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Uranus Square Mercury: The Incomplete Outsider

This post is completely unplanned for today, which isn’t surprising considering it is about the change causing Uranus. I was really going more towards Pluto, Scorpio and the like for my next subject…But ok, what Uranus wants Uranus gets- or maybe not?

Recently I was doing a reading for a person online that had this aspect and was asking for help dealing with it. The problem in their own words was not that they feel others don’t get them and that the whole world in fact completely misunderstands them. In traditional Astrology this aspect in a person’s chart is bad news.

It promises they will have a “scattered mind” a mess in the head really. But maybe you don’t know this but I’m a positive Astrologer- I use chart reading the way a therapist would (if they were not a therapist but an Astrologer) and I like offering practical advice more than delivering bad news to people.Anyway, to find a solution to this person’s problem or to yours if you have any Uranus problems in your chart, I needed to understand what the problem was. Uranus is a symbol of genius, electricity, Frankenstein, rebellion, change and anything new and technological.

It is the planet of our age- the age of Aquarius and also of your computer breaking down. Uranus is ruled by Aquarius and in many ways is kind of like Saturn that co-ruler of this sign for it likes to make life hard for you when it transits.

Aquarius is also the sign of fame and it has a big ego, without this ego no one would dare and try anything. Try to be innovative or try to become Elvis Presley (who had this aspect). But let’s face it: You are not Elvis or Madonna and Uranus squaring your Mercury is only resulting in issues. The issue being that you can’t express your thoughts to the world without feeling like an outsider. People don’t get you- or so you think. Part of that is that you don’t get yourself until you express this energy, this chain of crazy thoughts and ideas. But Uranus likes change so what happens is that the second you do express yourself- it doesn’t matter. You already don’t think it’s true and you feel that you must do or say something to make others contradict you!

You do this and they act like they don’t understand you and this keep the dangerous cycle going. The only reason this keep on happening is because your sense of self is so tied up to being right- to the big ego. You can’t stand to be wrong and you take the blame and self-punish. The punishment is being the outcast, the outsider, the rebel, the crazy girl or guy.

I think this isn’t fair to anyone and I want to suggest it doesn’t have to be so. What you have is Uranus in your chart and that equals an energy that is best used on a big scale. You have so much to offer to the world if you only knew.  Your thoughts that you can’t express- they are not always right but they always have the right to exist. That is the truth and the second you realize that then you will not be afraid to express your mind to the world without causing a conflict with it. This is the truth and the one that can save you.

My best advice to you is to always say what you think but without attaching ego to it. Let your crazy out but without attaching your sense of self to it. To make it easy for you, I would suggest choosing an 11th house setting: A group with a cause. When you speak for the cause then you don’t care if you are right or wrong.You are not an outsider anymore and you are not alone in what you say. Find this platform and speak up- the world would thank you for that.


Matthew McConaughey: Horoscope

Matthew Macconaughey is an American actor, born on November 4th 1969. He is well known for roles in romantic comedies  such as: The Wedding Planner 2001, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days 2003.and in Dramatic roles in The Lincoln Lawyer 2011, Interstellar 2014 and the acclaimed Dallas Buyers Club 2013.

Mcconaghy started enjoying great success later in his career, before that he studied in the University of Texas where he majored in communications and wanted to continue and study law. His breakthrough role was in Dazed and Confused 1992 and after a few roles in lighthearted comedies, he begin staring in much more dramatic roles.

Matthew is a Scorpio with a Virgo moon and Gemini Ascendant. The Gemini rising sign might explain why he kept being cast as a romantic playboy in comedies in his early career. Gemini is the ultimate playboy, for along with Libra it craves partnerships and needs to be stimulated or it gets bored and leaves. Matthew also has both Jupiter and Venus in the sign of Libra. Signifying a great ability to project into the world (through acting) the very essence of love and beauty. It also means that in his personal life, having a beautiful partner is very important.

