Dropped

As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods, They kill us for their sport. King Lear. Shakespeare

Dropped is a French survival reality television series that was scheduled to broadcasted in 2015 on TF1, a private French tv channel. The reality show consists in dropping celebrities into a hostile environment and leaving them to take care of themselves. Filming began in February 2015, but was halted in early March following a helicopter crash in which ten people died, including three of the contestants and five of the production crew. The accident took place at around 5.00 p.m. local time on 9 March 2015 near the town of Villa Castelli in Argentina.  Shortly after taking off, the two helicopters crashed into each other,  fell to the ground and started to burn. The victims’ bodies were taken out 15 hours after the incident, due to the high temperature caused by the fire of the two aircraft. The three contestants, who died in the accident, were famous French sports stars: the yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, the Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and the Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine.

Let’s keep in mind two important ints from the Quadripartitum.

Says Ptolemy in the Tetrabiblos chapter “Of Quality of Death”:

in the tropical or four-footed signs, when [Saturn] is with the sun or is in opposition to him, or if he is with Mars instead of the sun, by being caught in the collapse of a house; and if they are in mid‑heaven, above or below the earth, by a fall from a height.

and

Deaths occur in foreign lands if the planets that occupy the destructive places fall in the declining places, and particularly whenever the moon happens to be in, or quartile to, or in opposition to, the aforesaid regions.

Florence-Arthaud Florence Arthaud

Florence Arthaud Geniture

Florence Arthaud Geniture

The Moon, Luminary of Time, is in the VII place, in exile, in aversion with the Horoscope. Mercury, the Lord of horoscope, is combust in aversion with the Horoscope. Saturn opposes the Ascendent.  The star Aldebaran, having nature of Mars, is rising at the Horoscope.

Apheta: Horoscope. The Luminary of Time, the Moon, is in the VIII house so it’s unsuitable. The syzygy before the nativity is new Moon so the horoscope is the Apheta.

Alcochoden: Saturn.The only planet having dignity in the place of horoscope and expecting it is Saturn so it should be the Alcochoden. Saturn peregrine at the descendent gives its medium years: 43.5. Jupiter is in sextile with it so it gives 12 years and 45.5 months.That adds to 59 years and 3 months. Florance Arthaud lived 57 years and 4 months.

Arthaud's aspects

Arthaud’s aspects

The Anaretic Encounter: Directed Saturn is parallel in mundo to the natal Moon. Saturn is able to be the anareta because in the nativity is the malefic out of the sect and in opposition to the Horoscope.

Quality of Death: The death is violent because also the Sun was squared in the zodiac by Saturn of Direction.

We see:

  • Direction Saturn squares the natal Sun
  • Saturn is in Sagittarius, a four-footed sign, in the geniture
  • Sun by direction reaches a place close to the subterranean pivot as we can see from the astrolabe picture below
  • Saturn is falling from the occidental angle in the geniture

Those conditions verify the Ptolemy’s sentences excepts for the aspect which is a square and not a conjunction or an opposition.

Solar Return

Solar Return

In the Solar Return Mars is with the Moon; Saturn is doing an equicruria in mundo with the Moon.

Arthaud's Direction

Arthaud’s Direction

Alexis-Vastine Alexis Vastine

Alexis Vastine's geniture

Alexis Vastine’s geniture

The Sun, Luminary of the Time, is in XII place. Jupiter, Lord of the Horoscope, is in domicile Pisces but cadent in the III place. Saturn is rising at the Horoscope and is in opposition to the Moon.

Apheta: Moon. The Luminary of Time, the Sun, is in the XII place so is not suitable. The Moon visible, setting on the western horizon so the Moon is the Apheta.

Alcochoden: Saturn. Mercury and Saturn are dignified in the place of the Moon and Saturn opposes the Moon from the eastern horizon so Saturn is the Alcochoden. Saturn is under the sun’s rays so is weak and can give only it lesser years: 30. The only aspect of Saturn is a square with Jupiter and so Jupiter doesn’t give anymore years. That adds to 30 years. Alexis Vastine lived 28 years and 4 months.

Vastine-aspects

Vastine’s aspects

 

The Anaretic Encounter: Directed Mars is parallel in mundo to the natal Sun. Mars is the anareta because in the nativity is the malefic out of the sect and square the Sun.

