среда, 09. јануар 2019.

Are you Persephone? Published: 9th January 2019. I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Are you Persephone?
Published: 9th January 2019. I Author:Smiljana Gavrančić

This article was first published in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of #IAM23 #MYTHOS #Secret Unicorn, and you can order your digital/hard copy here

 It is possible to recognize the main internal need in every horoscope. There is always some personal myth, the only question is how capable is one to live it, how fearless one is, and how much one hides in the collective myth. Collective mythology is represented by 10th house and it describes the impact of general events on the person’s life. Personal mythology is 12th house, describing the impact of personal fate from the previous life (what we were close to, often the fears that appear when one was contradictory to what one is now). The twelfth house describes the internal need, the primary myth we should live. 
My own horoscope was the inspiration for this article. The cusp of my 12th house (personal myth, my internal need, the previous life) is almost at the degree of Pluto’s exaltation (3° Scorpio). My Moon is in 8th house, which is Scorpio house, squaring the Pluto, the ruler of my Ascendant (Asc at 21° Scorpio) and my 12th house (personal myth). Venus (the girl, Persephone) is in Pisces, the sign of its exaltation, and it has a strong, applying trine with the Moon (mother) in 8th, in Cancer, and in Venus the Pluto from Libra lives… All this reminded me of the story from Greek mythology, the story of Persephone… Here, the mother (Demeter) and daughter (Persephone) love each other, they get along – Moon and Venus in trine, and the mother and Hades are in a dispute – Moon and Pluto are in a square, but that is to be resolved through time – Moon and Venus (being Pluto’s dispositor) are in trine, a strong one, applying, indicating the future resolution. 

In astrological sense, Persephone is: Moon in Scorpio, i.e. the Moon in relation with series 8 (in 8th house, as in my chart, in aspect with Pluto as a natural ruler of 8), Venus and Pluto.

Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the wife of the god of underworld, Hades. In that kingdom of underworld she had the same position as Hera at Olympus. She ruled over souls of deceased and gods of underworld together with Hades. She was as unappealing and ruthless as the Hades himself. She liked neither gods not people. Persephone became Hades’ wife against her will. Before leaving to the underworld, she lived with nymphs, spent time dancing and singing, picking flowers and having fun on similar girl’s parties. When she once picked narcissus, the flower of death, the earth opened under her feet and out came the Hades. He quickly overwhelmed her and literarily dropped through the ground with her. Persephone managed one cry, but her mother Demeter, who immediately came to her rescue, found no trace of her daughter. She looked for her for a long time, until god Helios told her what happened. Then, Demeter went to Olympus and asked Zeus for his help. Zeus sent Hermes into the underworld to get his daughter back, but it was already too late: Hades had married Persephone already, and gave her the pomegranate seeds to eat, the pomegranate being the symbol of marriage (when one ate something in the underworld, one could not return to the upper world). Regarding Persephone, there is the primary idea of the strong relation that may be emphasized, also of extremely strong passion that is pulling her, and things are quite different from what her mother might want them to be. 

 Persephone was a good, exemplary child, and suddenly she is taken away to be somewhere with somebody her mother does not want her to be. She leaves to a quite different world, pulled by her passions, and she got changed in all that. Hades is the god of the underworld, and he is also associated with the south, so Persephone leaves to south, or gets married to someone from the south. The mother worries all the time, believing she went to the other side too much. Since according to myth Persephone lives with Hades for 1/3 of the year and with her mother 2/3 of the year, it speaks of a part of life where the person lives completely different life than life with parents. The Moon, symbolizing the soul of the person, in case of archetype Persephone is related to unconscious part and speaks of the need to merge with that part, i.e. the person is pulled to merge with his/her part symbolizing the Hades, whose nature is very similar to the part of Persephone’s nature. Until the person with this archetype merges with that part of himself/herself, all remains at the level of cause and consequence.

Moon in this case describes Persephone as the queen, woman in Hades kingdom, but also her mother who is sad and worried. But, combination with Venus and Pluto is necessary for it gives beauty, passion and great bonding. In the degree in which this is strong, Persephone is also strong. Numerous women have this model within, but it is important to assess if it is the primary model or it is only some part of it (for most often it is only 1/3, as Persephone stays in the underworld). 

Persephone needs Hades, for he brings her a great internal transformation, awakening. The very entering of the underworld is very prominent in my horoscope, it is my great internal need – Moon in 8 in square with Pluto. This deep surrender to Hades leads me to pleasure – Moon is in trine with exalted Venus in Pisces. The relationship with Hades is deep descending into oneself, into internal universe, one’s soul, where there is the chance of deep transformation, release from all fears, which considering the Moon (life) in 8th I have. 

