©2-6-2010, revised 1/2012 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Would you be considered a Uranian type? You would if Uranus, the sign Aquarius, and the 11th house are strong in your birth chart. Below is a test to give these chart features a score, followed by a description of what a strong Uranus says about you.
This test is one of a series of similar tests for the outer planets. The test assigns point values to various chart features related to that planet. (In order to find them, you’ll need to be at least an intermediate student or know one who can do it for you.)
In each of the categories below, add the total score of all the factors that apply to that item. (For instance, if Uranus is conjunct the Midheaven and trine the Moon, that would be a total of 20 points right there!) Then write the total on the blank. Then add all the items up to find out how your Uranus ranks.
Here are the orbs I use for aspects: 8° for a conjunction or opposition, up to 6° for a square or trine, 3° for the minor aspects. The only exception would be a conjunction to the Midheaven or Ascendant, and, using the Gauquelin system, that is 10°. Minor aspects include the sextile, septile, semisextile, quincunx, quintile, semisquare, and sesquiquadrate.
Here’s the test:
____ Uranus conjunct, square, trine, or opposite the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or
____ Uranus conjunct, square, trine, or opposite the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven, 10 points each.
____ Uranus conjunct, square, trine, or opposite other planets, 5 points each.
____ Uranus in minor aspect to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Midheaven or other planets, 2 points each.
____ Sun, Moon, or Midheaven in Aquarius, 5 points each. Ascendant (chart ruler) 10 points.
___ BONUS POINTS: For Uranus in Aquarius, Uranus in the 11th, or Aquarius on the 11th cusp, 5 points each.
____ Other planets in Aquarius, 3 points each.
____ Sun or Moon in the 11th house, 5 points each.
____ Other 11th house planets, 3 points each.
____BONUS: Part of a major configuration like a stellium, T-square, or Grand Trine, 5.
____ Add 2-5 points for each other factor you consider important, such as Uranus aspects to the nodes or having a Node or Part of Fortune in Aquarius or the 11th. Specify.
____Total. 0-15 low, 16-25 moderate. 26-40 strong. Over 40 off the charts!
What a high score says about you: You probably have many if not most of the qualities
NOTE: If you were born in the 1960s with Pluto and Uranus conjunct, your scores for Uranus and Pluto will probably be similar. The blend of energies of these two planets are a major part of what distinguishes your generation. By taking both tests and comparing the scores, you can see which of the two is stronger in your basic nature.
However, if your chart strongly features the sign Aquarius or the 11th house, Uranus will be stronger. If your chart strongly features Scorpio and the 8th house, Pluto will be stronger.
If your chart strongly features both Aquarius AND Scorpio, then heaven help you!! IMHO, these are possibly the two signs that are least compatible–the squarest of the signs that are square one another. When they’re both strong in an individual chart, there’s a great deal of inner conflict.
Uranus Poster Child— Johnny Depp: His newest movie, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, came out on March 5th. As you can see, he’s mad as a mad hatter.
His AstroDataBank record gives the following information: John Christopher Depp, II, born June 9, 1963; Owensboro, KY; 37 N 46; 87 W 07; 8:44 AM CST; rated AA, BC/BR in hand. (See the chart here: Depp’s Darker Roles—Where Do They Show in his Chart?)
His high-focus Uranus has the following scores: trine Midheaven 10, conjunct Pluto 5, conjunct Mars 5, square Venus 5, square Mercury 5, opposite Saturn 5, quintile Neptune 2, Saturn in Aquarius 3, Sun in 11t 5. Total: 45. Pretty impressive, right?
Can You Beat Johnny Depp?
I just know some of my readers can beat Johnny Depp’s score. We’re ASTROLOGERS, for Pete’s sake! Astrology is ruled by Uranus, and we’re a quirky, contentious, counter-culture of mavericks, eccentrics, and astro-tekkies!
UPDATE: Skywriter readers are sending me scores in the 50s to 70s. We’ve got Johnny beat so bad, he’ll creep on home to that island he owns in the Caribbean in defeat!
