Eris, Julian Assange & Wikileaks

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 The latest news is that Paypal have withdrawn their services.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.

Julian Assange HoroscopeSo 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

us-assangeIn 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

triwheelCurrently 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.” [3] 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…

[1] Constellation of Words.
[2]The Stars & Their Constellations. Robson. p.133.
[3]The Stars & Their Constellations Robson p.186

112 thoughts on “Eris, Julian Assange & Wikileaks

  1. Thanks Marina! So I’m looking at the Sibly Chart for transits on Dec 22,2012 and I notice the Yod of Pluto(Capricorn 1st house conjunct Eris) and Saturn(Scorpio in the 11th) pointing to Jupiter conjunct Americas Uranus conjunct the Descendant in Gemini! And Lilith is exactly conjunct Desc. with Vesta! Oh and Uranus is conjunct the IC. So it looks like the focus is on global communication but it’s tinged with Eris and Lilith so I hope war doesn’t break out, perhaps even a huge natural disaster, especially since Uranus is shakin up the IC!

  2. The chart we use for the USA is the Sibly Chart which is July the 4th as 5.10pm Philadelpha.
    Thanks for pointing that out. We use precession however so it changes it for us. With precession, Pluto won’t hit Eris until March 2013. So this will be a good opportunity to test our theory.

    And that chart is very interesting indeed, because do still get Eris still coming up to US Chiron ( 85′), but also Chiron conjunct USA Ceres (66′) – wounding food supply?, and Saturn square USA’s nodes by only 10′. The Lord of time giving a grim warning to the US to get itself back on track in terms of it’s collective soul evolution. The clock is ticking….

  3. Thank you for the wonderful article!

    I’ve been looking at America’s chart compared with the Great Galactic Alignment of 2012 and got stuck on Eris. Pluto will be transiting the Eris of America(8 degrees Cap) while transiting Eris is conjunct the Chiron of America(21 degrees Aries). Political chaos?? Also, transiting Mars and the anti vertex of 12/21/2012(I set it for NYC 11:11 UTC)in the second house is exactly conjunct the Pluto of America! Looks like financial collapse. Oh, and Uranus is exactly conjunct the IC(in Aries)during the Galactic Alignment, ouch!

    BTW what time did you use to cast the Americas chart?


    Sibyl Eyes

    1. Woah! That looks intense! Thanks for the link, Jamie.

      I’m actually looking at this Yod transit in comparison with my natal chart and am freaking out. Saturn is almost exact on my Pluto in 4th, Pluto meanwhile is right on top of my Neptune trine MC/Vesta AND I have Uranus sitting on my Sun/Jupiter in 9th. What does that all mean??

      Here’s a link to the chart:

      If you could help me make sense of it, I would be very grateful!

  4. Er my issue with giving too much personal emphasis to eris, is that its incredibly slow moving! Its nearly 100 years in the sign of Aires-therefor, so many people are going to share very similar astrological themes re Eris .Far more so than with Pluto.

    1. Not so many people are going to share a Sun square Eris opp Uranus. That’s what makes it personal. Angelina Jolie has Eris tightly conjunct Moon and she totally personifies Eris for me. Eris rising will be VERY personal. I think Julian is a great example of this new archetype.

      One 12th of the world have Sun in Aries but that doesn’t stop people using starsigns!;)

  5. Dear Marina,
    Thanks for puting the 2 charts together like that with your explanation. the sun of the Dec 17 chart is 1.19 degrees from the galactic center.

  6. Dear Marina,
    I have just read that Julian Assange is being kept under house arrest in a mansion in the English countryside.

    1. Lol! I do like the synchro. The headline “From Melbourne Geek to London Chic” Jamie and I have been looking at renting 5 bedroom cottages in the countryside…But let’s do Astrology.

      He was freed on bail at 6pm on the 17th Dec. On the 5.35am chart the current exact Uranus/Juno opposition falls 5 degrees off his MC. With Uranus on the MC. Juno can be jealous partners, but its also justice. That would be on his IC. Maybe the time could be recified so that the Uranus was nearer his MC. Uranus was on the MC in London at 6pm.

      Also the Transiting Mercury/Pluto/Nodes conjunction would be sextiling his Moon. The Tr Mercury at 1 deg Cap completing a Yod to his Saturn in the 12th house of incarceration.
      The huge stellium of Ceres,Mars, Pluto, NNode, Mercury, Pallas and the Sun all in his 7th. The Libra house of Justice, contracts and open enemies.

