Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tiger Woods and transit Uranus

Uranus is the symbol of incidents, accidents and sensational news. The inconjunction is reflecting lack of proportion. So when a person has transit Uranus inconjunct progressed Ascendant, it is to be expected that there is a lot to do about his relationship and there is a risk for accidents. Tiger Woods has transit Uranus close to the natal Descendant right now and inconjunct progressed Ascendant. He is in the news because of an accident by car (but, he is not seriously injured) and there is a story about a very angry is the chart with transits and progressions.

For more about his chart and the similarities with the chart of Surav Ganguli, see the earlier post...(click here)


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Skipped by Jupiter?

Jupiter has many meanings in astrology. Jupiter is the symbol of successes, growth, wealth, optimism, support, internationality, travelling, being helped and understood, being cured, the doctor, a professor, someone born in another country, progress, overdoing things, overweight, fat...etc. etc. and all that is because Jupiter is big and because Jupiter is protecting the earth by catching many objects coming from space. Your knowledge grows when you study or travel, and when you grow you get bigger, so that is Jupiter (simply stated, of course). Santa Claus looks a lot like Jupiter. Most people are happy when he pays them a visit. So when he passes bye, without even leaving the smallest packet, you, left out, and disappointed. Like I do;(

I had transit Jupiter conjunct progressed (SA) Sun, sextile natal Sun and sextile MC, exactly on Monday November 23 2009, last Monday, right after transit Jupiter and progressed Sun opposition Pluto in the sixth (house of daily work and illnesses). Mail me for the chart if you want to, I can prove it!

Monday afternoon...That is when I saw the doctor and she told me that I had Mexican Flu (H1N1) but I was on the right track to health. Great, and 99% chance to survive, but great, OK!

Only if I am a cynical astrologer (and sometimes I am) I should translate this perfect transit like this:
'You will have a curable international dangerous illness and you will meet an academic person in that period of time'.
You'd start doubting astrology for less!:)

Don't tell me that astrology doesn't work 'the other way around' or that you need to prepare for it! Many people managed to be 'prosperous and happy' without any astrological knowledge or preparation, and yet exactly on 'Jupiter time'. I have even seen it work 'the other way around'. Examples?
- Herman van Rompuy (transit Jupiter square Midheaven, becoming a President and a grandfather).
- Marc Dutroux, any time when he found a nice judge willing to release him (see the article on Astromarkt).
- Genarlow Wilson was released out of prison on October 26, 2007 with transit Jupiter trine Sun.
- A fired mayor in my country just got a new job with progressed Sun square Jupiter, and that was to be expected when he had transit Saturn on his Sun.

So I am certain that there ARE people who benefit (Jupiter-related word, by the way) from Jupiter.

Some say that Jupiter and/or the Sun need to be prominent in the chart to have an effect of Jupiter-Sun transits. My Jupiter is conjunct Ascendant, quintile Sun on Midheaven! Are these placements prominent, or aren't they!? Last transits of Jupiter conjunct natal Sun was in November 2007 and I can’t recall that there was an important issue at the time, except that we planned a renovation of the house. Jupiter makes me aware of a positive perspective, perhaps. I have seen athletes being tested 'positive' with Jupiter, too:) Uhmm...that is one excuse.

There are many more excuses for Jupiter to skip my door and chimney or just drop a curable version of the flu instead of something that I call 'big' or ‘comforting’.
- Sextiles are the symbols of 'letting go' and 'the easy way out'. I had progressed Sun sextile natal Sun (yes, I am coming of age...:) and sextile natal Midheaven. Maybe the sextile is no good for health issues. Maybe Jupiter came bye just in time (HAH!)
- Conjunctions with progressed Sun or SA Midheaven are not as influential as those with natal Sun or Midheaven (in my chart)
- The focus on the 6th house (Pluto in the sixth, Sun ruling the sixth)
- The fact that statistics (and experiences from the past) don't work the other way around. It is easier to post-dict than to pre-dict...I shouldn’t try to predict my own future either.
- What else could I have expected with this transit, anyway? The examples that I see in my books and on the internet speak of 'being positive' and 'contentment'.
- The doctor judged that I had H1N1 (because all of the symptoms were there). Maybe that is about enough to expect? Maybe I should be grateful? (I am, I am!)

Yes, I keep looking for excuses and I humbly keep waiting for Jupiter to send me a forgotten present by mail. Perhaps with Sinterklaas (December 5) or Xmas? Who knows? I can still make fun of it, but all the while, I am still desperately coughing...

About Mexican Flu and Jupiter...

About Jupiter and positive athletes…. and latest story about Agassi, Jupiter and his chart...

PS I hope that I haven't started to live 'under the Moon', just because my progressed Moon is almost changing sign and almost conjunct Aries Point and now semi square progressed MC? About living under the Moon, see the post (link)...


