Friday, January 31, 2014

Charts of the verdict of Amanda Knox

There are a lot of posts on this blog on the case of Amanda Knox already and it still isn't over yet. Yesterday an Italian court again found her guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Here are the charts of the day of the verdict, January 30, 2014. Transit Pluto inconjunct progressed Sun signifies stress and losing balance; the progressed Moon opposition Ascendant shows emotions. There are also aspects with Ixion, Nessus and Orcus. For a larger picture, click the charts.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 chart

Here are 3 New Years charts for China (capital city) for 3 important moments. Which New Year's chart would you like?

1. The first chart is the chart of Chinese Lunar New Year, on January 31, 2014 at 0 hours. 
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Chinese New Year is always on the day of the second new moon after the December solstice, with the Sun in Aquarius. Chinese astrology signs last for a year. This year will be the year of the Horse (see Wikipedia), a wooden horse. The description of the character of people born in the year of the Horse (communicative) makes me think of Gemini . In Western astrology horses are related to Jupiter (and Jupiter to Sagittarius and - classical astrology - to Pisces).
(see: )

For more Chinese astrology fortune telling, see:

2. The second one is the chart of January 1, 2014 at 0 hours, first day of the Western calendar. The Western calendar doesn't relate to the position of Sun or Moon.
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3. The third one is the December solstice chart 2013 (that is when the Sun is at 0 degrees Capricorn).
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And in all 3, Jupiter is elevated. Jupiter happens to be the symbol of the horse. 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aquarian Astrologer Louis de Wohl and 10873

In the series of astrologers and sun signs it is now time for the astrologer born under Aquarius. I refound Louis de Wohl, German astrologer born January 24, 1903 (picture on In the earlier article on his chart on this blog I wrote about Jupiter and Uranus:
De Wohl was a true astrologer. Jupiter and Uranus are vital components in the charts of astrologers and De Wohl has a lot of indications pointing at Jupiter and Uranus. The Ascendant is in a Yod with Jupiter and Uranus. Mercury is aspected by Jupiter and Uranus. The MC is tightly connected with Jupiter and Uranus . Jupiter is semi square Sun/Uranus. And the MC-routing ends in the mutual reception of Jupiter and Uranus. He was recruted with transit Uranus square progessed Ascenand and the progressed MC sextile Jupiter and semi square Pluto.
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Amazing how I can't seem to find more famous astrologer born under Aquarius, supposedly the sign of astrology:). I opened and closed numerous files on Astrodatabank and ended with the chart of Astrologer 10873, gender unknown, born on February 17, 1948 with Sun in the 29th degree of Aquarius sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius. Jupiter is prominent (rising before the Sun) and is opposition Uranus. I don't know if he still has a practice and apparently he hasn't published about astrology, but at least: he was interested and offered readings. The Jupiter-Uranus pattern is there.

In what way De Wohl demonstrated being an Aquarian astrologer (and not, say, a Taurus)? I think it is in the application of astrology as a new technique in war times:).

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Chart of the new constitution of Tunesia

On January 26, 2014, roughly at about 11:15 p.m. the Tunesian parliament embraced the new constitution and each other to celebrate the moment. Tunesia is now the first nation with a positive ending of the 'Arabian spring'. The constitution is not based on the sharia and there is much room for the equality of females and males and for freedom of religion. The constitution was in effect with this chart:
The chart shows the moment of joy by means of Venus and Jupiter (the planets of joy) on the meridian, together with Pluto, also telling us about the hope for financial gain and prosperity.

The progressive contents could be attributed to the combination of Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Sagittarius. Midpoint Sun/Moon is square Uranus: motivated for modern times:).

Another important feature is Neptune in the fifth house, not making aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees. This Neptune issues ideals, ideology and religion and says that this will be of importance at any possible level, somehow, anyhow. I studied the periods in history with Neptune in the first degrees of Pisces (see: ) and found a remarkable number of revolutionary activities in those days. That is why I see Neptune here as the representative of the revolutionary ideal that eventually lead to this new, celebrated constitution.