Persephone is eternal girl, and in real life she usually lives with parents, more specifically with mother (as I do), in a big house full of flowers (Venus (flowers) in 4th (home)). She usually starts studying at one faculty, abandons it somewhere along the way or just before the end for she realizes that is not it. Then she enrolls with another faculty, with great probability of not finishing it. She has the problem with being independent, leaving home; she is the safest with her mom, who contributes with her care and attention to Persephone being the girl in the body of a woman, frightened to leave to some other world. In real life it is illustrated by the following example: the daughter wants to do some housework, but mom says: “Leave it, I will do it.” Persephone often has no stable job, and everything around her is unstable. The moment she completes things, everything becomes more stable around her. Then she attracts stable partner as well. But before that, a personal awakening is needed, getting out from oneself, liberating oneself from fears. That is why Hades is the man who shall liberate her from everything she feared. That is why the life with Hades is different from life with the mother. Persephone now takes a very important role, she becomes the mistress of the underworld, more precisely she becomes the mistress of her Internal Universe and she governs herself, her internal needs. The Mother is not someone who does not love Persephone; she just has negative effect on her becoming independent. By care and attention she makes her somehow “unable” for certain things. That is why on mother’s “leave it, I will do it” the daughter should say “No, I know how to do it, I shall do it”. Since Hades is someone from the south, sometimes leaving home and going to south, where maybe the partner is, may represent a significant step for Persephone in getting her independence. Then the daughter may say to her mother: “Mom, I am travelling, I am going to him…”, and mother Demeter shall say: “Oh my God, how will you travel alone, what is something happens…” This is the trap for Persephone, to get her scared and quit. It does not mean that the Mother does not want her with Hades, she simply cares for her girl, and the girl has shown readiness to go to that man, for her passions are pulling her, something is pulling her to the South. Maybe that man representing Hades is not literally from South, maybe in that moment when Persephone wants to come to him he lives somewhere in the South.

Persephone’s most personal awakening and getting out from her own self happens in the process of getting her independence. It is a great internal transformation, which I, having the Moon in 8 squaring Pluto, experienced. That process of transformation is not completed, it never is, for some new Persephones are being born, in accordance with times we live in, who will be even more awakened and independent. After Demeter, Hades continues to care for Persephone, and she becomes stronger with him. It is good that here, in my example, Demeter and Hades are harmonized in time, so my mother does not see my partner as something bad for me… 

At the end, I must not forget the most important thing: on your road of awakening and personal transformation, my dear Persephones, be ready to be somehow fed by the man representing Hades in your life. Shall it be some chocolate or some fruit it does not matter, but it is important to eat something from him, in order to be eternally bonded to him…

 Smiljana Gavrančić was born in Serbia and she is the editor, founder and owner of the bimonthly IAM –  INΦINITY Astrological Magazine. She is an ISAR CAP, studied hermetic astrology and practises astrology of karma and archetypes (fixed stars, mythology). She is also a leading exponent of significant degrees in mundane and natal charts – and was one of a few astrologers to predict that Donald Trump would become 45th US president a year before his election.

недеља, 30. децембар 2018.

MYTHOS/Secret Unicorn #IAM23 Jan/Feb 2019 – order your digital/hard copy!

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понедељак, 24. децембар 2018.

The birth is not the beginning of the life… Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni and Chiara Mastroianni.... Published: 24th December 2018 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

The birth is not the beginning of the life…
Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni and Chiara Mastroianni....
Published: 24th December 2018  I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

This article was first published in IAM#22 Nov/Dec2018 #STRONGER issue. If you want to get your digital/hard copy you can order it here: order STRONGER issue #IAM22 

Every person coming into one’s life comes with the meaning, purpose, for some planet of his touches one’s planet and through different relations we manifest differently. In my work with clients, I often use the following sentences: “The relation between you and him is only your relation, nobody else matters, for with some other partner you would have some other story, and that other partner would touch a different planet in your chart… But please try to really comprehend that every partner is – actually one of your characteristics, one of your planets, so actually – You. Then, you will be able to look at relationships from a completely new perspective... Through relationships we actually meet ourselves; we are in a relationship with ourselves!”

For example, when partner has his Sun on our Moon, we relive our son through the relationship, through Sun’s position in certain house, sign, through aspects, disposition, and if our Sun is positioned excellently in the chart, that partner is a kind of light for us – and vice versa... On the other hand, we touch that partner’s Moon, and depending on the quality of that Moon (position in the house, sign, aspects, and disposition) – he will have same kind of relationship with us. That is why we feel nice with some people, we are comfortable and safe with them, but there are also other relationships where we do not feel nice, because that partner may be touching our Venus for example, which is in conjunction with Neptune, so the relationship with that person may easily bring disappointment (after initial exaltation), but only because we were not silent enough and we had no faith… This aspect requires the special state of “personal silence”, for only in silence the faith grows stronger and stronger, and love needs faith… 

The fact is that people come into our lives so we can transform and evolve through relationships with them… the only question is how many of us are aware of that and see something good in it instead of bad… Astrology helped me to find sense in everything, and to accept that it is always the right time for what is actually happening, nice or not, painful as it may be, for the Universe knows when we are ready for nice, but also for painful experience. So, accept, let go and live – is what is needed... The Heavens know why here and now… 

“It Only Happens to Others”

 Famous Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni is Sagittarius Ascendant, and Jupiter from Sagittarius (the domicile sign for this planet) colors him. Jupiter is the top of mutable T-square containing Mercury from almost the degree of its exaltation - 15º Virgo (ruler of 7th – relationships, first marriage) and retrograde Uranus at 18º Pisces. The first marriage with Italian actress Flora Carabella ended in 1960. He never officially divorced her, for Italian law prohibited divorce. But, it did not prevent him from having rich love life since he was not prone to bonding, and he loved his freedom (Jupiter square Uranus). The Jupiter (him) is in the sign where his ruler of the 7th house (Mercury) is in exile, as his Mercury (ruler of 7th house) is in Virgo – the sign of exile for Jupiter (him). Did this man cared at all for the institution of marriage? I would say not, but the square “pulled” him into his first marriage, for the square always speaks of some unfinished action from before, from past life probably...
Relations after the first marriage are described by the 8th house, where the intercepted Venus (secret) is at 17º Leo in conjunction with Neptune (secret) at the very degree of its fall (21º Leo), but there is North Node as well (children, future) at 22º Leo – so from the very short (only 3 years) and secret love affair with beautiful French actress (Leo – France) Catherine Deneuve – this man got a daughter, a famous film director Chiara Mastroianni.

