The Next President of the United States Is?
By Arlene Marcia Nimark
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On Tuesday November 6, 2012, the American people will go to the polls to elect the next President of the Unites States of America. Between now and then many astrologers will explore the horoscopes of the candidates for president and vice president to see who will be wielding the power of the oval office after the 2012 election.
Let me set the stage for this article. The event (election) will begin on November 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM, EST in Dixville Notch, N.H 44N52’15”, 71W18’23”. The polls will be deemed closed at 11:00 PM, EST of that day in Washington, DC, 38N53’42”, 77W02’12”.
The players are, President Barak Obama, born August 4, 1961 at 7:24 PM, AHST in Honolulu, HI, 21N18’25” 157W51’30”, and Mitt Romney born March 12, 1947 at 9:51 AM, EST, Detroit, MI, 42N19’53”, 83W02’45”. This all culminates at the Inauguration on January 20, 2013, at 12:00PM, EST, in Washington, DC. Regardless of the moment/time the ceremony actually occurs, according to the Continental Congress, the previous presidential term ends at 12:00PM, making the ”President elect” the President at that time.
Now back to the topic at hand, which is, what will the election bring us, the citizens of the United States of America!
As you look at the diagrams you will note that I am a Uranian astrologer, so I use hypothetical planets otherwise known as transneptunian planets. I will share with you a little of the basics of how I decipher these horoscopes/charts.
When looking at an event chart, in this case, the election, these are some of the main points I will be looking at: Sun, Moon, Cardinal axis, Kronos, Apollon and Admetos. Beginning with the Sun, which denotes the day, the Moon the people and the mood of the people, which changes hourly, the Cardinal axis, which is the world at large, and Kronos, which is the leader or authority figure. The Sun Kronos midpoint represented by SU/KR, is the commander in chief, the president, the king. I will also mention Apollon, which means luck and success, and Admetos, which means come to a standstill, or hits a brick wall.
So now let us see what the charts for the election tells us as to the out-come of how this race will turnout. I will first attempt to see what the midpoint of the Sun and Kronos tells me. Why Sun/Kronos? Because Sun/Kronos is the commander in chief. The SU/KR = MA/NE, and this tells me that there will be voter tampering, you can count on it. On another note MA/NE = SU/KR, the winning candidate will be the one whose campaign team uses the best strategy. Many of you out there are saying with Mercury going retrograde, the person in office will be reelected. Well in this case, Mercury is stationary, which means it is at a standstill and not moving. This indicates that there will most likely be a recount and we may not know for sure who our new president is for at least a day or two until Mercurymoves a minute or two, in this case backwards. The Mercury station retrograde is not the only problem. Pluto is opposite Kronos, and the meaning for this combination is a change in the ruling or governmental power. The SU/KR = SU/PL, and this means a day of drastic change. At the same time the SU/KR = ME/SA, indicates sad news, such as saying good-bye.
When the polls close, besides the planetary pictures I just mentioned, the other important planetary picture is PL, KR/MA = AR/SU. The interpretation for this day means the world has acted to make a change in government. In other words, from the election chart alone without taking the candidates charts into consideration the voters could opt to elect a new president.
Now let’s include the candidate’s charts along with their solar arc’s, whole, half and double solar arc’s, along with the transits on election day and we get a different perspective as to what will happen. Barak Obama’s solar arc’s at the time of the election will be 49.37, his half solar arc will be 24.49 and his double arc will be 99.14. Mitt Romney’s solar arc will be 64.20, his half solar arc will be 32.10 and his double solar arc will be 128.40.
We can look at many aspects in each candidates chart and there is a good argument for each candidate to be a winner as well as a loser on that date. The first planetary combination I look at is the midpoint between his natal Sun and transiting Sun, this tells me what kind of day he is having.
This particular midpoint in Obama’s chart falls on his VE/AP(Apollon). I am looking at what the transiting SU/KR in each candidates chart and then what each candidate’s SU/KR will equal. At the time the polls are deemed closed which is 11:00PM in DC, the transiting SU/KR will equal Obama’s JU/ME by his solar arc and his Venus by half solar arc, and at the same time falls on the midpoint of Obama’s Sun and transiting Venus. Transiting Jupiter will be 22 ½ to his personal SU/KR as transiting KR, and PL will be semi-square his SU/KR. In addition, on a 90?dial, transiting Mars for the day of the election falls on his natal Mars and in turn both Mars’ semi-square SU+Kronos-Zeus which implies outstanding qualities of leadership. These are very powerful planetary combinations.
In the case of Mitt Romney, the transiting SU/KR will equal the midpoint of transiting Saturn and his natal Saturn by his double solar arc. At the same time his natal SU/KR will fall at the midpoint of transiting SA/KR as his half solar arc will hit the transiting SA/KR as well. It is as if his SU/KR will be getting a double whammy of Saturn and Kronos. Saturn and Kronos together means to fall from high places. To make matters worse, the midpoint of his natal Sun and transiting Sun will fall on his Admetos, meaning he has come to the end of the line.
My next step is to look at the chart of the Inauguration and I see that transiting Sun will fall on Obama’s Jupiter as transiting JU = Obama’s SU/AR midpoint. Also, transiting Mercury will equal his natal Mercury. From another angle, transiting Sun on Obama’s Jupiter is both midpoint Obama’s Mercury, transiting Mercury and transiting Apollon. This tells us that on this particular day, the media and the world will be focusing on President Obama and listening to what he has to say as he is sworn into office.
