Mars / Uranus




The contacts between these planets are of an important character, producing some of the most marked results of any aspects.  They are valuable, and yet, unless the planets are well placed by sign and have no other aspects of a discordant kind, they may be somewhat critical, even when they are technically of a benefic nature.

They greatly add to the energy, vigour, decision and will-power of the native, who is very rarely of a milk-and-water or nondescript character.  He will as a rule know his own mind excellently well, and much will depend on the rest of the map, for, unless this shows sense and judgment, the strength of Mars-Uranus may lead to disaster because of its very strength and courage.

It tends to give physical robustness, the ability to stand hard conditions, and the capacity for hard work, but even thus, cross aspects from other bodies may result in high nervous tension and an overwrought condition, the will, as it were, tearing the body asunder.

In one case known to me there is a Trine between Mars (Taurus) and Uranus (Virgo) with a cross aspect to the latter from the Sun (Sagittarius).  Here the heart has suffered, as the outcome of nervous strain, and the native is almost an invalid.  In another case, with the same Trine from the same signs, but with Sun and Saturn in Square to Uranus from Gemini, there is indomitable courage, but it is spent in an uphill fight with poverty and sickness.  In the former case the Sun, having the Trine of Saturn, indicated affluent conditions, but for which the native would probably have collapsed altogether.

It may be said that any ill aspect to this combination will occasion a greater or less degree of nerve-tension.

This tension seems to externalize itself frequently in the form of accidents or assault.  Even among those who possessed good aspects between these planets this is sometimes exemplified.  For instance, Queen Victoria and King Edward VII both had them, but in each case there were attempts on the life, which may in part be ascribed to these positions.  Wallenstein was a great leader, with that personal fascination that goes with good aspects of Uranus, but he was assassinated.  Sometimes the attack takes the form of slander.

But as a rule grave danger need not be anticipated from the good aspects, and on the other hand they bestow excellent qualities, particularly for those who are called on to deal with difficult, arduous or perilous conditions.  Only if the rest of the map is weak or violent does the Mars-Uranus Trine or Sextile seem to be involved in the general crisis.



Will-power, courage and dogged persistence characterise this aspect, though the nervous strain may be so great that the native breaks under it, fighting, as a rule, to the last.  Often the character shows best in moments of danger but it has little patience under stress and strain.  I have only known one case wherein, to date, it has been something of a dumb note; here it falls in Leo in the 12th and has externalized in the shape of dire suffering through the sickness of wife and children, as well as injuries at games.   An example of the splendid courage of the aspect is No. 965 in Notable Nativities; this is a woman so completely paralyzed as to be unable to move her limbs in the least, but she draws, paints and writes with the tongue.  This Conjunction has also the Opposition of the Moon and Square of Neptune.  Paralysis must sometimes be feared from the tensions of Uranus.

Tennyson, who had the Conjunction in Scorpio in the 6th, was a moody and at times very rude man, but one lacks in his poetry the strength and power of this aspect, rather than the romantic writer who excelled in carrying us into the half-dreamland of “The Lady of Shalott” and “Blow, bugles, blow.”

Charubel, the astrological seer, had the Conjunction in Capricorn; his natus exemplifies the occult side of Mars intensified by Uranus: Tennyson also had an interest in such things, but it was half-smothered by the age in which he lived.  It is said that Cicero also had Mars conjoined with Uranus in Capricorn, and his life and death contained bloodshed and tragedy.

Cases Nos. 145, 146 and 147 in Notable Nativities seem to imply that Inharmonious aspects between these planets may in some measure denote weak-mindedness, probably through an actual malformation of the brain (Mars).



Here we get a good deal of self-will and eccentricity.  There is no lack of energy, but it is often fitful and ill-directed, and the native is often a relative failure, being unable for some reason to make as good use of his talents as might reasonably be expected.  Ill-temper is common, but is not always present; sometimes there is a tendency rather to fretfulness and erratic self-will; the native may be blunt and abrupt, or irritable and querulous.  Sometimes the nervous conditions lead to shyness and retirement.  The native is often what is known as edgy or cornery, and is frequently not well fitted for ordinary existence; it is distinctly unfavourable for married life or for any restricted or ordered way of living, but it is not an aspect which as a rule indicates any essential ill-nature or vice.

Like all combinations which create a desire for freedom and unrestriction, this often externalizes in the shape of suicidal tendencies, the native being unfitted to brook patiently the checks and delays that occur in most walks of life.  Patience is a virtue that is seldom present, and humility is also rare.  The native is likely to scorn diplomacy and any kind of maneuvering, and is prone to throw up the sponge as soon as this is called for.  In a word, he wants his own way at all costs.

As we have mentioned before, there are often attacks on the native’s morals or honour, and sometimes there are direct assaults on his person, provided other more vital points are afflicted as well.

Accidents are not infrequent, and these aspects do not make for longevity, for there is seldom much placidity with Mars-Uranus, and the ability to acquiesce cheerfully and readily in the dispensation of Providence is not often very noticeable.

There is often a disposition to take risks, and to overwork.




Lord Brougham, Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Jay Gould, Wallenstein, Napoleon, Lord Northcliffe, Carkeek (wrestler), John Burns, Sir Humphry Davy.


The Conjunction

King George of Greece, Charubel, French Third Republic.



Chamberlain, Dickens, Prince Consort, Louis Philippe, Willie Starchfield, Grand Duchess Marie, C.W. Leadbeater, Archduke Rudolf, H.S. Green, the well-known astrologer, Lord French.