If we have to determine Catherine Deneuve in the chart of Marcello, then as I have already mentioned, it would probably be that intercepted Venus in Leo in conjunction with Neptune – French actress he starts a secret affair with during filming of their first movie together “It Only Happens to Others”. The Venus is the ruler of his 5th house (love, but also the house of children), 6th house (job), 10th house (career) and it is in 8th house – relationship in which the accent is on physical attraction. Since all that is colored by 21º Leo – realistically there is the “danger” of disappointment. But, North Node (descendants) is also there, so conception may easily happen, which was the case. Their film was premiered on October 29, 1971, and on May 28, 1972 Chiara Mastroianni was born. Two years later (in 1974), their relationship was over. If we take a closer look at his Venus in Leo (Catherine Deneuve), besides the mentioned conjunction with Neptune and North Node, there is also opposition with Mars in Aquarius (accenting the passion in this relationship, which turned into disputes and quarrels later), and quincunx with Uranus, so this relationship was really on slippery grounds. But, these two people remained excellent friends even after the break-up – Venus’ dispositor is the Sun at 3º Libra, bringing the Venus (Catherine) in domicile and wide sextile with Jupiter (Marcello). Of course, there is the square with Pluto from Cancer that influenced termination of their relationship… 

What brought them together?

 Catherine has the Moon (natural representative of the series 4 – emotions, and in her case the ruler of the 7th house – relationships) at 13º Leo, in conjunction with Marcello’s Venus at 17º Leo, his Neptune and North Node, so she really loved him and she was enchanted, even a little “dazed” by him… The very presence of the North Node here looked promising, as an opportunity to leave something behind, for the future… Further on, her Venus (natural representative of the series 7) at 14º Virgo (the ruler of the 4th house – personal Moon, but ruler of the 9th house – affairs) is in conjunction with his Mercury (ruler of his 7 – relations, and his 9 - affairs) at 15º Virgo. His Moon at 3º Virgo will cross her Venus at 14º Virgo, emphasizing closeness and his need to love her (Moon is the one that loves, while Venus is more related to attraction)...
In her chart, Marcello is her Venus at 14º Virgo in 8th house (relationship after the first marriage – Catherine also had a marriage before), in conjunction with Chiron, and in square with retrograde Uranus at the cusp of the 5th house (love) – passionate, secret affair through the job that ended abruptly, with the person that was somehow different, rebellious, but may be divorces?! Chiron describes later situation of Marcello, when Catherine cares about him while he suffers from pancreatic cancer. Namely, he is dying, and beside him are his great love, but also his great friend – Catherine Deneuve, and their daughter Chiara. Dispositor of her Venus is Mercury at 15º of Libra („Via Combusta“ and here we have to heal our parnter, like the goddess Isis did in myth), practically bringing the Venus into sign of domicile and at the very powerful degree. The same Mercury has a nice aspect with nodes axis, and applicative sextile with the Moon at 13º Leo – Catherine has chance to easily realize motherhood from relationship with Marcello, which was the case.

Conjunction in Virgo

 Since their strongest mutual conjunction is one between his Mercury at 15º Virgo and her Venus at 14º Virgo, in her 8th house (pregnancy), if we take a look at the house ruled by Mercury in her chart (as well as the house ruled by the Venus in his chart), we see it rules the 5th house, the house of children, it is positioned at 15º Libra (royal degree). The very conjunction has already stated good aspects to nodal axis and the Moon – once again I conclude that Marcello came into her life so she could become a mother, have a daughter with him, and finally – realize her purpose (Mercury is in the 9th house – the purpose), and later to have grandchildren – also the symbolism of the 9th house. Chiara Mastroianni gave her parents their grandchildren… On the other hand, Catherine touched Marcello’s Venus, as I have already said, and his Venus rules the 5th house as well (children), in conjunction with Neptune, and the North Node, so Chiara follows the same road as her father, she is involved in acting, but she is also the film director…

Prenatal (lunar) eclipse of Catherine Deneuve at 22º Aquarius

Especially interesting to me is that prenatal eclipse of Catherine Deneuve was a lunar one (Moon/Sun opposition close to nodes) at 22º Aquarius (almost the degree of Neptune’s exaltation – dream, magic), and it practically moved the natal nodal axis of Marcello Mastroianni at 22º Aquarius (South Node) – 22º Leo (North Node)!

