the Book of Job and Uranus

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Having an Aquarius Moon,  today I was on the phone with an Aquarius sun soul sister who’s experiencing Job-like “symptoms” in her life right now. we were discussing life and kids and astrology while all of a sudden it hit me: the book of Job is a typical Uranus story.  so I mentioned it to her and told her (yet again) my old Uranus joke:
Imagine a man walking down the street while a brick falls on his head.
she laughed, of course. So did I. Even though it is not funny, we both appreciate an Uranian sense of humor. But then she said:
This is my life at the moment.
And than it hit me.
The Book of Job is an Uranian story.

What does the book of Job say

The book of Job tells the story of a man who gets more losses than a man can suffer. And each time he thinks he can not suffer anymore, another disaster comes upon him.  He losses everything he has.
For some reason, the common Christian adaptation of the story tends to emphasize the wounds or physical suffer poor Job had to suffer, while Judaism basic education in the state of Israel, at least, tends to question both the meaning of “blessing” קללה in the text and the presence of Satan in the story.

Accordiing to Job, just how Uranian can Uranus be?

in one word: A Lot. As much as universes can be universal. Infernal. Eternal. Uranian people tend to be forced somehow, usually by normative (or “normative”) circumstances, to see the bigger picture right from a very early age. Uranian person  is not necessarily a person born under the sign of Aquarius or has an Aquarius moon,  like my friend and me. Aquarian person is influenced directly from Uranus in a strong way shown on the Personal Natal Chart in any other way.

 

More of the Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house Feminist connection

Continuing my investigations into the connections between dominant feminist figures and relations in their natal charts between Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house, here are some additional examples:

Andrea Dworkin – known for her struggles against pornography back in the 80s, Dworkin has a triangle between AC in Aquarius, Uranus in 4th house and Moon.

Judith Butler – a Yod structure between IC in Cancer, Mercury in Aquarius and ruler of 11th house  (pointing at the IC). Those of you who read her performativity theory and familiar with her background can see the connection: the idea for her theory was taken from family structures she became aware of as a child (IC in Cancer). this turned into a great mind-changing writing (Mercury in Aquarius in 11th house)

Emma Goldman – the feminist anarchist has Sun in Cancer, Uranus, ruler of 4th house, in Cancer conjuncting Venus, both quincunx Moon in Aquarius.

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Gertrude Stein – Sun in Aquarius Conjuncting Mercury, ruler of 4th house, both opposing Uranus.

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Valerie Solanas – known mostly for her SCUM manifest, Solanas has Uranus, ruler of 11th house, in 4th house in Cancer, trines Moon, ruler of 4th.

Eve Kosovski Sedgwick – Venus, ruler of both 4th and 11th houses, trines Moon.

Emma Watson – the youngest celebrity feminist got Mars in Aquarius, sextiles Moon in the cusp of the 4th house and also sextiles sun, ruler of 11th house.

Rihanna – representing the new kind of feminism, which manifests itself through actions more then through words, Rihanna has Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Moon in 11th house.

Malala Yousafzai – the 17 year old peace Nobel prize winner, known for her feminist struggles and agenda, has Cancer Sun quincunx Jupiter in Aquarius, and Uranus in Aquarius trines Moon, opposing ruler of 11th house.

Uranus

To understand Uranus in a chart try to combine the following qualities with the interpretation of its placement by house and sign:

Invention, sudden thoughts, ideas, thinking, distance, alienation, reflection, learning, instantly, suddenness, inspiration, sudden events, incoherency, infrequency, abruption, disturbance, hectic, dissatisfaction, restlessness, weirdness, deviation, breaking the rules, exceeding procedures, rebelliousness, individualism, ambition, originality, curiosity, willing to go all the way to gain knowledge, nonconformism, otherness

הברקה, המצאה, גאונות, ריחוק, חשיבה, רעיונות, התבוננות, למידה, פתאומיות, השראה, אירועים פתאומיים, חוסר קשר, קטיעת רצף, אי מנוחה, תזזיתיות של חוסר סיפוק, מוזרות, חריגה, קיצוניות, שבירת מוסכמות, חריגה מנהלים, מרדנות, אינדבידואליות, שאפתנות, חקרנות, מקוריות, נונקונפורמיות, אחרות.

What Aspects in the Natal Chart are favorable for studying Astrology

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well this is my new blog. I’m very much into astrology since my late childhood but for the last 2 years I’ve been taking it much more seriously and started learning and practicing astrology.

Astrology is all about discovering and learning.

In the natal chart, some of the more favorable aspects for astrology are these (I have all of them):

Some intellectual planets in the 8th house (Uranus is the most favorable, Mercury is good too);

Moon in Aquarius;

Virgo or Chiron qualities and emphasis (Aspects).

All these aspects are good for every kind of learning, inquiring and investigating, but specifically to Astrology – and specifically the combination of the three.

Why is that?

Traditionally, Uranian (Uranus-related) and Aquarian (Aquarius-related) aspects are linked with Astrology, because of the vast and also deep grasp of Uranus and it’s useful detachment. Also the “flashes” of knowledge related to Aquarius-Uranus are actually this deep, vast, detached comprehension: the ability to see something from afar, to see it thoroughly and to be fully aware of other aspects as well (unlike Virgo or Chiron-like aspects, that limits the preciseness to small details without seeing the big picture).

The Chiron-Virgo aspects contribute to the preciseness needed in studying astrology.  Here I have an interesting example: many Pisces, for instance, are keen to Astrology. Most of them love the intuition needed for understanding astrology and the spiritual practice itself. But few of them actually stick to it for the long run. The reason is the Pisces-Virgo axis: while Pisces are being impressed and “feel” things around then (people, ideas, moods, theories) – Virgo “learns”: methodically, systematically and thoroughly. It doesn’t mean Virgos know more then Pisces do – it only means they know it more skillfully. so all you Pisceans, don’t give up – just stick to it even when it appears full of details and almost no “gut feelings” at all.

And about the 8th house – it’s the investigation house, the one that shows were one tends to deepen their interest, curiosity and also some of their libidinal energy. Not only where but also how. Presence of  “intellectual” planets, such as Mercury and Uranus, emphasis the tendency to do the 8th house work in an intellectual, investigative and analytical way, which contributes to the studying process itself.