Inauguration day for Romney has transiting Mercury hitting his Saturn. At the same time transiting Pluto will be on his Neptune and 22 ½ to his Saturn, as transiting Saturn will fall on his Pluto. The double Pluto and Saturn impact is an indication of a loss of power.
The chart of the inauguration is also the birth chart of the President’s term in office. The term with two major negative planetary pictures, the first is Hades +ASC = 0 AR, the President will be dealing with nasty and disagreeable people and poverty which can precipitate violence. The violence is indicated by the formula of PL+0 AR = UR and Mars. There will be some sudden explosive changes, literally as well as figuratively. With a Mars Uranus semi-square, the possibility of violence is not out of the question.
After comparing the candidate’s charts with the transits of the election I have come to the conclusion that President Obama will continue to be the President for another four years, and it will not be an easy four years.
by Arlene Marcia Nimark
As I look at the charts of Natasha Richardson and the transits of March 16th, I became certain that the wheels were set in motion a good six days before the fall that sent her to the hospital on that final day of her life.
As most of you know I am a Uranian astrologer, and as a Uranian astrologer I calculate all my charts using the Meridian house system. I then put the charts around 360 and 90 degree dials, with planets and house cusps. In this case, since I was only looking at Natasha’s chart in relation to an event an not analyzing her personality an potential.
I viewed the charts on a 90 degree dial with a few references to house placements. I then focused on planetary pictures rather than just aspects, including some transneptunian planets, (Hades, Cupido, Zeus, Apollon, Kronos, Admetos. Vulcanus and Poseidon). In order to pin point the event I included solar arcs and looked to see what natal planet was being hit by a transit as it set off another natal planet by solar arc. I use all three solar arcs (whole, half and double) when forecasting or looking at occurrences.
Natasha Richardson was born May 11, 1963 at 5:00 PM, BST, London, England, according to Solar Fire Gold and Sy Scholfield. Her home base at the time of her death was Manhattan (New York). The fatal accident occurred outside at a ski resort at Mont Tremblant outside of Montreal Canada, on March 16, 2009, 45N31, 73W34.
When an individual’s home is no longer where he/she was born I find that looking at a relocated chart, ( in this case charts, along with the natal tells the whole story especially the MC, ASC and the VX (the Vertex, a fated point), and the relocated houses that the natal and/or transiting planets fall into. For example: in London her Mars 19 Leo 29, falls in her Meridian 11th house, and her Asc is 13 Libra 04. Relocated to New York City her Mars falls in her Meridian first house, only three degrees from N.Y. Asc., (16 Leo 30). Relocated her chart to Montreal Canada, her Mars is conjunct the Asc, 18 Leo 46, with an orb of just 33 minutes. On a 90 degree dial her Mars also falls on the midpoint of her Sun (20 fixed 14) and her Montreal relocated Asc.
With the naked eye and no dial we can see that transiting Mars at the time of the first emergency call was 1 Pisces 17, opposite her Uranus at 1 Virgo 09. Mars Uranus hard aspects indicate an accident, or a sudden unusual event or action, but for the accident to have been fatal there had to be more than transiting Mars making a hard aspect to her Uranus.
I went back to her natal and relocated angles. Natasha’s natal MC is 17 Cancer 06 which hit her natal Uranus and transiting Mars by solar arc (which at the time of the accident was 43’57). Her relocated New York chart has an MC of 7 Taurus 06, and relocated Montreal her MC is 7 Taurus 30. Her Moon is 22 Sag. 45, and transiting Uranus was 22 Pisces 48 squaring it and both were making a semi-square and sesquaquadrate to her Montreal MC. Now we have transiting Mars to her natal Uranus as transiting Uranus was semi-squaring her relocated MC with only an 18 minute orb. Wow!
If that is not enough, transiting Saturn was opposite her Montreal Meridian first house cusp and 22 ½ to her natal Mars/Uranus midpoint. Mars+Uranus=Saturn is the planetary picture for a fatal accident. At the same time her nSun/pSun was exactly 22 ½ to her natal Sun/Mars as nUranus/tUranus was 221/2 to her natal Mars. Double WOW! Are you ready for a triple WOW? Her nSun+tNeptune=nSaturn, as her progressed Moon+ Montreal MC=nSaturn, To me this says that by the time she felt really ill it was too late!
As I look at the chart and the transits preceding her ski trip, she could have hidden a weakness to a blood ves sel that together with the fall on the bunny trail simply set off a ticking time bomb.
My first attempt at skiing was also in that area, and I also took private lessons with a ski instructor. The first two things you are taught is how to stop and how to fall safely, so as to cause the least harm to your body. When you are on the bunny trail the only way you can hit your head in such a way as to cause the kind of damage that Natasha Richardson suffered is to be hit in the head by someone else’s ski’s or ski pole. This would have had to be the ski’s or ski pole of the instructor because the instructor makes sure no one infringes on your space and you do not infringe on someone else’s space. He/she know a collision can be dangerous for beginning students.
Earlier I made mention of the Vertex, which is a point related to the MC ( the most personal point), and is a karmic or fated point. I have found that when you relocate you change your fate, and can change your Karma. At a later time I will write an article about the Vertex, but for now I want to point out that all three of her Vertices - natal, relocated to New York and Monreal all show her fatal accident.
The tMars/tUranus was 45 to her nVertex and her nVertex equaled her Saturn by ½ solar arc. Her progressed Sun was on her New York Vertex, and they were 45 to her nMars, as her Montreal Vertex hit her natal Mars/Uranus by whole solar arc and hit tSaturn by ½ solar arc.
