Saturn Square Uranus ~ Techno Tyranny


Saturn Uranus aspects in general brings about invention, flight and innovation, particularly of things mechanical. Saturn and Uranus are opposing forces politically, where Saturn is authority and tradition while Uranus is seen as rebellious and progressive. Saturn square Uranus then, will be more fearful of change or of rebels taking control.

Saturn Square Uranus: EXACT February 17 2021, June 14 2021 & December 24 2021

Throughout 2022 Saturn square Uranus continues to be felt as it is triggered by both Mars and the North Node in Taurus Decan 2. When both Saturn and Uranus are retrograde they meet again late August, peaking in late September, October and triggered by the Lunar Eclipse on November 8 2022.

The softer aspects could a revival. Taking old ideas and looking at them in a new way, like a reformation. It could also be that ideologies considered radical or un-PC in the past suddenly become palatable. The soft aspect could be the sugar coated-pill that enables the Uranus changes to be made without too much rebellion.


There is challenge to the reigning authority, but the changes made will seem familiar, so that people aren’t really thrown too much out of their comfort zone. Uranus tends to make change drastically, but with a soft aspect from Saturn the change will be done incrementally, like boiling a frog…

Those who are born when Saturn and Uranus are in any tight aspect become iconic of the societal changes happening in the collective. Sue Tompkins says of those born with Saturn/Uranus contacts;

“In various aspects of their lives, they will often experience internal conflicts as to whether to take a firm anti-establishment, progressive and radical line or whether to respect authority, tradition and that which has stood the test of time.” [1]


Charles Carter sees Saturn/Uranus as inflexible, controlling and even tyrannical! This would definitely the case with the hard aspects. And even in my research for the soft aspects I found natives that would be considered tyrannical. Generally, Saturn Uranus aspects bring disciplined innovation.

Fear Of Technology

The inventor of the television John Logie Baird (Saturn sextile Uranus), is a good example of a piece of technology that was probably both feared and welcomed. The TV set has certainly radically changed our lives, some would say for the worse, and now we have those screens everywhere.

Let us now turn to the manifestation of this energy on a personal level. You can see in my natives examples below that these cyclical, revolving themes repeat. Revolution is the turning of the wheel. Whenever a doctrine/ideology/fashion reaches it most extreme and is no longer working, it then signals the end of a cycle. The new cycle often starts with something classic and timeless. The frivolous frills are trimmed off in true Saturn style and the old becomes the new.

Saturn Square Uranus 2021 & 2022

We will experience Saturn square Uranus three times in the fixed signs of Taurus/Aquarius. Saturn rules Aquarius and is therefore very strong and highly authoritarian in Aquarius.

Saturn in Aquarius could be a tyrannical humanitarian and even quite communistic (Aquarius is big on equality and very utopian too) while Uranus in Taurus is a kind of radical farmer. Pitch forks at dawn?

Another development with this aspect is AI, the merging of organic humans (Saturn) with technology (Uranus.) Uranus in Taurus could be the rise in Crypto-currencies with this square bringing an economic crash which causes a revolution. It may be about bringing the gold standard back too since Saturn is the old ways.

Whatever happens, squares are always very challenging, and this very fixed one will be even more extreme with both sides digging their feet in until one side snaps. I don’t think there will be much chance of compromise.

Electronic Tagging?

In some ways this square has a similar feel to Uranus square Pluto which ran from 2012 to 2015. I called that one ‘Dominators and dictators’ because I found that the previous Uranus square Pluto in 1932/34 heralded the rise of the Nationalist Socialist Party and Hitler. I wonder if this Saturn square Uranus will have a similar effect, a kind of Uranus square Pluto lite.

Currently there are so many constrictions (Saturn) to our freedoms (Uranus.) and flight restrictions too. I don’t see that easing off during 2021 or even 2022 unfortunately. Our smart phones are increasingly becoming the cyber-version of the ball and chain. We already have it to some extent with ‘Track & Trace’ in the UK. How Saturn square Uranus is that? Uranian technology being used as surveillance.