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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rise of Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister Delhi

Is there an astrological explanation for a sudden rise like that of Arvind Kejriwal, someone asked. In 1950, on January 24, the Republic of India was founded. They are celebrating that India turns 65 starting today, now that the 65th year has begun. Time to have a look at the chart of a well known Indian politician.

I always say that the chart is reflecting the events, not the other way around. Astrology works with symbols and those symbols have a wide range when it comes to meanings. Also, you need to see a chart in the context of culture, gender, time, age and circumstances.

That is perhaps why the important Mars rising before the Sun in Kejriwal's chart signals being an engineer and being an activist in Kejriwal's chart. The football player Dmitri Viktorovitsj Charin (Russian: Дмитрий Викторович Харин) was born on August 16, 1968, too. His Mars rising before the Sun pointed at sports. 
Mars is the symbol of energy, drives, activism, action, fighting, fire, iron, steel, muscles and a lot more. It depends on your environment, family, status and physical abilities how you will show that Mars rises before your Sun. Mars was 'calling' (NA, no major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees) on August 16, 1968. That makes the symbol of Mars important at any possible level. 
Both Charin and Kejrival will be active at any possible level, somehow, anyhow, using intense energy with a strong drive to win (Mars is semi square Pluto). I read that he called himself an anarchist, recently and calls for a fight against the Government. 

The second important planet is Mercury (also NA and 'calling'). That issues communications and transport. 

Unlike Kejrival, Charin is not a politician. His career ended 10 years ago and I have no idea what happened in or around 2006 in the life of Charin. That is when both men had in 2006:

1. The progressed Sun sign changing
2. Sun conjunct Uranus in the progressed chart

Those are 2 signs of changing times. They mean: changing life style and sudden change.
Without hour of birth there is no more information. Midheaven, Moon and Ascendant, Sun/Moon midpoint and AC/MC midpoint remain unknown. A career change is often accompanied by a transit or progression of or with Midheaven. That is exactly what is unknown now…

Arvind Kejriwal founded a political party (AAP,  Aam Aadmi Pary) in 2011, but in 2006 his life had already changed in a significant way. That is when he was awarded by CNN-IBN for his achievements in the field of public service. He didn't come out of nothing when he started his party. He was already famous and popular. Still, 2006 was a hectic and disturbing year for Kejrival following his resign as a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax in New Delhi. 

Here is the chart of Kejrival. Right now transit Pholus trine Sun tells us about swift turning points in life while transit Saturn is on his way to square the natal Sun (ending a period in life).  We'll see…What exactly happens depends on his personal chart with hour of birth, and on the circumstances

There is something else about Kejrival that I like to mention: Sun exactly square Neptune. That is the same aspect as in the chart of Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, both idols and media icons. See the post on Sun-Neptune on Astromarkt…

Sonya Ghandi's chart is here:

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Death of Sunanda Pushkar

On special request I had a look at the chart of Sunanda Pushkar-Tharoor, the Indian wife of a minister who was found death after accusing her husband to have an affair. Today, her son, Shiv Menon, stated that he blamed her death on an the combination of media stress, tension and wrongly mixed medications. That is in line with the transit and progressions. She was born on January 1, 1962. Everyone born on or around January 1 is subject to the intense tension of the Uranus-Pluto square. Moreover: her progressed Sun was in the 4th degree of Pisces. Transit Neptune (the symbol of confusion, media, medication, alcohol, isolation and drugs) was conjunct her Progressed Sun.

A chart doesn't give all the answer, certainly not without hour of birth. But the description of the situation as given by her son seems to be adequate. Accidental or suicide or murder? The chart doesn't say more than: a period of intense tension (Uranus-Pluto) and being in a confused state (Neptune-Sun).

Sunanda Pushkar's natal chart had
-  Venus conjunct Mars, rising before the Sun. This signals a passionate woman.
-  Mercury without major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees. This 'calling' Mercury tells us about the importance of communications and reason.
The fiery lady is no more and it is still unclear (very Neptune!) what exactly happened in her final hours.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Peace Conference chart and Neptune

Geneva 2, Peace conference for , Montreux, Sw, 9:30 LT (Ahem) - What do you think?