I believe that the stage for her death was being put into place beginning on the Full Moon of 20 Virgo Pisces 40, on March 10th. The Full Moon was hitting her Moon/ t Uranus midpoint by double solar arc. As we all know, a full moon aspecting a natal Moon emphasizes one’s emotions, and with tUranus magnifies nervousness. The next day, March 11th , tMercury was opposite her Zeus, fiery communication that could have been on the verge of being dictatorial. Her Zeus and t Mercury were at the midpoint of her Sun/tSaturn and her Moon, tUranus/Aries axis, and tHades/nHades. Next on the 12th tMars was 22 ½ to the full Moon, then later that evening and the morning of the 13th, tMars set off her Mercury and Uranus. The planetary picture was tMars+nUranus=nMercury; on the next day, the 14th , tMercury was on her Mars/Uranus, which tells me she most li kely had gotten angry with someone or about something and could have fallen or banged her head in some way that day .
As I looked at the interpretations of some of the planetary pattern that occurred between March 10th and the 14th , sent chill’s up my spine, especially nSun+tSaturn=tMercury, (going away, to travel). This tells me that she was not thinking happy thoughts, and she wanted to get away to clear her head. With these transits I do not think there was any place she could have gone to be safe. Her Moon square Uranus had her tense and mentally feeling that her mind was on speed dial. Then when Mars came to her Mercury she could have had a spat with someone, and very much on the move, she could have tripped or banged her head getting out of the shower a car and not have been aware of it. Then came that fatal day, March 16th and tMars squared her Uranus and hit tUranus by ½ solar arc and she had the fall that later proved fatal. For a week there was so much Mercury Mars and Uranus in her chart that there was no where she could have gone to avoid having an accident.
She was such a good actress, and her charity20work showed her caring nature -- when she died it felt like a personal friend died.
Her smile will live on.
The Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America
by Arlene M. Nimark
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On January 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM EST, Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. It was exciting to watch history being made and hope renewed
The moment he was sworn in, at 12:05 PM EST, became the birth chart of the new administration and will depict the next 4 years. Since so many things were happening at that very moment in time, how do we delineate the chart and foresee what it holds for the American people? The best way to explore this in depth is to place both the United States’ chart and the inauguration chart’s around the 90 degree dial, using 7/4/776 12:00PM, Philadelphia, for US chart.
As we analyze the charts, the specific positions of the Sun gives us vital clues about the day, the Moon the hour, and the MC the moment. At the time of the inauguration the MC was square Apollon, indicating a sense that anything and everything positive is possible. The Sun and Mercury were conjunct and both 22½ degrees to Neptune, which explains the flub by Chief Justice Roberts at the swearing in.
This planetary combo indicate a couple of contradictions. It is a day of inspiration, yet
the glowing promises made by the new president in his inaugural speech may not be possible to keep.
There are ghosts from the previous administration lurking in the shadows ready to pounce as the Pluto on the US chart is opposite the MC and in the 4th house of the chart of the inauguration. Another indication of hidden issues and agendas lurking in hiding is in the US Mercury 22½ degrees to the Pluto of January 20th. Watch where you are stepping, Mr. President.
The President, otherwise known as the commander in chief, is Sun/Kronos. The US SU/KR is the SU/KR of the inauguration. This tells me that we have elected the right man and he is meant to be President. This SU/KR/SU/KR= US Node/tHades indicates that our new president needs his back covered at all times; there could be some malevolent individuals waiting for the right moment to pounce.
This combo also indicates that he has a ghost or two watching over him, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and every black man,
woman, and child slave had a front row seat, and will be working to protect him. These same spirits will be watching over him during his entire term in office.
The Moon in the nations and inauguration chart represents the people, the nations populous. The inauguration’s Moon was 135 degrees from the US Saturn, and the midpoint between these two planets is the US Neptune, Mo+SA=NE. Underlying the jubilation of no more Bush, the American people are worried about their security and their ability to afford medical care for themselves and their families. In other words, they fear what tomorrow holds for them.
Transiting KR/Pl = tVE/MA = US VE and it brings in the US MO by the US solar arc of 230’54”. The people are in love with the change in command and this accounts for the dancing in the streets. We must not lose sight that he took over from a corrupt administration. Transiting KR/PL = tHA/US AD indicates changing leadership which was previously corrupt. There are secrets still to be revealed since PL is 22½ degrees to ME. Mercury Pluto is reading between the lines, with information that will reveal itself.
As I mentioned earlier, the inauguration chart is the birth chart for the next 4 years of this administration, which means it will react to upcoming transits. We begin with the solar eclipse on January 26th at 6 Aquarius 30 falling 135 degrees from the inauguration Saturn. We will then experience a lunar eclipse on February 9th at 21 Leo Aquarius. The solar eclipse will be activated on February 12th and 13th by Mars 45 degrees to Uranus as it reaches 6 Aquarius, 21 Pisces. That scares me. Mars Uranus usually indicates accidents or violent eruptions. Add the solar eclipse and Saturn, and we have an event that could result in death. This could mean fighting reoccurs in the Middl
e East, Pakistan, Afghanistan or disruptive demonstrations
elsewhere in the world.
On March 3rd and 4th, Mars reaches 21 Aquarius and sets off the lunar eclipse three days before Venus goes retrograde. Mary Downing and I used to notice that when eclipses are transitted by Mars, they usually set off a major mundane event. In this case, with Venus involved it could be another major investment company or bank going under. I would suggest you save your pennies.
