The Immortal Genius of Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, at a time ripe for radical new ideas - political, intellectual and artistic. Uranus, which was discovered 11 years after his birth, is prominent in his birth chart and there is a powerful resonance between his own astrological chart and that set for the discovery of the planet Uranus.
Beethoven stands as an icon for the influence of Uranus in many ways. He is remembered as one of the world's greatest composers, who wielded a revolutionary influence upon the structure of music as it transited between the Classical and Romantic periods. He lived a difficult life, full of trauma, illness and heartbreak. His tragic deafness has committed him to lasting memory by the enduring reflection of a composer who could not hear his music, but could feel it, sense it, and draw it from his inner world as a legacy of his dark and fiery spirit.