This tweet by Jean Funken (@Astrostudies) triggered my interest in the chart of the official starting moment of the Syria Peace Conference in Montreux today. What do I think? I think about Neptune. Neptune is on the Ascendant. Neptune is also exactly opposition the natal Mercury of Assad. I remember my transit Mercury opposition Neptune as a bad day for communications and negotiations. Transits of Neptune are always confusing. This is my take on T Neptune-Mercury:

  • Transit Neptune with Mercury confuses the mind and tends to miscommunications.
In the eve of the conference thousands of pictures of starved, tortured and killed young men appeared, blaming Assad. Mercury-Neptune is one of the 'suspicious aspects' I wrote about earlier ( ) This aspect adds to unclarity and negotiations may end in a foggy way. Here is the chart of the conference again, now with in transit the positions at the day of birth of Assad, who is past the point of no return already (see that post: )

Neptune may create an illusion, a media event only.
Low hopes, high stakes, they say ( ) How to give peace a chance?
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Speculations on abdication Queen Elizabeth II

There is some speculation about the abdication of Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.

1. The idea is following the news about job sharing with her son (here: ) There is also a change in activities for Prince William and Prince Andrew.

2. Now a bookmaker suspends betting on the abdication of Queen Elizabeth II of England on Prince Charles 65th birthday: 

3. On my site I published the chart of Queen Elizabeth a few months ago.

I mentioned that Saturn (an important planet in her natal chart) indicated that all things Saturnal (duties, age, limitations) were getting harder in 2013 and that on November 11, 2014 (Charles' birthday) 
a. Saturn would be conjunct her Midheaven,
b. Jupiter inconjunct the Ascendant with Pholus and
c. Jupiter trine (progressed) Mars.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated with Saturn and Pluto (see that story).

There has been some speculation before in 2011. I wrote about that, too, at the time (see: ) and then I also thought of 2014.

4. Here is the chart of the Prince of Wales with transits and progressions for his 65th birthday. Transit Uranus is on his Midheaven (tension, change), progressed Sun changing sign (changes life style), Progressed Sun square Jupiter (progress)….
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So, maybe it is in the air. We will see if it will land. 
But if it isn't, what could those transits and progressions mean?

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Astropost: Jupiter when you are ill (update)

In Astropost: Jupiter when you are ill I described the situation of a family member , the 8th house-matter and the inconjunct with Jupiter. She survived, but (with inconjunctions there is always something wrong), she never fully recovered and hardly walks. In fact: most of the time she is in a wheel chair. Saved (Jupiter) but with a loss. In this case: the lost ability to move freely and without pain.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Astrology of Hiroo Onoda's war

Yesterday Hiroo Onoda died. We know him because he was the last Japanese soldier who surrendered, only in 1974. All those years he was hiding in the jungle. On Februari 20, 1974 someone convinced him that the war was over, but he waited for an official command until his war was finally over. What about his chart? What made him so special? I'd say: obedience and I would like to say where in the chart that is, but I can't find it. This is what I found. I think that the narrow trine between Mars and Neptune explains a lot…

Here is the chart:
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First of all: Uranus is rising before his natal Sun. Uranus is square Mars.
On February 20, 1974 transit Uranus was inconjunct his natal Sun, while Saturn was square his natal sun. The Uranus-Saturn combination is the combination of limited independence and freedom AND the combination of breaking free. Progressed Venus square Uranus tells us about exciting new adventures and Progressed Pallas square Sun mirrors the confrontation with patterns in life changing.

Secondly: Sun is 'calling' in Pisces. This means that he will draw attention, somehow, anyhow. In Pisces it may because of his fantasy, beliefs, ideology or idealism. Well, we noticed him. There may be no major aspects, but Sun is exactly sextile Vesta (the easy way out of 'home'?) and conjunct Eris (the importance of discord) with a sesquisquare Sun-Neptune (frustrating beliefs and ideals, the conflict between beliefs and reality). It is all there.