Friday, November 27, 2009

Chart of Gary McKinnon's day of birth

As if the USA prisons are not overcrowded already, they want Gary McKinnon, a hacker with Asperger syndrome (autism with high functioning) to come over and join in.
Gary McKinnon risks to spend 60-70 years in an American jail. That is because the British government agreed to extradite the man instead of giving him a trial in the UK. McKinnon's idea with hacking government computers in 2001 and 2002 was to prove that the USA knows about UFO's, he says. But he also left a threat...See Wikipedia about the case (link below).

McKinnon is of course a man with a mental handicap and not everybody born on his day (February 10, 1966) is about to be sent overseas. But still, I was curious about what is in the chart of that day that is reflecting (part of) the possibility or explanation of the events and the act itself? Here is the chart for time unknown (12 noon).

Neptune rises before the Sun and is square the Sun. If any aspect refers to isolation and fantasy, it is this one.
But he also has Sun trine Jupiter. The combination of Jupiter and Neptune mirrors beliefs and...the support that he gets. With the conjunction of Mercury this combination of aspects could also be read as 'telling fantastic stories'. And believing them, too, perhaps...

Notice the square between Saturn and Uranus, in hard aspect with Pluto. It is a generational aspect. Some of those born in that generation will be subject to political (Pluto) restrictions of freedom (Saturn-Uranus). Only a few will experience the hard effect of the combination...when for example this combination is linked to the chart's angles.

Just for the record:

In 2001/2002 - when he committed the crime - transit Uranus was conjunct his Sun. In the natal chart the Sun is inconjunct Uranus (more if he was born earlier).

He has Sun trine Jupiter and square Neptune. Not so long ago transit Neptune was conjunct his natal Sun (last year, when the first protests against his extradiction started). Jupiter will soon be conjunct his Sun. Although Jupiter is usually a fortunate symbol, in this case it might also mean that he will travel or go far (to the USA...). Jupiter symbolizes prosperity, growth, the judge or doctor, judgement and help, travelling, the international and more.

Daryl Johnston was born on the same day (in the USA). He is a successful football fullback and known for his contributions to charity. Yes, that is another way to express an oriental Neptune (idealism) and a 'calling' (unaspected) Mars (drive, energy) and another way to have support(ers). Johnston works as a color commentator right now and that is perfectly mirroring the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune combination for using a lot of words in the media:). don't need to try to get into government computers just because you were born this day. But there is a great chance that you will have a special drive and will get a lot of support in a specific period in life.

More about the case...
For UK citizens who want to try to help Gary McKinnon to remain in the UK: see this site... A petition hasn't helped much so far.
Click the labels below to see more related examples on this blog...


Thursday, November 19, 2009

EU: Jupiter's favorite (Van Rompuy) President

Not surprising and happy result for astrology: Van Rompuy is the 'President'(in fact chairman) of the European Union with transit Jupiter - the planet of successes - conjunct progressed Midheaven. Dutch MP Balkenende (who was named even though he kept saying that he was not a candidate and nobody asked him to be one) had transit Saturn inconjunct Midheaven. So now we now for sure that it is better to have Jupiter on your side than Saturn on a slide.

See Van Rompuy's chart and transits here

And Balkenende's chart is here:

The posts about Van Rompuy and Balkenende can be found easily. Just type their names in the upper left corner of my blog.

Raymond Domenech: fanatic drive to win

Raymond Domenech is the trainer of the French football team. They beated Ireland, but...Thierry Henry used his hands just before the most important goal. Now the Irish dispute the results of the game and demand that the game should be replayed entirely. There is even a poll on the site of LA Times

Above is the time unknown chart of Domenech, who seems to know about sun signs, but not about transits. He once said that he was certain to win, but he lost (with transit Saturn inconjunct Sun - a signal for defeat -).

Now he has transit Pluto square progressed Sun adn progressed Sun inconjunct Mars. In the natal chart Sun is quindecile (165( Pluto and square Mars, with Mars quintile Pluto. That is a strong combination for a coach and shows a strong and creative drive to win, as you may read on my site Astromarkt. This natal combination is now being activated and highlighted, including a slight danger to get angry or driven too much (with possible health problems as a result).

And it seems that his team won anyway (and France will go to South Africa next year), because I just read that the Fifa won't have the match replayed. It is the referee who decides, not the Fifa, they say.
See the Guardian, with the 'hands' and Raymond Domenech in the video.

I wrote about Domenech and astrology in June 2008...see this link...
For more about astrology and football, click the label on

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Birth chart of Neelie Kroes (European top)

Late Dutch astrologer Gielen had a magazine named ‘ Sagittarius’. A reader of my blogs found the hour of birth of Neelie Kroes, European Commisioner for Competition since November 2004, in a 1986 edition of the magazine! Here is the chart. Transit Pluto is now square her Midheaven and Saturn is conjunct the MC! She would like to continue her job, but her party is not represented in the Dutch government and there are of course other candidates waiting! With Saturn and Pluto we often see the nasty sides of politics, but sometimes also the ‘ die hards’ . For more about the effect of Saturn and Pluto, see Astromarkt. Fact is that she did a good job in the EU and who managed to be in charge the right way (Sun sextile Saturn, narrow aspect, click the link for more about management and Sun-Saturn)

