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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CHART RECTIFICATION CAROL A. TEBBS, M.A., C.A.P. Llewellyn Publications Woodbury, Minnesota CONTENTS List of Tables…………………………………………………………………... xi List of Figures ………………………………………………………………... xiii Introduction.......................................................................................................... xv It Is Important to Understand the Complexity of the Rectification Task…….. xviii CHAPTER ONE: Doing the Groundwork to Verify Birth Times... 1 Begin by Compiling a List of a Dozen or More Major Life Events with Dates ... 3 Limit Early Searches for Aspect Hooks ……………………………………….... 5 Astrology Software Is Best for Rectification Searches ………………………..... 6 An Overview of Modern Astrological Techniques and Their Usefulness …….... 6 CHAPTER TWO: Setting a Procedure for the Rectification Search…………………………….. 11 Establish a Working Chart Set for Noon or the Midpoint of the Known Time Range ……………………………………………………………………………….. 11 Study Known Natal Chart Elements to Find a 1-Degree-Orb Hard Aspect Hook………………………………………………………………………………….12 What If the Chart Contains No 1-Degree Natal Aspects?................................. 12 A Procedure for the Rectification Search ……………………………………. 13 Work from the Hard Aspect and Event Hooks to Search for the Angles and the Moon ... 13 Time to Tally Some Preliminary Results ………….…………….…….. 14 Now Go Out on a Limb: Experiment with the Short List of Times ................. 15 CHAPTER THREE: Rectification Example One: Actress Elizabeth Taylor……………………….... 17 Next, Search the Natal Chart for 1-Degree Hard Aspect Hooks ……............ 19
Time to List the Important Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor……………….. 21 Once the Background Work Is Complete, Begin the Rectification Search…. 23 Now Select the Most Dramatic Events in Close Time Proximity for the Initial Search ........................................................................................................................ 26 Four Important Events or Event Clusters for Taylor’s Rectification Search... 26 Now Run Secondary Progressions for Smaller Increments of the Narrowed Time Range ... 37 Now Use Outer Planet Transits to Narrow to One or Two Promising Times... 39 Retrograde and Stationary Periods Greatly Extend the Effect of Any Transit... 44 I Extenuating Circumstances That Extend the Impact of Outer Planet Transits ... 47 I Retrograde and Stationary Periods Mark Outer Planet Transit Shadows for Elizabeth Taylor………………………………………………………………………. 47 If You Are Still Undecided on the Best Birth Time, Run Solar Eclipses for the Events.! CHAPTER FOUR: Rectification Example Two: Singer Johnny Cash…………………………….... 53 Set the Working Birth Time for Johnny Cash and Find the Hard Aspect Hooks ... 1 Create a List of Notable Life Events for Johnny Cash……………………….. 56 Find the Dwad Placement of Cash’s Natal Moon…………………………….... 60 Begin the Search to Derive the Birth Chart Angles from Life Events ……….... 61 Tally the Preliminary Search Results to Narrow the Possible Birth Time Range ... I Search the Secondary Progressions to Confirm Early Results……………….. 66 Search the Outer Planet Transits to Confirm Early Results ………………….... 69 Search Solar Eclipses for Key Events for Final Birth Time Confirmation …..... 73
CHAPTER FIVE: Chart Comparison of Time Twins: Elizabeth Taylor and Johnny Cash……….. 71 Recognize How Location and Date Can Affect the Angles ……………….…... 76 Compare the Dwad Placements of Angles for Cash and Taylor ………………. 78 Outer Planet Transits Activate Cash’s and Taylor’s Close Natal Aspect Patterns Simultaneously………………………………………………………………………... 79 Solar Eclipses Activate Cash’s and Taylor’s Close Natal Aspect Patterns Simultaneously............................................................................................................... 80 CHAPTER SIX: Rectification Example Three: Female………………………………………. 83
153 APPENDIX C: Calculating Solar Arc Directions and Assessing the Year…………………….. Narrow the Field for Ascendant Candidates ………………………………..... 145 Another Method for Calculating the ACD ………………………………….. 101 Progressed to Progressed Aspects Can Confirm Birth Time ………………... 109 The Swaggart Marriage ……………………………………………………... 150 Prioritize What’s Really Important in the Progression ……………………….. 155 Forecasting with Solar Arc Directions . 124 Public Confession on television/Swaggart Defrocked as Minister. 156 APPENDIX D: Timing Months and Years with Outer Planet Transits………………………. 147 APPENDIX B: Calculating Secondary Progressions and Assessing the Year……………….... 122 Swaggart Is Arrested with Prostitute ………………………………………... 91 Remember the Basics of Time .......... 88 Derive a Working Midheaven from the "Hook” Aspect Network…………... 127 Swaggart Is Arrested Again with Prostitute ……………………………….. 155 Calculating the Solar Arc . 129 CHAPTER EIGHT: Summary of Procedures for Rectifying Birth Times ………………………. 149 Understand the Natal Patterns as Well as Planetary Motion ………………. 98 The Progressed Sun and Inner Planets Can Mark Key Life Events ………. 141 APPENDIX A: Finding the Adjusted Calculation Date……………………………………....... 105 CHAPTER SEVEN: Rectification Example Four: Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart………………......... 121 Death of Two Key Women and Mentors-Mother and Grandmother……….. 95 The Progressed Moon Gives “Secondhand” Timing Accuracy……………... …. 151 Long-Term Cycles Sometimes Move Together to Extend Their Effects…….. 149 Calculation of Progressions ………………………………………………….. 161 ...92 Examine the Significant Natal Close Aspect Networks ……………………...... 104 Outer Planet Transits Can Mark Potential Moon and Angle Positions . 90 A Reminder for Those Hand-Calculating.... 137 Frequently Asked Questions ………………………………………………. 97 The Adjusted Calculation Date—Obsolete in the Computer Age ………….
. 186 Interpreting the Progressed Declination Graphic Using the Moon………….. and Nodes for Two Birth Times 38 14: Outer Planet Transits at Selected Events Narrow the Possible Birth Time Range ………………………………………………………………………….M. 21-23 5: Signs.. and P..0 ……………………………………….How to Do a Transit Search on Solar Fire 5. 191 Practice….......0 ………………………………….M.... 185 Graphing the Lifetime Declination by Hand………………………………..0 ……………………….....0 Suggested Chart Birth Times and Angles for Elizabeth Taylor... 197 TABLES 1: Rodden Rating System …………………………………………………. xvii 2: Clock Time to Calendar Time Comparisons …………………………….... 24 6: Possible Natal Moon 1-Degree Aspects for 24 Hours.... 168 Approximate Calendar Time for Moving Planetary Factors to Activate 1 Degree in the Natal Chart………………………………………………………………….. A.. and Apex Searches from Several Important Events …………………………………………………………. 170 Retrograde Periods Extend the Effect of Any Transit……………………. 29 9: Times Directed Opposite the Apex Planets at Four Losses ……………. 31-32 11: Jigsaw 2. 193 Frequently Asked Questions ……………………………………………….. xviii 3: Jigsaw 2.......0 Rectification Search (Repeated)……………………………….0 or 6.0 or 6.. 30-31 10: Tally of the Results of Midheaven. 32 12: Progressed Sun Positions at Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor…………....... 190 Interpreting Progressed Planets and Angles at Crossover...... 178 Frequently Asked Questions ………………………………………………...... 40-41 .. Ascendant............. 189 Interpreting Natal Out-of-Bounds Planets …………………………………... 18 4: Notable Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor………………………………. and Dwadasamsas—Fine-tuning of Degrees ………….. 195 Bibliography………………………………………………………………... 25-26 7: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Losses……... 168 General Duration of Outer Planet Transits…………………………………. Decanates.......... 167 How to Do a Transit Search on Kepler 7.. 28 8: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Losses …….. Planets......0 . 186 Interpreting Planets in Progressed Declination. 179 APPENDIX E: Seeing the Big Picture with Life Declination Graphics…………………….. 171 In Conclusion………………………………………………………………. 183 Graphing Declinations Using Astrolabe's Solar Fire 5. 189 Interpreting Progressed Planets and Angles at Maximum North or South ….. 33-35 13: Secondary Progression of Angles.......... 185 Graphing Declinations Using Matrix’s Win*Star 2....
74 27: Chart Comparison of Close Aspects to the Angles and Moon of the Time Twins. 99-100 35: Progressed Sim Positions at Life Events for Example Three .. 93-94 32: Potential Ascendant Times for Major Event at Age 18 in Example Three .M...... 64 22: Tally of the Results of Midheaven. 91 31: Conversion of Degrees to Clock Time and Calendar Time to Clock Time . and Apex Searches for Four Johnny Cash Events ……………………………………………………………….. Birth... Birth……….... 9 30: Estimating the Sun Position in Example Three (Midnight Ephemeris). 107 39: Swaggart Possible Natal Moon 1-Degree Aspects for 24 Hours ………......0 Suggested Chart Birth Times and Angles for Johnny Cash...... 63 21: Times Directed Opposite the Apex Planets at Four Major Events …….......…..... 69 25: Outer Planet Transits at Selected Events Narrow the Possible Birth Time Range ………………………………………………………………………………......M………………………………………………………………………………. 102-103 36: Angles for 8:22 A... Birth ……………………………………….. 117 42: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 25 ... 105-106 37: Angles for 11:22 A. 111 40: Important Life Events for Jimmy Swaggart………………………. 62-63 20: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Major Events ………………………………………………………………………………………. 96 34: Tracking the Progressed Moon for Life Events in Example Three ...... 56-60 18: Johnny Cash’s Natal Moon Dwad and 1-Degree Aspects for 7:00-8:00 A. 50-51 16: Jigsaw 2..M....M.. 66-69 24: Directed Inner Planet and Angle Positions at Key Life Events for Johnny Cash ………………………………………………………………………………………....M.15: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor 2:00 A. 54 17: Notable Life Events for Johnny Cash………………………………. 95 33: Example Three Possible Natal Moon 1-Degree Aspects for 24 Hours …..M. 118 . Ascendant.. Birth …………………………………………………………………………. 84-85 29: Possible Midheaven Placements Conjuncting the Natal Aspect Hooks at Age 18 . 61 19: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Major Events …………………………………………………………………………………. 114-115 41: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 25 …....... 105-106 38: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for 8:22 A. 65 23: Lifetime Progressed Inner Planet and Angle Positions for Johnny Cash ………………………………………………………………………………….. 72 26: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for Johnny Cash 7:30 A... Birth ……………………………………….. 79 28: Notable Life Events for Female in Example Three ...
....M.. 70 11: Secondary Progressions of Inner Planets and Angles for Johnny Cash. 123 .. 120 15: Life Declination Graphic for Jimmy Swaggart Using the Noon Birth Time.......... 20 2: Secondary Progression Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor..... 55 10: Secondary Progressions of Inner Planets and Angles for Johnny Cash... 19321967 . 146 53: Transiting Pluto Square Natal Pluto by Decade …………………………......M.. Birth Time (January 1....... 170 FIGURES 1: Elizabeth Taylor’s Chart Set for Mother’s Memory of 2:00 A. 5: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 12-5-83 Rehab and 8-5-84 Burton’s Death . 49 9: Johnny Cash’s Chart Set for Mother’s Memory of 7:30 A... 131 50: Transits to Angles and Planets for Two Possible Birth Times ………….M... 48 8: Five-Year Outer Planet Transit Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor—2:07 A.0 Swaggart Birth Time Rectification Search…………………….... 87 13: Jimmy Swaggart’s Chart Set for Noon .... 113 14: Swaggart Outer Planet Transits for Age 25 Using the Noon Time .1990-December 31..43: Birth Times Directed Opposite the T-Square Apex Planets at Age 25 …... 71 12: Example Three Chart Set for Noon. 123 17: Swaggart Progressions at Age 17 . 1990-December 31. Birth Time (January 1...1994)......... 133 51: Solar Eclipses at Important Life Events for Jimmy Swaggart.M....... 122 16: Swaggart Progressions at Age 13 ... 135-136 52: Converting Calendar Time to Clock Time ………………………………..... 127-128 46: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 52 ……... 162 54: Approximate Calendar Time for Moving Planetary Factors to Move 1 Degree (without Orbs)……………………………………………………………………….1994) ...... 123 18: Swaggart Progressions at Age 25 . 1983-1994 ………............ 37 4: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 3-23-68 Surgery and 11-22-68 Father’s Death. 36 3: Secondary Progression Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor.…..... 119-120 45: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 52 ….. 1958-1968 ……….. 130-131 49: Jigsaw 2. 42 44 7: Five-Year Outer Planet Transit Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor—2:00 A.. 119 44: Finding the Most Likely Times to Search in Detail... 19682004. 129 48: Confirming Swaggart’s Birth Time from Several Important Events .. 43 6: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 3-24-94 Surgery and 9-11-94 Mother’s Death... 128 47: Birth Times Directed Opposite the T-Square Apex Planets at Age 52 ….....
.” Then.. 23: Swaggart Transits at First Arrest (October 17. -1. 123 20: Swaggart Progressions at Age 52 .. 193 INTRODUCTION The astrologer faces a very challenging range of problems when a birth time is not known. assuming that the date of birth and the geographical location are known. by reference to known events or characteristics pertaining to the native.” Once the background information has been gathered and tabulated. Nicholas De Vore in The Encyclopedia of Astrology (New York. 124 21: Swaggart Progressions at Age 53 ... 173 29: Sample of a Uranus Transit with Its Shadow Range . 178 34: Female from Example Three: Life Declination Graphic.. Working from the astrological premise that the birth chart. 175 31: Sample of a Neptune Transit Making 5 Hits to a Point in Its Shadow Range . As defined by Nicholas De Vore in The Encyclopedia of Astrology.126 19: Swaggart Progressions at Age 26 . 130 27: Sample of ajupiter Transit with Its Shadow Range . . 176 32: Sample of a Pluto Transit with Its Shadow Range . or the most reliable reported time... Progressed Declination Moon and Planets ... 177 33: Example Chart from Chapter 6. 126 24: Swaggart Transits at Public Confession (February 21... 1947) p.. the astrologer seeks to find a consistent pattern in which astrological indicators correspond with life events.orb hard aspects or aspect networks to establish „aspect hook(s).. and search for 1-degree. select a few of the most dramatic or painful events to establish ”important event hook(s). depends on whether the client is able to narrow the birth time range to only a part of the 24-hour day.1987)..1988).3-Year 45-Degree Transit Graphic . 329. when activated by various timing factors* should symbolically reflect actual life events as they occur. rectification is „the process of verification or correction of the birth moment or ascendant degree of the map... the most reliable way to approach this complex puzzle is to set a birth chart for noon. 130 26: Swaggart Transits at Second Arrest (October 11. 174 30: Sample of a Neptune Transit with Its Shadow Range . Natal Lines.. from the list of important life events.. 126 25: Swaggart Progressions at Second Arrest (October 11. proceed to compare the aspect hooks with the event hooks to derive the most reliable birth time... 172 28: Sample of a Saturn Transit with Its Shadow Range ..1991).. 124 22: Six Months of Transits from Swaggart’s First Arrest to Public Confession...1991).. The degree of difficulty in deriving an accurate birth time..”¹ Therefore...... Philosophical.
an awareness of the importance of birth time and the many variables to consider is important. For any of these instances. or reliability. as well as positions of the planets. assuming that the clock in the hospital was correct. Indeed. . and since they are minor players compared to the angles in forecasting events. some countries of the world. Sometimes the astrologer may notice a consistently early or late activation of the natal chart patterns and may adjust the chart by a minute or two to align them. the process provides a valuable confirmation of birth data for the continuing client. are rarely useful in rectification work Since nearly a dozen house systems and methods for their calculation are in use.AstroDatabank. or quarter hour. it is not unusual for the astrologer to encounter a client for whom the astrological symbolism does not appropriately align with events. Before charging into a discussion of technique. The key to rectification is to determine the most “time-sensitive” chart factors—the angles—which change 1 degree every 4 minutes. Fortunately. of birth data. House cusps. or to the nearest hour. when time was recorded only to a close approximation. or noon (a 6-hour span). An explanation of the Rodden Rating system is in order (table 1). whether for consulting with clients or for research. house cusps are less reliable indicators of birth time. do not record birth time at all.com. such as Japan. half hour. the birth time may have been rounded off to sunrise. most hospitals in the United States recorded exact birth times from the 1950s onward— that is. Other times. So even though most clients will have accurate or near-accurate birth times.A properly timed birth chart should correspond astrologically with actual life events. at www. the process of rectification of the birth time to correspond with actual life events is useful for the astrologer’s accuracy in continued forecasting for the client. In births prior to the midtwentieth century. or they may only generally know their birth time. and birth date that determines the angles and house cusps of the natal chart. and to a lesser extent the Moon. sunset. However. or states and countries. This system provides the astrologer with specific guidelines for evaluating the quality. accuracy of birth time to the minute provides more accurate forecasting and research results. midnight. The most common variances in birth time come from earlier eras. though fast. and every astrologer should aspire to work with only ”AA” quality data that is supported by an official birth record. clients may present birth times that do not so obviously align with events. Other less reliable data categories in the Rodden Rating system are described in greater detail on the AstroDatabank website.changing like the angles. every astrologer should know rectification technique to serve the clients who do not provide a birthcertificate-verified birth time that is Rodden rated as ”AA” data. It is the combination of birth time. The point is. which changes 1 degree every 2 hours. however. geographical location.
and on a whole day 360 degrees. Ms. birth time. Since an hour is 60 minutes. First. Accurate data as quoted by the person. the search for position of the angles at birth on a quarter day can span up to 90 degrees. http: / / www. Data with no time of birth.Table 1: Rodden Rating System AA A B C DD X XX Accurate data as recorded by the family or state.” ³ 2. convert the 24 hours to minutes. Ibid. you should treat all rectified data with caution. no rating system is infallible and data are often updated when new information comes to light. -- -- IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE RECTIFICATION TASK To give some understanding of the complexity of finding an unknown. Lois Rodden. an opinion with which this author heartily agrees: All rectified data are also rated "C”. there is no consensus on how to rectify birth times. on a half day up to 180 degrees. Thus.440 minutes of clock time in a day. Then divide the 1. Until there is a standard and proven rectification method.com/ RoddenRating. To find the average amount of clock time it takes for an angle to move 1 degree.htm (accessed December 2007). friend. divide 360 degrees by 24 hours. multiply 24 hours by 60 minutes to arrive at 1. Dirty Data—two or more conflicting quotes that are unqualified. Lois Rodden’ AstroDatabank. Unfortunately. or only generally known. C and DD data tend to change when AstroDatabank data are upgraded.AstroDatabank. one astrologer’s ultra-accurate rectified time may contradict another astrologer’s ultra-accurate rectified time.² Additionally. or original source not known. and B data are fairly stable. Rodden provides a well-founded comment on some of the problems with rectified charts in general and explains why rectified charts certainly are inappropriate for research. Biography or autobiography. 3. Some astrologers consider rectified times more accurate than birth times. ” Rodden Rating System”. Caution: no source. kin. The AA. A.440 minutes by the 360 degrees in the wheel to arrive at the desired result: 4 minutes of clock time equals 1 degree of movement in the 360- . Data without a known or confirmed date. or associate. Since data are always volatile.
it is in the best interests of all to first exhaust every resource to find some documentation of the birth time to narrow the search to as small a range as possible. or ½ degree = = = = = = = = = = = = 24 hours 12 hours 10 hours 9 hours 8 hours 6 hours 4 hours 3 hours 2 hours 1 hours 4 minutes 2 minutes 1 minute Calendar Time to Clock Time 1 year (12 months) = 1 day (24 hours) 1 month (30 days) = 2 hours ½ month (15 days) = 1 hour (60 minutes) 1 day = 4 minutes Rectification is much easier with birth times narrowed to a half hour or less. or ½ degree 15 minutes. it is possible [through rectification] to deduce the natal chart from the destiny. rectification on such wide time ranges as 24 hours is quite difficult. The solar arc method of movement is preferred because of its regularity.degree chart wheel. Table 2 of time comparisons may be helpful to remember. making the search range for the angles no more than 8 degrees. Davison concludes: . The astrologer aims for consistency of match-up between the two. which makes them the best candidates to search for and match with events. Noted astrologer and researcher Dr. British astrologer Ronald C. Narrow birth-time parameters are unquestionably easier for the astrologer to ”rectify” or ”align” known dates of life events with appropriate astrological indicators. Zip Dobyns describes the process thus: Rather than using the character of the natal chart to deduce the destiny which will follow.4 Nonetheless. Remember that the angles are consistent in most systems of chart calculation. Therefore. Table 2: Clock Time to Calendar Time Comparisons Degrees to Clock Time 360 degrees = 180 degrees 150 degrees 135 degrees 120 degrees 90 degrees 60 degrees 45 degrees 30 degrees 15 degrees 1 degrees 30 minutes.
S. saving a huge amount of search time and greatly reducing the possibility of error.137. published by the American Federation of Astrologers in Tempe. -- -- Chapter One DOING THE GROUNDWORK TO VERIFY BIRTH TIMES Even though births in the United States have been reliably recorded since the midtwentieth century. Even a ”stop-watch timed” birth must not be regarded as above suspicion until one or two major events in the life have occurred either to corroborate or to confound the prevailing angular directions. are important books to own for astrologers still doing hand calculations.5 4. Davison. accurate clock time is dependent on a reasonably good timepiece being accurately set in the first place—a huge assumption. Progressions. Directions and Rectification (Los Angels: T. p. p. It is useless to expect satisfactory results from Secondary Directions unless the angles of the horoscope under consideration have been carefully checked with reference to past events. Many states and countries that do record specific birth times also have laws regulating to whom access is granted-most often restricted to immediate family members. Zipporah Pottenger Dobyns. Therefore.I.A. Publications. Just experiment by asking the time in . Of course. 5. in the absence of a timed birth certificate. to clocks and watches running too slow or too fast. or the family bible. one cannot assume the same accuracy in birth records from other countries. and world time variances have been incorporated into all of the major chart calculation programs. The Tehnique of Prediction (London : L. Flower. Arizona. Fortunately for computer users. Other complications can impede the search for birth records. so the astrologer s work still can be quite difficult. It is absolutely necessary that the birth chart should be as accurate in this respect as the most careful rectification can make it. if at all. 1975). Knowing the local recording procedures and dates of any changes is quite important. it is much more efficient if the client does the initial groundwork by searching though family records such as letters. but later legislation required them to do so.S. Ronald C. We all know of the infinite variations of consistent time from communities refusing to observe daylight saving time.A. The Doris Chase Doane reference works Time Changes in the U. At the dawn of the twenty-first century. and Time Changes in the World. Early in the twentieth century some states did not record birth times. 7. many countries still do not record birth times precisely. U.N. 1071).The prime importance of the angles of the birth chart has been repeatedly stressed. baby books.
The following list provides some suggestions for good resources to check: 1. 8. one must be advised not to proceed unless all variables are known except the time. 3.A. to make the rectification task easier and more affordable. 7. Publications California. year. knowing the principles of rectification may make the difference in accurate forecasting for the client—especially for clients returning each year for an update. "If more than one factor in the needed data is missing.” Accurate birth time is a major concern for all astrology forecasting work whether researching. or writing for the astrology market. Of course.I.”1 Dr. Baptism records may be found at the family’s church. consulting with clients. then either of those may be inferred by working from the other two. Local newspapers list all hospital births from the previous day. they may have saved it. state. Having completed the survey of family members for the birth data (month. Even though rectified charts are not proper to use for research. others who were present or notified of the birth may remember or may have made record of the birth in some way. country. Family correspondence at the time frequently mentions the birth details. Dobyns recognizes the importance of birth time in setting a chart. or if they received an announcement. The family bible often has birth times listed. or publication without appropriate disclaimers. atomic clocks commonly in use at the turn of the twenty-first century may narrow the time variables for future generations. city. 1. 4. but implies that if one has the birth time but is missing the birth date or the birth location. Even saved hospital ID bracelets may have the birth time recorded. Even the cell phone. is set to atomic time and changes itself automatically as one travels across time zones or time changes from “standard” to “daylight” or “war time. and some even list the birth time. and the task [of rectification] is almost impossible. 5. Baby book entries by the mother very often reveal birth details. or at least an approximate birth time. Relatives and friends who were present at the birth may remember the time. An official birth certificate from the state or country of birth usually will have the time. and community connections to determine if some sort of record exists to narrow the search. day. 6.a group of people and you will likely get as many variances. Zipporah. T. Directions and Rectification. p. 2. Progressions. friends. .2. as is usually the case. and birth time). the variations become staggering. It is important to make contact with relatives. Dobyns. Assuming that the client does not know his or her birth time. 1975). People must be aware of the variety of resources for locating a birth time. which most everyone carries.
Major challenging events provide the most prominent indicators for a search because many personal planets and angles are activated for the major events. Solar Fire Deluxe. one must ideally start with a dozen or more dates of major life events to make the search reasonably reliable and worthwhile. Victim of serious crime 9. Moving to a new location . Some astrological software is designed specifically for research and rectification searches.0 program. Death of a parent or older child 4. is one very good rectification search program. BEGIN BY COMPILING A LIST OF A DOZEN OR MORE MAJOR LIFE EVENTS WITH DATES Once other resources have been exhausted and rectification of the birth time becomes necessary. Bernadette Brady and Graham Dawson’s Jigsaw 2. Dobyns is correct that the birth time is critical. It is much easier to detect a high peak of several longand short-term moving factors to natal chart planetary positions when they simultaneously activate the chart by “stacking up.) Here are some events that are important to note but generally are less useful in the rectification search: 12. and Win*Star 2. but even with the birth time the angles cannot be determined without knowing the location and the date.0 program. Death of a young child 2. Separation from a loved one through divorce or break-up 3. marketed by Astrolabe in Massachusetts. the next step is to gather a list of specific life events with dates and times. etc. Accident with serious injury 7." rather than wading through the more ordinary life events described by fewer activated chart factors. Bankruptcy or sudden financial loss 11. The major life events most useful in the rectification search are the most painful and dramatic losses in life and may include the following: 1.That is not the case. though the Kepler 7. as many as possible. Extreme stress from any source (parents. The birth time provides the angles at any given location in the world.0 programs include good search features as well. marriage. children. job. but with any other factor missing the rectification task is impossible. Perpetrator of crime with arrest and/or incarceration 10. Abuse of any sort 8. Loss of a job or job change 6. To begin a rectification search of any range. Surgery or major illness 5.
If the parent dies at age ninety-five and the client accepts the natural transition. by the event. so are the other planets or points in the configuration. Purchase of a home or vehicle The more painful events rate a much higher priority than the generally pleasant or joyful events. but the individual is affected differently by the loss at various times of life. Orbs beyond 2 degrees are less helpful as the “hook” upon which to begin the rectification search. Certainly. Birth of a child or grandchild 16. very little has been written on the topic. it is possible that the natal Moon or an angle may also be involved in the close hard aspect . but events from the first list may be four or five times as helpful in the rectification search. as a reasonable estimate. rectification is an extremely difficult task to attempt for young people without several challenging and/ or life-changing events to use as time markers. In the case of an unusually dramatic loss at a young age. Marriage 15. even traumatized. the search may be attempted with fewer than a dozen events. Now that the groundwork of listing the dates of important life events is done. the list the client provides for the birth rectification search will have many combinations of these events to provide a dozen or more with specific dates and. the next step is to search the natal planetary placements for close hard aspect connections within 1 degree. and therefore few astrologers feel well-enough schooled in the art to offer birth time rectification as a service. Spiritual milestones marked by intense preparation 19. How much more? It may differ. the techniques commonly used for the process of rectification provide varying degrees of success. As a practical result. Honors or recognition 17. the process is so complex that few astrologers attempt the task because the time involved is extensive and few clients want to pay the fee for an extended search. the loss of a parent is a very powerful loss for anyone. Therefore. Of course. specific times. Job promotion or sudden financial gain 14. LIMIT EARLY SEARCHES FOR ASPECT HOOKS In modern astrology. the loss will not be nearly as powerful as the loss of a parent for a young child who is scared and confused. where possible. progression. or when one of them is activated by direction. but the result may not be as reliable. The premise is that when planets or the Moon’s nodes are in close natal aspect. or transit. the impact may be more than ten times more prominent than a pleasant event. Indeed. Also. Retirement 18. Ideally.13. Travel 20. one should list all of the 1-degree close aspect networks of the chart in order of closeness of orb. For instance.
com).network. produced by Cosmic Patterns (www. “the most effective [of the directed systems] in my experience . rather than the nearly impossible task of only a few years ago. Some of the better. but that cannot be determined with reasonable certainty until later in the rectification process.com). varying from 57 minutes per day in the summer to 61 minutes per day in the winter. Therefore.0 by David Cochrane.known research software programs are Solar Fire 6. Let us also assume that we have been provided with a list of a dozen or more important life events to begin the rectification search. Dobyns.astrosoftware. as well as for analysis of developments in the past and projections into the future.0 by Bernadette Brady and Graham Dawson. Kepler 7. and dwads are useful. which greatly reduce calculation times for the various techniques. and moves each planet and chart point the exact solar arc distance.astrolabe.0 by Gary Christen or Jigsaw 2. This is called the radix method. secondary progressions. More serious searchers of unknown birth times may prefer to invest in one of the many good astrological software programs. a search must be done for the full 24 hours of the day. Solar arc directions provide a distinct advantage for the initial search because the angles and the planets move consistently at the rate of the Sun.com). we will assume that the client is unable to provide a birth time. produced by Astrolabe (www. have made rectification a reasonable undertaking. From this point there are several ways to proceed. To a lesser extent. astrology software. These. and is certain only of the birth date and place. decanates. produced by Matrix Software (www. ASTROLOGY SOFTWARE IS BEST FOR RECTIFICATION SEARCHES For the purpose of instruction.”2 To quickly estimate the solar arc movement for ease of hand calculation. one may reasonably use the rounded average of 1 degree per day of solar movement and apply it to all planets and speculative angles for the various ages at life events. Noel Tyl states: "Direct Solar Arc aspects from and to the Midheaven and Ascendant are extremely important in preparing and testing rectification. eclipses. and transits of outer planets. and many other astrological software pioneers. the computer readily calculates the solar arc for any date of birth to any event date. depending on the available technology and astrology software containing the appropriate search features. For most others. Always be on the alert for newer versions of software that provide even more bells and whistles. According to Dr. less in favor now that astrology software is so far advanced from the earlier “shortcuts” to calculation. AN OVERVIEW OF MODERN ASTROLOGICAL TECHNIQUES AND THEIR USEFULNESS The more commonly used rectification techniques are solar arc directions. and Win*Star Plus by Stephen Erlewine.
and is even easier in a computer search. 3. then it is possible to make a case for most any birth time. Prediction in Astrology: A Master Volume of Tehnique and Practice (St. though the Hindu 2½-degree subdivisions of each sign called dwadasamsas are sometimes helpful in determining the Ascendant once other techniques have been used to narrow the birth time search to less than 15 minutes. p. prenatal epoch. planetary returns. Progressions. the search may produce more reliable results with fewer variables. rather than the uniform motion of the solar arc. or ”day for a year” in the ephemeris. Neptune. the distance called the solar arc. to nearly 2 degrees per day while passing through Pisces and Aries—and locations of high latitude can produce even wider variances. The Ascendant is particularly variable in the secondary progressed method. 1991). but is much less effective for determining the time of sensitive angles.” 4This system works well for planet-to-planet aspect connections at the various ages of events. Directions and Rectification . character traits. Dobyns. 4. MN: Llewellyn Publication. moves each planet at its own speed. Less reliable methods for rectification include eclipses. -2. Directions and Rectification . outer planet transits are useful to fine-tune the birth time and determine the "good candidate” angles. it may . the event must show in Secondary Progressions. Those also wanting to search local house cusps will find Davison’s comments helpful: “If the person has moved from the birth location at the time of the event. each day after birth is equated with a day actually lived. moving from 47 minutes per day while passing through Virgo and Libra.5 An important caveat of Dr. Uranus. Dobyns: "One crucial rule to remember is that there must be an appropriate aspect for each event in each system of current patterns [if the birth time is correct].”6 If systems are selectively mixed and matched. "In this system. transits of the slow-moving outer planets serve well as timing indicators when in aspect to natal planets. Once the solar arc directions to planets appropriate to life events are determined and the search is narrowed. 96. that is. Progressions. Solar Arc Directions and in Transits.13. p.13. and the solar arc method for movement of the angles.” 3 The technique of secondary progressions of planetary motion. That is. so that to understand the developments in the life of a person who is twenty years old. p. However. . if one wishes to use the secondary progressed method for movement of the planets. physical appearance.is to move the whole chart the same distance which the Sun has moved in the Day-for-aYear system. It is relatively easy to search an ephemeris for the positions of Mars. -- Once the initial search is completed and the possible birth times narrowed to just a few. Zipporah Pottenger Dobyns. and Pluto for the dates of important life events to see what natal planets or configurations are activated. one looks in the ephemeris at the date twenty days after birth. Paul. and degree meanings. Jupiter* Saturn. Noel Tyl. .
the new locality should only be used beginning with the year equivalent to the person’s age when the move was made. Chapter Two SETTING A PROCEDURE FOR THE RECTIFICATION SEARCH ESTABLISH A WORKING CHART SET FOR NOON OR THE MIDPOINT OF THE KNOWN TIME RANGE The process of rectification must begin by establishing a "working Midheaven” and then a “working Ascendant. Rectification technique can determine the best birth time that most closely corresponds with life events. do have verified birth certificate times Rodden rated as “AA” data.” denoting birth certificate in hand. Dobyns. however." to align with appropriate planets and key life events.” famed actress Elizabeth Taylor and music icon Johnny Cash. Examples three and four. 15 6. all four rectification examples provided in this text have a Rodden rating of “AA. 7. Examples one and two are celebrity “time twins. and others from secondary sources. Since the angles are so time-sensitive. or chart set for the midpoint . Example three is particularly explanatory for those who may still be doing rectification by hand calculation. such as the mother. Directions and Rectification . The Tehnique of Prediction.19. whose birth dates are within a day (or within 18 ½ hours) and Rodden rated as “A” data. 131. Progressions. as in examples three and four (chapters 6 and 7). their searches are set for 24 hours to challenge the student and astrologer’s skill at deriving the correct birth times. or ”A” data verification.” Davison also suggests that ” in progressing or directing the chart. moving approximately 1 degree every 4 minutes. Davison. since its search was developed from that model. p. Ibid.be helpful to also search contacts to the local angles and house cusps. the recorded birth information is provided for both examples three and four to confirm the search results. a female educator and noted televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. or one time from a firsthand reliable source. they are the key to any rectification search. once the search is narrowed to only a very few working Angle’ placements. denoting some conflict of times within a narrow range. Rodden “AA” birth time verifications are given for each example at the end of the chapter. Each has more than one reported birth time. The noon chart. . -5. p.”7 In order to verify the principles of rectification technique. p. The searches in examples one and two (chapters 3 and 4) are from a range of nineteen and a half hours to one hour to aid the student or astrologer in practice of technique before tackling larger searches of 24 hours. Again. without birth certificate record for verification.
set the chart for noon. and home issues will show involvement of the Midheaven and Imum Coeli axis (tenthand fourth-house cusps). square. One may safely assume that at least one of the angles will nearly always be involved for major events.m. In establishing one or more hard aspect hooks and aligning them with important event hooks. STUDY KNOWN NATAL CHART ELEMENTS TO FIND A I-DEGREE ORB HARD ASPECT HOOK Of course. or inconjunct). it is better to reserve that search as a final confirmation of our rectified angles and birth time. and 6 to 7 degrees for a half day. to as many as 3 degrees for births rounded to a quarter of a day.and seventh-house cusps). career. even if it is a harmonious trine or sextile. WHAT IF THE CHART CONTAINS NO I-DEGREE NATAL ASPECTS? If the chart has no planets connected within 1 or 2 degrees of a major hard aspect (conjunction. the specific order in which one proceeds in the rectification search is not as important as beginning with chart elements that are known within 1 degree or less. set the chart for 5:15 a. provides a set of "working angles” to which planets can be moved to experiment and determine when each angle is activated for selected life events.of reported birth times for the birth date at the given location. at most. Using a computer and appropriate software greatly facilitates close aspect searches and experimentation with “age arcs” for timing of their activation. Of course the converse is true: the angles may move to activate planets. and an aunt recalls that the birth took place after the Sun was up at 6:00 a. A good place to start is to set the "working birth time” to a point halfway between the ranges of known time. Generally. within 6 to 7 degrees of exact. opposition. we are better able to search for the important unknowns—the positions of the Moon and the angles. then start experimenting with the next closest aspect. setting the working chart for a noon birth time is a reasonably safe beginning. If the birth time is not known or narrowed. the Moon s position might range from a small fraction of 1 degree for births less than 1 hour of exact. personal issues (such as health) and relationships will show involvement of the Ascendant and Descendant axis (first. If the mother says the birth occurred at 4:30 a. . or a minor hard aspect such as the semi-square or sesqui-square. The position of the natal Moon is another important timing factor in rectification work. One need not allow for greater range for the natal Moon position in totally unknown birth times because setting the chart for noon means that the Moon is. Since the Moon moves approximately 1 degree every 2 hours..m. and status. but since we have not yet determined the angles by rectification. Of course. absent other more obvious times for beginning the search.m.
A PROCEDURE FOR THE RECTIFICATION SEARCH • Begin by making a list of important life events with dates. Count backward from each point equal to the number of degrees of the person’s age at the event and note the birth time. Again. or search a year in which multiple major life events occurred. then subtract 35 degrees from each planet in the aspect configuration to derive a "working Midheaven” placement that would activate that close natal hard aspect network at age 35. Continue the same process of using the average solar arc for each leg of the close aspect networks to derive possible birth times that align event hooks with aspect hooks. we are using both the aspect hook(s) and the event hook(s) to begin the search. Restated. to find the hard aspect hooks for a starting point. WORK FROM THE HARD ASPECT AND EVENT HOOKS TO SEARCH FOR THE ANGLES AND THE MOON Now that we have gleaned what we can from the working natal chart. • Search the list of life events for a few event hooks: choose three to six of the most dramatic and painful events. . omitting the Moon and angles.e. • Create a table for the possible Moon position for each hour of a 24-hour period. and an important event occurred that damaged the client’s career or reputation when he or she was 35. the open points opposite the planets or nodes involved in the same 1-2 degree hard aspect pattern(s)—of all of the 1-2 degree hard aspect hooks. the order is not as important as searching without prejudice for a birth time that reliably matches events. • Run a working chart set for noon or a point halfway between the widest range of disputed or reported times. • Create a table for each of the most dramatic life events you choose whereby the directed Midheaven is moved to conjunct each of the planets or Moon’s nodes involved in a 1-2 degree hard aspect pattern. • EXAMPLE: If the Sun and South Node at 15 degrees Scorpio are square Jupiter at 15 degrees Leo. • Search the working chart for close major hard aspect patterns within an orb of 1-2 degrees at most.. • Search the apex point(s)—i. we need to systematically apply the astrological techniques to move the chart in time in our attempt to align actual life events with appropriate astrological signatures that occur with regularity and that may be accurately forecast. • Create a table for the possible dwad position of the Moon for each hour of a 24-hour period.
Count backward from each point equal to the number of degrees of the person’s age at the event and note the birth time. and p. • Continue the same process for tallying the Ascendant hits at each hour for contact to the close 1-2 degree natal aspects at key life events.m. though helpful. Note that even with the Jigsaw program. • Create a table of a. • Create a table for the same few most dramatic life events whereby the directed Midheaven and Ascendant are moved to conjunct each of the apex points. such searches on known birth times. and tally the number of Midheaven hits at each hour from the Midheaven search for contact to the close 1-2 degree natal aspects at key life events. times for the 24 hours of the day.0 research and rectification software. Remember. Now it is time to tally the preliminary results and narrow the search to the few (two or three) birth times that emerge as more prominent than the others. note the birth time.m.• Create a table for the same few most dramatic life events whereby the directed Ascendant is moved to conjunct each of the planets or nodes involved in a 1— 2 degree hard aspect pattern. • Note that you may combine the tally for all of these in one table with the final results highlighting the most prominent birth time possibilities. consult the "Help” feature in the program for directions on how to enter the life event data and select the techniques you will use to sort for the program to provide a list of possible birth times and a percentage of accuracy. NOW GO OUT ON A LIMB! EXPERIMENT WITH THE SHORT LIST OF TIMES By this time a clear pattern should emerge of a few possible birth times that stand out from the rest. the key to our search is to determine the natal positions of . Count backward from that point equal to the number of degrees of the person’s age at the event and again. • Continue the same process for tallying the number of Midheaven and Ascendant hits each hour to the apex points that activate the close natal aspects at key life events. • For those of you who own the Jigsaw 2. do include the approximate range of the recorded birth time but often with a low percentage—so the trained astrologer’s eye and judgment are still superior. TIME TO TALLY SOME PRELIMINARY RESULTS So far we have experimented only with possible Midheaven and Ascendant positions that would activate the close aspect natal patterns and their apex points at the various ages of corresponding life events. or open points opposite the planets or nodes involved in the same 1-2 degree hard aspect pattern(s).