Third important thing on the day of his birth: March 19, 1922 in Kainan, Japan is the exact trine between Mars and Neptune, his tightest aspect.
Remember 'Into the Wild', the post about Chris McCandless who wanted to live in the wild and died after he found out that it was hard out there? Hiroo Onoda has the same kind of aspect! Perhaps he was rather comfortable in the wild. Modern Japan was too much for him and he went to his brother in Brazil first, but later returned.
Just like Chris McCandless, in spite of the odd action, he became a hero. That is also Mars-Neptune (and of course: Sun-Neptune). He became a myth.

The contra parallel aspect between Sun and Saturn might have contributed to the long period of living alone.

Then there is the combination of Sun in Pisces with Moon in Sagittarius for the idealistic believing character.

Number 6, last but not least is his 'calling' Mercury. That makes it hard to convince the man or to reason with him, I am afraid.  They told him that the war was over, before. But he refused to listen.

The combination of all that, together with the circumstances (war, an island, suppression) explains some of his adventures and why he remained on an island in the wild for decades.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Pluto-MC renovation

Next week my house will be upside down. The old kitchen will have to make place for a new one. That sounds simple, but it isn’t. Things got more complicated due to an inflammatory condition of my lungs, the start of pneumonia. (Not bad enough to stop me from blogging…)

The chart says:
- Progressed MC opposition(
- transit Mars conjunct Neptune ruler 1 on the eve of the works

This happens shortly after Progressed Moon square Pluto (and transit Saturn involved in this). This also happens right after Mars square Sun/Moon and transit Saturn opposition progressed Moon. And yes, Venus is retrograde, but she wasn't mid November, when the kitchen was bought. I think that Pluto has the starring role now.

When Pluto is around, it becomes difficult, complicated and challenging. How else can you have the promised stress?:) In my case the aspects are even more important. That is because I have an exact natal trine between MC and Pluto, ruler 8 in 6.  So, MC-Pluto lands in fruitful ground and as an astrologer, I am happy to see how the symbols correspond with my condition. Still, I have some objectionsJ

Time, money and schedules. Every renovation has time and money complications. Ours, too.
We tried to call, mail, SMS and write to the builders, contractors and renovators in vain, for weeks, starting mid November. They kept us in the dark about prices and schedules. Pluto is for the price to pay and I had no idea that I would follow the footsteps of all those renovating families on TV and have to add 25%.

There is also more work to be done than expected. And why do I have all that stuff? They say that it is good to throw away something old when you buy something new (or better, to start cleaning in order to make place). Yes, I threw away things that I hadn't used in 15 years! I recently cleaned and organized the garage, too. But somehow it is full again! It just happens… With Pluto, you have to go to the bottom of it (and right now 80% of the floor is occupied).

The latest complication is my health (starting pneumonia, more seriously if the medication - Prednison, for example - fails).  A couple of days ago - transit Mars and Saturn-Moon - we caught a virus. After that I couldn't breath like I used to. I have to avoid any dust next week (and wonder how!). So now I am rather tired and in bed a lot, hoping for better times soon.

Next year Progressed MC will be opposition natal Pluto (and no more other Pluto's). I hope that it will be about the bathroom…and only the bathroom.

Renovations… It is just supposed to be fun with a happy end and it probably will. 

When you renovated (part of) your house, did you have a Pluto progression or transit?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Uranus, Pluto and Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan)

Yesterday Clarence Seedorf was a happy man. Now he is the coach of AC Milan, the club of Lady B (daughter of Berlusconi). From now on he is gotta win. Or let's say: AC Milan will have to win.

It will be a very tense, challenging and exciting year for Seedorf. The Uranus-Pluto square hits and will hit his natal Sun and Mercury, as he was born on April 1, 1969.  All Aries born on April 1 share the tension with him, though not all of them will have the pleasure to train one of the most successful football teams in the world (well, perhaps they will be, again:). Unfortunately the time of birth is unknown. This story lacks info on his Moon, MC and Ascendant because of that. Mars trine Uranus is his most narrow aspect and that is for acceleration and techniques.

