Uranus in Gemini

The sign Gemini is by nature singularly unsympathetic with Uranus; for its force is dispersive and gentle, easily moved, but not persistent in motion, and the influence is accordingly weak. We shall find in this position few persons preeminent for driving force of will. Their power will be mainly that of idea; and, unless the rising sign be thoroughly harmonious, and both its lord and Uranus himself well-dignified, we may expect examples rather of failure than of success. We have, however, three great religious teachers, all distinguished for the gentleness of their doctrines and the suavity of their methods. These are Jesus of Nazareth, Swami Vivekananda, and Dr. Rudolph Steiner. In the case of Jesus, Libra is rising, a sign peculiarly harmonious with Gemini. Jupiter is ascending, squared by the Sun (which is in exact conjunction with Mercury) and in direct opposition to Mars and Neptune. Uranus himself is on the cusp of the tenth house. This makes Uranus by far the strongest planet in the figure, so much so that we may regard his influence as paramount and unchecked, thus summing the career, in so far as the will is concerned, in the one word emancipation. The Hindu adept has Capricorn rising, with the Sun and Venus in the Ascendant, and these are square to Mars. Uranus is in the fifth house; this made him efficient as a teacher of occult philosophy. But there is no great harmony between Gemini and Capricorn, so that the complete temperament is not nearly so efficient as in the case just considered. The German mystic, with Scorpio rising and Jupiter in the ninth, adds great scientific accomplishment to the Uranian force. Mars? too, its lord, is exactly semi-sextile to Uranus; but the latter is squared by the Sun, gravely diminishing; the mundane potency of the planet, which is, moreover, in the seventh house, by no means a powerful position in such a case. Another type is Maurice Maeterlinck; but here Scorpio is rising with its lord, Mars, in sextile to Uranus. Consequently, the driving force of the one compensates the weakness of the other. An even better example is Lord Brougham, with Libra rising, and Venus in her own house just above the horizon. The influence is still mental; Gemini can never act on the material plane directly; but Uranus is in the eighth house, and so the great lawyer became what he was through dealing with the minds of the dead by his study of precedent. Libra, again, in material matters implies the judicial faculty, and Mercury, the mental ruler, is just below Venus. An even more strenuous politician is John Burns. Once more the forceful Scorpio is rising, implying iron determination. Uranus in Gemini here gives the limit and the means. His strength is in his eloquence, and Uranus, being trined by Mars, makes him a great fighting orator. Both he and Brougham display the same dogged will, but the difference between them is most clearly characterized by the difference between Libra and Scorpio; the one “hacking through”; the other, adroit, subtle, weighing every word. Not dissimilar to either, indeed a sort of mean proportional between them, is Theodore Roosevelt. Here Sagittarius is rising, and Uranus is in the fifth house. There is a sort of boyish pleasure in the will, a spontaneity in the eloquence, which appealed strongly to even his enemies. The breeziness, the spirit of the vast deserts wrung from the bison and the Indian, was in his words. Mars rising in Capricorn makes the temperament somewhat rash and tactless; if unable to sweep people off their feet by the first gust, he has no reserve of tact to influence their second thought. Here, then, we read the whole secret of his success and of his failure. Not so far removed, either, from this category is Billy Sunday.

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