Hi there Moon Children, The month of Cancer has arrived, and along with it (for us Southerners), the cold. Winter chills seem to have penetrated most of our local community - you’ll see a lack of local content this month (except for our favourite regulars) but a lot of you have promised me articles for next month, so I’ll await them like a patient double-Taurean and try not to nag. Nonetheless, our line-up for this month is fantastic: I urge you to read Yolande’s waxing/waning article (bear in mind she hasn’t even completed her course and she thinks like an experienced pro!); Das Goravani gives us a simple effective lesson on the astronomy of retrogrades (I loved the diagrams); Bob Makransky introduces us to ‘Mental Chemistry’ and Kelley Hunter divulges the secrets of Lilith; my personal favourite (which I have re-read often) is Steven Forrest’s article on Electional Astrology ... Talking about elections, I had a look at the chart for my baby’s due date (29 August) and realised that sometimes being an Astrologer is equivalent to living inside a horror film ... she’s in for a Scorpio Moon, Venus/Saturn conjunction and a pile of Virgo if she arrives by the mid-wife’s prediction (that’s enough to give any mom-to-be a coronary!!). Fortunately, according to her Astro-Granny Cynthia, she will choose EXACTLY the right chart for her and she knows what’s coming ... I’m not so convinced and am playing with charts, chanting mantras, programming crystals, burning all sort of herbs, casting spells, and plying the gods with offerings to appease them. At least her North Node will be loosely conjunct my Venus so maybe my biggest lessons are to have faith in the wisdom of the cosmos and thank my higher self for the insight not to have an electional caesarian! Happy Reading Love & Light Isabella
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3 Electional Astrology : The Fine Art of Seizing the Moment
by Steven Forrest
Electional Astrology is not used to determine whether we should do something or not - that’s a Horary question. We use Electional astrology for only one reason: to time the beginning of an action to which we are already committed. It is tactical astrology, in other words, not strategic astrology.
Seventh House Planets in Synastry
by Cynthia Thorburn
If one birth chart is superimposed upon the other, which of his planets fall in her seventh, and which of her planets fall in his seventh? This exercise provides illuminating information about the nature of the ‘silent’ or ‘unwritten’ contract between the couple.
Vedic Astrology : The Planets - Part 1
by Das Goravani
The planets are the largest things around. Besides them, in our whole big multi-million mile expanse of space there is nothing. It's just the planets here, and we're on one of them. And the movement of these large bodies defines our lives through Astrology.
Finding the Dragon’s Belly
by Isabella Beyers
There is a difference between Karma and Destiny. Both can be seen in the Natal Chart. Isabella illuminates the native’s journey on the Nodal Axis - one which can clarify the entire life cycle without looking at anything else.
Mental Chemistry in the Birth Chart
by Bob Makransky
We’d all like to believe that we’re mentally alert, on the ball and nothing can sneak past us. Bob shows us the chemical make-up of the mental sphere by looking at the birth chart. Sorry to say, some of us are definitely slower than our counterparts. But being too quick isn’t a good thing either.
Exploring the Four Conditions of a Single Aspect
by Yolande Korsten
Just when we thought we were getting to grips with the dynamics inherent in an aspect by identifying it as ‘applying’ or ‘separating’, the universe decides to throw a spanner in the works.
The Dark Goddess Lilith
by M. Kelly Hunter
It’s been called the Three Faces of Eve, the Triple Goddess and the ancient trinity of Maiden, Mother, Crone. But who is Liltih and why is she the Dark Goddess? What is the connection with the Dark Divine Feminine?
Vedic Astrology: Functionary Properties of the Nakshatras - Part 1
by Purohit Jaya Tirtha Charan dasan
Each moment possesses it’s own special potency. In order to maximise the benefic potential, one needs to place the moon in a favourable constellation, sympathetic towards the activity.
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21 Do you have SVDS - Severe Venus Deficiency Syndrome?
by Fanny Flame
"We’re getting married. Can you help us pick a day?" I hear that message on my answering machine at least once a month. People with the slightest openness to astrology seem to know that certain moments in time are more auspicious than others. They are right. For any major undertaking, it’s wise to consider "planning its birth" through the judicious use of Electional astrology. Any action that we volunteer for and exercise authority over in terms of timing is fair game. Getting married. Opening a business. Leaving on a trip. When am I likely to meet the sort of person whom I might choose to marry? That’s not an Electional question - that’s in the domain of transits and progressions. Should I get married? No, that’s not Electional territory either - again, use transits and progressions, along with the birth chart, to find the answer. Should I marry this particular person? Use synastry and perhaps Horary techniques. Many people get confused about the differences between Horary and Electional astrology, so it’s important to be clear about them. In a nutshell, Horary is about whether you should do something, and Electional is about when to do something that you’ve already decided to do. We use Electional astrology for only one reason: to time the beginning of an action to which we are already committed. It is tactical astrology, in other words, not strategic astrology. We’ve figured out what we are going to do. We just want to know when to make the move to bring the most "luck" to bear upon the situation. It works powerfully. Ronald Reagan’s astrologer, Joan Quigley, used this technique extensively for Reagan during his presidency. The media couldn’t ignore his incredible "luck." Of course, they ridiculed astrology when the truth emerged about its influence on Reagan. The media’s more "objective" explanation was that he was coated with Teflon. So, back to our question: "We’re getting married. Can you help us pick a day?" Everyone with an IQ above the price of dinner knows that it takes a lot of sanity, patience, and commitment to make a marriage work. Common sense dictates that even the "best" chart in the world cannot create happiness between two people who are fundamentally incompatible, ambivalent about the commitment, or simply not psychologically or spiritually ready. Which leads us to Principle Number One: Electional astrology works within the limits of the consciousness of the individuals using it; it does not override the basic principles of natural law or common sense. What constitutes happiness in a marriage? For a very mild couple, "never fighting" might be a legitimate ideal. A standard kind of "good" chart might work for them - lots of trines and sextiles, a big glorious Venus ruling a Libra Ascendant. But what if two Plutonian types are getting married? Would they want that kind of marriage? Probably not. With marriage, or any other truly epochal existential undertaking, an effective modern astrologer seeks to understand precisely the goals of the individuals involved and does not succumb to the platitudinous assumptions about "good" charts that we’ve inherited from the literature. A "good" chart can lack dynamism; it can be boring. Which leads us to Principle Number Two: Although Electional astrology can shape and flavor outcomes, to use it wisely, we must know specifically what kind of outcome is desired by the client.
I’ve been asked on many occasions to pick a moment for entering a lottery or a contest. Personally, I’m not very interested in that kind of astrology, but Electional techniques can be used this way. I’ve never been successful at helping a client to win a contest, nor do I really expect to be. The odds are just too long. I have no doubt that I have boosted the client’s chances of winning - from ten million to one ... all the way up to maybe a million to one. Which leads us to Principle Number Three: A realistic, non-astrological assessment of simple probabilities is essential for keeping perspective about Electional astrology. If someone asked me to elect an auspicious moment to steal money, ethics would obviously forbid my doing so. Say, for the sake of argument, that I did it anyway and that the person got away with the crime. This raises ethical and metaphysical questions. (If the ethical ones stump you, please stop reading this article and consider a career in politics!) But metaphysically, we get into some very complex terrain with Electional astrology. Stealing money sets cosmic wheels turning. Astrology may help us to dodge the consequences this year or even in this lifetime, but in the end those consequences will catch up with us. So Electional work can actually create karma. The best Electional work can also be undone by previous karma. If it is important for you to be single in this lifetime, for evolutionary reasons, a marriage performed under a fine marital Electional chart will still probably come undone. This is philosophical territory, and I certainly honor your right to your own attitudes and beliefs. I do encourage you to think deeply about these questions before launching into a serious study of Electional astrology. Which leads us to Principle Number Four: With Electional astrology, we are practicing magic, pure and simple. We are playing with the natural laws of karma and the universe. It is wise to do so cautiously and consciously. "When is the best time this evening to brush my teeth?" Well, yes - you could actually do valid Electional astrology on that pithy question. Make sure the 6th house and its ruler are strong, and so on. But down that road lies madness. Which leads us to Principle Number Five: The effectiveness of Electional astrology is most marked when it is applied to the truly pivotal strategies of one’s life. Choosing the Date When choosing the date for an action astrologically, we are selecting the moment for an action to be born. Once our goals are clear, we pick the chart that seems to support them most effectively. We let the action take its "first breath" at a moment we have chosen with specific intentions and outcomes in mind. You wouldn’t want a big adventure to be born with a timid, reflective chart. You wouldn’t want a meditation retreat to be born with a noisy, chaotic chart which might be the perfect one for a wild party. In practical terms, there will usually be a time limit involved. "I need to open my business sometime in the month of April." "We want to go to Europe this spring." Once you’ve gotten that information from a client, you have determined the first and last days when the action might be undertaken. That’s your scope of inquiry. Your task is to pick the strongest moment of time within that framework.
Right now. Planets also have specific house rulerships . we’ll mention some of those darker factors. the stronger its action will be. If you were to elect a chart with Capricorn rising. ideally. Find the times during the period you are considering when that planet is most strongly supported by aspects to other planets.the couple is eager to be married in the spring. Then. thus strengthening the planet. Jupiter too. Still.you simply have more choices. Electional astrology is complex.rising. Psychotherapy or a necessary confrontation? Pluto. the planetary ruler of the Ascendant is always a critical factor. in Electional astrology. 7th. Speculation or risk? Jupiter. Creative work? Venus and Neptune. my recommendation is to think in terms of "corulership. wellsupported Saturn. You’re electing a wedding date. Thus. As we will soon see. culminating. Pick the planet connected to the person’s intention. In a moment. nor do I want my passport stolen. setting. I wouldn’t be unduly concerned by some "hard" aspects in a wedding chart. though Jupiter prefers the 9th. Venus would love to be in the 7th house. having Venus-ruled Libra or Taurus on the Ascendant would be a better choice. it is wise to emphasize trines and sextiles and to be cautious about oppositions and squares . The aspect will be exact at a certain moment on a certain day. 4th. so waiting for the square to break up might not be a realistic option . So.although I would quickly add that the latter have their uses. You will hardly ever find a chart that feels truly "perfect. meanwhile doing your best to minimize the impact of anything that looks dicey. but let’s continue to assume a "best case" situation. You will want to use that Venus . or 10th). but Saturn isn’t so excited about it. of course. choose a day that looks strong because of some fundamental supportive planetary aspect involving the planet that is most closely associated with the action being considered. Choosing the Minute Within those few days when Venus is applying to the trine of Jupiter.Jupiter energy as central to the chart as possible. You’ll notice that I am using the traditional rulerships.Mercury loves being in the 3rd house.Naturally. In practice. it’s
better to choose the weekend before the aspect is exact than the one following it. very simply. Perhaps you can place either Venus or Jupiter on an angle. When beginning a major project. Various factors might vex this simple scenario. the planet Venus obviously plays a central role in the considerations. Generally. when people set out to achieve a goal. minute by minute.and. we actually err in the direction of thinking in terms of traditional "good" and "bad" aspects." If Pisces is on the Ascendant.
. An adventure? Mars . you need some breathing room. That’s obviously a merry discovery. or crossing the lower Meridian. Then juggle the time (and thus the Ascendant and planetary house placements) to make that planet as central as possible to the chart. Conversely. Cancer always loves Scorpio? Give me a break! Capricorn always has trouble with Aries? Ha! Give them a joint project and stand back. darker factors could eclipse the Venusian possibilities on those days. Say Venus passes through a trine to Jupiter during the period a couple is considering for their wedding. In a nutshell. and you have a strong Venus . choosing a chart with Libra or Taurus rising will accomplish that. Any planet is strongest when it is in an angular house (the 1st. For a marriage between two conscious people with a strong evolutionary orientation. suppose the client says: "We’re getting married next Saturday afternoon . Furthermore. the more powerful this technique becomes . so it would be desirable to schedule the wedding close to the day of exactitude. The same can be said for having Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius or Pisces there. give me trines and sextiles . Here’s the first step: If someone is planning a wedding. then both Neptune and Jupiter are emphasized. Starting an educational or literary endeavor? Mercury. If you want to emphasize Venus. the wider the range of time the client provides. but that is probably not your answer. The practical key is to realize that the daily transits of the planets around the horizon put them either in the spotlight or in the background.I don’t want the bus to break down for ten days in some backwater. Say that Saturn is currently squaring Jupiter. but other.is that okay?" Under those circumstances. I’ve often ranted in these pages about the foolishness of thinking in terms of "good" and "bad" aspects in the charts of individuals. you should probably just congratulate the happy couple and change the subject. I’d immediately scan the ephemeris for days when Venus is involved in trines or sextiles. Venus might be looking great. Both of those planets are fairly slow. For a fun adventure trip to Europe or South America. let’s continue with the heart of the technique: finding the planet that naturally rules the action and making it as strong as possible in the chart for the moment the enterprise begins. which minute represents the peak of the energy? Our aim is to make that Venus . Chances are good that you’ve found the basis of the chart you will eventually choose. Domestic or familial actions? The Moon. build your possible Electional charts around those days. But practical issues may intervene . For Electional astrology to work. They often represent strengths that are forged in experiences that test our mettle. for example. they would prefer fewer obstacles rather than many. especially when it is actually conjunct an angle . The more exact the Venus Jupiter aspect is. Saturn then becomes the chart ruler. Any wedding occurring during those few days will be supported by a powerful harmonious aspect. Our modern love of Neptune as the ruler of Pisces has eclipsed our sensitivity to Jupiter’s association with the sign. That is the key. though. You’ve narrowed it down to a period of several days. Jupiter would be very energized. look for a strong.Jupiter interaction as the basis of your timing.not a good move. and you’ve really emphasized the problem .Jupiter trine as the basis of your Electional chart. but you don’t like that hard aspect from Saturn.most people would prefer their wedding to be on a weekend rather than on a Tuesday. If Sagittarius or Pisces is rising. Everything else being equal. an applying aspect is stronger than a separating one." You do hope to find one that looks significantly better than any of the other possibilities. Tuck Saturn into the background as much as possible.
the whole process can also be done with an ephemeris. but it’s absolutely pivotal that we understand it perfectly. Better to have the Moon moving toward a trine. make sure that the final aspect the Moon makes. You can easily set up charts on screen. that would be ominous . The most critical concept here is perhaps the notion of the Moon being void of course. so you can toss them out of the running. Suffice it to say that a natal Moon void of course does not mean that your entire life will come to nothing.that would evoke something much closer to the desired loving outcome. then it is void of course. The Querent and the Quesited These delightfully archaic terms are commonly used in Horary astrology. Then. adjusting the time until you see something that works. when the door seems to be open for an action. trine. Some people are better suited to the intensity of that kind of chart than others. The Moon plays such a dominant role in Electional astrology that it can effectively rule out a chart that otherwise looks perfect. Pay attention to the last aspect the Moon makes before leaving the sign it currently occupies. a Table of Houses. That’s all there is to it. we will learn that other factors come into play . the quesited will be the 7th house and the planet ruling the sign on its cusp. It is important to understand the precise meaning of a void Moon. On the other hand. or a happy conjunction. If a hard aspect were forming between them. You will also come up with a variety of specific times on those days when the Ascendant and planetary house placements all look encouraging. Remember: This procedure applies strictly to aspects that the Moon will make before leaving the sign through which it is currently passing. Venus would be moving into a sextile or trine with Mars. here’s the question: Is there an aspect between Mars and Venus? In the best of all possible worlds. with a wedding. in Horary. Bad Moon Rising We’ve just covered the core process of Electional astrology. This allows you to adjust the chart quickly. it can be represented by any house and its ruler. Let’s say the Moon is in Aries. there’s a dictum: No aspects. there are two principles to keep in mind. You may have a series of days that all look pretty good from the perspective of all the planets other than the Moon. Generally. we need to go deeper into the Electional process. Of course. and Electional is a close cousin. We import this procedure wholesale into Electional astrology.some of these can potentially turn your Gold Medal chart into a catastrophe. Second. usually represented by the Ascendant and its planetary ruler. In the end. Which chart should you choose? A close consideration of the Moon will almost always resolve that question . Depending upon what that thing is specifically. If the Moon crosses the line into the next sign before it conjuncts that Venus. That’s suggestive of the marriage ending explosively.you’ll find that the Moon is void or going toward a scary last aspect in several of the charts. happy life together. steer clear of a void-of-course Moon in an Electional chart. by this I mean that such aspects usually require negotiation and serious efforts by the couple to understand each other and to find a respectful middle ground . the computer is a blessing in Electional work. At least. A square isn’t "bad" as much as process-oriented. it loses its deepest relevance. Even when the Moon for an Election is not void of course. In summary.not such bad skills to develop in a marriage. That places Aries on the cusp of the 7th house. because it rules the Ascendant. one typically hopes and expects that something will come of the matter . leading you to fall back on your Silver or your Bronze. imagine that a client needs to schedule a professional meeting where she fervently hopes that nothing will happen .a wedding. It’s a very solid and reliable principle in Electional astrology. prosperity. apart from chart interpretation itself. That aspect is always relevant to how the matter turns out in the end. perhaps children. you will probably discover a few periods of a few days each. If it’s about a career move. with Mars as its planetary ruler. Now. the charts are especially strong. Pick a void Moon for that meeting! Please note that having a void-of-course Moon in your birth chart is an entirely different matter. A conjunction between Mars and Venus in a chart such as this would be easier by far than a square or opposition but not nearly as encouraging as a trine or sextile. The querent is the person asking the question. Exploring its meaning would take us too far afield in this article. Libra is rising on those days. This is a simple concept. Mars thus becomes the quesited . Most modern programs also have a Rectification module. is that you want an easy aspect forming between those two planetary rulers. before leaving the sign it currently occupies.although here I would instantly advocate sensitivity toward the intentions and desires of the couple. say. If the question is about another person. unless you have good reason to use it. too. The quesited is the thing being asked about. We have tentatively chosen a chart with Libra rising. going forward or backward on the screen in increments of hours and minutes. regarding the Moon. sextile. You simply cannot ignore the Moon. First. How should we choose among these days and times? To answer that question. Say you have the Moon moving toward
an opposition to Uranus in a wedding chart.the company is considering transferring her from her Hawaiian paradise to its new office in Greenland. The ideal would perhaps be a conjunction with Venus . and plenty of patience. the couple would tend to agree on what subject they were fighting about!
. If it won’t make a conjunction. sextile. or opposition to any other planet before it enters Taurus. This refers to a situation where the Moon will not make any more major aspects before it leaves the sign it currently occupies. that means you are looking for the Moon to make a trine or sextile to any planet or a conjunction to a gentle one. The basic idea. You find that when.The Role of the Computer As in all things astrological. no action. To accept a void Moon in a wedding Electional chart would be a real blunder.a long. Of course. supports the results you are seeking. it will be the 10th house and its ruler." In Horary astrology. we need to be careful how we handle it. square. Never think of it as "bad" per se. for example. Here’s how: A wedding is naturally a 7th-house affair. The querent is Venus. which is very helpful in the Electional process. What it tells you is that "nothing will come of the matter.
published the first book in her trilogy. O. That’s not astrology’s fault . That frustrated some people. © 2001 Steven Forrest . but I felt that I had to be truthful about what I saw. A solid. I’d suggest that you spend a little time with my book. How well does it fit with the client’s birth chart? That Electional chart represents the current transits at a given moment of time. It completely dominated our lives in every way for a couple of years. [i] Conclusion That is the heart of the Electional process. In practice. The whole experience was like having the proverbial tiger by the tail. the chart is a candidate for rejection. The Rhymer and the Ravens. three-level stage designed as a Viking dragon ship. who simply isn’t sufficiently clear regarding his or her own intentions to make such a commitment wholeheartedly.are more powerful than ones that are separating. Doing so could suggest unrealistically high expectations of the marriage. Even a "perfect" chart can turn sour. you always have to choose the "lesser evil. we sold out the best of the local performance venues and turned away a hundred people. It was a good experience." The art lies in learning to recognize it! Sometimes. I felt like Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. North Carolina.or yours. But the ideal is to see applying trines. If you find a chart that covers all the bases. You can often do this by simply altering the hour. The Changing Sky.com
. and solar arcs. If so. The trick is to be cautious about any knee-jerk assumptions about which planets are good and which ones are bad. it must pass one more test. At one show.getting closer to exactitude . in my opinion. we wrote a local "rock opera" based upon it. is astrology’s glory . We sprouted a big band.the trine that is one degree past exactitude is forgotten. progressions.If no aspect is forming between the two planets. sextiles. you might want to reconsider your Electional suggestion. Try changing the Ascendant to see whether you can get the querent and the quesited to dance together. the 9th house. In our example. because it blurs into the vast territory of transits. balancing the pros and cons. lighting technicians everything but an elephant. you probably don’t want to put it in the spotlight. The Changing Sky. and most recently published Measuring the Night. Long trips. Jodie Forrest. At our final performance. co-authored by Jeffrey Wolf Green. casting his spell on those ever-multiplying brooms. If you could "elect" over a period of a decade or two. Keeping One Eye on the Birth Chart Once you’ve come up with a possible chart. Box 2345. and The Book of Pluto. 1998. which is a 7th-house affair.Jupiter-fashion! We were flooded with volunteers.all rights reserved Steven Forrest is a well-known astrological writer and teacher and the author of The Inner Sky. intuitively. but not your client. He maintains a busy astrological practice in his home in Chapel Hill. just like everything else. you probably won’t find many charts that seem truly perfect. Questions about health or pets would focus on the 6th house. A lot of astrologers might gasp. And so on. You can contact him at P. one basically ignores separating aspects . I remember a summer not long ago when Saturn was in Pisces and Venus went retrograde in Virgo. A complete treatment of this final dimension of Electional astrology would actually require a book. San Diego. Almost instantly. If you are fuzzy about how these factors impact a birth
chart. All the "Astrology 101" principles apply. you will simply not come up with any workable chart at all. or visit his Web site: www. Remember Principle Number One: Electional astrology works within the limits of the consciousness of the individuals using it. opposing it for several weeks . In Electional work. The Changing Sky. You just do your best and then discuss the results honestly with the client. everything went ballistic . which can lead quickly to disillusionment. NC 27515. That. costumers. I elected a chart for our first performance with Jupiter rising in Sagittarius. in clear conscience. is created at the interface of consciousness and planetary forces. Maybe there’s a transiting traffic jam in the individual’s 12th house right at the time you are electing for opening a new business or tying the marital knot. The general principle here is that any planet lying in the house of the quesited assumes a great deal of power in the chart. We would love to see Jupiter in the 7th house of a wedding chart but if Jupiter is currently passing through some tense aspects. Aspects that are currently applying . a troupe of 15 dancers.net. Jodie. In Horary astrology. happy Saturn might serve your intentions a lot more effectively.stevenforrest. I think . in other words. The moment you’ve selected could very well be an excellent time for someone else to undertake the action. as we experience it.reality. you’ve done your job. Questions about actions involving children would turn our attention to the 5th house. though. In the real world. without starting all over again with a new day. Steven is Chair of the Advisory Council of Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences in Seattle. Planets in the House that Rules the Matter Say that someone elects a chart for a wedding. He co-authored Skymates with his wife. creative ideas. but it taught me a valuable lesson: Never underestimate the power of Electional astrology!