• Tally the hits for secondary progression of the Lights and outer planet transits to each of the working birth times. We now have enough information to see if the Moon is possibly involved in any of the close natal aspect networks. the ability to consistently and accurately forecast from the rectified birth time is the whole point of the rectification exercise. • Run charts for the few narrowed birth times to see if the Moon might be involved in a close natal aspect network. After all of your hard work and methodical searching using many of the techniques of modern astrology. are what astrologers call ”time twins. England. though you may reasonably add Jupiter and even Mars to the search. • Create a table of the progressed Sun to conjunct planets and the Moon's nodes at major life events. If no clear evidence suggests that the natal Moon is involved.the Moon and the angles. It is time to put your reputation on the line and choose the birth time that produces the best results. Certainly the lives of these two celebrities have taken very different courses.) • Create a table of solar eclipses at the same key life events of earlier searches. and (2) the position of the Moon— both of which are the ”heart of the matter” for . Each of the bulleted procedures outlined in this chapter are developed in detail in the four case studies that follow. Chapter Three RECTIFICATION EXAMPLE ONE ACTRESS ELIZABETH TAYLOR Examples one and two.) • Create a table of the progressed Moon from the two or three most likely birth times to conjunct planets and the Moon’s nodes at major life events. (Saturn through Pluto transits are sufficient.27 in the year 1932. Arkansas. move on to search the secondary progressions of the Sun and the Moon to key life events and conclude with a transit search of outer planets to the list of close 1-2 degree aspect natal patterns. you may test other major life events to provide confirmation of the results. all of the planets and the Moon's nodes are within 1 degree of being the same in both charts. (Note that the progressed Moon position may change noticeably from one working chart to the other. (Note that the Sun position will not change appreciably from one working chart to the other. Indeed. Elizabeth Taylor and Johnny Cash.” as they were born within 18 hours and 30 minutes of each other on February 26. Even though Taylor was born in London.) • Create a table of outer planet transits at the same major life events of prior searches. and Cash was born in Kingsland. but the distinguishing differences in their charts may be found in (1) the position of the angles (and subsequently the houses).
I entered the list of major life events for Elizabeth Taylor into the Brady/Dawson Jigsaw 2. the aspects formed to or by them greatly distinguish the details of one life from the other and one chart from the other. Lois Rodden. Chapter 5 provides a comparison of the two celebrities.m. but it is not supported by any of the references. 6:02 a. p. “from mother’s memory. and applied outer planet transits. Midheaven 7:00-8:45 Lib 7:00-8:45 Sag 24:30-26:30 Cap 24:30-26:30 Gem Ascendant 8:11-9:24 Sag 8:21-11:25 Aqu 24:09-27:21 Tau 25:46-27:18 Vir Solar Arc 3/5 3/8 7/8 2/5 Sec Prog Outer Transits 1/5 4/10 1/2 5/9 6/8 3/11 2/5 6/10 Overall 50% 47% 81% 43% 1. AstroDatabank 3.m. 7:15 p. Taylor. (Formerly. 1958. Church of Light gave 7:56 PM from Adrienne Ziegler. on February 27. AstroDatabank lists a time of 2:15 a. Of course.astrodatabank. ‘She was born around 2:00 AM. -- . time given by her mother from memory.m.’ Prince also has a signed photo from Taylor with 2:00 AM written on the back of the picture by Liz herself. and both of whom are noted for multiple affairs or marriages and unstable relationships. and Lucy Bonnet gave 9:00 PM. that has an excerpt from My Daughter Elizabeth. To shed an interesting light on the alternative birth times. In the case of Elizabeth Taylor.)1 It is clear that. to 9:00 p.' Marion March had 6:56 PM from a British Astrology magazine 7/1970. 9:26 a. indicating that the 2:15 a. and secondary progressions with the following results: Table 3: Jigsaw 2.” data source. Wilhelm Konig gave 1:30 AM. GMT.m.o.m.rectification work. with different angles and Moon degrees. The biography by Alexander Walker gives 2:30 AM. on February 27. Rodden ratig “A. solar arc directions.m. time may itself be rectified. and opposition).m. even with such widely reported birth data. and in Flowler's. written by Mrs. and possibly signs.m. 197. full dossier. 1932. The same data was given in AQ Winter/1966 and by Pryor in AFA 10/1971. saying that.m. 1932—a range of 19½ hours—though some times are more reliable than others. controversy over birth time is a persistent problem. we face reported birth times from 1:30 a. such as the 2:00 a.com. square. ‘allegedly to a Lodge member from Taylor’s mom.m.0 Suggested Chart Birth Times and Angles for Elizabeth Taylor Time 2:07 a. to 9:00 p. both of whom have struggled with alcohol and drug abuse most of their lives. using the fourth harmonic (conjunction. Source notes from AstroDatabank's ”full dossier” for Elizabeth Taylor are: Bob Prince quotes Good Housekeeping magazine 3/1989.” www.m.0 program for "Research and Rectification” and searched the time range from 1:30 a. January 1970.
the angles are exactly what we are looking for! Working from the 2:00 a. time of the “mother’s memory. And the 7:15 p.m. and 7:56 p. but since we are unsure of the birth time.m. Major hard aspect patterns 3. so it is confirmed as a viable starting point. rated the highest.” they are less reliable as a starting point for the rectification search (see figure 1 on the next page). rates the second highest in planetary “hits” at appropriate life events. time. The closeness of aspect orb.m.Sun conjunct Mercury—10' orb Sun opposite Neptune—40' orb Mercury opposite Neptune—50' orb Sun square Ascendant—(possibly within 10 range) Mercury square Ascendant—(possibly within 10 range) Neptune square Ascendant—(possibly within 1° range) 2. corresponds closely with the speculated 9:00 p. is that the actual or near-actual birth time is regularly listed in the mix but often not with the highest percentage.m.0 program with timed birth data. time if one flips the chart by 12 hours. Venus conjunct Uranus—05' orb Venus semisquare Mars—34' orb .” the qualifying aspect networks in Elizabeth Taylor’s chart involve: 1.m. while still searching a full 24 hours. NEXT.m. the angles are of primary importance. time is reasonably close to the speculated times of 6:56 p. 1 degree or less greatly preferred 2.m. SEARCH THE NATAL CHART FOR I-DEGREE HARD ASPECT HOOKS The next strategy in a rectification search is to sort for the close (1-2 degree) hard aspect networks found in the natal chart. Involvement of the Lights or personal planets Of course. Three factors prevail in determining what to include in the aspect search: 1.-My experience in testing the Jigsaw 2. The 9:26 a. the “mother's memory” time of 2:00 a. they are not available for the search—indeed. Since none of those speculative times are remotely close to the birth time of the “mother’s memory. In this case.
TIME TO LIST THE IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS FOR ELIZABETH TAYLOR The list of Elizabeth Taylor's important life events in table 4 was culled from the Alexander Walker biography Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor. UT / London. England Placidus houses Venus trine Jupiter—1 °57' orb Mars semisquare Uranus—29' orb Jupiter trine Uranus—1°52' orb Moon inconjunct Venus-Uranus—(possibly within 1 °28' orb) Remember. the Moon is still suspect.Figure 1: Elizabeth Taylor’s Chart Set for Mother’s Memory of 2:00 A. February 27. 1932 / 2:00 a. and the angles are yet untested. these two multiple-planet configurations do provide us with very good hard aspect hooks to move into the chart and link them with important life events.M. published in .m. Until such time as we can determine if the Moon or Ascendant is involved in either of the two close aspect patterns.
1997.2 The most prominent events are bolded, but other life events are included to provide proper background and context.
-2. Alexander Walker, Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor (New York: Grove Press, 1997), --
Table 4: Notable Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor (continued on next page) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Event Family moves to America Debut in movies Signs seven-year contract MGM Place Pasadena, CA Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA Age Date 7 4-15-1939 10 4-21-1942 Time
103/4 1-5-1943 13 l6½ 6-1-1946 8-22-1949 5-6-1950 1-29-1951 2-21-1952
Writes children’s book Los Angeles, CA On cover of Time magazine Marries Nicky Hilton (1) Divorce/hospital virus/ breakdown Marries Michael Wilding (2) Birth of son, Michael Birth of son, Christopher Divorce/severe fall/ spinal surgery Marries Michael Todd (3) Birth of daughter, Elizabeth Husband, Todd, killed Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills, CA 18 Los Angeles, CA London, England 19 20
Beverly Hills, CA 203/4 1-6-1953 Beverly Hills, CA 23 2-27-1955 Beverly Hills, CA 233/4 11-4-1955 Acapulco, 25 2-2-1957 Mexico Beverly Hills, CA 25½ 8-6-1957 Beverly Hills, CA 26 3-23-1958
in plane crash 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Marries Eddie Fisher (4) Emergency tracheotomy/ near death First Oscar, Butterfield 8 A year of scandal/love affair with Burton Marries Richard Burton (5) Second Oscar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Receives Krupp diamond/ largest Surgery/hysterectomy Death of father Death of first husband, Hilton Receives Cartier diamond/huge Extravagant birthday party/ diamond Divorces Burton Remarries Burton (6) Divorces Burton again Marries John Warner (7) Death of second husband, Wilding Divorces Warner Alcohol/pills/rehab at Betty Ford Center Collapses/news of Burton’s death Las Vegas, NV London, England Hollywood, CA London, England 27 29 29 30 5-12-1959 3-4-1961 4-17-1961 All 1962-63 3-15-1964 4-10-1967 5-17-1968
Montreal, Canada 32 Hollywood, CA London, England London, England London, England London, England London, England Budapest, Hungary Switzerland Botswana, Africa Haiti Middleburg, VA London, England Washington DC Rancho Mirage, CA Bel Air, CA 35 36
36½ 7-21-1968 363/4 11-22-1968 37 2-5-1969 373/4 10-25-1969 40 42 43½ 44½ 443/4 2-27-1972 6-26-1974 10-10-1975 8-1-1976 12-4-1976
47½ 7-16-1979 503/4 11-1982 513/4 12-5-1983 52½ 8-5-1984
35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Begins AIDS crusade/ fundraising AIDS Research national chairwoman Receives Legion of Honor award Returns to rehab for alcohol/pill abuse Collapse/viral pneumonia/ near death Marries Larry Fortensky (8) Life Achievement Award/film Hip replacement surgery Death of mother Divorces Fortensky
Hollywood, CA Hollywood, CA Paris, France Rancho Mirage, CA Hollywood, CA Santa Maria, CA Hollywood, CA Hollywood, CA Rancho Mirage, CA Hollywood, CA
53½ 8-6-1985 55 55 3-3-1987 5-14-1987
56½ 10-1988 58 4 & 5-1990
59½ 10-6-1991 61 62 3-11-1993 3-24-1994
62½ 9-11-1994 64 6-1996
ONCE THE BACKGROUND WORK IS COMPLETE, BEGIN THE RECTIFICATION SEARCH Now that the background work is in place, let’s take a look at Taylor’s natal chart for the 2:00 a.m. time that her mother remembered as a base point for the rectification search. Indeed, one might proceed by running all of the variables to the several charts for the birth times reported by AstroDatabank, but there are so many that, instead, it may be easier to search the full time range in dispute from 1:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. GMT. Let’s begin with a Moon search to determine the most likely dwad position of the Moon that describes Taylor’s passion for expensive and beautiful things, such as three of the most magnificent and expensive diamonds in the world. Knowing the dwad, or 2½ - degree subsection of each sign, may be helpful if one knows enough of the character and personality of the individual to use this handy fine-tuning device. Each 30degree sign contains 3 decans of 10 degrees each, which emphasize the triplicity of the sign, and 12 dwads, which emphasize the sign divided into 2½ -degree segments. Table 5 may serve as a handy, but optional, reference for determining the dwad position of the Moon, or indeed, any of the planets or angles once determined. Table 5: Signs, Decanates, and Dwadasamsas—Fine-tuning of Degrees
birth time is supported. (continued on next page) Aspects A. is in the “stacking-up” of multiple close hard aspects of the natal Moon to the Ascendant.M. but in combination with the Taurus dwad.m.m. A. and P. Venus. itself. can be descriptive of covetousness and a passionate intensity to delve into the extremes of both life and death.M. Moon Aspects 21:23 Scorpio 21:58 Scorpio 22:34 Scorpio 23:09 Scorpio Sesquisquare MC Inconjunct MC 16:38 Scorpio 17:13 Scorpio 17:49 Scorpio 18:25 Scorpio 19:00 Scorpio Taurus Taurus Gemini Gemini Gemini 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 Leo Leo Leo Virgo Virgo 23:44 Scorpio 24:20 Scorpio 24:55 Scorpio 25:31 Scorpio 26:06 Scorpio Trine NNode Opposite MC . Jupiter.. very descriptive of the multiple volatile and unstable relationships that have led to eight marriages and eight divorces—and still counting. the approximate 2:00 a. More dramatic evidence in support of the time range of 2:00-3:00 a. then the Taurus dwad of her Scorpio Moon (at 15°26' Scorpio) describes exactly that trait of loving the pleasures of life and beautiful things.M. as her mother remembers. and Uranus.0-2½ 2½-5 5-7½ 7½-10 10-12½ 12½-15 15-17½ 17½-20 20-22½ 22½-25 25-27½ 27½-30 Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Sco Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sag Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Cap Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Aqu Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Pisc Ari Tau Gem Can Leo Vir Lib Sco Sag Cap Aqu If Taylor was indeed born at about 2:00 a.M. The Moon in Scorpio. which may be supported by Taylor s dedication to AIDS research. Table 6: Possible Natal Moon 1 -Degree Aspects for 24 Hours.m. Moon 14:15 Scorpio 14:50 Scorpio 15:26 Scorpio 16:02 Scorpio Dwad Aries Aries Taurus Taurus Time 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 Dwad Cancer Cancer Leo Leo Square Jupiter Conjunct Asc Square Jupiter Square Jupiter Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Square Jupiter Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Semisquare Asc Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Semisquare Asc Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Sextile Asc Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Opposite Chiron P.
Other pairs of events show a similar pattern of first a physical illness or surgery. killed in plane Beverly Hills. time range may be a relevant connection. the close sextile of the Midheaven and Ascendant in the 2:00-3:00 a. note that events 22 and 23. England 36½ 7-21-1968 Death of father London.m. we begin . FOUR IMPORTANT EVENTS OR EVENT CLUSTERS FOR TAYLOR'S RECTIFICATION SEARCH Event Location Age Date Husband. Taylor s hysterectomy surgery and the death of her father. CA 513/4 12-5-1983 Ford Center Collapses/news of Burton’s Bel Air. England 363/4 11-22-1968 Alcohol/pills/rehab at Betty Rancho Mirage. then a few months later the death of a close loved one. CA 26 3-23-1958 crash Surgery / hysterectomy London. These events related to the self and to the father occurring in such close time proximity suggest that both the Ascendant and the Midheaven might have been activated at the time by one or more of the moving time markers. greatly compounding the importance of the July 21 through November 22 period of 1968. CA 62½ 9-11-1994 # 14 22 23 33 34 42 43 One or more of the close natal aspect hooks should show activation at most of the critical life events. occurred just 4 months apart. Starting with the most dramatic event hooks shown in the previous list. which makes them prime choices for the initial search.Trine Pluto Opposite Chiron Sextile MC Trine Pluto Opposite Chiron Trine Pluto 19:36 Scorpio 20:12 Scorpio 20:47 Scorpio Gemini Cancer Cancer 9:00 10:00 11:00 Virgo Virgo Libra 26:41 Scorpio 27:16 Scorpio 28:27 Scorpio Sextile SNode Trine NNode Sextile SNode Trine NNode Sextile SNode Trine NNode Sextile SNode NOW SELECT THE MOST DRAMATIC EVENTS IN CLOSE TIME PROXIMITY FOR THE INITIAL SEARCH Of the seventeen most dramatic (painful) events appearing in bold type in the list of important life events in table 4. CA 62 3-24-1994 Death of mother Rancho Mirage. Todd. Indeed. CA 52½ 8-5-1984 death Hip replacement surgery Hollywood. We are searching for birth times where event hooks align with aspect hooks.
Table 7: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Losses Planet Contacted Todd’s Death by 3-23-19S8 Conjunction Taylor's Age at 26 Event Grand Opposition: Sun 7:16 Pisces 10:31 a. (3) husband Richard Burton’s death. Using the solar arc to move the possible Midheaven and Ascendant backward from each leg of the close aspect patterns in the natal chart. Use the computer software “rectify” function to determine the appropriate birth time for each of the possible working angles. and knowing that Taylor was 26 at the time of Michael Todd’s death. 3. including the major hard aspect apex points of the planets in the close aspect networks. Ascendant. so 62 ½ degrees back from her 7:16 Pisces Sun is 7:46 Capricorn. and which can be tested by additional measures. And she was 62½ at her mother’s death.the initial search by moving the working angles from Taylor s age at the event to conjunct the close aspect hooks of the natal patterns.m. and (4) her mother’s death. Any major events maybe chosen. and 4 are combined with one of Taylor’s lifethreatening surgeries just prior.m. we hope to establish a very narrow list of possible birth times that suggest a Midheaven and Ascendant consistent with the timing of major life events. Taylor’s age is noted at each of the chosen events. and apex point searches (tables 7. so we count backward in the zodiac that same number of degrees to derive a working Midheaven that would conjunct the planet at the time of the event. we will tally the results at the end of the initial Midheaven. MC 11:16 Aqu Father’s Death 11-22-1968 36 3/4 9:47 a. Of course. so 52½ degrees back from her 7:16 Pisces Sun is 17:46 Capricorn.m. She was age 52 ½ at Richard Burton’s death. so they are doubly important. By counting backward from each planet within these patterns by the number of degrees equal to her age at the selected major life events. She was age 363/4 at her father’s death. Remember that events 2. we count 26 degrees back from (or before) her 7:16 Pisces Sun to 11:16 Aquarius. the more prominent the astrological indicators for rectification. The process is repeated for each planet in the natal close aspect network. MC 0:32 Aqu Burton’s Death 8-5-1984 52½ 8:46 a. For quick mental math using the average solar arc of 1 degree. so 363/4 degrees back from her 7:16 Pisces Sun is 0:31 Aquarius. we will work from dates of the four devastating losses of Taylor’s loved ones: (1) husband Mike Todd’s tragic death. but the more painful the event. 8.m. MC 7:46 Cap . MC 17:46 Cap Mother’s Death 9-11-1994 62½ 8:10 a. and 9) to narrow to the few birth times best supported by appropriate aspects to describe the event at the correct timing. (2) her father s death.
m.m.m.m. MC 8:25 Can 2:09 a.m.m.m. AS 19:51 Ari 8:11 a.m.m. Aries MC 21:03 Pisc Jupiter 15:10 8:58 p. AS 00:07 Can 8:47 a.m. Pisces AS 16:56 Gem Neptune 6:35 10:27 p.m. AS 6:26 Lib 2:09 a.m.m. Pisces MC 11:26 Aqu Neptune 6:35 10:27 p.m.m. MC 6:18 Pisc 8:12 p. AS 24:22 Vir 1:12 a.m.m. MC 14:05 Can 11:28 a. MC 17:56 Cap 8:36 p.m. Aries AS 20:25 Can Jupiter 15:10 8:58 p.m. AS 3:20 Gem 9:48 a. MC 15:33 Aqu 6:20 p. AS 12:12 Tau 8:36 p.m.) Mars 1:33 Pisces 10:08 a. AS 22:06 Sco 7:32 a. MC 29:03 Sag Mother’s Death 9-11-1994 62½ 8:10 a. Scorpio AS 17:06 Sag Mars 1:33 Pisces 10:08 a. AS 20:03 Ari 7:53 p. AS 12:01 Tau 8:47 a.Mercury 7:26 10:32 a.m. AS 27:31 Pisc Table 8: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Losses Table 9: Times Directed Opposite the Apex Planets at Four Losses (continued on next page) Angles to Apex Point of Aspect Todd’s Death 3-23-1958 Father’s Death 11-22-1968 Burton’s Death 8-5-1984 Mother’s Death 9-11-1994 . Leo MC 19:10 Can Moon 15:26 2:49 a. AS 22:57 Ari 8:11 a.m.m.m.m. Virgo AS 0:14 Sco Planetary Network: Venus 17:08 1:03 p. AS 23:42 Sco 8:16 a.m.m. AS 9:26 Can 12:07 p. AS 9:21 Can 8:12 p. AS 9:21 Sag 11:24 a. AS 0:51 Can 11:28 a.m.m. AS 3:35 Gem 9:44 p. Leo AS 14:37 Lib Moon 15:26 2:49 a.m.m. MC 8:41 Lib 11:24 a.m.m. AS 21:24 Gem 10:49 a. Aries MC 21:08 Pisc Uranus 17:03 1:03 p.m.m. MC 22:40 Gem 1:12 a.m. MC 6:23 Pisc 12:07 p.m.m.m. MC 22:56 Vir 8:16 a. MC 9:03 Cap Burton’s Death 8-5-1984 52½ 8:46 a.m.m. MC 25:38Aqu 11:28 a.m. MC 12:40 Gem 0:35 a.m.m. MC 7:56 Cap 7:53 p. MC 5:33 Aqu Planet Contacted Todd’s Death by Conjunction 3-23-1958 Taylor’s Age at 26 Event Grand Opposition: Sun 7:16 Pisces 10:31 a. MC 12:56 Vir 7:32 a.m.m.m.m.m. MC 4:05 Can 10:49 a. Virgo MC 10:35 Leo Planetary Network: Venus 17:08 1:03 p. Aries AS 20:30 Can Uranus 17:03 1:03 p.m.m.m.m.m. AS 21:24 Gem 6:20 p. AS 23:42 Lib 12:07 p. AS 10:46 Lib 11:28 a.m. MC 15:38 Aqu 10:49 a. AS 3:08 Lib 10:49 a.m. AS 16:45 Gem Mercury 7:26 10:32 a. AS 0:46 Can 7:03 pm. MC 24:48 Aqu Father’s Death 11-22-1968 363/4 9:47 a. Scorpio MC 19:26 Lib (est. AS 16:45 Vir 0:35 a. AS 10:00 Gem 9:48 a. MC 25:32Aqu 7:03 p.m. MC 0:05 Leo 12:07 p.m. MC 0:42 Aqu 9:44 p.m.
m. AS 12:56 Pisc MC 23:21 Sag 8:13 a. AS 11:21 Can AS 0:36 Can MC 8:31 Pisc MC 26:20 Aqu 7:21 Sagittarius 8:26 a. 0:25 a.Network at Event Taylor’s Age at 26 363/4 Event Square Sun-Mercury-Neptune Opposition 7:21 Gemini 8:24 p. 7:51 a. AS 14:33 Leo MC 27:08 Ari 12:33 p. AS 14:51 Ari MC 5:45 Cap 2:32 a.m. MC 14:33 Leo AS 3:01 Sco 3:16 p.m.m. AS 14:40 Sag MC 16:07 Lib 5:48 a. MC 19:10 Cap AS 14:43 Tau 15:10 Aquarius 5:02 a. AS 19:10 Cap MC 23:47 Sco 52½ 2:30 p. AS 22:56 Pisc MC 27:17 Sag 62½ 1:53 p. MC 24:33 Leo AS 9:52 Sco 4:13 p.m.m. 11:26 a.m. As for the directed angles making a conjunction to the apex point of planets in close hard aspect.m.m.m. AS 14:51 Lib MC 19:28 Can 11:21 p. it seems that only the directed Midheaven conjunctions correspond to the . 7:37 p.m. 2:07 p. MC 8:25 Cap AS 21:26 Ari 4:24 a. likely involved in one of the aspect network hooks. AS 19:26 Ari AS 8:41 Ari MC 7:35 Cap MC 3:20 Cap Opposite Jupiter 15:10 Aquarius 8:59 a.m.m.m.m. only conjunctions with the natal Moon.m.m. MC 4:51 Ari AS 29:49 Can 7:45 a.m. MC 12:56 Pisc AS 14:38 Can 7:08 a. MC 19:26 Ari MC 8:41 Ari AS 9:26 Leo AS 2:21 Leo 15:26 Taurus 8:09 a.m.m.m.m. MC 11:21 Can MC 0:36 Can AS 8:42 Lib AS 0:27 Lib 7:21 Gemini 12:16 p. AS 8:25 Cap MC 14:11 Sco 6:30 a. confirm the 2:00 a.m. AS 24:33 Leo MC 11:56 Tau 1:10 p. MC 14:51 Ari AS 6:26 Leo 8:02 a. MC 4:51 Lib AS 6:42 Sag 8:02 p. MC 14:51 Lib AS 13:44 Sag 8:59 p.m. MC 11:21 Cap MC 0:36 Cap AS 28:21 Ari AS 1:33 Ari 7:21 Sagittarius 4:35 a.m. 17:08 AS 21:05 Vir AS 10:20 Vir Libra (combined) MC 18:22 Gem MC 4:03 Gem Opposite Moon 15:26 Taurus 2:47 p. AS 4:40 Sag MC 1:50 Lib By examining the derived birth times from the Midheaven and Ascendant searches at key life events.m.m. approximate birth time. MC 22:56Pisc AS 21:45 Can 7:25 a. AS 4:51 Lib MC 6:18 Can 10:42 p.m.m. 3:52 a. AS 11:21 Cap AS 0:36 Cap MC 16:59 Sco MC 6:00 Sco Opposite Venus-Uranus 17:03 Libra 1:05 a.m.m. 7:39 a. 17:08 MC 21:05 Vir MC 10:20 Vir Libra (combined) AS 27:29 Sco AS 20:24 Sco 17:03 Libra 6:44 p.m.m.m. AS 4:51 Ari MC 1:51 Cap 1:55 a.m.m. 5:43 p.m.m. MC 4:40 Sag AS 4:29 Aqu 1:44 a.m. MC 14:40 Sag AS 22:54 Aqu 2:37 a.m.m.
birth time over a p. Event 2 2 4 2 2 4 10 2 6 32 AM. reveal a pattern that helps narrow to four time ranges. and 9 does. So far.m.m.0 search presented earlier in table 3. time.m. however.m. Event 1 1 4 1 PM.selected life events in support of the approximate 2:00 a.m. In studying the results of the tally of derived times. Event 4 4 4 Hours 12-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 Total PM. The tally gives a single count for event 1 hits and a double count for events 2-4. Table 10: Tally of the Results of Midheaven.m. Event 2 8 2 2 2 1 2 2 11 2 4 4 22 PM.m. the early a. and after the directed Midheaven. (3) 11 a.0 search using the same criteria in table 3 at the beginning of the chapter (repeated below). (2) 7-9:30 a. time range is still in the running.m. . and note the similarities. it is clear that we may reasonably narrow the rectification search to the few bolded time ranges of: (1)2-3 a.m.-l p. and apex point searches. The tally (table 10) of the times from tables 7. time. we have a preponderance of data supporting an a. with 106 a. Event 1 6 9 1 10 2 2 3 1 3 1 2 16 22 2 11 1 8 6 14 106 14 AM. Refer to the Jigsaw 2. Ascendant. Event 4 Total 11 8 5 2 2 2 0 10 11 8 4 2 65 2 2 2 14 8 34 2 10 6 4 2 2 14 26 At this point. birth time.m. (4) 7-9 p. hits compared to only 65 for the p.m. and Apex Searches from Several Important Events (continued on next page) Total AM. Event 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 18 PM. which interestingly confirm the results of the Jigsaw 2. since they are compounded by another major event close in time. 8. Event 3 4 4 AM. times.m. Keep in mind that we are accumulating evidence with several different methods of birth time confirmation. Ascendant. the natal Moon search supports the 2:00-3:00 a.
As well. Table 12: Progressed Sun Positions at Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor (cont.m.0 search and echo the range of conflicting reported birth times for Taylor. ranges. 4-1-39 Aspect Contacts of Progressed Sun Inconj Jupiter Trine Moon Age at Event 7 10 103/4 Corresponding Life Events Family moves to America Debut in movies Signs seven-year Date of Event 4-15-39 4-21-42 1-5-43 . We may now proceed with confidence in using additional techniques to choose a birth time from the 2-3 a.0 Rectification Search (Repeated) Time 2:07 a.m. time range is approximately square to the strong 8-9 a. Midheaven 7:00-8:45 Lib 7:00-8:45 Sag 24:30-26:30 Cap 24:30-26:30 Gem Ascendant 8:11-9:24 Sag 8:21-11:25 Aqu 24:09-27:21 Tau Solar Arc 3/5 3/8 7/8 Sec Prog 1/5 1/2 6/8 2/5 Outer Transits 4/10 5/9 3/11 6/10 Overall 50% 47% 81% 43% 25:46-27:18 Virg 2/5 The results of our initial search echo the time ranges given by the Jigsaw 2. times. and 7-9 p.m. on next page) Progr Sun 2 a. confirming that each grouping should resonate with the actual birth time by square or opposition aspect when activated at key life events.m. position at 7:16 Pisces and the 7:00 p. If you remember the discussion of time principles presented earlier in this text. the 2-3 a. range for Elizabeth Taylor. time range or the 7-9:30 a.Table 11: Jigsaw 2. 7:15 p. An even better reason to eliminate them from further searches comes in the understanding of cycles and aspect resonances.m.m. none of the reported birth times are remotely close to the 11 a.m. As we proceed from this narrowed time range.m. Note that the 7-9 a.m. or the flip of the chart. observe that approximately six hours separate each grouping of times.m. Since only the 2-3 a.m. 6:02 a.m.m.-1 p. position at 7:59 Pisces. from the 2:00 a.m. so one must be the resonance of the other.m. or 43 minutes. times are in opposition to the 7-9 p.m.m.m. ranges span the reported birth times for Taylor. it follows that the others may safely be eliminated. 1-14-40 4-20-40 Progr Sun 7 p. range.m. therefore. 9:26 a. range or the 7-9 p. it is safe to eliminate them from further searches. we must search both of the approximate times to see which most closely describes the event at the right time (table 12). showing another resonance. and 8-9 p.m. Since the natal Sun differs 3/4 of a degree. it is important to determine which approximate time could be moved slightly ahead or back to best fit the life events and to derive the correct birth time. On the other hand.
Michael Birth of son. Christopher Divorce/severe fall/ spinal surgery Marries Michael Todd (3) Birth of daughter. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? Receives Krupp diamond/ largest Surgery/hysterectomy Death of father Death of first husband. Butterfield 8 A year of scandal/love affair with Burton Marries Richard Burton (5) Second Oscar. killed in plane crash Marries Eddie Fisher (4) Emergency tracheotomy/ near death First Oscar. Todd. Elizabeth Husband.1-24-45 5-8-44 9-7-49 5-27-51 Trine Pluto Trine Moon Conjunct NN Conjunct NN 13 16 ½ 18 19 20 20 3/4 23 23 3/4 25 25½ 26 2-23-52 1-31-55 3-19-55 5-8-55 4-18-54 7-31-54 Sesquisq Jupiter Sextile Saturn Sesquisq Moon contract MGM Writes children’s book On cover of Time magazine Marries Nicky Hilton (1) Divorce/hospital virus/ breakdown Marries Michael Wilding (2) Birth of son. Hilton Receives Cartier diamond/ huge Extravagant birthday party/ diamond Divorces Burton Remarries Burton (6) Divorces Burton again Marries John Warner (7) Death of second husband. Wilding 6-1-46 8-22-49 5-6-50 1-29-51 2-21-52 1-6-53 2-27-55 11-4-55 2-2-57 8-6-57 3-23-58 5-12-59 3-4-61 4-17-61 All 62-63 3-15-64 4-10-67 5-17-68 7-21-68 11-22-68 2-5-69 10-25-69 2-27-72 6-26-74 10-10-75 8-1-76 12-4-76 7-16-79 7-23-61 10-1-60 Inconj Neptune 27 29 29 30 Sesquisq Moon 32 35 36 36½ 36 3/4 37 4-5-70 7-12-70 3-2-72 4-2-72 5-18-75 10-1576 6-21-69 6-30-71 5-24-72 8-29-74 1-23-76 Trine Jupiter Inconjunct Moon Conjunct Uranus Conjunct Venus Square Pluto Sesquisq Neptue 37 3/4 40 42 43½ 44½ 44 3/4 47½ 2-1-80 Inconjunct Moon .
.m. At 2:00 a. The Sun is quite useful in this intermediate search because the reported birth times span nearly three-quarters of a day. The same is true for the Sun-Mercury conjunction. contacts to the close Venus-Uranus conjunction occur in close order because only 5 minutes separate their conjunction. chart. so from this point the focus is on refining the 2:00 a. or about 9+ . contacts take several months to span the distance between Uranus and Venus because. 46 minutes is the difference the progressing planet must travel.m. but only 3 events line up for the 7:00 p. equivalent to 1 day in the ephemeris.m. whereas the 7:00 p. time range.m.. at 17 hours later. At the Sun’s progressed movement of 1 degree a year. only 10 minutes of arc separate them.m. Venus has moved 50 minutes further away. approximate time. It is clear from the progressed Sun search that 10 events line up with appropriate aspects and planetary indicators at the time of events for the 2:00 a.m.m. while at 7:00 p. As a result. the 19½-hour span between the two speculative birth times for Taylor translates to about 46 minutes of arc.m.7-30-82 10-31-81 Inconj SNode 50 3/4 51 3/4 52½ 9-12-85 12-2586 1-24-85 11-7-86 Square Saturn Sextile Mars 53½ 55 55 56½ 58 6-6-91 11-8-92 1-9-93 2-27-92 11-17-92 9-6-93 Trine Neptune Sextile Sun Sextile Mercury 59½ 61 62 62½ 64 Divorces Warner Alcohol/pills/rehab at Betty Ford Center Collapses/news of Burton’s death Begins AIDS crusade/ fundraising AIDS Research national chairwoman Receives Legion of Honor award Returns to rehab for alcohol/pill abuse Collapse/viral pneumonia/near death Marries Larry Fortensky (8) Life Achievement Award/ film Hip replacement surgery Death of mother Divorces Fortensky 11-82 12-5-83 8-5-84 8-6-85 3-3-87 5-14-87 10-88 4 & 5-90 10-6-91 3-11-93 3-24-94 9-11-94 6-96 * Mean nodes were used **Only near time hits are highlighted *** Sun is progressed by solar arc Note that the 2:00 a. any progressing planet will take much longer to make contact with Uranus and then Venus in the 7:00 p. time to within a minute of accuracy.
months of calendar time difference in the activation of inner planets.2:10. and square in the 90-degree format to avoid crowding of symbols at multiple close aspects. the natal hard aspects of multiple planets are so close that even the 90-degree format cannot fully avoid crowding. run a secondary progression search of at least 63 years for each birth time from the birth date. and makes rectification possible.m. and 3:00 a. 2:50. birth time range for Elizabeth Taylor seems to provide the most reliable correspondence between event hooks and aspect hooks at important life events. secondary progression. Let your astrology software do the work by running working charts for each 10-minute interval during the hour for 2:00.m. The graphics for figures 2-8 show only major hard aspects of conjunction. 2:30. Figure 2: Secondary Progression Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor. opposition.2:20. and outer transit that distinguishes major life-changing events from the normal ups and downs of daily life. The difference is great enough to allow one time to stand out over the other when measured by events.m. It is exactly the near simultaneous activation of multiple hard aspects by solar arc direction. . NOW RUN SECONDARY PROGRESSIONS POR SMALLER INCREMENTS OF THE NARROWED TIME RANGE Since the 2-3 a. 2:40. our next move is to narrow the time range even further. chart. 1958-1968 In Taylor s 2:00 a. To cover the time span of the noted major life events.
m. More ambitious souls may elect to include progressed to progressed planets and points in the search as well. the 2:00 a.Figure 3: Secondary Progression Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor. run a secondary progression graphic for Elizabeth Taylor for 1958.m. Conjun Square pMoon/ nSaturn Oppos Inconj pMoon/ nNNod. From these shorter interval searches. Event Todd dies in plane crash 3-23-58 Hyster ectomy 7-21-68 Conjun Square pMoon/ Saturn. and the 2:50 a. Planets. 2:00 a. and 2:50 a. pASC/ nNNod Oppos Inconj pMoon/ nNNod pMoon/ njupit 2:50 a. graphs are shown in figures 2-3. pVenus/ nASC pMoon/ njupit . and the Moon s nodes in a table that includes each probable time set for the four key event years we earlier selected to search (table 13). Table 13: Secondary Progression of Angles.) Record the active secondary progressions in major hard aspect to natal planets. 1983-1994 *Angles are moved by solar arc February 27. and Nodes for Two Birth Times 2:00 a.m.m. angles. times show promising alignments between appropriate event and aspect alignment For the next search.1968 and 1983-1994 for each of the two best birth times supported by events.m. (Only the 2:00 a.m. with the goal of finding which time reveals more appropriate hard aspect contacts involving the angles at the most painful life events with the idea of eliminating one of the times. 1932.m.
and Mars to square Pluto alone. the secondary progressions of the Moon to conjunct Mars. and progressed Mercury for the 2:00 a.m. adequately describe the loss. the 2:50 a. A study of table 13 reveals only slightly more secondary progression hits in hard aspect to the angles for the 2:00 a.m.Father’s death 11-221968 Drug rehab 12-5-1983 Burton's death 8-5-1984 Hip surgery 3-24-1994 Mother’s death 9-11-1994 pMoon/ nASC pMC/ nNNode pMoon/ nMC pMC/ nASC pMoon/ nMars pMC/ nSun nMerc pMars/ nPluto pMoon/ nMars. the outer planet transits shown later in table 14 quite adequately describe the event in support of the 2:00 a. time.m.m. At Mike Todd's death.m. At her mother’s death.m. time. Midheaven at Richard Burton’s death is much more telling than no progressed aspects for the 2:50 a. search. time far outweigh the progressed Ascendant opposite Neptune at her hip replacement surgery for the 2:50 a. though planet to planet aspects are the same for both times. the progressed Midheaven conjunct Taylor’s natal Ascendant at the same time it squared her progressed Midheaven. several "stand-outs” set the 2:00 a. time shows the progressed Moon inconjunct Jupiter. The progressed Moon conjunct Taylor’s 2:00 a. the 2:00 a. whereas the 2:00 a. the results of that search is compared with the 2:00 a. birth time. time. progressed Sun.m. time in this text.m.m. The additional progressed Ascendant conjunct natal Sun and Mercury for the 2:50 time better describe her professional success in the AIDS crusade than do the surgery and tragic loss. though the . At her father’s death. time does show the progressed Moon square the Ascendant and inconjunct the Midheaven. time is much more telling of the tragedy and its effects on Taylor than the progressed Venus inconjunct the Ascendant of the 2:50 a.m. Nonetheless.m.m. And certainly. the progressed Ascendant square the Moon s nodes of the 2:00 a.m. However. time ahead of the 2:50 a.m. birth time is again confirmed. Thus. time. time. pASC/ nSun nMerc pMars/ Pluto pMoon/ nMars pMoon/ nSun nMerc pASC/ nNept pASC/ njupiter pMoon/ nMC pMoon/ nMars pMoon/ nSun nMerc Angles are moved by solar arc Without providing the same graphics for the 2:50 a.m.
birth time of the Jigsaw 2. then create a table for the angles at each of those times. time provided a tempting alternate choice. noting outer planet transits in major hard aspect to each set of angles for the chosen major event years: 1958—Mike Todd’s sudden death 1968— (Gift of the Krupp diamond). 2:50.m.0 search because of the prominence of natal angle involvement at the important life events. angles. hysterectomy and death of father 1984— Drug and alcohol rehab and Richard Burton s death 1994—Hip surgery and death of mother Table 14 provides an example set according to the noted criteria.2:30. “mother's memory” birth time for Taylor holds up rather well. run natal charts set for ten-minute intervals within the range (for 2:00. and the Moon's nodes at the major life events with particular attention to hard aspect contact to the angles making one time stand out over another. Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the graphic search tool for active transits at several important life events. The main point is to easily compare the outer planet transits in hard aspect to natal or progressed planets. 2:10. and 3:00 a. If you choose the latter.m. birth time and even a 2:07 a. 2:20. It is clear that the 2:00 a. 2:40. You may go directly to running outer planet transits to the 2:00 a. the transits overwhelmingly are more appropriate and prominent for the 1:57 a.m.).2:50 a.m.m.m. time range is consistently synchronous with life events. chart for Taylor. which greatly aid any birth time rectification search.m. however. Table 14: Outer Planet Transits at Selected Events Narrow the Possible Birth Time Range Todd dies in plane crash 3-23-1958 Transits Jup 0 Scorpio Sat 25 Sag Uran 7 Leo Nept 4 Scorpio Pluto 0 Virgo Jup 6 Virgo All Times Sq Saturn SqpNN Inc Sun Inc Merc Op Mars Op Sun Op Merc 1:57 2:00 Conj pMC 2:10 2:20 2:30 2:40 2:50 3:05 Hysterectomy 7-21-1968 Sq ASC . only the 2:00—3:00 a. NOW USE OUTER PLANET TRANSITS TO NARROW TO ONE OR TWO PROMISING TIMES Of all of the searches run thus far for Elizabeth Taylor. or search further. More recent astrology software includes such advanced features as graphics. though certainly you might choose to set up the table in a different format or even as a spreadsheet.
