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French Presidential Election: part 1

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The French will go to the polls in April and May this year to choose the new president. Since France is one the major countries in the EU, the new president will definitely make a difference in the political scenario of the next years in Europe and probably also in the rest of the world. After the Brexit consultation which brought the UK on the road to leave the EU, the mounting dissatisfaction with the European policy in France can put in power an eurosceptic president.

In this article we will analyze the genitures of the five candidates in order to see who has the most significators of eminence and dignity. In a next article we will check the solar revolutions, the protections and the directions for each candidate in order to have a picture of the possible pool outcome.

Significators of Eminence

Ptolemy says:

It will be needful to determine the questions of dignity and happiness resulting therefrom from the position of the luminaries and the familiarity to them of their attendant planets. For if both the luminaries are in masculine signs and either both of them, or even one of the two, angular, and particularly if the luminary of the sect is also attended by the five planets, matutine to the sun and vespertine to the moon, the children will be kings. And if the attendant planets are either themselves angular or bear an aspect to the superior angle, the children born will continue to be great, powerful, and world-rulers, and they will be even more fortunate if the attendant planets are in dexter aspect to the superior angles. But if, while the others are in this position, the sun alone is in a masculine sign, and the moon is in a feminine one, and one of the luminaries is angular, they will be merely generals, with power of life and death. If, however, besides this the attendant planets are neither angular nor witnessing to the angles, they will be merely great and will enjoy partial dignities, those which involve the wearing of chaplets, or those of superintendence or of military command, and not those of first rank. But if the luminaries are not angular, and most of the attendant planets are either angular or in aspect with the angles, they will not attain the more conspicuous honours but rather civil leadership and moderate advancement in their careers. If, however, the attendant planets are not associated with the angles, they are rendered obscure in their actions and without preferment, and they are entirely humble and miserable in their fortunes when neither of the luminaries is angular, or in a masculine sign, or attended by the beneficent planets. The general outline, then, of the investigation before us involves a gradation of dignities of this sort. Since there are very many conditions intermediate between these grades, one must estimate them from the specific qualities of the luminaries themselves, and the particular variations in the manner in which they are attended, and the government of the attendance. For if their attendance consists of planets of the same sect, or of the beneficent planets, greater independence and security will attend the dignities; but if it involves the opposite sect, or the maleficent planets, there will be dependency and less security. The kind of future honour is to be divined from the quality of the attending planets; for if Saturn governs the attendance, he brings about power based on wealth and the amassing of riches, but Jupiter or Venus that which rests upon favours, gifts, honours, and magnanimity; Mars brings power founded on generalships, victories, and the fears of subordinates, and Mercury that which depends upon intelligence, education, and the care and management of affairs.

As we see front the passage above, Ptolemy assigns the rank of the native in decreasing order from the most dignity in the following manner:

1
  • Both luminaries in masculine sign
  • both or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
2
  • Both luminaries in masculine sign
  • both or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
3
  • Sun in a masculine sign, Moon in a feminine sign
  • one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
4
  • both luminaries or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
5
  • no luminary angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • most of doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
6
  • no luminary angular
  • luminary of the sect has doryphory
7
  • no luminary angular
  • no doryphory

Candidates

In the table below for each candidate are displayed the main significators, which are the ptolemaic significator of eminence and secondary significators according to Valens, Rhetorius and Porphyry.

The doryphory to the Sun is an oriental planets which is in aspect with the Sun; the doryphory to the Moon is a planet which the Moon is applying to.

Rex and Miles are, according to Cielo e Terra and Gerolamo Vitali, are respectively the lord of the 5 hylegiacal place (Sun, Moon, Ascendent, Tyche, Prenatal Syzygy), and the  most dignified planet in the char both by essential and accidental dignities.

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Mainly significators
 Light of the Time Sun in masc. Leo (dom.) in X Moon in fem. Pisc. in V, combust Sun in masc.  Sag. in XI Sun in fem. Cancer, cadent XII Sun in masc. Leo (dom.), in XI
Other Light Moon  in fem. Capr (exile), in III Sun in fem. Pisc. in V  Moon in fem. Taurus (exal.) in III  Moon in masc. Aquar., IX  Moon in fem. Pisces, angular VII
 Doryphory to the Light of the Time Saturn in VII in Aries in his terms by trine  Mars in III in Sag. peregrine by square  Saturn in Aries in X by square  Mars in XI in Leo peregrine
 Doryphory to the other Light Mars in III in Sag peregrine by square; Jupiter in IX Gem exile by square  Moon void of course  Mars in XI in Leo peregrine by trine
Doriphory angular or in aspect to MC  Saturn angular in VII  Saturn angular in X
Secondary significators
 Aspects to Doryphory Mars square, Venus trine, Moon trine, Jupiter trine  in mundo Mars: Jupiter opposition, Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon square  Venus trine, Jupiter trine, Sun square, Mars opposition Moon trine, Hor sextile, Saturn sextile
MC  in Cancer  in Cancer in trine with Venus, Sun and Saturn (all dexter)  in Scorpio  in Pisces trined by Jupiter  in Gemini squared by Moon (dexter) and Saturn, in sextile with the Sun
Planets in X house  Sun e Mercury in Leo, Mars in Cancer Cauda  Saturn in Aries
Almuten of X house  Jupiter in Virgo in XI applied by the Moon and in trine with Saturn in mundo Jupiter in Gem in IX in opposition to Mars, in square to Venus, Sun and Moon  Mars in Leo in VII in trine with Moon and Venus  Venus in Leo in II, trine of Mars, opposition of Moon, sextile of Mars and Sun  Mercury in Virgo retrograde, in XII, with Venus
 Phase  Venus: evening rising; Saturn: first station Venus: evening rising
 Tyche in Pisces  at the Hor  in Gem. squared by Saturn  in Pisces parallel in mundo with Mars  in Aries squared by Mars
 Daimon  in Taurus squared by Venus and in sextile with Mars  in Libra in trine with Jupiter and in sextile with Mars  in Scorp. sextile with Mars  in Libra with Mars, opposed by Saturn  in Aquar. opposed by Sun
 11th from Tyche Moon in Taurus
 Stars  Alphecca rising, Castor culminating  Bellatrix with Jupiter, Tyche with Arcturus  Markab,Shaula at Hor, Alphecca at MC, Sun with Laguna, Saturn with Regulus  Hor with Pollux and Betelgeuse, Jupiter with Sirius, Mars with Spica  Moon and occident with Deneb
 Miles Saturn  Venus Jupiter  Jupiter Saturn  Saturn
 Rex  Venus  Venus  Venus  Venus  Mars