It will be a testing period for the nerves! Here is the chart of April 1. 1969 with progressions and transits for yesterday.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Steven Forrest, a Capricorn astrologer

In the series of astrologers (authors and professionals) and their sun sign, now it's time for Capricorn to see in what way the sun sign influences the astrologer's work. Here is the chart of a well known Capricorn astrologer that I found on the chart of Steven Forrest.
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 The astrologer in the chart is often (if not always) shown by important Jupiter-Uranus combinations. In this chart like this:

- Jupiter rises before the Sun
- Uranus is 'calling' (no major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees)
This makes Jupiter and Uranus very important!
- Sun/Jupiter midpoint is sesquisquare Uranus for the 'helicopter view' mentions that he studied religion. For this, see the Sun in aspect with both Jupiter and Neptune. Finally, I like to point at Pallas on the Descendant, mirroring the importance of seeing patterns (and often important in charts of astrologers).

What's Capricorn -the sign of management - to do with that? Perhaps Saturn on Midheaven and Capricorn Sun manifest themselves in the fact that he is Chair of the Kepler College Advisory Council and a member of the ISAR Ethics Committee. The 3rd house cusp is in Capricorn and the ruler of the 3rd house (Saturn) is on Midheaven, while ruler MC is in 3. The importance of the 3rd house and ruler 1 in 9 shows us the 3-9 axis of educations and publishing.

Astrologers Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra:
The Sagittarius astrologer:
I haven't found a Scorpio astrologer,yet…

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

French president Hollande, Julie Gayet and Venus-Neptune

French president Hollande was in the news this week because of a picture of a man with helmet on a scooter, supposedly him, on his way to his lover Julie Gayet. It is interesting to see how Venus-Neptune works in this case.

Here is the chart of Julie Gayet. The transits are the positions on the day of birth of the president.
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Her Venus is exactly square his Venus. So even if they don't have the same tastes or preferences, they like each other.
Her Venus is inconjunct Neptune. It is not uncommon for an artist to have a Venus-Neptune aspect. In fact, most of them have such an aspect, as you may see on Art&Astrology. But it is also an aspect related to 'affairs' (secret loves, romance and unfortunate loves).
Transit Neptune is inconjunct HIS Venus now. So now they both have a Venus inconjunct Neptune to share.
Her Venus receives a trine from Neptune. As I mentioned in the article on resonance, a transit repeating a natal aspect combination is more important than usual.

Hollande has a 'calling' Venus. You know who also had a 'calling' Venus? Mitterand:

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Very Capricorn chart of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer (founder of Opus Dei)

On January 9, 1902 Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer was born in Barbastro, Spain. On that day, there was a stellium of Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron in Capricorn. There was a narrow conjunction of Sun and Saturn. There is a Capricorn Sun/Moon conjunct Saturn. This strongly motivates to be in charge and to organize. There is a strong need to be respected.

This very Cappy chart belonged to the founder of Opus Dei (see Wiki), a Roman Catholic conservative organization of 80.000 member (not the millions of Dan Brown!), that started to do the 'work of God' (that is what Opus Dei means) on October 2, 1928.

It is not surprising to see so much Capricorn and Saturn in this chart. Capricorn is the sign of 'duty', the 'classics', ambition and of a certain conservatism. Sun-Saturn often highlights management qualities. Lots of managers (AND dictators) have a Sun-Saturn aspect (see this post: ).

 In the chart of Opus Dei, Neptune rises before the 'calling' Sun, while Mars is 'calling' too. That perfectly describes Opus (Mars!) Dei (Neptune orientation). That Mars is trine the Venus of the founder and exactly conjunct his Neptune (dream came true).

Transit Pluto was opposition the natal Sun, Moon and Saturn of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer when he founded Opus Dei. This signals that dramatic moment in his life.
Transit Pluto was also inconjunct Uranus (it seems that there was a lot of stress and nerves at the time). In the natal chart of the founder of Opus Dei, Uranus is opposition Pluto. Any transit or progression that connects Uranus and Pluto will be highlighted because of that crucial opposition on the meridian (IC-MC).

