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The Moon and Uranus in tense 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.


The Moon and Uranus in challenging aspect

In this article, we explore the tense aspect, sometimes referred to as a dynamic, negative, or challenging aspect, between the Moon and Uranus, two celestial bodies with distinctly different characteristics.

The Moon moves quickly from one sign to another, reflecting our inner world, which is subject to daily emotional fluctuations. It provides deep insights into our roots and our connection with the most important person in our early life, our mother.

Furthermore, this luminary describes our relationships with family and close friends, which are essential for our balance.

It also manifests in our desires and reactions in everyday small actions. It reflects our spontaneity and our mood at any given moment.

In contrast, Uranus is a celestial body far from Earth, staying approximately fourteen years in a sign, influencing a generation that shares the same zodiacal position.

Those marked by Uranus fiercely cultivate their independence and desire for freedom, rejecting social conventions and repressing their own emotional needs, perhaps due to an overly cerebral approach.

They are distinguished by their originality and sense of autonomy, which are sometimes perceived as coldness, and their reluctance to submit to any authority.

They are readily rebellious and contentious.

When the two planets are connected by a dynamic aspect such as a tense conjunction (receiving negative aspects), a square, or an opposition, the individual struggles to harmonize this strange mix.

This can result in eccentric, impulsive, abrasive, or seemingly detached behaviors towards their close ones and family.

For a woman, this configuration often marks the activist, determined to uphold her convictions to the end. For a man, it relates to his choices of female partners: he will be drawn to a very autonomous personality, but risks sudden breakups due to the tension in this aspect.

Finally, for everyone, this planetary duo can lead to a remarkable mind, rejecting conventional ideas and being highly innovative. The person will follow their convictions, whatever the cost may be.

Like all aspects of tension, maturity and experience are there to transform this configuration into an asset in life.

In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities. Here Roman Polanski (square), Jessica Alba (square), Salvador Dali (square), and Katie Holmes (square).

This article deliberately isolates the aspect so as to better describe them. 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 Mercury in tense aspect with Saturn (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski / Author: Georges Biard 05-2013 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

Among the examples in this article, Roman Polanski has a birth chart displaying the most powerful natal Moon.

The artist of Polish origin, with undeniable talent, has experienced his share of trials and controversies. A survivor of the Krakow ghetto, his childhood was marked by tragedy, losing his mother under particularly painful circumstances at Auschwitz, while she was pregnant.

As a young orphan, Roman had to find refuge with various families to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.

Fate later struck him with certain parallels to his mother's fate when his first wife, Sharon Tate, was brutally murdered. Indeed, she was killed by members of the Charles Manson cult while nine months pregnant.

This series of tragedies reflects a tormented astrological theme, particularly his Moon conjunct Pluto and the double square of Mars and Uranus. We will focus our interpretation on this last planet: it is therefore not surprising that he sought to overcome these experiences through the seventh art, symbolized by Uranus.

Through his artistic originality, often considered genius, Roman Polanski has garnered numerous honorary distinctions, mainly for works that are dark and sometimes ironic.

However, his fame is also tarnished by scandals, notably accusations of sexual abuse of a minor: he has been sought by the American justice system since 1976.

Recent revelations in the #MeToo era have reignited hostilities against him.

In summary, this personality attracts mixed feelings, particularly in relation to women, illustrating his affected Moon.

Symbolized by Uranus, his journey has been deeply influenced by this planet, marginalizing him and shaping his art.

Only his close ones and his current wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, whom he has been married to since 1989, seem to truly understand him.

Author: Georges Biard
Credits: Own work
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Born:Friday, August 18, 1933
In:Paris 12e (France)
Sun: 24░58' LeoAS: 15░25' Libra
Moon:22░28' Cancer MC: 19░34' Cancer
Dominants: Cancer, Libra, Leo
Moon, Pluto, Sun
Houses 10, 12, 11 / Water, Air / Cardinal
Chinese Astrology: Water Rooster
Numerology: Birth Path 6
Height: Roman Polanski is 5' 5" (1m65) tall
Pageviews: 141,510

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Roman Polanski.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Roman Polanski:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Roman Polanski (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Roman Polanski, born August 18, 1933, 10:30 AM, Paris 12e (France) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 27° 19' 17° 02' 19° 34' 22° 28' 23° 51' 23' 24° 58' 21' 12° 54' 25° 16' 26° 15' 15° 25' 24° 59' 12° 07' 28° 36'

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba / Author : Georges Biard 2010 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

From her youth, shaken by the relocations associated with her father's military career in the air force, Jessica Alba felt the internal turmoil of a tension between the Moon and Uranus.

Since her childhood, despite this instability, she has cultivated a sense of independence, realizing that it is always better to rely only on oneself.

Her angular Moon in Aquarius clashes with Uranus in Scorpio, also angular in the 4th house, associated with family and origins. An emotional void likely predominated in her life, exacerbated by numerous illnesses that socially isolated her due to frequent hospital stays.

However, she overcame this adversity by pursuing an acting career, and today, with the aid of her success, Jessica Alba is equally renowned for her business endeavors.

