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The enigma of Macron


France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support. Francois Mitterrand

Who is Macron? A man who presented himself as an anti-system outsider, but was in power for the past five years as Hollande’s special adviser and then minister of the economy without counting he worked as investment banker at a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque; a man supported by the mainstream media, to the point of blatant partiality but being quite vague in general about his policies positions; a man mistrust as the final emissary of world financial powers but lauded as the only savior from the rising nationalism and anti-europeism; a man impersonating the fatal and romantic love for his spouse and suspected to have contracted a lavender marriage. Nobody really knows but of course it’s not so important like being able to be everything the majority of french people judges at this juncture as a suitable président de la république. And so it was.

The geniture

Emmanuel Macron

There is something uncertain and enigmatic also in his geniture. The ascendent and the other angles are all in the very end of signs. That makes the outcome very sensitive to the accuracy of the time of his birth, since if he was born only few minutes later the pivots would shift to the following signs.

The Temperament

The horoscope is in Capricorn in the terms of Mars. The stars Markab and Shaula, both of nature of Mercury and Mars, are rising. The Moon in Taurus is void of course and moving away from Mars. The Moon is also in square with Saturn in the zodiac and in trine with him in mundo. Therefore the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Saturn. Macron is melancholic and choleric. Both Mars and Saturn are oriental, in angular house, the seventh and retrograde. Their presence in an angle opposite to the ascendent angle is not good for his health. In particular Mars, which is out-of-sect and receives his debility from the Moon which is in Libra. Mars is by nature dry and hot and since he is retrograde is very hot leaning him a hot deceases as ulcerations, rashes and sores.

The Soul

Mercury in Sagittarius in the terms of Saturn is in opposition to Jupiter in Cancer and he receives Saturn in Virgo by trine. Since we have already seen that Moon has familiarity with Saturn, the Lords of the Soul are Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn and Jupiter are in sextile both in the zodiac and in mundo. Also Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. Ptolemy says:

Saturn, allied with Jupiter in the way described, again in dignified positions, makes his subjects good, respectful to elders, sedate, noble-minded, helpful, critical, fond of possessions, magnanimous, generous, of good intentions, lovers of their friends, gentle, wise, patient, philosophical.

Since both Saturn and Jupiter are retrograde they give some disproportion to the qualities of the soul previously stated. He will be sometimes to rigid and harsh sometimes too lavish and presumptuous.

The profession

Mars is oriental but retrograde so he is unfit as lord of activity. Venus is oriental but sub radii. Mercury is in conjunction with the Sun but retrograde. No planet has familiarity with the MC. There is no proper planet to be taken as the significator of activity. But since Mercury generally is not effected by the vicinity to the Sun as the other planets we can take him as significator of activity.

Mercury receives Saturn by trine. This aspect is a sign of is past activity as investment banker.

The Anonymous says:

It makes the natives reflexive and perspicacious, their reasoning is firm and they are secure. Their activities are related to reasoning, letters, numbers, and trading from which they earns what is enough for their lives.

and Valens adds

Saturn in trine to Mercury, especially in its triangles, makes the administrators of kings, superintendents and prosecutors, who are responsible for navigation or administrative affairs and similar assignments.  They are born perspicacious, cunning men.

Jupiter is in opposition to Mercury. This is a pulsatio naturae since Mercury is applying to Jupiter from the Jupiter domicile. But Mercury is in his exile in Sagittarius and also retrograde and combust so he is weak. Moreover Jupiter is exalted in Cancer but retrograde and so he is not really able to receive the gift from Mercury. This aspect is related to his political career since Jupiter is significator of authority and leadership.

But the Anonymous warns:

It is harmful to those who deal with writings and accounts: it means the insurrection and the anger of people or the denigration to the superiors dictated by envy, the death of the brothers and accusations and quarrels between relatives.

The Dignity

As we have seen from a previous article (French Presidential Election: part 1) Macron is among the other candidate the less dignified according to the doctrine of Ptolemy. Therefore we can judge that that doctrine in not entirely correct or, more probably, complete in detecting the rank of a geniture. Macron was already a very successful man and now, as president of France, is rank is definitely at the top. Despite this there is something out of place in his geniture for a star of first magnitude since most of the planets in Macron’s geniture are retrograde or under the rays and the luminaries are not angular. But Macron has actually a very fist magnitude star preeminent in his nativity: Regulus. Saturn which is the Lord of the Horoscope is angular with the star Regulus.