Here you see the chart of the founder and the transits of October 2, 1928 (with just one click you get a larger picture). 

The Astro ID of Escriva for 10 p.m. is as follows:
1. Mars is 'calling' (for the workaholic)
2. Pluto conjunct Midheaven
3. Uranus opposition Midheaven (semi sextile Sun, Moon, Saturn and Sun/Moon)
4. Uranus rising before the Sun

Uranus is very important. Uranus is the symbol of controversy and semi sextile Sun.  Also, Eris is on the Descendant.

With such an Astro ID with such an important Uranus, it is to be expected that there are very different views of him. A lot of catholics see him as a saint. Others point at his defense of Hitler and France.

I like to point at Venus half semi square Mars, both connected with Neptune (by trine and biquintile) for the man with a romantic-idealistic passion. The Midheaven inconjunct Sun/Moon, Sun, Moon and Saturn, seems to contradict his beatification. He never really fell of his pedestal and didn't have to retire too early. The round hour of birth doesn't seem to fit completely. Maybe they said that it was at about 10. Anyway, I'd liked to place Midheaven right between Neptune and Pluto…

Quoting myself:
Motivated by parents (mostly the father), managers or others of different age or standing. Needs law, order and hierarchy to feel alive and secure. Highlighted responsibility and conservatism. In the family: the cool, serious, responsible and cautious family member, a bit distant (because of age, status or living far away).
In a marriage: rather solid, serious and distant (like the father remembered for cutting the meat every Sunday). No seriously: they are very scrupulous indeed.
This highlighted Capricorn just needs to climb in society and make a career. It depends on many things (chart, genes, gender, circumstances) where that need brings you.
Famous examples are:
- Oprah Winfrey (Sun in Aquarius, Moon in Sagittarius, Sun/Moon in Capricorn)
- Luis Bunuel (Sun Pisces, Moon Sagittarius, conflict with the family because of political choice)
- Annie Lennox (Sun and Moon in Capricorn, Sun/Moon in Capricorn sesquisquare Venus)

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Angela Merkel's accident with transit Uranus

Mars-Uranus is a frequent combination when it comes to accidents. So it is in the case of the accident of Angela Merkel (see BBC: ), because transit Uranus is now square her progressed Mars. In the natal chart, Mars is out of bounds. Perhaps that increases the importance of transits and progressions from or with Mars.

Here is the chart, with t&p's:
There is also transit Eris inconjunct progressed Sun now.

More on Mars Uranus:
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Out of bounds

We use to use right ascension when we read charts. Very few computer programs or books inform us about declination, parallel and contra-parallel aspects. Even less speak of 'Out of bounds'. I recently started to have a look at 'OOB's' and like to share my findings here.

You know that the Sun moves between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. In high summer, on June 21, the Sun is at  23° 26' 14.675″ (23° 26′ 16″) north of the Equator at noon in the astrological sign Cancer (and on the tropic of Cancer). In winter, on December 21, the Sun will be on the Southern tropic (the Tropic of Capricorn) at noon. The latitude for the Tropic of Capricorn is 23° 26' 14.440. 
Planets, Sun or Moon can be at the same latitude (parallel) or at the point far away on the other side of the equinox (contra-parallel). A Sun at 10d North is contra-parallel the Moon at 10d South, for example. 
The parallel aspect means: being on the same level. The contra-parallel means: being on different levels. Some astrologers say that the parallel aspect may be seen as a conjunction and the contra-parallel aspect as an opposition. 

Now, what is Out of Bounds
Sometimes the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus and Pluto or on a degree of declination where the Sun will never be. That is when they are out of bounds. A Moon at 28d25m is out of bounds. A Mercury at 24d05m is out of bounds. Jupiter is rarely out of bounds (and just a little tiny bit). Saturn and Neptune are never out of bounds. 

Who has OOBs?
Some of us have none. Some of us have 1. Some of us have a few OOBs. 