Candidates in order of Eminence

Marine Le Pen

Marin Le Pen
Marine Le  Pen has the light in sect, the  Sun, angular in X, in Leo, a masculine sign, and Saturn is a doryphory of the Sun since Saturn is oriental, diurnal and he trines the Sun and has ruleship over the Sun by term. Saturn, the doryphory, is angular. So the geniture falls into category 3. Saturn is in his term but he is in fall in Aries. Saturn is doing the first station, so he is quite strong. Saturn has familiarities by trine with the Moon, which is concord with diurnal sect of Saturn since she is waxing; he has familiarity by trine with Jupiter and Venus, which doing the evening heliacal rising and by square in mundo with Mars which is his lord by domicile . Saturn is Miles, that is the most dignified planet in the chart. So Saturn is  strong signifier of eminence. Moreover we see that three star, the Sun, Mercury and Mars are in the X place.

 

Jean-Luc Melenchon

Jean-Luc Melenchon
Jean-Luc Melenchon has the light out of sect, the  Moon, angular in VII in Pisces, a feminine sign and Mars is a doryphory of the Moon since the Moon is applying to him and Mars has ruleship over the Moon by term and the Moon is waning. Mars, the doryphory, is nor angular neither he aspects the MC. Mars is nocturnal and oriental. So the geniture falls into category 4. Moreover Mars is peregrine in sextile with the Horoscope and Saturn which is on the oriental horizon. Saturn is in domicile in Libra is opposing the Moon which is on the occidental horizon. Mars is Rex, Saturn is Miles. Tyche is in Aries in square with her lord Mars. This geniture is far less eminent than Le Pen’s geniture.

 

Benoit Hamon

Benoit Hamon

Benoit Hamon has no angular light. Saturn is doryphory to the the light of time, the Sun, since Saturn is oriental, diurnal and squares the Sun. This doryphory is weak since Saturn has no ruleship over the Sun. Saturn is angular in the X. The geniture falls into category 5. Saturn is in fall in Aries and he is opposed in mundo by his lord Mars in Libra. Saturn is also in trine with Jupiter and Venus which is the almuten of the X. Saturn is Miles. The MC is in trine with his lord Jupiter. Some fixed star are notable: Betelgeuse  and Pollux at the horoscope; Sirius with Jupiter; Spica with Mars. I think that this geniture is quite close to the Melenchon’s geniture about eminence.

 

Francois Fillon

Francois FillonFrancois Fillon has no angular light. Mars and Jupiter are doryphory to the light of time, the Moon, since the Moon is applying to Mars and Jupiter and Mars has ruleship over the Moon by triplicity and Jupiter by domicile. Mars is nocturnal and oriental; the Moon is waning. Jupiter is diurnal and occidental in fall in Gemini so Jupiter is not in a very good condition as bodyguard; also is not of the same sect of the Moon.The geniture falls into category 6. Mars is peregrine and he is in opposition to Jupiter, his lord by domicile and triplicity. Mars is also in square in mundo with Venus, her lord by terms. Moreover is in square with the Sun.  The MC is in trine with Venus, Saturn and the Sun. Venus is doing the evening heliacal rising and is also Rex and Milex with the participation of Jupiter. Bellatrix is with Jupiter. Also this geniture is not so distant from the two previous genitures.

 

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron has no angular light and the lights have not doryphory. The geniture falls into category 7. The almuten of the X, Mars, is angular in the VII in trine with Venus and the Moon.  The Moon in exaltation in Taurus in the acquisitive place. This geniture doesn’t show significative marks of eminence.

 

 

Final Considerations

Marine Le Pen’s geniture is the most dignified among the candidates to the French Presidential Election. Emmanuel Macron who is credited for passing the first round has definitely the less dignified geniture. The other three candidate are in the middle between those two extremes, close to each others.

 

Erasmus Roterodamus

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The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly. Erasmus

Recently I visit Rotterdam, homeland of the famous Renaissance humanist Erasmus. He was a scholar in latin and ancient greek and he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. He is mostly remembered for his witty and satirical work ‘In Praise of Folly’.
Although Erasmus referred several times in his writings to his age, there is no certainty about the year of his birth since those references point in many different directions, ranging from 1464 to 1472 or even later. Anyway I have found in the book “Astrologia Naturalis” written in 1645 by David Origanus, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, the geniture of Erasmus Roterodamus.

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Erasmus’ geniture from Astrologia Naturalis

Probably the time of birth that Origanus reports in his book is not very reliable, since he wrote two centuries after the Erasmus’ birth, anyway I think it can be interesting to give a look the the chart and with a bit of folly, as Erasmus suggests, we will find Origanus even trustworthy .

About the birth date of Erasmus Origanus wrote in his ‘Astrologia Naturalis’: Anno 1467 Oct. Die 27 Hor. 16.30. In North Europe during the XVII century the hours were calculated as equal hours starting from the midnight according to the civilian mode or from the midday according to the astronomical mode. We can easily recognize that Origanus used the equals hours front the midday according to the astronomical computation since the Sun is in the second house in the fourth quadrant as it is between midnight and the dawn and not in the second quadrant as in the afternoon before sunset. So the Erasmus’ birth, according to Origanus, was on 28th October 1467, 4.30 a.m local time. Below we can see the geniture as calculated by Phasis. We see that some planetary and house positions in Origanus’ chart are not very correct but the differences consist at most in few degrees.