At 21º Leo 59’ (almost 22º Leo) there was the secondary Moon (ruler of 7 – relations, Catherine Deneuve) on October 29, 1971, the day of the premier of their first movie (“It Only Happens to Others”), also confirming reviving of some of her past life experience with this man, but also some of his experience with her. Prenatal lunar eclipse speaks of the need of person to finish something, and it also defines the state of awareness through the degree of confidence or fear, but since there is the axis of Neptune’s exaltation/fall (faith), isn’t the main task Catherine has to finish just working on the confidence? Marcello was ladies’ man, the true archetype of Zeus (obvious from his chart), and to remain in a relationship with such a man one needs to fill oneself with silence and faith… 

Prenatal eclipse happened before our birth, it is a kind of unknown to us, a kind of “dark”, but some memory always exists, and when the partner touches this spot, like Marcello did in this case, with his South Node (past) – isn’t the answer for this relationship contained in this axis – exaltation and fall of Neptune?!

Horoscope of past life of Marcello Mastroianni

Let us look at the Dwadasamsa chart (horoscope of the past life) of Marcello, for we see 3/9 axis, the axis describing the second marriage, across 22º Leo - 22º Aquarius, which is the axis of his nodes in this life, as well as the axis of prenatal (lunar) eclipse of Catherine Deneuve. Isn’t this another confirmation of their connection through Neptune’s (secret, magic) exaltation/fall axis? 

Postnatal (solar) eclipse is at 4º Aquarius

“It Only Happens to Others” as the title of a movie in case of those two people is interesting, for those others are – they themselves! On the day of premier of this movie, directive Ascendant (crosses 1º in 1 year) of Marcello came to 3º Aquarius 41’ (very close to 4º Aquarius), the spot where both Catherine and Marcello have postnatal eclipse, solar one in both cases! 

Solar eclipse always speaks of initiation of something new, and obviously the movie “It Only Happens to Others” marked the big beginning for them… which bringing a new life into the world certainly is… 

Chiara Mastroianni

But, the relationship did not last long, which is obvious from the chart of Chiara as well, who stated that she saw her parents kissing only in a movie

Let’s take a look at rulers of her 4th and 10th houses, houses describing parents. We see they are retrograde Venus at 4º Cancer and Mars at 10º Cancer. Although in conjunction, we see the Venus leaving the Mars, so this is depiction of separation of her parents. Also, natural representatives of parents, the Sun and the Moon, in opposition in her chart, speak of separation… The Sun (father) is making conjunction with Saturn – cold relationship with father, this might be... The Moon (family) makes separation oppostion with Saturn – she did not get from her parents „warm home“...

Further on, since the birth is not the beginning of the life, let us look at her cusp of the 9th house for it speaks of prenatal period and the moment her mother, Catherine, found out that she was pregnant. We see it is a very specific degree – 29º Libra, the ruler being the retro Venus in separating conjunction with Mars in Cancer (fall of Mars). Some consideration took place, obviously, even the very 29º shows that she somehow stopped, thought what to do… but separating conjunction with Mars in fall still ruled to keep the baby…

It is interesting that Venus has started retrograde motion at the same day when Chiara was born, and that both rulers of her 4th and 10th (houses of our parents) are out-of-bounds (RVenus as well as Mars), which is also a sign that there must be some extra ordinary situation regarding family issues... In possitive sense, RVenus and Mars out-of-bounds are describing her parents as extra talented persons.

Smiljana Gavrančić was born in Serbia and she is the editor, founder and owner of the bimonthly IAM –  INΦINITY Astrological Magazine. She is an ISAR (CAP), studied hermetic astrology and practises astrology of karma and archetypes (fixed stars, mythology). She is also a leading exponent of significant degrees in mundane and natal charts – and was one of a few astrologers to predict that Donald Trump would become 45th US president a year before his election. https://infinityastrologicalmagazine.com.

Find out more about Smiljana here: Biography 

петак, 02. новембар 2018.

Welcome to the second printed issue of IAM-Infinity Astrological Magazine! IAM#22 STRONGER (Being alive) Nov/Dec 2018

Welcome to the second printed issue of IAM-Infinity Astrological Magazine! 

IAM#22 STRONGER (Being alive) Nov/Dec 2018

 Welcome to the second printed issue of IAM-Infinity Astrological Magazine! IAM is so happy to be in your hands and in your physical reality!

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среда, 10. октобар 2018.

Soul Connections „DIARY OF ONE LOVE“ and of INΦINITY Published: 10th October 2018 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Soul Connections 

Published: 10th October 2018 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

This article was first published by IAM - Infinity Astrological Magazine (#IAM21 Sept/Oct 2018 #Soul Connections Issue). You can order digital/hard copy of the same if you click here

The Earth looks for the Moon, the Moon looks for the Earth...

Let’s go back, to the past...

2nd April, 2012, Kikinda, my home town, Serbia

Soul Connections – Draconic Horoscope

Everybody carries within not only the story of one’s own life, but also of many other lives that are mutually and unconsciously intertwined. Draconic horoscope is one of those horoscopes that gives the secret depiction of the Soul, describes connections with people we know from previous lives, showing that our feelings are not exclusively ours at all…

We all have somebody we love, with whom we are “close”, who we feel deeply and in whom we recognize something of our own… My first meeting with Josipa Lisac occurred couple of months ago, in November 2011, when she had a concert in my hometown. Even before I used to love her, listen to her music, watch her on TV, but the moment when I stood only couple of meters from her awakened something new… That evening I felt the peace, silence, love, “secret”… I felt – being one with her! 

