. 

Mark Twain

Venus sextile Uranus orb +5°09′
Saturn trine Uranus orb -3°57′
Uranus semi-square Pluto orb +1°05′

Suggested Answer

You would have heard of most of them especially if you live in the Western world. Some of them are long gone but their legacy continues to survive their graves. Their name or reputation, I think, is derived from:

  1. The involvement of the Midheaven which raises them to the public eye; and 
  2. Their willingness to be and embrace their uniqueness and follow their own paths in life – an Uranian trait. 

This post looks at the second criterion – how is the planet Uranus involved? I extracted the aspects made to Uranus of these people from Astrotheme and found that at least one of their personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) has a tight aspect (< 1°) to Uranus. Certainly the sample size is insufficient to make this into statistically valid. However, it’s interesting to see that Uranus, the planet of individualistic freedom, is certainly alive in the charts of these individuals. 

What is also interesting is that those with flowing aspects i.e. trine, sextile don’t seem particularly iconoclastic as compared to those with dynamic aspects. This is in line with what I understand from Arroyo that those with flowing aspects seem content to be different (and may not do much about it) while those with dynamic aspects tend to be impelled to be different and usually stick out like a sore thumb. 

So now onto you. Do you have any personal planets or the Midheaven or Ascendent making an aspect to Uranus? 

Some of you may be thinking “Would having a personal planet, Midheaven or Ascendent in Aquarius e.g. Sun in Aquarius have a similar effect to e.g. Sun aspecting Uranus?” I think there are some common threads between the two e.g. both are inclined to radical and progressive ideas; both leans towards being logical and unfeeling. However, there are also some differences – Uranus is much more high individualistic than Aquarius which finds it place in groups. Uranus could be antisocial as well. Uranus also seems to love freedom more than Aquarius. Finally, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn as well, giving it an earthy dimension which is not found in Uranus. 

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