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Erasmus’ geniture – domification Regiomontanus

Origanus uses the geniture to exemplify the influence of Venus and Mercury over the manners of the native. He writes:De Venere.png

About Venus. Venus gift is beauty. Therefore in good aspect with Mercury especially in the first house she makes promptly excel in neatness of manners and speeches. In this way Erasmus from Rotterdam has Venus.

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Erasmus’ geniture – domification Placidus

In Erasmus’ geniture Mercury is with Venus which is also his Lord since he is in Libra. Mercury is retrograde but he is doing the matutine heliacal rising. Actually the Lord of the Soul is Venus since she is the Lord of Mercury and in conjunction with him. According to Ptolemy the Lord of Action is Mercury since he is doing the matutine heliacal rising and so Mercury with his Lord Venus gives him the beauty of speech and writing.  Both Mercury and Venus are in trine with retrograde Jupiter exalted in Cancer in the XI house giving fame to him for his religious writings while trying to be impartial in the religious dispute between the Catholic Church and the rising Protestant Reformation.

 

 

The American Midas

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Annibale Caracci – Apollo gives the ass’ears to Midas

Though the rest was human, he was punished in that sole aspect: he wore the ears of a slow-moving ass. He was anxious to conceal them, and tried to detract from the shameful ugliness of his head with a purple turban. But the servant who used to trim his long hair with a blade, found it out, who, since he dare not reveal the disgrace he had seen, but eager to broadcast it to the four winds, and unable to keep it to himself, went off quietly and dug a hole in the soil. In a tiny voice, he whispered to the hollow earth, and buried his spoken evidence under the infill, and stole away having closed up the hidden trench. But a thick bed of quivering reeds began to shoot up there, and as soon as they had grown, at the end of the year, they gave the burrower away: stirred gently, then, by the wind they repeated the buried words, and testified against his master. Ovid Metamorphoses XI

In the presidential election of November 8 2016 the billionaire tycoon Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Without any prior governmental or military experience and opposed by the cultural and entertainment elite he was eventually able to collect the votes of rural and deindustrialized zones and people who saw this eminent outsider as a possibility of change.

The geniture

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The temperament

Mars is rising at the horoscope in the bounds of Mars. The Sun, Lord of the Horoscope, is in Gemini in the bounds of Mars and he trines Mars. The Moon in Sagittarius trines Mars and she is moving away by hexagon from her lord Jupiter. So the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are both occidental. Jupiter is in his second station. Moreover Regulus, the heart of Leo, is rising at the horoscope. Regulus is of nature of Mars and Jupiter and so the rulership over the body of Mars and Jupiter is again stressed. The Moon is almost perfecting the opposition to the Sun, that is Full Moon, and so very hot. Therefore Trump’s predominant quality is hot and his temperament is Choleric Sanguine.

Ptolemy says:

When Jupiter is setting, he makes his subjects light, to be sure, but not as before, in such a way as to give them a good colour, and with lank hair or even bald in front and on the crown, and of average stature; in temperament they have an excess of the moist.

When he [Mars] is setting, he makes them in appearance simply ruddy, of middle height, with small eyes, not much hair on the body, and straight yellow hair; their temperament exceeds in the dry.

Since Jupiter is near to his highest boreal altitude Trump’s body is big and fleshy but agile.

The Moon is with Shaula a harmful star in the Sting of Scorpio which brings damage to the eyes.

The soul

Mercury is in Cancer, occidental and making the evening heliacal rising. Mercury is almost feralis, that is alone, except for a parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his Lord by exaltation. Since Jupiter is the Lord of the Moon as we have already seen, Jupiter is the Lord of the Soul. Jupiter is occidental, in his second station, dignified by term, in a cadent house because of the ptolemaic rule of 5 dead degrees.

Jupiter in a equinoctial sign produces souls fitted for dealing with the people, fond of turbulence and political activity, glory-seeking; in his evening station he produces souls noble and wise, but with mediocre memory, not painstaking nor fond of labour, but investigators of hidden things, says Ptolemy. Moreover Jupiter is in his proper face or almugea to the Sun and so he gives a liberal, simple, self-willed, strong, noble person.

If Jupiter alone has the domination of the soul, in honourable positions he makes his subjects magnanimous, generous, god-fearing, honourable, pleasure-loving, kind, magnificent, liberal, just, high-minded, dignified, minding their own business, compassionate, fond of discussion, beneficent, affectionate, with qualities of leadership. If he chances to be in the opposite kind of position, he makes their souls seem similar, to be sure, but with a difference in the direction of greater humility, less conspicuousness, and poorer judgement. For example, instead of magnanimity, he endows them with prodigality; instead of reverence for the gods, with superstition; instead of modesty, with cowardice; instead of dignity, with conceit; instead of kindness, with foolish simplicity; instead of the love of beauty, with love of pleasure; instead of high-mindedness, with stupidity; instead of liberality, with indifference, and the like.

Here the Jupiter’s condition is not very dignified but it is also effected by some aspects with other planets. Firstly Jupiter is in mutual reception with Saturn and Venus by a quartile aspect both in mundo and in the zodiac since Jupiter is in Libra, domicile of Venus and exaltation of Saturn and Venus and Saturn are conjuncted in Cancer, exaltation of Jupiter. But Saturn and Venus are superior to Jupiter. Venus in right square with Jupiter gives a strong desire for women; he will love beautiful ladies and possibly harlots. Moreover the conjunction of Saturn and Venus corrupts the passive part of the soul and makes him even more prone to desire and indulgence in pleasures. The other aspect is Mars in sextile in mundo with Jupiter. Mars is very strong since he is angular but he is out-of-sect therefore he make Trump active and commanding but bossy and despotic. Here Mars is also in aspect with the Moon close to the Full Moon, so the choleric mood effects even more the sensitive soul. Moreover the Moon is with Shaula a harmful star of nature of Mercury and Mars.