By the end of August 2009, tSaturn will be 22 Virgo and it will be midpoint the inauguration Mo/US SA. This tells us that the public will be sad, depressed and feeling very insecure.
In September, transiting Saturn will be 22½ degrees to the SU/KR of both the inaugurationand US charts. President Obama will clearly be dealing with overwhelming responsibilities he will have the weight of the world on his shoulders.
The old adage of being careful of what you wish for, will be on the mind of our President
Oh, for those of you how think that his second swearing in changes everything, you are wrong. After he was originally sworn in she signed papers declaring him the President
If you have any comments or anything to add, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post your comments.
Cycles, and Cycles within Cycles Uranian Style
By Arlene Marcia Nimark
(Written in 2007)
Before computers (BC), astrologers calculated charts using hand-held scientific calculators. As the chart unfolded house cusp by house cusp, planet by planet, motions, cycles, and aspects became more evident. This article will review some major cycles and explore the world of aspects used in Uranian astrology.
Being a Uranian astrologer, most of my work is forecasting, and involves helping clients select a time when their actions will give them the best possibility for success, whether in relationships, a business matters, buying/selling, or relocating, etc. Uranian astrology involves the use of both 360 and 90 degree dials. I use the 90 degree dial mostly for forecasting work, after exploring all my client’s capabilities and potentials using the 360 degree dial. One of my treasured books was (and still is) Alexander Ruperti’s Cycles of Becoming. I am sure everyone reading this is aware of the saying “as above, so below”; as I worked with charts, I became convinced of the concept that the past lays the groundwork for the future. This is where cycles come into play.
The first cycle of our lives is the lunar cycle, coinciding with our first visit to the doctors’ office as a baby. Our growth is evaluated and we are weighed and measured by the pediatrician. This pattern is repeated monthly for the first year, as different foods are introduced to our diets and tastes are developed. Moon, food; sound familiar?
The end of the first year is a major pivotal time in a child’s life; he/she has just completed a year of introduction to the world and its effect on all the senses; he/she has experienced 12 lunar cycles as Sun, Mercury and Venus made their first return, and Mars its first opposition. At three months, the child had his/her first tSun square nSun; at six months, tSun opposite nSun, just as tMars makes its first square to nMars; at nine months, the tSun makes its last square to nSun, to be followed by the first solar return. In that period, teething occurred, plus crawling, walking by trial and plop (many plops); in that first year the child experienced three Mercury retrogrades. The Mercury experience has to do with watching, copying, and then thinking a process out for oneself. Venus teaches the child that smiles, sweetness, charming behavior (and conniving) will win out. The individual begins (and I stress begins) to learn about what makes him/her comfortable and what doesn’t. If he/she passes the scrutiny of Mommy, Daddy and everyone else, rewards follow for accomplishments well done.
At about age two to two and a half, the child experiences his/her first Mars return (also known as the “Terrible Two’s”), experiencing frustration when attempting to do something beyond his/her capabilities. (As two-year olds test abilities, they do a great job of testing everyone else’s nerves!)
After the child has achieved his/her important missions (crayoning its first masterpiece on the living room wall, climbing to the top of the book case, maneuvering doors to escape the room (or the house?) unnoticed, perhaps to be found two blocks away (age three), there is evidence of the first phase of Jupiter, i.e, the first Jupiter square Jupiter, with the expansion of horizons due to nursery school--PBS and the Learning Channel. Mommy and Daddy may think they have the next Pablo Picasso, or Frank Lloyd Wright, Albert Einstein (or maybe Three Fingered Louie?). In spite of all, optimism prevails, and at this time, plans for college are being hatched.
At age six, the child has had six Solar, Mercury and Venus returns, three Mars returns, and the first Jupiter opposite Jupiter, and the child is in first grade with the pride of being in a learning class, at home. Another year goes by, and the child is seven years, in second grade and experiencing the first Saturn square Saturn. Responsibilities both in school and at home intensify, as rules, regulations, and punishments get stiffer.
Now we jump to age 12. This is the first Jupiter return, and puberty. (Hair grows where hair has never grown before!) For the moment, the native feels that anything is possible. This is followed by age 14 and the first Saturn opposition, with high school and stiffer rules and regulations. At age 18, high school is a thing of the past and off to college we go, and a larger playground looms ahead as Jupiter opposes Jupiter for the second time. Next we jump ahead to age 21 and the last Saturn square before the first Saturn return, with Uranus making its first square to its natal position. The individual, having graduated college, embarks on the next exciting adventure in life. He/she is free to do any thing the heart desires; the world is his/her oyster. If an astrologer were being consulted, the big question would be, “What does the year hold for me?”. Since a solar return roughly coincides with the Mercury and Venus return (as seen from Earth, Mercury and Venus stay close to the Sun), this question usually involves thoughts of love and/or money, and the astrologer (Uranian, of course) is happy to oblige with details. So the newly-launched young person sails off to explore the world of money, adventure and conquest, but –oops! Look out! While the individual somehow wasn’t looking, a marriage knot tied, followed all too soon by a baby or babies.
Then one day the native is 29 or 30 and is encountering the first Saturn return, and Jupiter opposite Jupiter; he/she wakes up, looks in the mirror while dressing for an appointment with the divorce attorney, and wonders, “How did all this happen?”. Here, where the Jupiter and Saturn cycles overlap, the individual has gone from jingling in the pockets to holes in the pockets.
