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Toto û curtu, the brigand

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A young Salvatore Riina

Salvatore Riina, called Totò ‘u Curtu (Toto the short) died on 17 November 2017, one day after his 87th birthday, while in a medically-induced coma after two surgeries in the hospital unit of the prison in Parma. He was one of the most infamous mafia boss and one of the most ferocious criminal who got the leadership of the Sicilian Mafia though a bloody feud against rival clans and launched a harsh battle against the Italian State which caused the death of numerous officials, amongst them, the investigating magistrates Giovanni Falcone and his colleague Paolo Borsellino.
Toto Riina was born on 16 November 1930 at 16:00. I rectified the birth time for 16:11 by direction.

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The temperament and the body

The horoscope is in Taurus and the Moon is in Libra. Both signs are ruled by Venus. The Moon is moving away from Venus and they are in aspect by sextile and by parallel in mundo. The Moon is waining and close to the Sun so she is cold. Venus is still visible but she will make the heliacal setting in the next seven days so she is very cold. Therefore Riina’s temperament is phlegmatic.

The ascendent in Taurus gives, according to Dorotheus of Sidon, wide and protruding forehead, thick hair, wide nostrils, thick neck, large pupils, shortness.

Venus is close to her southern highest distance from the ecliptic so his body is fleshy and heavy, as the 53th aphorism of the Ptolemy’s Centiloquium  says:

The lords of the genitures of lean men have no latitude, but of fat men they have: if the latitude be south the native will be nimble; if north, more sluggish.

In the Centiluquium we find another aphorism, the 52nd one, concerning the stature of a man:

The significators of men of tall stature are found in the highest part of their circle, and their horoscopes in the beginnings of signs. Furthermore judge from oriental planets or planets in their station, enquire whether the signs be of right or oblique ascension because the signs of long ascension signify the tall stature, the ones of short ascension the short one.

Therefore if the significator of body is making the heliacal rising or is oriental or stationary the stature will be tall. Also if the ascendent is in the beginning of the sign or if the sign ascending is of right ascension. In Riina’s geniture Venus is close to her evening heliacal setting and the ascendent is in Taurus, a sign of oblique ascension.
Moreover the ascendent is in the constellation of Aries which is a small asterism and so signifies a short stature.

The Lord of  the Soul

Mercury is in Scorpio and he is in antiparallel of declination with Mars and also in square in mundo with him. The Moon is also in sextile with Mars. So Mars is the main significator of his soul. Mars is strong because is oriental but he is peregrine and out-of-sect.

Dorotheus says:

If Mars is supereminent, the native acts scandalous in the eyes of men, finds everywhere suffering, will suffer damage due to processes, in his work, and everything he will deal with, will be slandered by relatives and someone he secretly holds; the damage is greater if the nativity is diurnal, less than if it’s nocturnal.

and Valent adds:

The thieves, the perpetrators, the ungodly, the insiders of their kind are born, and they are covetous, greedy, ruinous, devoid of noble sentiments, wandering in the worst disadvantages and suffering misery or exile or confinement. These stars are performing the worst things, especially in the signs or degrees inoperative; but when both are in the anti-culmination or the occident, or when one sets and the other culminates below, they commit murder or they are partner in crime, and they spend their lives in brigandage.

The Lord of Actions

Venus is retrograde, Mercury is oriental but combust and Mars is oriental visible.  As we have already seen, Mars is in aspect by mundane square and antiparallel of declination with Mercury in Scorpio. Therefore Mars is the lord of action but Mercury participates. Both Mars and Mercury are angular e so they are strong and active.  Ptolemy says:

If Mercury and Mars together assume lordship of action, they produce sculptors, armourers, makers of sacred monuments, modellers, wrestlers, physicians, surgeons, accusers, adulterers, evil-doers, forgers. If Saturn testifies to them, they produce murderers, sneak-thieves, burglars, pirates, cattle-thieves, villains. If Jupiter testifies, they produce men-at‑arms, duellists, energetic, clever persons, busybodies, who meddle in others’ affairs and thereby gain their living.

Since Saturn testifies both Mars and Mercury because they are in bounds of Saturn and Saturn is in parallel in mundo with Mars, those signs are perfectly suited for a mafia boss.

Let’s note that Ananke, the Lot of Necessity, is in Aquarius in opposition to Mars. Since Ananke signify the ties, subordination, struggles and fights, enmities and hatred and accusations and any other violent incident, the opposition of Mars is a clear sign of a life of struggle and fight against rival clan and the law.

