Stephen Hawking and the supernatural

Stephen HawkingInteresting timing, as Jupiter and Uranus continue their conjunction in Pisces, blowing apart (Uranus) the conventional wisdom and accepted belief systems (Jupiter) having to do with all that is transcendent and beyond ordinary understanding (Pisces).

Stephen Hawking has created a firestorm in his new book, The Grand Design, in which he declares that an intelligent creator was not necessary for the creation of the Universe. This is nothing new – Hawking has long argued against the need for a supernatural being to create the Universe, but in this new book he speaks out with particular clarity, saying that the laws of physics can create the universe out of nothing, it doesn’t require God.

Though not a scientist, I will argue that the creation of the Universe and the planet is a separate issue entirely from the creation of consciousness. Human beings are conscious creatures, and there is growing evidence to suggest that most animals and birds possess a level of consciousness as well. I am certainly not arguing for the Genesis-tale of creation, where a god variously termed Jehovah, Yahweh, and the Elohim (Plural) created the heavens and the earth. But it is difficult to imagine a scenario where conscious beings formed without a conscious intention of some kind.

Hawking’s Sun is in achievement-oriented Capricorn, and he has a Grand Trine of planets in earth that includes Mercury, Uranus and Neptune. Uranus opens his mind (Mercury) to fresh new insights, and Neptune adds a creative note which helps to raise his mental abilities.  Hawking was an underachiever in college until ALS began to rob his physical body of its abilities, after which time he began to work hard and focus all of his energies through the mind.  He is now thought by some to be the smartest man in the world.

Uranus in Hawkins chart conjoins Saturn, a combination that requires a balance of one’s radical and individualistic (Uranus) nature with the more structured rules of Saturn.  Often individuals with this combination of planets tend to embrace one over the other and a war between the two impulses can result.  Hawkings was first diagnosed when he was 21 years old – an age at which transiting Saturn forms a square to Saturn in the birthchart at the same time that Uranus squares the natal Uranus.  This is a big time of change for every human being, but with Saturn and Uranus conjoined in the birthchart it took on greater force and likely drove all of his focus towards the aspect of his personality which worked well, which is the Grand Trine involving Mercury.

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By | 2010-09-05T04:11:12+00:00 September 5th, 2010|Astronomy|4 Comments


  1. beaverldoge September 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    How god is perceived is a socially conditioned response cultures use to define their god/gods. A hard decision for people is to let go of the need for their culture’s god.

    People are evolving in parameters of consciousness and the responsibility of awareness. We share conciousness because it evolved here, not because it was granted.

    Folks want a teddy bear to hold on to and a god can fill that role. It is our instinct as a species to not live as solitary animals. Desire and need for a god comes from our intstinctual selves.

    On this earthly plane our bodies and emotions exist where need and desire run together. Desire is the drive engine for almost everything on earth. It keeps the evolution ball rolling.

    How do you equate having consciousness with a god bestowing it? Would your answer be a socially conditioned response?

    Buddha says there is no god. He called earth a plane of desire and said that’s what keeps us coming back to the wheel.

    A look at desire and how it plays out.
    Bye for now,

  2. September 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Beaverlodge, you must not be a regular of this blog because in my posts here I consistently break through the concepts of established religion. I am not religious, nor do I believe in a god of the Judaeo-Christian variety. However, I do believe that there is a Conscious Intelligence, and my point was that scientists who probably correctly affirm that our planet could have easily been created without any kind of Intelligence do not explain how conscious beings have been created.

  3. worldweary September 6, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    what i don’t understand is why stephen hawkins would take it a step further and contemplate the origin of the universal laws.

  4. worldweary September 6, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    the word should have been “wouldn’t”

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