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Mars and Uranus in Dynamic Aspect

Astrological aspects: general introduction

The analysis of a natal chart must be as comprehensive as possible. This is what we do as we make our personalized reports available in our e-shop. It must be borne in mind that many astrologers concentrate on the interpretation of planets in signs and in houses, and of angles, without paying enough attention to aspects. On the contrary, we believe that when aspects involve personal planets between themselves or slow-moving planets, they are of fundamental importance. In all cases, they are at least as significant as the Ascendant or the Sun. This is particularly relevant when the orb is tight (i.e. when the aspect is exact). This is the criterion we apply for this new series of articles which describe how well-known personalities experience certain aspects.


Mars and Uranus in challenging aspect

When Mars and Uranus are in tension (opposition, square, unfavorable conjunction), we face a complex dynamic between two planets that share some similarities but also significant differences.

While both suggest speed, Mars embodies concrete and personal action, whereas Uranus is more cerebral and is often experienced more passively than actively (being a collective planet).

Mars, ruling Aries - the first zodiac sign symbolizing the very essence of masculinity - is associated with energy, decision-making, passion, audacity, and battle.

Of the Fire element, this planet provides the drive and entrepreneurial spirit required to pursue our goals.

Uranus, discovered in 1781 and symbolically tied to the French Revolution, co-rules Aquarius with Saturn, highlighting for this sign a longing for change and a revolutionary vision for the future.

Uranus constantly seeks freedom and independence, carving an original path, at times as abrupt as the one Mars forges.

The dynamic interplay of these planets can lead the individual to organizational or planning difficulties, creating conflicts between their ambitions and social life.

Their impatience often compels them to hasty commitments, as if acting rashly quells their bubbling inner states. The nervousness, often manifesting as irritability and impulsiveness, can lead to clashes with authority or trigger sudden breaks with their surroundings, at least potentially and if other configurations in the chart don't mitigate this risk.

The presence of this aspect in a natal chart suggests heightened caution regarding warnings, as it predisposes one to accidents from sheer recklessness.

However, the incredible dynamism and bravery it bestows often allow for overcoming hurdles without even feeling fear, depending on the other aspects of the natal chart.

To better illustrate this aspect, we mention some well-known personalities, here Ayrton Senna (opposition), Alanis Morissette (square), Ewan McGregor (square), and Meg Ryan (square). This article intentionally isolates the aspect in question, for this reason, it claims on no account to be a psychological analysis of the celebrity in question, for whom many other articles are available in the "Focus" section.

It is possible to find thousands of other horoscopes having Mars in aspect of square, opposition, or unfavorable conjunction with Uranus (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna / Author : Instituto Ayrton Senna Unknown date / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)

Let's begin with the Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna, who died prematurely and who, despite this tragic accident at such a young age, remains an idol in his home country. Most Formula 1 enthusiasts agree that he stands as one of the greatest drivers to have ever existed.

In his astrological chart, this native has his Sun in Aries and the Ascendant in Aquarius. As mentioned in the introduction, Mars is thus the ruler of the Sun, while Uranus rules the Ascendant.

It's fair to say that Ayrton Senna is emblematic of the Mars-Uranus aspect we are examining in this article, and it's essential to cast a keen eye on these two planetary rulers, which are the most personal indicators in the chart.

But that's not all. In this driver's chart, Mars is in the 1st house, "at home" with Uranus, emphasizing the importance of this dynamic aspect

Uranus, on the other hand, stands dominant in the 7th house (of others) in Leo, a sign where the planet is not in harmony.

It's hard to better illustrate the characteristics of a Mars-Uranus tension, which pertains to both personality and its relationship with others.

To this day, his rivalry with French champion Alain Prost remains legendary. In his short but incredibly brilliant career, Ayrton Senna quickly stood out for his track performances, especially for his aggressive driving style.

It was widely known that he demonstrated incredible audacity during races held in the rain, on wet and treacherous tracks.

A telling detail for the aspect under study, his parents did not want him to dedicate his life to F1, deeming the sport too hazardous.

As we know, nothing could divert Ayrton Senna from his passion and love for speed. He tragically died on live television in front of millions of viewers at the Imola track on May 1, 1994, at just 34 years old, leading the race, causing profound international grief.

Born:Monday, March 21, 1960
In:São Paulo (Brazil)
Sun: 0°37' AriesAS: 11°15' Aquarius
Moon:13°13' Capricorn MC: 8°14' Scorpio
Dominants: Aquarius, Scorpio, Capricorn
Neptune, Uranus, Mars
Houses 2, 7, 12 / Water, Earth / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Metal Rat
Numerology: Birth Path 22
Height: Ayrton Senna is 5' 9" (1m75) tall
Pageviews: 111,313

You can also read the astrological portrait of Ayrton Senna.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Ayrton Senna:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Ayrton Senna (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Ayrton Senna, born March 21, 1960, 2:35 AM, São Paulo (Brazil) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17° 26' 16' 24° 38' 14' 43' 15' 13° 13' 17° 19' 11° 15' 20° 44' 21' 12° 35' 37' 28° 40' 20° 51'

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette / Author : livepict.com 06-2008 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

The Canadian singer Alanis Morissette was born into an intellectual and open-minded family that encouraged her from a young age to pursue an artistic career.

This is perhaps the best illustration of an angular Uranus at the Imum Coeli and in Libra. Indeed, success came early for her, thanks to the characteristics of this promising astral position.

However, Mars in Cancer and in the 12th house (secrets), squared to this Uranus, suggests there was likely a hidden cost she had to pay.

In fact, beyond popular successes and the many awards she garnered, Alanis Morissette chose to break her silence by revealing in the media in 2021 that she had been the victim of multiple abuses and exploitation from a young age, including being raped at 15.