Lets note that the Moon is actually not only very close to the Full Moon but also with Cauda, that is, Trump was born during a lunar eclipse though not visible from USA during his birth. This peculiar configuration is by itself quite critical and it effects the native strongly, in particular it clouds the sensitive soul and if had not been for the presence of Jupiter and the antiparallel between the Moon and Mercury, the angular Mars would have brought a serious illness to his soul.

The profession

Mercury is making the evening heliacal rising and so he is the Lord of Activity. Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his exaltation lord, so Jupiter testifies Mercury.

Says Ptolemy:

For if Mercury governs action, to speak generally, he makes his subjects scribes, men of business, calculators, teachers, merchants, bankers, soothsayers, astrologers, sacrificers, and in general those who perform their functions by means of documents, interpretation, and giving and taking.

If it is Jupiter that witnesses, they will be law-makers, orators, sophists, who enjoy familiarity with great persons.

The Material Fortune

The Lot of Fortune is angular, with the descendent. It is in aversion with its Lord Saturn in exile in Cancer. But Saturn is aspected by benefics: he is conjuncted with Venus and squared by Jupiter in mutual reception as we have already seen. Moreover the Lot of Fortune is aspected by the Luminars, Jupiter and Mars. The trines of the Sun and Jupiter are quite beneficial but the opposition of Mars from the ascendent seems to indicate a sudden reversal of fortune or loss due to unwary and impulsive actions.

Lets note that both the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit are with Vega, the star of nature of Mercury and Venus, in the constellation of Lyra. Stade says:

The Lyra in the second house or with Jupiter or Venus or with the Lot of Fortune, gives great wealth.

Here Vega is not in the second house but she is with the Lot of Fortune aspected by Jupiter in the second house.

The Dignity

In Trump’s geniture we don’t find any proper doryphory. Mercury, which is making the vespertine heliacal rising and he is the Lord of the Sun by domicile, is unfit in a day chart to be a proper doryphoros of the Sun, since by his phase he is nocturnal.  Anyway Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter, his Lord by exaltation. This testimony is a sign of a dignified person and also of his father since the Sun is angular in the X house.

More significative is the star Regulus rising at the horoscope with Mars.  Rethorius the Egyptian says:

[Regulus] makes honored generals, subjecting and administering lands and cities and nations, and frightful men and commander and generals, administrator, those who shaken up, unconquered, outspoken, contentious, effective, shrewd, manly, those likely to conquer, with much property and very wealth, magnanimous and ambitious, fond of nice things, but not coming to an entirely good end.

The additional presence of the out-of-sect Mars makes those features even more pronounced and promises a possible bad end.

The Presidential Election

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In the Solar Return we see that the Lot of Fortune is in Scorpio with her Lord Mars. They are also in sextile in mundo with Jupiter and angular, at the IC,  in the geniture and so Mars and Lot of Fortune of Revolution testimonies the horoscope and Mars of nativity. Mars in this chart is the Lord of the MC by domicile and terms signifying that some important achievement are going to be realized. The Moon is moving from Mercury to Saturn, the Lord of Lot of Fortune in nativity. The Moon is also in square with the natal Mercury, which is the Lord of Activity.

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In the Profection Mercury is with the MC of nativity. The horoscope and Mars are with Venus and Saturn of nativity. Saturn and Venus are in opposition to the Moon of nativity.

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We see in the direction a perfect conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter of nativity.

A Look into the future

On 21th August 2017 a Solar Eclipse will be visible in North America.

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Ptolemy says:

Usually, however, those men are affected by the more universal ills who in their own genitures happen to have the most essential places, by which I mean those of the luminaries or of the angles, the same as those that furnish the cause of the general misfortunes, that is, the places of the eclipses or the places directly opposite. Of these the positions most dangerous and hardest to avoid are those in which either of the luminaries is in possession of the very degree of the place of the eclipse, or the degree opposite.

In this eclipse we see that the Luminaries are on the horoscope of Trump’s geniture. Moreover Saturn in Sagittarius in the I house is exactly with the Moon of Trump’s nativity. Also Mars is close to the Mars of nativity, as Jupiter with Jupiter of nativity and Venus with Venus and Saturn of nativity.

The Solar Eclipse will last for about 3 hours and half so the beginning of its effects will start at the end of April 2018 and will last till the end of October 2021. The intensification will start at the end of August 2020.

On the 27th May 2018 we see a direction of Mars to the Moon of nativity.

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In the Solar Revolution for the 2017 even if Jupiter is rising on the Horoscope of Revolution and in conjunction with the Jupiter of Nativity, others elements are not so beneficial. The Lord of the ascendent, Venus, is in Taurus in aversion with the horoscope and, more noteworthy, Saturn is conjunction with the Moon of nativity and in opposition to the Sun of nativity.

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Trump probably will face hard times during his presidential term especially from the end of April 2018. Definitely it will be very improbable that he will be reelected.

Last Christmas

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Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day, you gave it away  Last Christmas – Wham

As a friend says, “Last Christmas” is the very song of Christmas time, especially for those guys, as my friend and I, who were just teenagers in 1984 when the single was released.

The geniture

Since George Michael’s birth time is 6 a.m. from memory, we need to check it and in case correct it. If the birth time is corrected to 5:41 we find a death direction of Saturn to the Ascendent by opposition. The Ascendent is the apheta in George Michael’s geniture as we will see.

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The Temperament

Jupiter is the Lord of the Ascendent by exaltation and he is in sestile with the Ascendent. The Moon, which is also the Lord of the Ascendent, in Leo is moving away from the trine of Jupiter and applying to the opposition of Saturn. Since Jupiter is also one of the triplicity lord of the Moon, we can say that Jupiter is the Lord of Temperament. Since Jupiter is oriental, he is hot and moist and the temperament is sanguine. The Moon is waxing adding humidity and a bit of warm. Pollux and Bellatrix, star of nature of Mars, are rising at the horoscope and Mars is angular squaring the horoscope so there is an increase in the hot quality.

Ptolemy says:

Jupiter, as the ruler of the aforesaid regions, when he is rising, makes his subjects in appearance light of skin, but in such a way as to have a good colour, with moderately curling hair and large eyes, tall, and commanding respect; in temperament they exceed in the hot and the moist.