Saturn  with Regulus

The marriage

According to Ptolemy:

For men it is necessary to observe the position of the moon in their genitures. For, in the first place, if she chances to be in the eastern quadrants, she makes men marry young or marry women younger than themselves; but if she is in the western quadrants they marry late or marry older women. And if she is under the rays of the sun and in aspect with Saturn, they do not marry at all.

The doctrine of Ptolemy should be understood regarding both the mundane quadrants and the quadrants relative to the Sun. The Moon is in the occidental quadrant regarding her mundane position as the Moon is between the subterranean pivot and the horoscope. Also the Moon is in the occidental quadrant relative to the Sun as the Moon is between the first quarter and the Full Moon.

Vettius Valens says:

Venus trine with Saturn makes men severe, humorless, supercilious, rough in love and promiscuous, yet lying with base-born or elderly women, or with prostitutes

All those who have Venus in conjunction with Saturn, as a houseruler of Saturn, or in superior aspect with Saturn, and who have Jupiter in aspect with both, are united with prominent or elderly women.

Venus in in the terms of Saturn in aspect with Saturn and both Saturn and Venus are in aspect with Jupiter.
Moreover Venus is under the Sun’s rays and she is heading toward the combustion.
In the Solar Return for the year of his weeding that took place on the 20th October 2007 we see Saturn which is the  Lord of Horoscope both in the geniture and the Solar Return is at the occident, close to his natal position. Venus of nativity is close to MC of Revolution and with Mercury of Revolution. The Moon and Venus are in conjunction in their Capricorn and in opposition to the Part of Wedding.
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In the protection the profected Sun is with the Lot of Wedding. The profected Moon trines the Lot of Wedding and the Lot of Fortune. The Moon of nativity is with the profected Venus.
In the mundane directions we see the Sun and Mercury reaching the MC and squaring in mundo the Horoscope.

The victory

In the Solar Revolution previous the his victory we see the star Regolus exactly at the horoscope of revolution with Saturn of nativity. The Moon is translating the light of Saturn to the Sun. Mars is at the occident.

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In the mundane directions the directed Sun and Mercury are with Nike, the Lot of Victory.  The directed Moon is in opposition to Saturn of nativity. The directed Jupiter to the Sun and Mercury of nativity. The directed Mars to the Sun and Mercury of nativity.


With the aid of the astrolabe we see more clearly that the Moon reaches by direction the opposition to Saturn and Regulus of nativity.


Last Christmas


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

A note on the recent earthquakes in Central Italy

A dear friend of mine and a very good astrologer, Margherita Fiorello (her blog: Heaven Astrolabe ), told me concerning my article about the recent earthquakes in Central Italy that,according to Cardano, a catastrophic event should be predicted from a solar eclipse instead of a lunar eclipse. So I checked for a suitable solar eclipse visible from central Italy.

The Solar Eclipse of March 2015

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The eclipse started at 8:25 UT and it ended at 10:43 UT. The maximum will be at 9:32 UT. The syzygy will be in the X place and lasted for 2 hours and 18 minutes and so the effects should have started around the beginning of August 2015 and lasted till the end of 2017. The intensification should have been around the half of May 2016.

So the influx of this solar eclipse was still active in the period of the earthquakes.

The Lord of the Eclipse is Saturn since  the Moon is applying to Saturn and the Luminaries are in the bounds of Saturn. Let’s noteDuring this eclipse the luminaries were at the end of  Pisces while during the lunar eclipse on 28 September 2015 the Moon was at the beginning of Aries and the Sun in the first degree of Libra, therefore the two syzygies occurred on the same axis but the lunar one was already in the sign of Aries which belongs to the fire triplicity having lordship over Italy and western Europe. The star Regulus in the solar eclipse was at the subterranean angle where at the time of the lunar eclipse was with Mars which was located exactly on the IC of the solar eclipse. As we have already seen in my previous articles, Saturn, which is lord of this solar eclipse, was the lord also of the lunar eclipse of September and it was at that time at the IC.

So the lunar eclipse occurred in September 2015 strengthened the previous influx from the solar eclipse.

