Here is an update on a post I wrote about Julian Assange back in 2010*. Here we are in 2016 and Wikileaks may decide the fate of the USA! Currently Assange is taking refuge at the Embassy of Equador in London. On the day of the Aries Eris/Uranus Full Moon, Assange’s internet access was cut off. It was said this was due to WikiLeaks interfering with the results of the US election.
Assange himself has a natal 8th house Sun in a T-square to Uranus opposite Eris, so he is a great facilitator of this revelatory Uranus/Eris energy. At the same time these Eris apple bombs are being counter-bombed by sexual accusations from the Democrats. Of course Assange himself has also been accused of rape. It seems with Eris, the forbidden fruit of sex and occulted information, go hand-in-hand.
Julian Assange the founder of Wiki-leaks* is still on the run from the Swedish police. There is an interpol warrant out for his arrest for an alleged rape. The latest news is that Paypal have withdrawn their services. Assange was being funded by donations to his site, no doubt a phone call from Hillary did the trick. Assange’s birth details are now available. (but we didn’t have his time in 2010.) Looking at his horoscope I find his T square to the Sun the most revealing with respect to his image as an outlaw and renegade.
I think personally Assange’s efforts to expose the corruption of governments is something to be applauded and am not surprised that Uranus should feature strongly in his chart. Astrology King’s interpretation of Sun square Uranus describes Assange pretty well.
“Their need to express their distinctive ego through their personality and career can often cause conflict with others because it can come across as abrupt, rebellious or just weird. There is no doubt however, that the tension of the square aspects pushes these people to achieve brilliance in creative self expression…of a different kind.”
But there is a Plutonic edge to Assange also, the uncovering the festering toxicity of the elite makes him an activist. He is not simply a rebel without a cause which can be one of the failings of the Uranus square. It goes much deeper.
Eris/Uranus T square to Sun
Assange stands out from other Uranian weirdos because his Sun is caught in a T-square between Uranus opposition Eris. This was within a 1º orb from May-July in 1971 (the year he was born) and again in March/April 1972. This is a great opportunity to study Eris for me. The archetype of Eris shows very strongly in Assange. Eris is the Goddess of discord and even her discovery caused ructions.
In Eris’s anger and hurt at not being invited to Peleus and Thetis wedding, she decided to rock the boat by throwing a golden apple inscribed “To the fairest” into the wedding party. This apple bomb was deemed responsible for the Trojan war. This ‘wedding’ for Assange in modern times could be the mainstream media club and Hollywood glitterati.
So in a chart, Eris is where you are made the scapegoat, it’s the ugly duckling that doesn’t fit into the ‘cool’ gang It’s where you scream “The Emperor has no clothes!”. Uranus doesn’t give a monkeys if he doesn’t fit in. If fact most of the time he is blissfully unaware that he is experienced as bonkers.
Eris on the other hand cares very much. Her attitude is “One day I’ll show you”. She wants payback on all the playground teasing, she wants divine retribution. Conversely, where Uranus is sometimes self-conscious, awkward and uncomfortable in social situations, Eris relishes in her “outlaw” status, milking it for all its worth. Unfortunately this bravado only serves to alienate her even more.
Eris in Astrology ~ Exposes & Scandal
Eris’s general attitude is one of “If you can’t join them, beat them!”. She can be jealous and vengeful also, just as Ereshkigal was towards her sister Innana in the Mesopotamian version of the Persephone myth. Innana being the Venus/Aphrodite archetype. Eris is the shadow, like Pluto. She seems to be a cross between Pluto and Uranus, but dipped in Martian red warpaint. She is a Dark Goddess, but with some of the Neptune mysticism of Lilith, but far more upfront and bolshy. Lilith is seductive and bewitching, while Eris is a ruthless predator when it comes to ensnaring her man.
The list of famous people with Eris in hard aspect or conjunct the AC or MC shows feisty women, political agitators, trouble makers and a few sex scandals.
At 3º orb; Galileo, Einstein, Bill Clinton, Timothy Leary, General Franco, Hermann Goering, Ronald Reagan, Fidel Casto, John Lennon, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, Reggie Kray, Michaelangelo, Milton, Rock Hudson, Glenda Jackson, Cindy Sherman, Nicolas Cage, Princess Margaret of Great Britain, Titanic hits Iceberg, The Bali Bombing, Jeffrey Archer, Tracy Emin, Eve Sedgwick, Joan Baez, Cat Sevens, Barbra Streisand, Camila Parker-Bowles, Christopher Lee, George Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Cher.