  7. I believe that Jamie’s time applies because something I did on a random but associated attempt, without even trying gave me a time of 5.37 am. EXTREMELY close to Jamie’s guess! Something is up with how someone wants Assange portrayed, I believe Marina is absolutely correct there!

    Especially when there are people trying to associate Assange with a strange child sex abuse cult, although the times and places of the activity of this said cult doesn’t EVEN correspond.

    I am wondering why they are letting the gates of much disinformation at targets who work within the conspiracy movements?

    I did a horary chart a few weeks ago, and the perspective of the chart seemed to indicate that he’s not a CIA asset, cult member, MK ultra experiment… but understands how to get in and out of the system that is in our open sight which we can not see.

    We are in the point where everyone is throwing so many projections upon one person! Its a good thing he’s a Cancerian.

    (I believe he is just because of my gut reaction to him– I get that with many Cancerians who have planets close on my natal chart) I’m really good at guessing the days someone is born if I know the days someone who hangs around with them and how THEY feel about them have as well…. its like algebra, you fill in the blanks…

    Cancerian, (making the date valid) quite possible Gemini ASC. (why would I say that? he reminds me of a few Gemini ASC I know…personally and how he projects himself is much like that, and Gemini can also be as mysterious as Scorpio, because Mercury, the ruler of Gemini is at ease with secrets and the underworld and moves freely there)

    But this is all my speculation and it probably doesn’t mean anything, but I feel that in some esoteric way, there has been great validation of facts here in any case and allot of dispelling of bad evidence.

    Hope that the wedding has been fantastic and that everything is well!

    AET 🙂

    1. I’m glad you feel the 5.3oish time is right. I still do althought I haven’t had the chance to test it out yet. The mountain astrologer seem to have settled for the 2.05pm time mainly because of some solar arc progressions and the birth of his son falling on the IC of the chart. I still think the time is suspect. Astrodatabank have given it a C rating with this foot note.

      “In early December 2010, Tem Tarriktar and Mary Plumb of The Mountain Astrologer magazine wrote that they received this data from a source who wished to remain anonymous but who was citing birth certificate for 2:05, 2:06 or 2:08 PM (the ink on the time was reportedly a bit smudged). The anonymous person later clarified via Tem Tarriktar that “The birth record (is) from the registry which has appended to it a copy of the birth certificate but the hour was not on the certificate but on the record in the registry files.” However, as Sy Scholfield points out, Australian birth certificates do not bear a time of birth and the registry could not have had the information. Therefore this birth data remains questionable and unreliable.” –,_Julian

      A “C” rating =” CAUTION. They are undocumented data, often given in magazines or journals, with no source, or an ambiguous source such as “personal” or “archives.” When a magazine, journal, or astrologer, is quoted without the original source of the information, the quote is a reference, not a source. There is no way to know if the datum is valid. If the person making the quote was proven unreliable in the past, any future quote automatically falls in the C category unless attributed to a specific source”

  8. Birth data for Julian Assange: July 3, 1971; 2:05 pm; Townsville, Queensland

    thanks …..

    1. This data should be taken with caution. We are awaiting the Mountain Astrologers a response. WE think this is dirty data as AStro-databank would clasify it DD. An anon source who says they saw the birth certificate, yet in Queensland Australia they DO NOT NOTE BIRTHTIMES on their birth certificates. Nor do they in England. Only an American would assume they do since it’s common practice in their country.

      We sent a message to Tem at the Mountain astrologer. Who then checked with the source who now says they saw it attached to hospital records where the time was recorded. But this simply does not happen in Australia!
      The point is the source has changed their story from it being the birth certificate to a hospital register. Two separate things! Very suspicious to me. Jamie has messaged Tem again with our thought.
      We are speculating here with a rectifed time, but we do NOT know for sure. Thinking you HAVE an actual time and then taking it as a truth is quite another thing altogether.

      Someone made a comment that this 2.05pm time is too perfect astrologically, too stereotyped as how the media see him. Scorpio AC, Venus in the 8th(Taboo, sex, women) And they are skeptical.
      IF this is a US conspiracy.(I can’t help thinking that way..) This chart is interesting nevertheless as this is how “they” want Julian perceived. Astrologers are so much gagging for Julians birthtime, me included, that we want so much for this time to be true!

    2. I was just e-mailed this link for more clarity/obfuscation re the Assange ToB :

      TMA’s source looks ever more suspiciously like a rat !

    3. This is great research by Sy.

      To add to what he has found, I still have two other major concerns:

      1. The source still refers to the Townsville hospital “registry”, when everyone here knows these places as “medical records”.