Reference [i] Steven Forrest. that extreme attitude is unnecessary. CA: ACS Publications. or conjunctions between the planetary ruler of the Ascendant and the ruler of the house that represents the action the client is undertaking. The rest is up to the people involved. we played on a 40-foot. you might be able to come up with a chart that seemed flawless. and enthusiasm.but I would like to see this particular Saturn supported by lots of easy aspects and relatively free of hard ones before I breathed easily about it.I couldn’t. That’s not the real world. That’s an overreaction. That’s a fairly obvious idea. which wasn’t what we had really intended. The Night Speaks. Career questions would focus our attention on the ruler of the 10th house. Chapel Hill. and those transits are affecting the birth chart of the person asking the question. we’ve been considering a wedding. e-mail: alyra@intrex. and the chart has Saturn in the 7th house. recommend any marriage dates under that energy. Patience was the lesson! When my wife.
What follows is a cookbook type layout of the possible effects of the planets falling in another’s seventh house.” But what makes the difference is whether those projections become constructive or destructive in effect. If one partner starts to break the ‘hidden contract’. a basic curiosity about life. marriage. such an auspicious link can successfully outweigh other destructive patterns in the synastry. the marriage becomes impoverished.’ They see the Moon person as a protector and expect to be nurtured. The implicit qualification is that these guidelines are given out of context. unarticulated. when the children grow up and leave home. If the couple exchange both Mercuries this is one of the best gestalts for teaching and learning from each other. a beautiful influence. Whatever other differences exist.more specifically. and intellectual slant. friends and peer group activities.“If you live out Mars for me. elevated mutual interactions. Without children. and preconceived ideas.e. clearly needs this script played out for them. Successful marriages are those where the mutual exchange of needs is self-fulfilling and pleasing. there is little giving without getting i. It is a superlative contact. education and travel. especially to children. and the capacity for quality in love. and establish realistic contact. the inevitability of fate being the strongest factor. while the other fulfils familial needs by being needed and indispensable. that fall in each others’ seventh house of relationships . any exchange of planets (archetypes) between charts lies at the very core of the relationship. Because the Sun is yang and symbolises all that is dynamic and dominant. the subtle exchange is that one is cosseted emotionally by practical caring energies.
Within a Moon dependency framework. THE MOON The Moon is associated with needs or the dependency factor. Favourite topics of conversation are partnerships. since this seems biologically more conducive to success. The home becomes a supportive background. Because the Moon is yin and symbolises all that is vulnerable and sensitive. the mystique of female physical beauty. All other things being equal. If one birth chart is superimposed upon the other.does not spiritual law state that whatever is given out is received back tenfold? This ideal pattern activates qualities of loyalty. opinions. Strengths are a vital yet balanced union of lasting companionship. The Mercury person is the one who is more articulate. and puts the most effort into keeping circuits of communications up and working. friendly companionship. The one holding the Moon is seen as the ideal wife-mother-helpmeet or husband-fatherprotector who will provide the necessary support system. there is a suspicion here of
. At worst. which encourages a highly functional family. channels of information and how both think and react to life. these marriages tend not to last. cohabiting according to the rules of the unconscious. and a firm enduring bond of love and approval.and it is probably their karmic due. the outcome is a protected and secure married life. which of his planets fall in her seventh. VENUS Venus’ connection with love and affection makes this the significator par excellence of warmth and unconditional caring. the couple enjoy a mutual appreciation of attitudes.’ this contact is generally fortunate bringing personal advantage. emotional contract. read on … THE SUN The Sun of one falling in the seventh house of the other is traditionally regarded as the karmic indicator of favourable marriage. Because Mercury is never far away from the Sun. Filling gaps and living out scripts for each other is a valid characteristic of all relationships . and are prone to disintegrate under the ‘empty nest’ syndrome. They are able to break through mental barriers of misconception. has the brain power. literary or business matters. I’ll do the Venus stuff for you. It is almost as if the Sun person ‘owes’ the other a pleasant and joyful debt.as if the one is a necessary complement to the other. double messages. The person who receives Mercury. Common factors are mental interests. In marriage. The offspring of the union are important because with the Moon psychology. with major emphasis falling on the child and parenting qualities. without any reference to the wholistic view of the chart. it is preferred that the Moon be the woman’s.especially materially. crossed lines. indicating a relationship imbued with deeply loving feelings.One of the strongest considerations in the art of synastry is the nature of the planets. and which of her planets fall in his seventh? And what does this mean? Any interchange provides illuminating information about the nature of the ‘silent’ or ‘unwritten’ contract between the couple. protection and privilege . with this ‘pure love’ combination. an innate ability to solve problems by ‘talking them out’. with the person who receives the Moon representing the ‘dependant. if any. Because the seventh house describes very clearly what needs we project onto our closest partners to act out for us. MERCURY Happily points to a strong and enduring communications bond. If the makeup of a couple is regarded as chemical. At best. Popularly known as ‘made in heaven. emotional identification. ‘the child’ constitutes the family. There is a strong element here of maintaining the unit in domestic bliss against the onslaughts of the world. It makes sense to say that these psychological agendas cannot be too accurate when we put only the slither of the seventh house under the microscope and ignore the etiology of the rest of the chart. and the full comforts of a home environment where human priorities come first and family responsibilities are lived up to. harmony. The strength of this pattern is that vital lines of communication are not a sometime thing but endure as long as the marriage. both planets often fall together in the seventh . it is preferred that the Sun be the man’s so that the male-female energies are properly aligned. the Venus person is not able to give anything else but sympathetic devotion and idealistic romantic love . even ‘parented’ by them . It could perhaps be said that the Venus person loves more thoroughly. writing and research. The good fortune in the relationship lies on the side of the person who receives the Sun of the other.
The couple enjoy themselves hugely when on holiday or travelling. The ideal state seems to be a successful relationship based
on sound values and moral principle. a woman’s affection is born full-blown from the ocean of love. Because Jupiter correlates with the benevolent male principle. Ideally. and constantly need draining cheering and support. broad understanding and tolerance. accumulated hatreds. yet take full responsibility for the consequences of such a stand and for the material wellbeing of the family. it is preferred that it be the woman’s Venus that falls in the man’s seventh. sees the best in the other and thus tends to bring out the best in them. uncompromising attitudes. and a man’s Saturn in her seventh is hardly conducive to the spontaneous gift of love. and puts up with this negativity because they enjoy projecting onto such a willing audience. The beauty of a Jupiter contact is that the couple expand in the round through travel. Over-indulgence in the good things of life. philosophy. and cannot be acquired or encultured. intellectual pursuits (the mind). and sexual violence after the first flush of romance has worn off. a Mars exchange indicates a powerful sexual attraction and sustained sexual activity throughout the marriage. and the marriage can explode like a hand grenade. Perhaps because Saturn symbolises the disciplinary male principle. and personal limitations. especially on the side of the Mars person. adult education. or to harm them in some way without even intending to do so. A woman who attracts men through her Mars is in any event inclined to quarrel with men as authority figures. a Saturn partnership is utilitarian or materialistic (or cold and miserly). It is almost as if fate brings the couple together for a slowly culminating resolution of a mutual death wish’. the man should hold Saturn. or to see them as being ‘of use’ in the scheme of things. because Venus is distinctly feminine. They play the role of organiser and decision maker for all the power they can muster. Life together has its trials but is generally busy and extended. The world and his wife are invited into the home circle. hardship. circumstantial restraints. specialised physical cultures. religion. heavy duties. material privilege. it too often generates unceasing anger. In the more spiritual sense this partner is the magnanimous provider. boredom and fatigue undermine the union. and great expectations leading to great opportunities. overreaching opportunism. and can unconsciously enact a life script of ‘punish men’. debilitating depressions. SATURN It is said. Inevitably. factors of excess and extravagance mar the union and stretch it into ‘obesity’. while charity and generous help to those in need is typical.as if she wants a strong man and then compulsively fights him tooth and nail for dominance. it seems advisable that the one holding Mars be the man. social climbing and keeping up with the Joneses can get out of hand. Less ideally. The union tends to exude fun and good humour. Common sense dictates that Mars points to a war zone. bring arguments and miseries . They are seen as unspontaneous or pessimistic or boring. MARS There can be little doubt that the Mars person will be ‘the boss’. JUPITER A superior contact leading to expanded consciousness. like the mythical Aphrodite. social ethics (the spirit). Many restrictions in the marriage. She should always be on her guard against sexual violence or ‘marital rape’ as the extreme manifestation of the Mars complex.
.often disaster. if the marriage is to be a success. Jupiter is associated with the exaggeration factor. The one who holds Jupiter consistently displays goodwill. the one from whom symbolic wealth flows. arrogance and pretentiousness. and actually attracts the type of man with whom she can quarrel. and automatically attach themselves to the concept of supreme authority figure and most dominant partner. the ecology (the body). Usually the one who receives Saturn is fairly optimistic and confident. egg on. The person who holds Jupiter plays the role of benefactor by providing not only the environment but also ‘permission’ for free expression and ongoing expansion. and the ‘I am always right’ syndrome to set in. unfortunately. The couple should be warned against allowing unpleasant aggression. because Mars correlates so readily with the male chauvinist principle. After many confrontations she should not blame men entirely but have the good sense to recognize something in her own makeup that provokes them. weigh down the other’s spirits.narcissism or the strain of maintaining a constantly adoring stance. “Never marry one whose Saturn falls in your seventh!” It is true that this is a link found in couples who pair off primarily to compensate for their shortcomings and lacks. If the woman holds Mars the prognosis is not good. and overindulge the other’s faults and weaknesses. Again. it is preferred that it be the man’s Jupiter that falls in the woman’s seventh. usually leading to sexual infidelity and highly competitive behaviour . blows of fate. argument. especially abroad. the Saturn person becomes a burden. With the passage of time bitter quarrels. flowing with abundance. and to be avoided above all else is the destructive situation where an insidious hedonism in the one who holds Jupiter causes them to approve. and seldom dull. At worst. so that the more traditional role of benevolent authority figure in the home is easily enacted. The one who holds Saturn is inclined to smother their partner’s ambitions. She usually wins the battle but loses the war. and try to emasculate or dominate. In our patriarchal culture. The unconscious motivation is to ‘use’ the other. Great stress is placed on the life force of the union by having to cope with over-consolidation. Thus. Mars at best is the defender and the one from whom all strength and power flows. blind obstinacy. and an unwelcome liability. But. from penury to mean spiritedness. tending to attract the other for practical purposes.
science. unpredictable. idealised. or even milder forms of obsessive reading. music. Uranus. drama. peculiar psychological complexes of hopelessness can distort and undermine the union in such an insidious way that it eventually disintegrates. What needs to be assessed is whether other alignments are stronger and will lend the necessary glue and mortar. colour. repeated organisation and consolidation. lame-dog’ or addictive factor in the relationship. a valuable counsellor. the initial attraction starts very slowly but can end well. drugs. The marriage itself can also be sudden because Uranus correlates with magnetic fascination. after all rules alienation and divorce. and it is often the case of ‘love at first sight’. a fine sense of obligation. This is the ‘band aid’ psychology. Solid achievements are built brick by brick on the mortar of total commitment. since it clearly points to painful wounding and scarring in close relationship. for a short time.the ultimate. sexual deceit.or across culture. and the unconscious wish and need is that the partner will be the one to resolve the old imprinted hurts. They are often too uncompromising. The one who holds Neptune mystifies and confuses the other and in some way has a disorienting impact on their life. this can be a most successful tower-of-strength relationship which endures to the bitter end.confusion and deception. the couple mutually hypnotise and intrigue each other. and devotion. Strengths are realistic attitudes. hypochondria.almost a mismatch in the eyes of the world. or religious and spiritually committed. Because of Neptune’s lack of boundaries. or age barriers . The couple can meet under unique or peculiar circumstances. Needless to say. it needs to be founded on the basis of complete and total freedom. creed.More ideally. URANUS There is something unusual or out-of-the-ordinary about this pairing. Uranus being what it is . The subtle subliminal effect the couple have on each other shows in shared aesthetic and spiritual values. On this criteria alone. Escapism and dissolution are the keywords. many yin-yang lessons in how to relate will take place. The prognosis is a cataclysmic love experience which is a mirror reflection of what happened earlier in life. where another person is invested with the power to ‘make it better’.eccentric and notoriously fickle with the sustained propinquity of marriage. High sexual interest is a powerful bond. or TV watching. drifting. The essence of the problem is the necessity for stab wounds inflicted by relationships to be healed in relationships. With Saturn. this seldom happens. and symbolises fleeting attractions of orgasmic but ephemeral quality. an opting out of everyday responsibilities can afflict the relationship until both become isolated in a dream world of their own myths and fantasies. extra-marital sex. The particular danger is that the person who has Chiron projects old emotional complexes onto the love partner in a living-it-out transference. the Neptune person can be linked in some way to alcohol. or occult fields with both being willing to involve in progressive group activity. If not highly talented and creative. or emotional affliction. Very typical is a marriage between diametrically opposite types .or without benefit of clergy. what attracted both at the start can turn out in the end to be a major irritation or thorn in the flesh. A dissolving kind of vagueness and evasion. therapist. As always. However. faithfulness. The one who holds Uranus intends to bring the whole world and its collective problems into the marriage. this combination tends to break easily under stress and is better suited to platonic friendships based on mutual interests. It often happens that they do indeed suffer from a peculiar physical or mental handicap. or teacher for the other. or new and broadening experiences. literature. black-sheep. it is a moot point whether this special enchantment can endure within the walls of marriage. stability and endurance are not strong features. The traditional view is that the one who holds Neptune represents the ‘lost lamb. the potential for therapy and healing with a Chiron contact is just as powerful. The Chiron person repeatedly sets himself or herself up as the victim or scapegoat. dance. business. autocratic. They evince a compulsive need to displace the shadow self and engage ad nauseum in love-hate games. It is best that
mutual interest develop in scientific. More ideally. or there is a substantial age difference (Saturn = the father). since healing can only start from the inside-out and not from the outside-in. politics. which is what makes the relationship so unconventional . There are
. For such a marriage to work. In times of stress they become highly eccentric. This union works best when the pair marry in middle age. Life together needs to be a journey of mutual discipline. over-eating. and productive cooperation in creative areas -art. humanitarian. The negative mirror image is one of an overly idealistic and unrealistic love bond of unknown factors and undercurrents . undying loyalty and fidelity. with the day-to-day reality built on each partner expressing individuality in work areas. education. Here is the potential to keep the marriage on an exalted level of affinity. or engages in futile power struggles. More ideally. and unwilling to sacrifice their cosmic ethos and lifestyle for the sake of cementing the marriage. The one who holds Saturn approaches marriage seriously as a major life step and will surely live up to all marital obligations. technological. Whatever form the relationship takes. The union does not usually last long and partners are rapidly exchanged. CHIRON It is doubtful if anyone would want this contact. and emotionally uncommitted. NEPTUNE When well used. negative occultism. or are workaholics and dedicate their union to a work ethic e. be this socially or professionally. and a high productivity level. with arduous responsibilities willingly accepted. this contact results in an idealistic and empathetic love . ‘soul mate’ romantic union. emotional embarrassments. gambling. The partner is seldom able to predict which way Neptune will jump or even what they are always doing. Although very exciting and stimulating. the one who holds Chiron becomes.g.
The South Node points to a relationship involved in old. possessiveness. or certain sexual problems that need to be resolved. each causes the other to be at their best in public. A Pluto exchange can point to disruptive circumstances beyond the control of either. a type of total elimination. or simply function very well in all areas of life where ‘working together’ is required. The advice is free . There is a lot of resistance at first but the longer the liaison lasts the better it gets. The person who holds Pluto is the driving magnetic force and has a profoundly controlling but therapeutic influence on the partner towards growth and transformation. legacies or alimony. Originally a teacher by profession. Perhaps the Pluto person tries to reform or remake the other. expenses. once the relationship goes bad. Symbolically.
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ASSA has introduced an Astrology Advice line for all those burning questions and conundrums that novice astrologers face when starting out. grudges.a ring pass-not. improving their social and professional position. NODES The North Node indicates a positive and growth-promoting love association. self-image. and automatically provide for the mate the scope and opportunity to achieve this. The best of Pluto is regeneration and grassroots change through love that matures slowly. Questions which arise repeatedly or are of particular interest will be published in our monthly ASK AN ASTROLOGER column. She has attended the London Faculty's Oxford Summer School and has been published in their prestigious Astrological Journal. In some subtle way. or in related fields. there remains a hidden injunction for each to remain their own person and an individual in their own right. Failing one person being the ‘weak link’. both can rise like the phoenix from the ashes or. ASCENDANT Since this point represents self-interests. There is something about the nature of Pluto which makes it impossible for people to compromise or reconcile.like marrying a friend’s brother or the girl next door.definite compartments to Neptune’s life which are kept private.you only pay for the call. She established the Thorburn School of Astrology in 1986 and has dedicated her life to teaching and promoting astrology as a means to individuation and self-integration. or a subterranean flooding of the psyche by illusion and delusion. but since it takes time to move in the right direction. or are successful business partners. the Neptune person would be totally ineffectual and passive. It happens too often to be a coincidence that the one who holds Pluto is much older or wiser. This column will aim to cure the common astrological aches and pains. and the partner will find that there is a threshold in the relationship beyond which they may not step . and a battle of wills to the death ensues in the struggle for dominance. real estate. it follows that the one who holds the MC benefits the partner materially in this way. They heartily believe in independence. a dark-night-of-the-soul experience. it follows that the one who holds the Asc has and gives the freedom to expand as an individual within the marriage. Cynthia was a founding member of the Astrological Society of South Africa and served as its chairperson for four years. investments. Contact Isabella on 082 565 5109. the actual person and their direct relationship to the environment. we find one extreme or the other . and perhaps ‘annihilation’ simply means that in the natural course of events the couple with a large age gap eventually grow in different ways and part company. Let us know what your symptoms are!
. The shadow side of Pluto is degeneration and ‘death’. The marriage demands skills and issues challenges never met before. or someone who has always been around. love will triumph over disillusionment.
Cynthia Thorburn has established herself as one of South Africa's foremost astrologers. Alternatively. At worst. settlements.not to mention fanatic sexual concentration in the union. she obtained the Diploma of the Mayo School of Astrology (with Distinction) and won the Roy Allin Award for the best paper world-wide. Such a union tends to start well and end poorly petering out to
nothing. taxes. or mutually destructive forces which prove totally irreconcilable. worldly status and reputation.spiritual or aesthetic transcendence. and is geared to bring out the best in each other. and standing in the community. promising much more than they can deliver. or someone everybody says is meant for you. MIDHEAVEN Since this point symbolises the career. Typical are conflicts over money and resources . translated. there will be initial difficulties and obstacles. The Asc person improves the partner’s environment and generates a thread of favourable connections and circumstances. Whenever you are in doubt or completely stuck with an interpretation or astrological concept you can contact us for free advice. As always with Neptune. the couple unconsciously but destructively encourage just such dependencies in each other.painful clashes about earnings. Any schisms that arise are serious and irreversible. Intense and passionate feelings give rise to terrible jealousy. the couple work together. This is an excellent contact for social image and looking good together in the eyes of the world . maybe because it originally seemed the easy or obvious way out and was based on lines of least resistance . assets. with an old too-familiar partner. unfinished business.something each might not have developed quite so successfully on their own. PLUTO Denotes an intense and total body-mind-soul involvement in an all-or-nothing relationship rooted in powerful sexual attraction and great mutual compatibility. and the desire for revenge . even secret. Even though there is some basking in reflected glory albeit with much pride and affection. Somehow. the bond is built on false pretences that lead nowhere in particular.
therefore this aspect is said to encourage laziness.. usually within an orb of 8°. That figures. i. vacillation and uncertainty. Numerologically and symbolically 1 represents unity or wholeness. a third element needs to be trined in. In a tight grand trine. woolly socks. the granddaddy of trines. each of the planets finds itself at the Midpoint of the other 2 in the triangle. The cold is not slowly creeping up my legs. Mercury in Capricorn in the 3rd and Jupiter in Taurus in the 6th. Cosmo-Peasant’s Log.. but there has to be a gremlin in the works somewhere. so I call it up on the screen. says Hamaker-Zontag. but it births the 2 which brings into being the ‘other’ duality. this morning he has called in his whole family and all the troops. I am even prepared to give up being one of a rare breed and sacrifice a grand cross.. Except in this case it is not ‘sweeping’ it is ‘freezing’.) In order to create forward movement from the tension of 2. Then of course there is the proper 3. change and movement. Eve could not stand the perfection and consequent non-movement. male/female. a situation where it moves closer to the symbolic significance of 3. the Grand Trine involving 3 planets mutually trine to one another. these people
encounter little resistance and are relatively very lucky. but I'm considering soup. it is in rapid advance like a cohort of Roman legionnaires storming the battlements sweeping everything in its path. I stare at it again but the inspiration fails to materialise. This morning rather feels like the prison of the Grand Cross and still no Grand Trine has miraculously appeared to ease the burden of the chart. Niiiice. All things to do with a grand trine come easily.
