let's take a look at her traditional chart
consider the fact that in addition to her Gemini-Sun, her last name is
actually Mercurio, which is amazing by itself.
The Mercurial-Gemini connection does not end here. The client
has a degree in education and at the time was teaching kindergarten.
Working with the
90º Dial, while preparing my
notes prior to the reading I took notice of Witte’s phrase for the
configuration of Mercury/Jupiter=Kronos
(see dial view-1), which reads “An artist with words”. I
thought it had to be very meaningful career-wise because Kronos is
also exactly configured with the MC, with Cupido and with the Lunar
Nodes, all of which are tightly connected with the Aries Point, and as
a result, had to do with some professional activity. I wasn’t sure
how to phrase it in a way that would fit the context of the main
discussion that I was planning to have with her, and in a flash of
intuition I added the words “stand-up comedian” to my notes.
As the reading proceeded, I decided to check it out so I asked
her if there was anyone in her life who was a standup comedian. Well,
it turned out that she herself used to do it for about eight years in
her early twenties, writing her own material and trying to make it in
the club scene in New York City. Also, her boyfriend writes joke
material for well-known comedy TV shows. Well, you could have knocked
me over with a feather when she told me this. It doesn’t get more
specific than that!
with the traditional chart shows
all these symbolisms in Venus ruler-MC & 5H, in Gemini, disposed
by Mercury, ruler-7H & 6H, in Gemini, conjunct Sun in Gemini, with
an applying square from the Moon in 3H, who also trines Jupiter ruler-ASC.
You might say that Gemini people are communicative and like to tell
jokes, yet, the dial pictures and Witte’s phrase are so much more
direct! Personally, I know a number of Sun-Gemini persons who never
tell a single joke.
another goodie from that reading:
configuration, what caught my eye in Witte’s book was the word
“abbess” (female superior of in a convent).
More depth is added by Venus=Poseidon=Sun=Moon-mp-Nodes, all
suggesting female spiritual connections. Obviously, Venus is also
opposite Neptune in the ‘normal’ view. From Hellenistic astrology
we know that the 3H is called Goddess and the 9H is called God, and my
client has the Moon in Pisces in the 3H, opposite Pluto in 9H, both
square the Sun – all of which spells ‘a mental and spiritual
influence of a mature woman’. So I asked her whether there was a
woman in her life who was an abbess, or holding a high rank in the
church, possibly an older sister. It turned out that it was a very
loving old aunt - a saintly person and a devout Catholic going to
church everyday, who used to be a nun and later on became a school
guidance also came from a
very special female friend - a Jungian psychologist and a yoga and
dance therapy teacher, who provides very loving and grounding
influence. My client herself is also very interested in learning more
about faith in general and constantly reads and compares the various
religions of the world.
‘findings’ make you stop and think again
the traditional chart and help you avoid preconceived notion about the
client that may influence your evaluation.
illustrate this, here is what
transpired in a reading for another male client (chart detail not
a number of reasons, not listed here, it occurred to me that he might
be gay, and this was confirmed by him at the reading. The chart had
Sun=Cupido, which means “The married man”. I wanted to check this
out and presented it to him as a question. Well yes, he had been
married to a woman, (and still was at the time of the reading) for the
purpose of obtaining legal immigration status. Also, in his current
male relationship he was behaving as in a marriage. The strong
presence of Cupido was a signal for me to pay attention to it even
when the rest of the reading, up until that moment, did not point in
this direction. In a more
recent meeting with him I found out that he was still legally married,
and also that he was planning to move in with another person, in an
FOR THE SERIOUS STUDENT
with Midpoints - Summary Guidelines
become part of Mainstream Astrology
and are used by non-Uranian practitioners as well. Theoretically,
midpoints can number in the hundreds, especially when you add the
eight TNP’s, thus cluttering the chart as well as the thinking
process of the astrologer. The following guidelines can help in
reducing this enormous number and make it workable. Incidentally, the
same approach can be used with Asteroids.
Pain No Gain”:
Using all these techniques means more work for the astrologer,
but the added value they bring is truly worth it. This cannot be
overstated in an age when astrologers have gotten used to pushing the
computer button and get all the charts and the canned reports on their
Not Clutter the Regular Chart:
It is advised to print the
chart without the “extras” and copy or print them on the side.
Get Organized -
Use Color Code to match your
mental association, so it doesn’t look like one big mess, allowing
your mind to prioritize and focus on one thing at a time.
Pick & Choose:
You Don’t Have to Interpret Everything! In
the traditional chart we interpret all the planets, even when
unaspected. For the Uranian configurations - use only those that make
an aspect with, or contain at least one “real” planet, preferably
up to Saturn, and-or other Personal Points.