Let’s note that Mercury was close to the MC during the solar eclipse and in square in the zodiac and in trine in mundo with Saturn. Ptolemy says that Mercury can be a sign of earthquakes during an eclipse. Mercury during this solar eclipse in Albania was exactly at the MC. So this can be a sign of a possible event in that area, especially in the first half of next December.


The heart of Italy is again under attack


Norcia, main square and the Basilica

The terrible earthquake occurred on 24 August 2016 in Central Italy was followed by other earthquakes in the same area. The last one, which fortunately caused no victims, happened on the 30 October 2016 at 6:40 UTC in Norcia. Norcia is an old medieval town where St. Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine monastic order, was born in 480. The earthquake destroyed the Basilica of St. Benedict and heavily damaged many buildings.

As we saw in the previous article A comparison of two earthquakes the lunar eclipse of 28 September 2015 seems to have effected the earthquake occurred in Central Italy at the end of August 2016. So let’s look at the same eclipse for Norcia.

The eclipse


The chart is almost the same one that we have already seen for Amatrice. The horoscopes are different only for few seconds. As in the other case, the effects of the eclipse should last till the first week of November. So the earthquake swarm, which concerned that region since the ruinous earthquake of last August, and particularly the last one in Norcia are in the time window influenced by the eclipse. The lord of the eclipse are Saturn and Jupiter and Saturn is quite strong at the subterranean pivot.

Let’s note that Mars is with the star Regulus, the heart of Leo.

The syzygy before the earthquake


The Moon is Aries and Mars at the subterranean pivot exalted in Capricorn, the Saturn domicile. Moreover the Moon is in square, though a quite wide one, with her Lord, Mars. So Mars is the Lord of the syzygy. Let’s note that Mars is exactly at the IC. Moreover the Moon is in a wide trine with Saturn and she is moving away from the opposition to Mercury. Mars and Saturn are in aspect with the horoscope and Jupiter and Mercury on the eastern horizon.  The star Antares, of nature of Mars and Jupiter, is with Saturn. The star Arcturus, of nature of Mars and Jupiter, is rising. Let’s note that the Ascendent-Descendent axis is close to the solar-lunar axis of the eclipse.

The earthquake


The Moon is moving away from the square of Mars and applying to the Sun but she is not visible since she is already to close to the Sun. Moreover the Moon is also in square in mundo with Mars. Saturn is with Venus and the star Antares. The star Regulus, which at the time of the eclipse was with Mars, is exactly at the MC. Ptolemy in the Tebrabiblos Bk II Chp III, talking about the familiarity of the regions of the Earth with the triplicities and the planets, says that Leo is the sign that rules Italy. He actually means the sign of the tropic zodiac and not the constellation. Though we see that Regulus, the heart of Leo, seems quite highlighted in these charts. Even if the now Regulus in no more in sign of Leo but at the beginning of Virgo, this concurrence contributes to remind that the very heart of  Italy was hit again.

The Malefics threaten the South East Africa

On the 1st of September 2016 a solar eclipse will be visible in Africa mainly in the southern hemisphere. The greatest eclipse will occur at the border between Tanzania and Mozambique at 9:06 UT.


Planets and stars during the eclipse


The chart for Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

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Let’s have a look at the chat for Dar Es Salaam. The eclipse will start at 7:13 UT and it will end at 10:56 UT. The maximum will be at 9:04 UT. The syzygy will be in the X place and lasted for 3 hours and 43 minutes and so the effects will started around the beginning of March 2017 and will last till the end of 2022. The intensification will be around the half of July 2019.

The syzygy will be in the 10° of Pisces since Dar Es Salaam is in the southern hemisphere and so the tropical signs are reversed. Jupiter and Venus are the Lord of Pisces by domicile and exaltation but Mars is the lord of bounds. Nor Jupiter neither Venus are in aspect with the Moon and the Sun. On the other hand Saturn and Mars, the malefics, are rising at the horoscope and they aspect the syzygy by a square both in the zodiac and in mundo. The Moon is applying to Saturn. Moreover Antares, the violent star of nature of Mars and Jupiter, is rising at the eastern horizon while Aldebaran, star of nature of Mars, is at the occident.