I come up with a very familiar chart with a nice tight Earth Grand Trine comprising Moon in Virgo in the 10th. and all in the same element.e.. the 2 can lead to the stasis of becoming stuck between two equally attractive or unattractive options or finding oneself on the horns of a dilemma. I mentally run through 2 years of Monday mornings at the feet of my mentor. Sure there is the thing of overcoming laziness and avoid jumping into conflict. But not all can be moonlight and roses. forming a 180° angle causing the planets to face each other across the chart. ‘longjohns’. black/white. perhaps introducing disharmony into the happy huddle and turning the scrum onto a disorganised ruck! I scramble for COSI and dig for a chart with a tight Grand Trine.right/wrong. I can’t drag out my chart. If Jack Frost was hanging around my ankles the last time I wrote. hence the snake and apple. and Midpoints are a different kettle of fish. the absence of tension leaves little incentive to action. My mind starts dwelling on aspects. jeans and granny blanket . a resting place .Stardate: Two Thousand Something +8. (It is said that in the Garden of Eden. where the circle is divided into 3. The opposition splits the circle into two equal halves. She goes on to say all the same. and through it tension and challenge of opposites . no doubt frozen into immobility somewhere between the spirit world where it originates and the stagnated confines of my mind. Not only 2 but 3 planets huddle up in peace and harmony and scrum together for the native. However. which holds considerable promise and in which a great deal of creativity is locked away. within an orb of 2 degrees or less. giving an angle of 120° and of which Hamaker-Zontag says the traditional meaning is Harmony and represents a gift on which we can fall back. Talk about a happy huddle!
. At this point I am ready to tear up my chart and challenge the universe to give me another one containing at least one of these babies. Karen Hamaker-Zontag ( Aspects and Personality ) says it signifies tension and doubt. as well as a cup of coffee. It is easy to see why this may be regarded as the most comfortable of all aspects in the chart. my fingers won’t grip. This seems to be in contrast to the Trine in Astrology. So. like any good lord of the castle I call in the defences. then it strikes me. So the 3 represents the introduction of disharmony in aid of movement and change.
Great plans are conceived but do not readily manifest. Admittedly. And that’s where our journey begins. May your Mercury never go Rx and your Moon never be VoC. The Moon is further strengthened by Jupiter giving inner harmony and optimism and added composure. negligence. the Moon is one of the most studied objects in the astrological chart.. He can be contacted on 082 341 7019 or duminy@icon. expression is fluent in repartee and the individual has an innate gift for the spoken and written word. The individual . but it hits the same wall of sensitivity to gossip mentioned above. How easy it would be to just look on the bright side and think I have chosen well . If you think about it. even though it may lack imagination and flair and be quite routine. the houses and the aspects to the node. But Isabella has started us all on the journey of discovery that has an unknown ending. Both element and aspect do not respond well to drastic. jovial and enthusiastic and very likeable to others with an encouraging style of speaking and a very coherent and wide view of things. after all an Earth Grand Trine brings effortless (almost) material wellbeing . it seeks to preserve the status quo of existing conditions it feels securely supported by.. the opportunity to learn more about the enigmatic lunar nodes was enough to draw me out of the house to the Old Edwardian Society for Isabella’s talk on the Nodal Axis held in May of 2006. having a large sphere of thinking and may seek success through speaking or writing. it may run up against the indifference. On reflection though. tarot. changing views as well as a sensitivity and vulnerability to criticism and gossip. various alternative healing modalities and counseling brings interesting synergies between astrology and other methods to light.
Fritz is one thesis short of finishing his diploma through the Thorburn School of Astrology (not to be confused with one card short of a full deck) and an apprentice in the Twisted Hair tradition . However.. Jupiter/Mercury makes the individual cordial. An important aspect of this grand trine is the ability to manifest in the physical. she paints a picture of a man who was living his karmic intention. absent-mindedness and lack of foresight and prudence..
. is bound to field a deep sense of inner security and stability in the physical world .. They are often delegators who gravitate towards positions of organisational management because they do not like to exert themselves. this ‘big easy’ huddle does not quite gel. it comes to him. So. the Moon would be very happy. They can be the phenomenal builders of life who sense their own power and creative strength best when they witness it through lasting material achievements or worldly attainment. Cosmo-Peasant signing off.Bil Tierney (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis) says the calming.. there are a lot of mysteries around the nodal axis that still need to be unravelled. roll on good times. The person is usually so confident that everything will turn out right that he or she attracts good fortune.za
Being a recent initiate into the mysterious art of modern astrology. A student of human behaviour and a philosopher. These two aspects contribute to a large dose of self-reliance and inner strength... The North and South Nodes are the points where the moon’s orbital path around the earth. My logic says this is not accounted for even by the negative aspects writers mention in terms of this trine configuration. the more tools are given to us to help understand this wondrous cosmos and the human miracle. critical changes in life affairs.co. At the hand of an engaging Vedic myth and the natal chart of Jim Morrison.. he's readily able to be sustained upon the material level due to an abundance of opportunity to receive tangible support and worldly position if so desired. comforting.. attracting power of the trine is emphasised .Mohammed doesn’t go to the mountain. somehow. talkative disposition. Dream on. optimism and composure is not a constant hallmark. looking at the nature of the trines.the more we know. and unpopularity as well as the inner conflicts with regard to one's outlook on life and the world in general when it senses opposition characteristic of the negative psychological correspondence of this midpoint. A Grand Trine is supposed to be the Big Easy . crosses the ecliptic (the earth’s orbital path around the sun). with more books being written about it than on any other planetary body.. his background in mythology. Isabella sets out to explain how the Nodal Axis and the aspects to the nodes enable you to build up a picture of what this person is here to do in this incarnation. These deceptively simple mathematical points might hold the key to the entire karmic journey of a person’s life. earth or otherwise.. Without reference to much more than the nodes. I am confronted by the realisation that nothing in the Natal Chart is inconsequential . Add to the fact that it has an immediate observable influence on the tides and you’ve got a recipe for intense study and interest.. I actually think I may prefer a loose cardinal grand cross to a tight grand trine .. Not that weird if you consider the fact that it is the closest object to the earth and can be studied without the use of a telescope. Jupiter at the midpoint of the Moon/Mercury may lead to sound judgment and constructive thinking as well as successful plans... knowing the native of this chart. An outgoing. And she succeeds. He is a hard worker but solitary and does not delegate easily.
Again I am astounded by the dynamics of the cosmic energies at play in our lives. but may run foul of the negatives of changeable thinking. In addition they impart greater flexibility of mind and body. Combining with Mercury. life owes me . In this instance. So where might the pitfalls lie? Mercury at the midpoint of the Moon/Jupiter is prone to making far-reaching plans. resulting in failures through negligence or clumsiness. The Moon at the midpoint of Mercury/Jupiter may make for a pleasant conversationalist and liveliness resulting in a lively exchange of ideas.
Red Cross. Rahu. like me. The Planetary Movements
Image 1 : Planetary Movement
.reading their dance is to read the plan of unfoldment of all things . In fact. then their effects are heightened in the chart. and within a certain space surrounded by the Zodiac. Venus. a chip in my computer is burned if I burn my computer. you will know the planets by all of these kinds of things as well. Once you learn Jyotish. with the Sun in the centre they are orbiting around and around. Red Stop Signs. in the mood of a handshake . Their gravity pulls on each other . in the pace of a city. metals. It's just the planets here. Similarly. Red Flashing Lights. have colors they rule. A planet is like a strong beam of light in your chart. every one knows that the Moon affects the tides. we don't use them. are totally dependant on the environment we live in for life . astrology is the basis of the calendar that is running your life already! In astrology. the stone of Mars is Red Corral. and Mars rules all Martial activities such as war and police work. Mercury. the speed a planet is travelling relative to our planet affects how strongly it acts in a person’s life. because they are the biggest and significant objects in the Universe and are affecting our world entirely.for example. You. but since the Sages don't talk about them. what is our year. Isn't it funny that Red is always used in the kind of urgent areas of work where Mars people are often found . natural phenomena The planets we do use. but there are a number of other balls. Sun. We are dependant. You see. It is exposure over time that allows a strong beam of light to begin to burn the object on which it focuses. can ignite a fire. Blood Red. Veda doesn't use the outers The Vedic Astrological system doesn't use the three outer planets Uranus. Well. Red Hats. So. Mars.The planets are the largest things around. Red Fire Trucks. and we're on one of them. trying desperately to hold onto our lives by constant work and struggle. Neptune. and more. then again stop. again. so it goes for us. the Light of God. and in this way. The planets are splintered up parts of a greater whole. and we're rotating around on the surface. sounds. Everything is working under the strict control of the modes of material nature . We are dependant on many things we cannot see. Moon. It's that simple. They each are representatives of different parts of a natural whole system. period. but the time it takes for our ball to go around the Sun once? See. Therefore. For example.
Red Circle with a line through it? In addition. and all in futility. then proceed backwards. in the way they dress. in the sound of music. Jupiter. they go.if the Sun stopped shining you and I would die. This is because of the law of retrograde motion. but that's not important. stand still. or Jyotish.in a larger system.or more specifically. nothing happens. as we all die. Dictators of most natural patterns such as music. Besides them.dependant players . cycles. We are stuck on the surface of the Earth. when planets are either moving slowly in relation to us or standing still in space. it also affects the water inside us making our water-influenced emotions rise and fall with its 27 day cycle around the Zodiac. The influences of all the parts of the Universe led to your appearance. We're very small players . as things go in this universe. in our whole big multi-million mile expanse of space there is nothing. The planets are the significators of the unfoldment of all things in the Universe . I believe these planets may have effects . a group of balls. in people's faces. as well as notes. You were born on one of the spinning balls.the plan of God.everywhere. You will see the planets in colors. year after year. Yes. However. if held still on one point. planets seem to slow down. and it was bought when I bought my computer. Mars rules Red. These are mentioned in some old books I'm told. turn around and go forwards again. Small items within a larger framework are dependant on the larger framework … where it goes. which is just a small ball in a huge expanse of space.I believe that just because they exist they are certainly meaningful and probably have a God personality behind them as the other planets do. and they're all whirling around in a circle around one bright star. it goes downtown if I take my computer downtown. They are balls in a system of balls. and Ketu. About motion/speed/stations/retrogrades The planets orbit at fairly steady speeds and each on their own orbit band so that they don't collide. color.that means astrology . The beam. guess what. the unfolding Universal seasons based on the Universal clock. For example. Saturn. and Pluto. are to be found in all things. the wavelengths of the planets. we're on one ball. elements. if we just run the beam of light quickly across the dry leaves.
They are the constellations of the Zodiac.one of the signs of the zodiac is ALWAYS rising on the Eastern Horizon from EVERY point on Earth at ALL TIMES. Then notice that the line through the Moon ends up at around 20 degrees Taurus. not the Sun. The rest of the signs just fill in using their natural order. Notice the red line coming from the Earth over near to the Cancer symbol . notice the points in the background signs that it hits or points to. It happens at about the point shown in image 5 on the next page. This is called "Stationary". When we speak of the signs the planets are in. Now when Mercury comes up alongside the Sun and is heading towards coming between the Sun and Earth.
Image 2 : Earth Centric View of the Planets
Notice the yellow lines now coming from the Earth through each planet. there is a point where for a short time. whatever that sign is becomes our rising sign or the first house. then continue each of those lines through the planets and on to the zodiac sign behind them. Now. no tricks here. The signs of the Zodiac are ALWAYS in the same order. not at the Sun. Looking directly East from the place of a birth. it is cresting on the edge of its orbit in relation to us. and the other planets are rotating counter-clockwise as in the arrow coming from Saturn. So. The apparition of Stations and Retrograde Consider the drawing on the next page (image 4). and the sign involved takes over as the First House of the chart. and in fact. In the picture on the previous page.A Jyotishi must have a good idea of how the planets move. and onto the signs behind each planet. They stay in the same places. You will end up with a drawing as below:
Image 3 : Vedic Chart
This is the Geocentric. In Jyotish. each one directly. pinpoint the Earth in the previous picture and draw a line in your mind from the Earth to all the other planets. and see all the others. and Gemini is the “2 green pillars” at about 10 o'clock and so on. As Mercury moves along on the other side of the Sun. Only the planets travel around. the sign that was rising at the moment of a birth becomes the degree point of the ascendant. or Earth Centred drawing of the planets at the same moment as the previous Sun Centred Universal drawing. Nakshatra means "doesn't change". It doesn't matter how much of that sign is rising . The houses and signs are synonymous. we are speaking "Geocentrically". which is also fine to call "The Lagna" or "The rising sign".this is my representation to talk about "The Ascendant". The above chart has something like 25 degrees Gemini rising because that's where the red ascendant line touches the zodiac circle. Whichever one is rising is the first house. The Sun is in the Centre. Notice we are placing the planets in the signs as they appear from Earth. Astrology is about the effects the planets are "beaming at US". are moving forward from Scorpio to Sagittarius. there are 12 houses because there are 12 signs. Here's what the chart would look like Vedically:
. Those are the signs. Once you establish the rising sign. we will see (or not see if it's night time) a certain sign rising .whether the first part or the last part has already come. They are in space. the rest of the signs just follow around in order filling the remaining 12 spaces or houses in the chart. it appears to stand still which we judge by looking at the sign behind it.this is astronomy. which means. I am going to briefly explain the basics to you. notice Aries is at the top. "Earth as the viewing centre". This is all physical fact . Trust me on that. The stars don't swim around at all. Taurus is the pink "bulls head" at about 11 o'clock.
which appears in charts very frequently. After "stationing" as in the above drawing. serves to make planets stronger. although retrogression is also sometimes causing "exact opposites" as it represents a travel direction opposite to the norm. it appears to be moving backwards when we judge by the sign and sign part that appears behind Mercury as viewed from our viewpoint here on Earth. In Jyotish. a retrograde planet is generally considered to be strong. But what's happening at the time of a planet’s "station" (that's when it appears to standstill against the Zodiac backdrop) is that we are getting an extra long dose of time of just one spot in a sign being focused through that planet at us.apparent retrograde movement
Notice that as the days roll by and Mercury is orbiting around the Sun. See this in the drawing below:
Image 4 : Mercury Direct
Image 6 : Mercury . Now if you think about the other planets. same thing. however.
. you'll find that they all do this. they just appear to. and the Zodiac signs give off certain types of rays or influences. We would say.In image 5. very strong. Retrograde verse Direct The planets are actually never changing direction. This is what's always going on. Generally. the spot of about 27 degrees Sagittarius is focused through Mercury upon the Earth.
Image 5 : Mercury Station
At this point. A planet that was stationary on or around the day of birth is very prominent or powerful to do whatever the chart says it will do. Jupiter and Saturn. The Sun and Moon never go retrograde in relation to us. "Mercury is Stationary Retrograde at 27 degrees Sagittarius". those circling inside our orbit such as Mercury and Venus and those outside our orbit such as Mars. I am just covering the movements of the planets so that these physical realities will have some home in your brain as you proceed to talk about them in Jyotish. I'm not trying to over-stress it. The planets are reflector points. in astro-jargon. and if a planet was recently stationary and at the time of birth is just starting to move again. retrogression. what really happens is this: The energy from the sign behind the planet is focused by the planet onto Earth (much like a prism would do if angled just right). Mercury comes up between the Sun and Earth and appears to be moving backwards if we just judge from the sign "behind" Mercury. This is just one point of Jyotish.
which appears to be separate from their own soul (or not their soul). Often the oddness caused by retrogression is thought of as good and powerful. they are adjustments that are necessary to bring things "back on track".goravani. pay later”.making its results a little more biting or intense. high or low in latitude. in life they represent the reactions to our actions. I think. If you take this Vedic Jyotish.and no one thing is so important as to cause alarm or overshadow the other things.
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and our needs and concerns here. inasmuch as Rahu for example can sometimes cause WONDERFUL MATERIAL results. as a unit is causing the final result. It's hard to escape because it happens so much. What is normal and what is odd is understood correctly only by those who actually know the VEDAS’ OWN standard for what is normal and odd.Retrogression is not "good" in the truest sense of purity. The nature of this place encourages illusions. You could say therefore of this chart that although these planets are in the ninth house. and all His devotees everywhere. The original pure revelation is another thing. Eating flesh for example is very odd in Vedic standards or soul-standards. You could say therefore that retrogression results in reactions inside us. its results are various types of extreme-ness or odd-ness. This is a good example of anti-Veda sounding "good" but not being ultimately “good”. For example. Homosexuality is odd. which are the basis of Vedic standards. If nothing else. The other features of ourselves. there would be no disharmonious and crazy paths for the various parts inside us. Indeed.co. on and on it goes. sometimes have to "turn around" because of our strange movements. The Earth is separate from the Sun.com contains many of his writings. can be very opposite to pure Vedic thought. they MUST be AS THEY ARE . not serving others.
Look out for Part 2 in our Leo Edition when we set out on a journey to discover the Vedic archetypes of the Planets. which we find governed by and represented in the planets. if a planet is starting to move slowly forward again it may be read as ‘powerful and becoming normal’.
. violence is odd. Shad Bala. There is so much to look at which. or odd. Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde in the ninth house. in order to do what they are going to do for this person. nor the planets. Venus always spins backwards on its own axis (its own personal rotation not its orbit around the Sun) compared to the other grahas (planets). If all were aligned and perfectly correct and good. you realize that for the planets to be where they are in a chart.
If we look at the correspondence of Kundalini energy with the 7 major chakras in the body. smooth-tongued tempter. which decides his fate in his next existence. I attended a talk by Komilla Sutton. networking. Naga Vasuki is split in two by Vishnu (the main god) whilst the Amrita is in his belly. a permanent reminder to the other planets (gods) that the darker side of life has to be defeated in the pursuit of immortality. · Destiny: the fate to which a person or thing is preappointed. In this light. the nectar of immortality would be held. The first question is. He allowed the gods to tie his snake-like body around the spiritual mountain. He wasn’t fooled by the gods’ ploy and he slunk away to drink the nectar in secret. we might divide Naga Vasuki’s body (the nodal axis) in the following way:
Root Chakra Sacral Chakra Solar Plexus Chakra Heart Chakra Throat Chakra Third Eye Chakra Crown Chakra
Corresponding to the Dragon’s Tail Corresponding to the wound/cut where the Dragon is split into two halves Corresponding to the Dragon’s Head
If we can stretch our imaginations to accept this correspondence we notice that the Heart Chakra or point of wounding would be where the ‘AMRITA’. the underworld. They plied the demons with wine. women and song to distract their attention. I hope to answer this question later on! As we know. he decided he would help the gods in their search for Amrita. I have always wanted to solve the elusive mystery of spiritual people’s two favourite words karma and destiny. but they hadn’t reckoned with wise Vasuki. He remains in the skies as Rahu (the head) and Ketu (the body). I admit that I’ve probably only taken some baby steps in my understanding thus far but I’ll spend the rest of this life and probably the next few incarnations searching for the diamond tipped key to the nodes.. destiny. but of course Vasuki was now immortal as a result of drinking the Amrita and could not be killed. 'Who/what is Naga Vasuki?' The word NAGA is indicative of a ‘serpent’ and we have to make a distinction between the word ‘serpent’ and the similar word ‘snake’. When they found the nectar the gods wanted to keep this great prize for themselves for they rightly felt the demons would only use it for personal and materialistic gratification. I started my study of ‘the stars’ seriously after the loss of my niece whilst I was also dealing with the final dregs of what was considered a ‘good’ marriage. creator of the Universe.
So let’s flick through the dictionary: · Snake: any member of the order Ophidia · Serpent: treacherous. we know that Naga Vasuki is the holder of immense and dangerous primeval power. ‘where you are going’ I believe that either our Western system doesn’t know what the nodes do or perhaps we are too afraid to find out! Archetypes are always easier to grasp once you know their ‘story’ and how they relate to our subconscious minds through the magic of myth. karma. A further investigation of this myth is required. The lower three chakras correspond to the South Node and the higher three chakras correspond to the North Node but ‘which point in the astrological chart is the Heart chakra.My interest in the Dragon’s head and tail began early in my astrological career. social contacts. At the first Argo Conference in 2005. As soon as I met the Nodes in astrology class I knew that Cauda and Caput Draconis hold a secret not yet revealed to most Western Astrologers and my quest to unlock the essence of these two imaginary points began. the nectar of immortality. The two halves of his body become the Dragon’s Head (North Node/Rahu) and the Dragon’s Tail (South Node/ Ketu). At some point (and no doubt for his own motives). His power is aptly used by the other gods to ‘churn up the ocean’ of the unconscious which. the inevitable power which governs and determines action.. they have different meanings. hidden in its depths contains the ‘AMRITA’. the elusive gift of immortality?’ . the devil The word ‘serpent’ immediately lends personality and energy to the description of Vasuki . the personification of this power. the Devil himself. Note that the two words are not interchangeable. ‘what you come in with’ · North Node: The future. the South Node is symbolic of ‘karma’ and the North Node of ‘destiny’ so let’s also have a quick look at the dictionary’s textbook interpretation of the two words: · Karma: the total effect of a person’s acts in one life. Naga Vasuki was a demon serpent who ruled the Patala Loka. He threw a wheel called the Sudharshan Chakra at Vasuki and cut him in two. but he survives the attempt on his life because he has already ingested the nectar of immortality. he is a serpent.
. a Vedic Astrologer.we know that the god Vasuki is not just any old snake. who was talking specifically on the Nodal Axis. The Vedic myth of Naga Vasuki illustrates some of the deeper meanings of the North and South Node: THE MYTH OF NAGA VASUKI [i] There was once a great war between the gods and the demons for the control of the universe. A completely new world of knowledge and research was opened to me. Thus ‘karma’ shows the ‘baggage’ you already have and ‘destiny’ indicates what you DO with the baggage. after all. Maybe the reason we are all afraid of serpents is that they represent to the unconscious the dangerous energy of the KUNDALINI (the knowledge of this energy is. who grew very angry at this deception. Mandara. the reason for Adam and Eve’s eviction from the Garden of Eden). so it could be used as a rod to churn up the ocean during the course of the search. Western Astrology seems to have only a few basic keywords to interpret the nodes: · South Node: The past. The Sun and Moon discovered what he had done and complained to Lord Vishnu.