Sat 25 Aries Uran 26 Virgo Nept 23 Scop Pluto 21 Virgo Father’s death 11-22-1968 Jup 1 Libra Sat 19 Aries IncpSN Con pSN Sq ASC Con MC Inc Mars Sq Pluto Con Venus Con Ura Sq pAS Con MC Con pMC Con MC Con pMC Opp MC Uran 3 Libra Nept 26 Scorpio Drug rehab 12-5-1983 Pluto 25 Virgo Jup 4 Sag Sat 11 Scorpio Uran 9 Sag Nept 28 Sag Burton’s death 8-5-1984 Pluto 1 Scorpio Jup 4 Capricorn Sat 10 Scorpio Uran 9 Sag Nept 29 Sag Pluto 29 Libra Jup 13 Scorpio Con pSN Inc Pluto Inc pMars SqNep SqSun Sq Merc Sq pMoon SqNN Sq Saturn Con pMC Con ASC Sq MC Con ASC Sq ASC Hip surgery 3-24-1994 Sq Nept SqSun Sq Merc Sq pMoon Sq Saturn Con Moon Sq pjupiter Con Nep Opp Sun Op Merc Sat 6 Pisces Uran 25 Cap Nept 23 Cap .
Mother’s death 9-11-1994 Pluto 28 Scorpio Jup 11/Scorpio Sat 8 Pisces OppSun Con Sun Con Mer Op Pluto Sq pMars Sq pUran Op Pluto Sq pMars Sq pUran Uran 22 Cap Nep 20 Cap Pluto 25 Scorpio Sq ASC Sq pMC Sq MC Death Figure 4: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 3-23-68 Surgery and 11-22-68 Father’s .
Death Figure 5: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 12-5-83 Rehab and 8-5-84 Burton’s Death Figure 6: Transit Graphic Ephemeris for 3-24-94 Surgery and 9-11-94 Mother’s .
Each of the outer planets moves at a different rate and sensitizes a varying number of degrees during its direct. 40+ degrees direct. In the case of Jupiter. 7 degrees retrograde.retrograde-direct period according to its own cycle. From our point of view on Earth. the effect is greatly compounded with much more prominent life experiences in focus. A brief synopsis of the distinctive characteristics of the Jupiter through Pluto planetary cycles follows. which receive a single pass. taking about 29 years to complete each cycle. . Jupiter moves around the entire zodiac in 12 years. as it moves through the zodiac. lasts about 5 to 10 days. is hit three times by the retrograde and direct motion. as it travels through the zodiac. The degrees that mark the retrograde station and the direct station points define the whole sensitized degree range. 10 degrees retrograde. more than half of each sign. including the whole span of degrees in between. From our point of view on Earth. Jupiter Retrograde Period During the average Jupiter transit of one sign per year. or is past exact in its aspect. taking nearly 11 months to complete the extended stay in the sensitized shadow degree range. 10 degrees retrograde. 21+ degrees direct. 16 degrees in all. 7 degrees retrograde. Obviously. Allowing for a 1-degree orb of influence. and these patterns occur within a narrow time span. with a more detailed discussion found in appendix D. No wonder we tend to take notice when an extended Saturn transit activates key areas of the chart.RETROGRADE AND STATIONARY PERIODS GREATLY EXTEND THE EFFECT OF ANY TRANSIT The shadow period is defined as the sensitized degree area marked by a planet transiting over it by direct motion then returning by retrograde motion and then again by direct movement. orb notwithstanding. The whole sensitized area is called the shadow because those degrees receive three hits from the planetary transit. depending on Jupiter's speed. On the other hand. one could easily extend the activating potential of the planet to about 2 weeks. the other 14 degrees of each sign that receive only one Saturn pass during the cycle are each activated for about 7 to 14 days. when two or more planets cast their “shadow” on planets or personal points in the natal chart. Therefore. Saturn Retrograde Period In the average Saturn transit. the effect of an outer planet transit may be felt even though the transiting planet has not yet made an exact aspect. Saturn moves 21-22 degrees direct. whereas the effect of Jupiter on the other 20 degrees of each sign. emphasizing what might otherwise pass unnoticed. and so on. spending 1 year in each sign. the effect of the shadow lasts approximately 10 months. obviously much easier by comparison. Jupiter moves 40-42 degrees direct. only one-third of the sign (10 degrees) is sensitized by Jupiter’s retrograde motion. and so on.
8 degrees direct. Basically. From the mid-twentieth century to the mid-twenty-first century. 5 direct. the better part of 2 years is colored by Neptune's influence as it moves 5 degrees direct. every single degree is retraced by the retrograde cycle. no matter where one starts counting. depending on whether Neptune is slow or fast in its cycle over several generations. 3 retrograde. for 14 years in that part of its 248-year cycle through the zodiac. so during that time span Pluto moves 5 degrees direct. During the average 14 years it takes for Neptune to fully transit a sign. Basically. Neptune still takes at least 18 months to complete its direct-retrograde-direct cycle. delusion. The duration of the Neptune transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is actually about 18 to 20 months. And like Uranus. no one escapes without facing the impact of 3 hits to every planet or chart point. one degree in the span is hit 5 times because of the double retracing that occurs at the retrograde stations. During the average 7 years it takes for Uranus to fully transit a sign. Consequently.Uranus Retrograde Period Beginning with the Uranus transit. 5 direct. In every Neptune retrograde cycle of 5 degrees. Neptune Retrograde Period As with the Uranus transit. The duration of the Uranus transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is always 17 months. . 3 retrograde. and so on. no one escapes a Neptune transit without facing the impact of at least 3 to 5 hits during its stay in aspect to a natal planet or chart point. no one escapes a Pluto transit without facing the impact of at least 3 hits to any activated planet or point. the number of direct degrees in motion will lessen to about 4 and stretch that part of Pluto’s cycle to a bit more than 20 years. Pluto is fast in its orbit. 4 degrees retrograde. 3 retrograde. When Pluto moves into the slower phase of its cycle. as it works its way through the zodiac. Pluto Retrograde Period As is the case with Uranus and Neptune transits. depending on the aspect and the planets contacted. As a result. every degree is in a shadow or sensitized area when Neptune is within 3—4 degrees. every single degree is retraced by the direct-retrograde-direct cycle. a Neptune transit to a personal planet or angle near Neptune’s station points most certainly ushers in a doubly heightened period of confusion. or illusion for the better part of 2 years. 4 degrees retrograde. From our point of view on Earth. During the average twenty years it takes for Pluto to fully transit a sign. as it travels through the zodiac. every single degree is retraced by the direct-retrograde-direct cycle. and so on. Uranus moves about 8 degrees direct. 3 retrograde. every planet or personal point in the chart is in a shadow or sensitized area when Uranus is within 4 degrees.
. rectified time reported in Jigsaw 2. depending on the aspect and the involved planet and its natal aspect network. depending on the aspect and the planet contacted. Therefore.m. RETROGRADE AND STATIONARY PERIODS MARK OUTER PLANET TRANSIT SHADOWS FOR ELIZABETH TAYLOR The following two 5-year transit graphs (figures 7 and 8) reveal a distinct difference in outer planet transits to the angles for Elizabeth Taylor’s 2:00 a. note that the Ascendant and Midheaven for the 2:07 a. a Pluto transit to a personal planet or angle most certainly ushers in a period of intensity and focus for 2 years or more. time are just enough different to provide direct transit hits for the key events of that 5-year period. EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES THAT EXTEND THE IMPACT OF OUTER PLANET TRANSITS There are transits. stationary.m. "mother’s memory” birth time and the 2:07 a. one degree is hit 5 times and the others within a few minutes of 5 times. And more than one such transiting outer planet activation of the natal chart in a close range of time signals an even more prominent situation. and then there are transits! The retrograde.m. It is just such nuanced judgment by the astrologer that distinguishes a computer chart interpretation from an expert consultation.As with Neptune. every degree is in a shadow or sensitized area when Pluto is within 3-4 degrees. There is a very great difference in the astrologer’s interpretation of an 11-month visit of a Saturn transit over a personal planet or angle as opposed to only a few weeks of a single pass. in every Pluto retrograde cycle of 5 degrees. and will increase as Pluto slows in its cycle.0 for events of the early 1990s. Basically. The duration of the Pluto transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is currently about 18 to 20 months. Even though the transits are well within the shadow range at the 2:00 a. because of the double retracing that occurs at the degree of the retrograde stations. and shadow periods of each planet’s motion are of paramount importance in guiding the astrologer to emphasize the importance of a transit or not. or a simultaneous “stacking up” of a Neptune station on the same or another personal planet or angle at the same time to amplify stress and extend the challenge over a couple of years. Planets and personal points in the natal chart that are aspected by degree at the stationary retrograde or stationary direct points of an outer planet transit are dramatically activated.m. time.
CA Santa Maria.M. CA Hollywood. However. which did not actually occur until April and May of 1990.2:00 A.m. birth time shows Uranus transiting square to Taylor's natal Midheaven exactly at the time of the near-death event in April and May. .Figure 7: Five – Year Outer Planet Transit Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor . Birth Time (January 1. 1994) # 39 40 41 42 43 Event Collapse/viral pneumonia/near death Marries Larry Fortensky (8) Life Achievement Award/film Hip replacement surgery Death of mother Location Hollywood. CA Age 58 59½ 61 62 62½ Date 4&5-1990 10-6-1991 3-11-1993 3-24-1994 9-11-1994 In figure 7. CA Rancho Mirage. CA Hollywood. 1990 – December 31. birth time shows Uranus transiting square to Taylor's natal Midheaven and hitting in early January and early fall of 1990 at her collapse and near scrape with death of viral pneumonia. the graphic of outer planet transits for a 2:00 a.m. in figure 8 the graphic of outer planet transits for a 2:07 a.
but one last search may help confirm the results. 1994) Further. planet. the outer planet transits for the 2:07 a. Taylor.M.m. time sets those transits as exact a bit earlier in March and a bit later in mid-September. birth time looks to be promising for consistent results in forecasting for Ms.m. the eclipse effect is greatly compounded if it also activates an angle. or more personally when a planet. . Birth Time (January 1.Figure 8: Five-Year Planet Transit Graphic for Elizabeth Taylor .m. the 2:07 a. Besides. and opposition). the 2:07 a. birth time bring transiting Saturn inconjunct the Midheaven and square the Ascendant nearer to the time of Taylor’s hip replacement surgery and her mother’s death. angle. not quite aligned with the actual events. with both the Ascendant and Midheaven being appropriately activated at the time of the actual events. or the Moon s nodes are contacted by hard aspect. birth time is a double hit. Solar eclipses serve as general activation triggers to emphasize the affairs described by a house. particularly in the fourth harmonic (conjunction. IF YOU ARE STILL UNDECIDED ON THE BEST BIRTH TIME RUN SOLAR ECLIPSES FOR THE EVENTS By now you have a pretty good idea of the best time range that corresponds with Elizabeth Taylor’s life events. square. or point by major hard aspect.m. Thus.2:07 A. whereas the 2:00 a. Since the eclipses occur two or three times per year and influence a 3-5 degree orb (6-10 degree range) for about 6 months. 1990 – December 31.
is still viable. killed in plane crash Emergency tracheotomy/ near death First Oscar.m. If we choose to rectify the birth time to 1:57 a. more consistent with the outer planet transit hits. even though the time range from 1:57 a. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Surgery / hysterectomy Death of father Alcohol/pills/rehab at Betty Ford Center Event Date 4-15-1939 8-22-1949 5-6-1950 1-29-1951 11-4-1955 3-23-1958 3-4-1961 4-17-1961 4-10-1967 7-21-1968 11-22-1968 12-5-1983 Age 7 16½ 18 19 233/4 26 29 29 35 36½ 363/4 513/4 Eclipse 29 Aries 8 Taurus 27 Pisces 19 Virgo 28 Gemini 0 Scorpio 26 Aquar 26 Aquar 20 Scorp 8 Aries 29 Virgo 12 Sagitt Inconjunct SNode Trine Pluto Inconjunct Neptune Conjunct SNode Conjunct Ascendant Square Sun Square Mercury Square Neptune Conjunct Descendant Square Sun Square Mercury Square Neptune Inconjunct Neptune Sextile Mars Trine Pluto Conjunct Chiron Sextile Pluto Inconjunct SNode Aspect/Planet/Angle Inconjunct SNode Sextile Sun Sextile Mercury Trine Neptune Conjunct NNode Inconjunct Venus Inconjunct Uranus Square NNode Square SNode 13 Collapses at news of Burton’s death Collapse/viral pneumonia/near death Life Achievement Award/film Hip replacement surgery Death of mother Divorces Fortensky 8-5-1984 52½ 9 Gemini 14 15 16 17 18 4 & 5-1990 3-11-1993 3-24-1994 9-11-1994 6-1996 58 61 62 62½ 64 7 Aquar 2 Capric 22 Scorp 20 Taurus 28 Aries Note that the eclipses in effect at the time of the Taylor s most difficult life events are most consistent with the 2:00 a. "mother’s memory” birth time.m.Table 15: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for Elizabeth Taylor 2:00 A.m.m.. then the 6 -degree . Birth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Event Family moves to America On cover of Time magazine Marries Nicky Hilton (1) Divorced/hospital virus/ breakdown Divorced/severe fall/ spinal surgery Husband. Butterfield 8 Second Oscar. Todd. to 2:07 a.M.
m. 1932. is in hand. solar arc directions. I entered a list of major life events for Johnny Cash into the Brady/Dawson Jigsaw 2. I believe I will use the 2:00 a. the 2:00 a. outer planet transits. In this rectification study for Elizabeth Taylor. or even a 2:07 a. “from memory.” The birth certificate. birth time range. Though one can easily justify support for using another time within the 1:57-2:07 a.m. using the fourth harmonic (conjunction. In such instances.m. on February 26. as in the case of Elizabeth Taylor.m.Sagittarius Ascendant is still in range for the eclipse conjunction to an angle.m. half hour. To get a second opinion upfront from Jigsaw 2. I prefer to accept the birth time with the most confirmation to important life events from directions. but all factors weighed.hour searches for the female client and Jimmy Swaggart presented in chapters 6 and 7.m.m.m.m. knowing that the other items searched are still in close orb-ofaspect range as well as in the shadow range of the relevant outer planet transits. any birth time that is given as an even number may have been rounded off to the hour.0. In the instance of Johnny Cash. the evidence best supports the 1:57 a.0 program for “Research and Rectification” and searched the time range from 7:00 a. RECTIFICATION EXAMPLE TWO! SINGER JOHNNY CASH Singer Johnny Cash provides an example similar to that of Elizabeth Taylor. and opposition) and applied outer planet transits. though the eclipses are closer to exact in aspect at a 2:00 a. and eclipses.. time places the natal Moon in a dwad appropriately descriptive and serves as a workable midpoint for activation of all indicators. in which the mother gives an approximate birth time for him of 7:30 a. secondary progressions. to 8:00 a. as the best..m. 2:00 a. events 12 and 13. or quarter hour.m. we my safely assume that the mother’s memory is not too far off the mark. However. the search may reveal only a small birth time variation from the “mother s memory. according to AstroDatabank. Since other conflicting birth times have not appeared. and 2:07 a. range that brings the exact aspect hits within the effective 1-degree orb limit. the astrologer and client should seriously consider rectifying the time to accurately correspond with life events. The recent Michael Streissguth biography of Cash does not give a birth time for him at all.” which makes the rectification search much easier than the 19 ½-hour search conducted for Elizabeth Taylor or the 24. and the date and place were confirmed by Bob Garner. birth time with a 9-degree Sagittarius Ascendant shown in table 15. his biographer. and secondary progressions with the following results: Chapter Four . where there are no reported conflicting times. square.
Table 16: Jigsaw 2.0 Suggested Chart Birth Times and Angles for Johnny
Midheaven Ascendant Solar Arc Sec Prog 7/11 2/4 Outer Overall Transits 3/10 57%
7:31 a.m. 25:00-27:15 Sag 21:38-25:23 Pi
Already it is clear that our rectification search will be easy, and only a small modification, if any, will be needed to adjust the birth time to accurately correspond to life events. Nonetheless, it is always safest to begin the search by setting a chart for the most reliably reported birth time, or in the midrange of all of the possible times. Since no competing birth times are offered for Cash, the search should begin with the birth time of the "mother’s memory,” 7:30 a.m., to confirm that the Moon is part of the SunMercury-Neptune natal 1-degree close aspect opposition pattern. SET THE WORKING BIRTH TIME FOR JOHNNY CASH AND FIND THE HARD ASPECT HOOKS From the 7:30 a.m. time of his "mother’s memory,” the qualifying aspect networks in John Cash’s chart in figure 9 involve: 1. Sun-Mercury conjunction—approximately 17' orb Sun-Mercury opposite Neptune—8' to 10' orb, with the Moon very likely in a 1° trine to Sun-Mercury and sextile Neptune 2. Venus conjunct Uranus—30' orb Venus-Uranus semisquare Mars—35' to 41' orb Venus-Uranus trine Jupiter—1°52' to 1°58' orb 3. MC may possibly be within 1 ° of square the Moon’s nodes, but it is a less reliable hook for the early searches
Figure 9: Johnny Cash’s Chart Set for Mother’s Memory of 7:30 A.M. February 26, 1932 / 7:30 a.m. CST / Kingsland, Arkansas Placidus houses
With the Moon suspected of being within a 1-degree orb, and the angles yet untested, the first two multiple-planet configurations do provide us with very good aspect hooks into the chart to begin the rectification search. CREATE A LIST OF NOTABLE LIFE EVENTS FOR JOHNNY CASH Once the working chart is set, again, we begin the process of rectification by creating a list of important life events with dates for John R. Cash, named for his father, J. R. Cash. The information for this list of life events was culled from the 2006 biography released by Michael Streissguth entitled Johnny Cash: The Biography.1
Rather than present the events in narrative form, the table format allows the astrologer to research the events in chronological order to more easily spot patterns of events that may be correlated with patterns of planetary aspects in the natal chart as they are activated and unfold in time. -1. Michael Streissguth, entitled Johnny Cash: The Biography (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006), p. 323
Table 17: Notable Life Events for Johnny Cash 1 2 3 Event Family moves House floods/lost/forced move Older brother hurt/skill saw through abdomen/John a witness/feels guilty/brother doesn’t speak to him on deathbed/father says to John, “Too bad it wasn't you.” Jack dies Performs songs at high school graduation Enlists in Air Force Assigned to top-secret decoding work Marriage to pre-war sweetheart, Vivian Liberto His band, Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two, appears on radio and records first record Place Dyess, AR Dyess, AR Dyess, AR Age 3 5 12 Date Time 3-15-1935 4-10-1937 5-15-1944
4 5 6 7 8 9
Dyess, AR Dyess, AR Dyess, AR Germany
12 18 18 19
5-20-1944 5-19-1950 7-7-1950 4-1-1951
San Antonio, TX 22 ½ 8-7-1954 Dyess, AR 22½ 10-1954
Tara. AR Dyess. a big success On top of country music charts Folsom Prison Blues at top of country charts Arrested for spousal abuse (contrary to myth. TN Memphis. AR Dyess. AR Dyess. Roseanne. Cry. Kathy. Louisiana Hayride. NY Los Angeles. CA New York. NY Los Angeles. TN New York. NY New York. Cry. CA Los Angeles. born Appears at Carnegie Hall totally drugged out/a flop! Full-blown affair with June Carter/both married to others/ scandal Friends with Bob Dylan/writes protest song.Table 17: Notable Life Events for Johnny Cash (continued) 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Event Daughter. Cindy. Cry First appears on TV show. born First record released. NY Age 23 23 233/4 23½ 24 24 24 24 25 26 26 26½ 26½ 27¼ 27¾ 29 29½ 30 30½ 32 32½ Date 5-1955 6-21-1955 11-13-1955 12-1-1955 2-10-1956 3-1956 3-1956 7-14-1956 6-1957 3-1958 5-1958 7-1958 7-1958 6-1959 11-1959 2-24-1961 8-24-1961 5-10-1962 10-1962 3-1964 7-25-1964 Time . AR Memphis. amphetamines (1958-1967 worst time) Left Sun Records and went to Columbia Records Moves to California Releases three hit albums Guest on the Ed Sullivan Show Best recording sessions of his career. TN Memphis. CA New York. TN Nashville. TN Memphis. TN Nashville. NY Memphis. CA New York. TN Nashville. he never served prison time) Daughter. TN Los Angeles. born Begins heavy drug use. “The Ballad of Ira Hayes” Appears at Newport Folk Festival/ very successful crossover Place Dyess. most creative Daughter. born Opens at Grand Ole Opry Appeared on Jackie Gleason Show/ launched national career Daughter.
born The Johnny Cash Show is canceled Canadian National Expo/sells out/ added extra show also sells out/extreme success/biggest payday ever Release of film. TX Mobile. CA El Paso. was black Vivian files for divorce June Carter gives ultimatum about NO drugs. his soul mate Friend. CA 33½ 33¾ 34 34½ 35½ 6-1965 10-4-1965 1 thru 101966 9-1966 10-21-1967 Los Angeles.000 Arrested on federal drug charges/ in the news/drug use now public Racists boycott his music/thought his wife. TN Los Angeles. The Johnny Cash Show Son. CA 41 41 42¾ 44½ 2-1973 3-1973 12-24-1974 7-1976 . CA Los Angeles. CA Los Angeles. CA 36 36½ 3-1-1968 8-3-1968 Los Angeles. Canada 38 39 39½ Arkansas / South Los Angeles. Holiff. attempts suicide Career revived/hosts NBC special/ gets new Johnny Cash Show Los Angeles. John. Luther Perkins. CA Los Angeles. CA Los Angeles. AL Los Angeles. Johnny had ignored his call/feels guilty for death Live at San Quentin Concert/very successful Gets his own TV show. CA 37 37¼ 2-24-1969 6-7-1969 3-1970 3-1971 8-1971 Los Angeles. CA Montreal. Vivian. move closer to his children/Johnny drug-free until 1976 Performs live from Folsom Prison/a huge hit/live album recorded also hit/records prisoner’s song Marries June Carter.31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Accidentally starts forest fire/ loses lawsuit/fined $82. The Gospel Road/a total flop. quits/ career at a low point Minister. but a work dear to his heart Long-time manager. dies in house fire while drunk. CA 36 1-13-1968 Hendersonville. Shaw.
John feels guilty for firing him from band Enters drug and alcohol rehab/ has stomach.48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 Prisoner who wrote Greystone commits suicide/influences John’s activism for prison reform/again. CA Branson. TN Los Angeles. TN Los Angeles. MO 53¾ 54½ 56¾ 57¾ 58 60 12-23-1985 8-21-1986 12-1988 11-23-1989 1-1990 3-1991 Memphis. Roy. CA Los Angeles. CA Los Angeles. and spleen surgery to save his life Father dies of Parkinson’s disease Signs with Mercury Records /more creative license Double bypass heart surgery Drug and alcohol rehab again Abscessed tooth removed/jaw cyst scraped off/left disfigured/in pain Moves to Branson to semiretire and perform at his own theater complex/builder goes broke/project fizzles Mother. CA Palm Springs.6 million suit against builder Brother. Carrie. CA Los Angeles. dies/another big fan Overdose of pain pills/cancels tour Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album Hallucinations begin/diagnosed with ShyDrager Syndrome/ hospitalized for pneumonia and blood poisoning Hospitalized for pneumonia Pneumonia again/another album out Los Angeles. CA Los Angeles. CA 51¾ 12-1983 Memphis. CA 67¾ 70 10-1998 3-2002 . TN Branson. CA 46 4-1978 Palm Springs. MO Memphis. CA Los Angeles. dies/she was his greatest fan Wins $1. intestine. CA 60 62 3-1991 3-1993 11-1993 64 66 66½ 4-1995 4-1997 10 & 111997 Los Angeles.
64 65 66 June brain dead after heart Los Angeles. to serious womanizing. Moon Aspects 7:39 Scorpio Aquarius 7:00 7:57 Scorpio Aquarius 7:30 8:15 Scorpio Aquarius 8:00 . FIND THE DWAD PLACEMENT OF CASH'S NATAL MOON Next. according to the dwad listings in table 5 (page 24). to serious drug and alcohol abuse and self-destruction. the Moon in a dwad square to its sign is not always so dramatic. 71 5-12 thru 5-15-2003 4-24 thru 9-9-2003 9-11 thru 9-12-2003 71 ¼ 71 ½ 2:00 a. it is in the Aquarius dwad in square aspect to its sign. Scorpio. Table 18: Johnny Cash's Natal Moon Dwad and 1 -Degree Aspects for 7:008:00 A. Of course. the dwad placement of Cash’s natal Scorpio Moon may give some insight into the sort of subinfluence he expressed. CA w/peritonitis Rushed to hospital/dies 9-12. From the working chart we see that his natal Moon is at 7°57' Scorpio. Planets or personal points in those degree ranges are challenged throughout life (by the nature of the square) to integrate the conflicting dwad/sign influences through the planet and its house placement.M. and.m. Just a glance at the list of Johnny Cash’s life events indicates a lifelong struggle with emotional (Moon) issues ranging from parental conflict. Aspects Trine Sun Trine Mercury Sextile Neptune Trine Sun Trine Mercury Sextile Neptune Sesqsq Ascendant Trine Sun A. Moon Dwad Time Dwad P.Los Angeles.m. CA surgery in May 2003/she dies three days later on May 15 just before sundown John hospitalized Los Angeles.M. CA 2003 at 2:00 a. Any planet or personal point in the 7½-10 degree range or the 22 ½-25 degree range of any sign is in a dwad that squares its own sign placement. but Cash’s internal conflicts were played out on a very public stage with little tolerance for his foibles.M.
2 32 50 66 House flooded/lost/forced move Arrested on federal drug charges Father dies of Parkinson’s disease Rushed to hospital/dies 9-12-2003 at 2:00 a. opposition. let us arbitrarily select as good starting points for our rectification search the house flood of 1937. with the added aspect of the Moon sesquisquare to the Ascendant. Remember that to arrive at the directed position of the Midheaven. the client's age at the event must be subtracted from each planet in the natal 1-degree hard aspect pattern to derive the birth time that would correspond with the angle contacting by conjunction at the time of the event (table 19). For the drug arrest event. and Jupiter) for the flood event. for such an uncontested birth time. Uranus. the inconjunct (150 degree) aspect is now regarded by many astrologers as a major hard aspect. Venus. subtract 5 degrees (equal to his age at the flood event) from each planetary position in the far left column. TN Los Angeles.Already table 18 shows that the 7:30 time is close to accurate. Remember that we are looking only at the conjunctions to the selected points. In Johnny Cash's case. Of the many major events for Cash. and his own death in 2003. Then use your astrology software search function to find a birth time that corresponds to the Midheaven at that derived degree. TX Memphis. in this case 1:45 Pisces. Other events may be searched later for confirmation. his father s death in 1985. AR El Paso. and so it follows that we will find a resonance of that contact in approximate 6hour intervals for the applying square. and its sesquisquare to Jupiter. subtract 33¾ degrees (his age at the arrest) from each of the planet positions in the far left column and derive a birth time that . Now search the list of life events for the few most dramatic life-defining events to begin testing the angles.m. Continue searching for derived birth times that correspond to a directed Midheaven conjunction to each of the other planets (Mercury. his 1965 arrest on federal drug charges. Dyess. Ascendant. and separating square. which further describes John's lifelong problem with substance abuse. Likewise. Neptune. wait until another time to search the semisquare of Mars to natal Venus and Uranus. Of course. or apex point. but it might best be left for later searches if there is still doubt. CA 5 4-10-1937 33¾ 10-4-1965 53¾ 12-23-1985 71 ½ 9-11 thru 9-12-2003 BEGIN THE SEARCH TO DERIVE THE BIRTH CHART ANGLES FROM LIFE EVENTS We begin the search for the best placement of the angles by directing the Midheaven and then the Ascendant to conjunct each leg of the selected 1-degree hard aspect natal patterns and their apex points to align the angles appropriately with actual life events.
Table 20: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Major Events Planet Contacted by Conjunction Cash’s Age at Event Grand Opposition: Sun 6:45 Pisces Mercury 6:28 Pisces Neptune 6:36 Virgo Conjunct. MC 23:47 Aqu 7:09 p. AS 12:45 Cap 1:38 p. MC 6:01 Aqu 10:22 a. MC 25:45 Sag 7:30 p. MC 3:06 Leo 33¾ 12:45 p.m. AS 1:45 Pisc 6:32 a.m.m.m. MC 13:00 Cap 8:43 a.m. AS 12:51 Can 2:39 a.m.m.m.m. MC 6:33 Aqu 5:58 p.m. MC 3:15 Aqu 10:09 a. MC 11:45 Can Father’s Death 12-23-1985 53¾ 8:44 a.m. MC 3:00 Aqu 10:07 p.m. Table 19: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Four Major Events Planet Contacted by Conjunction Cash’s Age at Event Grand Opposition: Sun 6:45 Pisces House Flood 4-10-1937 5 Drug Arrest 10-4-1965 33¾ 10:10 a.m. AS 1:36 Vir Drug Arrest 10-4-1965 33¾ 5:05 a.m.m. MC 26:00 Sag 7:30 a. MC 12:51 Can 53¾ 11:30 a. MC 1:30 Pisc Neptune 6:36 Virgo 0:04 a.m.m.m. MC 13:00 Pisc 12:47 p. AS 1:30 Pisc 5:31 p. MC 11:31 Ari Uranus 17:02 Aries 12:31 p. AS 13:00 Cap 3:50 a.m. Trine: House Flood 4-10-1937 5 6:33 a.m. MC 10:14 Leo The process is exactly the same for the Ascendant search of finding a derived birth time for when the Ascendant would contact each listed planet by conjunction at the time of the event. AS 25:45 Sag 12:22 p. MC 12:45 Cap 8:43 p. MC 25:51 Gem 71 ½ 10:21 a.m.m.would be consistent with the directed Midheaven conjunct each of the planets at the time of the event.m. MC 23:16 Aqu 11:31 a.m.m.m. MC 21:29 Gem Own Death 9-12-2003 71 ½ 7:31 a.m.m. MC 4:45 Gem 12:02 p. MC 1:45 Pisc Mercury 6:28 Pisces 12:01 p. Continue the process for the father’s death and Cash’s own death. AS 3:15 Aqu 5:04 a.m. AS 3:06 Leo Father’s Death Own Death 12-23-1985 9-12-2003 53¾ 71 ½ 3:51 a. MC 12:02 Ari Jupiter 15:14 Leo 10:36 a.m. AS 25:51 Gem . MC 13:32 Pisc 8:37 p. Trine: Venus 16:31 Aries 2:29 p. MC 1:36 Vir Cash’s Age at Event 5 Conjunction.m.m.m.m. AS 3:00 Aqu 3:13 p. AS 26:00 Sag 2:38 a.m.m.
m. but it provides an invaluable confirmation for searches that span several hours or even a whole day.m.m. AS 21:29 Gem 5:15 a.m.m.m.m.m.m.Venus 16:31 Aries Uranus 17:02 Aries Jupiter 15:14 Leo 8:18 a.m. AS 12:02 Ari 3:48 p.m.m. AS 12:15 Ari MC 7:21 Cap 2:34 a. AS 26:06 Pisc MC 27:40 Sag 1:35 a. MC 26:06 Vir AS 12:00 Sag 7:28 p. AS 23:47 Aqu 12:03 p.m. MC 1:36 Gem MC 3:06 Tau AS 4:21 Vir AS 11:05 Leo 6:36 Gemini 10:47 a. AS 10:14 Leo 7:03 a.m. MC 1:45 Ari MC 11:40 Cap AS 16:19 Can AS 19:16 Ari . 3:52 p. 9:40 a. 8:39 a.m. AS 6:01 Aqu 5:17 a. AS 26:06 Vir MC 25:45 Gem 10:42 p. AS 11:45 Can 6:08 a.m. Libra (combined) AS 1:45 Lib AS 10:20 Vir MC 1:54 Can MC 4:03 Gem Opposite Jupiter 15:10 Aquarius 1:53 p. AS 13:00 Pisc 7:05 a.m.m.m. This process may be too tedious for so small a search as Johnny Cash’s rectification.m.m.m. AS 23:16 Aqu 6:10 a. 3:52 a.m. AS 1:36 Sag AS 3:06 Sco MC 12:38 Vir MC 7:04 Leo Opposite Venus-Uranus 16:45 Libra 16:45 1:55 a. 0:25 a. AS 6:33 Aqu 11:00 a. MC 14:33 Leo AS 3:01 Sco 3:16 p. AS 11:31 Ari 8:20 a.m.m.m. MC 12:15 Lib AS 24:53 Sag 8:44 p. AS 1:36 Gem AS 10:49 Tau MC 12:29 Aqu MC 25:59 Cap 6:36 Sagittarius 5:46 a.m. AS 24:33 Leo MC 11:56 Tau 7:11 a.m. MC 12:15 Ari AS 24:27 Can 8:20 a.m. AS 4:45 Gem Continue the same process of searching for derived birth times that correspond to the apex points of the planets involved in the close hard aspect natal patterns that conjunct each planet at the time of the event.m.m.m. MC 21:25 Sag AS 15:43 Pisc Own Death 9-12-2003 71½ 1:35 p.m.m. MC 1:36 Sag MC 3:06 Scor AS 15:52 Aqu AS 13:21 Cap 6:36 Sagittarius 0:45 a.m. MC 24:33 Leo AS 9:52 Sco 4:13 p. MC 4:40 Sag AS 20:50 Aqu Cash’s Age at Event 5 33¾ Square Sun-Mercury-Neptune Opposition 6:36 Gemini 5:44 p.m.m. 10:23 p. AS 13:32 Pisc 1:33 p.m. Libra (combined) MC 1:45 Lib MC 10:20 Vir AS 16:25 Sag AS 20:24 Sco 16:45 Libra 16:45 7:54 p. Table 21: Times Directed Opposite the Apex Planets at Four Major Events T-Square Apex Planet House Flood Opposition 4-10-1937 Drug Arrest 10-4-1965 Father’s Death 12-23-1985 53¾ 2:32 p. AS 14:33 Leo MC 27:08 Ari 6:00 a.m. 5:43 p. AS 12:15 Lib MC 13:22 Can 11:21p. MC 26:06 Pisc AS 11:51 Can 7:38 a.m.
Event 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 7 Total 7 4 2 4 1 4 0 4 3 0 3 1 33 At this point.m.m. . Event 1 3 2 3 1 4 4 0 5 1 5 2 7 1 6 2 0 6 2 4 47 11 A.0 search. birth time over a p. Ascendant. with 47 a.m. Event 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 P. AS 4:40 Sag MC 6:37 Vir TALLY THE PRELIMINARY SEARCH RESULTS TO NARROW THE POSSIBLE BIRTH TIME RANGE As before. hits compared to only 33 for the p. (3) 10-11 a.M.m.m.M. AS 11:40 Cap MC 1:19 Sco 2:18 a. In studying the results of the tally of derived birth times. (2) 8-9 a. the results must be tallied to narrow the search to no more than 4 possible birth times. it is clear that we may reasonably narrow the rectification search to the few bolded time ranges of: (1)7-8 a. Event 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 9 9 P. Event 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 P.m. AS 1:45 Ari MC 1:02 Cap 3:45 a. Remember that they are likely to fall into a range of approximately 6 hours between each time.M. The bolded times above represent variations of 21-26 Sagittarius suggested by the earlier Jigsaw 2. AS 21:25 Sag MC 8:00 Lib 1:00 a.m.M. and Apex Searches for Four Johnny Cash Events Total A. A. which represents the squares and the opposition to the actual birth time. times.M. time. and the 7:28-7:38 a.m.m. range still is prominently in the mix.m.M. Hours Event Event Event 2 3 4 1 12-1 2 1-2 2 2 2-3 2 2 3-4 4-5 2 2 5-6 2 1 6-7 2 13 7-8 1 3 8-9 9-10 2 2 10-11 1 2 1 11-12 11 12 13 Total P. we have a preponderance of data supporting an a.m. A.m.15:10 Aquarius 7:52 a.m.M. (4) 12-1 p.M. Table 22: Tally of the Results of Midheaven.
m. Vivian Liberto His band.m. and 12-1 p. and the Midheaven and Ascendant) at the times of his major life events (table 23). from within the 7-8 a.m. range. Venus sq Pluto Venus sq Saturn Merc conj Venus Merc conj Uranus Age at Corresponding Life Events Event 3 5 12 22 ½ 22 ½ 23 23 ½ Family moves House floods/lost/forced move Brother Jack dies Marriage to pre-war sweetheart. we may safely eliminate the 8-9 a. which selected 7:31 a.Keep in mind that we are accumulating evidence with several different methods of birth time confirmation.m. This exercise only confirms what we already thought was an ‘A” data time. So far. time range is still in the running.M. In fact. a big success Date of Event 3-15-35 4-10-37 5-20-44 8-7-54 10-1954 5-1955 11-13-55 AS sx Mars Sun sx Saturn .m. the early a. Ascendant. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two. SEARCH THE SECONDARY PROGRESSIONS TO CONFIRM EARLY RESULTS Even though we are already pretty certain of the 7:30 a. Mars. AS conj NN MC sx Mars MC sx Moon AS sq Saturn Table 23: Lifetime Progressed Inner Planet and Angle Positions for Johnny Progressed Inner Planet Aspect for 7:30 A. time range has the highest number of hits. Roseanne.m. Mercury. 10-11 a.m. Venus.0 search for Cash’s birth time at the beginning of chapter 4 (table 16). Cash Progressed Angles for 7:30 A. born First appears on TV show Louisiana Hayride. the 7-8 a..m. and now we might consider it an even more reliable time for forecasting during Cash’s life.m. and apex point searches. the natal Moon search supports the 7:30 a. it may be of interest to search the position of the progressed planets (Sun. Refer to the Jigsaw 2. confirming that the "mother’s memory” is very close to correct. appear on radio and record first record Daughter. At this point. since they do not span the reported and undisputed birth time. and after the directed Midheaven.M. time ranges.. birth time for Johnny Cash. time.
born Appears on Jackie Gleason Show/ launches national career Daughter. Kathy.Mars trine Pluto MC op Pluto 23¾ 24 24 On top of country music charts Folsom Prison Blues at top of country charts Daughter.000 Arrested on federal drug charges/in the news/drug use now public Vivian files for divorce June Carter gives ultimatum about NO drugs. amphetamines (1958-1967 worst) Moves to California Released three hit albums 12-1-55 2-10-56 3-1956 6-1957 3-1958 5-1958 7-1958 6-1959 Venus sq Jupiter Mercury sq Pluto 25 26 26¼ 26 ½ 2 7¼ AS sx Merc AS sx Sun As tri Nept MC sx AS Mar con AS Venus sx Pluto 29 ½ 30 32 Mars con NN AS sq jupit MC con Sat Venus incon MC 33 ½ 33¾ 34 ½ 35½ 36 36 Daughter. Cindy. Johnny drugfree until 1976 Performs live from Folsom Prison/a huge hit/live album recorded Marries June Carter. born Appears at Carnegie Hall totally drugged out/a flop! Friends with Bob Dylan/writes protest song. his soul mate 8-24-61 5-10-62 3-1964 6-1965 10-4-65 9-1966 10-21-67 1-13-68 3-1-1968 . born Begins heavy drug use. "Ballad of Ira Hayes” Accidentally starts forest fire/ loses lawsuit/fined $82. Tara.