Look at Mars in Aries, leading the bowl in her chart, and watch the position of the angular Moon in Gemini, Jupiter (the international) rising before the Sun, Venus (on Sun/Moon) in the ninth house and Neptune on top and you see a person who loves to be an international and travel around and who has fans and followers, too.
The Moon is on the Descendant makes her ‘ touchy’ and sparkling according to the interpretation of Dear Brutus (recommended article! on


Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Sun-Uranus and the old boys network

Vaira Vike-Freiberga is the only serious female candidate for the European ‘ Presidency’. The procedure of selection is not democratic (it is so diffuse that it looks a lot like the way a Pope is elected! Maybe today there will be smoke:). Vaira Vike-Freiberga expressed her anger about the sexism in the European top. Yes, it seems that only males are wanted. Vaira Vike-Freiberga is the kind of person who has an extraordinary desire to be part of the old boys network, is hard to succeed. The inconjunction between Sun and Uranus always mirrors the issue of NOT being regarded as ' one of us' by the wanted group. It is because with this aspect you ARE different. That is part of how she became a President in Latvia. She was a compromise candidate because she was no member of the existing political parties! That was in 1999 (when she was 62) with progressed Sun square Uranus...The issue of 'being independent' was highlighted at the time.
In the post ' Statue for the enemy' I mention the effect of a progressed Sun inconjunct Uranus in the chart of a German soldier who died shortly after he rescued two Dutch children during the Second World War. At the time he was a stranger (an official enemy) who wanted to be friends with the locals and who didn't feel at home among his own folks.
The 72 year old but still ambitious Vaira Vike-Freiberga has transit Neptune now square her natal Venus and progressed Sun inconjunct natal Neptune, the recipe for a desillusion. She would need a lot of more positive signs (perhaps related to Midheaven or Ascendant) to be the number one candidate. Her hour of birth is not known, so a 'miracle' (a fortunate transit of Jupiter with Midheaven?) is possible still...However, Mrs. Merkel's Uranus is sesquisquare the natal Sun of Vaira Vike-Freiberga and her Neptune is semi square that Sun. Mrs. Merkel's aproval is of vital importance.
Above you see the progressed tri-wheel with a natal chart for sunrise (fictious moment of birth).

(At the moment the chances for the Belgian Van Rompuy seem to be growing. He is the favorite of the French and now the German ambassador in Belgium said that Germany supports his candidacy, too. That is in line with the transit of Jupiter that is helping Van Rompuy (see the post about that, for the links, scroll down).
In other times she could have been a perfect candidate, however. She is a strong woman (Moon in Scorpio, like lots of other women who ‘ made it’, like for example Nancy Pelosi... ). 1)

Vaira Vike-Freiberga is an international, speaking many languages (Mercury in Sagittarius, semi sextile Jupiter, most probably on an angle). Here is her guess chart, with Pluto on Descendant opposition Jupiter on the Ascendant and the Sun on Midheaven, reflecting that she is drawing attention at any possible level (the Sun doesn’t make major aspects within 5 degrees orb). Remember, it is just a guess chart.

Vaira Vike-Freiberga is unique among the European leaders and her natal Sun is inconjunct Uranus. This is to mirror the fact that she is not ‘ one of them’, not ‘ one of the old boys network’. And the bare fact is that the European board is nothing BUT an old boys network…and that she is an elderly lady...

Perhaps today the Europeans will be alowed to know who will be THE chairman of the board (or as they say: the best puppet on the string of the 3 most important Presidents and MP's). If you are interested in other players in the field, check the links to the posts about them, below. Neptune is important in the charts of the most possible candidates...

About Herman Van Rompuy:

About Jan Peter Balkenende:

About Gordon Brown:

Click for the post about Tony Blair's chart...

More about the chart of Sarkozy on this blog…

More about the chart of Merkel on this blog...

1) More about Scorpio

All about Neptune...


Monday, November 16, 2009

Remember last november...

Time to read? Here is the link to the 45 posts of November last year, with the chart of Jimi Hendrix (the easy way) and Adolf Hitler (the short way), the chart of Ebay managers and the attack on Mumbai, and the chart of terrorist Mikel Gorikoitz Aspiazu Rubina (another example of the effect of Mars-Uranus). But there are also romantic posts, like the posts about Sisi. If you are interested in the Friedman's, Obama's grandma, Saturn-Uranus and the Fritzl case: see this link to November last year. Here is a list of posts that you might still find interesting, so click here...

Astrology chart of Hugo Chávez
Birthday of Obama's mother
President Obama and all the posts about his chart
Charts of Obama and his grandma
Obama's chart and the death of his grandma, Steven...

Mercury square Jupiter and the natal chart of Joran van der Slot...
Case Natalee Holloway (Joran van der Sloot)...
Chart of Josef Fritzl, the man of cellars and atticks...

Astrology chart of cricket player Sourav Ganguly
Chart of day of birth of Diego Maradonna coach of...