In addition.almost as if our karma/destiny journey is symbolic of the soul’s struggle with physical incarnation. pay a lot of attention to the meaning of the house axis (refer to appendix at the end of the article) along which they occur. The Vedic explanation for this is simple: the Sun and Moon (like the earth) are always in direct motion but the nodal axis has a mean retrograde motion .00 Melbourne Florida USA
Descending (South Node)
Ascending (North Node)
We may conclude that the nodes are points where we encounter a ‘meeting’ of sorts between the Sun’s path and the Moon’s orbit around the earth. I might add I can be excused. Since I have quite an obsession with Jim Morrison. Nodal points are the only two points where eclipses can occur. We also know that the Sun is symbolic of our soul essence and the Moon represents a reflection of our soul essence. Apparently Western astrologers think that’s it. This is more important than sign placement as the Nodes remain in the same signs for approximately eighteen months.Something else.this is the nature of karma & destiny . Pamela Courson. as I was born on the day his soul-mate. is the astronomical correspondence of the Lunar Nodes. 2. I have discovered that you can base an entire consultation on the nodal axis alone by using the following method (leant from the Vedic approach): 1. 3. the heart chakra sets you free to follow the route of least resistance along the Nodal Axis. thus I entered my life on the Nodal axis along which she left!). I am also of the opinion that we always complete our nodal journey . died.we do not have choices along the way except for minor everyday decisions. which should be mentioned. The Moon’s path and the Nodal Axis
Almost all the books I’ve read manage a sketchy interpretation of the Nodes by their sign and house placement. I will use his chart to illustrate the interpretational method:
Jim Morrison 08 Dec 1943 11:55 am EWT + 4. (for which. (primitive cultures believed that the Moon was the abode of the soul. The nodes are the two points where the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic (the apparent path of the Sun). 4. which makes their sign placement quite general for a large percentage of the population. the place where souls went to wait to be incarnated and to where they returned at death to await their next lifetime). sign and aspects they make carefully. Moving on to our last and most important question … how do we interpret the Nodes in a natal chart?
Placidus Tropical True Node
. Interpret the South Node and North Node based on HOUSE PLACEMENT. Interpret important ASPECTS made to the Nodal Axis. Interpret the DISPOSITORS of both the South Node and North Node in detail by looking at the condition of each and considering the house. Interpret the South Node and North Node based on SIGN. Another interesting question to consider is why both the nodes are considered MALEFIC in Vedic texts but most Westerners consider the South Node as malefic and the North Node as benefic. If we are unable to access the gift of the heart chakra (unconditional love). we will experience the most difficult (malefic) route in completing the path between A and B. we will always get from point A to point B (South Node/North Node) the only free will we have is whether we enjoy the journey or whether it is painful. the ancients believed that the Sun and Moon where swallowed by the dragon during an eclipse. Each soul’s physical manifestation is predetermined. My personal opinion is that the entire axis is malefic until the ‘heart chakra’/amrita quality in a soul’s life is accessed. In my research. our emotions.
I also noted that Jupiter on this day was at 27 degrees Scorpio (conjunct Jim’s natal Mc) and exactly square his natal Jupiter. love received versus love given. 3. Nodal axis square Venus in Scorpio . Neptune is in the 8th house . the ‘death day’ North Node would be exactly on his Asc. David Koresh. and found an outlet through Scorpionic sexuality in relationships. my personal insight here would be recognition for talents through death or ‘the making of a legend because of his circumstances of death’. A kite is formed with the Nodal axis as the spine and Pluto/North Node at the apex. Examples of famous people with this ‘omen’ in their chart:
Pluto conjunct the North Node (opposing the South) Immense personal (Leo) power to assist the journey. Saturn in the 5th would be a signature of ‘the perfectionist artist’. He literally belonged to the public.
I don’t think I’ve answered the question of. Added to this Jim Morrison came from a place of knowing God but had a destiny to serve man. fascination with death and possibly an important death of the soul. SIGN AXIS South Node Aquarius/ North Node Leo = Social versus Individual pleasure. Uranus is placed in the 4th house of home and father suggesting a difficult home life and much change in this department (also Saturn was retrograde) and we might guess that there was a clash of wills between him and his dad and that their home life was unstable. The fact that the nodal axis is involved in this pattern shows that he was unable to escape this path for his life. His destiny was to express himself through the 11th house of the masses. North Node trine the Sun (sextile the South Node) Jim’s talent to hypnotise the masses with his soul essence is highlighted. South Node conjunct the Ascendant: Christopher Reeve. [ii] It is probably possible to make all the above points fit his life story in greater detail but I don’t want to bore my audience or underestimate their intelligence so please ‘play’ with the chart some more. at the time of Jim’s death the South Node was approaching a conjunction to his natal North Node/Pluto conjunction. it could be considered as heavily afflicted by this square to the malefic nodes. His life was traumatised by relationship conflict. His house axis shows where the conflict of karma versus destiny will take place. a strange theme of being stuck in a difficult life script seems to occur. (Note that a ‘mystic rectangle’ is formed by the Nodal axis. If we rectify his birthchart by a few minutes to adjust his Ascendant degree to 15 degrees Aquarius. ‘Which point in the birth chart indicates the Heart Chakra of the Nodal axis (or AMRITA which imbues immortality)?’
. His innate talents lean towards writing.) South Node trine Neptune (sextile North Node) . Grace Kelly. It is no surprise to hear that his father was a navy general and that the family moved around a lot. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jim Morrison was famous for his dark liaisons and the fixed grand cross between the nodes. so use both the 1st/7th house axis and the 12th/6th house as both will be valid = Service to God versus Service to man and the ‘I’ versus the ‘Thou’. HOUSE AXIS The Nodes are conjunct the Ascendant but from the 12th house. women and song is easily explained.'Do I please society or do I please myself? Do I receive enough love to be able to give love to others?’ 2. South and North Node square the Moon . communication and poetry and these activities were an ideal outlet for his karma. the Moon and Venus gave rise to his weird sexual obsession with the mother archetype.In this aspect I think Jim’s fall into the temptations of wine. which was increased by the stress of whether he should focus on himself or on others. Mozart. South Node trine the Uranus (sextile North Node) Again. Jim despised authority and was in turn unloved by his father because of his refusal to conform. Although
North Node conjunct the Ascendant: Buddy Holly. it seemed like he was seeking to return to the 12th house of spirituality but perhaps the self-undoing was a script which could not be altered. NORTH NODE DISPOSITOR The Sun in Sagittarius in the 11th. NB: His South and North Node dispositors are in opposition highlighting the tension in his personal soul journey. Pluto. John Lennon. Unfortunately for Jim. JFK jnr. Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. In addition. indicating tension with the mother principle and with communication (Moon in the third). SOUTH NODE DISPOSITOR Saturn in Gemini in the 5th house retrograde.1. 4. chaos and destruction. ASPECTS TO THE NODAL AXIS
his Moon is exalted in Taurus. His sign axis will immediately encompass the questions . (See chart on next page) Along my research journey I have also noted that when the Nodal axis occurs along the Ascendant/Descendant axis of a birth chart. chaos and originality as a karmic requirement. Nancy Reagan. Mystic rectangles are known to be indicative of ‘the guru’ personality and Jim Morrison might not be considered as a moral guru but he was certainly worshipped as an idol by the public. Queen Elizabeth II..The entrapment into his karmic destiny was emotionally stressful.a typical ‘drug addict’ placement. we see individuality. 5. which he certainly achieved. which continued to be displaced onto his other more ‘normal’ relationships. With Saturn retrograde.I think the tension from the Moon square was displaced onto his Venus. the Sun and Uranus. almost like a butterfly on a wheel. and was required to sacrifice himself for fame. the ability to transform the self through others. For interest sake. A quick glance at Uranus (the affinity ruler of Aquarius) tells us that he also arrives in this world with advanced individuality and a need for rebellion. He ‘comes in’ with an ability to create order out of the chaos of the mind. the gift would be internalised and would be experienced very much ‘in his own head’. this aspect leant itself towards morbidity and an obsessive destruction of the self (in Leo) and others (conjunct the 7th).
the emotional (the Moon) and the physical (the Earth). She is also acquainted with the tradition of the Tarot and teaches Astrology and Tarot privately. After all. Love given versus love received 6th/12th House (Virgo/Pisces) ATONEMENT AXIS : Service to man versus service to God
Outer Wheel Jim Morrison . Left versus Right brain 4th/10th House (Cancer/Capricorn) PARENTAL. We are but one thread within it.za
Humankind has not woven the web of life. Knowledge versus Philosophy. You can contact her on 082 556 5109 or isabellab@polka. I believe that we could make our nodal journey a joy if we are able to access the deepest parts of our shadow selves through our Earth point. CET -1:00 Paris. it is impossible to escape the wheel of fortune no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that we have freewill!
References: [i] Komilla Sutton. The Lunar Nodes. Crisis and Redemption [ii] Thanks to Carol Cardoso for reminding me about the Kite Pattern
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APPENDIX: HOUSE AND SIGN AXIS INTERPRETATION 1st/7th House (Aries/Libra) RELATIONSHIP AXIS: The ‘I’ versus the ‘Thou’ 2nd/8th House (Taurus/Scorpio) RESOURCE.Birth 08 Dec 1943 11:55 am EWT + 4.00 Melbourne. status and ambition 5th/11th House (Leo/Aquarius) SOCIAL AXIS : Individual versus social pleasure. She has had a life-long interest in people and their psychological motivations and uses Astrology as the key to advancing spiritual awareness.I suspect it to be the EARTH POINT IN THE CHART for the following reason: The astronomy of the Nodes takes into account the Moon’s orbit interfaced with the plane of the Sun’s movement along the ecliptic but our lives as humans are summarised by three spheres of existence: The soul/spiritual (the Sun). France
Isabella Beyers studied through the Thorburn School of Astrology. All things are bound together. Whatever we do to the web. A sense of peace with and acceptance of our DESTINY and the repayment of our KARMA would ensue. we do to ourselves. . She is currently researching the deeper meaning of the Nodal axis in natal charts. WORLDLY AXIS: Home & family versus career. All things connect.co.Death 03 July 1971 05:00pm. VALUE AXIS: My possessions and talents versus your possessions and talents 3rd/9th House (Gemini/Sagittarius) MENTAL AXIS : My thoughts versus those of the world.
Taurus Edition Author : Das Goravani . drawn to others like them. and has written the bestselling books You Started It!.published book almost entirely a personal attack against someone with a competing theory? Is your lawyer on your phone’s speed-dial? Do you believe that 90% of the astrologers you know are trying to steal the four clients you still have? Well. In a related discovery. "They stole my technique" or "What do you mean I’m a control freak? You’re the control freak!" Do you secretly believe that the next planet discovered should be named after you? Is your idea of the perfect article one in which you interview yourself? Was your last self. and now teaches classes on how to teach yourself astrology. [i] Chromosomal Clues People with SVDS are missing the Venus chromosome and in its place there is an extra Mars chromosome. what hope can there be for our field to mature?
References [i] A variant of SVDS has been shown to lead directly to road rage. New research has shown that there is a genetic anomaly that creates a condition called SVDS .Aries Edition Author : Satrajit Majumdar © Cyber Astro Pvt.IfTheShoeFits. . and a lack of any concerted research efforts. and a tendency to use the word "ascension" in every other sentence. This is the Double Mars Virus.Editor’s Note: Aspects has been unable to locate Ms Flame for a follow-up interview on the advances in the study and treatment of SVDS and its variants (this article was first published in 1999).goravani. Do not try and subdue them yourself . too. Epidemics have been reported in the Southwest United States. Those outraged at this article may post a complaint on her new web site at: www. but I will leave that to a future article. the SVDS person.the Double Neptune Chart Virus .is also common in astrologers. immature behaviour.com The authors have graciously consented to allow Aspects to make the articles available on the website again with the correct accreditation.com Vedic Astrology: What you Need to Know . it had come to our attention that the articles submitted for inclusion in Aspects Magazine by Pundit Roshan Singh as his own work.which may be to blame for your anti-social behavior and your career problems.cyberastro. Recent studies have shown [ii] that it can only be passed from one person to another on the Internet or in a room where channelling is going on. Astro-scientists around the world (that would be two people) are now studying the Leo portion of human DNA for a cause to this. but lately. Worldwide Search As I write. In order to maintain the honesty and ethics of our publication. But there is good news. It is my sincere wish (believe me!) that those in our field with SVDS and DNCV will have a cure available by the year 2001. We have contacted the authors of these articles to verify prior copyright for the works submitted. there seems to be an almost suicidal urge to discredit themselves through ill-conceived actions. The Aspects Team would like to apologise for these errors and express their appreciation to the authors affected for their kindness and understanding in dealing with the issue. This contagious malady. Ltd http://www. always take back-up :) Attention all astrologers: are you an abrasive. and hopefully that will help civilize the field. © 1999 Fanny Flame . The PDF versions of the magazine will be corrected and re-uploaded to the website within the next couple of weeks. and It's Because You're a Pisces. someone who regularly threatens others.http://www. begins to compulsively e-mail.html
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. [ii] There is no study. She is proud to be self-taught. Otherwise. We would advise extreme caution in dealing with the people afflicted with this disease.all fights preserved Triple Aries Fanny Flame is a 60-year veteran of the astrological wars.
Among most astrology groups. The primary symptoms of this condition are the willingness to believe anything one hears or reads. it may not be your fault. appear to be copied from other people's work without due credit for their intellectual property.. We have found some scientists and skeptics with a reverse version of this virus in which Neptune is entirely missing. especially in New Agers. some people have now been found to have Saturn missing in their horoscopes. What's So Bad About Gloom and Doom.com/mefirst. Investigation has not turned up any new research nor (unfortunately) a cure for this illness..Severe Venus Deficiency Syndrome . This condition is usually found in men who have been practicing astrology for more than five years. I made it up. desperately seeking someone to blame for their perceived lack of power. The articles in question are: What is Vedic Astrology . In the progressive stages. and an extra Neptune there instead. She earned the Medal of Slander at The Battle of Sidereal. A humanitarian project is being organized to put megadose Libra supplements into the food at the next big astrological conference. more women are exhibiting this syndrome. someone whom no one wants to have anything to do with? Have you regularly used phrases like. combative person. a fervent worldwide search is underway for the medical cause of the territorialism and power-grabbing so prominent in recent interactions between astrological
organizations. we had removed the offending articles from the website pending the outcome of the investigation. caused by DNCV . more commonly known as DMV.
In contrast. (See Table below.37°) per day. facile. by outflanking the situation. Whereas if Mercury is located later than the Sun in the zodiac . it is instantly perceived. If you're a little too slow or a little too fast . Where the alert types act like sharks. The other horoscope factor that makes up a person's mental chemistry is Mercury's position relative to the Sun at the moment of birth. there are so many details and processes to notice that the 'fast' Moon native has his mind receiving an avalanche of input. or very close to. nor are they interested in exploring possible consequences and ramifications . as most social environments are.scans rapidly with a wide-open search pattern. This leaves the mind relatively lightly burdened. If there is anything going on. Whether the Moon is relatively slow or fast in its daily travel.Life is like bodysurfing: Most of the time. Their actions and reactions are quick and decisive. Because this averages 13° 10' (13. likewise. In conflict. the alert/deliberate distinction blurs. Other information is simply not perceived." [iv] Another way of saying this is that the "certain" natives need to be sure of themselves before they act . But while such a person is at best thorough and objective. anything different from expectation. natives whose perceptions are deliberate move slowly and hesitatingly: Their immediate impulse is to draw back. the native's perceptual capabilities are focused. or whatever he fears.so that. In a complex environment. Thus. cultural patterns). and once their minds are made up. The Moon's relative speed shows a native's perceptual capabilities: how a person processes information. does not merely symbolize how fast information is gathered and processed. too fast.you're left standing right where you were. [i] He called it "mental chemistry. They move by impulse and instinct. Mercury is still beneath the horizon (in the 1st house) . In the words of Al H.so that." [ii] On the other hand. "The Epimethean [certain] Mercury type of person tends to react to life more cautiously and based on past experience (either his or her own personal experience or according to traditional. so they are nonplussed by subtleties. whether his or her perceptions are alert (fast Moon) or deliberate (slow Moon). at dawn on the birthday. with minimal input of perceived data to process. The Promethean [eager] Mercury type of person tends to leap into life with his or her mental antennae fully extended to receive information. you're just standing there. average speed. they have no patience for any other point of view. Marc Edmund Jones came up with a simple technique that indicates whether a person is too slow. we will define a native's perception to be alert if the Moon was moving faster than this on the day of birth . then when it does come. In the words of Leyla Rael. and they are scrupulous in observing their part of the bargain. At these points. these individuals refuse to expose themselves but rather outwait their opponents. they make up their minds immediately. to give them no space in which to move.they don't even want to hear about such things. This is a process of reason or selfconsciousness rather than one of knee-jerk response. Morrison: "The 'fast' Moon. they try to take their opponents by storm. if the Moon was moving more slowly than this. Dr. While such a person may be able to act based on a compelling inner vision of what is possible . or just right in grabbing and riding the waves of life. the eager/certain distinction is of less importance.then the native's attitude is said to be eager. prophetic. not observed. or has been conditioned to pay attention to. They play
. at worst he or she can cling almost obsessively to obsolescent ideologies or display a conservatism bordering on rigidity. Mercury has already risen (is in the 12th house) ." [iii] The Moon's speed. If Mercury is located earlier than the Sun in the zodiac . the Mental Chemistry technique is not as revealing as it is at the extremes. going this way or that according to his or her own advantage.. The natives whose perceptions are alert move quickly to get on top of a situation: Their immediate impulse is to attack. "Where the Moon is slow in its apparent motion. it also describes how people gather themselves together and gird themselves for action. they are restrained and oriented toward goals and purposes. you have to hurl yourself into it at precisely the correct moment and ride it to shore. In conflict. by bogging things down and operating under
the cover of confusion.they need to feel that their actions will meet the approval of their social milieu. fresh data. mentally free from many purely emotional prejudices. and responsive to the needs of the moment . They approach things by indirection. or directed toward observing whatever the native is motivated to seek. however.or if it wasn't the right wave . Whether Mercury rises before or after the Sun.hiding on the bottom and masking their intentions in a cloud of murk. Mental Chemistry "Table of Elements" BODY Moon
FACTOR Fast Slow
TYPE Alert Deliberate Eager Certain
(moves more than 13° 10' in 24 hrs) (moves less than 13° 10' in 24 hrs)
(relative to the Sun)
Rises before the Sun
(earlier in the zodiac)
Rises after the Sun
(later in the zodiac)
Note: When the Moon moves at." and it is shown by the combination of two horoscope factors: 1. whether these be individualistic (eager) or conventional (certain).and at best may be flexible. at dawn on the birthday. 2. and fit it into preconceived patterns. They like things to be clear and definite and aboveboard. These natives interpret the world in terms of a guiding philosophy of social responsibility in which each member must do his or her own share. to overwhelm them. letting them make the errors..and deliberate. anything new or unfamiliar. when Mercury is conjunct the Sun. waiting for the right wave to come. The Moon's daily travel is simply the difference between the Moon's longitude at midnight (or noon) Universal Time before birth and its longitude at midnight (or noon) UT after birth. interpret it.then the native's attitude is said to be certain. they cannot be budged or moved to reconsider. and crafty. therefore. When they have a bee in their bonnet.) The difference here lies in how people categorize information. the deliberate types act like octopuses .at worst he or she may be merely conniving.
are unrestrained and experimentative.fast Moon (alert) and Mercury rising before the Sun (eager) . then the native is slow to react but possesses compensatory flexibility and adaptability. too wrapped up in their own self-images. The alert-eager types
become flustered.to obsess over a niggling sense of personal privilege . to make allowances for changing conditions or different types of people . when there is a perceptive deliberation combined with a rational eagerness (slow Moon and Mercury rising before the Sun). CT USA
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. Contrariwise.their suggestions and actions are inappropriate. the unbalanced types tend to either overreact or underreact . These natives are too set in their manner of being. An example of this alert-certain type is Abraham Lincoln: He was a shrewd and opportunistic politician. but rather only to their own reactions. and they put their faith in principle and obligation. by successfully defending himself against a trumped-up impeachment. and the deliberate-certain types become obstinate.or when perceptive deliberation combines with rational certainty .m.whatever they conceive those rules to be. So. Thus. Senate after the secession of the Southern states and. The "eager" natives. then the perceptual and rational faculties are out of balance. as the only Southerner to remain in the U. John Brown 9 May 1800 3:00 a.first.they don't really know how to interact. They are optimistic and freewheeling and able to bounce right back whenever life slaps them down. but his conscience and sense of responsibility for the consequences of his decisions made him a target for the radicals and extremists surrounding him.slow Moon (deliberate) and Mercury rising after the Sun (certain). is a good example of this deliberate-eager type: He held fast to his principles in complete isolation but always managed to come out on top . They don't need any social authority to sanction their actions. they tend to waste their energies in ineffectual posturing and are more interested in proving something or making an impression than working with other people. these unbalanced natives tend to fall out of synchronization with the speed of their environment: Alert-eager natives move too fast. too self-satisfied. then the native is quick to react but possesses a powerful governor on his or her impulses. The Mental Mix When there is a perceptive alertness combined with a rational certainty (fast Moon and Mercury rising after the Sun). LMT Torrington.alternating between overweening cockiness and fierce indignation .with no middle ground of calm discernment. and deliberate-certain natives move too slow .the game by the rules . Andrew Johnson. They are able to grapple directly with the problems of life and to take things as they come . they tend to be escapists . later. They are wary and dutiful.rather than effectively deal with the realities of the situations and relationships in which they find themselves. In both of these cases. Natives of these types are easily thrown off their stride or confounded by situations requiring quick decisions. on the other hand. but rather they follow their inclinations of the moment. Whereas the balanced types have self-control or an instantaneous analysis that reacts to sudden changes by stiffening to attention. there is a healthy balance between the perceptual and rational faculties: These natives are able to resolutely hold their ground in the face of confusion and to marshal their resources effectively to deal with situations as they arise. who succeeded Lincoln as president. But when perceptive alertness combines with rational eagerness .to recognize which waves are the right waves and to know when to hold back and when to jump forward.S. They don't really pay attention to what is going on around them. They do what is expedient or convenient rather than what will be thought praiseworthy by others. In either case.
and he is apt to end up with actions and associations that not only fail to fulfill their promise but often handicap him very seriously by exhausting every potentiality of his make-up. too late. He pushed an already strained situation beyond the point of no return: "The John Brown raid had jangled Southern nerves fatally. They tend to be preoccupied with self-congratulations. "Chemical" Imbalance John Brown affords an extreme example of the alert-eager type (see Chart on the previous page): His natal Moon was very fast (15° 13' per day). in typical deliberate-certain style. obduracy with strength. they rarely do. They tend to blow minor issues out of all proportion and. The native is inclined to stumble over his own toes most of the time. stodgy pride with nobility of spirit. the life is usually characterized by an altogether unnecessary impatience. It started a chain of hysteria like the 'great fear' of 1789 in the French Revolution. his supposed specialty. Rumors of slave insurrection popped up on every side … Extremists on both sides whipped up hostile sentiment between sections. however. he tended to look back rather than forward. made any last-minute reconciliation impossible between the North and South. what happens is that these natives are overly intense and pushy. In contrast. Jones. where many innocent people were killed. According to Dr. "When the reason demands a continual certainty and the perceptivity tends to be deliberate. likely more than any other single person. which is as far from the Sun on the "certain" side as it can get (later in the zodiac). push things to the limit. They set up a myriad of compulsive routines and are greatly annoyed whenever these are challenged or abrogated by circumstances. aimed at fomenting a slave insurrection. They shoot from the hip. and then their responses are usually too little.In the words of Dr.particularly economics. Bryan championed many Populist causes that were later adopted. They run around in circles and don't get anywhere. he was ignorant of many other topics . he then led an abortive attack on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. "When the effective set of mind . They will not budge an inch from their inflated sense of dignity and righteousness until they are completely overwhelmed by events. shows the combination of rational eagerness and perceptive alertness. to arrange everything neatly so that they can finally relax . Bryan is principally remembered today as a thrice unsuccessful presidential candidate and the butt of defense attorney Clarence Darrow's ridicule during the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Jones. They are constantly preparing for a future that never comes.. gloating with smug pride over a past that never happened. Still. They have a fitful.but of course."[v] Basically. John Brown. Although he was well versed in the Bible.
