One hundred years ago, today, Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity was confirmed at a joint meeting of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Astronomical Society. This made Einstein a scientific rock star.
According to Einstein’s birth chart, his ‘stars’ were already in the firmament. Only the Moon and Uranus were below the horizon, but forming aspects to the rest. Shall we look at his inconjuncts? Why not…
Moon Inconjunct Ascendant
This aspect … ties together in you a moon sign and a rising sign that are very different. This indicates that the image you project to other people does not reveal very much about your real feelings. When you are upset, you surprise people by showing a totally different side of your personality. If you read the descriptions of your Ascendant sign and your Moon sign, you will see the difference between these two aspects of yourself.
Because the Ascendant is in Cancer, this reinforces the Moon, which is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, which will figure strongly in the proof of his work.
Mercury Inconjunct Uranus
Your mind moves quickly from topic to topic, often without pausing long enough for you to understand what you have learned. And if there is a lot of excitement or activity around you, your mind may race so fast to keep up with it all that you work yourself into a state of nervous frenzy. Under these circumstances it is almost impossible for you to concentrate or do any useful mental work.
As you get older, you will have to learn to discipline your mind so that you can think things through. It’s all right to be somewhat restless, but you must learn to stay put during school and at other times when it is important to concentrate.
On the other hand, you are quite inventive. You can see solutions to problems quicker than most, and you may be good at designing. Model building and other activities that develop your design sense and ability to see in three dimensions would be very useful. Also these exercises would help you learn to concentrate. In school you may excel at mathematics and science, as long as you can learn to sit still long enough to learn the subject.
Saturn Inconjunct Uranus
If either of these planets is near conjunction or opposition with the Ascendant or Midheaven [they aren’t], this aspect indicates a serious tension in your life between freedom and restriction. Many people have this conflict, but in your case the tensions may be so severe that you express them physically as muscle tension and possibly nervousness. You feel that somehow you must keep everything in your life under tight control, that if you let go, the whole structure will fall apart. In a very real and direct sense, even while you are young, you must learn to relax.
On the positive side, if you can learn to live with this tension a bit and express your feelings and emotions before they reach the breaking point, you can be extremely patient and persistent. You will be able to accomplish many tasks that others would give up on, if you do not hold in all your feelings and desires for freedom.
Dennis Elwell noted in his writing that Einstein himself admitted that having a boring job like patent clerk allowed him the mental scope to idle away his time thinking about scientific theories while working.
The Relativity Test Chart
The ‘relative’ timing of this test couldn’t have been better: only Uranus is below the horizon and the rest of the planets are in a ‘train’ formation, starting with Mercury and ending with Saturn. Since those planets were involved in Einstein’s natal inconjuncts, the Universe seems to be echoed here.
It is only when you combine his natal chart with this event chart do we see how things connect.
Remember the position of Einstein’s natal Moon? Now it is in inconjunct aspect to the test’s Jupiter. That would indicate he would become famous in some way. As that Jupiter is conjunct his natal Ascendant, he would become known for this experiment’s results.
The test’s Pluto is also near to the natal horizon, in Einstein’s 12th House, This is a hint at the future nuclear weapon implications of his work. They may seem like unintended consequences, but I suspect that the Universe wanted this knowledge be shared.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there are no ‘accidents’. In the words of Desiderata: “No doubt the Universe is unfolding, as it should…”