Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885)
It’s not often that an individual can know exactly when he was conceived, but Victor Hugo did, and he encoded the date into one of his most famous stories.
Since Hugo’s father was an officer in Napoleon’s army, the family moved frequently from posting to posting, Sophie had three children in four years. Léopold Hugo wrote to his son that he had been conceived on one of the highest peaks in the Vosges Mountains, on a journey from Lunéville to Besançon. “This elevated origin”, he went on, “seems to have had effects on you so that your muse is now continually sublime.” Hugo believed himself to have been conceived on 24 June 1801, which is the origin of Jean Valjean’s prisoner number 24601.Wikipedia
Les Misérables also contained other autobiographical details, played out through the character of Marius, who falls in love with Cosette, Jean Valjean’s ward. Victor’s full name was Victor-Marie Hugo. He, no doubt, personally experienced the events of that story. Perhaps that is why it touches so many people’s hearts.
The time of 10:30 pm is consistent across all astrology sites, and yet it misses the salient events of his life by being about two hours later than it should be. I will not rectify it, but I want you to know that astrology is not mocked by small mistakes like this one. If I told you that the age Venus shows up in this chart is 7, whereas it should be 20. See what I mean? That indicates to me that the Ascendant should move 50 degrees back to about the cusp of the 11th House (12 Virgo). However, the inconjuncts remain the same.
Sun Inconjunct Uranus
There is a side of your personality that is very restless and impatient with rules, even when you know that they are for your own good. You want very much to go your own way and do your own thing, even when you aren’t entirely sure that it is the right direction for you. So you rebel in sudden ways by having sudden fits of obstinacy and moods of feeling very contrary, especially to your parents or other authority figures.
Venus Inconjunct Uranus
You feel mixed up about whether you want to be close to others or be free. When you are really close to a loved one, you feel smothered and want to get away by yourself to do what you want. But when you are alone and free to do what you want, you miss your loved ones and want to be with them. It will take you several years to understand yourself enough so that you can strike a balance between these two needs, so be patient.
Mars Inconjunct Jupiter
With this aspect you probably are quite active, with abundant energy for anything you want to do. But you must learn to control your energies rather than have them control you. You may be inclined to take excessive risks, to try out things that you ae not sure you can do. But be careful, because with this aspect the energies of Mars and Jupiter do not work very smoothly together. If you overextend yourself and try to do more than you are physically capable of, you may have an accident. Also you may be clumsy when you take up a new activity until you learn to control your physical body better.
Mars Inconjunct Saturn
This can be a difficult aspect because it signifies a conflict between your sense of responsibility and your desire to fulfill your own needs and do what you want. This leads to a struggle within you that may keep you from acting decisively. Instead of deciding what you will do, you feel caught between these two forces, wondering whether you have the right to do what you want. You may feel that others are trying to frustrate you, but it is only your own indecisiveness that is causing the trouble. Sometimes this conflict makes you very irritable and resentful about nothing in particular. Then, when someone happens to act in a way that is obviously annoying, you focus all your built-up anger on that person.
Uranus Inconjunct Pluto
This aspect indicates changes in the world of the people who were born at these times, changes that were difficult to understand because they were very revolutionary but subtle in many ways.
(As I read through the descriptions of these aspects, I was struck by the idea that Hugo personified the striving towards republicanism that the French went through in those times. He was a ‘rebel with a cause’ and he lived his whole life to further that cause.)
Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo’s views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism serving in politics as both deputy and senator. His work touched upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. His opposition to absolutism and his colossal literary achievement established him as a national hero.Wikipedia
(It also spoke volumes about his irascible nature.)