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URANUS IN SCORPIO THE nature of Scorpio in its more spiritual aspects is so singularly like that of Uranus at his best, we may anticipate that his presence in this sign will be so strong as to dominate the personality, even where that is of an opposite character. The excellence of this position will depend upon the aspects to Uranus in a greater degree than is the case in other signs. 

There is naturally a strong affinity between Uranus and Scorpio. With some respects, the spirit of scientific investigation, which is an important element of Scorpio, will be brought out very strongly; with others, the treacherous, subtle-witted quality of that mysterious sign; and, in a third group, we may find its sensuality and passion most deeply marked. 

To begin with men of science and philosophy, we have three emancipating intelligences of the highest order; Copernicus, Newton, and Immanuel Kant. The first of these great men has Virgo rising, with Mercury in the eighth house trined by the Moon, and only eight degrees from the trine of Mars. Uranus is in the third house near the conjunction of Neptune, and is trined by Saturn. It is impossible to imagine a more perfectly harmonious disposition of the planets for intellectual and scientific eminence. 

Sir Isaac Newton had Libra rising, giving the balanced judgment so requisite in scientific investigation. Uranus himself is within the Ascendant, and is trined by Jupiter, who is only six degrees from conjunction with Saturn. Here the differences from the previous example well describe the larger aspects taken by Newton's investigation. In the horoscope of Immanuel Kant we find Taurus rising, but in 29 degrees, so that most of the Ascendant is occupied by Gemini, whose lord, Mercury, is in exact conjunction with the Sun in Taurus; and these planets are trined by the Moon in Virgo and by Saturn in his own sign Capricorn. This gives an admirable {465} picture of his wonderful intelligence, introspective, philosophical, metaphysical. 

More of the revolutionary phase of Uranus is found in the nativities of Gladstone and John Bright. The former has Capricorn rising, and Saturn is conjoined with Neptune, within two degrees, and with Venus within nine degrees. It is easy to see that the interest must be mainly human and political, for Jupiter trines this conjunction, and is in Aries, near the cusp of the third house. 

The temperament is not very harmonious with the personality in Gladstone's case, though both are powerful; and in this diversity we see the possibility of trouble. In fact, his career was tumultuous, and he sometimes suddenly reversed his policy in an arbitrary, and, as some thought, an unwarrantable manner. 

The career of John Bright, not so astoundingly successful, nor so tempestuous, was simpler and clearer in its astrologic particulars. Here Cancer is rising; the Moon is conjoined with Venus, close to Neptune, and Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun. Cancer and Scorpio being friendly signs, the man was always himself, and attained the highest reputation for suavity and for integrity. 

We might also pair Charles Dickens and Alfred Tennyson. The former has Uranus rising in Scorpio, sextile to Mercury. Mars is squared by Saturn, making the temperament stronger than the personality. Hence, the man's work was more important than he himself. 

Tennyson, with Gemini rising, and its lord, Mercury, suffering severely from the square of Jupiter, was of a coldly intellectual, almost priggish type. Uranus, too, is in conjunction with Mars. But Venus is rising, sextile to Jupiter, which is in the eleventh house, and so it is easy to understand that these influences counted more than the significators of either the personality or the temperament. The high honors paid Tennyson were due more to his adroitness in pleasing his sovereign than to any other quality inherent in himself or even the excellence of his poetry. 

Another Victorian example is Sir Isaac Pitman, with Libra rising; Venus is not especially strong in any way, but is on the cusp of the third house, within which is Mercury. The inventive genius, therefore, turns naturally to seeking ease in matters connected with {466} writing; in other words, to the construction of the system of shorthand which is associated with his name. 

Before we proceed to the domain of art, let us look for a moment at the nativity of Caesar Borgia. Virgo is rising, with Mercury on the cusp of the Ascendant, giving a cold, shrewd personality. Uranus, on the cusp of the third house, is opposed by the Moon, both of these being squared by Mars and Saturn in conjunction in Leo. From such a configuration we can picture to ourselves the oily, violent, sensual, and perfidious qualities of the man, while the Sun rising, trine to Jupiter and sextile to Mars and Saturn, assures ambition, and success in attaining its ends. 

Wagner has Gemini rising, which accounts for the literary quality in his work; Mercury is square to an opposition of Mars and Jupiter; which explains the violent and brilliant qualities of his nature and his music; Uranus is opposed by Venus, and the whole figure represents strife and turmoil. Venus close above the eastern horizon, in her own house, in conjunction with the Sun and sextile to Jupiter is, on the whole, the most important planet in the horoscope. Her aspects give the intense humanity, the marked dramatic and artistic feeling, especially for pictorial effect (for Wagner's music has always a visual value); and these assure success. Like Wagner, in his own art, is Michael Angelo. Here Pisces is rising, Mercury and Venus are conjoined on the cusp, with the Sun not far below them. They are trine to Uranus and the Moon. Pisces and Scorpio are friendly; it is the ideal harmony which permitted the man to turn out apparently unlimited quantities of the finest work. 

For a final example, Alfred de Musset offers himself as a contrast. Here Aquarius is rising, Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun and Mercury in the tenth house, with Neptune only nine degrees away. The personality goes well with the temperament though, Venus being in Capricorn, her hated house, and Jupiter close to the opposition of Uranus, the whole make-up is bound to be one of cynicism and disappointment, to which the square of Mars and Venus adds some violence of ill-regulated passion. In spite of brilliancy of talent, even genius, in spite of great achievement, one can only rank him sadly among those who are not quite immortals. 

The following well known persons were born with Uranus in the sign Scorpio: {467} 

Dean Cornwell 

Horace Greeley 

P. T. Barnum 

Michael Angelo 

Sir Isaac Pitman 


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 Scorpio are as follows: 

From December 10th 1890 through April 4th 1891 

September 26th 1891 “ December 1st 1887 

July 4th ” September 10th 1898

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