Julian Assange, an Eris/Uranus Revelator
Back to Julian Assange. His Eris is not on an angle, but looking at the above list he really would fit in there. He has the vampy look of Christopher Lee, the sex scandals of Clinton and the christ-like status of Lennon. Assange has been demonized by the US government like Timothy Leary, who was once called by President Nixon ‘the most dangerous man in America.’ Galileo’s ideas on heliocentrism had him under house arrest in the last years of his life having being labelled a heretic by the Church. Another aspect of Eris is her connection to Persephone. It has a Persephone type orbit and Zane Stein’s interpretation draws from this. Of course Persephone has a connection with rape. We cant speculation on his guilt with the rape allegations, but being falsely accused can ruin your reputation for ever. Mud sticks..
The Eris rape theme mirrors the so called ‘victims’ experience that after going through the darkness, survivors take back their power and become Queens. This describes Ereshkigal’s descent into the underworld of being stripped of her belongings and then hung out on a meat hook. It also seems to describe what has happened to Julian himself. Stripped of his support from Paypal and having to go underground from being hounded by the establishment.
The 1971/72 Eris/Uranus Opposition
Assange had Eris square his Sun when he was born in July 1971. In Sept 71 Uranus opposed Eris exactly. This happened again in June/July of 1972. I remember the early 1970’s as a really free time. Sexual liberation was at its height and it seemed that the 60’s ideals of individualism had reached its frilly peak of velvet suits, ridiculous bell bottoms and platform shoes. Sex was safe without a condom. TV comics were sexist and politically incorrect. The atmosphere is very well portrayed in “Life On Mars”, a British cop show set in 1973.
Eris, (like Gene Hunt in the cop show), takes the law into her own hands and is an obvious Alpha of her gender. Like Anne Boleyn, Eris wants to be Queen and could never be content with being a mere mistress. Eris will fight for the underdog, see that justice is done and cannot abide hypocrisy. Eris is the ultimate Warrior Queen and being a Goddess she does not do things in the normal linear left-brain way.
Eris challenges the concept of power, encourages you to stand up to the bullies and turn the tables. Eris is the only match for Pluto because she can play him at his own game, twisting his power moves to suit her own agenda. Eris ducks and dives, stealing Pluto’s invisible helmet at times. Eris bides her time, waiting for the optimum moment to shock her audience. Then she will suddenly rip off her disguise to reveal flaming red tresses and her fearsome fiery whistle-blowing breath. Assange is part renegade cop Gene Hunt and part Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII’s second wife was branded as a witch , just as Assange is now being witch-hunted. In Dec 5 2010, at the time of the rape accusation, Assange had Tr Saturn square his Sun square Eris.
Assange’s Synastry with the US
In the light of Paypal’s withdrawal of support. I thought it important to look at Assange’s effect on the US Sibley chart. Most interesting is Assange’s Mercury conjunct the US Mercury, both are in the occult 8th house. (UPDATE 2016. Now we know Assange’s time we see the US and Assange share a Sagittarius Ascendant.) The 8th house rules conspiracy, scandal and espionage while Mercury is the communication of such matters. Assange works as a permanent Mercury transit exposing the US’s 8th house corruption and deep dark secrets. Assange’s true Lilith/Pluto conjunction is conjunct the US MC which is very telling. That’s a pretty dark spectre that Assange is playing on the US’s reputation in the world.
Uranus/Eris 2016, Assange & The US Election
Currently Assange’s Mercury star, Pollux, is making its influence felt. Pollux is regarded as the “Evil twin”. With Mercury, Robson says Pollux will give an “Unbalanced mind, unpopular and peculiar occupation, trouble with father through relatives or enemies.”  I would read ‘father’ as the State also. Pollux writes about uncomfortable, taboo and shadow issues which can be a threat to State control. Both the US and Assange’s Mercury are conjunct, but due to precession the US’s Mercury is not on Pollux, but instead on Procyon in Ursa Minor. Both Mercurys however are still being squared by the Uranus/Eris conjunction, triggered by the October 16 Eris Awaken’s Full Moon. The day London pulled the plug on Assange’s internet (Mercury!) connection.
If you look at the tri-wheel you can see both US and Assange are experiencing the same challenge of karmic Saturn in their first houses. The US has Saturn right on its Ascendant degree currently. Uranus/Eris were instrumental in the Brexit vote as they were square the UK Moon (with Ceres also). For Assange this Uranus/Eris is not exact yet. Mercury also rules the US 7th house of open enemies, very crucial right now with relations souring between the US and Russia. But who really is the open enemy of the US? Assange is being accused of being the enemy, and a Russian spy of course…
 Constellation of Words.
The Stars & Their Constellations. Robson. p.133.
The Stars & Their Constellations Robson p.186