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The Basics of Astrology
The Sun 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 Sun and Uranus in challenging aspect
the Sun represents our conscious identity, steers our ego, and shapes our personality. Central to our astrological chart, this planet is concerned with our will, our desire to radiate outward, fueling our vitality.
Depending on its interaction with the sign it is in and the planets that aspect it, the Sun varies in its expression of individuality, making us more or less extroverted, active, or determined.
The Sun has a yang essence and plays a central role in our personal fulfillment.
Uranus, on the other hand, could be nicknamed the cerebral cosmic rebel. It symbolizes originality and inventiveness, a rejection of constraints, an unconditional love of freedom, as well as a strong potential for emotional detachment.
Driven by a categorical imperative to transcend imposed limits, an individual influenced by Uranus resists conventions and develops intense mental activity. The temperament then becomes nervous, sometimes eccentric.
When the Sun and Uranus are connected by a dissonant aspect, this dynamic influences the entire character. Individuals concerned have an irrepressible need to stand out, sometimes adopting a lifestyle or projects that deviate from established norms.
They may persist in imposing their choices, regardless of the cost. With Uranus, this astrological configuration can produce flashes of genius if the challenge associated with the aspect is met.
However, in tense situations, it can manifest as abrupt and even authoritarian behavior.
It is interesting to note that this aspect shows nuances according to gender, with the Sun being associated with the masculine principle. Consequently, men tend to be proud of their eccentricities and overlook the impact of their actions.
Women, however, sometimes project these character traits onto their partners. Needless to say, conventional marriage is not common with this dissonance.
In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities (here Bill Gates (square), Gigi Hadid (square), Elon Musk (square), and Ellen DeGeneres (opposition)). 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 the Sun in tense aspect 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.
Doubly marked by the Water element, Bill Gates is a Scorpio native with a Cancer Ascendant. In his astrological chart, the prominent placement of Uranus is unmistakable. Indeed, this planet occupies a dominant position.
The early achievements of this prodigious entrepreneur are known worldwide; he began his quest to improve his school's computer program at the age of 13, displaying the precocity typical of someone under Uranus's influence.
Squared with his Sun, Uranus drives him to persevere in his research, motivated by a covert taste for competition. His Uranus in Leo makes him especially proud and thirsty for recognition, while his Sun in Scorpio urges him to maintain discretion and not to settle for fleeting successes.
At just the age of twenty, he founded Microsoft, a precursor to the information technology revolution that catapulted him among the world's wealthiest men.
This remarkable path shows that it is possible to benefit from the tension between the Sun and Uranus, but it also demonstrates that fame and wealth do not shield one from criticism. The pandemic provided a stark example: Bill Gates's name became a focal point for the vitriolic comments of conspiracy theorists.
He is depicted as the embodiment of evil, an archetypal image for a Sun in Scorpio, by clouded minds seeking a scapegoat for their frustrations.
Bill Gates, the world's leading philanthropist, champions humanitarian causes such as climate change adaptation, medical research, and the fight against poverty through his foundation.
Let's not forget that his Sun rules Uranus in Leo, enabling him to continue his work without seeking universal approval, thus displaying a strong independence.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Bill Gates.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Bill Gates:
Her Sun in Taurus, prominent because it is angular on the Ascendant, reveals a straightforward personality, fond of life's pleasures. Sensual, she enjoys celebrating her successes lavishly.
She has experienced stress related to her professional commitments, with constant travel and pressures that disrupt her peace of mind.
With Uranus being powerful as it is in its domicile, the abrupt changes it brings are inevitable and can sometimes impact her health.
Gigi Hadid must therefore learn to put her public role into perspective to protect herself.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Gigi Hadid. Please note that this report was created with 5:40 am as the birth time, which we believe is likely incorrect (see above).
Below, you will find the horoscope of Gigi Hadid:
It would have been surprising if Elon Musk, the inventor of Tesla, co-founder of SpaceX, and owner of X (formerly Twitter), did not fit the archetype of the Uranian, or at least show strong Uranian tendencies.
His entire life, compellingly depicted in the enthralling biographies by Walter Isaacson and Ashley Vance, embodies the attributes, both positive and negative, of this planet of excess, geared entirely towards the future.
Despite this, he was born under a Cancer Sun, which makes him particularly shy and introverted. Hailing from South Africa and from an affluent background, he stood out from the start of his schooling with his precocious and especially impressive intellectual qualities.
However, he does not settle for an easy success in his homeland. His ambition drives him towards the United States, a more conducive environment for the development of his talents. To achieve this, he must overcome material difficulties stemming from a dispute with his father, who cuts off his financial support.
This is the first manifestation of the tenacity characterized by the tense aspect between the Sun and Uranus.
The second is his choice to work part-time in a technology company to maintain his independence. His biographies also reveal that he may have a form of Asperger's autism. "I'm aware I sometimes say or post strange things, but that's how my brain works," he remarked in an interview cited on Wikipedia, expressing regret that some of his comments are misunderstood.
Like Bill Gates, he draws controversies rooted in his non-conformity to social norms, tolerating only the perfection and tangible success of his endeavors.
Yet, nothing prevents him from forging his own path, convinced he can make a significant if not essential contribution to humanity. The recent years and his exceptional successes are starting to vindicate this innovation enthusiast who has quickly become the richest man on the planet.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Elon Musk.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Elon Musk:
Television star Ellen DeGeneres, host of "The Ellen Show," was born under the intriguing influence of an opposition between the Sun and Uranus. This astrological configuration is particularly notable because it creates what astrologers call mutual reception: a Sun in Aquarius, a sign ruled by Uranus, and Uranus in Leo, the domicile of the Sun.
This dynamic softens the challenges associated with harmonizing two opposing principles: benevolence and nonconformity, symbolized by the Sun, and the desire to break norms by taking on a public role, represented by Uranus.
Homosexuality was also a trial for her, as during her youth, it was difficult to express it openly. In 1997, with a courageous smile, she challenged the prejudices of conservative America by revealing her sexual orientation on television.
Committed and resolute, in keeping with her Sun-Uranus opposition, she portrayed a character dealing with these issues in a Netflix series.
This show, captivating the attention of 44 million viewers, has helped to change attitudes. Today, she is recognized as a global icon of the LGBT movement.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Ellen DeGeneres.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Ellen DeGeneres: