Mars Opposite Uranus: The Curious Case of the Quirky Inventor

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A Short Story Based on Astrological Transits

Back in 2020 I did an astrological transit series I called “Lunchtime Astro-Limerick.” I followed the transits every day and wrote a short poem about what was happening. I even developed a subseries that was an ongoing story. Life got busy and eventually I let it go. But it was fun and I really enjoyed it. I’ve been thinking about writing about transits again, but as before, I want to try something interesting. So with Mars opposite Uranus this month, the planet of courage and motivation opposite the electrifying innovator, I decided to start a series of hive-mind written short fiction. I’ll start a story based on the current transits. I’ll identify the story characters. The relevant astrological transits will provide the outline of the plot. Share your ideas of what happens next in the comments! I’ll write several installments over the month as we watch the transits unfold. If you and I are all having fun, maybe this will grow into a monthly practice!

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If you want more Mars in Scorpio, see my video, “Malefics in the Suit of Cups: Two Timely Examples.”

Mars in Scorpio: The Hard Boiled Detective

Mars in Scorpio is like a hard-boiled detective. This black and white photo shows the shadow of a man in a fedora hat amidst the confining, cage-like feel of solid and shadowy bars from the banisters of a second floor gallery and stairs.
Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.

When I was meditating on Mars in Scorpio, I thought of the hard-boiled detective (think Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, or Jessica Jones). Not the flashy James Bond or Batman type with an unlimited budget for fancy gadgets. Instead, he’s a loner, making a meager living off his uncompromising duty to the truth. He values smarts over style and clues over conjecture, but he can follow a hunch to hell and back. He’s too focused on getting the job done to feel fear. There’s always a beautiful woman involved, but at the end of the story he walks into the night alone.

Mars Opposite Uranus: The Curious Case of the Quirky Inventor

A particularly interesting case is brought before Mars this month. A wealthy, quirky client sends his assistant to our humble detective’s bare-bones office. The assistant relays that his boss, the client, has a brilliant idea in development and is being approached by a pair of reporters who want to do a tell-all profile of him and his work. He wouldn’t mind the publicity. But he suspects them of nefarious intent. Our gumshoe accepts the case, but when his investigation turns up as many curious facts about the client as it does about the reporters, he finds himself cutting through a gordian knot of lies to pierce the truth.

Dramatis Personae

  • Mars in Scorpio: The Hard-Boiled Detective
  • Uranus in Taurus: The Client, A Wealthy Inventor
  • Mercury in Scorpio: The Assistant
  • Moon moving from Cancer through to New Moon in Scorpio: Reporter 1
  • Sun in Scorpio: Reporter 2
  • Various Extras

The Facts of the Case

  • Mercury in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus (Nov 4)
  • Moon in Leo T-squ Sun, Mars, Uranus, Mercury (Nov 5)
  • Mars in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus (Nov 11)
  • New Moon (Moon and Sun) conjunct Mars and opposite Uranus (Nov 13)
  • Then a Sun-Mars conjunction (Nov. 17)

Before the end of the month, Mars moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, at which point it squares Saturn in Pisces, but perhaps that’s a story for another time.

The Invitation

My plan is to add sections to the story according to the timeline set out above. But I don’t mind inviting the hive mind to serve as co-writer. Remember, all aspects of the story have to follow the astrological symbolism.

The next installment will be on Nov 4 and will feature the quirky inventor’s assistant arriving at the detective’s office to try to hire him. This is Mercury in Scorpio (the client’s assistant, or the messenger) opposite Uranus in Taurus (the wealthy, quirky inventor). What do you think happens?

Sound Familiar?

Does this sound oddly similar to your life? These transits might be hitting your chart in a very personal manner. But you don’t need to hire a Private Investigator. Just book a reading! I don’t even charge a per diem. Just you and me and a quest for the truth.

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Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is widely recognized as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty-five years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup grew into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Now Joy runs the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher in Burien, Washington. To learn more, please visit

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