Winston Churchill’s progressed Sun is now conjunct the Northern Node. Jupiter and Uranus are about to make hard aspects with Ascendant and Midheaven (again). Transit Ceres (elevated in his natal chart) is conjunct progressed Mars. Ceres is the symbol of seeds, heredity, mothers and motherlands (home).
I like to point at Mars exactly trine Pholus: that is astrological for making a turning point in a fight or war.
In January of last year I used his chart as an exemple of ‘ how to read a chart’ in two steps:
1. The ‘ procedure’ is in this post (part one of the reading) http://astropost.blogspot.com/2009/01/project-reading-chart-of-winston.html
2. The reading is in the second post:
My conclusion was that the chart showed:
" A popular and optimistic communicative strategic or political leader with an international orientation in a domestic or historical (Cancer Midheaven) field. And let us not forget that he needs to show off his ideals and dreams. Once we know the social setting and when we know the historical circumstances and consider those with our findings in mind, it is even more clear how a talented and artistic nobleman with leadership and 'the finger of God' pointing at Pluto for politics could produce those words:
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
What made him say so: 50% in fixed signs for holding on and standing firm, 50% in firesigns for the drive and the pride.
WHY CONTROVERSIAL?Why did Winston Churchill have such controversial ideas and why was his opinion often provocative?
It is because of the important Mercury in Scorpio square the rebel among the planets, Uranus. And also: have another look at the chart and see Ceres (genes, heirdoom) on top in Aries, reflecting the importance of breeding, seed, births and the homeland. That explains a lot of what he said and what shocked us.
PS Some of the things that he said would perhaps be reason for a trial today...But the speech about the beaches was just fabulous (I think).
If the above is not enough Churchill for you, see Art&Astrology for the pattern of artistic talents in the chart of Winston Churchill.
(Moon and Neptune are in aspect with Midheaven and each other. The Moon is in a 112.5 (square + half semi square) with Venus. That is a minor aspect. Minor aspects are illustrating the qualities that don’t show up easy (the more private capacities).
|natal B-rated chart with transits and progressions