Identical patterns in the charts of M.L.King, Scha...
Chart of Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan and astrology...
Astrologers: do the witch test!
Venus - Uranus: firework in the rollercoaster!
Old wine in new bags: Saturn opposition Uranus

And a sad event to remember: Mumbay, November 26, 21h15 IST

This and more in the November 2008 posts


Chart of Herman Van Rompuy with HOB

Update! The Belgian Standaard reports that Van Rompuy has become grandfather! And that is one of the ways to reflect a Jupiter transit with the meridian (a growing family!). Here is the news...
I was notified about the hour of birth of Herman van Rompuy on Astrodatabank and here is the chart. Transit Jupiter is now square his progressed Midheaven. That transit looks so much better than the inconjunction of Saturn that is 'helping' MP Balkenende of The Netherlands to become the first European President! So Van Rompuy has better chances, at least today and this week. His social goals are being supported.
If there are no other candidates with even better transits and progressions the chart above might well be the chart of a President. And mr. Balkenende will be 'him' when an inconjunction of Saturn is a sign of fortune:(

I have written about Van Rompuy before and I noticed the prominence of Neptune. In the chart with hour of birth, Neptune is even more prominent. That means that it is to see ideals, ideology, religion and rise above all.

The earlier post about Van Rompuy is here...
Click here for the post about Balkenende...


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Celebrating Saturn return

It was my second Saturn return, a sort of a second birthday, yesterday, at 17:30 MET. With the solar return we use to celebrate our birthday, every year. When Saturn returns to his position at birth we usually don't eat cake or get presents and nobody is congratulating us. Maybe that is because we consider Saturn to be the symbol of old age, maturity, responsibility and restrictions. Still, it is Christmas time and New Years' day in Capricorn time and Saturn is supposed to dispose of Capricorn. The Roman Saturnalia were big parties in honour of Saturn!

So I thought that it is time to have another look at my Saturn return and see the good side of getting older, ending a period of about 30 years and knowing that you are entering another lifetime: old age:). What is the benefit of it?

With my first Saturn return I certainly understood the limitations and reality of life, but I can't blame Saturn for the fact that it was depressing sometimes. There were progressions and transits with Neptune at that time. Saturn was the stabilizing factor, perhaps. 'There ARE responsibilities and duties and there ARE limitations, this is real life!' That was perhaps the message of the Saturn return in Neptunic times. I know of a person who litteraly met the man with the axe during the first Saturn return, so it could be worse:)

Saturn's return might tell me now that it is far too late to name it. Saturn's return comes with considerations about the final years before stepping back and starting to be without a job and without perspectives (well, unless you are a Chinese politician, an English queen or a wise old witch). It is over, dear! You entered the so called 55+ zone and you are about to be launched to the next room. Don't look now, because it is rather depressing. It is the FINAL room.

Oh dear, I forgot to see the positive side of Saturn's return. Here it is:
Saturn's return makes you aware of time and age. Time to consolidate, count your blessings and face reality. Saturn is helping you through a period of change. At age 30 you were not young and funny any more, but mature and facing a career to be made or the obligations of parenthood. At age 60, however, you are not even mature any more. You are a senior and facing the obligation to stop your career, be wise and have everything under control (freezer filled, house waterproof, money in the bank, you might need it later). Time to stop, look around and see what needs to be done next. A moment of considerations.

The pleasant side of it is that you might conclude that everything is in order and (sigh...) you did your very best to come to this age, the second Saturn return. Maybe you have grandchildren by now and you might enjoy it. Maybe you look forward to stop working and have more time for yourself. Maybe you can be congratulated with this special moment. You are old now, you are your own parent and you have total control. Wow! I go out and I will buy a piece of cake! The good thing about celebrating Saturn's return this way is that Saturn will return again on March 18 and August 7 2010! Two more sweet moment to look forward to:)...And it is in line with history: see how the Romans celebrated the Saturnalia with big parties! Here is the link...


Friday, November 13, 2009

Prince Charles birthday

Prince Charles will be 61 on the 14th of November. Now that I write this it is already November 14 in London, so: happy birthday to him!

I have written about Prince Charles before. Click here to see posts about him, his chart, relations and more...And if you are interested in his artistic talents, see the post on my site Art&Astrology. And there is a post about Prince Charles and Camilla on

Because of his birthday I take a brief look at his solar return chart. The solar return chart is the chart for the actual moment that the Sun is in the same degree, minute and second as on the day that a person was born. Every year on or around the birthday, the Sun returns to that place. The chart erected for that moment is a solar return chart. This chart shows the transits with the natal Sun on an annual birthday and the positions in the chart of the actual moment of the solar return. My experience is that if the Moon is in aspect with the Midheaven of the solar return chart, there might be an important change coming up...

Below you see Charles' solar return chart (his birthday chart). It is a rather fortunate solar return chart at first sight, with the Sun on the horizon and Jupiter on top. Jupiter rules the 8th house of life and death, however.
The Northern Node on Midheaven might mean that family matters more than ever...There is also a conjunction of the progressed Sun and transitting Node on his birthday, highlighting the group , company, family and nation.
Next year we will know what was the meaning of this solar return, but we might do some guessing. There is an aspect between Moon and Midheaven, so it is a year of changes.

