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Does Uranus Make Me Gay? How Uranus Came to be Associated with Homosexuality in the Birth Chart, with Christopher Renstrom

The archetype of the “Divine Hermaphrodite” has its roots in Plato. By tracing its history from Plato’s Symposium to Karl Heinrich Ulrich’s coining of the term “Uranian” in the 1860s to describe male and female homosexuals, this lecture demonstrates how a social trend that existed independently of astrology got adopted by astrology to describe a specific planetary function in the horoscope and how this informed interpretations dealing with relationship, sex, and sexuality from the 1930s on.