Jupiter / Uranus




This is a combination of originality, discovery, championship and leadership.  In the maps of ordinary people it may be to some extent a dumb note or may operate in a limited manner in external rather than psychological shape; but it is also frequently found in the nativities of famous and outstanding persons.  It is, as a rule, forceful, magnetic and unconventional, and it is both destructive and constructive, self-willed, determined and vigorous in action.   It is comparatively unusual in the maps of those who have lived quiet lives (such as Isaac Newton), but when the Ascendant shows such an inclination as this the mental outlook may still be positive and decided.  Newton had Libra rising, which inclines to quietude, but astrologers remember his firm retort to one who ridiculed his belief in Astrology: “I have studied the matter; you have not.”

There is a great love of personal liberty and much respect for the value of the individual; the sympathies are generally warm, but not sentimental, and the practical side is well developed.  It is capable of great efforts and great sacrifices for any cause that is espoused.  There is often much ability to arouse the enthusiasm of others and strike a dramatic figure, so that we may get much popularity, and even find the native to be something of a popular hero.

As a general rule there is no lack of common sense, but under afflictions from other bodies there may be something of fanaticism.

As is the case with all contacts between slow-moving planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune), we must recollect that an aspect such as this, lasting as it does several days, must be common to large numbers of maps, and therefore in itself cannot indicate anything very outstanding.  But if the more ephemeral configurations (such as those relating to the houses and the lunar aspects) are strong, then this may often add the touch of real genius.



It is probable that this position, potentially tremendously strong, is not an easy one for the ordinary person to express, except by restlessness, resentfulness and dislike of restriction.  It is inventive, argumentative and disputatious.

It has a distinctly reformative tendency and may also indicate peculiar religious or “occult” beliefs, religious fervour, socialism and other unconventional habits of thought – so soon as these become more usual, as is now the case with socialism, the native is likely to go a step further and seek to move in advance of the many once more.  It occurs sometimes in the nativities of people who have been successful on conventional paths but that is scarcely its usual tendency, for it is too roving, independent and turbulent to care for the beaten way.  Either it moves by itself or it acts as a leader, often, as it seems, for an alleged teacher who is in the background, thus playing the part of mayor of the palace for a sort of spiritual Merovingian monarch.  H.P. Blavatsky and her “Masters” is a case in point, but the same thing has been noticed in other instances.

It tends strongly to the unusual and abnormal, not only in regard to its intellectual interests, but in a physical sense too.  For example, we have the fat boy, Bilcher, who had the Conjunction in Square with the Lights, and a man known to me who was born almost at the same time as Bilcher was exceptionally tall, as well as being exceptional in other ways.



Here the restlessness of the Conjunction appears in more acute form, and we find such examples as the explorers, Sven Hedin and Burton.  Among astrologers the late “Sepharial” was an example of the same active, fertile, explorative tendency in mental form.  The native is essentially a seeker and a critic of accepted things.  We may also instance Annie Besant and Hahnemann, the homeopathist.  There may be a hard rationalistic point of view, or there may be a rigid and obstinate religious attitude of mind, exemplified by James II, who lost his throne because he insisted on trying to Catholicise his subjects.  Sometimes there are superstitious tendencies.  In any case the native is likely to go contrary to the religious opinions prevalent around him, and to be pious amid the impious and a scoffer among the godly.

The bias, unless Saturn is prominent, is towards discontinuity, changefulness, and spurts of short-lived enthusiasm.

In ordinary life it is likely to make the native too independent, outspoken and self-willed to thrive in his relations to others; sometimes there is a deliberate bluntness and roughness of speech.  He is apt to be a person apart, and, although he may have sufficient ability – and even exceptional ability – to insure a safe livelihood, he is not likely to be a favourite with his superiors.  Sometimes he is a grouser and a malcontent, prone to be for ever assailing the alleged failings of others, especially if Mars is prominent; this proclivity seems to be particularly easily roused to attack Jovian faults, such as pride and hypocrisy.  There is usually a sufficient degree of self-confidence, and in some cases even inordinate self-esteem and egotism (Napoleon I).




Newton, Ford, Alan Leo, Mussolini, Gandhi, Grant, Savonarola, Joseph Smith (Mormon), Zola, Stead, Luther, Queen Victoria, Queen Mary, General Wolsely, Mrs. Eddy, Lord Roseberry, Swedenborg, A.P. Sinnett, Anna Kingsford.


The Conjunction

H.P. Blavatsky, Lady Burton, President Garfield, Emperor Frederick III, Imre Kiralfy, Lord Lansdowne, William Whiteley, Stalin.



Mary Pickford, Earl of Arundel, E. Dawson Rogers (spiritualist), Napoleon, Dr. Annie Besant, Stalin.