Quality of Death: The death is violent because the Moon was in the terms of Mars and the direction Saturn squares the direction Mars.

We see:

  • Saturn of direction squares the Mars of direction
  • Saturn is in Capricorn, a tropical sign and  Mars in Aries a four-footed sign
  • Mars is close to the subterranean angle in the geniture
  • Mars if falling from the subterranean angle

Those conditions verify the Ptolemy’s sentences excepts for the aspect which is a square and not a conjunction or an opposition.

Vastine's Solar Return

Vastine’s Solar Return

Vastine Astrolabe

Vastine’s Direction

Camille-Muffat Camille Muffat

Camille Muffat's geniture

Camille Muffat’s geniture

Jupiter, Lord of the Horoscope, is in opposition to Saturn which is with the malefic Aculeus Scorpionis. Mars squares Jupiter in mundo. Mars squares Saturn in mundo. Mars out-of-sect is with the Moon.

Apheta: Sun. The luminary of Time, the Sun, is in the X place so it’s the Apheta.

Alcochoden: Mars. Mars is dignified by domicile, term and secondary triplicity in the place of the Sun and it is also conjuncted with the diurnal Luminary so Mars is the Alcochoden. Mars is combust so it can give only its lesser years: 15. Mars is conjuncted with Mercury and the Moon. Mercury is under the sun’s rays so it doesn’t gives any more years. The Moon is invisible, because it’s the New Moon and she doesn’t adds any year. Venus add its lesser years and its medium months, that is, 8 years and 45 months. That is 26 years and 9 months. Camille Muffat lived 25 years and 4 months.

Muffat's aspects

Muffat’s aspects

The Anaretic Encounter: Directed Horoscope is in conjunction with natal Saturn. Saturn is the anareta because in the nativity Mars is combust. Moreover Saturn is in opposition to Jupiter, Lord of the Horoscope. Saturn is with the Scorpio’s Sting.

Quality of Death: The death is violent because the Sun was in the terms of Saturn. Also Mars is parallel in mundo to the Moon and the direction Saturn squares the natal Sun.

We see:

  • Saturn squares Mars in mundo in the geniture and Saturn is in Capricorn, tropical sign and Mars at the supernal pivot with the Moon
  • Direction Saturn squares direction Sun, Sun is at the supernal angle, falling from it

Those conditions verify the Ptolemy’s sentences excepts for the aspect which is a square and not a conjunction or an opposition.

Muffat's  Solar Return

Muffat’s Solar Return

In the Solar Return Mars is rising at the eastern horizon. The Sun is at the Medium Coeli is squared by Mars at the horoscope. The Moon is in the XII place.

Muffat's Direction

Muffat’s Direction

In the death direction Saturn is at the eastern horizon and Sun at the upper angle.

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4 thoughts on “Dropped

  1. david

    “Deaths occur in foreign lands if the planets that occupy the destructive places fall in the declining places, and particularly whenever the moon happens to be in, or quartile to, or in opposition to, the aforesaid regions.”
    How can a planet in the destructive places(evil houses??) fall in declining places??

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  2. devitacoelituscomparanda Post author

    Ptolemy when is talking about the destructive places doesn’t mean a house as the VIII house for example. He means the places from which a malefic planet can cast a ray to the Apheta, the giver of life, and destroy the life of the native. So actually the destructive place is where the Anareta, the destructive planet, is placed.

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    1. paul

      So my Mars is exalted in Capricorn in 8th house.The ruler Saturn is dignified in Aquarius in 9th but under Suns beams. Would you consider any of them Anareta? Having sun in 8th I take it my Moon in 10th is the Apheta but not sure
      thanks in advance

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      1. devitacoelituscomparanda Post author

        Dear Paul, I don’t have your geniture so I cannot say anything reliable. Also I’m still studying and I would not dare to deal with such delicate topic for a living person. Anyway in order to clarify the Ptolemaic techniques and doctrine I can say that your Moon in 10th is the Apheta since she is in an aphetic place and the Sun in the 8th is unsuitable, even if your nativity is diurnal and the Sun would have been preferred. Mars in a diurnal nativity is the malefic out-of-sect planet so it works against the native and it could be the Anareta.

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