Riina was the son of a poor peasant but became a fearsome, powerful and wealthy boss. Though infamous and criminal he reached a very high position. We see in his geniture that the Sun is angular in Scorpio and is aspected by Mars with a square and a antiparallel of declination. Therefore Mars is a doryphoros to the Sun. Mars also angular and in Leo so the Mars and Leo are in mutual reception. This doriphory is very powerful but since Mars is out-of-sect is not very good for the native. It gave him the power over mafia clans but in the end it was counterproductive since he became fugitive in 1969 to escape the arrest and ended in jail in 1993. The Lot of Fortune, Tyche, is in Pisces and in aspect by trine in mundo with her lord, Jupiter, which is retrograde but angular. He was wealthy but he couldn’t enjoy his wealth as a free man.

The illness and the death

Toto Riina was affected by heart problems. According to Ptolemy the diseases are showed by

 the orient and the occident, and especially to the occident itself and the sign preceding it, which is disjunct from the oriental angle.

In the geniture we see that the Sun is close to the occidental horizon and the Moon is in the sixth place. The Sun is squared by Mars in Leo with a dexter square but they are in mutual reception.  Also the aspect is very wide. But Mars and the Sun are also in antiparallel of declination. Since the Sun is significator of the heart and Leo, the sign from which Mars squares the Sun, can be a sign of heart diseases. Daimon, the Lot of Spirit or the lot of the Sun, is with the harmful star Aldebaran. Since Daimon is significator of the heart according to Vettius Valens, it is another sign of heart diseases. The Moon in Libra is squared by Saturn both in mundo and in the zodiac. Since the Libra is a significator of kidney can be a sign of kidney problems. Moreover Mars square in mundo Venus, which is the significator of kidney and also in this geniture is the significator of the native’s body.
In the spring of 2003 he underwent surgery for heart problems and in May of the same year he was hospitalized in Ascoli Piceno hospital for a heart attack. In September 2003 he is again hospitalized for heart problems.  Mars is in opposition to the natal Venus by direction in July 2003. Venus is the significator of his body.

Transferred to the Milanese jail in Opera, he was again hospitalized in 2006, for heart problems, at the San Paolo hospital in Milan. We see that at the beginning of 2007 Mars reached by mundane direction the opposition to the Sun.

On 4 March 2014 he is again hospitalized. On 7 July 2015 is again hospitalized for a serious kidney problem. In February 2014 the Sun by zodiacal direction is conjunct with Mars. In August 2014 the Moon is in opposition by mundane direction with Saturn and in June 2015 Mars is in mundane parallel  with the Moon.

On 17 November 2017 the horoscope by zodiacal direction is in conjunction with the natal Mars.

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Moreover the profected horoscope in Leo is in opposition to the directed Sun.

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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.

Marine Le Pen Francois Fillon Emmanuel Macron Benoit Hamon Jean-Luc Melenchon
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.

 

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.

Your eyes, your eyes

Bowie

 

At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all Your eyes, your eyes  Blackstar

 

 

 

 

David Bowie, one of the most important artist of the 21th century, has passed away after having left a non-fading footprint on planet earth.

 

The birth of the White Duke

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In Bowie’s geniture two planet are very prominent: Saturn and Venus. Venus is exactly culminating and Saturn is on the occidental horizon. Those two planets are significators of important areas of life.

Saturn is the Lord of the Ascendent, is retrograde, in exile in Leo but in-sect and angular. Saturn receives the bodily application of the Moon.

Venus is angular, on the MC, out-of-sect, oriental matutine, between the second station and the mean motion. The Moon is defluxing from Venus.

Since Saturn is Lord of the Ascendent, in aspect with it and the Moon is applying to Saturn, Saturn is the Lord of the Temperament. Also Venus contributes because, even if it has no dignity over the Ascendent and the Moon, it aspects both of them from the MC. Saturn is dry and more temperate than cold; Venus is temperate and wet. Bowie’s slim and slender shape is definitely under the Saturn influence but Venus adds grace and charm.

Saturn is the Lord of the Soul because it is in conjunction with the Moon and domicile lord of Mercury. Since Venus is triplicity ruler of Mercury, it is making a sextile in mundo with Mercury and the Moon is applying to Venus also Venus influences Bowie’s soul.

Venus is Lord of Activity, being the only fast planet visible and at the MC.

Jupiter is oriental in sextile with the Sun in the zodiac and squares in mundo the diurnal luminary doing a epidekateia. So the Sun receives the doryphory of Jupiter, though Jupiter has no dignity in the place of the Sun.