Carrie. dies/another big fan Overdose of pain pills/ cancels tour Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album Hospitalized for pneumonia Pneumonia again/ another album out June brain dead after heart surgery in May 2003 / she dies three days later just before sundown John hospitalized with peritonitis Rushed to hospital/dies at 2:00 a. born Father dies of Parkinson’s disease Double bypass heart surgery Drug and alcohol rehab again Abscessed tooth removed/jaw cyst scraped off/left disfigured/in pain Mother.36½ AS sx Pluto AS inc Moon Mars sx Saturn Venus tri Saturn Sun trine Jupiter Sun sq Saturn Mars tri Jupiter Mars conj Venus Mars conj Uranus 37¼ 38 53¾ 56¾ 57¾ 58 60 62 Venus sq AS Sun opp Moon Merc tri Jupiter Mars sq Pluto Venus opp MC Merc conj Venus Venus inc Saturn Merc sq Pluto Mars trine Pluto Venus tri Mars 62¾ 64 66 67¾ 70 71 Friend dies in house fire while drunk. dies—she was his greatest fan John wins $1. The Johnny Cash Show Son. 8-3-1968 6-7-1969 3-1970 12-23-85 12-1988 11-23-89 1-1990 3-1991 3-1993 11-1993 4-1995 4-1997 10-1998 3-2002 5-15-03 71¼ MC con Mer MC op Nept MC con Sun 71¼ 4-24 thru 9-9-03 9-12-03 .6 million suit against builder Brother. Roy.m. John. Johnny had ignored his call / feels guilty for death Gets his own TV show.
9-12-03 .m. and the progressed inner planets further describe the events to provide us assurance that the 7:30 a. note that the angles for the 7:30 a. Mars con Merc Mars opp Nept Mars con Merc Sun sq Saturn Merc sq Saturn Venus sq NN Venus sq SN Age at Event 5 33¾ 53¾ 71½ Corresponding Life Events House floods/lost/ forced move Arrested on federal drug charges Father dies of Parkinson s disease Date of Event 4-10-37 10-4-65 12-23-85 MC conj Saturn MC conj Mercury MC opp Neptun MC conj Sun Rushed to hospital/dies at 2:00 a.AS opp MC * Mean nodes were used The graphic function of most astrology software programs is quite helpful for easily spotting progressions as well as directions and transits. birth time is confirmed. SEARCH THE OUTER PLANET TRANSITS TO CONFIRM EARLY RESULTS Just as we searched the secondary progressions to the important life events for Johnny Cash. In figures 10 and 11. Directed Inner Planet Aspects for 7:30 A.m. It is interesting to compare the progressions with directions for key life events.M.M.m. birth time are appropriately aspected at most major events. a similar process works just as well for the directions and transit searches (tables 24 and 25). Table 24: Directed Inner Planet and Angle Positions at Key Life Events for Johnny Cash Directed Angles for 7:30 A.
Figure 10:Secondary Progressions of Planets and Angles for Johnny Cash. 1968-2004 . 1932-1967 Figure 11:Secondary Progressions of Planets and Angles for Johnny Cash.
Venus conj MC Venus sq MC The transit search confirms the 7:30 a. time with a 26:01 Sagittarius .m.M.m. though one might make a good case for using the 7:31 a.m.Table 25: Outer Planet Transits at Selected Events Narrow the Possible Birth Time Range All Times 7:25 A.M. birth time of our previous searches.M. 7:35 A. Uranus conj Mars Jupiter in shadow conj Neptune opp Venus opp Sun Transits 16:44 Virgo 26:29 Cancer 8:27 Taurus 28:19 Pisces 7:30 A. House Neptune incon Venus floods/lost/ Neptune incon Uranus forced move Pluto inconj MC 4-10-1937 Uranus opp Moon Saturn conj NN Saturn opp SN Arrested on 16:59 Virgo Pluto inc Venus federal drug 18:21 Scorpio Pluto inc Uranus charges 10-416:51 Virgo Neptune inc Venus 1965 11:49 Pisces Neptune inc Uranus 7:19 Gemini Uranus inc Venus Uranus inc Uranus Saturn in shadow conj Mercury opp Neptune conj Sun NNode sq Mercury NNode sq Neptune NNode sq Sun Father dies of 6:42 Scorpio Pluto trine Mercury Parkinson’s 19:00 Sag Pluto sext Neptune disease 12-23.00:05 Pisces Pluto trine Uranus 12-2003 at 2:00 3 :30 Virgo Pluto trine Jupiter a.4:15 Sag Pluto trine Sun 1985 16:29 Aqu Uranus incon Pluto Saturn in shadow sq Mercury sq Neptune sq Sun Jupiter sx Venus Jupiter sx Uranus Rushed to 17:17 Sag Pluto trine Venus hospital/ dies 9.
Table 26: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for Johnny Cash 7:30 A. it was the involvement of the angles that left such a major impression on young John. The planets transiting within a shadow range while activating Cash’s natal chart are noted in table 25.Midheaven and a 23:15 Pisces Ascendant as projected by the Jigsaw 2. time is pretty well confirmed. and outer planet transits in the fourth harmonic. some may want to run the transit graphics for the 7:30 a. and died at the 2003 eclipse at 9 degrees Gemini. applying square. The solar eclipse at the time of the devastating flood that destroyed the family house and forced them to run for their lives activated both of Cash’s angles. Given all of the evidence provided by our several searches. the solar eclipse of 1985 involved an angle (his Ascendant) at the death of his father. Clearly.m. a solar eclipse search can confirm any remaining doubts of the birth time (table 26). Not only was the infamous grand opposition of Sun-Mercury opposite Neptune activated. Of course.m. The other two events that have provided hooks for our searches are quite revealing because they share the same solar eclipse by sign and degree. square his Ascendant and conjunct his Midheaven.m. opposition. the 7:30 a. Birth Event 1 House floods/house lost/family moved Event Date Age Eclipse Aspect/Planet/Angle 4-10-1937 5 21:48 Sag Square Ascendant Semisq Moon Inconjunct Pluto Conjunct Midheaven 2 Arrested for possession 10-4-1965 33¾ 9:13 Gem Inconjunct Moon of illegal drugs Square Sun Square Neptune Square Mercury . Cash was arrested on federal drug charges at the 1965 solar eclipse at 9 degrees Gemini. but the eclipse made an inconjunct aspect to his natal Moon—all separative influences confirming the 7:30 a. Similarly. SEARCH SOLAR ECLIPSES FOR KEY EVENTS FOR FINAL BIRTH TIME CONFIRMATION Finally. directions. birth time. and separating square. which includes the conjunction.0 search for progressions. birth time to see the shadow areas traced by the outer planets and note where they activate the chart of Johnny Cash at key life events.M.
The latitudes of their births are so different that Cash's Midheaven and Ascendant are nearly 90 degrees apart. degree." Elizabeth Taylor and Johnny Cash. their planetary patterns will be absolutely identical. the results of a rectification search for a birth time that matches appropriately with life events should be quite workable. CHART COMPARISON OF TIME TWINS! ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND JOHNNY CASH Now that both birth times of our "time twins. "How can their lives and charts be so different if they were born within the same 24-hour period ?" The short answer is that the 18½-hour difference in their birth times reveals major differences in the positions of and aspects to their Moons and their angles—the very factors that distinguish any of us from others born on the same day. However. the house position of the planets will be quite different because the sign rising in one place may Chapter Five . 3. or aspects. whereas Taylor's are nearly 60 degrees apart. Now that you are armed with modern astrological techniques and whatever search tools are available.3 Father’s death 4 Own death 12-23-1985 53¾ 20:08 Sco Trine Pluto Trine Ascendant Square Jupiter Trine North Node 9-12-2003 71½ 9:19 Gem Inconjunct Moon Square Sun Square Neptune Square Mercury The examples for birth time rectification provided in these chapters should show a way into the chart for all astrologers. RECOGNIZE HOW LOCATION AND DATE CAN AFFECT THE ANGLES According to Bernadette Brady in The Eagle and the Lark: If two people are born at precisely the same instant in time but at different places on the globe. 2. There is absolutely no similarity in their angles by sign placement. using standard astrology software for computer searches. Nine degrees separate their Scorpio Moons. Specifically: 1. or using the advanced research features of more specialized computer software. with greatly different aspects and house placements. whether hand-calculating. are confirmed by the rectification searches as appropriately corresponding to life events. the next obvious question to address is.
It is the position on the Earth at any particular time which indicates the position of a planet in its particular semi-arc or house. They do not have the same degree on any angle. 1932. on February 26. Taylor has Sagittarius on the Ascendant with Gemini setting on the seventh. and Johnny Cash’s very late February birth in Kingsland. the sign on one of their angles might echo the other by element (fire. direction. the other angle is hit by square aspect. pp. Arkansas. they do have the same two signs (Gemini and Sagittarius) but on different angles. -- . Rob Hand. 30-31. Further.”2 The angles more usually form a square relationship in latitudes below 40 degrees north or south at certain times of the year near the equinoxes. p. Therefore. "Chapter 12: The Ascendant. 2. earth. however. Bernadette Brady. i. Midheaven and Vertex are all nodes. Rob Hand tells us that "the Ascendant. the likelihood is slim that even one of their angles will have anything in common with the other’s. but any difference of just 4 minutes in their birth times places another degree on the angles and house cusps.1932. is 6:02 Libra and Ascendant 7:31 Sagittarius.well be setting in another. More realistically." Essays on Astrology (Rockport. however. with only a 1 in 12 probability. The Eagle and the Lark: A Textbook of Predictive Astrology (York Beach. when one of Cash’s angles is hit by secondary progression. Astrologers all know the interpretative distinctions between the challenging square aspect and the benign sextile. One connection that might be possible would be to have the same degree on one of the angles. In comparing any set of time twins. but in a different sign. When one of Taylor’s angles is hit by any of the same moving factors. at 33N 51 latitude.. 131. while Taylor’s Midheaven 18 ½ hours later for 2:00 a. which has a latitude of 51N30. or outer planet transit. or mutable). 1982). or water) or quality (cardinal.m. points defined by the intersection of two great circles upon the celestial sphere. Nonetheless. ME: Samuel Weiser. and those distinctions played out in the lives of our time twins.1 Starting with point 3. confirms that to be true. Midheaven & Vertex in Extreme Latitudes. is 25:46 Sagittarius and Ascendant 22:56 Pisces. Cash and Taylor do share a pair of signs angular. and possibly 2 degrees in winter births such as theirs.m. air. England. All far-north or far-south latitudes exhibit such skewing of the angles due to the rapidly diminishing diameters of each latitude belt around the earth and the time of the year. the other angle is activated by a sextile aspect. fixed. on February 27.e. only by accident would the signs and degrees on their angles have any relationship at all. MA: Para Research. even that is a far stretch of the imagination and reality. 1992). His Midheaven for 7:30 a. Not only do the latitudes of Taylor’s and Cash’s births make it impossible to have the same angles (and house divisions). Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. and Cash has Sagittarius culminating at the Midheaven and Gemini on the fourth. With 18½ hours between their births. -1.
California. Such a close hard aspect of Neptune to the Ascendant is a signal of such problems in any chart. greatly compounding the problem with respiratory ailments and issues with pills and alcohol. herself. which describes their many dalliances in romance and relationships whether one counts Taylor's eight marriages or Cash’s notorious reputation for infidelity. Cash’s Sagittarius on the Midheaven placed the career greater than life. Taylor’s Sagittarius on the Ascendant suggests that she. Therefore. Taylor's career is less challenged than Cash’s. On the other hand. . and not so much her career.Cash’s home situation was always changeable. giving a Pisces dwad placement square the Sagittarius rising sign. Taylor’s Ascendant is squared within 1 degree by natal Mercury. he usually was wasted on drugs. frequently interfere with her work. even performing for smaller audiences up until his death. it comes as no surprise that both Taylor and Cash have fought major battles with alcohol and drug addiction. Taylor’s Ascendant is in the 7½-10 degree range. Taylor and Cash do both have mutable signs across the Ascendant/Descendant axis. and Sun. and even when he did show. Cash’s Ascendant is exactly sesquisquare his natal Moon. such as illness. which suggests major life lessons to be learned about commitment and responsibility within the realm of work. In addition. Neptune. Gemini on Taylor’s seventh shows a much different changeability of partners and marriages. they receive very different aspects from entirely different planets. but her close 1¼-degree inconjunct of Sun and Mercury to the Midheaven suggests that circumstances beyond her control. Still comparing the angle placements of Cash and Taylor. That changeable relationship situation for both is further compounded with challenge from both having an Ascendant degree placement in the dwad degree range square to the sign. and Cash’s Ascendant is in the 22½-25 degree range of Pisces. is the Jupiterian icon of greater-than-life humanitarian work. suggesting that he may have had more resistance to illness and personal setbacks than Taylor. Of course. from the early moves and flood to being constantly on the road. Both Cash and Taylor have faced image problems suggested by their Midheavens facing multiple close hard aspects. Cash was notorious for being unreliable about showing up on time or at all for performances. to the extent that his children barely knew him until later years. and have been through rehab several times at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs. Cash's Midheaven is closely square the Moon's nodes by 1½ degrees. both have a long history of respiratory ailments from battles with pneumonia requiring extended hospitalization and life-saving tracheotomies. giving a Sagittarius dwad placement square to the Pisces rising sign.
he remained married for many years and always came home to one . suggesting that he is much more secure in himself. Even though he was noted for coundess extramarital affairs. The excess of inappropriate mate choices and the dysfunctional relationship drama that follows each of them confirm that Taylor faces a lifelong challenge to gain control of her Moon-ruled emotions. which signals a restless inner tension to the personality that keeps them constantly on the go. and the other with the Sagittarius sign and the Libra dwad. one with the sign Libra and the Sagittarius dwad. Taylor's Moon and emotional nature is greatly challenged by the very close square to natal Jupiter and inconjunct to both natal Venus and Uranus. Cash’s and Taylor’s charts show a Midheaven mutual reception of sorts. Nonetheless. suggesting her difficulty in cultivating lasting and meaningful relationships. On the other hand. remember that 9 degrees separate the Scorpio Moons of Cash and Taylor.COMPARE THE DWAD PLACEMENTS OF ANGLES FOR CASH AND TAYLOR Not many astrologers even note dwads. Table 27: Chart Comparison of Close Aspects to the Angles and Moon of the Time Twins Johnny Cash MC 25:46 Sag AS 22:56 Pisc Moo 7:57 Sco Square NNode Ssqsq Moon Trine Sun Square SNode Trine Merc Square AS Sextile Nept Ssqsq AS 10 th House 1st House 8th House Libra dwad Sagitt dwad Aquar dwad Sextile sign Square sign Square sign Elizabeth Taylor MC 6:02 Lib AS 7:31 Sag Inconj Sun Inconj Merc Sx AS 10 th House Sagitt dwad Sextile sign Square Sun Square Merc Square Nept 1st House Pisces dwad Square sign Moo 15:10 Sco Inconj Venus Square Jupiter Inconj Uranus 11th House Taurus dwad Opposed sign Speaking of the Moon. Table 27 provides a visual of the similarities and differences in the charts of Elizabeth Taylor and Johnny Cash that illustrates how time twins can differ so greatly. As discussed earlier. which reinforces the emotional tension and quest for excitement in life. Both signs and dwads describe people who have led their careers in the public eye in a big way. Cash's chart reveals several very close harmonious aspects to his natal Moon. it serves as a useful tool in distinguishing the nuances of the more general sign placement. much less apply the concept of the aspect relationship of the 2½-degree dwad sign to the 30-degree whole sign that contains it. both have the Ascendant dwad (part) square to the sign (whole). Both time twins have their dwads of the Moon in hard aspect to their sign placement. with greatly different aspects and house placements.
Cash’s grand opposition pattern is complicated by a close trine/sextile from the Moon. signaling his unreliability in work stemming from indulging his personal hidden issues (drug addiction) and thereby making it impossible for him to work. Producers. along with her many illnesses. Both have the pattern in mutable houses and mutable signs. the pattern is across Cash’s sixth/twelfth axis. OUTER PLANET TRANSITS ACTIVATE CASH'S AND TAYLOR'S CLOSE NATAL ASPECT PATTERNS SIMULTANEOUSLY One might reasonably speculate that. compounded by miscommunication and/or personal whim. not to mention the connection of the angles or the Moon to the pattern for one and not the other. Taylor’s grand opposition pattern is more complicated than Cash’s because the close square to her Ascendant is more challenging than the more gentle Moon aspects that connect Cash’s grand opposition. and acting colleagues could count on long delays and films excessively over budget if Taylor was involved. whereas Taylor’s is across her third/ninth axis. and wouldn’t they experience similar events? Again. Using the . with similar close natal aspect patterns. we know that both Cash and Taylor have a natal Sun-Mercury conjunction within a 1-degree opposition to Neptune. solar eclipses simultaneously activate the charts of time twins John Cash and Elizabeth Taylor. but very different life events transpired.wife—first Vivian. which indicates that he has a better chance to make emotional involvements work. Cash's near-8-degree Scorpio Moon is trine his natal Sun and Mercury and sextile Neptune. however. As her biography confirms. they tolerated her excesses and excuses because she was the “name” that drew the crowds that made money for them all. plagued nearly every performance or film she made. the short answer is no. because they each have the close natal aspect patterns in different houses. directors. Ironically. wouldn’t outer planet transits activate them for both time twins at the same time. For example. and then June. Taylor’s Sun-Mercury in the third opposes Neptune in the ninth. Cash’s Sun-Mercury in the twelfth opposes Neptune in the sixth. Taylor’s personal whims and demands. suggesting his restlessness and moodiness as part of the problematic pattern. his late-life soul mate. sesquisquare sounds a discordant note. SOLAR ECLIPSES ACTIVATE CASH'S AND TAYLOR'S CLOSE NATAL ASPECT PATTERNS SIMULTANEOUSLY In similar fashion. the mother of his children. but even though the pattern would be activated at very nearly the same time by any outer planet transit. the areas of life described by the different house positions make a significant difference in how the activated pattern is expressed. Only the close. signaling her unreliability of some sort in travel or with foreign locations. but minor.
and the sign. at the next 9 Gemini eclipse. Even when common patterns are activated at the same time. As in the beginning. Hopefully. . the aspects. The degree area of 9 Gemini activated Taylor’s grand opposition pattern as well on both dates in 1965 and 2003. since they only become useful for determining the birth time once narrowed to a few minutes or less. Cash died. it did not activate her Moon. To proceed. The subject provided the following list of 36 event dates. Even in the case of time twins. Thirty-eight years later. 83W01. some of which include times. and on different planes according to any additional connections the common pattern makes with other planets or personal points. and possibly the sign of the Moon. Instead. the differences in the house placement of planets. The solar eclipse at 9 Gemini squaring the sixth/twelfth grand opposition activated Cash’s third house. and May 3l. to a lesser extent. Chapter Six RECTIFICATION EXAMPLE THREE: FEMALE In this example for practice of birth time rectification procedure. the degree of the Moon. in Columbus. and aspects of the angles describe very different character traits and personalities. this study will be helpful to the practicing astrologer as well as the beginning student in providing a strategy for tackling one of the most complex astrological problems we face—rectifying the birth time to appropriately coordinate with life events. however. two solar eclipses at 9 degrees Gemini (square to the pattern) that occurred on May 30. Cash was arrested and convicted for possession of illegal drugs. so in the end: rectification of birth time all comes down to finding the exact position of the angles (the fastest-moving points in the chart) and. the subject was born sometime during the 24 hours (EST) of September 9. 2003. degree. Clients will appreciate more accurate forecasting. signaling another marriage and another relationship in the news. 17 of which were considered major and are indicated in bold type in table 28. the life experiences and events of each play out on a different stage according to the house position. 39N38. During the active six-month period of the 1965 solar eclipse. and astrologers will feel more confident in their forecasts. 1939. it eclipsed her Descendant. brought very different results for each. 1965.same grand opposition pattern of Sun-Mercury opposite Neptune. USA. the subject provided the astrologer with a long list of life events. the degree. Note that event times are not essential. but also made an inconjunct to his Moon. Ohio.
CA Whittier. CA 60 Columbus. CA Whittier. CA Whittier. 1:00 a. CA Whittier. CA Whittier.m. OH 12 13 14 17 17 18 18 19 19 23 23 25 25 31 32 32 37 43 44 49 52 54 54 56 58 59 59 60 Valedictorian at junior high graduation Whittier.m. OH Whittier. CA Whittier. CA Columbus. OH Columbus. OH 61 Whittier. Time Columbus. CA Whittier. 2:00 p. CA 63 . CA Whittier. CA Whittier. CA 29 Stressful work reorganization 30 Honored “Teacher of the Year” 31 Again honored "Teacher of the Year” 32 Retirement from teaching 33 Aunt murdered 34 Cruise Whittier. OH Age 3-5 8 11 Date 5-1943 10-1947 4-1951 7-1952 6-1953 2-1954 2-21-1957 3-31-1957 7-25-1957 5-4-1958 4-10-1959 7-1-1959 6-1-1963 9-1-1963 9-25-1965 9-6-1966 4-16-1971 6-1-1972 8-25-1972 8-1977 1-29-1983 8-25-1984 3-3-1989 10-1991 12-5-1993 3-31-1994 5-1996 5-15-1998 1-1999 4-1999 4-2000 6-21-2000 2-16-2001 2-27-2003 12:01 a. CA Whittier.A. CA Whittier.m. CA Whittier. CA Whittier. CA Whittier. CA Whittier. 2:00 a. CA Whittier. degree Reunites with family Both children move out Death of grandmother Job change Estrangement from godson Father trouble revealed in family Conference coordinator Suddenly buys second home Elected head of organization Sells two homes/moves to new home Whittier.m. CA Whittier.Table 28: Notable Life Events for Female in Example Three 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Event Many moves during WWII Tonsils removed Finalist in Ohio State Spelling Bee Father trouble/ sudden move Place OH/CA Columbus. 6:03 a. CA Whittier. CA La Quinta. 6:29 a.m. CA Whittier. CA Break-up with first boyfriend Premature birth of first child Marriage Death of first child Birth of second child Birth of third child Returns to college full-time College graduation Begins career as art teacher Marriage difficulty Moves to new house Leaves family suddenly Graduates with M.m. CA Whittier. CA Whittier. CA Whittier.
the more important the contact and the easier it is to search. or a planet and/or its close planetary network moving into aspect with an angle. Remember. the closer the orb of aspect. CA 63 67 7-12-2003 7-7-2006 9:00 a. For hand or computer calculation. The third method is the fastest and easiest to search if. There are a few ways to proceed with any 24-hour rectification search: 1. then 2-degree orb. and the Sun and other inner planets may range a half a degree or less. Degrees corresponding to ages at important life events are added or subtracted until a consistent pattern of symbolically appropriate planetary contact develops at the time of known life events. scan the client’s list of major life events and note those important events occurring in close time proximity. in exact aspect. If the client has many major events . 2. consider those within a 1-degree orb. Lock onto a planetary pair. which corresponds to an operating birth time of 12:30 p. So the operating Midheaven would be set at a roundedoff 16 Virgo. the Sun moves from 15:25 to 16:23 Virgo on the birth date. Why such equivocation? In closely aspected networks involving two or more planets. and fortunately. Of course. CA Whittier. One may also start from a fairly reliable reported birth time. and so on. The Moon's position may range within 6-7 degrees of exact. Of course. if either Mercury or Venus is moving faster than the Sun. hand-calculation methods are rare and are less effective for such a complicated task as rectification of an unknown birth time.m. or whether they all worked together to describe facets of one event that unfolded within a close range of time. a chart could be set with the rounded-off degree of the Sun serving as the operating Midheaven. or network of planets. narrowing the birth time search to 12 hours either way. They may be either the easiest or the most difficult to sort out. up to a 3degree orb. If no aspects are exact. In this example. Consider all planets (the Sun through Pluto) and the Moon s nodes to begin the search for the synchronicity of dramatic life events appropriate to the astrological symbolism. their variance could be slightly more. the first method also works well.35 Appointed chief administrator 36 Death of father Whittier. In this day and age of the computer. run a birth chart for noon on the date and year of birth at the given location.m. To proceed. but the second method provides only a shortcut for those who are hand-calculating. If no close aspect pattern is evident. the difficulty may come in sorting out which planetary influences describe which events. For quick hand calculation. the client has a 1-2 degree close aspect configuration in the natal chart. computers and appropriate astrological software are up to the complicated task. one or more of the angles is almost always involved at major life events—either an angle moving into aspect with a planet and/or its close planetary network. 3. indeed.
the “stacking up” of several chart factors activated simultaneously symbolically accounts for the heightened importance of the dramatic life events. if two planets or more form a close 1 degree major aspect network in the birth chart. and/ or major transits of outer planets. Three points activated suggests a more prominent event than two. the astrologer may assume that a close natal network of planets. This computer search “breakdown” is precisely where the trained astrologer may harvest a wealth of information through study of the natal chart's close aspect patterns. Though planets networked in dose aspect are often associated with multiple events in dose succession. The more points simultaneously involved at the time of activation. And. Experimenting with moving the angles to a planet or connected planets symbolic of the event is a good place to begin the search. however.occurring in close time proximity. Even though the aspects differ. In either situation. By the same token. a planet at 6 Aries in natal square aspect to another at 6 Cancer may be directed to a third planet or angle at 15 Libra at age 9 (6 + 9 = 15) to form a Tsquare. It is possible. many of the astrology software programs that contain a research function actually eliminate dates in dose time proximity as invalid for the search. the astrologer has a much easier task of finding past times when the network was activated and aligning them to actual life events. . the more prominent the event or action. and so on with more planets or points in the pattern. the third planet or point at 15 Libra may be directed to 6 Scorpio by age 21 (15 + 6 S 21) to inconjunct the planet at 6 Aries and trine the planet at 6 Cancer. that several planets or angles might be independently activated at the same time. secondary progressions. Study the noon chart in figure 12 for close natal hard aspects. the natal close aspect pair at 6 Aries/Cancer is activated. For example. was triggered by the slow-moving factors of directions. and possibly angles.
but if the birth time is not near noon. and Uranus and Neptune forming the arms sextile to the Moon and trine Mars. of Moon-Mars to the 1degree Taurus Saturn-South Node conjunction. A 21-26 degrees Cancer/Capricorn cardinal T-square. EST / Columbus. . Mars at the tail. A 21-26 degrees earth/water kite pattern with the Moon at the apex. Ohio Placidus houses EXAMINE THE SIGNIFICANT NATAL CLOSE ASPECT NETWORKS In the chart in figure 12.Figure 12: Example Three Chart Set for Noon September 9. that possibly spans 10 degrees in all— way too wide an orb for rectification purposes. 1939 / 12:00 pm. there are three prominent major natal aspect networks: 1. 2. then the orb range of the Moon-Mars opposition is a bit wide for rectification purposes.
accounting for the legs of the T-square. secondary progressions. we know the native experienced such a traumatic event just a few weeks short of age 18. the last. Assuming that the average motion of a solar arc direction or secondary progression is 1 degree per year. When one leg of the 6-point network is activated. Pluto is also in 1-degree orb of square to the Saturn. formed to one of the planets in the network at the time of the tragic event. Without a doubt. the most important connection between planets. narrowing the possible Midheaven degrees to two: 13-14 degrees Cancer conjunct Pluto at age eighteen. and knowing that 1 degree translates to 4 minutes of birth time. A tight 1-degree orb network of the Sun-Venus conjunction in Virgo semisquare to Pluto in Leo and sesquisquare the Saturn-South Node conjunction in Taurus. a 1-degree natal aspect between planets is measured in time at the rate of one day of the Sun’s arc equal to one year of life. For such a dramatic event. and to a lesser extent 29 degrees Leo. one can safely assume that this network is the key to the most dramatic life events. a conjunction. one may further assume that the strongest aspect. Since the network is so close by aspect. In the solar arc direction method. is the closeness of aspect. in the three multi-planet aspect networks for this chart. and since it involves so many personal planets (the Sun and Venus) and personal points (the Moon’s nodes) in hard aspect to the planets that describe life lessons and "hard knocks” (Saturn and Pluto). In this example case. particularly contacts involving the inner planets or the nodes. From the list of life events. the other points are activated within a year or less because of their tight orb of natal aspect. so are all of the others. Of course. Therefore. or third. in this last configuration. pattern connecting 4 planets and the Moon’s nodes within a 1-degree orb is by far the most important for rectifying the chart to actual life events.3.South Node conjunction—bingo! This close 1-degree hard aspect network should provide an easy hook for a rectification search. or 13-14 degrees Aries conjunct Saturn and the South Node at age eighteen. The closest planets in natal aspect or in an aspect configuration provide the very important hook to begin the rectification search. When one leg of the important configuration is triggered by slow-moving factors such as solar arc directions. die astrologer may arrive at a few potential Midheaven positions to narrow the birth time search. Just by calculating the solar arc for the client’s age for a dramatic life event and subtracting that increment from each leg of the configuration. the astrologer may then successfully determine the birth time from life events. one can fairly assume four possible Midheaven degrees at 13-14 degrees of cardinal signs. (Note that the event occurred 6 . the death of a child at a very young age is one of the most dramatic life events and is best described astrologically by the native's strong natal hard aspect pattern at 1-2 degrees of fixed signs involving Pluto square the Moon’s nodes and Saturn. By counting back 18 degrees from any of the planets or points involved in the aspect configuration. or outer planet transits. accounting for the minor aspects of semisquare and sesquisquare of the Sun and Venus.
All of these methods are useful in attempting to find an unknown birth time or to rectify an approximate time to one that consistently corresponds with life events. Secondary progressions of planets and transits of outer planets should help to further narrow the time for activation of the already determined critical degrees noted above. to a shotgun marriage on March 31. Outer planet transits mark time in various ranges from two weeks (a Jupiter transit) to two years (a Pluto transit). DERIVE A WORKING MIDHEAVEN FROM THE "HOOK" ASPECT NETWORK From examining the earlier example chart and listing of key life events. the angles sweep the entire zodiac in the course of 24 hours. The converse is true as well: it is the birth time that determines the angles at a given location on a given date. 1957. a transit of Uranus takes seventeen months to complete its movement across one planet. Therefore. and a couple of hours changes the Moon degree. moving 1 degree every 4 minutes of clock time. Since the Moon moves about 1 degree every two hours and a bit more than 13 degree sin 24 hours. one must also consider the entire time span of the transit's multiple contacts through retrograde and direct motion. not including any stationary or retrograde periods that may lengthen the influence. Similarly. In addition to noting outer planets transiting a natal planet or network. one must be careful when including the Moon or “working angle” in the assessment of the close aspect patterns in the natal chart. In this sample case. the actual drama began in July of 1956 at the onset of teen pregnancy. and turning direct to make a final pass. then first narrow the search so the birth time range is less than 12 minutes. if one suspects that an angle also is involved in the network. or within 3 degrees of exact. Close sequence of major life events suggests the activation of a close natal aspect pattern involving several planets. but the chain of external events commenced from the premature birth of a son on February 21. or network of planets. For instance. the close orb exactitude of the pattern may be in question unless the client can reliably narrow the birth time range to a couple of hours or within 1 degree.weeks prior to the 18th birthday. in the natal chart—crossing first in direct motion. Remember. To offer a word of caution. . Always seize upon the most dramatic life event to begin the search. so we have rounded to 18). one should first consider only the planets (from the Sun out) and/or nodes involved in the network. because a few minutes of birth time changes the angle degree. Therefore. then retrograding back over. it is clear that the time period of 1957 was extremely dramatic because several life-defining events occurred in close succession. locating the positions of the Moon and the angles (the fastest and most time-sensitive chart factors) are the keys to determining the rectified birth time. or simultaneous activation of multiple close natal aspects. even if rectifying only a few minutes of birth time.
one may reasonably eliminate them from the search and zero in on the obvious suspects for the dramatic event described by the natal Pluto and the Saturn-South Node in close square and conjunction positions. it may be helpful to those hand-calculating to reiterate exactly how to arrive at the birth times for these various Midheaven placements.1939.m. but . Since these events spanned from near age seventeen to age eighteen. From looking at a midnight ephemeris for September 9.m. conjunction 2:08 p. we know that the Sim ranged between 15:25 and 16:23 Virgo from midnight to 23:59:59 on that date. conjunction 2:08 a. Since the Sun and Venus are connected closely to Pluto and Saturn only by minor aspect. The angles can be easily moved (directed) to various Midheaven positions with astrological software.m. as well as the possible Midheaven placement 17-18 degrees before contact with each planet or point. Table 29 lists each of the networked planets. This period of a year. as noted earlier. think of the chart wheel as a clock. Table 29: Possible Midheaven Placements Conjuncting the Natal Aspect Hooks at Age 18 Natal Planet Potential Natal Midheaven Sun 28-29 Leo Venus 29 Leo-0 Virgo Pluto 2 Leo 16 -17 to 18 degrees 14-15 Cancer Saturn 0 Taurus 40 -17 to 18 degrees 13-14 Aries rx S Node 0 Taurus 14 -17 to 18 degrees 12-13 Aries N Node 0 Scorpio -17 to 18 degrees 12-13 Libra 14 Natal Event Age / Placement Degrees to Subtract 16 Virgo -17 to 18 degrees 17 Virgo -17 to 18 degrees Aspect at Event Potential Birth Time conjunction 11:22 a. to the death of the child on July 25. 1957.m. as potential starting points against which to test the other important life events. A REMINDER FOR THOSE HAND-CALCULATING Before going further. including the 7 months of fear and anxiety prior to the birth and the many months in shock after the child’s death. Since we have not yet determined the Sun’s exact position.1957. but for hand calculation and for visualizing the concept of moving time. conjunction 2:16 a. conjunction 8:22 a. describes the most important of the 'life-defining” events. the initial search should set the Midheaven 17-18 degrees prior to each of the legs of the close 1degree natal aspect configuration to allow for the building of applying hard aspects.m.m. conjunction 11:26 a.
then 17 degrees (representing the age at the beginning of the series of events) times 4 minutes of clock time equals a possible birth time 68 minutes before 12:30 p.1939 Sept 10. or 8:22 a. it activates the close natal aspect network by semisquare and sesquisquare. Check each of the possible birth times in the same manner. Continuing from age 17.m. In a similar manner. By setting the chart for a noon birth time at the given location and date.m.m. in this case 16 degrees Virgo.. Our search begins with the series of distressing events between the ages of 17 and 18 for a birth time that corresponds to a 29-degree Leo Midheaven. the death of the child just a few weeks short of age l8. From the Sun’s position one day to the next. When directed to the Sun’s rounded-off natal position at 16 Virgo. The range of working time to actual birth time holds true for the other inner planets as well.m. to arrive at a 14-degree Cancer Midheaven that places the directed Midheaven conjunct Pluto at the important series of events at age 18.m. any work in moving the Midheaven to 16 degrees Virgo is only a dose estimate. we must figure that 14 Cancer is 62 degrees before the hand-calculated 16 Virgo working Midheaven at 12:30 p. so 98 minutes divided by 4 minutes of clock time equals 24 degrees past 16 .m.m.are rounding it to the nearest whole degree. MC at 16 Virgo Sun at 16 Virgo + :35 9:30 a.. we may then consider faster timing measures to narrow the gap. Once a consistent alignment of planetary indicators appropriate to life events is determined within 1 degree.m. or 11:22 a. Rather than search for the whole year of stressful events. but an estimate within a 1-degree range of accuracy of the actual Sun’s position. or between the “working time” of a hypothetical noon birth and the actual birth time. which would give a Midheaven at 13+ degrees of cardinal signs. one can make a very good case to zero in on the most dramatic event. so 62 degrees times 4 minutes of clock time per degree equals a birth time 4 hours and 8 minutes before 12:30 p. Your results should match the positions given in table 29.m. is 98 minutes past the 12:30 p... we may calculate either the Sun’s position at noon or work from the time when the Sun is at the nearest rounded-off degree. the possible birth time of 2:08 p. 16 Virgo working Midheaven. If hand-calculating using the rounded-off Sun’s position as the working Midheaven. we may reduce the range of error from 24 hours to 12 hours.1939 Difference 12:30 p. Table 30: Estimating the Sun Position in Example Three (Midnight Ephemeris) Daily Position Sun at 16:06 Virgo 15:25 Virgo + :41 16:23 Virgo :58 12:00 p.m. Sept 9.
135 degrees equals 9 hours of clock time. the timing of conjunctions of possible chart angles to natal planets from each of the potential birth times should constitute the first line of the search. and the Moon’s nodes. In fact. 180 degrees equals 12 hours of clock time. Certainly. or 1 sign. 12 hours earlier or later.m. Saturn. for any moving factor to one of the configuration legs. or one-quarter of a day. and 2:08 a.m. equals 2 hours of clock time. and 1 degree equals 4 minutes of clock time.m. the Midheaven progresses at the average solar arc rate of 1 degree per day (year) to activate this important configuration.m.. times from the 8:22 a. as 11:22-11:26 a. because the conjunction carries much more potential to describe so powerful a life period. such as 2:08 a. It might be helpful to remember that 360 degrees equals 24 hours of clock time. or square to it. notice that the 11:22-11:26 a. rather than the opposition or square. and 2:08 p. the other times that represent when the Midheaven activated the semisquare natal aspect of Pluto to the Sun-Venus conjunction and the Saturn-South Node sesquisquare to it. or semisquare and sesquisquare to it. 45 degrees equals 3 hours of clock time. or count minutes of clock time and divide by 4 to arrive at degrees. REMEMBER THE BASICS OF TIME Let’s return to our example of possible birth times derived from moving the Midheaven to each of the planets and points in the 1-degree natal aspect network for the target year of 1957 at ages 17-18. 150 degrees equals 10 hours of clock time. or 6 hours of clock time. Further. times are only 3 hours and 9 hours from 8-22 a.m.m. So from any of the derived potential birth times.m.m. Six hours of clock time represents the distance of the natal square between Pluto. 30 degrees. Either way works.. 90 degrees equals 6 hours of clock time. Preference is given to the conjunction aspect. so you can count the degrees and multiply by 4 minutes of clock time to arrive at your answer. Of course it is preferable and much easier to conduct the search wit’ appropriate astrology software for the searches. Any potential birth times that are opposite. but this example should help you understand how the angles are defined by birth time. or a 12-degree Libra Midheaven. time.Virgo. or 90 degrees x 4 minutes = 360 minutes.m. and p. Notice in this example that degrees are interchangeable with clock time at the ratio of 4 minutes to 1 degree.. as 8:22 a.. astrology software is far superior to rectifying by hand. . would also trigger the same hard aspect configuration at ages 17-18. separate the 2:08-2:16 am. Notice that 6 hours.
as in this case. the planets involved in this network remain in the same relationship since none of them moves more . and 1 degree equals 4 minutes. the 11:22 and 11:26 a.m. times place the Sun-Venus conjunction on the third-house cusp (Placidus). times place the Sun-Venus conjunction in the tenth house near the Midheaven. birth time places the Sun-Venus conjunction on the twelfth-house cusp (Placidus). and the 2:16 and 2:08 a. Since the same word is used differently in each system and can represent large variances. it is easy to confuse which meaning is intended.m. the reader must always be alert to the appropriate application of the term. or ¼ degree = 1 minute Note: In using the word “minutes” to denote portions of a degree as well as clock time. We are searching for the appropriate Midheaven to correspond with actual events from a possible 360 degrees of a 24-hour day. or ½ degree = 2 minutes 15 minutes. Since 1 sign equals approximately 2 hours of clock time. The 8:22 a. For births in the six months of standard time.m. we can use inductive reasoning to work backward from the planetary configuration degrees by subtracting the client’s age at the event(s) to arrive at the potential natal Midheaven placement. In all cases.Table 31: Conversion of Degrees to Clock Time and Calendar Time to Clock Time (continued on next page) Degrees to Clock Time 360 degrees = 24 hours 180 degrees = 12 hours 150 degrees = 10 hours 135 degrees = 9 hours 120 degrees = 8 hours 90 degrees = 6 hours 60 degrees = 4 hours 45 degrees = 3 hours Calendar Time to Clock Time 1 year (12 months) = 1 day (24 hours) 1 month (30 days) = 2 hours ½ month (15 days) = 1 hour (60 minutes) 1 day = 4 minutes Table 31: Conversion of Degrees to Clock Time and Calendar Time to Clock Time (continued) Degrees to Clock Time Calendar Time to Clock Time 30 degrees = 2 hours 15 degrees = 1 hour 1 degree = 4 minutes 30 minutes. Each potential Midheaven placement corresponds to a specific birth time.
