Tag: Chart Interpretation

Gustav Holst and The Planets Suite

I recently visited the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham and was fascinated to learn about this British composer’s life. I’ve long been a fan of his Planets Suite and have occasionally wondered how he was inspired to write music about seven planets with their correct, traditional astrological characteristics. At the museum I discovered that he

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Opposites Maketh Mann.

The Nobel Prize winning Thomas Mann, who wrote many novellas, novels and essays, is considered the most influential and representative German author of his time. Although he supported the Weimar Republic as a young man, he later wrote against Nazism and Hitler. Consequently, Mann spent the rest of his life in Switzerland and the USA.

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Beyond the Robot

A Review of Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson, by Gary Lachman (New York: TarcherPerigee, 2016), with reflections on Wilson’s astrological chart and Sun in Cancer’s search for meaning and purpose Whether or not you are a fan of Colin Wilson (1931-2013), Gary Lachman’s biography of his life and thought is

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Thomas de Quincey. The Chart of an English Opium Eater.

Best-known for his novel Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey was one of the most prolific English writers of his time. Almost two centuries ago, he also started the tradition of addiction literature in the West, resulting in the drug-induced writing of the seventies.   Neptune or Jupiter? There is no birth

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Oscar Wilde. A Smooth Diamond Turned Rough.

  The chart looks like a rough-cut diamond with many facets – an apt symbol for Oscar Wilde the brilliant dandy who entertained society with his plays, shocked the Victorian world with his homosexuality, invented today’s celebrity cult and left posterity many witty epigrams such as “We are all in the gutter, but some of

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T S Eliot. The Love Life of a Saint.

The first thing that strikes one when looking at the chart is the red band of oppositions keeping the blue aspects, the Venus side of T S Eliot, well removed from the lower hemisphere, particularly the 3rd quadrant of Instinct in which there is not a single planet, only oppositions to his age point from

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Theresa May

It’s impossible to find the birth time of the inscrutable Mrs May, so her chart is set up for noon. Don’t expect this time to be correct; all that can be done is to take a look at what is there using the noon chart and make some comments. I’ve been observing our Prime Minister

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Colette. The Venus of the Belle Époque.

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known as Colette because she insisted, in her teens already, on being called by her last name – a European practice normally extended only to boys – is best known as the creator of Gigi, a novel that was turned into a very successful film. Before Gigi, she wrote a series of voluptuous novels

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The Brexit Brouhaha

After 10 weeks of campaigning which took on very nasty tones from both leave and remain sides, the assassination by shooting and stabbing of MP Jo Cox in the street as she went to hold a surgery for her constituents, the apparent toning down of the nastiness and the coming together of people a week

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Muhammad Ali

On 3 June 2016, the greatest sportsman of the twentieth century died at the age of 74. Mohammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr on 17 January 1942, at 18:35 in Louisville, Kentucky, was an American light-heavyweight gold medallist, the only man to win the world heavyweight championship three times. He brought boxing from the

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The Meaning and Value of a Horoscope Reading

What is the purpose of an astrological-psychological consultation, and what can you expect from it? This is an edited version of an article by Louise Huber, which was first published in the German-language magazine ‘Astrolog’ Issue 60, February 1991, and can now be found in the book ‘Astrolog 1: Life and Meaning’. An astrological-psychological reading

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David Bowie

Joyce looks at the chart of David Bowie, who passed away on 10th January. This item first appeared on Joyce’s blog in April 2013. Musician and style icon David Bowie was born on 8th January 1947 at 09.00 in Brixton, London. In 2013 he was the subject of an exhibition at the V and A

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Donald Trump

Joyce examines the chart of the controversial Donald Trump, and notes its significant ‘Megaphone’ aspect figure. If you’ll pardon the pun, this man has been trumpeting forth on a variety of controversial subjects for the past few months as he ramps up his bid to be nominated as the Republican Party candidate to become the

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Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)

The graphic artist, M. C. Escher, known to his friends as Mauk, was born on 17 June 1898, at 07:15, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (Rodden Rating: AA). His chart resembles a paper aeroplane with green wings and has a vertical emphasis. Seven planets are in the fourth quadrant, and five are in airy Gemini, Sun with

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Victor Hugo

This post by Wanda Smit is the first part of an article available in full to members in the APA Members’ Area. Victor Hugo – Poet, Peer, Exile Par Excellence Victor Hugo’s chart image resembles a boat firmly anchored in the collective sphere where most of Hugo’s planets reside. Its two sails with Jupiter conjunct

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