The next major cycle comes at age 42, as tUranus opposes nUranus, and tNeptune squares nNeptune, known as the “midlife crisis”. The individual may quit the high paying job, abandon the big home with 3 cars, motorcycle, boat, and plane (for instance) to live in New Mexico and study the rituals and art of native Americans, or some other interest that he/she has been longing to pursue. Since Pluto’s orbit is elliptical, those of us who were born with Pluto in Leo experienced Pluto square Pluto at age 44, whereas those born with Pluto in Virgo and in Libra experienced their Pluto square Pluto in their mid-thirty’s. During this period, one discovers you can’t go home; true loss is experienced, and the individual becomes aware of his/her mortality. (It was at this time in Bill Clinton’s life that he decided to roll the dice and go for it.)
In addition to these cycles, there are aspects used in Uranian astrology. For example, I was born with a volatile Mars in Aries. When I was asked to be the trade show coordinator for the March 2007 NCGR Geocosmic Alchemy Conference, transiting Mars was squaring my natal Mars. Since I was the Trade Show Coordinator, as well as a lecturer, the Mars aspects pertained to the energy I would be putting into my work. As I was preparing to leave for the conference I noticed that tMars was again applying to my natal Mars, this time via a 22 ½ degree aspect. Knowing that this aspect was going to be exact in the middle of the conference prepared me for any glitches that might occur in the trade show area, and since I knew that a Mars aspect can also result in eruptions of anger, the awareness of that transiting aspect allowed me to keep my temper over the inevitable glitches; instead of blowing my lid when I was given a room with the clothes closet in the same room as the bath shower, with no closet doors (I was told it was a handicap-accessible room), I stayed calm, asked for another room, and used the Mars energy to dance up a storm at the banquet!
One of my clients whose Mars is 24+ mutable (in Uranian Astrology signs are thought of in terms of cardinal, fixed, or mutable) called to tell me that her department at work had consisted of three people; when transiting Mars was at 2 degrees of a mutable sign, making a 22 ½ degree aspect to her natal Mars, two of her co-workers were fired, leaving her to do all the work by herself. The way it happened made her so angry that she stepped up her search for another job. (I have used Mars as an example because when Mars forms an aspect you feel it: it is an action planet. When tMars hits a natal planet, (especially natal Mars) by hard aspect, it causes things to happen.
Forget everything you have heard about minor aspects not being important. There is nothing minor about an 11 ¼, 22 ½, 45 and 135 degree aspects. (These are octiles, and semi-octiles: they divide the circle by 8, 16 and 32, carrying forward the opposition and square that divides the circle by 2 and 4.) For those of you who are reading this and do not use the 90 degree dial, I want you to try this: create a list all of your planets, then add 11 ¼, 22 ½, 45, and 135 degrees to each of them.
For example, if one’s Sun is 1 Taurus 20, by adding multiples of 11 ¼, 22 ½, 45 and 135 degrees to it you will discover that anything hitting 23 fixed 50, 16 mutable 20, 8 cardinal 50 and 1 fixed 20 are hard aspects to that Sun. Sunday June 7, 2007 will start with tSun 16 Gemini 22 in a 45 degree aspect to the 1 Taurus 20 Sun, and tMercury will be 8 Cancer 53, in a 67.5 (3 X 22.5) aspect to the Sun. This says that on this day the example Taurus should be physically and mentally active, mobile, and communicative. Let’s say our example Taurus’s progressed Sun in the second week of July is 16 Gemini 20, and on July 14th tSaturn will be 23 Leo 50, hitting both the natal and progressed Sun on the 45 and 67.5 (3 X 22.5) aspects. I can definitely state that for a few days before and a few days after July 14th, our Taurus will have some problems. It could be a toothache, or trouble involving a brother, husband, boyfriend, male friend or co-worker, or possibly dealing with a father’s illness.
A few years ago a former student called me for advice about changing her dental surgery appointment, due in one week, because she saw a harsh aspect coming and she feared something could go very wrong. Her natal Sun is 5 Cancer 02 and her Uranus is 20 Fixed 28; they are semi-square with a 28-minute orb. The aspect she saw was tUranus coming to square to her nUranus, and tMars in Scorpio approaching both Uranus positions, and applying to a semi-square to her Sun. These are indeed indications of danger; as it turned out, she never got to the dentist: on January 28, 2001, as she walked down a flight of stairs the toe of her shoe got caught in a raised metal strip two steps from the bottom; she fell in such a way that she dislocated her hip.
The midpoint of tMars and tUranus (written tMa/tUr) equaled her nUranus; this meant accident or surgery. At the same time, tSa (Saturn) was applying to her Ma/Sa (Mars/Saturn midpoint) by 22 ½ aspect. On the 90 degree dial her nSun at 5 Cancer 02 + nMars at 3 fixed 34 = her pSun at 3 mutable 58. So her Sun, Mars, Uranus and Saturn were getting set off by her pSun, tMars, tUranus and tSaturn, in a different way than most reading this article are used to noting. This demonstrates the extensive detail and wealth of information available using Uranian astrology. By the way, the accident was followed by surgery.