Mercury Trine Jupiter Conjunct N. NARROW THE FIELD FOR ASCENDANT CANDIDATES Once the Midheaven possibilities have been narrowed. Node Opposition Saturn No major aspect No major aspect No major aspect Potential Birth Time 11:22 a. be sure to reserve judgment until other indicators provide enough evidence to set the time of birth within an hour. so the potential Moon error is not more than a half-degree.than 1 degree in the course of the day. . if the Moon is part of the close aspect configuration.m.m. to determine the correct Ascendant for the geographical latitude of the birthplace. at least until the birth time is determined within a few minutes.m.m. or appropriate computer software. The/ other planetary contacts will occur within 1 degree for the given event year regardless or the birth time—especially if the chart is initially set for noon. these additional astronomical events can activate the native’s inner planets to provide further confirmation or rejection of potential times.m. Table 7 gives all of the possible Ascendants for birth times derived from the potential Midheaven search: Three Table 32: Potential Ascendant Times for Major Event at Age 18 in Example Potential Ascendant ASC Placement at Events (Age 17-18) 17 Scorpio 48 5 Sagittarius 18 Scorpio 36 6 Sagittarius 12 Libra 08 0 Scorpio 28 Cancer 20 27 Cancer 44 21 Sagittarius 38 17 Leo 16 Leo 9 Capricorn 30 Aspected Planets at Events Square N. Other factors such as Midheaven or Ascendant ingresses into a new sign or house. For rectification purposes. but most prefer die traditional method of applying the solar arc rate only to the Midheaven and deriving the Ascendant (and cusps) from the birth location latitude.m. directing the Ascendant at the solar arc rate is best. Of course. use the Tables of Houses. 8:22 a. can help in the search if the birth time is narrowed to only a few minutes. However. 2:08 p. 2:08 a. Of the most likely Midheaven and Ascendant combinations appropriate to describe the actual life-altering events of 1957 for this client. the three birth times with no major aspect involving the progressed Ascendant can reasonably be eliminated. 2:11 a. but the real time markers of importance in rectification are the angles and the Moon. and eclipses or synodic returns to the angles. 11:26 a. Some astrologers move the Ascendant as well as the Midheaven at the solar arc rate.
m. Moon Aspects 23:10 Cancer Sextile Uranus Sextile Neptune Semisqua MC 23:46 Cancer Sextile Neptune Sextile MC Semisqua ASC 24:23 Cancer Opposite Mars Sextile Neptune 24:59 Cancer Opposite Mars 25:36 Cancer Opposite Mars 26:12 Cancer Opposite Mars Trine MC 26:49 Cancer Opposite Mars Inconjunct ASC Sesquisqu MC 27:25 Cancer 28:02 Cancer Gemini 28:39 Cancer 10:00 Gemini 29:16 Cancer Square Saturn Sextile ASC 11:00 Gemini 29:52 Cancer Square Saturn Semisqu Moon .M.m. which places the important SunVenus conjunction right on the twelfth-house cusp in the Placidus house system. at the final event very near age 18. time. the death of a child is not adequately described by the late square to natal Mercury. time does not describe so tragic an event. The fact that the client was recognized early as an artist and taught art for 21 years of her teaching career might give more credence to the 8:22 a.Further. then.M. Of course. the Ascendant trine Jupiter of the 11:26 a. Table 33: Example Three Possible Natal Moon 1 -Degree Aspects for 24 Hours Aspects Sextile Sun Sextile Venus Sextile Sun Sextile Venus Sextile Sun Sextile Venus Sextile Venus Semisq Mercury Semisq Mercury Semisq Mercury Semisq Mercury Semisq Mercury Sextile Uranus Sextile Uranus Sextile Neptune Conjunct MC Sextile Uranus Sextile Neptune Sextile Uranus Sextile Neptune A. Remaining.m.m. as possible times for the birth to correspond with these major life events are 8:22 a. unless the time might be adjusted several minutes earlier. but it is apparent that some of the potential birth times not producing consistent results may easily be eliminated. EST. and 11:22 a. Clearly. Moon Dwad Time Dwad 15:56 Cancer Capricorn 12:00 Aries 16:32 Cancer Capricorn 1:00 17:08 Cancer Capricorn 2:00 17:44 Cancer Aquarius 3:00 18:20 Cancer Aquarius 4:00 18:56 Cancer Aquarius 5:00 19:32 Cancer Aquarius 6:00 20:08 Cancer Pisces 20:44 Cancer Pisces 21:21 Cancer Pisces 21:57 Cancer Pisces 22:33 Cancer Aries 7:00 8:00 9:00 Aries Aries Aries Taurus Taurus Taurus Taurus Gemini P. the time must be tested against other major life even could be certain.
Ohio. Now that the natal working position of the Moon is narrowed to 2 degrees. THE ADJUSTED CALCULATION DATE OBSOLETE IN THE COMPUTER AGE Without a computer to search the possible Moon positions. it may be helpful to first use the GMT time. then later convert the time to EST.m.m. or in clock time. its 13 degrees 11 minutes annual motion equals slightly less than one-half a sign per year.m. range rather than in the pioneering Aries dwad of the 3:00 a. we know that the person was a career teacher of both art and literature and even pursued a counseling credential. or movement of 14 degrees 27 minutes. to be adjusted by adding 5 hours of Greenwich mean time correction. and with just an ephemeris in hand. the highlighted times are the most likely to be productive in a search. are tempting alternates. therefore.m. THE PROGRESSED MOON GIVES "SECONDHAND" TIMING ACCURACY Moving an average of 1 degree 6 minutes per month. In our example chart. To convert the Moon’s progressed motion from calendar time to clock time.m. the natal Moon ranged from 12:58 to 27:25 Cancer on September 9. For hand calculation and ease of using an ephemeris. 8:22 a. range. Allowing for each degree of the progressed Moon motion to approximate 2 hours of clock time. because the correction for birth . a bit faster than the average motion. It is almost certain that the natal Moon is in Cancer. it is possible to experiment with progressing it to various planets and points to align with key life events.m. and allowing for the birth in eastern standard time in Columbus. an estimated adjusted calculation date is the most efficient tool if the birth time is within an hour or so of being accurate.1939. the natal Moon possibilities range from about 20:58 to 22:47 Cancer for the two potential birth times we are considering. range and the versatile Gemini dwad of 11:00 p. but knowing the dwad may be helpful if you know enough of the character and personality of the individual to use this handy fine-tuning device (see table 5). it is too early to rule out the other times. Begin by looking in the ephemeris to determine the range of the progressed Moon for the year of several prominent life events. it is more effective as a “finetuning” timing device. though the beauty-loving Taurus dwad of the 4:00-6:00 p. Remember. a bit less than 2 hours. and 13 degrees 11 minutes per year. but the biography is most consistent with the Moon in the more empathetic Pisces dwad of the 9:00 a. and 11:22 a.Table 33 indicates that if the Moon is in 1-degree aspect to any planet or angle. In this case. the progressed Moon ticks by the planets and angles much faster than progressions or directions of the other planets.
The chart should include (1) the client’s age at die event. so if you are rectifying a narrow time range by hand. or 1 month of calendar time for the progressed Moon. to allow for the full 24-hour search for a birth that may be at the beginning of the day (just after midnight) as well as at the end of the day (just before midnight). the results should be the same for those searching by computer and those hand-calculating using the ACD. and so on. add an additional 5 hours to the range. (6) the aspects formed by the progressed Moon to the natal chart on that day. then begin searching for the progressed Moon alignments for the key dates.m. (2) the date of the event. because we have used the ACD birth date instead of the actual birth date for the benefit of those who are hand-calculating. (4) the progressed date. A few of the event ages have changed from the table 28.location is already figured in with the approximate time. If slightly less than 2 hours of birth time equals just over 1 degree. then a computer search is highly recommended. If you have been able to narrow the birth range to one or two possible times by other methods. To search for an eastern standard time (EST) birth. (5) the range of the progressed Moon for 2 days. If you must search 24 hours for the progressed Moon alignment with events. it is much easier to search with a close estimate of the ACD. or the day for a year corresponding date. For additional information on the calculation and use of the ACD. though your software “Help” menu may best detail the procedure. Most any astrology programs will do that task.. The basic point is that the ACD has already allowed for those time variations. It may be helpful to create a chart to track the progressed Moon results. Those using a computer for the search have no need for the adjusted calculation date. One time zone hour should be subtracted for a daylight saving time (DST) birth. An ACD for each time should be calculated to see which one best corresponds to the timing of events. see appendix A. In any event. Remember that searching the progressed Moon contacts is not productive unless the birth time has been greatly narrowed by establishing working angles for a couple of possible birth times. Though our example search covers only a 3-hour range of possible birth times between 8:22 and 11:22 a. and (7) the time range of birth that best fits the event description. (3) the event description. it is not narrow enough to work with one estimated ACD. instead of 1. add 8 hours for a pacific standard time (PST) birth. which is an “artificial birth date” adjusted mathematically to correspond with the given ephemeris position that allows the astrologer to take the planetary positions directly from the ephemeris without further calculation. then we should be able to approximate the timing for the progressed Moon aspects to activate any planets or aspect networks at the times of important events. . the Moon range must cover at least 2 days. Without using an approximate ACD. plus or minus the birthplace time zone increment from Greenwich.
1939. 8:00 a. 10:00 a. . 2:00 a.m.1989 Godson estranged Opp Sun 8:00 p.m. possible birth time on 9/9/1939 with a birth location of +5 hours from Greenwich. 1965 Marriage near end 9/27/39 9/27/39 10/4/39 Apr 16. 6:00 p. 8:00 p.m.1957 Shotgun marriage July 25.m. 1984 Upset /job change Mar 3. 12:00 a. unwed 17 18 25 31 32 32 44 49 Mar 31.m. 6:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 1971 Suddenly leaves family 10/10/39 6-21 Virgo Mar 1972 Breakdown 10/11/39 21 Virgo 6 Libra 10/11/39 21 Virgo 6 Libra 10/23/39 6-18 Pisces 10/29/39 13-26 Taurus Aug 25. and square. Opp Uranus Opp Moon Conj Mars Sq Uranus Opp Sun Opp Venus Opp Neptune Opp Sun Opp Venus Opp Neptune Opp Sun Opp Venus Opp Neptune SqSun Sq Venus Sq Neptune Conj Sun Conj Venus Conj Neptune Opp Jupiter Father trouble— sudden 9/22/39 move Break-up with first love 9/24/39 9/27/39 Feb 21.m. 6:00 p. 8:00 a. 8:00 a. Time 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.1972 Returns home Aug 25. 1957 Death of son Sep 25. Table 34 may be helpful in aligning events to appropriate progressed Moon positions: Table 34: Tracking the Progressed Moon for Life Events in Example Three (cont. 6:00 a. 8:00 p. 8:00 p. corresponds to the 8:22 a. opposition.m. 10:00 p.m. 1957 Birth of son.m. Conj Uranus 8:00 p. Opp Venus 10:00 p.m.m.m.Major events according to possible progressed Moon positions for the example client are sorted by the most dramatic events using only the fourth harmonic aspects— conjunction.m.m. An ACD of February 19. 8:00 a. Date 9/17/39 Moon Range Aspects 11-25 Scorpio 16-28 Capric 10-22 Aquar 15-28 Pisces 15-28 Pisces 15-28 Pisces 12-25 Gemini Est.m. A midnight ephemeris is used to establish the range of the Moon’s movement from one date to the next.m.m.m.m. Then an estimated adjusted calculation date is established from the first of two possible birth times established by directing the angles and progressing the planets to align with key life events. next page) Age Event Date 8 12 14 17 Fall 1947 July 1952 Feb 1954 Event Description Tonsils surgery Prog.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.
and the Moon s nodes should be considered for our example chart.52 58 60 61 63 66 67 Fall 1991 Father’s lewd conduct revealed in family 10/31/39 9-22 Gemini 11/6/39 11/8/39 2-16 Virgo 0-15 Libra Apr /May Sells 2 homes. the 11:22 a.m. progression or direction of the Sun and the personal planets (Mercury through Mars) may provide confirmation to select one birth time over the other. the progressed Moon search can as well be narrowed to activate only the planets in the close aspect network that we used for the Midheaven and Ascendant search. 2003 Appointed college president Jul 1. As you may recall from earlier study. Pluto. 12:00 a.m. 8:00 a. time. moves 1998 Jun 21. but to be thorough. 8:00 a. Saturn. Remember that the ACD is useful only if you are handcalculating. 2001 Aunt murdered July 12. rather than the later 11:22 a. Certainly. 2000 Teaching retirement Feb 16.m. time should be tested using an appropriate ACD as well.m. your computer can more easily and quickly arrive at the exact time of birth for the progressed Moon aspect to be partile for the events.m. MC Opp working 8:00 a. Assuming that the possible angle choices have been narrowed to two or three. inner planet contacts are the most revealing as personal event descriptors.m. 2006 Retires again suddenly Jul 7. 12:00 p. multiple other factors overlap to make the exact timing of any progressed Moon aspect more complicated.m.m. secondary progression. The movement of the Sun is always the same in either the directed or the progressed systems because both are based on the solar arc. In this case. 2006 Father’s death Sq Sun Sq Venus Sq Neptune Conj Mercury Conj Sun Sq Moon Conj NN Sq Pluto Sq Mercury 10:00 a. such as its movement to a progressed planet or angle yet undetermined. The progressed Moon contacts reinforce the time of 8:22 a. 4:00 a. and/or transits of outer planets. since they are the planets of the dose aspect natal pattern. But even with known birth times. 8:00 a. only the progressed Moon aspects to the Sun. 2:00 a. THE PROGRESSED SUN AND INNER PLANETS CAN MARK KEY LIFE EVENTS Other reliable indicators for a rectification search are planet-to-planet contacts established by solar arc direction. 11/10/39 29 Libra 14 Scorpio 11/12/39 27 Scorpio 11 Sag 11/14/39 5-18 Cap 11/14/39 5-18 Cap Opp working 8:00 a. 12:00 a.m. Venus. MC Of course.m.m.m. or the Sun's motion from .m.m.
The temptation is to “guestimate” planetary contacts by applying the average 1-degree solar arc rate. and “Calculating Solar Arc Directions” in appendix C. the client’s working natal Sun for 8:22 a. It is important to remember that the solar arc moves fester at 1:01 minutes per day during the winter months of January and February.one day to the next as recorded in the ephemeris. or to use an ephemeris to count ahead to the event dates. though it does not effectively reveal adequate information to establish the birth time. therefore! the average motion of the Sun is :59 minutes per day. makes many contacts to other planets during the course of the listed events (table 35). and slower at :57 minutes per day during the summer months of July and August. making the Sun’s variance relatively small. Table 35: Progressed Sun Positions at Life Events for Example Three Progressed Sun Position 16 Virgo 57 21-23 Virgo 21 Virgo 54 22 Virgo 48 25 Virgo 54 0 Libra 0 0 Libra 14 0 Libra 40 2 Libra 16 Aspect Contacts of Progressed Sun Conjunct Venus Sextile Moon* Trine Uranus Conjunct Neptune Trine Mars Ingress into Libra Quincunx S. Node Quincunx Saturn Sextile Pluto Approximate Corresponding Life Age at Event Events 1 First child and grandchild 5-7 Excels early in school 6 Early artistic talent 7-8 Severe throat infection/surgery 11 State spelling bee finalist 14 Gains recognition as an artist 14 Break-up with long-term beau 14 Father trouble with law 16 Meets future husband . either by progression or direction. are also useful for assessing important life-periods. such as "Finding the Adjusted Calculation Date” in appendix A. and if the birth time is narrowed to a range of a few hours or less. A synchronicity should be evident if enough events related to individual identity are initially provided. should make exact contact very close to the event date. The Sun moves about 5 minutes per month and about 1 degree per year in either system. Ideally. but the surer course is to rely on good computer software for progressing possible birth times to key life events. or any planet. In your practice work. list the major aspects made by the progressed or directed Sun and see how they align with actual listed events. The planetary contacts of the moving Sun. Consult the appropriate appendix for further information on topics where prior knowledge is assumed. “Calculating Secondary Progressions” in appendix B. the Sun.m. In this example.
MC Ingress into Scorpio Conjunct N.m.m.m.Sextile Mercury 21 6 Scorpio 07 Quincunx Jupiter 15:57-16:03 Sextile Sun 60¾ Scorpio 16:57-17:03 Sextile Venus 62 Scorpio 17 Scorpio 48 Conjunct 11:22 a. In a similar manner.6 Libra 07 12 Libra 08 13 Libra 59 21-23 Libra 21 Libra 54 25 Libra 54 28 Libra 09 0 Scorpio 0 0 Scorpio 14 0 Scorpio 40 2 Scorpio 16 Trine Jupiter 21 Conjunct 8:22 a.m. Also note that the Sun range has narrowed to 6 minutes of arc from the same process of elimination. the progressions or directions of the other planets to key event dates can reveal timing through the stacking up of similar event indicators. birth time derived from the appropriate progressed timing of Midheaven and Ascendant contacts as well as the progressed Moon fourth harmonic contacts to describe most major life events. ASC 63 19 Scorpio Trine Moon* 63¾ 66¾ 66¾ 21 Scorpio 54 Opposite Uranus 21 Scorpio 54 Opposite Uranus *Note that we strongly suspect the Moon position to favor the 8:22 a. MC Square Moon* Quincunx Uranus Square Mars Sextile 11:22 a.m. ASC 27 Square 8:22 a. The outer planets reveal very little about the most important features of the rectification . Node Opposition Saturn Square Pluto 29 35 36 40 42 44 44 44 46 48 50 Academic honors Moves to new house Discontent period begins Talk of divorce Both children move out on own Talk of divorce Focus on organization work Traumatic change of job Still traumatic change of job Hard work—first major conference Appointed mentor teacher Estrangement from godson Retirement Life is good Cruise to Mexico Named college administrator Second retirement Death of father 4 Scorpio 16.
search until close approximations of the Moon and angle positions are derived. and house positions of the contacting bodies. Often such contact provides important supplementary information according to the nature of the planets. It is not uncommon to find that an outer planet that has progressed only a degree or two from its natal position is just as sensitive to contact from another progressing body as it is in the natal position. PROGRESSED TO PROGRESSED ASPECTS CAN CONFIRM BIRTH TIME In some cases. progressed positions of inner planet to inner planet are less revealing because they move only approximately 1 degree a day or less. the rectification search must initially be concentrated upon establishing the angles for the chart that appropriately align with life events. The other progressed to progressed position commonly evident in forecasting or rectification is the progressed Moon activating a progressed planet or angle. Progression or direction of outer planets is particularly evident when moved to contact an angle or an inner planet. However. For instance. To reiterate. aspects. since they often last the course of a lifetime. the progressed Moon moves from its contact to an inner planet natal position to the planet’s progressed position anywhere from several months to years later for full resolution of the issue signified by the natal and contacting planets. progressed planets and angles may make a 1-degree aspect to another progressed planetary position. not useful for determining the birth time. I can’t emphasize strongly enough that the angles and the position of the Moon are the key determiners in searching for birth times from major life events. . in the current example. thereby giving a close estimate of a birth time that matches actual life events. The progressed Moon is an important timing trigger and moves between the natal and progressed positions of outer planets in a few months at most. which made no new aspect to the natal chart. feelings. Similarly. or situations. Generally. For instance. if at age 31 Venus has progressed 32 degrees from its natal position. progressed Mercury moved to 28 Libra 45 to oppose the progressed Saturn when the client moved away from the family. but such a search is useless until the angles are established. and progressed positions of outer planet to outer planet are totally ineffective timing tools. possibly highlighting the period between awareness of an issue to its resolution. the natal retrograde Saturn of 0 Taurus 40 progressed to 28 Aries 45 at age 31. so clearly it was responding to its opposition to progressed Saturn. so the nature of the activated issue may be extended or beneath the surface for quite a long period. during that same year. it may take many years for the transits to move from contact with the natal Venus to the progressed position. The progressed Mercury made no other aspect to the natal chart at that time. Any progression of an outer planet is so slow as to be useless for a rectification search.
and angles. Uranus. Neptune. and Pluto in close hard aspect to the working angles at the dates of major events for a repeated pattern of degree or sign emphasis (tables 36 and 37). activate a 1-degree area of the chart from a few months to 2 years. Neptune.M. Birth A. Moon. The slowest-transiting planets. (continued on next page) 8:22 A. or angles are not such major indicators of life events unless they occur together with several other indicators. ASC 17 Scorpio 48 Square at 10 Square at 11 Square at 11¾ Conjunct at 51 Conj at 24 ½ Conjunct at 25 Conj at 25¾ Conjunct at 26 Square at 66 ½ Square at 67 Table 36: Angles for 8:22 A. including their retrograde cycles. Search the positions of transiting Saturn. and angles also provide important life event markers. Uranus. including retrograde cycles. MC 13 Cancer 59 T Pluto Square at 37 Square at 37½ Square at 38 Inconjunct at 61 T Nept Square at 9 Square at 9½ Square at 9¾ Oppos at 50½ Oppos at 50 ½ Oppos at 51 11:22 A. However. Birth Table 36: Angles for 8:22 A. Birth (continued on next page) 8:22 A. Birth Table 37: Angles for 11:22 (continued) (continued) . the outer planet transits (Jupiter through Pluto) mark key periods and events by their transiting contacts to the Sun. Uranus. or other major aspect. and Pluto. and Pluto transits to the Sun. Moon. so their transits to the Sun.M.OUTER PLANET TRANSITS CAN MARK POTENTIAL MOON AND ANGLE POSITIONS Finally. they are invaluable for activating the angles of the chart at appropriate event times.M.MC 28 Leo 09 T Pluto Conjunct at 16 Conjunct at 16½ Conjunct at 17 Square at 55 T Nept Square at 29 Square at 29 ½ Square at 30 Square at 30¾ 11:22 AM.M. such as Saturn. especially in narrowing the active degree range of the uncertain factors. ASC 12 Libra 08 Conjunct at 36 Conjunct at 36 ½ Conjunct at 37 Conjunct at 7½ Conjunct at 8 Conjunct at 8 ½ Square at 49 ½ Square at 49¾ Square at 50 Table 37: Angles for 11:22 A.M.M. should give noticeable results. Transiting Mars and Jupiter activate a 1-degree area from a few weeks to a couple of months. and therefore any one of those planets moving to contact an angle by conjunction.M. Neptune. Moon.
M. the Midheaven or Ascendant aligns with key events at ages 12.8:22A. a search of solar eclipses at key life events may help to confirm one time over another if the Moon or the angles are involved (table 38).M. ASC 12 Libra 08 Square at 11¾ T Square at 12½ Uranus Square at 12¾ Conjunct at 31 Conj at 31½ Conjunct at 32 Square at 51 Square at 51 ½ Square at 52 Inconjunct at 67 Square at 6 Conjunct at 12 Conjunct at 12½ Conjunct at 12¾ Square at 20 Opposite at 27½ Opposite at 27¾ Opposition at 28 Square at 34 Conjunct at 42 Square at 49 ½ Square at 49¾ Square at 50 Opposition at 50 Opposition at 57 Square at 63 Square at 63 ½ Square at 64 11:22 AM.m. Tables 36 and 37 provide transiting major aspects to the Midheaven and Ascendant for both times and the age at events. In table 36. 8:22 a. See if you can discern which set of angles best fits with actual events. ASC 28 Leo 09 17 Scorpio 48 Square at 1 ½ Square at 20 Square at 2 Square at 20½ Square at 2½ Square at 20¾ Conjunct at 22 Conjunct at 39 Conjunct at 22 ½ Conj at 39½ Conjunct at 22¾ Conjunct at 40 Square at 41 Square at 60½ Square at 41 ½ Square at 61 Square at 42 Square at 61¼ Opposite at 62 ½ Opposite at 62¾ Opposite at 63 ½ Opposite at 1½ T Saturn Square at 1½ Square at 2 Square at 8 Square at 2½ Square at 8½ Conjunct at 9 Square at 8¾ Square at 16 Conjunct at 15 Square at 16¼ Conjunct at 16 Square at 16¾ Square at 24 Opposite at 25 ½ Square at 25 Square at 31¾ Square at 25¼ Conjunct at 38 Oppos at 30½ Conjunct at 38 ½ Opposite at 31 Conjunct at 38¾ Oppos at 31½ Square at 45 Square at 37¾ Opposite at 53½ Conjunct at 45 Opposite at 54½ Square at 51½ Square at 60½ Square at 51¾ Square at 61 Square at 52 Square at 61½ Oppos at 60½ An outer transit search using an ephemeris or computer software should provide the necessary detail to select the correct birth time for the example chart. MC 11:22 AM.m. and 11:22 a. EST. Finally. Recall that we narrowed the possible times to two.MC 13 Cancer 59 Conjunct at 12 T Uranus Conjunct at 12 Conjunct at 12¾ Square at 31 Square at 31 ½ Square at 32 Opposition at 51 Opposite at 51 ½ Opposition at 52 Inconjunct at 60¾ Conjunct at 6 T Saturn Square at 12 Square at 12½ Square at 12¾ Opposition at 20 Opposite at 20¾ Opposition at 21 Square at 28 Conjunct at 34 Conjunct at 35 Conjunct at 35 ½ Square at 42 Opposite at 49½ Opposite at 49¾ Square at 57 Conjunct at 63 Conjunct at 63 ½ Conjunct at 64 8:22 A. 31-32. and 49-50. with a strong bias so far for the 8:22 a. birth time is the best result of the rectification search.m. In Table 37. . few ages at key events align with the working birth time. time. So the 8:22 am.
defining. The recorded birth time can be found at the end of the chapter.Table 38: Solar Eclipse Contacts at Key Life Events for 8:22 A. in which case the astrologer may wish to make this working adjustment to rectify the chart.m.m. the 8:22 a. 19 of which are bolded. pretty close to the derived time of the rectification search. Usually only a small time adjustment from a recorded time is necessary.M. birth time seems to correspond better to life events. EST. Actually. the main point of any rectification search is to adjust the birth time so that the timing of astrological factors consistently corresponds with actual life events. it may be helpful to become familiar with his biography or the list of his life-defining events. Remember. indicating that the event was major or life. Birth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Event Father trouble /Sudden move Break-up with serious boyfriend Premature birth of first child Shotgun marriage Death of first child Leaves family suddenly Breakdown/returns to family Estrangement from godson Retirement from 38 years of teaching Aunt murdered Appointed chief administrator Death of father Eclipse Age 6 Pisces 12 14 Capricorn 14 10 Sagittarius 9 Taurus 9 Taurus 6 Pisces 19 Cancer 17 Pisces 10 Cancer 4 Capricorn 9 Gemini 8 Aries 17 17 1831 32 49 60 61 63 67Date 7-1952 2-1954 2-21-1957 3-31-1957 7-25-1957 4-16-1971 8-25-1972 3-3-1989 6-21-2000 Aspect Oppos Mercury Conjunct 4th Sextile Asc Conjunct 8th Conjunct 8th Oppos Mercury Conjunct Moon Oppos Sun-Venus Conjunct MC 2-16-2001 Trine Mercury 7-12-2003 Conjunct 9th 7-7-2006 Conjunct 7th This sample chart has an actual Ohio birth certificate recorded time of 8:18 a. Chapter Seven RECTIFICATION EXAMPLE FOUR: TELEVANGELIST JIMMY SWAGGART This practice rectification also includes a list of over 40 life events of well-known televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Before beginning the search for Swaggart’s correct birth time. It is important to learn technique for rectification by checking the work against known and verified birth .
as shown in table 39. or 11:47 divided by 2. born sometime during the 24-hour period of March 15. 1. Swaggart: The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist (New York: Continuum.1935. grandma Ada’s death when he was 25 years old absolutely devastated him—even more so than his mother’s death 7 months earlier. though. Such a placement not only brings contact with the Moon’s nodes. This next practice is directed more toward the astrologer using a computer rather than hand-calculating. it also brings in the close square to Uranus. Search the 24 hours of the day. 1991). p. 432. However. Since we can tell from the software “Reports” option. that the Moon moved only 11 degrees 47 minutes on that date. In this preliminary search. or ephemeris. 31N37'48" and 91W33'16". In this case. From Swaggart’s biography. we might already lean toward a very early morning birth time to fulfill the drama of his two close T-squares. could possibly join other planet(s) or point(s) to form a close hard aspect or aspect configuration involving several planets or the Moon s nodes.times before heading off into the murky world of rectification without verification as back-up. one cannot assume that everyone has the natal Moon in 1-degree aspect with anything. Look at the noon chart for Jimmy Swaggart in figure 13 to see if the Moon. Run the natal chart for television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. In Swaggart’s case. and the early morning Moon contacts seem to confirm our suspicion. -- . and if sudden changes in his female relationships have been life-defining moments. And considering his arrests with prostitutes. one should reasonably ask if women have been a defining influence in Jimmy Swaggart’s life. At this point. we know from setting the working birth time at noon that the Moon is not off more than 5 degrees 54 minutes. the Moon with the South Node in square to Uranus seems to fit the drama of his life events. for the most likely natal positions of the Moon. Ann Rowe Seaman. a chart is run for each hour. in Ferriday. Grandma Ada was his mentor and inspiration to make the ministry his life work. Louisiana. adding the Moon to the close natal T-square. moved 5:54 forward or 5:54 backward. Swaggart’s natal Moon could possibly conjunct the South Node if the birth occurred in the very early morning.1 Set the chart for noon (local time) so the Moon cannot be more than 6-7 degrees from exact. Women have been exceptionally important in Swaggart’s life. central standard time. especially since his father was so strict and distant. with one including the South Node and possibly the Moon.
m.M. knowing the dwad. Moon 06:00 Leo 06:29 Leo 06:59 Leo 07:28 Leo 07:58 Leo 08:27 Leo 08:56 Leo 09:26 Leo 09:55 Leo 10:25 Leo 10:54 Leo 11:24 Leo Aspects Trine MC Square MC Sesquisqua Sun Sextile MC Sesquisqua Sun Semisquar MC Sesquisqua Sun Sesquisqua Sun Sesquisqua Sun Sesquisqua Sun Sesquisqua Sun Again. then he doubly exhibits the need to be seen and perform because the first 2Vz degrees of any sign is repeated in the dwad—hence. If. When considered with the possible natal 1-degree aspects to the Moon in table 39. the “homebody” and sensitive Cancer Moon has a Gemini’s eclectic interests and need to communicate. if Swaggart’s natal Moon is in the last couple of degrees of Cancer. the 0-2Vz degree Leo Moon does seem to fit well and place the birth time in the 1:00-5:00 a.tuning device. . is reinforced.M. however. this possibility must be tested further against life events. or 2½-degree subsection of each sign. but at this point the conjecture looks promising enough to pursue. Of course. Table 5 may serve as a handy reminder. Figure 13 is Jimmy Swaggart’s chart set for noon as a working birth time. Moon 29:36 Cancer 00:05 Leo 00:35 Leo 01:05 Leo 01:34 Leo 02:04 Leo 02:33 Leo 03:03 Leo 03:32 Leo 04:02 Leo 04:31 Leo 05:01 Leo 05:30 Leo Dwad Gemini Leo Leo Leo Leo Leo Virgo Virgo Virgo Virgo Virgo Libra Libra Time 0:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 Dwad Libra Libra Libra Libra Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio Sagittarius Sagittarius Sagittarius P. One may analyze the other possible degree positions for his natal Moon. may be helpful if one knows enough of the character and personality of the individual to use this handy fine.m. range. a double emphasis of the traits of the sign.Table 39: Swaggart Possible Natal Moon 1 -Degree Aspects for 24 Hours Aspects Conjunct SNode Square Uranus Conjunct SNode Square Uranus Square Uranus Inconjunct Saturn Inconjunct Saturn Sesquisqua ASC Inconjunct Saturn Inconjunct Saturn Inconjunct Saturn Opposite MC Inconjunct Saturn Inconjunct Saturn Inconjunct MC Sesquisqua MC A. which does still bring the Moon close to the South Node and the suspect T-square configuration. the time between 1 and 2 a. the noon chart is always safe. In case the Moon does not have any natal close 1-degree aspects. For example. but seeing Jimmy Swaggart on television and knowing his biography. Swaggart’s natal Moon is in the first couple of degrees of Leo.
Jimmy Swaggart’s chart has a very close water grand trine between Jupiter. dramatically fell from grace through a “weakness of the flesh. In addition. These very close natal patterns provide multiple 1-degree natal aspects and a good beginning point for a birth time search. So. Jimmy Swaggart became the most famous televangelist in American history. and Mickey Leroy Gilley. For starters. that Mars is part of that closely aspected 23-degree network and makes major hard aspects. Pluto. Further. Notice. too. to Pluto. talented Swaggart chose a different path than his equally talented first cousins Jerry Lee Lewis. Swaggart. by Ann Rowe Seaman. of country western music fame. Narrow the search by the process of elimination using the additional techniques described in previous examples to arrive at the best time for birth. but also the apex of the grand trine.Study all of the closely aspected planets in the natal chart. Though no specific date is attached. this chart has a close nodal axis T-square to Uranus. who. Appropriate directed angles to planets and progressed Moon and planet contacts at important life events are the most important tools to arrive at a reasonable selection of birth times from placement of the Midheaven. The Jimmy Swaggart biographical information comes from an unauthorized biography. everything enjoyable in life always had "Pentecostal sin” attached to it—except for his enjoyment of singing church hymns. which not only provides specific situations and formative events in Jimmy’s life. no matter what time of day he was born. Of course. Due to the strong influence of his mother and grandmother. then by all means include them too. and the Moon may well turn out to be part of that configuration. of rock ’n’ roll and “Great Balls of Fire” fame. and he was scared to death of his father. but also traces the history of a whole family from the early 1930s to the turn of the twenty-first century. who disciplined him frequently with the belt. It is rather like “all roads lead to Rome. especially those within a 1-degree orb. and take note of any networks of three or more closely aspected planets. and the Sion. Use the computer search capabilities or ephemeris to match actual life events to die appropriate planetary patterns when life events correspond.” and in this case. square and quincunx. if a chart provides the semisquare and the sesquisquare aspects in the closest 1degree natal pattern(s). to two legs of the grand trine. Venus opposes Mars and squares Pluto.’’ Here is an extensive list of important events in the life of Jimmy Swaggart to begin the birth time search (table 40): . Swaggart’s parents fought constantly until he was about 16. like many of the other televangelists. so Pluto is not only the apex of yet another T-square.
Figure 13: Jimmy Swaggart"s Chart Set for Noon March 15.m.1935 / 12:00 p. LA Ferriday. LA . LA 13 Ferriday. TX Ferriday. CST / Ferriday. Louisiana Placidus houses Table 40: Important Life Events for Jimmy Swaggart 1 2 3 4 5 Event Brother dies of pneumonia/ Jimmy also ill Date Feb 1940 Age 5 8 9 Location Rio Hondo. LA Speaks in tongues/“saved” in the church July 1943 Preaches of several bomb/ flood prophecies July 1944 Performs at church contests with Jerry Lee Starts stealing/no sports/ first prostitute experience 1947-1949 early 1949 12/14 Ferriday.
Rouge.1958 Spring 1959 17 19 22 24 Ferriday. Rouge. LA Ferriday. Swaggart dies 23 Buys radio station—pays cash 24 Gets license for radio broadcasting 25 Jerry Lee’s son killed in auto accident 26 Begins televising “Camp Meeting Hour” 27 World’s largest daily radio and TV gospel show 28 Expands ministry. LA Ferriday. LA B. Donnie.1961 Easter 1962 July 1962 1967 Jan 1. 1952 17 Winter 1952 Summer 1954 Jan 1. Rouge. 1983 48 . LA B.1973 Spring 1973 1975 Fall 1977 July 1979 1980-1981 June 1982 25 25 27 27 32 33 36 36 36 38 38 38 38 40 42 44 Ferriday. Rouge. TN B. LA Ferriday. LA Ferriday. H. Rouge. LA Ferriday. LA Ferriday. world travel/ Time magazine 29 Major rift between Jerry Lee and Jimmy 30 Trouble with other televangelists— scandal starts 31 Finds daughter-in-law in affair with guitarist 32 Frontline airs documentary on Jimmy’s ministry June 23. LA 47 B. LA B. Rouge. LA B. LA Ferriday. Rouge. born Pneumonia/makes ministry his career Ordination: Assembly of God minister denied 13 Ordination grants Assembly of God minister 14 Mother. Rouge. Minnie Bell.1971 1971 May 1971 March 1973 June 1973 Nov 13. LA B. LA Ferriday.6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Second in high school talent show/ Jerry Lee Jan 1950 14 first Drops out of school in tenth grade June 1951 16 Marries against parents’ wishes/ never dated Oct 10. LA Memphis. LA Gets fired for stealing Suicidal despair/son. LA Ferriday. LA B.1969 April 21. LA 45/46 B. 1960 25 July 9. LA Ferriday. Rouge. LA B.1960 Feb 19. LA National news May 19. dies in hospital 15 Grandma Ada dies of stroke— Jimmy devastated 16 Jerry Lee’s son drowns in family pool 17 First recording/help from cousin Jerry Lee 18 5 gospel records doing well/builds 1st home 19 First radio broadcast of “Camp Meeting Hour” 20 Death of Aunt Mamie (Jerry Lee’s mom) 21 Bestselling gospel album in country 22 Grandfather W. LA Ferriday. Rouge. LA Ferriday. LA Ferriday.