The Soul

Mercury invisible in Gemini is in conjunction with Venus in the terms of Venus. Also Mercury is in his domicile and his nocturnal triplicity. Mercury is in sestile with Jupiter and he is in quartile  in mundo with Saturn, which is also the diurnal triplicity ruler of Mercury. So Venus and Jupiter are the Lords of the Soul but Mercury and Saturn cast a melancholic shadow over his jovial character especially because Saturn is making an epidekateia to Mercury.

Ptolemy says:

Jupiter, allied with Venus, in honourable positions makes his subjects pure, pleasure-loving, lovers of the beautiful, of children, of spectacles, and of the domain of the Muses, singers, fond of those who reared them, of good character, beneficent, compassionate, guileless, religious, prone to athletic training, fond of competition, wise, affectionate, charming in a dignified way, magnanimous, fair, charitable, fond of learning, of good judgement, moderate and decorous in matters of love, fond of their kinsfolk, pious, just, ambitious, seekers after glory, and in general gentlemanly.

Jupiter and Venus are both in honorable position in his geniture in particular because both planet are in their proper face or almugea. We know that George Michael was a magnanimous and charitable man who during his life gave generously to many charities often without publicity.

The Star Aldebaran and the Hyades are with Mercury and Venus. Aldebaran is the red eye of the Bull, of nature of Mars; the Hyades are the moist stars on the Taurus’ muzzle which cause passion. Christoph Pezel says that when Aldebaran is united with the Lord of the Soul makes a restless, impetuosus, man; Argoli says that makes a martial soul and  gives animosity.

In respect to matters of love we inspect through Mars according to Ptolemy. Mars is in quartile with Venus and Mercury.

With Venus alone, or if Jupiter also is with her, but Saturn is not present, he produces lustful, careless men, who seek their pleasures from every quarter; and if one of the planets is an evening and the other a morning star, men who have relations with both males and females, but no more than moderately inclined to either. But if both are evening stars, they will be inclined toward the females alone, and if the signs of the zodiac are feminine, they themselves will be pathics. If both are morning stars, they will be infected only with love of boys, and if the signs of the zodiac are masculine, with males of any age.

Mars is occidental and Venus is oriental. Lets note that Venus oriental is in Gemini, a masculine sign.

Moreover the Hyades are with Venus and Mercury and, according to Ptolemy, this union makes the soul subject to the passions and inclined to obscenity. Moreover the presence of Mercury make the situation notorious and the passions more various.

The Profession

Venus and Mercury are the closest planet to the Sun. Mercury is invisible though. Venus is also the ruler of the MC by exaltation, triplicity and terms. Lord of Action, therefore, is Venus with the participation of Mercury.

Again, when two planets are found to rule action, if Mercury and Venus take the rulership, they bring about action expressed by the arts of the Muses, musical instruments, melodies, or poems, and rhythm, particularly when they have exchanged places.

Mercury is in quartile in mundo with Tyche  which is with the star Regulus.

The death

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Since the Luminaries aren’t in aphetic places and so Tyche, the Lot of Fortune, the Ascendent is the giver of life.

In the picture above we see the direction of Saturn to  the descendent. Moreover at the same time a direction of Mars to the square of Jupiter. Jupiter is, as we have talked about before, George Michael’s Lord of the Body.

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In his last solar return we see the Lot of Fortune with Saturn and the Moon is squared both in the zodiac and in mundo with the a dexter square by Saturn. Both the Moon and the Pars of Fortune are significators of the body, moreover in nativity Saturn is opposing the Moon.

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From the comparison between the Directions and the Solar Revolution we see that Saturn is on the Ascendent of Revolution and that the Moon of Revolution is in opposition to the  Sun of Direction.

The Admission to the Hospital in Vienna

On 21 November 2011 during a tour, the singer was admitted to a hospital in Vienna, Austria as a consequence of a serious pneumonia and stayed in an intensive care unit till 21 December 2011 where he was in coma and he undergone also a tracheotomy.

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The directed Moon arrives at the Horoscope and also at the square of Mars of Nativity.

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In the Solar Revolution we see the violent star Antares rising at the horoscope with Altair. The Moon, Venus and Saturn are angular. Saturn occidental at the MC in Libra is opposing the waning Moon at the IC in Aries. Noteworthy is that the Moon is dry and cold because of her phase and  Saturn is very dry and cold being occidental. Their opposition intensifies the melancholic humor and strongly effects the body. Moreover the Jupiter of Nativity is with the Moon of Revolution. Also the Mars of Revolution in Gemini squares the Moon of Profection which is the Lord of Year since the profected horoscope is in Cancer.

The jester warrior

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In my whole life I have never written anything only for fun. I always tried to put in my lyrics a crack able to break the certainties, to doubt the opinions, to arouse indignation, to open the minds. Everything else, the beauty for the beauty, I do not care. The World According to Fo, Dario Fo

The Man, the Actor

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Dario Fo was born in Sangiano, near the Maggiore Lake, in Lombardy on the 3th of March 1926 at 12,25 according to the birth certificate. Since the birth registration was not very accurate in the first half of the twentieth century, I have opted to rectify the time by a method taught by ‘Cielo e Terra’. That method, called Isaritmia, is a sort of a more sophisticated version of the Ptolemaic animodar. The Isaritmia is defined as the mathematical correspondence between the  lord of the preceding syzygy and the rising angle or the culminating angle when the position of the planet, lord of the preceding syzygy, in the house where it is, measured in temporal hours, is equal to the position of the angle in the sign where is located, measured in ascensional times. I don’t want to go into details about this technique, which is not very easy to understand and calculate. Mars was the Lord of the syzygy preceding the Fo’s birth because in that syzygy Mars was rising at the horoscope and the luminaries where in Pisces in the triplicity and bounds of Mars. We can see more or less in the rectified chart above that Mars is away from the cusp of the VII house as the cusp of the MC from the beginning of Aries.