With her entrepreneurial talents, she has demonstrated a knack for trends and breaking norms. Indeed, Jessica Alba's brands have been highly sought after since their inception.

Born:Tuesday, April 28, 1981
In:Pomona (CA) (United States)
Sun: 8░28' TaurusAS: 27░57' Leo
Moon:26░00' Aquarius MC: 24░07' Taurus
Dominants: Taurus, Aquarius, Leo
Venus, Uranus, Moon
Houses 9, 6, 4 / Earth, Air / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Metal Rooster
Numerology: Birth Path 6
Height: Jessica Alba is 5' 6½" (1m69) tall
Pageviews: 280,874

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Jessica Alba.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Jessica Alba:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Jessica Alba (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Jessica Alba, born April 28, 1981, 1:51 PM, Pomona (CA) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 40' 28' 51' 14° 02' 24° 07' 15° 30' 05' 27° 57' 41' 07' 22° 32' 25° 45' 28° 56' 24° 35' 26° 00'

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali / Author : Roger Higgins 1965 / Public domain

As a central figure of surrealism, Salvador Dali is marked by a dominant Moon at the Midheaven in Aries, squared with Uranus in the 6th house at the end of Sagittarius. This aspect predominantly manifests in his ongoing work, daily life, and artistic career.

The premature death of his mother when he was only sixteen deeply affected him, bearing the weight of this loss, which was particularly poignant for someone with a Cancer Ascendant.

He subsequently transferred to Gala the need to find support and an inspiring source. She was as much his muse as she was a personality capable of establishing him in intellectual circles she was familiar with long before him, being his senior by ten years.

Their story began in a Uranian manner, with an irresistible love at first sight, even though she was in a relationship with the poet Paul Eluard.

This type of encounter or dramatic breakup is characteristic of a square between the Moon and Uranus.

Under its influence, Dali's intuition was magnified. According to biographers, she played a crucial role in transforming this eccentric, provocative, and naive character into a painter whose canvases today fetch high prices.

Although the intimate details of their marriage remain mysterious, it undoubtedly reflects both the challenges and successes associated with this aspect.

Author: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
Credits: This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division
under the digital ID cph.3c16608.
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Licence: Public domain
Born:Wednesday, May 11, 1904
In:Figueres (Spain)
Sun: 20░13' TaurusAS: 22░15' Cancer
Moon:2░28' Aries MC: 3░11' Aries
Dominants: Taurus, Aries, Cancer
Moon, Mars, Venus
Houses 10, 11, 12 / Earth, Fire / Cardinal
Chinese Astrology: Wood Dragon
Numerology: Birth Path 3
Height: Salvador DalÝ is 5' 7½" (1m72) tall
Pageviews: 211,335

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Salvador Dali.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Salvador Dali:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Salvador DalÝ (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Salvador DalÝ, born May 11, 1904, 8:45 AM, Figueres (Spain) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 20° 40' 26° 45' 28' 11' 16° 52' 35' 20° 13' 23° 29' 25° 11' 30' 19° 29' 01' 22° 15' 26° 16' 29° 24'

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes / Author : Tom_Cruise_&_Katie_Holmes_WHCAD.jpg: Jay Tamboli 10-2012 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en)

Actress and producer Katie Holmes has always embodied intellectual values and seemed destined for a promising career until it was abruptly halted following her marriage to Tom Cruise, which led her to step away from successful films.

She thus prioritized her family life. Unfortunately, the aspect between her Moon and Uranus played a role, leading to a series of breakups.

This marriage ultimately ended in a complicated divorce, during which Katie had to fight to ensure that their daughter Suri could grow up away from the media whirlwind and the influence of her father, a supporter of the Church of Scientology.

A Sagittarius native, generally perceived as optimistic, Katie presents a complex astrological profile: her Moon, although dominant but in the 12th house, is in a position that reveals internal tensions between the need for authority and the need for discretion.

Additionally, with a square to Uranus, angular in Scorpio and conjoined with Venus, an astrologer might see both intense hidden suffering and a great potential for resilience.

Since her divorce, Katie Holmes has found her way and serenity while affirming her independence.

Author: MC1 Chad J. McNeeley, U.S. Navy
Credits: http://www.defenseimagery.mil; VIRIN: 090524-N-0696M-260 (Released)
Licence: Public domain
Born:Monday, December 18, 1978
In:Toledo (OH) (United States)
Sun: 26░50' SagittariusAS: 22░19' Leo
Moon:17░12' Leo MC: 14░15' Taurus
Dominants: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Moon, Venus, Uranus
Houses 4, 12, 5 / Fire, Water / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Earth Horse
Numerology: Birth Path 1
Height: Katie Holmes is 5' 9" (1m75) tall
Pageviews: 212,638

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Katie Holmes.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Katie Holmes:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Katie Holmes (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Katie Holmes, born December 18, 1978, 9:32 PM, Toledo (OH) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14° 15' 11' 12° 32' 17° 12' 22° 19' 13° 54' 21° 17' 18° 53' 14° 38' 19° 04' 16' 18° 21' 26° 50' 57' 50'