George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950)
From my own perspective, I find people in general fascinating, but irritating beyond measure individually. The same could be said of Bernard Shaw, as he preferred to be called. Evidently, he had a hut in his garden (where he did his writing) that he named “London” so that whenever his wife got a telephone call asking to speak with him, she could honestly say, ‘He’s away in London.’
This chart was already on my computer, so I’m leaving it as it is. Looking for the tell-tale signs, I immediately went to the North and South Nodes to see where they were situated in his birth chart. The axis of North Node in Aries, South Node in Libra looks suspiciously familiar. They are respectively in the 11th House and 5th House. Ooh, ooh, me first…
The inconjuncts may be indicators of why he liked his own solitude best.
Mercury Inconjunct Midheaven
It is very important that you develop your mind and your powers of thought, so that you can use them to attain whatever objectives you set for yourself. However, before you can accomplish this, you may have to solve certain problems. You may feel that there is a tension between your natural spontaneous views and what is taught by your parents and other adults. Even though their teachings seem perfectly reasonable, you want to think matters through for yourself.
Recognize this tension within yourself and try to accept the fact that it exists. At the same time you should look for ways to resolve [this situation] by learning how to think what you want to think and still accomplish your objectives.
It is very important that you remember not to speak impulsively. If you do, it is very likely that you will put your foot in your mouth. Consider what you are going to say and how your words can further your objectives.
Mars Inconjunct Uranus
You have a tendency to be rash and impulsive, which may get in your way. If matters proceed too slowly, you are likely to make a sudden move that upsets the whole situation and forces you to start over again. You must learn to be patient if you want to achieve your objectives.
This energy may also be expressed as a hot temper, especially when you have to endure restriction or limitation, such as sitting still in a [formal situation] for a long time. You have a rebellious streak that needs to be disciplined, because everyone has to endure some restrictions, and it takes so little to trigger your temper.
Sometimes you may make sudden moves that startle people. You may make a decision very quickly and start to act on it immediately, but that is not such a good idea. Make up your mind more slowly, or at least wait for a while until you start to act. If your idea still looks good a couple of days later, it is probably all right to go ahead with it.
A Couple of Final Quotes