So Virgo- healing HIV So scorpio- Death, STDs and danger So Libra- Working with others to make a better world

The combination of the Sun in Scorpio with the Gemini rising and the Libra placements allow Maccounaghy to be a sharp communicator. This is someone who can argue with others on screen with a touch of humor (Gemini) and allot of intellect. No wonder he wanted to be a lawyer! In fact Mcconaughey even payed one in The Lincoln Lawyer 2011. Scorpio sun with a Virgo moon people are very intellectual beings who love to analyze things in depth. The main problem they might face in life is being estranged from the emotional life which they don’t value as much their rational. This makes sense because they are very good at understanding things in a much clearer way than anyone else.Acting is a way to connect to the missing emotions in a nuch needed way. The Libra Venus may be about beauty and partnership- but don’t forget it is also an air sign. Venus shows what we value and Maccounghy values “the beautiful mind”.

A Scorpio with an air rising is very attractive and charming to anyone they meet. They appear friendly and easy going and therefore make friends easily. They also are very good talkers because they combine the Scorpio intensity and sharp tongue with a humorous approach. This is especially true because Mcconaughey has his Mercury in Scorpio in the 6th house.

The 6th house is ruled by Virgo which is his Moon placement. Allowing him an endless access into his own deep Scorpio unconscious when acting (acting is ruled by Mercury and Neptune). Choosing complicated roles is very necessary for Matthew because he needs the mental work. Remember that the 6th house is ruled by Virgo who is a workaholic.

A mercury in Scorpio here means that he likes to work hard for his roles and research them in advance. All the above placements show me someone who likes to break things down and then rebuild them. Scorpio likes to break things in order to rebuild them and Virgo likes to do the same so it can understand all the little details. So here is a person who is a workaholic and who is always thinking how to transform himself. And if you think about it- this is exactly what he did! He chooses intense roles that require mental and physical preparation. And from a romantic comedies actor he transformed himself into roles like the one in Dallas Buyers Club 2013 ,where he plays a drug addict that finds out he has HIV.

A Scorpio-Virgo role in the TV show True Detective

I if didn’t know this person was a actor I would suggest they become a doctor, awyer or detective. Someone that can break things down in order to build them better- this can be the Law or the human body. But then you see that he has his MC in Aquarius and this changes things. People with this placement tend to need freedom in their career. If look at the Venus and Jupiter in Libra in this context. It is evident that this is someone that values individuality as part of their philosophy of life. Venus speaks of our values Jupiter of our beliefs and here the theme of partnership is evident. But in the context of the MC and Scorpio sun: The type of partnership is the kind that allows others the freedom to be themselves, both mentally and emotionally. Aquarius is the ultimate sign of fame and the public love people with this MC, so I think a great deal of long term success is promised for Matthew McConaughey.

I would also like to take a look at Saturn in Taurus in the 12th house. In general I find that Taurus is a good position for the planet of limitations and stability – it is also slow to change and very stable. But the 12th house is hard for any planet to be in. It’s like saying that stability is not to be found in life. It is much harder to access the qualities of Taurus and Saturn if it’s in this house. A person needs to struggle to find that place within them that is stable. Macounghy is already dominated by Air signs and the very emotional Scorpio- so this may be a problem. Thankfully he has the Virgo ability to work long and hard in order to reach his goals. And even better is having the beautiful Libra Venus and Jupiter in the 5th house. Promising lots of fun, romance and exciting adventures as well as luck with money and travel.

Spirtuality Myths

I want to touch briefly on a very complicated subject,that of spirituality as seen in individual signs.

We tend to think the spiritual is apposed to the material world. Its that which is beyond the illusion of the body and the daily life,right? If so then the spiritual signs are the ones that transcend the illusion through intuition. Perhaps the ones that hold faith and devotion on a emotional and not rational level? I agree its true that some signs symbolize this type of ability. For example,water signs are considered to be more spiritual then others.

Pisces,Scorpio,Cancer are all more able to tap into the dream world. They are more emotional then the other signs and are ruled by feelings and passions. we will get back to the problem there later. Next,the earth signs are considered the most grounded in the “real world” so to speak. They see the world through the senses and the body and therefore they are seen as least spiritual. The fire signs come next-they are doers that want power. Air signs are somewhere in between for they are not ruled by the body or the heart,instead they have the mind to guide them. Of course this is all a very simplistic view but I’m sure many hold it without thought at times.

I would like to point out that this is all a complete myth! and ill explain why.

