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URANUS IN CANCER SO passive, so placid, so receptive, so conservative a sign as Cancer cannot be expected to accentuate the active, violent, creative, determined, revolutionary rays of Uranus. It will tend to soften his violence but may, under favorable conditions, be found to modify and expand the force, just as some pungent perfume needs to be spread out more thinly before the olfactory nerves can perceive it. We shall, then, expect to find the power of Uranus neutralized by {454} Cancer; and, whether this leaves a residuum potent and yet pleasant will depend far more than in other signs upon the Ascendant, and upon the dignities and aspects of the lord thereof, and upon those of Uranus himself. 

We shall certainly not expect to discover many people who have revolutionized their age, who have dominated their contemporaries in any radical manner. We shall not find any great strength of will, any true masterfulness of temperament, unless the Sun is in a fixed sign. Nevertheless, Cancer is ruled by the Moon and therefore the position implies an unusual degree of psychic power, and renders the native capable of becoming truly submissive to the deep, subconscious will. 

The facts bear out this prognosis. Savonarola, to take our best available example first, has Uranus in twenty-nine degrees, and its influence extends, therefore, to the cusp of Leo. In his case, moreover, Aries is rising, with Mars exalted in Capricorn; and his Uranus is trined by Jupiter. Mars is weakened by the conjunction of the Moon, but the square of Saturn adds determination, and somewhat embitters the configuration, while Mars being in the tenth house, dominates the figure. There is, therefore, much force in the personality; the temperament is directed to religion and confined within those limits, by the aforesaid trine of Jupiter. 

In twenty-eight degrees of Cancer is the Uranus of Byron, and here, too, Leo has doubtless some influence. But Cancer is rising, and its lady, the Moon, is in close conjunction with Uranus. The temperament is therefore harmonious within itself, but easy-going, pleasure-loving, artistic, sensuous, eccentric, and mutable. The power of the character comes rather from Mars (in his fall) on the cusp of the Ascendant. This configuration seems admirably to describe the best and the worst of the poet. Strong-willed and self-willed he was, yet unable to persist in will; he was at once weak and violent, stormy and querulous; with all his advantages and his talents, his rank and his reputation, he died a disappointed man, having sought in vice that victory which comes only from virtue. 

Another hot-tempered individual was Queen Elizabeth, whose Uranus is in conjunction with Saturn, in the house of marriage and of public enemies, the seventh; thus being practically in opposition to her Ascendant. Here is a fatal opposition of personality and {455} temperament. The whole substance of her will was bound up in the seventh house, and, arrogant and masterful as her personality was, she could never secure her dynasty. In spite of all the glories of her reign, its tragedy was her failure to save her house. 

There are two other persons of importance who have this position of Uranus – Alfred Harmsworth and Rudyard Kipling, both journalists – one in the wholesale and the other in the retail business! Kipling has Uranus on the very cusp of his Ascendant, and unquestionably there was never a more self-supporting personality. He strikes a very definite note, and rises at times to extraordinary heights. He is perhaps the only author who has really succeeded in understanding and portraying the ruling class of England. The conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter, and that of Mercury, Mars, and Venus, contribute greatly to his success. But this is a digression; the point here to be emphasized is the unique personal note struck by Uranus on the Ascendant, and its resolution in artistic form by the fact of that Ascendant being Cancer. With Harmsworth the case is different. Jupiter is rising in Sagittarius, and the Uranus in Cancer becomes of secondary importance. It merely ties him down to a method, that of working upon the people, by publicity. The suddenness and boldness of his schemes are determined by the rising sign. 

Sir David Wilkie is a good example of this position. Gemini is rising, and its lord, Mercury, is weakened by the opposition of Mars, so that the influence of Uranus in Cancer comes out strongly. Uranus is trine to the Sun, confirming the artistic predisposition conferred by Cancer. Therefore, he was a successful painter with a keen sense of beauty, but with nothing in him to set the world on fire. 