Among the other issues stemming from this astrological aspect, one might also mention postpartum depression, a condition that can occur in the weeks and months following childbirth, characterized by feelings of fatigue and challenges in caring for the newborn.

Fortunately, she overcame this challenge, as she herself shared after the birth of her third child.

Author: Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Credits: Alanis Morissette 5/19/2014 #8
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Born:Saturday, June 1, 1974
In:Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Sun: 10°41' GeminiAS: 8°39' Leo
Moon:1°28' Scorpio MC: 23°28' Aries
Dominants: Cancer, Taurus, Leo
Venus, Uranus, Sun
Houses 11, 4, 10 / Water, Air / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Wood Tiger
Numerology: Birth Path 1
Height: Alanis Morissette is 5' 4" (1m63) tall
Pageviews: 121,483

You can also read the astrological portrait of Alanis Morissette.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Alanis Morissette:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Alanis Morissette (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Alanis Morissette, born June 1, 1974, 9:51 AM, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15° 51' 23° 28' 28' 10° 41' 58' 38' 25° 27' 39' 07' 24° 03' 28' 11' 19° 26' 29° 25' 20° 58'

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor / Author : Paul Bird 11-2012 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)

With the talented Ewan McGregor, we have another great illustration of the potential of this challenging aspect. Revealed in the '90s, notably by Danny Boyle, the actor stands out with unique roles.

Conveniently, Ewan McGregor's birth chart has an interesting combination that especially highlights Mars and Uranus. The latter planet is angular on the Libra Ascendant (technically in the 12th house but already conjunct the axis, given the orb) and faces an also angular Sun in Aries.

Between the two, Mars acts as the mediator, being in Capricorn and in the 3rd house, forming a very powerful T-square.

To summarize the emanating significance, let's recall that Mars rules the Sun, and the definition that seems best to describe this configuration is that of an explosion of energy that's both fluctuating and enduring.

Ewan McGregor cannot wish to live in perfect stability with this Uranus influencing his personality. He needs renewal, surprises, in a word, change at a high pace.

However, by aligning with the right encounters, those that have a pivotal role in his career (Sun in the 7th house and in Aries) and aided by a soothing trine from Jupiter in its domicile in Sagittarius, McGregor knows how to give the best of himself.

The popular actor - with the Moon in Gemini at the top of his chart trine his Ascendant - for instance, channeled his youthful passion for motorcycles into a successful television series.

Author: Georges Biard
Credits: Own work
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Born:Wednesday, March 31, 1971
In:Perth, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Sun: 10°25' AriesAS: 14°51' Libra
Moon:18°03' Gemini MC: 20°50' Cancer
Dominants: Libra, Aries, Pisces
Uranus, Sun, Venus
Houses 6, 12, 5 / Air, Fire / Cardinal
Chinese Astrology: Metal Pig
Numerology: Birth Path 7
Height: Ewan McGregor is 5' 9½" (1m77) tall
Pageviews: 154,280

You can also read the astrological portrait of Ewan McGregor.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Ewan McGregor:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Ewan McGregor (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Ewan McGregor, born March 31, 1971, 8:10 PM, Perth, Scotland (United Kingdom) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 29° 14' 20° 12' 18° 03' 20° 50' 13' 16° 09' 28° 02' 11° 35' 14° 51' 53' 21' 11° 34' 22° 27' 38' 10° 25'

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan / Author : David Shankbone 09-2010 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en)

Once quite discreet, there was a time when Meg Ryan was a very popular actress, with her career taking off in the romantic comedies of the 90s.

Those who have seen the excellent film When Harry Met Sally directed by Rob Reiner still perfectly recall her lovely, spontaneous, and bold face.

In her chart, Mars and Uranus eye each other warily; the former is ready for adventure, in Sagittarius and in the 11th house, while the latter is in Virgo and in the 8th house, more secretive and signaling possible abrupt endings.

It's indeed curious that Meg Ryan couldn't capitalize on her boisterous beginnings to solidify a career that had everything going for it. This is likely due to this dynamic aspect that can sometimes be challenging and slow to master or transcend.

Because in the 2000s, she faced a series of failures, primarily attributed to excessive cosmetic surgery, which ultimately diminished one of her greatest assets, namely her face.

Barely recognizable, Meg Ryan saw the audience drift away from her. Admittedly, she perhaps paid a hefty price for being heavily criticized, even though she's far from the only one who turned to cosmetic surgery.

This might be seen as clumsiness from excessive radicality, both characteristics of the Mars-Uranus aspect.

However, having moved behind the camera, Meg Ryan admits today that she doesn't pay much attention to these harsh judgments and has turned the page, feeling better this way. Such independent thinking is a typical characteristic of a Mars-Uranus connection.

Author: David Shankbone
Credits: Own work
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Born:Sunday, November 19, 1961
In:Fairfield (CT) (United States)
Sun: 27°05' ScorpioAS: 16°39' Capricorn
Moon:21°31' Aries MC: 11°36' Scorpio
Dominants: Scorpio, Capricorn, Virgo
Saturn, Neptune, Mercury
Houses 10, 1, 8 / Water, Earth / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Metal Ox
Numerology: Birth Path 11
Height: Meg Ryan is 5' 8" (1m73) tall
Pageviews: 125,208

You can also read the astrological portrait of Meg Ryan.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Meg Ryan:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Meg Ryan (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Meg Ryan, born November 19, 1961, 10:36 AM, Fairfield (CT) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 22° 21' 25' 10° 00' 20° 16' 10° 32' 11° 36' 11° 38' 12° 23' 27° 05' 08' 16° 39' 25° 27' 13' 21° 31' 11° 05'