Just for comparison’s sake, here’s how the Plutonians did. When I published the article on Pluto scores, the Plutonians among my readers ran an informal competition in the comments section to see who could run up the biggest, baddest total score for Pluto. (See How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!) The Pluto poster boy, Matt Damon, had a score of 50, which seemed impressive at the time. However, Skywriter’s Super-Plutonians thumbed their noses at him in passing, and the top scores were 72 and 73. Can you beat Johnny Depp AND the Plutonians?
Interpreting your Score—ARE you a Uranian?
No written interpretation can fully explore your individual chart, but briefly here are some qualities you might find in someone who has a strong Uranus vs. one with few supporting chart features.
Uranian people (and people under Uranus transits) have little choice but to strike out on their own—they are impelled to action by restlessness, a creative itch, and a discomfort with the status quo.
The Uranian type can be in perpetual conflict with society. The more they express their individuality, however, the more starkly they stand out against the conforming masses, and the more vulnerable they become to society’s fear of people who are different.
It can be an achingly lonely position, and one typical solution is forming an in-group with people who share the same ideals and concerns. We can observe the tendency to form in-groups in many kinds of Uranians—from teenagers, to creative people of various sorts, to active radicals, all the way to astrological associations. More extreme examples would be gangs of Goth street kids or computer hackers with their closed and secret chat rooms. (You’ll find sources of more detailed interpretations below.)
Uranus Issues: Individuality, finding one’s uniqueness and where particular fit into groups, friendship, eccentricity, inventiveness, technology, independence, freedom, breaking with the past, becoming your own authority, adolescence.
Worldly matters associated with Uranus and Aquarius: Social and political movements, especially radical or extremist ones, freedom, equality—and elitism, revolution, rebels, counter-culture, splinter groups, sudden social change, divorce, earthquakes, lightning, and electricity, science and technology, pop trends and fads, especially those designed to shock, computers.
Examples of Uranian occupations: astrologer, astronomer, aviation, computer programmer, engineer, group leader, electronics specialist, industrial design, inventor, scientist, telecommunications worker, x-ray technician, webmaster.
What a high score says about you: You probably have many if not most of the qualities described above–the rebel, non-conformist, and maverick who feels a constant need to prove oneself and constantly fight authority.
What a low score says about you: If your score is down in the single digits, you may be a follower and conformist who’s afraid to express individuality and seldom takes a risk on anything new and iffy. Until you’re challenged by Uranus transits—like the Pluto-Uranus-Saturn cardinal t-square of 2010-12–you might not give a rat’s behind about being unique and self-reliant.
On the bright side, this probably makes you a team player and someone that the boss and your loved ones know they can count on. (Besides, I don’t have to keep on making up nice things to say about you–you probably wouldn’t be visiting an astrology blog if your score was that low!)
So, folks, how did you do? Were the test results accurate about you and your loved ones? Tell me how it went in the comments section.
Finding out More about Uranus
To Read more about Uranus: Several of my ebooks at Moon Maven Publications contain chapters about Uranus, and you get a $15 discount when you order three at once:
- There’s a chapter about Uranus in the career houses—the 2nd, 6th, and 10th—in The Outer Planets as Vocational Indicators (The Outer Planets and Inner Life, v.1)
- There are separate chapters about Venus-Uranus and Mars-Uranus aspects in Outer Planet Aspects to Venus and Mars. (The Outer Planets and Inner Life, v.2)
- Aspects between the Outer Planets: (The Outer Planets and Inner Life, v.3) has chapters devoted to Uranus-Saturn and Uranus-Uranus aspects.
- My classic text, An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness, completely updated in 2004, contains a long chapter about Uranus.
This test is part of a series of similar tests. When you’re done with Uranus, you might also enjoy the others:
- How Strong is your Moon? Here’s the Score?
- How Strong is your Mercury? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Neptune? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!
The article collection pages for the Blogathon can be found at the links below:
- Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps!
- Look After Saturn and Saturn Will Look After You
- Uranus in Aries: Claiming a Self-Reliant Future ~
About the Author: Donna Cunningham is an internationally-respected author of books, articles, and columns about astrology, flower essences and other metaphysical topics. Her insights reflect her dual background in astrology and psychotherapy. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and over 40 years of experience in working with people. Her ebooks can be found at Moon Maven Publications (http://www.moonmavenpublications.com) Visit her blog at http://skywriter.wordpress.com.
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