What does it mean to have an OOB?
OOB positions make the planet or Moon as special as a 'calling' planet (a planet with no aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees). They draw attention. With Moon it is your behavior, with Mercury your way to communicate, with Venus your style or preferences, with Mars your drive and energy (like in the chart of Usain Bolt) and with Uranus you are perhaps a bit eccentric. The OOB Pluto can be the symbol of fanatism. 

Right now, Transit Mercury is out of bounds. This OOB Mercury just hit my Pluto (inconjunct aspect) and the result was a blooper. Thank you OOB Mercury!:) 

I happen to have 3 OOBs (Mercury, Venus and Uranus). I have a parallel aspect and a contra parallel, too. In 2014 I will pay special attention to declinations, parallel and contra parallel aspects and of course the out of the box, out of line OOBs. 

Check these sites for more info on Out of Bounds: Steven Forrest schrijft hier over Out of Bounds in het algemeen en de OOB-Maan in het bijzonder

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The real chart of Eusebio (Ferreira da Silva)

It is always a pleasure to point at a horrible transit when something goes wrong. I had transit Mercury inconjunct Pluto just now and yes: big blooper. That will teach me not to underestimate Mercury!
I posted the chart of another Eusebio, also a late soccer player, but born in another decade.

Here is the real chart of Eusebio, the famous football player who died today. There is no hour of birth, unfortunately, and that limits the number of indications for the fame and for what happened today. I can only point at the 'calling' international Jupiter (no aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees) and the out of bounds Pluto to get a highlighted success combination that Jupiter-Pluto is. And today, transit Pluto inconjunct Jupiter and Progressed Sun inconjunct Pallas (novile Uranus) were perhaps enough to end the life of Eusebio, who had health issues before.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

The Polly Klaas case and Mars-Saturn synastry

There is an article on Astromarkt about Mars-Saturn, including Mars-Saturn synastry, one of the most nasty interactions between charts in a relationship and very hard to deal with. I wish that I had beautiful examples of Mars-Saturn happy couples, too (just to show you that there are always exceptions), but I don't have them, yet. I'm sure that it takes a lot of Venus to overcome Mars-Saturn.

Mars-Saturn is the symbol of: inevitable, obligatory action or inactivity based upon duty, age, fear or caution, with different results and consequenses.
That includes death, discipline and punishment.

I added the Polly Klaas case to the article on Mars-Saturn today. Her name was on the list of 'birthday today' and I wondered who she was.

Polly Klaas was kidnapped and murdered by Richard Allen Davis, born June 2, 1954. She was born on January 3, 1981 and only 12 years old at the time. There is a dramatic Mars-Saturn synastry here.

Her Saturn at 9d35 Libra is square his in the 8th degree of Capricorn. 
His Saturn is at 3d33 Scorpio and that is square her Mars in 3d Aquarius. 
Her natal Mars is trine Saturn. 
His natal Mars is sextile Saturn. 
So, in the composite chart there is Mars square Saturn. 
And they share a Mars-Saturn aspect (just like Queen Elizabeth and her mother did, so not necessarily deadly)

Here is her natal chart. The transits are for the day of birh of her murderer.
Polly Klaas natal chart, transits of June 2, 1954 (day of birth Richard Allen Davis)
He was punished for committing a capital crime. Because of killing her, he was stopped. Unfortunately, too late for Polly. 

In the article on Astromarkt you find more of such examples, not always deadly:

The nasty competition Brown-Blair is visualized by the Mars inconjunct Saturn aspect in synastry…

2. The hero and the terrorist in the Detroit plane incident both have a Mars-Saturn aspect in the natal chart (sesquisquare and square). Mars of the hero was conjunct the Saturn of the terrorist. And the Saturn of the hero inconjunct the Mars of the terrorist. 
 It was a matter of attempt to kill and being restricted and stopped.

3. Other example of Mars-Saturn synastry is the interaction of the charts of Jared Loughner and Gabrielle Giffords, his victim.

(Picture above shows the remains of the Temple of Saturn in Rome)

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