It's that we know that his mother will not step back in favour of her son, but it looks like the solar return chart for a king to be*). It is the same combination as in the natal chart of his eldest son William, who has Sun conjunct Descendant and Jupiter conjunct Midheaven. In 2010 Prince William's progressed Midheaven (progression .98 degree/year) is changing sign and the first aspect will be an inconjunction with the ruler of the 8th house, the Sun. It might mean that he will be taken aback by a change in status. I doubt that he will become a father, so it might be another kind of family matter (houses 4/10 and 8).

It might be an important year coming for Charles, anyway, with opportunities to grow, travel and convince the public. I'll be back next year (I hope) to see how the events matched the solar return ....or not. Scorpio Charles will move on in 2010, somehow.

*) The progressed chart of his mother Queen Elisabeth has a Yod of the Ascendant inconjunct Saturn ruler 8 and Mars inconjunct Saturn, with Mars sextile Ascendant. The Yod is pointing at Saturn, and Saturn is conjunct Midheaven in her natal chart.
The combination of AC/Mars/Saturn often is reflecting a situation of restricted energy or a blockade (the end of energy, work, mourning, death etc.).She might be less energetic in 2010 than she usually is and will have to take good care of herself and her husband with whom she celebrated a 60 years marriage in 2007. See the post of that day... Maybe that is why Charles will get more chances to show up in official occasions in 2010.


Saturn square Pluto and conspiracy theories

It is Saturn square Pluto time. Maybe that is why there are new conspiracy theories, for example about the vaccination campaigns for Mexican Flu (H1N1). There are examples of the effect of Saturn-Pluto related to conspiracies about 9/11 on this blog here. They are:
- David Ray Griffin with a narrow Saturn square Pluto,
- Mel Gibson with Sun in Capricorn semi square Saturn and sesquiquadrate Pluto and
- Charlie Sheen with Sun conjunct Pluto and opposition Saturn.....

Saturn and Pluto at worst are the perfect combination of fear and danger, mistrust and anger. With Saturn and Pluto related to Aries Point, theories about nano particles in the vaccin to offer the government the chance to know about your whereabouts and more, reach the public. There is a Minister of Health in Europe whose progressed Sun is now conjunct transit Pluto and square transit Saturn. He has tried (too late) to convince the public that it is really really safe to be vaccinated. But the reactions on the web tell me that a lot of people have strong (Pluto) reservations (Saturn), still.

This period of conspiracy theories will be over soon enough. The Winter Solstice will bring a conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius: new hope is coming up!

For more about Saturn and Pluto or Jupiter and Neptune, click the labels below (only on

The two days of birth of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed probably was the leading figure of September 11. He is in New York now, facing the judge.

There are two possible days of birth given. Both days have strong Mars-Uranus influences. Yes, I thought that it might be easy to find the terrorist and the correct date of birth by looking at the positions of Mars and Uranus. You know that there are many examples of ‘ freedom fighters’ and ‘ terrorist’ with a prominent Mars-Uranus in their chart (see my site Astromarkt about the effect of Mars-Uranus with various examples). Piece of cake? No! I found that both dates of birth (March 1, 1964 and April 14, 1965) might fit! Perhaps one of the named days is his birthday and the other one is the day of birth of a co-fighter?

I started with looking at March 1, 1964. It seemed a good day of birth for a man like him, because on that day:
- Mars was rising before the Sun and conjunct Sun (reflecting the man who is first of all a fighter, an activist or soldier if not an athlete)
- Mars was opposition Uranus (reflecting the hurry to make changes, and the free fight - not in a regular army)
- Saturn in Aquarius Is not making Ptolemaic aspects within 5 degrees (the theme of breaking free or limited freedom, in line with being captured)
- The Sun opposition Pluto is the reflection of making life difficult for yourself and others because of fanatism and: of wanting to be an authority.
Correct. However, he was captured on March 1, 2003, in the year of progressed Sun conjunct Jupiter! Unless I should read this as the journey of his life (going across the ocean) - and wouldn't that be a rather cynical effect of Jupiter - this can't be his chart, I thought.

So I switched to April 14, 1965 and found:
- Mars conjunct Uranus (orb 2,5 degrees) and
- Mars opposition Saturn (orb 4 degrees; the issue of death and of taking hard measures).
- The midpoint Mars/Uranus is sesquisquare the natal Sun, a confirmation of the possible rebellion.
- The Sun is sesquisquare Mars (frustrated anger)
- Saturn in Pisces is opposition Uranus and rising before the Sun (for the urge to break free)
- Finally: Jupiter is ‘ calling’ (and didn’t he have international connections?


Since 1999 KSM was a leading militant. The Aries KSM had progressed Sun trine Mars in 1999 (a perfect reflection of a leader in a war). The Pisces KSM would have progressed Sun semi square Mercury in those days. And perhaps that was significant for his lifestyle in those days, who knows.

