Mercury Uranus Connections

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To understand the concept of Mercury Uranus connections, we first have to go back into the past for a moment.

In the early 80s a "new" approach of assessing major themes in a natal chart saw the light by the "invention" of the so-called "ZIP Code."

It was a method invented by Dr. Zipporah Dobyns (hence the name "ZIP Code") and further propagated by her daughter Maritha Pottenger, that made use of the so-called astrological alphabet.

The concept of the astrological alphabet is that astrology deals with twelve basic ways of being, twelve human drives and modes of operation that are all needed in this world.

These twelve sides of life are mirrored in the natal chart by a planet, a house and a sign.

So it is in the astrological alphabet that Mars, the 1st house and Aries all share the same principles (though they are NOT the same!).

Venus, the 2nd house and Taurus also share the same principles and this goes on for the other planets, signs and houses.

What the theory of the ZIP Code or astrological alphabet presents is that certain groups of planet/house/sign combinations share similar themes.

For example: Pluto in Libra or Pluto in the 7th house share the same principles. The 7th house is in mundane astrology a Libra house (wathever zodiac sign is on the cusp of the 7th house in the natal chart).

This system has been enhanced by German astrologers who developed their own system based on the same principles but they converted the signs and houses to their respective planetary rulers.

For example: Pluto in Libra becomes a Venus/Pluto theme because Venus always rules Libra. Pluto in the 7th house too becomes a Venus/Pluto theme because the 7th house is associated with Libra, which is ruled by Venus in mundane astrology.

Also, the ruler of the 8th house (in mundane astrology ruled by Pluto because Pluto rules Scorpio and Scorpio is always the 8th zodiac sign in the natural order of the zodiac) in the 2nd house (in mundane astrology ruled by Venus as the ruler of Taurus) is another Venus-Pluto analogy.

The more we find such analogies, themes or connections between two planets, the more this planetary combination becomes an important part of the natal chart and the life of the native.

To find out the connections or analogies between planets, we take especially into account:

  • planets in signs
  • planets in houses
  • the aspects between planets (the tighter the stronger)
  • the rulerships
  • solstice or mirror points

Planets in houses are more important and powerful than the planets in the signs because they work on a more personal and individual level (we use the Topocentric house system which gives almost the same results as the Placidus house system).

When do we have Mercury Uranus connections, themes or analogies?

In most cases, the following configurations are used (there are more though (!) but this would lead us too far and make it more complicated than necessary):

  • Mercury in the 11th house
  • Uranus in the 3rd or 6th house
  • the ruler of the 11th house in the 3rd or 6th house
  • the ruler of the 3rd or 6th house in the 11th house
  • Mercury in a close conjunction, square or opposition with Uranus (a close sextile or trine counts too but in a minor way)
  • Mercury at the solstice or mirror point of Uranus
  • Uranus in Gemini or Virgo
  • Mercury in Aquarius

When at least three of the above listed analogies or connections can be found in the natal chart, we have a very powerful Mercury Uranus connection that will be felt and noticed in the character and life of the native.

What do Mercury Uranus connections signify?

When restless Mercury and erratic Uranus meet, you can imagine, this combination coincides with abrupt and unsettled energies.

Communication and the thinking process change at lightning speed.

Insight and ideas pop up in the most unexpected way, at the most unexpected moments.

Both planets are cerebral, mental ones so that they give lots of mental power (for good or ill).

Both planets cannot be contained easily and hence, the Mercury Uranus connections mark freedom, free speech, and open and free expression of the mind.

Hence, people with dominant Mercury Uranus connections may come across as taboo-less, liberated natures who are provocative and shock others at times because of their so-called inappropriate remarks.

However, people with such a powerful connection just want to leave behind the traditional and mainstream ideas, points of view and boundaries and check out new territory, new ideas, new possibilities.

There is no way to pin them down to restrictive and conventional ways of thinking and their way of thinking outside of the box often results in brilliance.

For some people, this connection is perceived as unreliable and a disturbing factor so that people with strong Mercury Uranus affinities may become an outcast, someone to be avoided.

The unconventional interests, way of thinking and short-lived attention span and concentration, tends to cause disruptions in communication when sentences are suddenly broken off and/or subjects changed abruptly, seemingly without any reason.

The jumping from one thing to another, even unrelated, marks this connection fully.

There is quite some impatience noticeable as well and people with this connection are hardly able to stand or sit still, and need to move and change the place a lot.

They can be hyperactive, hyper-kinetic.

Their need for excitement may result in non-committal open relationships, so to keep their independence too.

Oddly enough, people with such a dominant connection tend to have lots of skin-related issues.

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