William Jennings Bryan 19 March 1860 9:15 am LMT Salem.
. the individual is apt to withdraw within himself to an extent that hardly is to his interest and perhaps indeed to slip off into altogether abnormal practices and points of view. they are constantly fluttering and fussing about. IL USA
Placidus Sunrise Chart
William Jennings Bryan (see Chart above) provides a very extreme example of the deliberate-certain type: His natal Moon was very slow (11° 47' per day). because they are willing to spend years holding out for the precise shape of the conference table or the order of seating around it. and natal Mercury was three days past Greatest Eastern Elongation. in controlling things by being in no particular hurry. They are more concerned with form and decorum than with substantive issues. and stampede other people with their impatient absolutism. [vi] Brown was a rabid abolitionist and the instigator of the Potawatomi massacre in Kansas. consider the opposite unbalanced type. They tend to confuse indifference with disinterest." [viii] Such deliberate-certain natives are perverse and contrary.. and his Mercury was six days from Greatest Western Elongation. to trivialize matters of the greatest urgency and seriousness.
They delight in phlegmatic wrongheadedness." [vii] The alert-eager types are not so much ignorant of consequences as they are contemptuous of them. conversely. flighty energy that is never comfortable or in repose. They make good diplomats. making this or that unnecessary adjustment to the environment. which is as far from the Sun on the "eager" side as it can get (earlier in the zodiac).
812. a treatise on celestial sphere mathematics and house division. Hodgenville. the maximum can be as little as 18°. . William Jennings Bryan. Marc Edmund Jones.) Abraham Lincoln." in The Astrological Review ." These natives are likely quite content with exactly how they are.m. [ii] Al H. p.exactly the qualities needed to catch life's waves and ride them rather than get thrashed by them. other sources give different times. 85°W44').org. The Oxford History of the American People. Old File has 6:45 p.co. References and Notes [i] Dr. Circle Book of Charts quotes Doane's Horoscopes of the U. The Essentials of Astrological Analysis .dearbrutus.za All submissions are welcome! And if there’s something specific you’d like information on. [viii] Jones. 1800. but at times. DD: M. [iii] Ibid. 148 gives 9:04 a.com/
www. [iv] Leyla Rael." from a biography by R. They may seek respect more than effectiveness or economy of action. John Brown. The Essentials of Astrological Analysis. 88°W56').m. © 2001 Bob Makransky – all rights reserved First published in Mountain Astrologer :Au8g/Sep 2001
Chart Data and Sources (Note: The author's delineations herein are not birth-time sensitive. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It.
[v] Jones. Bob lives on a farm in the highlands of Guatemala and runs a small resort hotel. as quoted in Morison. "The Hankar Crystal. 7:13 a. Morrison. LMT. He is available for astrological consultations at: http://www.m. you can get the unbalanced natives' attention and cooperation by outdoing them at their own games: giving them the respect they need. May 9. Vol. Bob Makransky started out as a systems analyst and computer programmer and has been studying astrology for 30 years. W.m. In either case.that is. IL (38°N37'. but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. March 19. 1 (Spring/Summer 1972)." [ix] Historian Richard Hofstadter points out that Bryan's problem as a politician was that. 382 ff. B: Dewey quotes Star of the Magi. 3:00 a. Hill gives "a little after 9 in the morning.za
Years may wrinkle the skin. LMT. which also offers instruction in channeling. pp. 1970. p. The Essentials of Astrological Analysis. so that they feel comfortable and can open up and relax into a situation or relationship.AstrologersApprentice.dearbrutus. attending physician Dr. 383. conducting past life regressions. WA: Sabian Publishing Society. 78°W38'). which wishes to attempt the impossible task of returning to the economic conditions that obtained sixty years ago. A scratch pad to share your ideas. see Bob Makransky. Presidents. Share your passion for Astrology at www. 9:15 a. the deliberate-certain types require a lack of bother or hurry a patience greater than their own. Salem. nor is it uncommon . p. E. p. February 12. LMT." Sabian Symbols No. The Oxford History of the American People . This counsel is directed more toward the "balanced" half of the population who might wonder how to understand and deal with the unbalanced types. This will prove to them that you mean business and thus win them over. Winston. DD: Penfield. December 1978. 49. I’ll see what I can do to get it for you. sources should agree only on the date and place of birth. [vi] "Elongation" is the apparent angular distance of a planet (east or west) from its center of motion. after the ball. "Discover Your Problem-Solving Style. Bryan represented "a kind of rural Toryism. the birth occurred "about sunup").m. 173 (according to the midwife. and Thought Forms (2000). KY (37°N34'. New York: Oxford University Press. He is the author of Primary Directions (1988). 383.co.half of all horoscopes are "unbalanced. Torrington. 44. No. p.S. thoughts or questions with your fellow novice astrologers. p. Fall 1942: "Born at night. CT (41°N48'. NC (35°N46'. be as alert as they are and thus avoid their tripwires. progressed. 1965.In Theodore Roosevelt's words. The Scope of Astrological Prediction. 1860. [x] Richard Hofstadter. LMT. 24.m.Samual Ullman page 25
. The alert-eager natives need to have their quirks indulged. Conversely. 1989 (originally published in 1948). Thought Forms . 1808. [ix] Theodore Roosevelt. an explanation of the theory and practice of magic from an astrological point of view. For a complete explanation of the elongations. and transiting horoscopes. Mercury's greatest elongation from the Sun is only about 28°. and stations of Mercury in the natal. accuracy in question. Contact Yolande on 082 610 3261 or feedback@astrologysociety. he always followed behind his public rather than leading it. Karum writes in AO-Science. conjunctions. the Sun. C: Caution. despite his brilliance in focusing the popular sentiment of the times.com/ [vii] Samuel Eliot Morison. Jones. Dealing with the unbalanced types is a good spiritual lesson in flexibility and agility .za is a website dedicated to chronicle the journey of novice astrologers as they venture into the fascinating world of Astrology. and working with nature spirits. 605. Andrew Johnson." in Dell Horoscope magazine. 12:35 a. December 29. learn to tolerate their little obsessions and prerogatives . 73°W07'). New York: Vintage Books. 1809.AstrologersApprentice. [x] What counsel can astrology give to these "unbalanced" natives? This is not a terrible affliction. Stanwood. p. available from http://www. Raleigh.
the planets would be the actors and the aspects between them would be the dialogue. You’re running around all over the place. what I have is: Waxing .reactive energy expenditure . there is a conservation of energy.the closer to full the stronger it is and so more able it is to act. Your expectations are high and you’re looking forward to the journey. You’re not as excited about the experience anymore. done that and have the T-shirt’. So. You can now say ‘Been there.Separating Waning
To get a feel for each of the conditions.If one were to view the chart as a stage. Now it’s just a question of unpacking your luggage.reactive energy conservation winter: everything has died back to the bare minimum to survive and lies fallow. But. You’re used to it.a Google search only brings up a couple of results . Those considerations can be broken down into two pairs: · Applying and Separating · Waxing and Waning Most of us are familiar with the classification of an aspect as applying or separating. The realisation that the end is in sight has you purposefully forging ahead to reach your destination .mostly just a mention of the nature of the aspect in someone’s interpretation.spring: nature is actively putting a lot of energy into the new growth. · Separating Waxing . Everything is fresh and new. consider the parallel to going on a journey: Applying Waxing Aspect You’re about to embark on a new experience and the excitement is palpable. immature. a reactive expenditure of energy in order to bring the fruits of your labour into storage. and the fruit is the storage of energy for the seeds to mature.autumn: The fruit is maturing. checking and rechecking everything to make sure that you’re prepared.pro-active energy conservation summer: nature puts on its full glorious display of colour in order to facilitate pro-creation. You have become wiser and more mature but you remain pro-active. It helps. To whit: an applying aspects has a dynamic. putting your feet up and contemplating the experience. it’s nothing new.pro-active energy expenditure . What about the waxing & waning? There isn’t a whole lot of information available on this . You’ll need to be able to stay the distance in order to complete the journey. where the focus is on energy conservation and resting. storing up energy to feed the seed it houses. Suddenly.using a lot of energy. it requires effort and a need to be pro-active.Applying Waning 4 . I remember reading something in one of John Frawley’s books:
x 08° x 12°
12° X 08° X
Generally the more light the moon has .you are learning.Applying Waxing 2 . wiser and complete. Separating Waxing Aspect You’re a couple of weeks into the new experience and while you’re still learning and it requires effort in order to keep going. Waning . You’re no longer pro-active. but not that much.Separating Waxing 3 . It is also stronger if it is increasing in light (moving from new to full Moon) [waxing] than if it is decreasing in light (moving from full to new) [waning]. while a separating aspect feels mature. It doesn’t give you much to work with when trying to tease out the differences in how the aspect would play out in the native’s life. · Separating Waning . Energy expenditure is at an all time low .everything is in hibernation until the new growth of spring. Separating Waning Aspect You’ve reached your destination. As if we didn’t have enough on our plates with interpreting the spider web of interaction between the various planets there are an additional 4 considerations that can and do influence the tone and loudness of the conversations they’re having. as this needs to go into the production of the fruit. [my comments] [i]
. no real explanation of what it actually means. immature. This is a time of harvesting. Yet.you are coming home. you are in a closing down stage and reactive. There are 4 possible combinations that the aspect can exhibit (see illustration chart): 1 . · Applying Waning . you have realised that you need to be more conservative with the expenditure of energy. expectant feel where a lot of energy is expended. Now is the time to conserve your energy and rest for the next journey. There is another way to look at this: · Applying Waxing . somewhat. you’ve achieved your goal and you have arrived. Applying Waning Aspect You’ve passed the half way mark and you’ve reached the downhill stretch of the journey.
how can we rephrase the interpretation to take the condition into account? First the baseline . The Cynic And just as I thought I’m getting to grips with all of this. Combine that with a pro-active energetic or reactive conservation frame of mind and it starts to come alive a bit more. Bantam Books. [iv] So how does the difference between Personal Activity and Personal Ideas change the dynamic of the dialogue? I’ll leave that to some other intrepid apprentice to follow up on. New York. they’ll simply talk faster in order to drown out the competition. ability to act out dynamic · Separating Waxing : Weak.they will vociferously defend both. 2005 . ideas and feedback to feedback@astrologysociety. They have learnt to navigate the minefield of social niceties and rarely stick their foot in it . Affecting a mental superiority complex. wouldn’t it to some extent be applicable to the other planets as well? Therefore. Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology.za. You can contact her by email on feedback@astrologysociety. So let’s try it out on Alan Oken’s cook book interpretation of Mercury square Mars . 7 degrees to a major aspect will be much stronger in its effects than one separating by 7 degrees. They have the courage of their convictions to back them up and don’t particularly mind if others disagree with them. We’re looking at a particularly strong compulsion to speak their minds at every opportunity. as well as MP3 audio files and PDF transcripts of the monthly ASSA talks on one handy CD. ideas and keywords for teasing out the dynamics of an aspect within a native’s chart.Mercury square Mars Communication challenges Personal Drive. This aspect often characterizes a nervous and unstable mind with a sharp tongue. This square gives the compulsion to speak one’s mind. They speak their minds when moved to do so.za
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Get your hands on a collection of all the ASPECTS issues for 2005. These aspects refer to personal “ideas”. You don’t have to wonder about what they’re thinking as it tends to spill over into speech without too much of a delay. based on the 4 conditions.co.p 248 Yolande Korsten is a novice astrologer studying her diploma at the Thorburn School of Astrology.
Mercury making an applying waning square to Mars: Natives with this square have a strong compulsion to speak their minds.
. inhibited to act out dynamic So now we have a whole bunch of thoughts.
References and Notes: [i] John Frawley. her intense passion for all things astrological is focused on the impact it has on a person’s ability to create positive transformation in their lives.p64 [ii] Alan Oken.how to apply all of this within an actual interpretation.If this is the case for the Moon. by phone on 082 610 3261 or visit www. [iii] Mercury making an applying waxing square to Mars: Natives with this square are constantly talking.co. you can send your thoughts. The Gossip Mercury making a separating waxing square to Mars: Natives with this square tend to speak their mind more often than not. Waning Aspects are those where the faster planet is approaching the slower planet.org. A bit of further investigation into my (admittedly limited) library of astrological literature. They don’t necessarily have a lot to say. Price: R 150 (ASSA members) R 400 (non-members) US$ 75 (non SA residents) To order you copy of this awesome collection. 1998 . I came across the following: The effects of aspects are always stronger when they are applying and weaken considerably as they separate. The Reactionary Mercury making a separating waning square to Mars: It is quite difficult to get a rise out of natives with this square in their chart as it’s just too much effort and energy to actively defend their ideas. They prefer to be reactive rather than pro-active and can be drawn out into an argument without much effort. one could argue that a waxing aspect would in some way be one where the planets are more able to act out the dynamics of the aspect. inhibited to act out dynamic · Separating Waning : Weak. they wield sarcasm as the ultimate in witty repartee.za. while a waning aspect would be an inhibitory one. Such natives may talk so much that it is easy to lose track of what has been said. Here’s where the crunch comes in . The differences are subtle. PS: As always. expending a lot of energy in the process. … It should be remembered that a planet applying at a distance of. The Chatterbox. let us say. Canada. CRCS Publications . They tend to have a pessimistic outlook and are sceptical of ideas that fall outside of their accepted parameters.org. [ii] So putting all of the above into play we’ve got: · Applying Waxing : Strong. I come across the following: Waxing aspects are aspects where the fastest planet is pulling away from the slower planet. London.za. especially if you challenge their intelligence or their convictions . The Horary Textbook. These aspects refer to personal “activity”. Apprentice Books. but what they’re saying is rooted in a strong conviction that they’re invariably right and this is repeated over and over.p394 [iii] Ibid . They can suffer from classic foot-in-mouth disease as their thoughts run away with them and they speak before engaging their brain . so that constant repetition results. They have learned to edit their thoughts before voicing them.p 414 [iv] Myrna Lofthus. A Spiritual Approach to Astrology. contact Gloria Ford on gloriaf@carst. they never shut up. The Wit. but they tend to be inhibited in actually voicing it. ability to act out dynamic · Applying Waning : Strong.unless seriously provoked.AstrologersApprentice.they tend to be tactless. With Pluto conjunct her Asc in Libra.
and the clarification of appropriate levels of intimacy in relationships. luring me into deeper aspects of my unknown self. creating a character to give voice to my dream and to the pain of the female vital life force betrayed and suppressed. One of the dark goddesses. If we follow the mythological trail of these dark goddesses back in time to find the source of their darkness and negativity. In another Sumerian story. the controversial Dark Moon Lilith.A female tiger. a feminine aspect of divinity. I still give voice to Lilith in the form of a dramatic monologue. It became clear that Lilith challenges both women and men to connect with their instinctive passion for life. the sacred marriage comes down to us even in the Bible. she is left encaged. like Persephone. warning snarl. the Anzu-bird and its family fly off to the mountains. but. whereas Adam has been fashioned from pure dust. She is surrounded by a round enclosure. creative life force. like Lilith. The Hebrews had infiltrated the Sumerian and Babylonian lands. trapped. ASTEROID LILITH Asteroid #1181 bears Lilith's name and orbits around the Sun approximately every four years. as Solomon's Song of Songs. geometrical point in space (see diagram next page). Hecate. strangling babies and giving men wet dreams to sap their strength. Queen of Heaven. She doesn't make it easy. The intriguing circumstances that occur whenever I present this piece continue to open me to her timeless mysteries. The serpent is killed. These include the Asteroid Lilith. She is magnificent. These goddesses were celebrated as embodiments of love in a sacred marriage ritual between their priestesses and kings. unfulfilled. an abstract. they de-spiritualized material. to cut down the tree. where she mates with evil spirits and bears scores of demonic children. while Sophia is the sky-reaching branches and fruits. Amulets were worn to ward her off. [iv] This Biblical material was incorporated into a play created by Vermont's Dragon Dance Theater. beyond even our fear of death. These creatures are part of Lilith's untamed nature and have knowledge to give Inanna. hateful. A number of male cats come in and rape her. we discover not only the possibility of a major shift in the collective human image of the feminine. Why is one of such a royal upbringing led to this fate? Thus Lilith entered my dreams. she would gather men in from the fields for the sacred rites. She is the Wisdom principle. God's Beloved. and Lilith departs for the wilderness. I blended material from my dreams. Because of this. unholy. Meanwhile. However. and Black Moon Lilith. Anyone who approaches her is met by a terrible. awe. Lilith expresses the feminine power of the divine. the root of the tree that seeks sustenance in the soil. beyond our fear of the unknown. Working with this Dragon Dance material for eight months was a profound experience that illuminated other facets of my life and relationships. found orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. ferocious. So Inanna calls in her brother. Adam expects Lilith to be submissive to him. After. or exiled. the Gnostic Gospels. known as Sophia in Gnostic Christianity. and other sources. said to be the Earth's second Moon by those who have claimed to see it over the last four centuries. as well as the Celtic culture. which is based on the Sumerian myth of Inanna.now she is a creation from Adam and not one in her own right. sensual reality. claiming equality. In these cultures. a more full expression of sexuality. This creative work provided a way to process an inner and outer transformation that brought the recognition of some darker emotions. [ii]
Another figure in Hebrew mythology is the Shekinah. but the cultural transition to masculine gods made these love rites blasphemous. [iii] Later Christians came to call her the Holy Ghost. She may offer direct experience of wisdom if we can flow with her beyond our fears from the past. but with one important difference: he uses impure sediments to create Lilith. destructive. for this natural force turns destructive when it is denied. Lilith lives in the sacred huluppu tree that Inanna has planted in her holy garden. she will not be put beneath him and flies away to lifelong exile near the Red Sea. it was the goddess who gave the king his power through her love and special favors. She is dangerous. as well as more authentic action from my personal center. We treat her with respect. there are three Liliths and you need three different ephemerides to find them. accompanied by the snake who cannot be charmed and the wild Anzu-bird and her young. According to one version of the story. and Kali. Lilith first appeared in Sumerian mythology about 5. the Biblical Song of Songs. her heart destroyed. [i] This story may be the foundation of the most well-known Hebrew myth of Lilith as the first wife of Adam. I see Lilith as the "lower" Shekinah. offering true wisdom rather than ego-fed knowledge. caged. She is covered in blood after the second attack. I played Lilith. and
. Yahweh again tries to create a partner for Adam. powerful. but we are allowed to stroke her. who is not yet ready to accept it.000 years ago. this time taking one of his ribs and turning it into Eve . As the Judeo-Christian religions elevated the masculine aspect of divinity. defensive. I think of the femalenamed asteroids as aspects of the Great Goddess. The Three Liliths Astrologically. Gilgamesh. She can hurt. Yahweh creates both Adam and Lilith from earth. now to be acknowledged and redeemed. As "handmaid" to the Goddess Inanna. Myth has it that the jealousy and rage generated by Adam's rejection motivate Lilith to come in the night for her revenge. From this work I learned that Lilith is the Tree of Life. where they became familiar with the Venusian goddesses Inanna and Astarte. but also some deep undercurrent of unease that needs to be acknowledged and healed in our personal lives. The "lower" Shekinah became unclean.
In the classic book. As a second center of reference. a very different process from that of our Sun-reflecting Moon. According to Delphine Jay's research. Dark Moon Lilith absorbs the light into itself. Here we may not be seen clearly. this body came to broader attention through the work of astrologer Sepharial in 1918. Anything else is unsuccessful.this kind of natural wisdom. aesthetic.
Black Moon Lilith is defined by the Moon’s Orbit around the Earth
Moon Earth Lunar Perigee Empty Focus (Black Moon) Lunar Apogee
The Moon’s elliptical orbit around the Earth is shown here (not to scale. soulto-soul meetings that open into a deeper center where personal and impersonal experience merge. This woman could not and would not conform to social expectations. "Lilith strictly symbolizes the objective thinking approach. untrustworthy. she sets herself apart.even rejected. and even spiritual expression. She lives simply in the country and works best in the outdoors. Asteroid Goddesses. and dangerous. greeting. [viii]
Like a dust cloud.