Seesaws and Libra Moons...
Perhaps one of the days of birth belong to KSM and the other to one of his mates?
Could one of these days be his date of birth, in spite of the seesaw pattern that should implicate the person able to compromise and in spite of the Libra Moon (though they could have been born at night, having a Moon in Virgo of course)? If one of the birthdays is his, than apparently seesaw patterns and Libra Moons don’t have the same strong effect as a strong hard aspect between Mars and Uranus has.

I calculated these charts for birth in Kuwait at Sunrise. Remember that place and time of birth are unknown. The displayed Ascendant and Midheaven and degree of the Moon are fictious!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The chart of Nelson Mandela day

The United Nations announced that July 18 will be ‘ Nelson Mandela’ day from now on. The 18th of July is his birthday.

Nelson Mandela is a beloved and admired person. The most prominently placed planet in his natal chart is Venus on the Descendant, conjunct Southern Node, reflecting the admiration. He is very much motivated by the love of the community (midpoint Sun/Moon square Venus and Node) and it is his behaviour (during prison and towards his former enemies) that is one of the most important sources for admiration. Behaviour (presentation, how you do it…) is symbolized by the Ascendant (the horizontal line in the chart). With Venus there, you tend to be nice, polite, a diplomate and sympathic.]

Uranus is a very important planet, too, as you may read in ‘ The theme of freedom’. The announcement of Nelson Mandela-day comes with transits of the prominent Uranus with the prominent Venus (square) and with the vital midpoint Sun/Moon (opposition). Having a day named after you is of course the ultimate pleasant (Venus) surprise (Uranus) and very motivating (Sun/Moon)!

Another reflection of his popularity is the position of Jupiter, ruler 1, in the seventh house. That increases the number of partners and the general idea that it is a pleasure to have company. He is very good at networking (Venus and Jupiter in the seventh house)!

Nelson Mandela is also a legendary person. Perhaps that is why we see the MC semi square Neptune/Pluto and the natal Sun between Neptune and Pluto. Neptune is parallel with Pluto. Neptune and Pluto are the combination of the secret or hidden force (and they have been hiding him for 27 years...). It is also a combination of discretion, related to the social position.

I have written about Mandela and his chart before in a post with the natal chart and transits of the day of his conviction, when he had Saturn opposition Midheaven and Uranus conjunct Midheaven. The combination of Saturn and Uranus is the combination of restricted freedom and of breaking free; in other words Saturn-Uranus is reflecting the theme of limited independence.

The issue of Saturn and Uranus came back on February 11, 1990, the day of his regained freedom. Progressed Ascendant conjunct Uranus and opposition Saturn reflected the moment of ‘ breaking free’ . Progressed Saturn was trine his natal Ascendant.

In the summer of 1994 he got the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Progressed Midheaven was square Saturn and Uranus!

Why are Saturn and Uranus so important in transits and progressions? Maybe it is because Uranus is important.
Uranus is the focal planet in the funnel shape chart and is placed in the third house, ruling the third house of communicatons and in a very telling inconjunction with the Sun: he lost (inconjunction) part of his life and freedom in a rather disproportionate and contradictional way: in order to be free. Sun inconjunct Uranus is also showing that he is unconventional and subject to controversies.

The midpoint Saturn/Uranus is in hard aspect with Moon (opposition, it is a midpoint Yod) and with Pluto. Moon is sesquisquare Pluto. Moon is in mutual reception with Pluto. Pluto is the planet rising before the Sun. He experienced imprisonment, stress and pressure, but he had a strong enough personality to be able to resist, survive and come back to be a President. The Sun is placed on the midpoint Saturn/Pluto, mirroring the ‘ die hard’ . (More about die hards and Saturn/Pluto on Astromarkt).

It is a strange chart for a President and for a man with a day named after him. Mercury ruler MC is conjunct Saturn and parallel Saturn. Saturn is the planet of the administration, ambition, classical studies and management. Pluto is sextile Midheaven, making the strongest Ptolemaic aspect. The combination of Mercury, Saturn and Pluto is the combination of knowing what NOT to say (strategic thinking) that is so often seen in the charts of politicians, like those of the American presidents in the study on Astromarkt.

But I would have like to see a stronger statement in the chart of Mandela. This chart is reflecting a beloved politician with a ‘ mystic ‘ reputation. Jupiter ruler 1 conjunct Pluto (the planet of orientation), are both rising before the Sun. Jupiter is semi square the ruler of Midheaven and sextile Midheaven, just like Pluto is.

Once you know that this is the chart of a person with a day named after him, you see the combination of successes rising before his natal sun and related to the MC, the Ascendant (by rulership) and the ruler of Midheaven. The charts angels are related to Jupiter and Pluto and they are related to Midheaven. Maybe that is the key to his success.

The source for the hour of birth is 'Vocations' by Noel Tyl (recommend book, by the way:)!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chart of Jennifer Lopez and transit Pluto

Jennifer Lopez has bad luck with ex-husbands and former friends. She even had to ask the judge to forbid her ex Ojani Noa to publish strictly private material.