Dorotheus says:

If Jupiter is overeminent, that is, casts a right ray, the native and his father will be noble and will enjoy a good standing with many benefits, honors and relations with the rulers, and they will have power over many men.

The absence of rulership over the Sun by Jupiter means that the doryphory is concerning more the native than his father.

Also Venus is doryphoros to the Sun, since the Sun is in sextile with Venus and Venus is angular and ruler of the Sun by triplicity and terms. Though this is an out-of sect doryphory and a quite weak one because the sextile is at the boundary of the vis luminis of the Sun.

At the horoscope the stars which are in rictus Capricorni, the Capricorn’s muzzle, are rising. Those stars belongs to the passionate stars about which the anonymous says:

When these places are rising or setting, the natives are pushed to act immorally not only with women but also with boys and to take delight in the pleasures against nature

And furthermore:

If that happens manifestly or covertly, it is indicated by the rising  or setting of the planets that produce these passions, I mean Venus or Mars or Venus and Saturn, especially when configured in an adverse way, squaring or opposing each other or when one of them rises or culminates: then the natives will reveal his passions in a public and notorious way. And since unnatural pleasures cannot be enjoyed  without the fulfillment of the desires and the unavoidable fate, so the abandon to the pleasures brings complications, deceptions, losses, enmities and convictions, if the star of Jupiter does not remove partially the damages, witnessing the star of Venus.

Venus is squared in mundo by Saturn since they are both angular and Venus culminates, so Bowie’s passion will be notorious and public. Jupiter is in parallel of declination with Venus and it is also the domicile lord of Venus so those passions don’t trouble him.

The birth of a Black Star

Moon is the apheta and Saturn is the alchocoden. Saturn angular gives its greater years: 57 years. Only Venus is in aspect with Saturn. Since Venus is a benefic, angular and trines Saturn so it gives its lesser years and such months as the middle years of Venus: 8 years and 45 months. In total: 68 years and 9 months.

Around the Bowie’s death the Ascendent arrives to the square of Saturn and Venus to the conjunction of Saturn and the occident.

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In the profection the Sun and the Horoscope are in Libra.  The Lord of the Year is Venus and the profected Venus is with Saturn, Moon and descendent of nativity.

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In the Solar Return before his death we see Mars the Lord of the Horoscope in the XII place and squaring the Moon of nativity.

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Eye Oddity

The odd appearance of Bowie’s eyes were due to a condition called anisocoria.
Anisocoria is characterised by an unequal size in a person’s pupils. In Bowie’s case, his left pupil was permanently dilated, giving illusion of having different coloured eyes because the fixed pupil does not respond to changes in light, while the right pupil does.
The cause of Bowie’s anisocoria was caused by an accident happened in the spring of 1962.
He was injured at school by his friend George Underwood who punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared he would become blind in that eye. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil. Despite that incident Underwood and Bowie remained good friends.

In Bowie’s geniture the Moon is in conjunction with Asellus Borealis  and she is close to the nebula Praesaepe  which is with Saturn. The Asellus Borealis and Praesaepe belong to azemena stars (from Arabic az-zamâna, chronic infirmity or illness as well as inseparable disease) which are harmful to the sight. The Moon as Sun is a significator of sight and eyes but in particular of left eye.

Punch in the Eye

In the spring 1962 around the beginning of May there is a direction in mundo of Saturn to the Sun. Sinos, the Lot of chronic illness, in opposition to Mars and Sun in the geniture, is in conjunction with the directed Saturn.Eye injury.png

Moreover in the Solar Return for the 1962 the Moon and Saturn are a the beginning of Aquarius in opposition to Saturn and the Moon of nativity.

Lollipop in the Eye

During a concert in Oslo on 18 June 2004, Bowie was hit in his left eye with a lollipop thrown by a fan. A week later he suffered chest pain while performing at the Hurricane Festival in Germany. Firtly it was thought to be a pinched nerve in his shoulder, but the pain was later diagnosed as an acutely blocked coronary artery. He  was operated on urgently in Hamburg. The remaining 14 dates of the tour were cancelled.

In July 2004 Mars of direction squares in mundo the Sun of nativity. Around the same period we see also helpful aspect as Jupiter to the ascendent which helped Bowie to overcame his illness.

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In the profection the ascendent arrived in Scorpio and so the Lord of the Year is Mars. By direction the Sun is in the terms of Mars and in the solar return the Mars of revolution squares the Sun of nativity.