The Luminaries in his geniture are quite powerful. The Sun is exalted in Aries at the MC. The Moon is in Leo in the I house, an angular place. The Moon is moving away from the trine of the Sun and applying to Mercury in his bounds at the MC. Lets note that Mars is angular and squares the Sun both in mundo and the zodiac. Since Mars is oriental and lord of the Sun, Mars is doryphoros to the Sun. Those are sign of great dignity of the native and of a distinguished person as Ptolomy says in Tetrabiblos, Book IV, Ch.3, ‘Of the Fortune of Dignity’:

It will be needful to determine the questions of dignity and happiness resulting therefrom from the position of the luminaries and the familiarity to them of their attendant planets. For if both the luminaries are in masculine signs and either both of them, or even one of the two, angular, and particularly if the luminary of the sect is also attended by the five planets, matutine to the sun and vespertine to the moon, the children will be kings. And if the attendant planets are either themselves angular or bear an aspect to the superior angle, the children born will continue to be great, powerful, and world-rulers,and they will be even more fortunate if the attendant planets are in dexter aspect to the superior angles. But if, while the others are in this position, the sun alone is in a masculine sign, and the moon is in a feminine one, and one of the luminaries is angular, they will be merely generals, with power of life and death. If, however, besides this the attendant planets are neither angular nor witnessing to the angles, they will be merely great and will enjoy partial dignities, those which involve the wearing of chaplets, or those of superintendence or of military command, and not those of first rank. But if the luminaries are not angular, and most of the attendant planets are either angular or in aspect with the angles, they will not attain the more conspicuous honours but rather civil leadership and moderate advancement in their careers. If, however, the attendant planets are not associated with the angles, they are rendered obscure in their actions and without preferment, and they are entirely humble and miserable in their fortunes when neither of the luminaries is angular, or in a masculine sign, or attended by the beneficent planets.

Here both luminaries are angular, Mars is doryphoros to the light in sect, the Sun and moreover Mars is angular. Also Jupiter is doryphoros to the Sun. Lets note the the star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, of nature of Jupiter and Mars, is with the Moon. Moreover Mars is also the Lord of the Lot of Fortune.
Dario Fo  won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. In his time he was “arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre” says Tony Mitchell in his book ‘Dario Fo: People’s Court Jester’.

Lords of Activity are Mercury and Mars. Mercury is at the MC and Mars, the Lord of both the MC and Mercury, squares them from the occidental horizon. Lets note that Jupiter and Venus, conjuncted in Aquarius, are in sextile with Mercury. Mercury is significator of professions involving communication and writing. The benefic Jupiter and Venus produce a profession concerning art and show and give grace and success. Mars adds sharp comic and bitter satire to his plays and acting. His plays are famous for putting in the pillory the powerful and showing the real face, both brutal and absurd, of the power. The Swedish Academy awarded Fo as a writer “who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden”

Milestones in his life

Marriage

Dario Fo married Franca Rame, a theater actress, on 24 June 1954. Their professional and conjugal relationship lasted 59 years till she died in 2013.

Profection
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Saturn which is the Lord of the VII house of nativity is at the horoscope of protection. Mars, which is the Lord of the year because he is the lord of the profected horoscope, is at the descendent of profection.

Solar Return
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The Saturn of Solar Return in at the Descendent. Since Saturn is the Lord of the VII house of nativity the relationships and association are stressed.  Moreover the Moon of Solar Return is with Saturn of nativity and she squared by Venus and Jupiter of nativity.

Directions

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Jupiter of direction in mundo is at the descendent. The Moon is squared by Saturn.

Nobel Prize Award

Profection

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The Moon, Lord of the Year, is at the horoscope of nativity. Mercury of protection is with the Sun of nativity. The Moon of protection is in opposition to the Mars of nativity. The Moon of nativity is in opposition to Jupiter and Venus of nativity. Lets note that Mercury and Mars are Lords of Activity.

Solar Return

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Mars, one of the lord of activity is at the horoscope in Virgo. Mercury the other Lord of Activity is in commutatio with Mars, being each one in the domicile of the other one. The Moon, the Lord of the Years, is in the I house close to the horoscope.
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The Moon of nativity is in opposition to Jupiter of revolution. Nike, the Lot of Jupiter, which gives success, is with the Moon of nativity.

Directions

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The Sun of direction in mundo is in opposition to the Moon. Mercury with Jupiter and Jupiter is in opposition to Nike of nativity.

Death

Profection

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Saturn is the Lord of the year since the Ascendent is in Aquarius. Saturn of profection is in Cancer and squares the Sun of Nativity in Aries. Lets note that Sinos, the Lot of Illness, is at the IC in the profection, and the Moon of Nativity squares it. Also the  Sun of profection squared Sinos of nativity.

Solar Return

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The Sun is in the XII, cadent and he is in opposition to the Moon. Venus the lord of the horoscope is in exaltation in Pisces but she is in opposition to the Moom and Jupiter in Virgo. Saturn, the Lord of the year, is with the malefic star Aculeus Scorpionis.

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Directions

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The Sun is the apheta since is the luminary of the time and he is at the MC in the nativity. Ptolemy in Tetrabiblos Book III, Chap. 10, On the length of life, says:

When the prorogator has been distinguished, we must still further adopt two methods of prorogation. The one, that which follows the order of the following signs, must be used only in the case of what is called the projection of rays, when the prorogator is in the orient, that is, between mid‑heaven and the horoscope. We must use not only the method that follows the order of following signs, but also that which follows the order of leading signs, in the so‑called horimaea, when the prorogator is in places that decline from mid‑heaven.
This being the case, the destructive degrees in the prorogation that follows the order of leading signs are only the degree of the western horizon, because it causes the lord of life to vanish

We see here that Sun, the apheta, arrives by direction to the occident, determining the end of his life.
Moreover Mars, the out-of-sect malefic, is with the Part of Fortune, but Mars is the lord of the Part of Fortune and therefore cannot really harm. The Lot of Sinos, or Illness, is with Saturn.