Perhaps it is the effect of the wider square between Venus and Pluto in her natal chart, that causes problems in relationships. It is certain that it Neptune is reflecting the scandals and negative stories about video-material (Neptune is the symbol of the movies!). We see progressed Sun quindecile (165d) natal Neptune for being seen in a negative light or seeing life this way. Transit Neptune is also inconjunct natal Pluto, showing that it is time for a matter of discretion (Neptune-Pluto) with a lost (inconjunction) involved...

But the most dramatic reflection of problems is the transit of Pluto in the second degree of Capricorn, exactly inconjunct her natal Leo Sun. It shows how something has come back from the past (Pluto), challenging her and confronting her and that it is shaking her world (inconjunct Sun). The inconjunction sometimes has an unbalancing effect (see more about inconjunctions here…), you are sort of ‘taken aback’.
Pluto is the symbol of change, transformation, power, influence, money and the price that you get or have to pay…

Here is her chart (natal, progressions and transits) for 12 pm (source is Astrotheme). Is that time unknown? I don't know. If not, maybe it is also Saturn in the seventh house that tells her to be more carefull in choosing partners. And if not, progressed Midheaven is also square natal Neptune. And that means that there are three combinations with Neptune right now, a crowd...

Venus and Pluto in aspect, on my site Astromarkt…
Neptune and Pluto, combination of the silent force, on this blog...


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Success for Obama reflected

Today the USA House of Representatives passed the Health Care Bill. The Congress agreed with President Obama's health care plan. The Senate still has to agree, too (and that might be a difficult process), but: it must be a moment of joy for the President and his crew. His chart shows that moment.

The following transits and progressions are reflecting his present success:

Transit Jupiter sextile progressed Ascendant (support)
Progressed Moon trine natal Venus (coming up next: feeling blessed)
Transit Jupiter 105 degrees from natal Moon (moment of success but not yet complete)
Progressed ASC semi square natal Moon (emotional moment)
Transit Saturn trine natal Jupiter (late success)

For more about Obama, see this link...this link...
or click the label.


Transits and progressions of Natascha Kampusch

Let me tell you a little more about the progressions, transits and natal chart of Natascha Kampusch, following the message about the arrest of the friend of Priklopil, her abductor.

In July this year I wrote about Natascha's hard times: I quote:
Life does not get better for Natascha Kampusch. A member of the comity that studies her abduction claims that there has to be a second abductor and that Natascha conceals that because he threatens to publish pornographic material. Her proofs? I don't know. I only know that the ofen depressing transit Saturn will be making the final opposition with Natascha's progressed Sun (=vitality). Her progressed Midheaven (reputation) will be trine progressed Jupiter, so perhaps she will get help. But there is also a square with the natal Saturn after a conjunction with Uranus...The combination of Saturn and Uranus is the combination of limited freedom that is so important in her natal chart. And now this issue is again manifest.

There is also Neptune. Neptune is getting closer to the natal Sun. That is reflecting the role of the media (the scandal) and isolation (or shame). All in all, very inconvenient. Moreover, the progressed Ascendant and Midheaven are changing sign and that is maybe an indication for a crucial period of change in her life.

The progressed (secondary) Ascendand and Midheaven have now reached the first degree of Aries, symbolizing the fresh new start and the public attention. They have recently been square Saturn and Uranus (the combination of limited freedom and breaking free). The conjunction of Saturn and Uranus is very important. They sort of stand alone in the first degree of a sign, not making major aspects within sign and within 5 degrees. The issue of restricted independence is 'calling'! and right now it is in a crucial stade. Transit Saturn square Saturn, Uranus, progressed Ascendant and progressed Midheaven is telling us that it is not easy for her and perhaps scary.

But, there is help on the way. Notice that transit Jupiter is close to the natal Ascendant. Often in times of trouble, Jupiter is reflecting the helper, the doctor, support in general and the start of a better conditions (of health, the domestic situation or mental progress).

In the posts about the case I (maybe) never mentioned the amount of sextiles and trines in her chart. That is similar with the charts of many inmates and I use to think that it refers to 'the easy way out' and lack of resistance against viruses and wrong influences. There is a tendency to give up or take life as it comes. It maybe explains why it took her so long to escape out of the hands of Priklopil.

More about the effect of the sextile in an earlier post (click here). Later I found more examples of the effect of the sextile (link).

Jayce Lee Dugard's case
The Fritzl case


Saturday, November 7, 2009

News again: Natascha Kampusch

News about Natascha Kampusch and Priklopil: A friend of Priklopil has been arrested. He is suspected of taking part in the abduction of Natascha when she was 12 years old.(c)

Charts of shooting and shooter Fort Hood

Here you see the charts of the moment when the shooting in Fort Hood, Texas started (above, with the natal positions of the shooter on the outside of the circle) and separately the chart with the natal positions of the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan (below).

Just like in the case of the incident on Queen's day (April 30 this year), Saturn had an important role in the chart of the man who caused the tragedy.

-Transit Saturn was opposition the natal Sun of the man who ran his car into the public (on purpose) and it is known now that he planned his suicide and was depressed. He had payed the rent for the last time and had no house after April 30.