1991 Oct 11. son of rival 36 Swaggart hedges on confession/ Gorman releases photos/ Swaggart makes public confession 37 Defrocked by Assemblies of God 38 Loses Supreme Court case 39 CNN broadcasts photos of Jimmy and prostitute 40 Loses $10 million lawsuit to Gorman 41 Walking pneumonia—very sick 42 Arrested with prostitute 43 News of second arrest hits national news 44 Almost loses tax-exempt status/big fine Nov 198348 Feb 1984 Sept 1985 49 Oct 17.1961. since they are life-defining events. Of course. CA Indio. 38. By scanning the list of important life events for Jimmy Swaggart. LA April 8. 1991 Oct 12. CA Nationwide B. Mars. searching from that key year is a good place to begin. and 56. Rouge. Particularly important dates are June 23 and July 9. table 41 gives possible birth times that could trigger (by conjunction) any of the 2 close hard aspect networks. LA B. LA B.1960. Since we see 3 major life events occurring at age 25 for Jimmy Swaggart. LA Wash. best left for later.33 Dropped by several stations over insensitive Holocaust comments 34 Swaggart Bible College opens 35 Arrested with prostitute by cop.1991 Spring 1992 56 56 56 56 57 Concentrating on the bolded events in table 40 should be the first line of search. Jupiter. The unbolded events are more useful for fine-tuning the final few possible birth times. The first configuration includes the Venus-Mars-Pluto natal T-square interlocked with the natal Sun-Jupiter-Pluto grand trine. 1988 53 Feb 21.Oct 15. 1987 52 Feb 21. Rouge. Rouge.1988 52 B. Rouge. Rouge. and the second is the close square of Uranus to the Moon’s nodes. 1991 Sept 15. LA B. the first of which includes an interlocked grand trine. DC Atlanta. 1989 53¾ June 25. all of which are obvious “hooks” for beginning the search. Venus). Pluto) and the T-square (Pluto. Rouge. Rouge. GA B. one sees an obvious concentration at ages 8-9. Keep in mind that we are reserving judgment on the angles and the Moon’s position until we can establish a consistent pattern of the directed angles making contact with any of these networks at key life events.1991 56 Sept 13. one might be drawn to the interlocking network of the grand trine (Sun. LA B. Working from a noon birth time for Swaggart. Since Swaggart experienced dramatically happy and sad events at age 25. 25. one must experiment with directing the Midheaven as well as the Ascendant to the dates of other key life events to determine if the assumption is correct. . and February 19. 52. LA San Diego.
m.m.1961 2:19 a. 4:05 Aries MC 3:26 Aries Table 42: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 25 Planet Contacted by Conjunction Grand Trine: Jupiter 23:14 Scorpio Pluto 23:56 Cancer Sun 24:13 Pisces Ordained Minister 6-23-1960 2:21 a. MC 28:53 Aquarius 12:23 p.m.m.m. MC 28:01 Gemini 10:38 a. MC 28:57 Aquarius 12:23:30 p. MC 27:09 Libra 11:26 a.m.m.) T-Square: NNode 28:20 Capricorn 6:51 a. MC 27:45 Libra 11:28:30 a.m. MC 28:53 Aquarius Grandmother’s Death 2-19-1961 2:19 a. MC 3:01 Capricorn 6:48:30 p.m.) Cancer if very early birth Uranus 29:21 Aries 12:52 p. MC 25:54 Pisces 12:27:30 a.m.m. MC 28:36 Gemini 10:40:40 a. MC 3:05 Cancer (Moon possible) 29:45+ (12:00-2:00 a. MC 2:22 Capricorn 6:46 p.m. MC 27:09 Libra 6:28 p.m.m. MC 28:01 Gemini 6:48 a. MC 28:42 Gemini Mother’s Death July 9.m.1960 2:21 a. MC 26:27 Pisces 12:30 a.m. MC 28:57 Aquarius Mother’s Death 7-9-1960 2:21:30 a.m. MC 28:42 Gemini 10:41:10 a. MC 27:45 Libra 6:29:30 p.m.m.m. ASC 28:01 Gemini 10:38 a.m.m.m.Table 41: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 25 Planet Contacted by Conjunction Grand Trine: Jupiter 23:14 Scorpio Pluto 23:56 Cancer Sun 24:13 Pisces T-Square: Venus 21:49 Aries Mars 22:55 Libra Pluto 23:56 Cancer Ordained Minister June 23.m. MC 28:18 Aquarius 12:21:30 p. MC 12:49 p. MC 27:39 Virgo 6:30 p.m. MC 27:00 Virgo 6:28 p. MC 26:31 Pisces 12:29:30 a.m.m. MC 4:09 Aries 12:51:30 p. ASC 28:41 Gemini 10:41:10 a. MC 27:35 Virgo 6:29:30 p. ASC 28:36 Gemini 10:40:40 a. MC 3:01 Cancer (12:00-2:00 a.m.m. MC 28:36 Gemini 6:50:30 a. MC 3:05 Capricorn SNode 28:20 Cancer 6:49 p. MC 27:41 Libra 11:29 a. MC 2:25 Cancer (12:00-2:00 a.m.m. MC 28:18 Aquarius .m.m. 1960 2:21:30 a.m. MC 27:41 Libra 6:30 p.) Grandmother’s Death Feb 19.m.m.m.m.m.
m.m. ASC 3:26 Aries At this point.m. ASC 25:54 Pisces 6:21:30 p. MC 28:36 Sagittarius 1:33:30 a. MC 28:41 Sagittarius 1:34 a. 11:45 p.m. ASC 28:01 Sagittarius 12:49 p.m.m. ASC 3:26 Aries .m.m.m. ASC 28:41 Gemini 6:27:30 a. MC 28:01 Sagittarius 1:31 a. ASC 3:05 Cancer (Moon possible) 29:45+ (12:00-2:00 a.m. ASC 4:05 Aries Mother’s Death 7-9-1960 6:30:30 a.m.) Cancer if very early birth Uranus 29:21 Aries 6:49 a. A SC 4:05 Aries 6:46:41 a.m. ASC 27:39 Virgo 11:29 a. when activated. ASC 26:31 Pisces 6:24 p.m.m. MC 3:26 Aries 6:46:30 a. would form a grand cross.m.m.m.m.) 6:48:30 a.m. ASC 28:01 Gemini 1:53:17 a. a highly dynamic configuration. MC 4:01 Aries 6:48 a. ASC 3:01 Capricorn ASC 2:25 Capricorn 11:47:30 p. ASC 28:41 Sagittarius 12:51:30 p. ASC 27:00 Virgo 11:26 a.m. the Midheaven.m.m.m.m. MC 4:05 Aries 6:48:30 a. ASC 28:36 Gemini 6:26:30 a. The point in opposition to the apex planet of each T-square is plotted in table 43.m. it may be helpful to discuss the nature of the sensitive points in a Tsquare configuration.m. We have charted the directed angles.m. and the Ascendant to each leg of the two T-squares and grand trine in the Jimmy Swaggart chart. ASC 4:09 Aries 6:28 a. ASC 27:35 Virgo 11:28:30 a.m. but we would be remiss not to consider the sensitive point opposite the T-square apex planets that. ASC 3:05 Capricorn SNode 28:20 Cancer 11:48 p. ASC 26:27 Pisces 6:24:30 p.m. Table 43: Birth Times Directed Opposite the T-Square Apex Planets at Age 25 T-Square Apex Planet Opposition Opposed Pluto 23:56 Capricorn Opposed Uranus 29:21 Libra Ordained Minister 6-23-1960 6:31 a. 1:50:43 a.m.) (12:00-2:00 a.m.m. ASC 4:01 Aries Grandmother’s Death 2-21-1961 6:29 a.T-Square: Venus 21:49 Aries Mars 22:55 Libra Pluto 23:56 Cancer T-Square: NNode 28:20 Capricorn 1:53:30 a. ASC 3:01 Cancer ASC 2:25 Cancer (12:00-2:00 a. ASC 28:36 Sagittarius 12:51 p.m.
3.m. Remember.3 3 Total 3 9 or 15 3 P. The professional astrologer may prefer to continue reading to find a discussion of the important life events and graphics incorporating the answer—the recorded birth time. and 12-1 p. And. Looking at table 44. columns according to each hour.m. 6 hours of clock time equals 3 signs. one can easily see where the best few times stack up to narrow the detailed search. 1-2 a. or 90 degrees.3 9 3. though do not be tempted to interpret Midheaven o Ascendant signs or degrees without the confirmation of corresponding life events through testing. The student may stop here and proceed with his or her own searches to determine the correct Jimmy Swaggart birth time.3 3 12 3 3 3.3.m. one birth time should gradually become a more consistent marker for the angles to be declared the rectified birth time. The time ranges reflect the tight squares and oppositions that are activated in the natal chart at key life events.m.3..m.3. however. .m.M.By arranging all of the times into a. the 6-7 a. times are in a square relationship to the 1 a.3 18 3. Even though the MC and IC are opposite. one cannot assume that the angle polarities are 90 degrees apart.3 3. Table 44: Finding the Most Likely Birth Times to Search in Detail Hours 12-1 1-2 2-3 3—4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 A. As you proceed. or p. /p..m. Notice the opposition relationship of the 6-7 a. and p.m.126.96.36.199 6 6 3 Now practice your skill at rectification by seeing how other prominent life events align with these important close hard aspect patterns at the appropriate age at the event.m. and the Ascendant and Descendant are opposite. times.. /p. Possible Times 3 (Moon possible 6) 3. and 12 hours of clock time equals 180 degrees.3.m. times and the 1 a.m. Possible Times Total 3.m. it is also possible that such polarized times may correspond to the angles.m.M. and p.m. it appears that 4 possible birth time ranges stand out: 6-7 a. 6-7 p. times.
Only experimentation with the angles and the Moon can provide the necessary clues to crack the case. "Chapter 1: Life Declination Graphics. you will no doubt run many additional charts and graphs of your own in the process of elimination of possible birth times and defend those that are astrologically most consistent with events. . -2.to-planet contacts. Remember that planet. The graphics on the following pages show life progressed declinations." Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer (Basye.astrocollege. http:/ / www. Carol Tebbs. YA: Online College of Astrology.2 secondary progressions. and outer planet transits for some key years in Jimmy Swaggart’s life.Figure 14: Swaggart Outer Planet Transits for Age 25 Using the Noon Time The rectification process of aligning the movement of the angles to make fourthharmonic aspects to key challenging life events is a good first step in rectification. though important for defining some life events.com). 2003. Moving planets to angles and angles to planets by the solar arc method is easiest to work with. but certainly the secondary progression gives important clues as well. Of course. are virtually useless in determining an unknown birth time.
and progressed Venus was trine Neptune. making a trine to natal Saturn.m. but it was a decided improvement from his “stealing and whoring” days when Neptune was there. The hard reality of Saturn fell upon him. transiting Saturn moved across his Midheaven. The Midheaven moving to trine Saturn proved to be his salvation from heading even deeper into bad company (figure 17). squaring his progressed Ascendant and replacing the transiting Neptune that had been there during his troubled teens. 1952. the progressed Moon declination was at a critical crossover point that coincides with the marriage of Jimmy and Frances Swaggart on October 10. appropriate for a commitment. At his marriage. as he pulled away from the church and began stealing and associating with prostitutes at the same time the progressed Midheaven opposed natal Uranus and squared the nodal axis and natal Moon (figure 16). It is interesting to note that Swaggart’s early teen years were extremely troubled.THE SWAGGART MARRIAGE Starting with the life overview seen in the life declination graphic (figure 15). Charts that follow use the actual birth time of 1:35 a. The progressed (solar arc) Midheaven was at 2 Scorpio 49 for the event. which may explain why it appears to be such a stressful period for him astrologically. Seventeen-year-old Jimmy and fifteen-year-old Frances married against the wishes of their parents. . to show more specific details for key events in Jimmy Swaggart’s life.
. as it now moves direct. though a birth time of 5 to 8 minutes earlier than 11:35 a. his progressed Moon declination had just turned the corner from maximum north.m. some of the same situations involving Mars will be revisited. The notable progression in effect at this time was progressed Ascendant forming a grand square to natal Venus.Figure 15: Life Declination Graphic for Jimmy Swaggart Using the Noon Birth Time DEATH OF TWO KEY WOMEN AND MENTORS — MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER At Jimmy’s mother’s death on July 9. as key time for transition from one phase of life to another. 1960. At the time of the death of his mother. so we can assume that. Progressed Jupiter quincunx the natal Moon signaled the loss as well. and Pluto. Notice that Swaggart’s natal retrograde Mars didn’t turn direct until he was 65 years old in the year 2000. would make the aspect exact for the event. Mars. Mars had progressed to his Midheaven (figure 18).
Since his grandmother was his childhood mentor in matters of Pentecostal faith. The . but now the progressed Moon has moved to square his Midheaven (figure 19). on February 19. so nearly the same secondary progressions are in place. her death was definitely the greater loss. 1961. Midpoint of aspect is exactly that—a midpoint that activates a wider-orb natal pattern. transiting Saturn square the natal Midheaven. forms a "midpoint of aspect” that completes the appropriate “stacking up” of stress aspects to signify such a loss. and transiting Jupiter conjunct the natal and transiting Jupiter conjunct the natal Ascendant in square to the Sun.Figure 16: Swaggart Progressions at Age 13 and Figure 17: Swaggart Progressions at Age 17 In addition. Figure 18: Swaggart Progressions at Age 25 and Figure 19: Swaggart Progressions at Age 26 Swaggart’s grandmother died just a few months later.
in this case all of the 23. 1987. and Uranus T-square. Uranus was transiting square his natal Jupiter. Many of us can still remember Jimmy Swaggart’s tearful confession televised around the world for all to see his shame. we see appropriate planetary contacts to describe the loss of one so spiritually close. and Pluto—rather than the expected natal angular Moon. and actually it wasn’t until February 21 of the next year that he had to face the consequences of his actions when a fellow televangelist made public the damning evidence of photos of Swaggart with the prostitute.degree planets were activated—Mars and the natal grand trine of the Sun. Interestingly. but look for this same pattern to be repeated exactly when Swaggart is first arrested for consorting with a prostitute. and the transiting Jupiter-Saturn conjunction was just past the square to his natal Mars and opposition to Pluto. Jupiter. At his grandmother’s death. parallel to natal Uranus.progressed Moon declination in figure 15 has now moved to parallel Uranus to mark the suddenness of the event. the most notable event occurred on October 17. Neptune was transiting Swaggart’s progressed Midheaven. Moon’s nodes. Again. Several progressions and transits converged to bring hard aspects to . SWAGGART IS ARRESTED WITH PROSTITUTE Even though other memorable events occurred in the ensuing years since his mother’s and grandmother’s deaths. when Swaggart was arrested with a prostitute. Ironically. the progressed Moon declination (figure 15) was in the same position as at his grandmother's death. Several progressions had moved into place to form a stacking up of planetary contact that almost always signifies an important life event.
his progressed Ascendant was inconjunct Pluto and square Venus—all indicators that his sexual dalliances would cause big problems. and lunar nodes had all moved into 1-degree orb of longterm hard aspect. Transiting Pluto sesquisquared both natal Sun and progressed Venus. It is for this reason that I recommend isolating the few natal planets in 1-degree aspect as the most reliable way into a rectification search. it is evident that there is always “background noise” from the many other facets of life we all deal with every day and that complicate the rectification search—even at times of major life events. suggesting a major conflict between the pleasures of life and his faith (figure 21). Even working from a known birth time and many life events. outer planet transit. At the same time. It comes as no surprise that transiting Uranus was also activating this same configuration to bring the sordid truth to public knowledge. At the same time. Of course. his solar arc progressed Midheaven had moved to sesquisquare natal Pluto and progressed South Node.this grand configuration that had worked very easily in his life so far. . Swaggart’s progressed Venus had moved to square his natal Sun and quincunx Jupiter. the astrologer searching only a span of a few minutes variance of the birth time is less challenged by such complexities. or progressed Moon contact to the configuration would tumble the row of dominoes (figure 20). Notice also that the progressed Midheaven forms a close double sesquisquare aspect to natal Venus and Pluto at the time of the first arrest—all very appropriate aspects and astrological symbolism to describe one facing problems (Pluto) of reputation (MC) being ruined (in this case the double sesquisquare) through sexual pleasure (Venus). Chiron. First of all. To compound the issue. Transiting Uranus squared Swaggart’s natal Sun and opposed progressed Venus. both suggesting that he may be forced to learn important lessons related to sexuality. so any faster-moving progression. This case provides a sterling example of a very fortunate natal grand trine turning sour from the stacking up of hard aspects by progression and transit (figures 22-24). Pluto. by 1987 the progressed Midheaven. Jupiter squared progressed Pluto and the lunar nodes. Saturn. At the arrest. and transiting Jupiter (not Saturn!) squared natal Pluto and opposed Mars.
Figure 22: Six Months of Transits from Swaggart’s First Arrest to Public Confession Figure 23: Swaggart Transits at First Arrest (October 17. the public learned of Jimmy Swaggart’s fall from grace and disbarment from the ministry when a fellow televangelist got his revenge by exposing actual photos of Swaggart and the prostitute together.1988) PUBLIC CONFESSION ON TELEVISION/ SWAGGART DEFROCKED AS MINISTER Four months later. 1987) and Figure 24: Swaggart Transits at Public Confession (February 21. He couldn’t talk his way out of .
trouble anymore. Interestingly, transiting Jupiter had retrograded away from the cluster of progressed planets in hard aspect at the arrest, only to go direct and hit the cluster again at the time of his public confession. The secondary progressions, and even the outer planets Saturn though Pluto, had not moved much from their positions 4 months earlier, so their effect was still present. Astrologically, I might have chosen Saturn as the master of consequences, but in this case a crisis of faith seemed to be the issue, so the several connections to Jupiter by progression and transit are not surprising (tables 45 and 46). Table 45: Directed Midheaven Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 52 (cont. next page) Planet Contacted by First Arrest (Prostitute) Conjunction Oct 17,1987 Grand Trine: Jupiter 23:15 Scorpio 0:43 a.m. MC 1:04 Libra Pluto 23:57 Cancer 4:31 p.m. MC 0:56 Gemini Sun 23:48 Pisces 9:40 a.m. MC 13:13 Aquarius T-Square: Venus 21:49 Aries 10:40 a.m. MC 28:40 Aquarius Mars 23:01 Libra 10:45:30 p.m. MC 0:45 Virgo Pluto 23:57 Cancer 4:31 p.m. MC 0:56 Gemini T-Square: NNode 29:53 4:54:30 a.m. Capricorn MC 6:05 Sagittarius SNode 29:53 4:52:30 p.m. Cancer MC 6:05 Gemini Moon 0 Leo 23 5:12:23 p.m. MC 10:45 Gemini Uranus 29:20 Aries 11:10:30 a.m. MC 6:45 Pisces Public Confession Feb 21,1988 0:41 a.m. MC 0:44 Libra 4:30:20 p.m. MC 0:36 Gemini 9:39:20 a.m. MC 12:35 Aquarius 10:38:45 a.m. MC 28:20 Aquarius 10:43 p.m. MC 0:05 Virgo 4:30:20 p.m. MC 0:36 Gemini 4:53:50 a.m. MC 5:45 Sagittarius 4:51:50 p.m. MC 5:45 Gemini 5:09:33 p.m. MC 10:05 Gemini 11:08:15 a.m. MC 6:05 Pisces Defrocked as Minister April 8, 1988 0:40 a.m. MC 0:47 Libra 4:30 p.m. MC 0:01 Gemini 9:39:13 a.m. MC 12:30 Aquarius 10:38:40 a.m. MC 28:15 Aquarius 10:42:55 p.m. MC 0:00 Virgo 4:30 p.m. MC 0:01 Gemini 4:53:55 a.m. MC 5:40 Sagittarius 4:53:55 p.m. MC 5:40 Gemini 5:09:18 p.m. MC 10:00 Gemini 11:08 a.m. MC 6:00 Pisces
Table 46: Directed Ascendant Times Conjunct Aspect Network at Age 52 Planet Contacted by First Arrest (Prostitute) Conjunction Oct 17, 1987 Grand Trine: Jupiter 23:15 Scorpio 6:40: 30 p.m. ASC 1:04 Libra Pluto 23:57 Cancer 9:39:20 a.m. ASC 0:56 Gemini Sun 23:48 Pisces 9:40 a.m. ASC 1:13 Aquarius T-Square: Venus 21:18 Aries 5:11:39 a.m. ASC 28:55 Aquarius Mars 23:01 Libra 4:14:45 p.m. ASC 00:20 Virgo Pluto 23:57 Cancer 11:30 a.m. ASC 1:25 Gemini T-Square: NNode 29:53 11:45:34 p.m. Capricorn ASC 5:45 Sagittarius SNode 29:53 Cancer 9:58 a.m. ASC 5:45 Gemini Moon 0 Leo 23 10:04:36 a.m. ASC 7:50 Gemini Uranus 29:20 Aries 5:34:48 a.m. ASC 7:00 Pisces Public Confession Feb 21, 1988 6:37:45 p.m. ASC 0:30 Libra 9:37:30 a.m. ASC 0:36 Gemini 9:39:20 a.m. ASC 1:35 Aquarius 5:10 a.m. ASC 28:35 Aquarius 4:15:30 p.m. ASC 00:00 Virgo 11:28:30 a.m. ASC 1:05 Gemini 11:44 p.m. ASC 5:25 Sagittarius 9:55:54 a.m. ASC 5:25 Gemini 10:03 a.m. ASC 7:30 Gemini 5:33:30 a.m. ASC 6:40 Pisces Defrocked as Minister April 8,1988 6:37:30 p.m. ASC 00:25 Libra 9:36 a.m. ASC 0:01 Gemini 9:39:13 a.m. ASC 1:30 Aquarius 5:09:45 a.m. ASC 28:30 Aquarius 4:15:15 p.m. ASC 29:59:45 Leo 11:26 a.m. ASC 1:00 Gemini 11:43:43 p.m. ASC 5:20 Sagittarius 9:51 a.m. ASC 5:20 Gemini 10:02:45 a.m. ASC 7:25 Gemini 5:30 a.m. ASC 6:35 Pisces
Table 47: Birth Times Directed Opposite the T-Square Apex Planets at Age 52 T-Square Apex Planet First Arrest/Prostitute Opposition Oct 17, 1987 Opposed Pluto 4:33 a.m. 23:57 Capricorn MC 0:50 Sagittarius 11:22:15 p.m. ASC 0:50 Sagittarius Public Confession Feb 21,1988 4:31:30 a.m. MC 0:35 Sagittarius 11:21 p.m. ASC 0:35 Sagittarius Defrocked, as Minister April 8,1988 4:31 a.m. MC 0:30 Sagittarius 11:20:45 p.m. ASC 0:30 Sagittarius
Opposed Uranus 29:20 Libra
11:10 p.m. MC 7:05 Virgo 4:58:50 p.m. ASC 7:05 Virgo
11:07:45 p.m. MC 6:30 Virgo 4:56:30 p.m. ASC 6:30 Virgo
11:07:15 p.m. MC 6:25 Virgo 4:56 p.m. ASC 6:25 Virgo
SWAGGART IS ARRESTED AGAIN WITH PROSTITUTE By the time of Swaggart’s second arrest with a prostitute, on October 11, 1991, his progressed Moon declination had moved to parallel Uranus (figure 15). Though several notable connections stand out in the progressed to progressed contacts, the close 1-degree natal configurations are at the forefront. Progressed Venus moved to the Descendant at the same time Swaggart’s progressed Ascendant moved to inconjunct his natal Moon and South Node, while transiting Saturn opposed them (figures 25 and 26). So now the close natal T-square configuration is activated to bring hidden secrets from the past (nodes) to light (Uranus). And sure enough, Jupiter and the natal grand trine were back in the game. Transiting Pluto moved to conjunct natal Jupiter at the same time the progressed Moon squared natal Jupiter and made an inconjunct to the Sun. Clearly, both closely aspected natal patterns, the T-square and the grand trine, accurately describe the drama of Jimmy Swaggart’s glory as a minister and his demons as a man.
Table 48 shows the possible birth times derived from 3 key life events at age 25 combined with 3 additional key events at age 52, and the same peaks persist from 11 to 2 a.m. /p.m. and 6-7 a.m./p.m., clearly confirming our earlier suspicion that natal chart squares are activated at major life events.
m. Jigsaw 2. Times Age 52 MC ASC 3 P. times./p. Time Estim Moon A.m. With input of only Swaggart’s birth date and location (with no birth time at all) and the 19 bolded dates of his key life events.0 narrowed the possible birth times using outer planet transits.0 software. Times = 57 15 From analyzing table 48 and using the major events clustered around ages 25 and 52.m. it is apparent that good computer search software is a distinct advantage. Also notice that even without the Moon included.M. Table 49 shows an example of the quick search results obtained from the Jigsaw 2.) Hours 12-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 Total Total Moon A. Times Age 52 MC ASC 3 Total 18 Moon+ 6 9 21 9 30 12 15 24 12 6 6 39 3 6 6 3 9 3 3 24 12 9 3 6 6 A. That is not to say that the balance may not be altered somewhat when all major events are plotted. which occur with 50 percent greater frequency than p. Times = 87 3 3 36 240 18 P. is not highlighted because no positions at that hour were active at age 25. The total for 4—5 a.Table 48: Confirming Swaggart's Birth Time from Several Important Events (cont. and progressions to natal planets and possible angles. a distinct peak is found in the a. and much less for the Ascendant with 45 hits. As you continue to search and refine techniques for establishing the working angles and rectifying them with a birth time consistent to life events. Times Age 25 MC ASC 9 P.M.m.M. .M.M. we again find an emphasis on the Midheaven involvement at these key events with 89 hits. an extremely critical year in Swaggart’s life.M.M. times. directions. Times Age 25 MC ASC 3 3 3 9 A.
The following is the thought process of recent Online College of Astrology 202 student Cheryl Manley. in solving the Jimmy Swaggart rectification problem using Jigsaw 2. I’ll next look at contacts to the progressed Sun and angles. Again. and another around 1:45 a. with 7:55 p.m. and transits that correlate. Corresponding Midheaven 1-2 Libra 1-2 Capricorn 1-2 Aries 1-2 Cancer Corresponding Transits Ascendant 0:50-1:41 Capricorn 4/7 1:11-2:22 Aries 3/7 0:50-1:41 Cancer 4/8 1:11-2:22 Libra 4/8 Progressions Directions Percentage Accuracy 4/8 6/8 66% 3/8 5/8 53% 3/7 5/8 56% 3/7 6/8 63% Note that the same time ranges show peaks using all of our search methods: the Jigsaw 2. I would assume that at least one of the angles has to be in that range (1 degree is reasonably close to the tight T-square at 29 degrees [of the Moon's nodes. the spread of possible birth times reinforces the close square aspects of multiple planets as the correct starting point for checking the correspondence of other life events. It is not unusual to find variances of as much as a half hour in recorded birth times and very common to find variance of only a few minutes.”3 She continues: Of the most promising set of contacts [from the Brady search]. Uranus. then oppositions.m.m. This [evidence] rules out the 4:34 p. 6:37 p. Because there are lots of transits ranging from 17-19 degrees with no planets at those degrees.m. and 4 degrees Saturn and 26 degrees Mercury to the Venus-Mars-Pluto T-square.0 Swaggart Birth Time Rectification Search Possible Birth Time 12:39 a. It is clear that the Sun doesn’t move enough between these two times to make a difference.0 and working from the same list of events to sort for directions. seems to be the strongest. time. then squares. secondary progressions. time because the secondary progressed aspects do not line up. 6:39 a. our hand calculations working from a noon time. one cannot assume that it is as precise as the atomic time used today.m. and our computer search with general astrology software to find the angles appropriate for the major events at ages 25 and 52.0 software to search possible birth times. The progressed angles by conjunction only are effective for 8 of the 12 . The correct birth time should show appropriate astrological symbolism at all life events. This leaves me with one time frame around 0:53 a.m.m. [See table 50. which has the angles at 1 and 4 degrees. appears to be the strongest and 0:42 a close second. 0:53 a.Table 49: Jigsaw 2. I also rule out the 7:55 p. Of the longer range aspects.m. and possibly the Moon]. 1:45 a.m..m.] For each of these two times. a close second and 4:34 p. Even though the Swaggart birth time is “AA” data supported with a birth certificate (AstroDatabank).0 rectification software. third.. Working from her table of “Time Analysis” (table 51). one would certainly test other life events for confirmation. 12:37 p.m. Manley concludes that “conjunctions are most important.m. If using the Jigsaw 2.
events (6 clearly applicable to the event) for a birth of 0:53 a. This suggests that the 1:45 a. Cheryl Manley. Conjuncts tMars-Uranus tNNode-Mars Squares tMars-Mars tSaturn-Moon tNNode-Pluto tPluto-Jupiter Opposite 1:45 A.m. time is best. MA. Astro-202 Final Exam on Rectification.M. -- -- . 4. December 2003. MA. Online College of Astrology archives.4 Table 50: Transits to Angles and Planets for Two Possible Birth Times Event Brother died 0:53 A.m. submitted to Carol Tebbs.m. Astro-202 Final Exam on Rectification. Online College of Astrology archives. Manley. submitted to Carol Tebbs. Cheryl. Conjuncts tMarsUranus tNNodeMars tMars-Asc tSaturn-MC tJupiter-Asc Squares tMars-Mars tSaturnMoon tNNodePluto tPlutoJupiter tUranus-Asc tSaturn-MC tMoon-MC tUranusJupiter tSaturn-IC tUranusMars tMars-Venus tMoonJupiter tJupiterPluto tUranus-Sun tNNode-MC tSaturnUranus tNeptuneMC Squares Opposite Marriage Mother died Grandma tMars-Desc died Record success 1st radio show 1st TV show 1st arrest tNept-Venus tMoon-Moon tPluto-Saturn tMoon-Jupiter tJupiterNeptune tNeptuneVenus tPluto-Saturn tMoon-Jupiter tJupiterNeptune tMars-MC tUran-Jupiter tUranus-Mars tNNode-IC tMars-Venus tNNode-Asc tMoon-Jupiter tJupiter-Pluto tUranus-Sun tMars-Moon tSaturn-Uranus 2nd arrest Event Conjuncts 0:53 AM Squares Opposite Conjuncts 1:45 AM Opposite 3. and 12 of the events (9 clearly applicable to the event) for 1:45 a. December 2003.M.
it is generally acknowledged that midpoints of aspect. a time set at a midpoint in range of activating the close aspects at major life events may be considered and tested. on March 15.1952 17 Trine Uranus .m. or one at 1:45 a. sports a large brass plaque announcing it as the place where the great televangelist “Jimmy Swaggart. birth gives a midpoint of 1:20 a. minister of God” was arrested in 1991 for soliciting a prostitute.m. California. or the 1:30 a. and 1:40 a.m. is 52 minutes of clock time. no verification of source is given for that time. Jimmy Swaggart was bom at 1:35 a.. In applying the various timing techniques for rectification to connect with key life events. which is good enough for most of the forecasting work we do for clients. For some interesting local color just a few miles from my home. The Seaman biography states 1:30 a. noted in his biography.m. times derived and supported by most students. next page) Event 1 Brother dies of pneumonia/ Jimmy ill 2 Preaches of several bomb/ flood prophecies 3 Marries suddenly against parents’ wishes/never dated Eclipse 19 Libra 27 Cancer 28 Leo Date Feb 1940 Age Aspect 5 Conjunct MC Oppos Venus July 1944 9 Conjunct SNode-Moon Oct 10.1935. In such cases as this. or 13 degrees on the angles.m. can play a role. But to be considered is the midpoint of the range of aspects connecting all of the planets of each tight aspect network in this chart from Venus at 21 degrees to the Moon at 0 degrees. 1:35. Louisiana.m. than the recorded 1:35 a. the solar eclipses may make close aspect to an angle or the Moon at key life events (table 51). 91W33'16". But other students have supported 1:27.m. After all of the work to rectify a chart. However.In one last search for confirmation of the 1:35-1:45 a. in activation of aspects.m. at best the astrologer can claim only that the rectified time is highly consistent with life events.m. which normally is too wide a range. Table 51: Solar Eclipses at Important Life Events for Jimmy Swaggart (cont. the difference between the speculative times of 0:53 and 1:45 a. 31N37'48". In this case. in Ferriday.m.. however. 27 minutes added to the speculative 0:53 a. and therefore time. birth times.” and classifies the data with the top AA rating.m. So. All such possibilities and variations give just cause to the endless complexity of a rectification search. but one could as well use a 4-5 degree orb for solar eclipses—precisely why they are unreliable for the initial search. which may come close to events. AstroDatabank verifies the time from the donor with “birth certificate in hand. Clark’s gas station in Indio. A range of 3 degrees is applied here. there is better support for a birth time near 0:53 a.
dies in hospital 28 Leo 30 Libra 28 Virgo 28 Virgo Winter 1952 17 Jan 1.1991 56 19 Cancer Oct 11.1960 25 July 9. 1960 25 Feb 19. 30 Virgo son of rival 14Swaggart hedges on confession/ 28 Pisces Gorman releases photos to police/Swaggart makes tearful TV public confession 15 Defrocked by Assemblies of 28 Pisces God 16 CNN broadcasts photos of Swaggart and prostitute 17 Second arrest with prostitute 18 News of second arrest hits the April 8. 1961 25 8 Grandma Ada dies of stroke— 26 Aquarius Jimmy devastated 9 First radio broadcast of "Camp Meeting Hour” 10 Begins televising "Camp Meeting Hour” 11 Finds daughter-in-law in affair with guitarist 12 Frontline airs documentary on Swaggart’s ministry 29 Virgo Jan 1.1969 33 14 Capricorn Spring 1973 38 30 Gemini June 1982 47 Inconj NNode Square Moon Square SNode Oppos Uranus Trine NNode Sextile Moon Inconj Uranus Trine NNode Sextile Moon Inconj Uranus Conjunct Merc Square Jupiter Inconj SNode Inconj Moon Trine NNode Inconj Uranus Square MC Conjunct 7th Inconj NNode Square Sun Inconj Pluto Near ASC Trine NNode Inconj Uranus Inconj Mercury Square ASC Trine Moon Trine SNode Square ASC Trine Moon Trine SNode Conj NNode Oppos Moon Square Uran Square MC Square Venus Square MC 23 Sagittarius May 19. 1987 52 Feb 21. 1983 48 Oct 17. Minnie Bell. 1991 56 . 1991 56 Oct 12. 1988 52 13 Arrested with prostitute by cop.1988 53 26 Capricorn Jun 25.4 Gets fired for stealing 5 111 with pneumonia/ Makes the ministry his career 6 Ordination as minister 7 Mother.1958 22 Jun 23.
0. and possibly the Moon. or the midpoint of the reported time range. 4. which targets the few “high end” researchers. three of which are detailed in this text: (1) hand calculation. . in Jimmy Swaggart's chart. or square and possibly inconjunct. opposition. Remember to include the unoccupied leg of the T-square as a “sensitive point” and just as important as the Tsquare planets. Run a birth chart for noon. giving more importance to the dramatic and challenging events. one must realize that there are several methods to search for unknown or uncertain birth times.national news Square Venus Chapter Eight SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES FOR RECTIFYING BIRTH TIMES First of all. Study the “working noon birth chart” for natal planets and nodes in close 12 degree hard aspect of conjunction. and (3) searching with specialized software for rectification such as Jigsaw 2. For instance. the Moon's nodes. Narrowing the search as much as possible beforehand saves countless hours of work later. using the known date and location of birth to ensure that the Moon’s position is not more than 6-7 degrees from accurate. Search family. If a planet is involved in 2 or more such close aspects. Therefore. 1. and county records for any record of the birth time. Pluto is the apex planet in the T-square with Mars and Venus as well as in the grand trine with the Sun and Jupiter. a workable list of procedures follows. Make a list of at least a dozen important life-defining events. Of course. Set up a table to search the positions of the Moon for 24 hours with the possible 1. though that may be added for a later search. even if not formally documented. (2) searching with the computer using standard astrology software. which few astrologers now use. then list all planets involved. include all of the planets in the 1-2 degree aspect network. 2. and (optional) make note of the dwad of the Moon's degree in its sign. church. Swaggart has another T-square with Uranus. 5. which includes most of us.degree aspects the Moon would make. Going on the assumption that most people will use standard astrology software for the rectification search. 3. though it is by no means the only way. which must also be considered.
avoid interpretation of possible Midheavens and Ascendants that seem to fit until you have substantial important life event evidence to support those assumptions. when directed. 8. Once the angles are narrowed to a few good choices. Column 1: list the planets and/or nodes in natal close aspect. to conjunct each closely aspected planet at age 25. when directed. h. a few "most likely” times will stand out. b. in this case. in this case.m. However. If so. It is helpful to learn as much as possible about the person and his or her response to events. Those are the “narrowed” times that should be used to test the remaining techniques. and see if any of them group together to serve as the “hook” into the chart. I suggest setting up a separate table of eight columns in landscape format for each of the ages 25 and 52 to search the directed Midheaven at the age of event in the hard aspects to the list of closely aspected natal planets. f. Study the list of important life events. Tally the number of hits for each possible birth time from the above tables for the directed Midheaven planet hard aspects at age 25 and then at age 52. columns. g. Column 4: list the corresponding birth time for the natal Midheaven. By the time that both the Midheaven and Ascendant tallies are totaled. Column 3: list the degree of the natal Midheaven (being directed 1 degree per year) in order to arrive at a conjunction with the planet or node at age 25. c. Column 6: list the corresponding birth time for the natal Midheaven.m. Column 8: list the corresponding birth time for the natal Midheaven. 10. Continue the process in steps 6 and 7 for the possible Ascendant contacts for each aspect at key life events. to square each closely aspected planet at age 25. plus a. then start with the 2—4 most dramatic life events. 7. in this case. In Swaggart's case. and then determining the corresponding birth time with the “Rectify” or “Dynamic” function in your software: a. e. and p. to oppose each closely aspected planet at age 25. d. we may sort for 6 events that occurred when he was 25 and 52 years of age. Column 2: list the natal position. .6. If there is not such a grouping of events. Column 7: list the degree of the natal Midheaven (being directed 1 degree per year) in order to arrive at an opposition with the planet or node at age 25. when directed. Column 5: list the degree of the natal Midheaven (being directed 1 degree per year) in order to arrive at a square with the planet or node at age 25. or rounded-off degree or minutes if still undetermined. to determine the Moon’s position and assess whether it may also be involved as one of the planets in natal close hard aspect. even though approximate. Then create a table of three columns with the 12 hours of the day in the first column. 9. run a chart for each of the times.
12. the variance cannot be more than a half a degree. Last of all. In a similar manner. An adjustment of the birth time will not greatly change the Sun’s contacts. an eclipse at the time of the event may activate an appropriate planet or angle. 13. Continue to tally each of the components as you search to find the “stacking up” of astrological indicators most common at important life events. and now the progressed Moon search to the important life events is appropriate. Ascendant. create a table of the planets and nodes of the chart as closely as possible. Remember that there are no hard and fast rules for rectification. If you find an indication that some events occur when the progressed Sun is not in close contact with anything else. 15. and search the outer planet transits to the planets for the age at each important life event. 11. Again tally the results. then add it to the search when more information is available. consider all planets in the chart and nodes. but they can add to the "stacking up” of appropriate astrological factors at key life events that lend weight to one birth time over another. the solar eclipse is not initially useful in determining the birth time. though many possibilities such as midpoints can complicate the matter. If it is too early to determine if the Moon is closely aspected. create a table of the planets and nodes of the chart given as closely as possible. but only some search techniques that are more useful than others. then progress the other planets for the age at each important life event. An outer planet transit not making any notable planetary contact at an important life event may actually be activating one of the angles. By now you should have several tables and several separate tallies of the results with appropriate birth times narrowed to one or two. the search should be narrowed to only a couple of good times.add it to the planets being searched. 14. And there are many other systems of . IC. Now create a table of all of the planets and nodes of the chart with the degrees given as nearly as known thus far into the search. plus one or two speculative MC and ASC positions. but if the initial chart is set for noon. if contact to possible angles is considered. it may be helpful to search the solar eclipse nearest to each important event—usually the one before. Let your final tally determine your choice. but once you have narrowed to a small time range or one or two times. 17. As in the searches for the Sun and other planetary contacts. Again. In a similar manner. 16. begin to suspect that point as a possible angle: Midheaven. At this point. Progress the Sun to its position for the age at each important life event. Transits of the planets Saturn through Pluto may greatly help in determining the birth time and/or they can add to the “stacking up” of appropriate astrological factors at key life events that lend weight to one time over another. or Descendant. Progression of the planets Mercury through Mars will not greatly help in determining the birth time.
and our attitude toward each. get several major life events from the person with specific dates and experiment with birth times at 10-minute intervals from one-half hour prior to one-half hour after the given time to find a consistent pattern of aspect hooks aligning with event hooks. it is important to recognize that life is a very complex interaction between our self-image. a wedding is not always a happy circumstance. you need the rectification lesson— because clock time has so many variations when time-keeping devices were less accurate. Hopefully this book focused on modern astrological techniques will aid the astrologer in understanding why some techniques are more effective than others. but can be joyful play for the dedicated puzzle lover. and I can’t find anything in their charts to reflect this. you may need to widen the search further. If it is hours. It’s a lot of work. and conversely we can determine the birth time if we can get the angles to consistently correspond to major events. Moon. . our relationships. That is rectification. Question: I have two friends who have had major life events in the past couple of years. If you have no clear indicators. One cannot assume that the same event will evoke the same reaction from everyone. It may be fraught with the demands of necessity and pressure from family and peers. right? Question: But the birth time would affect only the angles. roll up your sleeves for some really hard work. Good luck and the best of skill in your efforts at the “rocket science” of chart rectification. Therefore. it is extremely important to interact with the client in rectification work to assess the emotional impact of each event and its mitigating factors to temper the dispassionate number crunching of the rectification search. unless the birth time is off only a few minutes. though. and houses. Then adjust the working birth time to correspond with the events. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question: How can you be sure that any birth time is correct? Carol Tebbs: Aside from the automatically adjusted atomic clock time that is currently in every cell phone and many clocks. Rectification is a mind-bending exercise.astrology not even explored. depending on the accuracy of the hospital’s or nurse’s watch. Carol Tebbs: In that case. In rinsing. Carol Tebbs: Yes. It is birth time that gives the angles. For instance. A birth time easily could be several minutes off from the birth certificate time. our interaction with the world.