The singing teacher

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I started off on the sinister foot since my early childhood. Paolo Poli

Among his many hidden faces there is mainly the one of a sweet, good mannered Genius of Evil : he is a wolf under lambskin and in his farces both wolves and lambs, the ferocius cruelty and the wise innocence are mocked. Natalia Ginzburg about Paolo Poli

Paolo Paoli was, as the journalist and writer Camilla Cederna said, a singing teacher. Singing because he loved to entertain his audience with popular song from the first half of the XX siecle, with lullabies, with musical recitation using his subtle, ductile and expressive voice. Teacher because he was well educated, having a master degree in French literature, and he used to recite pieces, which he often personally assembled and adapted from different masterpieces of niche leterature mingled with popular songs and pop culture. Teacher also because his shows were a sort of  life and sentimental education through an unprejudiced , witty, well-read and ludicrious eye.
It’s very hard to outline his verve, his ironic and irriverent vein, his ability to switch from a character to another, his expressive virtuosism both by voice and body without having seen one of his show. His plays were characterized by a strong comic connotation, like surreal and dreamlike comedies which he often recited en travesti.

The mercurial daemon

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The temperament and the body

At a first look it’s not so easy to identify the lord of temperament. Jupiter, the Lord of the Moon by domicile, triplicity and bounds, is neither in aspect with the Moon nor with the Ascendent. Moreover Jupiter is combust. Saturn, the domicile Lord of the Horoscope, is aversion both with the Horoscope and the Moon and cadent. Therefore both Jupiter and Saturn are too weak to be our candidates. The Moon is void of course but defluxing from Mars. Mars is also the exaltation Lord of the Horoscope. Furthermore Jupiter, Lord of the Moon, is squaring in mundo Mars. So Mars is the Lord of temperament. Mercury, dignified by domicile and triplicity, though, is in opposition to Saturn and in anti parallel of declination with the Moon, so Mercury can be the second Lord of temperament.

Mars occidental in Leo is hot and very dry; Mercury heading to the first station is hot. The Moon is close to the full Moon so she is hot. The temperament is therefore hot and dry.

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A young Paolo Poli

Ptolemy says:

When Mars is setting, he makes them in appearance simply ruddy, of middle height, with small eyes, not much hair on the body, and straight yellow hair; their temperament exceeds in the dry.

In the occident Mercury makes them, in appearance, of light but not of good colouring, with straight hair and olive complexion, lean and spare, with glancing, brilliant eyes, and somewhat ruddy; in temperament they exceed in the dry.

Poli was tall and with fair skin and hair.

The soul and the intellect

Mercury is in his own dignity by domicile and triplicity. Venus is in sextile with Mercury but the aspect will not be perfected because Mercury turns retrograde in few days. So Mercury and Mars are lords of the soul. Mercury is lord of the intellect, Mars of the sensitive soul. Mercury gives him the clarity of mind, the versatility, the linguistic proficiency; Mars gives the sharp irony, the irreverent verve, the tireless devotion to his work.

Ptolemy says

Allied with Mercury, in honourable positions Mars makes his subjects leaders of armies, skilful, vigorous, active, not to be despised, resourceful, inventive, sophistic, painstaking, rascally, talkative, pugnacious, tricky, unstable, systematic workers, practising evil arts, keen-witted, deceitful, hypocritical, insidious, of bad character, meddlers, inclined to rascality but nevertheless successful and capable of keeping contract and faith with persons like themselves, and in general injurious to their enemies and helpful to their friends.

Let’s note the dexter square in mundo of Saturn to Venus: that is an epidekateia. Since Saturn is on the right side and is the out-of-sect malefic Saturn has a strong corruptive influence. Moreover Saturn is in wide opposition  to Mercury in the zodiac. Poli was homosexual but he didn’t engage in long term relationships preferring to be single and have one night stand encounters.

The profession

No planet is at the MC. The Moon is void of course. No planet is doing an heliacal rising: Mars is occidental, Venus is oriental between the second station and the mean motion, Mercury is occidental heading to the vespertine heliacal setting in the next seven days. So no planet properly matches the ptolemaic requirements but anyway we can say that Venus is in a phase pretty close to the heliacal rising. So Venus is significator of actions. Let’s note, though, that Mercury is in its domicile and making a phase: the evening heliacal setting  Mercury is out-of-sect doryphoros to the Sun because it is making a phase to the Sun and it is the domicile lord of the Sun but it is of the nocturnal sect because it is occidental. Moreover Mercury is in sextile with Venus. So Venus tell us about Poli’s profession with the additional influence of Mercury.

Ptolemy says:

Again, when two planets are found to rule action, if Mercury and Venus take the rulership, they bring about action expressed by the arts of the Muses, musical instruments, melodies, or poems, and rhythm, particularly when they have exchanged places. For they produce workers in the theatre, actors, dealers in slaves, makers of musical instruments, members of the chorus, makers of strings, painters, dancers, weavers, and wax-moulders

The length of life and death

The Moon is the Apheta because she is the light of the Time and she is in an aphetical place. Mars is the alchocoden and since it is in an angle it gives its greater years: 66. Mars  is in sextile with the Sun so he adds 19 years which gives 85 years. Poli was 82 year old when he died.

In the last revolution we see Mars opposing the natal Moon at 6° of Sagittarius. Also Saturn is close to the Moon of nativity. Moreover Mars is also the Lord of horoscope of revolution; Mars is in aversion with the horoscope on the cusp of the VIII house. In the solar return the Moon is moving from Mars applying to Mercury, lord of the VIII house and also on it cusp.

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In the protection the profected Moon reaches the opposition of Mars.

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The day of Poli’s death the apheta, the Moon, reaches the occidental horizon.

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Nomina nuda tenemus

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“We live for books. A sweet mission in this world dominated by disorder and decay.” The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

Few days ago the italian writer, professor, semiologist and critic Umberto Eco passed away. His contribute to the contemporary culture both national and international, high and popular was invaluable. In a time of extensive web communication and non hierarchical access and production of informations he remained an authoritative intellectual as we were used to during the last decade of the XX century before the inflation, distortion and even widespread fabrication of information.