This article was ready to be sent off to be edited when a terrible disaster occurred. On April 16, 2007 at 7:15 AM in Blacksburg, VA, a student, Seung-Hui Cho, went on a killing spree. He shot 33 people to death, including himself, and wounded many more. The shooter was born January 18, 1984 in South Korea, time and town unknown at this moment. His Sun at 27 Capricorn was semi-square his Uranus at 12 Sag; his natal North Node was 15 Gemini 18. The New Moon the morning after the shooting was 27 Aries, squaring his nSun, and the tNorth Node was conjunct tUranus, both squaring his nNodes. TMars/Uranus was exactly squaring his Uranus, bringing in its semi-square to his Sun.
Here I am going to bring in one Uranian planet, Cupido. Cupido has to do with groups, family and community. The shooter’s nCupido is 12 fixed, his nSaturn is 15 fixed, tSaturn was 18 fixed, and his pSun was almost 21 Aquarius, creating a planetary picture (using abbreviations) of nCu/nSA=tSa/pSu: sorrow, death and separation in the community caused by him. Here again we had Sun to Sun, Uranus to Uranus, Node to Node, and Saturn to Saturn contacts.
Bill Clinton (born Aug. 19, 1946, at 8:51 AM CST, in Hope AR), following his midlife crisis decision to reach for the gold ring, became President, when his progressed Sun was 45 degrees from his natal Sun. Even though he served two terms, his opponents were out to bring him down from day one, but he served two terms. The public never stopped loving him because his Sun at 26 Leo 00 is semi-square his Venus (11 Libra 07), and his pSun was at 11 Libra 12 on the day of his first inauguration, January 20, 1993. The day after the inauguration, January 21st, tVenus was 22 ½ to his Su/Ve.
It is interesting that tVenus on January 20, 1993 was 17 Pisces 43, and at tVe was 17 Pisces 46 on January 20, 2001; on January 20, 2009 tVe will be 17 Pisces 47! So whether or not Hillary Clinton becomes our next President, her husband will still be connected to the Washington power base. Why would the Venus return of the 2001 inauguration be connected to the Venus of his 1993 inauguration? (Usually ex-presidents, especially if they are members of the opposing party, are usually not invited to stately functions). Bill Clinton is married to a senator who began her term in 2001; this has kept him tied to the inner circle.
Of course, if I am looking at Bill’s nSun-Venus and the cycle of tVenus at the various inaugurations, I must look at Hillary’s chart as well. (There is a debate as to whether she was born at 8:00 AM or 8:00 PM, on Oct. 26, 1947, in Chicago, IL. I for one, think that it is the later hour that describes her, not the earlier.) In the 8:00 PM chart the Moon is 29 Pisces 12, sesquiquadrate (135 degrees) to Mars at 14 Leo 16; both are on the cardinal (world) axis with a 45 minute orb, and her Pluto is at 14 Leo 51, also on the cardinal (world) axis. The interpretation of this planetary combination? An aggressively powerful woman who is a public figure - no if, ands, or buts about it!
When Hillary became the first lady of Arkanas on January 9, 1979 at 12:00 PM, tMars was 21 Capricorn 28; when she became first lady of the US, tMars was in Cancer, applying to an opposition with the Mars of 1979, and in January, 2009 Mars will be 18 Capricorn 29. When she became a power in her own right, in 2001, tJupiter was 1 Gemini 13 (nJupiter is 0 Sag. 37), and on January 20, 2009 tJu/nJu=tPL. (I want to make if very clear that I am just watching the repeat cycles and not making any forecast as to the next presidential election). Both Bill and Hillary’s planetary cycles show that no matter who wins the next presidential election, they will still be a couple connected to the power base in United States.
My purpose in writing this article is to bring to your attention that there is much more to a chart than the Ptolemaic aspects, and to encourage you to explore the world of cycles, dials, and Uranian Astrology. Try it – you’ll like it.
January 18, 1984 Time and place unknown
Aug. 19, 1946 8:51 AM CST Hope, Arkansas
Rodden Rating: A, from memory
Source: Clinton’s mother to S. Ackerman, as noted in ADB.
Oct. 26, 1947 8:00 PM Chicago, IL
Rodden Rating: DD, conflicting
Source: Celeste Longacre quotes her, and KT Boehrer confirms, as noted in ADB. When I went to her book signing everyone was asking her if she would be running for President. I on the other hand asked her her birth time she laughed and told me 8:00PM
Suggested Further Reading:
Witte-Lefeldt. Rules for Planetary Pictures
Do Love and Marriage Go together Like A Horse and Carriage?
By Arlene Marcia Nimark,
1242 East 8th Street, B’klyn, NY 11230
I dedicate this article to my dear friend Mary B. Downing who died March 9, 2005.
On April 9, 2005 at 12:30 PM in London, England Prince Charles and Camilla
Parker Bowles finally married after 33 years of an on-and-off relationship. Why has
the relationship of these two people survived all these years?
During the very public break-up of Charles' marriage to Princess Diana, Charles
and Camilla's clandestine relationship had became fodder for the scandal-
Here is the birth data of the three principle players in this soap opera:
Prince Charles was born November 14, 1948 at 9:14 PM, GMT, London, England
Camilla Parker Bowles was born July 17, 1947 at 7:10 AM, GDWT, London,
England, 51N30, 00W10
Princess Diana was born July 1, 1961 at 7:45 PM BST, Sandringham, England.
Where does the pattern for a relationship begin? What is the chemistry that attracts
a tall beautiful model-like girl to a short bald guy, or a tall handsome man in a
Brooks Brothers suit to a not-so-pretty girl in faded Gap jeans? It definitely is not a
trine between composite Sun to composite Venus!