Carol Tebbs: One interesting thing about rectification is that sometimes you can narrow the time to 4 reasonable times. and the last at 8:00 a.m. the first thing to test is the solar arc for the age of the person at major events and see where it would have to be in the natal chart in order to reach (progress to) the appropriate planet or configuration to describe the event. I would suspect a birth time that would bring the Moon and Uranus into very close orb of less than 1 degree.m. You just don’t know which one is where. if my client has Uranus conjunct the natal Moon possibly in very close aspect. then I strongly suspect that something major like the Midheaven or Ascendant was contacting that planetary pair. the Ascendant moves very fast through some signs and slowly through others. For instance. are two pairs of times opposite each other but in a different relationship to each other. and I know that her mother and father died of different causes within the same year. 2:00 a. another at 2:00 a.m. is which pair represents the Midheaven and which pair represents the Ascendant. What does that tell you? Question: Oh. The only thing you need to test.). That's why you always start with moving the Midheaven to planets using the solar arc. You really need the very painful life experiences to get a good handle on rectification of the birth time. I would start testing with the Midheaven placed 8 degrees prior to the degrees of the Moon-Uranus natal conjunction. and 6:00 p. Since the event happened when she was 8 years old. Carol Tebbs: Basically. plus you have the latitude variation too—all of which make the Ascendant more difficult to search as a first indicator. 2:00 p. so you have to test them all. Carol Tebbs: Yes. then. For instance.m. but the Ascendant and Midheaven are not 90 degrees from each other. and 20 is better. At least a dozen or more is good. and all match up with the events. 6:00 a. Carol Tebbs: A good rectification is dependent on enough major life events to work from. It is difficult to rectify a birth time for someone with mellow life experience or someone very young. It suggests that you have the angles. .” or possible. or 2 birth times opposite 2 other possible birth times. each 6 hours from each other (one time at 2:00 p. Also.. In fact. and Ascendant events more internal.. you love it when your search yields 3 or 4 times that are evenly spaced.. Midheaven. then experiment with moving planets to the “working.m.. Midheaven or Ascendant—the angles.. Carol Tebbs: Yes. another at 8:00 p. I would think that Midheaven events would be more publicly visible.m.m.m. Question: You mentioned that it is a challenge as to what goes where.
begin with the Greenwich mean time at birth—that is. we subtract the solar arc for the event from the appropriate natal planet or configuration that describes the event. not every single planet and angle in the chart. or at noon. the time zones range from +5 hours for eastern standard time to +8 hours for pacific standard time. Right? Carol Tebbs: Right. the recorded time minus or plus the local time zone difference from Greenwich. Certainly. so instructions here are based on that model. Most astrologers prefer the midnight ephemeris. Most European births range from +/ . and more for countries near the International Date Line. Since we are equating calendar time with clock time. you may determine exactly the number of months the ACD “artificial” starting time will differ from the actual birthday. Yes. So. subsequently. A huge amount of calculation work is saved. you narrow the beginning search to only the close aspect network “hook.Question: Let me get this clear. six months apart to account for the 12-hour difference in planetary positions. Since most of us are not born exactly at midnight Greenwich mean time.”1 To determine the ACD. as listed in the ephemeris. once you have narrowed to two or three possible birth times. because the birth time and location adjustment is already included in the ACD. 24 hours is equal to 12 months. but I suggest that you narrow that search by first working with life events and solar arc increments to personal planets or the Moon's nodes in 1-degree aspect to the other planets. In the continental United States. a full year) until we have adjusted our starting time to allow for the portion of the day that has already elapsed prior to our actual birth. the given planetary positions for our birth date must be adjusted to account for the part of day or night before the birth. Appendix A . we cannot count the birthday as a full day (and. “Consequently.” then expand to all of the planets later.0 hours from Greenwich to —5 hours. or angle to planet contact. if you divide the hours of the GMT birth time by 2. Actually. the person will have a different adjusted calculation date for a midnight ephemeris and a noon ephemeris. It is far easier to derive a one-time “artificial birth date” for a person whereby the planetary positions for transits and progressions may be taken straight from the ephemeris with no mathematical adjustment. and 1 month is equal to 2 hours (table 52). FINDING THE ADJUSTED CALCULATION DATE The sole purpose of the adjusted calculation date is to make any chart movement task easier for the astrologer who still calculates without the assistance of computer software. a computer search does sort for every planet to angle contact.
at 4:15 a. chap. the minutes of the GMT birth time must be added to the hours. CST: 4:15 CST + 6:00 = 10:15 GMT 10 hours divided by 2 = 5 months 15 minutes divided by 4 = 3¾ days. we would divide the number of days into the minutes to find the movement per day: 60 divided by 15 = 4 minutes per day. Example Method One: a client born on June 10. 2003). Latitudes and Longitudes in the World. Beyond Basics: Moving the Chart in Time (Basye. The American Atlas. Ohio -- 1. or The Book of Tables by Astro Computing Services (http://www. we find that Columbus. so we add that amount to get the precise location for Columbus.1936.com). Subtracting from June 10 and using the midnight ephemeris. Find the longitudinal variation of the birth locality from the time zone meridian using a reference text such as Latitudes and Longitudes in the U. Ena Stanley and Carol Tebbs. is in time zone +5:00 and that Columbus is 32' 04" west of the 5:00 meridian. EST.acspublications. at 8:18 a. 5. Ohio. Reducing 15 days. VA: Online College of Astrol. in Columbus.m. USA. Ohio. 1939. If 2 hours is equal to 1 month. The International Atlas. Example Method Two: A client born September 9. the ACD is January ANOTHER METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE ACD 1. Table 52: Converting Calendar Time to Clock Time Calendar Time 1 year (12 months) 1 month (30 days) ½ a month (15 days) 1 day = = = = Clock Time 1 day (24 hours) 2 hours 1 hour (60 minutes) 4 minutes 6. to 60 minutes.ogy. .Next. The adjustment amount is 5 months and 4 days. then 1 hour would equal 15 days on average. In searching the appropriate book of tables.S. rounded up to 4 days.m. Ohio: +5:00:00 + 32:04 +5:32:04 longitudinal time correction for Columbus. or 1 hour..
+24:00:00 -13:18:00 midnight GMT +10:42:00 +23:08:34 sidereal time of the birthday (next to birth date in the ephemeris) +33:50:34 -24:00:00 to reduce to ST within one day +9:50:34 midnight sidereal time of ACD The midnight ACD for September 9. that date is counted as the first birthday even though the client would not actually be one year old until September 9.1939. By assuming the ACD birthday. which in this example would be: + 13:18:00 -12:00:00 + 1:18:00 hours birth is from noon Greenwich. then add the 12 hours to arrive at the noon GMT. is February 19.year method and take the planetary positions exactly as they are from the . England If using a noon ephemeris. or sidereal time. or Greenwich mean time: +5:32:04 EST + longitudinal variation for Columbus. To arrive at the GMT. from 24 hours and add that difference to the ST. Remember. for either a noon or midnight ephemeris.1940. or Greenwich mean time. Conversely. England 4. In the event that the GMT is less than 12 hours.m.2. That is to say.1940. depending upon whether the GMT is a large enough number to do so. to arrive at the LMT of birth: +8:18:00 -32:04 +7:45:56 local mean time 3. Now subtract the appropriate GMT. if you are adjusting the GMT from noon. of the birthday. Ohio +7:45:56 local mean time +13:18:00 hours birth is from midnight Greenwich. Add the longitudinal correction for Columbus to the local mean time of the birth to get the Midnight GMT. either add or subtract 12 hours from the midnight GMT. subtract the longitudinal variation from the time zone. from the birth time of 8:18 a. or -32:04. I can now count ahead in the ephemeris for any age I wish to search by dayfor-a. if you are adjusting GMT from midnight. then use a noon ephemeris to get the adjusted calculation date sidereal time. then use a midnight ephemeris to get the sidereal time for the adjusted calculation date.
ephemeris without further calculation. For example. Most astrologers use the solar arc for determining both the directed and progressed Midheaven positions. To find the noon ACD. and add that increment to the Midheaven. is August 20. 1940. . Working with the ACD is much easier using a midnight ephemeris because you always take the ACD that occurs after your actual birthday. using the June 10.1939. Progression of the Ascendant may be accomplished by adding the solar arc for the age to the Ascendant degree in the same manner as described for determining the Midheaven. Appendix B CALCULATING SECONDARY PROGRESSIONS AND ASSESSING THE YEAR CALCULATION OF PROGRESSIONS The simplest way to calculate the solar arc progressed (or directed) Midheaven is to find the distance the Sun has traveled from the birth to the year or age in question. Add to the natal Aquarius Midheaven at 14:14 a solar arc of 10:06 for age 11 = 24:20 Aquarius for either the directed or solar arc progressed Midheaven. +24:00:00 -1:18:00 noon GMT +22:42:00 +23:08:34 sidereal time of birthday +45:50:34 -24:00:00 subtract one day to reduce to under 24 hours +21:50:34 sidereal time of noon ACD The corresponding noon ACD for September 9. 1936. astrology software programs do all of these calculations instantaneously. many astrologers consult The Tables of Houses to derive the Ascendant degree at the birth latitude from the derived progressed or directed solar arc Midheaven. at age 11 in 1947 the solar arc moved 10 degree and 6 minutes. or use the calculated noon GMT to add to the sidereal time of the birth date using the same formula above. I must add 12 hours to the midnight GMT. birth. Or. Of course.
most astrologers combine transits. Progressions. and house placements must be considered.”1 Once the natal chart and its prominent patterns are well understood. Transits of the inner planets. Zipporah Pottenger Dobyns. Mercury. On the other hand. or 13 degrees per year in day-for-a-year motion. if Mars progresses to make a 1-degree aspect to a natal planet as it is slowing down to turn retrograde.UNDERSTAND THE NATAL PATTERNS AS WELL AS PLANETARY MOTION “The natal chart shows the basic character tendencies we have built into our nature. activated natal aspect networks. add timing detail to the annual forecast. the effect will last only about 6 weeks to 2 months. The duration of active progressions varies greatly. Transits of Jupiter through Pluto. issues are brought to the forefront as indicated by the planets making contact and those receiving contact. In addition. For instance. we can look to the progressed chart—one day in the ephemeris for a year—to get the broad view of the activated planets for the year in question. If the acceptable orb of aspect in progressions is 1 degree. Many astrologers agree that the progressed chart reveals internal changes that are then triggered into action by the transits. then the energy is not released and remains internal. in particular. before Mars moves beyond that progressed aspect. In secondary progressions. with secondary progressions to forecast for the year in question. If an appropriate activating transit does not occur within orb of the progressed planet. In addition. p. only the Sun through Mars move fast enough in 90 days (equal to 90 years) after the birth to form new aspects to the natal planets and sensitive points. or actual planetary positions. the Sun through Mars. could extend the active aspect for many years. Venus. 23. averaging about 45 minutes per day. . it could be as much as 25 days. Therefore. Directions and Rectification. newly formed aspects. -- 1. depending on the planets involved and the nature of the aspect. and Mars have significant retrograde periods. Mars moves much more slowly. so a Mars progression would be active for close to 3 years. the results of such long-term activation will vary widely. because the progressed Moon on average moves 1 degree and 6 minutes per month. Since relatively few exact aspects are formed by progressions to the natal chart in one year. depending on which planet is making the contact according to its cycle. Signs seem to be the least fruitful chart element to explore. if involved in the progression. which. then it would take the Moon about 6 weeks to 2 months to move 2 degrees (1 degree applying and 1 degree separating from the aspect). If the Moon progresses to activate another planet or sensitive point by aspect. or 25 years. The progressed chart shows the unfolding of those tendencies in action. In such cases. and their motion variations emphasize and more precisely time the action suggested by the secondary progression.
If you are looking at an event that already has occurred. the location or re-location of the native is quite important. though only the Moon. the more potent will be its effect on appropriate action. and even the Moon. when dealing with such long-term aspects. Natal interplanetary patterns such as the T-square.Also keep in mind that. the relocated angles. In looking at the outer planet transits to the natal or the progressed chart. and transit charts to signal important life changes and events. however. The astrologer looks for a stacking up of planetary energy from the natal. Many astrologers simply run the progression for the birthplace. Further. but don’t overlook the relocated coordinates for another view of the progressed chart. In any event. surround an activated area by triggering when the average of their distances equals the exact aspect. usually transits. there is little difference from any location in the world. Major transits and . the more significant is the time period for important life changes and events. Next in importance are progressions and major transits involving the Sun or the Moon. which is fine if the native has not moved very far away. The more aspects involving the angles. making one a survivor. Transiting planets within an orb of 1 to 5 degrees can work together to activate another planet by aspect. angles. though the Midheaven is solar in nature and the Ascendant somewhat lunar. or at least a little wiser. The same is true for looking at transits. Use the natal chart for progressions. stellium. many astrologers discount the progressed aspect once it has moved one-half a degree past exact. The allowable orb for any progression is 1 degree applying and 1 degree separating. the aspect diminishes quickly after it has become exact. but the progressed chart based on the relocated coordinates gives the more accurate reading. But. or grand cross often are activated early in life by progression if faster-moving inner planets are involved. and cusps will change appreciably on any given date. Certainly. the effect can be greatly amplified to bring a significant event. the period is better marked by other faster-moving methods to define the stages of the period. Such early challenges can add strength to the character. the birthplace progressed chart can reveal some important details. then it is best to use the relocated coordinates for the transits. but if they are triggered by multiple transits or if they activate a natal planetary network. As a result. either natal or progressed. PRIORITIZE WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IN THE PROGRESSION In calculating the progressed chart. the closer to exact the aspect is. can be significantly different. if the native has moved across country or migrated to or from another country. One or two active aspects by secondary progression may be relatively mild. "midpoint of aspect" is another phenomenon that works when multiple planets. progressed.
As mentioned before. natal configurations are storehouses of information about important life issues. especially as they activate the natal chart. because much of the natal pattern will have unfolded so the client can give some feedback. or opposition. If the aspect is a conjunction. are excellent resources for elaboration on the intricacies of secondary progressions and planetary returns. In any event. When planets that are in aspect in the natal chart are once again linked through progression. but additionally. Certainly. The task is akin to transforming the “still picture” of the natal chart into the "moving picture” of the developing individual shown in the yearly progressions. Finally. the process . with only the backdrop of the natal chart as a guide. though with greater difficulty. the long-term effect of Saturn and the progressed Moon moving together in hard aspect can be especially difficult in seeing the bright side of life. Take note of any such configurations forming in the progressed and transit charts. square. any planets that are joined together by close aspect in a configuration gain special importance. A harmonious progression or outer planet transit to an afflicted natal planet will provide one the opportunity to remedy or more objectively approach the difficult pattern or situation. Remember. and the progression or outer transit brings a hard aspect. the conjunction. she notes the peculiarities of some planetary cycles. Interpreting the chart in time is much more difficult than natal interpretation. Predicting Events with Astrology and Identifying Planetary Triggers. The converse is true. planet to planet progressions reveal more subtle life changes. So. I have often observed what she dubs “Saturn chasing the Moon” as an important long-term trend. LONG-TERM CYCLES SOMETIMES MOVE TOGETHER TO EXTEND THEIR EFFECTS Two books by Celeste Teal published by Llewellyn. especially in charts where the two are in orb of aspect at birth. Strain or challenges to the aspected planet will be resolved once the contacting planet leaves active orb. and opposition are the most notable harbingers of change. Following the angles and the Lights. square. then the condition of the natal aspect will prevail. forecasting work starts with more unknowns. the opportunity is ripe for the natal condition to operate. Realize that interpreting the current patterns for a client is much more difficult than natal interpretation. On the other hand. it is a good idea to note such planetary combinations and their moving rates of speed early on.progressions to any of these bring a personal component to events and often mark major turning points in the life. so an aspect between them can be maintained for years. the Ascendant ruler should be noted for active aspects to signal important life issues. it is important to look at aspects forming within the progressed chart as well as the transit chart. Transiting Saturn moves in its 29-year cycle at nearly the same rate as the progressed Moon in its 28-year cycle. If the birth aspect is harmonious. but such planetary networks can form in progressions and transits as well. Of the aspects.
the solar arc system called directions is a completely different method of forecasting that is totally symbolic. Most astrologers use the solar arc for determining both the directed and progressed Midheaven positions. As well. Of course. 1936. and to the progressed or directed chart. Appendix C . many astrologers consult The Tables of Houses to derive the Ascendant degree at the birth latitude from the derived progressed or directed solar arc Midheaven. CALCULATING SOLAR ARC DIRECTIONS AND ASSESSING THE YEAR CALCULATING THE SOLAR ARC The simplest way to calculate the solar arc directed (or progressed) Midheaven is to find the distance the Sun has traveled from the birth to the year or age in question. In the directed system. To be clear. has one advantage over all other methods of moving the chart in that it is very easy to estimate the approximate motion using mental math to target important years. So when using the direction system. are used by advocates of both systems. FORECASTING WITH SOLAR ARC DIRECTIONS The solar arc system. whereas the progressed system is built upon actual planetary motion. None of the planets will ever be at any of the event placements in real time. the directed planets are interpreted only as they make contact with natal planets—not directed to directed positions as in the progressed system.” “day for month. and only the concept of synchronicity in "day for year. Of course. but the ease of spotting past or forming patterns serves the astrologer well to get a handle on the important life events to open a dialogue with the client.” and "month for year” is symbolic. at age 11 in 1947 the solar arc moved 10 degree and 6 minutes. All chart factors are moved at the solar arc rate according to the client’s age for the target date. Progression of the Ascendant may be accomplished by adding the solar arc for the age to the Ascendant degree in the same manner as described for determining the Midheaven. The directions do have some common links to secondary progressions because both systems move the Midheaven at the solar arc rate of one day for a year. Proceed with caution.of forecasting is akin to transforming the “still” of the natal chart into the “moving picture” of the developing individual. Transits to the natal chart. birth. using the June 10. and add that increment to the Midheaven. the astrologer does use the precise calculation of the solar arc to add to move each of the chart planets and angles. For example. So the natal Aquarius Midheaven at 14:14 + 10:06 solar arc for age 11 = 24:20 Aquarius for either the directed or solar arc progressed Midheaven. Or. the planets and angles for the target year will always be in the same relationship as they are in the natal chart. astrology software programs do all of these calculations instantaneously. called directions.
squares. the time orbs may overlap and thereby extend their action to a somewhat longer period. A direction or even a progression rarely works alone.the Sun in both systems moves at the solar arc rate. experience shows that broader interpretation of potential triggering factors that includes all planets and angles does hold up. sesquisquare. the contact can pass by almost unnoticed. or feelings. Some astrologers hold that the activating transit must be from one of the planets involved in the direction aspect. the Ascendant is derived from the Midheaven and the latitude of birth. The broader interpretation of what can be an activating planet allows the astrologer to use the wide range of his or her predictive tools. In the solar arc system. For example. if the astrologer sees that the natal Midheaven is at 13 Cancer and the natal Moon is at 21 Cancer. When several directed aspects and transit triggers stack up. Another argument for allowing any transiting factor to serve as a trigger for the already aligned direction is the importance attached to such distinctions as chart ruler. square. semisquare. or even the most elevated planet.placed questions to the client. house ruler. The “1-degree orb” rule applies to directions as well as progressions. During the time that a direction activates a planet or angle within the 1-degree orb. If that Moon is closely and heavily aspected with troublesome conjunctions. then the astrologer may question the accuracy of the birth time. One degree marks an activated period of 2 years (1 applying to the aspect and 1 separating from the aspect). once a direction to a planet is in place. The hard aspects formed by the eighth harmonic (conjunction. If the client does not confirm such feelings and events at that time. In short. and other hard aspects. In the secondary progressed system. It may be appropriate to confirm the source of the client's data since the general . Another important advantage of the solar arc direction method of chart movement is that it allows the astrologer to easily assess the accuracy of the birth time by a few well. but suggests that those" circumstances prevailed at a different age not too distant. situations. and aspect. and opposition) are used almost exclusively because this family of aspects indicates action of external notice rather than the static and often internal nature of the sextiles and trines. additional faster-moving planetary contacts such as transits are necessary to trigger the action described by the planets. then he or she can reasonably assume that when the directed Midheaven conjuncted the natal Moon about age 8. if the natal Moon carries several close harmonious aspects. Only the Ascendant and the planets move at different rates in the two systems. and the planets move at their own rates of speed. the Ascendant and planets are all moved at the solar arc rate. any transiting outer planet can activate the direction to a planet or combination of planets in close orb of natal aspect. mutual reception. houses. The principle of the “stacking up” of any moving factors is very important to accurate forecasting and timing of events. the impact of the directed Midheaven to the Moon can be greatly compounded. Conversely. an event involving a change in the home life with strong emotional overtones occurred. however.
Clearly. then by the time the individual reached age 15. A planet or angle making a sign change is felt more subtly by the person than is a house change. Similarly. estimating the timing of directed aspects is valuable for gaining a broad sense of life development. our forecast for him or her would already be off by 6 months by the Naibod average measure (2 minutes more or less than the average solar motion times 15 years equals 30 minutes or a directed 6 months). the client delved into learning astrology. however. In the directed system.public is not so “precision-timing” conscious as the astrologer. angle. it moves from 57 minutes per day in the summer to 61 minutes (1:01) per day in the winter. This method is not commonly used by modern astrologers for two reasons: (1) computers have made calculation much faster and easier so the astrologer doesn’t need such shortcuts. artistic capabilities came to the forefront of activity. or cusp changes sign or moves into a new natal house. Any natal planets late in a mutable house will arc to an angle in childhood. but the actual planet or angle contact is the most notable descriptor of important issues and changes. it is important to remember that exact calculation is necessary at some early point. when the directed Sun moved from Virgo to Libra. If we direct the chart using only the Sun's average motion of 59'08" and always apply that constant to move the whole chart to a target year. Only if many major life events do not seem to align with the directed indicators should the astrologer consider rectifying the chart to a time when the events match the astrological indicators. If a person was born near either the summer or the winter solstice. Even though we can say that the Sun averages 59 minutes and 8 seconds of motion each day. about 30 years later. natal planets late in the mutable houses and early in the cardinal houses are the most important in the formative years because they will be moved to the natal angles during childhood. It is no wonder that the Gauquelins found the 10 degrees before each angle and the 5 degrees . Rectification is a complicated process even in the hands of a professional astrologer. we are using the Naibod method of direction. For instance. but the directed chart may provide the first clues to the need for that infrequently used process. Any change of sign or house brings a new perspective on the issues described by the planet(s). the first Saturn half-cycle. Keep in mind that the whole directed chart of planets and angles moves together in tandem at the same rate. planets early in the cardinal houses take added importance in childhood because the angles will be directed to contact them sometime during the first Saturn cycle of life—indeed. Other signals of important change are suggested by the directed chart when a planet. Of course. and (2) the system proves to be increasingly inaccurate in forecasting life events or situations as the Sun’s arc lengthens or shortens according to the seasons. such loose accuracy is inexcusable for the modern astrologer. so closely aspected planets or angles in the natal chart change signs or houses almost simultaneously. when the directed Sun moved into Scorpio.
When Mars is the arcing planet. when Saturn is the arcing planet. nor is age 60 so full of unbridled opportunity for everyone. all are sextile. Next. every planet and angle is semisquare. the person s intellect is alerted to action (unless clouded by a Neptune contact). the semisquare will occur between 42 and 46 years. At age 30. it breaks down during periods of major or minor aspects. his or her emotions are deeply invested in the issue. the individual becomes more responsible and cautious. Yes. and at 90.” In interpreting directions.” and “transition planning. everyone who reaches age 90 does not have the extreme challenges of so many squares forming at once. there will be issues! Many modern astrologers use both the solar arc directed system and the secondary progressed system. the arcing planet (the one that is moving to contact a natal position) takes the lead. they are all square. When the arcing planet is the Sun. every planet and angle is semisextile to its natal position. unlike in the progressed system. The interpretation begins with the symbolism of the arcing planet. The outer planets are more societal than interpersonal. but their contact by direction lasts no longer than the direction of an inner planet. then that of the receiving planet. the individual chooses to see only what fits his or her worldview.after to be so prominent in distinguishing the careers of thousands of famous and notable people. The solar arcs for these periods are more meaningful as marking life-turning points that occur within a range of years for the effective solar arc depending on whether the Sun is moving faster or slower. at age 60. and the square between 88 and 92 years. It looks like we have described the very normal stages of life: "mid-life crisis. one’s enthusiasm is drawn to issues of faith and philosophy that sometimes are expressed in a spiritual search or higher education. however. when Uranus is the arcing planet. when Neptune is the arcing planet. The directed system has many pluses for ease of calculation and spotting the formation of planetary contacts. regardless of evidence to the contrary. Certainly. the individual stirs things up. the person can become obsessive and pushy about the activated issues—and with a Pluto contact. So. Some astrologers even use the faster progressed Moon for timing in the . and when Venus is the arcing planet. the Gauquelins confirmed that the peaks of prominence occur about 5 degrees back into the mutable houses. with much activity almost in overdrive. at age 45. the individual brings focus and conviction to the picture. and when Pluto is the arcing planet. when Jupiter is the arcing planet. the sextile between 58 and 62 years. the individual is attuned to creating beauty in his or her environment and harmony in his or her relationships. consider the house positions of both the arcing and contacted planets to describe the areas of life affected. when Mercury is the arcing planet. with a greater need to be in control in the areas of the activated houses. the need to express individuality is at the forefront. either as a double confirmation for unfolding patterns or to derive the benefits and strengths of each system.” “retirement planning. when the arcing planet is the Moon.
Europe was building the system of Solar Arcs to eventually bloom with the Cosmobiological work formulated by Reinhold Ebertin. the outer planets Jupiter through Pluto. their signs. the faster-moving bodies. the natal condition of those planets. the Moon s nodes. characterizes the difference between the two systems thus: Secondary Progression measurements simply can not match the vast spectrum of arcs and midpoint pictures possible in the Solar Arc system. however. and. the Sun through Mars.1 Appendix D TIMING MONTHS AND YEARS WITH OUTER PLANET TRANSITS We have been working with generic planetary cycles and synodic returns of planetary pairs to set the backdrop for important life periods. To complicate the matter. The good news. and the asteroids. Astrology on two continents developed in different directions to harness the cycles of time. -1. and. Prediction in Astrology: A Master Volume of Technique and Practice (St. Noel Tyl. with another. we must deal with a complex web of transiting planets and lesser bodies all at the same time: most importantly. to a lesser extent. For this reason. both applying and separating. MN: Llewellyn Publications. their transit and natal house positions. it is very important to be very familiar with the natal chart before applying the moving factors for interpretation. the importance of the natal position and aspects to the planet making the generic cycle and / or the natal condition of the planet(s) activated by the synodic return of a given planetary pair became evident.directed system. to a lesser extent. A transit making contact activates the energy described by the planets involved: the current aspect and applicable orb. is that both symbolic methods of moving the natal chart to a given time period—secondary progressions and directions—use transits to provide the activating trigger for the current planetary symbolism. by aspect. A transit is the actual planetary contact of one body. the Moon. together the most powerful prediction system we have in astrology. Noel Tyl. Meanwhile. In that study. Paul. -- . p. 1991). a noted proponent of the solar arc direction method. It is interesting to note that the system of Secondary Progressions was introduced to the United States by British astrologers at the turn of the [20th] century. 78. but most rely on outer planet transits to serve as the faster timing factors to more precisely set the life events in time. It is our time now—for astrologers in the United States to work with Solar Arcs in tandem with transits. Chiron.
and return cycles to each of your natal planets and angles. don’t forget that. For hand calculation. Table 53 may aid your understanding of the Pluto cycle for the various generations of people whose charts you have selected to study. you can still estimate the year when that planet will make its generic quarter. a 15-degree Virgo Sun would have its separating sextile at 15 Scorpio. The ephemeris should confirm your estimate. Table 53: Transiting Pluto Square Natal Pluto by Decade Birth Date Average Age at Pluto Square 1800-1810 88-89 1810-1820 89-91 1820-1830 90-91 1830-1840 89-91 1840-1850 86-89 1850-1860 83-86 1860-1870 80-83 1870-1880 75-80 1880-1890 71-75 1890-1900 65-71 1900-1910 59-65 1910-1920 54-59 1920-1930 49-54 1930-1940 45—49 1940-1950 40-45 1950-1960 38-40 1960-1970 37-38 1970-1980 37-39 1980-1990 40-43 1990-2000 43-48 I would suggest that the first task to be completed for any transit search is to calculate the "sensitive point listing” available in most astrology programs. half. when Pluto’s average of 20 years in each sign speeded up to 14 years. take each planet and chart angle and add the number of degrees for each aspect to the natal position.Just because we are now looking at actual planetary transits. The only notable variation will come from the planet Pluto for those born in the later half of the twentieth century. its . its separating square at 15 Sagittarius. which will have the same degree but in another sign. knowing the complete cycle period of an outer planet. For example. The “sensitive point listing” gives all aspects to all planets and angles through the signs beginning with Aries for the given chart.
inconjunct. several progressions were active as well to describe the tragic event.separating trine at 15 Capricorn. and so on to plot the applying aspects to the Sun. and transiting Uranus trine Jupiter. square. the 5-degree orb MoonSaturn-Mars T-square is not as important or dominant when activated by progression. or the network. then that is a good place to begin. I would further recommend a search of the major aspects (conjunction. When each planet and angle is plotted in such a way. because when one arm. For example. or leg. The transit of Pluto sextile the North Node and trine Saturn. Another important factor in synthesizing transit interpretation is the “stacking up” of several moving factors at once. For example. in the client’s chart developed in chapter 6. review the close orb (1 to 2 degree) aspect networks between the chart planets. pay major attention to transits to natal planets and points in tight 1-degree orb aspect. direction. Further. is activated by transit. and its opposition at 15 Pisces. but some good did transpire at nearly the same time. and semisquare the Stan-Venus-twelfth at the same time transit Uranus was square the Moon s nodes-Saturn and conjunct Pluto at the baby’s death. the effect is greatly amplified and impossible to ignore. I have found that the first pass of the transit over the sensitive natal chart point or planet brings an awakening to the issue in the nature of the planets involved and their house placements. then list the aspect in the year of the retrograde hit. Then. transiting Neptune was conjunct the North Node. When the 5-degree orb Moon-Saturn-Mars T-square is activated. In my many years of consulting. the issue is resolved and/or the consequences become evident. square Pluto. The first child was born and died five months later. Even a Saturn transit would take about 10 months or the better part of a year to make the span. the transit effect is greatly lessened because a Pluto transit would take several years to span the 10 degrees from the beginning to the end of the natal aspect network. opposition. opposite Saturn. For this study. its separating inconjunct at 15 Aquarius. In addition. at the final direct aspect by the transiting planet. It is on the retrograde pass that action is most often initiated. If you are familiar with the sensitive points in your own chart. when a planet passes the degree but returns to it in retrograde motion. the other planets in the network will be activated shortly for a much more dramatic effect. then list them in degree order beginning with 0 degrees Aries. or transit as the 1-degree conjunction of Sun-Venus on the twelfth-house cusp sesquisquare/ semisquare to the 1-degree orb aspects to Saturn-Pluto and the Moon’s nodes T-square. To repeat the mantra. trine. However. When a transit activates those closely aspected natal planets. And to top it all off. Of course. and sextile) only in exact aspect contact—no orbs. thereby allowing more time to adjust to change and deal with issues brought to the forefront by the transit. transiting Saturn was square the Sun-Venus-twelfth . described the shotgun marriage that has lasted 50 years and is still going. the client featured in chapter 6 had an important “stacking up” in 1957 at age 18 when several major transits occurred at the same time.
The square. I am reminded of Carl Sandburg’s poem "Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard. The soft or easy aspects. semisquare and sesquisquare activate the power/sexuality issues in such a way that one will take action to remedy an uncomfortable situation. since Pluto rules the sexual/reproductive organs of both sexes. What we hope for.and sesquisquare Saturn-Pluto-South Node. but with some life experience most people are able to acknowledge that the new phase of life could not have been reached unless the old had passed away. when harsh reality is made beautiful with hope and trust that things will turn out well. and sesquisquare force one to face reality and deal with a situation as it is. demanding situations. Pluto brings passionate. with some recognition from a boss or the public. The sexual energy associated with Pluto is metaphorically equated with the use and abuse of power. The images by moonlight are absolutely beautiful. The opposition brings an ultimatum or a choice to be made. because it is the slowest in motion and activates any particular degree for more than a year.” which describes a dirty old trash heap of bricks and building materials as seen by moonlight after a rain. even compulsive feelings to the forefront and signals us to deal with issues that have been swept under the carpet for too long as too embarrassing or too painful to acknowledge. but often fear of the unknown grips us and those endings become very painful. the Pluto energy is in active conflict with the status quo. semisquare. but a stacking up of several at once is quite another. In hard aspect by transit. either personally or in the family. The opposition transit often brings the urge to follow the dreams even at the expense of practical realities. So it is with Neptune. whereas those same images by day are quite ugly. not as it might be. and the lessons to be learned are to respect the self and others and to develop a sense of self-worth and fair play. even wrenching. neither of which is in a position to control. In conjunction by transit. . the trine and the sextile. a simple outer planet transit is one thing. Neptune in conjunction brings emphasis to our dreams and ideals. Power issues are at hand whether you are the victim or the perpetrator. The hard aspects of Neptune bring tears and disillusionment.” Endings and beginnings are a natural part of life. Begin the transit search with Pluto. either metaphorical or literal. The square. Three major transits activated the same 1degree square/semisquare natal aspect network all at the same time. Often the skeletons in the closet can be issues of sexuality in some form. seem to slide by without notice because the control of life is somehow one's own. Even though astronomers recently pulled Pluto’s stripes as a planet. are ruled by Neptune. the power/sexuality issues of Pluto will be dealt with in a more open manner through the areas described by the contacted planet and house. to astrologers Pluto is known as "the transformer. Reward. either literally or metaphorically. The quincunx aspect. It is as if one is pulled between two equally stressful. for what one does well is possible. So. and the goals we set to get there. These hard aspects do bring positive action for change once the individual stops clinging to false hopes. whereas the quincunx forces a crisis with few to no good choices.
we reflect that “it seemed like a good idea at the time—and it was a helluva lot of fun. When the last forward aspect contact occurs. While the entire cycle takes 50 years to complete. when Uranus transited conjunct the chapter 6 client's Sun-Venus-twelfth cusp natal conjunction. The conjunction brings the urge to take action before considering all of the possibilities and consequences.however. and direct motion. Many astrologers have found that when the first quarter Chiron square is experienced before the first Saturn square. the experience is often more traumatic. on a slim chance that a job that met all of her requirements might be open so close to the start of fall term. Because Chiron’s orbit is highly elliptical. opposition. or chart ruler is involved. but other contacts seem to signal that the change is initiated by others. she applied on a Friday and began teaching the following Monday. bring life's happy surprises and opportunities we never thought we would have. the issues are usually resolved. The hard aspects of Uranus bring break-ups of the status quo. like Pluto’s. be they the initial wound or where old wounds were opened up for healing. again moves forward 8. is often the most difficult to integrate.” When the Sun. retrogrades 4 degrees. For example. Uranus moves forward 8 degrees. The Chiron cycle represents the process of individualization and integration. and conjunction—mark major turning points in life that often accompany a change of course. The phases tend to be deeply marked in the psyche as times of wounding. to hit every degree of the zodiac 3 times as the planet makes its 84-year cycle. Often sadder but wiser. Ascendant. the first quarter square can occur anywhere between the ages of 5 and 23. she fell into an absolute dream of a job teaching art at the school next door that put her nearby home and her preschool-age children. because all of the dreams seem hopelessly out of reach at the moment. the sextile and trine. approximately 17 months after the first contact. However. retrogrades 4. in the 17-month Uranus transit cycle. "awakening” is signaled in the area of life described by the house position and the planet activated. often with painful readjustment unless other factors such as Saturn bring the thought and preparation for big life changes. She almost didn’t even apply for a job after college graduation because of the childcare issue. to signal the need to complete unfinished business. Unlike other planetary cycles. applying square. the individual is often the initiator of action. it moves quickly through some signs and slower through others. and at the final pass. and so on. The easy aspects. the transit of Uranus contacts each degree of the zodiac three times in its direct. An astrologer might have forecast the sudden good fortune just by seeing the multiple transiting Uranus aspects. Physical illness can mark these times as well. retrograde. It represents the phases experienced as we receive or become aware of wounds and deal with our woundedness to find a safe space to seek balance in life. Rebalancing and realigning with . leaving one with little choices Interestingly. The four phases of the fourth harmonic—the conjunction.
then it is important to ask. after the first cycle. It is a rare person who looks forward to the discipline of putting responsibilities ahead of personal wishes. and forward motion. even if the lessons are painful. or challenge if they are in hard aspect. like social gatherings. one has the tools to synthesize the ingredients into a valid interpretation. aspects. gifts. The soft aspects of Saturn bring the rewards and happiness we have earned—no more. Note that the retrograde periods do extend the effect of a Jupiter transit over a particular degree area. The Jupiter transit can be a lesson in “Be careful what you ask for—you may get it!” A Jupiter transit to a natal planet such as a Moon that has several hard aspects might trigger the excess of emotion. rather than rail against others. even romance—sometimes too much. Saturn transits the zodiac in 29+ years and is memorable because. . and to a lesser extent signs. houses. but simply armed with a good basic understanding of planets. are what this cycle is all about. as well as an awakening of the quest for self-discovery and meaning. moving through 1 sign per year.one’s center. no less. The expansion of the Jupiter influence brings excess in the nature of whatever it aspects. all of the issues expressed by the planetary contacts and placements in our natal chart have been activated. The hard aspects of Saturn bring the lessons we need but don’t want. any planets or points activated by Saturn when it moves in its retrograde and shadow periods are especially felt because the aspect duration is prolonged by the three hits of forward. The excess of Jupiter compounds the effect of any natal pattern of two or more planets closely aspected—for ease if they are in favorable aspect. You may refer to any “transit” text for specific transit to planet interpretations. retrograde. Further. if the Jupiter influence is not balanced by other transits. Jupiter transits the zodiac in 12 years. It is important to make a connection to what happened the last time Saturn made the contact and make a correlation between the two events—there is one. The one good thing to remember about Saturn. “What role did I play in allowing this to happen”?—and then deal with it. A Jupiter transit to a well-aspected natal planet such as Venus can signal plenty of good things. It is only by studying the charts we know well that comparing outer planet transits to actual life events confirms our “book learning” and develops the astrologer s art of interpretation. If one gets the sense of being a victim. is that the responsibilities with which we are saddled are and should be the consequences of our own choices. Every Saturn transit thereafter is an echo of the first.