Our last example is Madame Steinheil. In this nativity Aquarius is rising, but there are no less than five planets in Aries, all just under the Ascendant, and Saturn, the lord of the Ascendant, is trine from the tenth house, to all of them in general, and to Neptune in particular. Here, then, is the insatiable ambition, limitless and indomitable, which devoured her. Uranus in Cancer is not important, except that, being in the fifth house, it gave her the temperament of pleasure, and laid down the lines along which she worked to aggrandize her vaulting personality. Saturn in the tenth house laid {456} his scythe to the root of her tree in the very season of its blossoming. 

The following well known person were born with Uranus in the sign Cancer: 

Edith Cavel 

Richard Carle 

Charles G. Dawes 

William Faversham 

Richard le Gallienne 

Charles Hayden 

Rudyard Kipling 

Ramsay MacDonald 

For the benefit of those who are not in possession of Raphael's Ephemeris, or who are not able to interpret the symbols contained therein, the years when Uranus is in the sign Cancer are as follows: 

From June 26th 1865 through February 21st 1866 

March 23rd 1866 “ September 12th 1871 

January 2nd ” June 27th 1872

Introduction | THE SUN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Sun | The Sun in the Signs | The Sun in Aries | The Sun in Taurus | The Sun in Gemini | The Sun in Cancer | The Sun in Leo | The Sun in Virgo | The Sun in Libra | The Sun in Scorpio | The Sun in Sagittarius | The Sun in Capricorn | The Sun in Aquarius | The Sun in Pisces | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Saturn | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Jupiter | THE MOON SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Moon | The Moon in the Signs | The Moon in Aries | The Moon in Taurus | The Moon in Gemini | The Moon in Cancer | The Moon in Leo | The Moon in Virgo | The Moon in Libra | The Moon in Scorpio | The Moon in Sagittarius | The Moon in Capricorn | The Moon in Aquarius | The Moon in Pisces | MERCURY SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mercury in the Signs | Mercury in Aries | Mercury in Taurus | Mercury in Gemini | Mercury in Cancer | Mercury in Leo | Mercury in Virgo | Mercury in Libra | Mercury in Scorpio | Mercury in Sagittarius | Mercury in Capricorn | Mercury in Aquarius | Mercury in Pisces | VENUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Venus in the Signs | Venus in Aries | Venus in Taurus | Venus in Gemini | Venus in Cancer | Venus in Leo | Venus in Virgo | Venus in Libra | Venus in Scorpio | Venus in Sagittarius | Venus in Capricorn | Venus in Aquarius | Venus in Pisces | MARS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mars in the Signs | Mars in Aries | Mars in Taurus | Mars in Gemini | Mars in Cancer | Mars in Leo | Mars in Virgo | Mars in Libra | Mars in Scorpio | Mars in Sagittarius | Mars in Capricorn | Mars in Aquarius | Mars in Pisces | JUPITER SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Jupiter in the Signs | Jupiter in Aries | Jupiter in Taurus | Jupiter in Gemini | Jupiter in Cancer | Jupiter in Leo | Jupiter in Virgo | Jupiter in Libra | Jupiter in Scorpio | Jupiter in Sagittarius | Jupiter in Capricorn | Jupiter in Aquarius | Jupiter in Pisces | The Effects of Jupiter on Vocation | SATURN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Saturn in the Signs | Saturn in Aries | Saturn in Taurus | Saturn in Gemini | Saturn in Cancer | Saturn in Leo | Saturn in Virgo | Saturn in Libra | Saturn in Scorpio | Saturn in Sagittarius | Saturn in Capricorn | Saturn in Aquarius | Saturn in Pisces | URANUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Uranus in the Signs | Uranus in Aries | Uranus in Taurus | Uranus in Gemini | Uranus in Cancer | Uranus in Leo | Uranus in Virgo | Uranus in Libra | Uranus in Scorpio | Uranus in Sagittarius | Uranus in Capricorn | Uranus in Aquarius | Uranus in Pisces | NEPTUNE SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Neptune in the Signs | Neptune in Aries | Neptune in Taurus | Neptune in Gemini | Neptune in Cancer | Neptune in Leo | Neptune in Virgo | Neptune in Libra | Neptune in Scorpio | Neptune in Sagittarius | Neptune in Capricorn | Neptune in Aquarius | Neptune in Pisces | Diseases of Neptune | The Problem of Death | One Hundred Horoscopes of Famous People

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