      2. The source says they saw the birth time “appended to it a copy of the birth certificate”. I phoned Townsville hospital and talked to the girl in medical records. I was told by her that they do not have copies of birth certificates.

  9. The birth time is a comedy and the comments at TMA hilarious – makes it all look very nerdish – every time the details are challenged the source reveals another layer – when this itself is challenged the source is said to merely providing more detail – smoking mirrors or WHAT – you are right to stay grounded on this Jamie and challenge the reality of the ToB – this is like astrology frenzy mirroring the governments……

    he’s tricky, at least one step ahead, cool with it and ready for whatever comes next, plus, I bet he’s pretty heated up by now, up for it – I have my own hunches too and would guess at a Scorp rising (takes one to know one) but can we please stay with the facts we have – theres more than enough in there already to see and we could easily expand on the interps we’ve already got, houses or no (which I would like to see the more experienced astrologers doing, instead of this farcical anoraking….)

    just one pertinent question – since you work together so well on natal readings for the peeps Jamie and Marina why didn’t you work together on this all important chart instead of one or the other taking it on – I’d like to see you doing that more in these articles….

    1. why did you think scorp rising, rob, as i got that distinct impression myself? hello, to you, anyways, from myself: michelle.

    2. Hi Michelle – to be honest the Scorp rising IS just a hunch – I feel he is dropping carefully planned scatter bombs of info (Pluto + Lilith sext. Jupiter in Scorp + Neptune in early Sag.) amongst the public in a way that challenges the status quo and is bringing an end to the deceptions – the energy of that Scorp Moon looks more 12th housey to me in respect of this also, Ju/Nept squ. US Lilth, which is conj. Regulus BTW. AND squ. US Moon is exposing the dark side of the American dream – so a 10th ho. Pluto Lilith would also do it – its easy to speculate but I think he is a man whose time has come, his own inner qualities and endgame perfectly matched for meeting and exposing all the manipulative crap that has been going down behind our backs – I almost feel like he’s using their own language against them…..which is literally true! That has Plutonic affiliations about it to me and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has Mars squ the Ascendant either!

    3. Totally Rob. it’s just a minefield. Got myself up to date: the source saw a copy of the birth certificate in the hospital records with another piece of paper attached with the time of birth, but smeared. Sounds plausible but it’s all very irregular.

      We are planning to work more closely on joint blogs. Our relationship is evolvong! What a day for this TMA article to come out, we been drinking beer in the sun all day and get married tomorrow.

    4. you are both so kind and welcoming and behave not at all judgmentally toward anybody who dares beg a question or poses a comment on your blog. i find you both highly esteemable in all of your pursuits in both a karmic and personal aspect, in that i have never encountered the same frankness from astrologers who were at the same time intensely humble and humorously disarming, truly seeming not to take anything personally. i wish you beauty, magic and harmony on your wedding day!

    5. I am very intrigued by the synastry chart youv’e posted Jamie
      Chiron + Eris opp US Saturn busts the scab wide open – but the one that I like most is the Mercury conjunction, chart to chart, with Julian’s Merc sext Pluto + Lilith forming a yod to US Moon with a reaction point of US Lilith- there, with the Ju/Nept energy on the cusp squaring it, is the exposure of the collective underbelly of that dream/illusion again – his Mars forces it inconj US Nept and US Merc – another yod!? – of course, that could all be nerdy waffle

      no, matter – just enjoy the day you two – you know your going to have a whole community of us there with you both, smiling from ear to ear – just FAB – BIG LOVE!!

  10. UPDATE:
    Birth Time for Julian Assange
    By Mary Plumb | December 7, 2010
    True to the spirit of the time (and the Uranus station), several days ago TMA received an (unsolicited) exact birth time for Julian Assange.
    Our source has requested anonymity, which we are respecting. Both Tem and I felt that the circumstances through which we got the information, and some other details, suggest that this is an authentic time. The source personally viewed, but was not able to make a copy of, Mr. Assange’s birth certificate. Because of ink that was a bit smeared, there is a question of whether the time of birth was 2:05 pm, 2:06 pm. or 2:08 pm on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia (19S09 146E48).
    I’ll just make a few quick comments, and open it up for you all to chime in with your fine ideas. What a story!
    Birth data for Julian Assange: July 3, 1971; 2:05 pm; Townsville, Queensland

    First of all, take a look at the chart for the solar arc directions that Tem noticed right away.

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