and then its effect extends to as much as 1 month to account for the . indeed. Narrow the search to “Transits“ only. HOW TO DO A TRANSIT SEARCH ON KEPLER 7.0 Go to “New Chart Entry” to enter chart data. Now. choose “SAT. and then select “Transits. in which case choose “Harmonic 8” or “Harmonic 4. David Cochrane has many nice features in Kepler. which will take a couple of minutes. because you will have 43+ pages just from birth up to your present age.” but no more. In the “Aspect Selection” area.” and under "Style” select "Exact Date Only” or the search gets too large. you may search a much shorter period or. select “View” from the toolbar. Neptune. Mars slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. Once you have selected or entered the data. generally prior and up to the exact date of aspect contact. To start the search for lifetime transits. • A Jupiter transit is generally in effect about 1 week prior to the date of exact and several days after. On the tool bar at the top of the screen. GENERAL DURATION OF OUTER PLANET TRANSITS • A Mars transit is in effect for a couple of days.” On that screen will appear several choices. not “Relocated. Be sure to select the start date and number of years of report you want.” unless you particularly intend that choice. Of course.” Then select “Sensitive Points” report to find the listing of all aspects to your chart through the signs beginning with Aries. Be sure “Natal Chart” is selected. From that screen. Uranus. and Pluto to “Radix Planets & Chart Points” (abbreviated).” then select “No Interpretation” and “Jupiter-Pluto. Jupiter slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. and then its effect extends to about 2 weeks. then either save it for reference or print. choose “Standard”—unless you only want to look at hard aspects. in the “Point Selection” section. select the “Dynamic” icon at the tool bar. Notation in your ephemeris would indicate any noticeable effective time variance. select “Transit Lists and Reports. OUT” for Saturn. calculate your chart or open it from file. or enter the last name first and search it from the saved data. and possibly add “Eclipses. give your birth date and your age now for the number of years (maybe add a few to look ahead).0 OR 6. select the white page icon with black print and the pull-down tab that says “View Reports. a period of any length. in the “Period of Report” section.0 First. To continue.” Run the search. but there are no glyphs or symbols in this report—all straight text.HOW TO DO A TRANSIT SEARCH ON SOLAR FIRE 5.
and then its effect could extend to as much as 9 months during the retrograde and shadow periods. Pluto hits every degree of the zodiac 5 times in its orbit around the Earth. because Neptune actually contacts every degree of the zodiac 5 times in its 168-year orbit around the Earth. and then its effect extends to as much as 3 months during the retrograde and shadow periods. As a result. A Pluto transit is generally in effect about 4 months prior to the date of exact and several months after. A Neptune transit is generally in effect about 2+ months prior to the date of exact and at least a month or more after. Notation in the ephemeris indicates any noticeable effective time variance. Like Neptune.retrograde and shadow periods. and its effects color the life for at least 2 years or more. Uranus slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. and then its effect extends to as much as 2 months during the retrograde and shadow periods. Saturn slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. and then its effect could extend to as much as 4 months during the retrograde and shadow periods. • A Chiron transit is generally in effect about 3 weeks prior to the date of exact and a week or more after. Notation in the ephemeris indicates any noticeable effective time variance. Notation in the ephemeris indicates any noticeable effective time variance. Pluto slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. and then its effect extends to as much as 2 ½ months during the retrograde and shadow periods. Notation in the ephemeris indicates any noticeable effective time variance. A Uranus transit is generally in effect about 1 month prior to the date of exact and at least a couple of weeks after. . • A Saturn transit is generally in effect about 2 weeks prior to the date of exact and at least a week after. Notation in the ephemeris indicates any noticeable effective time variance. Chiron slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. Notation in the ephemeris would indicate any noticeable effective time variance. the effect of a Neptune transit may color one’s life for the better part of 2 years. Remember that transiting Uranus contacts every degree of the zodiac and one degree 3 times over 17 months in its orbit around the Earth. Neptune slows in its apparent motion as seen from Earth from time to time. allowing for a small orb of influence.
transits. eclipses. and Uranus Out-of-bounds or maximum north or south of Moon’s declination 11 months Retrograde shadow area between stations of Saturn 9¾ months Retrograde shadow area between stations of Jupiter Secondary progression of Mars 6½ months Retrograde shadow area between stations of Mars 6 months Solar and lunar eclipses Transit of Pluto Transit of Neptune 3½months Retrograde shadow area between stations of Venus 3 months Transit of Uranus Parallel or contraparallel of Moon declination 1¾ months Retrograde shadow area between stations of Mercury 1 month Transit of Saturn Transit of Moon’s nodal axis Secondary progression of the Moon Stationary period of Jupiter through Pluto 2 weeks 1 week 2 days 1 day Transit of Jupiter Stationary period of Mars Stationary period of Venus Stationary period of Mercury Transit of Mars (not near station or in shadow) Transit of Venus Transit of Mercury Diurnal movement of angles and cusps 2 hours Transit of Moon 4 minutes Transit of angles and cusps . and stations—to move 1 degree in the natal chart. Mercury. Table 54: Approximate Calendar Time for Moving Planetary Factors to Move 1 Degree (without Orbs) 1+ year Secondary progression of Sun. progressions. retrogrades. and angles Solar arc direction of all planets and angles Retrograde shadow area between stations of transiting Pluto. Neptune.APPROXIMATE CALENDAR TIME FOR MOVING PLANETARY FACTORS TO ACTIVATE I DEGREE IN THE NATAL CHART Table 54 shows the approximate calendar time for moving factors—such as directions. Venus.
the effect of the shadow lasts approximately 10 months. including the direct motion returning to the initial retrograde point. Allowing for a 1-degree orb of influence. 40+ degrees direct. or 1 year. when two or more of these patterns occur in a narrow time span. Add the degrees of direct and retrograde motion together. As evident from the outer planet transit graphs included here. 10 degrees. whereas a single pass Jupiter transit across the other 20 degrees of the sign lasts about 5 to 10 days. really emphasizing what might otherwise pass unnoticed. as it moves through the zodiac. one could easily extend the activating potential of the planet to about 2 weeks. and so on. From our Earth point of view. the shadow includes not only the retrograde itself. is sensitized by Jupiter’s retrograde motion over degrees it had already crossed (figure 27). Jupiter Retrograde Period During the average Jupiter transit of 1 sign per year.RETROGRADE PERIODS EXTEND THE EFFECT OF ANY TRANSIT Retrograde periods. The whole sensitized area is called the “shadow. 10 retrograde. . Obviously. and 52 weeks. So. both approaching and returning.” because those degrees receive 3 hits from the planet’s transit. 10 degrees retrograde. In the case of Jupiter. sensitize the whole span of degrees in between. Jupiter moves 40-42 degrees direct. depending on Jupiter’s speed. but also the same degrees retraced in forward motion. the effect is greatly compounded with more memorable experiences. only one-third of the sign. is the time Jupiter takes to move around the zodiac. each of the planets moves at a different rate and sensitizes a varying number of degrees during its retrograde period.
more than half of each sign. . 16 degrees in all. and so on.Figure 27: Sample of a Jupiter Transit with Its Shadow Range Saturn Retrograde Period In the average Saturn transit. 7 degrees retrograde. Certainly. No wonder we tend to take notice when an extended Saturn transit activates key areas of the chart. as it moves through the zodiac. 21+ degrees direct. it is easy to understand why the retrograde cycle of any planet is so important in good astrological forecasting. taking nearly 11 months to complete the extended stay in the sensitized shadow degree range (figure 28).degree orb. On the other hand. the activating potential of the Saturn pass could extend from 2 weeks to just short of a month. obviously much easier by comparison. Allowing for a 1. is hit 3 times by the retrograde and direct motion. Saturn moves 21-22 degrees direct. depending on the planet’s speed. 7 retrograde. So from our Earth point of view. the other 14 degrees of each sign that receive only 1 Saturn pass during the cycle are each activated for about 7 to 14 days.
Uranus moves 8 degrees direct. every degree is in a shadow sensitized area when Uranus is within 4 degrees. Add the degrees of direct and retrograde motion together. and 29 years is the time Saturn takes to move through the zodiac. and 84 years is the time Uranus takes to move around the zodiac. every single degree is retraced by the direct-retrograde-direct cycle (figure 29). Basically. no one escapes without facing the impact of 3 hits to every planet or chart point. and so on. Figure 28: Sample of a Saturn Transit with Its Shadow Range Uranus Retrograde Period Beginning with the Uranus transit. because no matter where one starts counting the cycle. . 4 degrees retrograde. 4 retrograde. The duration of the Uranus transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is always 17 months. it still takes 17 months to complete. From our Earth point of view. as it moves through die zodiac.Add the degrees of direct and retrograde motion together. Of the average 7 years for Uranus to fully transit a sign. 8 degrees direct.
every single degree is retraced by the retrograde cycle (figure 30).Figure 29: Sample of a Uranus Transit with Its Shadow Range Neptune Retrograde Period As with the Uranus transit. as it works its way through the zodiac. delusion. or illusion for the better part of 2 years. 3 degrees retrograde. depending on the aspect and the planets contacted. 3 retrograde. a Neptune transit to a personal planet or angle at such a point most certainly will usher in a notable period of confusion. 5 degrees direct. In every Neptune retrograde cycle of 5 degrees. and so on. no one escapes a Neptune transit without facing the impact of at least 3 to 5 hits to every planet or chart point. The duration of the Neptune transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is actually about 18-20 months. Therefore. depending on whether Neptune is slow or . 1 degree is hit 5 times because of the double retracing that occurs at the degree of the retrograde stations (figure 31). Of the average 14 years it takes for Neptune to fully transit a sign. The better part of 2 years is colored by Neptune’s influence as it moves 5 degrees direct.
fast in its cycle over several generations. every degree is in a shadow sensitized area when Neptune is within 3—4 degrees. Figure 30: Sample of a Neptune Transit with Its Shadow Range Figure 31: Sample of a Neptune Transit Making 5 Hits to a Point in Its Shadow Range . Neptune still takes at least 18 months to complete. no matter where one starts counting the cycle. as with the Uranus transit. And. Basically.
Figure 32: Sample of a Pluto Transit with Its Shadow Range . the degrees direct will lessen to about 4. When Pluto moves into its slower rate of motion. no one escapes a Pluto transit without facing the impact of at least 3 hits to any activated planets or points. every single degree is retraced by the retrograde cycle (figure 32). Of the average 20 years it takes for Pluto to fully transit a sign. Basically. From the mid-twentieth century to the mid-twenty-first century.Pluto Retrograde Period As with the Uranus and Neptune transits. 3 degrees retrograde. a Pluto transit to a personal planet or angle most certainly will usher in a period of intensity and focus for 2 years or more. As with Neptune. Pluto is fast in its orbit. so for that time span Pluto moves 5 degrees direct. The duration of the Pluto transit through the sensitized retrograde and shadow degree area is currently about 18-20 months. in every Pluto retrograde cycle of 5 degrees. and will increase when Pluto is slow in its cycle in several generations to come. depending on the aspect and the planets contacted. stretching that part of its cycle to a bit more than 20 years. Therefore. 1 degree is hit 5 times and the other within a few minutes of 5 times because of the double retracing that occurs at the degree of the retrograde stations. for 14 years in that part of its 248year cycle through the zodiac. and 3 retrograde. every degree is in a shadow sensitized area when Pluto is within 3-4 degrees. 5 degrees direct.
com and covers several forms of graphic searches discussed in the early chapters of this book. 3-Year 45-Degree Transit Graphic Since the eighth-harmonic aspects are so very close in the example chart of chapter 6. Not only are several natal planets stacked up together. In the example chart in chapter 6. My E-book entitled Beyond Basics: Tools for the Consulting Astrologer is available at www. Figure 33: Example Chart from Chapter 6. but there also is a convergence of outer planet transits making retrogrades and stations across the already impacted natal area for about 3 years. The notations provide some detail of the important events and experiences of that time period. and the long healing that consumed most of 1958. stationary. death of the child by mid-summer. the 45-degree graphic dramatically reveals the convergence of outer planet transits at the key life events surrounding the premature birth of a child early in 1957. and the Moon’s nodes are in a very tight eighth-harmonic aspect network. and shadow periods of each planet’s motion are of paramount importance in guiding the astrologer to emphasize the importance of a transit or not. even though some astrologers may still be in the handcalculation mode. There is a great difference in the astrologer’s interpretation of an 11-month visit of a Saturn transit over a personal planet or angle as opposed to a transit that lasts only a few weeks. Venus. Saturn. . Look at the 3-year Jupiter through Pluto transit graph from 1956 to 1959 (figure 33). Realize that only the graphic format of astrological software really highlights such dramatic patterns. Pluto. the Sun.astrocollege. and then there are transits! The retrograde.IN CONCLUSION There are transits. a shotgun marriage shortly after.
. because the 180 degrees of the opposition varies depending on which part of the cycle the 180 degrees encompasses. Sort them by sign and degree in astrological sequence. For one born in the 1930s. eighth. Carol Tebbs: Anything important in the chart will shout at you in obvious ways. and opposition) transits of the slowest outer planets at least encompassing the age range in question. it will take only 37-38 years. You will need to search your ephemeris or do a computer search to find actual or true motion. Of course. Carol Tebbs: It is very important to memorize the cycle for each planet so you have some idea of how long it will be in effect (within 1-2 degrees orb). The table shows only mean motion. Question: Pluto moves fast in my generation. Very likely any important year you choose to search for fourth-. if all of the fast phase of Pluto is included in the 180-degree opposition. but for those of you born in the 1960s. then that point will be reached well before 124 years. If you do not have access to a computer to run a transit search. The difference is often great between mean motion and true motion. and make note of any correlation to events in the life.I cannot emphasize enough the importance of several moving factors “stacking up” to activate close 1-2 degree natal aspect networks to mark critical periods in the life. Carol Tebbs: The same time increment added for Pluto to make its opposition to a 1930s natal Pluto compared to yours makes the cycle very different in timing. which include major aspects to natal planets and angles. The same concept holds true for the motion of the other outer planets. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Carol Tebbs: Table 53 shows how fast Pluto moved for the decade in which you were born. because 180 degrees will include some slow motion as well as some fast motion. then it could extend to well beyond the average motion of 124 years for opposition. Pay attention to that concept because it helps distinguish what’s important from what is less so. Table 54 gives you some idea of how long a moving factor is active within 1 degree. square. For instance. the search is much easier with most any astrology program. plot only the fourthharmonic (conjunction. I mean. right? Still 124 years versus the wide range for the square. In this book I refer to the concept of the "stacking up” of aspects and aspect patterns. if all of the slow phase of Pluto is included in the 180-degree opposition.and twelfth-harmonic aspects to your charts will reveal a stacking up of major transits. The opposition time will still be about the same. Conversely. Pluto took 45—49 years to make its first square. You may also find it helpful to use your astrology software to print out a page listing the sign and degree of your chart’s sensitive points.
the time span for a planet to be in the shadow area is double the retrograde period. It begins when the planet by direct motion first contacts the degree where later on it will make a direct station after it has been retrograde. The shadow area ends when the planet by direct motion leaves the degree marked by its earlier retrograde station. The closer it is to the planet. the stronger it is. you will notice that they have a regular and predictable direct/retrograde cycle. and so on. such as Saturn? . I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to memorize the mean motion of all of the planetary cycles. then 8 degrees forward. Question: Can you explain more about the shadow areas? Carol Tebbs: The shadow area is marked by the stationary retrograde and the stationary direct degrees. The shadow is kind of like an orb. but it is too complicated to memorize. The shadow period extends until the transit moves beyond the point at which the planet went retrograde. then 4 degrees retrograde. for instance. Your ephemeris will tell you exactly when the transits activated your charts. Use the ephemeris for that reference—or your astrological software. Again. moves 8 degrees forward. Question: Can you explain how the shadow area affects us? Carol Tebbs: The shadow areas are sensitive in that any moving factor hitting within that degree range can activate the planet’s energy. The whole area is considered sensitive until the planet moves on. The shadow is the 8 degrees that are retraced between the two positions marking stationary retrograde and stationary direct. Can we find one of these 11-month periods in the ephemeris.week! Question: I was very surprised that the stationary period of Mercury is a whole Carol Tebbs: The comparison chart (table 54) of the approximate time for the moving factor to activate 1 degree of the zodiac is a good ballpark estimate and is to be used as a guide only. So. Carol Tebbs: Uranus. Question: So basically it’s the retrograde. never to return to that spot in its current cycle. Question: Are the other planets as regular as Uranus (funny to say that about Uranus!) in their forward / retrograde cycles? Carol Tebbs: If you plot out the retrograde/direct periods of each planet. Question: I'm still unclear on the shadow.
If you think of all of the degrees within the shadow as getting hit 3 times during the direct. but the 3 hits are the main reasons why retrogrades are important in transits. Carol Tebbs: You can see why just a single transit can become a major life phase or transition if a key planet or cluster falls within the transit of an outer planet direct/retrograde/direct degree area. The shadow is simply the degrees between Saturn’s retrograde and direct turning points for the dates given. Saturn. action is often taken on the retrograde. To better understand the duration of outer planet transits. When transiting Uranus retrograded back over the Ascendant. So. continuing the marriage. she moved away from the family for 17 months. 2000. and the final hit suggests adjustment to or resolution of the issue. . Carol Tebbs: Use your ephemeris to determine the signs and degrees activated by each planet if it is between a retrograde and direct motion. take note of any of the outer planets making a station or hitting some degrees 3 times during the course of a direct/ retrograde/direct transit. search your ephemeris for examples of how long it takes for Jupiter. Three hits brings a revisitation of issues that we need to deal with. Carol Tebbs: Here is an example. Every degree within that path will be hit 3 times. That gives you an idea of how long it is active.Carol Tebbs: I’ll pick a date randomly from the year 2000. the retrograde hit often brings action. and 3 hits mark longer periods of time for the most distant planets like Pluto. and Pluto to make 3 hits. you can see why it is such an important marker for change. On September 12. When Uranus first transited the Ascendant of the client’s chart of chapter 6 in April of 1971. or in the shadow. Put simply. she began to feel stifled and wanted to get out on her own. and then direct motion. Saturn turned retrograde at 0 Gemini 58 and continued moving retrograde back to 24 Taurus 0 on January 5. when it turned direct again. The first hit brings awareness. The area from 24 Taurus and 0 Gemini 58 is sensitive. retrograde. and the consequences of the action are felt on the final direct hit. Neptune. whereas the faster motion of Jupiter takes only a couple of months to make 3 hits. the idea forms on the first hit. 3 hits are more important than 1. 2001. Uranus. Question: But I am not sure what determines the area from 24 Taurus and 0 Gemini 58 as being the shadow area? Was it orb-related? Carol Tebbs: No it was not orb-related. Don’t get too caught up in retrogrades. until Uranus again hit the Ascendant by direct motion and she moved back in with the family. Carol Tebbs: In all planetary direct/retrograde/direct periods in which another planet or configuration is hit 3 times.
Mercury. Many asteroids regularly exceed the out-of-bounds limit by as much as 34+ degrees north or south. and declinations. Neptune. the Moon. Out of bounds occurs when a planet exceeds the band of the Sun s ecliptic path at 23 degrees 27 north or south. but the progressed declination graphic can become an invaluable tool for initiating a dialogue with the client about past important time periods in his or her life. The Ascendant is derived from the Midheaven position located in The Tables of Houses at the latitude of the native’s birth. such as progressions. Crossover occurs at the celestial equator. 4. At predictable 7-year intervals (quarter points of the Moon’s 27. True to form. Venus. only Saturn always stays within the Sun’s bounds of 23 degrees 27 declination. Maximum north or south decimation refers to the most extreme limit of declination that a planet or point can travel. The cyclical motion of the progressed Moon declination.Appendix E SEEING THE BIG PICTURE WITH LIFE DECLINATION GRAPHICS Many astrologers and students of astrology now have computers and good astrological software with graphing capability. At times. transits. even when it goes out of bounds. or south declination to north. taking its declination from the Sun for the ephemeris date corresponding to the Midheaven’s sign and degree. Parallel and contraparallel are the aspects formed when the declination of two or more planets or points are within 1 degree of aspect. mark all of the major life-turning point years in the lifetime of the individual.32-year . To begin. Uranus. caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis. The “Dynamic” or graphing function allows us to see the unfolding natal chart in time in a variety of ways. but they will not be used for this study. combined with the progressed declination of the angles and inner planets. The Midheaven follows the Sun’s constant pattern. The ecliptic. is the imaginary band within which the Sun traces its path during the course of the year from 23 degrees 27 minutes north to 23 degrees 27 minutes south declination. The Moon declination cycle is regular as clockwork. and Mars exceed the ecliptic limit to 28+ degrees. among other advanced features. 5. and Pluto do not exceed the ecliptic by more than 3 minutes of declination. the length of out of bounds varies widely for the cycle of each planet. much less follow their progressed positions. Ultimately. and the contraparallel equals an opposition. 3. 6. The parallel equals a conjunction. or 0 degrees. when any planet or angle moves from north declination to south. and Jupiter. some declination terminology is important to know: 1. Many astrologers don’t bother much with natal parallel and contraparallels of declination. 2.
then select 40 or 45 degrees. period (number).” In the field just beneath “Ephemeris Selection. and the ephemeris convention of reporting declination at only 3-day intervals. one maximum south station. You may choose to hand-calculate your declinations using an ephemeris. Two very good formats are presented here. 1 day of declination equals 1 year of life. a lifetime declination graphic tracks 90 days (years) of declination movement for each planet. I would recommend 90 years for a lifetime sort. In the field to the far right of the screen. and progress them for a lifetime to spot important periods of life change. Of course. declination. days). Further choices are contained in that field under progressions to select the “Dynamic Type. One day equals 1 year of life in secondary progressions. select the "Period of Report” frame for start date. one south/north crossover. Be sure to select “Planets.” Several fields from many choices must be selected to complete the screen. and in similar fashion.0 OR 6.” and then “Graphic Ephemeris. GRAPHING DECLINATIONS USING ASTROLABE'S SOLAR FIRE 5. However. if at all. the Moon completes 1 full cycle of one north/south crossover.” you may choose to sort by longitude. and make any adjustments necessary before printing.” which should include all planets and chart points including the Moon. Also be sure to select the “Include Natal Lines” option. Basically. . To the left of the screen.” Select “Secondary. I strongly recommend any of the major astrological programs that allow graphic display of ephemeris information.declination cycle). if you are hand-calculating. Several checkboxes below allow you to select the parameters for display. the declination positions may be taken straight from the ephemeris as exact on your adjusted calculation date. birth chart data must be entered and calculated. Choose “Progressions” in the "Ephemeris Selection” field.0 First. select a 30-degree (north and south) grid. months. The program provides many options for selecting or deselecting almost any planet or chart factor you want. select “View” to be sure you have gotten what you want. or latitude. Then go to the toolbar at the top of the screen and select “Dynamic. Select “Declination. there are two important drawbacks to hand calculation: the amount of time to calculate. and one maximum north station. and measure (years. you may select the planets to include. Of course. if the asteroids are to be included. Now.” and in the field below.
because the Moon’s declination takes approximately 3½ years . Go to the “Calculation Options” tab at the top. If you intend to chart the declinations of the asteroids as well. and selfimage types of changes—Midheaven and tenth-house matters.” 6. 9. then extend the outer limits of the graph to nearer 40 degrees. select the “Coordinate” option and then "Declination. 2. 7. It takes a few minutes. choose “Ephemeris Length” and select “3” and “Months” to produce a 90-day (or year) graphic. Of course. since they have such extreme declinations. INTERPRETING THE PROGRESSED DECLINATION GRAPHIC USING THE MOON Now that we have a basic knowledge of declination terminology and can set up our charts.” Under the "Dial” option. and year. leave it as is. Then go to the “Natal” tab at the top. Be certain that you have first entered the birth data and created a chart file. On the tool bar. click on “Plus” and select “Graphic Ephemeris Options.” whatever is your choice of systems. but highlight "Moon through Ascendant” under “Planets to Plot.” 5. select “Transit. the optimists among you may select “4” instead of “3. is the Moon.GRAPHING DECLINATIONS USING MATRIX'S WIN*STAR 2. choose “Input” and then type in the birth month. and select “Placidus” or "Koch. 1.” 8. Be certain to change your printer setup to “Landscape. To select end date. Go to the tab at the top of the "GEO” box and select “Planets. The Moon declination at maximum north suggests career. and the one that provides the most dramatic results for signaling life changes. so be patient.0 1. day.” Click on the box to “Plot Natal Positions.” From that screen. The easiest body to chart. Select the desired name under "Natal Chart. Click on “OK” at the bottom of the screen. status. To select start date.” ! 3. GRAPHING THE LIFETIME DECLINATION BY HAND Use the sample graph in the “Practice” section near the end of this chapter as a model to chart your lifetime natal and progressed declinations.” and be sure “Moon through Ascendant” is selected under “Natal Planets to Plot. 4.” then print. we can delve into the nitty-gritty of interpretation. The graphic is set up predominantly for planets and angles that do not move beyond 30 degrees out of bounds. even planned.” Under the “Positions” option. The changes are often expected.
The unusual situation with the mother could result in such situations as a “latch key kid. OB natal Moon people tend to be life’s “survivors. Such changes could include retirement. we are often caught by surprise by the changes that occur. Every 18 to 20 years begins the new out-of-bounds Moon cycle. or the unfolding self-awareness of one’s worth at work. The Moon declination at maximum south suggests IC or fourth-house matters. little ones going off to school. As a result. 5. Often OB Moon individuals have unusual life experiences involving the mother where she is ill. where dining half of those years (9-10) the Moon travels OB every 10-14 days. Many major life changes that develop over time or in stages are affected by this tenth-house type of Moon station period. which suggest changes in the home and family. maximum north or maximum south marks the end of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one. A progressed Moon declination parallel to the natal or progressed Venus declination might . bringing growth changes to relationships. This recurring pattern seems to bring forth the issues of freedom versus security. Life’s "earthquakes” more often occur at the crossover points in the Moon’s cycle. or 5 years in progressed time. the end of life can occur at one of these important stations of the Moon declination—north or south. By progression. Clearly. People suddenly move. The crossover from south to north most often acts as a Descendant conjunction.to "round the curve” and head south again. 4. In certain cases where many other timing factors lend support. taking about 3 ½ years to “round the curve” to again head toward the north. whereas those with in-bounds Moons more willingly march in line with what is expected of them.” toughened by early experience. As with maximum north. too busy. Such outer manifestations simply reflect the major emotional changes going on within. among other things. or even starting a new business or hobby that influences a new life direction can occur.” abandonment. Those with OB natal Moon declinations tend to be more independent and willing to think outside the box of social conventions. end dysfunctional relationships. The extreme declination of the Moon reaches 28 degrees 39 minutes and stays OB for as many as 5 days at a time. Such events as the children moving out on their own. health issues affecting the ability to work. the Moon moving to parallel or contraparallel with other planets indicates emotional issues related to the nature of the contacted planet. 3. or in some way unable to provide adequate nurture for the child. and sometimes do crazy things that seem out of character. 2. or adoption. at 5 to 7 degrees per day (year). causing the person to be raised by a relative or surrogate who fulfilled the mother role. because near the 0 degree north/south point the Moon declination is traveling fast. The crossover from north to south acts as an Ascendant conjunction and more closely relates to personal growth issues. all depending on the aspects that may simultaneously be formed to planets within 1 degree of that station. the changes are usually expected—even planned—because the Moon’s declination is at a station.
suggest a meaningful romantic involvement. Certainly a confluence of other factors is needed to describe longevity of the attraction. The progressed Moon declination moving to parallel Mars might suggest an emotional confrontation or courage to tackle a difficult situation. In similar manner, the contraparallel, or opposition aspect, brings hard choices to be made in the matters described by the planets. 6. If the natal chart has parallels and/or contraparallels, then any planet’s progression of declination to that point will activate the whole configuration. 7. In mundane astrology, the OB Moon corresponds to times marked by society’s changing attitudes about women as well as the role of our nation in the world. The extremes of convention versus change are evident in observing the OB Moon years of the twentieth century: October 28, 1889-September 12, 1899: The Women’s suffrage movement was born. June 29, 1908-April 2, 1918: Pressures between nations led to World War I. February 28, 1927-December 13, 1936: The peak of the Roaring 20s, and the depths of the Depression prevailed. October 13, 1945—August 13, 1955: Post-war security and home life were upset by the Korean War. May 2, 1965-February 14, 1974: The push for equality by civil rights and women’s liberation groups was contrasted by anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and the freedom of hippie culture. November 29, 1982-August 15, 1991: The collapse of communism brought down the Berlin Wall and ushered in a new world order, with massive immigration and globalization. April 13, 2002-January 16, 2012: This period hopefully will bring the next big push for freedom in the world and equal rights for all. Remember, during these OB Moon periods the Moon is only out of bounds about one- third of the time, or 10 days per month, but the forces for change and new ideas experience a birth-like “quickening” during the whole period. It is interesting to note that one generation averages 20 years; therefore, many OB Moon parents have OB Moon children. Further, the Moon can never go OB in Pisces/Aries or Virgo/Libra because those signs are near the equinoxes. The Moon only goes OB in Gemini/Sagittarius or Cancer/Capricorn near the solstices. INTERPRETING PLANETS IN PROGRESSED DECLINATION When looking at the graph for other planets and points in declination, parallels and contraparallels can easily be spotted even without an exact birth time, though a birth chart set for noon serves well for unknown birth times. Mercury, Venus, and Mars
regularly go OB up to 28+ degrees north or south. Mercury by declination stays OB from 9 to 31 days (years) at a time, so natal OB Mercury could have an impact on the learning readiness of a child or the mental focus of an adult for much of a lifetime, depending on how close Mercury is to changing direction. Venus by decimation stays OB from 11 to 56 days (years) at a time, so the impact upon one’s comfort in socializing can be affected for an extended period of time depending on how close Venus is to changing direction. One could be shy or even antisocial if Venus is OB at birth, but when the Venus declination moves back in bounds, the pattern of social rebel or misfit can noticeably change. Mars by declination stays OB from 50 to 187 days (years) at a time, so the impact upon one’s work focus can be affected for an extended period—even a lifetime—depending on how close Mars is to changing direction. Mars OB at birth suggests one who is comfortable working independently, and indeed, is comfortable with leadership roles. These individuals seem unconstrained by what seems impossible, though this placement often describes people who are noted for “doing their own thing.” INTERPRETING NATAL OUT-OF-BOUNDS PLANETS People with personal planets out of bounds by declination in the birth chart are distinctive according to the nature of the OB planet. 1. Mercury OB suggests that the mental ability may be unusual in some way, or that one's ideas are considered unconventional. The person could also be a free thinker who does not care what others think. 2. Venus OB suggests that one experiences pleasure in unconventional ways, or has nontraditional romantic relationships or sexual practices. OB Venus may also suggest a lack of concern for appearances or social graces. 3. Mars OB could indicate one who is extremely work driven, or who is very active in physical pursuits. Distinctive qualities of leadership may be evident, though some possibility exists of being unseated from that authority by adversaries. 4. The other planets never move OB more than 3 minutes, so they have no appreciable OB effect. Indeed, they stay OB, even at that small increment, for so many days (years) that only historians may notice the effect. As you can see, a wealth of information may be gained by using the life declination graphic to reveal important periods of life change. Of course, the astrologer then goes to other more detailed measures of time to follow the unfolding of events. INTERPRETING PROGRESSED PLANETS AND ANGLES AT MAXIMUM NORTH OR SOUTH Only the Sun, Moon, inner planets, and angles progress noticeably enough in declination during a lifetime to form new declination contacts in parallels,
contraparallels, maximum north or south, crossover, out of bounds, or change of direction. The progressed declinations of Jupiter through Pluto move so short a distance in a lifetime that, when contacted by an inner planet or angle, the nature of the natal planet is merely reinforced. Interpret the planet to planet contacts in parallel (conjunction) and contraparallel (opposition) in just the same way that you would in a natal chart, by blending the nature of the planetary symbolism. However, the inner planets and angles moving to cross over in either direction, or to maximum north or south, take on special importance. Similar to the commentary for the Moon reaching the maximum north or south declinations or crossing over from one to the other, an inner planet or angle suggests changes in the life according to its astrological symbolism. The Sun, Mercury, or Venus progressing to maximum north or south takes nearly 20 years to move into and away from the 1-degree allowable orb for declination aspects, so their position would not likely be noticeable as an event, but rather as a phase of life dedicated to either developing career (maximum north) or tending to the needs of home and family (maximum south) in the nature of the planet. Mars at maximum north or south takes much longer to move around the curve into and then out of 1-degree orb, closer to 40 years. The inner planets may never reach an out-of-bounds position during the lifetime, but almost certainly one or more will make the long transition through a maximum north or south phase, and that period will be remembered by the planetary significance as a major life focus. The planet or angle reaching maximum north or south has no negative or positive connotation, only emphasis in life focus according to the nature of the planet. However, close networks of parallels and contraparallels can, and do, compound the importance of the period. For instance, people born in the early 1950s have natal Uranus and Pluto parallel right at the out-of-bounds point of 23 degrees 37 north. Those born near either solstice point (June 23 or December 23) also have the Sun parallel or contraparallel Uranus and Pluto; and those born in May-June or November-December of those years not only will experience their progressed Sun declination moving to the normal focus of a planet at maximum north or south, but they also will face the powerful impact of maintaining their identity and personal integrity amid seemingly overwhelming pressures by contact with both Uranus and Pluto. The same principles apply to any of the planets or angles moving to maximum north or south, and further highlighted by other parallels and contraparallels. Again, the nature of the planetary symbolism should guide you to interpret these important contacts, keeping in mind their natal parallels and contraparallels.
Depending on other parallels the progressing planet makes near the 0-degree declination crossover point. Mercury moving to cross over signifies a major shift in the thinking. if the progressed declination of the Ascendant is crossing over from south to north. If no other planet is within 1 degree to bring life to these angles in echo of each other. . taking only a year or two to move into and beyond the 1-degree orb for declination aspects. The only exception might be if the progressed Mercury. Progressed inner planets and angles contacting other progressed positions do often signal an associated event related to the symbolism of the planet involved. pleasure. the progressed declination of the angles does move to maximum north or south crossover. Planetary crossover from north to south seems to have the effect of an inner planet progressing to conjunct the natal Ascendant—it often brings sudden awareness and personal expression of the planetary qualities. and romance will be experienced on a deep personal level in ways such as self-beautification. The Ascendant and Midheaven also progress in declination and are subject to the same rules for interpretation. combine the nature of the planet with the assumed angle activation (first or seventh) and the parallel aspect (conjunction) to arrive at the proper interpretation. from speaking to skilled technical work. These are most notable in the parallel aspects and should not be ignored in interpretation work. from writing to racing. points described in terms of angular house influence rather than by planetary qualities. even awakening mercurial sorts of talents. A planetary crossover from south to north has more of a Descendant expression—it brings developments in relationships and a focus on others in expression of the planetary qualities. interpret their influence in terms of their rulers. Any planet or angle moving to cross over is more likely to manifest in a memorable event. and assuming no other parallels are made at crossover. a seventh-house influence is suggested.INTERPRETING PROGRESSED PLANETS AND ANGLES AT CROSSOVER A planet or angle moving to declination crossover brings more sudden changes because the planet or angle is generally in fast motion. Ironically. or Mars goes into a retrograde period within a few weeks either way of the equinoxes (March 21 or September 23). issues of sociability. self-esteem. the event can be either difficult or pleasant. For instance. For example. In a similar manner. or the nature of the planet itself. and personal satisfaction. Ascendant-ruler expressions. when their declination would be at or near crossover. Since Venus is the natural ruler of the seventh house. Venus.
plus the Midheaven and the Ascendant. If you have an ephemeris that gives the declination positions every day. or other points that sit directly on the ecliptic. If you do not have an ephemeris that gives the declinations daily or every third day.” and take the declination positions directly from the ephemeris. then count forward 1 day for a year to the age you were at the key event you have chosen to study. the movement from one date to the next must be divided by 3 and then the calculated position added for each year’s segment 1. or 3 as the declination position for the planet. experienced by the female in Example Three. Note that The American Ephemeris 2001-2010 (Midnight) lists the declinations 1 daily. Progressed Declination Moon and Planets The convergence of several planetary declination lines at the 0-degree crossover point in the late 1950s adds credence to the reported traumatic events of 1957 culminating in the death of a child. Calculate to the degree and minute of north or south declination. To find the declination for the Midheaven. skip to part B of this practice. See chapter 6 of this text for further explication of the chart. Ascendant. or more often every third day.Figure 34: Female from Example Three: Life Declination Graphic. Natal Lines. choose only one of your study charts and calculate the natal declinations for each planet. 2. PRACTICE Part A To practice hand calculation. and that position will be correct for the . In other ephemerides that list declinations every third day. Use the adjusted calculation date as the “virtual birthday. take the declination of the Sun when it is at the same degree as the natal or progressed Midheaven or Ascendant.
-1. 90 days works if you selected “Transits. List the year of all inner planet and angle out-of-bounds. maximums north or south.” because 1 day of transit equals 1 year of life. Be sure to go to the sub-menu under “Progressions” and select “Declinations. the commonly used American Ephemeris published by Astro Computing Services does not contain declination listings. Should it be 90 years? Carol Tebbs: That is a good question. use your computer and astrological software to create a lifetime declination graphic for each of your four study charts or charts you know well. Part B Now that you have practiced hand calculation of declinations. Provide the astrological notations of declination contact for each event. For instance.gree north and south grid will do fine. Note. you said to enter 90 days. Select two key events in the life of each person. and don't forget to check the box to add “Natal Lines” as well. because that is actually what they are. Carol Tebbs: The Moon sometimes goes out of bounds to 28+ degrees. and interpret all of the active declination factors for that year.” The positions should be the same either way. However. from natal listings to graphic display of progressions. However. selecting "Progressions” is the best choice. -- . The graph range should be set for 30 degrees. List only the obvious contraparallels.point in question. but you must also select “Declinations” to arrive at the same result. as well as parallels to natal and progressed planets. particularly where many planets are involved in a close parallel network. crossovers. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Question: In the directions for graphing the declinations with Solar Fire. if the Ascendant is 27 degrees Aries. Select the period from birth to the present age so that the graph is not too crowded with lines. so the 30de. Theoretically. Of course. and planetary stations. all computer astrological programs provide declinations in a variety of formats. as well as commentary describing the connections between the astrological indicators and what happened in real life. then the declination of the Sun when it is at 27 Aries will equal the declination of that 27 Aries Ascendant. Raphael’s Ephemeris as well as the Rosicrucian Ephemerides do. which includes both north and south from the 0-degree crossover point.
and all of the other crossings are pretty obvious. progressions. and Venus hardly show up at all. The life declination graphic may also reveal confirmation of the angles and therefore the birth time.Question: Is that the angle extent? Carol Tebbs: It is degrees of declination that a planet can move from the ecliptic. a cluster of planets converging at 15 degrees north opposite another planet at 15 degrees south. I also begin every client consultation by discussing the overview I get from the life declination graphic. so do those only if they are obvious—i. If the progressing angles of the declination graphic do not correspond to apporpriate life events. When you have a convergence of many points or planets at once. Question: Carol. and the progressions and transits for the current year. For example.” because it makes the graphic too hard to read. . a major event is signaled. rectification of the birth time may be advisable. Do up to your present age. Carol Tebbs: Can you print it out selecting only black? Carol Tebbs: The contraparallels are harder to spot.e. Just do the obvious contraparallels. I want you to see the actual correspondence of crossing lines with major life events and changes. Do not select “Background Shading. rather than the snapshot of the birth chart or the progression for a given year. you should have a corresponding event of the nature of the planetary influence. along with the planets. that combination will be activated. and select “Print Natal Lines” as well. and transits to a moving picture of the life. Carol Tebbs: Basically. and interpret only what has happened in the past. the natal chart of chapter 6 has a cluster of planets at 20-21 degrees north. so when any of the moving lines gets to 20 degrees north or south. that is fine.. Don't try to go into the future just yet. though I do draw in a horizontal line in ink to mark the 0-degree equator. whenever lines intersect with natal lines and/or progressed lines of other planets. Mercury. If you all are still young and want to only do 45 or 50 years of life graphic. It is not 30 degrees as in the semisextile of the twelfth-harmonic aspects measured in longitude. I liken the graphic display of declination. They are very helpful. It is a good segue into discussing the life pattern of the natal chart. is there a way to change the colors on the graph? I just printed one out and the yellow lines for Moon. Be sure that you have selected the Midheaven and Ascendant as points to be charted.
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