Since Mars is at the horoscope and he is lord of the bounds of the syzygy and the Moon is applying to Saturn, both the malefics are lords of the syzygy. Those planets can be a sign of great troubles. Since the eclipse occurs in Pisces may concern water and rivers, but being near the MC and in a common sign can involve people or a leader. Also a calamitous natural  event can be the outcome as a hurricane or a earthquake.





Stopped pulse


“He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.”

― Virginia Woolf, Orlando

On June 12, 2016, Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was attacked. Fifty people were killed in the shooting, and another 53 were injured. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in United States history, the deadliest incident of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of the United States.

The event chart


The first degree of Aries is rising. The Moon is applying to the square of the Sun. The Moon trines  her lord Mercury  both in the zodiac and in mundo. Mars is opposing Mercury. A harmful nebula in the Aculeus Scorpionis is culminating with another harmful nebula, the Laguna in Sagittarius.

The preceding syzygy

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Mercury and Venus are lord of the syzygy. Mercury is lord of the Luminaries and Venus is conjunct with both the Moon and the Sun which are in the terms of Venus. Mars in domicile in Scorpio in the X place is in opposition to Mercury and Saturn in Sagittarius which is in opposition to  Venus and the Luminaries. Algol, the malefic star in the Head of Medusa, is in conjunction with Mercury.

The solar ingress

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Mars is rising in Sagittarius and oriental. Jupiter, the lord of the horoscope, is culminating in Virgo.  The Moon is separating from Saturn and applying to Mars.  Since Jupiter is retrograde and in exile and Mars is receiving the application of the Moon, Mars is stronger and takes the lordship of the figure. Let’s note that the Moon is besieged by malefics.

The attacker

Omar Mateen, the murderer,  was born in New York on 16 November 1986 at 19:00.

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Cancer is rising. The Luminaries are both cadent and in aversion with the horoscope. The Moon is Full since the preventional syzygy occurred about twelve hours before his birth. So the Moon is separating from Sun and the right square of Mars and applying to the opposition of Saturn. The malefics hold the cadent Luminaries and this is not a good sign. The Moon is with the Pleiades, very wet stars of nature of Moon and Mars, which arouse passions in the sensitive soul.

Jupiter in domicile in Pisces is culminating. But Jupiter is aspected by a right square of Saturn and he is out-of-sect so he is not very beneficial.

Mars is the Lord of the Soul since he has dignities over both the places of Mercury and the Moon and aspects them. According to  Ptolemy:

Mars alone, given the domination of the soul, in an honourable position makes his subjects noble, commanding, spirited, military, versatile, powerful, venturesome, rash, unruly, indifferent, stubborn, keen, headstrong, contemptuous, tyrannical, active, easily angered, with the qualities of leadership. In a position of the opposite kind he makes them savage, insolent, bloodthirsty, makers of disturbances, spendthrifts, loud-mouthed, quick-fisted, impetuous, drunken, rapacious, evil-doers, pitiless, unsettled, mad, haters of their own kin, impious.

Mars is cadent, occidental, near to his heliacal setting, so is very dry. Moreover Mars square Saturn in mundo mixing the cold and hot qualities of the two planets.
Therefore he makes the native violent and unstable.
Let’s note that the Moon, Mercury and the Ascendent don’t have any familiarity to each others. In the Tetrabiblos Ch. XIV Book III, Of Diseases of the Soul, Ptolemy says:

Since the account of the principal diseases of the soul, in a sense, follows upon that of the soul’s characteristics, it is in general needful to note and observe the positions of Mercury and the moon relative to each other, to the angles, and to the planets whose nature it is to do injury; for if, while they themselves are unrelated to each other, or to the eastern horizon, they are overcome, or surrounded, or held in opposition by unfamiliar stars in injurious aspect, they cause the incidence of various diseases which affect the soul’s character. Their interpretation again is to be calculated from the previously described qualities of the planets which are familiar to the places in the sky.

Therefore the native is unstable and without self control since his sensitive soul and the rational soul are unrelated. Mars takes the dominion over both of them and gives him an uncontrolled violent and destructive behavior. At school he was a bully and he suffered from poor scholarly performance due to many instances of behavioral problems. Behavioral problems and violence emerged again in his career and personal life.

Nomina nuda tenemus


“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.

Direction-The Name of The Rose's publication

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.

The Name of the Rose's Film