The eminent son of Jupiter

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The temperament and the body

The lords of the temperament are Jupiter and Venus. The horoscope is in Leo in the terms of Jupiter so  Jupiter rules the horoscope by triplicity and terms. The lord of the horoscope is in Capricorn in the bounds of Venus. The Moon is in Sagittarius in the terms of Venus and she is received by Jupiter in Leo, dignified by triplicity. Moreover the Moon is defluxing from Venus and applying to Jupiter. Jupiter and  Venus give a sanguine temperament. The waning Moon close to the new Moon is quite melancholic. So the warmth of his sanguine temperament and in particular his irrational soul, is temperated by the the cold and dry qualities of the Moon.

Ptolemy says:

Jupiter, as the ruler of the aforesaid regions, when he is rising, makes his subjects in appearance light of skin, but in such a way as to have a good colour, with moderately curling hair and large eyes, tall, and commanding respect; in temperament they exceed in the hot and the moist. When Jupiter is setting, he makes his subjects light, to be sure, but not as before, in such a way as to give them a good colour, and with lank hair or even bald in front and on the crown, and of average stature; in temperament they have an excess of the moist.

His body is flashy, is face round and jovial, wide and bearded, his nose bulbous, his forehead bold.

The soul and the intellect

The lords of the Soul is Jupiter. Mercury is in Sagittarius and it is received by Jupiter by a trine. We have already seen that the Moon is in Sagittarius and applying to Jupiter.

Jupiter is retrograde but dignified by triplicity and terms; moreover it is oriental in a angular house and free from malefics.

Ptolemy says:

If Jupiter alone has the domination of the soul, in honourable positions he makes his subjects magnanimous, generous, god-fearing, honourable, pleasure-loving, kind, magnificent, liberal, just, high-minded, dignified, minding their own business, compassionate, fond of discussion, beneficent, affectionate, with qualities of leadership.

Malefics in Eco’s geniture are harmless because they are combust, in cadent house and dignified in Capricorn; Mars by exaltation, Saturn by domicile.

Jupiter out-of-sect and retrograde but is strengthened by Ideoprosopia, Almugea or proper face, which is the figure of a planet relative to the Sun or the Moon when it is in a sign that is as distant, in the proper direction,  from the Luminary as its diurnal domicile is away from  Leo in case of the Sun, or its nocturnal domicile from Cancer in the case of the Moon. Here Jupiter is  as distant from the Moon as Pisces from Cancer.

Ptolemy says

Of configurations, positions in the orient and at the horoscope, and in particular those which are in proper face,produce liberal, simple, self-willed, strong, noble, keen, open souls.

Ali ibn Ridwan explaines:


If the planet dispositor of the actions of the soul finds itself in this situation, that is proper face, it means that the soul is outspoken and independent in his judgment,strong, sharp, acute and which never draws back. Because planets in such position have been a great strength and a good condition and so the judgment follows.

We see that Mercury is in the vis luminis of the Moon which harmonize the irrational soul and the intellect. Both Mercury and the Moon are in a sign of right ascension which gives straightforwardness to his feelings and thoughts. Mercury is in exile in Sagittarius  but it is received by Jupiter. Mercury by phase gives speed of thought, openness of mind and propensity to act.

Daimon, the Lot of Spirit, is in Leo with Jupiter. Paulus alexandrinus says:

Spirit happens to be lord of soul, temper, mindfulness, and every power; and sometimes it also cooperates in the determination concerning what one does.

So Jupiter which is Lord of Daimon by triplicity and terms e in conjunction with it dignifies the native with a good and well disposed intellect and indicates that the activity of the native is concerned with high studies and philosophy as we are going to see.

The profession

Venus is visible between its vespertine heliacal rising and the mean motion, Mars is combust, Mercury is visible between its morning station and the mean motion. Since Jupiter has dignity over the MC by triplicity, it is in trines with it and receives Mercury and the Moon by trine it his very hightligted. Moreover the Moon is applying to Jupiter. So Mercury and secondly Venus are Lord of Action but Jupiter indicates the quality and subject of his profession. Jupiter is a significator of philosophers. Mercury gives him the profession into writing ,teaching and researching and Venus proficiency in languages but Jupiter makes him a philosoper, a scholar and a professor.

 

The fortune

Since the Moon in Sagittarius is applying to Jupiter,  Jupiter is a out-of-sect doryphoros of the Moon.We have already seen that Jupiter also is in proper face to the Moon. Since the attending planet is Jupiter, his attainmnets come from favours, gifts, honours, and magnanimity.

Tyche, the Lot of Fortune, is Cancer and it is in sextile in mundo with Jupiter which is its Lord by exaltation. Moreover Tyche is making a mundane parallel with Jupiter and Daimon, showing that Eco received fame and wealth from his intellectual activity.

Furthermore Nike, the Lot of Victory or Jupiter is conjuncted with the horoscope. Nike is calculate from the Jupiter to Daimon, the Lot of Spirit. Abu Ma’shar says:

It’s signification is honor and achievements and assistance and blessedness and kindness, also praiseworthy ends and fitness and seeking of faith and whatever is of its being. And belief in God and study in every good work and the esteeming of it. And the seeking of justice and of just judgment between men. And the building of places of oratory and wisdom and the wise and the loftiness of the wise. Also trust and hope, and every thing a man enjoys in term of goods and the partnership of men with each other.

Eco was a righteous man who dedicates his whole life to studying, teaching and spreading his knowledge and science.

He became very famous internationally to the broad public after the publication of his first and most known novel: “The Name of the Rose”. The first edition was released in December 1980. Around that time Jupiter got to the Lot of Activity by direction. The Lot of Activity is calculated from Mercury to Mars and measured from the horoscope.

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Anyway the final consacration of Eco’s fame in popular culture came after the release of the movie after the book directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The movie was released in October 17, 1986. Few months before the Jupiter conjuncted the Lot of Fortune by direction.

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