Her strength comes from recognition that somebody understands and loves her, and in the center of her professional and private life there is the eternal love for Karlo Metikoš, who wrote dozens of cult songs like “I am crazy today”, “Bed of tears”, “Storm”..., the album “Diary of one love”. Karlo is love of her life. Although they are not together physically any more, they never parted. Their love continues in a different spiritual dimension. Josipa lives like that and she is happy to exist in the spirit of that love. She is happy to still be able to receive love and to give love… 

Josipa and Karlo loved each other. Nothing bound them – no marriage, no interests, no legacy, no children… They shared a passion – the music. His death was painful, but she moved on. She says that she is still in love with him very much and that death cannot take away what she has felt for 21 years. “Do people love each other only if they can touch and watch each other? Can feelings disappear if something unexpected occurs on that road? Do feelings, pictures, events and said words die and leave? No, they were said to me, I heard them and felt them and I am still feeling them”, says Josipa Lisac.

At the fifteenth anniversary of his death, Josipa wrote Karlo a letter and published it on DVD. In that letter she told him how she was, what she did, how difficult his passing was for her and how their friends were coping… In one part she described the death: “I met her, she is young and beautiful. Two of us are good, for she has the keys to my apartment.” That touched people’s hearts. Nobody perceived it as pathetic. “I believe Karlo hears me, follows me, leads me… I am alone, but I am not lonely. I am an excellent friend to myself”, said Josipa.

At the twentieth anniversary of Karlo’s death (December 10, 2011), Josipa emphasizes that it is difficult for her to comprehend that 20 years have passed since he died, but adds quickly “Years are not important, time is not important, love is important”. After Karlo, nobody took his place. She is alone because she wants it that way. In her opinion, the woman radiates, sends certain energy when she looks for somebody, and she simply does not send any signals of wanting, needing, looking for somebody, because, as she puts it – she has it all… “I do not know, love is a secret and one has to find it by oneself. There are many beautiful words describing it, but these are just people talking, and love needs to be lived”.  

“Silent” communication at 29º

 Many times she “touched” my Soul that night, filled me with light and, as I already have said at the beginning, with silence, love, “secret”… I felt her concert and her love story as a lecture on love that the Universe wanted to give me through her… Through her, the Universe is reminding me that love is – “secret”! If I tell you that our communication that evening went through 29º (invisibility, secret, something both of us waited for a long time...) of Capricorn (also a kind of waiting, maturity, patience...), the position of Mercury (words), the ruler of her 3rd house (what she says, her words), but also the position of the cusp of my 3rd house. Is this “silent”, “invisible” dialogue between us now – “visible”? 
The Earth looks for the Moon, the Moon looks for the Earth...

Comparison of two natal horoscopes reveals the interaction between persons at different levels of life, resulting in a certain destiny at the objective level. But, I decided to present my relationship with Josipa Lisac from the point of view of draconic astrology

Draconic horoscope is a very intimate horoscope for everyone. It is actually a lunar horoscope, a horoscope of our ethereal being… A person carries within all memories of all earthly events, so he/she is primarily represented by geocentric natal horoscope. Still, there is an aura around each person. Like the Moon revolving around the Earth, the ethereal being envelops each person. That is why we all have the horoscope of ethereal being – the draconic horoscope. Draconic Zodiac represents our memory of all that happened before this life… The Moon is the field of the death, the end of life, and all souls are there, for all souls leave to be in ethereal universe. When talking about a relationship, we should know that we are one being, the Earth and the Moon – the physical-ethereal being. That is the secret of life – the Earth seeks the Moon, the Moon seeks the Earth to live their unity

If there is the combination of natal (the Earth) and draconic (the Moon) horoscope of two persons – those persons know each other from previous lives… It is possible that the energy is not dense enough, so there is no materialization, but the recognition always exist – either positive or negative one… Every harmonic aspect between draconic and geocentric (natal) horoscope represents the channel through which the person receives the messages with ease… Conjunctions of natal planet of one person with draconic planet of the other person are especially important, for they depict direct unification of two parts of Being! 

In every relationship it is important to assess which is the main thread (the main aspect), i.e. the main channel through which the relationship is manifested. It is usually represented by 1-2 aspects, and it shows what gives or takes the energy from the relationship.

The Jupiter is the ruler of Josipa’s 5th house (love) and it is positioned in 7th house (relationship) in Aquarius – it is known that she was never married to Karlo, which is depiction of Aquarius at the cusp of 7th house. Since this conjunction is at the star Rotanev in the constellation of Delphinus, this is also depiction of the far West, of America, to which both Karlo and Josipa were bound (they even lived and worked there for some time). This star represents the story of romantic loves, which theirs certainly was… 

  My draconic Moon is at Josipa’s natal Jupiter. Since my natal Mercury, which is at the same time the dispositor of my Asc ruler (me) and the dispositor of rulers of my 5th and 12th houses (houses important from the point of view of previous life) and finally here the ruler of my draconic Asc, is positioned at the same spot as my draconic Moon – and all that on Josipa’s natal Jupiter (her love), then I perceive this love of Josipa and Karlo as one of my loves from the previous life! I recognize myself in this story, I feel it as something of mine, and I have the need to write something about this eternal love (my natal Mercury is the portal through which conjunction of my draconic Moon and her natal Jupiter is expressed). Since it all happens in Aquarius, the sign of Neptune’s exaltation, also present is the “secret”, of which Josipa reminds me… On the other hand, her Jupiter here is the portal for my draconic Moon, and since my Jupiter is at the MC, I go public with this story, which certainly contains the “secret”, because in my Jupiter the Venus from Pisces “lives”… 