Before I go any further, there are a few facts to take into consideration when
exploring any chart, much less a relationship, with consideration to age, culture,
class and background. A Saturn configuration for a middle-aged couple, the Royal
couple, or someone born in a Middle Eastern nation will manifest differently than
someone born, say, in the 1960’s in New York City.
A relationship consists of many components, including the family experiences that
they bring into the union. The female will pack her relationship (or lack of
relationship) with her father and the relationship her parents have with each other,
into her purse. He on the other hand will pack his relationship or lack of
relationship with his mother and the relationship of his parents into his backpack.
In this respect, the Royals are no different and that is why houses are so important
in this system of astrology.
The MC denotes the exact moment of birth, and in Uranian Astrology is considered
the most personal point in the horoscope. It is the only point that moves with exact
precision, 1 degree every 4 minutes. Twins born 3 minutes apart have a 45-minute
arc opening. For this reason we use the Meridian house system at all times. You will
notice that the Asc is different from the Meridian 1st house cusp. That is because the
Meridian 1st house cusp is your perception of yourself, as your Asc is others’
perception of you. The Asc is the mask you wear to meet and greet others. As
Wayne Booher, my friend and mentor put it, “your Asc is your family name as your
Meridian 1st house cusp is your first name”. The MC or Meridian is calculated
from the local sidereal time whereas the Asc is calculated according to one’s latitude
and relates to one's environment and those one encounters at that location.
The composite Sun is the physical union of the relationship, and the composite
Moon is the emotional union of the relationship. The composite Mercury is the
communication of the pair, the composite Venus is what they both value and the
composite Mars is how they work together as a unit. One cannot look at a composite
chart without considering the experiences each individual brings into the
relationship in these areas.
To check the personal aspects of the individuals I look to see where each planet of
party number one falls in party number two’s houses, of each of the six personal
point horoscopes. The six personal points are (beginning with the three inner
personal points) the MC ( the I, me), Sun (husband, father), Moon (wife, mother);
the next three are the outer personal points: Asc (the environment, the other), North
Node (intimate connection, the ties that bind) and the Aries Point (the outer world,
the public at large).
In looking at the six personal point horoscopes the arrow on the 360 degree dial that
indicates the beginning of 0 Cancer points to the individual’s MC, for the 10th house
of the individual’s MC horoscope, the Moon for the 10th house of the Moon
horoscope, and 0 Cancer for the 10th house of their Aries or Earth horoscope. The
arrow of 0 Capricorn should go on the Sun as the Sun becomes the cusp of the 4th
house of the individual’s solar horoscope. The arrow near 0 Libra should be placed
on the Ascand the Moon’s North Node in order to show the Asc and Node’s 1st house.
After placing both charts, including Meridian house cusps, around the 360 degree
dial, (each chart in its own color), I look to see into which houses each person’s
planets fall in the other individual’s six personal point horoscopes, and aspects they
make, if any, to the other person’s planets
I then look at each one’s SU/MO midpoint, perception of husband and wife, and
VE/MA midpoint, where the love and attraction falls. After I have done that, I am
ready to create the composite of the relationship which is the midpoint of their
planets. In Uranian Astrology we look at the hard aspects because that is where the
chemistry happens.. A VE of one party sextiling the MA of the other party, for
instance, causes no sparks. But the VE of one square or semi-square the MA of the
other may have them ripping off their clothes as soon as they hit the bedroom!
Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles first met in the fall of 1972, according to“House of Windsor” by Donald Spotto. At that time he would not have been
permitted to marry her due to the fact that she was a commoner. She went off and
married Andrew Parker Bowles, and he married Diana Spencer.
The marriage between of Prince Charles and Princess Diana enabled Charles to
fulfill his duty of producing an heir to the throne who would be accepted by the
people of England. Unfortunately, she was in love with him, but not he with her.
(While checking to see where Prince Charles was, mentally and emotionally, at the
time of his marriage and where he is now I added his pSU to the equation). When he
married Diana his pSU was 25 Sag. 34, was transiting his MC 6th house, he was
fulfilling his duty and responsibility, especially since his only job was to produce an
heir as he waited to ascend the throne. His pSU of 11 degrees Capricorn, went into
his MC 7th house the year she died, and we all know that after she died he set up
house with Camilla.
Now back to a brief exploration of Prince harles and Princess Di’s relationship,
before we move to the present royal couple. Her SU and ME were in his 12th house:
he never fully saw or heard Diana, and to reaffirm what I wrote about his job at
that time, her SU/MO (husband and wife) was in his MC 10th house, his career, his
reputation. Because his SU/MO fell in her MC 1st house, she had to appear as his
wife at all times, and present herself in a fashion befitting such a state. Their SU/SU,
(the composite SU), fell in her 8th house, giving her money and altering her life
forever, and for her love. (the 2nd and 8th houses are not only money but love as
well). The 8th house is the love one receives from others, and with the SU/SU in her
MC 8th house, she expected love from the union. To affirm that expectation, her
VE/MA was exactly square his MC.
The composite SU/SU fell in his MC 3rd house; to him their marriage was more
about image. His VE/MA fell in her 4th MC house; I am sure that there were
aspects of her that he cared about when they first started their relationship, but
after their marriage the fact that his VE/MA was also the midpoint of his MC 3rd
house cusp and her Saturn, and his ME = Di’s NE/Charles NO, (definite indications
of communication problems), it all fell apart. Another indication of their
mismatched relationship was her O/UR=VE and his SU. This combination tells us
that she never felt secure about his love for her, and that this combination brought
out unstable emotional behavior in her. She had every reason to believe there was a
problem with his Saturn 156 ½ (multiples of 22 ½) to their MO/MO, and opposite
their ME/ME. I have found that if a couple has good communications their
problems can be worked out, but if the communications are bad or non-existent
even working with a therapist won’t help the relationship.