. Her asteroid ephemeris can also be found in this book. leading to some kind of exile from the community. The center of gravity between the Earth and Moon is inside the Earth. Lilith asks us to deal with confrontation and issues of equality in relationship. A prominent Asteroid Lilith in the birth chart may indicate a person who does not fit the cultural stereotype. She does not speak much and is uncomfortable in social situations. She is fiercely independent. Earth is one of them. As part of the Earth-Moon system. As a centerpoint of the Moon's orbit. it is more difficult to tap into and trust it. The other point. Black Moon Lilith works in relationship with the Earth-Moon system and with the Sun. Within this context. Relationships that carry the Lilith energy are initiatory. The creative vitality of the Sun gives life to the Earth and fuels this central core fire." These cultural projections define us. For this reason Black Moon Lilith has a strong impact on relationship dynamics. Because the Moon's path around the Earth is elliptical. who also published an ephemeris for the Dark Moon Lilith. flies into exile. The asteroid seems to represent split-off. or centers. gloomy visage and her straggly hair adds an unkempt look. [v] Perhaps it is how we approach her that will determine what this hand gesture means. geometrical point. Whereas the reflective Moon represents personal. she gives a sense of rhythm to the Earth. those astronomers who claim to have viewed it say it is one-fourth the size of our familiar Moon and three times as far away. Our personal Lilith placement may show where we struggle with social judgments that define how the feminine qualities should be expressed in order to "fit in. the result of long-standing cultural projections that perceive feminine roles and attributes as shameful. she is also a reference point in our personal lives that brings us into relationship with the heart of our Sunfueled experience on Earth. mental. thereby leading us to the deeper truth within our hearts. tapping into such a deep well? Can we trust ourselves? The Black Moon point is where we are lured into our more self-centered illusions for the purpose of purging negative desires. Supposedly sighted as long ago as 1618. the longings and yearnings of our souls. BLACK MOON LILITH Perhaps the most subtle and intriguing of the three Liliths. and surrender to something essential and transparent in us that is primary . the deep heart of fire that feeds and sustains our bodies and the body of the Earth. is Black Moon Lilith. Since our culture has lost . the passion of the soul. the Earth being one and Black Moon Lilith the other. like the Ascendant or the Vertex. as Lilith was rejected . a mysterious dark moon that is only seen on rare dates when it is opposite the Sun or when its shadowy silhouette crosses in front of the Sun. She insists that we feel through.Lilith is one of the most ancient. Black Moon is a point or energetic vortex intimately bound to the center of the Earth. subjective feelings. We can also describe this point as the apogee of the Moon's orbit . Although its existence has not been verified. Black Moon is not a physical body but an abstract. and more recently through the writings of Delphine Jay.) Every ellipse has two points of focus. This is Dark Moon Lilith. she enhances creative. it has two foci. One woman with the asteroid on her Ascendant has a dark. Representing the closest reach of the Moon to the Sun. creative instinct that seeks identification apart from the physical and emotional realms.the bedrock beneath the shifting sands. Lilith is a twin to the core energy of the Earth.the place where it is farthest from Earth. the Dark Moon represents a primal. or blessing." [ix] The Dark Moon position is where we must grow beyond our habitual patterns of our early Moon conditioning in order to remember the ancient exaltation of our true spiritual parentage. [vi] DARK MOON LILITH Some say there is a second Moon circling Earth. the effect of Dark Moon Lilith is distinctly impersonal. as opposed to circular. demonized aspects of the feminine. impersonal. Lilith is described as signifying resentment and inner rage. but are not us. when the emotional content is directed to higher centers. an emotional intelligence informed by the wisdom of earthy instinct. which always aligns with the lunar apogee as seen from Earth. Can we trust this energy that is unraveling our edges.[vii] It takes 119 days to orbit Earth. taking the dynamics of relationship beyond the personal Moon-Venus energies into more subtle dimensions that are essential to our lives. let go. The symbol for Asteroid Lilith is a stylized hand that signals warning. she can be quite negative. about ten days per sign. She refuses to submit to the assumed authority of another or to compromise her beliefs. When her expression is self-centered.
Sabian symbols are one way to start. Her impersonal energy opens transparent areas of the mind. to the guilt. Algol was also called Lilith by Hebrew star watchers. and completed by the Black Moon Lilith. Mars.
. "enabling me to hold the whole. mysterious realm of soul. I have been working with all three Liliths in charts to discover how they work together to evoke this deep." to delight in the "erotic. which prompted intensive therapy where he worked through what he called "a murderous rage. but I think she is also True. For now. and the difference between them can be significant. a Scorpio.O. The three aspects vibrate at different frequencies and open channels to clear and spiritualize the emotional body. John. You can read Kelley's Lilith Monologue on http://www. In earlier times. In another version of her story. she moves very quickly . Astro-mythologist Demetra George suggests that. Dark Moon has the fastest orbital cycle. she has counselled and taught adult students at Norwich University and other colleges. like clouds passing across the face of the Sun. I associate this placement with memories of my mother. anger. even a gift." [xiii] Lilith indeed. was released by San Diego's ACS Publications in May 1999. I'd like to mention the possibility of a fourth Lilith. muttering darkly under her breath in the kitchen. that require full. creative. This is when I first began to speak for the Dark Goddess through writing and performance. embodied expression. Asteroid Lilith is the most embodied Lilith. boring into the soul to find the naked truth. Others. During a New Moon eclipse that fell on this point in my
We suspect that all known ephemerides for the Black Moon Lilith are now out of print. Lilith transforms energy to higher octaves. emptiness. It represents highly individualized soul desires that are denied satisfaction on a personal level in favor of a higher expression of social and spiritual values. Astrology for Women. I have Asteroid Lilith in Scorpio on my 4th-house cusp. sometimes even expressing through two signs. Kelley Hunter .mountainastrologer. A book entitled Asteroid Ephemeris 1900-2050. with a narrow band of Lilith influence. In the Middle East. and amateur astronomer for over 30 years. I had to face and give voice. mythologist. with transiting planets making a longer passage. Black Moon Lilith has both Mean and True positions. her revenge for having had her own children taken away. Computer software Solar Fire and Janus feature the Mean Black Moon. Essentially Tantric. and assertion. In addition to astrological consultations. Of course Lilith can be Mean. often relating to sexuality. or kellhunter@earthlink. and both True and Mean Black Moon Liliths. This new and healing female archetype transformed his emotional body. even up to 30 degrees. dark. but what I have seen so far is quite provocative.all rights reserved
Kelley Hunter has studied the sky as a professional astrologer. each one may also represent different phases of her mythology. I came to know my son's death as an initiation. He often confided that he felt emotionally abused by his wife over several years of their marriage. The eclipse was conjunct his Sun as well.com/lilithmono. with daily positions for the four principal asteroids. I've learned a lot from my own experience. not clouded by the weight of collective judgment or the limitations of ego identity. Chiron. intensified experience of her energies. lower world and returns them to the Lord. I propose considering a Black Moon corridor. Most often envisioned as the Eye or Head of Medusa. may have a more focused. and the Win*Star program calculates the True Black Moon. I have Dark Moon Lilith in the 4th house. Its orbital cycle of eight years and ten months correlates with the Moon's nodal cycles and has a similar karmic impact. One of my male clients had a fascinating Lilith encounter that helped to transform his experience of life. which were held in Vermont for several years. very close to the 5th-house cusp and conjunct Chiron and Sun in Sagittarius. my young son died.[xii] Such an Eye perceives "with an objectivity like that of nature itself and our dreams. as Lilith would. The star Algol in the constellation Perseus has a reputation as the most evil star in the sky. amulets were worn to ward off her danger.and retrogrades often.Mean or True? Like the Moon's nodes. Personal life stories will show the intertwining of the three with unique individual coloring. Much work is yet to be done with such new material. USVI 00831. again and again. All the better to see you with. to see reality beneath all its myriad forms and the illusions and defenses it displays. using the section of the zodiac encompassed by the True-Mean section of the chart. With degrees in Drama and Depth Psychology. Box 37. my dear. soul-damaging image of the feminine has haunted me in my search for full expression of my feelings and mutual respect in relationships. I will have to do more research before speculating on the meanings of these two positions. in which "the cycle of our Lilith experience is initiated by the asteroid Lilith." Inner visions then revealed the Divine Mother with many faces giving birth to a huge star-like egg. He has Dark Moon Lilith conjunct an Aries Sun and square Black Moon Lilith. I understand that most Europeans use the Mean Black Moon. beyond judgment. Lilith takes children out of this dark. Kelley is co-author of the book. St. although each Lilith contains the entire symbolic meaning of the archetype.up to 6 degrees per day . This inherited. In her True position. For some people Lilith would cover a larger territory. Contact her at P. and signifies repressed elements. 1-888-7ALTAIR. One night he dreamt that a 15-foot scorpion emerged from her vagina. she now offers a correspondence mentorship program in the language of astrology. and release within me that was so deeply stirred by this death. and to leave you with a tantalizing thought. juicy life force. and Juno in Capricorn. developed by the Dark Moon Lilith. It is after cocktail hour and she is cooking while my father calls out instructions from the living room. Lilith was known as a childkiller." A Fourth Lilith? On yet another frequency. Triple Goddess Lilith I find the three Liliths intriguing as a mirror of the triple goddess. Black Moon is an energy vortex that cuts through the veils of illusion with the sword of truth.html © 1999 M." [xi] I believe this is a good initial approach. She was co-founder of the Roots of Astrology experiential conferences.
1981. believing that you are less competent. Shiatsu.Ingress June 28 ay 21:58 Communication is coloured by a sense of drama.Ingress June 24 at 02:32 Affection is articulated verbally. [iv] "The Song of Solomon. Brady's Book of Fixed Stars. 1986. CA: ACS Publications. York Beach. a need for variety and constant new stimuli might prove to be a distraction! Mercury enters Leo . [xii] Bernadette Brady. Interpreting Lilith. On the reflective side. ME: Samuel Weiser. [viii] Delphine Jay. Inanna.References and Notes [i] Diane Wolkstein and Samuel N. Numerology and her heart’s desire Astrology. Inc. Venus enters Gemini . King James Edition. lightly and playfully. Townsend.za or 082 563 666. see Delphine Jay. humour and creative flair. 1987. Venus is now attracted to changeable curiosity. 1980. 301-320. 1983. No point in cementing lasting relationships.Retrograde since 6 March 2006 Hidden treasures are revealed with Jupiter in Scorpio. but for the self as well. Morrison. pp. The Lilith Ephemeris. 1981. [x] Susan Griffin. WA: Copper Canyon Press. Asteroid Goddesses.
. Lee Lehman and Al H. talkativeness and friendliness. Interpreting Lilith. Toronto: Inner City Books. Unremembered Country. Ephemeris of Lilith. The ‘goddess’ herself becomes rather sensitive and can be easily hurt.
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Sun Enters Cancer . 301-320. [iii] Ibid. Faith is the greatest ally when nothing seems to work. Asteroid Goddesses. it will sustain you and assure you that your goals are achievable if you only trust. NY: CAO Times. the ego’s involvement with the thinking process can obliterate objectivity and limit flexibility and the retention of facts. NY: Harper and Row. the filter of feelings tends to bend reality in a way that’s harder for others to understand. This is probably no longer in print. 1998. [vii] For more details regarding these sightings. [xi] Demetra George.Ingress June 21 at 14:27 Expression of self is creatively conveyed through emotion. With a dignified exterior she will hide behind her vulnerability. moving from Leo into Cancer (July 10th) a water sign causing information to be highly subjective. not revealing her sensitivity and pain. which comes from a tendency to compare your own abilities to the skills of others. [ix] Delphine Jay. Honesty can transform even the most embarrassing revelations from deep dark deficits into copious assets. [vi] Demetra George with Douglas Bloch.co. ME: NicolasHays. York Beach." The Holy Bible.Ingress July 4 at 21:34 . 13-14. The Book of Lilith. [xiii] Sylvia Perera. Feng Shui. Go ahead and nurture those sensitive mothering qualities. Indian Head Massage. Unpleasant secrets may be divulged especially for Scorpios (but then nothing is more healing than a heartfelt confession of past sins).Direct July 29 at 02:41 In retrograde the planet of intellect is already less inclined to objectivity. p. Arizona: AFA. 32. cleverly. Arizona: AFA. Venus enters Cancer . Descent to the Goddess. You can contact her on lubnik@hixnet. Jupiter square Saturn June 22 Actions may show a lack of courage. Tempe. [ii] Barbara Koltuv. Queen of Heaven and Earth. Demonstrative affection will comfort her and reveal a sense of security. [v] J. 1983. No matter how factual we think we are. pp. to feel part of a family in order to be comfortable. Jupiter Direct . New York. San Diego.. including Reflexology. not only for the cosmic family (that of course being human kind). Chakra cleansing. Levels of vitality are dependent on moods and are very difficult to maintain. Kramer. pp.Ingress July 19 at 21:42 There is a need to nurture and be nurtured. Tempe. She has studied many therapies. Presently Events co-ordinator of the ASSA Committee she hopes to be a part of the progressive path of taking South African Astrology to new dimensions. Mercury Retrograde . New York. 1986.
if not more. Saturn and Jupiter are conjunct the fixed star Menkar (a victim of the unconscious) and Uranus is conjunct Algol (female passion and intensity. Libra
makes the Sun aware that every time it tries to express its individuality. the 7th). and Jupiter rules the ninth so the trouble in the first house will play out in the world (upper hemisphere rulerships) through emotions (Moon a singleton by quadrant) . I would venture the following interpretation here: John’s self-image is damaged (Jupiter and Saturn both retrograde) and this adds to a constant need to prove his authority (Saturn) and talent (Jupiter). The first house is as important as the Asc and Sun in judging someone’s ability to express themselves efficiently as individuals. I’m not surprised that The Beatles were rumoured to split due to clashes between John and Paul McCartney. balance. this month we are on an interpretation mission.is Mr. Being an Aries Asc. and one-to-one relationships. it is simply in a situation where it is not able to express itself in the way that it would like. Planets in fall are the victims of circumstances beyond their control. 11th. for the person that wrote at least 50%. making him ‘irritable’. and Saturn. This means that he will focus most of his energy through the mental (Mercury)/ emotional (water) function . and 12th houses and disposits the Moon. which explains his artistic expression well. Mars also rules the 8th house of other p e o p l e ’s r e s o u r c e s a n d t h e Ascendant conflict is played out in this department too .I’m sure that despite denials.quite fitting. he would want to be top of the class (the leader) and doing this through personal interaction at work on a daily basis (Mars in Libra in the sixth) would place a huge demand on his ability to interact with others. Venus is another singleton (the only personal planet in a mutable sign) as a result John might overcompensate in the Venusian department. The Sun in Libra is not necessarily weak. John would have an issue with anybody else trying to be No. determined (high fixed) and able to initiate things (high cardinal). When considering only the Sun. John’s Aries Asc makes Mars in Libra (in detriment) in the 6th house his chart ruler. UK Placidus True Node
. Moon and Asc we see someone who is Air and Fire dominant therefore he would need to express himself in a passionately intellectual way. However. Added to (and emphasising) the conflict of Mars. most of the arguments within The Beatles were centred on John Lennon being unhappy in the financial department. Jupiter and Uranus all retrograde in Taurus would cause big trouble here. No choices here.his destiny requires and demands that he sacrifices himself to ‘the journey’ of others. it has an impact on other people [i]. John Lennon has to lay himself off to become what others want him to be. Saturn rules the 10th. a star of ‘blindness’). 1. I think he battled with a bit of jealousy and a need to control the people around him. We immediately realise that this placement would show a conflict between himself (Aries Asc) and others (Mars in Libra). He would also be the type of person who feels that he has worked harder and contributed more talent to the group than the rest. which would have made him very practically minded with little need to be overly emotional BUT Mercury is a singleton in Water. he is required to express his personality through relationship. In addition. so fetch Gemini’s ASPECTS before we start! Elementally we know that John’s chart has a high earth and low water count.Last month we dismantled John Lennon’s natal chart astrologically by noting all the facts. The Sun in Libra expresses its individual identity through harmony. Stressing the Sun even further is an inconjunct to Jupiter (orb 2 degrees 34’) and Saturn (orb 3 degrees 13’). The Sun is conjunct the North Node placing an extra karmic demand . short-tempered and demanding both of himself (the Sun) and others (Sun in Libra. John’s chart has a lack of mutability so we also know that we are dealing with someone who is stubborn. notice that the Sun is in ‘double’ fall in Libra bearing down on the cusp of the 7th (opposing the Asc). Lennon transferring all his own personal and emotional stuff onto the world’s shoulders?
John Lennon 9 Oct 1940 06:30 pm BST -1 Liverpool. of The Beatles’ lyrics and music.
clever and keenly observant.“Nothing is my fault (even though I suspect it is) and I’m going to make myself feel better by making sure that everyone knows that I’m a good person”. but it can also shut him off from expanding conscious understanding of matters due to his stubborn adherence to his opinionated attitudes. Usually. [iv] Remember. 115 Isabella Beyers studied through the Thorburn School of Astrology. hidden motivations of both the self and of others. due to the strong resistance ability of the fixed mode. artist.a fantastic combination for a musician. In addition. sympathy. rut-bound patterns since Fixed Apex Mercury can readily become narrow-minded. He needs to be careful not to allow his resourceful mind to fall into rigid. apex Mercury denotes one who does not like to have his thoughts challenged or modified by others. AESTHETICALLY (Venus) and in a PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL manner (Venus in Virgo) . She is currently researching the deeper meaning of the Nodal axis in natal charts. he still feels driven to reduce it to limited concrete terms that only he is able to express. All the first house planets in Taurus as well as Mars (Asc ruler) and the Sun are disposited by Venus (one of the singletons). which is in turn disposited by Mercury (the other singleton). his gut-level instincts. and poet! In addition to the Mercury dispositing Venus (which in turn disposits 5 planets and the North Node). And. Mercury is sextile the Mc giving career opportunities. While his evaluations of the surface conditions of current affairs may be highly intelligent. The inner conflict that John Lennon has to resolve is his public emotion versus his powerful private creative expression.za or 082 565 5109
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. songwriter. Mercury in Scorpio is fascinated by the darker. So. his mentality is highly stimulative and curious.a perfect expression of John Lennon’s innerself into the outer world!
References: [i] Understanding The Birth Chart. He tends to over-value his own thoughts and can be very one-tracked in how he applies them. Mercury is also the apex planet of a T-square and sits almost exactly conjunct a critical degree (8 degrees 34’ fixed .He has little choice but to express his energy INTELLECTUALLY (Mercury). we have a tendency to give away planets in the seventh house to other people. dogmatic. He needs to stay in touch with his feeling nature. there is an AHA moment in interpreting the chart . He tends to feel apart from that which he is compelled to scrutinize. The Moon is inconjunct critical Venus in Virgo .co. T-square with apex Mercury: The apex Mercury depicts someone with an ongoing drive to learn a dynamic skill. This person is normally continuously preoccupied with his thoughts in an analytical discerning manner and actively seeks out mental challenges that are thought provoking or even controversial. and depth of understanding needed to unify his concepts in a manner that allows him to feel one with the world..strong ability to overcome difficulty and obstacles).
If in a Fixed T-Square. This individual is apt to focus much attention in educational or scholarly matters where he can energetically expend much mental or verbal energy. and his intuitive hunches if he is to understand life from a greater level of depth and perception. INTENSELY (Mercury in Scorpio). She can be contacted on isabellab@polka. if he does accept abstract reality. he often has difficulty comprehending intangibles that operate beyond the normal level of reason. the two singleton planets are the outlets for all his energy. By sharing these emotions and feelings. The biggest challenge for Mercury in Scorpio is learning how to translate the powerful emotional energy of Scorpio into words. All these aspects add up to a ‘tortured artist’ and his song IMAGINE . This individual is hard to impress or influence mentally. by Bil Tierney – p 113.. Life will teach him that his mind has the power to deeply affect others. he tends to lack the warmth. It is his critical attitude that is often a main source of his difficulty in relationship problems. WOW! It is as if John Lennon’s chart lives through Mercury! Some textbook quotations on Mercury might help: 1. She teaches Astrology and Tarot privately. 114. Mercury in Scorpio hopes to create an emotional and spiritual connection with another individual [ii] 2. [iii] 3. Because we’re dealing with other people in the seventh house. might be what he was feeling and thinking most of the time. along with an ability to rationalize his behaviour in close unions to the point that he fails to comprehend his own subtler motivations. A Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation by Kevin Burk (refer to our ASPECTS book review) [ii] Ibid p114 [iii] Ibid p179 [iv] Dynamics of Aspect Analysis. that the T-square with Mercury at the apex is activated by the Moon (in Aquarius in the 11th) Pluto (in Leo in the 5th) opposition. technique or intelligent body of knowledge that enables him to expressively communicate to others in life. but is seldom at rest. and too absolute in its thought processes.
MOON'S CONSTELLATIONAL TRANSITS Uttaraphalguni. the lowborn. skilled labour. though more financially successful than most. carefree and modest. and Purvabhadrapada are FIERCE or CRUEL constellations and are suitable for acts of evil. with questionable moral behaviour and troubled by others' jealousy. acts of destruction. and Revati are SOFT or GENTLE constellations good for fine arts. arson. sympathetic towards the activity we wish to enact. looking forward. shaped like female sex organ. the Aswini Kumaras). outcast. hence.