Very interesting is the conjunction of my draconic Venus with her natal Neptune in the sign of Libra (relationships), at the degree of love (17º)! My natal Venus is in Pisces and squaring the Neptune, which clearly implies the presence of the “secret”, magic and the need to go somewhere far away to have love… So, I am made of Venus and Neptune, I know all about it, and meeting Josipa only reminded me of all that, reminded me of the fate in love, silence, peace, “secret”, for only in that way I reach the magic… Since my draconic Venus is in Libra and in trine with her Jupiter (ruler of 5th house – her love) in 7th house, and since all this happens across 17º (love), and since her Jupiter (abroad), being the portal, contains the trine with Neptune (faraway, secret) – again I have depiction of the love story that is being realized somewhere faraway, and that contains the “secret” within… My draconic Venus at her natal Neptune, with that Neptune carrying the trine with Jupiter (Karlo), “creates” love out of their love (17º Libra)!

 If we take a look at her draconic horoscope, we see her draconic Jupiter (natal ruler of her 5th house – love) right at my natal Sun! It is interesting that this “touch” happens right at the beginning of the constellation Delphinus, emphasizing again the presence of the romantic love which requires going to the West, beyond pillars of Heracles… The Sun is always the essential signifier of a male, and since it is “touched” by her draconic Jupiter (the ruler of her natal 5th house – love), and my natal Jupiter contains the Venus from Pisces, then Josipa could bring me the luck (Jupiter) in the field of relationships... Further on, her draconic Sun, the ruler of the draconic Ascendant and the natal Ascendant (herself) came to my natal Mercury, and again the star Rotanev from the constellation of Delphinus was “touched”, telling about romantic love… Since her draconic Sun has the same position as my natal Mercury (which represents me, for Mercury is the final dispositor in my chart, but also the dispositor of rulers of my 5th – love and my 12th house – past life), this is another indicator that Josipa brings love into my life, and some pastlife love, with which I am bound… If I also add that the cusp of her draconic 5th house (love) is at 22º Scorpio, exactly at my natal Asc at 21º Scorpio – then this is also an indicator… Her draconic Venus is in exact sextile with my natal Uranus, and in my chart there is applicative trine of Venus and Uranus. Uranus is at my Ascendant, so this may indicate that I might, just like Josipa, have one “uranian” love story. Love is the freedom, isn’t it? Her draconic Neptune is in trine with my natal Sun, and since the exalted Venus from Pisces “lives” within my Neptune, at the star Achernar, this is another depiction of faraway love that holds a “secret”… Also, Achernar speaks about the person who is very deep, very spiritual, who went thrught some his own „storm“, which made him to find the light at the end of tunnel.

We may wonder what would two draconian horoscopes tell? Comparison of two draconian charts might give information on relationships that existed between persons in previous incarnations. It represents memories now, and it need not manifest… Often, there are same things we like, causing vibrating at the same level, just as an appendix to a story… It is interesting that Josipa and I “touch” here again, at the star Rotanev from constellation of Delphinus – her draconic Sun (17º Aquarius) conjuncts my draconic Moon (16º Aquarius)! If I tell you that Karlo, her eternal love had his natal Sun at 18º Aquarius – then it is the place where we love same things… 

  “Karlo was wonderful man, everybody loved him. I watched it day after day. In the age of Mat Collins, women were crazy about him. He loved people, adored and respected women, he had that social skill and knew how to present himself. He led me through the life and I loved it very much, for I think it is beautiful for a man to take woman’s hand and lead her, if they both respect each other. He took care of everything, he made me the way I am so I am able to go on strong.”

15th April 2013, Kikinda, my hometown, Serbia

“Diary of one Love” and 27º Pisces

“It is interesting that all things important in Karlo’s and my life occurred in February. We celebrated our private holiday of love on February 6, instead February 14, like the rest of the world, for we met on that day in 1971 and we are together since then. Then, Karlo Metikoš was born on February 8, I was born on February 14, and on February 28 “Diary of Love” was born. Both of us are Aquarius, but the “Diary” is Pisces – gentler, not rebellious like Aquarius. Some things simply happen. This is not a miracle. Or maybe it is, because that album exists and stands for 40 years…”  
(Josipa Lisac)

“I was overwhelmed by her singing, and the way she behaved… Then I fell in love head over heels with her… We went from Petrinja to Zagreb by bus, I sat beside her and emitted positive vibrations and we got to know each other a bit. Josipa later admitted that as a girl, she went to see where I live, for she was erroneously told I lived in Moše Pijade Street. She took the tramway and looked at somebody’s window believing it was mine! The first record Josipa bought was – the record of Matt Collins! Destiny… Then Josipa told me: “Why don’t you make an album for me?!” We went to Russia, and for two years I worked on our first album – it was really made with lot of love and enthusiasm. Actually, we made that album for us… The first song I wrote was “Happiness”, although it was not the first song on album…”
(Karlo Metikoš)

Whether because “I met her” in my dreams recently, or because this year, 2013, she celebrates 40 years since her first album (“Diary of one Love”) made by her partner, her great love – Karlo Metikoš, or because of my “strong connection” with her (you can read more on that in my article “Soul Connections – Draconic Horoscope”), whatever it may be… but exactly one year later here I am, writing with love about Josipa Lisac, the woman whose other name is – Love!