Saturn Uranus Aspects

Saturn Sextile Uranus

SATURN RISING: Mary Shelley came from an extremely progressive Uranian family. Frankenstein (Or ‘The Modern Prometheus’) Mary’s most famous work is a great expression of her Saturn sextile Uranus. Saturn, the grim reaper of death is brought back to life by the lightening bolt of Uranus. In terms of Saturn sextile Uranus “Mary Shelley believed in the Enlightenment (Uranus) idea that people could improve society through the responsible (Saturn) exercise of political power, but she feared that the irresponsible exercise of power would lead to chaos.”

Mary’s radical upbringing and rocky relationship with bohemian husband Percy Shelley had Mary craving for more Saturnian stability as she grew older its seems. Like her Frankenstein creation, Shelley “offers a profoundly disenchanted commentary on the age of revolution, which ends in a total rejection of the progressive ideals of her own generation”.

SATURN IN 1ST: Clara Bow (conjunct AC.) Christina Ricci, Dominique Strauss-Khan, Henri Rousseau, Mary Cassatt, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Newton-John. 

MORE SATURN SEXTILE URANUS: Elvis Presley, Luciano Pavarotti, Julie Andrews, Pink, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Ian Richardson, Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Woody Allen, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Simpson, Sarah Bernhardt, Gloria Steinem, Chelsea Clinton, Louis XVI Of France, Friedrich Neitzsche, Samuel Becket, Jean-Paul Sartre, Adolf Eichmann, T.E Lawrence, T.S Eliot, Augustus, John Logie Baird, Caravaggio, Johannes Vermeer, Antonio Vivaldi, Charles-Marie Widor, Jean Cocteau, Yuri Gagarin, Venus Williams, Vaslav Nijinsky.

Saturn Square Uranus

SATURN RISING: Robert Bosch  a German industrialist and inventor who campaigned tirelessly to bringing reconciliation between Germany and France during WW2. “He hoped this reconciliation would bring about lasting peace in Europe and lead to the creation of a European economic area. The Nazi regime in Germany brought Bosch’s peacemaking efforts to an abrupt end. The Bosch company accepted armaments contracts and employed an estimated 20,000 forced labourers (including some 1200 concentration camp inmates)….

At the same time, Bosch supported the resistance against Adolf Hitler and together with his closest associates saved victims of Nazi persecution from deportation You can clearly see the contradictions and struggles with the square here where Bosch ended up ‘enabling’ through his technology (Uranus) the dictatorship (Saturn) he was fighting against.” ~ Wikipedia

MORE SATURN RISING: Errol Flynn, Joanne Woodward, Tippi Hedren, Robert Bosch, Owen K. Garriott, Malcolm Fraser

MORE SATURN SQUARE URANUS: Vladimir Putin, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, David Icke, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Gustav Klimt, Buzz Aldrin, Jeff Goldblum, Ian Holm,Kate Winslet, Anne Bancroft, Stephen Boyd, Gene Hackman, Steven Seagal, Hulk Hogan, Clive Barker, Jean-Luc Godard, Cherie Lunghi, Anna Friel, Anita Ekberg, Shakira, Thomas Hardy, James Cook, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Stanislav Grof, Ernst Bloch, Marcel Dupre, Ike Turner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Lennon.

Saturn Trine Uranus

SATURN RISING: Camile Saint-Saens was a French composer who enthused over the modern music of his era, such as Wagner and Liszt. Saint-Saens caused a scandal as a teacher by introducing these heady modern works to his pupils in place of the approved classics. As Saint-Saens matured he became outspokenly conservative in his musical preferences and became much more Saturnian.

SATURN TRINE URANUS: Michelangelo, Hugh Hefner, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Steve Jobs, Jimmy Saville, Eminem, Nick Cave, Johnny Rotten, Nina Hagen, Robbie Williams, Geri Halliwell, Mel C, James Blunt, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Gwyneth Palthrow, Melanie Griffith, Geena Davis, Peter Falk, Stephen Fry, Dawn French, Kenneth Williams, Noel Fielding, Jerry Lewis, Carlos Castaneda, Beatrix Potter, Louis Vuitton, Bo Derek, Dita Von Teese, Dolly Neimans, Gioacchino Rossini, Francisco De Goya, H.G Wells, Henri De Toulouse Lautrec, Alexander Fleming, Anders Celsius, Zinedine Zidane, Alan Prost, Bjorn Borg, Nick Faldo.

Saturn conjunction Uranus & Saturn Opposition Uranus to be added