I would like to introduce the 90 degree dial and transits and solar arcs, to this topic.
On the 90 degree dial planetary pictures look different than they do on the 360
degree dial. A square or conjunction on the 360 degree dial may not look so on the
90 degree dial, especially if the orb is larger than 1 degree. On the 360 degree dial
you can have a planet (the SU, for instance) 45 degrees away from the MO and 135 degrees away from VE-that would be known as an indirect planetary picture. On
the 90 degree dial the SU will appear to be opposite both the MO and VE.
When Charles and Diana married, the SU/SU =tKR. Kronos made their
relationship royal; in other words they became a Royal Couple. The trouble that
was about to strike them can be found in tSA/tMO = SU/SU = Diana’s UR. No one should get married with tMO/tSA=SU/SU, a emotional hindrance in the physical
union, for the physical union suffers because of a depressed or insecure wife. Diana
bit off more than she could chew, with tSA 22 ½ to her nSA. Yes SA is formal
commitment, but reality sets in, and for someone who has a MO/UR=VE, she was forced to grow up too quickly.
Now let us go to the present Royal Couple, Charles and Camilla. If Camilla’s birth
time is correct her MC and ASC are almost conjunct Charles’s. We know that his
birth time is correct so we can check where her planets fall in his MC houses and we
can see where his planets fall in her SU, MO and NO houses, which are the
relationship personal points. Her SU and ME fall in his MC 1st house and his ASC
12th house. This means that he sees her and communicates with her, even though
others do not, or when they are allowed to, do not “get it.” We all had to be
introduced to her by her long-time friend. When their wedding plans were made
public many of her dear friends gave long interviews about her, as they tried to give
a personality to what the world knew as "the other woman." Her MO, VE are
conjunct his MC 1st house cusp; she truly cared about him and always had a warm
spot in her heart for him from the moment they met.
I have to stop a moment to relay another observation: Camilla’s MO, VE was
conjunct Diana’s SU. The interlacing of these planets leads me to think that
Camilla knew Diana’s weakness and insecurity and was able to weave herself back
into Charles’s life when it suited her.
Back to the happy couple: Camilla’s ME is 22 ½ to her PL - she can read between
the lines, - and 45 to his SA. If Charles does not listen to her, or does not like what
she is talking about, she knows how to assess the situation and work with it, without
causing any problem between the two of them. Her NO is 135 degrees from his VE
and his NO is 111 ¼ to her SU (on the 90 degree dial her NO looks as if it is opposite
his VE and his NO appears to be 11 ¼ from her SU). As I said earlier, it is the hard
aspects that create the body heat
Nodes are karmic ties, and combined with PL, either in hard aspect or by midpoint,
are karmic relationships. At a workshop on relationships given by Wayne Booher,
he said to look at the NO/PL axis to see what karmic bonds are present. It is written
that when Camilla met Charles she said that since their great grand-parents were
lovers why shouldn’t they become lovers? Well, her NO/PL = his SU, KR, and his
NO/PL is 11 ¼ from his SU, KR which means that it is 11 ¼ from her NO/PL. Theirs
is definitely a karmic relationship. This tells me that Diana’s goose was cooked
before she even met Charles.
At this time I will be referring mostly to their planets on the 90 degree dial and I will
be using their whole, half and double solar arcs. At the time of their marriage
Camilla’s whole solar arc was 55.32, her half solar arc was 27.46 and double was
111.04. Charles’s solar are was 57.18, half 28.39 and double 114.36
On the day that Charles and Camilla married, her nSU/pSU, (where she was at that
time in her life) on the 90 degree dial fell 45 to Charles pMO, which tells me that on
that day his heart belonged to her. Their SU/SU = her VE by her double solar arc,
and his 3rd and 9th house cusps and his pMO by his solar arc, and his ZE by his ½
solar arc. His natal NE/PL = MO: he is powerless due to his mother, the Queen and
at the same time this planetary picture indicates his sensitivity. He does not like
being forced into emotional power plays.
Their MO/MO falls right on his SA and brings in her ME, PL: she understands that
emotional neediness has no place in his realm.
His SU/her MO = her pMO/tZE; she was excited to finally become his wife. His
MO/her SU is 11 ¼ to the composite SU/SU and his VE by her solar arc. Transiting
SA was opposite his SA and composite MO/MO - the death of the Pope most likely
had cast a slight shadow on their gaiety, and theirs is a more mature marriage than
his first was.
They both deemed themselves lucky the day that they got married. Transiting
Jupiter was on his MC and her MO/his VE and was 22 ½ to his nSU/pSU, and 22 ½
from his MA and was hitting her JU and her SU by her solar arc. Her SU/JU = his
MC, MA, shows that she is lucky that her husband has an occupation that gives her
pleasure emotionally and financially.
What does the future hold for our happy couple, or should I say the threesome. Prince Charles is the oldest prince waiting to become king in the history of the English Monarchy. Everyone is wondering if Charles will ever be crowned King? Will the world see Camilla became Queen? Will the Queen turn over the throne to Prince William? When Prince William is crowned King, at his coronation everyone will be looking at him but remembering Princess Diana.
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