27º Pisces – Light and Love 

One of the most beautiful degrees in Zodiac is the  spot where Venus (love) is exalted. It is 27º Pisces! At that spot everything is beautiful, there is lot of Light, there are Angels too, for that is the last, 72nd pentad in Zodiac, the Angel pentad, ruled by the Sun (Light). And so, in those last 5 degrees of Zodiac (25º – 30º Pisces) there is the combination of Venus and Sun, which is – Love... Although looking at Jospia’s chart we see nothing at 27º Pisces, this degree is very important in this woman’s life and that is the primary theme of this article. 

Two points

There are two points within a person through which one receives Light and messages, information… One point is prenatal eclipse, and the other is postnatal eclipse. Eclipses represent the way from one world to another, and it is important for everybody to have strong favorable connection (favorable aspect) between those two eclipses, i.e. planets ruling them, for then the person becomes a very good channel between the Heavens (postnatal eclipse) and the Earth’s Core (prenatal eclipse).

Postnatal eclipse at 27º Pisces

Exactly at 27º Pisces, the first eclipse after Josipa’s birth happened. It was solar eclipse on March 18, 1950, the solar eclipse always depicting the start of something new (Moon-Sun conjunction close to North Node)...

Since postnatal eclipse represents the channel for the more subtle level of the being, i.e. for the light level of existence (Angels), we may say that 27º Pisces is a perfect spot for there is a lot of Love and Light here! This eclipse is in sextile with Josipa’s Moon (emotions, masses, people) at 27º Capricorn, but also with the Mercury (message, words) with 29º Capricorn. Also, it is in sextile with retrograde Venus at 3º Aquarius, so her purpose in this life is to give masses the message of love, to give her emotions she keeps for years (Capricorn has a need to keep things)... It is her goal, her road leading… Whomever listened to Josipa, whether on TV or at concerts, live, could hear her speaking only of love, Karlo, that she was still in love with him (although he is not present physically), that he was still in her thoughts and that even then, many years after his death, he was still her strength, her purpose...

Karlo’s Venus at 25º Pisces

 Still, 27º Pisces in Josipa’s chart was “revived” the moment she met Karlo, for this man has put his Venus (music, love) from 25º Pisces to this spot. This Venus is in the part of Zodiac where Love and Light live (25º – 30º Pisces). The conjunction is not exact, but still pretty strong. Karlo’s Venus is exalted, but also opposing the Neptune, so it is no wonder he fell head over heels in love with Josipa, since he is inclined to love elation, wandering, unfulfilled expectations… “I was already tired, but then I met Jospia and she brought me the light…” - said Karlo.

However, Karlo’s Venus at 25º Pisces is the spot resolving the Yod configuration where Neptune (illusion) is the fulcrum of Yod, with Mercury in quincunx on one side and Mars/Saturn conjunction on the other. So, the Venus here is the spot we call “Boomerang“, so through the music, Light and Love, he overcomes all his problems. In other words, Josipa was really the one who brought the Light and Love (since her postnatal eclipse “touched” his Venus). They needed each other undoubtedly… Since the Venus is the dispositor of both prenatal (3º Taurus) and postantal eclipse (3º Libra) in Karlo’s chart, it is certainly of a great importance… 

“Diary of one Love” and 27º Pisces

Since the time of birth of Karlo Metikoš is not known, I made his sun sign horoscope and progressed it for the day when the “Diary of one Love” saw the light of the day (February 28, 1973). Importance of 27º Pisces for those two people and their love story is further emphasized by the position of Karlo’s direct Mercury (words) at 27º Pisces!!!

Finally, transit Mercury (words) was at 27º Pisces on that day, really emphasizing the Love and the Light this album was made with… Even now, while I am writing this article, the Mercury (writing) crosses 27º Pisces. There are no coincidences… 

Retrograde Venus

It is no wonder for someone with retrograde natal Venus like Jospia (Venus at 3º Aquarius) to be very much connected to some love from before, very possibly the love from previous life (since her retrograde Venus carries within the Neptune from Libra as the last Moon’s conjunction – memory from previous life, while the first conjunction of the Moon is with Mercury, “colored” by the retrograde Venus). It is certain that Jospia meets her past life love in this life as well. That is why she enjoys solitude after Karlo’s death and emphasizes that she is happy and has no need to look for new love – when she already has it... Isn’t all this depiction of retrograde Venus?! Josipa lives in the past, (retrograde), she has stopped there... She usually says that Karlo was not her husband, spouse, but her love. Josipa lives in accordance with the needs of her retrograde Venus in Aquarius... In fact, she speaks of love in a real sense of that word, since real love is free, unbounded, does not love form, must contain the “secret” and sends the message that we all have to find out what the “secret” is, adding that it is the most beautiful and most wondrous in the story of love… 

