Saturday, November 28, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Henri Charrière, Papillon, was a wrongly convicted little criminal who ended his life as a successful author, starting with Progressed Sun quindecile Jupiter (strong focus on success) and transit Pholus conjunct his progressed Ascendant (turning point in situation).
His life started on November 16,1906, with Venus and Mercury conjunct Ascendant to illustrate his writer’s talent. As Mercury and Venus both were Out of Bounds, this angular position was even more special (and not in the regular and common way). Somehow he had a communication talent and this was bound to pop up someday.
Usually, as you can see on my blog Art&Astrology, there is a pattern of artistic talents in the charts of artists, actors and/or authors, but in this case it was a (more or less auto-)biography. Papillon tells us what happened and he does it in a way that still moves people. There was a movie in 1973, based on the book.
Mars on Midheaven led him to the army, but he managed to escape that fate by deliberately crushing his thumb. There is a tight conjunction of Sun and Moon in the 24th degree of Scorpio*), inconjunct Pluto ruler 12, on November 16, 1906. The fact that his life was rather difficult (and that is an understatement) seems to be reflected by the chart, too.
When he was arrested for a murder that he didn’t commit, it was April 7, 1930, with the progressed Sun at 16.8 Sagittarius and transit Pluto at 17.45 Cancer. As his Ascendant is 17.6 Sagittarius, transit Pluto was inconjunct both his Sun and Ascendant. I always point at the strength of aspect combinations in the natal chart, being repeated by transits or progression. That is of course especially so, when there is a natal inconjunct between Sun and Pluto and transit Pluto is inconjunct Sun later. It is as if it was the perfect moment to see his lifestyle destructed by the authorities. Sun inconjunct Pluto certainly doesn't make life easy. But managed to escape numerous times and eventually in 1944 he escaped to Latina America (Venezuela) where he arrived in 1945. I guess that his prominent Mars square Jupiter (ruler first house) helped him to achieve this.
Henri Charrière, just like Susan Boyle, had Pholus conjunct Midheaven when he was born. This is a perfect statement for a major turning point in life. First it seemed that he would serve the rest of his life in prison and later in life he became wealthy and famous.
Here is the chart with transits and progressions of the day that his book was published for the first time.
*) The Sabian Symbol of this degree speaks of ‘Crowds coming down the mountain to listen’.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
There was a Uranus-Neptune conjunction when the first humanoid robot was constructed by Honda in 1993. That happens to be the same year of the Treaty of Maastricht (the foundation of Europe as it is now). The idea was the assimilation of nations in the long term. Uranus conjunct Neptune showed it.
One of the most important persons in Europe today, is Angela Merkel. Just like Barack Obama she has Sun square Neptune in her natal chart. Both Merkel and Obama have an aspect between Uranus and Neptune.Angela Merkel's chart has Uranus square Neptune. Barack Obama's chart has Uranus quintile Neptune. The square signals a struggle, the quintile signals a creative way to deal with the issue. Midpoint Uranus/Neptune is semi square Ascendant in Obama's chart and semi square Angela Merkel's natal Sun. They are both important Western leaders. Both have the aspect of assimilation.
Uranus and Neptune move slowly. The planets need to have a special place in the chart to be important for a person. In Angela Merkel's chart Uranus rises just before the Sun and Neptune is conjunct Midheaven. In Europe's (Treaty of Maastricht) and Barack Obama's chart Uranus and Neptune are in a less important position. Angela Merkel's life changed because of the assimilation of Western- and Eastern Germany. Now she is very much in favor of a united and growing Europe.
The combination of Sun with Uranus and Neptune could make a person hyper sensitive or involve the person in a media hype, according to the books (f.ex. Ebertin). I have seen examples of that. Both Derek Ogilvie (a television medium) and Sacha Baron Cohen have this midpoint combination. At a certain point in their lives, they were involved in media hypes.
Angela Merkel's is Sun/Uranus square Neptune. Reinhold Ebertin says of this combination that it warns for detrimental blind zeal. Well, it took her a long way up:). She is an idol now. Many immigrants call her 'Mother Merkel'. But just like Barack Obama, Derek Ogilvie and Sacha Baron Cohen she is a controversial idol. That is even more so, today, now that she sort of invited the refugees of the world to unite and come to Germany, thus creating a chaos and a possible danger for Europe's stability. There is also the danger of terrorism committed by Syrians. In Paris, they found a Syrian passport on one of the terrorists.
The Uranus-Neptune conjunction of Europe collides with the Uranus-Neptune square of Angela Merkel.
The progressed Sun of Angela Merkel is in a quindecile aspect with both transit Neptune and natal Eris. There will be a strong focus on uncertain issues and discord. It must be rather frustrating, even though the sextile of progressed Sun and Uranus is not long ago. She will have to wait till August 2016 for transit Jupiter conjunct progressed Sun to give her vital support. Meanwhile, her charts cries change.
Here is her chart with transits and progressions for November 13 (attack in Paris) with Saturn square her progressed Ascendant and Midheaven inconjunct Moon in the progressed chart, indications of emotions and a possible hard confrontation or serious prospect. Meanwhile Poland refuses immigrants after November 13... And it seems to be the end of Schenger and back to borders in the EU.
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Friday, November 6, 2015
A few days ago someone asked me how to interpret the progressed Moon. Should the progressed Moon be seen as in the natal houses or in the progressed houses? I spent a few days considering the question. As I use not to use houses (or signs) much, it is not surprising that I don't really see an actual correspondence between the moon in house and a concrete event, particularly not because it depends on what system you use. That is completely different when it comes to the angles. The progressed Moon conjunct the Ascendant or Progressed Ascendant marks an emotional moment to remember, one that might change your attitude towards emotions in general. But I promised to have a look, so I did and I here is what I found.
Example 1: Keith Richards falling out of a treeOn that day transit Chiron was square his Ascendant (he met a surgeon:) and transit Sun inconjunct MC showed that it was a day with a status out of balance.He also had progressed Moon in the natal 2nd house (related to the 8th house of crisis) and the progressed Moon was conjunct progressedAscendant (or say: in the progressed chart Moon was conjunct Ascendant) to mark a memorable emotional mo
Example 2: Barack Obama elected in 2008
When Obama became the first black POTUS, the progressed Moon crossed his natalAscendant in the period after the election and before his entrance in the White House. The progressed Moon was in the progressed 11th house of friends, perhaps an indication of how many friends he had at the time.
Example 3: Caitlyn Jenner coming out
Caitlyn (former Bruce) Jenner’s ‘coming out’ as a transgender was with progressed Moon in his natal 8th house of transformation and in the progressed 6th house of clothing but not on an angle.
Example 4: Queen Maxima
Dutch Queen Máxima had to go home and leave her husband in China during the official visit because of an ailment.Progressed Ascendant conjunct Mars and a Saturn-Neptune transit could have warned her before she travelled to China, but with the progressed Moon in progressed 9th house she had to travel, of course:).
In my opinion, the Moon in aspect with an angle marks a memorable moment, while the progressed Moon in a house tells us more about the setting, a background. Is the progressed Moon in a natal house, than there is an already existing situation. A progressed house informs us about a temporary and developing situation. For example: Queen Maxima in China (for a while). But it doesn't always look that obvious. When my father died Moon was conjunct Ascendant in my progressed chart (as one of the aspects, like transit Uranus on MC). The progressed Moon was in the 2nd natal house (or the 3rd of the Porphyry house system). My father's progressed Moon was in the progressed 8th house of life and death.
That is why I think that it is a good idea to include the position of the Moon in the progressed chart.