- Nidal Malik Hasan has the progressed Sun inconjunct natal and progressed Saturn this year. That is an astrological statement for being out of balance due to a depression and for making a mistake with an important 'lost'. He had cleaned his appartment and given away his Koran.

But it was not just a depression, because at the same time he had transit Pluto trine Mars and progressed Mars conjunct Pluto, the comnbination for an act of violence and getting hurt.
At the moment of the incident in Fort Hood the important Mars of the shooter had just been square the local Midheaven and his Pluto was exactly 67.5 degrees from Midheaven (that is a semi square and a half semi square).

The combination of Mars, Saturn and Pluto is the combination of untimely (unnatural) death...

Mars is very important in the chart of Nidal Malik Hasan. The planet of war and aggression is oriental (= rising before the sun). That is often so in the charts of soldiers, activists and people who act first, think later (or in other words: want to MAKE a statement).

The tightest aspect on the day of birth of the shooter is Mercury conjunct Pluto. That aspect is reflecting very strong opinions and possibly stressed ideas. Mercury is trine Saturn (and that is good for scientific studies), so that there is a combination in favor of the strategic (political) mind. This combination is sort of repeated in the combination of Sun in Virgo (ruled by Mercury) and Moon in Scorpio (ruled by Pluto).

Another strong aspect is Saturn sesquisquare Uranus. It is the aspect combination of restricted freedom and trying to break free. The combination is often found in the charts of people who had to give up part of their independence. Click the label below this post on to see more examples.

According to the wish of the unaspected Sun he has now drawn attention and been in the center of it, but (inconjunction): the bad way. It caused the lives and health of many. Perhaps his individual chart with hour of birth explains more. The day of birth just shows us the possible effect of a depression in the life of a man who is able to shoot and kill.

On the day of his birth, September 6, 1970, there was a mix of ingredients that (in certain circumstances) could create an incident such as in Fort Hood. He had the drive (Mars), the strong determined mind (Mercury and Pluto) and he wanted to give up on the status quo (Sun inconjunct Saturn). Unfortunately he had access to the 'cop killer gun', the Belgian .N. 5.7 mm Herstal. American soldiers can buy them without any problem.

There are even rumours that the shooter was a fundamentalist and his white traditinal clothes on the final day suggest that this might be true. He was very devout and it is said that he couldn't find a matching spous because he had too many conditions. He even refused to be on a picture with women (and now he has been shot down by a police woman, Kimberley Munley...) Maybe that is another effect of the inconjunction.

Post about Sun-Saturn aspects: 'Managing to be in charge'...
About the aspects between Mars and Pluto, see my site Astromarkt...


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Religion and spirituality

It is 'month of spirituality' in my country, so time to give some links to earlier more or less 'spiritual' posts on this blog and to studies on my site Astromarkt. Here are more than 20 titles...

Study about the charts of popes...
Study about killed Algerian monks...

Posts about natal charts/days of birth:

About Pope Benedict, Mahatma Ghandi, Calvin, Father Pio....

About Joel Osteen...

About Warren Jeffs...

About the chart of the reformer Martin Luther...

About the chart of Martin Luther King...

About 2012...

Carlson's test of astrology ('Do the witch test')...
All about Neptune...

Neptune and Pluto, combination of silent force...

About Jupiter and Neptune, the combination of beliefs...or read it on Astromarkt:

About mediums...

Chart of Rudolf Steiner...

Chart of Andrew Cohen...

Rabindranath Tagore...

Michel Nostradamus...
James Randi and astrology...

About Mellie Uyldert (astrologer, published about 'healing stones' and herbs, too)...

About Louis de Wohl...


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chart of day of birth Herman van Rompuy

The latest post was about J.P. Balkenende, possible candidate for the European Presidency, but with a handicap in the chart (an inconjunct between Saturn and MC, activated by transit) that seems to have turned into a real handicap: his French is not sufficient and the Dutch population is not as pro-European as it was before. His chances don't grow...

So now there is another name on everybody's lips: Herman van Rompuy. He is a Belgian politician and no one is against his candidacy. Here is his chart. There are no important transits and progressions at first sight, but as it is a chart without hour of birth, the Midheaven position might change everything. What you see is the chart of a leader (the Sun without major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees), who wants to make changes (Uranus 'calling' too). In September 2007 I wrote about his chart because of his involvement in the formation of the Belgian government. He is a conservative with a 'calling' Neptune rising before the Sun. Neptune is the symbol of ideology and religion. But it is also a prominent planet in the charts of artists. Herman van Rompuy makes 'haiku's' (Venus semi square Mars/Jupiter and Jupiter/Pluto is reflecting successes and ...a lot of support). There are many positions in fixed signs (for a strong will). Mars is conjunct Pluto and sesquisquare Aries Point, mirroring the use of power, and political struggle. In 2007 he had a progressed trine between Jupiter and Pluto. Venus in Scorpio explains his second study: economics. If he becomes the European chairman and if I get to know his hour of birth, I'll be back on this chart.