Prenatal eclipse

This retrograde Venus of Josipa is also interesting for being the ruler of her prenatal eclipse at 28º Libra from October 21, 1949. For a person to be a good channel between the Heavens (postnatal eclipse) and the Earth’s Core (prenatal eclipse) – it is necessary to have those two eclipses, the planets ruling them – somehow connected, i.e. connected by beneficial aspects. Josipa is such a case and she really lives the Heavens on Earth.  Namely, the Venus (dispositor of prenatal eclipse) turned direct couple of days after her birth (February 21, 1950), and went to meet Jupiter on April 4, 1950 (the ruler of postnatal eclipse at 27º Pisces), at the degree where my postnatal eclipse is (purpose, mission) – at 27º Aquarius! It is not difficult to conclude why I write again about this eternal, immortal love story… , and why am I so much inspired by anything related to Josipa. I see the purpose there… 

In the year she met Karlo, Josipa’s directive Moon (moves 1º for 1 year) had conjunction with Karlo’s natal Sun at 18º Aquarius, which is usually one of required indicators for a relationship to start (combination Sun-Moon). But here, it is very important that her secondary Moon (emotions) was at 29º Libra, i.e. it just had crossed her prenatal eclipse. That was “the sign along the road”… 

The Moon always carries within some memory of something from before, and this time of something from the previous life (prenatal eclipse). Prenatal eclipse by itself is the secret, because it is something that was before one’s birth, there is darkness there, but also the memory (Moon) always exist… Josipa tells that she simply waited for Karlo to come, and that she knew, felt that one of those days he would appear… It happened like that… She even emphasizes that before Karlo men did not approach her, and with a smile she adds: “Like there was a word “KARLO” written on my forehead!”
The first song on the album “Diary of a Love” is “Abouth a Youth”, and while I write this article I remember lines from this song – “... Sometimes a beautiful flower springs up in the dark…”  

Retrograde Venus in Capricorn – December 21, 2013

Since Josipa Lisac does not issue albums often, the period of retrograde Venus that begins on December 21, 2013 might be interesting for her. Namely, the Venus (music) will make a turn from 28º Capricorn 59’, touching Josipa’s Moon/Mercury conjunction and making a nice sextile at 27º Pisces, with the spot of Josipa’s postnatal eclipse (purpose, mission...). Will Josipa make us happy with some new album remains to be seen, but the period of retrograde Venus might be inspirational for this unique woman. Until then, we shall enjoy her last album published in 2009, with one of the most famous songs being – “A Thousand Reasons for Love”… 

Love is silence

As Josipa’s secondary Venus approaches 13º Pisces, the degree that is being approached by my secondary Sun (the ruler of my 9th house – the purpose), and also the degree of my prenatal eclipse – I conclude yet again that where the Venus (love) is exalted (the sign of Pisces) there is no need for words (13º Pisces – the fall of Mercury)... Here one only feels, one does not think, words are not needed here… Here one is silently joyful… Here one does not speak aloud of love, but let the love speak…
For Karlo...
“You do not need to walk with me to close to me. Music is enough, it makes them happy. It is their light. When life lets them down, they recognize the music as their raft. „No need to explain them anything, let alone love… You are me. I am you. You and I are we. We are me. And you are we.” (Josipa Lisac)

8th February 2017, Athens (Greece), IAM was born, without planning..., all just came to me, easy ...
It was 77 birthday of Karlo Metikoš. IAM (Infinity Astrological Magazine) and Karlo Metikoš have the same Sun, 19º Aquarius. They both were born on 8th February.  Looking forward for the upcoming solar eclipse at 18 º Leo, on 11 August 2018. IAM’s draconic Venus is a 29 º Libra (the place of Josipa’s prenatal eclipse), and Uranus will „hit“ 29 º Libra, two more times...

We are all Aquarius: Josipa, Karlo, IAM & Me...

Grateful to God for this Life, IAM, and ability to see „the signs along the road“

„About a Youth“
„I Met with Him“
„For the First Time“
„I'm Crying“
„One Short Message“
„Bed of Tears“
„I Don't Recognise Him“
 „I Believe You Everything“
„Like a Stranger“

 Smiljana Gavrančić  studied astrology at the Institute for Astrological Research and Education in Belgrade (Serbia), graduating in October 2010, after studying International Law at Belgrade University. In March 2011 she became ISAR CAP. Her speciality is mundane astrology, and she is practices karmic/hermetic astrology, astrology of degrees/archetypes (mythology, fixed stars) and synastry.  Her writings have appeared in  The Astrological Journal,  on The Mountain Astrologer blog, ISAR’s International Astrologer, NCGR Geocosmic Journal. Astrodienst (astro.com)  republished her work, too. Smiljana is the editor, founder and owner of IAM –  Infinity Astrological Magazine which is the part of Alexandria iBase Project and Astrodienst. She was a speaker at conferences and workshops in Serbia, Brazil, United Kingdom ( 48th AA Conference Cambridge 2016 and The Astrological Lodge of London), Greece. 

In January 2018 she founded her Astro Center  IAM INΦINITY - Αθήνα Center.  Smiljana blogs in Serbian and English at:www.astrologsmiljanagavrancic.blogspot.com. You can find out more about IAM at www.infinityastrologicalmagazine.com    Smiljana was one of the very few astrologers worldwide who correctly predicted Trump would be the 45th President of the USA. She gave that prediction on 7th September 2015 (one year before election).  Contact: smiljana.gavrancic@gmail.com

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