Saturday, August 30, 2014

A lost battle and Mars inconjunct Eris

It is hard to believe today, but on August 30, 1799 a joined force of British and Russian soldiers defeated the entire Dutch fleet and invaded a part of Holland. Eventually, they had to give up and were allowed to leave the country unmolested. Now how did the Dutch chart look that day?
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When a war or a battle is concerned, I always look for Mars-Eris combinations as Mars is the symbol of war and competing, while Eris is the goddess of disharmony. I use to find that combination.

Transit Varuna (ruling the seas) was trine Eris (perfect time for a sea battle) but…
Transit Mars in the 12th degree of Virgo was inconjunct natal Eris, which is a perfect statement for a lost war incident.
Transit Eris was inconjunct natal IC (and Saturn inconjunct natal DC).

That completes the rule of 3.  Watch transit Jupiter moving on to make a trine with Midheaven. That is why the victory couldn’t lastJ.]

On October 6 (Battle of Castricum) ended in the unharmed retreat of the British-Russian army, shortly after transit Venus was trine the Dutch MC. Venus is for peace and kindness.


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Virgo astrologer Edith Wangemann

Edith Wangemann was born August 29, 1917 in Germany. Together with her husband, and after his death alone, she practiced and studied astrology. She was married to an astrologer (Helmuth Wangemann). A picture shows that he knew Reinhold Ebertin. I have no idea how they made a living. mentions the couple's scientific approach. In her chart this might be mirrored by the position of their Saturn, rising before the natal Sun. This post is about the astrologer in her chart and about the way that Sun in Virgo shows up.

Cosmic awareness is perhaps one of the best descriptions for Jupiter/Uranus midpoints and aspects. This aspect- or midpoint combination for the helicopter view is always present in the charts of astrologers (and astronauts). Maybe even also in the charts of astronomers, LOL.
It's also the midpoint of being inventive and the transit of 'sudden windfall'. Maybe, in the case of astrologers, the windfall is less 'unexpected':)...

There is also a Jupiter/Uranus connection in the chart of Edith Wangemann.
In the chart of Edith Wangemann midpoint Jupiter/Uranus is square Midheaven. The natal Sun is square Jupiter in Gemini*) and in quindecile (165d) aspect with the 'calling' VIP Uranus.  Her Sun/Moon midpoint semi square Mercury indicates that she was very motivated to communicate about her main interest (astrology).

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BTW, her husband was an Aquarius with Sun square Jupiter and sextile ruler Uranus.

Now, in what way did she practice being a Virgo? In the post about Virgo astrologer Zipporah Dobyns I mentioned ways to do so:

- keep up the standards and never believe it all
- contribute to perfect data
- find ways to use astrology in every day's life (without drifting away, I mean)

By studying charts, keeping record of it and
*) She particularly studied the charts of twins. Gemini is the sign of twins.

Zipporah Dobyns, a Virgo astrologer, too:

On the cosmic awareness in the chart of a Russian astronaut:,_Edith

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bad news for Pope Francis

The chart of Pope Francis was hit today by ruler 8 Uranus (opposite Ascendant) and the natural ruler 8 Pluto conjunct ruler 3 Mercury. In the progressed chart MC and Mercury are square now. This picture of the sky accompanies bad news (see ABC ). Family members died in a car accident in Argentina.

The 8th house is the symbol of crisis, life-and-death moments and changes (definite ones). Uranus' transits may be shocking. Pluto refers to stress, problems and challenges. The combination of Uranus and Pluto is often the symbol of crisis. Mercury and the 3rd and 6th house are related to relatives like brothers and sisters, nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles. Mercury is also the symbol of traffic and communications.

It seems that those 3 actual aspects picture the situation, but like in every case: it's not so vice versa and there need not be a death in the family just because of those particular transits and houses. That is because the astrological vocabulary has a range of words and meanings for every single symbol. The 8th house is also the house of your partner's money, for example.

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An Ixion example

A Huffington Post message made me have a look at the chart of the victim of a shot, probably not meant for him. The chart of the day of birth has Sun inconjunct Mars. That is a difficult aspect when it comes to fire, shooting, fighting, competition and aggression*). Astrology fails to tell us 'who done it'. Victim and killer can have the same kind of aspects, as I showed you before, related to Mars-Pluto ( ). In this case there is also a Mars-Pluto aspect.
The progressed chart of the victim has progressed Mars quindecile natal Pluto (focus on danger). On his birthday Mars was exactly sextile Pluto.  (For the correspondence between natal, progressed and daily aspects see the post on Resonance).

I'll focus on progressed Sun conjunct Ixion.

Ixion is the object that I already mention today (re the synastry of Jackie and Jaycee Chan). Ixion is the symbol of the ungrateful guest/dog, bad hosts and the 'bad guy'. When you are being confronted with Ixion, you'd better watch out. This man couldn't watch out. He was playing a computer game when the bullet hit him, just hours after celebrating his birthday (with guests?).

 If you were born on the same day and in a dangerous neighborhood or country, take care! Of course it makes a difference who you are and where you are and ... what other transits and progressions there are in your chart. Thousands of people were born on the same day (and will die on another day!). The astrological mirror has different colors and different views for all the differences in way of living, genes, gender, status and position.
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PS Transit Uranus in the 17th (16-17!) degree of Aries is about to make an opposition with my natal Ixion and the Ixion of almost everybody born when I was born. Perhaps my generation will be shocked when somebody surprisingly turns out to be a 'bad guy'?


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Astrology of the arrest of Jackie Chan's son Jaycee

Sometimes horoscopes seem to mirror exactly what happens on earth. Watch the chart of Jackie Chan today, now that his son Jaycee is in jail.

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We see:
1. Transit Uranus conjunct natal Sun
The amazing transits of Uranus are sometimes shocking
2. Transit Saturn square Midheaven
Transits of Saturn really force you to face nasty facts...This transit isn't good for your career or reputation or... for family matters (the square also hits the IC).
3. Transit Pholus square Mercury
Turning point in thinking
4. Progressed Ascendant opposite Chiron
Hurt by what happens to others or by other people's acts
5. Transit Jupiter inconjunct progressed Mars
Progress, but with a loss involved

Jaycee Chan's progressed Sun is conjunct transit Pluto, definitely a symbol of stress and danger.

IXION's inconjunct
The Ixion of Jaylee inconjunct the natal Sun of father Jackie reminds me of the post on Ixion ( ) where I wonder if the range of meanings include the bad guy, the ungrateful dog and the 'bad guy without moral' only. Apparently at some point in their joined lives, a moral matter had to stand between them. In 2012 Jackie Chan told the press that Jaylee would be left out of his will, because he would only waste the money that he earned.

The drug in question is a soft drug: marihuana. But in China the police is trying to get a hold on the use of drugs among artists, now. The sentences are even harder than in the USA. It must be a nasty period for Jackie Chan now...even though he already had problems with his son's life style.

BTW Jaycee was born December 3, 1982.


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