Moon conjunct or quincunx Uranus breeds a range of crazed lunatics, unconventional rebels and quiet outsiders. There is a pathological need to shock and outrage. However Moon conjunct or quincunx Uranus are often shy and uncomfortable with the notoriety their outrageous behaviour brings them. This aspect can be branded as an attention seeker, when all it is doing is being itself. The roots of this seemingly bonkers behaviour very often stems from their upbringing.
The mother was either a genius, a very eccentric individual, really spaced-out or totally absent. Whatever the case, the mother was just not the same as other mothers so these kids grow up feeling that they are unusually special or that they not worthy of normal parenting because they are freaks. Sometimes there is an odd mix of the two which leaves them feeling very insecure.
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Another manifestation of this Moon conjunct or quincunx Uranus is that the mother was more of a best friend than a nurturer, so that the child grows up too fast and sees or hears things that were far too adult for them. This can make them child prodigies or overly precocious. Some of them reclaim their lost childhood as adults, and are accused of living a fantasy existence. At least this naive fascination with life enables Moon/Uranus folk to think anything is possible and they are often incredibly inventive, ingenious and imaginative.
Moon conjunct or quincunx Uranus can also describe a shock to the infant at a very vulnerable stage in their development, which can leave them feeling rather unhinged. These individuals come across as exciting, electric and quite chaotic unless they have more stabilising factors in their chart. Both the Moon and Uranus are fluctuating and changeable, their emotions often change in a flash. Uranus stands for the truth and revelation, so it can happen that these people will risk exile by speaking truth that the populous find hard to accept. Moon conjunct or quincunx Uranus may never feel truly at home in the present moment because they are so far ahead of time in their thinking.
Moon/Uranus ~ (In*)Conjunct Aspects
Moon Conjunct Uranus
David Icke is a great example of the strange childhood, shy misfit and controversy this placement can bring. David’s upbringing was of such poverty that he was told to hide by his mother when the rent was due, except she never explained they were hiding from the landlord they owed money to and not the boogie man… Instead young David would cower under the bed not knowing why this strange man was knocking and peering menacingly through their windows.
Icke says he still gets a shock (Uranus) if someone knocks at his front door (Moon). At school he was a loner, nervous and shy to the point he used to feel faint at assemblies. As a footballer and then sports reporter he had a period of conventionality, but that was only until his enlightening experience in 1991. After this episode he constantly wore turquoise, allegedly said he was the son of god and then was publicly ridiculed for saying so on the Wogan show in front of millions of viewers. The eccentricities continue, he is famous worldwide for “out there” conspiracy theory and lizards.
More Moon conjunct Uranus: Lord Byron, Dwight D Eisenhower, Ted Cruz, George VI of UK, Jodie Foster, KD Lang, Jay-Z, Keith Emerson, Alison Moyet, Olivia Newton-John, Richard Carpenter, Van Morrison, Charlie Parker, Keith Emerson, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Vincenzo Bellini, Paul Cezanne, Paco Rabanne, H P Lovecraft, George Bernard Shaw, W.C Fields, Amanda Knox, Christine Keeler, Violette Szabo, Lolo Ferrari, Sarah Bernhardt, Jessica Savitch, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, Peter Cook, Martin Heidegger, Giovanni Falcone.
Moon Quincunx Uranus
Galileo was an Italian astronomer, polymath, engineer, physicist and is known as the father of science. Galileo was born in 1564 and was the first astronomer to make full use of the telescope. He discovered moons around Jupiter and made a sketch of the surface of the earth’s moon. Galileo believed in the Copernican view of the universe, which had the sun at the centre.
This belief put Galileo in conflict with the Catholic church because a heliocentric model went contrary to biblical scripture. Galileo had many powerful patrons who helped protect him from persecution from the inquisitors. One of his sponsors even became pope. (Urban VIII). Galileo promised to discontinue research into the heliocentric universe, but eventually was punished anyway. The controversial Moon quincunx Uranus energy meant Galileo couldn’t really expect a sedate retirement. For his truth-seeking activities Galileo experienced interrogation under threat of torture and was placed under house-arrest until his death.
More Moon quincunx Uranus: Galileo, Saddam Hussein, Benjamin Franklin, Catherine The Great, Catherine de’ Medici, Madame de Pompadour, Ingmar Bergman, Al Pacino, Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, Gillian Anderson, Bette Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Mia Farrow, Gerard Depardieu, Liam Neeson, Joseph Fiennes, Rutger Hauer, Jack Lemmon, Ian Holm, Eddie Izzard, Priscilla Presley, Rudolph Nureyev, Nick Drake, Edie Sedgwick, Ludwig van Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Donna Summer, George Harrison, Pink, Jessie J, Jon Bon Jovi, Cher, Bruce Jenner, Pierre Bonnard, Ron L Hubbard, Uri Geller, Madeleine McCann, Zelda Fitzgerald, Jim Bakker, Jessica Adams, Demetra George.
*The Inconjunct is another word for the quincunx. In traditional astrology, neither the conjunction or the quincunx are technically ‘aspects’ because the planets are too close in distance to ‘see’ the other. The conjunction functions as a blind spot, while the quincunx works as an adjustment. They share the ‘blindness’, so that is why I have grouped them together. Aspectare is Latin for ‘To observe’, or look at attentively.