. work related to weapons. meritorious deeds. starting journeys. parting of hair on the head (Simontan). This vital character is easily led by others. fire. Direction: looking forward. medical treatments. killing. it is important to place the Moon in a favourable constellation. To know which constellations are especially favourable to you. and the breaking of alliances with superiors. shaped like a horse's head. wells. tunnel. ruled by demigod the Ashwini kumars. and cruelty. and is related to the Ashwini-Kumaras. Sravana. enjoying items of luxury. thread ceremony (upanayanam). poisoning others. auspicious ceremonies. MOVABLE. ruled by demigod/deva Yamaraj. and for giving or receiving loans. planting trees. incarceration. or any other activity desirous of a lasting or permanent effect. starting industries. and conflict. It is a resolute person. separations. marriage. acquiring conveyances. those men engaged in killing. Uttarasadha. Vaishyas. happy and dutiful. merchants. well dressed and ornamented. living by respectable means. Bharani . Actually. ASHWINI is a deva or godly star. the performance of spiritual activities. Dhanistha. lunar. When this star is on the ascendant. processions. Anuradha. Ideas to be gleaned from this star are the light of dawn. we find a fickle-minded person. astrologers. When electing favourable moments for beginning our activities. ordinary. Pusya. setting fire. and Hasta are LIGHT or SWIFT constellations and are good for sports. Nature: Masculine. Nature: Masculine. 2. and those devoid of courage and nobility. decorations. able to control eating habits. Jyestha . and anything of a temporary nature. Mrgasira. Uttarabhadrapada and Rohini are FIXED constellations and are favourable for digging wells. Purvaphalguni . indicating that this star can hide or eclipse things. sensual pleasures. sight weak. efficient in work. distilling poisonous medicines. destruction of enemies. demigods/devas who ride in a golden chariot. Krtttika and Visakha are MIXED constellations and good for routine duties. the building of a temple. violent. Svati. Purnavasu. auspicious in nature. short. incarceration. expiatory rituals. invocation of elementals and other spirits. Citra. The native is fond of kinsmen. installation of Deities. no. buying lands. addicted to the opposite sex. Ardra . education (vidya rambhan).. gardening. Bharani rules those who feed off flesh and blood. healing people. no. exercise. and commandants. agriculture. it is necessary to first know your Janma Tara or Birth Constellation. It carries the ideas of struggle and suffering. The star Aswini rules horses and their dealers and riders. Bharani [Aries 13-20' to Aries 26-40'] Action: Violent. Aslesa . or QUICK constellations and are favourable for undertaking travel. dealings of agriculture. one can see the life of that enterprise. of stars 3. sowing of seeds. physicians (this star presides over the celestial physicians. attractive personalities. torture. sight average. gentle. Its animal symbol is the elephant and it represents the worker class. the beginning of any important enterprise has its own birth chart. traders. one's professional responsibilities. and journeys. buying and selling.
THE NAKSHATRAS 1. All calculations in Vedic astrology are made according to this zodiac. seeing friends. cereals. clever in doing work. Each moment possesses its own special potency. the transport of goods. making friendships. helpful to friends and usually having few children. It is ruled by Yamaraja (the lord of death) indicating a person who is entangled in the material world. poisoning. nefarious activities. spiritual. shaving (cuda karanam). laying foundations or cities. proud. the importance of starting our enterprises at an auspicious and favourable moment to ensure a more fruitful and successful outcome to our undertakings. etc. decorations. It is symbolized by the womb. ill-repute. going on processions. acts of destruction. festivities. imprisonment. wearing new apparel. learning. Places: Ponds. Direction: looking downward BHARANI is a manusya or earthly star with a dreadful nature. Akul. entering a cave. reconcilement. coronations. we find a likeable person with a lovely appearance. starting education. sexual union. and Satabhisa are TEMPORARY. battle. Kul. visiting friends. courageous and with good longevity. happy. When this star is on the ascendant. singing and dancing. and any activities of day-to-day importance. of stars 3. swindling. Purvasadha . Magha . material. attendants. and the prominent member of the family. fine arts. cruel men. looking downward. When the Moon is in the star of Bharani. bringing light and happiness. and performance of miracles. This is easily derived from your birth chart made according to the Sidereal Zodiac. lunar.CONSTELLATIONAL TRANSITS Whatever activity we begin at a particular moment retains the qualities of relationship with the surroundings of that place and moment of time. and in this chart. the person is free from disease. and Mula are DREADFUL constellations and are suitable for success in warfare. It is the star of restraint. Ashwini [Aries 0 to Aries 13-20'] Actions: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). deceit. Asvini.
no. and men of authority and wealth. talent in earning and a romantic. harsh. soft. When the Moon tenants the star of Mrgashira. critical and has a good memory." indicating one who can cause others pain. carnal. indicating one who serves the public. looking upward. the fire god. work of or with camels and elephants. parting of hair on the head (simontan). and messengers. detestable. who engineers the creation of the universe. battle. canopy. Rohini is manusya or earthly and it is connected to the Moon. coronation. miners. possibly obese." It indicates one with an attractivelooking face like a deer. those who drink the nectar of the gods (Soma rasa). ruled by demigod/deva Brahma. the person is proud. potters. buying an elephant. It is ruled by Agni. grammarians. sight good. afraid of confrontation. sales tax departments. sthapanam. fruits. Rohini rules over merchants. creating a gentle and peaceful person. and chemistry Nature: Feminine. shaped like a deer's head. kings. bulls.
. but usually the former indication holds true. devoted to the mother. lovers. diamond. MRGA means "the deer. The body may be thin. thread ceremony (upanayana). popular and religious person. timid. looking forward. When this star is on the ascendant. the person is sensually attractive and becomes a charismatic leader of others. gems. Mrgashira is ruled by the Moon. birds. who is angry but truthful. who may have weak eyes. with good intelligence and feminine appearance. constructing a house (griha rambham). flowers. shaped like a cart. travel. deceitful. Kul. Direction: looking forward. This star can indicate one who torments others. salvation. who can do research and is poetic and creative. not suited to intellectual work. with a strong appetite and a wavering mind but much skill and many possessions. wealthy and indulgent in sensual pleasures. Direction: looking upward Places: Hills. and can be translated as "the teardrop. corals. 5. When this star is on the ascendant. a thief of other's goods. or one who feels for the suffering of others." It represents physical and creative force or the energy to achieve greatness. When the Moon is in the star of Krttika. it indicates a proud. solar. Rohini [Taurus 10-00' to Taurus 23-20'] Actions: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). receiving money from the government. mountain ranges. ROHINI is an auspicious star ruled by Brahma. The class of person it represents is the hunter and animal-killer. sweettongued. long-lived. Akul. of stars 3. work of permanent nature . lunar. inquisitive. When the Moon is in Rohini. Krttika means "the axe. no. Rohini suggests a person involved in agricultural or factory production and the shipment of goods for public sale. lethal chamber. sacrificial offerings. rubies. sharp-witted. no. and reconcilement. separation. shaped like a shining ruby. sight weak. and astrologers. Places: Flag. bar rooms. the person is well known and of brilliant appearance. KRTTIKA is of rakshasa or lower-class nature but with potencies of a mixed nature. aquatic animals. When this star is on the ascendant. restaurants. surgical operation. full of ambition for power. The animal symbol is the serpent. 4. Such a person is usually poor. Direction: looking downward. detestable. of robust body. handsome. lodging houses. much enthusiasm. and the nature is talkative. nefarious activities. industrious in work. the forest and its dwellers.admestikas. Mrigsira [Taurus 23-20' to Gemini 6-40'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). Places: Income tax. boarding houses. It stands for growth and development. eloquent in speech. powerful. sandal powder. it is usually an athlete or manual labourer. etc. a seeker of truth and beauty. fixed. Kul. It is fixed in nature. no. ruled by demigod/deva Shiva. the person is attractive. lunar. of stars 5. of a settled mind and of lovely appearance. one is fickle. tobacco. of crafty speech and fickle mind. Nature: Masculine. Kulakul. sight average. giving a sensitive or perceptive nature. holy men. having strength of purpose but of unstable mind. of stars 6. Krttika presides over white flowers. Nature: Masculine. thread ceremony (upanayana). Mrgasira presides over beasts. Ardra [Gemini 6-40' to Gemini 20-00'] Action: Reconcilement. mountain. and this could be an orator or singer. being well built. Shudras. Nature: Masculine. marriage (vivaha). productive and virile. eating heavily. marriage (vivaha). one is truthful. with few children. qualified brahmanas. Places: Mines. parting of hair on the head (simontan). snuff. hotels. ruled by god Vahni. aristocracy. a vacillating mind. ARDRA is a sharp natured star. farmers. shaped like a dagger. separation. sight blind. whimsical. fort. Krittika [Aries 26-40' to Taurus 10-00'] Action: Violent. servants. Brahman. Objects: Platinum.3. ordinary. clothes and fragrant articles. cows. pure. The animal symbol is the sheep and the caste it rules are intellectuals. looking downward. solar. It is a soft and deva or godly star. There may be a faultfinding mentality and early separation from parents or the tendency to be unhelpful to the mother. looking upward. musicians. indicating a thin body and satirical nature. those who possess knowledge of sacred hymns and mantras. 6. so this person may be strong and responsible. alluring quality. Rohini indicates a wealthy. shaving (cuda karan). salvation. earthly in nature. Direction: looking upward. soft/harsh mix. carnal. and it brings burning sensations to the body or mind. products of the sea. constructing a house (griha rambham). being fond of other's mates. dignified and honourable type of person. When this star is on the ascendant. those who
practice the Yogic processes and perform austerities and vows. ruled by god Chandra. barbers. violent. of stars 1. sickness in childhood and many enemies.
Direction: looking forward PUNARVASU: Puna means "repeat. of stars 5. 9. It is translated as "the entwiner. fire. artisans. servants. charitable and intelligent character. Akul. liars. gentle. representing the lower classes. poetic. one is insincere. who undergoes a change of personalities or a purification of self during life. Punarvasu is translated as "the good. advisers and ministers of kings. the chief priest of the demigods. rogues. 7. fire." When this star is on the ascendant. no. poisoning. easily satisfied and somewhat weak-minded. ruled by goddess Aditi. liquid. thread ceremony (upanayana). no. This suggests an antisocial." Punarvasu is known as the "star of renewal. cruel and adulterous men. This person can cause some anxiety to the parents. When this star is on the ascendant. indicating that this is a productive and nourishing star. poison. 10. those that are virtuous and engaged in sacrifices. no. movable. Usually there is a well-built or plump body. faithful. Ardra (Arudra) rules over thieves. ruled by god Sarp. A person born with this star's influence may live a flourishing life. deceitful and ungrateful. the person is self-controlled. PUSHYA is considered the BEST of the 27 stars. If Pushyami falls on a Thursday. short. entering new house (griha pravesham). ruled by Aditi. then it is preferred for all kinds of auspicious / sat kriya karmanis. addiction. forests. killing. independent and successful in the profession. Nature: Masculine. the famous. thread ceremony (upanayan). the intelligent. Nature: Feminine. Purnavasu rules over merchants. It is a rakshasa or demonic star. One with a Pushya influence helps relatives and rises to a good status in the world. lunar. commerce. bulbs. When the Moon tenants the star of Punarvasu. and changes partners frequently or moves from place to place. burning. Pusya rules over grains such as wheat. ruled by the priest of the demigods/devas Brihaspati. virtuous and liked by all. the truthful. with few children. wealthy. looking downward. the person is cruel. spiritual. the character is earnest
and thoughtful and religious. rice. but is unkind and needs to develop tact and needs to do humanitarian deeds. violent. constructing a house (griha rambham).vivaha. and will accept some service position in society. learned in the scripture. and varieties of cereals. the high-born. diseased and unable to bear thirst. shaped like a wheel. The native is capable of much exertion. herbs. the wealthy. It is symbolized by the udder of the cow. and barley. Direction: looking upward Places: Forests. Kshatriya. Punarvasu [Gemini 20-00' to Cancer 3-20'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). Punarvasu is a deva or godly star. sight blind. outcast. Ashlesha can bring pain but also good transcendental aspirations. sight average. collection of something. dreadful in nature. Akul. all kinds of physicians. one has a composed mind. It is a moveable star connected with the merchant class of people. fishermen and the like. sight weak." and its predominating deity is Sarpa. sight good. argumentation. Nature: Feminine. When this star is on the ascendant. looking downward. changing places or moving out.When the Moon is in Ardra. harsh. dance. poisoning others. parting of hair on the head (simontan). fun loving and careful in business but only moderately successful financially. powerful. anger. shaped like a house. swindling. detestable. cereals. shaped like an arrow. work related to weapons. material. battle. Shudras. dull and easily contented. the mother of the demigods. Vaishyas. parting of hair on the head (simontan). no. happy." It represents people in important positions. unable to control eating. falsehood. singing. of stars 5. Direction: looking downward Objects: Artificial articles." or "the brilliant. robbers. When the Moon tenants this star. traders. shaped like a building. haughty. Ashlesha (Ayilya) presides over insects. not able to be tied down. Nature: Feminine. mischievous and sinful. the person is perfidious. travel. reptiles. Kul. unsociable. and artificial things. Direction: looking downward Places: Granaries MAGHA is translated as "the mighty one. fruits. looking upward. the pure and clean. those who kill or create disorder. lunar. When the Moon tenants the star of Pushya. commerce. Makha (Magh) [Leo 0-00' to Leo 13-20'] Action: Agriculture. marriage . shaving (cuda karan). material. sinful. the generous. marriage (vivaha). fickle. ruled by Pitar. ASHLESHA is a rakshasa or demoniac star. Kul. the person is freedom loving. having awkward manners and being unable to adapt to the environment. of a passionate temperament. and is ruled by Brhaspati. sharp in nature and symbolized by the coiled snake. looking forward. distilling poisonous medicines. is learned. spiritual." It suggests someone who changes residence often. lunar. but seems to have good effects when placed on the ascendant. of stars 3. 8. It is deva or godly. the attractive. hunters. It is symbolized by the
. ungrateful. Punarvasu creates a good. enchanters and sorcerers as well as those well versed in the art of calling spirits. can provide for many others and makes a good teacher or advisor. lunar. friendly. tactless character who can be penetrating in knowledge and austere in habit. Ashlesha [Cancer 16-40' to Cancer 30-00'] Action: Gambling. stubborn but eloquent. sugar-cane. the god of the serpents. roots. The animal symbol is the cat. Pushya (Pushyami) [Cancer 3-20' to Cancer 16-40'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). of stars 4.
It is ruled by the Sun and is a star that creates leaders in their fields. salt. elephants. Nature: Feminine. Brahman. coronation. and who has lordship over the masses. When the Moon is in this star. Hasta [Virgo 10-00' to Virgo 23-20'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). loyal to one's leader or to a cause. slaughter house. When this star is on the ascendant. and finecorn. Talkative and sensual. Such a person is learned and respectable. It is a fixed star." for it signifies one who can give assistance to others. salvation. solar. Objects: Merchandise. Direction: looking forward. devoted to their duties. Akul. PURVAPHALGUNI is earthly in nature. conveyance. those who are modest. short. 13. carnivorous beings. charitable. salvation. It is symbolized by a bed. sociable and entertaining but fixed in purpose. honey. heal or remove ignorance. no. Purva Phalguni rules over actors. inclined towards the "natural" life. do some important work and is physically strong. fire. Nature: Feminine. ruled by god Sun. able to command others. solar. salt. chauffeurs. the person is handsome. but susceptible to the allurements of the opposite sex. and women-haters. poison. and inclined to perform penances for material rewards or to achieve mystic powers. friendly and amiable persons. iron. intelligent but ungrateful. swindling. thus indicating an attractive person with the ability to sway others or to deal sweetly with people. merciless. gentle. ruled by god Aryama. of stars 5. entering the new house (grha-pravesh). happy and friendly.
Equipments: Loudspeakers. orthodox in behavior. and is known for doing work thoroughly. and who receives praise from good people. heroes. Vaishyas. Direction: looking downward. When the Moon tenants this star. A Hastan is able in contests. Nature: Feminine. heretics. such person may have some talent in business and handicrafts. is well liked. coronation. commodities. traders. which suggests participation in healing others. and boys. powerful. Hasta is a light star giving a pleasant temperament. It is of merchant caste. lethal chamber. shaped like an arm. one earns money by learning. Karpanchak. Objects: Dress. which means fortune. violent and nefarious activities. Kul. scholars of the Vedas. constructing a house (griha rambham). marriage (vivaha). with a good amount of money and a number of mates or partners.
. cotton. voluptuous in appearance. Kshatriya. shaped like a scaffold. It is also translated as "the star of patronage. cereals. Good health and love for sports may be seen. When the Moon tenants this star. artistic and inclined towards public service. carnal. no. which is well known. megaphones. A Hastan is handsome in appearance. It indicates the ability to create. honey. HASTA is represented by the clenched fist. generous but proud. parting of hair on the head (simontan). looking upward. and generous in the distribution of money. we find a person who has servants and wealth and who enjoys the pleasures of the world. It represents a proud and dignified person who carries on the family's traditions. and is ruled by the beautiful planet Venus. When this star is on the ascendant. commodities. fond of foreign lands. To Magha belongs wealthy people. industrious in work and inclined towards intoxication. traders. will have some deep-rooted dislike for certain people. mountaineers. Such person will live in comfort. eloquent in speech and of a thievish mind. of stars 2. selling meat. weapon of strike. no. oil. commodities. Places: Museums. sight good. constructing a house (griha-rambham). marriage (vivaha). looking forward. ornaments. sometimes translated as the "fig tree. 11." It bestows good karma and is ruled by the demigod Bhagya. ruled by Bhag. cotton. Poorvaphalguni (Pubba) [Leo 13-20' to Leo 26-40'] Action: Argumentation. physical person or someone always on the go. those who travel in conveyances. indicating that the person born under this constellation is stable and successful. Places: Embassy. fixed. impudent. commodities. dresses. When the Moon tenants this star. sight weak. poisoning others. who is devoted to God and to elders. sight blind. war. a similar description applies. Akul. shaving (cudakaran). owning self-acquired property. It indicates a person of purity in thought and deed mixed with the power to control. thread ceremony (upanayana). Direction: looking upward. the person will be a wanderer. To Hasta belong thieves. It is a dreadful star but it is also lucky by nature. UTTARAPHALGUNI is a manusya or earthly star.king's chamber. learned. traders. sensitive. kings. artists. learned. we get an active. the person is thievish. One translation of it is "the fruit of the tree. stone. When this star is on the ascendant. we get a likeable character. violent. thread ceremony (upanayana)." It is fruitful and generates good qualities. of stars 2. 12. When this star is on the ascendant. shaped like a bed. skilled with the hands. looking downward. Uttaraphalguni [Leo 26-40' to Virgo 10-00'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). and those devoted to one's parents and ancestors. very wealthy. liberal and of bright appearance. Killing. work related to weapons. granaries. solar. and men of prowess. fire. young women. It is deva or godly in nature. artisans. musicians. distilling poisonous medicines. Uttara Phalguni signifies the kind-hearted and those who live purely. Objects: Merchandise.
Her legs form a square . 3. Pancharatriki viddhi and Agama Tantras of ritual symbology. and lives away from the birthplace. surgeons. Eight stars appear above the woman. is engaged in a variety of pursuits. and effect . imagine the need to guard hell. weavers. It confers artistic talents or the ability to arrange things nicely. Who in their right mind. It is as if she understands the laws of abundance and works through the principle of giving. Direction: looking forward Objects: Dresses. The pool of water relates to the great unconscious. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad through being initiated by one of his foremost disciples. constructing a house (griha rambham). method. ornaments. So go ahead and wish upon a STAR!
Speaking of which.nz or visit his website http://www. 5. and kings corn." It suggests pretty pictures or something pleasing to look at. perfumery.. She is in touch with both her physical and emotional side but is in control of both . painters. The ibis in the tree is the sacred bird of Hermes who was the father of alchemy and magick.hknet. according the mythic/theological representations of what hell is. soft.symbolising her ability to manifest a reality of her choice. When this star is on the ascendant. etc. whose primary job was to weigh the heart of a person after death.Euripides
.she is definitely not a ‘drama queen’. The Star promises good fortune and soul replenishment through harmony with earthly rhythms. JTCd has been trained to perform Vaishnava .see Aspects Gemini XVII The Star (Aquarius) Neptune in Aquarius from the end of the last millennium to February 2012. has a wicked or critical streak. New Zealand representative for the Australasian Council for Hindu Clergy and Laity Inc. thread ceremony (upanaya). recognized by the Justice Dept. would want to sneak in there? . In 1990 JTCd re-established his alliance/affiliation to Srila A. Enough resources exist in the world for each person to live a life of abundance. looking forward. we are able to interpret this period as being one of: Changing perceptions through letting go of control and allowing the wishes and hopes of higher consciousness to guide us towards a true state of harmony with our environment. Chitra is soft in nature.nz
CARD ON WHICH TO MEDITATE: XII The Hanged Man (Neptune) . . Chitra rules over persons skilled in ornamenting. entering the new house (griha pravesham). If we look at the two cards representing Neptune in Aquarius (The Hanged Man & The Star). The Star relates to the Aquarian understanding of ‘brotherhood’. JTCd was formally initiated into the Brahma-Madhwa-Gaudiya sampradaya in April 1978 and having made a thorough study of its purpose. The water in the jars seems to have a mysterious source (one does not get the impression that it is water obtained from the pool). He has studied under the guidance of various gurus. performing and advising regarding samskaras.she is present ‘in the moment’ of her task..C. When the Moon tenants this star. Take notice of some of the symbols present: 1. marriage synastry. who is an architect. She pours water onto the earth and back into the pool. it is as if her gift to earth is ‘unearthly’.14. and is well decorated. I often refer to THE STAR card as the HOPE card. putting on and overseeing festivals and functions celebrating Krishna consciousness. anyway. Kul. The problem we all have to overcome is our ability and willingness to GIVE to others in the true Aquarian spirit of equality.Philip Sedgwick This is courage . sight average. carnal. She is able to balance her practical and intuitive nature and looks relaxed. is liked by the opposite sex.co. shaving (cuda karan)." or "the beautiful. agriculturist. You can contact him on jtcd@xtra. writers.
Purohit Jaya Tirtha Charan dasan (dasadasanudas) is a Minister of Religion for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. one has a beautifully formed body with attractive eyes.. Chitra [Virgo 26-40' to Libra 6-40'] Action: Installing a Deity / idol (avahani). In the Egyptian tradition. singing. to hear unflinchingly what heaven sends. the secretary of the gods. the person wears colourful clothes and jewels. religious-cultural anthropologist. CHITRA is a rakshasa or lower nature star translated as "the brilliant. The ‘Star’ lady rests with one foot on land and the other upon water. no. 6.. If you are willing to be guided by Neptune’s message you will be able to find YOUR TRUE VOCATION . It reminds mankind of the laws of abundance . HH Jayapataka Swami. Its predominating deity is the demigod Visvakarma. the Ibis represents Thoth. Nature: Feminine. members pastimes and function of the sampradaya. 2. representing the seven Ptolemaic planets and EARTH. 4. Karpanchak shaped like a pearl . Some of his main services include.what you receive in your life is in direct proportion to how much you have given.being conversant is its developmental history. solar. of New Zealand to perform marriage ceremonies. It symbolises the communion of heart and reasoning. peaceful and contemplative .Vaidik ceremonials according to Sat Kriya Sara Dipika. of stars 1.org. jewellers. ruled by god Twasta. mathematicians. gemologists. He is an instructor of Pancharatriki viddhi and the Agama Tantras. parting of hair on the head (simontan).