I believe no sign is better or worse but instead different. Everyone is spiritual,we all hold that spark inside but how we reach it in our lives is the difference. The water signs,those personalties that are “feelers” may indeed feel and receive daily little visions of something more.a world beyond even. But being so emotional they do not always even understand what they experience or feel. If anything such people are so sensitive that they become confused or agitated.

Sensitive people feel and know things but they are also get more easily unbalanced. So there is a strong tendency when young for sensitive people (symbolized by water signs) to shut themselves of. When this happens then all the spiritual or intuitive ability is asleep.

And that OK,it takes time to learn how to experience many feelings and deal with them in a healthy way. I would also like to point out that by closing themselves of,signs like Cancer tend to do less in the world. So no amount of wanting to make the world a better place is going to help. To make the world better-someone needs to do something and be out there to change it! And the dreamy Pisces isn’t going to do that. He would flow on into India or to the closest bar.

Air signs,though more rational and less inclined to be conservative and religious. Are at least more capable to holding on to morals and high ideals and doing something about them. The problem is they do tend to be skeptic and they like to argue too much. So the Gemini may argue about his ideals until he is bleeding but thats where it ends.   Another problem is that Air signs get bored very fast. What can be helpful is for them to have a community around them that holds their beliefs. In which case the Air signs will become great spiritual leaders of the group.

The fire signs,are surprisingly spiritual in a more conservative way. And they are more likely to do something even if their faith isn’t strong-they believe in a cause or a moral value. Their problem is they might not see the needs of others,in other words the ego is too strong. But that more then OK! they can channel that ego into action for the masses and leadership.

The earth signs are very practical and very sensual. They can experience spirituality through the material world and the body (think Tantra). They are also very loyal to their values to the point of stubborn. They have the ability to act but not burn out too fast and without needing a big audience. And through the senses they are connected to the real world and can channel the spiritual into the earthy reality around them!

I would like to finish this post with a song:

“Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
They play it once again, they play it all night long.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.”

-Talking Heads

Heaven isn’t a place with no sensuality,no earth or body-a place where nothing happens. Heaven is a struggle,an action and a dream. Its doing and building in the real world and making it a better place. And for that one has to use the tools:the body,mind and soul.


Dido: No Love Without Freedom

Dido,a unique singer with her own individual recognizable voice. Her songs speak of love,freedom and devotion, but what kind of love? I know completely nothing of her personal life but through reading the birth chart and her music Ill try to paint a picture.Dido is a Capricorn but by now you know how misleading the sun sign can be! She does not sing about the Capricorian kind of relationship where stability and honor play the highest part. No,instead she speaks of a spiritual love:

“There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be “-White Flag

Her songs contain a devoted kind of love but also anguish and sensitivity. For most people her songs- even the sad ones, have a positive message. Why? perhaps because of the sensitivity and humility in the lyrics as well as the gentle way she presents herself.  Dido has her Mars in Pisces and Venus in Aquarius,together this combination is just what I described.

Mars in Pisces are not action takers,they are very sensitive in the way they present themselves and at times even passive. This placement in a female chart shows us that she likes man that are quite,gentle dreamers. She supports this sensitive man in their difficulty to face the “real practical world” and as a Capricorn she is more then capable of doing this. Venus in Aquarius is also the kind to choose spiritual or intellectual kind of love over the sensual. She is the one to sacrifice herself for love-if the love meets her ideal. the ideal is freedom!

“No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love”

This themes of having a partner to give her that freedom comes up again and again in many of her songs (Hunter for example). So what we have here is someone that gives all to a a partner that doesn’t necessarily answer that need for her to be herself, but being a devoted Pisces Venus she ends up staying and sacrificing her need,or ending the relationship.

Its not a person with easy kind of relationships at all. Her gifts lay in her ability to love as her true self and a partner that can appreciate the realness and open devotion is the one she needs.

Lastly,lets look at the moons placement as it shows a great deal about ones emotional world. Dido’s moon is in Aries,a very fiery dramatic placement that is great for actresses and authors. This moon is also very idealistic! they fight for a spiritual cause. Its also a good balance to the passive Mars and always there to carry on after a broken heart-and keep on believing in love and freedom.