Relationships that have served out their functions are now seeing people moving on. and frustrations (refusal to accept closings of relationships through stubbornness. which is touched. hot-headed impulsive actions) are common this summer. powerful firecrackers. before Saturn pushes on.za. explosives. begins to conjoin the South Lunar Node at 25-Virgo at the end of August. and detail-oriented. justice and peace) allows the person(s) in trouble to see and experience this alternative route. the roles within families maturing.while also announcing the end of the last era (Dec. The best way to handle this Saturn-Neptune opposition is with ‘clarity’. or positions. especially in Virgo. on and off. It is wise to note the emotional stabilities of others.the change to mutable quality function . we find the fixed cross positions of MarsJupiter-Saturn-Chiron with Uranus and Neptune playing maverick roles. etc.Editor’s Note : For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. Using the coming change of lunar node through Pisces can easily solve. painful memories. possessiveness. 2004) and the coming new 18-19 month nodal era. and relationships that have completed themselves. or having them not be where they should not. Try to avoid people who constantly blame others. Avoid people who seek to undermine one's movement forward. emotional depressive energies.org. early September 2006. Students moving on to new schools. for many.August 2006 to August 2007.personal. confusions. societal. into September. and the Mars transit over the transiting Southern Lunar Node in Virgo (end of August. and beginning of September. Within this stage.e. headstrong. Jupiter/Scorpio) are able to ease themselves out of fixed. Try to accentuate the "positive" early and repeatedly. Mars in Virgo is noted for using weapons. nervous. careers.) These are violent summer transits. this will work well. On the personal level . and the Dragon's Tail in Virgo from 22 June 2006 to 18 December 2007. that would be the Winter Solstice. Mars. we’d really enjoy hearing your perspectives and ideas. and resolve problems. My own take on the coming Summer Solstice event is more along the lines of presages for the coming 18-19 months (and beyond in some global areas) as we enter into the new lunar nodal "era" of the Dragon's Head in Pisces. It is important for those involved or witnessing personal relationships that could become violent to be keenly observant of the emotions of others. As always. Chiron/Aquarius. This indicates over-emotional males who can become violent due to the harshness of what they would perceive as hostile and picky communication (Virgo/Mercury). jealousies. now "fixed" in tropical Leo. This is happening on the professional level as well. off and on. new homes. where Jupiter (judgement/common sense. and guard against depression. Those who fail to apply the North Node's transit will fall strongly into the Saturn-Neptune square. Please send your thoughts to feedback@astrologysociety. new jobs. It would be wise to avoid and discourage use of these types of things during the entire Mars transit through Virgo (22-23 July to 10-11 September 2006). look for the solutions to be "creative" and "alternative. The strong Sun at 0-Cancer and Earth at 0-Capricorn on 21 June squaring the Lunar Nodes presages an intense and short summer season . What is also playing a strong role is Saturn and Neptune. and mostly negative views towards
the Lunar North Node in Pisces. and the June 21 solstice marks this with the Mars/Vesta/Saturn conjunction. Time will be wasted on excessive brooding. so that those who are fixed in thought/action (Mars/Saturn in Leo. and sticking too much to past situations. out of orb. and people begin settling in to the new nodal era . and sometimes neurosis. drug use. over-emotionalism.North Node in Pisces and South Node in Virgo. etc.) The Yod from Mercury/Venus to Pluto signals many events that transcend on all levels throughout the world . The strong violent energies here become displaced by the time Mars enters Virgo (23 July) and during its transit there through August. closed views. and generally worrying about matters that should have been transcended. and will peak from June to September 2006 before the new situations are fully accepted. knowledge. It has been building for about two months leading to the nodal slide towards Pisces/Virgo." However. and prepared for generally.
. is hard on the South Lunar Node in Virgo (ruled by Mercury) and can be highly stressful. cultural. people are ready to move on towards new things. such as helping a friend out.those affected will see old situations coming to an end. marks this presage with its conjunction to Vesta/Saturn on Solstice Day. Mars. (Excuse the pun. Doing so greatly helps to sidestep the malefic Mars conjunction over the transiting South Lunar Node in late August and early September. This is a malefic transit and does not bode well for the above-mentioned Mars contact with the South Lunar Node. Fights. and have to prepare toward transitions into new ones. irrational fears. A nasty and deceptive transit. and enters tropical Virgo in September 2007.. and to calm situations down early. oversleeping. Many situations can get out of hand and some will erupt into violence this summer. especially at the end of August. These are dangerous transits and should be noted ahead of time. Helping people to avoid situations like these means pre-acting prior to transits such as the coming Mars transit to the transiting South Lunar Node. and negative situations in order to help prevent violent reactions by mid-to-late August. they begin a year-long opposition from Leo to Aquarius. This indicates the Mars energy throughout summer in the northern hemisphere. people changing vocations. it lasts for about one year . Saturn-Neptune oppositions heighten problems in personal relationships. by Jupiter's square from tropical Scorpio. poor judgement around firearms. In August 2006. and moving into new ones. lack of trust. Because Uranus has been transiting in tropical Pisces. feeling down. and especially the first ten days of September 2006. Mars touching the Dragon's Tail (South Lunar Node in Virgo) presages sad events that could involve deaths that could've been prevented with slight and simple assistance to others. poor attitudes. and global. i. The problem this summer is the Mars-Saturn conjunction.
I for one really appreciate all that the two of you do for the Aspects magazine every month and Yolande for keeping our website up and running and all of the info which we can download off it. The positive change of the North Lunar Node to Pisces will be colored by the influence of Uranus. Italy at 9. with a smooth transition in the new nodal "era" of Pisces/Virgo. Lynette Rens Isabella Replies: Thanks for this information. and indicate economic recession.
. also triggered off his angles. But. for that solstice date of June 21 . The mutable "release" of negative energies will arrive at the end of August. I downloaded all of them and started by listening to Isabella's as I need the input on the Nodes for my next assignment. Born Philadelphia. Neptune) and Virgo (Mercury). rather than late August. but the chart LOOKED right. nodes and various planets in appropriate houses. improving family situations.. giving him a birth time of 4. and stubbornness (through the summer months of June. and so does winter. and from September 1 to September 10. and to prepare accordingly. 7) and Mars moves to southern declination (September 10) in tropical Libra. Specializing in theological astrology. can help a person(s) throughout the hard years of the decade of the 2010s. Critical days are September 7-10 as Venus enters Virgo (Sept. and Astrometeorology. The progressions and transits for his death in Rome. The four years that remain until the start of the 2010s should be applied towards savings.m. 13. and applying positive actions with new creative ideas. which would be close enough if daylight saving were applied. Pennsylvania. and taking the time to work quietly during the first 10 days of September. families.it was worth more than you think.37 p. I note that the AZ directory . etc. Its always great to hear from our readers.45 p. and August 13 to 20). etc. I hope I get a chance to look at your chart this weekend. I had no other events to confirm this. Preparation between 2006 to 2010 overall can literally save lives.m. His biography stated that he was born in Wadowice.m.com. careers. I really appreciate both of your help with this. when Mars opposes a retrograde Uranus in Pisces. relationships. USA.m. 12. Isabella for kindly sending me the written version of her talk and Yolande for putting all of the ASSA talks right up to date onto the ASSA website so that we can download them. Mercury follows to southern declination on September 13. Autumn arrives early this year. Love. and a simple little tweak adjusted the time to bring the Sun to the MC on the date of his election to the Papacy. the Sun was in his 9th House.Mountain Astrologer Feb/Mar 2006 .. I appreciate all the feedback we are getting from your side . which is the normal time for Vespers. Yvonne Yolande Replies: Thanks for the feedback. At 5 p. Maybe we don't say it often enough. the Solstice of June 2006 is asking us to use this positive nodal transit through Pisces/Virgo. I am going to ask Yolande to place it in the letters page. And thanks for the compliment about my Jupiterian smile the other night . is to note the activities of people who show the transit stress associated with things such as drugs. It’s a pleasure to be a helping hand :) We look forward to many more issues of Aspects for your reading enjoyment. This is the end of summer in the northern hemisphere.. if applied well. classical astrology. Theodore has a client practice and can be contacted at Astro730@yahoo. The first seven-and-one-half years of the 2010s are difficult. Ending a vacation in mid-August.There are also several ways to deal effectively with the events of late August and September 2006: One. careers. many situations can be resolved peacefully. to the days of August 11. although clock time could well have been 6 p. Therefore.Judicial Astrologer. Personal relationships are highlighted overall as the nodes change quality from Aries (Mars) and Libra (Venus) to that of Pisces (Jupiter. Treating mid-August as the "end of summer" could help to diffuse many situations. CET on 2 April 2005.the Part of Fortune at 11-12 Leo (in sunrise charts) is most helpful and indicates the ability to change negative and violent events (signaled by the Mars' transit at the end of the month of August. Secondary Progressions. Vespers are the evening prayers.gives a time of 17:30. by being farsighted and using the positive transits between now and then to prepare in advance. natal astrology.m. I've been a bit down lately but it helps to know that it doesn't show and that people experience me as friendly and open! Hi there I would like to thank you both very much. Thank you both so much. At the end of the day. already transiting there. while the Vespers hymns were being sung in the church opposite his parents' home. A unique time exists from June 2006 to December 2007 that. I throw this out so that all those intellectually curious astrologers out there can have a look at it. over-emotional people. not allowing relationships. Mundane astrology. Regards. that have outlived their purposes to interfere. so I set up a chart for 5 p.I wish all our readers would show this much enthusiasm and interest.
Theodore White . excessive and negative social behaviors.
Hullo Isabella In the Gemini ASPECTS several possible birth times are given for the late Pope John Paul II. ignoring any daylight saving which would be immaterial because a chart is set for sidereal time. gambling. jobs. to look ahead. Poland on 18 May 1920. and the first 10 days of September). situations. Moreover. it’s a labour of love from us all in order to share the joys and insights of Astrology with as many people as possible. is helpful. rather than participate in public events (where tempers are hot) and avoiding unstable. and depression in some global areas. By making changes earlier rather than in late summer. July.
those boundaries should be respected as an
astrologer. This assistance will be based on the core question that the client asks. [We could develop an astrological Hippocratic Oath]. For example. Although I have never heard an astrologer say. a mother may want to know which way to best understand her 5 year old child. Interestingly enough. this protects the astrologers and the clients. if a child is having problems for which the solution can clearly be seen within an astrological chart. simply because the definition of ethical vs unethical behaviour can be interpreted in many different ways.. so that it can take its place in society as a profession as it did in ancient history. via the e-mail if necessary or by phone. so as to keep the art and science of astrology in high esteem so that charlatans and fakes do not make astrology the laughing stock of the world. Would you voluntarily sign such a code of ethics? Yes. This slant to interpretation is often discussed by psychologically orientated astrologers who place a lot of emphasis on familiarising yourself with your dark side and working with the qualities of the sign opposing your Sun. May we look at the charts of people under the age of legal consent? On the parents or legal guardian’s request. “I will have to inform others that you want me to do this. What can be regarded as ethical practice in astrology? A well trained astrologer's main specialization should be to be of assistance to the client. “My Earth is in Aquarius”. We should emphasize that astrology is a two way street and that we are not “fortune tellers” but the art of astrology greatest use is to assist the client to know themselves and their circumstances better so as to empower themselves to take the correct action. i. in the understanding that there is no formal course accredited as far as I know in SA. What is your opinion on formal certification? It will be necessary in the future. the astrologers safety may be at stake.. are astrologers allowed to divulge to the parents of an under age client? It depends on the circumstances. Should we develop a code of ethics? Yes. Should astrologers be allowed to warn other practitioners against clients who want “unethical readings”? Yes. I don’t think you need to interpret it formally for a client that comes to a reading. A committee to collate the input of the democratic majority. and there should be a grandfather clause which includes those who have been practicing for a long time. here are my personal views. the partners can choose to discuss with each other. if not only for the protection of the astrologer and the unsuspecting member of the public.. and it is unethical”. if any. Whose permission do you need to do a natal chart? The bearer of the chart or parent. Your feedback is always welcomed.e.Dear all. I think that we should do as much as possible to inform the public of the helpful and serious nature of astrology. the point is indirectly interpreted when they speak of their ‘shadow sign’ or ‘polar opposite’.
Question: What is the ‘Earth point’ in a chart? Do I need to interpret it? Answer: The Earth point is not marked in astrological charts because it always sits exactly opposite the Sun. the astrologer may be of great assistance. Thus. as a thorough natal interpretation will automatically include a look at ‘the shadow’. Should astrologers belong to a regulating body? Yes. any point opposing the Sun is conjuncting the Earth and astrologers interpret the point from this perspective. Whose permission do you need to do a synastry reading? Both parties concerned. What type of information. This topic will always remain a contentious one . a very young astrologer who has no life experience. Internship? It depends on the circumstances. there are very few people with great life experience. such as 25 years and younger should do some internship. one can ask if this is something that they can all discuss. legal guardian. finding a “way out through the apex of a T square” etc . [One can understand how the average person still sees astrology as some mumbo jumbo. then depending on the child’s age. No information is shared by the astrologer. there seems to be a consensus emerging that the Astrological industry needs to have some form of regulation or forum where questionable practices can be reported. With reference to the issues on ethics. with what is available out there]. if any can be divulged to either partner in a relationship? If we observe confidentiality as though we were consulting psychologists. a blacklist system should be used. Bernie Rowen [Ms] Yolande Replies: Thanks a million for the feedback.] What type of information. preferably an internationally recognized one. Kind regards. It is easy to say to the client.
.. [We could take advice from the Medical and dental council psychology section. as lets face it until the 1st Saturn return.
Affirmation for Cancer New Moon: 'I build myself a Lighted House and therein Dwell'
Contact Ilona for a personal horoscope reading. it’s very difficult to know where to start. trine to Jovial Jupiter in the 8th sign of Scorpio.AstrologersApprentice.za. the cosmic alignment is supportive of ‘Big New Beginnings’. We all start with a list of keywords for each sign. There is a fear of taking risks that could result in the loss of that security (Chiron in the 2nd in Taurus) and impact on her money and finance. Sabian Symbol: 4 Cancer: “A cat arguing with a mouse” .12th house). uncovering the truth of the soul and subconscious to take action (conjunct Mars) for a fresh start. recognize that they are akin to Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ on an emotional and physical level.use feelings as a barometer to determine if you are closer or further from what you need. With the Sun and Moon in Cancer. the amount of detail in that chart can seem especially overwhelming. With Pluto conjunct her Asc in Libra. Saturn rules the Asc and 2nd and 3rd houses and has strong authority with a compelling aspect (sequiquadrate) to Pluto in Sagittarius (8th . but a list that gives you a basic understanding of each archetype represented. At the end of the day .29th July. Ilona offers personal consultations and telephone readings. like-minded types. The Cape Town chart places the Luminaries in the 6th house of daily routine and service. The Sun. but she’s going to experience frustration and limitation (Saturn) no matter which position she finds herself in even if she’s the ‘king of the hill’. contact Ilona via email: ilona27@telkomsa. been determined in Taurus (as what is valued/desired and real).she battles to make any decisions that would impact on her earning capacity and therefore every decision becomes a life or death one. she keeps wanting to be the leader or decision maker (Leo) in her working environment (6th). goes the song (and sometimes when you get what you need. her intense passion for all things astrological is focused on the impact it has on a person’s ability to create positive transformation in their lives. Here’s an example: Elements: Sun in Taurus in the 3rd house Moon in Taurus in the 3rd house Saturn in Leo in the 6th house Chiron in Taurus in the 2nd house Aspects: Sun square Saturn Moon square Saturn Interpretation: With Saturn in Leo in the 6th house of work and duty.A NEW HOME AND SENSE OF SELF. The house position of Cancer shows where to examine your feelings and soul purpose. and ideally expressed and shared in Gemini (with others). My advice . you get what you need”. Mercury in Cancer enhances a sensitive connection of thoughts with Soul needs. her material. as co-creator of your world. her earning capacity and socio-economic level. 18:07 . Run the interpretation past your lecturer or the person in question and see whether you’ve captured the essence. So she’s perpetually stuck in a cycle of evaluation and cannot see the opportunities available to her. During Cancer connecting to the true inner feelings of your soul (4th h) in any given situation is important . in Cancer. and guide through the zodiac. opposing Chiron). Take a couple of aspects and see if you can pull together a short interpretation based on what you know of the person. your first foray into interpretation can be daunting. and the basis of contentment ULTIMATE SURVIVAL. for fear of making the wrong decision. trining Jupiter in the 11th (hopes dream and wishes. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Feeling and emotions unite the heart and mind. planet and house. Only by doing this will you be able to build confidence in your own ability to synthesize the amount of information that a chart can contain.
As an apprentice astrologer. Cancer is the 1st Water sign.25 June 2006. Note that Mercury’s movement slows towards retrograde from the 4th . trine Jupiter in Scorpio in the 11th house. You can contact her by email on feedback@astrologysociety. physical (sun) and emotional (moon) security is wrapped up in her basic thinking and attitudes (3rd house) towards gathering material possessions (Taurus). friends and associations). Not necessarily an exhaustive one.org.ask about Moonlight Calendar and for bimonthly Moon reports delivered to your inbox.Cape Town Sun & Moon 3 Cancer in the 6th house.co. With both the Sun & Moon in Taurus in the 3rd house. and considered fruitful (manifesting in the physical).za
. For a general daily living guide . reaches the end of the first 90degrees/90 days of the zodiacal year. Asc. What has transpired in Aries (as the concept of self).net or phone: 082 7222 568. and relate to moods and the moon (they wax and wane). by phone on 082 610 3261 or visit www. 9 Capricorn (ruled by Saturn in Leo in the 8th house conjunct Mars. “You don’t always get what you want. and Mercury’s sesquiquadrate connection to Uranus in Pisces has intuition and dreams at an all time high for solutions and realizations. the tribe (where I come from). With interpretation of a chart. What do you need and how do you get it? Cancer’s home is the 4th house and associated with the father.start small and with a chart of someone you know.an attempt at self-justification. is now revealed at the end of this 1st phase.
Yolande Korsten is a novice astrologer studying her diploma at the Thorburn School of Astrology. you find that’s exactly what you want!). ‘the end of the matter’ and new beginnings . Whilst feelings and needs are cyclical. the home environment. With both Sun & Moon squaring Saturn she’s experiencing a conflicting need to be in a working environment that gives her that security and the limitations that being in that environment comes with.
top Hollywood producer Knowledge which does not take into consideration the knower can cause incalculable harm. was evidently not considered a particularly strong connection. The big one. but the way the entire zodiac locks together in a complex system of relationships. Overall. He also briefly describes parallels and contra-parallels. and regardless of the way in which the prediction is made. I’m convinced that I’m a lover. especially if forced prematurely on the other person. eclipses and detailed chart synthesis. the more subtle the effect and more precise the vibration must be. it is sure to offend half the people in this country. This is an audacious concept. each planet in detail. This is where the whole question of orbs came about. Burk. The only rule of thumb is that based on the laws of harmonics (from physics): the widest “orbs” should be allowed for conjunctions (first-harmonic aspects). retrogrades.Charles Carter
. . . . Book Details · Title : · · · · Author Publisher Language ISBN : : : : Understanding the Birth Chart . not a fighter (Venus is chief executive officer)! The Aspect chapter successfully explains the difference between orbs and moieties in simple language. I would certainly recommend it as a textbook to new students. I wish he had spent a bit more time here. Burk embarks on a logical discussion about which approach to use but concludes that the reader should use his/her own intuition when considering whether a particular aspect is applicable in a chart. The chart synthesis sections I found a little sketchy but it would suffice for beginners. The question becomes.Garry Marshall. and opportunity. if it goes on television. The effect of such a rule would deprive us all of astrological help.Dennis Elwell. The other half think it’s crazy. the more pronounced and powerful the harmonic is.1 taboo..” regardless of who the person is and what his feelings and way of thinking are when the future event is announced to him. They feel that this system is “true” and that it can definitely predict events. Half the people in this country totally believe in astrology. however. also. without a supporting aspect. training. He covers the history of astrology. aspect patterns. No network wants that. at what point does the harmonic influence fade to insignificance? There is no answer to this question. Towards a New Science of Man The one absolute ban is anything to do with the subject of astrology: It is the No..man is larger than he guesses: cosmic thoughts think in him. The process really cements ‘who’s the boss of whom’ in the chart and after trying it out on my own chart. Furthermore. it would surprise me if this book doesn’t become the basis of many beginners’ astrology courses. A quick glance at some of the chapters reveals that nothing has been neglected by Mr. It’s never been broken. scientist-astrologers. and that in turn suggests the existence of a Universal Mind. Not only the ultimate nature of each sign. the more powerful and pronounced the harmonic effect is. He also inspects the validity of the ‘harmonic’ quality of aspects: “When using harmonics. many astrologers unquestionably believe that “forewarned is forearmed. the closer the two vibrations are to being exact. One of my favourite sections covers dispositors in detail and shows you how to set up dispositor tree diagrams.” Mr Burk points out something quite valid where mutual receptions are concerned.” He also explains Antiscia and ContraAntiscia.Dane Rudhyar It is irrational to declare that astrological work should not be charged for.A Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation Kevin Burk Llewellyn Publications (February 2001) English 1567180884
The realization that bursts upon anyone who researches astrology deeply is that he is dealing not so much with processes and laws as with mighty thoughts. . suggests that its reality consists of mind-stuff. The mutual reception on its own. environment. but
well-versed astrologers might get bored because many of the basics are revisited. However. dignities. So either way. the higher the harmonic. The closer two planets are to the exact angle of aspect. except such as would be provided by amateurs. I am not so sure I agree that these points may be considered in the same light as ‘soft aspects’. both in music and in astrology. Many astrologers think of astrology as a definite system of “knowledge” which is based on a multitude of observations recorded by generations of theoretically careful. hopefully a predictive or horary manual is in the making.The subtitle says ‘Comprehensive’ and comprehensive this book certainly is. Mr Burk’s knowledge is thorough and I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for any other books he might decide to write. but one which I believe will force itself on any astrologer who abandons the onlooker standpoint and tries to get to the heart of the principles known by the names of the planets and the signs of the zodiac…Whatever else he is-as a result of his heredity. “the ancients only considered planets to be in mutual reception when the planets both receive each other and are in aspect to each other at the same time. aspects.